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Choose from over 8,000 online books, including 1,400 Christian titles and many general interest books. The eBooks are available to read online or download by Gordon College users on or off campus, and by guests when in the library.
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Over 23 million digital resources from 1,100 open-archive collections worldwide. OIAster contains books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio, video, images, data sets (downloadable statistical information), theses and research papers.
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Google Books helps you search within and discover books. Google is working with several major libraries to scan their collections into Google Books. When you find a book that's still under copyright, you'll see only a small portion of the book. If a book is out of copyright or the publisher has given Google permission, you'll be able to see the entire text and may download a PDF copy. In advanced book search, you can limit your search to titles in which you can view the entire text.
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International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)
Free digital library of children's books from around the world in 54 languages
Internet Archive: Text
A collection of open access texts including scanned books from libraries, children's literature, and projects such as The Million Book Project and Project Gutenberg. The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library offering permanent access to many historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in their collections.
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The Online Books Page
Over 35,000 free online books and journals. The page is created by a librarian at the University of Pennsylvania and contains publications that are significant and stable. You can search the list by title or author.
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