Online Texts


* Sacred Texts


* TumbleBook Cloud
Access an online collection of ebooks, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, videos, and audio books. Aimed at 12 to 17 year olds. Also helpful for reluctant readers and ESOL students.
* Australian Literary and Historical Texts
The SETIS collection of more than 300 Australian literary and historical texts.
* Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads
The Bodleian Library has unparalleled holdings of over 30,000 ballads in several major collections. The original printed materials range from the 16th- to the 20th-Century. The Broadside Ballads project makes the digitised copies of the sheets and ballads available to the research community.
* Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
The Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts offers a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web. Very much a work in progress, the database will initially provide links to hundreds of manuscripts, which we expect quickly to grow to thousands. Basic information about the manuscripts is fully searchable, and users can also browse through the complete contents of the database. As the project develops, a richer body of information for each manuscript, and the texts in these codices, will be provided, where available. From the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
* The Complete Works of Shakespeare
* Early New Zealand Books Project
Aims to provide the keyword-searchable text of significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century.
* Electronic Text Center - University of Virginia
texts in English, German, French, Latin, Chinese, Japanese and others...
* Electronic Texts of H.P. Lovecraft’s Works
A categorized, alphabetical list of all the electronic texts of Lovecraft’s works available on The H. P. Lovecraft Archive.
* The English Server
Carnegie Mellon University - The EServer has published writings online since 1990, today they offer over 20,000 searchable works online.
* The Holy Grail
by Sir Thomas Malory From
* International Children's Digital Library
The International Children's Digital Library is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge. The collection contains more than 4500 books in 54 languages. Books can only be read online.
* The Internet Classics Archive
The emphasis here is on writers of Western antiquity, though works by some Eastern masters are included. Over 400 manuscripts are online - including the great poems of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Omar Khayyam, as well as the usual works from Plato's agora set.
* Literature @ SunSITE
A collection of literature, largely U.S. authors
* MetPublications (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Met Publications
MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met's founding in 1870. It will also include online publications.
* New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
Search and browse an open digital library of New Zealand and Pacific Island documentary heritage material as well as new born-digital work and research from Victoria University. The collection contains over 1400 texts in ePub and PDF formats and will continue to grow.
* The Online Medieval and Classical Library
A collection of Medieval and Classical texts
* Project Bartleby
at Columbia University: including George Chapman, John Keats, Herman Melville, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, William Wordsworth, and the Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.
* Project Gutenberg
More than 36,000 free downloadable copyright expired eBooks, including many classic works of literature, digitised by volunteers. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. As well as literature their catalogue contains audiobooks, data, recorded and sheet music and video. Some of these titles are also available through OverDrive.
* University of Michigan Digital Library
Public domain, titles from the University of Michigan's collection. Searchable by author, title and subject, items are full text.
* Wattpad
A community for discovering and sharing stories.