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NCBI Bookshelf Bookshelf at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), is an online searchable collection of books, reports, databases, and other scholarly literature in biology, medicine, and the life sciences. Users can use the “Browse Titles” feature or search across all content.

Google Books   

Google's collection of digitized books includes a large number of books related to Old English literature and language. You can search for books by title, author, ISBN, or keywords

Great Books Online


A collection from, the Internet publisher of free literature, reference, and verse.  Titles are older works in the public domain.


National Academies Press


The National Academies Press publishes books & media issued by the:  National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine.  It publishes 200+ authoritative, independently-researched books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine. Searchable by title, topic, ISBN, or DOI.

The Online Books Page



Lists over 20,000 free books on the Web


Project Gutenberg


The Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books. Most of these eBooks are older literary works that are in the public domain.


Public Policy Institute of California


Publications on a wide range of topics to inform and improve public policy in California from the Institute's independent, objective, nonpartisan research.




DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals


DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.  All data & content is freely available.


eScholarhip: University of California​​


​Open Access publications from the University of California campuses and affiliated research centers including articles, books, theses, and more.​​


HighWire Press Free Online Full-text Articles


A selection of journals that offer free back issues, trials, or entirely free sites.  Journal coverage is primarily in the areas of science and medicine.


PLOS Journals


Suite of eight open access journals from across all areas of medicine and science from the Public Library of Science (PLOS). PLOS is committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature an accessible public resource.


 PubMed Central (PMC)

PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine