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Open Source Literature: Home

Free digital and open source access to literature. Most of these are classic writings in novels, short stories, essays (mainly history and philosophy), reference, plays, and poetry but some digital textbooks are available, too.

Access to library resources from off-campus

You can watch videos, access articles and eBooks from off-campus but students may be asked for their A number and library password. Faculty and staff will be asked for their user name and library password.

No cost resources during COVID-19

Open Access Apps

Organizations That Promote Open Access

Open Source Textbooks

Online Text Search

Efforts to archive the web

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Project Gutenberg

Open Source Search

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R. C. (Rip) Rybnikar
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No cost videos

You can find many documentary films through a video search using your library account.

There are also movies at no cost from many web services including YouTube. I am not listing them since many ask you to sign up for an account.

Articles of Interest


Northeastern University Online Women Writers Project

Internet Classics Archive

History of eBooks

No Cost Online Courses

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