Digital Library A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. A digital library is a type of information retrieval system.- TheFreeDictionary.com Digital libraries can store much more information than traditional libraries and have many advantages over them. There are many academic libraries in which books, research papers, theses, and other publications have been digitized. Many digital libraries are available to the general public for free. Also, there are many online digital libraries that can be accessed for a small fee.
Popular Digital Libraries
EUROPEAN LIBRARY It is a free a Internet service that allows access to the resources of more than 48 European national and research libraries. The European Library is not a physical library. It is a web service of Europe’s national libraries. It represents Europe in all the colours of its cultural heritage. Being owned by public institutions guarantees its long-term preservation. Quality and reliability are guaranteed. All content has been selected and categorised by experts. To learn MORE, click HERE...
Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in itscollections.
Internet Archive The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages. It was founded in 1996 and is located in the Presidio of San Francisco. Learn MORE...
Awesome Library The Awesome Library provides resources that have been reviewed and found to be of high quality. All resources contain only child-safe links, are useful for teachers, students, kids, parents or librarians. The resources are current andload quickly.
The WWW Virtual Library The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web. It is run by volunteers who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are experts, therefore the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of theWeb.
ERIC ERIC is the world's largest digital library of education literature. It provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and includes links to full texts. ERIC is sponsored by the United States Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences(IES).
Project Perseus The Project Perseus is a digital library project of Tufts University that assembles digital collections of humanities resources. Unfortunately, it suffers from frequent computer hardware problems and itsresources are often unavailable.
Google Books You can browse books online. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission, you will be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it is in the public domain, you are free to download a PDF copy.
Ibiblio Ibiblio contains a large collection of books, journals and software in the areas of music, literature, art, history, science, politics and cultural studies. Ibiblio is a collaboration of the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill.
IDPF Document Library The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) Document Library consists of Output Documents of Working Groups, the Board of Directors and other IDPF activities. The documents are separated into categories mandated by the IDPF's policies and procedures andbylaws.
IntraText IntraText is a full-text digital library offering books and corpora as lexical hypertexts on Creative Commons License. Committed to accuracy, accessibility and Tablet PC oriented cognitiveergonomics...
ICDL International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) contains books in many languages freely available to children, teachers, librarians, parents, and scholars via theInternet.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. It is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still in print. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online contains more than 120,000 articles and is updated regularly. As a general encyclopaedia, it objectively describes a wide range of topics: education, arts, medicine, philosophy, literature, geography, technology, physics, biology, biography, religion, law and many other disciplines. All Britannica's contributors are experts in their field. Encyclopaedia Britannica is constantly updated online...
The Free Library The Free Library offers full text versions of over 2 million articles. Newly-published articles are added daily. The Free Library is a sister site to The Free Dictionary. Double-clicking on a word brings up the word’s definition on The Free Dictionary. The Free Library is one of the largest digital libraries...
There is a huge collection of fiction for extensive reading classes for ESL schools, individual students or teachers of various genres: adventure, comedy, detective, fantasy, haunting, horror, mystery, tragedy, science fiction, western, and other popular genres. To learn more, click HERE...
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