Librarian Geek at the West Warwick Public Library

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Project Gutenberg

It's 3a.m. and you're finishing up a research project and desperately need a copy of Macbeth, the German translation by Dorothea Tieck. Maybe you'd like to browse through The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie, or expand your vocabulary with the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose. These titles, and about 13,000 others are available in full-text form online thanks to Project Gutenberg.

Staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers, this project has been around since 1971--and that's old in Internet terms! The purpose is to make available for free the largest number of books in the public domain. They've done that and are still going strong. So check out their online book catalog and see all that they have to offer.

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