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AFRICAN DIGITAL LIBRARY

The African Digital Library has a collection of thousands of e-books that are freely available to users in Africa. The database requires individual registration in order to use its resources. The African Digital library covers several subject areas and can be acessed from anywhere over the internet.

AFRICAN PORTAL LIBRARY

A key feature to the Africa Portal is the online library collection holding over 3000 books, journals, and digital documents related to African policy issues. The entire online repository is open access and available for free full-text download.

ALEX CATALOGUE OF ELECTRONIC TEXTS ON THE INTERNET

The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a full-text indexed collection of classic American and English literature as well as Western philosophy in the public domain and written or translated into English.

ARCHIVE FOR THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT

This archive is an attempt to collect in one place a large number of significant texts in the history of economic thought. Subjects covered include Economics and Economic History.

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BAEN FREE LIBRARY

Baen Books is making available for free a number of its titles in electronic format. Baen covers Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion and the Arts.

BARTLEBY.COM

This is a database of e-books specializing in literature and History. Areas covered include Poetry and Verse, Fiction, Drama, English literature, American Literature and Classics.

BENTHAM EBOOKS

A collection of open access books.

BRILL ONLINE E-BOOKS

Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.

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CALIFORNIA DIGITAL LIBRARY

This database is maintained by the University of California and it provides access to e-books covering areas such as Environmental Science and Science and Technology.

CALIFORNIA DIGITAL LIBRARY ESCHOLARSHIP

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.

Please take note that only titles labelled “Public” are available in full text.

CARRIE : A FULL-TEXT ELECTRONIC LIBRARY

This is a digital library with links to collections of full-text documents and books relating to various historical topics.

CASCADILLA PROCEEDINGS PROJECT

The Cascadilla Proceedings provides full-text papers and documents from Linguistics conferences from around the world. This database specializes mainly in Linguistics and Literature.

CHRISTIAN CLASSICS ETHEREAL LIBRARY

This is a digital library of classic Christian books in electronic format. It provides full text access to many book titles centering on the Christian religion.

CORE HISTORICAL LITERATURE OF AGRICULTURE

Large collection of agriculture texts published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Scholars have selected the titles in this collection for their historical importance.

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DIGILIBRARIES.COM

DigiLibraries.com offers a digital source of free eBooks for any taste, a vast range of titles in digital format. The aim of the site is to give quality, fast and required services for downloading and reading eBooks.

DIGITAL BOOK INDEX

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. It contains books on Reference works, Social Sciences, Literature and Linguistics, History and the Arts.

DIGITAL CULTURE BOOKS

Digital Culture Books is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press dedicated to publishing innovative work in new media studies and digital humanities.

DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS BOOKS

DOAB will provide a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

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E-BOOKS DIRECTORY

Contains digitized books covering the following subject areas: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Design & Decorative Arts, History & Criticism, Religion, Business Studies and many other subject areas.


EARLY MUSIC ONLINE

This collection holds digitised images of some of the world’s oldest surviving volumes of printed music. Early Music Online is the result of a pilot project in which more than 300 volumes of 16th-century music from the British Library were digitised from microfilm.

EBOOK CENTRAL

This is a multidisciplinary ebook collection covering a wide range of disciplines such as Law, Social Sciences, Religion, Arts, Life Sciences, Computer Science, Business and Economics and Education. Access to e-Brary is only available to users on the university network. eBrary can only be accessed from campus wide network.

ELECTRONIC TEXT CENTER

Includes over 70,000 texts in history, literature, philosophy, religion, history of science.

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FILM STUDIES FOR FREE

A collection of Open Access e-Books covering film and related studies.

FREE COMPUTER BOOKS

Free computer, mathematic, technical books and lecture notes.

FREE EBOOKS LIBRARY

Thus is a database that hosts e-book collections covering several subject fields such as Law, the Arts, Social Science and Science and Technology.

FREE PROGRAMMING BOOKS

Here is an uncategorized list of online programming books available for free download. The books cover all major programming languages: Ada, Assembly, Basic, C, C#, C++, CGI, JavaScript, Perl, Delphi, Pascal, Haskell, Java, Lisp, PHP, Prolog, Python, Ruby, as well as some other languages, game programming, and software engineering. The books are in various formats for online reading or downloading.

FREEBOOKS4DOCTORS

This is a collection of medical books covering several areas of medicine such as Anatomy, Cardiology, Dermatology, Hematology Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Oncology, Pharmacology and Radiology.

FREETECHBOOKS

This site lists free online Computer Science, Engineering and Programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.

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GOOGLE BOOKS

Google Books is a collection of electronic books sourced from various international publishers and libraries. The collection is multidisciplinary and consists of both full texts and excerpts.

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HATHI TRUST DIGITAL LIBRARY

A multidisciplinary database of e-Books spanning the fields of Science, Arts, Social Science and Humanities.

HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS

The core business of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. It published books centred on human and infrastructure development.

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES (IALL)

The International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) is a worldwide, cooperative non-profit organization of librarians, libraries, and other persons and institutions concerned with the acquisition, dissemination and use of legal information from sources other than their own jurisdictions. Founded in 1959, the IALL has over 400 members in more than 50 countries on five continents. The members represent all types and sizes of legal collections ranging from academic law libraries to corporate libraries, and from national and parliamentary libraries to administrative agency and court libraries.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTRE

A collection of more than 200 books, freely available, on global and regional issues related to sustainable and equitable development.

INTERNATIONAL VERTERINARY INFORMATION SERVICES

The IVIS website provides free access to original, up-to-date publications organized in electronic books each edited by highly qualified editors, proceedings of veterinary meetings, journals, short courses, an international calendar of veterinary events and much more, with the help of private and corporate sponsors.

INTERNET ARCHIVE

The Internet Archive is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. It covers all areas of academic research such as the Arts, Social Sciences, Business Studies and Science and Technology.

INTERNET CLASSICS ARCHIVE

This portal hosts e-books centering on Classical Literature, Civilization, Philosophy and History.

INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Internet Public Library hosts several e-book titles covering many disciplines in the Arts, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and the Humanities.

INTERNET SACRED TEXT ARCHIVE

An e-Book archive of books about religion, mythology, folklore.

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JUSTFREEBOOKS

JustFreeBooks searches the content of more than 700 web sites, including gutenberg.org, wikibooks.org and archive.org. With JustFreeBooks you can find all sorts of free books: public domain texts, open books, free audio books, ad-supported books and more.

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LITERATURE PROJECT

Literature Project is a collection of free classic books, poems, speeches, and plays.

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MANY BOOKS

This is a database of freely available e-books that cover different disciplines such as the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

MILLION BOOKS PROJECT

A collection of e-books covering different subject fields.

MLA INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY WITH FULL TEXT

Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s. The database contains millions of citations as well as full text for thousands of journals, books and dissertations covering all aspects of language, literature and linguistics. The platform is available through the EBSCOHOST platform.

MSRI BOOKS

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications is a book series published by Cambridge University Press. It publishes books covering all branches of Mathematics.

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NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS

The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in Science, Engineering, and Health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in Science and Health Policy.

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O’REILLY OPEN BOOKS

O’Reilly Open Books provides access to e-Books concentrating in Computer Science and Information and Communication Technologies.

OAPEN

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.

ONLINE BOOKS

This is a collection of more than a million e-book title that are freely accessed over the internet. It covers all major academic disciplines such as Social Sciences and Humanities, Science and Technology and the Arts.

ONLINE MEDIEVAL AND CLASSICAL LIBRARY

The Online Medieval and Classical Library is a collection of important Classical and Medieval works searchable and organised by the title, author, genre and language.

OPEN ACCESS BOOK PUBLISHERS

Provides access to e-Books in various disciplines such as The Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce and Social Sciences.

OPEN BOOK PROJECT

The Open Book Project seeks to encourage and coordinate collaboration among students and teachers for the development of high quality, freely distributable textbooks and educational materials on a wide range of topics.

OPEN BOOK PUBLISHERS

Open Book Publishers is an independent academic publisher, run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. They publish monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing.

OPEN HUMANITIES PRESS

Provides access to e-Books covering the Humanities subject field.

OPEN LIBRARY

Contains over a million book titles specializing in the Classics and rare books.

OXFORD TEXT ARCHIVE

The University of Oxford Text Archive develops, collects, catalogues and preserves electronic Literary and Linguistic resources for use in Higher Education, in research, teaching and learning.

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PLAAS

PLAAS is the Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies and it has international reputation for high quality applied research and critical scholarship in areas of Agriculture, Development Studies and Environmental Science.

PRAXIS (E) PRESS

Praxis (e)Press seeks to publish critical works in theory and practice in several fields from a variety of different theoretical perspectives – including anarchist, anti-racist, environmentalist, feminist, marxist, postcolonial, poststructuralist, queer, situationist and socialist perspectives. Analyses that are critical and radical are understood to be part of the praxis of social and political change aimed at challenging, dismantling, and transforming prevalent relations, systems, and structures of capitalist exploitation, oppression, imperialism, and environmental destruction.

PROJECT GUTENBERG

This is a collection of electronic books that are freely accessed over the internet.

PROJECT MUSE E-BOOKS

Project Muse provides a quick and easy access to a wide array of scholarly e-books covering the following research areas: Area and Ethnic Studies, Art and Architecture, Creative Writing, Education, Film, Theatre, and Performing Arts, History, Language and Linguistics, Library Science and Publishing, Literature, Medicine and Health, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Social Sciences Studies by Time Period, and Women’s Studies, Gender, and Sexuality.

PSYCHOANALYTIC ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING (PEP)

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) is a digital archive of many of the major works of Psychoanalysis.

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QUESTIA

Has e-books covering Social Sciences, Technology and the Arts.

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READ PRINT

Read Print hosts thousands of e-books covering subjects such as Literature and Linguistics, History, Philosophy and Classics.

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SCIENCE BOOKS ONLINE

Science Books Online lists free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents. All texts are available for free reading online, or for downloading in various formats.

SCIENCE DIRECT

Science Direct is a leading full-text scientific database offering e-Books covering Business, Management and Accounting, Agricultural and Biological Sciences and Social Sciences. Contact Library Research Services for login details on libraryresearch@msuas.ac.zw

SPRINGER OPEN

Springer Open publishes e-Books covering many areas in Science and Technology.

SPRINGERLINK E – BOOKS

Springerlink is a leading publisher of e – books in many academic disciplines such as

  • Architecture and Design
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Professional and Applied Computing

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM BOOKSHOP

STCRC BOOKSHOP holds over 400 research reports conducted by leading researchers in the tourism industry.

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UNIVERSAL DIGITAL LIBRARY

This provides access to e-Books in the fields of Arts, Science and Technology and Social Sciences.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LIBRARIES BOOKS ONLINE

Books Online are books that have been digitized, from the University of Toronto Libraries. They are freely available online and out-of-copyright. The collection currently contains 858 titles.

USAID DOCUMENTS

USAID’s Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded technical and program documentation, with over 150000 documents available for electronic download.

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WAC CLEARINGHOUSE

The WAC Clearing House hosts over 40 e-Books covering Literature.

WORLD BANK ELIBRARY

The World Bank e-Library covers more than 20 disciplines related to poverty, development, and social science including economic and human development, agriculture, infrastructure, health, education, climate change, natural resources, and regional integration. You can browse content by subject, region, country, and type of publication.

WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY

This is a UNESCO backed digital library and it provides access to works in the fields of History, Arts and Science and Technology.

WORLD LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE

This database contains legal resources from around the world. It has over 270 databases from 48 jurisdictions in 20 countries containing Case-law, Legislation, Treaties, Law Reform Reports, Law books and other materials.

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