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University of Virginia Library - Electronic Text Center - contains thousands of publicly accessible books in electronic format.
Gutenburg - web site of the first and the largest Public Domain digital
library with over 5000 titles in ascii text format (e-text readable by
just about any computer). This project was started in 1971 during
the early days of computing and the founder held that ". . . the greatest
value created by computers would not be computing, but would be the storage,
retrieval, and searching of what was stored in our libraries." The
Project Gutenberg Philosophy is to make information, books and other materials
available to the general public in forms a vast majority of the computers,
programs and people can easily read, use, quote, and search.
The On-Line Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.
National Archives & Records Administration "is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records. Here you can find the cornerstone documents of our Government -- the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights."
Library of Congress "If ever
a library had a single founder, Thomas
Jefferson is the founder of the Library of Congress. His personal library
is the Library's core, and the vast range of his interest determined the
universal and diverse nature of the Library's collections and activities.
The active mind was central to Jefferson's concept of government; he felt
there was 'no subject to which a Member of Congress may not have occasion
to refer.' He believed that self- government depended on the free, unhampered
pursuit of truth by an informed and involved citizenry. Today's Library
of Congress epitomizes Jefferson's faith in learning and his practical
determination to make democracy work." -- taken from the Preface
of The History of the Library of Congress.
Bartleby: Great Books Online - "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - a dynamic reference work in which each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field.
Digital Library List - Google web directory of digital libraries.