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Hathi Trust Digital Library

Hathi Trust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of over 100 partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations.

The British Library digital collections

The British Library digital collections, hosted by JISC Historical Texts

National Library of Scotland’s Licensed Digital Collections

Registered readers have free access to an extensive range of the NLS digital collections including, digitised books, periodicals and manuscripts, records and abstracts via online services and databases, full-text newspapers, and journals and reports. Subjects covered include business, history, science, government, art, literature, and music.
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The University of Oxford Text Archive

The University of Oxford Text Archive hosted by JISC Historical Texts. 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. The OTA also gives advice on the creation and use of these resources, and is involved in the development of standards and infrastructure for electronic language resources.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or eBooks, and its mission is to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks. Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free eBooks, all digitized and diligently proofread with the help of thousands of volunteers.