Books offer some of the best information! Personally, I find history texts and map books to especially helpful in doing my genealogy work. So if you are like me and are always looking for good places to obtain free textbooks, I highly recommend the following web locations:
- Project Gutenberg (the grand-daddy of them all!)- Many of our texts come from here…
- Google Books- full of all manner of materials
- Google Scholar- a beta search tool
- Open Culture -Get free online courses and texts from the world’s leading universities. This collection includes over 250 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download [...] courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.
- textbooksfree.org- This site provides MANY pointers to places, sites and organizations offering free “printed” matter.
- Wikiversity – an interesting Wiki providing distance learning facilities/ content
- Wikibooks- Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Wikibooks began on July 10, 2003; since then Wikibooks has grown to include over 35,822 pages in a multitude of textbooks created by volunteers like you!
- The Internet Archive (was mentioned in The best non-genealogy genealogy places #1)
If you have places you’d like to contribute to this little list, please feel free to send them along or add them via a comment.