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Matt Spencer has been an active player of “YoVille” since the Zynga-owned virtual world launched in 2008, but hasn’t played the game in about three weeks. He post a complaint on the gaming company’s forum that in late January, Spencer’s “YoVille” account was compromised and he lost much of his collection of virtual items, including millions of virtual coins and a pair of sunglasses that have become a collectors’ item.

Hackers infiltrate the social game affecting gameplay and stealing users’ virtual goods, but private and sensitive data isn’t compromised. Zynga is aware of the security problem and is addressing it, said Cadir Lee, the company’s chief technology officer. The company first started to get reports about it “a few weeks ago,” he said. The company investigated the issue and found that it was due to some “compromised administrative and moderation tools,” he said. Zynga has since fixed the problem, he said.

Spencer was among numerous “YoVille” players who contacted this newspaper after seeing their virtual items disappear in recent weeks and months. To resolve this Zynga has returned all the virtual property that was stolen during the YoVille breach and has also banned some players.

People hacking games to get free stuff is a long-standing problem”, said Lawrence Pingree, a security analyst at Gartner, a technology research firm. These days, hackers focus on scamming the game for free goods within it or to steal goods that they can sell to other players.Zynga itself is a past target. Last year, a British hacker admitted to stealing $12 million worth of poker chips from “Zynga Poker.”

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to learn web design is via open courseware classes. You can get some top notch instruction from universities all for free just by using their open courseware classes. Some of the most respected universities like the University of California at Berkeley, The University of Washington and MIT offer classes on web design and development. These classes cover the same material that you would learn in one of these university classrooms; yet you pay no tuition and can study in your own home at your own pace. Take a look at these 20 classes on web design; all of them are free!



  1. Introduction to Computers: A basic computer course from UC Berkeley. Perfect for the beginner. Take this class before you take any others.
  2. Introduction to Web Design: This class from Indiana University will take you from basic HTML to CSS and Multimedia design.
  3. Basic HTML: This class from the University of Washington delves into basic HTML structure and the basic tags found in all HTML design.
  4. Web Design II: Learn about designing specifically for the web from this course you can download from iTunes. You’ll use applications like Dreamweaver and Fireworks. This class comes from Miami Dade College.
  5. Computer Graphics: This class from MIT will help you learn visual design and how to use computer graphics on your websites.
  6. Web Design: This class from the University of British Columbia will help you with layout for your web designs.
  7. Illustration I and II: This class from Miami Dade College will help you use Adobe Illustrator to enhance your web designs. You can download this class from iTunes.
  8. Software Engineering for Web Applications: This course from ADU teaches the basics of designing a dynamic website. Subjects covered include database back ends, Cookies, scripting languages, SQL and HTML.
  9. Creating Interactive Multimedia: This course from the University of Southern Queensland helps students develop skills for creating simple examples of interactive multimedia suitable for delivery within a web browser.
  10. Introduction to Flash MX: This course from Sofia offers an introduction to the Macromedia Flash multimedia authoring environment.
  11. Introduction to Multimedia Programming: This course from Monash University covers information design, navigation and programming.
  12. Advanced Internet and Web Services: This course from the University of Washington explores more advanced internet services such as search engines and spider architecture.
  13. Web Page Authoring: This course is offered by Sofia, and offers a hands on introduction to HTML.
  14. Color Theory 101: This course, offered by Planet Photoshop, teaches students about the proper use of color in their web designs. Using color creatively is one of the easiest ways to make your website design come alive.
  15. Designing the User Interface: This class, offered by the Open University, focuses on user interface design. You’ll learn how text, color movement and sound are used to create pleasing and functional user interfaces.
  16. People Centered Design: This class from the Open University focuses on creating designs that are functional and easy for people to use.
  17. Design: A course on basic user interface design from the Open University.
  18. Internet and Copyright Law: An introduction to copyright law as it applies to information published on the internet. This class is a must before you begin publishing a website.
  19. An Introduction to E-commerce and Distributed Applications: This course from the Open University helps you understand E-Commerce applications and how they work.
  20. Accessibility in Interaction Design: This course from the Open University explores making your website accessible to everyone; including those with disabilities. Accessibility is a big item in web design right now.

There is a lot you can learn about web design from these free online classes. Before you know it, you’ll be designing and publishing your own websites or creating websites for clients. Over time, you’re also sure to find more open courseware classes for when you need a refresher course, or when you’re ready to upgrade your web design skills even further.

Following yesterdays post about antivirus applications to download for free, here is another post about antivirus tool but this time you don’t need to worry about downloading them they will scan your machine online.

BitDefender QuickScan

Panda ActiveScan

TrendMicro Housecall

F-Secure Online Scanner




I have tried each one of these with a virtual machine and infected it myself and everyone picked up the virus and removed it. The best one I feel was the Trend Micro product as it gave me the most ease of use and was very quick.

If you know of any more that should be on this list feel free to add them in the comments section below.


Looking for some great resources to learn the Spanish language? Here are 50 great options to get you started – and they’re all free.

1. – If you’re trying to learn Spanish, 123TeachMe offers free learning materials, including games, quizzes and lessons for adults and children.

2. – Free Spanish language-learning resources are available including interactive exercises, sample material from dictionaries and more.

3. – Free site that offers online language courses in Spanish as well as other languages.

4. – BBC offers free audio and video courses in Spanish and more, as well as beginner’s courses.

5. – Learn free daily online lessons. The site says it offers 520 free lessons in a year and adds 2 new lessons every weekday.

6.  CoffeeBreakSpanish.comThis flagship Spanish course aims at beginner and intermediate learners while delivering 15-10 minute lessons – perfect for a coffee break!

7. – Interactive verb conjugation quizzes for Spanish and more.

8. – This site offers more than 50 one-page worksheets for practicing and quizzing yourself on Spanish use through reading comprehension, verb conjugation and more.

9. – A ton of free language lessons (tips and strategies) for Spanish and more.

10. – A huge resource for learning multiple languages, Spanish included.

11. – Listen and practice Spanish with audio lessons, a verb conjugator and more.

12. – This site, which was created for Spanish learners, is completely free and offers the basics of language (vocabulary, everyday expressions, verb conjugation).

13. – This site offers videos, podcasts, written tutorials and more to learn over 30 languages, including Spanish.

14. – Basic Spanish for the virtual student taught in eight sections and offered by the University of Missouri-Rolla.

15. – Offers access to language teachers, language-exchange partners, discussion groups and other free resources for several languages, including Spanish.

16. – Three introductory Spanish lessons with audio examples.

17. – Free online translation dictionary to translate between various languages, including Spanish.

18. – Free interactive Spanish lessons for kids teaching numbers, colors, verbs and much more.

19. – Take advantage of free Spanish lessons and tutorials.

20. – 903 pages of free grammar lessons, including audio files.

21. – Spanish language-learning course that focuses on grammar, vocabulary and emphasizes practice and exercises.

22. – If you want to travel and experience cultures in Spanish-speaking nations, this site helps prepare you for your journey.

23. – Vocabulary, grammar, software and more for English speakers who want to learn Spanish.

24. – This site includes courses in 30 languages (including Spanish), helpful tips from native speakers and conversational learning lessons.

25. – Translators, quizzes and more to help learn Spanish.

26. – Learn to read and write Spanish and other languages in their ancient and modern forms.

27. – This Spanish podcast offers free audio. However, if you want the accompanying worksheets, you have to pay.

28. – Free games, music, activities and lessons to help learn the Spanish language.

29. – Free Spanish mini course and other activities available.

30. – Gain access to 600 free activities and educational games to learn Spanish and other languages.

31. – Learn essential Spanish phrases and words for travel, print them and even store them in an mp3 player to listen to them anywhere.

32. – Enjoy Spanish audio lessons, read phrases, listen to music, and take quizzes to help learn the language.

33. – Site offers great resources including verb conjugation, blogs and more for learning Spanish.

34. – This is a searchable English to/from Spanish dictionary with audio samples of thousands of words.

35. – Free online tutorials with audio, cultural notes, grammar, vocabulary, verb drills and more.

36. – Grammar, vocabulary and more for those trying to learn Spanish.

37. – This site offers articles and explanations of Spanish grammar and usage, including alphabet, vocabulary, verb conjugation and pronunciation.

38. – Take advantage of conversational podcast lessons offered across a wide variety of subjects.

39. – Access to free Spanish lessons and tutorials.

40. – Enjoy interactive Spanish quizzes. This site requires Shockwave.

41. – Free Spanish lessons and language resources developed by Spanish teachers.

42. – Learn Spanish phrases, verbs, nouns, adjectives and more.

43. – Learn Spanish then test your knowledge with the language test divided into levels for those ranging from beginners to advanced.

44. – Free Spanish tutorials offered to help with vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and verbs. Travel guides and cultural notes also available.

45. – Resources for both teachers and learners of Spanish with sample lessons to help learners understand the language.

46. – Transparent offers Spanish language-learning products, including free software to download, articles, games and even a community you can join.

47. – UniLang offers tons of free resources, including Spanish language courses, videos, audio and podcasts, phrasebooks, stories, games, articles and other exercises.

48. – Learn how to conjugate Spanish verbs in more than a dozen different tenses (more than 100 other languages available also).

49. is a free resources that offers access to help with Spanish and over 100 other languages, including links to online courses and other resources.

50. – Free online translation dictionaries for Spanish and more.


You already know that the Internet is one of the most convenient, effective means of researching and finding information for your classes, but did you know that in some cases it can replace all of your hefty textbooks and reading assignments too? With ebooks, you can read, stream, and listen to lessons, classic literature, poetry and reference books on the Internet or your mobile device. Here are 100 useful links for ebook lovers.


These ebooks are all free, so you can download as many as you want without having to set up a textbook budget.

  1. Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg was the first to supply free ebooks, and today they have almost 30,000 free titles in stock.
  2. Besides browsing topics like biography, fan fiction, games, history or tutorials, you can submit your own ebook, too.
  3. You can conduct an advanced search, type in a title or author, browse categories or select books by language, from Finnish to Bulgarian to Catalan to Swedish.
  4. DailyLit: Get free downloads sent to your e-mail by RSS feed.
  5. iBiblio: Find archives, ebooks, tutorials, language books and more from iBiblio.
  6. Authorama: This public domain book site has a wide variety of ebooks for free, by Lewis Carroll, Emerson, Kafka, and more.
  7. askSam: Search free ebooks and archives in categories like literature, political, government reports, and legal and judicial.
  8. Bartleby: Whiel Bartleby charges for some titles, it has a free ebook store here.
  9. bibliomania: You will find over 2,000 classic texts from bibliomania, plus study guides, reference material and more.
  10. Baen Free Library: You can download ebooks for HTML, RTF, Microsoft Reader and for Palm, Psion and Window CE.
  11. has many classic lit selections for free.
  12. Read Print Library: These novels, poems and poems are all free.
  13. Fictionwise: Fictionwise has plenty of fiction, plus nonfiction books, mobile downloads and audio files.
  14. ebook Directory: From children’s books to IT books to literature to reference, you’ll find lots of free titles and book packages here.
  15. Planet PDF: Planet PDF has made available classic titles like Anna Karenina and Frankenstein for free.
  16. Get Free Ebooks: This website has free ebooks in categories like from writing to environment to fiction to business, plus features and reviews.
  17. FreeBookSpot: Search by title, ISBN or author, or browse categories like Chinese, Geosciences, hardware, and others.
  18. Globusz: There are no limits on the number of free books you can download on this online publishing site.
  19. eBookLobby: You’ll find lost of self-help, hobby and reference books here, plus children’s fiction and more.
  20. Bookyards: This online “library to the world” has over 17,000 ebooks plus links to other digital libraries.
  21. The Online Books Page: You’ll be able to access over 35,000 free ebooks from this site, powered by the University of Pennsylvania.
  22. These novels and anthologies were last updated in 2006, but you’ll still find an interesting selection of online and virtual novels.

eBook Readers

Get reviews and product information for all kinds of ebook readers, including the Kindle.

  1. E-book Reader Matrix: This wiki makes it easy to compare ebook reader sizes, battery life, supported formats and other qualifications.
  2. Amazon Kindle: Learn about, shop, and discover titles for the Kindle here.
  3. Abacci eBooks: All the books here are for Microsoft Reader.
  4. eBook Reader Review: TopTenReviews lists reader reviews from 2009.
  5. List of e-book readers: Learn about all of the different e-book readers from Wikipedia.
  6. E-book readers at a glance: This guide reviews and compares the new, cool readers.
  7. Free iPhone ebook readers head-to-head: Reality Distortion ranks iPhone ebook readers.

About eBooks

These links will connect you to ebook news, new title releases and ereader information.

  1. TeleRead: This blog shares news stories about ebooks and digital libraries.
  2. MobileRead Forums: Learn about new ebook releases, clubs and readers.
  3. E-book News: Technology Today has made room for a whole section on e-book news.
  4. Get the latest headlines about readers, troubleshooting, titles and more.
  5. eBook Authors: Get news and releases here.
  6. The eBook coach: Learn how to write a successful ebook.

Audio and Mobile

Get ebooks on your iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, Palm or other mobile device.

  1. Feedbooks: You can download books for any mobile device here.
  2. Mobipocket: Find ebooks and an ebook reader for PCs, Smartphones, BlackBerry, Palm, Windows mobile and more.
  3. Stanza: If you want to read an ebook on your iPhone, use Stanza.
  4. Books in My Phone: Read ebooks on a java-enabled phone when you download them here. You can also manage a reading list.
  5. Barnes & Noble eBooks: Get NYT titles, new releases and more for your iPhone, BlackBerry or computer.
  6. MemoWare: Get literature, poetry, and reference books for your PDA.
  7. Here you can download books to your iPod or mp3 player.
  8. iTunes: iTunes has audiobooks for iPhones and iPods.
  9. LibriVox: Get free audio book files on this site, or volunteer to record your narration for other books.
  10. eReader.comMobile: Get the mobile-friendly version of here.

Business and Education

Turn to these ebook lists and resources for help with classes and your career.

  1. Open Book Project: Students and teachers will find quality, free textbooks and materials here.
  2. Students can download free textbooks, from economics to biology to study abroad here.
  3. Digital Book Index: This site has over 140,000 titles, including textbooks and a pending American Studies collection.
  4. Classical Authors Directory: Get lesson plans, audio files, ebooks and more from authors like Washington Irving, Benjamin Franklin and Homer.
  5. The Literature Network: Find classics, from Balzac to Austen to Shakespeare, plus educational resources to go along with the plays, short stories and novels.
  6. You can download lots of history and literature books and texts here.
  7. All kinds of business, hobby, education textbooks, and self-teaching books are available for free on this site.
  8. Free Ebooks and Software: Learn how to do your own taxes and more from the books here.
  9. The Franklin Free eBook Library: This is a great site for downloading classic literature and poetry, history books and texts, reference materials, and more.
  10. eLibrary Business Ebooks: Get emarketing, how-to, and other business ebooks here.
  11. Free Business eBooks: This guide has links to all kinds of free business ebooks.
  12. Data-Sheet: Data-Sheet finds ebook pdfs.
  13. Type into the search box the type of book you want to read, like business education or vampire fiction.
  14. Ebook Search Engine: Simply type in your search and choose to have results displayed as PDFs or Word documents.
  15. PDFse: Look for ebooks, especially in science, reference and education, here.
  16. Ebook Engine: This engine brings up free ebooks.
  17. eBook Search Queen: You can search ebooks by country here.
  18. Browse by category or type your search into the box to bring up your query.
  19. Addebook: Free Ebook Search Engine: This tool is Google’s ebook search engine.
  20. Boocu: Boocu can pull up thousands of ebooks and digital resources.


Keep up with ebook news, new titles, ereaders, and more by following these Twitter feeds.

  1. @AnEbookReader: Get tech reviews, accessories news and more for ereaders and ebooks.
  2. LibreDigital: This company helps people find what they want to read and watch, on any medium.
  3. @e_reading: This feed comments on Kindle news and more.
  4. @RogerSPress: Roger publishes ebooks and has been reading them for 10 years already.
  5. @DigiBookWorld: Read about the latest trends in digital publishing.
  6. @ebooksstore: Follow @ebooksstore for interesting ebook news and releases.
  7. @ebookvine: This feed is all about Kindle.
  8. @vooktv: Now you can watch books on high-quality video online.
  9. @ebooklibrary: This is a feed for anyone who wants to learn more about free ebooks.
  10. @ericrumsey: Eric is a librarian who loves ebooks, his iPhone and the Internet.
  11. @namenick: Nick Name is an ebook addict and mobile fiction writer.
  12. @KindleZen: Get the latest in Kindle news and hacks.

Tech eBooks

Get programming, design and other tech assistance when you head to these ebook resources.

  1. Find magazines and IT books for reference and general interest.
  2. Find free computer ebooks on networking, MySQL, Python, PHP, C++ and more.
  3. KnowFree has mostly tech books for download, plus some business titles.
  4. This site has downloads in categories like artificial intelligence, functional programming and parallel computing.
  5. Zillr: From graphics to Linux to Office to Cisco, you’ll find all kinds of computer and tech books here.
  6. Tech Books for Free: From the web to computer programming to science, you’ll find all sorts of tech ebooks here.


Find poetry ebooks and collections here.

  1. Read classic poetry on this site.
  2. Greatest Poems: Here you will find a collection of 365 of the greatest poems ever written.
  3. Download poems in PDF format here.
  4. Poetry: You’ll find poetry ebooks for download on this site.


Share these interactive ebook resources with young students.

  1. International Children’s Digital Library: The ICDL is a colorful site devoted to children’s ebooks.
  2. ebook88: On this site, there’s a Christmas Bookshelf, and plenty of other kids’ ebook links.
  3. Children’s Storybooks Online: Find kids’ storybooks, home schooling materials, and more.
  4. Tumble Books: This Tumble BookLibrary features fun, animated, talking picture books.
  5. This is another interactive kids’ book site that helps kids learn to read.
  6. Children’s Books Online: the Rosetta Project, Inc.: Here you’ll find loads of books and translations for kids.
  7. From children’s classics to in-progress digital books, has excellent ebook resources.
  8. Storyline Online: The Screen Actors Guild Foundation presents Storyline Online with streaming videos of actors reading children’s books.


From social networking and ebooks to bundles of books, turn here.

  1. Scribd: This ebook finder and social network shares what people are currently reading, and lets you upload your own book.
  2. Diesel: Diesel has 500,000 ebook store downloads, including custom bundles, mobile downloads and some free titles.
  3. Get NYT bestsellers for $9.99 each, plus all kinds of academic ebooks, non-fiction and more.



100+ Places for Free Books Online

Posted: 19/08/2009 in 1
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100+ Places for Free Books Online

Have you ran out of stuff to read?

Take a look at this list of ebooks FREE to dowload and read.

Alphabetical Listing

2020k Large collection, divided into categories and sub-categories for download in a variety of formats.  Note: Many of the links to the Internet Archive from this site are not working.

Alive and Free – Links to free ebooks of living authors

AllBooksFree A small, but unique, listing of free fiction ebooks, available for download, mostly in pdf.

American Mathematical Society has a pretty complete listing of books involving mathematics.

Arthur’s Classic Novels – Over 4000 novels covering a great variety of topics, nicely separated into categories and “best” lists.  Some very interesting entries here.  Available for online viewing.

Ask Sam – A small collection of classics, including Shakespeare, and legal, resource and government texts.

AstrologyWeekly 10 books for online reading and about 30 for download.  All on astrology.

Authorama offers a few hundred books, searchable by author, for online viewing.

Baen Free Library – A small library of downloadable science fiction novels in a variety of formats.

BaenCD – A small collection of science fiction books from Baen’s promotional CDs.  They are downloadable in a variety of formats as well as viewable online.

Baldwin Online Children’s Projects 520 classic  children’s books in a variety of genres for online viewing

Bartelby – Harvard classics and encyclopedias.  HTML only.

BBC (Dr. Who) for those who like Dr. Who, this is  a collection of 8 books for online reading or download in a choice of 3 formats

Berkely SunSite Classics – A small collection of classics.  HTML only.

Bibliomania – Over 2,000 classic novels, study guides, biographies and more.  HTML only.

Book-bot 14,571 books available for online viewing in their easy to view reader.  Very nice find by fellow editor Rhiannon.

Book Glutton is a collection of 1200+ books for online reading with the added  feature of  groups available for discussion of the readings.  Nice combination of reading and socializing.  Suggested by an anonymous poster.

BookRags – Small collection of free with many paid.  Hard to find the free ones.  Available in Word or PDF.

BooksShouldBeFree While primarily a good sized collection of audio books, each of the books is available for online reading or for download in text.

Bookstacks is a small collection (100+) of classic works available for online viewing, with many also available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Reader versions.  Nicely set up.

BookYards – 16,000+ books, videos, educational material. has over 15,000 books available for online viewing.  Nicely divided into a good variety of categories.

Chessville 40+ ebooks on Chess available for download (mostly in PDF)

ChestofBooks Large collection, divided into categories, for online viewing.  Nice collection.

Children’s Books Online is an excellent collection (600+) of illustrated antique children’s books for viewing online.   They are also available for download at a fee.  This little gem was suggested by an anonymous poster.

Classic contains the works of over a hundred authors (and short biography for each), with a varying number of works per author.  Online viewing only.

Classic Book Library is a small collection (100+) of classic works arranged by genre.  Online viewing only.

Classic Book Shelf Electronic Library offers the works of 50+ authors in varying amounts.  Online viewing only.

Classic Literature Library Decent size collection that has complete works of a small variety of authors and works of others and a nice children’s section available for online viewing.

Classic Reader offers thousands of free classic books for online viewing. larger collection, subcategorized and available for download in pdf

CrankyLibrarian 3011 books by 752 authors available for online viewing.  Complete works of several authors and some interesting categories.

DailyLit – Read books online by daily email or RSS feed. Over 700 titles.

Diesel eBooks – Offers 750+ ebooks formatted for Microsoft Reader and MobiPocket

DivineLifeSociety over 200 books on Yoga, religion and philosophy available in pdf or HTML

DragonBytes Nice collection of horror novels available for online viewing.  Separate section for Vampire novels.

Earthbound The 5 book science fiction series of Earthbound available for download in lit .pdb .pdf .txt .rtf.

E-Books Directory 944 books in 344 categories available for download in varying formats.

eBooksJustPublished Interesting collection of DRM free eBooks listed daily.  Most are free.

eBooksRead Over 41,000 books available for download in pdf or text.  Search by author or title has a small collection of free ebooks for download, but a couple interesting entries.  Registration required.

eServer – Over 30,000 works covering a variety of interests

eText.lib The University of Virginia online library has a large collection of works available for online viewing (some are available in Microsoft Reader).  Even though a good number are limited to UVA students and staff, there is still a good amount of interesting material available to the general public.  Suggested by poster mikedutch.

Federal Citizen Information Center offers informational booklets on a great variety of subjects.  Many are free and most of the paid ones are available for a free download.  Suggested by an anonymous poster

FeedBooks – Thousand of eBooks downloadable in a variety of formats

FindingFreeeBooks Links to author sites with free eBooks and promotional giveaways.  Nice way to find eBooks that would not be listed at the larger sites.

Fiction eBooks is a interesting small collection of works of fiction (including some Beatrix Potter illustrated childrens books) as well as some books for writers and works philosphy and sociology.  Online viewing only.

FictionWise has 35 books available for free download in a great variety of formats.  Most are the usual classics avialble elsewhere, but there are a couple of unusual ones and a few reference books that might be interesting.

Franklin – Thousands of free titles available in text and HTML format

FreeBookCentre links to thousands of computer ebooks divided into many sub-categories

FreeBookSpot – 5,000 free eBooks downloadable in 96 categories available for download in a number of different formats.  Suggested by devinathann.

FreeBooksClub 1500+ books, in a wide variety of non-fiction categories, available for download.  Registration required.

FreeBooks4Doctors Over 650 works (in varying languages) dealing with medical matters.  Available in pdf download.

FreeBooksforAll A fairly large collection of non-fiction books availabe for download (mostly in pdf)

FreeComputer Books – Free computer, math, technical books and lecture notes

Free eBooks – Smaller collection divided into categories

Free eBooks Net – Free books and resources for authors.  Also magazines

FreeOnlineBooks Interesting collection on individualist feminism and libertarianism available for online viewing.

Free Online Novels Interesting collection for online viewing.  Several hundred novels separated into categories.

FreeRead a bibliography of Australian writers who died before 1955, with links to a good number of them for download or viewing.

FreeSFReader Collection of links for mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror novels and short stories, but also some other genres

FreeTechBooks – Computer science and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes.

FullBooks – Thousand of free full text books.

GetFreeEbooks – Smaller collection of all free ebooks.

Globusz – A place for new authors to post their work and for readers to check them out for free.

Google Book Search – Good selection of free ebooks available in a variety of categories.

GrtBooks – A large collection of great books and classics.

Gutenberg – Over 25,000 books for download there and over 100,000 available through their affiliates.

Heygidday Thousands of works in a great variety of categories available for download in pdf (zipped).

HorrorMasters 2100 classic horror novels available for download in pdf, plus links to horror novels at other sites.

Infomotions – 14,000 listings from full classic novels to Western philosophy.  HTML only.

InternationalChildrensDigitalLibrary nice collection of children’s books from around the world in a variety of languages and nicely categorized, available for online viewing

InternetArchive – Over 500,000 texts available for download

Internet Sacred Text Archive very interesting and large collection of books on religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric available for online viewing.

Islaam Pure & Clear around 50 Islamic books for reading or download

Kellscraft Studio Around 250 books available for online viewing.  Kellscraft lists out of print, public domain novels, most published prior to 1923.  Searchable by title, author and topic.

Kidspace A small collection of childrens books, available for online viewing, from the Internet Public Library.

LearningIsland Nice collection of children’s books available for online viewing.

Librivox Although mostly know for its excellent collection of audio books.  A poster named Les has pointed out that they also have links to online viewing sites for all of its large collection of audio books and also download links.

LilFingers Storybooks Small collection of books for very young children for reading and being read to.

Linux Online Around 25 linux, open source and programing, books for download or reading has a collection of classics, arranged by author,  for online viewing.

LiteratureNetwork has over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors available for online reading.  Searchable by author and they have a few unusual ones.

LiteraturePost 825 works from 71 authors available for online viewing.

Magickeys small, but interesting, and unusual, collection of childrens books for online viewing

ManyBooks – 22,000 books available for download in a variety of formats

Master Texts is a collection of 30+ authors for online viewing.

MedLine Plus is a great, trustworthy site for general health information, including tutorials, clinical trial updates and the latest news in medicine. You can also find plenty of books, including some intended for children.

MemoWare – Free books for PDA

Mises Institute Several hundred books, mostly on economics (and from a libertarian point of view) available for download as pdf.  Some unique entries here.  Suggested by poster, Bill Starr.

MIT Internet Classics Archive – Over 400 works of clasical literature available for download.

MobileRead – Forum listing thousands of free ebooks.

MobiPocket over 10,000 works, in a variety of categories, available for download in MOBI.

Molwick Small collection of scientific and educational books available for download in pdf

Munsey’s – Over 18,000 ebooks available in a variety of formats

NetLibrary – Small selection of free.  But annual membership is only $8.95 for over 500,000 works.

OnlineBooks4free large collection of links to other sites for online viewing or download.  Nicely categorized.

Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania  is a listing of over 30,000 free books on the web.   Mostly this references to other sites, but they do have the Gutenberg listings available for download as well as some interesting special exhibits.

OnlineComputerBooks – Good selection of free computer books.

OnlineFreeeBooks – links to various ebooks (mostly pdf) in 9 categories

Online Library of Liberty hosts over an interesting collection of over 1,100 books available for online viewing and also for download.

OnlineSapiens has a small collection for online viewing, but a few unique entries worth a look.

OxfordTextArchive – Over 2,000 classical texts downloadable as ASCII or DOC

PagebyPage a few hundred works available for online viewing.

PDFBooks – 4,700 pdf ebooks

PDFFreeBooks Small collection of children’s books and two rare books on Syriac grammar and Arabic-Enclish lexicon.  Available for download in PDF or DJVU.

PerseusDigitalLibrary – A large collection of classical texts broken down to time period written.

PlaneteBook – Free classical literature

PlanetPDFeBooks – Small collection of classical works.

Project Gutenberg Australia over 1600 novels and an assortment of other works available in varying ways, including test, pdf and online viewing

PublicBookShelf around 150 books in varying categories for online viewing.

PublicLiterature Has some unique public domain novels among its classic collection of around 100 books.  Also has a large selection of writings submitted by authors which are free and legal to download, but not to distribute.  All are available for online viewing and download in several formats.

PubMed Bookshelf is an engine which lets you search for books containing keywords of your choice and then browse them.

PubMed Central This search engine covers all the open-access articles [rather than books] available on PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s main scientific portal (where you can also find abstracts from many restricted-access articles).

Questia Online Library offers over 5,000 classic and rare works for free online viewing

Qvadis hosts over 6,000 free titles available in Palm Database (.pdb) format.

ReadBookOnline has a nice collection of classics available for online viewing.

ReadEasily – Small collection of works that has option for larger print.  HTML only.

ReadPrint – Thousands of books, poems and short stories.

ReadTheseLips short fiction, poetry and other writings especially for and about lesbians.

RealTime – Free media for IT professionals

Scholastic Small collection of children’s books available for online viewing (or read to you).  Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog.

SnipFiles – Small collection of free ebooks and software.

Starfall nice little collection of works to help children learn to read

Starry FreeOnlineNovels small collection, but some interesting entries, available for online viewing.

TechToolBlog Links to 345 online programing books

TopMystery A good amount of each of the few mystery authors listed are available for online viewing or download

Webooks is a small (150) collection of “How To” books on unusual topics available for online viewing or download as pdf.  Suggested by an anonymous poster.

Web Literature has 6500+ works of over 350 authors available for online viewing.  A nice feature is that they try to display the full works of the listed authors

WitGuides – Small collection of free ebooks in a variety of categories.

WordIQ Nice collection of over 10,000 books available for online viewing.    There are some unusual entries here, but hard to find unless looking for specific title or author.

Wowio – Good size collection of novels and also comic books.