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BooksBibliomania
Find searchable full-text editions of thousands of classic works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; some reference titles and contemporary articles; plus study guides and book notes for standard high school and college assigned reading. “Bibliomania is supported by an Academic Board which comprises leading literature professors from Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Oxford universities.”BookNews:Books and more!

Project Gutenberg
This project provides over 20,000 free electronic books, mainly “older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States.” Books are classified as “light literature” (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan”), “heavy literature” (the Bible, “Moby Dick,” works by Shakespeare), and reference works. Formats include audiobooks, recorded music, moving pictures and digitized sheet music.

Google Book Search
A searchable archive of the full texts of books scanned from publishers and libraries. The site includes a discussion of what portions of materials are available for books that may still be under copyright protection: “you’ll only see snippets of text directly around your search term. This snippet view is designed to help users … make a decision about whether to go find a physical copy of the book.” Formerly known as Google Print.

The Harvard Classics and Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
Provides searchable and browsable texts of the 50-volume Harvard Classics and the 20-volume Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, originally published between 1909 and 1917. The site claims these materials “cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.” Many works include introductions and indexes. Also includes Lectures on the Harvard Classics . From Bartleby.com.

The Library Thing
Enter what you’re reading or your whole library. It’s an easy, library-quality catalog.

Open Library 
Borrow to 5 titles for 2 weeks each, either in-browser or as a PDF or ePub.  Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser. or in  Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub.

Ebsco Novelist K-8 
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive feature content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the c+urriculum and support your young readers. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco Novelist 
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive feature content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Rare Book Room
This “educational site [is] intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.” Includes digitized facsimiles of “some of the great books in science, including books by Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, Kepler, Einstein, [and] Darwin”; most of the Shakespeare Quartos; musical scores by Beethoven and Mozart; the 1455 Gutenberg Bible held by the Library of Congress; and many more. Searchable, or browsable by topic, author, or library.

Readers Resources for SBPL
Reader Services to SBPL cardholders.

LIBRARY CATALOGS

iBistro (LMXAC)
Search for books in the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium Catalog (includes South Brunswick Public Library)

Jersey Cat
Unified book catalog of libraries throughout New Jersey.

 Talking Book & Braille Center  (TBBC)
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) provides free public library service to New Jersey residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical handicap or a learning disability.

WorldCat
Unified Catalog of libraries throughout the United States.

 

 

 

 

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