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English and Comparative Literature
Open Textbooks -- English
College Open Textbooks
College Open Textbooks provides a variety of titles on writing.
Flat World Knowledge
Flat World offers a variety of English textbooks online for $19.99. Print versions are also available.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks, which can be read online or downloaded. These books are all in the public domain.
Ebooks in the Library
The library has an extensive collection of ebooks on a variety of topics. To find what is available, enter your subject in the library catalog and select as a phrase in the drop down menu. If a book is in ebook format, it will say view ebook in the record.
Almost all of the library's ebooks are multiuser. This means that your whole class could access the book simultaneously and for free!
MIT Open Courseware
MIT Open Courseware offers an extensive series of online courses in literature and writing. Courses generally include lecture videos, assignments, exams, and more.
Free Resources from the Library