Alt-Text Providers

Kennesaw State University and the office for disAbled Student Support Services does not recommend or endorse any of these sites. This information is provided as a tool for students and others seeking alternate text resources.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic http://www.rfbd.org Primary suppier of textbooks in alternate format (4-track audio recordings or e-text in DAISY format).
Membership and documentation of need required.
Special players required.
The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped http://www.loc.gov.nls/ Materials available to borrow for free as audio recordings or Braille text.
Amerian Printing House for the Blind - Louis Database of Accessible Materials http://www.aph.org/louis/index.html Louis lists the location information for over 180,000 books and other products in Braille, large print, computer file and audio recording.

 

NetLibrary http://www.netlibrary.com Kennesaw State University belongs to NetLibrary and has an extensive collection of books, journals, and databases available online.
Bartleby http://www.bartleby.com Publishes literature, reference works, and verse on the internet.
Bibliomania http://www.bibliomania.com Publishes classic literature, study guides, reference works, and other text on the internet.
Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org Publishes public domain book sin electronic format for downloading.
Bookshare http://www.bookshare.org/web/Welcome.html Enables people with disabilities to legally share individually created digital text of books.
The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Research materials and links to other sites.
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks Contains 1,800 publicly available e-books.
University of California Press http://texts.cdlib.org/escholarship/titles_public.html  
University of Nebraska Press - Digital Project http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/e_editions.jsp Limited collection of online works.
Baen Free Library http://www.baen.com/library Authors who publish with Baen may post their works for online access - very limited list.
Audible.com http://www.audible.com Online bookstore of audio books to purchase. Membership required.
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com Select "Books" and then "E-Books & Docs" Over 1 million digital documents for purchase, including journal articles, academic research, and industry analysis as well as popular and best selling books.
University of Adelaide Library e-text http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/colls.html
List of etext collections at the University and other places.

Specialized E-Text Collections

The Complete Works of Willima Shakespeare http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html  
American Verse Project http://www.hti.umich.edu/a/amverse/ Collection of American verse prior to 1920.
Making of America Project http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/moa/ Primary sources in American social history.
Perseus Digital Library http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/ A collection of ancient Greek and Roman texts, papyri, Renaissance, maps images, and other tools.
Poet's Corner http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/ An Anthology of poetry and poets.
Hoover Institution - Hoover Books Online http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/publications/books/ Online books on politics, economics, political economy, and international affairs.

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