- The Online Books Page
The most comprehensive listing of publicly-accessible online e-books.
- Oxford Text Archive
The Archive contains electronic versions of more than 1500 literary works by many major authors in Greek, Latin, English and a dozen or more other languages. You can go directly to the short title catalogue of works.
- Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet
Automatic listing of texts available from the Oxford Text Archive, Project Gutenberg, the Online Book Initiative, and Wiretap, with the ability to connect directly to each of those texts.
Other electronic text centers and organizations
- Institute For Learning Technologies (Columbia Teachers College)
- Columbia Center for New Media in Teaching and Learning
- Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
- Academic Text Service, Stanford University
- Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan
- Indiana University Library Electronic Text Resource Service
- Information Arcade, University of Iowa
- University of Virginia Electronic Text Center
Issues of relevance to electronic textual work
From the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Copyright Advisory Office
- Text Encoding Initiative
In order for electronic texts to be effectively searched and analyzed, they require some degree of markup, coding identifying key structural (and possibly content and/or display) features. In order to promote the most efficient use and exchange of a growing body of electronic text materials, efforts are being made by the scholarly and publishing community to establish standards for markup, and the standard that is emerging as that of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) and, most recently XML (Extensible Markup Language), a simplified and more easily implementable version of the latter. Since SGML and XML describe a method for markup rather than prescribing a specific set of markup tags, a parallel effort has been made by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) to propose sets of tags that researchers and publishers should use in marking up texts, to facilitate the use of those texts by other scholars as well.