Saturday, January 22, 2011

4 sites where you can download eBooks for free

In one of my previous posts about computers (Computer: a grad student’s best friend) I have emphasized the importance of the internet in the life of a student. One of this is the countless opportunity to download and share eBooks.

The arrival of the internet into our lives is what every grad student should celebrate. eBooks, PDF files, and web pages of every topic we can ever imagine can be surfed, browsed, and searched in the World Wide Web with just a few strokes and few clicks.

You can just imagine yourself carrying all your books around in your laptop or in a CD or a USB drive and read them anywhere and anytime. This is definitely convenient as opposed  to leaving all your books at home and just bringing what you can carry to school (that’s just maybe 1 to 3 books total).

Here are my suggested websites where you can easily search and download thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics.
As the site says:

On BookBooN.com you can download free ebooks for students and travelers in PDF format. All the books can be downloaded without registration. Our ebooks are legal and written exclusively for Bookboon. They are financed by a few in-book ads.
This is a whole lot of resources for students on any academic subject from business, science, economics, mathematics, etc.
Website description

Free Book Spot is a free e-books links library where you can find and download free books in almost any category. Do you like ebooks? This is place for you!  We have lots of links to free ebooks in more than 90 categories.  You can find scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books. All books are ready for download without registering.
Superb collection and a whole lot of categories you can search from.

This is the new site of Gigapedia.com a large resource of university textbooks in a wide array of academic and non-academic subjects.

Gigapedia has a huge repository of nearly half a million Ebooks relating to various categories both educational and non educational. The site is used by hundreds and thousands of users daily and plenty of new titles get uploaded each day. As you may have guessed, it’s not only free stuff that you can find on Gigapedia – thousands of premium, paid books are shared on the site, with actual files being hosted externally on one click hosting services. While Gigapedia has remained unchanged for the most part during the last couple of years, it seems to be undergoing several major changes right now. GP seems to be moving to a new domain and is now accessible by the URL http://library.nu. As some of you may have noted, Gigapedia was closed for public registrations in the last couple of months. If you were looking forward to open registrations, there’s even better news - All downloads on site are now open to the public and accessible by even unregistered users. 
I found textbooks here with more than a thousand pages. Some eBooks are about 50-100 MB (though not all of them, some are less than 10 MB). Many of the books here are medical books (no wonder they’ve got a thousand pages).


Site description:

The copyright of many well-known books has expired and they now fall into the public domain. The books in the OPEN LITERATURE section of this website were obtained from Project Gutenberg, which is a massive volunteer-driven effort to capture public domain books into an electronic format. Project Gutenberg attempts to store the captured books in as timeless a format as possible, by using only straight text and in limited cases html. The goal of this website was to make many of these books available in the easy-to-read and easy-to-print PDF format. The books are available for download free-of-charge and without requiring user registration.
Free and without registration, what more can you ask for.

There are hundreds of other websites offering free eBooks. This list however are the ones I have been visiting to download materials and resources for study and writing purposes. I have my own library in my hard disk and in a DVD.  And I have them with me every time I travel.

Do you know of any other sites with free eBooks. Please share it here. Use the comment link below.

6 comments:

ANSHIT said...

nice post...i found this also useful:
http://webgeek.elletis.com

Dhruv Sharma said...

there is a all new site that i love to use...
www.grossbooks.com

Anonymous said...

Here is another good website: http://www.bibiotecaonline.eu

Anonymous said...

you're missing this one http://uyo.me complete free ebook search engine

Anonymous said...

Best out there:

www.bookos.com

and its sister site for articles:
www.booksc.org

Anonymous said...

MywoweBook.com where you can download ebooks for free.

 
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