What they are saying about Digital Book Index . . .
"Why not just do a Google search instead of looking here?
This is more direct, indexes collections specifically, and won't throw out red herrings.
—Memphis University School Library
"One of the most comprehensive sources for free, downloadable and web-based e-books"
—Kansas City Public Library (2011)
"90,000 eTexts. . . . The best site to use if you are hunting for the on-line version."
—Bexley Council (UK)
"[A] Pure Delight . . . Yea, this is digital reading at its finest hour. . . ."
—Utah Libraries (Colleen Eggett, 2012)
"Best of the Web"
—New York Public Library
—Choice, American College & Research Libraries,
American Library Association
" . . . the best starting point for general readers because it indexes titles from a wide
array of publishers . . . well organized . . . easy to navigate . . ."
—Martha L. Brogan, "A Kaleidosope of Digital American Literature,"
Council on Library & Information Resources
Digital Library Federation (Washington D.C.)
"Outstanding . . . one of the premium sites of its kind . . . [the] subject index is excellent."
—Johnson & Wales University Library
"Outstanding breadth . . . an awesome set of titles . . . very well organized."
—Genetic Engineering News (Dr. Kevin Ahem)
"[a] remarkable site"
—State Library of Queensland (Australia)
" . . . an astonishing number of electronic books . . . from an equally astonishing number
of sources . . . Very impressive . . ."
—Lindsay Periera, Rediff.com (India)
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"The term 'index' is too modest.
. . . a union catalog . . . an immense & diverse treasure trove . . . a giant virtual library . . .
performs a great service . . . a simple, direct way to get what you need . . . "
—Mick O'Leary, "Digital Book Index Mirrors World of E-Books,"
"Probably the best global sources for locating online texts . . ."
—"Online Resources" (Jan 26, 2005, v1.1)
Homerton College Library, Cambridge University (UK)
"Essential . . . simple, swift and 'direct' access to online digital books . . ."
—T. Matthew Ciolek, Director
Internet Publications Bureau
WWW Virtual Library
Australian National University
"Historians love this site . . . Professors who teach Historical Research always include a link to
the DBI in their 'first-day-of-class' speech."
—M. Vicks (Oklahoma)
"One major area of difficulty in the electronic book area of publishing has been
bibliographic control. Libraries do not include, in many cases, free resources on the web
as cataloged records in library OPACs . . . A very useful resource in this area for
libraries and for end users of electronic books."
"Digital Book Index is presently the single best [index] of commercial and non-commercial ebooks."
—William C. Robinson
University of Tennessee
"I am sure you underestimate the value of your book site! Maybe others are too shy
to let you know how much they use these resources. One of the difficulties of studying
Classics in South Australia (I live in Adelaide) is getting hold of some of the material.
Our State Library is fantastic, but if they don't have what you want, the next big library is
about 800 km away.
"I study by correspondence and my university is about 1400 km away. So it's very much
do-it-yourself! . . . [DBI] has been so much value to me doing a BA in Classical Studies. . . .
best wishes to you hard-working people."
—Regards, C. J., (Australia)
"This is a big improvement over the sites I've been recommending to students. . . .
Thanks very much . . ."
—Jonathan Betz-Zall (Branch Librarian)
City University, Everett, WA
"If you haven't been here yet, you owe it to yourself to go."
—Norman Maynard, Principal
Thornton Friends School
Charlottesville, VA (2007)
". . . DBI provides the most useful list[ing] I could find for Botanical Subjects . . ."
Adromischus Displayed (UK)
—New Zealand Ministry of Education
"Provides links to more than 142,000 title records from more than 1800
commercial and non-commercial publishers"
—National Library of the Philippines
"Major Text Site: Search or browse online books by title keyword, author, [or] subject."
—University of Texas at Austin
"About 120,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while
many others are available at very modest cost."
—American University of Paris
"e-books from over 1,800 publishers. Many categories of books are listed, including
reference, history, children's, and African American studies."
—Embassy of the United States, Cairo, Egypt
"Titles and subjects vary widely from science, history and law to literature, the arts,
and children's books with some going back to the 1600s."
—Nebraska Library Commission
"This is a goldmine."
—The Puritan Board
"I think it would be great if all professors would create an
icon on their blogs and a link on their wikis ...
I am hoping to convert to open access materials, and, sometimes,
it is hard to find stuff. This is a great site."
—Beth Ritter-Guth (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
"Thousands of full-text books in Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences."
—Wilfrid Laurier University Library (Canada)
"This is a great resource for primary sources."
"textes et documents electroniques issus de plus de 1800 bibliotheques"
—La Bibliotheque Nationale de France
"a storehouse of ... free and low cost e-books for browsing and download.
The 'Browse by Subjects' feature is the awesomest best way to access it all.
And no, you won't find the latest Harry Potter here, but you will find lots of really cool stuff
(like 3500 children's books and stories)"
"Do you need more books than you can afford?
Check out the Digital Book Index. ...
All online. Almost all free.
You may go down and not surface for a week or two, but it'll be worth it."
"Index entries link directly to the host site"
—North Dakota State Library
"Where available, download EPUB and PDF files to the Sony Ereader."
—Newcastle University (UK)
"Bibliographic data can be searched or browsed a variety of ways."
—British Columbia Digital Library
"You may also be interested in the Digital Book Index for Archaeology,
which contains a long list of free archaeological electronic texts."
—Archaeology in Europe.
"A great student resource"
"Supports Ipad, Kindle and Nook readers.
...also contains classic children's books."
—Waynesboro (Mississippi) Library System
"EUI members should check the Library Catalogue for titles where full-text is not available.
About 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available [at DBI] free of charge"
—European University Institute (San Domenico di Fiesole (FI) - Italy)
"Important open access links [DBI]"
—Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology (India)
"Thousands of digital books ... Most available at no charge."
—Fordham University Library
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