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Public Domain & Creative Commons: Books

Find freely available and permissibly licensed, video, audio, and text for use in your presentations and projects.

Books

Google Books

To access public domain books from from Google books:

  1. Follow the Advanced Book Search link below
  2. Under the search box, in the Content category select the "Full View Only" button
  3. Enter your search terms above
  4. Choose a book from the returned results
  5. If public domain, a link to download in various formats (Plain test, PDF, EPUB) will appear in the upper right corner
  6. Download book or read in browser

License

Be sure to check the license information on all linked content.  The linked material has been chosen as examples of Public Domain and Creative Commons Licensed works, however, it is the researcher's obligation to determine any use restrictions when republishing or otherwise distributing materials from the linked sites.

Public Domain Texts

Public domain books from the Internet Archive

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