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 Open Source E-Books

4eBooks has a huge collection of computer programming e-books
Arts & Photography
Ask Sam E-books has a collection of free e-books like Shakespeare, and assorted legal & governmental texts.
Baen Free Library is an on-line library of downloadable science fiction novels.
Biographies & Memoirs
Blue Portal provides e-books in various subjects
Computers Science & Internet
Directory of Open access Books
eBookLobby containing collection of various subjects.
Engineering & Technology
Entertainment & Games
ENVIS Bulletin "Telemetry in Wildlife Science"
Free Computer Books consists of a huge collection of free on-line Computer, Programming, Mathematics, Technical Books
Free Tech Books lists free on-line computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes
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Globusz is a unique ePublishing house, specializing in free eBook downloads
Gutenberg-more than 20,000 public domain books that are out of copyright and also world’s greatest fiction available.
Know Free is a web portal where users are able to exchange freely e-books, video training and other materials for educational purposes and self-practice
Literature & Fiction
Many Books provides more than 20,000 e-books in various subjects
Memo Ware has a unique collection of thousands of documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.)
On-line Computer Books contains details about free computer books
On-line Free EBooks provides various subject e-books
Open Book Publishers - Publishing open access academic books in the humanities and social sciences.
Pure Science
The On-line Books Page is a Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
Topics like biography, fiction, games, history or tutorials etc.
UNESCO : Open Access Publications

 Open Source E-Patents

Australian Patent Office
Ekaswaa - Search of all Indian patent documents.
FreePatentsOnline.com - A simple patent search database, freepatentsonline.com offers to chemical researchers a unique way of searching for patent documents.
French Patent Office
German Patent Office
Govt. of India's Patents Website.
Greek Industrial Property Organisation.
Indian Patent design and trademark office
Indian Patent Information Retrieval System (IPIRS)
Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO)
Internet sites for patent search
Patent Facilitating Centre
Patent information centres (PATLIB)
Patent Lens - A worldwide, open-access, free full-text patent informatics resource.
Russian Patent Office
Singaporean Patent Office
Swedish Patent Office
Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property
UK Intellectual Property Office
United States
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

 Open Source E-Thesis & E-Newspaper

DART-Europe E-theses Portal
National Chemical Laboratory Pune (Theses full text free).
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Open Access ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT Open)
Shodhganga -ETD Repository of Indian Universities- INFLIBNET initiative
Vidyanidhi enhances access to Indian theses and enlarges the reach and audience for Indian doctoral research works


about 10,000 newspapers worldwide

On-line Reference Source                 Open Source Search Engine
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
India Place Finder (A state of the art digital tool for India studies)
Intute - Free online service with access to the best resources available on the internet
List of academic databases and search engines
List of top companies in Indian and abroad
Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific search engine for scholarly literature
Selected internet resources in all subjects
Social Science Information gateway
Cambridge Dictionaries On-line
Foreign Language Dictionary-French
Foreign Language Dictionary-Spanish
Librarian's Index to the Internet
One Look Dictionaries
Subject Dictionary-Business/Finance
Subject Dictionary-Library and Information Science
Subject Dictionary-Medical Science
Subject Dictionary-Science
Subject Dictionary-Technology

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