Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ebiblio Collection -- Another accessible research resource tool

I have previously posted about accessible texts available on-line. I want to add to this today by providing another resource for on-line research material that is also accessible.

Today, I want to tell you about the
Ebiblio Collection.
It is a searchable database which claims to be “the public’s library and digital archive.”

It is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Material on this site can be located by using search terms or by categorically perusing the site’s offerings by the Universal Decimal Classification. The material the site locates is then made available by a link.

What it actually offers up is a gathering of websites that offer resources, such as the
Library of Southern Literature
Project Gutenberg,
Among several other sources under the American Literature heading.

I randomly explored several of the scores of headings to see what was offered on each linked page. I found from as few as three linked listings to more than ten. There was something under each heading that I checked. If that holds true for the entire site, they have indeed done some serious work in putting this site together.

This site has a solid foundation in place that gives it the potential to grow into a very strong resource for on-line research. It will be interesting to watch it grow over time.

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