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Wed, Jul 09, 2008

3rd Annual World E-book Fair (online of course!)

The Third Annual World eBook Fair is being held July 4th to August 4th 2008. This year you can quickly conduct a full text search of 500,000+ PDF eBooks by visiting the World eBook Fair site.  You can also browse the various collections.

Just two years ago The First World eBook Fair came on the scene with about 1/3 million books, doubled to 2/3 million in 2007, and now over one million.

Created by contributions from 100+ eLibraries from around the world, here are the largest collections.

As of midnight Central Daylight Time July 4, 2008 these are the approximate numbers:
100,000+ from Project Gutenberg
500,000+ from The World Public Library
450,000+ from The Internet Archive
160,000+ from eBooks About Everything
17,000+ from International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)

Grand Total = 1,227,000+

Here’s a sample search on Conflict Resolution and Education that produced more than 1,600 results (includes some duplicates). Note the nice online pdf reader built into the site. Lots of good stuff in here.

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2008 07 09 | Filed under Research Tools  

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