About Project Gutenberg:
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer-run digital archive that contains over 45,000 free eBooks, available to students and scholars alike at the click of a button. Founded by Michael S. Hart in 1971, Project Gutenberg serves as the oldest digital library still used today. The eBooks on this database are uploaded and proofread by volunteers worldwide in various formats such as HTML, Kindle, and PDF. The site is run by online contributors who upload, proofread, edit, and provide footnotes to the texts. This database provides free, easily accessible ebooks to bring the vast world of literature to our modern, digitized world.
How to Navigate Project Gutenberg:
– Once you’ve reached the home page, simply type in the name of the text you are looking for in the search bar under “search book catalog” on the left side of the page.
– This action narrows down your search to texts containing or related to your selected eBook.
– From here, you can select the text you’re interested in.
– After you’ve chosen your document, you can click the viewing format of your preference.
– Clicking “Generated HTML” will make the text show up in this basic format:
– If you are interested in simply browsing through a genre, you can click the link entitled “Book Categories.”
– This link leads to an alphabetized “bookshelf” with categories that range from architecture to psychology.