The internet has made the quest of knowledge easier than it was in the past. Previously, before the advancement of technology to provide the World Wide Web, one had to physically move to a local bookstore to locate a book to read. But, that tedious prerequisite is taken out of the way now. Anyone can get access to reading resources via the internet and read online without having to move from the present location. He / She can access EBooks online and read while lying comfortably on the bed. There are many websites available to get reading resources to update one’s knowledge. Below are some of the best resources to read online:
This is one of the greatest online resources of books and other reading materials. It was founded by Amazon containing all the categories of reading materials. Lots of authors publish their books through this avenue, making it accessible for registered members to preview, read, and then purchase books of their choice. The whole idea is that authors get to expose some part of their books here for readers to interaction with and read freely at the beginning. If the book proves to be an interesting read, then the whole copy is purchased through the Kindle Store online.
This is an online reading web application that can be accessed with the personal computer using the web browser of your choice. It also has its mobile app that is accessed through smartphones and tablets at any location. All you will require is an internet connection to gain accessed to a world of free reading resources. This website is sourced from Canada with so many users online at any particular moment.
The way it works here is that authors publish their work and make part or all of it available for readers to use at any given time. With this online resource, one can read variety of stories from all genres while exploring the fantastic world of knowledge. There is a language option available to offer users with reading materials in their local language too.
Project Gutenberg is the first ever online reading website developed, and it dates back to 1971. On this website you can find the world’s oldest EBook that is titled – The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. It contains the widest collection of books from all categories possible, comprising of more than 46,000 sections of reading materials. The truth is that other online reading websites connect to the great resource as well.
This is the way it works, a user get to visit the site and conduct a search for the required book needed out of the whole lot. The search can be refined based on the category of knowledge interested in. When the required book is seen, a click on that link will navigate one to the eBook’s page. Once on the page, the user is expected to click on the ‘Read this eBook’s link and then it is available to be read online. The desired resource comes in different format, and the user can choose the best format to view and read the eBook.
The Open Library is an online study website established by a nonprofit organization. This essence of its creation was to have a free vast collection of library items from different popular physical libraries, so that users can have access to these through a public domain. The owners of this web resource are also those behind the Internet Archive web resource as well. These founders are seeking to have a single collection that comprises of all published material in the world.
This is a gigantic task that will really help readers freely access all materials for learning especially students. There are already over 20 million books available on site, coupled with the literary works from more than 6 million authors. To get access to books to read online, the user just needs to search for it and then click on its link in order to view the book via the online reader.
Google Books is another large collection of books owned by Google. This gigantic internet corporation scanned a lot of published books that were converted into formats that can be read online. Every author has the right to expose all content of his/her book, or rather release only 20 percent for users to preview. If they are interested in reading more then, the material is purchased for the Google eBook store. However, there are some books that can’t be previewed at all and must be bought to read online. Users are expected to search for the book to read by author’s name, or book title and the details of the search will produce the link to the desired material. One can choose to read 20 percent of the content either from the beginning of the book, or from specific chapter.
Internet Archive was created by the same founders of the Open Library Project in 1996. It is an all in one collection of learning materials in the form of audios, videos, books, and pictures. This website is very resourceful and versatile, in the sense that users are not only restricted to reading, but can also learn via the aid of video and audio tutorial. It is a one-stop knowledge center to access great resources to read online. A quick search through all the resources will grant you access to the require book or resource. One has to only click on the link of the eBook to enjoy reading on this website via its online reader.