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Q: public domain ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: public domain
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: morpheas1-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 07 Dec 2005 18:15 PST
Expires: 06 Jan 2006 18:15 PST
Question ID: 602949
is there a data base for aquiring information or a website to see what
is available on the public domain as far as a book on technical
anlaysis to diets to gardening the whole gambit i just want to find
the front door so to speak to find this information doesnt have to be
one site thankyou

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Dec 2005 18:31 PST
Three major sources of public domain works that I am aware of are:

-- The Internet Archive

-- The US government

-- The Online Books Page (which include Project Gutenberg books -- the
original great source of internet books).

Between these three, there are entire libraries of information at your disposal.  

Would you like me to describe them in a bit more detail as an answer
to your question?

Let me know.


Clarification of Question by morpheas1-ga on 07 Dec 2005 19:12 PST
i need links please if there is such a cow
Subject: Re: public domain
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 07 Dec 2005 20:15 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Links you want, links you'll get:
The Internet Archive

"The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites
and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we
provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the
general public..."

You'll note that the Archive offers materials in a variety of formats
-- texts, audio, video, etc.  Their collection of thousands of online
public-domain texts is here:
Welcome to the Open-Access Text Archive.
This collection is free and open for everyone to use.

Have fun browsing.


Another large collection of public domain materials is here:
The Online Books Page

"...Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web"

and you can browse books by subject area, here:


Last on the list, but perhaps the deepest resource of all, is the
federal government.  Just about everything they print is public domain
material.  There isn't a centralized source of everything available --
they tend to post materials agency by agency -- but a pretty good set
of links and search tools is here:
Publications from the U.S. Government

There aren't many topics that Uncle Sam hasn't published some sort of
treatise on, and it's all there for the taking.

Enjoy yourself.   Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you on this.


search strategy -- Used bookmarked links for public domain materials.
morpheas1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: public domain
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Dec 2005 18:23 PST
This book may be of interest to you:

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