HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme (www.who.int/hinari/en/)
HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 14,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 33,000 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.
The Open Library (openlibrary.org/subjects/accessible_book)
The Open Library is a general library with over 1 million resources.
Bookboon the open access initiative of Ventus Publishers hosts resources on economics, finance, management and much more.
The Online Books Library (onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu)
Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. An easily navigable central access for over 35,000 books hosted by the University of Pennsylvania; search by author, subject, or title for books on social sciences, political science, medicine, religion, history, education, music, and health. .
This electronic collection includes most journals from volume 1, and all e-books from 2005 onward. It also includes many books in series and reference works. Fulltext content for Dalhousie is indicated by green boxes.
Open Humanities Press(www.openhumanitiespress.org)
Open Humanities Press offers a small number of books on environmental science.
Digital Library of the Commons (dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc)
Hosted at Indiana University contains open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations.
Hesperian is dedicated to publishing for community health and empowerment and provides a good selection of full-text health books from eBrary including: Where There is No Doctor, Where Women Have No Doctor, Water for Life, and Global Health Watch.
OAPEN is a initiative of European academic book publishers and is an excellent resource for books in the humanities and social sciences; click English and browse by category.
National Academies Press (www.nap.edu)
National Academies Press offers hundreds of books which can be downloaded as pdf for free by the chapter or the entire book. Topics include: Agriculture, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Conflict and Security Issues, Education, Energy, Environmental Studies, Food & Nutrition, Industry and Labor.
Universal Digital Library (www.ulib.org)
Universal Digital Library hosts 18,000 titles; check the health and economics categories.
Wiki Books (wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Wiki Books is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation; check humanities and social sciences.
Google Books (books.google.com)
Google Books contains works of a more popular nature but check the medical, business and economics, and political science categories.
Digital Book Index (digitalbookindex.com)
Digital Book Index hosts 140,000 resources many of which are available to read online (some are not); check reference books and medicine and health.
Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Project Gutenberg This vast project hosts public domain books (no longer copyrighted). An interesting site for older books and classics.
Project Bartleby (www.bartelby.com)
Project Bartleby at Columbia University hosts a varied collection of works including Gray's Anatomy and the World Factbook; browse by author.
College Open Text Books (collegeopentextbooks.org)
College Open Text Books contains a huge number of resources on business, economics, health, and political science; all are available to read online or download.
College Textbooks (www.flatworldknowledge.com)
College Textbooks hosts a variety of college-level text books; check business and economics and humanities and social sciences.
Zain Books (www.zainbooks.com)
Zain Books contains resources to read online or download; check the business, commerce, management, mass communication, political science, and social sciences categories.
Free Books 4 Doctors (freebooks4doctors.com/fb/SPECIAL.HTM)
Free Books 4 Doctors is as the name suggests
Global Text Project (globaltext.terry.uga.edu/books)
Global Text Project is a good site for resources on business, health, and social sciences.