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DCL Collection Guide

Audiobooks, Ebooks, and Music Online Here’s a handy resource guide to finding content online for your eReader, MP3 player, or other Electronic Device.

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Downloadables LIBRARY SERVICES (available for free with a valid Library card) Through online digital collections (available 24/7), the Library offers e-content (including MP3 files and ebooks) for your e-readers, computers, and mobile devices. Overdrive Downloadable Catalog http://onlib.lib.overdrive.com/ This catalog is a shared collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, and emusic which can be used by patrons holding a library card from any of the libraries in Onondaga County FREE EBOOKS & DIGITAL AUDIO ONLINE Podcasts, iTunes Store™ http://www.apple.com/itunes/ You can also access free content through the Itunes Store™ in the form of podcasts. Podcasts can come in audio and video format and can cover a variety of topics from News and Entertainment to Travel or How-to. The Itunes Store™ compile the podcasts into a easily searchable catalog (although you can also get them from the podcast’s producers website ) to find areas that might interest you. In the Itunes Store there is also a section called ItunesU which contains more than 350,000 free lectures, videos, films, and other resources supplied by Colleges and Universities from around the world. You can share in this content because it is freely available to anyone through the Itunes Store. Libravox (Digital Audiobooks) http://librivox.org/ LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (books no longer under copyright) and make them available for free on the Internet.


Project Gutenberg (Ebooks) http://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today. Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. Internet Archive (Ebooks, music, audiobooks, and a lot more) http://www.archive.org/ The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. STREAMING MUSIC SITES You don’t need to download your music anymore. Streaming music has now become one of the most popular ways to listen to the music you like. Here are some of the popular music streaming services: Pandora (www.pandora.com) Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music you'll love. Discover new music and enjoy old favorites. Start with your favorite artist, song or composer and they will provide music that you will like Grooveshark (www.grooveshark.com) Grooveshark provides free music streaming, online radio stations, and lets you connect with artists and friends. X-Box Music (www.xbox.com/music) With Windows 8, a Windows phone device, or an X-Box, you can accees the whole collection of music in the X-Box Music catalog streamed right to your device for free.


FREE MUSIC SITES There’s also free music on the Internet produced by artists just waiting to be discovered. Most of this music is covered by the creative commons license which allows you to listen, copy, share, or burn the tracks to CD. Jamendo www.jamendo.com Jamendo hosts over 7,000 albums for you to download for free and then review or share. SoundClick www.soundclick.com SoundClick, which has been live since 1997, has over 2 million full-length tracks available; many for free download. BeSonic www.besonic.com Once you register (free), you will then have access to over 12,000 songs to download or stream from your computer. PureVolume www.purevolume.com A smart and user friendly site that contains music from more than 400,000 artists to listen to for free. ArtistServer www.artistserve.com A social media website that hosts over 8000 free and legal songs.This social media service also provides free MP3 ringtones, photos, blogs, and a place to talk via its forums. Audio Archive (part of the Internet Archive) http://www.archive.org/details/audio

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DCL - Collection Guide - Electronic Resources