American Rhetoric
Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
Baldwin Project
The Baldwin Project seeks to make available online a comprehensive collection of resources for parents and teachers of children. Our focus, initially, is on literature for children that is in the public domain in the United States. This includes all works first published before 1923. The period from 1880 or so until 1922 offers a wealth of material in all categories, including: Nursery Rhymes, Fables, Folk Tales, Myths, Legends and Hero Stories, Literary Fairy Tales, Bible Stories, Nature Stories, Biography, History, Fiction, Poetry, Storytelling, Games, and Craft Activities.
Literature, reference, and verse
Books Should Be Free
Free Audio Books from the public domain. Download a free audio book in mp3, iPod, or iTunes format. All audio books on are in the public domain. This means that no one holds a copy right on these books and therefore anyone including is free to distribute them. Books that have entered the public domain are digitized and recorded by volunteers that coordinate themselves through a variety of websites. The majority of public domain books, however, are digitized by and recorded by Books Should Be Free draws on these public domain sources to deliver free audio books to you in an engaging and fun way.
Great Literature Online-links to full text and online resources
History and Politics Outloud
A searchable archive of politically significant audio material for scholars, teachers, and students.
International Children's Digital Library
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online.
Volunteers read and record chapters of books in the piblic domain and release the audio files back onto the Internet. The goal of LibriVox is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
Free literary podcats, PDF files, resources for public domain books. From Florida's Educational Technology Clearinghouse.
Online Books Page
Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web
Page by Page Books
We have hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free! It is an ideal way to expand your horizons, catch up on your reading list, or read books that it seems like everyone else has already read. Fix yourself a drink, get comfortable and Start Reading!
Project Guttenberg
Free Electronic Books (Public Domain)
Repeat After Us
Welcome to our Worldwide Family of Learning!
Created by a high school student, RepeatAfterUs is an award-winning online library with the best collection of copyright-free English texts and scripted recordings. Our free audio clips provide an excellent resource for students and literature lovers of all ages.
World Wide School
This site is dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of educational material. To participate in the World Wide School all you need to do is to invest your time.

For whatever reason, many people may find it difficult to broaden their education by traditional means; attending high school or college can seem like an impossible dream. That is why we are offering an education via the Web.