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Some nice en.bookfi.org alternatives

en.bookfi.org alternatives?

Once upon a time there was  gigapedia.
It was strong though not well popular. Then it came library.nu better name, big big repository but it disappeared. It was followed by en.bookfi.org that made a nice job, but sometimes it was down. And here we are…

Some 100% free and legal alternatives to en.bookfi.org

The best en.bookfi.org alternatives …

Just to be clear, *most* of the websites listed below DO NOT seem very legal, since they could host copyrighted material, as a consequence you use them at *your* own risk! Understood? Well!
In this case, here are the alternatives to library.nu you were looking for…. and if you know other links, just send me a message or leave a comment and I will update this post!

http://mirknig.com (in Russian, but typing something in a search field should not be a problem … )





http://lib.org.by/   It hosts books listed by category. Partially in Russian! (but you can translate the whole website with google translator … )

http://mirtitles.org/  specialized in the MIR titles (excellent collection of science books of the Soviet Union). An absolute must!







http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ (search engine)

http://btdigg.org/ (torrents)

http://www.freeetextbooks.com (login required, torrents)

http://www.textbooknova.com/ (login required, torrents)


Google Ngram Viewer

Google Ngram Viewer

This tool is absolutely fantastic!

Google Ngram Viewer allows you to look for strings (CASE SENSITIVE search!) within the indexed books. Very useful to fugate your doubts about expressions in foreign languages (English, Italian, German and etc.).

You have to try it!!!!

Origin of the names of the months

Here it is explained how the months got their names.

Pretty interesting story.

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