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BookDigits is a smarter way to explore books. Our goal is to change the way you read and help you find your next favorite book. Our rating system is unlike anything else on the web, and we're confident that you'll find BookDigits to be a fun, simple, and useful site.
BookBrainz is a project to create an online database of information about every single book, magazine, journal and other publication ever written. We make all the data that we collect available to the whole world to consume and use as they see fit. Anyone can contribute to BookBrainz, whether through editing our information, helping out with development, or just spreading the word about our project.
See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you've read and organize your books into virtual bookshelves. Join a book club to discuss your favorite books. A better way to find good books to read!
LaTeXSearch is a search engine for mathematical equations.
SpringerLink is the world's most comprehensive online collection of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works.
Obsidian is a note-taking app that helps you create and maintain a knowledge graph. It encourages non-linear thinking, allowing you to jump from one idea to another without any friction. You can make connections between notes easily, creating a wiki-style link between them. This makes it easy to navigate between notes and see how they are related.
One of the best things about Obsidian is that it gives you complete control over your data. All your notes are stored in a local folder of Markdown files, which means you own all your data. You can keep it secure and private, without having to worry about any third-party access.
The app also has a flexible plugin system that you can customize to your needs. You can enable the plugins that matter to you, such as the in-app PDF viewer or the audio player. Obsidian also allows you to embed multimedia files like images and audio using the ![[image.png]] syntax.
Overall, Obsidian is a great app for anyone who wants to organize their thoughts and ideas in a non-linear way. It is perfect for students, researchers, or anyone who needs to keep track of a lot of information.
Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer for Windows.
Sumatra PDF is powerful, small, portable and starts up very fast.
Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.
- Ability to click on References and Figures in order to go to their definitions (event if the PDF document doesn't provide links)
- Ability to search all the previously opened documents
- Browser style history navigation
- Ability to mark locations within PDFs using symbols (similar to vim)
- Ability to create "portals" between different locations in a document. For example you can create a portal from a paragraph which is talking about a figure to the figure itself. Then when you navigate to the paragraph, the figure will be automatically displayed in a helper window.
- Dark Mode
- SyncTex support
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, share research and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.
Zotero helps you organize your research any way you want. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work.
Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. With support for over 100,000 citation styles, you can format your work to match any style guide or publication.
Zotero can optionally synchronize your data across devices, keeping your notes, files, and bibliographic records seamlessly up to date. If you decide to sync, you can also always access your research from any web browser.
Zotero lets you co-write a paper with a colleague, distribute course materials to students, or build a collaborative bibliography. You can share a Zotero library with as many people you like, at no cost.
One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal.
Book database and digital lending libraryIts book information is collected from the Library of Congress, other libraries, and Amazon.com, as well as from user contributions through a Wiki-like interface.
Open Library claims to have 6 million authors and 20 million books (not works), and about one million Public Domain books are available as digitized books.
Tampermonkey is a free browser extension and the most popular userscript manager for Blink- and WebKit-based Browsers like Chrome, Opera Next and Safari.
Even though some of the supported browsers have native userscript support, Tampermonkey will give you much more convenience in managing your userscripts. It provides features like easy script installation, automatic update checks, a simple overview what scripts are running at a tab, a built-in editor and there is a good chance that incompatible scripts run fine with Tampermonkey.
Tampermonkey is available for Google Chrome, Opera, Chromium, a lot of their derivatives and also Firefox and some Android browsers.
Library Genesis is a search engine for articles and books on various topics, which allows free access to content that is otherwise paywalled or not digitized elsewhere.
Anna’s Archive is a non-profit, open-source search engine for “shadow libraries”. It was created by Anna, the person behind the Pirate Library Mirror, which is a backup of the Z-Library shadow library. She felt that there was a need for a central place to search for books, papers, comics, magazines, and other documents.
We strongly believe in the free flow of information, and preservation of knowledge and culture. With this search engine, we build on the shoulders of giants. We deeply respect the hard work of the people who have created the various shadow libraries, and we hope that this search engine will broaden their reach.
This is very much a "v0". In its current state this website has many, many flaws. Since Z-Library was taken down, we rushed to get this up and running, to make the Z-Library collection accessible again.
WorldCat lets you: find books, music, movies and videos to check out. Find similar items. Create lists and watchlist. Post your review of an item. Contribute factual information about it. Find different editions/translations/languages of an item/book. Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby. Find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded. Link to "Ask a Librarian" and other services at your library.
Imports from anywhere: Import every single book you've saved from other platforms (or from manual tracking) directly into Hardcover.
Stay Connected: Keep in touch with your friends by easily being able to see what they're reading and their all-time favorites.
Reach Your Goals: Set yearly reading goals based on the number of books you want to read, pages per year or even book type (book vs graphic novel vs audiobook).
Build better reading habits: Get notified about your reading stats and set notifications to meet your reading goals.
Create your own Lists: Make as many lists as you want, organize your books, never forget books you want to read again.
Follow & Copy other Lists: See when friends add new books to their lists and keep updated by following any lists you want.
Book Stats!: We are working on the most complex set of book stats, to bring you a complete and exciting picture of your reading.