Bibliomania - Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the status of the Bibliomania.com site?
- What does Bibliomania.com offer me?
- How do I set Bibliomania as my search engine?
- How do you choose the books to put on Bibliomania.com?
- What is the copyright status of texts on Bibliomania.com?
- How do I cite a Bibliomania work?
- May I download, print and use in classwork?
- I found a mistake!
- I found an inaccurate or offensive statement in a work on Bibliomania.com!
- How do I use the search engine?
- I need help with a literary question or have comments on the texts?
- How do I register on Bibliomania and what do I get?
- Privacy Statement
- Support for the visually impaired
- Who designed and implemented this site?
- Contact Bibliomania
What is the status of the Bibliomania.com site?
The site is not currently being actively maintained.
Bibliomania.com Ltd no longer has any employees but
the ex-employees keep the site running and have hopes of
re-launching the site should funds become available.
Posts to the Comments
board will still be answered.
What does Bibliomania.com offer me?
Bibliomania is the best loved literature portal on the internet.
It has won numerous awards, including being voted one of the top 300
web sites in the World by Forbes magazine, and twice voted one of the UK's
top 100 web sites.
Bibliomania offers you a superb educational resource with the full text of
classic world literature and important non-fiction texts supported by
an extensive reference section. Our study guides provide the best in current
academic analysis and the Well Red magazine the best in contemporary
reviews, articles and interviews.
How do I set Bibliomania as my search engine?
Firefox - main location keyword search
Goto about:config edit KeywordURL to contain
Firefox and IE7: OpenSearch
Click the search icon at the botom of the page.
Goto Settings>>Configure Konqueror>>Web Shortcuts.
Click OK, check checkbox, click Apply, click OK.
Bibliomania will now be in Search Engine list box dropdown.
- Search URI
- URI Shortcut
How do you choose which books to put on Bibliomania.com?
Bibliomania is supported by an Academic Board which comprises leading
literature professors from Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Oxford universities.
They recommend which books should go on and their priority.
What is the copyright status of texts on Bibliomania.com?
Most texts on our site are in the public domain. However Bibliomania.com Ltd
has copyright in the HTML versions we have created for our web site. You are
free to download these texts for personal use, but they may not be used for any
commercial purpose, or republished in any form (including on the internet)
without our prior email permission. Bibliomania.com Ltd has and will take legal
action worldwide to protect its rights.
Please use the
to email us for copyright permission.
How do I cite a Bibliomania work?
We do not have full bibliographic data for the texts on Bibliomania,
and they were typed from scratch, repaginated and reformatted hence
these works are an original edition and should be cited as
copyright Bibliomania.com Ltd 2000.
May I download, print and use in classwork?
Yes, if you are using the material for personal or education use
then you may download, print or redistribute without further permission.
If you wish to use the site material for commercial purposes please seek
permission via the Comments board.
I found a mistake!
If you do find a mistake, please take the time to let us know. Please use the
to post the details of the error.
I found an inaccurate or offensive statement in a work on Bibliomania.com!
Many classic works contain definitions, statements and ideas which are now
considered to be wrong, disputed, or offensive to certain groups of people.
However, it is not our policy to change old texts to suit modern thinking.
Old texts make a socio-historical
statement of the politics, conventions, morals and prejudices of the time,
many of which (thankfully) have changed for the better.
How do I use the search engine?
Bibliomania's search engine is similar to Google. It supports phrases
enclosed within inverted commas and also '+/and'.
To use '+/and' simply leave a space between the words.
Bibliomania finds results for multiple word requests if the
words appear in the same chapter
of a book. Use "phrases" wherever possible for targeted searching.
The search engine is site level specific: Wherever you are in the site it will
search from there down. So if you want to search a category (e.g. fiction)
an author's books, a particular text, or a chapter navigate to that level
and click on the Search icon.
Or click on the Search icon first and use its drop
down menus to get to your search area.
You can select whether to search the full text of books (Full text) or the
author and book summary pages (Author/title). Choose Author/title for a quick
search to find an author (e.g. Bronte) or title (e.g. Emma). You can specify
the number of hits per document (chapter) to display. Use the top navigation
bar to scroll through search results if they don't all fit on one page.
I need help with a literary question or have comments on the texts?
Feel free to ask us homework, revision of general questions, or send us comments on the texts.
Your questions will be answered by our own staff, Bibliomania's Academic Board (for the really hard ones),
or our team of specialist study guide writers.
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How do I register on Bibliomania and what do I get?
You will need to register with Bibliomania to read the study guides,
post messages to the messageboards,
and use bookmarks and download options.
If you navigate to an individual study guide you will be prompted to login,
or you can click the 'register' link at the bottom left of the
screen at any time.
Registration is quick and easy. We do not ask for your home address or other
intrusive personal details. You will need to give us a valid email address,
and choose a password.
Registered users receive a regular monthly email newsletter including
details of new texts and study guides on site and new services launched.
Bibliomania really appreciates the regular contact we have with our
community of literature lovers and students.
Therefore, any personal details you provide to Bibliomania during registration,
and any contact or personal details
you give us when emailing, are kept entirely private within Bibliomania
and not released to third parties.
We will only use your contact details for communications between
Bibliomania and yourself.
If, from time to time, someone of whom we approve wishes to sponsor
Bibliomania emails, we will remain responsible for sending those emails and,
again, your personal details will not be released to third parties.
Support for the visually impaired
We keep our underlying texts and their HTML as uncomplicated as possible.
The site is therefore exceptionally accessible to the visually impaired using
screen readers and speech synthesisers.
Bibliomania.com has a 4 star rating from The National Library for the Blind,
a UK charity.
If you have any difficulty using the site,
in particular if your speech software is confused by the frames,
please email us and we will send you alternative URL's to use or
the text itself.
Who designed and implemented this site?
The site was designed and implemented by
a web collective of programmers and designers.
More technical details can be found at
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