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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

Professor McCarthy Open Access Sources for Short Stories

Adventures ahead!

Reading Short Stories for FREE on the Web

  • The purpose of this libguide is to help you find short stories on the web.
  • There are many exciting places to explore.
  • All of the listings are "open source," that is, available to use for free or with a free registration.
  • Please contact Nancy Dennis, the Library Liaison for English, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Economics for help with accessing stories, particularly those in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.
    • These sources limit the number of stories you can read. However, Ms. Dennis has resources to provide you with copies of stories you wish to read.
      • Her contact information is:; text: 978-587-1312.
      • Individual Zoom meetings can be arranged!