HSRC Press

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HSRC Press is a publishing company run by the Human Sciences and Research Council in South Africa. The vast majority of the books on the site are focused on material pertaining to South Africa, but is all freely downloadable, as well as an option to buy the material.

The website is easy to use and is set up like any other major retailer such as amazon. There are facets, search, and a way to look through by title. There is no real way to tell how many books are up on the site.

Website Category Rating (1-5 Stars) Comments
Ease of Use 5stars The site is set up like any normal book selling site, which makes it easy to navigate and search. Each book has a free download button that will lead to PDF links that give you a choice to download the whole book or individual chapters.
Truly Free 5stars Each link has a free download capability, which requires nothing but a connection to download the book.
Quality 5stars The book quality is good, each one is well made and has sufficient resources.
Offering Picture1 The offering of the books could be broader to include more universal concepts, but since it is headed for the Human Science and Research Council, there are large amounts of material pertaining to social justice and human rights.
Books Category Rating (1-5 Stars) Comments
Size Appropriate 5stars The books are all appropriate for a full text covering the subjects described.
Proofreading 5stars Books are proofread and written by those knowledgeable in their fields.
Reviewed 5stars There are places for customer review, but most books do not have any reviews, and there are not people listed for review inside of the books. However, official reviews are done by the council before publication.
Supplemental Material
(answers to problems, glossary, index)
5stars Books include indexes, glossaries, and references.

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