Following are the useful websites for library professionals and other users:

 

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Library forum:-

Some of the library forums for library professionals and users are as follows.

 

  • http://ncsi.iisc.ernet.in/mailman/listinfo/lis-forum :- LIS-Forum is an e-mail based discussion forum for Library and Information professionals in India. It is operated and maintained by NCSI, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. It is discussion forum for library and information science professionals in India.

 

  • http://lislinks.com:- The LIS Links is a virtual community of Indian library professionals. it is the india’s First and Largest Social Network for Library and Information Science (LIS) Professionals.

 

  • http://www.mlsc.co.nr :-  This is an one best discussion forum website and online study circle for library and information science professions. It is the  Maharashtra  librarians online study circle. Therefore it is the whole-sole mirror of the participants views. Here the members themselves are the authors, owners, regulators of this study circle.

 

  • http://librarynext.wordpress.com :- This is an important resources sites for Indian school library professionals. It highlights librarian’s resources, e-resources, useful website, library blogs etc.
  1. Encyclopedias
    1. Columbia Encyclopedia (http://www.bartleby.com/65/ )
    2. Encyclopedia of Psychology (http://www.psychology.org/ )
    3. Medical Encyclopedia    (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html)
    4. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/ )
    5. WebMD   (http://www.webmd.com/ )
  2. Dictionaries, ThesauriLanguage Dictionaries
    1. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/default.asp)
    2. English to Punjabi Dictionary ( (http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?Action=Dictionary)
    3. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary ( http://www.merriam-webster.com/ )
    4. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary( http://www.oup.com/ )

Subject Dictionaries

    1. CABI Thesaurus
    2. Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology http://www.mblab.gla.ac.uk/~julian/Dict.html
    3. Dictionary of the Social Sciences ( http://socialsciencedictionary.nelson.com )
    4. Library Automation/Technology Glossary (http://www.libraryhq.com/glossary.html )
    5. Medical Dictionary  ( http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html
    6. Roget’s Int. Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases http://www.bartleby.com/110/ )
    7. Roget’s Thesaurus ( http://thesaurus.reference.com/ )
  1. Yearbooks, Almanacs, Handbooks
    1. Union Budget & Economic Survey ( http://indiabudget.nic.in/ )
    2. Global Corruption Report 2005  ( http://www.globalcorruptionreport.org/
    3. Guinness Book of World Records    (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/)
    4. Human Development Reports  ( http://hdr.undp.org/reports/)
    5. Sipri Yearbook  (http://editors.sipri.se/pubs/yearb.html  )
    6. World Development Indicators 2005 http://www.worldbank.org/data/wdi2005/wditext/index2.htm
    7. World Fact book 2004 http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
  1. Sources of Biographical Information
    1. Biographical Dictionary  ( http://www.s9.com/biography/)
    2. Bi ographies of Great Indians http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/
  2. Sources of Geographical Information
    1. City Population http://www.citypopulation.de/
    2. Geography http://www.citypopulation.de/
    3. Global Gazetteer http://www.calle.com/world/
    4. Imperial Gazetteer of India http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/
    5. Imperial Gazetteer of India (Maps) http://dsal.uchicago.edu/maps/gazetteer/
    6. Indian Historical Maps http://www.geocities.com/narenp/history/maps.htm
    7. Internet Resources : Geographical Data http://bubl.ac.uk/link/g/geographicaldata.htm
    8. Maps and GIS sources on the World http://www.albany.edu/~ls973/maps.html
    9. Maps of India http://www.mapsofindia.com/
    10. Population Reference Bureau http://www.prb.org/
    11. Thesaurus of Geographic Names http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/
    12. World Atlas http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
    13. World Flag Database (http://www.flags.net/index.php
    14. World Gazetteer ( http://www.world-gazetteer.com/home.htm
  3.  Sources of Statistical Information
    1. Census of India (http://www.censusindia.net/ )
    2. Asian Development Bank http://www.adb.org/
    3. Demographic and Health Surveys http://www.measuredhs.com/
    4. Human Development Resource Centre http://hdrc.undp.org.in/
    5. Indian Health Statistical Database http://www.indiahealthstat.com/indian/health/National_Family_Health_Survey_1.asp?secid
    6. International Monetary Fund http://www.imf.org/
    7. International Statistical yearbooks http://www.nypl.org/research/sibl/yearbook/yearmain.htm
    8. National Family Health Survey (NFHS), India http://nfhsindia.org/index.html
    9. Reserve Bank of India   http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/Statistics.aspx 
    10. UNICEF Statistical Data  http://www.unicef.org/statis/
    11. WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) http://www3.who.int/whosis/menu.cfm
    12. World Bank Data & Statistics http://www.worldbank.org/data/
    13. World Trade Organization (WTO) http://www.wto.org/
  1. Sources of Educational Information
    1. All India Council For Technical Education(AICTE) http://www.aicte.ernet.in/aicte/home.htm
    2. Association of Indian Universities(AIU) http://www.aiuweb.org/
    3. Association of Commonwealth Universities(AICU) http://www.acu.ac.uk/
    4. Colleges & Universities Worldwide http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities/
    5. Educational Profile of Indian States & UTs http://education.nic.in/htmlweb/stateeduprofile.htm
    6. Educational Scholarships http://education.nic.in/htmlweb/scho.htm
    7. Educational Statistics http://education.nic.in/htmlweb/edusta.htm
    8. Google Directory for Indian Education http://directory.google.com/Top/Regional/Asia/India/Education/
    9. Higher Education in India http://education.nic.in/htmlweb/higedu.htm
    10. International Association of Universities(IAU) http://www.unesco.org/iau/index.html
    11. National Policy on Education(NPE) http://education.nic.in/htmlweb/natpol.htm
    12. Sources of Funding for International Students – Education http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/funding/
    13. Study Abroad http://www.studyabroad.com/
    14. Technical Education in India http://education.nic.in/htmlweb/tecedu.htm
    15. UNESCO http://www.unesco.org/
    16. University Grants Commission (UGC) http://www.ugc.ac.in/
  2. Standards and Patents
    1. Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) http://www.bis.org.in/
    2. Current Awareness Services: Patents and Standards http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/current/patents.htm
    3. European Patent Office(EPO) http://ep.espacenet.com/
    4. Google Directory of Patents http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Law/Legal_Information/Intellectual_Property/Patents/
    5. Google Directory of Standards http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Reference/Standards/
    6. Indian Patents Database http://pk2id.delhi.nic.in/
    7. Patents & Standards http://www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/internet/patents.html
    8. United States Patents(USPTO) http://www.uspto.gov/
  1.  Indian Reference Sources
    1. Digital Library of India http://www.dli.ernet.in/
    2. Five Year Plans http://planningcommission.nic.in/plans/planrel/fiveyr/welcome.html
    3. GISTNIC (GISTNIC) http://gist.ap.nic.in/
    4. Gateway to Government of India Info over the web http://www.indiaimage.nic.in/
    5. Govt. of India: Directory of Educational Institutions http://goidirectory.nic.in/education.html
    6. Indian Presidents, Prime Ministers http://www.webindia123.com/history/MODERN/preside.htm
    7. Internet Indian History Sourcebook http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/india/indiasbook.html
    8. Online Encyclopedia of Indian politicians http://www.newsnetindia.org/

      J. Portals for Open Access Journals

  1. a)Open J-gate : http://www.openj-gate.com/Search/QuickSearch.aspx
  2. b)Directory of Open Access Journals : http://www.doaj.org/

            K  Open SMT & Biomedical Engineering Journals

  1. a)http://www.org/index.htm
  2. b)http://www.com/content/
  3. c)http://www.com/bmcvetres
  4. d)http://www.com/
  5. e)http://www.com/journals/grp/
  6. f)http://www.net/
  7. g)http://www.com/eng/index.html

     

  1. e-Thesis

             Vidyanidhi: Indian Theses Database : http://www.vidyanidhi.org.in/

  1. e-Books
  2. DigitalLibraryat the University of Pennsylvania : http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
  3. Kalasampada: Digital Library Resource of Indian Cultural Heritage: http://ignca.nic.in/dgt_0001.htm
  1. Bartleby: Geart Books Online ( http://www.bartleby.com/ )
  2. Digital Book Index (http://www.digitalbookindex.org/search001a.htm)
  3. Free Tech Books (http://www.freetechbooks.com/ )
  4. Google Book Search  (http://books.google.com/ )
  5. Medical Books  (http://www.freebooks4doctors.com )
  6. FreePDFeBooksArchive  : http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp?CurrentPage=1
  1. Project Gutenberg (http://promo.net/pg/
  2. Read Print http://www.readprint.com/
  3. WikiBooks  :http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page
  4. Agricultural free e-books : http://nsdl.niscair.res.in/
  5. ACM Digital Library : http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm
  1. Digital Library of India(1) : http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/
  2. Digital Library of India(2) : http://dli.iiit.ac.in/
  3. IEEE Computer Society’s Dgital Library : http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/csdl
  4. IET(Institution of Engineering and Technology) Digital Library
  5. http://www.ietdl.org/
  6. International Children’s Digital Library : http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
  1. New York Digital Library Collections : http://www.nypl.org/digital/
  2. National Science Digital Library : http://ndsl.org/
  3. Oxford Digital Library : http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/eresources/
  4. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library  http://www.tkdl.res.in/
  5. Universal Digital Library  : http://www.ulib.org/

e-Conference Alerts

  1. Conference Alerts  (http://www.conferencealerts.com/ )
  2. Conferences and Events (http://www.chemsoc.org/events/conhome.htm )
  3. GoogleDirectoryofConferences http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Conferences/

 

AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
http://aata.getty.edu/Home

“AATA Online is a comprehensive database of more than 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.” — Title page

ACM Digital Library
http://dl.acm.org/portal.cfm

Freely searchable after a fairly painless registration. “As a service to the computing community, the Digital Library will continue to offer its search and bibliographic database resources to all visitors, for free. All you need to do is register with us.” — Title page

AfricaBib
http://www.africabib.org/

Doing research on African libraries or librarianship? Definitely check here. “The site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women’s literature (African Women’s Database). You will also find a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2000: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography).” — “About” page


ALB 1876 : American Libraries before 1876
http://www.princeton.edu/~davpro/databases/index.html

Part of the Davies Project at Princeton University, this database contains “Research into the History of University Libraries in the United States and the History of their Collections.” -Title Page

All Academic
http://www.allacademic.com/

“All Academic is an academic index. It is designed to provide scholars and researchers with useful on-line source information about scholarly works. . . .  Links are direct from source citations to scholarly publications. All Academic catalogs free publications only! Links to commercial and fee based scholarly publications are not included in this database.” — “About” information

American Library Association Archives: Holdings Database
http://archives.library.illinois.edu/alaarchon/

“This website provides a searchable interface for the American Library Association Archives’ ‘control card’ database. The system includes records for over 1,100 archives or manuscript collections which have been arranged according to the archival principle of provenance. Materials are arranged in a three-part classification scheme of record group, record sub-group, and record series.” — Title page

Anthropological Index of the Royal Anthropological Institute
http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/AIO.html

A small but surprising number of entries concerning libraries. “The Anthropological Index Online is based on the journal holdings of The Anthropology Library at the The British Museum (Museum of Mankind) which receives periodicals in all branches of anthropology, from academic institutions and publishers around the world.” — Title page

ARCHON Directory
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/

“The ARCHON Directory includes contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world which have substantial collections of manuscripts noted under the indexes to the National Register of Archives.” — Title page

Periodicals Database (formerly Union List of Art, Architecture and Design Serials)
http://www.arlis.net/

“The arlis.net service is designed to help users to locate art, architecture and design publications, plus related materials. The service currently consists of a database of periodical titles (or magazines / journals / serials), and a related directory of art library resources in general. ” Click on the periodicals tab at the top of the page. — “Introduction”

Australian Digital Theses Program
http://research.anu.edu.au/thesis/

“The University maintains a collection of open access versions of some ANU theses. University candidates and graduates can make their PhD, MPhil and Doctorate by Research theses open access by depositing their successful theses through these pages.” — “Homepage”

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
http://www.base-search.net/

“BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.” — “About BASE”

Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN)
http://www.bcin.ca/

“The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) provides access to over 190,000 bibliographic citations for conservation literature. BCIN includes citations from the Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (prior to 1998), technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, books and audiovisual and unpublished materials. The database also includes previously unavailable material from private sources, as well as new information gathered by a worldwide network of contributors.” — “About BCIN” page

Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia
http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/bibsoc/

Of monumental importance, the first 51 volumes of Studies in Bibliography, offering a vast library of articles on bibliography and textual criticism, has been made available online by the Bibliographical Society. Also available are Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century and Emily Lorraine de Montluzin’s Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman’s Magazine and Attributions of Authorship in the European Magazine.

Book History Online: International Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries
http://portal.kb.nl/V/?func=find-db-4&resource=DNL03239

“Book History Online (BHO) is designed, managed, maintained and published by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, in co-operation with national committees in countries all over the world. BHO is a database in English on the history of the printed book and libraries. It contains titles of books and articles on the history of the printed book worldwide. It is based on ABHB, the Annual Bibliography of the History of the printed Book and Libraries.” — “Introduction” page

Book Search Mashup
http://kokogiak.com/booksearch/

This mashup created by Web developer, Alan Taylor at his site Kokogiak, lets you runs queries in Google Books, Amazon Search Inside/A9 and MSN Live Book simultaneously. Results appear side-by-side in 3 columns for quick comparison.

BookServer
http://www.archive.org/bookserver

“The BookServer is a growing open architecture for vending and lending digital books over the Internet. Built on open catalog and open book formats, the BookServer model allows a wide network of publishers, booksellers, libraries, and even authors to make their catalogs of books available directly to readers through their laptops, phones, netbooks, or dedicated reading devices. BookServer facilitates pay transactions, borrowing books from libraries, and downloading free, publicly accessible books.” — Homepage

British Library Catalog
http://catalogue.bl.uk/

“This service provides simple searching and ordering of documents from the British Library’s extensive collections.” — Homepage

British Library Manuscripts Catalog
http://molcat.bl.uk/

“This On-line Catalogue is designed to offer a single means of access to the mainstream catalogues of the Department of Manuscripts covering accessions from 1753 to the present day.” — “About” page


British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (BOPCRIS)
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/library/ldu/projects.html

“You can use this web site to search and browse information from British Official Publications over the period 1688-1995. You can also read abstracts, and view detailed consistent subject indexing, of key documents. You can then read the digitised full-text version of a limited number of these documents.” — Title page


C-SPAN Video Library
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/

“The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.” — About page


Canadian Association of Research Libraries Open Archives Metadata Harvester
http://carl-abrc-oai.lib.sfu.ca/

“Welcome to the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Institutional Repositories Pilot Project Harvester. This Harvester is the search service for the CARL Institutional Repositories Pilot Project and aggregates material from each of the participating Canadian institutions, allowing users to seamlessly search all of the repositories at once, using one common point of access.” — About this Archive page


Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/

“The Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts offers a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web. Very much a work in progress, the database will initially provide links to hundreds of manuscripts, which we expect quickly to grow to thousands. Basic information about the manuscripts is fully searchable, and users can also browse through the complete contents of the database. As the project develops, a richer body of information for each manuscript, and the texts in these codices, will be provided, where available.” — About us page


Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
http://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/

“This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science. The about 1200 bibliographies are updated monthly from their original locations such that you’ll always find the most recent versions here. The collection currently contains more than one million references (mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports) and consists of 660 MBytes of BibTeX entries. More than 16000 references contain crossreferences to citing or cited publications. More than 100,000 references contain URLs to an online version of the paper. There are more than 2000 links to other sites carrying bibliographic information.” — Title page


COPAC
http://www.copac.ac.uk/

“COPAC provides FREE access to the merged online catalogues of 21 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.” — Title page

 

Current Cites
http://currentcites.org/

“A team of librarians and library staff monitors information technology literature in both print and digital forms, each month selecting only the best items to annotate for a free publication. The resulting issue of 10-20 annotated citations of current literature is emailed to a mailing list and is redistributed on other electronic fora. The individual citations are also individually indexed so that you can dynamically create your own Bibliography On-Demand. The items that are freely available on the Internet are also retrieved and indexed so that you can perform an Article Search of the full-text of these items.” — Title page

 

DART-Europe E-theses Portal
http://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.php

“DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.” – Homepage

 

DataFerrett
http://dataferrett.census.gov/

“DataFerrett is a unique data mining and extraction tool. DataFerrett allows you to select a databasket full of variables and then recode those variables as you need. You can then develop and customize tables. Selecting your results in your table you can create a chart or graph for a visual presentation into an html page. Save your data in the databasket and save your table for continued reuse.” – Homepage


DLIST – Digital Library of Information Science and Technology (University of Arizona)
http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/handle/10150/105067

“Established in 2002, DLIST, Digital Library of Information Science and Technology is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures. The dLIST vision is to serve as a dynamic archive in the Information Sciences, broadly understood, and positively impact and shape scholarly communication in our closely related fields.” — About page


Digital Collections Registry
http://dlf.grainger.uiuc.edu/DLFCollectionsRegistry/browse/

From the Digital Library Federation. A searchable database of members’ public domain, online digital collections.


Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works
http://digital-scholarship.org/dcpb/dcb.htm

“The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. This selective bibliography covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns. Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles.” – Homepage


Directory of Union Catalogs (IFLA)
http://archive.ifla.org/VI/2/duc/index.htm

“This Directory is a complete listing of all known current national union catalogues in the world, including monograph, serial and general union catalogues. In order for catalogues to be included, they must be both national (or international) and current. Closed catalogues and regional or local catalogues are not listed. Specific subject catalogues are included where known, as well as those with a general subject coverage.” — Title page


DLF Aquifer
http://www.diglib.org/aquifer/

From the Digital Library Federation. “Our purpose is to promote effective use of distributed digital library content for teaching, learning, and research in the area of American culture and life. We support scholarly discovery and access by: Developing schemas, protocols and communities of practice to make digital content available to scholars and students where they do their work; Developing the best possible systems for finding, identifying and using digital resources in context by promoting digital library best practices and developing tools and services to improve digital resource access and use” — Title page


E-LIS – The open archive for Library and Information Science
http://eprints.rclis.org/

“E-LIS is an open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related areas. E-LIS relies on the voluntary work of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and is non-commercial. It is not a funded project of an organization. It is community-owned and community-driven. We serve LIS researchers by facilitating their self-archiving, ensuring the long-term preservation of their documents and by providing world-wide easy access to their papers.” — Title page


English Short Title Catalogue
http://estc.bl.uk/F/?func=file&file_name=login-bl-list

“The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 460,000 items: published between 1473 and 1800; mainly in Britain and North America; mainly, but not exclusively, in English; from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries. ” — Title page


ERIC Database
http://www.eric.ed.gov/

“The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The new ERIC online system, released September 2004, provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. Effective October 1, more than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, will be available for free. ” — Title page


ERIC/AE Draft Abstracts
http://ericae.net/sinprog.htm — No longer available (closed by U.S. Dept. of Education as of 12/09/03)

“Processing of an ERIC abstract typically takes six to nine month from the time we prepare an abstract to the final product appearing in Resources in Education or the Current Index to Journals in Education. To help you obtain the latest information on assessment and evaluation, we created this experimental database of our abstract drafts. We update this database every Thursday or Friday night. Since we usually prepare abstracts within 2 or 3 weeks of receiving the paper or journal, this information is very current.” — Title page


ERIC/AE Full Text Internet Library
http://ericae.net/ftlib.htm — No longer available (closed by U.S. Dept. of Education as of 12/09/03)

Includes sections of full-text articles on educational quality, learning theory, evaluation, student evaluation, tests and testing, professional standards, research, and statistical analysis.  Article example: How to Write a Scholarly Research Report.

“Here you will find links to some of the best full-text books, reports, journal articles, newsletter articles and papers on the Internet that address educational measurement, evaluation and learning theory. We have selected these documents based upon criteria that are widely accepted in the library and information science community and we have provided a framework so that you can easily browse these resources.” — Title page


ERIC/IT Full Text Database
http://www.ericit.org/fulltext.shtml — No longer available (closed by U.S. Dept. of Education as of 12/09/03)

“Search over 1,000 of the latest research reports, conference papers, opinion papers, selected articles and other ERIC documents in the fields of Library Science and Educational Technology and receive the documents in full text immediately.” — Title page


EdResearch
http://cunningham.acer.edu.au/dbtw-wpd/sample/edresearch.htm

The EdResearch Online database is housed Acer Cunningham Library and indexes over 13,800 education research articles, many of which have full-text available. The database is updated monthly.


FindArticles.com
http://findarticles.com

“FindArticles is a specialized search engine designed to help you quickly and easily find published articles on the topics that interest you. Our database has hundreds of thousands of articles from more than 300 magazines and journals, dating back to 1998. FindArticles even brings some print-only publications to the Web for the first time.” — “Help” page


TheFreeLibrary.com
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

“Since 2003, The Free Library has offered free, full-text versions of classic literary works from hundreds of celebrated authors, whose biographies, images, and famous quotations can also be found on the site. Recently, The Free Library has been expanded to include a massive collection of periodicals from hundreds of leading publications covering Business and Industry, Communications, Entertainment, Health, Humanities, Law, Government, Politics, Recreation and Leisure, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. This collection includes millions of articles dating back to 1984 as well as newly-published articles that are added to the site daily.” — Homepage


getCITED
http://www.getcited.org/

“getCITED is a site that exists to facilitate the dissemination and discussion of academic research. It has numerous features, but at its core, it consists of two things: a database and a discussion forum. What makes getCITED’s database truly unique is that it lets scholars and researchers decide what its content should be. What makes its discussion forum truly unique is the fact that, within the comments posted, you can create LINKS to PUBLICATIONS and IDENTITIES within the getCITED database.” — “About” page


Google Book Search
http://books.google.com/

The searchable interface for Google’s mass book digitization project. page


GPO Access Browse Topics
http://www.browsetopics.gov/

“This service arranges U.S. Government sites by topic. The main list of topics is based upon the current Guide to U.S. Government Information, also known as The Subject Bibliography Index.” — Title page


GPO Access Multi-Database Search
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/multidb.html

Useful for searching a variety of federal government publications for information pertaining to libraries. Includes the United States budget, Congressional bills, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, public laws, and the United States Code, among other items.

GrayLIT Network – See Science.gov


HCI Bibliography: Human-Computer Interaction Resources
http://www.hcibib.org/

“The HCI Bibliography is a free-access online bibliographic database on Human-Computer Interaction. The basic goal of the Project is to put an electronic bibliography for most of HCI on the screens of all researchers, developers, educators and students in the field through the World-Wide Web and anonymous ftp access.” — “About” page


Index Translationum
http://www.unesco.org/culture/xtrans/

“INDEX TRANSLATIONUM data base contains cumulative bibliographical information about books translated and published in about a hundred of UNESCO Member States from 1979, totalizing some 1,300,000 notices in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history, etc.” — Title page


Infotrieve
http://www.infotrieve.com/

Many LIS journals are indexed in ArticleFinder, “Infotrieve’s free-to-search proprietary bibliographic database containing over 22 million citations and over 10 million abstracts from more than 35,000 of the most important scholarly journals from fields such as medicine, biotechnology, science, engineering, and law.” — “About” page


Ingenta
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/

CARL UnCover is defunct, now incorporated into Ingenta.  Free searching.


Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/index.php

“The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.” — IA Homepage


Internet Speculative Fiction Database
http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi

Hosted by the Cushing Library Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection and Institute for Scientific Computation at Texas A&M University, “The ISFDB is an effort to catalog works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, yearly fiction indexes, and forthcoming books.” — Homepage


Intute
http://www.intute.ac.uk/

“Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the websites in our database and write high quality descriptions of the resources. ” — Homepage


lexisONE
http://law.lexisnexis.com/webcenters/lexisone/

Provides full-text of case law (state and federal), legal forms, and a legal internet guide.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
http://www.libraryresearch.com/

“EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.” — EBSCO Free Databases page

 


LigerCat : Literature and Genomics Resource Catalogue
http://ligercat.ubio.org/

“LigerCat was created as part of the Biology of Aging project at the MBLWHOI Library at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory.

LigerCat is a search tool for NCBI’s PubMed that uses tag clouds to provide an overview of important concepts and trends. LigerCat aggregates multiple articles in PubMed, summing their MeSH descriptors and presenting them in a cloud, weighted by frequency.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a large controlled vocabulary created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine to categorize and index journal articles in the life sciences. MeSH descriptors are akin to tags in a blog post, but scientific articles are tagged with MeSH descriptors by respected librarians and scientists.

In addition to providing a visual overview of a set of PubMed articles, LigerCat can search PubMed in realtime. Simply click on one or more MeSH descriptors in a tag cloud to search PubMed for those terms instantly.” — About page

 

Medieval Feminist Index
http://www.haverford.edu/library/reference/mschaus/mfi/mfi.html

Great for items about medieval books, libraries, etc., with a feminist slant. A quick test search turned up, among others, “A Library Collected by and for the Use of Nuns” and “Reassessing Women’s Libraries in Late Medieval France.” “The Medieval Feminist Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.” — “What is the MFI?” page


MagPortal
http://www.magportal.com/

Searches and returns full-text articles from web publications. Should prove useful for some topics.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database
http://www.ncjrs.gov/abstractdb/search.asp

Useful for prison librarianship research. “The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.” — Title page


National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
http://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/

Provides access to the RLIN AMC (Archival and Mixed Collections) file and the OCLC bibliographic database describing archival and manuscript collections in public, college and university, and special libraries located throughout North America and around the world. “NUCMC, or the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, is a free-of-charge cooperative cataloging program operated by the Library of Congress.” — Title page


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
http://www.ndltd.org/

The goals of the NDLTD are as follows: “To improve graduate education by allowing students to produce electronic documents, use digital libraries, and understand issues in publishing; to increase the availability of student research for scholars and to preserve it electronically; to lower the cost of submitting and handling theses and dissertations; to empower students to convey a richer message through the use of multimedia and hypermedia technologies; to empower universities to unlock their information resources; to advance digital library technology.” — Title page


NewspaperCat : Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers
http://www.newspapercat.org/

“The Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) is a tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean. NewspaperCat was funded by a grant from the George A. Smathers Libraries.

Search by keyword, newspaper title or by city, county or state to locate titles. From your search result, click on the link(s) to connect to the digital newspaper(s). In many cases, this content is keyword searchable, depending on the hosting organization.

NewspaperCat currently links to over 1000 full-text newspaper titles with a goal to include links to as many US and Caribbean newspapers with archival digital content as possible.. Plans are to expand the Catalog as newly digitized newspaper titles are located.” — Title page


OAIster
http://www.oclc.org/oaister/

“OAIster is a Mellon-funded project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services. Our goal is to create a wide-ranging collection of free, useful, previously difficult-to-access digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone.” — Title page


OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
http://www.opendoar.org/

“The OpenDOAR service is being developed to support the rapidly emerging movement towards Open Access to research information. This will categorise and list the wide variety of Open Access research archives that have grown up around the world. ” — Title page


Open Access Directory
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page

“The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD will make it easier for everyone to discover them and use them for reference. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA. ” — Title page


Public Library Geographic Database (PLGDB) Map
http://www.geolib.org/PLGDB.cfm

“The database includes the locations of America’s 16,000 public libraries, population characteristics from the US Census that best describe people that use libraries, and library use statistics from the National Center for Educational Statistics. ” — Homepage


PQDT Open
http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/

“PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.” — About page


PubMed (MEDLINE, etc.)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/

Very useful for researching medical library topics, information use in the health care industry, and so on.  Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, Health Libraries Review, and Hospital Libraries are included among journals indexed. “PubMed provides access to bibliographic information, which includes MEDLINE as well as the out-of-scope citations (e.g., articles on plate tectonics or astrophysics) from certain MEDLINE journals, primarily general science and chemistry journals, for which the life sciences articles are indexed for MEDLINE; citations that precede the date that a journal was selected for MEDLINE indexing; some additional life science journals that submit full text to PubMedCentral and receive a qualitative review by NLM.” — “Overview” page

 

RAMBI: The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
http://jnul.huji.ac.il/rambi/

If you’re researching Jewish libraries, their materials, etc., this catalog is a wonderful resource. “RAMBI – The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies – is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles – in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library, a world center for research on the Jewish people and Eretz Israel. The main criterion for inclusion in the bibliography is that the article be based on scientific research, or contain important information for such research.” — “About” page


Reference Reviews Europe Online
http://rre.casalini.it/

“Over 1000 European reference book reviews online, full-text searchable, updated quarterly.” — Title page


refseek
http://www.refseek.com/

“Currently in public beta, RefSeek is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers. RefSeek’s unique approach offers students comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine—increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results.” — About page


ResearchIndex
http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/index.jsp

“ResearchIndex is a digital library that aims to improve the dissemination, retrieval, and accessibility of scientific literature. Specific areas of focus include the effective use of web, and the use of machine learning . . . .  The ResearchIndex project encompasses many areas including the location of articles, full-text indexing of the articles, autonomous citation indexing, reference linking, information extraction, display of query-sensitive summaries, extraction of citation context, distributed error correction, related document detection, and user profiling.” — “Welcome” page

 


Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
http://sffrd.library.tamu.edu/

“The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database is an on-line, searchable compilation and extension of Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1878-1985, Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1985-1991, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992-1995, including material located since publication of the last printed volume.” — Introduction


Science.gov
http://www.science.gov/

“Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.” — Home page. This database includes Office of Scientific and Technical Information’s (OSTI) GrayLIT Network.


ScientificCommons.org
http://www.scientificcommons.org/

“The major aim of the project is to develop the world’s largest communication medium for scientific knowledge products which is freely accessible to the public. ScientificCommons.org is a project of the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) and hosted and developed at the Institute for Media and Communications Management.” — About ScientificCommons.org


Scirus
http://www.scirus.com/

This search engine retrieves a surprising number of articles from library and information science journals, in addition to relevant web sites. “Responding to the need for focused, comprehensive and reliable overviews of relevant scientific information, Elsevier Science has developed the powerful Internet search tool Scirus. Scirus distinguishes itself from existing search engines by concentrating on scientific content only and by searching both Web and membership sources.” — “About” page


TechRepublic’s White Paper Search
http://www.techrepublic.com/whitepapers

“TechRepublic® provides IT professionals a valuable technical content resource dedicated to meeting their day-to-day demands for timely and relevant Information Technology-focused knowledge and insight.” — “CNET Networks” page


TRAIL – Technical Report Archive and Image Library
http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/techreports/index.php?c=1

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) bring us “a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.” — Homepage

UNESDOC: UNESCO Full Text Documents
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/ulis/