AIM25 - Provides a single point of networked access to descriptions of the archives and manuscript collections of the principal colleges and schools of the University of London, of other universities and colleges in London and the surrounding area bounded by the M25 London orbital motorway, and of some of the principal royal colleges and societies of medicine and science based in London. Between them, the participating institutions care for some of the premier collections of archives in the country relating to anthropology, politics, law, economics, education, languages and literature, religion, military, social and cultural history and the history of science and medicine.
AMICUS Web - Search over 26 million full records from 1,300 Canadian libraries. Access the entire database including National Library records. Check library holdings, loan policies, homepages, etc.
Archives Hub - A gateway to thousands of the UK's richest archives. Representing over 220 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research.
ARTstor- The ARTstor Library's initial content includes approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
Ask Me Help Desk - Advice forum on arts and leisure, business can careers, education, entertainment, family andn people, financial advice, health and wellness, home and garden, science, society and culture, sports and recreation, technology and the web, travel, and more.
Assignment Calculator - A teaching tool from University of Minnesota librarians. Input the due date, the date you'll begin your assignment, and subject and a day by day plan for searching the UM catalog, appropriate databases, the web, using the AskUs service at the library, visiting the writing lab, writing the paper, citing sources, and more is instantly provided to you.
Associations on the Net - Guide to web sites of prominent organizations and associations provided by The Internet Public Library.
Bernan - A leading distributor of essential publications from the United States government and intergovernmental organizations, and a respected publisher of critically acclaimed reference works based on government data. Bernan is the largest private distributor of U.S. government publications. Additionally, Bernan also represents some of the largest and most prolific publishers in the world, including the United Nations, the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, The Stationery Office, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, UNESCO, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and many others.
Big Think - Blogs, articles and videos from the world's top thinkers and leaders.
British Library - Extensive resources provided by the British Library including online catalogues of the Library's world renowned collection of over 150 million items acquired over the last 250 years, access to the 20,000 most popular titles held at the Document Supply Centre, information on all the services offered by the UK's national library, professional researcher directory of resources, directory of goverment and other official resources, news from the British Library Net Service, comprehensive worldwide directory of important museums and art galleries, directory of newspaper, radio and television, and journals resources, subject guides search engine, support services and more. Also see:
British Library Data Sets - By research datasets, the British Library means scientific information generated by experiments, observation or computation, which forms an evidence base for the work of researchers. That information may be stored in any digital form, including text, numbers, images, video, audio, software, algorithms and model. Explore the Library's new search tool, bringing together the wealth of its content into a single search.
British Library National Sound Archives (NSA) - Includes entries for almost two-and-a-half million recordings held in the British Library National Sound Archive (NSA) and is updated daily. It is one of the largest catalogues of its kind anywhere in the world, covering both published and unpublished recordings in all genres from pop, jazz, classical and world music, to oral history, drama and literature, dialect, language and wildlife sounds.
British Library Newspaper Collections - Provides access to the British Library's major collections of British and overseas newspapers. The collections also include popular magazines, trade papers and comics.
California Digital Library (CDL) - University of California's "library without walls": Online Archive of California (OAC), Counting California, Melvyl Catalog, California Periodicals Database, electronic journals, specialized and reference resources.
California Historical Society - The state's official historical society holds extensive materials about California's history. This site provides content for researchers. Society headquarters are located in San Francisco.
CIA World Factbook - Country profiles provide information on geography, people, economy, government, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
CitationStyles - Home of the Citation Style Language (CSL), an open XML-based language to describe the formatting of citations and bibliographies.
CiteSeer - A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
ClassicNotes - Free novel guides with full summaries and analysis written and compiled by Harvard essayists.
Competitive Intelligence: A Selective Resource Guide - Search Engines, Meta Search Sites and News Search; Business Info Websites and Databases; Online People Trackers; Television and Radio News Transcripts; Legislative Monitoring and Tracking; E-Newsletters, Online Newspapers, Journals and News Sources; Monitoring Trends, Companies and Products; RSS Feeds on Business Related Content; Identification of Company Legal Representation; Online Tools for Competitor Monitoring; Westlaw Intraclips and Lexis Trackers; Benchmarking; CI Pathfinders and Link Collections; Web Directories and Portals; Website Trackers.
CompletePlanet - Resource for discovering and exploiting Internet search engines and searchable databases. Valuable tools and resources for becoming a more effective researcher. Discover over 70,000+ searchable databases and specialty search engines.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) - Members of CAORC centers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, West Africa, West Bank/Gaza Strip and Yemen, and together represent over three hundred years of experience in facilitating research in foreign countries.
craigslist - Provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.
Data.Nature - The platform includes more than 20 million Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements, including primary metadata for more than 450,000 articles published by Nature Publishing Group since 1869. In this first release, the datasets include basic citation information (title, author, publication date, etc) as well as NPG specific ontologies. These datasets are being released under an open metadata license, Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which permits maximal use/re-use of this data.
Deep Blue - Preserves the best scholarly and artistic work done at the University of Michigan.
Digital Book Index - Provides access to more than 65,000 titles records. Gathers commercial and non-commercial eBooks from more than 1800 publishers and private publishing organizations. Titles range from the ancient agriculture to space flight. An extensive reference section includes more than 2000 dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, glossaries, bibliographies, timelines, chronologies, literary histories, and a section on writing & style guides.
Digital Librarian - Directory of online resources organizaed and maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory will be open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.
Docuticker - Hand-picked selection of resources, reports and publications from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks and other public interest organizations.
Doody Enterprises, Inc. - Specializes in timely, targeted information update services for busy healthcare professionals and medical librarians.
DSpace@MIT - MIT's open access artilces search page. The MIT Open Access Articles collection consists of scholarly articles written by MIT-affiliated authors that are made available through under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, or under related publisher agreements. Articles in this collection generally reflect changes made during peer-review.
EDINA - A JISC-funded national datacentre. It offers the UK tertiary education and research community networked access to a library of data, information and research resources. All EDINA services are available free of charge to members of UK tertiary education institutions for academic use.
eHow - Step-by-step instructions on how to do just about anything. More than 14,000 how-to solutions.
Encyberpedia - Links to encyclopedic resources, reference works, and archival resources available on the Internet in scores of subject areas.
Encylcopedia of Life (EOL) - Global access to knowledge about life on Earth. EOL brings together trusted information from resources across the world such as museums, learned societies, expert scientists, and others into one massive database and a single, easy-to-use online portal.
eNotes - High-quality study guides and lesson plans in various academic areas, such as literature, science, law, social science, and current events.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) - Provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.
Ericae - Clearinghouse for assessment, evaluation and research information.
Excursions - An on-line peer-reviewed journal, Excursions is designed to showcase high-quality, innovative and inventive postgraduate research. Cultural, political, artistic and scientific discourses. Run by postgraduates at the University of Sussex.
Financial Disclosure Law Library - A collection of laws and regulations on financial and business interest disclosure for public officials (referred here as "financial disclosure" but also known as "income and asset disclosure"). It offers access to over 1,000 laws and regulations across 176 jurisdictions worldwide. The Library also provides information on closely-related topics such as restrictions on public officials' activities.
Find a Ph.D. - Comprehensive guide to current scientific research and Ph.D. studentships.
FindArticles - A vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 350 magazines and journals.
FIZ Karlsruhe - Comprehensive and current information services in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, energy, nuclear research and technology, aeronautics and astronautics, space research, mathematics, computer science, and physics. Additionally, and in cooperation with its partners in the U.S.A. and Japan, FIZ Karlsruhe is offering public access to databases with scientific, technical, and supplementary business information.
Free Online Library - Millions of news, trade publications, newspapers, magazine, journal and reference documents on business, communications, entertainment, health, law, government, politics, science and technology from leading publications are available on the Free Online Library.
FreePint - Publishes reports, magazines and resources to support professionals who work with information.
Gale Cengage Learnning - A leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print and in microform.
Geometry.Net - Online resource directory with excellent resources in math, computing, technology, biography, physics, biology and sports.
getSITED - Online academic database and discussion forum. One of getCITED's most powerful features is the ability to link the publications in its database with their contributors, publishers, references, and the publications that cite them.
Global Research Issues: Recommended Sites - These recommended sites represent a broad but selective range of resources on topics that include business and corporate data, global news, search engines, guides to international and comparative law, country profiles and statistics, locating people, businesses, places and useful services around the world, banking resources, and data on terrorism and security issues.
GovLoop - Online community connecting nearly 50,000 government innovators from federal, state, and local government. GovLoop's mission is to "connect government to improve government." The community is a great resource for all people in and around government, whether they are looking to connect with peers, collaborate on projects or discover career-building opportunities.
Grey Literature Producing Organizations - Focuses on gray literature resources (documentary material that is not commercially published) from the medical field and includes an extensive listing of agencies and organizations that produce health-related materials. Maintained by the New York Academy of Medicine.
GreyNet Listserv - Moderated internationl list facilitating dialog and communication between persons and organisations in the field of grey literature (unpublished documents).
H.W. Wilson Databases - Database indexes, including: Applied Science & Technology, Art, Biography, Biological & Agricultural, Book Review Digest, Business Periodicals, Education, Essay & General Literature, General Science, Humanities, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature & Information Science, Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, Readers' Guide Retrospective, Short Story, Social Sciences.
H-Net - Pioneering academic ideas and scholarly resources online.
Highbeam Research - Search an extensive archive of more than 34 million documents from over 3,000 sources - a vast collection of articles from leading publications, updated daily and going back as far as 20 years.
HowStuffWorks - Award-winning online destination for anyone who wants to know how anything works.
Information Please - Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records, Infoplease places the resources of an entire reference information center at your fingertips.
Infomine - Scholarly Internet resource collections.
InterDok - Locate thousands of proceedings from conferences, meetings and symposia. InterDok's services covers all disciplines, including science, engineering, medicine, technology, social sciences and humanities.
Internet Archive - Founded to build an "Internet library," with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Internet Public Library - Provides library services to the Internet community. Promotes librarianship and the importance of libraries. Shares ideas and techniques with librarians.
Internet Resources Newsletter - New resources for academic users. Free, monthly newsletter for academics, students, engineers, scientists and social scientists. Edited by Roddy Macleod, Catherine Ure and Catherine Ferguson at Heriot Watt University Library.
Internet Scout Project - The Scout Report is one of the Internet's longest-running weekly publications, offering a selection of new and newly discovered online resources of interest to researchers, educators, and anyone else with an interest in high-quality online material.
ipl2 - Searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative website put together by librarians.
ISBNdb - A database of books in different languages providing on-line and remote research tools for individuals, librarians, scientists, etc., taking data from hundreds of libraries across the world.
Journalist's Toolbox - Features links which are helpful to bloggers, professional reporters, students and teachers.
Knol - A knol is an authoritative article about a specific topic. Knol (a Google product) makes it easy for you to write and share your knowledge with the world.
Leadership Directories - Publishes 14 personnel directories called Yellow Books. Taken as a whole, The Leadership Library provides detailed contact information for 400,000 leaders of 40,000 U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit institutions.
Library of Congress Research Tools - The Library of Congress offers a wide variety of online databases and Internet resources to the public via the Web, including its own online catalog. In addition, LC provides an easy-to-use gateway for searching other institutions' online catalogs and extensive links to resources on the Internet.
LibrarySpot - Encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps, and many other reference resources.
LiveRef - A categorized listing of libraries that offer real-time library reference or information services using chat software, live interactive communications utilities, call center management software, customer interaction management software, Web contact center software, bulletin board services, interactive customer assistance system, or related Internet technologies. Use of the listed services may be restricted or limited to affiliated students, faculty, staff, or members.
LLRX - Law and technical resources for legal professionals.
Lund University Research Papers Database - Theses, dissertations and research publications (including journal articles, conference abstracts and books) from Lund University are collected in this database. Where possible, the option to download a full text document is available.
Mahalo - Mahalo is a human-powered search engine and a knowledge sharing service, helping people on the Internet quickly find the best possible information on any topic. Members of the public can also earn money by contributing to Mahalo topic pages or by answering questions on the Mahalo Answers system.
Memory of the World - Significant collections worldwide have suffered a variety of fates. Looting and dispersal, illegal trading, destruction, inadequate housing and funding have all played a part. Much as vanished forever; much is endangered. Happily, missing documentary heritage is sometimes rediscovered. Through its National Commissions, UNESCO has prepared a list of endangered library and archive holdings and a world list of national cinematic heritage. Meanwhile, a range of pilot projects employing contemporary technology to reproduce original documentary heritage on other media was commenced.
Mindfully - Information on a wide range of issues: Air/climate/global warming, energy, farm, food, genetic engineering, globalization, health, industry, natural heritage, nuclear, pesticides/toxins/endocrine disruptors, plastic, political/social, precautionary principle, resources/references, sustainability, technology, water.
MIT Libraries' Catalog (Barton) - Barton is the gateway to the holdings of the MIT Libraries. These holdings include many different types of materials: 2.6 million printed volumes, 20,000 serial subscriptions, CDs, videos, microforms, online resources, and more. Fundamentally, Barton is a very large database of our collections - this database allows you to find materials by author, title, subject, and many other criteria; it also functions like an inventory system and tells you the precise location of items in the library and will provide pointers to online resources.
Muckety - Muckety maps relations and measures influence allowing you to see the news by visually showing the connections between people, companies and organizations.
myLITsearch - Search engine probes academic disciplines and publication types, including books, journals, theses, conference presentations/papers - even searching for book chapters.
National Center for Research Resources - A component of the National Institutes of Health, NCRR supports primary research to create and develop critical resources, models, and technologies. NCRR funding also provides biomedical researchers with access to biomedical technology resource centers; general clinical research centers; clinical-grade gene vectors; human tissues, organs, and islet cells; vertebrate and invertebrate animal models and stocks; biological materials; comparative medicine information sources; and genetic and genomic resources.
National Defense University (NDU) - U.S. joint professional military education institution. At this site find outlines of curricula at constituent colleges; research and publications by faculty and students; University news, including information on upcoming symposia, conferences, seminars, and workshops, eJournals, eResources, digitzed collections, publications, search engines, catalog and more.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) - A comprehensive resource for federally funded scientific, engineering, and business-related information. The database provides some full-text access and indexes over two million publications back to 1990.
New York Public Library - Today the NYPL's 90 locations include four research centers - focusing on the humanities and social sciences; the performing arts; black history and culture; and business and industry - and a network of neighborhood libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Throughout the system, the Library provides free and open access to its physical and electronic collections and information. See Research Guides and Online Exhibitions.
NNDB Mapper - A isual tool for exploring the connections between people in NNDB, linking them together through family relations, corporate boards, movies and TV, political alliances, and shadowy conspiracy groups. Maps can be saved and shared for others to explore.
NoodleTools - A suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with their online research.
NYT On This Day - Browse important events in history by clicking on each date to see a featured archival New York Times front page and article, as well as a list of other notable events that occurred on that day.
OCLC FirstSearch - A single, comprehensive online system that connects the world of libraries to a universe of information. FirstSearch links your users to full text in more than 6,000 journals, 85 databases, 1,600 full-image electronic journals, and 6 million full-text articles.
On This Day - Discover events that happened 'On This Day' including famous birthdays and notable deaths.
OpenDOAR Search - Search the contents of the repositories listed in OpenDOAR for freely available academic research information. OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Also see list of repositories.
Paradigm Research - Fine debate research resources for Lincoln-Douglas and policy debating.
PinkMonkey - A study resource for junior high, high school and college students, teachers and home schoolers. Includes a large selection of literature summaries, over 100 Barron's Booknotes, PinkMonkey's own MonkeyNotes, classic literature available for download, study guides, exam guides, and more.
Planet Papers - More than 20,000 student-written essays, term papers, book reviews and other papers.
Portico - A collection of web sites, containing publicly available information, compiled for the use of the advancement community: Tools/Directories, Biographical, Occupations, Personal Property, Salaries, Stocks, Businesses, Media, Non-profits, International, Other Resources.
Princeton Survey Research Center - Poll and survey findings and data. Foundations, government sources, statistical, demographic, and social science archives. Survey research centers, market research, associations and organizations.
Prometheus Research Library - A working research facility for a wide range of Marxist studies and also the central reference archive of the Spartacist League of the U.S., section of the International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist). Library holdings include substantial materials on the organizations inspired and led by Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky, as well as works on related topics, sometimes remote.
PubHub: A Repository of Foundation-Sponsored Reports - Starting with the arts - and eventually including the full scope of philanthropic activity in the United States - librarians and editors at the Foundation Center have identified and provided annotated links to electronic versions of reports and issue briefs created by or with foundation resources. PubHub can be searched by keyword or browsed by publication year and organization.
Public Domain Review - Gateway to the public domain, surfacing unusual and obscure works, and offering fresh reflections and unfamiliar angles on material which is more well known. Also see:
Public Intelligence - An international, collaborative research project aimed at aggregating the collective work of independent researchers around the globe who wish to defend the public's right to access information. Provides documents, detailed analyses, and a host of other open-source intelligence products from the private and public sector.
Radical Reference - Supports activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information.
Rational Wiki - Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement. Documenting the full range of crank ideas.
RedLightGreen - Helps you locate the most important books and other research materials in your area of interest, and find out whether what you need is available at your favorite library. Sign in, and you can format and send citations any way you want: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian.
RefDesk - Research Facts, FactFinder, Facts Search Desk.
Repositories of Primary Sources - A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
Research and Documentation Online - An extensive annotated list of specialized sources for more than 25 disciplines. The resources are organized by type - databases and indexes, Web sites, and reference texts - under four main categories: humanities, social sciences, history, and sciences.
ResearchBuzz - The latest on sites, software, and technology.
Researching Librarian, The - Intended as a supplement to the print resources available in library collections, this site gathers links to selected web resources useful for research: freely searchable citation databases, funding information, relevant journals, statistics and statistical methods, and useful research tools.
Science.gov - A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
ScienceDirect - Electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information; offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 journals and almost 20,000 books.
SearchWorks - Searches metadata about the 7 million+ resources in Stanford University's collections, and provides access to digital content in the Stanford Digital Repositories and licensed online resources.
Skeptic's Refuge, The - Gateway to hundreds of skeptical articles on the occult, the supernatural, the paranormal and the pseudoscientific.
SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) - Allows users to search across the Institution's library, archive, and research holdings. Using the latest indexing technology, the new SIRIS Cross Catalog Searching Center provides easy "one-stop searching" of these records. Within the more than 7.8 million records, the SIRIS Cross Catalog Searching Center also provides access to online media assets including digitized photographs and art works, oral history sound files, electronic journals, online exhibitions, digitized manuscripts, language recordings, and online finding aids.
Smithsonian History - 10,000 records documenting the history of the Smithsonian, including bibliographic citations, legal citations, a chronology of important events, historic images, and biographical information on the Board of Regents.
Smithsonian Libraries -1.5 million printed books, manuscripts, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, professional society publications, and electronic versions of rare books and exhibitions.
TechRepublic: White Papers - Links to over 50,000 White Papers - informational briefs offering an overview of a technology, product, issue, standard, policy, or solution - its importance, use and implementation, and business benefits.
Theses Canada Portal - Search AMICUS, Canada's national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in the National Library of Canada theses collection, which was established in 1965.
Trove - Find over 248 million Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
TutorGig - Free tutorials for over 2000 subjects. Encyclopedic articles, directory and web resources.
University of California, Berkeley Libraries - Many of the Library's research resources are available to remote users. The Pathfinder, California Digital Library and the Melvyl Catalog - via the web, California Digital Library and the Melvyl Catalog - via telnet, and GLADIS catalogs are all accessible.
Wikipedia - The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
World Digital Library (WDL) - Makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. WDL partners are mainly libraries, archives, or other institutions that have collections of cultural content that they contribute to the WDL.
WorldCat - Connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Search for popular books, music CDs and videos-all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries.
WWW Virtual Library - An expert-run catalog of resources covering major sections of the World Wide Web.
zFacts - A approaches current controversial topics by looking for decisive and well-documented facts. Current controversial topics include: taxes, income and wealth, jobs, war, and the environment.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
KWSnet's Twitter Account provides over 20 curated lists/groupings of Twitter accounts -- from Architecture to Travel -- to assist you in your social networking experience.nbsp;
KWSnet's Zotero Library provides news articles, primary and secondary sources, and bibliographic information for your research. More information on Zotero, a powerful, easy-to-use research tool, can be found at its site. Also recommended, subscribe to RSS content for the latest updates.
KWSnet is completely non-commercial. It has no commercial objective or emphasis. Instead, it is intended for educational purposes, research, and personal use. It is updated regularly.
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KWSnet may be contacted via email with any comments, suggestions or link submissions. KWSnet is designed and maintained, in its entirety, by Kirk W. Smith.