How can I find information for my study?

Your course will include recommended reading and links to specific resources. You may wish to find more information to use in your assignments or to widen your knowledge of the subject or just for general interest. Here are a few resources which are freely available via the web. However your host library will be able to provide a much more extensive collection and should always be your first destination.

Resources

Sciences

  • BIOLOGYBROWSER
    Produced by Thomson Reuters, BiologyBrowser offers access to evaluated and curated digital resources of interest to the scientific researcher. Keywords: Biology, Geography, Organism. http://www.biologybrowser.org/
  • BIOLOGY ONLINE
    A free resource for biology related information run by enthusiasts from all around the world. Keywords: Agriculture, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Chemistry.
    http://www.biology-online.org/
  • CHEMWEB CHEMISTRY PORTAL
    ChemWeb.com provides access to the information chemists need to enhance their research, product development, self-development, education, and/or their businesses in Chemistry and related disciplines. Easy access to abstracts, papers, books, conferences, news, forums and the Alchemist newsletter. Journal Abstracts from chemistry publishers such as Bentham, Elsevier, Springer and others covering over 500 journals can be searched and accessed for free. Search by title and issue or use Journal Search for full-text search of abstracts across all journals. Keywords: Chemistry, Abstracts. http://www.chemweb.com/
  • DANISCH NATIONAL RESEARCH DATABASE
    The database with Danish research - publications, projects and institutions. The Database is part of DEFF Denmark's Electronic Research Library. Keywords: Research, Danish universities and research Institutions, Various topics.
    http://www.forskningsdatabase.dk/
  • DMOZ
    Open Directory Project is a comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. Keywords: Science, Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Geosciences, Physics, Computer Science, Earth Science, Ecology, Energy, Geography, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Technology. http://www.dmoz.org/Science/
  • EARTH PORTAL
    A comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment. The scope of the Earth Portal is the environment of the Earth broadly defined, with particular emphasis on the interaction between society and the natural spheres of the Earth. Keywords: Environment, Science, News.
    http://www.earthportal.org
  • EINET
    A collection of links to web resources on natural sciences. Keywords: Biology, Mathematics, Medicine, Agriculture, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics, Computer Science, Earth Science, Ecology, Energy, Geography, Meteorology.
    http://www.einet.net/directory/14441/Science.htm
  • ELECTRONIC LIBRARY OF MATHEMATICS (ELIBM)
    An open access repository in mathematics, established in 1996. The Electronic Library of Mathematics contains online journals, article collections, monographs, and other electronic resources in the field of mathematics. All material is in electronic form and access is generally free, except for some periodicals with a "moving wall", i.e., a certain delay period after which resources become freely available. Keywords: Mathematics, Research, Online Journals, Article Collections, Monographs, Electronic Resources.
    http://www.emis.de/ELibM.html
  • ENVIROLINK NETWORK
    An access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. Keywords: Environment, Agriculture, Air Quality, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Environmental Disasters, Environmental Economics, Environmental Education, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Legislation and Policy, Forests, Ground Pollution, Habitat Conservation, Human Health, Natural History, Oceans, Outdoor Recreation, Population, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Development, Urban Issues, Vegetarianism, Waste Management, Water Quality, Wildlife.
    http://www.envirolink.org/
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY RESOURCES
    The site presents topics as wide ranging as public health, conservation, preservation of nature, smoke abatement, municipal housekeeping, occupational disease, air pollution and water pollution, and generally the historical interaction between culture and nature. The emphasis of the site is on Europe, in particular the area around the North Sea basin but with a keen eye on linking this with the wider world. This is reflected in the range of articles, bibliographies and other material that this website has to offer. Keywords: Public Health, Conservation, Preservation of Nature, Smoke Abatement, Municipal Housekeeping, Occupational Disease, Air Pollution and Water Pollution, Interaction Between Culture and Nature.
    http://www.eh-resources.org/index.html
  • ETIS: ESTONIAN RESEARCH PORTAL
    The Estonian Research Information System provides information on research and development institutions, researchers, research projects and various research results. Keywords: Research, Researchers, Publications, Projects, Estonia.
    https://www.etis.ee/index.aspx?lang=en
  • ENERGI-PORTALEN
    The Energi-Portalen includes a collection of quality resources on the Internet within the area of energy. Furthermore the gateway contains links to library catalogues, journals plus news, etc. Keywords: Energy sources and technologies, Renewable energy, Fossil fuel, Nuclear and fusion energy, Electric power, Energy use, Transport.
    http://www.energiportal.dk/?lang=en
  • MATHGUIDE
    An Internet-based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in mathematics, located at the Lower Saxony State- and University Library, Göttingen (Germany). Resources are described and evaluated with a set of Dublin Core metadata. Keywords: Mathematics, Research, General Mathematics, History and Foundations, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Statistics, Applied Mathematics. http://www.mathguide.de/
  • NASA'S GLOBAL CHANGE MASTER DIRECTORY (GCMD)
    The directory enable users to locate and obtain access to Earth science data sets and services relevant to global change and Earth science research. The GCMD database holds more than 30,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets, services and ancillary descriptions covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences. One can use the search box or select from the available keywords to search for data and services. Keywords: Agriculture, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Climate indicators, Cryosphere, Land, Surface, Oceans, Paleoclimate, Solid Earth, etc.
    http://gcmd.nasa.gov/
  • SCIENCE DAILY
    A source for the latest research news. Keywords: Research, News.
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/
  • SCITABLE
    A free science library and personal learning tool by Nature Publishing Group, the world's leading publisher of science. Scitable currently concentrates on genetics, the study of evolution, variation, and the rich complexity of living organisms. Keywords: Genetics, Evolution, Variation, Living Organisms.
    http://www.nature.com/scitable
  • THE WWW VIRTUAL LIBRARY - NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
    The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the Web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web. Keywords: Natural Sciences, Mathematics.
    http://vlib.org/Science
  • VASCODA.DE
    An internet portal for all those looking for scientific and scholarly information. It offers user-friendly access to reliable information and full texts from an extremely wide range of different subject areas. Starting with one standard user interface, you can choose either a subject-specific or an interdisciplinary search. Easy to use navigation leads to high quality, specialised subject. http://www.vascoda.de/vascoda

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Computer Science

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE LINKS
    by University at Albany, State University of New York Library. Keywords: Computers, Computing, Software, Applications.
    http://libguides.library.albany.edu/csci
  • MATHTOOLS.NET
    A scientific and technical computing portal covering C/C++, Excel, FORTRAN, Java, Matlab, and Visual Basic. It provides access to tutorials, documentation, source code, software tools, libraries, routines, and applications. Keywords: Computing, Software, Applications.
    http://www.mathtools.net/
  • NIST COMPUTER SECURITY RESOURCE CLEARINGHOUSE
    This site contains information about a variety of computer security issues, products, and research of concern to Federal agencies, industry, and users. Keywords: Computing, Software, Applications, Security, research.
    http://csrc.ncsl.nist.gov/  

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Law and Business

  • BIE BIBLIOGRAPHIA IURIDICA ESTONICA.
    A bibliographic database covering publications in the area of law. The database is based on a printed publication bearing the same name and compiled by the National Library of Estonia. The database covers literature from the field of law published in Estonia, works by Estonian lawyers and material about the Estonian legal system published abroad, including data on law books, articles in magazines and collections of articles as well as information about graduation theses in law. Keywords: Law, Estonia.
    http://bie.nlib.ee/
  • BIZ/ED
    A Web site for students and educators in business studies, economics, accounting, leisure, sport & recreation and travel & tourism. Keywords: Business Studies, Economics, Accounting. http://www.bized.co.uk/
  • ECONIS
    The ZBW – German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics – holds four million books and other publications and is the world’s largest economics library. We supply scientific literature and information on economics and business studies as well as practice-oriented business literature. Language: German and English.
    http://www.econis.eu/DB=1/LNG=DU/SID=46835409-0/LNG=EN/
  • GLOBALEDGE™
    A rich collection of thousands of international business resources selected based on content and usability. This section also includes Market Potential Indicators and the Database of International Business Statistics. Each resource has been selected and reviewed by the globalEDGE™ Team. Keywords: Research, Reference, Trade, Money, News.
    http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourcedesk/
  • IPL2
    An annotated collection of high quality Internet resources on Business and Economics. Keywords: Accounting, Banking, Business Administration and Management, Commerce and Trade, Consumer Issues and Services, E-Commerce, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Finance, etc.
    http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&tid=6607&parent=0
  • JURAPORTAL.DK
    The gateway includes resources for law students and scientists. Among other things, the gateway has a subject and geographical entry to law resources, plus guides in juridical information searching. Keywords: Administrative law, Commercial law, Constitutional law, Consumer law, Environmental law, International law, It law.
    http://www.juraportal.dk/?lang=en
  • LEARNMORE Collection of online tutorials and learning materials. They are all written specially for the site and are designed to help new law students learn important skills. Keywords: Law, Information Literacy, Library Skills, Electronic Research, Internet Research Skills.
    http://learnmore.lawbore.net/index.php/Welcome_to_Learnmore%21
  • LEXADIN - THE WORLD LAW GUIDE
    More than 54.000 links to legal sites in over 180 countries. Keywords: Legislation, Law Firms, Courts & Cases, Law Schools, Legal Software, Indices, Organizations, Law Journals.
    http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/
  • RFE: RESOURCES FOR ECONOMISTS ON THE INTERNET
    This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described. Keywords: Economics, Business.
    http://rfe.org/

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Humanities

  • ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB
    Collection of links compiled by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, Professor, Dept of Art History Sweet Briar College, Virginia. Online since 24 October 1995. Keywords: art, history. http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html
  • ARTS AND ART HISTORY LINKS PAGE
    Compiled by The School of Art & Design (A&D) by the University of Michigan. Keywords: Art, History, Research, Visual Collections, Art Schools, Art Museums.
    http://umich.edu/~motherha/
  • CIBERIA (LIBRARY OF THE IBERO-AERICANISCHES INSTITUT, BERLIN)
    One of the largest Libraries of the world in this subject. Cibera is an interdisciplinary library for specialised scientists and students of culture, history, politics, economics and sociology of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and the Caribbean. It provides a lot of search facilities. Language: German, Spanish, Portuguese, English.
    http://www.cibera.de/en/index.html
  • CONTEMPORARY WRITERS
    This unique, searchable database contains up-to-date profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers - their biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs. You can search these profiles by author, genre, nationality, gender, publisher, book title, date of publication and prize name and date. Also included are writers from the Republic of Ireland that the British Council has worked with. Keywords: writers, UK.
    http://www.contemporarywriters.com/
  • DEUTSCHER BILDUNGSSERVER GERMAN EDUSERVER
    A portal to information on internet resources concerning all aspects of education. The subject areas presented concern international visitors too. Language: German, English and some other languages.
    www.bildungsserver.de/start_e.html
  • DVM ONLINE MUSIC RESEARCH LIBRARY
    A collective web access to educational and research-relevant music resources on the Internet. DVM offers journals in full text, simultaneous searching external databases, registration of approved university dissertations, bibliographies, discographies, news, a quality screened link collection, etc. Keywords: Music, Nordic sounds online, Contemporary Danish music, Music samples.
    http://dvm.nu/?lang=en&?format=medium&type=all
  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PSYCHOLOGY Approx, 2000 links to psychology resources. Keywords: Career, Organizations, Paradigms and Theories, People and History.
    http://www.psychology.org/
  • FACHPORTAL PÄDAGOGIK (THE GERMAN EDUCATIONAL PORTAL)
    The central access point to professional educational information, primarily in German. Offerings profided largely free of charge. Language: German, English.
    www.fachportal-paedagogik.de/start_e.html
  • HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY WEB SITE
    The site provides a gateway for teachers and students to over 1000 World Wide Web resources related to the history of psychology. Keywords: Psychology, history, psychologists.
    http://academic.udayton.edu/gregelvers/hop/welcome.asp
  • HUMANITIES TEXT INITIATIVE
    The Humanities Text Initiative, a unit of the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service, has provided online access to full text resources since 1994. The Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) is an umbrella organization for the creation, delivery, and maintenance of electronic texts, as well as a mechanism for furthering the library community's capabilities in the area of online text. The collections on this site are freely available to the Internet community. Keywords: Humanities Texts.
    http://www.hti.umich.edu/
  • PHILOSOPHY DATABASE UB ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG.
    A comprehensive collection of literature from the subject area of philosophy that encompasses German and foreign publications including "grey literature. Language: German and English.
    http://www.ub.uni-erlangen.de/ub/sondersammelgebiete/philosophie/index-en.shtml/databases.shtml
  • PROJECT GUTENBERG
    Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device. Keywords: Literature.
    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON THE NET
    Links to known experiments on the internet that are psychologically related. They are organized by general topic area with the topic areas listed chronologically with the most recently added at the top. Keywords: Psychology, Experiments.
    http://psych.hanover.edu/research/exponnet.html
  • PEDAGOGIK / PSYKOLOGI PORTALEN
    The gateway collects national and international links on pedagogical and psychological information resources with the possibility to create one own gateway 'My PPP'. Keywords: Teaching-learning process, Primary and secondary schools, Education of teachers, Adult and continuing education, Higher education, International educational systems.
    http://www.ppportal.dk/?lang=en
  • SCHOLARLY PSYCHOLOGY RESOURCES ON THE WEB
    This collection offers links to scholarly information about various topics in psychology. Keywords: Psychology, Experiments, Research.
    http://www.psychwww.com/resource/bytopic.htm
  • VIFAPOL - PORTAL OF THE POLITICAL SCIENCE Internet resources, subject information, databases. Paralell research within 22 relevant databases. Integrated an Online course in the technics of information research. Language: German.
    http://www.vifapol.de
  • VIBSOZ - VIRTUAL LIBRARY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE
    German portal of all relevant information in the sozial sciences, including electronic resources from all parts of the social sciences for scientists, students and all persons interrested in the field. Language: German.
    www.vibsoz.de/vibsoz/index.htm
  • WEBIS (COMBINING WEB AND BIBLIOTHEKSINFORMATIONSSYSTEM, LIBRARY INFORMATION SYSTEM).
    An information system concerning the system of supra-regional literature supply in Germany. Their special subject collections are structured into subject oriented ones (e.g. French Language and Literature, Economics, Physics) with introduction in the different search modus of WEBIS. Language: German and English.
    http://webis.sub.uni-hamburg.de/ssg/text/was_ist_webis.html#english
  • WORLD POLITICAL LEADERS
    A database of 569 biographies of world leaders, managed by CIDOB Foundation. Keywords: Political Leaders, Biographies.
    http://www.terra.es/personal2/monolith/00index.htm

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History

  • AHDS HISTORY
    One of the five centres of the Arts and Humanities Data Service and collects, preserves, and promotes the use of digital resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching. Keywords: History, Research, Education.
    http://www.ahds.ac.uk/history/
  • CELT: THE CORPUS OF ELECTRONIC TEXTS
    CELT is Ireland's longest running Humanities Computing project. It brings the wealth of Irish literary and historical culture to you on the Internet, for the use and benefit of everyone worldwide. It has a searchable online textbase consisting of 13.3 million words, in over 1100 contemporary and historical documents from many areas, including literature and the other arts. Keywords: History, Literature, Culture, Research, Ireland.
    http://www.ucc.ie/celt/index.html
  • CHRONICON (BSB) BAVARIAN STATE LIBRARY
    This potal of history is an information system to general and European History. Language: German.
    http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/chronicon
  • CLIO
    The German International Portal of History. Language: In general German / Part English.
    www.clio-online.de/
  • EURODOCS: ONLINE SOURCES FOR EUROPEAN HISTORY
    Links to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history. The order of documents is chronological. Keywords: Historical Happenings, political history, economic history, social and cultural history.
    http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page
  • HISTORY GUIDE
    A subject gateway to scholarly relevant websites in history maintained in cooperation by a netzwerk internetressourcen geschichte (Network Subject Gateways History) (nig). Keywords: History, Research.
    http://www.historyguide.de/index.php
  • HISTORICUM.NET
    Research portal and link-catalogue of information resources in the internet relevant for history. Language: German.
    www.historicum.net/recherche
  • HYPERHISTORY ONLINE
    An interactive chronology of the world history. Contains articles, biographies, overviews, maps, illustrations, links, etc. Keywords: World History, Chronology.
    http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html
  • LABYRINTH: Resources for Medieval Studies Sponsored by Georgetown University. Keywords: Medieval History, Research.
    http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
  • WORLD WAR I DOCUMENT ARCHIVE.
    An archive of primary documents from World War One has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). International in focus, the archive intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War. Keywords: History, World War One
    http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

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Libraries

  • DIGITAL LIBRARY (DIGIBIB) A portal to the collections of all scientific and public libraries of North Rhine Westfalia with one search integrsating E-Resources, CD-ROM –Databases. A parallel search in international catalogues and databases is possible. Language: German.
    http://www.hbz-nrw.de/recherche/digibib/
  • ELEKTRONISCHE ZEITSCHRIFTENBIBLIOTHEK (EZB, ELECTRONIC JOURNALS LIBRARY)
    A service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full text articles online. You may browse sjournals by subject or by title, it contains 32230 titles, among them 3934 online-only journals, covering all subjects. 14660 journals can be read free-of-charge. Language: German and English.
    http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/about.phtml 
  • EUROPEAN LIBRARY
    Webportal in cooperation of 23 European National Libraries to their collections including the virtual collection of Osnline books, images, maps , music. Language: most european languages.
    http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/index.html
  • EUROPEANA
    Europeana links you to 6 million digital items; Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects. Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers. Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts. Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts. Keywords: museums and galleries, archives, libraries, audio-visual collections.
    http://www.europeana.eu/portal/
  • DENMARK’S ELECTRONIC RESEARCH LIBRARY
    Specific information gateways. Language: English and Danish.
    http://deff.dk/
  • INTERNET LIBRARY FOR LIBRARIANS
    A Portal Designed for Librarians to Locate Internet Resources Related to Their Profession.
    http://www.itcompany.com/inforetriever/
  • LIBWEB: LIBRARY SERVICES VIA WWW
    Libweb currently lists over 8000 pages from libraries in 146 countries.
    http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/
  • OPEN SCIENCE DIRECTORY
    Search tool for open access journals and journals in special programs for developing countries.
    http://atoz.ebsco.com/titles.asp?id=8623&sid=152559194&TabID=2
  • THEFREELIBRARY.COM.
    The Free Library is an invaluable research tool and the fastest, easiest way to locate useful information on virtually any topic. Explore the site through a keyword search, or simply browse the enormous collection of literary classics and up-to-date periodicals to find exactly what you need.
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

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Media

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Various subjects

  • ACADEMICINFO
    An online education resource center with extensive subject guides, video courses and distance learning information. Provides free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers). Keywords: E-Learning, Electronic Resources, Literacy, Higher Education.
    http://www.academicinfo.net/
  • INTUTE
    A JISC service, providing access to free web resources for education and resources. Keywords: E-Learning, Electronic Resources, Literacy, Higher Education.
    http://www.intute.ac.uk/
  • IPL2
    An annotated collection of high quality Internet resources, selected by ipl2 staff for their usefulness in providing accurate, factual information on a particular topic or topics. IPL2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). Keywords: Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Computers & Internet, Education, Health & Medical Sciences, Law, Government & Political Science, Reference, Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Regional and Country Information.
    http://www.ipl.org/div/subject

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