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ARCHIVES

ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid includes over 7 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,400 archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.

 

ART

Bibliography of the History of Art

The Getty provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA) for no charge on its website. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.

 

BUSINESS

EDGAR

The EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to research a public company’s financial information and operations by reviewing the filings the company makes with the SEC.  You can also research information provided by mutual funds (including money market funds), exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and variable annuities.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

This collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources covers most aspects of computer science. The collection currently contains more than 7 million references (mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports), clustered in approximately 1500 bibliographies.

 

DISSERTATIONS

Ebsco Open Dissertations

Ebsco Open Dissertations is a free database with records for more than 1.4 million electronic theses and dissertations from more than 320 universities around the world.  It is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

OATD currently indexes 6,134,602 theses and dissertations.  Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.

 

EDUCATION

ERIC

ERIC is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information found in journals, books and grey literature.  ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center is a free research database for teachers which provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.

 

HEALTH SCIENCES 

BioMed Central Journals

BMC publishes approximately  300 peer-reviewed open access journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.  This resource is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.  Some information is provided at no cost.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Their mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish.

MedPix

MedPix® is a free open-access online database from the National Library of Medicine of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics, integrating images and textual metadata including over 12,000 patient case scenarios, 9,000 topics, and nearly 59,000 images.

PTSDpubs

PTSDpubs database (formerly PILOTS) is a freely available, online database providing access to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD.

POPLINE (Population Information Online)

The Popline database includes bibliographic citations and abstracts to documents relevant to human fertility, contraceptive methods, community-based services, program evaluation, demography, censuses, vital statistics, and related health, law and policy issues.  Popline is provided by the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed

PubMed® comprises more than 33 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.  It is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Offered by EBSCO, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a free research database for library and information science studies. LISTA provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, and research reports.

 

LITERATURE

Consortium on Electronic Literature

The Consortium on Electronic Literature (CELL) is an open access, non-commercial resource offering centralized access to literary databases, archives, and institutional programs in the literary arts and humanities scholarship.  Since 2010, its collaborative network has been developing the information architecture needed for making born digital creative works and scholarly criticism findable across databases.

Open Folklore

Open Folklore, a partnership of the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, is a scholarly communications effort to make a greater number and variety of useful resources available to folklorists.  It searches many integrated journals and repository-based folklore collections.

 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Google Scholar 

Search tips:  https://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html#overview

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.  Use the Advanced Search page to limit your search by journal, date, or subject.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a project undertaken by the Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston to preserve the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years.

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. It consists of approximately 16,500 journals which cover all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work from a variety of disciplines.  

JSTOR open content

Open Library of the Humanities

The Open Library of Humanities is a nonprofit, open-access publisher for the humanities and social sciences.  It supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journal.  It is part of Birbeck, University of London.

Paperity

Paperity is a multidisciplinary aggregator of open access papers and more than 16,000 journals.

 

OPEN ACCESS ACADEMIC REPOSITORIES

OpenDOAR

The Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) hosts repositories that provide free, open access to academic outputs and resources. It is a collaborative project between the University of Nottingham and Lund University.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

World Factbook

Published by the CIA, the World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

 

REFERENCE

Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia which has been a leader in providing information for the last 250 years.

 

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Agricola

The AGRICultural OnLine Access database is produced by the National Agricultural Library, as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and contains records for books and articles on agriculture and its allied disciplines.

arXiv

arXiv is an open-access archive for 1,995,346 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.  Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv.

Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs provide the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members. Colleagues familiar with the subject's work write these memoirs and as such, the series provides a biographical history of science in America.  The Online Collection includes approximately 1,900 memoirs.

Bioline International Journals

Bioline International is a pioneer in the provision of open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity.

BioMed Central Journals

BMC publishes approximately  300 peer-reviewed open access journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

BMC Chemistry (formerly known as Chemistry Central Journal)

BMC Chemistry is an open access, peer reviewed journal that publishes in the diverse field of chemistry, ranging from organic, inorganic and physical chemistry to medicinal and analytical contributions, as well as articles covering chemistry in the fields of environment and energy, materials and macromolecules, agriculture and food, and green and sustainable processes.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE is a free research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

National Service Center for Environmental Publications

Search, retrieve, download, print, and order EPA technical, scientific, and educational materials from this site – all free of charge.

Open Science DB

Open Science DB is a mission-driven database led by students in life sciences and engineering who aim to make federally-funded research more accessible to the public by providing easy-to-understand summaries of peer-reviewed scientific publications.  The database is managed and run by graduate students from multiple universities across the country.

OSTI.GOV

OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for Department of Energy (DOE) funded science, technology, and engineering research and development (R&D) results and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).  OSTI.GOV contains over 70 years of energy-related research results and citations collected by OSTI.

PLOS

PLOS is a nonprofit open-access publisher of articles in science, technology, and medicine, including seven of its own journals, including PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine.

Science.gov

Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

Treesearch

This site is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the USDA Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works authored by the agency’s scientists and published by journals, in conference proceedings, or in books. Treesearch also offers scholarly works published by the agency which may or may not have been authored by agency researchers.  All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research.

Wolfram Alpha

WolframAlpha is a computational knowledge engine and answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced data.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social Science Research Network

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a database of social science research and is composed of various specialized research networks.  The SSRN eLibrary provides over one million research papers in more than 65 disciplines.

SocArXiv

SocArXiv is an open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, sponsored by the University of Maryland.

 

STATISTICS/DATA

Data UN

UNdata is a web-based data service providing international statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies. The numerous databases or tables collectively known as "datamarts" contain over 60 million data points and cover a wide range of statistical themes including agriculture, crime, communication, development assistance, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labour market, manufacturing, national accounts, population and migration, science and technology, tourism, transport and trade.

Census Data

Data.census.gov is the new centralized platform to access demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data.gov

Data.gov is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data.  Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

DataOne

DataONE is a community driven program providing access to data across multiple member repositories operated by research centers, universities, non-profit organizations, citizen science initiatives, government and non-government organizations, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

IPUMS

IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts.  Data and services are available free of charge.  IPUMS is a part of the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota.

WomanStats Project

The WomanStats Project began in 2001 with the aim of investigating the link between the security and behavior of states and the situation and security of the women within them. Since that time, it has grown to include thirteen principal investigators at nine universities across four countries, representing six fields of study: international relations, geography, psychology, sustainable development, statistics, and sociology.

ARCHIVES

ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid includes over 7 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,400 archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.

ART

Bibliography of the History of Art

The Getty provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA) for no charge on its website. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.

BUSINESS

EDGAR

The EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to research a public company’s financial information and operations by reviewing the filings the company makes with the SEC.  You can also research information provided by mutual funds (including money market funds), exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and variable annuities.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

This collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources covers most aspects of computer science. The collection currently contains more than 7 million references (mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports), clustered in approximately 1500 bibliographies.

DISSERTATIONS

Ebsco Open Dissertations

Ebsco Open Dissertations is a free database with records for more than 1.4 million electronic theses and dissertations from more than 320 universities around the world.  It is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

OATD currently indexes 6,134,602 theses and dissertations.  Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.

EDUCATION

ERIC

ERIC is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information found in journals, books and grey literature.  ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center is a free research database for teachers which provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.

HEALTH SCIENCES 

BioMed Central Journals

BMC publishes approximately  300 peer-reviewed open access journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.  This resource is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.  Some information is provided at no cost.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Their mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish.

MedPix

MedPix® is a free open-access online database from the National Library of Medicine of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics, integrating images and textual metadata including over 12,000 patient case scenarios, 9,000 topics, and nearly 59,000 images.

PTSDpubs

PTSDpubs database (formerly PILOTS) is a freely available, online database providing access to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD.

POPLINE (Population Information Online)

The Popline database includes bibliographic citations and abstracts to documents relevant to human fertility, contraceptive methods, community-based services, program evaluation, demography, censuses, vital statistics, and related health, law and policy issues.  Popline is provided by the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed

PubMed® comprises more than 33 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.  It is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Offered by EBSCO, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a free research database for library and information science studies. LISTA provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, and research reports.

LITERATURE

Consortium on Electronic Literature

The Consortium on Electronic Literature (CELL) is an open access, non-commercial resource offering centralized access to literary databases, archives, and institutional programs in the literary arts and humanities scholarship.  Since 2010, its collaborative network has been developing the information architecture needed for making born digital creative works and scholarly criticism findable across databases.

Open Folklore

Open Folklore, a partnership of the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, is a scholarly communications effort to make a greater number and variety of useful resources available to folklorists.  It searches many integrated journals and repository-based folklore collections.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Google Scholar 

Search tips:  https://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html#overview

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.  Use the Advanced Search page to limit your search by journal, date, or subject.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a project undertaken by the Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston to preserve the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years.

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. It consists of approximately 16,500 journals which cover all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work from a variety of disciplines.  

JSTOR open content

Open Library of the Humanities

The Open Library of Humanities is a nonprofit, open-access publisher for the humanities and social sciences.  It supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journal.  It is part of Birbeck, University of London.

Paperity

Paperity is a multidisciplinary aggregator of open access papers and more than 16,000 journals.

OPEN ACCESS ACADEMIC REPOSITORIES

OpenDOAR

The Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) hosts repositories that provide free, open access to academic outputs and resources. It is a collaborative project between the University of Nottingham and Lund University.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

World Factbook

Published by the CIA, the World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

REFERENCE

Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia which has been a leader in providing information for the last 250 years.

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Agricola

The AGRICultural OnLine Access database is produced by the National Agricultural Library, as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and contains records for books and articles on agriculture and its allied disciplines.

arXiv

arXiv is an open-access archive for 1,995,346 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.  Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv.

Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs provide the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members. Colleagues familiar with the subject's work write these memoirs and as such, the series provides a biographical history of science in America.  The Online Collection includes approximately 1,900 memoirs.

Bioline International Journals

Bioline International is a pioneer in the provision of open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity.

BioMed Central Journals

BMC publishes approximately  300 peer-reviewed open access journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

BMC Chemistry (formerly known as Chemistry Central Journal)

BMC Chemistry is an open access, peer reviewed journal that publishes in the diverse field of chemistry, ranging from organic, inorganic and physical chemistry to medicinal and analytical contributions, as well as articles covering chemistry in the fields of environment and energy, materials and macromolecules, agriculture and food, and green and sustainable processes.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE is a free research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

National Service Center for Environmental Publications

Search, retrieve, download, print, and order EPA technical, scientific, and educational materials from this site – all free of charge.

Open Science DB

Open Science DB is a mission-driven database led by students in life sciences and engineering who aim to make federally-funded research more accessible to the public by providing easy-to-understand summaries of peer-reviewed scientific publications.  The database is managed and run by graduate students from multiple universities across the country.

OSTI.GOV

OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for Department of Energy (DOE) funded science, technology, and engineering research and development (R&D) results and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).  OSTI.GOV contains over 70 years of energy-related research results and citations collected by OSTI.

PLOS

PLOS is a nonprofit open-access publisher of articles in science, technology, and medicine, including seven of its own journals, including PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine.

Science.gov

Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

Treesearch

This site is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the USDA Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works authored by the agency’s scientists and published by journals, in conference proceedings, or in books. Treesearch also offers scholarly works published by the agency which may or may not have been authored by agency researchers.  All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research.

Wolfram Alpha

WolframAlpha is a computational knowledge engine and answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced data.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social Science Research Network

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a database of social science research and is composed of various specialized research networks.  The SSRN eLibrary provides over one million research papers in more than 65 disciplines.

SocArXiv

SocArXiv is an open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, sponsored by the University of Maryland.

STATISTICS/DATA

Data UN

UNdata is a web-based data service providing international statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies. The numerous databases or tables collectively known as "datamarts" contain over 60 million data points and cover a wide range of statistical themes including agriculture, crime, communication, development assistance, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labour market, manufacturing, national accounts, population and migration, science and technology, tourism, transport and trade.

Census Data

Data.census.gov is the new centralized platform to access demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data.gov

Data.gov is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data.  Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

DataOne

DataONE is a community driven program providing access to data across multiple member repositories operated by research centers, universities, non-profit organizations, citizen science initiatives, government and non-government organizations, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

IPUMS

IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts.  Data and services are available free of charge.  IPUMS is a part of the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota.

WomanStats Project

The WomanStats Project began in 2001 with the aim of investigating the link between the security and behavior of states and the situation and security of the women within them. Since that time, it has grown to include thirteen principal investigators at nine universities across four countries, representing six fields of study: international relations, geography, psychology, sustainable development, statistics, and sociology.