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SECTION ONE: GENERAL RESOURCE SEARCHERS



  • Intute : a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research.
  • Virtual Library for Social Science and Management : from the Library & Information Center, Madras School of Social Work (MSSW)
  • WWW Virtual Library for the Social Sciences
  • Best of the Web - Social Sciences
  • PubSub : "a matching service that is able to read millions of data sources on your behalf and notify you instantly whenever a match is made to any predefined search query".
  • PINAKES: A Subject Launchpad : subject-specific metasite; launchpad to over 25 specialized metasites.
  • British Library Internet Resources : subject-matter and origin sorted.
  • City University of New York, Mina Rees Library : a big subject matter index of resources.
  • Links2Go: Social Research
  • PeoplesResearch.com : current and relevant social research papers and publications.
  • All Academic: The Guide to Free Academic Resources Online
  • Album des Sciences Sociales : online teaching and research resources within the social sciences in french.
  • Australian Journals OnLine : a database of over 2,000 magazines, journals, etc. with primarily Australian content.
  • Center for Research Libraries Foreign Doctoral Dissertations Database free access to a searchable database of several hundred thousand references to PHD and doctoral dissertations held in its collections.
  • UniXL: Education and Jobs Portal : "UniXL provides students, general public and businesses with high quality and relevant education and career related resources."
  • Portals to the World : from the Library of Congress [US].
  • Dutch Electronic Subject Service (DutchESS--Royal Netherlands Library) : seems to be in English.
  • Humbul Humanities Hub
  • Infomine
  • ContentScan : free trial.
  • Yenza: Using the Internet for research and teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • History Guide : over 3,000 resources available at this site via browsing pages or a pull-down menu.
  • AdmiNet
  • SocioSite
  • Links to Other Social Science WWW Sites
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences : free browsing to the abstract level; the rest costs.
  • Canadian Social Research Links
  • InstantKnowledge : 'Authority Finder' -- search for a quote.
  • Census Online : an extensive collection of links to US and Canadian census sources.
  • The Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk : Resources & News for Information Professionals & Researchers.
  • Where to do Research : starting places for many topics.
  • The King's Fund : links to research sites.
  • Information Explorer : from the University of Technology, Sydney Australia.
  • getCITED : searches for book chapters, working papers, conference papers, and other types of publications and academic research not commonly indexed.
  • Researchville : mostly but not entirely press oriented.
  • Refdesk.com : links to online reference sites.
  • Yahoo search for 'Social Science Research'
  • Education Planet: Social Science Research
  • Research Engine for Social Science : from Education Planet.
  • Social Science Gateways (& statistics, public opinion, labour) : from Dean Tudor at Ryerson U in Toronto.
  • WWW Resources for the Social Sciences : a good subject guide from Lynn University.
  • Student Advantage
  • Infoglobus : General social sciences metasite in Russia.
  • Questia : Note (this is fee based**): this site offers great promise. "the first online service to provide unlimited access to the full text of hundreds of thousands of books, journals and periodicals, as well as tools to easily use this information." Searching is free
  • FindArticles.com : free access to the full-text of articles published in over 350 magazines and journals dating from 1998.
  • FORIS - Social Science Research Information System : descriptions of social science research projects carried out in the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • Regard : a searchable bibliographic database containing in-depth information on UK social science research.
  • UK Public Record Office : keyword or advanced searches.
  • Grassroots : Social Science Search with a Social Work emphasis.
  • Research Resources in Social Science
  • AddALL : book location and price comparison site.
  • Bublos : "The Web's Favorite Book Price Comparison site".
  • Center for Retrospective Digitization in Goettingen (Gottinger DigitalisierungsZentrum GDZ) Document Server
  • Research Engine for Social Scientists : from Harvard U.
  • Social Issues Research Centre
  • International Social Science Research : a library guide at SUNY Stony Brook.
  • Academic Info Your Gateway to Quality Internet Resources and Academic Info Social Science Gateway , one of the main segements.
  • SearchLight for the Social Sciences : at the University of Californai Digital Library. Some services are available only to University users.
  • University of California Press Electronic Editions : "available in the following subject areas: International Studies, Classics, Literature, History, Anthropology, Politics, and Religious Studies. These editions are still in the testing stage and are available for browsing free of charge."
  • Index Morganagus : collects, organizes and disseminates articles from 80 library-related journals.
  • SearchEdu : "Over 20 million university and education pages indexed and ranked in order of popularity."
  • Social Science Hub
  • The AnswerSleuth looks at Social Sciences
  • GESIS SocioGuide: Sources of Social Science
  • Researching in the Social Sciences
  • The Library Card : 'online research centre'.
  • direct search : "a growing compilation of DIRECT LINKS to the search interfaces of resources that are not easily searchable from general search tools".
  • ESRC: Research Guide to the Social Sciences
  • 1st Spot Social Sciences : principally sociology and anthropology but there is more.
  • Ethics Update : classified by ethical issues and searchable across topics.
  • Research Buzz : LinkBank Internet Research Resources.
  • Research Central : a rather complete list of starting points for research purposes.
  • Encyclopedia Proteus : unified search interface offering access to quality encyclopedic information.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica : the whole thing (was free, now charges for whole text == free excerpts only).
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia
  • Canadian Encyclopedia
  • Social Research & Statistical Links Page
  • Internet Research News/ ResearchBuzz : search site (research resources and tutorials) and also sign up for listserv.
  • The Gateway to Educational Materials : one-stop educational resource, mostly K-12 materials but may grow outwards. From the US government.
  • Library of Congress: Country Studies [.pdf] : studies of 100 countries.
  • usgovsearch.com : scan the entire website holdings of the U.S. government (a terrifying thought). Note: this site was intended to charge users; charges have been suspended for the moment.
  • PedagoNet - Learning Resources Search Engine
  • Internet Resources in History
  • Links for Students of History and the Social Sciences
  • The On-Line Books Page : huge collection of digitized books for free.
  • NTU Electronic Library Resources for the Social Sciences
  • Librarians' Resource Centre : from the Toronto chapter of the Special Libraries Association.
  • Toronto Virtual Reference Library (VRL) featuring the York and Toronto city directories 1833 onwards
  • Canadian Heritage Information Network : information about the resources in Canadian museums and galleries.
  • University of New Brunswick Electronic Text Centre : The beginnings of a digital library...contains 4,000 works including the Journal of Conflict Studies.
  • Scholarly Articles Research Alerting (SARA) : service is limited solely to journals published by British publisher Carfax (hundreds).
  • Babelfish : on the fly translations for European languages. Works wonderfully well. Geben Sie mir einen Versuch
  • AlphaSearch : subject-based metasite provided by the Hekman Digital Library at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • StudyWeb : StudyWEB - 15,000 Reviewed Research URLs.
  • PRAXIS: Resources for Social and Economic Development
  • Socionet : the web site of the Sociometrics Corporation, including Social Science Links : arranged by discipline; and Online Databases & Search Engines
  • Central Reference and Referral Point : at the University of Michigan Library; also Statistical Resources on the Web
  • REGARD Database : searchable database containing information on social science research which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, ESRC (UK).
  • U.S. Information Database : Central source for U.S. government information.
  • Online Computer Library Center - InterCAT : accumulating catalog of Web materials using the MARC cataloging system and 21 MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) manuals : large collection of cataloguing information for browsing.
  • Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Cataloging
  • The Global Inventory Project (GIP) : to create a multimedia inventory of significant national and international projects, studies and other initiatives pertaining to the information society.
  • Infospace : General Information Directory.
  • The Info Service : A huge International Reference Library with 29,000+ links covering 350 subjects, adding 200+ new links weekly.
  • Social Sciences Internet Resources
  • ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education
  • The Making of America : University of Michigan and Cornell University Digital Library [Frames].
  • World World : Icon-based index containing hundreds of links to the world and beyond organized by country.
  • Wired Source : "find 'the best' research tools online".
  • The Social Informatics Page : at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Indiana.
  • Research & Reference Gateway: Research Guides: Business
  • BUBL LINK / 5:15 Catalogue of Internet Resources : previously BUBL Subject Directories.
  • SOSIG Resources Search Engine and NUKOP Online : a web database of new official UK publications online for government and policy researchers.
  • Public Policy Research Links
  • Public Policy Sites : A hot linked list (with brief reviews) of sites known for equipping and refining the tools for public policy analysis.
  • SOSIG subject guides : to networked resources in education, law, politics and governments, social welfare, sociology, accounting and economics. In .doc and .rtf formats.
  • Social Science Data Collection : at the University of California San Diego.
  • Social Science Web Sites : at the University of Washington.
  • Higher Education in the United States of America & Canada : help for students who are considering higher education in the United States of America or Canada but are uncertain of the formalities involved to do so.
  • Connexions : is a Canadian organization working to connect individuals and organizations working for social change with each other, with information and ideas, and with the general public.
  • AcademicInfo : an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information.
  • U101 College Search : an online resource for universities and colleges in Northern America in addition to post secondary vocational training.
  • Lakeview Health Systems : this is a drug treatment facility. It has various website resources on rehab information.
  • Health Local : an easy to use, online Health Services directory listing for clinics and health related services across Canada.
  • World Health Statistics : from the World Health Organization. [*NEW*]


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