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SECTION TWO: CONTENT TO BROWSE



  • Resources for the Humanities and Social Sciences from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition (2009) : download a free .pdf copy. [*NEW*]
  • Social and Human Sciences in UNESCO
  • World Population Growth Infographic : some basic world population data in graphical form.
  • Growing Knowledge: The Evolution of Research : tutorial material on doing research in the digital environment from the British Library.
  • Boston University Libraries: Research Guides
  • CiteSeerX : automated citation indexing and citation linking.
  • World Digital Library : a project to provide primary sources from other countries and cultures free of charge.
  • Resource Guide for Social Sciences
  • ResearchResearch : Newspaper for the Research World.
  • ResearchChannel: Social Sciences Video and Webcast Library
  • Open Humanities Press : "to make leading works of contemporary critical thought freely available worldwide."
  • PubMed Central Canada : a free digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences literature based on PubMed Central, the archive developed by the US National Library of Medicine.
  • Database of Online Health Statistics : for many countries, housed in Alberta, Canada.
  • NESSIE, the Network of Economic and Social Science Infrastructures in Europe : working to address the barriers to European comparative research.
  • Digitized texts : the beginnings of the inevitable; knowledge decoupling from celulose.
  • NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks : online version of the directory of World Think tanks compiled by Center for Policy Research Information National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)Japan.
  • SourceOECD : The OECD's Online Library of Statistical Databases, Books and Periodicals. OECD's books from 1998 onwards are available in full text, some 1,500 titles, together with 19 journals and more than 40 interactive statistical databases.
  • OECD Observer : browse recent OECD publications.
  • ESRC Society Today : reports on all (British) ESRC-funded research and links to other resources.
  • The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) : at Columbia U., social science reseach materials to read.
  • Open Access Bibliography : English-language books, conference papers, etc. free to use.
  • World E-Book Library : more than 330,000+ PDF eBooks and eDocuments.
  • Public Library of Science : open access journals.
  • Research Connect : a subscription-based integrated research database of social, political, technical, financial, legal, medical, scientific, economic and business research.
  • New York Times current articles on the social sciences
  • Internet Resources Newsletter : A free newsletter for academics, students, engineers, scientists & social scientists.
  • Teaching Resources and Materials for Social Scientists (TRAMMS)
  • eScholarship Repository : a central location for depositing any research or scholarly output deemed appropriate by their participating University of California research unit.
  • Social Criticism Review : Selected readings on modern society and its ills.
  • Organdi Quarterly : an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to contemporary issues in social sciences and arts.
  • The Social Science Dream Machine: Resource : paper gives a comprehensive overview of the (then) anticipated Networked Social Science Tools and Resources (NESSTAR). The NESSTAR user download package is now available here
  • Social Science Research Network [SSRN] : freely access thousands of abstracts and full-text research papers.
  • UNESCO Archives Portal
  • OECD: Policy Briefs
  • Archives Made Easy : on-line guide to archives around the globe.
  • The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science
  • Social Science Working Papers on the Web : from Caltech.
  • Internet and Society: A Preliminary Report : full text of preliminary report from Stanford U.
  • SearcheBooks.com : search engine that indexes the full text of "thousands" of online books.
  • A Collection of Digitized Books About Books
  • On-Line Books Page : from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Belinus Press : ull-text works and other resources related to fairy tales, mythology, folklore, and spiritualism.
  • Accessible Archives : Primary Source Material from 18th & 19th Century Periodicals. Over 100 Million Searchable WORDS.
  • The History of Copyright : homepage of the forthcoming book "The History of Copyright: A Critical Overview With Source Texts in Five Languages". Source documents are already on the site.
  • ibiblio : home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet. ibiblio is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
  • Guide to Digital Resources for the Humanities 2000
  • Free ebooks from Adobe : dozens of full text books in .pdf format for free; they tend to run to the classics of fiction in Western European culture old enough for the copyright to have expired. One exception is a copy of Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • Glasgow Digital Library Ebooks
  • Critical Thinking On The Web: A Directory of Quality Online Resources
  • The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age : full book.
  • Documents in Information Science (DOIS)
  • The World in Figures (current int'l statistics)
  • ResPool Internet Guide
  • How Polls Are Conducted : FAQ from the Gallup Organization.
  • How To Read A Paper; Statistics for the non-statistician
  • The Corporate Library : repository for research, study and critical thinking about the nature of the modern global corporation.
  • Full-Text US Internet Government Periodicals
  • Criminal Justice 2000 : free four-volume series on US crimimal justice in .pdf format.
  • Online Study Guides : all sorts of materials covered.
  • Links2Go Resources
  • ProQuest Digital Dissertations : free access to all from 1998 and 1999. More of the 100,000 on file if you pay. Full texts available in pdf; just the recent abstracts are free.
  • H-Net : Humanities and Social Sciences Online.
  • Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC) -- International Labour Organization
  • The State of the World's Children 2008 : annual review of the treatment accorded the world's children.
  • Doctoral Theses written in Spain : since 1993; in Spanish.
  • BASES DE DATOS DE TESIS DOCTORALES (TESEO) : Doctoral theses in Spain.
  • Le Fichier Central des Thèses : Thèses enregistre les sujets de thèses de doctorat en préparation dans les universités françaises [in French].
  • TheseNet : dissertations written for PhDs granted in France.
  • Thesa : a searchable database of information about doctoral theses in progress at French universities Grandes Ecoles. These cover all areas of the sciences, social sciences and management.
  • ResearchPaper.com : "the Web's largest collection of topics, ideas, and assistance for school-related research projects."
  • Orientation Search Engine : websites in specific countries and regions.
  • Country Watch
  • Ready to publish : "a free-web-based-place to put your thesis or dissertation for pre-publication critique".
  • HIT MAN ON-LINE : "A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors", originally published by Paladin Press, written by Rex Feral. An authentic piece of Americana online; withdrawn from sale as a book as part of a lawsuit settlment. Seen as dangerous knowledge:)
  • Societé Anonyme Sabotage Handbook : somewhat infamous collection of destructive tips and tricks. Don't try these at home kids.
  • The EServer :"... published writings online since 1990; today we offer over 20,000 works".
  • M.I.T. Theses and E-Theses Online
  • Bigcite : pithy quotations on demand.
  • Policy Library : public policy knowledge in the public domain.
  • Headcount : who is online by language and region
  • World Wide Words : Exploring the English language.
  • Languages on the Web : 30,000 links to language resources and a number of texts presented as parallel translations.
  • The Spire Project : Australian research resources organized by tool and topic.
  • Humanity Development Library 2.0 : "contains more than 1,230 publications (160,000 pages) to help solve poverty, to increase human potential, and to provide education to all."
  • United Nations Scholar's Workstation : developed by the Yale University Library, the Social Science Statistical Laboratory, and United Nations Studies.
  • UNdata : search United Nations data holdings.
  • The State of World Population 2008
  • Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes
  • C-18L - Resources for 18th-Century Studies Across the Disciplines
  • Academic Conferences : listings of upcoming conferences; largely North American; and another one Internet Conference Calendar
  • Just-in-Time: Electronic Article Delivery Services : contact information for commercial article delivery services.
  • MetaLab Collections : material on disparate topices with a searcher.
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations in the Humanities
  • Digital Scriptorium : over 2,000 manuscripts and documents from the eighth through the fifteenth century.
  • Early Manuscripts at Oxford University : scanned images of ancient, medieval, and Celtic manuscripts available for free personal use.
  • The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
  • EpistemeLinks : database of links to all things philosophical.
  • Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography : .pdf version here
  • European Literature - Electronic Texts : electronic text, not in English.
  • WISDOM: Knowledge & Literature Search : "Comprehensive Knowledge & Global Literature Resources".
  • SCETI: Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image -- University of Pennsylvania
  • Siris Information system : from the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Historical Statistics of Canada, 2nd ed. 1983 : free downloadable version; 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s.
  • Canadian Social Research Links
  • Electronic Collection: a Virtual Collection of Monographs and Periodicals (Canada) from the National Library of Canada.
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  • Canadian Archival Information Network
  • CanLinks: Directory of Web resources relevant to Canadian Studies
  • Canadian Studies--A Guide to the Sources
  • CultureCanada
  • Images Canada : "Search the collections of participating archives, libraries, museums and universities from across Canada."
  • Virtual Museum of Canada
  • Oh Canada : information on the Internet which defines and exposes Canada and Canadians.
  • Canadian Research Information Database - CRID : provided by the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada (HSSFC). The database features an alphabetical list (by title) of short descriptions of research projects, and findings, undertaken by scholars in a range of disciplines concerned with Canadian culture and society.
  • Canada in the Making
  • Exploration of the Fur Trade and Hudson Bay's Company
  • United Nations Web Locator Site
  • African Bookworm : African publishing & book trade, newspapers and media, etc.
  • Human Development Report 2001: Information--UN Development Programme : wherein Canada, which won top spot for overall quality of life for many years, has now been passed by Norway and Australia in 2000 because of blind neo-con indifference to poverty, health and housing issues :)
  • UN Statistical Division : features Monthly Bulletin of Statistics.
  • Sustainable Development Timeline
  • Human Rights Internet : Collection of Documentation, research, and links on worldwide human rights issues.
  • Spartacus Educational : Spartacus is committed to providing free resources for the Internet community. Currently features reports on Encyclopedia of British History: 1700-1900, Child Labour: 1750-1900, Parliamentary Reform: 1750-1900, The Peterloo Massacre, First World War Encyclopedia, Investigating the Vietnam War, and Emancipation of Women: 1860-1920.
  • Special Subject Guides--LSSULG Germany : three annotated subject directories: mathematics, earth sciences and geography, and Anglo-American culture.
  • Virtual Cultural Library -- UNESCO
  • Directory of Digitized Collections : joint project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Memory of the World Programme and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
  • Re-envisioning the PhD : investigating change in doctoral education. And its about time isn't it.
  • Brint Institute : large collection of free resources for business, technology, and knowledge management.
  • Social and Economic Implications o Information Technologies : A Bibliographic Database Pilot Project
  • The Social Science Research Grapevine : provided by the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) at the University of Bristol.
  • British Official Publications Current Awareness Service (BOPCAS)
  • Current Awareness Resources MetaPage : from the Scout project.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica : the whole thing, only portions now for free. The concise version is free and its here
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia
  • European Documentation Center (EDC) : at the Law Library at the University of Leiden in the The Netherlands. Document collections from the United Nations, the European Union, and other international organization with emphasis on the law.
  • Eurotext : full-text documents covering 28 key policy areas, such as Development Policy, European Integration, and Economic and Monetary Union.
  • THE GREAT BRITAIN HISTORICAL DATABASE ONLINE : large database of geographically-located nineteenth and twentieth-century aggregate statistics for Great Britain.
  • InfoRoute: The Stationery Office of the UK : search for British government publications.
  • The World War I Document Archive
  • The Siege and Commune of Paris, 1870-71
  • Early British Kingdoms Web Site
  • NET's Educational Resource Center : General educational resources.
  • European Integration Online Papers--ECSA Austria
  • Walter Stewart's Page on Scientific Misconduct
  • Eurodocs : Primary historical documents from Western Europe
  • ConnecText Catalog : a site for authors of online textbooks who would like to make the availability of their works more widely known. The offerings highlighted in the Catalog are electronic publications which are accessible through the Internet.
  • The Oxford Text Archive : more than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages.
  • Annotated Webliography Of Humanism
  • NetLibrary : "World's Largest Collection of Books".
  • The On-Line Books Page
  • European Union Internet Resources and European Union Research Guide : both from Berkeley libraries
  • INCORE Internet Service on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity
  • UNESCO MOST: Management of Social Transformations
  • The State of the World's Children 2005 : annual from UNICEF.
  • The Progress of Nations 2000 : annual from UNICEF.
  • International Organization Web Sites : 5,000 International Organizations in the form of Inter-governmental organizations (IGO's) and International non-governmental organizations (INGO's).
  • ERIC Digests : a searchable collection of over 1,900 full-text documents targeted at the education community.
  • Canadian Council on Social Development - CCSD : has social policy related materials which the council has produced for many decades; and a excellent collection of links for Canadians interested in social policy issues. Its Here
  • Official Social Union Page
  • Early Canadiana Online
  • Stanford Institute of International Studies
  • The Europa Homepage : offering information on the European Union's goals and policies.
  • Forum on Developing Countries : links and research in progress.
  • GLOBAL Information Locator [GILS] Free public access to information resources of the U.S. government.
  • U.S.-Canada Studies
  • Email Web Resource Index : absolutely everything you would ever want to know about e-mail.
  • Internet Research : A research journal home page with index and tables of contents and some samples.
  • On-Line Social Science Journals
  • E-Journal list : the WWW Virtual Library list.
  • Jstor : journals online; you have to visit from a registered academic institution or have an individual subsription.
  • Cooperative Union Serials System (CUSS) : Catalogue of periodical literature in Ontario libraries. telnet
  • Internet Index from Silverplatter : Silverplatter subject collections
    .... (maybe your library has these CD-ROMs, maybe not).
  • Government Information in Canada : A periodical on this subject from the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Canadian Government Information on the Internet : a document by Anita Cannon.
  • Canadian Electronic Publications : from the National Library of Canada.
  • resAnet : The Web-based interface to the National Library of Canada catalogue.
  • U.S. Federal Web Locator : Central Access point to the Heart of Darkness.... the Government of the United States of America; see also GovBot
  • Fedstats--Hyperlinks to US Government Statistics and A site map to Fedstats
  • U.S. Government Information Sharing Project : at Oregon State University.
  • U.S. National Archives Information Server : electronic records program; with Audovisual Information Locator Database (NAIL) and Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
  • Lawrence Berkeley Lab's Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Science Web Site
  • Centre for Educational Leadership : at McGill
  • Arab Social Science Research : includes virtual library.
  • I'M EUROPE : The European Commission's Web site: includes link to Eurostat under EURO-INFO-SOURCES.
  • Library of Congress : Search Library of Congress subject/author catalogues.
  • OPAC97--British Library and Portico--British Library
  • SPRU Library and Information Service : Science Policy Research Unit Library at the University of Sussex; free registration required.
  • American Association of University Presses : 49,000+ titles in print.
  • The Social Science Data Access Initiative
  • Acses : book search engine searches not only for books, but also for their prices at various internet bookstores.
  • Chapters-Indigo Bookstore online Canadian online booksellers.
  • Bookstacks Inc. : Search the Inventory (account not required: registration is free).
  • Amazon.com Books : search a "million title catalog"; also has eyes and editors a personal notification automated search agent which will keep an eye out for new editions, specific authors etc. The Canadian arm of Amazon has a site here
  • Blackwell's Bookshops : Excellent British book store chain.
  • BooksAtoZ : a large and eclectic site containing information on producing, distributing, or finding books. Also CD production services, book stores and searching, self-publishing, useful information sites, etc. The graphics version of this page is hard to see on many displays; choose the text only version if you have difficulty.
  • Labour's Online Bookstore : left wing books from a subset of Amazon's offerings.
  • The Smoking Gun : an archive of odd documents including, for instance, Marilyn Munroe's will.
  • Cemetery Records Online : 292,000 records from over 1,800 cemeteries worldwide.
  • Internet Sacred Text Archive
  • Naropa Archive Project : access to over 3500 recorded lectures including ones from Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs.
  • Voices: SOSIG's guide to using audio in the social sciences
  • ScienceStage.com : a new-style, user-based and free science portal for institutes, scientists and universities.
  • Social statistics : a new venture in collecting Web user characterstics online as an end in itself, somewhat facebook-like.
  • The Teaching Company : packages first rate (audio) lecture series on a host of classical education topics, alas for large amounts of money, and also alas mostly given by Americans. But fortunately, anonymous public-spirited users have repackaged the lecture series for P2P distribution. Google search 'teach12.com torrent' and ye shall find.
  • Open Courses from MIT lectures series from MIT.
  • Canadian Printer and Publisher : digitized volumes of this publication dating from 1892 to 1911.
  • Emagister : an educational directory, Emagister.net offers prospective students a wide variety of information on courses, degrees, colleges, universities and other schools of higher learning as well as the opportunity to contact these schools.
  • AcademicInfo.net : "an online education resource center with extensive subject guides, video courses and distance learning information."
  • The New School for Social Research : in NYC. "The interdisciplinary education offered by The New School for Social Research today explores and promotes global peace and justice as more than theoretical ideals."
  • Education Hub : Professional development for educators.
  • Footnote : 70 million historical [US] documents to browse.
  • Notable Professors at Top Research Universities : top 100 [US], according to Leslie Hanson who does the listing.
  • Assessments from Council of Canadian Academies : position papers on a wide range of social and science topics.


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