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SECTION THREE: REFERENCE MATERIALS


GENERAL REFERENCE MATERIALS



  • Digital Research Tools : a very useful collection of explanations.
  • JURN : humanities and social sciences articles that are made available from the Directory of Open Access Journals and the Intute: Arts & Humanities website. Search 2,148 scholarly / intellectual ejournals in the arts & humanities.
  • The Internet for Social Scientists : A brief and hopefully clear description of the toolset by myself and Paul de Guchteneire; on the UNESCO server in Paris.
  • Open J-Gate: Open Access Journal Articles Database
  • Electronic Journals: A Selected Resource Guide
  • University of Saskatchewan Library Index of e-journals : including those with RSS feeds.
  • OJOSE: Online Journal Search Engine : free scientific search engine enabling you to make search-queries in different databases.
  • AllRefer.com : general purpose subject matter reference material, somewhat medically oriented; also AllRefer: Reference
  • A Student's Guide to the Medical Literature
  • Academic Subject Guides : from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.
  • Research Guides : from the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Libraries, Harvard University. [*NEW*]
  • NameBase : database of 110,000 names of groups and individuals, compiled from over 600 investigative books published since 1962, and thousands of pages from periodicals since 1973.
  • Political Graveyard : indexes over 81,000 dead [US] politicians, diplomats, and judges.
  • Fact City : no links, just 'facts'.
  • Official Documents of the United Nations : now available free of charge.
  • Yearbook of the United Nations : published by the UN annually since 1946.
  • FindArticles : "search and read 3.5 million articles from over 700 publications."
  • dissertationsandtheses.com : "more than 25,000 quality research papers, experimental studies, and even examples of entire theses to download, study from, and cite in the body of your own thesis or dissertation".
  • Australian Digital Theses Program : a national collaborative distributed database of digitised theses produced at Australian Universities.
  • E-REFERENCE SOURCES : from the Asian Institute of Technology.
  • LiveRef : Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services.
  • Links2Go : classified lists of high volume links.
  • Lives, the Biography Resource
  • E-Books Available Online : a huge index of over 73,000 English-language book texts.
  • Wikipedia : open-source encyclopedia which has now grown to more than 100,000 articles; anyone may contribute an article, or edit an existing one, at any time. Sister project is The Wiktionaary
  • Genealogical Research Service : 422 databases, minimum $US10 fee.
  • Biography Center : thousands of high-quality biographies.
  • Pilot-Search : A new literary resource search engine; "over 10,000 searchable links".
  • URLs from the Red Rocker Eater list : links from Phil Agre's list. Most deal with the social, practical and philosophical implications of cyberspace; and Networking and the Network a guide for PhD students of all stripes.
  • All-in-One Biblical Resources Search : on the off chance you might want to look up some biblical obscurity.
  • European Integration Current Contents : tables of contents of 101 journals relevant in European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences.
  • Historical Research in Europe: A Guide to Archives and Libraries
  • African Journals Online : journals available from all over Africa, as well as information on the contents of those journals.
  • Hot Papers Database
  • Publist : Search database of over 150,000 magazines, journals, newsletters, & other periodicals.
  • Censored: Wielding the Red Pen : the history of censorship in US.
  • ICAAP Journals Database and Distribution Centre : database of "full text, freely available, peer reviewed (and clearly identified) scholarly journals."
  • Needle Navigator : Needle in a CyberStack - the InfoFinder.
  • The Gateway to Information at Ohio State University
  • Internet Resources Arranged by Subject : a very good subject based catalogue from the Gelman Library at George Washington University.
  • Fast Facts
  • Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
  • Historical Text Archive : articles, books, maps, and photographs on various subject categories.
  • free electronic journals and free electronic bibliographies : both from the University of Leiden.
  • Librarian's Index to the Internet
  • Electronic Sources of Information: a Bibliography
  • Becoming WebWise : a tutorial from the BBC.
  • The MS Word to Web Page: An Academic's Guide to Quick Web Page Construction
  • Computer Science Bibiographies
  • 404 Help Zone : demystify the 404 Error.
  • "Almost Every file format in the world"
  • "Every file format in the world "
  • Online Conversion : any unit of measure to any other one.
  • History of the English Language
  • The Intelligent Scholar's Guide to the Use of Human Subjects in Research : from Harvard U.
  • CARFAX scholarly articles research alerting : free service from CARFAX publishers in the UK. Emails tables of contents in their journals of inter interest to you.
  • Faxon Guide to Serials Online
  • Missionary Periodicals Database : about the British missionary experience.
  • Essayworld : "Hundreds of free essays for students"; do you feel lucky?
  • Measuring Progress : from Friends of the Earth; new ways of measuring economic and social activity.
  • r.cade : the 'official dessiminator' for Eurostat, ILO, UNESCO etc.; data retrievals. Evidently 'official dissemination' costs money but not if you are a British academic or student.
  • The Public Records Office of Great Britain : a database of over eight million document references.
  • British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service : contains 16,435 references to key British Official Publications 1833-1983
  • Museum Network : searchable directory to over 33,000 of the world's museums.
  • The Scout Toolkit : instructional materials on Web software tools.
  • Searching the World Wide Web. A basic tutorial : doing electronic research on the Web.
  • US Government Documents Ready Reference Collection--CU DSC
  • Braintrack University Index : URLs for over 5,300 higher education institutions all over the world (152 countries).
  • PubMed : NLM's search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.
  • The Intellectual Property Mall : collection of intellectual property resources served up by the Franklin Pierce Law Center and others on the Internet.
  • Intellectual Property Glossary
  • Captain Canada's Links to Everything Canadian
  • Canada e-Book (Statistics Canada)
  • Canadian Inventory of Digital Initiatives : descriptions of Canadian information resources created for the Web.
  • Online Resources for Canadian Heritage
  • Canadian Subject Headings (CSH) on the Web
  • Canadian Encyclopedia Online
  • The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
  • A+ Country Reports
  • Maailma numeroina [The World in Figures] : a series of downloadable excel tables on social indicators for a collection of countries. Labels in Finnish.
  • Nationmaster : Interactive Country Comparisons.
  • Nations Online Project : A portal to the countries of the world.
  • OECD Statistics Portal : various statistics needed to create reports for both its member nations and the general public.
  • Philosophy Research Base
  • Noesis : Philosophical Research Online.
  • Robert's Rules of Order : Official Site
  • Robert's Rules of Order Revised
  • Robert’s Rules of Order Revised for Deliberative Assemblies
  • Introduction to Robert's Rules of Order
  • Google search on 'Parliamentary Procedure'
  • US Patent Full Text Database
  • Social Research Update : topic based bulletin on social research technique.
  • Web Kitchen : from Ziff-Davis..a big collection of tutorials for page construction.
  • Good Documents : a clearinghouse of information collected to help content providers write for the Intranet and Internet media.
  • GIS Guide to Good Practice : guidance for individuals and organisations involved in the creation, maintenance, use and long-term preservation of GIS-based digital resources. The predominant emphasis is archaeology.
  • Interversity Education and Technology Mailing List Archives : on the convergence of education and the Net..radical pedagogies.
  • Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
  • NameBase : finds references to named individuals; also has a proximity search to link that individual to other associates.
  • Canadian Centre for Philanthropy : catalogue contains information on research concerning nonprofit, voluntary or charitable organizations.
  • Evaluating Web Resources
  • Developing a Course Web Page: Virtual Resource Packet
  • Social Science Research Training Modules : Social Science Research Training by Distance Learning.
  • Find Tutorials ; on almost anything.
  • Teachers' Website Handbook and Homepage Generator Sampler : basic information of great practical worth.
  • Infobits : Monthly newsletter from the Institute for Academic Technology's Information Resources Group.
  • Infomine: for the social sciences, humanities, and the arts : about 800 internet resources: at the Riverside campus of the University of California. Note the main Infomine site as well which contains information on other related topics such as biological science and medicine. Its HERE
  • PharmInfoNet DrugDB : pharmocology database (DRUGS).
  • Drugsearch : reliable and tempered information on a large number of illegal and legal drugs and street terms.
  • Research-It! : a lot of reference material; dictionary, English-French translation etc.
  • Introduction to Logic for Liberal Arts and Business Majors : a complete course.
  • The Why Files : research resources from Madison. Predominantly science-oriented accumulated answers to uncommon questions.
  • Africa Research Central
  • Encyclopaedia of the Orient
  • MediLexicon
  • Medicare Glossary [U.S.] [*NEW*]
  • Search Engine for Intellectual Property Information
  • New York Times Offers Article Archives from 1851-1995 : Searching is free; articles cost.
  • Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide
  • The FAQ Finder
  • Search Interface for FAQs
  • Online Support : provides answers to Internet related questions.
  • Address Directory For The Politicians Of The World : in case you get bored and want to annoy a stranger.
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • Directory for Graduate Schools
  • BANNED BOOKS ONLINE
  • ALA Challenged and Banned Books
  • The Most Frequently Banned Books in the 1990s
  • Forbidden Library
  • Challenged & Banned Books : from the St.Charles Ill. public library.
  • Online Colleges and Universities : a guide to online education programs. No advertising.
  • Online Degree Reviews : "Unbiased Online Degree Reviews".
  • MatchCollege : US College and University guide.
  • Education Online Search : a free college and career education portal.
  • TutorVista : a commercial service: "provides world-class tutoring and high-quality content to students around the world".
  • Online speed reading training
  • Free Online OCR service : Recognize text and characters from PDF scanned documents (including multipage files), photographs and digital camera captured images. Free Online OCR service supports 32 recognition languages. Convert scanned PDF to Word, Txt, Rtf. [*NEW*]
  • Strategies for Effective Teaching: A Handbook for Teaching Assistants : from University of Wisconsin's College of Engineering.

    ONLINE UNIVERSITY REPLICA PROGRAMMES



  • For Profit Colleges and Universities : concerning the unsettling growth of for-profit post-secondary replica instititions online. [*NEW*]
  • U.S. Senate Subcommittee Report on Walden University, April 9, 2012 : a pdf copy for downloading. All the basic information on one of the largest for-profit online post-secondary replica universities. [*NEW*]
  • WorldWideLearn : Directory of online degree programmes worldwide.
  • Online MBA degree programs : from a UK source.
  • PhD programmes online : "a medium of free information that caters to aspiring PhD students from all over the world".
  • Online PhD Degree programs in the UK
  • Onlinephduk : Free guides and advice from University academics about PhD courseware.
  • Online PhD UK
  • Online Business Management Courses
  • PhD Admissions : Doctorate Degree Programs On Campus and Online.
  • Online Nurse Practitioner Programs
  • PhD in Education
  • OnlineSchools.org : a general information website with many resources useful to prospective students. [*NEW*]
  • Open Colleges - Australia [*NEW*]

  • Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis & Collection Home Page : Outline is quite large. Excellent collection of course outlines and lists of texts for the central aspects of contemporary social science methodology from the summer methods school at Essex. If you physically go to Colchester, be prepared for an alarming number of rabbits.




    TIMELINES



  • HyperHistory Online : hypertextual timelines that graphically display 3,000 years of world history.
  • WebChron: The WebChronology Project : includes regional and cutltural chronologies.
  • Time Warp : displays stats and info from the United States and world for the early part of the 1900s and the present.
  • BBC Timelines: England and Scotland
  • History Research Online
  • Canadian Timeline
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History
  • History World: History and Timelines
  • World Timelines




    SOCIAL CONDITIONS



  • 2002 World Population Data Sheet : from the Population Reference Bureau [.pdf, 15 pp.]
  • United Nations World Population, 1998 : data tables on population for regions and nations around the world.
  • Child Poverty in Rich Nations_ -- UNICEF [.pdf, 33 pages]
  • Humanity Development Database
  • European Governments on-line
  • Scenarios for the future from Shell Oil
  • Globastat: Country Rankings and World Statistics




    ECONOMIC CONDITIONS



  • Guide to the Global Financial Database : just about anything that you want to know about world and many national financial markets.
  • Olsen and Associates 164 Currency Converter : supply the currency to be converted to, and the date of the exchange rate (back to January 1, 1990, in day/month/year format).
  • Business Intelligence Express (BIX) : an oxymoronically named site from Industry Canada. It deals with intellectual property rights issues.
  • World Currency Museum : images of current banknotes in circulation around the world.




    LIBRARIES



  • WorldCat : intended as a union catalogue of the worlds libraries. Over 10,000 libraries in the OCLC cooperative are searchable.
  • ISBNdb.com : a database of books in different languages.
  • Gabriel: Gateway to Europe's National Libraries
  • National Library Catalogues Worldwide
  • British Library Research Archive : a database of papers and materials by researchers who are not affiliated to an academic institution.
  • British Library Social Sciences and Official Publications (SS & OP) : providing access to social science material, law, and [UK] government documents.
  • The New Athenaeum - Internet Resource Guides by Libraries and Librarians
  • Internet Library for Librarians
  • Cataloque Collectif de France
  • British Library Public Catalogue
  • UK Public Records Office Virtual Museum
  • Catalogs of the British Library's Department of Manuscripts
  • The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection -- University at Buffalo
  • Periodicals Contents Index (Full File) Chadwyck-Healey, Inc. : 1923+; index to the contents of thousands of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences; nearly nine and a half million articles in 2,388 journals. Subscription fee: free trials.
  • Periodicals.net : indexes 97,000 publications whose content is available through online vendors or that are published online.
  • xrefer : cross-references sixteen texts from Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Oxford UP, and Penguin.
  • Bloomsbury Research Centre : online database of reference books.
  • Text list of social science journals, their ISSNs and their publishers
  • Directories of Online Journals
  • LibDex: The Library Index "Search across millions of documents within Electric Library"
  • Online Literary Criticism Collection : on various national literatures.
  • TurboGuide : comprehensive, powerful and easy-to-use CD-ROM and Commercial Software Directory.
  • LibrarySpot : online libraries and much more.
  • Catalog of the Library of Congress : the new site has no direct links available; choose library catalogs top center.
  • Library Web Pages, Online Catalogs, and System Profiles : 4000 of them all over the world.
  • IBSS Data Service : provides access to the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, one of the largest and most comprehensive social science databases in the world.
  • COPAC : unified access to the catalogues of some of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.
  • Planet Earth Home Page - Books & Libraries : extensive source of online reference materials, most useful for writers.
  • Faculty Online : course textbook information.
  • House of Commons Library Research Papers : British Legislative library research resources.
  • Canadian Library Gateway
  • California Digital Library : the beginnings of something special; some services and resources available to off-campus users.
  • Canadian Library Index : list of Canadian online libraries; and ANSWERLINE : from the Metro Toronto Reference Library: send in your question and a MTRL human will attempt to find the answer for you, within a 24-hour period; and Toronto Library Newspaper Database Online
  • Ingenta (formerly CARL UnCover) : Search periodical literature from 1988 onwards. No account required.
  • The E-Library : search periodicals and newspapers for literature on topic; free 2 week trial. Search itself appears to be free of charge; retrievals cost after the trial period.
  • Internet Public Library Catalog : 4000 public online texts.
  • SiteSearch WebZ : at the Online Computer Library Center of the University of Missouri. Search Current Contents, legal resources index, expanded academic index, and the business index.
  • Catalog of electronic journals
  • CICNet E-journals Collection : managed list.
  • Academic Index : Accessing tens of thousands of academic reference and research sites.
  • PubList : comprehensive directory of information about more than 150,000 publications and more than 8000 newspapers around the world.
  • Directory of Electronic journals, newsletters, and academic lists
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • National [U.S.] Serials Data Program : application forms for electronic serial publications registry; U.S. publishers only but there are links to other countries' centres.
  • Humanities Online : 75+ scholarly lists in the humananities.
  • Alliance E-Journals
  • 5th Edition of the ARL Directory of Electronic Publications : a copy of the latest list at Washington University.
  • New Jour: Internet List for New Journals and Newsletters Available on the Internet
  • Reference Resources Page at the American Communications Association
  • No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century : 81 pp., research report.




    OUT OF PRINT AND DISCOUNT BOOKS



  • Bookfinder : Search for out-of-print books.
  • Out of Print Books at Polyanthos Books and Arlington Books and Powells Books in Portland, Oregon
  • TomFolio : used book database entirely owned by independent booksellers.
  • AbeBooks : multi-dealer searches for out of print books.
  • www.FetchBook.Info : a free service, allowing you to easily compare prices of any book in over 60 bookstores.
  • Choosebooks.com : Search for out-of-print books.
  • directtextbook : used textbooks.
  • thepricesearch.com : find low book prices comparatively.
  • Chambal.com : book price comparison.
  • MyOwnBookshop : "Find a Used Book, hard-to-find book, out-of-print book, rare book, textbook, or posters, autographs, old maps and more!"
  • BookOwl : "We compare book prices at the top bookstores in real time".
  • Textbookland : compare new and used textbook prices at over 20 stores.
  • Bookfinder4u.com : "search & compare 55 in print & out of print book stores, 40,000 sellers, millions of new, used, discount, antiquarian & out of print books."
  • StudentMarket : "Search and compare prices for any book you need or want among the best competing online bookstores."
  • EasyBookSearch : compare book prices among 100 bookstores worldwide.
  • Free ISBN Database
  • AAABookSearch : book search and prices.
  • Book Counter : supplies hard-to-find selections that are either not available from corporate bookstores or placed inconspicuously on their back shelves.
  • BooksPrice.com : a free innovative service of finding the best price on a purchase of several books together.
  • CampusBooks.com : a completely free comparison shopping website for textbooks.
  • BookAse : comparison shopping for books.
  • AllDiscountBooks : compares prices from over 110 online bookstores worldwide.
  • Cheap Textbooks
  • Chegg : rent or buy textbooks.
  • Textbooks.org : This free site allows people to check the inventory of 45+ popular bookstores (like Amazon, Half, & Chegg) with one simple search, and compare prices on all available new, used and rental textbooks on one page.
  • College Book Renter : rental textbooks.




    ONLINE TRANSLATORS



  • Polly Glotto : An animated talking language translator.
  • Dictionarist Online Talking Dictionary : translations with pronunciation and sound in english, turkish, spanish, portuguese, german, french, italian, russian, dutch, greek, chinese, japanese and korean languages.
  • Ajax Trans
  • World Lingo : Free Machine Translation.
  • Translation Wizard : includes the the "identify language" button.
  • Babelfish : on the fly translations for European languages. Works wonderfully well. Geben Sie mir einen Versuch.
  • Google translation page
  • Free-Translator.com : yet another free translator for Western European languages.
  • Babylon : on the fly translations.
  • ChinaSona Foundation Translation buttons for websites : several versions covering many of the world's largest languages.
  • 1-800-translate.com : Foreign Language Translator Services In 148 Languages Plus free Online Translator.
  • e-FreeTranslation.com : lots of good translation tools.
  • translate.gotoworld.com : another single word translator.
  • WordReference : a free service that makes every word on your Web page translatable to Spanish, German, French, and Italian.
  • xlation.com : glossaries and grammars for translators.
  • Lexicool : Directory of Translation Dictionaries.
  • Translation town : this site offers professional translations for a fee online.
  • Canoo.net : Wörterbücher und Grammatik für Deutsch. German grammar and inflection aid with English translation.
  • Online-dictionary.biz : search through 7 languages at once.
  • Russian Translation USA : english Russian english translations.
  • Lengua Translations : professional translation service.
  • BeTranslated : professional translation service.
  • Lingo24 Translation Services : professional translation service.
  • Traduction-Worldwide : professional translation service.
  • Reflex Translation Agency : professional translation service.
  • Trusted Translations : professional translation service, english-spanish.
  • wintranslation : professional translation service in Ottawa; Chinese, Canadian French, Arabic, Japanese, etc.
  • Tomedes : professional translation service, many languages.
  • Language Links : professional translation service in Auckland NZ, many languages.
  • Tolingo : professional translation in Germany; ranslation of about 30 different languages.
  • Wise Translations
  • TGV24 Translation Service : professional translation service.
  • French Translation : professional translation service. Language translation services by human translators.
  • Spanish Translation : professional translation service. Language translation services by human translators.
  • SETranslations : Spanish to English Translations. Language translation services by human translators.
  • Applied Language Solutions : professional translation service.
  • Business Team Translations : professional translation service.
  • Tomedes professional translation service.
  • MNKV Group Professional Translation Service : in the UK (Finnish, Dutch, German).
  • WorldAccent Translation : professional translation service.
  • TransABC Translation Services : professional translation service.
  • Tigerhead Solutions Kft. : professional translation service, appears Hungarian.
  • Abacus Chinese Translation Services : professional translation service.
  • Profi : professional translation service. Translations from Translation agency: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Danish etc.
  • ComTranslations : professional translation service. English to and from Spanish.
  • Freelance Translation Studio : professional translation service. the languages of CIS countries (Armenian language, Azerbaijan language, Belorussian language, Kazakh language, Kirghiz language, Moldavian language, Russian language, Tajik language, Turkmen language, Ukrainian language, Uzbek language)
  • PoliLingua : professional translation service; translation and interpretation in many contexts.
  • Translate to Chinese : professional translation service.
  • Omniverbal : professional translation service.
  • Free English to Chinese translation : up to 300 characters.
  • Concordia Translations : a professional Spanish translation service.
  • LA Translation and Interpretation, Inc. : professional translation service; human translation service in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Spanish.
  • LingoZ : Online dictionary available in 8 languages including English, German, French, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Dictonarist: Online Talking Dictionary : Can provide translations with pronunciation and sound in english, turkish, spanish, portuguese, german, french, italian, russian, dutch, greek, chinese, japanese and korean languages.
  • Bubbles Translation : a free online translation tool.
  • Asian Language Translations : professional translation service.
  • Turris Babel Kft. : professional translation service: Hungarian, German, French, English. "An ISO 9001:2000 certified translation agency working for multinational companies, also actively involved in the translations of literature".
  • Harcz & Partner Ltd. : professional translation service: "We translate from English into 256 languages of the world and from most of these into English as well."
  • Babelic : professional translation service. Free trials.
  • LA Translation and Interpretation, Inc. : provides training for court and medical interpreters. The site also has a free machine translation feature.
  • Enunce, LLC : Korean Translation Services; professional translation service in Washington DC.
  • InboxTranslation.com : professional translation service.
  • Learn Mandarin Chinese Free and Learn English / ESL free with Idioms Grammar and Songs
  • GraspChinese : online lessons, samples for free.
  • the Language Realm : free Web resource for language reference, learning, and study.
  • Language Portal of Canada : includes Termium Plus, a very comprehensive english/french single term translation facility. From the Government of Canada "to provide Canadians free access to the language tools that will enable them to use and understand both official languages more easily". Nearly 4 million terms in English, French and Spanish including acronyms and abreviations.
  • Language Guide : provides interactive language lessons, quizzes, and texts that allow the language learner to hear the word or text pronounced by fluent, often native, speakers.
  • Mixwerk : a translation agency based in Berlin for audio script translation and dubbing translation into 40 languages. Their website in 5 languages offers a lot of tips and tricks for translation interested people. Also has online audio with Mixwerk`s Audio Babelfish".
  • Globalization Partners : professional translation service.
  • 24Translate : a professional translation service in Germany.
  • Globalization Partners International : a professional translation service.
  • Byvox : professional online translation and interpretation via app, web and mobile.
  • TypeTime Translations : a professional translation service, based in Germany. [*NEW*]
  • Translation Agency Tradu24 : a professional translation service, based in London - 85 languages. [*NEW*]




    DICTIONARIES, GLOSSARIES, AND THESAURI



  • Pons.eu : "High quality international dictionary and language tools"
  • bab.la dictionary : a large selection of language pair dictionaries.
  • dictionary.net : queries several dictionaries at the same time.
  • OneLook Reverse Dictionary : type in a concept into a search engine and receive a list of words and phrases related to that concept.
  • OneLook Dictionaries : 4 million words in 700 dictionaries.
  • Xlation : directory of almost 1700 glossaries.
  • Online Etymology Dictionary
  • The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 3rd edition, 2002
  • LookWAYup: Translating Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Search Tool : free embeddable tool.
  • Glossary of Social Science Computing Terms : at UC San Diego Data Services.
  • Glossarist : index of over 4500 glossaries.
  • Encyclopedia of Computer Terms : needs frames in browser for full effect. Student Collaborations.
  • Your Dictionary : links to dictionaries for 240 languages.
  • A Prisoner's Dictionary : prison slang vocabulary.
  • Dictionary of (UK) Slang
  • The Internet Language Dictionary
  • Dictionary of Units of Measurement
  • Lexicon of Linguistics
  • The Exploding Dictionary
  • Bee Dictionary : an enhanced dictionary for English usage.
  • Jones' Digital Telecommunications & Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • TransHub - The Encyclopedia of Terminology : indexes a very large number of glossaries, dictionaries, and encyclopedias in a wide variety of disciplines.
  • The Works : a collection of reference materials on network tools. Descendant of December's List of pre-Web days.
  • Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
  • ConvertAuto : a summary of, and conversions for, most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today.
  • Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
  • Social Science Dictionary
  • Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems
  • Funk and Wagnalls Online Multimedia Encyclopedia : free: registration required.
  • Voycabulary : VoyCabulary transforms any webpage into links to Dictionary or Thesaurus lookups.
  • ETB Thesaurus : downloadable in 8 European languages; from the European Treasury Browser.
  • Visual Thesaurus
  • Speech and Transcript Center
  • UNESCO thesaurus : 7,000 terms that "closely reflect the evolving content of UNESCO documents and publications."
  • UNESCO Library Portal : information on both worldwide libraries and issues and news related to librarianship from UNESCO.
  • OneLook Dictionary scans 504 dictionaries for word.
  • Cambridge Dictionaries online
  • PlanetPDF : resource for everything PDF.
  • Multilingual Dictionaries in PDF format : from Igor Sharshakov.
  • The Russian State Library : apparently, you can order images of pages which some citizen goes and looks up for you for 12 cents a page.
  • Oxford English Dictionary : online mid-march 2000 and charging a totally ridiculous access fee (US$550 pa) -- they have learned nothing from the NY Times access fiasco. Please email the Joe Smyth account details here when they become available and I will post them here.
  • AskOxford.com : varous forms of help with the English language.
  • Microsoft Encarta Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Atlas : free of charge.
  • Concordances of Great Books
  • DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
  • Jane's Internet Defense Glossary
  • Online Medical Dictionary--Graylab CancerWeb
  • Medical Dictionary : another approach.
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
  • Handspeak: A Sign Language Dictionary
  • Directory of Diplomatic Representatives in Canada : plus Canadian Embassies and Missions Abroad.
  • Embassy World : locations of embassies around the world. Check out the PRC embassy location before targetting.
  • Glossary of Literary Terms and A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
  • Word Search - Language Resources on the Internet : dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, encyclopedias and databases from a centralized location.
  • Famous Quotations Network
  • The Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD)
  • The Distinctionary : combination reference tool.
  • Index- Online Dictionaries and Translators
  • Dictionary.com
  • Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Communications Terms
  • Attributes of a Trusted Digital Repository: Meeting the Needs of Research Resources : 52-page report in .pdf.
  • Dictionary of Victorian London : a guide to the social history of Victorian London.
  • Online Scottish Dictionary : incorporates both the twelve-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the ten-volume Scottish National Dictionary.
  • ECTACO dictionaries and translators




    CITATION GUIDES



  • Searching for and Evaluating Information on the Web : from Carleton University: includes an extensive citiation guide
  • Reflections on Determining Authorship Credit and Authorship Order on Faculty-Student Collaborations : paper on this thorny and contentious topic.
  • Help with APA: Style, Electronic Documents, APA Software, etc. : from Walden University.
  • APA Style Resources : formerly the APA crib sheet.
  • APA Publication Manual Crib Sheet : all you need to know in succinct form.
  • Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information
  • Books in Print
  • Directory of Verification Tools and Resources this is an alternative to Books in Print. It has a long list of links to Book Search Engines.
  • Electronic Collaboration: A Practical Guide for Educators
  • How to cite data files in scholarly references : several different takes on this topic from the Princeton library.
  • New citation guides for electronic sources: One, two, three, and four.
  • MLA Style--Citing Sources from the World Wide Web
  • MLA Auto Generator : FREE -- "software that allows you to quickly and effortlessly format your documents' works cited lists in complete accordance with the latest MLA or APA style guidelines. MLA Auto-Generator will automatically churn out a perfect bibliography entry, every time.
  • How to Cite Online Sources : from Columbia University library.
  • The Ultimate Style Guide Resources for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE
  • Resources for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE [*NEW*]
  • Online! Citation Styles
  • Standards for Archival Description: A Handbook : describes technical standards, conventions, and guidelines used by archivists in describing holdings and repositories.
  • The Economist Style Guide
  • Resource Guides for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE : online style guides. [*NEW*]
  • Internet Source Validation Project : deals with citation difficulties in student assignments.
  • Citation analysis of electronic journal articles : local copy of article by Stephen P. Harter.
  • Copyright and Fair Use : site at Stanford University Library.
  • Canadian Copyright Legislation
  • Canadian Copyrights Database : from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
  • Australian copyright legislation ; and The Copyright Site
  • The Guide for Electronic Theses and Dissertations : a resource for graduate students who are writing theses or dissertations.
  • EasyBib : "Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker".
  • CiteThisForMe : online reference organizer. Downloads finished product in Word format.
  • Plagtracker's citation generator : free and online.




    WRITING GUIDES



  • The Canadian Style : The Canadian Style is the Bible of Canadian English usage, eh?
  • Writing Center Handouts : from UNC.
  • Princeton: Writing Resources
  • Online Resources for Writers : from Amherst College.
  • Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab
  • The Guide for Electronic Theses and Dissertations : a resource for graduate students who are writing theses or dissertations.
  • Writing for the Web
  • Dartmouth Writing Program
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
  • Writing Resource Center: Empire State College
  • EssayExperts.com - Essay Writing & Term Papers Assistance
  • Thesis Specialist : a business, "provides best solutions to all your thesis writing and dissertation writing qualms".
  • The Role of RSS in Science Publishing: Syndication and Annotation on the Web
  • The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
  • Chicago Manual of Style : register for free and gain access to the search tool for the 15th edition.
  • Plain English Guides
  • Yahoo! Social Science Communications Writing Essays and Research Papers
  • Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation
  • The Online Communicator: Writing tutorial materials on writing.
  • Writing for Interactive Multimedia 1996 : course notes on writing for the Web.
  • Creating and Documenting Electronic Texts: A Guide to Good Practice
  • Tools for College Writing
  • A Guide for Writing Research Papers : based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation.
  • AScribe : a "personal card catalog and reference editor for research sources." Freeware in part; its dos, its hobbled but its free.
  • Biobase : a much more ambitious freeware system for capturing and organizing references (also freeware) for Windows.
  • BiblioExpress : a simple reference manager for researchers; freeware.
  • Writing reference materials : excellent collection from Colorado State.
  • Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography : in Word and .pdf formats.
  • Locally Controlled Scholarly Publishing via the Internet: The Guild Model : a paper with resource links.
  • FreePDF : freeware program makes .pdf files. No need to spend the $ to get Acrobat Distiller.
  • Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography : by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
  • U Vic's Writers Guide
  • Writer's Toolbox
  • Academic Publishing Services : a professional service targeted especially to academic social science writers seeking to publish their works.
  • Aussiessay : "The Best Essay Writing Service in Australia". [*NEW*]
  • The Social Science Paper Publisher : unpublished material in social science subject areas.
  • The Bookwire Index of Publishers : annotated directory of print and electronic publishers with links to their websites.
  • The Writer's Guide to the Internet
  • A Web of On-line Grammars : online grammar resources for twenty language including french and cree.
  • Grammar and Style Notes
  • Webgrammar
  • Writing and Editing Resources
  • Presenters University : "courses" how to give effective presentations.
  • Researchpaper.com : "the Web's largest collection of topics, ideas and assistance for school related research projects".
  • WriteIt's Wroost: Writers' Reference Library
  • Literary Index : Excellent collection of links relating to all things literary on the web.
  • Writer's Free Reference
  • Strategies for addressing and preventing plagiarism in the digital age
  • Scholarword : software writing aid; knows Turabian, MLA, APA manuals. Said to be free but they do sell a version with a built-in word processor. Works with Word. Mac Linux Winxx.
  • Book Report - Assists students on the entire book review process, from choosing a book to reading it to actually writing the report.
  • University College Writing Workshop: Writing Handouts : from University College at the University of Toronto.
  • Legal Writing Institute : the basics of legal writing.
  • Essay Writing Tips
  • Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students : from Penn State University.
  • How to write an Essay
  • Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
  • Writing Tips
  • Writer's Web : from the University of Richmond. [*NEW*]




    STATISTICS GUIDES, SOFTWARE AND REFERENCE



  • Exploring Data : helpful advice from Oz on how to begin and what to do.
  • OpenLearn: Mathematics and Statistics : UK Open University - 30 learning units, some of which are relevant for the social sciences.
  • The Impoverished Social Scientist's Guide to Free Statistical Software and Resources
  • Math DL: Loci : from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA); a range of teaching modules and activities for students.
  • Free statistical software : a guide and review by Gene Shackman.
  • S.O.S. MATHematics : free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations.
  • Summary of Survey Analysis Software : at Harvard.
  • Against All Odds: Inside Statistics : a series of free video on demand tutorials.
  • Statistics Online Computational Resources (SOCR) : A large collection of statistical techniques for online data analysis, visualization and integration.
  • File Recovery Guide : Discusses file recovery and information on breakdowns, head crashes, data back ups, and formatting.
  • Web Online Surveys : Create web surveys via the internet and send to your audience using email for their participation.
  • Online Surveys at SuperSurvey : Commercial Online surveys: complete design, distribution and tabulation through a single online interface. Research and teaching discounts for academics.
  • QuestionPro : Commercial online survey company site.
  • Confirmit : commercial online survey software.
  • Keysurvey : commercial Customer and Employee Survey software.
  • EzQuestionnaire.com : commercial online survey company.
  • Apian Survey software and web survey design and hosting : commercial survey company.
  • WebSurveyor : commercial survey company.
  • SurveyGold : commercial survey software with free trial.
  • Pulseware: commercial online survey software with Designing your online Survey : an online tutorial.
  • QuickFormz : survey software for Palm applications.
  • Hyperstat Online : Full intro statistics text online.
  • Tutorials for the Calculus Phobe
  • Mathematics Help Central
  • Postgraduate Statistics : designed for students at The University of Sussex taking part in the postgraduate statistics course. The course is broken up into four modules.
  • Power from data! : online learning resource covering all aspects of statistics, from data collection to analysis from Statistics Canada.
  • Sampling Guide : guide to the practicalities of drawing a statistical sample.
  • Documents on questionnaire design: first and Second and Third and Fourth and Fifth and Sixth
  • Hints for Designing Effective Questionnaires : article in Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation.
  • Data Edit and Imputation Technique : from Claude Poirier at Statistics Canada.
  • Tips and Tricks for Raking (re-weighting) Survey Data : .pdf document.
  • To Rake or Not to Rake : .pdf paper from SAS.
  • A SAS Macro for Balancing a Weighted Sample : .pdf paper from SAS.
  • Introductory Statistics Text : full contents online; from UCLA; and UCLA Statistics Series preprints
  • Search statistics newsgroups
  • Epidemiology for the Uninitiated
  • Statistical Books, Manuals and Journals lots of free stuff: books, journals etc.
  • Online Mathematics Textbooks
  • SticiGui Java Tools online statistical routines in Java that run on your machine.
  • Public domain statistical software for DOS
  • Moodle : open source [free] software; a course management system; both MAC and Windows.
  • Tutorial on relational database design : from Distributed Management Taskforce Inc.
  • Analyse-It statistical software add-in for Microsoft Excel : 30 day free trial.
  • statistics research papers which is searchable by keyword : from Sara.
  • Electronic Statistics Handbook : electronic textbook on the use of statistics in laboratory research, business, social sciences, etc.
  • Chance: A Statistical Literacy Course : an introductory probability statistics course.
  • Statistics Calculator Help, Documentation, Tutorial : description of multivariate statistical procedures.
  • the Virtual Statistician , and Creascience
  • Calculus Applied to Probability and Statistics and Trigonometric Functions and Calculus : Two online mathematics resources designed to help liberal arts and business majors apply calculus and trigonometry to 'real life situations' examples of which escape me at the moment.
  • Quantitative Research in Public Administration : online social research methods and statistics course.
  • Statnotes: An Online Textbook : by G. David Garson.
  • Calculus on the Web
  • Learnthat.com : Free web training for computer courses.
  • Social Science Research Methods; A Selected Guide
  • Java Demos for Probability and Statistics
  • Bill Trochim's Social Research Methods site
  • CDC EZ - TEXT : Free Interview Capture software from CDC.
  • AnSWR : Analysis Software for Word-based Record. "AnSWR is a software system for coordinating and conducting large-scale, team-based analysis projects that integrate qualitative and quantitative techniques. Free from CDC.
  • Content Analysis Resources
  • Social Science Research Methods and Statistics: Resources for Teachers : from Roland K. Hawkes at Southern Illinois; courses, teaching materials, etc.
  • Statistics Glossary : a Glaswegian resource dealing with most statistical concepts and operations.
  • Help with Computing Packages for the Social Sciences Eg. Lisrel, SPSS, SAS, Minitab, BMDP, etc.; and NSDstat , the Norwegian statistical analysis package; and Simstat a free beta Windows version is available.
  • Using spreadsheets for data collection, statistical analysis, and graphical representation ; from David A. Patterson, School of Social Work, University of Tennessee.
  • GGUM2000 software : estimates parameters for a family of item response theory models for unfolding; freeware version.
  • UNIX commands crib sheets
  • iec ProGAMMA : set up to stimulate the development and distribution of innovative computer applications in the social and behavioural sciences in Europe.
  • SPSS for Windows : free downloadable guide in .pdf format from NYU computer lab.
  • SPSS for Beginners :a used-to-be-free book (now half for free); also free material on Excel, Word, etc.; downloadable copy of an earlier edition of SPSS for Beginners : as zipped Word file, about 4.5 meg zipped.
  • Raynauld's SPSS Tools : samples, macros, scripts.
  • Raynald's SPSS Tools
  • SAS online help and information : from the UCLA library.
  • Tips on using SAS : from the Sacramento Statistical Assn; also Links to Statistical Resources
  • Enhanced Raking Macro for SAS : a free procedure available written by a group at Abt Associates for weighting/balancing a sample with SAS.
  • Free Perl Resources : writing code for the UNIX environment.
  • Directory of Online Statistics Sources : from the American Statistical Assn.
  • HyperStat Online : an online introductory statistics textbook, complete with sections on normal distributions, confidence intervals, prediction, and the logic of hypothesis testing.
  • AN OVERVIEW OF TRANSPORTING SAS FILES BETWEEN HOSTS BY David Shinn and David Driggs of the SAS organization.
  • Transferring Files Between Statistical Packages : document on this topic by Suzanne Duryea; at the University of Michigan.
  • Experience Reading SAS Portable Format Datasets
  • DBMS/COPY : "Turn SAS databases into independent packages". This is a software product with a demo tryout version.
  • SPSS Inc.'s Home Page : some supplementary information for SPSS users.
  • Epi Info 2000 : the free software, from CDC.
  • Course Pro 7 : Shareware for planning course, recording grades, etc.
  • Free Statistical Software : links to free software packages that you can download and install on your computer.
  • WISQARS - Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System : query system from the Centres for Disease Control.
  • SIByl - Social Science Software Databank : in the Netherlands; has onward links to other European sites.
  • Software for Statistical and Social Survey Analysis : at the ASC software register.
  • Educational Software Directory
  • Conducting Research Surveys via Email and the Web [pdf] : 118 pages from the Rand Corp.
  • ESRC Research Methods Programme - A Training and Support Environment for Advanced Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences : The training material of the 27 short courses will be free to download.
  • Methods for Social Researchers in Developing Countries
  • Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
  • PRONOM : provides information on 550 computer file formats, 250 software products to read them, and 100 vendors.
  • Peter's Online Typing Course : for those starting at square one.
  • Survey & Questionnaire Design Downloadable tutorial : from StatPac.
  • EasyGoingSurvey : online survey creation service.
  • NSFG Survey Methodology Paper Series : from the University of Michigan Population Studies Center.
  • Survey Quality Prediction (SQP) 2.0 : Free (for the moment) on;ine system for predicting and evaluating the quality of questions used in survey research. It allows survey researchers to create questions and obtain a quality prediction for them.
  • Resources on Probability : subsections on various probability calculations and what they mean. [*NEW*]
  • Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability : from the Annenberg Media group.
  • free online converter that converts PDF files into Excel spreadsheets [*NEW*]
  • DownloadAstro : download free copies of various Windows utilities. [*NEW*]




    INTUTE DISCIPLINE-BASED INTERNET TUTORIALS



    Note: as of this summer of 2011, the Intuit tutorial site will be taken over by the software house TutorPro. "TutorPro Ltd will not only retain the existing content but will also significantly enhance and develop the Virtual Training Suite with new material and new media, specifically to make the tutorials available through mobile and tablet applications."

    The current set of tutorials will still be available for download as standalone units from the Virtual Training Suite website at and via the JORUM repository. This transition is the result of loss of public funding.

  • Intute: Virtual Training Suite : a complete listing of the tutorials available.
  • Internet Sociologist
  • Internet Anthropologist
  • Internet for Development
  • Internet Psychologist
  • Internet for Social Research Methods
  • Internet for Women's Studies
  • Internet Social Worker
  • Internet for Social Policy
  • Internet for Education
  • Internet Economist
  • Using Blogs in Economics
  • Internet for Lawyers
  • Internet for Social Statistics
  • Internet for Government and Politics
  • Internet for International Relations
  • Internet for Geographers
  • Internet resources for social research (2nd edition) - March 2007
  • Internet for Image Searching : finding copyright cleared images which are available free.
  • Encouraging Critical Thinking Online





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