The Faculty and Staff have assembled the following additional links to serve as
student resource materials. You are encouraged to make
suggestions for additional websites that you feel are useful in your research
and that others will find beneficial.
- Full-text copies of selected books that are not copyrighted. This generally means
that texts are taken from book published pre-1923. You will not find the latest
bestsellers or modern computer books. However, you will find authors like Shakespeare,
Poe, Dante, as well as, well-loved favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alice's
adventures in Wonderland as told by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others.
- Database of online books that are freely readable over the Internet.
Includes index of thousands of online books and links to directories and archives
of online texts. Assembled by Mark Ockerbloom and hosted by Penn Library.
of Electronic Texts
- Public domain texts in the areas of American and British
Literature, and Western Philosophy. A unique feature of the Catalogue is the on-the-fly
creation of PDF or ebook (Newton Paperback, Palm Pilot, or Rocket eBook) files.
Provided by Eric Morgan
- Search the full text of thousands of freely available eBooks. Searches are case
sensitive. All of the results are cached on the SearcheBooks server so that everything
you find in your search will really be available.
- Major humanities text collection. Browse or search by topic. Location and keyword
searchable. Many other interesting topics and diversions. Highly recommended. Currently
hosted by University of Washington.
- Read business-related eBooks online at no charge. Printing and downloading require
users to purchase the eBook. A free plug-in is required.
- Online eBooks. Registration required
Internet Public Library
- Collections include searchable online serials, newspapers, texts, and reference
center. Full-text holdings are available. Provided by University of Michigan School
- Internet Public Library Online Text Collection. Includes
over 18,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal
Classification. Many full-text holding are available.
- Site includes thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories, and plays
all of which are absolutely free. Read the world greatest fiction by authors such
as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare plays, or just
dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Train, Anton Chekov and Edgar
- Site includes over 18,000 mostly free books. Search by author, title, or key word.
Site specializes in free editions. If book is out of copyright or if publisher gives
permission, the site provides the entire text. Otherwise a low cost edition is recommended
Books Online from
- Online source for full-text reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction
classics. Database is searchable.
Electronic Book Resource Compendium
- Site includes a comprehensive listing
of text sites including the classics, computer books, foreign languages, literature,
religion, philosophy. Site sponsored by University of Texas at Austin.
Government Publications using GPO Access
- Free electronic access to information
products produced by the Federal Government. Information provided by this site is
the official, published version and can be used without restriction. GPO Access
is a service of the Government Printing Office.
RAND Online Publications
- RAND's online publications listed by category.
Available in PDF and HTML formats. No charge for online versions.
Technical Reports Online
- Links to technical reports, preprints,
reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports from hundreds of organizations.
Sponsored by University of Maryland Libraries.
Online Journals and Magazines
- A searchable database of Electronic Journals provided by
the Electronic Journal Access Project.
- Archive of published articles that can be searched for free. Uses Looksmart search
infrastructure and published editorial content provided by the Gale Group.
Searchable database of over 150,000 magazines, journals, newsletters, and other
periodicals. Free in-depth information from familiar and hard-to-find publications
from around the world.
Free Magazine Portal
- Search for individual articles from a collection of free online magazines. Search
by key word or browse directory. Sponsored by Hot Neuron LLC.
Reference Desk for the Internet. Includes a directory of links to facts and sites
on the Web. Includes links to facts-at-a glance, top reference tools, facts search
desk, help & advice, current news & weather, business, sports, social sciences,
applied sciences, philosophy, religion, Internet facts, arts/entertainment, literature,
- An online Library Reference Room. Many excellent links to searchable databases.
- A listing of Library Servers available on the Web. Updated daily, Libweb currently
lists over 6100 pages from libraries in over 100 countries. Provided by the Berkeley
Library of Congress Home
- Includes a searchable online database of holdings, frequently ask
questions, kids info, copyright forms and information, online exhibition gallery,
full-text legislative information, and the National Digital Library, and much more.
of Congress Tools to Explore the Internet
- A collection of resources commonly
used to explore the Internet. This collection is quite complete and easy to use.
Section includes search tools, topical guides, government resources and info on
the Internet itself.
- This free
site contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri & books of quotations from
the world's leading publishers. Cross-referenced and in one place. Search by
keyword or by category.
- The Internet's free encyclopedia with more than 50,000 articles.
- A searchable database of glossaries and topical dictionaries. Helps locate the
right online glossary for the job.
Merriam Webster Online
- Searchable database for the Collegiate Dictionary and Collegiate Thesaurus. Links
to other dictionaries on the Web.
- Search for word definition using the databases of over 750 dictionaries combined
into one search tool.
- Look up a word in the dictionary or thesaurus. Site includes language dictionaries,
specialty dictionaries, and grammar lessons for different languages. Includes over
1800 dictionaries and 250 languages.
- A compendium of information from almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias,
and atlases. Both directory and database search available.
- Online database of world records included in the Guinness
Book. Selected records include videos.
- Easy to understand answers to common questions. Selected categories
include computers & Internet, engines & automotive, electronics & telecomm,
science & technology, aviation & transport, body & health, living &
entertainment, and household machines.
Making of America
- Collection of primary sources in American social history
from the ante-bellum period through reconstruction. Particularly strong in areas
of education, psychology, history, sociology, religion, science, and technology.
Republican National Committee
- Plans and organizes the GOP national campaign. Activities include fund raising
and candidate selection. Plans and executes the National Republican Convention for
the Grand Old Party. The GOP was founded in 1856 by John Fremont and was the party
of Abraham Lincoln.
- Plans and organizes the Democratic national campaign. Activities
include fund raising and candidate selection. Plans and executes the National Democratic
Convention. Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792.
Human Rights Watch
- This is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. Human
Rights Watch researchers conduct investigations into human rights abuses in all
regions of the world and publish their findings in dozens of books and reports every
- The UN is comprised of nearly every autonomous nation in the world. Chartered
in 1945, it is an international organization designed to facilitate communication
and cooperation among member nations in order to avoid armed conflict. It has a
wide-ranging humanitarian and peacekeeping mission.
North Atlantic Treaty
- NATO is comprised of 19 member countries (mostly European
and the US) who have formed an alliance to preserve world peace. Formed after World
War II, it was initially concerned with conflict between the Soviet Union and the
West. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, it has focused on regional instabilities
(Kosovo, Middle East, etc.) and most recently on anti-terrorism.
- IT Technology
news from the publisher ZDNet. Includes top stories, latest prices, software reviews,
hardware reviews, careers, and downloads. A great online industry "rag."
source for computers and technology information. Site includes price comparisons,
product reviews, and tech news.
Technology News from CMP. Includes news, technology summaries, industry issues,
and other services. An excellent way to keep up on the latest IT trends and rumors.
- Online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology. Search
by key word or by category.
- Searchable technical encyclopedia of over 20,000 IT terms. Easy to use.
- The gateway to statistics from over 100 US Federal agencies. Includes national,
state, county, and local statistical profiles.
- One-stop source for US Population data developed by Population Reference Bureau
Abstracts of the US
- Online edition of the National Data Book published
by the US Census Bureau. Includes a collection of statistics on social and economic
conditions in the United States.
Statistical Resources on the Web
- Directory of links to statistical resources
on the web. Directory includes twenty-four top level categories. Selected categories
include agriculture, business & industry, cost of living, demographics, economics,
energy, foreign economics, foreign trade, health, housing, labor, military, science,
sociology, and weather.
and City Data Books
- Searchable Electronic version of the 1988 and 1994
US County and City Data Books which were made available to over 1400 libraries on
- An online web directory. Includes yellow pages,
white pages, location references, shopping, classifieds, computing, travel, public
records, and entertainment. Similar to Yahoo, but much smaller.
- Online Yellow pages for Verizon. Search by category and location
or use the directory of supertopics. Not a complete listing since only business
that pay an additional fee are included.
- Directory that includes both Yellow and White pages. Use it to find a person or
a business. Not affiliated with any telco.
- Metasearch for Internet white pages. Locate a person using
Whitepages, Infospace, Yahoo, Whowhere, Switchboard, or Anywho. Perform reverse
searches using Infospace or Anywho. Perform map searches using Mapquest, Mapblast,
ZIP Code Lookup
- Offered by the US Postal Service, site includes the Lookup
Engines for Zip+4 Codes and City/State/Zip Code Associations.
Maps and Country Data
- Interactive map generator that includes world themes, US themes,
street maps, Atlas maps, historical maps, flags, and facts. Multiple scales and
CIA World Factbook
- Unclassified information about specific countries collected
by the Central Intelligence Agency. Factbook includes maps, geography, population,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational
- Lookup up map and census data for any location in the US. Map
data provided by Tiger Map Server and census data from 1990 Census. A service of
the US Census Bureau.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
- Online collection includes maps
of general interest (world, country, state), maps of special interest, historical
maps, links to maps on other web sites. Hosted by University of Texas at Austin.
- Developed by the US Geological Service, in cooperation
with the US Board of Geographic Names, this searchable database contains information
about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features of the United States,
Territories, and Antarctica. Links to sites offering map viewers for graphical display.
UN Maps and Geographic Information
- Assembled by the Cartographic Section
of the United Nations, this site includes a directory of general maps, peacekeeping
maps, and thematic maps. Maps are in PDF format and printable.
Businesses and Associations
- Collection of over 2000 Internet sites with information of professional
and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties, and advocacy
groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions.
- Search the online database of the Thomas Registry, the
world's leading resource for information on industrial products and services.
Health and Nursing
Global Health Observatory
- The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is the World Health Organization's (WHO)
gateway to health-related statistics from around the world. The GHO issues analytical
reports on priority health issues, including the World Health Statistics annual
publication, which compiles statistics for key health indicators. Analytical reports
will address cross‐cutting topics such as women and health.
- PubMed comprises more than 20 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.