An open-source encyclopedia on the First World War, edited and written by more than 1,000 contributors from over 50 countries. Entries can be browsed by theme and by region. This is a free internet resource.
Digital library portal for reseachers in astronomy and astrophysics. Also covers related subjects such as physics and electrical engineering. Includes references & abstracts from journal articles, monographs, newsletters, technical reports & theses.
The Afghanistan Digital Library will retrieve and restore works published in Afghanistan between 1870 and 1930; the long-term objective is to collect, catalogue, digitize and provide access to as many of this period's publications as possible.
AGRIS, the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology, providing access to bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology. AGRIS is predominantly a bibliographic repository but does have some links to the full text where this is available online.
AlSharekh Archive from Sakhr, is one of the most distinguished Arabic digitisation initiatives. It is the first and only one to focus on the content of literary journals providing online access to the content of 228 Arabic literary journals, from 23 Arab countries, dating from the early Arab renaissance (al-Nahdah) in the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twenty-first century.
A free online searchable database including all of: Messages and Papers of the Presidents. 1789-1929; Public Papers of the Presidents since 1929; Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 1977-2009; and Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents post-2009. Coverage from 1789 to date.
Anno from the Austrian National Library allows you to browse through digital facsimiles of around 500 Austrian newspapers and magazines from 16th Century to the 1940s. For the period 1704-1872, there is full-text searching available in their Beta system.
The Anthropological Index Online is a bibliographic database published jointly by the Royal Anthropological Institute and the British Museum. It covers over 4000 journals (almost 800 indexed on an ongoing basis) and films which are held at the RAI. Titles and keywords are included but there are no abstracts.
The Arab Barometer is a nonpartisan research network that provides insight into the social, political, and economic attitudes and values of ordinary citizens across the Arab world. Using high quality and reliable public opinion surveys in the Middle East and North Africa since 2006, it is the largest repository of publicly available data on the views of men and women in the MENA region.
The Arab Image Foundation is an independent association forging new pathways for photography and image practices. Uniquely positioned at the intersection of artistic creation, research, and archiving, we explore, question and confront the complex social and political realities of our times. Our collection of over 500,000 photographic objects and documents from and related to the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora has been gradually assembled over the last 20 years by artists and researchers and through donations. With a critical and innovative approach, we collect, rethink, preserve, activate and understand these photographs through their multiple strata, and enrich the collection in the process.
The Arabian Gulf Digital Archive (“AGDA”) is an online archive that has been created to showcase historical and cultural material that tells the story of the rich, intriguing and complex history of the Arabian Gulf. AGDA contains, among other things, letters, memos, transcripts, photos and official correspondence from leaders and governments that shaped the events of their time.
Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. ACO currently provides digital access to 10,786 volumes across 6,544 subjects drawn from rich Arabic collections of distinguished research libraries. Established with support from NYU Abu Dhabi, and currently supported by major grants from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, and Carnegie Corporation of New York, this mass digitization project aims to feature up to 23,000 volumes from the library collections of NYU and partner institutions.
A not-for-profit accredited digital repository for heritage data, based at the University of York. It contains a wide range of material, including data-rich archives, unpublished reports, journals and metadata records.
arXiv (pronounced ‘archive’) is a repository of preprints which undergo a moderation process. It was launched in 1991 and currently provides free access to around 1.7 million scholarly articles across the sciences.
Balkan Insight is the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network English-language website, which provides daily news and analytical insight and investigations on key issues in ten countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, with occasional coverage of Turkey and Greece. From 2019 Balkan Insight is extending its coverage on Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.
The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine indexes 150 million freely available publications from around 7000 repositories. This search engine allows multilingual searches and a wider range of options than CORE for refining searches, including by Dewey classification, language, document type and year of publication, and content source.
Indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogues, and articles from over 1,400 periodicals. The product of collaboration between the Getty Research Institute of the J. Paul Getty Trust and the French Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. It includes and extends the coverage of its two predecessor art indexes: Répertoire d'Art et d'Archéologie (RAA) from 1973 to 1989 and International Repertory of the Literature of Art (RILA) from 1975 to 1989.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library is an international collaboration to digitise works recording the Earth's biodiversity. It includes books, journal articles, and archival material. All the content is free to read online.
This is a preprint server for unpublished papers in biology. Papers undergo a basic screening for non-scientific or plagiarised content before being made available. biorXiv currently makes around 70,000 papers available online.
The British Cartoon Archive Online Catalogue contains images and details of over 120,000 cartoons published in the British press from 1904 to date. The records are of cartoon artwork, newspaper cuttings, photocopies etc held by the British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent.
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust. Key content includes: the Victoria County History of the Counties of England, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, English Heritage's Survey of London, Office Holders in Modern Britain, historic maps from the Ordnance Survey and multiple series of the Calendars of State Papers.
Most content is freely available but circa 20% is premium content that can only be accessed by purchasing a subscription.
British Library Sounds presents 50,000 recordings and their associated documentation from the Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
NB: Whilst many recordings are freely available to all, some are restricted to UK higher and further education institutions.
Links to PDF files containing information relating to the Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, including the List of Identifications, which forms an index to identified texts mentioned in documents printed in the Corpus.
Award-winning project of the Genocide Studies Program, to help determine who was responsible for the crimes of the Pol Pot regime. Includes 22,000 biographic & bibliographic records, 6,000 photographs, documents, translations, & maps.