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- Der Spiegel (weekly newsmagazine)
- Konkret (monthly leftist magazine)
- CD-ROM archives 1987-1996: Eloquence
- Taz (daily newspaper)
- Electronic access from 1986 to present: Eloquence
- German news agencies
- Various, electronic access from 1998 to present: Eloquence
- New Scientist (weekly UK science magazine)
- Science News
- The Economist
- Access to archive and premium content Piotrus
- The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles 14 edition. Chart positions and dates for all singles which entered the top 75 since the fifties. --bodnotbod 22:43, Jun 3, 2004 (UTC)
- The Globe and Mail (Canadian newspaper)
- The New York Times
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- The full OED
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 77th edition (1997) (chemical and physical data on just about anything): DrBob
- The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, a 1500+ page tome created by the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Place requests on my talk page. Quaerere 23:03, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Writing and Publishing
Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition (1993): Centrx
Oxford Companion to Philosophy (1995): Centrx
A large (150-200 books) private library (print) on the subject 'voyages of discovery'. Especially interesting Raymond John Howgego: Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800 (2003). - Andre Engels
Free online resources
For a list of online dictionaries, please see Wiktionary:Wiktionary:Other Dictionaries on the Web.
- Librarian's Index to the Internet -- websites reviewed by librarians on all sorts of topics
- Google Scholar - Searches peer-reviewed sources.
- Search results usually include free access to articles (esp sourced from British newspapers and magazines) not found through Google, including articles that pre-date widespread use of the Internet and even from the late 80s. Provided by LookSmart.
- List of Periodicals 1000+ available.
- Advanced Search
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Excellent resource for 55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2003. Login is required to access, and it's not strictly free - however, if you're in the UK, entering your library card number will almost certainly get you in. Many libraries elsewhere in the world also have unrestricted access.
- Amateur Athletic Foundation Digital Archive - over 200,000 pages of "academic journals, scholarly books, popular sports magazines of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and an extensive offering of Olympic publications. The Olympic titles include a complete run of back issues of Olympic Review, the official publication of the International Olympic Committee, and two dozen Olympic Games official reports."
- PubMed Entrez Global Query Cross-Database Search System. Free access to biomedical databases: online science textbooks, clinical trials, biomedical literature, Human genome, protein structure, taxonomy, etc. Put out by the National Library of Medicine.
Geography / Country Info
- CIA World Factbook - A wealth of facts about each nation of the world.
- BBC Country Profiles - includes audio and video clips.
- Canadian Encyclopedia (also in French)
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Biographies of people who have had an impact on Canada and who died between 1000 and 1920 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years
- List of Periodicals with articles available
- Search URL: http://www.allbusiness.com/3470945-1.html?lquery=pathClassId%3A1&query=QUERY+WORDS
- Adam Carr's Election Archive: User:Adam Carr maintains the world's largest online archive of election statistics from every democratic country in the world.
- The Internet Public Library -- not a resource by itself, but a collection of helpful, vetted links to major topics.
- Gannett's Resources for Newsrooms - Links to further resources categorised by subject area, eg Crime / Housing / Agriculture...
- hypertextbook.com - A collection of scientific essays written by high school students on various topics.
User-made multi-site searches
- Bodnotbod's British media search
- Click it to restrict your Google search to:
- Once you have clicked you can drag the favicon to your links bar for future quick access or just add to your favourites.
- Add further sites simply by adding OR site:www.foo-bar.com to the end of the search in the Google input box; add no search terms; press return; then bookmark or what-have-you.
Online research, journals, academic periodicals, and sourcebooks
Some of the links below are helpful for finding references online. We are also listing some journals found in JSTOR in particular that come with the benefit of free access. See also list of scientific journals and list of journal search engines.
- JSTOR online archives "Established in August 1995, JSTOR is an independent not-for-profit organization created with the assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in information technology. In pursuing this mission, JSTOR has adopted a system-wide perspective, taking into account the sometimes conflicting needs of scholars, libraries and publishers." 1
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (free access for general social survey and national election survey)
- Paul Hensel's International Relations Data Site
- United Nations Human Development Report Office
- World Values Survey ("The World Values Survey is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change. It has carried out representative national surveys of the basic values and beliefs of publics in more than 65 societies on all six inhabited continents, containing almost 80 percent of the world's population." 1)
- Eldis Country profiles (focus on information related to development)
- Eurostat (Statistics on European Union countries)
- OECD (Economic, social, and infrastructure data on industrialized countries)
- World Bank (World Development Indicators database)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF research and links to World Economic Outlook)
- UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAOSTAT International data on food production, land use, nutrition.
- UN World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) "The WHO Statistical Information System is the guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization." 2
- UNDP World Income Inequality Database
- UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (World population data and trends)
- The Association for History and Computing "an organisation dedicated to the use of computers in historical research 3
- EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe
- THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY World Wide Web site
- History of Economics Internet References
- NON-WESTERN SOURCES ON CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ISSUES from the Political Science Department and the Bartle Library Collaboratory at Binghamton University "The purpose of this continuously developing web page is to allow Americans to see how people who live in non -Western, or less industrialized societies view a variety of contemporary political issues. It was constructed to meet the teaching and research needs of political science. We believe that it will also be useful for students and teachers in other disciplines." 4
- Library of Congress Handbook of Latin American Studies
- ALLBUS Data Service Online archive of German General Social Survey data. Free download - for scientific purposes - of high quality data on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany.
Sourcebooks, encyclopedias, and archives
- Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army (public domain text)
- The Catholic Encyclopedia
- The CIA Factbook
- The Jürgen Habermas Web Resource
- The Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom
- Glossary of Selected Social Science Computing Terms and Social Science Data Terms
- A Glossary of Political Economy Terms Dr. Paul M. Johnson
- FACTS SUBJECT INDEX
- Marx/Engels Internet Archive
Academic journals and periodicals
- Foreign Policy (a leading quarterly of international affairs)
- Foreign Affairs (published by the Council on Foreign Relations)
- Journal of Democracy
- Web page of The Economist
- Social Forces "Social Forces is a journal of social research highlighting sociological inquiry but also exploring realms shared with social psychology, anthropology, political science, history, and economics. The journal's intended academic readers include sociologists, social psychologists, criminologists, economists, political scientists, anthropologists, and students of urban studies, race/ethnic relations, and religious studies." 2
- Comparative Studies in Society and History "Comparative Studies in Society and History" is an international forum for new research and interpretation concerning problems of recurrent patterning and change in human societies through time and the contemporary world." 3
- FERNAND BRAUDEL CENTER for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations
- Review, A Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center
- World-Systems Archive
- Journal of World-Systems Research (free access)
- New Left Review (see "A BRIEF HISTORY OF NEW LEFT REVIEW")
- Monthly Review (free access)
- American Sociological Association Marxist Section
- The Socialist Register
- Review ofRadical Political Economics "The Review of Radical Political Economics (RRPE) publishes articles onradical political economic theory and applied analysis from a wide variety of theoreticaltraditions: Marxist, institutionalist, post Keynesian, and feminist. RRPE is published by Sage Publications." 4
Policy think-tanks, advocacy, other
- The Cato Institute
- Brookings Institution
- American Enterprise Institute
- Hoover Institution
- The Jamestown Foundation "The Jamestown Foundation's mission is to contribute to U.S. understanding of its strategic adversaries that pose a threat to democracy and freedom" 4
- Johnson's Russia List "Johnson's Russia List is a daily e-mail newsletter with information and analysis about contemporary Russia from a wide range of sources." 5
- The Overseas Young Chinese Forum ("OYCF")
- Amnesty International (human rights)
- Human Rights Watch (human rights)
- One World (sustainable development and human rights)
- Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
- Associated Press (AP)
- Scripps Howard News Service
- People's Daily
- Cox News Service
- Fox News
- Asia Times Online
- Guardian UK
- New York Times
- Teharan Times
This guideline is borrowed from Wikipedia and may need customization.