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Aaron Copland Collection From the Library of Congress: "The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland's music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs."
Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources "This project began as a consequence of a series of conversations in 2010 between Charles Jones and Peter Magierski at NYU about the need for a tool to assemble and distribute information on open access material relating to the Middle East."
Ag Data Commons "The Ag Data Commons is a data access system maintained by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Library. It uses a customized version of open-source DKAN software, which is compliant with U.S. Project Open Data standards for federal agencies providing access to publicly-funded data. Ag Data Commons holds data files managed directly by NAL and also links to datasets and resources located on other websites."
AgEcon Search "AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including: Working papers, Conference papers, and Journal articles."
America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets "Contains 4291 song sheets. Included among these American songs are ninety-seven British song sheets from Dublin and London. The collection spans the period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880s, although a majority of the song sheets were published during the height of the craze, from the 1850s to the 1870s. Held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress."
Anthropology Index Online "The Anthropological Index Online (AIO) is published by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in cooperation with Anthropology Library and Research Centre at the British Museum. It is an index to articles in journals taken by the Library and to films held at the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Library, which incorporates the former RAI library, holds some 4,000 periodical titles (1,500 current) covering all branches and areas of anthropology. Nearly 800 journals, published in more than 40 languages, are indexed on a continuing basis. Records cover 1957 to the present."
Arachne Arachne is intended to provide archaeologists and Classicists with a free internet research tool for quickly searching hundreds of thousands of records on objects and their attributes.
Architecture, Design & Engineering Drawings From the Library of Congress: "The Architecture, Design, and Engineering category covers about 40,000 drawings (described in more than 3,900 catalog records), spanning 1600 to 1989, with most dating between 1880 and 1940. The designs are primarily for sites and structures in the U.S. (especially Washington, D.C.), as well as Europe and Mexico. American architects and architectural firms created most of the images. Building types range from the United States Capitol and the Library of Congress to private residences and hamburger restaurants."
Australian Biological Resources Study "The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) provides national leadership and support for the discovery, naming and classification of Australia�s living organisms. We do this because information on Australia�s biodiversity, provided through taxonomy, underpins knowledge and decision-making across government, science and industry."
AVALON Project "Documents in law, history, and diplomacy" from Yale Law School. Browse by time period or search.
AWOL - The Ancient World Online "The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model."
Bactibase BACTIBASE contains calculated or predicted physicochemical properties of 229 bacteriocins produced by both Gram-positive (205) and Gram-negative bacteria (19). The information in this database is very easy to extract and allows rapid prediction of relationships structure/function and target organisms of these peptides and therefore better exploitation of their biological activity in both the medical and food sectors.
BioMed Central "Dedicated to open research, we now publish over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health."
bioRxiv "bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals."
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications "The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options"
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications "The finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.
CCT Diagram Database (CCTD) "The welding database system to predict hardness and microstructural constituents in the heat affected zone and to determine optimum welding conditions has been developed by using an estimated thermal cycle and the database of CCT diagram for welding."
Chemistry Commons Almost 20,000 scholarly open access articles on various aspects of chemistry.
Chronicling America This site allows you to search and read digitized newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Civil rights digital library "The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. "
Clinical Trials.gov "ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world."
Code of Federal Regulations A codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. (Full-text)
Comparative Archaeology Database "Comparative research in archaeology must draw upon datasets from all parts of the world that are the basic products of fieldwork of a variety of kinds. These datasets document the material evidence of the human past and comprise the primary sources for archaeological research."
Dance Commons Over 600 full-text, open access articles available.
Data.gov: Manufacturing "Explore data, tools, apps and research related to new technologies, facilities, and research. The U.S. Government funds research for government agencies to help empower U.S. innovation�through this page you now have access to all of that valuable research and data."
DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR THE DECORATIVE ARTS AND MATERIAL CULTURE "The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. Included are electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and Web resources. "
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) "DPLA connects people to the riches held within America�s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA�photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more�are free and immediately available in digital format."
Directory of Open Access Journals List of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly online journals. Covers journals for all subjects, in all languages. (Full text)
Directory of Poets & Writers "P&W's Directory of Poets and Writers lists names, addresses, and publication credits for over 10,000 contemporary authors. The Directory is a must for writers interested in connecting with their peers. It's also a great resource for editors, agents, and reading series coordinators."
Douglas Bump's Math Resources HCCS' Dr. Douglas Bump has created and compiled a collection of tutorial videos for Math 0306, Math 0308, Math 0312 and Math 1314.
DRAGNET "DRAGNET stands for �Database Retrieval Access using Google�s New Electronic Technology,� a specialized search engine that was developed by librarians at the New York Law School. This feature enables you to �drag the net� through a group of free law-related Web resources. A DRAGNET search is like a Google search, except that it runs in only a select group of websites, produced by the organizations and entities listed below. The sites were chosen by our Library staff for their reliability and utility to legal researchers.* "
Early English Books (EEB-TCP) These 25,000 (plus a few hundred) texts are freely available to anyone wishing to use them. They are licensed under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0 Universal), which will be indicated in the header of each text. They have been transcribed by hand by the Text Creation Partnership.
EDGAR "The SEC's EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company?s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You also can find information about recent corporate events reported on Form 8-K but that a company does not have to disclose to investors."
Electron-Impact Cross Sections for Ionization and Excitation Database "This is a database primarily of total ionization cross sections of molecules by electron impact. The database also includes cross sections for some atoms and energy distributions of ejected electrons for H, He, and H2. The cross sections were calculated using the Binary-Encounter-Bethe (BEB) model, which combines the Mott cross section with the high-incident energy behavior of the Bethe cross section. Selected experimental data are included. Electron-impact excitation cross sections are also included for some selected atoms."
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives "A multi-institutional collaborative project funded by the Mellon Foundation "to enhance the study of the history and culture of the ancient Near East." Contains collection of the earliest written texts (cuneiform, hieroglyphs, and alphabets) in digitized form, archaeological site reports, a guide to "networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world" (ABZU), and a Web repository for translations of Akkadian materials (eTACT)."
ERIC "The search engine was designed to use smart search technology. If you type what you are looking for without quotes or advanced Boolean logic, the most relevant results will appear as the first results."
Europeana Fashion "xplore fashion - historical clothing and accessories, contemporary designs, catwalk photographs, drawings, sketches, plates, catalogues and videos - from museums and archives across Europe. "
Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS) From the FDA: This information is generated from a database maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) under an ongoing program known as the Priority-based Assessment of Food Additives (PAFA). PAFA contains administrative, chemical and toxicological information on over 2000 substances directly added to food, including substances regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as direct, "secondary" direct, and color additives, and Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) and prior-sanctioned substances. In addition, the database contains only administrative and chemical information on less than 1000 such substances. The more than 3000 total substances together comprise an inventory often referred to as "Everything" Add
Free to Use and Reuse Sets From the Library of Congress: "This page features items from the Library's digital collections that are free to use and reuse. The Library believes that this content is either in the public domain, has no known copyright, or has been cleared by the copyright owner for public use. Each set of content is based on a theme and is first featured on the Library's home page."
Frontiers Frontiers is an open science publisher of about 60 journals, but the real strength in this site is that articles are brought together under about 800 research topics further organized into subtopics so that they users can easily catch up on current research. The articles in each subtopic can then be downloaded as a PDF eBook or read online. All articles are licensed CC-BY.
Global Economy TheGlobalEconomy.com is an open educational resource on the world economy. It is used by faculty and students at 203 universities around the world, researchers, business people, journalists, and others. The website offers interactive data tools for over 200 countries and country groups such as high and low-income countries, the EU, the OECD, and others.
Google Arts & Culture "Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail and easily share with your friends."
GreenFILE "freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond."
HEARTH From Cornell University, "HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance. The first phase of this project focused on books published between 1850 and 1925 and a small number of journals. Future phases of the project will include books published between 1926 and 1950, as well as additional journals. The full text of these materials, as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects relating to Home Economics, are all freely accessible on this site. This is the first time a collection of this scale and scope has been made available."
Historical Math Monographs "The Cornell University Library Historical Mathematics Monographs is a collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from the mathematics field. These were monographs that were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue."
Household Products Database Find ingredient information for products used around the home and yard. Ingredients using the products, toxicity, and other information is included. Information comes from NIH.
IDEAS "IDEAS the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 2,400,000 items of research, including over 2,200,000 that can be downloaded in full text."
Inorganic Material Database (AtomWork) "The Inorganic Material Database aims to cover all basic crystal structure, x-ray diffraction, property and phase diagram data of inorganic and metallic materials from main literature sources." Free, but registration may be required to view some resources.
JURN A curated academic search-engine, indexing 4,348 free ejournals in the arts, the humatie, business, law, science, and medicine. Search or use the directory to access individual titles.
LawArXiv Large preprint repository. LInks to other ArXiv repositories are linked here as well.
Legal Information Institute (LII) Mission: "We are a small not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We value accuracy and objectivity." From Cornell University
NASA Technical Reports Server "Over 500,000 aerospace-related citations, over 200,000 full-text online documents, and over 500,000 images and videos are available in the three collections that are integrated in NTRS"
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) "Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide."
National Fire Department Registry The National Fire Department Registry provides an address listing of U.S. fire departments registered with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) as well as some basic information about each fire department.
National Science Digital Library "The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
Nature Precedings "Nature Precedings was launched in 2007 as NPG�s preprint server for the Life Science community. Since 2007, technological advances and the needs of the research community have evolved to the extent that the Nature Precedings site is unsustainable as it was originally conceived. As a result, Nature Precedings ceased accepting new submissions as of April 3rd, 2012. The full archive of existing content remains freely accessible at this site and will be maintained by NPG"
OSHA: Construction Industry OSHA has developed this webpage to provide workers and employers useful, up-to-date information on the Construction Industry.
OSHA: Fire Safety "Fire safety is addressed in specific standards for recordkeeping, the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, gear certification, and the construction industry."
PANGAEA "The information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the hosting institutions. Most of the data are freely available and can be used under the terms of the license mentioned on the data set description. A few password protected data sets are under moratorium from ongoing projects. The description of each data set is always visible and includes the principle investigator (PI) who may be asked for access."
Perseus Digital Library Collections Created and maintained by Tufts University, the Perseus Digital Library includes an Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser and an extensive Greek and Roman Materials Collection.
Political Database of the Americas "The Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) is a non-governmental project of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University in collaboration with institutions like the Secretariat for Political Affairs of the Organization of American States and FLACSO-Chile, and also with the support of other organizations and entities in the region."
Polymer Database (PoLyInfo) "Polymer Database "PoLyInfo" systematically provides various data required for polymeric material design." Free, but registration may be required to view some data.
Product Code Classification Database [Product Code Classification Database] "This database includes a list of all medical devices with their associated classifications, product codes, FDA premarket review organizations, and other regulatory information.The Product Classification Database contains medical device names and associated information developed by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in support of its mission. The Product Code assigned to a device is based upon the medical device product classification designated under 21 CFR Parts 862-892. These files are updated every Sunday." (LOADB)
Profiles in Science "This site celebrates twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. It makes the archival collections of prominent scientists, physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise available to the public through modern digital technology. "
PubChem PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. More information about using each component database may be found using the links in the homepage.
Public Library of Law A no-frills site providing access to statutes, cases, regulations, constitutions, and forms.
PubMed PubMed comprises more than 24 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.
Springer Open "SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer�s portfolio of 200+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science."
Stratigraphy Net [Stratigraphy Net] "Stratigraphy.Net aims to provide free and open access to geoscientific information and data with special emphasis on the disciplines stratigraphy, paleontology and sedimentology."
Texas Digital Archive (TDA) "Welcome to the Texas Digital Archive The Texas Digital Archive (TDA) manages, preserves, and facilitates access to the electronic records collections of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, including those transferred by State agencies or digitized by the State Archives. All records visible in this portal are unrestricted and available for public use."
USDA Food Compositon databases This Web site allows users to search the �USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference� and �USDA Branded Food Products Database� from one location. Search can be done by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find the nutrient information for the food items.
Varieties of English "The Handbook of Varieties of English (editors: Bernd Kortmann and Edgar W. Schneider) consists of two parts: Volume 1: Phonology and Volume 2: Morphology and Syntax. Descriptive survey articles authored by widely acclaimed specialists in the field cover all main national standard varieties, distinctive regional, ethnic, and social varieties, and major contact varieties of English, as well as major ESL varieties. The articles share a common core, which makes them invaluable research tools for cross-linguistic comparisons. Information on the historical and cultural backgrounds as well as the current sociolinguistic situations in the respective regions is provided, as well as state-of-the-art reports on major issues in current research." (LC)
Web''s most extensive Mathematical resource [Wolfram Mathworld] "It is web''s most extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world''s mathematics and internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educational outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.It serves as a clearinghouse for new mathematical discoveries that are routinely contributed by researchers." (LOADB)
Wiley Open Access Journals "Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines."
Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine "Answer questions; do math; instantly get facts, calculators, unit conversions, and real-time quantitative data and statistics; create plots and visualizations; and access vast scientific, technical, chemical, medical, health, business, financial, weather, geographic, dictionary, calendar, reference, and general knowledge�and much more." CSULB
World Bank Open Data "Free and open access to global development data. This site is designed to make World Bank data easy to find, download, and use. All of the data found here can be used free of charge with minimal restrictions."
World Factbook The Central Intelligence Agencies source for national-level information on countries
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) "File, manage or search patents, trademarks, designs and appellations of origin. Search technology, terminology and brand-related information in our free global databases. Download our other reference materials: publications, statistics, economic studies and more."
Zentralblatt MATH [zbMATH] "The zbMATH formula search uses the MathWebSearch system, which is a content- based search engine for MathML formulae based on substitution tree indexing. It aims at developing concepts and methods for a semantic analysis and retrieval of mathematical formulae in the zbMATH corpus." (LOADB)
Zhongguo Gongchandang Xin Wen Wang "This website provides information abou the daily news and activities of the Communist Party of China, as well as publications and archives of the Communist Party since its establishment in 1921. Information, publications, and documents include: Party Constitutions through the years and internal files; documents from the Communist Party's National Congress since 1921; publications of legendary leaders including Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Ren Bishi, Deng Xiaoping, and Chen Yun; daily activities of current party elites since 1989; historical events in Party history since 1921; Who is Who in the Communist Party over the years. " (LC)
Zhongguo Ren Min Zheng Zhi Xie Shang Hui Yi Quan Guo Wei Yuan Hui "Zhongguo Zheng Xie Wang covers the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's daily activities and provides its working reports and documentation, including: Resolutions and Statements, Pictures, Press Conferences, Important Commentaries, Representatives Lists, Agendas, Session Updates, Reports, Leaders' Activities, Selected Proposals and Suggestions from Representatives, News Reports, Video Reports, etc. " (LC)