With more than 750,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
This database provides indexing and abstracts from more than 4,000 current serial and non-serial titles, including content from AIAA and NASA.
The American Memory project from the Library of Congress provides at least 261 discrete digital collections in 18 broad topical areas: Advertising; African American History; Architecture, Landscape; Cities, Towns; Culture, Folklife; Environment, Conservation; Government, Law; Immigration, American Expansion; Literature; Maps; Native American History; Performing Arts, Music; Presidents; Religion; Sports, Recreation; Technology, Industry; War, Military; and Women's History.
The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.
Archive Finder brings together ArchivesUSA and the cumulative index to the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the UK and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland).
Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles in the areas of physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology and statistics.
Britannica Online consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.
Fully searchable version of the 15th (2003) and 16th (2010) editions of The Chicago Manual of Style, including a Quick Guide with sample citations. Print copies of the manual are available at the Doheny Reference Desk, Leavey Library's Lower Information Commons Desk, and Architecture and Fine Arts Library.
CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator) is a database service that enables searching of information on academic articles published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.
CollegeSource Online features over 14,000 full text college catalogs representing 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools. Other resources include links (and some catalogs) to international universities; financial aid information and assistance; career planning links; and college entrance exam information.
The Country Studies/Area Handbook Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
The Dictionary of Irish Biography includes the lives of 9,000 Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland from James Ussher to James Joyce, St Patrick to Patrick Pearse, St Brigit to Maud Gonne MacBride, Shane O'Neil to Eamon de Valera, Edward Carson to Bobby Sands. It is a collaboration of Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy.
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism is a collaborative Internet site developed by user contributions and maintained by a professor of the University of Tokyo.
Digital Scholarship is a web portal to information on open access publishing since 1989.
The www.dissonline.de information system provides a wide range of information on the electronic publishing of dissertations and post-doctoral theses.
Ebooks is a catalog portal to the substantial sub-set of electronic books, in all subject areas, included in OCLC WorldCat.
This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary.
Education Research Abstracts Online (ERA) is a comprehensive database, comprising fully indexed abstracts which cover the current international research in education.
Articles from key journals and books in the fields of management, information science and engineering. Most, but not all, journals and books provide full-text access.
The ERIC database is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education covering journal articles and reports including published and unpublished sources on education with some documents being full-text.
Information from several Gale reference works including Ward's BusinessDirectory, Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations,Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, Directory ofDatabases, Information Industry Directory, Directory of Publications andBroadcast Media, Encyclopedia of Associations, National FacultyDirectory and the Research Centers Directory.
Glassdoor is free career resource that searches over 20,000 job sites, newspapers, and company career pages at once.
The Informed Librarian is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 250 valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters.
The Internet Acronym Server is, as its name implies, a database of acronyms collected from the Internet for the best part of two decades.
JapanKnowledge is a powerful reference tool for Japanese language and culture provided by NetAdvance Inc. of the Shogakkan Group Holdings, the top 4th publisher in Japan.
JournalTOCs is the biggest searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs).
Multimedia health sciences education resources from the University of Utah includes animations, tutorials, and image banks.
This web site provides a searchable directory to over 6000 freely available online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries.
This is an indispensable research tool for medievalists of all disciplines.
LibDex is a website which serves as a directory of libraries of all types (though it appears not to be comprehensive in its coverage) in dozens of countries around the world.
A comprehensive resource for Library and Information Science research, this EBSCO database provides full text articles from more than 430 LIS journals, indexing for hundreds more and selected full text monographs.
The Library of Congress's home page, linking to an extraordinary wealth of information including the Library's catalogs and its very significant digital collections.
LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain (no longer subject to copyright restrictions).
The Lyell Collection, created to mark the Geological Society of London's 200th anniversary in 2007, represents one of the largest integrated collections of online Earth science literature available. Bringing together key journals, Special Publications and Society book series on a single electronic platform, the Lyell Collection is a unique resource for researcher and student alike.
The Merck Index is a fully-searchable database with over 11,500 monographs on chemicals, drugs, and biologicals.
Free online medical information guides for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and chemists.
The website currently provides temperature, length, area, volume and weight/mass unit conversions with both on-line calculators and printable tables in a very user friendly format available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Created through a partnership between NASA and the Internet Archive, NASA imagines offers public access to NASA's image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource.
As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press are downloadable to anyone free of charge.
The National Ocean Service (NOS) studies, monitors, and protects coastaland marine areas in the United States.
19th Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on archival collections of primary sources providing full-text, fully searchable content.
OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database.
This site boasts that one can convert just about anything to anything else. And with 50,000 conversions and 5,000 units, it has an impressive range.
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides.
The OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3).
The Core Collection brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource. Access to the database is limited to 5 users.
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) provides scholarly ebooks on a wide range of subjects. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs. Subject areas include Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion, Social Work, and Sociology. OSO also includes the full text of some publications from other university presses.