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General Online Resources

These resources are multi-disciplinary, and cover wide ranges of topics and links.


Internet publisher of literature, verse and reference books to provide students and researchers with unlimited and free access. Includes dictionaries, thesauri, factbooks, and reference books on history, Shakespeare, anatomy, etc.

Best Information on the Net

St. Ambrose University's link to useful websites that cover a wide range of subjects. Search by major,


Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. There are now 5185 journals in the directory. Currently 2149 journals are searchable at article level.

Google Book Search

Browse books online. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy. Buy the book ... or borrow it from the library If you find a book you like, click on the "Buy this book" and "Borrow this book" links to see where you can buy or borrow it. Searches can be limited to "Full View Only".
Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.


INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.


Links for various subjects and reference resources.


Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research. With millions of resources available on the Internet, it can be difficult to find useful material. Our subject specialists review and evaluate thousands of resources to help you choose the key websites in your subject.

IPL - Internet Public Library

Links to previewed websites. "Information you can trust"

Library Spot

A free virtual library resource center for educators and students. This site links to dictionaires, almanacs, and other reference resources, and includes links to topic-specific websites.


Search engine and directory for finding online magazine articles.

Virtual Reference Shelf (LOC)

Provides links to various topical websites, as well as reference books, such as dictionaries, images, maps and tools such as calculators.

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Last update: August 6, 2013