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During Diploma Years, students will be largely responsible for finding, analyzing, and compiling their own information via research. While the library has many resources available, there is also included here a menu of academic search engines, organized by resource type.

Our latest additions to the Earth Engine Data Catalog. A summary of the new additions to the Earth Engine Data Catalog, and a glance at how fast it’s growing.

Our latest additions to the Earth Engine Data Catalog

By Simon Ilyushchenko and Sulien O’Neill, on behalf of the Earth Engine Data team The Earth Engine Data Catalog is an online repository of more than 600 datasets. This equates to 29 petabytes of data (that’s nearly 3X the size of all the photos uploaded to Google Photos in its first year of existence) with a growth rate of approximately one petabyte per month. All of the datasets in the catalog are updated automatically on a daily basis, and sometimes every 6 hours. 23 Google Search Tips You'll Want to Learn. Use Google Search Modifiers Google's search algorithm is remarkably adept at returning the information you are looking for—even when you aren't exactly sure yourself.

23 Google Search Tips You'll Want to Learn

But for those times when you know precisely what you need, you can refine your search results with these tips: Exclude terms with a minus (-) symbol: Want to exclude certain terms from your search results? Use the minus symbol to exclude all the terms you don't want, i.e. best apps -android for results that omit roundups of top Android apps. 4 Good Websites That Provide Educational Documentaries. Looking for some good websites that provide curated educational documentaries?

4 Good Websites That Provide Educational Documentaries

The collection below features some of our favourite options. These are platforms where you can get access to a plethora of documentaries spanning different topics and subject areas. You can browse through categories, pick the ones you want and share with your students. Documentaries come in with a short written synopsis and an embedded clip usually from popular video hosting sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers. YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo!

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers

News. But for every participant liberally dishing out misspelled racist, sexist and homophobic talking points, there is at least one whose channel genuinely offers something provocative and educational. For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point. Plenty of universities, nonprofits, organizations, museums and more post videos for the cause of education both in and out of schools. The following list compiles some of the ones most worthy of attention, as they feature plenty of solid content appealing to their respective audiences and actively try to make viewers smarter. Multidisciplinary and General Education Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology. Google Advanced Search Operators Cheat Sheet [Infographic] AdvancedPowerSearchingQuickReference. CollectionofDataSitesFall2015. Unpaywall.

Google Scholar. Using Google Scholar. Using Google Scholar Tips. 10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students. December 23, 2016 Niche-specific content is usually not readily available through regular generic search engines.

10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students

One example is the academic and scholarly content. While running a search query about an academic topic through a generic search engine such as Google would probably render fairly decent results, it, however, usually takes digging into so much fluff before finally landing on relevant results. This is where having access to topic-specific search engines comes in handy. Such search engines do not only provide specific content tailored to the topic under study but their content is more likely to be reliable and authoritative. Google Books. 10 Great Tools for Collecting Your Academic Research.

1- Zotero Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click.

10 Great Tools for Collecting Your Academic Research

Whether you're searching for a preprint on, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. Education Resources Information Center. David Rumsey Map Collection. Historical Texts Collection: Hanover College. The Hanover Historical Texts Collection makes available digital versions of historical texts for use in history and humanities courses.

Historical Texts Collection: Hanover College

Search by keyword, or browse by subject heading. The faculty and students of the Hanover College History Department initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project in 1995, at a time when few primary sources were available outside of published anthologies. To make primary texts readily available for classroom use, they selected important documents, scanned print versions that were out of copyright, converted the scans into HTML format, proofread the resulting documents to correct OCR errors, edited them to provide page breaks, page numbers, and bibliographical information, and posted them online.

The Encyclopedia of Psychology. Submit to Add Your Site If you have a resource you feel should be listed, please use this form to have it approved.

The Encyclopedia of Psychology

We individually review each submission, so be sure to fill in every field to expedite the process. Should your resource pass muster, we will notify you of our plans to post it. Managing Submissions To make changes to a listed resource, please email us at with URL of the resource, the issue, the fix and your name. Disclaimer: While we thoroughly vet all third party resources, we are not responsible for the information contained within a source we do not own. SocioSite. Social Sciences Citation Index. Social Science Research Network. The Literary Encyclopedia.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. History Engine. Cultural Institute. Government Documents- UVA Alderman Library. The National Bureau of Economic Research. ZbMATH. MathGuide. CiteSeerX. The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies. About the Collection This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science.

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

Digital Library for Physics and Astronomy. for Science. Cambridge Journals- Behavior and Brain Science. SciCentral: Gateway to the best science news sources. CERN Document Server. ASDL Home. WorldWideScience. Pub Med Central. JURN. Directory of Open Access Journals.

Open Library. Google Scholar. Google Books. JURN. Library of Congress. Public Domain Review. In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Digital Public Library of America. Wolfram. Microsoft Academic Search.

OAIster. Access to OAIster A freely accessible site for searching only OAIster records is available at Additionally, OAIster records are fully accessible through, and appear as search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide. The OAIster database is searchable on the OCLC FirstSearch service, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases. Contributing to OAIster The OAIster database is included in WorldCat and metadata harvesting goes through the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. These services offer several advantages for repository managers: Additionally, OCLC has integrated OAIster with other open access digital resources. To begin contributing your metadata, and to increase the Web visibility of your unique, open access materials, go to Getting Started with the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway.

A worldwide repository providing integrated access and increased visibility. Digital Library Of The Commons. Digital Library of the Commons hidden Image DatabaseExport Citations Menu: Search the DLC Advanced Search Browse the DLC My Account Commons Links. The Virtual Learning Resources Center. RefSeek - Academic Search Engine. iSeek.