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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.

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. We have since expanded the collection to include transcriptions of manuscript material from the Hanover College archives. Most of the texts in the Hanover Historical Texts Collection are in public domain. Ancient Greece and Rome Medieval Europe Early Modern Europe. 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. 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

The bibliographies are updated weekly from their original locations such that you'll always find the most recent versions here. 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.

Public Domain Review

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. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. 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.

Digital Library Of The Commons

The Virtual Learning Resources Center. RefSeek - Academic Search Engine. iSeek.