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Search Engines Scientific

Google Scholar Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research. (Provides full-text access to various resources)

OAIster : Union Catalog of Digital Resources
OAIster is  a huge union catalog of digital resources. 

BASE:Biefeld Academic Search Engine
BASE is the name of the multi-disciplinary search engine for academically relevant web resources which was created and developed by Bielefeld University Library.

The Virtual Library
The Virtual Library is a catalogue of the web.

USA Government Science Portal
Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results.

Find Article in BNET
Offers academic full text documents in the fields of Science and various fields

Dogpile
All the best search engines piled into one.

The Internet Public Library

DMOZ Open Directory Project
The Open Directory Project is a human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.

TechXtra Subject Area: Engineering + Mathematics         
Find articles, key websites, books, the latest industry news, job announcements, e-journals, e-prints, technical reports, the latest research, thesis and dissertations and more.

Scirus : For Scientific Information Only Subject Area: Science
Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 350 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

Athenus : The Engineering and Science Search Engine Subject Area: Science + Engineering

Open Course Materials & Open Access Sites

OpenCourseWare Consortium Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject
The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education. An OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials for colleges and universities.

Open Access Repositories in Turkey and TRNC (Yükseköğretim Akademik Arşiv Projesi – YAAP)
Thousands of full text accessible; academic articles, books, theses, reports, papers, and other outputs from Turkey and TRNC Universities.

Turkish OpenCourseware Consortium
A national consortium under the auspice of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA), of more than 50 Turkish academic institutions, Higher Education Council (YOK) and Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM).


The European Library
The European Library is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals.... - both digital and non-digital) of the 45 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects - some free, some priced.

DRIVER: Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for Eur. Research
Driver is a collaboration, co-funded by the European Commission, to build a network of freely accessible digital repositories with content across academic disciplines.

Caltech Collection of Open Archives (CODA)
This repository was launched in 2000 and has grown to include electronic theses, technical reports, books, conference papers, and oral histories from the Caltech archives.

CogPrints : Cognitive Sciences E-print Archive
CogPrints; an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, neuroscience, and Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy, Biology, Sociobiology, Genetics, Medicine, Anthropology.

Open Learn
OpenLearn provides free open educational resources for learners and educators around the world.

Academic Earth
Offers free academic video courses and lectures from leading universities.

Higher Intellect
Higher Intellect is a World Wide Web server hosting a searchable database of over 200,000 text files on a variety of subjects.

Humanities Text Initiative
Documentation Project Subject Area: History and Literature
Digitization project undertaken by four Norwegian Universities in the fields of literature, history, medieval material, archaeology, folklore, numismatics and lexicography. Mainly in Norwegian.

Famous Poets and Poems Subject Area: Literature, Poetry
Browse among 550 popular poets and 22,000 poems. Find portraits, short biographies, quotes, bibliographies and links to other resources dedicated to a particular poet.

Folklore and Mythology E-Texts Subject Area: Folklore and Mythology
Part of Folk and Fairy Tales Web Site Links, collection of folklore and mythology from the world.

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) Subject Area: Economics
RePEc is an Open Access Repository for full-text electronic publishing in Economics.

Open Humanities Press Subject Area: Humanities
Open Humanities Press is an international open access publishing collective in critical and cultural theory.

The Public Library of Law (PLOL) Subject Area: Law

E-Print Network Subject Area: Science + Technology
Integrated network of electronic scientific and technical information created by scientists and research engineers active in their respective fields.

arXiv.org Subject Area: Science + Technology
arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and quantitative finance and statistics.

The Electronic Library of Mathematics Subject Area: Mathematics
Free online books, journals and conference proceedings, hosted by the European Mathematical Society.

Europeana Subject Area: Europe
Digital texts, images, sounds and videos from European libraries and museums.

Archive of European Integration (AEI) Subject Area: European Union

UNESCO Documents and Publications Subject Area: General, UNESCO
Includes bibliographical information and full text access to UNESCO publications (1945- )

The World Bank Group Subject Area: General

World Bank : WDI Online (World Development Indicators)
World Bank : GDF Online (Global Development Finance)
World Bank: ADI (Africa Development Indicators)
World Bank: GEM (Global Economic Monitor)

Digital South Asia Library (DSAL) Subject Area: General Resources, Asia
The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia including books and journals, full-text dictionaries, bibliographies, images, maps, and statistical information from the colonial period through the present.

PANDORA : Australia's Web Archive Subject Area: General Resources, Australia
E-LIS : E-Prints in Library and Information Science Subject Area: Librarianship
Digital Library of İnformation Science and Techn. (DLIST) Subject Area: Information Sciences
BBC : Open News Archive Subject Area: General

ArchNet : Architecture Subject Area: Architecture
ArchNet is an international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations.

Türk Dil Kurumu Kütüphanesi Subject Area: Turkish Literature + Turkish Language
Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative Subject Area: Turkish Literature
T.R. Prime Ministry State Planning Organization E-Library Subject Area: Social Sciences + Economics
Mevzuat Bilgi Sistemi Subject Area: Laws and Regulations, Turkey

E-Journals

Directory Of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages.

Library of Congress, Electronic Journals Library 
The Electronic Journals Library offers an effective use of both scientific and academic journals publishing full text articles in the internet.

Internet Library of Early Journals    
Includes some selected early journals of 18th and 19th centuries. These are; Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Notes and Queries, The Builder and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.                                  

Hindawi Publishing Corporation  Subject Area: Science
Free Medical Journals Subject Area: Medicine
Gateway For Free E-journals

ABC Chemistry Subject Area: Chemistry
Offers free full-text journals in Chemistry.

BioMed Central : The Open Access Publisher Subject Area: Science + Technology + Medicine
A publisher of journals covering all areas of biology and medicine.

PLOS:Public Library Of Science Subject Area: Science + Medicine  
PLOS is a nonprofit organization of scientist and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature freely available public resource.

ERIC : Education Resources Information Center Subject Area: Education
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and also provides access to a growing collection of full-text journal and non-journal literature

JURN: JURN is a search-engine indexing free 'open access' e-journals in the arts and humanities.

TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM Müh. ve Temel Bil. Veri Tabanı (MTBVT) Subject Area: Science + Engineering
Includes journals in the fields of Applied Sciences and Engineering, which published in Turkey since 1992. Offers full text access to some journal articles.

TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM Sosyal Bilimler Veri Tabanı (SBVT) Subject Area:  Social Sciences 
Includes journals in the fields of Social Sciences, which is published in Turkey since 2002. Offers full text access to some journal articles.    

TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM Yaşam Bilimleri Veri Tabanı Subject Area:  Life Sciences  
Includes journals in the fields of Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Farming and Biology, which is published in Turkey since 2001. Offers full text access to some journal articles.

TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM Tıp Veri Tabanı Subject Area:  Medicine  
Includes journals in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing, which is published in Turkey since 1996. Offers full text access to some journal articles.

 

E-Books

Google Books Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject
Try a search on Google Books. 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.

RapidSearch 
RapidSearch helps you search full Softwares, Books, Movies, Games, Scripts and many resources 100% free.

The Open Library 
Featuring over 23,000 public available free e-books.

Project Guttenberg  
Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free e-books. (over 30,000 e-books)

Internet Archive : Million Book Project 
The Internet Archive : Million Book Project is a collaborative effort by over twenty institutions world-wide. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.  

Digital Book Index   
A union catalog of electronic books, texts and documents.

E-Books Directory 
A List of freely downloadable e-books, documents and lecture notes.              

Web Books Publishing      
The Online Books Page   
ManyBooks    
FreeFictionBooks   
Free E-Books                        

MUNSEYS    
A large archive of free e-books. Include pulp literature as well as the classic works.                                   

eScholarship Editions     
Provides public access to hundreds of academic titles.

Artificial Intelligence  Subject Area: Science + Engineering
IN-TECH databse offers more than 2000 peer-reviewed chapters from 60 open access books covering fields of Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing, Robotics and Operations Research.

Free Computer Books  Subject Area: Computer Science
American Mathematical Society : Mathematics Books Online  Subject Area: Mathematics

Cornell Univ. Library Math Book Collection 
Over 550 books scanned from originals.

Links to Mathematics Books Online  
O'Reilly Open Books   

Cascadilla Proceedings Project Subject Area: Linguistics
Full-text papers from linguistics conferences.

Page By Page Books  Subject Area: General + Literature + Classic Books 
Authorama : Public Domain Books  Subject Area: General + Fictions 
Offers completely free books from variety of different authors.

Online Library of Literature  Subject Area: English Literature, Classic Works  
Full text of classic works of English literature.

University of Virginia's E-Book Library  Subject Area: General + Literature + History
Over 2,100 public-available ebooks from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center, including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, American History, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible and much more.

Gallica Subject Area: General, French Works
An online library of digitised books held at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Mainly French works from the nineteenth century.

LibriVox : Free Audio Books  Subject Area: General + Literature   
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Subject Area: William Shakespeare                                               

Gutenberg: Audio Books Project    
Barnes & Noble Free Audio Books   

Audio Books  

LibriVox : Free Audio Books  Subject Area: General + Literature                                                   

Gutenberg: Audio Books Project                                                    

Barnes & Noble Free Audio Books                                                     

E-Theses & Dissertations

Worldwide Electronic Theses and Dissertations Index Subject Area: Multi-Subject
Turkey Competition Authority Expert Theses Subject Area: Competition and Economics  

Central Bank Of The Republic Of Turkey Expert Theses Subject Area: Banks and Banking
Tıpta Uzmanlık Tezleri – T.C. Hastahaneleri Subject Area: Medicine

 

Rare Books  Manuscrips

Rare Book Room  

Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL)   Subject Area: General, Medieval
Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts  Subject Area: Middle Ages
Digital Scriptorium   Subject Area: Medieval, Renaissance     

Digital Medieval Manuscripts   Subject Area: Middle Ages, Europe
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University Subject Area: 9th-16th centuries, UK
Greek and Latin Inscriptions  Subject Area: Inscriptions

Yale Univ., The Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database (MADID)  Subject Area:  General
Ottoman-Turkish Manuscripts and Rare Works  Subject Area: Ottoman + Turkish
The Digital Library of Illuminated Manuscripts   Subject Area: General

E-Dictionaries & Thesaurus

Oxford Dictionaries : Ask Oxford  
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary   
Merriam-Webster Dictionary  
The Free Dictionary  
Oxford Dictionaries : Ask Oxford  
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 
Merriam-Webster Dictionary  
The Free Dictionary  

OneLook Dictionary Search 
Your Dictionary.com  
NetLingo-Dictionary 
Thesaurus.com   
The Quotations Page   
Merriam-Webster Thesaurus  
Dictionary.com-Translator    

Sozlux.Org  Subject Area: English-Turkish, Turkish-English

Babylon : Free Online Dictionaries   Subject Area: Languages

Free Language Dictionaries 
Online Language Dictionaries    
OnlineDictionary.com:Many Languages Dictionary   

Engineering Dictionary   Subject Area: Engineering, English
Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC)Subject Area: Computer Science, English
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online   Subject Area: Economics

Finance Glossary  Subject Area: Finance
Dictionary of Art Historians   Subject Area: Art Historians, English
Art & Architecture Thesaurus  Subject Area: Art + Architecture, English

EPA Glossary : Terms of Environment Subject Area: Environment, English
Environmental Chemistry.com  Subject Area: Environment + Chemistry, English
ODLIS : Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science Subject Area: Librarianship, English

Ötüken Türkçe Sözlük  Subject Area: Turkish Language, Turkish
Türk Dil Kurumu Sözlükleri  Subject Area: Turkish Language, Turkish
Bilişim Sözlüğü   Subject Area: Informatics, Turkish
Cambridge Dictionaries Online  Subject Area: General, English

Acronyms & Abbreviations  

Abbreviations.com  Subject Area: General, English

Acronym  Finder                                                                              

BABEL: A Glossary of Comp. Oriented Abbr. & Acronyms Subject Area: Computer Science

E-Encyclopedias

Encyberpedia              
Encyclopedia Smithsonian 
Encyclopedia.com  
Fact Monster Encyclopedia   
Information Please Encyclopedia  

Wikipedia : The Free Encyclopedia   
Historic Events & Birthdates 
Today in History 

Britannica  Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject   
Encyclopedia of Life Subject Area: General + Life Sciences  
The Encyclopedia of Earth Subject Area: General + Earth Sciences   
Country Reports.Org  Subject Area: Country Profiles  
Encyclopedia Of Law & EconomicsSubject Area: Law + Economics 

Encyclopedia of Symbols  Subject Area: Symbols
Art EncyclopediaSubject Area: Arts
PRIME : Platonoic Realms Interactive Mathematics Encyclopedia Subject Area: Mathematics
Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy Subject Area: Philosophy 
Encyclopedia Mythica   Subject Area: Mythology + Folklore + Religion
Encyclopedia of Psychology   Subject Area: Psychology


News Search Engines 

Yahoo News          
World News     
BBC World News Service
CNN.com World News 
Reuters News 

 Google News Subject Area: General, International
Anadolu Agency, Turkey Subject Area: General, Turkey
Turkish News Agency, Cyprus  Subject Area: General, TRNC

E-Newspapers

World Newspapers   Subject Area: General, Worldwide
News and Newspapers Online Subject Area: General, Worldwide
US Newspaper List  Subject Area: General, United States

Türk Basını : Bas-Yay. Enf. Gen. Md. Subject Area: General, Turkey
Gazeteler.net   Subject Area: General, Turkey
T.C. Resmi Gazete (Official Gazette)  Subject Area:  Official Gazette, Turkey
TRNC Newspapers  Subject Area: General, Cyprus / TRNC 

Biographies

Biographical Dictionary Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject
Composers Index  Subject Area: Composers, Musicians 
Women's Biographies  Subject Area: Women  

Nobel Prize Winners  Subject Area: Nobel Winners 
The Pulitzer Prize Winners Subject Area: Pulitzer Winners
WritersNet : Writers, Editors, Agents, Publishers  Subject Area: General 

Philosophers    Subject Area: Philosophy 
Kim Kimdir  Subject Area: General, Turkey
Biyografi.net  Subject Area: General, Turkey        

Biography Center 
Biography.com   
Who's Alive and Who's De

Standards

NSSN : Search Engine for Global Standards  Subject Area: General, International  
International Organization For Standardization (ISO)  Subject Area: General, International 
ANSI: American National Standards Institute  Subject Area: Standards, US  

BSI : British Standards Institution Subject Area: Standards, UK
Canadian Standards Association  Subject Area: Standards, Canadian
European Standards Catalogue   Subject Area: Standards, EU

ILO, International Labour Standards  Subject Area: Standards, Labour
Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) Subject Area: Standards, Turkey

Statistics

International Statistical Agencies Subject Area: General, International
United Nations Statistics Division  Subject Area: General,   International
International Monetary Fund   Subject Area: Economics & Finance, International

World Health Organization: Statistics   Subject Area: Health, International 
European Data Center : For Work and Welfare Subject Area: Business and Eeconomics, Europe 
T.R. Prime Ministry Turkish Statistical Institute  Subject Area: General, Turkey          

Guides & Directories

Academic360.com  Subject Area: Jobs, Academic
cademic360.com is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to 3019 faculty, staff, and administrative announcements.

obs.ac.uk Subject Area: Jobs, Academic  
The specialist jobsite for careers in academic, research, science and related professions.

TÜBİTAK Destekli Projeler Veritabanı  Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject
Research projects which are supported by TUBITAK.

DirectoryScience : The Comprehensive Science Directory Subject Area: Science 
Travel & Cultures Directory : National Geographic    Subject Area: Cultures, International 
Science Search   Subject Area: Science
Google Directory  Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject

Yahoo Directory of References 
List of International Organizations
Research Centers and Services Directory

 

Bibliographies

Google Scholar Subject Area: General, Multi-Subject
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research. (Provides full-text access to various resources)

E-Print Network  Subject Area: Science
Search thousands of e-prints in scientific and technical disciplines. (Provides full-text access to various resources)

Milli Kutuphane / Bibliyografyalar  Subject Area: General, Turkey 
National Library of TRNC : Cyprus Collection  Subject Area: General, TRNC 
National Library of TRNC : Cyprus Newspapers Archive  Subject Area: General, TRNC   

Atlases & Maps

Map Finder  
All The World Maps 
National Geographic Maps 
Altapedia                              

Flags of the World 
World Atlas  
World Sites Atlas         

Historical Atlas Subject Area: History
Google Earth Subject Area: General, Worldwide   

Patents

Google Patents Search  
Free Patents Online 

US Patent and Trademark Office Subject Area: General, United States
CIPO : Canadian Intellectual Property Office Subject Area: General, Canada
European Patent Office  Subject Area: General, Europe

UK Patent Office Subject Area: General, UK
Türk Patent Enstitüsü Subject Area: General, Turkey
World Intellectual Property OrganizationSubject Area: General, International

Image Collections