Online research source list
November 3, 2006 12:17 PM   Subscribe

100+ authoritative research sources that are available online. Various topics, real info. Think of it as a kind of do-it-yourself AskMe, or you know, a research library.(via Making Light)
posted by LobsterMitten (19 comments total) 50 users marked this as a favorite

Handy! Thanks Lobster.
posted by Mister_A at 12:25 PM on November 3, 2006

Very handy. But why no
posted by vacapinta at 12:29 PM on November 3, 2006

Cool. Swiped and forwarded about my library! Thanks!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:43 PM on November 3, 2006

posted by stagewhisper at 1:29 PM on November 3, 2006

Cool, this is worth it just for HighWire Press from Stanford.
posted by OmieWise at 1:35 PM on November 3, 2006

Damn, I hope it rains this weekend. Thanks!
posted by SteveInMaine at 1:47 PM on November 3, 2006

That's great, but they miss two of the greatest research resources freely available on the net: Google Books and (Amazon books). I've consistently found more information from these sources than any other (at least in writing Wikipedia articles). Which makes sense, they are scanned repositories of millions of books. Books are the best sources. Journals second, which can be found at JSTOR and elsewhere through a library.
posted by stbalbach at 2:23 PM on November 3, 2006

Cheers all - I'm in SteveinMaine's camp. Oh, the nerdy deliciousness.

And vacapinta, yeah, that does seem to be a glaring omission.

If anyone else thinks of stuff that's missing, post it here and I will collect all the additional sources and email the authors of the page I posted.
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:23 PM on November 3, 2006

The website I work on is on that list. Rock.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:51 PM on November 3, 2006

Rock rock--the first website I ever worked on is also on that list.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:53 PM on November 3, 2006

Wowsers. I was going to post to AskMe looking for a list just like this, you've saved me the trouble. My thanks to you! They're missing a few good ones I'll try to dig up when I'm less sleepy.
posted by MetaMonkey at 4:17 PM on November 3, 2006

You owe me a new seat cushion.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:38 PM on November 3, 2006

So. Very. Cool. Danke!
posted by dejah420 at 6:58 PM on November 3, 2006

This page + firefox copy all links extension = one awesome pile o' bookmarks. Ta!
posted by Zinger at 7:44 PM on November 3, 2006

This is cool. Bookmarked! : )
posted by SisterHavana at 10:15 PM on November 3, 2006

seriously. cool.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:24 PM on November 3, 2006

You've just made me very happy. Thanks so much!
posted by Jody Tresidder at 9:16 AM on November 4, 2006

Some of these are useful, many are not very useful ... and many have very funky interfaces.

Most libraries have access to wonderful databases these days. Check your library's website; as a library patron you may be able to access powerful databases that are inaccessible otherwise. If you live near a good college, if you're not a student, you may be allowed to be a "community" patron, and access the college's databases ... which may be deeper than those at city/public libraries.
posted by Twang at 7:52 PM on November 4, 2006

Yeah, but my library is full of chronic masturbators.

And I'm kinda not allowed back there.

Damn you, Carl Monday!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:43 PM on November 4, 2006

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