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Searching on the Internet

You might use the Internet for recreational or personal purposes, but just browsing will not help you find academic or scholarly sources. The following specialty search engines can link you to resources that will help you complete your research faster. The links are listed alphabetically within categories.

 

 

Search Engines and Directories

Academic Index

Use this simple search engine to find topics in other search engines such as Infotopia, Infomine, Bielefeld Search Engine, Open Doar and Chabot College. Extend your search to encompass even more search engines previoiusly selected by librarians, teachers and library and educational consortia.

BASE

 

One of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

CiteSeerx

 

This is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer was the first digital library and search engine to provide automated citation indexing and citation linking using the method of autonomous citation indexing.

Google Scholar Beta

 

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

 

Search this 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.

iSeek

 

This is a targeted search engine that compiles hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources from university, government, and established noncommercial providers. It provides time-saving intelligent search and a personal Web-based library to help you locate the most relevant results immediately and find them quickly later.

Open Directory

Well-organized subject directory maintained by volunteer specialists.

Refdesk.com: Best Source for Facts on the Net

 

A free and friendly website that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based reference resources.

RefSeek

 

A web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.

Vadlo  

 

This search engine holds the keys to everything scientific, including information about ELISA and other immunoassays, biomarkers, drug discovery and biotech high-throughput screening bioassays, clinical trials and R&D, RNA interference, microRNA, miRNA, shRNA, siRNA oligoneucleotide, real time multiplex PCR primers and more…

 

Virtual Reference Shelf 

Reference resources selected by the Library of Congress.

 

Web, Library and Literary Tools

Digital Library of the Commons

 

A gateway to the international literature on the commons. The DLC provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations. This site contains an author-submission portal, an image database, the comprehensive bibliography of the Commons; a keyword thesaurus and links to relevant reference sources on the study of the Commons.

Directory of Open Access Journals

 

This service covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all subjects and languages through over 6313 journals in the directory. Currently 2746 journals are searchable at article level. Over 538958 articles are included in the DOAJ service at this writing.

ERIC

 

An online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

European Library Collections

 

A free service that offers access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe in 35 languages. Resources can be both digital (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.) and bibliographical. Quality and reliability are guaranteed by the 48 collaborating national libraries of Europe.

Hellenic Digital Resources

 

An online index of Greek Collections and Resources that have been digitized over the past years. Content is in Greek

Intute

 

Intute is a free online service that helps you to find web resources for your studies and research. In July 2010, their funding was significantly reduced. They have funding to maintain their resource catalog until the end of July 2011, and the Virtual Training Suite and Informs will be investigating moving to a membership model.

Open Library

 

To date, this group has gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way. Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and they welcome your contributions.

The Literary Encyclopedia

 

The Literary Encyclopedia is an authoritative collection of specially commissioned articles written by scholars expert in their fields. It addresses literary works, writers, cultural movements and historical events around the world. Its interactive features enable the user to place literature within its historical context in innovative ways.

Scholarly Journals Distributed Via the World Wide Web 
 

This directory provides links to established Web-based scholarly journals that offer access to English language article files without requiring user registration or fees

Union Catalogue of Greek Academic Libraries

 

The catalogue allows searching though the collections of Greek Academic libraries.

WorldCat

 

This search tool lets you browse the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world for popular books, music CDs and videos. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. WorldCat.org lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.

 

Archives

Archives Hub

 

Use the Hub to instantly scan the archival landscape and bring together diverse sources held in over 200 repositories across the UK. Historians will find the Hub an essential tool for their research. Postgraduate students can bring that extra unique something to their research. Educators can take advantage of the Hub to introduce students to primary sources for their coursework.

British Library Research Archive

 

The British Library Research Archive is a database of papers and articles by British Library staff. It also contains papers by readers who have used the Library’s collections in their research and who do not have any institutional affiliation or access to another institutional repository. Papers from conferences organized and hosted by the British Library may also be included. The goal of the Archive is to provide free and full access to these materials, and to capture and preserve research that might otherwise be lost.

Library of Congress

 

The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Use the online site to find archived materials from across the world, but specifically for America from its founding to current documents.

National Archives

 

This link leads to ARC, the Archival Research Catalog for this nation’s national archives. Not all finding aids and images on the NARA web site are currently described in ARC yet, although that is the goal. An updated version of Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States can be searched on the NARA web site to identify records of interest. You may also want to visit the Gateway for Educators and Students to find more resources.

 

Publishers & Bookshops

This page provides links to websites of local and worldwide publishers and bookshops. They do not provide links to the full text of publications. Many free full text services are available from the E-journals and E-book resources.


Publishers & Bookshops Worldwide

Amazon

A leading online seller of books & A/V.

Barnes & Noble
 

One of the largest book retailers. Offers low prices on books, textbooks, movies and TV show DVDs and music, Toys, and Games.

Blackwell's Online Bookshops 
 

Blackwell’s Online Bookshop stocks a wide range of academic books, university textbooks, specialist textbooks and books for the general reader.

Publishers & Bookshops in Greece

Anubis 

ANUBIS Publishing Company is one of most dynamic Greek publishing companies in the fields of Computer Science and Economics.

BiblioNet – Greek Books in Print

The company aims at the production, management and distribution of an online database of information for purchase of books giving information for all Greek books in print.

Books in Greek

The most integrated Greek online bookstore. With a rich collection of more than 30.000 titles it covers subject areas like economy, computer science, social sciences, languages, literature, arts, law and others of general interest.

Ethniko Kentro Vivliou

From E.KE.BI site you can get information about books,  authors, publishers, book-stores, libraries, book exhibitions, book industry etc.


Ekdoseis M. Giourdas

An online bookstore with publications in business, computer science and information technology.

Ekdoseis Ath. Stamoulis

An on-line bookstore that focuses on the publication and promotion of scientific – mainly of university level – books. They cover the areas of economics, statistics, tourism, accounting, mathematics, law.

Ekdoseis Kleidarithmos 
 

Electronic bookstore covering all the range of Computer Science and Business Administration & Economics, as well as, issues of personal growth, quality entertainment and of general interest

B. Giourdas - Ekdotiki

Publications on Computer Science, Economics and Administration, as well as Medicine

Ekdotikos Organismos Livanis
 

Catalogue for search and order of books. It covers subject areas of Literature sciences, Education, sports, biographies, Computer Science, Cinema

Eleftheroudakis
 

The largest foreign books bookstore chain in Greece. It sells both Greek and Foreign Language books. Their database includes more than 200.000 Greek and foreign titles.

Greekbooks.gr
 

The most efficient Greek on-line company. Its catalogue consists of a great number of books and A/V material which is constantly renewed and updated. You can find books circulating in the Greek market, which have been published either by Greek authors or translated into Greek. In the music department of the Greekbooks.gr you can find all CDs and cassettes of the Greek Music.


Ianos Publications Bookstore

An electronic bookstore which gives information about the Greek bibliography and accepts orders from all over the world. It covers books in literature, Sciences, law, education, athletics, biographies, computers, languages etc.


Sakkoulas Publication

Specializes in scientific publications, mainly of law books and textbooks, as well as, economic – taxation books. The electronic bookstore allows online search and orders.

 

 

E-books & texts

An increasing number of ebooks and texts are gradually becoming freely available on the Internet. This is a selection of links to e-book service providers and free sites.

 

Bartleby: Great Books Online

The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious, with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

Bibliomania

Free online literature and study guides.

Blackmask Online

Over 10,000 online books including classics, fictions, history works, poetry, references, etc. are available in full text, in various formats.

Ebooks.com

The world's leading source of eBooks. Subscription required to view content.

Electronic Text Centre

Contains approximately 45,000 online and offline humanities texts in twelve languages such as English, French, German, Latin, Chinese, Russian, and Hebrew. Some texts are not publicly accessible.

Free eBooks

Free-eBooks.net specializes in collecting free fiction, tutorial, marketing and business eBooks as well as resources to aid you in promoting eBooks. Registration is required.

Google Books

Search and find millions of books to preview and read for free.

Knovel

Online interactive books and databases for sciences and engineering. Free trials are offered.

LWWoncology

Contains textbooks and other resources provided by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins that cover medicine and related topics. Subscription is required and free trials are available.

National Academies Press

Over 2,500 books can be read online free from National Academies Press, which publishes works from National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, etc. Covers a great variety of subjects.

OAIster

Provides free access to a wide range of full-text resources made available by the academic community. You can search and retrieve books, journal articles, technical reports, preprints, theses, working papers, audio files, images, etc., by harvesting digital resources from over 100 research libraries and institutions worldwide.

Online Books Page


Contains more than 12,000 English works in various formats. The site only indexes books that are full text, free, and not copyrighted. Users can search or browse the listings by author and title, subject, new listings. There are three special exhibits: A Celebration of Women Writers, Banned Books On-Line, and Prize Winners On-Line.

Oxford Text Archive

The Oxford Text Archive hosts AHDS Literature, Languages and Linguistics. It collects, catalogues and preserves high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching. The Oxford Text Archive currently distributes more than 2000 resources in over 20 different languages, and is actively working to extend its catalogue of holdings.

Page by Page Books

It offers hundreds of classic books and famous speeches that can be read online for free.

Project Gutenberg

A resourceful electronic archive containing extensive electronic texts of light literature, classical literature, historical documents, reference tools, etc. The database is searchable and the texts can be downloaded.

Questia

The World's Largest Online Library of Books. Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection.

The World eBook Library

A global coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around the world.  Their mission is to serve the public, aid students and educators by providing free public access to the world's most complete collection of electronic texts on-line as well as offer a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of education, elementary through post baccalaureate studies.

 

News & Newspapers

This is a selection of newspapers and news resources that are available on-line. In some you will have to register (usually free) before you can access.

 

 

Greek Newspapers

Ethnos


Electronic edition of the print newspaper. Includes news about politics, social news, key financial information.

Eletherotypia

Afternoon newspaper covering news from Greece and the World.

Kathimerini, H

Online edition of the print newspaper, with news about politics, economy, and other social news in general.

Naftemporiki

Daily newspaper including financial, shipping, and political news from Greece and the World.

 

Nea, Ta 

A daily newspaper with news and comments on politics and economy in Greece and worldwide.

 

The Greek Press

Athens News Agency

All the ANA services are on-line, with an estimated 350 news items in Greek and 50-60 items in English updated daily. It also publishes an English 'Electronic Daily News Bulletin' containing all the Greek news. The ANA further has four data banks in Greek -- news, biographies of Greek and foreign personalities, election results and sports -- and a news bank in English.

BBC-In Greece

The Greek section aims to provide distinctive, authoritative, reliable and dispassionate news and current affairs programme offer, for customers in Greece and Cyprus and amongst the Greek speaking diaspora. Fully in line with the ethos and editorial integrity of the BBC, it will provide information and analysis reflecting major world and regional events.
 

Cyprus News Agency

The CAN is published and distributed not only in Greek but in English and other languages as well. CNA currently has commercial agreements with Reuters, AFP, ITAR-TASS, RIA NOVOSTI and MENA, cooperation agreements with ANA, SANA, XINHUA, ANSA, IRNA, PAP, APS and ATA. CAN and also exchanges news with the Macedonian News Agency (Thessaloniki), BTA, STA and ROMPRES.

Hellenic Press Agency

Political, economic, sport news from all over the world.

Hellenic Resources Network

An electronic network of information with focus on the enhancement of communication and cooperation between Greeks around the world by facilitating a more effective use of the Internet.

 

Macedonian Press Agency

The MPA is one of the two national news agencies in Greece. It cooperates with all the national press agencies of Balkan countries, the Black See, the French Press Agency and the Russian Itar-Tass.
 

TGA NEWS

Provides political, financial and social news for the Greeks worldwide.
 

 

International Newspapers

BBC News Service

Daily news resource that covers the globe.

Daily Telegraph


Daily newspaper with business news, sport news, science & technology news, fashion and entertainment.

Financial Times 

Focused on helping business people become more effective, FT is a world-class editorial analysis of financial markets, industries, and companies, plus clear and insightful content on a full range of business topics. At FT.com, you will also find news on the people behind the headlines and fast, easy access to our comprehensive business directory. Access company quotes and data, chat with commentators and colleagues in the industry, updates your personal calendar with key industry events - even check the latest sports scores.

Guardian Unlimited

Daily newspaper that covers UK and international news topics.

New York Times, The

A premier news and information network for individuals who want a unique perspective on their world. By bringing together the industry's most trusted editorial content and a uniquely knowledge-hungry audience, NYTD and its properties comprise one of the world's most powerful environments for news, information and interaction. New York Times Digital comprises NYTimes.com and Boston.com and a Digital Archive Distribution business.

Times Online, The

Online daily newspaper with breaking financial, political, and other news from all over the world.

Wall Street Journal Online, The 

 

The WSJO includes top world news and crucial reports from all industries, along with all the financial insight individuals need for planning. Every day, it gives a unique overview of all the events, trends, ideas and products that affect careers and your life.

Washington Post, The

Daily newspaper with business, financial, technology, sport, travel news from all over the world.

 

Newspaper Collections & News Services

The following contain many useful links to directories of newspapers and other news resources.

ABYZ News Links  

Links to over 17,000 newspapers and other news sources from around the world.

Worldwide Newspapers


World Newspapers, Magazines, and News Sites in English.

NewsLink

Based in the USA, this links to Newspapers, magazines and news services around the World.

Web Wombat On-line Newspapers

Links to newspapers worldwide, arranged by country.

 

Official publications

This page includes links to Official (sometimes known as Government) Publications and Resources from Greece and throughout the world.

 

 

Official Resources in Greece

Greek Government Resources 

A collective list of government resources in Greece, including, embassies, political and military links.

Hellenic Parliament


This site offers a tour of the Greek parliament.

Net of Municipalities

The Network of Municipalities of Greece includes official information for each municipality, maps, legislation, news, and other interesting links.

 

Official Resources in Europe

CORDIS


The Community Research and Development Information Services website.

 

Official Resources Worldwide

US Whitehouse

A website providing contemporary insights into US affairs.

Yahoo.com 

Official publications and information regarding individual countries available from Yahoo.

 

 

Higher Education

This page contains a selection of useful Higher Education resources, University and College homepages in Greece and other countries.

 

 

Higher Education Resources in Greece

DOATAP

Organization for the recognition of foreign degrees in Greece

General Education Online


A free database of links to higher education facilities worldwide for researchers, students, and others

Greek Education

A selection of interesting sites on education in Greece

Greek Universities Network

A directory of Universities in Greece

Hellenic Institute of Education & New Technologies

Hellenic Institute of Education and New Technologies started in 1995 as "PEDIA" group from a team of educators and students. Recently it has been developed into a Civil, non profit organization with an Educational and Cultural character, focusing, as well, on matters concerning Youth

Hellenic Ministry of Education


The official site of the Greek Ministry of Education. Content includes: information on Greek education, religious affairs, and university entrance exam results. Currently all information at this site is only available in Greek

Hellenic Open University

The Greek Open University is a novelty in the Greek educational system. Its major aim is to provide distance learning of university level, by developing and evaluating the proper educational material and teaching techniques. One of the main objectives of the Greek Open University is also to promote and develop scientific research in the area of distance education

 

University & College Directories

American Universities

Alphabetical list of universities and colleges in the United States

Greek Universities Network

GUnet has its central office in Athens and its members are all the Higher Education and Academic Institutions (20 Universities and 16 TEI). The aims of GUNet are servicing research and education.

International Universities

General Education Online v2 is a free database of links to higher education facilities worldwide for researchers, students, and others, hosted and sponsored by Simple End User Linux.

U.K. University Homepages

An alphabetical index with access to the homepages of universities and colleges of higher education in the United Kingdom

Universities in Greece

A catalogue of Greek Universities and educational news.
Universities Worldwide Links to over 6195 Universities in 169 countries throughout the world

 

E-reference

Looking for a quick fact, a definition, or some background information? The E-Reference Collection offers online access to thousands of information sources.

 

 

Reference Sites on the Web

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
 

Includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, several writer's handbooks, Grey's Anatomy, Farmer's Cookbook, Post's Etiquette, and Bartlett's Quotations.

iTools

Find out anything using the best tools to search the web: a collection of the best search engines available.

Virtual Reference Shelf

Selected Web Resources compiled by the Library of Congress.

 

Biography

Literary Index

An online index to the 130,000 biographical profiles offered in the Gale family of literary publications such as Dictionary of Literary Biography, Poetry Criticism, and Contemporary Authors.

 

Dictionaries

Acronyms and abbreviations dictionaries

Acronym Finder

The world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms.

Journal Abbreviations Sources

Journal Abbreviation Sources is a registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations

Biographical dictionaries

Biographical dictionary


This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. One can search by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.

Who is and who was

Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.

English Language & Foreign dictionaries

Cambridge International Dictionaries

A range of dictionaries and thesaurus for learners of English to search within their contents.

Dictionary.com

Includes definitions, related words, grammar and usage, finding books and related Web sites, etc.

Dictionaries Index

Search in 275 dictionaries on the Internet. Translate from 69 source languages into 73 target languages - 400 language combinations.

Free-translator.com

One of the best online text translator.

Google language tools

Type a search phrase in your language. Google will find results in other languages and translate them for you to read.

 

Longman Web Dictionary

The online version of the . Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Updated Edition.

 

OneLook Dictionaries

20,000,000 words in 1062 dictionaries indexed.

Oxford English Dictionary

The unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million English words, both present and past.

Subject dictionaries

ArtLex

A dictionary for artists, collectors, students and educators in art production, criticism, history, aesthetics and education.

Business Dictionary Online

An easy-to-use free business glossary with over 20000 terns. A concise, clear and comprehensive tool.

 

Free Online Dictionary of Computing

A searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history, etc.

 

Law dictionaries

Includes dictionaries, online reference tools, translation tools covering general, commercial, international, criminal and other aspects of law.

 

Medical Dictionary Online

A free online medical dictionary search engine for definitions of medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, health conditions, medical devices, specialty terms and medical abbreviations.

 

Psychology Dictionary

The revised Online Psychology Dictionary of All Psychology Online now defines and provides examples for 521 psychology related terms.

 

 

Encyclopedias

Britannica.com
 

The worlds best web sites plus magazines, books and the complete Encyclopedia  Britannica.

Encyclpedia.com

Internet's premiere free Encyclopedia. Newly updated and expanded with more than 50,000 articles plus links giving you access to millions of articles and pictures in Electric Library. It is free, quick and useful.

Infoplease.com

Online Encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac, atlas.

Wikipedia

A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software.

ΒικιΠαιδεια

Η ελεύθερη εγκυκλοπαίδεια που μπορεί ο καθένας να επιμεληθεί.

World Fact book 2001

Information for each country of the world including area, boundaries, climate, disputes, population, political system and economy.

 

Maps and the World

Google maps

A map service that you view in your web browser. Depending on your location, you can view basic or custom maps and local business information, including business locations, contact information, and driving directions.

Mapblast

Street maps, driving directions, yellow pages from many European and other countries.

MapQuest

Maps, driving directions, road trip planner, yellow pages from worldwide

National Geographic Maps and Geography

Maps and geographical information, photography, adventure & expedition, from all over the world.

 

Converters and Calculators

Unit Converter

A resources to convert unit, length, time, area, volume, weight, time, and more

Online Conversion

Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units and 50,000 conversions.

Online Calculator

Calculate anything anytime for free.

Graphing Calculator

A graphics, scientific, matrix and statistics online calculator.

 

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