Internet and its most used component WWW has turned into a biggest source of information with widest coverage and the fastest access. It is the most powerful tool for global communication and exchange of information.



Subject Gateways

                 Gateways are portals to information that are usually limited to a specific domain or subject area. The resources accessible through these gateways are reviewed, selected, evaluated and catalogued by information professionals or subject experts. Some examples are:
Bubl Information Services                  BUBL Logo                                                         

               BUBL is a UK-based interactive information service which provides links to over 12,000 internet resources in a wide range of subject areas. Initially designed as a resource for librarians, it includes a directory of UK organisations and institutions, job postings, user group links, surveys and comprehensive archives. BUBL provides links to current editions of all major UK newspapers, as well as abstracts and selected full text from over 200 journals.                    


qCogprints       CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences EPrint Archive

             CogPrints, an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics, vision, learning, speech, neural networks), Philosophy (e.g., mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), Biology (e.g., ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory), Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurology, human genetics, Imaging), Anthropology (e.g., primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology), as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical scinces that are pertinent to the study of cognition.  



DMOZ : Open Directory Project     Open Directory Project 
                  The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
E-Print network E-print Network                                       

Provides access to electronic preprints available from diverse sites. It is a searchable gateway to preprint servers that deal with scientific and technical disciplines.




                  A Web resource featuring well organized access to important university level research and educational tools on the Internet.

intute      Intute logo

                     A freely available Internet service which aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for students, academics, researchers and practitioners in Science & Technology, Arts and Humanities Social Sciences, Health and Life Sciences.



                  The MathGuide is an Internet-based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in mathematics


Pinakes:A subject launchpad     
                     As the Internet grows in size it becomes increasingly difficult to locate relevant material. The Pinakes is a compilation of Internet resources,which links to the major subject gateways.



                     Integrated search and browse access to records from individual subject gateway services across Europe. It provides a source of selected, high quality Internet resources for those teaching, learning and researching in higher education in Europe.


                   Social Science Information System based at the University of Amsterdam.



Voice of the Shuttle        
                 Made publicly accessible in 1995, this site began as an introduction to the Web for humanists. Its mission has been to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources in the humanities and associated disciplines.



WWW Virtual Library 
                 Catalog of Internet resources. Indexes cover a broad range of subject areas. Each entry within a subject area links to the appropriate Internet resource and is accompanied by a brief description and a relevancy ranking.



                Yenza means "do it" is a guide to using the Internet for research and teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It also provide links to online resources relating to specific disciplines.  



                Electronic Journals are the journals published in electronic format, often available on the Internet.


Bioline International 
                It is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries.  
BioMed Central:  
               It is a Publisher of more than 160 peer-reviewed open access journals.  
Directory of Open Access Journals
          There are now 2514 journals in the directory. Currently 747 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 124159 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

The Electronic Journals Library

             Offers an effective use of both scientific and academic journals publishing full text articles in the internet.
                It provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free  


Free Medical Journals 
               Over the next few years, many important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet.


                 A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1010 journals and 4,074,364 full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made 1,566,498 articles free. With our partner publishers we produce 71 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals.



  Indian Academy of Science
                The Academy, founded in 1934, aims at promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches. The Academy's journals are 'open access' and full text is available as PDF files on each journal's website. See the Publications page for links to the journals and other Academy publications.


Journal of Digital Information 
               First publishing papers in 1997, the Journal of Digital Information is an electronic-only, peer-reviewed journal covering the broad topics related to digital libraries, hypertext and hypermedia systems, and the issues of digital information.


                  An archive for the Internet list for new journals and newsletters available on the Internet . 
              It is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Launched in 2006, Open J-Gate is the contribution of Informatics (India) Ltd to promote OAI. Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online.                    


Public Library of Science

                   PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.  


                   The Strategic Guide to Quality Information in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Psychology .

Electronic Books     

          Electronic Books are electronic versions of printed books that can be viewed online via any PC connected to the Internet. It includes mostly the classics. Some public domain e-book resources are:



lex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. You can search for and display texts from the collection & also search their content, & even create on-the-fly PDFs for offline reading or printing.                                      


Authorama Public Domain Books (Fiction)

                Featuring completely free books from a variety of different authors, collected here for you to read online or offline. This site is regularly updated with new freeware stories.   

                 Provides the best works of fiction from a wide range of classic authors; general reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, verses etc . 

  Bibliomania Offers more than 2,000 free classic texts, plus research works. In HTML format, readable by your web browser.  

Complete Works of William Shakespeare but minus his poetry at present. The plays can be read either as a continuous text or by individual scenes. For reading online, in HTML.


                  A site which provides comprehensive web links on Best free Digital Libraries Australia; Best free Digital Libraries World; Other Free Australian Books; Other Free Book Sites/Pages in English; World - Other Languages, Regional and National; Individual Topics/Miscellaneous; Sacred Texts & Religion.



Internet Public Library Over 20,000 free books available online. The Internet Public Library's Mission Statement says: " The Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. The IPL Online Texts Collection contains over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification". For questions about the online texts collection, or how to search, please see their help page.           



The Online Book Page           

                      The Online Book Page by University of Pennsylvania Library has about 25000 e-books on different subjects.



Project Gutenberg             

                    Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free e-books on the Internet. It is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or e-books. The collection consists of more than 20,000 e-books.

                    It is very useful for historians and lovers of literature, as this site contains mainly the classics. It offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.

Miscellaneous Electronic Resources

  arXiv e-Prints Includes e-Print "preprints" in physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer sciences. From Cornell University with assistance from the National Science Foundation (USA), the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (USA) and the University of Adelaide (Australia). Formats include PDF, PostScript, and DVI.     
NB: There are mirror sites in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, UK, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, & USA.

Digital Library of Information Science and Technology: dLIST A repository of electronic resources in Library and Information Science (LIS) and Information Technology (IT). Contains published and unpublished papers, data sets instructional and help materials, pathfinder , reports & bibliographies. So far in English only. User registration required to access some areas. In HTML or PDF.

  ERIC: Education Resources Information Center  

ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Links to digital theses/dissertations available in Australia, Canada, many European nations, Hong Kong, Taiwan & the USA.