Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Free Databases


ARTS          ARTICLES          BOOKS          BUSINESS, BANKING & INVESTING

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY          EDUCATION          GENERAL          HEALTH & NURSING

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES          LANGUAGE & LITERATURE          LAW, CRIME & JUSTICE

MAPS          MATH          SCIENCES          TEST PREP          TEXTBOOKS

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ARTS
J. Paul Getty Museum Online Collections Search, zoom, compare, and annotate more than 30,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Search by keyword or browse by collection: antiquities, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, sculpture and decorative arts.

Yale Center for British Art Search through thousands of paintings, sculptures, frames, prints, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts. Many of the images are in the public domain and may be used without restriction – check the image’s full record for copyright info (under the photos).

ARTICLES
Digital Commons Network The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) An online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access to over a million peer-reviewed articles.

eScholarship Open access journals from the University of California that cover a wide range of topics.

HathiTrust Digital LibraryA digital preservation repository that has a mixture of free and subscription documents. Select “Full View” to limit to open access only. Great place for old government publications.

Jurn Search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses.

OAIster OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records. Collection includes digitized books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts and more.

Open Access Button This search requires you to have a citation, title, DOI, or URL before searching. It searches the Internet for legal, open access versions of your requested article.

BOOKS
BASE Provides more than 70 million documents from more than 3,000 academic sources. Database is mostly full-text.

Bookboon Free online textbooks for students that are focused and to the point. Written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)Collection of 2812 academic peer-reviewed books from 100 publishers.

LibriVox provides free access to audio books. Their volunteers record chapters of books that are in the public domain, and then they release the audio files back onto the net for free. Browse LibriVox by Title, Author, Genre/Subject, or Language

OAIster OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records. Collection includes digitized books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts and more.

OpenStax College Free, peer-reviewed and developed college textbooks. OpenStax College is an initiative of Rice University and is made possible through the generous support of several philanthropic foundations.

Project Gutenberg Over 46,000 free ebooks, most of which are out of copyright. Good place to find classics.

BUSINESS, BANKING & INVESTING
arXiv.org Open access to 1,031,595 e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

EDGAR Free access to more than 20 million filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Includes company registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) Download, graph, and track 252,000 US and international time series from 79 sources.

GLOBUS & NTDB Current and historical trade releases, international market research, and country analyses.

Hoover’s Company Records Provides easy access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information available, including company overview, company history, officers and board members, competitors, products and operations, auditors, rankings, related industry information, & historical financials. **

IMF Data Contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas.

Snapshot Series Market reports across 43 industries in 40 countries, spanning the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. **

SSRN eLibrary Search over half a million articles in the humanities, social sciences, and business.

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
arXiv.org Open access to 1,031,595 e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

CogPrints Search papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

GLOBUS & NTDB Current and historical trade releases, international market research, and country analyses.

Hoover’s Company Records Provides easy access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information available, including company overview, company history, officers and board members, competitors, products and operations, auditors, rankings, related industry information, & historical financials. **

IMF Data Contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas.

Snapshot Series Market reports across 43 industries in 40 countries, spanning the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. **

SSRN eLibrary Search over half a million articles in the humanities, social sciences, and business.

EDUCATION
Career and Technical Education Research on accounting, auto mechanics, building trades, computing science, graphic design, healthcare, photography, sales and retail & more in the Vo/Tech curriculum for both students and instructors. **

CLCD The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database is a single source/single search resource for librarians, teachers, parents and students from PreK through grade 12 and for Children’s Literature classes at the academic level. Users have access to over 2.5 million titles, non‐fiction & fiction for PreK-12 grades with 42 quality professional review sources. **

ERIC providees information on all aspects of education for all age groups, including counseling, tests, and measurement. Choose “Full text available on ERIC” to limit to full text items.

LearningExpress Free online test prep. Access materials to help with basic skills, computer applications, test preparation and more. Includes college test prep. **

Pronunciator Provides both guided and self‐directed instructions for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 non‐English languages. Course Designer allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators. **

GENERAL
American Factfinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Explore 10,001,078 items from libraries, archives, and museums.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) An online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access to over a million peer-reviewed articles.

Google Scholar Searches academic publishers, professional societies and pre-print archives. A mixture of free and subscription material.

GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.

HathiTrust Digital Library A digital preservation repository that has a mixture of free and subscription documents. Select “Full View” to limit to open access only. Great place for old government publications.

Information Please provides authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions and is dedicated to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.

Jurn Search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses.

OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records. Collection includes digitized books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts and more.

Open Access Button This search requires you to already have a citation, title, DOI, or URL before searching and scours the Internet looking for legal, open access versions of your requested article.

Project Gutenberg Over 46,000 free ebooks, most of which are out of copyright. Good place to find classics.

arXiv.org Open access to 1,031,595 e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

CogPrints Search papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

HEALTH & MEDICINE
BioMed Central Access to 277 peer-reviewed open access journals.

Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database Contains 6700 records describing publications about all aspects of human health in the circumpolar region.

HighWire Covers life sciences, medicine, physical and social sciences. Over 2 million free full-text articles!

Medical Heritage Library Updated monthly, this online library provides access to quality historical resources in medicine from some of the world’s leading medical libraries.

MEDLINE Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more from the National Library of Medicine.**

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

New York Academy of Medicine Digital Collections Users can explore unique materials, including rare books, manuscripts, and pharmaceutical trade cards, from the 4th century through the 1990s.

Nursing & Allied Health Source Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.**

POPLINE Provides access to 370,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health.

PubMed Central A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

CogPrints Search papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

HighWire Covers life sciences, medicine, physical and social sciences. Over 2 million free full-text articles!

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
African American Heritage A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. **

American Memory Primary source materials relating to American history and culture. Contains letters, diaries, photos, sheet music, sound recordings, and more.

Black Abolitionist Archive Collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period. These important documents provide a portrait of black involvement in the anti-slavery movement.

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive resources to help protect children snd strengthen families.

CogPrints Search papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

CultureGrams World Detailed cultural information on over 200 countries. **

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Explore 10,001,078 items from libraries, archives, and museums.

Documenting the American South A digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture.

Ethnic NewsWatch Bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses. **

HighWire Covers life sciences, medicine, physical and social sciences. Over 2 million free full-text articles!

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) Collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Most articles are available for free.

JSTOR Open Access EbooksA growing list of over 100 Open Access ebooks from respected presses, such as University of California Press and University of Michigan Press.

JSTOR Register & Read Large, scholarly database. Register and read up to 3 articles every 2 weeks for free.

Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

OAPEN The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation. .

S9.com Biographical Dictionary was established in 1997. The dictionary covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

SSRN eLibrary Database Search Search over half a million articles in the humanities, social sciences, and business.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy An large, academic encyclopedia produced by philosophy scholars.

SSRN eLibrary Search over half a million articles in the humanities, social sciences, and business.

The World Factbook Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. **

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Bartlett’s Book of Familiar Quotations is a searchable collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

CLCD The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database is a single source/single search resource for librarians, teachers, parents and students from PreK through grade 12 and for Children’s Literature classes at the academic level. Users have access to over 2.5 million titles, non‐fiction & fiction for PreK-12 grades with 42 quality professional review sources. **

Pronunciator Provides both guided and self‐directed instructions for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 non‐English languages. Course Designer allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators. **

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875 Collection of 19th century American fiction.

LAW, CRIME & JUSTICE
Arkansas Code Provided by the Bureau of Legislative Research.

Congress.govTrack bills, acts, legislative histories, member votes, and more.

Espacenet Free access to the database of over 90 million patents worldwide.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.

National Security Archive A searchable databases of declassified US government information.

Patent DatabasesThe PTO Web Patent Full-Text Database includes the full text of all patents granted since 1976, and the patent number, issue date, and current US classification for all patents granted from 1790 through 1975.

RECAP RECAP is an online archive and free extension for Firefox and Chrome that improves the experience of using PACER, the electronic public access system for the U.S. Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts.

MAPS
Maps from the Library of Congress Search nearly 19,000 online maps from the 1800’s through 1960 digitized from the Library of Congress massive map collection. Maps will be added monthly until 2020, for a total of approximately 500,000.

MATH
arXiv.org Open access to 1,031,595 e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

SCIENCES
ADS Labs Integrated Search Search metadata and full-text of the 10 million bibliographic records in Astrophysics Data System (astronomy and physics).

Agricola Citations to agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library with links to full-text for some documents.

arXiv.org Open access to 1,031,595 e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) Finds regions of local similarity between biological or genomic sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches.

Biology Online.org is the World’s No.1 free resource for biology related information run by enthusiasts from all around the world and visited by over 25,000 people every day.

Birds of North America Online provides comprehensive life histories of North American breeding birds.ChEBI Database and ontology of molecular entities focused on ‘small’ chemical compounds.

ChemIDplus Chemical dictionary searchable by name, formula, registry number, and structure.

Chemistry Central High-quality peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry published by, or in cooperation with, BioMed Central. Full Text

ChemSpider Free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 34 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

CogPrints Search papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and many areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

Darwin Manuscripts Project Massive collection of full color, high-resolution images of Charles Darwin’s transcribed manuscripts. Currently contains over 16,000 pages with new pages added regularly.

GenBank GenBank ® is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.

GENE-TOX Provides genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) test data from expert peer review of open scientific literature for more than 3,000 chemicals from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Golm Metabolome Database Mass spectra library of biologically active metabolites quantified using gas chromatography (GC) coupled to mass spectrometry (MS).

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) Toxicology database that focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals. It provides information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, nanomaterials, and related areas.

HighWire Covers life sciences, medicine, physical and social sciences. Over 2 million free full-text articles!

J-STAGE Search over 2 million articles from Japanese scientific publications.

National Academies Press Over 5,000 ebooks and reports from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. Covers a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine.

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation’s treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.

PLANTS Database Provides information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. Includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references.

PubChem Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.

PubSpace (NASA) Free public access to the peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research.

RCSB Protein Data Bank Information portal to 108,263 biological macromolecular structures.

SciELO Contains nearly 1,000 scientific journals from different countries, mostly developing counties. Use the “Automatic translation” tool to translate articles in English (or another language).

Science.gov Searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

ScienceDirect Click the “Open Access Articles” box to search free articles from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals.

SciTech Connect Free, online access to the Department of Energy’s Information Bridge and Energy Citations databases.

SDBS Compounds and Spectral Search An integrated spectral database system for organic compounds,which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory of the compounds.

unpaywall Not a true database, but this Firefox and Chrome extension helps you find legally uploaded scientific articles from authors, publishers, and repositories themselves.

TEST PREP
LearningExpress Free online test prep. Access materials to help with basic skills, computer applications, test preparation and more. Includes college test prep.**

TEXTBOOKS
Bookboon Free online textbooks for students that are focused and to the point. Written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.

College Open Textbooks Free online and printable college textbooks from the College Open Textbooks Collaborative, a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges.

OpenStax College Free, peer-reviewed and developed college textbooks. OpenStax College is an initiative of Rice University and is made possible through the generous support of several philanthropic foundations.