Online Information Portals

BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

A multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources. Indexes OAI metadata from digital repository servers as well as selected websites and local data collections.

Digital Librarian

A librarian's choice of the best of web sites. It is arranged in a list of 84 subject areas from Activism to Yurts. Includes new and updated sites on a weekly basis. Spotlights any changes or additions. Be careful of the Amazon search box at the top. Must search by clicking on a subject word.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.


This is a 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. It is assembled by librarians from various universities & colleges in the USA, many from the California system.

Internet Public Library

Voice Of The Shuttle

This is a web organizer for humanities research. Voice may be said to be about "the ordering of things" — the ceaseless reconfiguration of humanities knowledge assisted by the new technologies of dynamic information. It is the creation of UC, Santa Barbara English Department. It consists of websites for use to the scholarly community in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "Voices emphasizes both primary and secondary (or theoretical) resources."

WWW Virtual Library

This is a compilation of web sites in broad academic topic areas. Each area can have a different university or college library contribution. It is world wide with one of the organizers in the U.K. Pick a topic and find out the best scholarly web pages available.