Free Academic Databases and Archives

 (Also See Free Reference)

AgDB : Agriculture-Related Information Systems, Databases and Datasets

AGNIC- Agriculture Network Information Center and AgInfo

AGRICOLA- resources from the National Agricultural Library encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, plant sciences, forestry, etc.

AGRIS- Sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.1965 to present.

AIDSinfo- HIV/AIDS information from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources

AMBDAS - Atomic Molecular Bibliographic Data System (AMBDAS) & numerical databases of recommended and evaluated atomic, molecular and plasma-surface interaction data for fusion research

American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES)-bibliography & articles of North American scholarship since the late 1980s on Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Union

American Factfinder (Census Bureau)

Analysis Index - Index to analyses or program notes for musical compositions in books owned by the University of Tennessee

Animal Diversity Web - covers distribution, natural history, conservation, and economic importance; rich in images and audio (University of Michigan Museum of Zoology)

Anthropological Index Online and ARD (Anthropology Review Database)

Archive of California, Online - searchable database of "finding aids" to primary sources and their digital facsimiles.

ASCE Civil Engineering Database. Coverage is 1970 to present.

Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service (1975+) also NASA's Planetary Data System and Caltech's NED (Extragalactic Database)

ATATURK,Mustafa Kemal

ATSDR Toxicological Profiles - from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Attributions of Authorship in the European Magazine

Author Pseudonyms also from BookBrowser and Pseudonym declarations in US Catalog of Copyright Entries - over 25,000 personalities, also World Biographical Index - also try another interface for printing and emailing results, GIGABiographical Index of Names from John C.Shepard, American National Biography Online (free trial subscription) and (Gale's) Literary Index - Information on 130.000 author entries that can be found in books published by the Gale Group

Biographical Dictionary- 28,000 biographies of notable men and women

Biology Databases such as NatureServe / Nature Serve which has data on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. Also World Biodiversity Database (WBD) - is a continuously growing taxonomic database and information system that aims at documenting all presently known species (about 1.7 million) and Global Population Dynamics Database searchable collection of plant and animal population data. Office of Biological and Environmental Research Abstracts, NORINA Database - over 3,000 biological images

Biome - UK's gateway to the natural world, biology, botany, zoology, ecology, biodiversity

BioAgMed INFOMINE Search Screen

BioMedNet- Full Text access to 30,000+Review Articles (free signup), also  MedBioWorld - 25,000 links to journals, associations and databases and BioMed Central

Book History Online: International Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

BibliografiaMesoamericana- A database of nearly 60,000 volumes of the published literature pertaining to the anthropology of Mesoamerica

BOPCRIS (British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service) - some free government publications full text, and a much larger number of abstracts.

The British Library Online Newspaper Archive - Access to selected, searchable, online facsimile issues of the Daily News,Manchester Guardian, News of the World, and Weekly Dispatch, for scattered years 1851-1918.

California Indian Library Collections - Article Database

Cambodian Genocide Program Article Database; Atlases (Geographical)& Maps;Biographical Sources; Electronic Texts; Pictures& Images; Primary Sources

CensusData and Census2000 from the U.S. Census Bureau

Census2000 at ICPSR

Center for Economic Research (Uzbekistan) - Article Database

Chemdex - chemistry gateway with thousands of links maintained by the University of Sheffield

ChemFinder - Automatically cross-references a queried chemical substance to its name, molecular and CAS Registry Number.  Some Physical property data and 2D chemical structure

Chemical Accidents - EPA database

Chemical Acronyms Database


Chemical Scorecard - searchable pollution locator, rankings, health effects, chemical characteristics, regulatory controls for 17,000 sites, 5,000 chemicals drawn from EPA Toxic Release Inventory by the Environmental Defense Fund

CHEMINFO: chemicalinformation sources from Indiana University - several databases

ChemistryIndex - gateway, but some of the text and links are in German (Freie Universitat Berlin)

ChemWeb - gateway for articles, database searching, supplies, including BeilsteinAbstracts, an article abstracts from over 140 journals in organic and related chemistry from 1980 to present.  You must "join" but for free, also Analytical WebBase - Database of Royal Society of Chemistry, 300,000 Abstracts since 1980 (trial signup) and Thermodex Search Page from University of Texas - thermodynamic handbooks, chemical compounds and properties, compilation Bielstein etc. online databases and standard handbook, Atomic Spectra Databases, Organic Syntheses - organic chemistry database, and Solvent Database

Child Abuse and Neglect Documents Database - Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports and other materials on child abuse

ChildWelfare: Gateway to Resources by UCLA Social Welfare Dept. Professor Duncan Lindsey.

ChipCenter database of semiconductor datasheets and application notes

CIAO:Columbia International Affairs Online - Covering theory and research in international affairs, indexes, provides full text

CineFiles - Pacific Film Archive's film document image database Scientific Literature Digital Library. NEC Corp. Indexes Postscript and PDF research articles on the Web. Has citation searching component.

Code of Federal Regulations

Community of Science Expertise Database - over 55,000 profiles of faculty researchers.

Computation and Language E-Print Archive Mirror Site Article Database;Electronic Text Collection

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies - over 1,000,000 abstracts and some links to the online fulltext.

CompuScience- a bibliographic database covering literature in the field of Computer Science and Computer Technology with about 160 000 citations from 1972 to current drawn from more than 320 journals, books,conference proceedings, etc

Computing Research Respository (CoRR). Preprints in computer science.Mechanisms for searching, downloading and submitting preprints are provided. also Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library. (NCSTRL) Computer science technical reports from over 100 institutions worldwide. Over 20,000 reports are available in full text and Lecture Notes in Computer Science Index (from v.500 to current)

DBLP Computer Science Bibliography (University of Trier, Germany) which concentrates on database systems and logic programming, but covers other areas of computer science as well.

Congressional Record from THOMAS or via the Web from GPOAccess(1995+)

Cooperative Extension Publications by State. Full-text reports.

Cooperative Forestry Research Unit Publications Database

Corbis Image Collection - over 10,000 still images, searchable by keyword and category and Getty Images, a gateway to 12 collections of still images, covering art reproductions and advertising; most pictures have a fee to download

CountingCalifornia "enables users access to actual raw data compiled by federal, state, and local agencies, and also allows users to collate and integrate data by topic, geography, title, and provider."

Current Geographical Publications

Dance Collection Catalog (New York Public Library) - lists works about all forms of dance, from all cultures, in print and other media. Also see Cyberdance

Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences

DoctorDirectory (USA) or DocFinder- verify licenses for Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont). Also see AMA Physician Select,  UPIN (Unique Physician Identifier Number database) and Certified Doctor Verification Service which is maintained by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for its members American Hospital Directory

DOD Scientific and Tech Reports Database

DOE's Information Bridge full-text documents (1995+) One of many DOE databases available such as PubScience citations and DOE Central Internet Database on nuclear waste cleanup

Drug Info Resource Center - includes text and audio versions of listings; also RXList- The Internet Drug Index - same info as PDR; Medline Plus - from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP); Nurse's PDR - concise, loads FAST; Web MD Drugs And Herbs; New Medicine in Development - Article Database and Electronic Text Collection, Electronic Orange Book - official list of FDA approved drugs, Directory of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Druginfonet Database - official package inserts -searchable drug database by Generic Name, trade name manufacturer, or therapeutic class

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts.

Earthquake Search Earthquake Database. U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center

East Timor Article Database; Biographical Sources; Electronic Texts; Government Resources

ECONbase-Abstracts free, articles cost $, access to Elsevier/North-Holland journals in economics, econometrics, and finance

Economic Papers (European Union)

Electric Power R & D. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy

Emerald Abstracts & Engineering Database-free abstracts from journals published by MCB University Press and includes over 100 key management, library science and engineering journals. Can purchase the full text of articles from 1994 to date and abstracts back to 1989.

Energy Citations Database. U.S. Department of Energy database. Coverage is 1948 to present.

Energy Portal Search. Provides access to government and research society databases and evaluated web sites.

Environmental Fate Database - chemical degradation and toxicity searches with several databases

Environmental Mutagen Information Center (EMIC)- a TOXNET database containing citations to journal articles covering chemical, biological, and physical agents.

Environmental Organization WebDirectory! - searchable site also EnviroDirectory Hotlist searchable for central and eastern europe, also National Environmental Directory including The Harbinger File, Best Environmental Directories

Environmental Uncle Sam(Google)internet search engine for online U.S. Federal documents.

E-Prints-Preprints and Working Papers.

EPAVehicle Emissions Database and Automobile Lemon Check

EPAWeb Search. Provides advanced searching of the EPA web site.

EPA- List of Databases also see here for CERCLIS(Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System); Civil Cases Database; Clean Air Act Database; Emergency Response Notification System (ERNS); Environmental Information Management System; Generated Waste (BRS); Hazardous Waste Handler Permits (RCRIS); Regulated Facilities (FINDS); Surface Water Permits (PCS); Toxic Release Inventory (TRI); Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions (TSCATS) and National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS) Index to over 9,500 full-text EPA reports. Watershed Database , Office of Biological and Environmental Research Abstracts  Safe Drinking Water Database and Global Change Data Sets

ERIC/AE- Includes full text of ERIC Digests. Can search by keyword only or try ERIC Wizard - to help you search for a particular topic by descriptors. Also ERIC/AETest Locator describes over 9,500 achievement, aptitude, personality, attitude, & career/vocational tests

ERIC Search Engine and AskERIC- This version of the database provides access to ERIC Document citations only from 1966 through December 1999 and ERIC Journal citations from 1966 through December 1999. Updated monthly.

EthicsUpdates - comprehensive ethics database

European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (2001+) see also the backfile which will cover through 2000.

Federal Bulletin Board

Federal Election Commision also see Election Data and for campaign contributions information

Federal R& D Project Summaries

Federal Register via the GPOAccess full text of the U.S. Federal Register (1995+),Congressional Record(1995+), Congressional bills (1993+); Code of Federal Regulations (current and recent historical),U.S.Statutes (1995+), U.S. Code(1994), or at Cornell; FINDLAW Includes Supreme Court decisions, selected state codes, online law reviews and a search engine focused on legal information EZLAW'S Municipal Law Locator and University Law Review Project Full-text access to online law reviews and journals, Legal Information Institute from Cornell Law School, LexisONE, Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) a database of laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources and many more Government links, also Google's UncleSam

Federal Writers' Project Slave Narratives

Fedinprint : business and banking article database

Fedstats -provides easy access to full range of statistics and other information from over 70 federal agencies including data on labor, economy, justice, census, the IRS and more - National UK Statistics Database & government gateways and USgovsearch (NorthernLights) internet search engine for online U.S. Federal documents, also FirstGov political links for governmental offices, also ProjectVote Smart - find your member of congress and how they voted or Center for ResponsivePolitics - impressive archive of publications and several searchable databases, Presidential Public Statements Search

Fire Research Information Services (FRIS). FIREDOC database. Made available by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory BFRL),National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

FIRST (Facts on International Relations and Security Trends) - recent science and technology articles from over 300 sources

Foreign Governments Web Pages -Mahatma Gandhi resource archive

General Social Survey - a personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center - one of several sites with this data

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) - lists all features, creeks, trails, mountains, lakes, etc  and USGSMapFinder, U.S. Geological Survey -main entrance to the 150 servers of the USGS;  access is also provided based on major themes: ,Environment, Geology, Hazards, Information Management, Mapping, Resources, Water and Publications of the U.S.Geological Survey - database of citations and abstracts; searchable by subject, author, keyword and journal, TerraServer - view USGS maps and aerial photos of the U.S.A. National Atlas of the United States of America , Zip Code Maps, CGRER NetSurfing: Maps and References, U.S, Census Gazatteer

Geodata by Place Name - search multiple DB's for local conditions from one convenient form

GeoRegister- index to documents on Swedish geology.

GET GeoThermal Energy Technology

Global Population Distribution Database - prepared by Yi-Fan Li for the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya

Globalization and Labor Standards (GALS) Bibliographic Database - contains abstracts of English-language law journal articles on international labors standards

GrayLITNetwork: A Science Portal of Technical Reports - "the world's most comprehensive portal to Federal gray literature." Also see

Great American Speeches - PBS collection of important historical speeches in text, audio and video formats plus History and Politics Out Loud-includes Nixon Watergate tapes, as well as recordings and transcripts of Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and the Warren Commission; search by title, speaker, date, keyword or subject

Greeks in Istanbul -article database & archive

Handbook of Latin American studies (HLAS Online) - bibliography and essential guide to scholarly works on Latin America

Haz-Map:Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases

Handbook of Latin American Studies1935+ HLAS Online

Historical Text Archive: History of the United States - Article Database; Electronic Texts

HOAXBusters- from the U. S. Dept. of Energy

HREX: Human Radiation Experiments Information Management System -A collection of historical records on radiation experiment research from government agencies

HSRPROJ(Health Services Research PROJects in progress) - A database with descriptions of research in progress funded by federal and private grants and contracts

HUDUSER - Policy Development and Research's InformationService - U.S. federal government research on housing, urban planning, and related topics.

IAGA Global Paleomagnetic Database (1920+)

ICPSR:Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (RAMBI)

Index of ChristianArt -classified index to medieval art in books, manuscripts and photographs (Princeton University)

Indonesia-Article Database; Biographical Sources; Electronic Texts; Government Resources

IndustryWeek 1000 Database - very brief corporate statistics for manufacturers only

Infotrieve Article Finder - 20,000,000 entries for articles in 30,000+ journals, no full-text

International Journal for the Philosophy of Chemistry

International Organization Web Pages

Inter-Play:an on-line index to plays in collections, anthologies and periodicals

International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database

International JamesJoyce Foundation - Journals Index, and Full-Text Database

jake - tells you what databases index a particular journal

JPOLL(Roper Center Japanese Public Opinion Online)

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre (Palestine) - Article Database

KVINNSAM(Women's History Dept. Gothenburg University) - Multilingual interdisciplinary database containing titles on women's, men's and gender studies.

Laos-Article Database; Biographical Sources; Electronic Texts; Government Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project - secondary and primary documents plus Assassination Conspiracy Trial

Macromolecular Structure Database

MatWeb: The Online Materials Information Resource

Marocliberte: - Front Islamique deliberation du Maroc - Article Database

MathSciNet -a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940

Mathnet.preprints -Mathematics Preprint Search System and Electronic Library of Mathematics

MathSearch- searches a collection of over 200,000 documents on English-language mathematics and statistics servers across web (from the University of Sydney) and Euler for abstracts of mathematics journal articles in English and German, also On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences - find the next integer of a sequence from a collection of over 80,000 cataloged sequences

Mayan Epigraphic Database - shows glyphs and consensus meanings

Medieval Feminist Index(MFI) - covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender 

Medline NLM Gateway -provides access to MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, AIDS Meetings, AIDS Meetings (with MeSH), HealthServices Research Mtgs, and HSRProj. PubMed- medical bibliographic database and EntrezSearch and Retrieval System. National Library of Medicine sponsored databases including protein and nucleotide databases, also try the TRIP database, Also Alternative Medicine - portal for sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative therapies, also NetWellness 2000 - medical gateway & NOAH:New York Online Access to Health - portal to health resources, Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce - health worker portal, CHID Online(Combined Health Information Database) - an index to health information and health education resources produced by health-related agencies, HSTAT- Health Service/Technology Assessment Reports, Directory of Health Organizations Database by Keyword - National Health Information Center

Directory of Medical Databases - annotated at such as HighWire Search which indexes over a million medical articles, many available free full-text Search OMIM - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man for hereditary diseases, also (National Cancer Institute), CancerLitCarcinogenic Potency Database, Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Service, Images from the History of Medicine, CDC Images on Public Health, OncoLink - Article Database on medicine and public health. CDC Prevention Guidelines Database also Smoking & Health Database from the CDC (also see the Doctors and Drugs sections on this page)

Melvyl Databases of Book Holdings in California Universities and articles

MENALIB:MiddleEast Virtual Library - an information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies

Metalloprotein Database and Browser

Mind: The Meetings Index

Mineralogy Database - details for 4,999+ specimens

Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (1994+)

MSDS-Search -searches about 30 databases - also MSDSSheets Online or general info at Materialsafety data Sheet


NASA Image Database and NASA Technical Reports Server-NTRS

NASA's Natural Disaster Reference Database - using satellite data to mitigate diasters

National Climatic Data Center - maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (NCJRS) - Contains summaries of more than 150,000 criminal justice publications

NationalDigital Library (Korea) - Includes online catalogs, indexes to journal articles, and some full text databases of primary sources, established by national libraries in Korea, such as The National Library of Korea, The National Assembly Library of Korea, Supreme Court Library.

National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Database. 1990 to present.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUC-MC)

NBER Working Papers (National Bureau of Economic Research) from a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization

NCES- National Center for Educational Statistics site with statistics, studies, reports, and periodicals.

New Jour: Electronic Journals & Newsletters - a completely Internet list for new journals and newsletters available on the Internet

New Religious Movements, Religious Group Index - contains links to and profiles on many sects and cults (student authored site from the University of Virginia, more objective, but not as extensive as the slanted ministry at Watchman Fellowship's site)

NIST Atomic Spectra Databases

NIST Chemical Kinetics Database

NIST Chemistry WebBook

NIST Thermophysical Properties of Fluid Systems

NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Database

NOAA Photo Library - 16,000+ photograph images

NSSN: National Standards Systems Network

NWRC Publications The NWRC Publications database is a list of all publications of the United States Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Official Statistics on the Web

OPAC catalogs KVK (75 million) WorldCAT (now free on Google til 6/04) and COPAC for UK and Ireland Library of Congress, MELVYL

PAN Pesticide Database - provides search of over 5 years of back issues of Pulp and Paper Magazine, Pulp and Paper International Magazine, Pulp and Paper Europe Magazine, Pulp and Paper Asia Magazine. Full text is included.

PARLITDatabase- Database of bibliographic references on the role, structure and working methods of national parliaments.

Perseus Project - a digital library of resources for studying ancient Greece and Rome; includes ancient texts and translations, philological tools, maps, an image database, and secondary essays (Tufts University)

Peterson's Guide - on-line version of a major print guide to colleges and universities in the U.S. Also see Find a School Searchable Database and COOL which covers basic info for over 9,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. from National Center for Educational Statistics

Philosophy on the Web - an exhaustive list of Internet philosophy resources; includes directories, e-texts, e-journals, and links to philosophy societies and academic departments

Philosophy in Cyberspace also Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy , The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - interactive philosophy encyclopedias and Paideia Project- online archive of papers presented at the World Congresses of Philosophy and other conferences; searchable by keyword and over 40 subject categories

Physical Sciences Information Gateway resources such as PhysDoc - Physics Documents Worldwide - offers lists of links to document sources, such as preprints, research reports, annual reports, and list of publications Searchlight for Sciences & Engineering , from the University of California, PhiBot, CERN Document Server-Physics Article Databases; Bibliographies;Library Catalogs; Preprints& Working Papers SPIE & over 1,000,000 citations on Optics, Photonics, Astronomy, Astrophysics from SPIE Publications Fundamental Physical Constants SPIRES-HEP(HighEnergy Physics) Database, Measurement Converter and Megaconverer2 for unit conversion

Population Index (1986+)

Preprintsand Working Papers

PubList - a directory of publications and newspapers, both print and electronic.

Quarterly and Monthly U.S. Business Data- historic charts of GDP, interestrates, employment and other U.S. monetary data

Quotations Archive - search by keyword to find the perfect quote for any occasion or paper

RAND Publications-index of abstracts to RAND publications on a wide variety of topics published over the last 20-plus years

Recent Advances in Manufacturing.   Covers over 500 journals.

Report Gallery - Collection of annual reports from the majority of the Fortune 500 companies, also see EDGAR, Industry Research Desk, a gateway site for company and industry-wide data. also lists 1.8 million companies, 52,000 product and service codes, 23 million product references, 790,000 trade and brand names, 3.4 million executives' names in over 70 countries with free signup and here for additional info for U.S. federal regulations

RutgersOptimality Archive - Optimality Theory Article Database

SalamIran- Electronic Journals; Government Resources

SciBASE - cites over 30,000,000 articles from 30,000+ journals

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century Database of stage texts used in performances of Shakespeare's plays.

SIC code(1987) Correspondence Tables to newer NAICS code (1997)

SIRIS Smithsonian Institution databases

Social Science Information Gateway Catalogue of the University of Bristol:(SOSIG) - research resources for the Social Sciences gateway, also Searchlight for Social Sciences & Humanities from University of California

Song Index, California Library Systems - Over 145,000 song titles(mostly popular music), almost 1,500 items indexed (song books,magazines, etc.

Song Index.Los Angeles Public Library - Searches for songs in books and anthologies owned by the Los Angeles Public Library.

Song Index. Arizona State University - Index to songs in collections at Arizona State University.

SpectraOnline- database of over 6.000 IR, MS, NMR, UV/VIS und NIR spectra searchable by compound name, CAS number, molecular formula,molecular weight, or spectra matching

SpinTrap Database

Straits Times Interactive - extensive archive of articles from back issues

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information -includes sources on "all aspects of electronic publishing."

SuryoyoOnline- Online Journal of syrian Orthodox Church

Sustainable Development Information System, National Renewable Enegy Lab Publications Database and Alternative Fuels Data Center, Top Web Sites on Sustainability

Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists - Contains information on over 23,000 articles from about 160 periodicals.

Technical Reports by Karen Greig

Thermophysical Properties of Fluid Systems

Thomas:Legislative Informationon the Internet

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Toxic Substances Hydrology Program Bibliography

TOXLINE:toxicology literature online - National Library of Medicine's extensive collection of online bibliographic information and EXTOXNET- let's you search for info on toxics like pesticides

Toxnet:Toxicology Data Network. also see Hazardous Chemical Database - from University of Akron

Travlang's Traveling Dictionaries

TRISOnline-Transportation Research Information Services(TRIS) Database contains approximately 1/2 million  items

UNBISnet provides information about UN documents and WHO Information Archive, UN Treaty Collection

UNEP.NET Environment Network from the United Nations Environment Programme

UNESBIB-Bibliography of over 100,000 UNESCO documents, publications and Library holdings.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, previously called RefWorld)

UnionSearch! - a labor search engine from OOSTF

US Copyright Database and US Catalog of Copyright Entries (earlier renewals)

United States Patent and Trademark Office databases (PTO) - a full-text database of U.S. patents from 1976 to date, Canadian Patents Database and World Patents Database and Patents,Inventions, and Technology Transfer Links to many patent databases.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

University of Tennessee Mathematics Archives

USDA Current Research Information System

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Online Search or USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15 for the download

USDA Plants Database , USDA Poisonous Plant Database & CalFlora - huge plant database on wild California plants, also Native American Ethnobotany database. Other high use sites are IOPI Database of Plant Databases (DPD) which is a global list of plant databases, to tell you who is putting together what data and where, also others. International Plant Names Index - (IPNI) is a botanic database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants. Plant Disease Database , TreeBASE - A Database of Phylogenetic Knowledge is a relational database of phylogenetic information sponsored by Harvard University Herbaria, Leiden University EEW, and the University of California, Davis. Davd's Plants Database This unique and comprehensive database is the accumulation of gardening knowledge and expertise from hundreds of gardeners living around the world. The database currently contains 54,599 plants and 12,641 photos. eNature Online Field Guides

USDA Water Quality Database and EPA Safe Drinking Water Database

U.S. Forest Service.  Publications database.

UTK Song Index - songwizard database of 50,000 songs

UV/Vis Spectra of Atmospheric Constitutents - 1200 sets of data for 130 substances

Vanderbuilt Television News Archive Simply register foraccess

ViVa: ABibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's StudiesJournals - contains references to over 5,200 articles from European, American and Indian journals published between 1975 and 2000 (International Institute of Social History

Volcanoesof the World

WoPEc - latest research in economics

World Bank JOLIS/IMFJoint Library OPAC

World Constitutions and International Treaties - constitutions of over 137 countries with text mainly in English and subject listing of international treaties available on the Internet (Texas A&M University)

Zip Code by City, County, Census Tract, Time Zone - links to many Zip code searchable databases

Zoology Databases such as AnimalDiversity Web and Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) which is a database of the genes and phenes* that have been documented in a wide range of animal species other than those for which databases already exist (human, rat and mouse) from the University of Sydney. Also DuckData a comprehensive bibliographic database for waterfowl, Catalog of Fishes, EMBL Reptile Database

Other Places to Look for Free Databases

Free Scientific and Academic Databases and Searchable Data Sets - over 340 listings!
The Invisible Web - about 1000 places you can browse or search - used to have 103,000 searchable databases, died in mid 2003
Supplementary Online Databases - nicely annotated from Chemeketa Library
Directory of Open Access Journals
Journalist's Database of Databases - from Drew Sullivan
ARL Directory of Scholarly Electronic Journals (from year 2000, not necessarily free)
Zentralbibliothek - kostenfreien  Datenbanken und Linksammlungen (many in English)
Digital Librarian - Librarian's Choice of the Best of the Web.
Librarians' Index to the Internet--  thoroughly annotated list of well-chosen sites, arranged by topic. 
Librarian's Resource Centre and - other quality gateways


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