Subject Gateways

This page provides access to Web Portals or Mega websites arranged by subjects

  • Internet Public Library Started by students of the University of California. Grown to become an authoritative mega website on various subjects on the Net. IF you are trully searching for great sites, this is a good starting point.
  • Librarians Index to Internet Another great mega site frequently updated by professionals
  • Refdesk If you want to do your business of searching, brwosing through reference sources and the news in one spot try this website
  • GuideStar — Need to be connected with non governmental organizations (NGOs). This is a database of about 1.7 million NGOs in the developed world. Registration is required for access.
Academic Search Engines
  • Google Scholar "Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature." Covers alll subjects and countries but fulltext are rarely available. Read more...
  • Directory of Open Access Journals It is a searchable database that covers "free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals."
  • PubMed A searchable database of over 16 million citations and fulltext from sources such as MEDLINE and other biomedical journals dated back to the 1950s.
  • SCIRUS Cover mostly science subjects. Consists of free and fee-based journal articles. "Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 450 million science-specific Web pages,..more"
  • A science-based journal search portal with access to so many databases. Select databases including Directory of Open Access Journals
  • This search engine covers both fee and free resources. But most of the resources are not the most current.
  • HighWire Press The largest repository of free fulltext, peer-reviewed database from more than 900 different journals.
Law and Legal Research

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