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This page is a directory of both proprietary and free online resources that may be useful for research purposes. Other lists of resources are below. The page has a section of resources that are offered and one of resources that are wanted. These sections are separated into subsections for specific resource types.

These are not public domain resources. They may be helpful references, but do not copy material directly from these sources. Please provide as much detail as possible about:

  • version of the resource
  • storage form of the resource (paper, CD-ROM, online archive etc.)

It is assumed that these resources are available to you for free or that you are willing to cover any costs. Users should note that these shared usage offers, unless otherwise noted, are only valid for Wikipedia purposes.

Please add your own resources in the appropriate section.

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Offered resources[edit]


German language[edit]

  • Der Spiegel (weekly newsmagazine)
    • Electronic access from 1986 to present (without pictures): Eloquence
    • CD-ROM archives 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001 (with pictures): Eloquence
  • Konkret (monthly leftist magazine)
  • Taz (daily newspaper)
    • Electronic access from 1986 to present: Eloquence
  • German news agencies
    • Various, electronic access from 1998 to present: Eloquence

English language[edit]

General Reference[edit]

Science databooks[edit]

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 77th edition (1997) (chemical and physical data on just about anything): DrBob

Writing and Publishing[edit]

Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition (1993): Centrx


Oxford Companion to Philosophy (1995): Centrx


A large (150-200 books) private library (print) on the subject 'voyages of discovery'. Especially interesting Raymond John Howgego: Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800 (2003). - Andre Engels


Wanted resources[edit]

Currently none.

Free online resources[edit]

Free online English Language dictionaries:

  • Merriam-Webster American English as main entries, but include British English as 'See-also' entries. Dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Cambridge Dictionary a British dictionary, also recognises American spellings. Dictionary.
    • One click will switch you to one of the following Cambridge dictionaries: American, Learner's, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, French / English, Spanish / English (just follow the link above).
  • One Look To search many online dictionaries at once, great for American and British English, check spellings and definitions. Dictionary and thesaurus.
  • can check American and British spelling - refers to several other dictionaries, this is the spell checker used by Google. Dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Language-reference Cross-foreign-language lexicon powered by its own search engine. All cross combinations between French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish.


  • Seems to be a collection of scientific essays written by high school students on various topics. Includes copious references.
  • PubMed Entrez Global Query Cross-Database Search System. Free access to biomedical databases: online science textbooks, clinical trials, biomedical literature, Human genome, protein structure, taxonomy, etc. Put out by the National Library of Medicine.

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