Tuesday, June 19, 2012

“Free Information” Series – Databases & Engines

As we continue exploring the Digital Marketplace and the 80 billion web pages of “free information” available to us today, a proper index of the online databases, references and search engines is an important starting point. Most of us stumble across new information each and every day, without any real concept of how much information is really available to us.

For this week’s blog, I wanted to provide a high-level snapshot of the (free & subscription-based) contents, the reference database and engine “table-of-contents” of our massive and universal online library. Obviously, my list is a partial listing (very much so), and will grow substantially in numbers before the end of the day. Each of the following eight categories provides a link to the listing, with individual links from the listings to over 15,000 specific reference databases and engines:    

General Directory – 13,678 online reference databases:

Academic Databases & Search Engines - 100s of online academic databases: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_engines

Encyclopedias – 100s of online encyclopedias:

Dictionaries – 30+ online dictionaries:

Digital Library Projects – 100s of online digital libraries:

Magazines – 100s of online magazine archives:

Newspapers – 1,000s of online newspaper archives:

Search Engines – 100s of search engines

“Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” – Tim Berners-Lee

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