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The following links are all to sites with information and resources in almost any field of inquirey. For a list of sites self-identified as, "freedom-oriented," see "'Freedom,' Site Reviews."

  • Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

  • The Wayback Machine is an initiative of the Internet Archive, which provides access to over 477 billion web pages saved over time (since 1996).

  • Free Individual's "Freedom," Site Reviews is a comprehensive list of sites recommended as, "freedom oriented."

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) The IEP is a scholarly, peer-reviewed souce of information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of academic philosophy.

  • Philosophy Pages Helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition.

  • Classics in the History of Psychology Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites. Authors. Works. Links.

  • Library Of Congress is an almost endless source of research information. Begin with the Research and Reference Services page, which includes links to Books, Pamphlets, Journals, Newspapers and other serial publications, Photographs, Children's Literature, Geography & Maps, Rare Book & Special Collections, Research Guides, Digital Collections & Services all from earliest history to the present day.

  • The CIA World Factbook The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is another neglected source of knowledge. While FI does not support the concepts of patents or copyrights, the details of every machine, electronic device, and chemical process ever patented is available through the USPTO. To find particular information, begin with a patent searching here.

    International House of Logorrhea—Dictionary of Unusual Words [Last update: 2004] from: The Phrontistery which has many other useful Glossaries.

  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction This site is a historical dictionary of the vocabulary of science fiction. It is edited (and coded) by Jesse Sheidlower, formerly the Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

  • Middle English DictionaryThe world's largest searchable database of Middle English lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500. An invaluable resource for lexicographers, language scholars, and all scholars in medieval studies.

  • Green's Dictionary of Slang Green's Dictionary of Slang is the largest historical dictionary of English slang. Written by Jonathon Green over 17 years from 1993, it reached the printed page in 2010 in a three-volume set containing nearly 100,000 entries supported by over 400,000 citations from c. AD 1000 to the present day. The main focus of the dictionary is the coverage of over 500 years of slang from c. 1500 onwards.

  • Microsoft Academic Search Microsoft Academic Search is a database filled with papers on topics that range from agricultural science to social science. Primarily a scientific database, researchers can cull information through publications, journals, organizations, and keyword searches.

  • BASE If you're looking for a search engine dedicated to academic open access web resources, BASE is what you need. Operated by Bielefeld University Library, BASE collects, normalizes, and indexes data, providing more than 50 million documents from more than 2,700 sources.

  • refseek This academic search engine and directory with links to excellent references including:Almanacs, Atlases, Answers, Bookmarking, Calculators, Coding, Dictionaries, Directories, Educational Videos, Encyclopedias, Health & Medical, Literature, Mathematics, News Sites, Publishing, Quotations, Search Engines, Software, Teacher Resources, Translation, Visual Arts,and Writing.

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications Search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

  • Worldcat WorldCat connects users to the collections of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.

  • PNAS The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is a huge collection of research.

  • CERN Document Server The CERN database offers hundreds of thousands of pieces of data.

  • Ideas Free dissemination of research in Economics which includes bibliographic metadata from over 2,000 participating archives, including all the major publishers and research outlets. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 3,400,000 items of research, including over 3,100,000 that can be downloaded in full text.

  • Smithsonian Encyclopedia The online Smithsonian Encyclopedia offers research information in a huge number of topics. For free, anyone can search their extensive collection including art and design, science and technology, and history and culture.

  • Medlineplus Medlineplus is a database of medical and health information.

  • National Archives Public government record database that houses information such as military and veteran listings and service records and genealogies. Users can also browse old historic documents, pictures and access other educational materials.

  • David Rumsey Map Collection More than 150,000 maps.

  • Access to over 55 science databases, includihng: biology, nature, astronomy, food and agriculture, and the ocean.

  • arXiv e-Print Archive Cornell University, arXiv eprint Archive provides open access to over 800,000 eprint articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, finance, and statistics.

  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Index for all CRS Reports

  • govInfo Service of the United States Government Publishing Office Free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

  • Official Guide to Government Information and Services.

  • HTML For Everyone Complete HTML course and reference from the Free Individual. Can also be downloaded and used offline here: Download

  • For The Paranoid or any other's afraid their privacy or, "free speech," are being compromsed, since freedom is freedom to choose, here are alternatives to using the Internet: "101+ Social Media Sites," "22 Alternative Search Engines," "7 Alternate Web Browsers," plus One More (Dissenter).
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