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.
Philosophy Pages Helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition.
Classics in the History of PsychologyClassics 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.