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Useful Research Sites

Areonautics - NASA
The NASA STI Repository (also known as the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)) provides free access to NASA metadata records, full-text online documents, images, and videos. The types of information included are conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos Ė scientific and technical information (STI) created or funded by NASA.

Education - Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) website is offered free for public use by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC indexes education research found in journal articles, books, and grey literature, some of which is available as full text.

Environment - Natural Environment Research Councilís Open Research Archive (NORA)
The Natural Environment Research Councilís Open Research Archive (NORA) is the Institutional Repository for research publications and outcomes of staff at the British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey, National Oceanography Centre, and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Some articles are full text.

Health and Medicine - PubMed Central
PubMed Central is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Healthís National Library of Medicine.

History - British History Online
British History Online is a database of medieval and modern primary and secondary sources (including official records, maps, journals, reports, books, datasets) maintained by the University of London Institute of Historical Research.

Literature - The Victorian Web
The Victorian Web was originally begun back in 1987 as a means of helping scholars and students see connections between different fields. It includes primary and secondary works of authors, with links to articles about their lives, contemporary social and political history, drama, religion, book illustration and economics.

Multidisciplinary - Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ was launched in 2003 with 300 open access journals. Today, this independent database contains over 15 000 peer-reviewed open access journals with 5 million+ articles, covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Multidisciplinary - OpenDOAR
OpenDOAR is the quality-assured, global Directory of Open Access Repositories. It hosts repositories that provide free, open access to academic outputs and resources and is searchable by subject and by country. The service launched in 2005 as the product of a collaborative project between the University of Nottingham and Lund University, funded by OSI, JISC, SPARC Europe and CURL. It includes links to research archives of most UK universities.

Theses - EthOS
University PhD and other doctoral theses are available through the British Library database, EThOS. It contains records of doctoral theses awarded by all UK universities, of which approximately 200,000 are available to download at no charge.

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