Virtual Shelf


A Word A Day 

The music and magic of words--that's what A.Word.A.Day (AWAD) is all about. AWAD (ISSN: 1524-6884) is a daily electronic publication from the wordserver at Wordsmith.Org. AWAD includes a vocabulary word, its definition, pronunciation information with audio clip, etymology, usage example, quotation, and other interesting tidbits about words to subscribers every day.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

This site provides over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Free Online English Dictionary from Cambridge University Press

ODLIS (Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science)

Glossary of library terminology designed as a reference resource for library and information science professionals, university, library and general readers.



Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions.







Open Access e-journals


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Open J-Gate
Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Launched in 2006, Open J-Gate is the contribution of Informatics (India) Ltd to promote OAI. Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from  3000+ open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites.


The Open Science Directory has been developed by EBSCO and the Hasselt University Library About 13000 scientific journals are now available in the 'Open Science Directory'.




Digital Libraries


100 Extensive University Libraries


Archives of Indian Labour

Child Trafficking Digital Library

CSIR Explorations

Cultural Heritage Digital Library

Digital E-Library

Digital Library of india

HEC National Digital Library

International Commission on Mathematical Instruction

Kalasampada Digital Library

Muktabodha Digital Library & Archiving Project

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

United Nations Digital Library, Pakistan


Vigyan Prasar Digital Library

World Digital Library

Digital Himalaya
A digital collection of Anthropological information from the Himalayan region.
Amnesty Library
This website contains news; features; actions; video and audio; information about countries, campaigns and issues. Amnesty International also produces hundreds of reports, press releases, appeals for action and newsletters each year and these are available in the Library.
British Academy
Portal of online resources in Humanities and Social Sciences.
Library of Economic and Liberty
Library of Economic and Liberty is dedicated to Economics and Markets.
Newzealand Digital Library
Internet Classic Archives
Complete Works of Shakespeare





Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

Specializes in collecting free marketing and business eBooks, tutorials and fiction.

Gutenberg Project on Electronic Books online

You can access a large number of electronic books online from this site and may get information about Gutenberg Project . You won't find the latest bestsellers or modern computer books here !. You will find the classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries.

Internet Public Library, Online Texts Collection

Contains over 19,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification. They can also be searched using keywords.
National Academy Press

About 2500 books can be Browsed by category.

University of Pennsylvania Online Books Page

Lists over 10,000 free books you can read or download. You can find free books by subject, title, author or search the whole archive of books. A subject -wise listing is also provided.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

Authorama Public Domain Books (Fiction)

Internet Public Library
The Online Book Page
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Free Books
Internet Public Library
The Online Book Page
Project Gutenberg
Read Print site


Subject Gateway


Bubl Information Services
DMOZ: Open Directory Project
E-Print network
Pinakes: A subject launchpad
Voice of the Shuttle


Other Important Sites


Research Infonet

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