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Best of the Best Websites in Net

Best of the Best sites in different subjects available in Internet, All the sites are ranked by the net users. Just click the underline hyper links, your computer will automatically open the referred sites.

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English Literature Links:

Internet Directory

Complete works of William Shakespeare

Open Sources on Shakespeare

Poem Hunter




Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Hindi Sabdakosh

Hindi Language

Hindi Sahitya



Sahitya Kunj

Hindi Pustak Portal


Allma Urdu Cyber Network

Urdu Poetry

The World of Urdu Poetry

Ghalib’s Urdu Poetry


Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthans Magazine List

Russian Language

Learn Russian Language

RusLang – Russian Dictionary.

Learn Russian – Beginning to Advanced

Russian Language Online

German Language

German for Beginners: Contents

How to Learn German Language

French Language

Learn French online

Free French Lessons

Learn French Free Online

General Science

Specific Search Engine for Sc.Community

Smithsonian Institutes Journal

National geography

Science Daily

Science News Magazine

Scientific American

New Scientist

NASAs Homesites

NASAs Astrobiology

AAASs Eureka Alert

BBC Science and Environment

Teri The Energy and Resources Institute

Indian Institute of Science

Science Direct



It is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year




The largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences


E-Molecules: Molecule study

Dynamic periodical Table

Chemistry Educations


Physics Newsletter


Physics world

Fractal Art

Fully automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers, hosted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Customizable source for current news in physics, technology, space, and earth science topics. Includes a weblog.

Plasma Cosmetology

Americal Society on advancing Science

Innovation from MIT

Online Research Compendium


The largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources covering nearly 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers.

Medical Science

The Lancet Magazine

Indian Drug Journal



Wiley online library


Encyclopaedia of Life

Home of cells alive

Learn about bacteria, parasites, cancer cells and viruses. Learn about how immune cells attack and kill microbes

National Center for Biotech. Information

Bio Visions


Biology Arizona

Its is a virtual umbrella site for many of the biology-related web services offered at the University of Arizona


Co2 Alert Magazine(Global Warming )

Earth Rise Database

E Nature

The Living Edens

Environment News Network

Environment News Service

Exploring Environment

Ocean Colour News


Endangered species

Int. Com. on Zoological nomenclature

Magazine on Zoological Sc,



Digital Library for Earth Sys. Education



Indian History

Social Science

Indian Council of Social Sc.

Social Sc Research Network

Gandhiism httpn <

Comprehensive sites on Gandhiana




The indian National Library

The British Library

Library of Congress

Open Library


E Commerce Times


Judgement Information System


Encyclopaedia Britannica

Hutchinson Encyclopaedia

List of E Databases(Open Sources)

List of E Databases

Electronic databases come very handy for searching vast data within a shortest possible time. There are good number of such databases are available on the internet today, which can be accessedfree of cost. Please follow the links to get further information.

·Bibliographic Databases

·Fulltext Databases

·Statistical Databases

Bibliographical Databases

Subject Specific:


Asiatic Society Journals Index

Provides access to bibliographic details of articles published in Asiatic Society journals published between 1700 to 1960

INDMED: Index to Indian Biomedical Journals

The ICMR-NIC Centre for Biomedical Information (Indian MEDLARS Centre) has designed and developed a bibliographic database from Indian biomedical literature. To startwith 75 prominent Indian journals, have been selected to build up the database entitled IndMED. The coverage of database is from 1985.

National Law School Library Article Index

Indexes articles from the journals subscribed by National Law School Library,Bangalore. At present it is having around 11,000 records in its database.

Open Index Initiative

Indexes Indian Social Science Journals. Presently under development stage covers selected journals starting from 2003.



AgEcon Search collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.

Agricultural Online Access (Agricola)

It is an index to all aspects of agricultural sciences

·AGRIS [International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology]

AGRIS provides worldwide bibliographic coverage of agricultural science and technology literature. Developed by the AGRIS Co-ordinating Centre, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, AGRIS offers an international perspective on crucial agricultural research. The database coverage is from 1975 till present.

American Society for Civil Engineers CE database

ASCE CEDB Provides Access to over 90,000 bibliographic and abstracted records of its publications. The current coverage is form January 1973-June 2001.

Annual Comprehensive Index Bibliographic Database

The database has approximately 38,818 bibliographic entries. The entries for the period 1976 to 1987 come from INFORMS journals, while for the period 1988 to 2001 they come from a total of approximately 663 different INFORMS as well as non-INFORMS journals. The subjects include operations research, management, computing etc.

Anthropological Index Online

It is an Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals in the the Anthropology Library at the British Museum.

American Chemical Society Free search Database

Gives access to ACS journals’ full text, images, illustrations, halftones, structures, figures and supporting information.

Beilstein Netfire

A bibliograhic database covers 140 Chemistry journals.


It is a bibliographic database that contains more than 1.8 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses. The database contains references to cancer literature published from the 1960s.

Center for Airospace Information Technical Report Server(NASA)

The CASI TRS database contains bibliographic citations and abstracts for publicly available aerospace documents, journal articles, and conference proceedings.

Provides access to abstracts of articles published in over 350 journals and 15 databases from a variety of publishers. A number of databases offer structure-based searching and manipulation of molecular structures.

Child Abuse and Neglect Databases

Its document database contains over 32,000 records on child abuse and neglect and child welfare issues.

CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research

It contains citations relating to rehabilitation research conducted outside of theUnited States. The database is updated monthly. It presently includes citations from 1996 to the present and will eventually include citations from 1990 to the present.

Current Cites (Information Science)

Provides an annotated bibliography of selected articles, books and documents on Information Technology.

Current Index to Statistics

Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. The CIS Extended Database (CIS-ED) includes coverage, in most cases from 1974. The free access is available only to the records up to 1994.

DoIS [Documents in Information Science]

DoIS is a searchable database of articles and conference proceedings published in electronic format in the area of Library and Information Science. At the moment it holds about 12908 articles and 3902 papers, 9258 of them are downloable from the site.

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts

Provides access to world literature in earthquake engineering since 1971. The database contains 96,000 abstracts. A maximum of 200 records will be returned on any individual search.

Ecommunics: Personalized Economic Research Community

ECOMMUNICS is the most featureful free economics research platform and network online, with many useful features for economists. It includes paper database from RePEc and other institutions, free compatible weblog, per-paper discussion and rating, free email notification of new papers on specific topics and many community features and discussion possiblities. Registration is required to avail this FREE service.

EEVL Xtra (Management)

Find articles, key websites, books, the latest industry news, job announcements, ejournals, eprints, technical reports, the latest research in Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing.

Elsevier Health Science Periodicals

It is a portal of Elsevier Health Science periodicals. Here one can search contents of their health science peridicals plus MEDLINE.

ENB Health Care Databases

Health Care Database is a bibliographical database with abstracts for each entry. As at July 2001, the Database contains nearly 55,000 records from UK health care journals since 1986.

·Energy Citations Database <><>

Contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)of USA. The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present.

ERIC database

ERIC is the world’s largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. The data is available from 1966 onwards.

Evaluation of Web Search Engines

This database is dedicated to gather all scientific literature published in the web about the evaluation of search engines.

getCITED is an online, member-controlled academic database, directory and discussion forum. Its contents are entered and edited by members of the academic community.

Hazordous Chemical Database

This database will allow the user to retreive information for any of 3995 hazardous chemicals or ‘generic’ entries based on a keyword search. Potential keywords include names, formula and registry numbers (CAS, DOT, RTECS and EPA).

Index Morganagus: Full text index of library related electronic serials

Index Translationum: International bibliography of translations

Infotrieve Online Article Finder

Gives access to bibliographic details with abstract on Science and technology. The data coverage is from 1966 to present from over 30000 journals. offers access to article summaries from over 25,000 publications linked to the full text of over 5,200 titles. Full text access is set by each of our 170 publisher partners, but typically individual subscribers, or individuals within institutions that subscribe, can access the full text of their publications for free. Non-subscribers can, for the majority of articles, pay-per-view choosing from electronic, fax or Ariel delivery.

Institute of Physics Journals search

Search for articles appeared in all the journals published by Institute of Physicscan be made. The coverage of database is from 1874 till date. Full text access to current articles is available for registered members at free of cost. Full text articles articles are available in the first 30 days of publication.

Intellectual Property Digital Library

The Intellectual Property Digital Library Web site provides access to various intellectual property data collections currently hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization. These collections include Madrid, PCT and JOPAL (non-patent reference) data and support fully searchable information retrieval and display by users on demand. The access is free of cost by user name and password as guest.

National Library of Medicine Databases (USA)

NLM provides a wide variety of resources related to the biomedical and health sciences, both past and present. Some important such resources areMEDLINE, Toxnet, Biomedical information, Clinical alerts, etc.

PATH Database

The California PATH Database provides access to the largest and most comprehensive collection of bibliographic information on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Peeters Online Journals

Allows all users to conduct searches, view tables of contents, and view abstracts for all online journals in theology, classics, oriental studies, archaeology, philosophy, literature and linguistics. Full text is restricted only to subscribers or pay per view facility may be used.

Population Index

It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. The coverage is from 1986-2000, containing total of 46,035 citations.

Project Euclid

Project Euclid is a user-centered initiative to create an environment for the effective and affordable distribution of serial literature in mathematics and statistics. Search can be made on contents of 38 journals.

PsycARTICLES <>(Psycology)

PsycARTICLES is an online database containing more than 26,000 entries from 49 peer reviewed journals published by APA and allied organizations from 1988 to the present. Full text articles covered in it are available for price.

Questia: Online library of Books and Journals

It holds an over 45,000 books and 360,000 journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. Search for this database is free, however access to full text of the documents is priced.

Social Psychology Network <>

Social Psychology Network, is a database providing links to more than 12,000 resources related to psychology.

Social Science Research Network e-library

Contains over 34,400 abstracts for papers submitted to SSRN. Also gives access to few full text articles.

TRIP Database

TRIP Database started in 1997 provides search facility with a focus on medical articles considered evidence-based.

Fulltext Databases

Economic History Encyclopedia Index

Search can be made for high quality full articles related the area of Economic and Business History.

Scientific Electronic Library Online [SCIELO]

SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature, contributing to overcome the phenomena known as “lost science”.

Searchable Ornithological Research Archive [SORA]

It is an open access electronic journal archive. The content can be downloaded as pdf or djvu files.

Statistical Databases


Census Information

Provides statistics of All India population totals as per the Census 1991 and Census 2001, India and State maps, etc.

Database on Indian Economy

This databse covers data on financial sector, real sector, financial market, external sector, public finance and corporate finance related to Indian economy. This has been developed by RBI.

Department of Statistics, Govt of India

Broad statistical information like national accounts statistics, energy statistics, consumer expenditure, annual survey of industries, live stock statistics, etc. can be found here. Most of these statistics is brought out by its agencies Central Statistical Organisation and National Sample Organisation. is a commercial site provides information and data on Indian economy. The data type available on this site include statistics related to national income, foreign investment, agriculture, industry, money and banking, balance of payments, population etc.


The information available on database includes banking statistics, industrial statistics, public finance, social sector statistics, census data etc.

Reserve Bank of India

Provides free of cost online access and download to vast amount of data related to banks and banking in India.


Asian Development Bank

ADB gives access to social and economic data of its developing member countries. The type of data includes national accounts, financial accounts, trade, population, labour and employment etc.

Demographic and Health Surveys <>

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) datasets are available for most countries. The datasets include individual women’s data, household data, men and husband’s data, couple’s data, children data and service availability/facility, etc.


Provides latest and the most complete statistical information on the EU and the zero-zone. The topics include general statistics, economy and finance, population and social conditions, industry, trade and services, agriculture and fisheries, etc. But only the key indicators are available for free of cost.


FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual databases currently containing over one million time-series records covering international statistics in the areas of production, trade, food balance sheets, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest products, fishery products etc. At a time, maximum 1000 records on any topic of different combinations can be downloaded from their site free of cost.

Global Statistics `

Globall Statistics deals with statistics on the human population. The main kind of data you can find here is on the population of regions, countries, provinces and cities. Next to that there are some statistics on economic factors like wealth, infrastructure, etc.

Indian District Database

Indian district database provides district-level data from census and agricultural sources between 1961 and 1991.


InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.

International Database (IDB)

It is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socioeconomic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.

International Labour Office

ILO database (LABORSTA) on labour statistics covering economically active population (data since 1945) employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer prices, occupational injuries, occupational accidents, and strikes and lockouts (data since 1969) of different countries of the world. Also gives access to one more database, which contain data on ‘Economically Active Population, 1950-2010’ of different countries of the world.


It is a central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD.

Penn World Data

Provides online access statistics covering 28 key variables on all the major world economies, from 1950 to 1998.


StatBase provides access to a comprehensive set of key statistics drawn from the whole range of official United Kingdom government data sets. Topics covered include population, income, balance of payments, birth and death rates, consumer expenditure, marriage and divorce rates, economic activity, employment and unemployment, education and training, etc.

Times Series Data Library

It is a collection of about 800 time series, drawn from many different fields viz. Agriculture, Crime, Finance, Health, Labor market, Macroeconomics, Production, etc.


UNESCO gives access to its data sources on education, literacy, science and technology and culture and communication of different countries of the world.

United Nations

United Nations provides data on different countries. Its data sources include social indicators, population statistics, and monthly bulletin of statistics.

USA and Canada Trade Data Online

Trade Data Online provides access and the ability to generate customized reports on Canada’s and U.S. trade with over 200 countries. The data types include imports, exports, trade balances by product and industry.

USAID Global Education Online Database 2000

GED Online provides education data in two ways. Users can select a single indicator for multiple years and multiple countries by clicking on one of the bulleted groups of indicators under the UNESCO or DHS headings.

World Bank

World Bank provides national statistics for countries and regions and country profiles of all its member countries pertaining to the aspects of agriculture, education, environment, finance, health, population, urban and social development etc.

World Crime Statistics

United Nations World Crime Surveys of Crime Trends and Criminal Justice data sets are available here. Data is available in ASCII, Lotus 123, and SPSS formats.

World Health Organization <>

WHO provides access statistics from its statistical system ‘Whois’. The data types can be accessed from their databases are on mortality, basic health indicators, HIV/AIDS, statistical data from world health report, population etc.

World Trade Organization

WTO provides online access to many of its data sources, which include international trade statistics, annual reports and trade policy reviews.

World Tourism Organization

WTO Data Base covers statistics on international outbound tourism, international inbound tourism, and tourism indicators covering a wide variety of tourism trends.