Open Resource


With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the libraries of Purdue and Pennsylvania State University have collaborated to create Databib: an online, annotated bibliography of research data repositories. A number of academic and research libraries are taking an active role in data curation, applying library science principles to help address the data deluge. Librarians are helping researchers formulate funder-required data plans, adapting library practice to help organize and describe research datasets, developing data collections and data repositories, performing digital preservation, and teaching data literacy. Librarians are in a good position to provide these services; unfortunately, there is currently no framework in place to support the organization and discovery of data repositories. Many funding agencies are requiring their sponsored researchers to submit their data to repositories without giving further instructions to them. What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data? How do potential users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets that meet their needs? How can librarians help patrons who are looking for data find and integrate datasets into their research, learning, or teaching? Databib has been created to help address these needs for librarians, data users, data producers, publishers, and funding agencies.

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives

The Archives collections contain material that dates back to the Philharmonic’s first concert in 1842, but the first phase of our digitization begins in the middle of this long history. In deciding where to begin with our digitization project, we held a roundtable discussion that included librarians, historians, musicians, conductors, journalists, and students to evaluate the different time periods in the Philharmonic’s history and to determine what might provide the most unique source material. The International Era, 1943-1970 was selected for several reasons. It is the time when the United States becomes a world power and New York City its cultural capital; when the New York Philharmonic emerges as a worldwide symbol of this new cultural position. -Web Site

The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System

The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project whose main resource is an abstract service, which draws abstracts from a variety of national and international scientific sources. The abstracts are divided into four sets: astronomy and astrophysics, instrumentation, physics and geophysics, and the ArXiv Preprints archive.


This is a place where actors, singers and dancers can connect with the greater performing arts community.

National Geologic Map Database

Searchable catalog providing access to maps and other spatially referenced data for geology, geophysics, marine geology, earth resources, hazards, geochemistry, geochronology, and paleontology. Includes links to other sources of topographic and related maps, other earth science databases, and additional Web resources related to geology.

Perseus under PhiloLogic

This site has the Greek and Roman Collection from the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University. Materials included in this collection are Greek texts (8 million words), Latin texts (5.5 million words), English language dictionaries, other reference works, translations, and commentaries. This site, which is supported by PhiloLogic, provides a more intricate way of browsing and searching these materials.


It is a web portal for search and rank of technical papers and peer-to-peer collaboration for researchers and developers in the fields of computer science and electronic engineering.

Georgetown Bioethics Library

This website of six databases is an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection of ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.

Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources

This project began as a consequence of a series of conversations in 2010 between Charles Jones and Peter Magierski at NYU about the need for a tool to assemble and distribute information on open access material relating to the Middle East. This blog includes a continuously updated list of open access journals in Middle Eastern studies.

Australasian Digital Theses

This resource has been discontinued.  Trove will provide access to most theses and dissertations from this region.

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