Online Reference Shelf —
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Subject Specific Databases
- Librarian's Index to the Internet (http://lii.org/)
- Provides a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources.
- Internet Public Library (http://www.ipl.org/)
- Presents an organized and evaluated selection of subject resources on the Internet, with links to ready reference sources. Developed by the University of Michigan School of Information.
- InfoPeople: Best Search Tools (http://infopeople.org/search/tools.html)
- Links to selected Internet search engines (Google, Yahoo, Teoma) and Vivismo, a metasearch engine, plus several Internet subject directories.
- INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections (http://infomine.ucr.edu/)
- INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It links to useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.
- Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/)
- The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. It includes large online collections of moving images, music and audio recordings.
- The Wayback Machine (http://www.archive.org/web/web.php)
allows you to locate archived versions of web pages that may no longer be available on the active Internet.
- Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/)
- Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature on the web, including "peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports..from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities." Google Scholar also analyzes and extracts citations from online documents, so your search results may include citations to older works that are not online. Results are ordered by relevancy. Often articles cited in Google Scholar results are available to UC Davis users through electronic journal and database subscriptions that the Library has licensed and paid for. To assist you in locating print and electronic versions of cited content, the University of California has arranged UC-eLinks in Google Scholar. After setting up UC-eLinks, click on the linked "UC-elinks" phrase, which will open a window from which you can get the full-text, check the library catalog to see if we own a book or journal, or Request an article we don't own.
- To see UCe-links from off campus, go to "Scholar Preferences" from the Google Scholar opening screen. Search for "University of California Davis" and then check "University of California, Davis (UC-eLinks)"
- Online handout (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/files/googlescholar.pdf)PDF
- Library VPN (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/)
When off campus, log into the VPN before using Google Scholar so that you will have access to our many electronic subscriptions.
- Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web (http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml)
- Short lessons, courtesy of the University of South Carolina's Beaufort Library, on effectively using web search engines and metsearch sites.
- Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html)
- Brief tutorial from the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley.