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Welcome to Camera Obscura's meta-index of academic and scholarly resources. All of the archives and resources indexed in this document are either easily navigatable with speech or have been extensively re-indexed so that the information they contain is easily and immediately accessible via speech-synthesis and/or text-based access. This document also contains speech-friendly submission forms for many standard reference works, as well as telephone and address directories and resources which are easily navigated using speech-synthesis and a text-based browser.


Topical Index


Raison d'Etre

The purpose of this meta-index is to facillitate easy and immediate access to the wealth of etextual resources on the internet to blind and visually handicapped individuals using speech-synthesis and/or refreshable-braille. Anyone with suggestions as to how this site can be improved, links which should be added, or sites which need to be re-indexed so as to facilitate easier access to their contents with speech and/or braille output is strongly encouraged--nay, implored--to send me a comment. Please be as specific as possible...

Criticism, egregious omissions, orthographic errors, as well as reports of erroneous URLs and errors of fact or attribution, should also be addressed directly to me at the following eddress: <oedipus@hicom.net>

The only indulgence i beg of you is that you keep in mind that this document--like the entire web--is a work-in-progress...


Disclaimer

This site is not affiliated with, nor is it the responsibility of, any of the institutions, organizations, individuals, or commercial entities cited below...

ELECTRONIC TEXT ARCHIVES

The Alex Catalog of Electronic Texts allows you to search for a specific work by title or for works by a specific author...
1. Browse ALEX by Author
2. Browse ALEX by Title
3. Browse ALEX by Date
4. dowload compressed collections of all of ALEX's American, English, & Philosophy Texts

The On-line Books Page (OBP) at The University of Pennsylvania
1. search OBP by author or title
2. OBP List of Authors
3. browse OBP by first letter of title
4. OBP's subject listing
5. OBP's new book listings
6. books in progress or which have been requested at the OBP
7. OBP's freely accessible archives of serials (such as magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals)
8. Banned Books Online
9. Prize-Winning Books Online

Project Gutenberg: complete works available as plain ASCII files or zipped for quick downloading
1. works listed by author, title, language, and recentness of posting
2. Project Gutenburg's Advanced Search Form
3. recent releases from Project Gutenburg
4. RSS feed of books added to Project Gutenburg (updated nightly)
5. computer-read audio books from Project Gutenburg
6. human-read audio books from Project Gutenburg
7. About Project Gutenburg
8. how to volunteer for Project Gutenberg
9. News & Events Concerning Project Gutenburg
10. Donate to Project Gutenburg
11. The Alternative Project Gutenberg Home Page
12. Project Gutenberg's Australian Mirror (University of Adelaide)
13. Project Gutenberg Danish Mirror
14. Project Gutenburg's Portugese Mirror
15. Project Gutenburg's Taiwanese mirror
16. Complete List of Project Gutenburg Mirror Sites (plain text)

The Wiretap Internet Electronic Text Archive is a former gopher server which contains a wide variety of plain text documents (historical, pedagogical, polemic, and legal), as well as a large collection of complete works of literature in the public domain.
1. Electronic Books at Wiretap
2. Wiretap's Collection of Government Documents (US and International)
3. The Complete Wiretap Library

The University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center
1. Browse The University of Virginia Electronic Text Library by Subject
2.
Search The University of Virginia's Electronic Text Library's Publicly-Accessible Collections
3. University of Virginia's Early American Fiction Collection
4. British Poetry 1780-1910: Scholarly Hypertext Editions
5. The Modern English Collection
6. Search the Modern English Collection
7. The University of Virginia's Free Electronic Book Archive
8. The University of Virginia's Online Journals & Publications
9. French Electronic Texts and Resources
10. German Electronic Texts and Resources
11. Spanish Language Collection: Electronic Texts & Resources
12. Chinese Text Initiative
13. Japanese Text Initiative
14. Chiracahua & Mescalero Apace Narratives, Linguistics, & Resources
15. Latviešu tautas dziesmas (Chansons populaires lettonnes), volumes I to XII

The Oxford Text Archive (OTA), whilst an accessibility nightmare does contain electronic versions of standard reference works, as well as copies of texts and corpora prepared by individual scholars and major research projects
1. Browse OTA by Author
2. Browse OTA by Language
3. Browse OTA by Title
4. Search OTA's Catalog (simple search)
5. Advanced Search Interface for the OTA Catalog
6. Full Text Search of Titles in the OTA
NOTE: while there are over 1500 titles in OTA's catalogue, not all of the texts contained in the Oxford Text Archives are available over the net. Some are available only to users at Oxford University; some require prior permission from the depositor; and some are available through links to other etext archives.

Renascence Editions: An Online Repository of Works Printed in English Between 1477 & 1799

French and Latin Etexts from the ARTFL Project at the University of Chicago
Search ARTFL full text databases
Verb Conjugation
Morphological Analysis
Dictionnaire de l'Académie française
Verb Conjugation
Search Jean Nicot's Thresor de la langue française

Classiques des sciences sociales (etext en français)

Electronic Texts and Publishing Resources, an index maintained by the Library of Congress

Books from the Eris Project (Virginia Polytechnic University)

The English Server at Carnegie Melon University offers a wide variety of options:
1. peruse the English Gopher Server
2. chat it up with academics using this telnet connection to the English Server's Electronic Conference Line, an "online academic community"
3. upload texts to the CMU English Server's FTP Archive
4. pick and choose from a list of complete books on the Web

The Tech (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
1. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
2. The Tech's Internet Classics Archive can be browsed by author
3. the Internet Classics Archive's internal search facility is temporarily unavailable, although the maintainers of the site promise that it will again be functional no later than November 29, 1996, but as of November 30, 1996 it sitll wasn't working. if anyone should follow the preceding link and find the Classic Archive's search engine operational, please email me at oedipus@hicom.net

B&R Samidzat Express

Cerritos College's Electronic Books, a small, ecclectic collection of hypertexts, including several works by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Jack Lynch's list of Electronic Text Sources

Books on the Internet, a list of links from the General Libraries of the University of Texas, Austin

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (University of Pennyslvania)

The Nineteenth Century Women Writers' Web (text-only entrance)
Etext Archive
The Parlor: a real-time, text-based chat room

The ETEXT Archives a rather disappointing site, which suffers from poor organization and a dearth of depth

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC)

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* an index of Poetry and Poetic Resources
* a collection of Literature and Literary Links
* Read 'Em & Speak
* Report a Dead or Missing Link

ACADEMIC ARCHIVES AND RESOURCES

Meta-Indices

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Anthropology and Cultural Studies

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Classics

Classics Sub-Index
1) Classically Oriented Web Sites
2) Miscellaneous Classical Resources
3) Lingua Latina Online

Classically Oriented Web Sites

Classical Greek and Latin Links compiled by the Library of Congress. This massive list, available via MARVEL, the Library of Congress' gopher server, is continously updated.

The Classics Resource List, at the University of Toronto, while not a hypertext document, is a continuously updated listing of classical materials--from electronic text archives and gopher servers to manuscript collections and taped courses in classical languages--available worldwide.

The Tech Classics Archive, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a searchable collection of Greek and Roman texts, the contents of which can be browsed by author.

The Perseus Project, at Tufts University, is a digital database of resources pertaining to Archaic and Classical Greece. It is also the web site of the Perseus Project Database, an "interactive multimedia library of Archaic and Classical Greece" available on CD-ROM from Yale University Press. The site includes information about the project and provides online access to:
1. a large number of images of ancient Greek art and architecture and
2. ancient Greek texts in the original and in translation
3. The Roman Perseus Project is dedicated to classical Latin, and contains copious amounts of classical Latin texts, Latin linguistic resources, and

ARIADNE: The Hellenic Civilization Database. Located in Greece, Ariadne, the web site of the Academic and Research Network of Greece links the collections of over 200 museums and archives in Greece and Cyprus. Since Ariadne is still in an embryonic organizational stage, and currently lacks "ALT" tags for its graphical links, jump-to links to Ariadne's components are provided below:
1. Greek Museums
2. Greek Music
3. Greek Literature
4. Grecian Arts

Alexandria Online, a project of David Fielder, gentleman and scholar, features The Villa of the Muses and the Liberal Arts and is also home of the Phanes Press, whose Pythagorean Library and Sourcebook should reside in an easily accessible place of honor on every bookshelf...
1. Phanes Press Titles Indexed by Subject
2. Phanes Press Titles Indexed by Title
3. Phanes Press Titles Indexed by Author

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Miscellaneous Classical Resources

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Lingua Latina Online

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Early Modern Europe

Early Modern Europe Sub-Index
1) Early Modern European Resources
2) Individual Works
3) Early Modern Authors and Authorship

Early Modern European Resources

Individual Works

Early Modern Authors and Authorship

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Eighteenth-Century Studies

Eighteenth-Century Resources
an encyclopedic collection of internet resources relating to every aspect of eighteenth century studies, including texts (literary and historical), art, criticism, and analysis... maintained by Jack Lynch of the University of Pennsylvania, the site is indexed according to: Eighteenth-Century Studies at the English Server at Carnegie Melon University

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Folklore

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History

History: Topical Index
1) General Historical Resources
2) Ancient History
3) American History
4) African History
5) Asian History
6) European History

General Historical Resources

The WWW Virtual Library's History Index, which is maintained by the Department of History at The University of Kansas, is the most comprehensive listing of historical resources on the World Wide Web.

The University of Kansas is also home of HNSource

The History Department at the University of Cincinati maintains an excellent, annotated, and oft-updated index of WWW Sites for Historians

Recent History, Up Close and Personal, is an ever-evolving collection of oral history. The unique twist is that all of the testimony contained at the site has been collected cybernetically.

A Reader of World Cultures to 1500 contains course materials, including several excellent (and speech-friendly) timelines from Washington State University


The Department of History at Hanover College maintains an impressive and ever-increasing collection of historical, social, and cultural texts and documents, including:

WWW Virtual Library History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Tennessee Technological University's History Web Site

Essays in History, a publication of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia

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Historical FTP Servers
MALIN, the anonymous FTP server of the Department of History of the University of Kansas.
1. Catalog of Resources available on MALIN

The Byrd FTP Archive at Marshall University

Mississippi State University's Historical FTP Archive
URL <ftp://ftp.msstate.edu/docs/history>
1. documents pertaining to African History (/docs/history/Africa directory)
2. documents pertaining to American history (/docs/history/USA directory)
3. documents pertaining to Asian history (/docs/history/Asian directory)
4. documents pertaining to Canadian history (/docs/history/Canada directory)
5. documents pertaining to Latin America (/docs/history/Latin_America directory)
6. Software for Historians (/docs/history/Software directory)

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Ancient History

The Oriental Institute Home Page, at the University of Chicago contains information pertinent to the study of the ancient Near East... The Oriental Institute is also the home of ABZU: A Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East, a meta-index which is mirrored in Europe at Cambridge University. Amongst the resources contained in ABZU are:

Imperium Romanorum, a site devoted to the history of the Roman Empire in outline form, maintained by Clifton R. Fox, professor of history at Tomball College
Ancient History: Articles and Essays
Neolithic Warfare, a study by Arther Ferrill, originally published in The Quarterly Journal of Military History

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American History

American and British History Resources on the Internet is an encyclopedic, and continuously updated, compilation of online historical resources, compiled by Stan Nash, William Vincenti, and Miles Yoshimura of Rutgers University Library

The American Revolution and the Struggle for Independence
Sub-titled "An HTML Project", The American Revolution and the Struggle for Independence is an interactive exploration of American history, maintained by George Welling at the University of Gronigen in the Netherlands. Two of the hypertext archives contained at the site are:
1. Presidential addresses
2. American Historical Documents

David Phillips' American Studies Web: A Guide to American Studies Resources on the Internet

USIA Declassification Historical Information: a database describing USIA historical information which has been declassified under Executive Order 12950

North Carolina History

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Asian History and Culture

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Asian Studies
1. Asian Studies
2. Asia-Pacific
3. Caucasus
4. Central Asia
5. Encyclopaedia of the Orient
6. East Asia
7. Middle East
8. Pacific Ocean
9. South Asia
10. South East Asia
11. Individual Countries/Territories

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European History

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Humanities

CETH: The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities' Electronic Resource Center
CETH/CCH Bibliography of Humanities Computing
Directory of Electronic Text Centers Worldwide
Directory of Humanities Computing Centers Worldwide
Encoding Texts for Machine Readability

The Voice of the Shuttle, is a hypertext index of "Humanities Resources on the Web" at the University of California, Santa Barbra... VoS contains an internal search engine, and a partial European mirror site at Oxford University.

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LAW

Law Sub-Index
1) Legal Indices
2) Legal Gopher Servers
3) Electronic Law Libraries and Special Collections
4) International Law
5) U.S. Legislative and Legal Resources and Archives

Legal Indices

FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources

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Legal Gophers

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Electronic Law Libraries

The 'Lectric Law Library

The Emory University School of Law's web site contains the following online resources:

Emory's U.S. Federal Courts Publishing Project contains hypertext versions of U.S. circut court decisions... Florida State University's Legal ResearchNet is a meta-index of legal resources available online The U.S. House of Representatives' Internet Law Library

International Legal Dictionary

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United States Legislative and Legal Resources

Cornell's Legal Information Institute includes hypertext archive of The Complete United States Code, a database--generated from the most recent version of the Government Printing Office's CD-ROM--which contains the text of all the laws in force in the United States as of 26 January 1994.

There are four ways to access the information contained in this archive: THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet U.S. Federal Courts Home Page

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International Law

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
1. to use this link to search the AustLII Collection using LYNX, press tab once and enter a boolean search string when the page loads
2. Primary Legal Materials
3. Other Legal Materials
4. Australasian Legal Resources
5. International Legal Resources

ScalePlus: the Australian Federal Attorney General's database of legal data
1. Advanced Search
2. Quick Search
3. Browse ScalePlus' Databases

Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe

The Solon Law Archive contains documents and resources pertaining to the Canadian Constitution and Canada's legal and jurisprudential system

Trade Law Home Page

United Nations' Treaty Database

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Linguistics

Phraseology is a catalog of online linguistic resources maintained by the University of Tasmania, which also publishes De Proverbio, an electronic journal devoted to the study of proverbs

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LITERATURE

Jack Lynch's outstanding collection of On-Line Literary Resources is the master-list of online literary information...

English Literature from The Voice of the Shuttle

English Literature on the Web

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Poetry

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Shakespeare: Works and Resources

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Mathematics

Mathematical Organizations and Societies

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Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies Sub-Index
1) Medieval Web Sites
2) Miscellaneous Medieval Resources
3) Medieval Latin Links
4) Old English, Anglo-Saxon, & Middle English Links

Medieval Web Sites

The Medieval Sourcebook, at Fordham University is an encyclopedic collection of medieval resources online...

The Labyrinth is an incredibly rich hypertext collection of medieval resources and source materials at Georgetown University... The Labyrinth contains:

  1. an internal boolean search engine
  2. Armarium Labyrinthi, a collection of (mostly, though not exclusively) medieval latin texts, and a
  3. Middle English Library

NetSERF, is yet another comprehensive collection of medieval resources, which is best surfed directly using Lynx, or via the following list of resources:

ORB, The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies, a project of the University of Kansas contains the following resources: The Atrium, the Medieval Studies web server at the University of Indiana, is optomized for Netscape 2.0... the following links, however, will take you to two easily navigatable indices...

WWW Medieval Resources (Virginia Tech)

Byzantium: The Byzantine Studies Page is the jumping-off point for everything and anything relating to Byzantium.

The Robbins Library (University of Rochester)

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Miscellaneous Medieval Resources

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Medieval Latin Links

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Old English, Anglo-Saxon, and Middle English Links

CANTUS: The Database of Divine Office Gregorian Chant
CANTUS text files
CANTUS binary files (for faster downloading)
Search CANTUS database for specific chants
CANTUS Gopher
Gregorian Chant Home Page

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Native American/Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples: Resources from The World-Wide Web Virtual Library
1. Aboriginal Studies (Australian National University)
2. Circumpolar and Aboriginal North American Resources (sponsored by the Nanavut Implementation Commission)

CWIS: The Center For World Indigenous Studies Information, maintains the Fourth World Documentation Project, a rich and continously expanding electronic archive of documents relating to the culture, history, and rights of indigenous peoples worldwide... The FWDP archives contain:
1. African Documents
2. Eurasian Documents
3. Internationally Focused Documents
4. Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian Documents
5. North, Central and South American Documents
6. Treaties, Agreements, and Other Constructive Arrangements
6A. Bilateral Treaties and Accords
6B. Multilateral and International Instruments
6C. Agreements Between Indian Nations and Local Governments
6D. Treaty Related Documents
7. Tribal and Inter-Tribal Resolutions and Papers
8. United Nations Documents

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Philosophy

General Philosophic Resources and Indices


Philosophical Etext Archives

A Speech-Friendlier Entrance to The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
1. Speech-Friendly IEP Search Form
2. Entries Begining with the Letter A
3. Entries Begining with the Letter B
4. Entries Begining with the Letter C
5. Entries Begining with the Letter D
6. Entries Begining with the Letter E
7. Entries Begining with the Letter F
8. Entries Begining with the Letter G
9. Entries Begining with the Letter H
10. Entries Begining with the Letter I
11. Entries Begining with the Letter J
12. Entries Begining with the Letter K
13. Entries Begining with the Letter L
14. Entries Begining with the Letter M
15. Entries Begining with the Letter N
16. Entries Begining with the Letter O
17. Entries Begining with the Letter P
18. Entries Begining with the Letter Q
19. Entries Begining with the Letter R
20. Entries Begining with the Letter S
21. Entries Begining with the Letter T
22. Entries Begining with the Letter U
23. Entries Begining with the Letter V
24. Entries Begining with the Letter W
25. Entries Begining with the Letter X
26. Entries Begining with the Letter Y
27. Entries Begining with the Letter Z
28. Philosophy Text Collection
29. Call for Submissions
30. About the IEP
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Political Science and Theory


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Religion and Theology

Religion & Theology Sub-Index
1) General Religious Resources
2) General Religious Etexts
2A) Bibles
3) Atheism
4) Buddhism
5) Christianity
6) Gnosticism
7) Hinduism
8) Islam
9) Jainism
10) Judaica
11) Zen
12) Obscure and Obsolete Religious Traditions

General Religious Resources

General Religious Etexts

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Bibles

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Atheism

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Buddhism

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Christianity

The Ecole Initiative: A Hyper-Text Encyclopedia of Early Christianity St. Pachomius Library, a project of the Orthodox Church in America, is an electronic archive containing uncopyrighted English translations of the works of the early Church Fathers, the Acts of the Christian martyrs, the proceedings of early Church Councils, the lives of the early saints, and other materials pertaining to the history, liturgy, and tenets of the Orthodox Church... all of the material in The St. Pachomious Library is available for immediate download... The works of The Early Church Fathers are also available in zipped files from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Wheaton College...

The New Advent web site maintains an online version of The Catholic Encyclopedia, as well as english translations of the Writings of the Church Fathers and the entire english text of the Summa Theologica

Project Wittenburg, an online colletction of works by Martin Luther and other Lutheran writers...

PresbyNet a service of the Presbyterian Church of America

Virtual Christianity

Doctrinal Concordance (currently unavailable)

Basic Christian Textual Resources
Collections
Catechisms
Saint Augustine
Aquinian Texts
Reformation Texts

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Gnosticism

The Gnostic Society's Virtual Library contains:

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Hinduism

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Islam

The Muslim Students' Association of the University of Southern California maintain an Islamic Server, which contains (amongst a great many other things) the following resources:

The Islamic Texts and Resources MetaPage, is sponsored by the Moslem Students' Association of the State University of New York, Buffalo

Islamic Gopher Server

The CyberMuslim Information Collective at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, contains a HyperQur'aan which can be read in:

the HyperQur'aan can also be browsed in a multimedia format, the HyperFatiha, which contains Arabic text and illuminations...

Muslim Educational Trust

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Jainism

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Judaica

The Hypertext Halacha

Talmudic Resources from the University of Calgary

The Judaica Archival Project, at The Machon Mekarot Institute of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem, maintains an Electronic Jewish Library which contains a collection of historical documents and The Judaica Archival Project's Electronic Archive

Carnegie Melon'a Judaica Collection contaians links to Jewish-oriented information on the net...

Judaism and Jewish Resources available through the Shamash Project

JewishNet contains a
List of Online Jewish Libraries

The Virtual Shtetl contains:
The Yiddish Language and Culture Library
A Collection of Yiddish Recipes

Judaica Web World

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Zen

The International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism maintains an enormous collection of resources, the Electronic Bodhidharma, which includes the largest collection of Zen Buddhist texts, in both English and Japanese, online

The Zen Garden, a collection of Zen texts, images, and sounds...

Zen Buddhist Texts

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Obscure, But Not Necessarily Obsolete, Religious Traditions

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Science

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ON-LINE CATALOGS

Libweb--links to damn near every library server accessible via the 'net...

St. Joseph's County Public Library's encyclopedic list of Public Libraries With Gopher and/or Web Services

Technology Resource Institute/Microsoft Libraries Online!

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VIRTUAL LIBRARIES

The Pacific Talk Virtual Library maintains an excellent collection of resources and materials relating to the countries and peoples of the Pacific Basin and the Pacific Rim, as well as copious collections of materials pertaining to Disarmament, the Environment, Human Rights, and International Relations

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Online Education/Virutal Universities

Virtual University North, an online educational project physically located on a server at the University of Alberta

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Electronic Reference Rooms

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Direct Links to Online Reference Works

Address-Related Resources

Sub-Index
1) CEDAR National (U.S.) Address Server
2) USPS City/State Locator
3) USPS Zip Code Locator
4) USPS Zip+4 Lookup
5) Westminster's Canadian Postal Directory
6) Other Address-Related Resources

CEDAR

The CEDAR National Address Server formats the submitted address into the properly and generates the appropriate Zip+4 code.

Use the following form to

USPS City/State Locator

Use the following text entry field to find the city and state for the designated zip code:

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USPS Zip Code Locator

Use the following text entry field to obtain the zip code(s) for the submitted city/state


USPS ZIP+4 Lookup

Enter a complete standard address in the following text entry fields--name on the first line; street address on the second line; city, state, and zip code (if available, a zip code is not required) on the third line--then tab to the search checkbox and hit enter to receive the a standardized address with a ZIP+4 code...

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Wesminster Canadian Postal Code Lookup Service

Type the full street address, city, and province for the Canadian mailing address for which you want to locate the correct postal code. If you have an existing Postal Code, enter it as well, since it can be used to resolve ambiguities in the address.

If Westminster is successful in uniquely identifying the address you submitted, it will be returned to you standardized in accordance with Canada Post's criteria for Address Accuracy. Westminster's server will correct street and city mis-spellings, and will correct or add street types and directionals, as well as Postal Codes.

If Westminster finds multiple address solutions to your query, they will all be returned by the program. You can also enter just a Postal Code (you must leave the other fields blank), and the program will show you the range of addresses that it serves.

NOTE: Not all valid addresses are resolvable so feel free to experiment, but if you have questions about how Westminster operates, you should read the server's detailed discussion on Address Correction.


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Other online services offered by Westminster include:
1. an American ZipCode lookup
2. Directory of Direct Mail Sites

Other Address-Related Resources

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Telephone Directories

555-1212.com maintains an extremely speech-friendly Area Code Directory for the U.S. and Canada which can be queried using the following form:

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Other 555-1212.com directories:
* Area Codes and Country Codes
* E-mail Addresses
* Telephone Numbers
* Websites

Americom's Area and Country Code Decoder
Enter data in the following text-entry fields, press tab, and press enter... WARNING: LYNX users, when you reach americom, you will have to press the space bar to locate the area/country code for which you submitted a query
City
State
Country


AT&T Toll-Free Internet Directory

Once upon a time, AT&T excelled at providing text-only, non-tablized query submission forms for its Toll-Free Internet Directory. Unfortunately for those of use who insist on using table-challanged browsers and speech-synthesis, AT&T's current search interface is far less hospitable... Hence the reformatted query form which follows.

The following form is composed entirely of text-entry fields, making it extremely easy to use for those accessing this page with a text-based browser and/or speech access. Simply type an entry in one or more of the following text-entry fields before activating the Submit Search button to submit your query.

Number:   Example: call att or 800 225 5288
Name:     Example: AT&T
City:     Example: Bridgewater
State:                                Example: NJ
Category: Example: Telephone Service


AT&T Tollfree 800 Directory

Enter Company/Organization's Name:

Australian Telephone Directories & Information

Australian telephone information can be obtained from the Telstra Corporation


Gopher-based Geographic Area Code Locater

Area Codes Worldwide via gopher


use Canada 411 to:
1. Find a Person
2. Trouver une personne
3. Find a Business
4. Trouver une entreprise

Four11

Yahoo now owns the rights to the old Four11 white page directory, and, as a result, what once was merely a difficult input form with extremely accessible output is now an extremely difficult input form with oft incomprehensible output.

Use the following form to search the Email Directory

   First Name: 
     SmartName  (i.e. Bob = Robert)
    Last Name: 
  	 City: 
        State: 
      Country: 
       Domain: 
      
      

Use the following form to search Yahoo's U.S. Telephone Directory:

   First Name:
    Last Name:
       Street:
 	 City:
        State:
       
       

If you register with Four11 you receive a Free Listing in their Email Directory as well as expanded services.

If you have already registered with Four11, you can use the following form to login to Four11's registered users' options.

E-Mail Address:
Four11 Password:
Other Four11 Directories and Services
NetPhone Directories
Web Services
Encryption Services

InfoSpaceInc's web site allows you to query all of the telephone directories in the United States and Canada, but because of the use of non-standard HTML and poor design, however, this site has quickly become notorious as unremittingly speech-hostile... the following link will take you to a work-in-progress: the reformatting and standardization of the search forms used to query InfoSpaceInc's search engines... please note that the reformat is still in an embryonic stage, and that any feedback on how it can be improved would be greatly appreciated... please also note that if you are using Lynx version 2.4.2 or lower, the output of a query will be mashed together on a single line--the output may initially strike you as odd, but it is definitely usable... i would suggest using your communications' program's screen-image-save feature to save the information to your hard drive, and then using an editor to insert line breaks and spaces where appropriate...

Big Yellow

Once upon a time, when the 'net was younger, NYNEX's BIG Yellow Interactive National Business Directory Search Engine was extremely speech-friendly... Now, it is another shining example of inaccessible HTML. However, it does contain over 16 million business listings, and it does offer a text-only input form. For you initial convenience, however, a reformatted form with 4 fields follows.

1) Type of Business:
2) Business Name:
3) City: (required)
4) State: (required)
BIG Yellow contains many help files including:

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Standard Reference Works and Resources

Reference Works Sub-Index
1) Dictionaries
2) Thesauri
3) Other Standard Reference Works/Resources

Dictionaries

Online Dictionary Collections

List of Dictionaries (University of Paderborn)

Extremely Accessible Free English Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary

The Mirriam-Webster website features a simple search interface which you can use to query its online edition of the New Collegiate Dictionary.

or  


Langenscheidt's New College English Online Dictionary contains over 220,000 words and phrases used in modern English and German. When using the following form to look up a word,

  1. Type in a single word only.
  2. Don't worry about using the base form of a word. For example, if you type "went", the search engine will look up "go" automatically.
English to German
or   German to English
Word to Look Up:
or

Other Standard Reference Works/Resources

Acronym and Abbreviation Expander



Calendar Server

Enter year to obtain a calendar for the full year. Works best with braille.

Enter year:

Miscellaneous Reference Works

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Quotations

Full Text Search of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations



Search the Quotations Page

Search for:

Various Sources of Quotations

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The English Language
William J. Strunk's classic 1918 work, The Elements of Style.

H.W. Fowler's 1908 classic The King's English

Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the American Psychological Association

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Encyclopedias and Other General Reference Workds

The Global Encyclopedia, a free online encyclopedia written entirely by volunteers

The Encyberpedia

Encyclopaedia of the Orient

Internet Encyclopedia

Geographic Name Server
LYNX users, press 's' once the page has loaded and then enter your database query... entering a city name alone will return a list of all cities with that name, or enter the city and state name to get information on a specific city...

USGS Geographic Names Database
LYNX users, type an 's' (as in sam) once the page has loaded and then enter your database query to receive the exact latitude and longitude of sites in the United States.

Internet and Unix Dictionary

Periodic Table of the Elements
Use the following text-entry field to search for information on an individual element by typing in the element's name, its discoverer's name, or its abbreviation.
:

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Thesauri

1. The simplest thesaurus on the internet is The University of Memphis' Gopher-Interface Thesaurus... If you are using LYNX, you will be prompted to enter a search term on the status line when you choose this link.

2. The National Institute of Health maintains a gopherized Roget's Thesaurus, which can be queried by using tab to reach the following text-entry field:

Search the NIH Thesaurus for:

3. The University of Chicago's ARTFL Project maintains an hypertextualized Roget's Thesaurus, which can be searched by headwords or full text. Note that when typing in search strings, you can use an asterik as a wild card to represent word endings (for example, you could type "blind*" to search for "blind", "blinding", "blindness", etc.) Note, too, that internal cross references are represented as clickable hypertext links.

Search full text for:



Search headwords for:

4. The University of Leeds maintains an well-organized and extremely speech-friendly hypertext version of Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

Jean Nicot's Thresor de la langue françoyse, tant ancienne (1606)

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Assorted Reference Works

U.S. Census Info (1990) WARNING: this site is poorly designed... the submission buttons for search strings precede the text-entry fields, which means that in order to submit your search string, you need to move backwards to reach the search submission button...

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CIA Factbooks and Publications

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Terra Infirma: Raw Links

  1. American Studies Web
  2. The Writers Page
  3. Literature related links
  4. The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Electronic Journals
  5. Digital Freedom Network
  6. Yahoo - Social Science
  7. Cooperative Electronic Library
  8. Access to Online Information Services Worldwide
  9. Access to External Public Databases
  10. The English Server at CMU
  11. Browse Alex
  12. The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue
  13. University of Toronto English Library
  14. Archie Request Form
  15. Access to Online Information Services Worldwide
  16. The Kansas Collection
  17. Columbia University: Bartleby Library
  18. The American Revolutionary War Home Page
  19. Michael D. Meals' Revolutionary War Links
  20. SJCPL's Info File Database
  21. Early Modern Literary Studies: Electronic Texts
  22. Interactive EMLS Home Page
  23. Project Aldus - The Library
  24. The Modern English Collection at the Electronic Text Center, UVa
  25. Early Modern Literary Studies: Electronic Texts
  26. Alex: A Catalog of Electronic Texts on the Internet
  27. Oxford University Humanities Computing Centre
  28. The English Server at Carnegie-Mellon U.
  29. Electronic Text Center -- U. of Virginia
  30. IATH
  31. Books On Line Project, Carnegie Mellon U.
  32. Old English Pages
  33. The American Revolutionary War Home Page
  34. The Papers of George Washington
  35. Tennessee Technological University History Web Site
  36. English word search of Project Perseus' database
  37. Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers
  38. The Ecole Initiative: Early Church Documents
  39. St. Pachomius Library
  40. Libellum Mundi: A Short Guide to Medieval Resources on the
  41. J.M.Hunt
  42. St. Pachomius Library
  43. CCAT Collection of Electronic Texts (Penn)">CCAT Electronic Texts at the University of Pennsylvania
  44. Eris Etext Project at Virginia Tech
  45. HyperBooks Classical Texts in the Macintosh HyperCard format (Dartmouth University)
  46. Journals and Newspapers available through the English Server at Carnegie Melon University
  47. MALIN Project Medieval Latin Texts from the Internet Wiretap
  48. Oxford Text Archive Information
  49. Project Bartleby electronic texts from Columbia University
  50. Rice University E-Texts
  51. Valdosta State University E-Texts
  52. Ancient World - General
  53. Archeology
  54. Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology
  55. Evolution Entrance
  56. EAST
  57. Classical Studies Server
  58. Greek Language and Archaeology at the University of Indiana
  59. Documents
  60. Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
  61. Gnostic scriptures and fragments in translation
  62. Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Home Page
  63. A Resource Page for Biblical Studies
  64. IPL the Internet Public Library
  65. Philosophy On The Web
  66. Washington University's Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology
  67. Resources for Psychology and Cognitive Sciences on the Internet
  68. Stanford University's
  69. University College London's
  70. WWW Virtual Library: Cognitive science
  71. Utrecht University's philosophical web server
  72. The McGill Philosophy Web Server
  73. Oxford's Quantum Computation and Cryptography page
  74. Psych Web:
  75. The Data Text Library
  76. The On-line Books Page at Carnegie Melon University
  77. Web Information Guide
  78. Search ALL gophers by keyword (Veronica search)
  79. How To Compose Veronica Queries
  80. FAQ: Frequently-Asked Questions About Veronica
  81. Yahoo - Society and Culture:Religion
  82. Virtual Niahbingi
  83. Religions of the World
  84. Religium
  85. Library of Congress Greek and Latin Classics Internet Resources List
  86. Search all Philosophy and Religion texts available online
  87. Pre-History of Cognitive Science Web
  88. The Victorian Web
  89. Documents and Treaties
  90. National Archives (From History)
  91. The Papers of George Washington text-only version
  92. Loyola University of Chicago Science Library
  93. The letters of Thomas Jefferson
  94. The Declaration of Independence
  95. U.S. Government Printing Office
  96. GPO Access
  97. The Declaration of Independence
  98. original
  99. Stone
  100. Services for the Blind (Electronic Books)
  101. Documents and Treaties
  102. Multilaterals Project
  103. Military Art and Science, War, National Defence,
  104. International documents from Washington College of Law
  105. HNSource Main Menu
  106. Index of Resources
  107. Guides and Discussion List Archives
  108. The Kansas Heritage Server
  109. Carrie: A Full-Text Electronic Library
  110. Kansas Home Site
  111. Semiotics for Beginners
  112. The University of California Irvine Critical Theory Resource
  113. Index of Semiotic Resources
  114. Peabody Museum of Natural History Gopher
  115. Complete Works of William Shakespeare in plain ASCII text
  116. Washburn University Law School
  117. Washington and Lee (LIBERTY)
  118. African Studies WWW (University of Pennsylvania)
  119. Search Gopherspace using Veronica
  120. Visit the page
  121. Historical Documents Collection from Queens Public Library
  122. The Marxism/Leninism Project: Marxism Page
  123. On-Line Literary Resources
  124. BIBLIOMANIA, The Network Library
  125. University of Minnesota
  126. North Carolina History
  127. Internet resoures for archives
  128. Repositories of Primary Sources
  129. NUCMC Home Page
  130. History Computerization Project
  131. SAPO
  132. University of Indiana Library Guides
  133. Online Catasto of 1427
  134. Art McGee's index of Black/African Related Resources
  135. The Book: A Black History WebSite
  136. History of Belarus (Great Litva)
  137. Celtic Mythology and Early Irish Literature
  138. European Mythologies

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