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PORTALS     (What is a portal?)

GENERAL

Buzzle
http://www.buzzle.com/
A searchable web directory intended for the general user.

Digital Public Library of America
https://dp.la
Brings together different collections in a single platform and portal providing free and open access to our nation’s digitized cultural heritage.

Europeana Collections
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en
Access to millions of artworks, artifacts, books, videos and audios from across Europe.

Google Books
http://books.google.com
Searches the full text of books and articles that Google has scanned and converted to text using optical character recognition.

Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com
Google search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Gutenberg Project
https://www.gutenberg.org
Searches the full text of over 50,000 free and open books that the Gutenberg Project has scanned and converted to text using optical character recognition.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
https://babel.hathitrust.org
Searches the full text of free and open books and articles that the Hathi Trust has scanned and converted to text using optical character recognition.

Internet Archive
https://www.archive.org
Searches its collection of free and open books, films, music and archived web pages.

OpenGLAM
http://www.openglam.org
Searches the digital content of personal, public and academic collections full text of free and open books, films, music, and photos from around the world.

United States Government
http://www.usa.gov
Official portal for the U. S. government arranged by subject, linking to a wide variety of information which has been collected by government agencies.


PHILOSOPHY

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu
Has some really useful search tools for data mining the portal. Look under "Tools" on the left menu bar.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP)
http://www.iep.utm.edu
A peer-reviewed academic resource.

Philosophy Papers
http://philpapers.org
A comprehensive index and bibliography of works in philosophy

Philosophy: An Online Research Guide
http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/philosophy-resource-guide.php
Beginner Philosophy Resources.

Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog
http://leiterreports.typepad.com
News and views about philosophy.


RELIGION

Vatican: The Holy See
http://www.vatican.va
The official website of the Vatican.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://www.usccb.org
The official website of the USCCB.

Catholic Research Resources Alliance
http://www.catholicresearch.net
Enables easy, effective, and global discovery of Catholic research resources.


APPLIED SCIENCE

Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/
Web directory featuring reviews and news on technology related issues.

Bioethics Research
http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/
A portal for bioethics research created by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.

ScienceDirect
http://www.sciencedirect.com
Access to some free, open journal articles in the sciences.


ARTS & HUMANITIES

Voice of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/
A web directory of scholarly arts and humanities websites assembled by the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


HISTORY

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a web server at Georgetown University. The original medieval portal site.

NetSerf
http://www.netserf.org/
The internet connection for Medieval resources.