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  • 1. Lyrikline

    lyrikline is an international website for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry. Here you can listen to the melodies, sounds, and rhythms of international poetry, recited by the authors themselves, and read the poems both in their original languages and various translations. More than 100 countries and over 70 languages are represented. Users can browse the collection by poet names, titles, language, country, genres and aspects, issues, and poetic form. Since 2002 lyrikline has been under the auspices of the German Commission for UNESCO.
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  • 2. Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection

    Films on Demand is a digital video streaming service which offers access to educational videos from a variety of producers including A&E, PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, HBO Documentary Films, Bill Moyers, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more. The Master Academic Collection brings together over 25,000 videos from many areas of study, including health &medicine, humanities & social sciences, science & mathematics, business & economics, as well as archival films & newsreels. See also Kanopy and Docuseek2 databases for more streaming video options.
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  • 3. Internet Sacred Text Archive

    The Internet Sacred Text Archive provides archived, mostly public-domain texts (plus links to some others offsite) of significant primary writings in world religions. Where public-domain primary texts are not available in any number, public-domain secondary material is used to provide overviews of religious beliefs and practices. Most texts are in the English language; some texts are in Sanskrit, Latin, Finnish, and other languages. Texts are arranged in the three main sections: Traditional (Neolithic, Shamanism, Australian, Pacific, African, Ancient Near East, Classical Paganism, Northern European, Egyptian, Native American, Wicca/Neopaganism); Eastern (Shinto, Hinduism, I Ching, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism); Western (hypertext Bible, Christian texts, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Esoteric, Age of Reason). (Updates vary)
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  • 4. Encyclopaedia of Islam

    The Encyclopaedia of Islam includes more than 15,000 articles on the current state of the Islamic world, from religion and history to politics and culture. Articles cover distinguished Muslims, tribes and dynasties crafts sciences political and religious institutions the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of various countries and the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. Its geographical and historical scope encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states. (Updated Irregularly)
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  • 5. FAO Corporate Document Repository

    The FAO Corporate Document Depository includes FAO documents and publications, and selected non-FAO publications dealing with food, food security, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and rural development. Documents and publications will usually be available full-text in at least one of the FAO's official languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish. Documents as far back as the 1950s are included irregularly. (Updated daily)
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  • 6. Kotobarabia Modern Arab Renaissance Collection (EB-KAMAR)

    Kotobarabia's "Modern Arab Renaissance Collection" is an archive of Arabic language books published from 1820-1914 from across the Islamic world, with a special focus on Egypt and Syria. This collection of approximately 2,800 e-books covers the humanities and sciences, including philosophy, theology, literature, history and the arts and sciences.
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  • 7. RAMBI Index of Articles on Jewish Studies

    RAMBI is selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Israel. Material listed is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles monographs - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library, a world center for research on the Jewish people and Israel. The main criterion for inclusion in the bibliography is that the article be based on scientific research, or contain important information for such research. Since the inception of this bibliographic project in 1966, the editorial board has striven to include in it all of the important articles published throughout the world in the field of Judaica. Therefore, it includes offprints of articles from journals or collections not on order to the Library. Rambi also lists articles from secondary sources.
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  • 8. Women in Politics Bibliographic Database

    Women in Politics is an international database on women in politics, created and maintained by the Inter-Parliamentary Union with contribution from the United Nations Development Programme. It contains citations (many annotated) to articles, books, reports, brochures, legal instruments, and other types of material dealing with women's participation in political life. It can be searched by type of document, country, region, organization, author, broad subject, keyword, language, year of publication, or periodical name. There are more than 1,000 citations in the database, with about 120-150 being added each year. Most of the material indexed is in English, French, or Spanish, with some others in Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, or Portuguese; subject headings are all in English. A separate page links to Web sites on women in politics. (Updates vary)
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  • 9. Universal Databases (East View)

    A collection of various electronic resources marketed by Eastview, including Russian newspapers, academic journals and e-books, Middle Eastern Arabic language e-books, American Slavic studies publications (CDSP and AAASS NewsNet), election campaign ephemera from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, statistical publications from the Russian Federation and the CIS countries, the Kodeks Russian legal database and other electronic resources.
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  • 10. World Bank Data

    The World Bank Group provides free online access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe--some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is available in Arabic, French, and Spanish in addition to English. Databases include: World Development Indicators; Global Development Finance; Africa Development Indicators; Global Economic Monitor; Doing Business; Education Statistics; Health, Nutrition and Population Statistics, Millennium Development Indicators; Gender Statistic; and Actionable Governance Indicators. (Updates ongoing)
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