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ICPSR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan

MetaLib a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online

OAISTER a freely available database of over 30 million records from 1500 sources; for background on OAISTER see OCLC's webpage

Social Science Research Network "Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences."

White Rose Research Online search research output from a consortium of British universities

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Directory of Open Access Journals search for journals in your field (a title search); or search for articles in the journals (articles search)

Ubiquity Press browse through the contents of open access journals in the social sciences including such titles as Architectural Histories or The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies.


Digital Scholarship "information and commentary about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repository, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues." Search Digital Scholarship.

New open access journals

Future Internet an open access journal

Research and Politics "peer-reviewed research in political science and related fields"


Social Physics

Research articles

Neogeography and Preparedness for Real-to-Virtual World Knowledge Transfer: Conceptual Steps to Minecraft Malta by Saviour Formosa. Vol. 6 Issue 3 Future Internet (2014).


Coming of age in Second Life : an anthropologist explores the virtually human by Tom Boellstorff. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2008.

Ethnography and virtual worlds : a handbook of method by Tom Boellstorff. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2012.

The Public Domain: enclosing the commons of the mind by James Boyle. Yale University Press, 2010. Download creative commons copy at