Open Reference Sources

 

§     Columbia Encyclopedia

§     Encyclopedia.com

§     Information Please: On-Line Dictionary and Internet encyclopedia

SUBJECT ENCYCLOPEDIAS

§  Art Cyclopedia

§    Encyclopedia of Psychology

§  Encyclopedia of the Orient

§  Encyclopedia Mythica

§  Encyclopedia Smithsonian

§  Guide to Philosophy on the Internet

§  Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

§  Medical Encyclopedia

§  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

§  Symbols.com: encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms

§  Webopedia

§  LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES

§  Acronym Server

§  Dictionary.com

§  Dictionary of Acronym

§  Punjabi to English Dictionary

§  Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary

§  One Look Dictionary Search

§  Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

§  Virtual Library: General Reference Dictionaries

SUBJECT DICTIONARIES

§  Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

§  Medical Dictionary

§  Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences

§  Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus

§  Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

§  Visual Thesaurus

YEARBOOKS, ALMANACS AND HANDBOOKS

§  Guinness Book of World Records

§  Human Development Reports

§  Information Please Almanac

§  Minerals Yearbook

§  World Health Report

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

§  Biographical Dictionary

§  Biographies: Famous People, Biographical Information…

§  Biography.com

§  ILLustrator Biographies

§  Indian Biographies

§  Ready Reference: Biographies

§  Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

§  Census of India

§  City Population

§  GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

§  Imperial Gazetteer of India

§  Imperial Gazetteer of India (Maps)

§  Maps of India

§  Population Reference Bureau

§  Thesaurus of Geographic Names

§  Virtual Reference-Maps

§  World Atlas

§  World Flag Database

§  World Gazetteer

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

§  Asian Development Bank

§  Demographic and Health Surveys

§  International Monetary Fund

§  Reserve Bank of India

§  United Nations Statistics Division

§  UNESCO Institute for Statistics

§  NICEF Statistical Data

§  WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)

§  World Bank: Data & Statistics

§  World Trade Organization (WTO)

STANDARDS AND PATENTS

§  Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

§  Current Awareness Services: Patents and Standards

§  European Patent Office (EPO)

§   United States Patents (USPTO)

INDIAN REFERENCE SOURCES

§  Asia Trade Hub

§  Ayurveda Portal

§  Bureau of Indian Standards

§  Census India

§  Cookery

§  Department of Ayurveda, Yoga …

§  Five Year Plans

§  Gateway to Government of India Info over the web

§  Income Tax India

§  Indian Railway Reservation Enquiry

§  Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)

§  National Archives of India

§  National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources(NISCAIR)

SOME USEFUL SOFTWARE

§  Adobe Reader (for reading pdf documents)

§  Apple iTunes (Jukebox)

§  AVG Antivirus (Antivirus Software)

§  Nvu (N-view) (Web Designing Software)

§  OpenOffice (Office Productivity Software)

§  Picasa (Digital Photo Organizing & Sharing Software)

§  WordWeb (Free thesaurus and dictionary for Windows)

Note: – The accuracy of the information posted on the above websites must be authenticated by contacting the respective organizations/government departments through phone or e-Mail.