Tropes are storytelling devices and conventions that a writer can
reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and
expectations. While called "TV trope", this wiki covers not only television but also film, literature, comics and more. Giving a multitude of examples, this site will help you critique your favorite TV show.
A new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia
is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars,
professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each
other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and
will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well
as to the general public.
A portal designed to conduct broad-based academic investigation of Islamic topics. Includes annotated links to scholarly Muslim sources, Western academic bodies, Arabic news media, and nongovernmental organizations.
APIS is a collections-based repository hosting information about and images of papyrological materials (e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets, etc) located in collections around the world. It contains physical descriptions and bibliographic information about the papyri and other written materials, as well as digital images and English translations of many of these texts.
Accessible from the LIbrary of Congress web site, this encyclopedia, which will be updated regularly, was developed by the Library's Music Division. It serves as a centralized guide to the collections and resources at the Library of Congress that pertain to music, theater, and dance.
Features a free world music podcast; "World Music Profiles," with weekly audio interviews and new music features; a vast world music directory, searchable by artist's name, genre, album, or country, and much more.
A Fannie Mae-sponsored site which culls demographic, economic, social, and housing data from multiple government agencies and presents it in a simple, straightforward format. Users can create thematic maps and scatterplots to represent the information.
A digital library administered by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Provides information that supports transportation policy and research, with full-text access to documents published by public, academic, and private organizations.
"This set of cases has been created for teachers, researchers, professional journalists and consumers of news to help them explore ethical issues in journalism. The cases raise a variety of ethical problems faced by journalists, including such issues as privacy, conflict of interest, reporter- source relationships, and the role of journalists in their communities."-Website
The Dutch Research Database (NOD) is a publicly available online database with information on scientific research, researchers and research institutes. The NOD covers all scientific disciplines (multidisciplinary).
The Digital Library of Dutch Literature is a growing collection of primary and secondary information on Dutch language and literature and its historical, societal and cultural context. The site is an initiative by the Digital Library of Dutch Literature Foundation.
A catalog of historical datasets containing descriptions of a wide range of historical datasets (also called studies) covering a time period from early history to the present day. A large number of datasets can also be accessed and downloaded online.