Selected free e-resources

The British Film Institute

We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals


This site is intended as an online resource for filmmakers on a budget. Here we can exchange information helpful to the production and distribution of films and film-related projects. The site includes articles, a dynamic database of links to other sites and film and video related files for download.

The American WideScreen Museum
Cyberdance/Ballet on the net

CyberDance is an extensive internet dance database containing thousands of  links to classical ballet and modern dance resources on the Internet.

Society of Dance History Scholars

Society of Dance History Scholars advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

World wide web virtual library: History of art

The History of Art Virtual Library is a collection of links relating to Art History and computer applications in Art History. The site is sponsored by CHArt, the Computers and History of Art Group. This site is aimed at everybody interested in art, but it has a special focus on the academic study of Art History.

Web Exhibits

Web exhibits is an interactive, online museum of science, humanities and culture

Institut National d'historie de l'art

L’INHA a pour mission de d?velopper l’activit? scientifique et de contribuer ? la coop?ration scientifique internationale dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’art et du patrimoine.

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

Iniva creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects engaging with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts which reflect the diversity of contemporary society


Artcyclopedia is a form of Internet search engine. The main mode of searching within the site, and the main way that web surfers find their way to us, is a search on an artist's name.

Archives of American Art

The Archives today is the world’s pre-eminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.

All Nobel Peace Prizes 1901 – 2013 by the official Web Site of the Nobel Prize.

National Security Archive

The National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents (the world's largest nongovernmental collection according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.

European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducts practice and policy-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. It serves European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations as well as non-dominant groups throughout. The Centre co-operates with the academic community, the media and the general public through the timely provision of information and analysis.

International Affairs Resources

International Affairs Resources is a frequently updated Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. These sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online. Each website is described only in general terms because of the typically rapid changes in details of its contents and features.

Institute for Palestine Studies

It is a private nonprofit research institution unaffiliated with any political organization or government, highly regarded throughout the Arab world as a model of institutional organization and independence. Established in Beirut in 1963, it is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Foreign Affairs Online

Foreign Affairs Online offers a collection of categorized, annotated links to internet resources of relevance to students of intenational relations, international law and political science. This browsable and searchable directory contains links to foreign state and regional sources, international law, human rights and international organization resources (including the UN, intergovernmental bodies, national and international courts, treaties, law journals and other legal resources) as well as US government information.

Inter-Parliamentary Union

The IPU is the international organization of Parliaments (Article 1 of the Statutes of the Inter-Parliamentary Union). It was established in 1889. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.

Marxists Internet Archive
Intelligence Resource Program
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community. An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.  The Center’s 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which entered into force in 1997. As of today the OPCW has 189 Member States, who are working together to achieve a world free from chemical weapons. They share the collective goal of preventing chemistry from ever again being used for warfare, thereby strengthening international security. The site also includes information for the general public about the classes of chemical weapons and the aid OPCW can provide in detecting, enforcing, and protecting against chemical weapons. sciences

All Sveriges Riksbank Prizes in Economic Sciences 1969 - 2009 by the official Web Site of the Nobel Prize.


A large bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Over 900'000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 775'000 can be downloaded in full text! IDEAS is run with considerable help from others by Christian Zimmermann at the Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Connecticut. It is part of a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics, RePEc.