Click here to skip to content

Virtual Reference N-Z

This is a listing of general reference sources available on the world wide web, selected by British Library staff. The focus is primarily on sources in English which have particular reference to the United Kingdom; an indication is given if the source has worldwide coverage. Most of the resources included are freely available on the web; any subscription based sources included carry the information 'Onsite access only'.

News | Quotations | Signs/symbols | Standards | Style guides | Telephone directories/postcodes | Theses/dissertations | Translation tools | Travel | Universities/colleges | Weather

News

Quotations

Signs/symbols

Standards

Style guides

Telephone directories/postcodes

Theses/dissertations

  • Australasian Digital Theses Program
    • The aim of the project is to create a national collaborative distributed database of digitised theses produced at Australian and New Zealand universities.The database provides access to PHD and Masters by research theses only
  • Dart
    • This service allows you to search for full text research theses from 11 different European countries.
  • Dissertation.com
  • Dissertation and theses
    • Searchable database of research papers
  • DissOnline:digitale Dissertationen im Internet
    • Information about German Theses
  • DiVA:Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet
    • Scandinavian Theses database
  • DUMAS: Dépôt Universitaire de Mémoires Après Soutenance 
    • DUMAS (Dépôt Universitaire de Mémoires Après Soutenance)is a free open access repository of masters theses completed in French universities and colleges. It is an initiative of a number of French universities and is maintained by CCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe) . As such it is an excellent accompanying service to the TEL (thèses-en-ligne)site also maintained by CCSD (which focuses upon French PhD theses). All subject areas of the social sciences, pure sciences and humanities are covered. There is a particular emphasis upon France, the francophone world and French history, society and culture. The database can be searched by keyword or browsed. Most items are in French and date from approximately 2007 onwards. Copyright and technical information is displayed on the website.
  • Hong Kong University Theses Online
    • Provides free information about more than 10,000 phd, doctoral and higher degree theses submitted to Hong Kong University from 1941 to the current day.
    • Important subjects include: the history of Hong Kong, China- economy, history, politics, social life, culture, and the hand over of Hong Kong to the Chinese government.
  • Index to theses
    • For details of theses presented to universities in UK and Ireland.
    • Onsite access only
  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
  • ProQuest
  • Promise of Science
    • Provides a simple way to search for doctoral e-theses in the Netherlands.
  • TEL (thèses-en-ligne)
    • TEL (thèses-en-ligne) is an initiative of Le CCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe) . It aims to provide free access to online versions of doctoral PHD theses submitted at French universities and colleges. All subject areas of the sciences, social sciences and humanities are covered. However, there is particularly strong coverage of French politics, history, society and culture. Also well covered are issues relating to the Francophone (French speaking world). The database can be searched or browsed (by date, discipline, recent deposits). Most information is offered in French only. Copyright information is displayed on the website.
  • TDX (Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa)
    • is an online repository of theses from a number of leading Spanish universities- It provides free access
      to the full text of a large number of doctoral dissertations (PHD ) most of which have been submitted since 2000
  • Theses Canada
    • Provides free access to over 46,000 full text Canadian doctoral theses completed between 1998-2002.
    • All social science and humanities subjects are covered.
    • Abstracts may be viewed from materials published since 1965.

Translation tools

Travel

Universities/colleges

Weather