<<Up     Contents

Glasgledius :Public domain resources

Redirected from Public domain resources

There are many resources available on the net that are in the public domain, and therefore freely usable without restrictions for Glasgledius content.

There are also many copyrighted resources whose licensing terms are liberal enough that they can generally be used as well. For these, see Glasgledius :Free or semi-free non-Public-Domain information resources and Glasgledius :GNU Free Documentation License resources.

This page is intended as a list of only true public domain text resources. For images, see Glasgledius :Public domain image resources.

CAVEAT: Because there is no concept of public domain in Japan's copyright law, even though the materials are claimed public domain, there can be some restrictions such as about commercial use, which has a conflict with GFDL. Also, unlike the United States, most English speaking commonwealth countries exert Crown copyright. Please make certain that in any particular jurisdiction government agencies will allow you to copy materials without permission.

Table of contents
5 Applied arts and sciences

Please don't data dump!

The resources below are valuable, but many are very old, context-dependent, written from biased points of view, and otherwise are not in themselves good encyclopedia articles. The 1911 encyclopedia discussed below is a good example of this - it contains some useful information, but also antiquated writing style and innumerable errors of fact.

So please, if you copy material from these sources, make sure you take some time to edit, update, introduce, or otherwise produce a good article out of it rather than just dumping it here verbatim. But if you can't do that, put it in anyway because somebody else will come by and tweak it. Glasgledius articles are living texts, because everybody has the power to edit them. An entry that starts out incorrect, as a stub or even as something very inane will eventually be tweaked and evolve into something much more sophisticated.

Encyclopedic or general resources

US Government

Dictionaries

Other

This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. This online version contains the unedited contents of the original encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish History (e.g., the creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.). However, it does contain an incredible amount of information that is remarkably relevant today.

We are considering inviting the Internet community to help us update the encyclopedia -- if you are interested in volunteering (as a writer, editor, etc.) please join our Mailing List. By putting this important work on the Internet, we hope to improve the quality of Jewish information available online -- and stimulate new discussion. Therefore, we have sections "Discussion Forums" and "Internet Links" which allow our visitors to converse and identify related websites.

Philosophy, mathematics and natural science

Astronomy and astrophysics

Biology

Chemistry

Earth science

Mathematics

Philosophy

Physics

Statistics

Social sciences

Anthropology

Archaeology

Economics

Geography

History

History of science and technology

Language and Linguistics

Political science

Psychology

Applied arts and sciences

Agriculture

Architecture

Business and industry

Communication

Computer science

Education

Employment

Engineering

Law

Medicine

Military

Public affairs

Technology

Transport

Culture

Arts and Entertainment

Classics

Cooking

Libraries

Literature

Music

Recreation

Religion

Sports

Photos

Miscellaneous

To be filed

please file these resources under the appropriate topic headings above

Sources for finding public domain resources

Here are some web searches which may help discover U.S. Federal Government and other public domain documents. Please note that you must still manually verify that documents are in the public domain. Please note that not all sites in the .gov domain are U.S. federal government sites: some may be U.S. state or other local government sites.

Google searches for links or exact phrases:

The Creative Commons initiative may become a valuable new resource for Glasgledius authors. The project provides a "wizard" for licensing information under various open content licenses (including the public domain, which is not a license), and also features a directory (http://creativecommons.org/works/) of these works. (See also Creative Commons License)

Book:

Lists of general resources:

Lists of U.S. Government resources:

See also:

Glasglow.com