In this section we continue to divulge online resources, which may be personal web pages, blogs, institutional portals, etc. We shall give preference to those of simple and intuitive use, preferably free of charge. A large part will be dedicated to the medical sciences.
In the present edition, we offer some more suggestions, which may also be added to the favourite pages link.
Internacional Universidade de Lisboa
This page makes available not only information that is relevant to all those who come to study, lecture or carry out research at the University of Lisbon, but also to all who work here, namely with regard to mobility programmes, scholarships or international events, among other topics.
This page grants access to about 800 daily newspapers from all over the world, without additional edition. It is possible to search by title and region, with dozens of languages represented. The page also has an archive organized by topic.
There are similar sites in the Internet, such as Newspaperindex, which brings together hundreds of newspapers from the entire world, grouped by country.
According to information available on this site, the virtual community PlanetMath aims to make mathematical knowledge more accessible. Among the resources on offer, the encyclopedia of mathematics stands out, whose entries are written and reviewed by members of this community, under the terms of the Creative Commons / Share-Alike License. They are written in LaTeX, the lingua franca of the community of mathematicians worldwide, and automatically cross-referenced with each other. The entire corpus is updated in real time. Besides the mathematics encyclopedia, books, exhibitions, articles and fora are equally available.
This is the multilingual term base of the European Union. According to the site, here we can find “EU specific terminology and jargon, as well as terms from all sorts of areas, such as law, agriculture, information technology and many others.
(…) IATE contains 8.4 million terms, including approximately 540 000 abbreviations and 130 000 phrases, and covers all 23 official EU languages. New terms are added daily and content is updated on a constant basis.
IATE plays a major role in ensuring the quality of written communication of the EU and bodies.»
The site HowStuffWorks is part of the Discovery Communications group and is a pedagogical portal, where we can find out how a computer and a car works, or about DNA, etc.
Contents are essentially targeted at a young audience and are quite accessible.
There are also many games, such as quizzes, about various topics.
The site has been awarded several prizes and is very popular in the USA.