Subject Gateways/Portals

Subject Gateways

Subject Name
General WWW Virtual Library The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn’t the biggest index of the Web, the VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web.
Social Sciences and Humanities RUDI This is the Resource for Urban Design Information
CAIN Conflict Archive on the Internet: a gateway for conflict studies, with particular emphasis on Northern Ireland
ELDIS This is a gateway to information sources on development and the environment
Voice of the Shuttle This covers humanities and associated disciplines.
The Science and Development Network – SciDev.Net SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development.
Medicine MedlinePlus MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site produced by the National Library of Medicine. It brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
Medscape Medscape is the leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, offering the latest medical news and expert perspectives; essential point-of-care drug and disease information; and relevant professional education and CME.
Global Index Medicus (GIM) The Global Index Medicus (GIM) provides worldwide access to biomedical and public health literature produced by and within low- and middle- income countries. The main objective is to increase the visibility and usability of this important set of resources.
AddictionSearch The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are copyrighted to their perspective owners and organization. Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. This site give access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic.


ADIN (Australian Drug Information System) The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory.

This covers types of cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, genetics, causes and risk factors, support resources and a dictionary of terminology.

INASP Health Links
Virtual Library
WHO Directory
WHO Clinical Trail Search
National Library of Medicine gateway
Law Commonwealth Legal Information Institute

World Legal Information Institute

Asian Legal Information Institute

Commonwealth Legal Information Institute: Sri Lanka

Emory Law: Free Legal Web Resources

Library of Congress Sri Lanka

National Intellectual Property Office: Sri Lanka

United Nations Human Rights : Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)

The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs