Here you will find links to online libraries, organized in sections on the basis of content type(s). In a given section, those links given earlier are preferable to the latter ones. This ordering comes as a result of our work in the domain. We recommend also viewing DHitMA: Curated Bodies of Data for links to very specific bodies of data.
The below paragraphs contain links to outside websites and sources of data; we maintain that the individual must verify the links therein.
- Awesome Data-Hoarding: Awesome Data-Hoarding is, by our understanding, the derivation of a 4chan general thread on the technology board. The original thread text can be found at https://pastebin.com/wXyiB4pY (https://archive.is/tEKpb). The information contained in this effort is very similar to that of DHitMA, and as such, we recommend that the interested reader peruse Awesome Data-Hoarding's text.
- r/DataHoarder: We do not like Reddit, as it is often a very censorious platform; however, the DataHoarder sub-Reddit does contain useful information on a variety of topics related to hoarding data, and additionally some interesting data links can be found therein.
- r/opendirectories: /r/opendirectories provides links to any sort of data. Some good content may be found, if one is willing to search for it.
- The Internet Archive: The Internet Archive is user-driven, and stores webpages, texts, movies, audio, software and images. Almost anything can be found here, one just needs to search for it.
- 4chan's /t/ board: 4chan's /t/ board contains links for torrents. Occasionally, one will find torrents to large amounts of useful media. We must warn, however, that the majority of content therein is pornography; we ignore this content. Refer to How to Torrent before using this board.
- 4chan's /g/ board: 4chan's /g/ board, named Technology, contains posts related to the same. Sometimes, one can find threads about data and the hoarding of it. Often, obscure or interesting links to data and information can be found. /g/ is also an excellent resource for Internet privacy and safety information.
- 8kun's /t/ board: 8kun's /t/ board is much the same as its 4chan counterpart, albeit a bit slower. Refer to How to Torrent before using this board.
- 9chan's /share/ board: 9chan's /share/ board is equivalent to the /t/ boards of 4chan and 8chan, but it is much slower. Refer to How to Torrent before using this board.
- The Eye: The Eye hosts many, many terabytes of obscure or otherwise rare data, including dated operating systems, video games, weapons manuals and so on. We implore the reader to ignore the copious amount of pornography stored therein.
- The World Wide Web Index: The World Wide Web Index (w3i) is a small site maintained by a single person. Within the website are links to interesting or obscure sites and data. There is a lot of information related to privacy, Internet safety and so forth. We recommend, if possible, that the reader peruse this site and follow some of its links.
- Peelopaalu: Peelopaalu is similar to the World Wide Web Index, in that it is maintained by a single individual. The links in this site are varied and of great intrigue. Many very old websites, some from the 1990s, are archived. A lot of interesting data and information can be found on this site.
- DigDeeper: DigDeeper contains some useful cybersecurity information and links to related sites, which contain similar information.
- ELDRITCHDATA: ELDRITCHDATA is a personal site containing a great amount of cybersecurity and technological information, as well as links to useful data.
- archive.today: archive.today (archive.is) allows you to save snapshots of webpages, or search for older versions of webpages, by simply entering the URL. It acts exactly the same as The Internet Archive's webpage snapshot function.
- Library Genesis: Library Genesis (libgen) is the premier website for downloading books for free. Between libgen and the Internet Archive, almost any text is procurable. It indexes several of the websites listed below. One may consider it, along with the Internet Archive, a one-stop shop for finding books.
- 8kun's /pdf/ board: 8kun's /pdf/ board is a place to find rarer books, request books from other users and engage in conversations with others about online book sharing. For those familiar with the use of 4chan, 8kun is much the same.
- 9chan's /pdfs/ board: 9chan's /pdfs/ board is the same as 8kun's /pdf/ board, but much slower.
- 16chan's /library/ board: 16chan's /library/ board is the same as 8kun's /pdf/ board and 9chan's /pdfs/ board, and is comparatively as fast (or slow) as 8kun. 16chan does have a Tor link available.
- Z-Library: Z-Library is second only to libgen, given that it is indexed there. Its user interface is certainly more friendly, however.
- Open Library: Open Library works in unison with the Internet Archive to provide books. It functions like a real library, with borrowing and returning.
- WorldCat: WorldCat is the largest bibliographic index in existence. Books cannot be checked out or downloaded. For the data hoarder, it simply exists as an index of what books are extant, and where to find them physically. You can, however, contact whatever library(ies) are listed as holding some book, to see if it can be accessed from them. For university students or faculty: it is not uncommon for individuals to request one's university to have some book circulated to their institution's library from the holding institution's library.
- Sci-Hub: A link is not provided for this site, as it is often censored. Simply search for it, "Sci-Hub". Sci-Hub provides totally-free copies of scientific journals, articles and books, which otherwise would require a payment. Having recourse to this site is immensely useful for scientific research.
- altCensored: altCensored is a collection of limited state, removed, and self-censored YouTube videos. YouTube censors politically "dissident" content frequently; altCensored preserves these channels and their videos. Every video has a torrent link.
- hooktube: hooktube is a way of bypassing YouTube observation. hooktube acts like a middle-man to YouTube, so you will not provide any views to the YouTube videos you view.