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Approved Web Resources for Research

Find web sites that are considered useful for research by teachers and librarians. Listed below by discipline (Psychology, Biblical Studies, etc.).

Art

  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
    This extensive resource is provided by the Getty Research Institute. "BHA on the Getty Web site offers both basic and advanced search modules, and can be searched easily by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, and other elements" (excerpted from a press release by Getty Communications). The main function of this site is to serve as an identification tool. While it may not have full-text articles available, it will allow you to discover them, at which point you can order them through Zondervan Library's Interlibrary Loan system. If you have questions, see a Librarian.
  • ArtLex: Art Dictionary
    Provides definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art and visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references. Has a Google search engine for the web site.
  • Archives of American Art (Smithsonian)
    Since 1954, the Archives has collected roughly 16 million letters, photographs, diaries, sketches, scrapbooks, business records, and other documentation that supports the study of the history of the visual arts in America. Includes over 16 million items, 5,000 collections, and 2,000 oral history interviews. It is the world's largest and most widely used resource on the history of art in America.
  • Colección Cisneros: Latin American Art
    Its mission is to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit the Colección's e xtensive artworks and related archives, which consist primarily of modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on Latin America. The Colección also includes Colonial Latin American art, international decorative arts, and a selection of Latin American landscapes from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Photography on the Web

  • NY Public Library's Picture collection online
    For those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials, the Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
  • Library of Congress's American Memory Project
    Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
  • Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
    Contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and other units of the Library. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. Not all images displayed in this catalog are in the public domain, but many are.

Vocabulary Source

  • The Getty
    The Art & Architecture Thesaurus ® (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names ® (TGN), and the Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN) are structured vocabularies that can be used to improve access to information about art, architecture, and material culture.

Open Sources

  • Art Images for College Teaching
    Survey of images made available by its author, art historian and visual resources curator Allan T. Kohl. Emphasis on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art and architecture.
  • Artcyclopedia
    Database that can be searched by artist name, title of work, or museum name. Results include links to museums and art image galleries, image archives, other web sites, and articles.
  • Artserve
    The site, containing some 450,000 images is dedicated to visual material useful for teaching and learning Art History and adjacent areas. Artwork (but not publicly visitable architecture) from about the period of World War II onward is excluded for copyright reasons. The great majority of images are conventional stills, but there are ongoing experiments with panoramas and with stereo, and also with hotspotted and zoomable presentations of individual artworks and sites. Art & Architecture mainly from the Mediterranean Basin, Japan, India & Cambodia.
  • The Dictionary of Art Historians
    A biographical/bibliographical lexicon of historic scholars of art.
  • Finding Images on the Web
    Boston University guide to finding images. Very useful and often referred to in the visual resource community.
  • Mother of all Art and Art History
    University of Michigan's compilation of art history departments, research resources, image collections, museums, online exhibitions. Really is referred to as the "mother" site.
  • Visual Collections, Images of Art, History, and Culture
    Images from over 40 collections, representing fine art, historical maps, posters, rare books, manuscripts, and photographs. There are both free and subscription based collections.
  • Whitcombe: Art History Resources on the web
    Full coverage of history of art, research resources, museums. Lots of information and links but no search options.
  • World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Art
    Links relating to Art History and computer applications in Art History. The site is sponsored by CHArt, the Computers and History of Art Group.

Institution / Museum Collections

  • American Memory
    The American Memory Historical Collections, a major component of the Library's National Digital Library Program, are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's Americana collections. There are more than 90 collections in the American Memory Historical Collections.
  • Art and Architecture, Courtauld Institute of Art
    More than 40,000 images and a network of over half a million links.
  • Art Kiosk, California State University (K.Cohen)
    WorldArt image database allows you to search over 35,000 images from throughout the world. Created by Kathleen Cohen with other faculty, staff and students of the California State University.
  • British Museum, Compass
    Features around 5000 objects from the huge range of periods and cultures represented in the Museum.
  • Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
    The Imagebase is a searchable image and text database of objects from the collections (110,000) of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
    This online catalog features nearly one million digital images taken from the Library's 50+ collections of prints and photographs.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Searchable database of 3,500+ objects including 50 highlights from each of the Museum's curatorial departments as well as the entire department of European Paintings; searchable by artist, period, style, or keyword. Of particular note is the Timeline of Art History - a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the museum's collection.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Spanning a wide range of visual media, NYPL Digital Gallery offers thousands of digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, and more. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of the Research Libraries, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences. Collections cover artworks and objects, creators, dance, design, furniture, motion pictures, music, ornament, performance, spectacle, theatre, advertising, bookbinding, dust jackets, friendship books, menus, post cards, posters, trade and greeting cards.

Other Image Sites

  • ARTstor
    Large and growing database (and presentation tool) of digital images in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The image collections (almost 500,000 images) cover architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and many other forms of visual materials. All periods and many cultures are represented.

 

Biblical Studies

  • Theological Journals Search
    Search over 250 religion journals related to scripture studies, systematic theology, practical ministries, and cognate disciplines for which full text is freely available on the Internet. While most of the journals are in English, some are in other languages, so non-English searches are appropriate.
  • Bible Gateway
    Allows for easy searching based on Scripture reference as well as simple keywords.
     
  • Unbound Bible
    Hosted by Biola University, this extremely useful web site contains a plethora of study tools and versions of the Bible.
     
  • Blue Letter Bible
    Highlights fourteen searchable versions of the Holy Bible, as well as several tools including an encyclopedia, dictionary, twenty-three text commentaries and thirty AV commentaries.
  • Research Guide for Christianity from Yale Divinity School Library
    This research guide provides useful links to catalogs, free web sites, and other scholarly resources for the use in research.
     
  • Wabash Center for the Study of Religion
    The Wabash Center has published an "Internet Guide to Religion" which is an annotated guide to selected electronic resources. You can browse by Subject, Person, Material Types, or you can type a keyword in the search box in the left column. Excellent source for a variety of religious topics.
     
  • Divinity Library, Vanderbilt University
    This page lists a number of free web sites interspersed with their subscription databases. Any item that states "Free database--open to all users" is one that TU students and faculty will have access to.
  • ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives
    Voted Best of Free Reference Web Sites in Religious Studies by RUSA, the Reference and User Services Association of Librarians and Libraries, this source combines a plethora of free resources, statistics, lists, and other data on religions from around the world. From Online Modules to survey and view cross-national religious data, to denominational profiles, syllabi, and over 600 data collections on religion available for immediate review and download. This is a comprehensive resource and deserves some of your time.
  • Cooperative Digital Resource Initiative (ATLA Digital Resources for the Study of Religion)
    The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography. Divided into several different collections by topic.
  • Religion- Online.org
    Offers more than 6,000 articles and chapters in full texts by recognized religious scholars. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.

 

Biology & Pre-Med

Biology

  • Entrez, the Life Sciences Search Engine
    "Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease" (publisher description). Government resources in biology and the life sciences. Includes PubMed, ebooks, plus specialized databases on biological classification (taxonomy), genes, genomes, proteins, and more.
  • Bioethics-Science Tracer Bullets
    This research help service from the Library of Congress provides a list of published resources on many aspects of Bioethics. Includes introductory texts on the issue, encyclopedias, conferences, government publications, journals, individual representative articles, and much more.
  • Bookshelf
    A growing collection of open access, that is free full-text, biomedical books that can be searched directly by typing a concept into the search box and selecting "Go".
  • arXiv
    Provides access to e-prints in a variety of Biology and Science subjects, including non-linear sciences and quantitative biology. From the web site: "arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation."
  • ARKive.org
    Creating an audio-visual record of life on Earth, ARKive is collecting images, video and audio clips of life all over the world.
  • Intute: Health & Life sciences (formerly known as BIOME)
    Section of the UK's excellent resource guide on the web. Covers a variety of subjects within the Biology sphere.
  • Kimball's Biology Pages
    A sort of online biology textbook, this site makes use hyperlinks to explore in greater depths the usefulness of cross-referencing for quick and easy access to definitions, explanations, etc. It also includes a "comprehensive list" of other free, online biology books.
  • PLANTS database (US gov)
    Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
  • Environmental Ethic
    A collection of links to web sites divided up by topic, including Online readings in Environmental Ethics and separate topics in Applied Environmental Ethics, such as Cloning, Resource allocation, Ecofeminism, and Air and Water Pollution, to name only a few.

Pre-Med

  • OmniMedicalSearch.com
    This interesting medical information site has a great image search available for those hard-to-find images of diseases and conditions. Better than Google Image searching, this focuses on the subject matter and excludes a lot of the fluff you find elsewhere.
  • BioMed Central
    A collection of full text peer-reviewed journals in medicine, biology, and psychiatry. Many journals are freely available to anyone, but others are only available to paid subscribers. Registration is required.
  • BioMedSearch.com
    "A biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other proprietary publications not found anywhere else for free, making it one of the most comprehensive and powerful free biomedical searches" (publisher description).
  • Bookshelf
    A growing collection of open access, that is free full-text, biomedical books that can be searched directly by typing a concept into the search box and selecting "Go".
  • Popline (POPulation informatio onLINE)
    The world's largest database on reproductive health, containing citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE is maintained by the INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Contains nearly 360,000 records and has been maintained since 1973 by the INFO Project (formerly Population Information Program). The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827. The database adds 12,000 records annually and is updated every Monday. Special features include links to free, fulltext documents; the ability to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles; RSS feeds for topical searches; and many abstracts in French and Spanish.
  • PDRHealth
    In line with the Physicians' Desk Reference, this source provides information on drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, as well as herbs and other supplements as treatment. You will find recommended dosage, side effects, possible food and drug reactions, and sometimes pictures. Also offers important overviews of diseases and conditions.

 

Business

  • Wall Street Executive Library
    A massive web directory of the most relevant and useful business sites. Links are divided up by major topic: Newspapers, TV & Radio, Government Research, Financial Market Research, Statistics & Economics Research, and Company & Industry Research, to name a few. While it might seem overwhelming, this is one of the most comprehensive directory web sites for the field of business - working professionals, educators, and students.
  • Wachowicz's Web World: Web sites for discerning finance students
    A web portal designed to parallel the finance textbook Fundamentals of Financial Management, it provides links to most major topics in the field. Sections are divided up to correlate with chapters in the text, and are entitled: Introducation to Financial Management, Valuation, Tools of Financial Analysis and Planning, Working Capital Management, Investment Capital Assets, The Cost of Capital, Capital Structure and Dividend Policy, Intermediate and Long-Term Financing, and Special Areas of Financial Management. It also provides online Excel spreadsheets for practice and study help.
  • SEC filings & forms (EDGAR)
    EDGAR = Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System. An excellent source for business information including SEC filings (1993-present), address, phone numbers, state of incorporation, Central Index Key (CIK) number, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, and fiscal year end. The site indicates that "all companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR." It has an easy-to-use search feature and lists of SIC codes for quick location of companies and their financial information.
  • Hoover's Online
    Hoover's is known as an excellent source of business/company information. The most detailed and highly critical information is available for a fee to subscribers, however, they do offer quite a bit for free. The Search box on the right hand side of the page allows a search of the free content by company, industry, or executive.
  • Export.gov
    A U.S. government web site that covers export and international trade information. Much of the information is available to everyone, however, the latest country information and industry market research reports are available only to registered users. It also offers step-by-step export advice in the Export Basics section. Excellent resource for anyone interested in or learning about international trade and exporting from the U.S.
  • WebCPA 
    Provides tools and resources for tax and accounting professionals, including news wires, daily columns, web seminars, Top 100 special reports, online access to Accounting Today and CPA Wealth Provider, and many other things. Excellent for staying on top of the latest CPA news and practices.
  • Business Ethics
    Created by a MLS- and MBA-credentialed Sharon Stoerger, this site presents links to many different documents, sites, and publications dealing with Business Ethics. Categories include: articles and publications, case studies, corporate codes of ethics, professional organizations and associations, and resources and centers. Presents a variety of nonprofit and organizational sites including governmental, agency, educational, and corporate. Most links have a brief description to guide users to relevant information.
  • Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
    Offers easily accessible information on the exploitive practices of businesses worldwide. Search by company name, human rights issue, country, or general topic. They attempt to give balanced coverage.
  • BusinessDictionary.com
    Great tool for quick Business term reference. Covers 20,000 terms and offers a 42-category business term search for easy subject access.
  • Country Commercial Guides
    From the Market Research home page on the Export.gov site, the Country commercial guides are accessible through the Market Research Library - linked in the middle of the second paragraph. When the search screen for the library loads, choose Country Commercial Guide located in the drop-down menu next to Report type. This will present current data. For older CCG's, check the box next to Include Archived records at the bottom of the search area.
  • Doing Business
    A database that provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement, the Doing Business indicators are comparable across 175 economies. They indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity, and growth.
  • Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
    EAA holds a unique collection of elements from the history of advertising. Offers an interesting perspective of American cultuer and the advertising industry for this period. Is a companion site to Duke University's Ad* Access, which contains ads in newspapers and magazines from 1911-1955. Features of the EAA site include a time line of events from 1841-1920, bibliographies, and various search features including keyword, illustrations, and coupons, contests, and testimonials. You can also search by famous person featured in an ad.
  • Food Marketing Institute
    Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in research, e ducation, industry relations and public affairs on behalf of its 1,500 member companies - food retailers and wholesalers - in the United States and around the world. Provides research reports, information on training and certification, consumer information, lobbying updates, and industry news and advice. A good site for news, current issues, statistics, and consumer information relevant to the food industry.
  • globalEDGE
    Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research out of Michigan State University, this site organizes and annotates over 5,000 business and country-specific web sites. Allows users to assess and compare country investment climates, and resources are accessible by region, country, and topic. Special features are available for those who register (which is free!). Sections of the site include News & Views, Industry Profiles, Country Insights, Resource Desk, and the Academy.
  • MarketResearch.com
    MarketResearch.com is the world's largest and continuously updated collection of market research. They offer more than 110,000 market research reports from over 550 leading global publishers.
  • Business.usa.gov
    The federal government is attempting to make finding information about business a bit easier with this website, and they have certainly succeeded. Business.gov is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which is working in partnership with 21 other federal agencies. Along the top of the homepage, visitors will find sections that include "Small Business Guides", "State and Local Info", and "Government Forms". In the "Small Business Guides" area, visitors can read over topical guides that address everything from e-commerce to occupational safety and health. The "State and Local Info" section allows users to click on an interactive map to find state and local regulations that pertain to businesses. Finally, the "Government Forms" area contains links to frequently requested forms, such as the I-9, the SS-4, and the W-2. Visitors should also check out the "Spotlight" area which features information on free tax training, managing small business credit, and an assessment tool for new businesses.
  • Fedstats.gov
    FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 US Federal Government agencies. You can even find statistical information about Grant County.
  • Census.gov
    Provides electronic, searchable access to the 2000 Census data. Provides a link to the American FactFinder which is the "source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data".
  • State of the Cities Data Systems from HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
    "Pulls together a large amount of information on housing and economic development and allows users to directly access demographic and economic population characteristics; labor force data; information on jobs, number of establishments, and average pay; crime rates for violent and property crimes; local building permits; state and local government finances; and housing affordability. Content is generally reliable and of high quality" (Choice review).
  • State & Local Sourcebook from Governing.com
    Provides an excellent place to discover reliable, current data on US states. Data sets included range from "demographics and education to finance and technology." Using the Data by Topic search with 11 categories "brings up useful comparative data" (Choice review).
  • DataPlace
    To find quick stats on people, places, and general populations, check out this web site. Offers maps, data charts, area overviews, fun facts, and rankings. Contains data from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses (demographic, economic, housing, and social characteristics), Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (home mortgage applications and loans), Section 8 Expiring Use database (neighborhood- and property-level data on federally assisted housing at risk of loss), and Consolidated Plan special tabulations (data on housing needs by household income level).
  • The World Factbook (CIA)
    A vast collection of country information from around the world, the CIA Factbook is a credible web source for statistical, geographic, political, and a plethora of other details on specific nations around the world. It is updated throughout the year.
  • CountryWatch
    A database that Zondervan subscribes to, CountryWatch provides up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world in various formats - reports, reviews, maps, graphs, data, etc.

 

Chemistry

  • ChemWeb
    ChemWeb.com provides access to the information chemists need to enhance their research, product development, self-development, education, and/or their businesses in Chemistry and related disciplines. Easy access to abstracts, papers, books, conferences, news, forums and the Alchemist newsletter makes ChemWeb.com useful to our members. If you are not a member - join now - membership is free and takes just a minute to register.
  • Scitopia - Combined Searching Tool
    Scitopia is a search engine that covers the conference proceedings and publications of various physical sciences and engineering organizations. In addition, Scitopia also searches three patent servers: the US Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, and the Japan Patent Office. A more recent addition is the Department of Energy Information Bridge site, a freely accessible resource that covers a range of technical reports and other documents from the Department and contract laboratories. Everything available through Scitopia is free.
  • PubChem Project
    This is a search tool for Compounds, Substances, and BioAssays. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides reliable detailed information, from the very basic to more advanced for each item listed. Provides linking to medical literature and toxicology resources, allowing you to further your research, if you wish.
  • ChemNet Interactive Periodic Table
    While most of the Chemical databases avialable from ChemNet are for institutions only, this particular Periodic table is free and provides a wealth of information on each element.
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Provides users with easy access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species through the internet. The data provided in the site are from collections maintained by the NIST Standard Reference Data Program and outside contributors. Data in the WebBook system are organized by chemical species. The WebBook system allows users to search for chemical species by various means. Once the desired species has been identified, the system will display data for the species. Easy to understand menu and navigation.
  • WebElements Scholar
    Aims to be a high quality source of information on the web about the periodic table for students. Provides many pictures showing element structures and periodic properties. Very current.
  • Distillation (Podcast / blog)
    "Distillations is a weekly science podcast that brings you extracts from the past, present, and future of chemistry. Join host Robert D. Hicks for a new episode every Friday with interviews, monologues, reviews, features, and more, to gain historical perspective on current scientific issues. On the Web site you can find additional information about each show as well as the archived podcasts," which are available for free download in mp3 format.

 

Christian Education

  • Resources for Christian Teachers
    As declared at the top of the page, "The purpose of this web site is to provide free and low cost resources for school teachers, home school, and Christian children's ministry". There is a menu to the Right, as well as a scrollable menu in the middle of the page. Both of these menus will get you to separate pages with activities, links, and other materials for the classroom.
  • Education Coffeehouse.com
    Divided into several categories, this site provides links for educators to professional associations, curriculum, tuition management, and miscellaneous resources.

 

Communication Arts & Media

  • American Communication Journal
    The premier online scholarly refereed journal dedicated to the study of communication, this journal is published by the American Communication Association. Current issues and archives, back to the first volume in 1997-1998, are available in full-text HTML pages.
  • Inter Press Services News Agency
    Their mission: "Since its inception, back in 1964, IPS has believed in the role of information as a precondition for lifting communities out of poverty and marginalization. This belief is reflected in our historic mission: 'giving a voice to the voiceless' - acting as a communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability and participation around development, promoting a new international information order between the South and the North."
  • Library Resources for Communication Studies
    This web site is a springboard that librarians, students, and researchers can use to find information in the area of communication studies. It is not exhaustive, rather it includes the core or primary resources within each category presented. The resources included within this site were selected by communication studies librarians serving as members of the Association of College and Research Libraries Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section Communication Studies Committee. Categories of interest to students include: Associations & Organizations, Indexes & Abstracts, News Sources, Special Collections, and Subject Guides.
  • The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
    An independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues, the Center's web site provides links to Survey reports, Commentaries, Datasets, and discussion of the Center in the News.
  • STATS
    Includes studies on reported statistics in an effort to bring quality and reliability to journalism. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Their goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies.

 

Computer Science

  • arXiv
    Provides access to e-prints in a variety of computer science subjects, including Architecture; Artificial Intelligence; Computation and Language; Computational Complexity; Computational Engineering, Finance, and Science; Computational Geometry. From the web site: "arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation."

 

Country Information

  • Portals to the World (The Library of Congress)
    Portals to the World contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories. The links were selected by Area Specialists and other Library staff using Library of Congress selection criteria.
  • Country data from several sources is available through Business Source Premier
    • Go to the Publications link from the upper menu bar (second option from Left).
    • Select the radio button option to "Match any words".
    • Type the name of the country for which you are searching and click Browse.
  • Country Studies (Library of Congress)
    Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
  • The World Bank Open Data
    Gives access to more than 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sets, allowing you to view economic, population, social, and development data with no restrictions and at no cost. Can produce tables, graphs, and charts for more understandable representations of the data (Choice review). Excellent resource.
  • The World Factbook (CIA)
    A vast collection of country information from around the world, the CIA World Factbook is a credible web source for statistical, geographic, political, and a plethora of other details on specific nations around the world. It is updated every two weeks.
  • BBC News--Country Profiles 
    An immensely helpful site provided by the BBC news that provides information on history, economy, and politics of countries and territories. Maps, fast facts, and current leaders are listed for each.
  • Development Gateway
    A portal or "gateway" searchable by country under which you are directed to a variety of economic and development resources.
  • World Development Indicators Database
    The data presented here are the most widely-used, official-source development data from the World Bank and other international agencies. The site also provides country profiles, which are drawn from the World Development Indicators (WDI) database-the World Bank's primary database for cross-country comparable development data.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    See especially Financial Data by Country and also the country index. The IMF was "established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment." It provides data to meet those ends.
  • globalpost
    Publishes news stories on countries worldwide that are gleaned from 20 syndicated partners, thus reliable news information. Claims to present news as "nonpartisan and unbiased". Entries are arranged by world region, includes color photography and AV content, as well. 

 

Creative Writing

  • Online Resources for Writers from Amherst College
    As with many other colleges and universities, Amherst College is dedicated to helping their students become excellent writers. In order to accomplish this goal, they have created a fine set of online resources for use by their own students and members of the web-browsing public. This particular set includes a long list of resources created by staff members at Amherst and at other institutions. These resources are divided into thematic headings such as "Preparing to Write", "Thesis and Argument", "Clarity and Grace", and "Using Sources". On the left hand side of the page, users can view the same list and also learn more about the writing center at Amherst and their work. Overall, it's a fine set of resources, and one that college students in particular will find useful, especially as they approach a paper deadline.

 

Economics

  • Big Charts
    The world's most comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research Web site, providing access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary. It is free because of site sponsors, meaning advertising is abundant, however it is extremely useful and tracks more than 50,000 stocks on major exchanges, providing charting for Hi/Lo/Close, price change, and volume data for one year.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public. BEA's economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy, are key ingredients in critical decisions affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans. The cornerstone of BEA's statistics is the national income and product accounts (NIPAs), which feature the estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures.
  • The Conference Board
    Best known for the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators, The Conference Board has, for over 90 years, equipped the world's leading corporations with practical knowledge through issues-oriented research. The site provides current economic trends, as well as some analysis and forecasts, survey results and top-level numbers on GDP, inflation, consumer spending, 90-day treasury bills, and 10-year gov't bonds.
  • Finance Resources on the Web
    Professor Ian Giddy from NYU Stern, has created this portal for finance web sites. He's divided the links into several main categories: General Finance & the Economy, Financial Markets, Company, Fund, & Investment Research, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, International Finance, Newspapers & Magazines, Government Resources, and Online Learning.
  • International Monetary Fund
    The IMF is an organization of 185 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty. While this site provides a plethora of resources, be sure to specifically check out the Publications, as well as, Data and Statistics pages.
  • The Library of Economics and Liberty
    Provides a variety of free, online content including an Encyclopedia of Economics, books and journal articles by, about and for economists, as well as some data and statistical sources. See the About section of this site to learn more and get an overview of all of the features.
  • RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
    RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 58 countries and 35 US states to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. All RePEc material is freely available. Working papers and articles that are freely available will say [Downloadable] next to the citation information.
  • Resources for Economists on the Internet
    This portal lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described. Also, when searching the web for economic information, try using the Economics Search Engine, linked from the main RFE page.
  • World Bank
    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Be sure to check out the Data & Research and Publications sections

 

Education

  • Teachers' Domain.org
    An incredible resource with free videos from NOVA, FrontLine, and the American Experience, among others. It requires a free log in for access to the best of the resources. Geared mostly to K-12.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center (available via campus network--must sign in for off-campus use)
    Offers "dependable guidance and research tools on careers and education...for students and their parents, as well as adults exploring new career paths...Whether searching for undergraduate and graduate school programs, finding tuition assistance providers, or using the many career exploration tools" (publisher description).
  • FREE--Federal resources for educational excellence
    Offers access to electronic resources regarding education produced by 49 federal agencies. Resources are grouped by broad subjects including Art, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages, Health and Safety, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, and Vocational Education. Also check out The Gateway to Educational Materials sponsored by the Dept. of Education. It includes federal, state, university, nonprofit, and commercial educational resources.
  • Lesson plans library
    Lesson plans and support materials are available, grouped by themes, grades and subject matter. Plans created by classroom teachers and freelance curriculum writers.
  • NSDL: the National Science Digital Library
    "Funded by the National Science Foundation, this portal is designed to create an online library of 'high quality resource and tools that support innovation in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and matehmatics education.'" Search by topic, form of media, and grade level for relevant materials.
  • Teacher Resource Center--Journal Information for K-12 Teachers & Librarians
    An EBSCO database provided for free, this index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science and Mathematics, and more.
  • WolframAlpha.com
    Find data on public schools in districts or areas where you might like to teach, from student and teacher population data to detailed revenue and expenditure data for individual districts or across all the districts in a given city or county. See their blog post about how to conduct this search.
  • Education Statistics (ACRL)
    The Association of College and Research Libraries has produced this wiki that includes numerous sources of statistics related to education from state and local data in the U.S. to international statistics and more. Truly a great source of hard to find data.
  • BioEd Online
    This site is created by Baylor's College of Medicine as a biology teacher resource help from K-12 classrooms. It includes presentation ideas, slide sets, a discussion forum, as well as other teacher resources.

 

English Language Teaching (ELT)

TESOL

  • Professor Jody Fernando keeps a blog called TESOL that aggregates links to useful Internet resources she has found in her own research and preparation for teaching. The links to sites are organized by general topic in the right hand boxes, for example "lesson planning," "educational theory," "literacy," "political issues," and "public education" are all overarching general themes with multiple sites available for each.

Sites for Research (including Articles and other Resources)

  • Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL): "CAL has earned a national and international reputation for its contributions to the fields of bilingual, English as a second language, literacy, and foreign language education; dialect studies; language policy; refugee orientation; and the education of linguistically and culturally diverse adults and children. CAL's experienced staff of researchers and educators conduct research, design and develop instructional materials and language tests, provide technical assistance and professional development, conduct needs assessments and program evaluations, and disseminate information and resources related to language and culture." From their About CAL web page.
  • IColorín Colorado!: This project is "a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs)...[and] is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital." From their About Us web page.
  • National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC): "NCLRC is a joint project of Georgetown University,The George Washington University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics. We are located in Washington, DC, and are one of fifteen nonprofit Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education... created to improve and strengthen the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages." It covers resources in the areas of testing, learning strategies, materials development and methodology, technology, professional development, and dissemination of information on commonly and less commonly taught languages. From the About Us web page.
  • National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA): This organization "collects, analyzes, synthesizes, and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for limited English proficient children, and related programs. Priority is given to information on academic content and English proficiency assessments and accountability systems." Their Resource Collection includes "evidence-based research, assessment and accountability, and guidance resources, cataloged according to ERIC's standards, for Title III grantees, teachers, parents, administrators, researchers and policymakers. Using the Resource Collection database ensures that users are searching records of documents that are relevant to the field, of high-quality, and available in a variety of formats." From their NCELA Mission web page.
  • TESOL.org: The official site for the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages professional organization, this site provides resources in the form of the TESOL Quarterly, a peer-reviewed professional journal, books published by the organization, and various Resources for Teachers divided by level of interest (Primary, Secondary, Adult, etc.). There is a TESOL Resource Center for members of the organization to access all kinds of professional and practical classroom resources.

 

English Literature

  • Intute: Arts & Humanities
    Browsable by resource type, time period, heading or peruse a list of general resources for the study of English. Compiled by subject specialists in the UK, the intended audience is "lecturers, researchers and students within UK higher and further education," yet American students can find extremely useful free web resources here, as well.

Genres

  • The Literary Gothic
    The beginning source for all things Gothic, both historically and more recently. This site, though not peer-reviewed or specifically academic, provides a vast amount of information on authors, titles, web resources, and how to begin research on Gothic literature.
  • The Online Medieval and Classical Library
    A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization. Search by author, title, genre, or language. Documents are available in HTML format, no pdf's, but still an amazing collection of full texts.
  • Feminae: Medieval women and Gender Index
    Includes journal and essay indexing (no articles, but citations) for all things medieval regarding women and gender studies. Housed by Haverford College's Margaret Schaus.
  • Library of Southern Literature (UNC)
    Includes a wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924. Originally based on Dr. Robert Bain's bibliography of the hundred most important southern literary works and continues to expand under the guidance of scholarly advisors. Browse the collection alphabeticaly, by subject, or the original bibliography by Dr. Bain. Various collections are listed on the left hand menu.
  • PAL: Perspectives in American Literature-a research and reference guide
    Originally published as a book, this site offers the same material organized into sections. Ten chapters represent the major literary and historical perspectives, cycles, or movements in American literature; each chapter has an Introduction, a Selected Bibliography, and a list of representative authors. The twenty-two appendices cover a range of helpful and specialized topics in genre studies, writing assignments, research topics, and perspectives related to American studies.
  • TEAMS Middle English Texts
    An amazing collection of Middle English texts, this site offers free full text for personal use. The only method of searching the texts is alphbetically by first title word. Despite the somewhat limited method of searching, this is an excellent free source for Middle english texts and footnotes.

Authors

  • Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
    Incorporates an annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet as well as presenting unique Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet. Divided into sections such as Works, Life & Times, Theatre, Criticism, Renaissance, Sources, Best Sites, Other Sites, and Searching.
  • English Renaissance in Context UPenn's Furness Shakespeare Library (digitized texts through Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image--sceti)
    An excellent collection of digitized texts and works by famous authors from the Renaissance. Browse by author or subject.
  • Princeton's Dante Project
    Collection of Dante's works online. Choose to search for those texts in Italian or English. View lectures given on topics relating to Dante. View multimedia resources.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (by Harvard U)
    Provides a wide range of glossed Middle English texts and translations of analogues relevant to Chaucer's works, as well as selections from relevant works by earlier and later writers, critical articles from a variety of perspectives, graphics, and general information on life in the Middle Ages.
  • Mark Twain Project Online (Univ. of California)
    Provides authoritative texts, documents, and historical research in the forms of letters, writings, images, and biographies by and about the American author Mark Twain. "Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote."
  • Women Romantic-Era Writers
    Includes resources on women authors from the Romantic era in terms of their electronic texts, contemporary responses to them, archive of electronic texts, and cultural and visual resources, along with suggested relevant web sites.

General Humanities resources

  • Intute: arts & humanities
    This site provides an amazing collection of web resources available on a variety of topics. Offers an easy-to-use and powerful tool for discovering the best Internet resources for education and research in Creative Arts and Humanities. Some of the resources focus on the UK, as that is where it's based, but a good number relate to America and topics studied here.
  • Greek Mythology Link
    Provides a plethora of information relating to Greek mythology from charts, maps, and biographies of figures, to images and topics for searching. Also available are dictionaries for quick information on a particular place, figure, etc. The Groups section describes particular common traits among characters in mythology, such as the Amazons or Argonauts.

 

Environmental Science

  • Access Science
    Based upon the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th edition and its annual yearbooks, the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th edition, providing 13,000 high-quality illustrations, news stories from Science News, and selected websites for further research capabilities. Access Science is updated daily with new articles, research updates and current events.
  • Environmental Research Web
    Created to provide an international forum for scholarly discussion and analysis of environmental issues and policy - published by IOPP (Institute of Physics Publishing). Sections on Opinion, Talking Points, Research Highlights and Sustainable Futures include links to related web sources and open-access articles.
  • EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal
    Graphs and maps illustrate some of the major conditions and trends in population, agriculture, biodiversity, forests, water resources, energy, climate, and social and economic development that determine the state of the world's environment. These data give a broad picture of trends over 20 years.
  • EPA US Environmental Protection Agency
    Browse the site by topic, look at information or education resources, or check out current laws, regulations, and dockets. Home page has various national, regional, and state news articles.
  • TreeSearch (US Dept. of Forestry) 
    "Publications in the collection include research monographs published by the agency as well as papers written by our scientists but published by other organizations in their journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science." (About TreeSearch section of web site)
  • Scitopia - Combined Searching Tool
    Scitopia is a search engine that covers the conference proceedings and publications of various physical sciences and engineering organizations. In addition, Scitopia also searches three patent servers: the US Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, and the Japan Patent Office. A more recent addition is the Department of Energy Information Bridge site, a freely accessible resource that covers a range of technical reports and other documents from the Department and contract laboratories. Everything available through Scitopia is free.
  • Infomine can be a good source to complement WorldCat and the two sources above.
  • Intute is a newer, but fast growing collection of reviewed web sites appropriate for teaching and research, developed under the auspices of a consortium of UK universities. The scope is inclusive of the range of academic disciplines. (See for example a search on "urban forestry.")
  • The Encyclopedia of Earth
    Contains articles, reports, speeches, definitions, images and videos of topics related to the environment. You can search from subject categories in the left menu or use keywords in a search box.
  • Science Topics from the USGS (United States Geological Survey)
    The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
  • Encyclopedia of Water Terms
    A list of water terms with definitions and links to external web resources relating to the terms described. Useful and helpful.

Examples of more specialized library guides to resources in environmental research

 

Film and Television

  • Performing Arts Encyclopedia.
    Discover the performing arts treasures of the Library of Congress with finding aids, digitized items from the collections, databases, links, and special Web features.
  • ABT Online Ballet Dictionary.
    An interactive site where you will find an introduction to the art of ballet in small video clips illustrating 170 technical terms such as adagio, pirouette, ronde de jambe, and more.

Theatre

  • The Internet Broadway Database.
    This site bills itself as "the official database for Broadway theatre information" and offers production records of current as well as previous shows documented by the Research Department of the Broadway League.
  • TheatreHistory.com.
    Provides theater resources galore, including an online script archive, changing feature topics, articles about theater around the world, and a daily Today in Theatre History.

Film

  • All Movie Guide.
    Describes and rates thousands of feature films and documentaries and includes a glossary, movie trailers, film essays, and more. Searchable by genre, country, title, and actor name.
  • Glossary of Film Terms.
    Definitions of more than 700 terms, indexed by alphabet and subject, and links to other Web film glossaries on a site that's short on glamour but long on useful and technical information.
  • The Greatest Films.
    An award-winning site for classic film buffs and anyone else interested in the great movies of the twentieth century offers a variety of "best lists," plot synopses, and feature articles.
  • Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
    A vast amount of film information that includes television movies and series, searchable by titles, keywords, characters, and so forth. Video clips of television programs and movie trailers are also included.
  • Internet Moving Images Archive: Movie Collection.
    More than 200,000 free digital films uploaded by archive users includes animation and cartoons, cultural and academic films, ephemeral films, news and public affairs, full-length movies, and more.

Television & Radio

  • Archive of American Television.
    This resource from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation gives access to nearly 600 one-on-one interviews conducted with television actors and actresses, directors, producers, managers, and executives since 1997.
  • Hulu.
    Couch potatoes beware: you can watch episodes of complete television shows and excerpts from others from a variety of networks, selected full-length movies, and movie trailers on this addictive site.
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications.
    Although the opening ot its actual building has been delayed by a number of unforeseen events, the museum's Web site provides free access to more than 7,000 hours of digitized radio and television content as well as a searchable database of thousands of programs. The entire content of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Television (1997) is available here at no charge
  • The Paley Center for Media.
    The Paley Center for Media (originally known as The Museum of Television & Radio) maintains locations in New York and Los Angeles. Its Web site offers online discussion forums and a searchable database of the thousands of television and radio programs and advertisements available for viewing in person at either location..
  • Television Production Handbook.
    This practical site offers definitions of technical television production terms, an online forum, and a link for the purchase of a hardcopy version of the book.

 

Geography

  • Geography Resources: Journals
    A list of links to electronic journals, web versions of print journals, and other sites of journals related to the study of geography.
  • Federal Geographic Data Committee
    An interagency committee that promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis. Under the Data & Services section on the left hand menu, are searches for geospatial data and searching the NSDI Clearinghouse network. An interesting resource to see how geographic information is organized and disseminated on a national level.
  • Geography Websites
    Created and maintained by the Head of Geogrpahy at Radley College in the UK, this site offers a variety of links to topics under the broad heading of Geography. Divided by subdivisions of Environment, General, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Weather and Climate, etc.

 

Health & Human Performance (PHP)

  • Sports Reference
    Provides stats and other info for four major sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Hockey. There is also a section devoted to history of the Olympics.
  • Scholarly Sports Sites
    Searchable by index, keyword, and browsing, this collection of web site was developed by librarians at the University of Calgary, Canada to "assist the serious sports researcher, kinesiology librarian, sport information specialist, college/university student and faculty."

Also try searching Google for "Health human peformance research web sites". Many relevant results can be found there.

 

Higher Education

  • Educause
    "A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology."
  • Merlot Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Teaching Online
  • A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education

Resource page from a Major Collection in HE

Aggregating Web Tools

  • Intute
    Its mission: "to advance education and research by promoting the best of the Web in one easily accessible place, providing access to quality resources through a process of evaluation and collaboration." Searches will reveal many UK and European sources but also a considerable number from North America. Here for example, is a search for "higher education" resources.

Journals in HE

Statistical Sources

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States. Annual. Ref 317.3 S79st
    Available in easy-to-use print and searchable online version. Contains most statistical data about United States population, government, economics, etc. Excellent source.

Professional Organizations

Employment in HE

  • Academic360
    Provides links to HR departments of most U.S. colleges and universities as well as links to job lists of many professional associations by function and discipline.

 

History

General

  • Avalon Project Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy (Yale Law)
    Dedicated to providing access via the World Wide Web to primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We intend to add value to these primary sources by linking to other documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. We also intend to provide as many internal links within a document as are necessary to facilitate study and navigation.
  •  Country Studies (Federal Research Division, Library of Congress)
    Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
  • World History Index by the World Wide Web Virtual Library
    Offers the Internet regarding history divided up by topic, by country, by continents, by era, and by types of materials offered by the sites. This site (WWW-VL) was created in 1993 by a professor at the University of Kansas, and is now maintained by volunteers at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
  • The ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
    Contains several sections of online materials for research including an encyclopedia, full-length textbook library, essential tools for the medievalist, resources for teaching, electronic medieval texts, the reference shelf, and external links of interest.
  • Feminae: Medieval women and Gender Index
    Includes journal and essay indexing (no articles, but citations) for all things medieval regarding women and gender studies. Housed by Haverford College's Margaret Schaus.
  • Smithsonian Institution Collections
    "Search over 6.4 million records with 536,000 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries." (description from SI search page)
  • European History Primary Resources
    This is "an index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitised primary sources on the history of Europe...Each website that is listed in EHPS has a short description and is categorised according to country, language, period, subject and type of source...The listed websites can be accessed for free, though sometimes a registration is required" (product description).
  • Intute: Arts and Humanities
    The History section of this rather broad humanities effort to list and categorize scholarly web sites is quite deep. While it's primary audience is researchers, teachers, and students in the UK, it is relevant for those studying world history as well.
  • Best of History Web Sites
    Created by Thomas Daccord and maintained by Justin Reich, both history instructors at Noble & Grenough School of Dedham, Massachusetts, this web site is "an award-winning portal that contains links to over 1000 history web sites." Sites are reviewed for accuracy, quality, and usefulness. Sites categorized by subject area.

Wars

  • Holocaust Encyclopedia (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
    Touted as one of the best Holocaust information sites on the web by Choice magazine, this site offers "straightforward , factual entries...designed to be easily accessible to many age levels. Bibliographies accompany each entry, and links within and at the end of articles" connect to other relevant and reliable information sources. Very easy to understand and use.
  • Korean War
    Dedicated to information on the Korean War, this site offers brief descriptions for all countries involved in the war, for special operations, for books on the subject, for aircraft and other aspects of the air war, and a time line of events and operatives.
  • American Radioworks' Korea: The Unfinished War
    To fully grasp the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea, it is important to understand the war that ended fifty years ago this summer. John Biewen and Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks examine the often-overlooked war that helped define global politics and American life for the second half of the 20th century. Listen to the hour long radio broadcast or read the entire transcript online.
  • The Vietnam Project (Texas Tech Univ.)
    This site, dedicated to the education and research of the American expercience in Vietnam, has three main functions: collection and preservation of pertinent source material; education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of scholarly research through exchanges, publishing of noteworthy research, symposia, and financial support.
  • The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945-1975
    This site, developed around the course materials for Robert Brigham's senior seminar on the Viet Nam War at Vassar College, offers students an opportunity to examine some of those sources, including numerous official documents. Brigham was the first American scholar given access to the Vietnamese archives on the war in Hanoi. Included here are his translations of some of the Hanoi documents, offered for examination and study.

Regional

  • REESWeb Russian and East European Sites
    Browse REESWeb's annotated links to Russian and Eastern European web sites using any combination of subject, geographical region, culture, time period.
  • LANIC Latin American Network Information Center
    Its purpose is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region.
  • EuroDocs (selected by the Western European Studies Section of the ACRL)
    EuroDocs links connect to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries (and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history). The order of documents is chronological wherever possible.

American

  • American Memory (Library of Congress)
    Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
  • American Women (Library of Congress)
    Contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2001). In addition to the Research Guide, the gateway home page also provides information regarding preparing to do on-site research at the Library of Congress; tips on searching for women's history resources in the Library's catalogs; guidance on finding materials relating to women within the Library's American Memory collections; and helpful orientations to women's history sources in the Library's online exhibitions and audiovisual Web broadcasts of lectures, readings, and symposia.
  • American Women's History
    Provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources. Of note, there are 1200+ links to Internet sources, 500+ links to Digital Collections of Primary Sources, 75 subfields are covered in the "Subject Index to Research Sources," and the site is updated frequently (at least monthly since 1998).

 

International Studies

  • Human Rights First
    This organization "believes that building respect for human rights and the rule of law will help ensure the dignity to which every individual is entitled and will stem tyranny, extremism, intolerance, and violence.

    Human Rights First is practical and effective. We advocate for change at the highest levels of national and international policymaking. We seek justice through the courts. We raise awareness and understanding through the media. We build coalitions among those with divergent views. And we mobilize people to act."

    Full of media articles, videos, and other news items in various forms, this site is a hub of human rights efforts worldwide. It also provides citations for many human rights related publications that can possibly be found through Interlibrary Loan or purchased from this site. Contact a Librarian if you need help.
  • Witness.org
    Started in 1992 by artist Peter Gabriel, this organization is dedicated to human rights awareness and action around the world. Their mission, as stated on their web site: "WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change."
  • Country Studies. (Library of Congress)
    Produced by the U.S. Library of Congress, these resources provide a plethora of information about most countries around the world. Because these were originally printed as books, some of the information is dated, but many are fairly current. Well worth perusing for specific geographic, economic, social, and governmental information on countries around the world.
  • World Factbook. (CIA)
    From the U.S.'s Central Intelligence Agency, these reports includes sections on geographic, environmental, population statistics, health statistics, religions, literacy, government, and many other things.
  • Background Notes. (Dept. of State)
    Out of the U.S. Department of State's Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs, this resource combines "facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty." The date of most recent revision is beside the name of the country.
  • Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
    Offers easily accessible information on the exploitive practices of businesses worldwide. Search by company name, human rights issue, country, or general topic. They attempt to give balanced coverage.

 

Journalism

  • Inter Press Services News Agency
    Their mission: "Since its inception, back in 1964, IPS has believed in the role of information as a precondition for lifting communities out of poverty and marginalization. This belief is reflected in our historic mission: 'giving a voice to the voiceless' - acting as a communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability and participation around development, promoting a new international information order between the South and the North."
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
    Provides select digital access to American newspapers from 1880 to 1910, and mainly from only 10 states. There is also a directory of newspapers published in the United States from 1690 to the present. It provides very specific and comprehensive information.
  • The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
    An independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues, the Center's web site provides links to Survey reports, Commentaries, Datasets, and discussion of the Center in the News.
  • STATS
    Includes studies on reported statistics in an effort to bring quality and reliability to journalism. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Their goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies.
  • Online Resources for Writers from Amherst College
    As with many other colleges and universities, Amherst College is dedicated to helping their students become excellent writers. In order to accomplish this goal, they have created a fine set of online resources for use by their own students and members of the web-browsing public. This particular set includes a long list of resources created by staff members at Amherst and at other institutions. These resources are divided into thematic headings such as "Preparing to Write", "Thesis and Argument", "Clarity and Grace", and "Using Sources". On the left hand side of the page, users can view the same list and also learn more about the writing center at Amherst and their work. Overall, it's a fine set of resources, and one that college students in particular will find useful, especially as they approach a paper deadline.
  • ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers (Center for Research Libraries)
    "ICON's main concerns are the preservation of international newspapers and improved access to bibliographic information through its database." Searching is as easy as entering any of these fields: Newspaper title, Country, Year, and Language. "It's an extremely valuable resource and finding aid for those interested in international newspapers" (Choice review). 

 

Mathematics

  • Math Archives
    An interesting source with a wide variety of links to software, teaching materials, and other topics in math, all combined with a searchable database. Topics section is organized by major category (algebra, applied mathematics, calculus, etc.).
  • Math Digital Library (Mathematical Association of America)
    Composed of six categories, this site provides varied resources related to the study of and practice within the field of mathematics. The free sections include: The Journal of Mathematics and its Applications (JOMA), Digital Classroom Resources (DCR), Convergence (Online magazine for the history of mathematics, registration required), and OSSLETS, or the Open Source Sharable Mathlets located within the DCR.
  • AMS Books Online
    Here you can access books published by the American Mathematics Society free electronically.
  • The Mathematical atlas: a gateway to modern mathematics
    Provides a great overview for math in general, and specific subdivisions. Offers browsing by subject, searching by keyword, a visual map from which to access the information, and text description of the site, its purpose, and layout. Successfully maps the field of math in a logical manner.
  • MathWorld
    Considered not only the clearest and most readable online resource for mathematics, but also one of the most reliable. A comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for all levels of academic study.
  • arXiv
    Provides access to e-prints in a variety of Mathematical subjects. From the web site: "arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation."
  • Mathematical functions
    contains the world's most encyclopedic collection of information about mathematical functions. The site also details the interrelationships between the special functions of mathematical physics and the elementary functions of mathematical analysis as well as the interrelationships between the functions in each group.
  • The Multi-repository mathematics collections (Univ. Michigan)
    Allows browsing, basic searching, and bibliographical searching of a large collection of historical texts, published in the 19th and early 20th centuries, from the field of mathematics. Also links out to a similar collection at Cornell University.

 

Modern Languages

Coming Soon

 

Music

Music Recordings

  • Audio CDs and LPs available in the Zondervan Library can be found through the Online Catalog.
    The Library has over 3,000 audio CDs (south end of the main level) and over 3,500 LPs (in storage but available for retrieval or browsing upon request).
  • Naxos Music Library
    Provides online access to more than 15,000 CDs and adds about 500 per month. These can be searched through the Naxos Music Library, found in the list of Databases.
  • National Jukebox (Library of Congress)
    "The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge" (home page). You can browse by recording title, artist, genre, or pre-selected playlists. You can also do a keyword search for artist, song, lyricist, genre, composer, year, or place. "At launch, the Jukebox includes more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925" (about the jukebox), and there are plans to increase the contents regularly. 

Online Music Scores

  • Sheet Music Archive
    A growing collection of public domain scores but limits you to two downloads per day in the free version.
  • Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
    The definitive collection of the complete Mozart corpus digitally for study and research purposes.

Sheet Music Collections

Other Online Music Tools

 

Philosophy

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. You can cite fixed editions that are created on a quarterly basis and stored in our Archives.
  • Philosophy Pages
    A simple collection of reference works in philosophy, this site provides easy access to a dictionary of philosophical terms and names, a history of Western philosophy, timeline for historical figures, explanation of the principles of Logic, a general study guide of philosophy, and links to other web sites.
  • Ethics Updates
    Founded in 1994 by Lawrence M. Hinman, a professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego, this site provides an on-line library of classic texts in ethics provides the basis of the Reference Library. The Ethics Calendar provides information about ethics-related conferences around the world, and now thypically lists over thirty upcoming conferences. The Ethics Forums provide a place for students to discuss the ethical issues covered in the site. Ethics Case Studies presents numerous case studies in applied ethics, and each case study has an accompanying discussion folder. The site also contains guides to writing ethics papers, a glossary of key ethical terms, and most recently a section on "Philosophers Speak Out on Issues of War, Peace, and Terrorism."
  • John Locke Bibliography
    Provides a comprehensive listing of works by and about English philosopher John Locke. Has name and subject indexes as well as a full contents listing.

 

Physics

  • arXiv
    Provides access to e-prints in a variety of Physics subjects, including astrophysics, general relativity and quantum cosmology, high energy physics, nuclear theory, etc. From the web site: "arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation."
  • Scitopia - Combined Searching Tool
    Scitopia is a search engine that covers the conference proceedings and publications of various physical sciences and engineering organizations. In addition, Scitopia also searches three patent servers: the US Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, and the Japan Patent Office. A more recent addition is the Department of Energy Information Bridge site, a freely accessible resource that covers a range of technical reports and other documents from the Department and contract laboratories. Everything available on Scitopia is free.
  • Elemental data index
    An extremely useful and accessible site, this present visually and in other formats data about physical elements. Accurate information and a powerful database behind the scenes, this site.
  • Physics central
    Represents the collaboration of over 45,000 physicists with articles on people, current topics, and even a picture gallery. They have projects that help to make the reality of physics relevant to every day life, as well as news pieces on current happenings in the industry.
  • DC physics
    Created by a former university physics professor, this site has become a conglomeration of items related to physics, including a web directory, a section of practice problems, newsletters, features, and correction of textbook errors.
  • Center for history of physics (American Institute of Physics)
    Under the RESOURCES section in the lefthand menu, the Center provides links to Publications, both free and for a price, and Online Exhibits, including Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Lawrence and Cyclotron, and Heisenberg and Uncertainty. They also have a page of links to physics-related web sites.

 

Political Science

  • USA.gov
    Provides a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources from the U.S. government. Is searchable, as well as offering information divided up by broad topic area.
  • Fedstats.gov
    FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 US Federal Government agencies. You can even find statistical information about Grant County.
  • Congressional Hearings (Law Library of Congress)
    The Law Library of Congress and Google teamed up on a collaborative pilot project to digitize the Law Library's entire collection of 75,000 volumes of printed Congressional Hearings. The intent of this initial digitization project is to produce browsable, text-readable versions of these hearings and to make them available as quickly as possible. Currently, the site contains three thematic collections that cover hearings on the U.S. Census, freedom of information, and immigration.
  • Human Rights First
    "Human Rights First believes that building respect for human rights and the rule of law will help ensure the dignity to which every individual is entitled and will stem tyranny, extremism, intolerance, and violence.

    Human Rights First is practical and effective. We advocate for change at the highest levels of national and international policymaking. We seek justice through the courts. We raise awareness and understanding through the media. We build coalitions among those with divergent views. And we mobilize people to act."

    Full of media articles, videos, and other news items in various forms, this site is a hub of human rights efforts worldwide. It also provides citations for many human rights related publications that can possibly be found through Interlibrary Loan or purchased from this site. Contact a Librarian if you need help.
  • Witness.org
    Started in 1992 by artist Peter Gabriel, this organization is dedicated to human rights awareness and action around the world. Their mission, as stated on their web site: "WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change."
  • Government Publishing Office (US gov)
    Provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program and has grown out of Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Enhancement Act of 1993.
  • Legal Information Institute (Cornell U)
    The LII is known internationally as a leading "law-not-com" provider of public legal information. We offer all opinions of the United States Supreme Court handed down since 1992, together with over 600 earlier decisions selected for their historic importance, over a decade of opinions of the New York Court of Appeals, and the full United States Code. We also publish important secondary sources: libraries in two important areas (legal ethics and social security) and a series of "topical" pages that serve as concise explanatory guides and Internet resource listings for roughly 100 areas of law.
  • Global Legal Information Network
    A public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available for most jurisdictions.
  • United Nations Documentation Research Guide
    This guide is designed for researchers and information professionals with an interest in United Nations documentation. It presents an overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the Organization (e.g, reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, press releases) and gives guidance on how to work with them.
  • History of Televised Presidential Debates
    Sponsored by the MBC--Museum of Broadcast Communications-this web site presents an interactive multimedia celebration of over forty years of television and politics. Including the entirety of the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960, and clips, photos, and news items of each following presidential debate, it recounts the history of televised elections. Has a curriculum resource center with lesson plans and activities that promote learning in the social sciences and language arts.
  • The American Presidency Project 
    Offers extensive research on historical and current information of U.S. Presidents. Has over 85,000 documents available through searches, including speeches, official papers, execurtive orders, proclamations, news conferences, and more. Definitely worth a perusal when you need information on Presidents.
  • HG Worldwide Legal Directories
    Provides a plethora of legal resources from a directory of laws and lawyers in over 200 countries to identifying law schools, etc. In the lefthand menu, under International Law, the link for Laws for 230 countries offers law and government information resources for countries in alphabetical order.
  • C-SPAN Video Library
    This site has made available more than 160,000 hours of federal government events from 1987 to the present. Can search by topic, series, congressional committee, and most recent or most popular programs. Unique resource for U.S. federal government.
  • Political Resources on the Net
    This site is a "listing of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world." Search by region around the world, alphabetically by nation, or organization (via the basic Search feature).

 

Professional Writing

  • Online Resources for Writers from Amherst College
    As with many other colleges and universities, Amherst College is dedicated to helping their students become excellent writers. In order to accomplish this goal, they have created a fine set of online resources for use by their own students and members of the web-browsing public. This particular set includes a long list of resources created by staff members at Amherst and at other institutions. These resources are divided into thematic headings such as "Preparing to Write", "Thesis and Argument", "Clarity and Grace", and "Using Sources". On the left hand side of the page, users can view the same list and also learn more about the writing center at Amherst and their work. Overall, it's a fine set of resources, and one that college students in particular will find useful, especially as they approach a paper deadline.

 

Psychology

  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
    Organized by the Psych department at Jacksonville State University, this encyclopedia has two main features: 1) original articles produced by authoritative researchers and practitioners; and 2) a database of web sites offering information on scientific psychology.
  • Web Resources by Psychology Area
    Hosted by the Social Psychology Network, this page provides subject access to web resources, including the areas of clinical psych, cognition and perception, community, cultural, developmental, personality, and social psych, etc.
  • Psychology Statistics (ACRL)
    The Association of College and Research Libraries has created this wiki as a source for statistical information in psychology that is (mostly) available for free on the web. Very easy to use and understand, and a great tool for finding those hard to pin-down stats.
  • Narramore Christian Foundation (NCF): Psychology for Living
    Combining the practical side of psychology with our Christian worldview, this site offers both web and other resources for the practicing psychologist. Includes a page with several "Psychological Articles" divided up into categories for Relationships, Psychological Disorders, and Emotions and Personality.
  • PsychScholar
    Provides links to online journals, sources for data and research, study aids, online demonstrations and tutorials, as well as other general Internet resources. Excellent place to begin research in psychology.

 

Religious Studies

  • Studies in Comparative Religion
    This journal was first produced in 1967 with the goal of highlighting "the exposition of the teachings, spiritual methods, symbolism, and other facets of the religious traditions of the world, together with the traditional arts and sciences which have sprung from those religions." They approach world religions as objectively as they can with the aim to "meet the need for accurate information created by the now world-wide interest in the question of "ecumenical relations" between the great religions, by providing a forum where writers of proven authority can exchange views on various aspects of religious life, doctrinal, historical, artistic and mystical, not forgetting the element of personal experience and reminiscence." It is available for free online, much of the archives from 1967 on are available, though some have yet to be posted to the public due to the need for volunteers to edit the scanned text.
  • Religions of the World (Minnesota State University)
    Provides a site for each of these religions: Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Jainism. Each discusses major doctrines, characters, figures, sacred texts, and other aspects of that particular religion. They also include links out to other reputable, relevant sites.
  • ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives
    Voted Best of Free Reference Web Sites in Religious Studies by RUSA, the Reference and User Services Association of Librarians and Libraries, this source combines a plethora of free resources, statistics, lists, and other data on religions from around the world. From Online Modules to survey and view cross-national religious data, to denominational profiles, syllabi, and over 600 data collections on religion available for immediate review and download. This is a comprehensive resource and deserves some of your time.
  • Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
    For studying Islam and the diverse perspectives of Muslims, this collection covers information for the study of Islam, Qur'an, hadith, the Sunnah, Shi'ism and Heterodox Movements Sufism and Sufi Poetry Islam in the modern world, militant Islam, jihad, Islamist or extremist Muslims, and terrorism, Islam in Iraq, Muslim women, Islamic art, architecture, music, as well as Islamic history, theology, philosophy, and Arabic and other Islamic languages such as Persian, and religion in general. A little disorganized, but good information.
  • ReligionFacts.com
    Though perhaps not scholarly, this site is an excellent source of unbiased information on religious facts for many variety of religions. One of its impressive tools is a "Big Religion Chart" which highlights a specific set of criteria across many religions. Many other tools and comparisons avialable here.
  • Interfaith.org
    Another interesting site promoting interfaith dialog, in the hopes of creating an unbiased source of information on world religions. Each major religion has its own section, while the home page promotes religious news from around the world. All information included is either specially licensed for the site or in the public domain. They also host various forums on religious topics from the Rapture to Suicide in the name of religion and on it goes.
  • Comparative Religion: From Subject to Problem
    The 2nd International Online Conference on Religious Studies (Oct - Dec 2008) provides the text of presentations given at the conference. Two of the articles may be of interest. "Comparative Religion and Cognitive Science: Why Should They Meet?" by Prof. Armin W. Geertz (Aarhus University, Denmark) and "Research on Prayer in the Contemporary Study of Religions" Prof. Michael Pye (Marburg University, Germany / Otani University, Kyoto, Japan). Both have English language PDFs available. It's an interesting concept, the online conference, and may have potential for an International religious forum.
  • Wabash Center for the Study of Religion
    The Wabash Center has published an "Internet Guide to Religion" which is an annotated guide to selected electronic resources. You can browse by Subject, Person, Material Types, or you can type a keyword in the search box in the left column. Excellent source for a variety of religious topics.
     
  • Cooperative Digital Resource Initiative (ATLA Digital Resources for the Study of Religion)
    The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography. Divided into several different collections by topic.
  • Religion- Online.org
    Offers more than 6,000 articles and chapters in full texts by recognized religious scholars. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.

 

Social Work

  • Social Welfare History Archives University of Minnesota's Andersen Library
    As stated by their web site, this archive "collects, preserves, and makes available for use the archives of voluntary-sector social service and social reform organizations and the personal papers of individual leaders in the field. These materials serve as sources for original research on the history of social service and social reform, focused on, but not limited to, late nineteenth and twentieth century America. Among the range of social services and concerns represented in the archives are social casework and related counseling services, community organization, recreation, settlement houses, child welfare, aging, race relations, community planning, services to migrants and immigrants, public health and volunteerism."
  • Social work and social services web sites Washington University in St. Louis
    A portal to relevant web sites to social services, divided up by topic, but also searchable by using the browser's Find or Search function.
  • Web sites of interest to social workers (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
    A topical list of links to pages of relevant sites related to field of social work. Entries are not annotated, but many of the titles are self-explanatory. Also check out another group of interesting web sites from UW-Stout.
  • Social work search
    Offers the largest online database of links and other services devoted solely to the Social Work profession.
  • Selected websites in social work (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    Links chosen by librarians that are "useful in our everyday work in the Library", as well as other selected items of interest for those in the social work field.
  • Social work web sites (New Mexico Highlands Univ.)
    Annotated links to web sites, divided up by subject including Children & Family, General Social Work, Gerontology, Health & Mental Health, and Immigration & Poverty.
  • Social Work Statistics (ACRL)
    The Association of College and Research Libraries created this wiki as a tool for collating online statistical sources for the field of social work. They cover several topics including Poverty/Welfare, Children, and Mental Health. They also have a separate guide to online statistical sources related to Gerontology
  • Kids Count Data Center (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
    "Provides access to data from hundreds of measures of child well-being", which are gathered from several different sources. "The Data by State section offers the option of drilling down to individual counties and other communities within a state." All of this data relates to "the educational, social, economic, and physical status of children and young adults." Some features even allow you to "compare data on various measures across the states." (Choice review)
  • Fedstats.gov
    FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 US Federal Government agencies. You can even find statistical information about Grant County.

 

Sociology

  • Electronic Journal of Sociology
    "Recognizing that sociology has much to offer in helping to understanding life in the world today, it is the mission of the Electronic Journal of Sociolgy to bring sociological knowledge to the public in an easily accessible format. Therefore, EJS presents research papers on topical or critical issues of today that are both scholarly and accessible. It is part of a new publishing paradigm whereby the scholars themselves retain control over all aspects of the scholarly communication process." (description from Focus & Scope section of their web site)
  • The SocioLog: Julian Dierkes' Comprehensive Guide to Sociology On-Line
    Sociologist, Julian Dierkes, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, has been managing this site, and earlier iterations, since 1994. His web site provides links to all sorts of sociological matter, including professional associations, univeristy departments, and pages dedicated to the giants of Sociology.
  • Sociosite: University of Amsterdam
    "Designed to get access to information and resources which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. It has been designed from a global point of view - it gives access to the world wide scene of social sciences. The intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociology resources on the Internet, though the enormity and constantly changing nature of the Internet makes it impossible to develop a definitive and comprehensive listing." (description from About Us section of their web site)
  • Social Science Virtual Library
    Join the Virtual Library community to check out their lists of Data archives, electronic sociological journals, scholarly societies, a dictionary and an encyclopedia freely available on the web and related web sites divided up by subject. A long respected venture, the Virtual Library provides a portal to quality sites on various academic subjects. Related VL sites linked at bottom of page.
  • Intute: Social Sciences
    Intute aims to identify and evaluate resources to meet the needs of researchers, students and librarians in higher and further education. Resources are organized in categories that reflect current research interests in British sociology, though it still bears relevance to those studying sociology in America.
  • WSSLINKS: Women & Gender Studies web sites
    This rather bare bones site is dedicated to providing a range of resources to support women's studies. The Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libriares (ACRL) maintains the page and links. Arranged by subjects as related to Women's Studies.
  • Human Rights First
    "Human Rights First believes that building respect for human rights and the rule of law will help ensure the dignity to which every individual is entitled and will stem tyranny, extremism, intolerance, and violence.

    Human Rights First is practical and effective. We advocate for change at the highest levels of national and international policymaking. We seek justice through the courts. We raise awareness and understanding through the media. We build coalitions among those with divergent views. And we mobilize people to act."

    Full of media articles, videos, and other news items in various forms, this site is a hub of human rights efforts worldwide. It also provides citations for many human rights related publications that can possibly be found through Interlibrary Loan or purchased from this site. Contact a Librarian if you need help.
  • Witness.org
    Started in 1992 by artist Peter Gabriel, this organization is dedicated to human rights awareness and action around the world. Their mission, as stated on their web site: "WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change."
  • Kids Count Data Center (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
    "Provides access to data from hundreds of measures of child well-being", which are gathered from several different sources. "The Data by State section offers the option of drilling down to individual counties and other communities within a state." All of this data relates to "the educational, social, economic, and physical status of children and young adults." Some features even allow you to "compare data on various measures across the states." (Choice review)

 

Women's Studies

  • Women's Studies Section (of the Association of College & Research Libraries--ACRL)
    This rather bare bones site is dedicated to providing a range of resources to support women's studies. The Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) maintains the page and links. Arranged by subjects as related to Women's Studies.
  • Feminism and Women's Studies (eserver.org)
    Designed in 1993 and now one of the most popular women's studies sites on the web, eserver.org boasts that this "contains documents and links to quality information which represent the perspective of previous editors (who solicited resources that represent a cultural studies view) on women's studies. For the past four years it has been maintained by a three-person team of former MA students from the Carnegie Mellon University Literary and Critical Theory program." Information is grouped by broad category (i.e., activisim, history, workplace, etc.).
  • Women's Issues Resource Sites (Joan Korenman of University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
    "A selective, annotated, highly acclaimed listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies and women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program." Feel free to browse subject sections for links focused on particular women's topics.
  • Women's Studies Resources (Karla Tonella of University of Iowa)
    Provides very useful links, divided up by subject as related to women's studies topics. Also has a section called Mainstream News concerning women.

 

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Created by Lana Wilson, Research Librarian

Last revised April 11, 2014 - 04:35 PM