WEB SITES

 

The following websites were selected by AU faculty and library subject specialists to provide “reliable” online sources.

Many sites were selected to support specific library and classroom assignments.

 

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ACCOUNTING

(See also Business)

 

Accounting Resources – This University of Wisconsin-Madison University Library web site provides extensive links to accounting resources.

 

AccountingWeb - AccountingWEB provides accounting news, information, tools, resources and insight helping CPAs, accountants and their clients prosper. Users may register for free content or additional content with a paid subscription.

 

AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This professional association for CPAs provides news, publications, and Accounting Education Center, tools, publications, and links. Publications include Journal of Accounting, and The Tex Advisor.

 

AnnualReports.com – A list of publicly traded companies and their annual and 10K reports. Search by Company Name, Ticker Symbol, Exchange, Industry, or Sector.

 

Big Charts - Free access to charts, reports, indicators and quotes for stocks, mutual funds and major market indices. Allows creation of charts through interactive commands.

 

Business Ethics – Links to articles, cases studies, corporate codes of ethics, professional organizations and associations, and other resources.

 

City of Anderson, SC - Find out about public services and divisions of government, learn about events and activities, or find a directory of elected officials.

 

CorpWatch - This watchdog site includes news, exposes, analysis, and first person accounts of corporate and globalization issues.

 

FASB - The mission of the Financial Accounting Standards Board is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting for the guidance and education of the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of financial information. Provides access to accounting standards (FASB Pronouncements).

 

Government Accountability Office (GAO) – Press releases, GAO Highlights, and financial reports of the U.S. Government. Also contains the 2003 Revision to the Government Auditing Standards.

 

Government Accounting Standards Board The GASB provides information and guidance for users of financial reports as well as useful links to relevant websites.

 

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) - An association dedicated to the educating, certifying, and training management accountants and corporate financial managers.

 

Internal Revenue Service – The IRS, part of the US Dept. of Treasury, provides tax information – downloadable forms, e-filing instructions, and online payment options.

 

Knowledge@Wharton – Contains research articles on Leadership, health economics, public policy, management, business ethics, etc.

 

Rutgers Accounting Web (RAW) – Great links to accounting resources.

 

SC.GOV – The official website of the state of South Carolina. Information on housing and transportation, utilities and property, consumer resources, and much more.

 

SCIWay – (pronounced Sky-Way) This state site, also known as the South Carolina Information Highway, covers many SC topics. Included is a business and industry directory.

 

South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants The SCACPA assists CPAs in South Carolina with news, professional development activities, etc. Includes helpful weblinks for CPAs including Regulations and Government Links, AICPA, CPA Vision Project, AICPA Vision, AICPA, CPA Web Trust, and Top 10 Technologies

 

South Carolina Board of Accountancy – SCBA provides information relevant to the practice of accounting in South Carolina.

 

South Carolina Comptroller General – Provides various state government reports including the State of South Carolina’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Also Provides news and information about Education, Business, Health, Public Education, Environment, and Tourism.

 

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation – Sometimes called the LLR, this agency oversees more than two dozen licensing boards including the Board of Accountancy.

 

South Carolina Department of Revenue – SCDOR is responsible for administering the state tax laws and collecting taxes. Tax guides and rates, electronic payment system, and details of tax relief policies.

 

SEC Filings and Forms (Edgar) - The SEC requires all public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.

 

U.S. GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States. Contains Bulletins, Opinions, Standards, and Concepts. Search by topic.

 

USASpending.gov – An attempt to make government spending transparent. Look up government grants and contracts, Users may search by recipient name, DUNS number, city, county, ZIP code, congressional district, or recipient category (government, higher education, nonprofits, individuals, for profits, other), or pull up the entire list of recipients or transactions.

 

Yahoo! – Finance – Stock quotes, market news, mortgage rates, etc.

Yahoo! – Finance – Education Center – Dictionaries and Tools, Investing 101, Personal Finance 101

Yahoo! - Finance and Investment

Yahoo! – Finance and Investment – Accounting and Auditing

Yahoo! - Loan Center - Provides useful tips, calculators, and rate data to help you choose an auto loan, mortgage, or personal loan.

 

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AFRICAN AMERICAN

 

African American Biographical Database (1790-1950) - Biographies, photographs, illustration.

 

Circle Association - A support group for African-American.

 

Gateway to African-American History - Documents, articles, and links honoring and acknowledging the accomplishments of African-Americans.

 

Museum of Afro-American History - Dedicated to the preservation and presentation of African and African American history and culture.

 

SC African American History Online - Biographies of African Americans.

 

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AREA STUDIES

(See also History)

 

Africa South of the Sahara – Selected internet sources on much of Africa.

 

African Studies Center – Links to countries, K-12 Resources, languages, etc.

 

CIA World Factbook  - Links to information about the world; maps included.

 

Country Reports.org - Countries profiled from around the world.  Here you will find over 6,600 pages and 6,400 related links on over 260 countries! Provides national anthems, stats, flags, history, and profiles.

 

Country Studies Area Handbook Series - Library of Congress - The Country Studies Series 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.

 

Cultural Profiles ProjectThis Canadian site provides an overview of the life and customs in the profiled country. Countries are limited to those likely to immigrate to Canada.

 

East Asia and Southeast Asia  - An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources

 

Economist.com – Country Briefings – News, country profiles, forecasts, statistics, and more.

 

LookLex/Encyclopaedia – Formerly the Encyclopedia of the Orient, covers North Africa and the Middle East, and has plans to expand coverage to “include every subject in the entire world”.

 

Governments on the WWW - Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. Also includes political parties.

 

History in the News – The Middle East -  History, culture, society, religion, economics, politics, maps, news and media.

 

INCORE Conflict Data Service Regional Internet Guide - These Guides provide information about internet resources on conflict and ethnicity specific to particular countries and regions.

 

Infonation - View and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.

 

International Business Culture and Etiquette – Almost 50 countries are discussed.

 

Latin American Network Information Center - Lanic - Access to academic databases and information services, and information on and from Latin America.

 

Organization of American StatesProvides information on countries in North and South America.

Political Databases of the AmericasProvides reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere. Included are Constitutions and Constitutional Studies, Electoral Systems and Election Data, Decentralization, Political Parties, Executive, Legislative and Judicial Institutions, and Civil Society.

Portals to the World – This Library of Congress Site provides info on all countries.

 

REENIC (Russian and Eastern European Network Information Center) - Descriptive and statistical information.

 

Russian Studies Program at Bucknell - Links – Links to Art, Cities , Cuisine, Feminism , Folklore Literature , Music , Philosophy , Religion, Theater , Holidays , Humor , Russian History , Russian , Language , Russian Business, and Russian Media.

 

U.S. Department of State – Features information about foreign travel, news around the globe and other important information on foreign countries.


United Nations -Includes daily news updates, pictorial history, and descriptions of UN departments and offices

 

Western European Studies – Regional and historical resources.

 

World Press Review – World news from the world’s newspapers.

 

World Newspapers – Select a country, then select an online newspaper.

 

WWW Virtual Library – Regional Studies – Links to Asia, Europe, South American, etc.

 

Yahoo! – Area Studies

Yahoo! – Cultures

Yahoo! – Cultures – Food and Drink

 

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ART 

(See also Interior Design)

(See also Museums)

 

AICT – Art Images for College Teaching – Hundreds of free use images of art from around the world.

 

Archives of American Art, the Smithsonian – Access to 14 million items.

 

AHRC - Art History Research Center - The AHRC is the first and foremost tool for art historical research on the internet. It shares key resources and methods of online research so that art historians can find the resources relevant to their work.

 

Art History Resources on the Web – Links to art by country, historic period, style, etc.

 

ArtCyclopedia – The Fine Art Search Engine – Explore 125,000 works of art by artist, title, museum, movement, nationality, etc.

 

ArtLex – Art Dictionary or words, phrases, concepts. Most entries have active hyperlinks to more information.

 

ArtMagick - ArtMagick aims to bring hitherto obscure paintings, artists and art movements to a wider audience, offering information about artists working in the 19th and early 20th centuries who have been forgotten or neglected in recent years.

 

ArtNetWeb - Dedicated to viewing, discussing and promoting art online. 

 

Art Renewal Center (ARC International) – Thousands of works of art, essays, and biographies. Excludes most modern and postmodern art.

 

Added Sept. 2009 Arts Council Collection – The largest collection (7,500 works) of modern and contemporary British Art including many contemporary artists.

 

ARTSEDGE - Includes News, teaching materials and professional resources.  

 

ArtsEdNet - Provides lesson plans and resources for teachers with a specific focus on the Getty Museum.

 

ArtSource – A starting point for finding websites on art, architecture, ceramics, journals, museums, etc.

 

Catalog of American Portraits - A survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad. The CAP encompasses portraits of American subjects or by American artists, generally limited to one-of-a-kind likenesses such as paintings, sculpture, drawings, miniatures, and silhouettes. National Portrait Gallery collections are included in this portrait database, as well as portraits relating to NPG exhibitions. If you wish to search NPG collections only, go to NPG Collections Search.

 

Copyright for Artists FAQ - Answers to questions frequently asked by painters about copyright.

 

Added Sept. 2009 Image Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome – A geographic database that provides 240 engravings for Vasi’s Delle Magnificenze di Roma in the context of the famous map or Rome by Giambasttista Nolli. Uses may toggle from 18th century images to modern photos.

 

Institute: Arts and Humanities – The gateway to Art, Design, Architecture, and Media Information on the Internet; arts and humanities database.

 

Internet Art Resources - Your gateway to art and artists, galleries and exhibitions. Up-to-date information on current and future art shows, emerging artists and world-renowned masters in the fine arts as well as modern artisans working in every imaginable medium, including wood, glass, metal and stone.

 

Added Sept. 2009 Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination – Cornell’s art is divided into eight themed pages accessed by “Cornell-esque” boxes. With the goal “to inspire others to pursue uplifting voyages into the imagination” this site offers lots of interactivity.

 

Learning About Art: A Multicultural Approach - Explore the richness and complexity of the visual arts. Investigate the meaning of art instruction.

 

Luminarium – Presents literature, art, and music together. Covers Medieval and Renaissance.

 

Mark Harden's Artchive - A virtual art museum with galleries of Masters' works, theory and criticism, art CD-ROM reviews and art links.

 

Medieval Art and Architecture – Concentrates on images and Britain and France.

 

Public Domain Images – Free images for reproduction.

 

Public Domain Pictures – Free pictures for reproduction.

 

SAAM: Smithsonian American Art Museum – User friendly search engine to this museum’s collections. Includes an interactive Q&A for students via Ask Joan of Art.

 

SIRIS – Smithsonian Institution Research Information System. The holdings of the Smithsonian’s archival, library and specialized research collections can be found online in the Smithsonian Research Information System (SIRIS). With over a 1,700,000 records, SIRIS covers a wide variety of topical subjects from Art & Design, to History & Culture, to Science & Technology. About SIRIS.

 

Added Nov. 2009  Smarthistory: A Multimedia Web-Book about Art and Art History - A multimedia art history resource and adjunct to college art history survey texts. The site consists of two parts: a database of information about individual works of art and a substantial offering of videos to download. Users may browse the database by time period, style, artist, or theme, or use a basic search engine. At present the site's strength is in the content featured in the second half of the typical Western art survey course. Site authors plan to add pre-Renaissance and non-Western art

 

Smithsonian: Archives of American Art - 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. More about AAA

 

Smithsonian Images - Digital Photography, Printed Pictures, Historic Images, and E-Cards. Categories include: Air and Space, American History, Animals, Fireworks, Gems and Minerals, History of Technology, Marine Life, Military History, Nature, The Presidency, Transportation, Washington, DC.

 

Smithsonian Photography Initiative - The Smithsonian Photography Initiative is devoted to the presentation and study of these photographic images, viewing photography as an art form, a record keeper, and a cross-disciplinary medium that encompasses science, history, popular culture, and more. Beyond offering more information about where to find photography collections throughout the Smithsonian, our website aims to be an educational tool, serving anyone who wishes to study, explore, and enjoy photographs of many kinds. We are also planning an exciting program of exhibitions, publications, and conferences, which we will soon announce on our website.

 

Timeline of Art History – This page is provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and displays representative art objects from the museum in geographical and chronological arrangement.

 

Varo Registry of Women Artists - This site is designed for educational use by the fine art and commercial art worlds, and the general public to introduce works by contemporary women artists.

In addition, we have a library of information for the study of women artists and links to sites related to women and the arts.

 

World Art Treasures – A collection of art slides and essays based on the Jacques-Edouard Berger Collection. Covers Europe, Egypt, China, Japan, and India. Search by artists, country or period. There are also audio lectures.

 

WWW Virtual Library Art History

 

Yahoo! - Architecture

Yahoo! - Art History

Yahoo! - Art Museum, Galleries, and Centers

Yahoo! - Artists

Yahoo! - Art Education K-12

Yahoo! - Design Arts

Yahoo! - Design Arts - Magazines

Yahoo! - Graphic Design

Yahoo! - Photography

Yahoo! - Visual Arts

 

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BIOLOGY

(See also Science)

 

All the Virology on the WWW - We have collected all the virology related Web sites that might be of interest to our fellow virologists, and others interested in learning more about viruses. Additionally, we have created an index to virus pictures on the web, The Big Picture Book of Viruses, which also functions as a resource for viral taxonomy. A collection of some of the best Online Virology and Microbiology Course Notes available can also be found here

 

ARKive – A freely accessible online repository of digital images, video and sound clips of 12,000 animal and plant species from around the globe threatened with extinction. Background information includes status, descriptions, range, habitat, biology, threats, and conservation.

 

Biology Browser –This free web site, produced by BIOSIS, offering resources for the life sciences information community. It provides resources - such as the Nomenclature Glossary for Zoology, the Zoological Record Thesaurus, and more - for free. Find links to current science news stories, relevant web sites, and more.

 

Biology Links – Internet links provided by Harvard Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Biology.

 

CDC Health Topics from A-Z – This site by the Center for Disease Control provides easy to access and understand health information.

 

Cells Alive – Photos and video clips of biology, microbiology, immunology, and microscopy.

 

Entomology Index of Internet Resources – “The directory and search engine of insect-related resources on the Internet.” Includes large amounts of software, video and audio information.

 

Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

 

LUMEN Structure of the Human Body – Online anatomy modules.

 

MERCK Manual of Medical Information - Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis. Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors.

PubMed - Access to MEDLINE an index of medical articles.  

 

Added January 2010 Video Lectures Net – The portal to more than 6,000 lectures and 8,300 videos on all topics - all free - can be used to supplement the classroom or learn something new of personal interest.

 

Added March 2010  Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds: US EPA - The Wetlands Web site is a division of the larger US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site. The main content addresses four essential themes: What Are Wetlands? Why Protect Wetlands? How Are Wetlands Protected and What You Can Do to Protect Our Vital Resources. Of note are numerous links to resources outside the EPA Web site.

 

Yahoo! Biology

Yahoo! Earth Sciences

Yahoo! Life Sciences

Yahoo! Microbiology

 

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BUSINESS

(See also Accounting)

 

Ad@Access – More than 7,000 digitized ads published between 1911 and 1955.

 

AdFreak – Popular Blog for Adweek Magazine. Lots of video clips and commentaries.

 

Advertising World – Links to advertising sites.

 

AnnualReports.com – A list of publicly traded companies and their annual and 10K reports. Search by Company Name, Ticker Symbol, Exchange, Industry, or Sector.

 

B&E Datalinks: Econ & Financial Data Sources - Indexes sources of domestic and international business and economics data on Finance, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics. A smaller, easier version of this is Economagic at http://www.economagic.com


Beige Book (also known as Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District)- This title is released eight times per year, about two weeks prior to scheduled meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy body of the Federal Reserve System. Undergraduate students seeking up-to-date, easily digestible commentary on the economy should definitely consult the Beige Book.

 

Big Charts - Free access to charts, reports, indicators and quotes for stocks, mutual funds and major market indices.

 

Bplans.com – Free advice and information on developing business plans including sample plans.

 

@Brint – Diverse and comprehensive links on cutting edge topics like ecommerce, MIS research, technology, reengineering, intellectual property and information policy.

 

Business Ethics – Links to articles, cases studies, corporate codes of ethics, professional organizations and associations, and other resources.

 

Business.gov - Business.gov guides you through the maze of government rules and regulations and provides access to services and resources to help you start, grow, and succeed in business.  The Research and Resources link takes you to information on Business Statistics, Employment Data, Trade Statistics, Market Research, Country Data, Government Publications, Commercial Publications, and the Environment.

 

Catherwood Library Guide to E-Commerce - Provides links to various aspects of e-commerce including international commerce, technical information, legal resources, online journals and newspapers, industry and association guides, and government policies.

 

Classic TvAds – Dozens of classic ads from TV.

 

Conference Board - A trusted source for business statistics and trends, including consumer confidence reports and other economic indicators. Some content fee based.

 

CorpWatch - This watchdog site includes news, exposes, analysis, and first person accounts of corporate and globalization issues.

 

Corporate Information - The source for global corporate information on the leading companies in over 55 countries. A wide spectrum of reports that analyze, probe, review and profile.

 

County Business Patterns - Annual series that provides sub national economic data by industry. 

 

Current Industrial Reports – Provides reports on manufacturing activity in important commodity areas such as textiles and apparel, chemicals, primary metals, computer and electronic components, industrial equipment, aerospace equipment, and consumer goods.

 

DoingBusiness - This World Bank site in English and Spanish discusses how to do business in foreign countries and describes their business environment, laws and regulations, and economic growth. Accessible by country or topic.

 

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Contains full text of most papers and documents published by ECLAC including its Statistical Yearbook, Economic Survey of Latin America ad the Caribbean, Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, Social Panorama of Latin America, and the Demographic Bulletin.

 

Economic Education and the Federal Reserve – Personal finance information.

 

Economist - Offers access to many articles of the print magazine.

 

Economist.com: Country Briefings - Sixty countries are covered. Each profile includes a Factsheet, Forecasts, Economic Data (downloadable as a spreadsheet) and Political Structure/Force and Economic Structure sections.  Much of the information is embargoed for a month or fee accessed.

 

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 - Presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. Search by keyword or browse by category. There is also a timeline.

 

eSignal.com – Chart stock movement from 3 month to 5 year period.

 

Export.gov - Anyone can use this site, but registered users have access to additional reports. Topics include Export Basis, Finding Partners and Trade Leads, Market Research, Counseling and Advocacy Services, Export Assistance Services, Trade Events, Export Finances, Shipping Documentation and Regulation, Pricing Quotes and Negotiations, Help with Trade Problems, and Buying US Products. An excellent resource for anyone wishing to do business abroad.

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - General Information, Economic Research & Data, Publications, Banking Information, Financial Services, Community Affairs, Consumer Information, Speeches & News, Educational Resources, Employment

 

Finance Resources on the Web - Covers General Finance and the Economy; Financial Markets; Corporate Finance; Company, Fund, and Investment Research; Risk Management; and International Finance.

 

FITA: Web Resources for International Trade - Keyword search or browse with links to 8,000 plus web sites. Categories include Trade Leads, Business Directories, Direct Investment, Currencies, International Taxation, Seaports, Translation Services, Industrial Commodity Codes, International Law, Treaties and International Conventions, Trade Barriers, Expatriate Resources, International Business Publications.

 

Food Marketing Institute - Find information on wholesale and retail food sales through browsing or keyword searching. This trade association site provides research reports, information on training and certification, lobbying updates, and industry news and advice.

 

Forecastcenter.com – Discusses future trends with links to numerous sources.

 

Fuld & Company – Lots of information and links on “competitor intelligence. Once there look for Intelligence Index and CI Tools. This will lead the searcher to a starting array of good business resources.

 

globalEDGE - This web portal by the Center for International Business Education and Resea4rch at Michigan State organized 5,000 business and country specific sites Great for assessing, comparing, and ranking a country’s overall investment climate. Search by region, country or topic.

 

Industry Research Desk - This site identifies and then extensively annotates 17-plus steps in the industry research process. While weak in general retail, banking and finance information, it is a good teaching site for the novice industry researcher.

 

International Business Culture, Customs and Etiquette – Discusses business practices, social customs, intercultural communication, negotiating practices, giving gifts, how to address individuals, and acceptable business attire in a wide range of countries.

 

Knowledge@Wharton – Contains research articles on Leadership, health economics, public policy, management, business ethics, etc.

 

KnowThis.com: Marketing Virtual Library  - Links to marketing sites.

 

Markets Data Center – From the Wall Street Journal, this free market research page covers stocks, international markets, ETFs, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Commodities and Futures, Currencies, Calendars & Economy, and Earnings.

 

Microsoft Investor - Personal finance site.

 

Morningstar.com - Providers of news and analyses on markets, stocks, and mutual funds, for the individual investor. Registration required.

 

Motley Fool - The Motley Fool exists to educate, amuse, and enrich the individual investor. To propose from personal finance to the stock market, the key to investment success is doing one's homework; and to show that homework can be fun.

 

NAICS - North American Industry Classification System – Provides classification number for business sectors.

 

National Retail Federation - Industry's largest advocacy organization which advances the industry through professional seminars, trade conferences, publications and educational ...Lots of links, reports, data.

 

National Trade Database – Detailed statistical and narrative information on world trade. Includes guides to doing business in foreign countries, market research, country reports on economic, social policies, and trade practices.

 

Oanda Currency Converters, Universal Currency - Includes currency converters, currency daily table, historical tables and charts, and forecasts.

 

RePEc: Research Papers in Economics - Provides access to over 150,000 working papers, 180,000 articles, and 1,000 books and chapters on economics. 

 

SCIWay – (pronounced Sky-Way) This state site, also known as the South Carolina Information Highway, covers many SC topics. Included is a business and industry directory.

 

SEC Filings and Forms (Edgar) - The SEC requires all public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.

 

South Carolina Department of Commerce – Helpful information about S.C. business.


Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Numbers
– Search database for SIC numbers.

 

Added March 2010  Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District (also known as the Beige Book.) - This title is released eight times per year, about two weeks prior to scheduled meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy body of the Federal Reserve System. Undergraduate students seeking up-to-date, easily digestible commentary on the economy should definitely consult the Beige Book.

 

Added January 2010 Vintage Ad Browser – 100,000 vintage advertisements to explore going back to the 1800’s.

 

Wachowicz's Web World: Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students - This site was designed to go along with Wachowicz’s textbook – Fundamentals of Financial Management – and follows the textbook’s chapters. Aside of the many links, it also includes exercises downloadable in Excel, quizzes, and glossaries.

 

Wall Street Executive Library – Excellent starting point for business research. Categories include News, Company and Industry Research, Financial Markets Research, Statistics and Economics Research, Leisure, a “Business Toolkit”, etc.

 

WWW Virtual Library Labour and Business History - Annotated links to archives, libraries, organizations, resources, conferences etc worldwide.

 

Yahoo! – Business Magazines

Yahoo! – Social Sciences - Economics

Yahoo! – Social Sciences - Economics – Statistics and Indicators

Yahoo! - Finance and Investment

Yahoo! - Marketing and Advertising

 

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CAREERS 

 

American Career InfoNet - Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.

 

CareerCity - Search the job database and submit your resume online. Also offers a career center, resume samples, and interview strategies.

 

careerbuilder.com - A job search engine.

 

CareerJournal.com – This career service is provided by the Wall Street Journal. Lots of advice and tools.

 

Dictionary of Occupational Titles – Provides the official name and number of every job.

 

Lifeworks: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers - The Career Finder sifts through over 100 job possibilities in health and medical sciences and creates a list of jobs for you to explore based on your interests and skills.

 

Monster.com - Search for jobs. Post your resume.

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job descriptions, employment projections, salary estimates, etc.

 

Online Sports: Career Center - Offers sports-related career opportunities and a resume bank for potential employers.

 

Quintessential Careers – Website for multicultural job seekers.

 

Riley Guide - Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet.

 

Welcome to Worldwide Careers – Links to Career sites.

 

Yahoo! - Careers

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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

 

About - Children’s Books – A good starting point and overall reference tool.

 

A to Z Teacher Stuff: Lesson Plans: Literature Activities – Although a limited number of books (about a dozen), this site has multiple lesson plans on each book.

 

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature – A large collection of full text historical children’s books from the 1700’s on. Provided by the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Library.

 

Caldecott Medal - Annual award for best picture book for children.

 

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site Reviewed Books - Reviews of great books for kids. Includes activities to teach particular subjects, curriculum areas, and themes.  

 

Children's Literature - Site includes sample reviews and profiles of authors and illustrators. 

 

Children’s Literature Index – K-12 Lesson Ideas for Literature: An Index to Books and Websites. Also called the Doucette Index. Type in a title, author, or illustrator and it will try to find lesson ideas on the web for almost 500 books.

 

CLWG- Children’s Literature Web Guide - The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults including award lists.

 

Dreamhouse Nursery Bookcase: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes – Contains texts and advice on reading to different age groups.

 

Educator’s Reference Desk – This ERIC site offers over 3,000 lesson plans, a questions archive, links to education sites, resource guides on all topics, and a link to GEM (Gateway to 21st Century Skills)..

 

GEM (Gateway to 21st Century Skills) - Provides educators with quick and easy access to over 40,000 educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.

 

International Children’s Digital Library – Online children’s books.

 

KidLit.com -The Right Books - Recommendations and reviews by gender, age, reading level, subject, and keywords.

 

Mr.Donn.org – A collection of lesson plans, activities, and powerpoints for teaching children’s books.

 

Newbery Medal - Official site of the children's literature award.

 

ReadWriteThinkLesson plans, standards, web resources, and student materials for language arts from the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

 

Scholastic.com: Teachers: Lesson Plans – Clinks on subject or reading level, or try a key word search to find dozens of lesson plans.

 

Teachers@Random  - Includes teacher's guides for educational books for K-12 from Random House.

 

Teaching Books.net - Generating enthusiasm for books and reading by providing easy access to authors, illustrators and exceptional book resources — all in one place! Includes teaching guides.

 

Welcome to Seussville - Games, stories, products about the works of Dr. Seuss.

 

Yahoo! - Children's Literature

Yahoo! – Literature – Lesson Plans

Yahoo! - Young Adult

 

Young Adult Book Central – Short book reviews, guides, author biographies, and interviews.

 

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COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES 

 

Anderson University

 

50 States.com – Colleges and Universities

 

50 States.com – Colleges and Universities – South Carolina

 

Peterson's College's and Universities -Basic financial and descriptive data.

 

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COSTUME AND FASHION

 

Clothing and Costume Links (Kingdom of Atlantia of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc) – Extensive links to finding and making your own historical costumes.

 

Costume Gallery – A linking page to a dozen or so film and theater designers.

 

Costume PageOver 2,000 unique links to reference works and museums, costume history, ethnic and folk costumes, theatrical costume organizations and events, schools, costume making and sources of supplies and costumes.  

 

Costumer's Manifesto – Everything a costumer needs to know at one site.

 

Elizabethan Costume Page – Covers Elizabethan (26th century) England as well as some European wear.

 

Fabric Links - The Educational Resource for Fabrics, Apparel, Home Furnishings, and Care.

 

History of Costumes - Braun & Schneider - c.1861-1880 – An online book.

La Couturiere Parisienne Costume & Fashion - This site is all about period costume, from the Middle Ages up to the early 20th century. Access 4000 costume pictures through a database, read one of hundreds of articles, or download some authentic period patterns.

Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute in NYC – View the Met’s costume holdings.

 

Museum of Costume in Bath, England – A source on English dress from the late 16th century on.

 

Regency Fashion Plates, 1790-1825 – Fashion illustrations from magazines published between 1790-1825.

 

UGA Paris Music Hall Collection -More than 6,000 fashion illustrations from the 1920s and 1930s covering more than a dozen designers.

 

Victorian Library and numerous links – Explore the Victorian era through fashions, holidays, history, decorating and travel.

 

Yahoo! – Costume history

Yahoo! - Costuming

Yahoo! - Fashion

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COUNSELING

(See also Psychology)

 

Dr. Ivan's Depression Central - Clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and treatments for major depression, manic depression, cyclothymia, and dysthymia

 

Internet Mental Health - Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.

 

Mental Health Net. Psychological Self Help (Online Book)

 

Psych Web by Russ Dewey – A multi-purpose site with links.

 

Self Help Magazine - Hundreds of articles and links on self help.

 

Virginia Tech - Study Skills Self Help Information

 

TWU Counseling Center – Links for students on coping with college and life.

 

WWW Virtual Library - Psychology

 

WWW Virtual Library - School Psychology (Note: This site only works in Internet Explorer)

 

Yahoo! - Mental Health

 

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

(See also Sociology)

 

APBOnline – The source for police and crime news, information, and entertainment.

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics – Offers much of the same statistics as their publication, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.

 

Criminology Links – Covers Corruption, Juveniles, Crime Prevention, Libraries, Criminology, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, News, Drugs, Police, Ethnicity, Prisons, Forensics, Probation & Parole, Gender & Sexuality, Research & Statistics, Government, Restorative Justice & Mediation, Human Rights, Social Studies, Justice, Courts & Law, and Victimology.

 

DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Homepage -

 

Department of Justice Homepage – Access its many agencies and programs.

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons Homepage  – Includes a guide to legal resources concerning FBP issues, an Inmate Locator, quick facts and statistics, and general information.

 

FBI Homepage

 

Legal Research Guide – An introduction to legal research on the web.

 

NCJRS – National Criminal Justice Reference Service – Primary web site for research in criminal justice. Links to articles, book, government reports, and web sites.

 

Officer.com - A commercial web site catering to law enforcement. News, editorials, employment, shopping, links.

 

Office for Victims of Crimes – Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, this website gathers information pertinent to victims of crimes – statistics, publications, research, as well as agency names and contact information.

 

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 600 tables. A publication of the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

 

World Justice Information Network - A library of international criminal justice links, news and publications.

 

Zeno’s Forensic Science Page – Links to Forensic Science, Medicine, Psychiatry/Psychology, and Literature.

 

WWW Virtual Library - Law

 

Yahoo! – Disabilities

Yahoo! – Law - Criminal Justice

Yahoo! – Sociology - Criminology

 

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DICTIONARIES / ENCYCLOPEDIAS / THESAURI

(Subject-specific dictionaries and encyclopedias may be found under their subjects.)

 

American Heritage® Dictionary, Fourth Edition  

 

Columbia Encyclopedia

 

Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary

 

MSN Encarta Encyclopedia

 

OneLook – Almost 100 dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri, and word encyclopedias in one.

 

Reference.com – Combination Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Almanac, Atlas, Directory, etc.

 

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus  

 

Visual Dictionary Online - From the image to the word and its definition, the Visual Dictionary Online is an all-in-one reference.

 

Wikipedia – The largest encyclopedia in the world. Although created by its users, it has proven to be a reliable source in many cases.

 

Yahoo! Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri, etc

 

 

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ADDED August, 2010 - DIGITAL REPOSITORIES

 

Europeana – Almost 3 million printed books as well as paintings, music, films, photos, audio, maps, manuscripts, and newspapers from the past 2,000 years of European history. Content providers include the Rijksmuseum, British Library, and Louvre as well as over 1,000 other archives in the European Union. Some copyright protected items are presented in low resolution.

 

Google Books - This search engine / repository finds not only 10 million plus books digitized under the Google Book Project, but also other online books. Some are public domain. Others are protected by copyright and provide only partial content. Be sure to limit your search to Full Text. There is also a magazine section.

 

Google Scholar – This search engine scours the web for scholarly articles. Some are free access. Some require a fee. Some are full text. Some are not.

 

Hathi Trust – This search engine retrieves digital content from dozens of academic libraries, the Google Book Project and the Internet Archive. Be sure to limit your search to Full View Only. Present content amounts to almost 7 million volumes. Participants.

 

Internet Archive – “A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.” The Internet Archive includes millions of items - texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages - in its collections. It also provides specialized services for the blind and other persons with disabilities.”

 

Million Book Project – is a book digitization project, led by Carnegie Mellon University, including partners in India, China, and Egypt. This site provides free-to-read access to the books on the web in many languages

 

SCIRUS - “The most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 370 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.” Some is free. Some isn’t. Icons will appear next to items available from the Thrift Library. You may also limit your search to Full Text. Sources.

 

 

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DISABILITIES 

 

ADA Home Page – American with Disabilities Act – Contains general guide and FAQs.

 

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Administers a free library program of Braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries.  

 

South Carolina State Library – Talking Book Service – State site for finding and ordering materials in Braille or recorded.

 

Yahoo! – Disabilities

 

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EDUCATION

(See also Curriculum Lab for K-12 materials, teacher education, lesson plans, etc.) 

 

Academic Info - A subject-based directory covering many educational disciplines.

 

Almanac of Higher Education – Statistics and reports on higher education. (Ask for password at desk.)

 

ARTSEDGE: National Arts and Education Site - Curriculum guides, resources, and news.

 

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

 

Chronicle of Higher Education - News and job information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students. (Ask for password at desk)

 

Education Index  - Contains a huge list of research and educational resources indexed by subject & lifestage. Includes games and lifestage-specific chat groups.  

 

Education Week - Offers daily news about K-12 education and schools. Issues include teacher accountability, policy, organizations, technology, student safety and quality.

 

Education World – Access 500,000 K-16 sites. Topics include Lesson Planning, Administration, Technology Integration, Professional Development, and School Issues.

 

Encyclopedia of Educational Technology - A collection of short multimedia articles on a variety of topics related to the fields of instructional design and education and training. The primary audiences for the EET are students and novice to intermediate practitioners in these fields, who need a brief overview as a starting point to further research on specific topics.

 

ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center - Provides free searching for Educational books and articles.

 

ETS Homepage – Official site of the Education Testing Service. Find information about PRAXIS, TOEFL, GMAT, ACT, GRE, CLEP, etc.

 

FREE – Federal Resources for Educational Excellence – Categories include government resources from 40 federal agencies on the topics of Arts, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages, Health and Safety, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, and Vocational Education.


IIEPassport  - Provides prospective study abroad students with accurate, reliable program information that is also featured in the Institute of International Education's renowned Academic Year Abroad and Short-Term Study Abroad print directories. Additional content such as featured countries and articles is also provided to help students maximize this life-changing experience.

 

IPEDSPA – (IPEDS Peer Analysis System) – Allows statistical comparison of colleges.

 

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching – Full text of the journal from v.1 to the present.

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

 

LD Online – Excellent source for teachers and parents on learning disabilities, learning disorders, learning differences, attention deficit disorder, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.

 

Measuring Up: The National Report Card on Higher Education - Measuring Up 2006 consists of the national report card for higher education and fifty state report cards. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. In addition, the site can compare any state with the best-performing states in each performance category, compare indicator scores and state grades for any performance category, obtain source and technical information for indicators and weights, and allow visitors to download the reports. Further, the Measuring Up Web site has the capacity to view previous report cards from 2000, 2002, and 2004.

 

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - A vast collection of statistics, descriptive data and links.

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – The NICHD provides access to research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood, to better understand the health of children, adults, families, and communities.

 

National Public School Locator - Searchable by school characteristics, district, location, or name.

 

PBS Online - Home of the Public Broadcasting Service.

 

PBS TeacherSource - Makes it easy to locate and use the best television and Web resources available, including hundreds of ready-to-use lesson plans.

 

Petersons – Search for colleges and universities, graduate programs, online programs, and private schools.

 

SCICU – South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. Official homepage of South Carolina’s private colleges and universities.

 

SCTLC - South Carolina: Teaching, Learning and Connecting - Thousands of lesson plans, assessment items and links to curriculum resources. The unique feature of the site is that all resources support the state’s standards-based instruction

 

SKEWL Sites – Attempts to identify best educational web sites and direct users to them.

 

South Carolina Department of Education - Find news, links to local districts, statewide test scores and related links.

 

Study Abroad Directory – International opportunities for study, teaching, volunteer, language, jobs, etc.

 

Study Guides and Strategies – Preparing to Learn, Studying, Classroom participation, Learning with Others, Project Management, Reading Skills, Preparing for Tests, Taking Tests, Writing Basics, Math and Science, and Webtruth.

 

Teacher Tube - Instructional videos site. Many are suitable for college use. If you find a video you see, you can link to it on the TeacherTube site or embed it into a web page or blog. 

 

Technology Resources – Links to internet field trips, web quests, ideas for spreadsheets, project based learning, one computer classroom, inspiration resources, music on the web, graphics, e-portfolios, etc.

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Education Report Card - Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness.

 

U.S. News Online: Education - Find colleges, grad schools, national rankings, scholarships, and job opportunities.

 

What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching – Quick answers to common questions.

 

WI DPI Education Resource List - Links to instructional material

 

WWW Virtual Library- Education

 

Yahoo! - Arts Humanities Literature

Yahoo! - Children's Literature

Yahoo! - Early Childhood Education

Yahoo! - Education, General

Yahoo! - Education, K-12

Yahoo! - Countries

Yahoo! - Gifted Youth

Yahoo! – Higher Education

Yahoo! - History of Education

Yahoo! - Lesson Plans, K-12

Yahoo! - Mathematics

Yahoo! - Reading

Yahoo! - Science

Yahoo! - Schools

Yahoo! - Social Studies

Yahoo! - Teaching

 

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ENTERTAINMENT 

 

Literature & Film  - Talks about the latest literature and film

 

Entertainment Weekly - Movie Central - Publishes the inside scoop on Hollywood, celebrities, and movies -

 

Internet Movie Database Search - Good resource for persons trying to find specific information and reviews on a particular movie -

 

TV GUIDE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK: Your Daily Guide To Entertainment - This is an online guide for the other small screen. It has season's new programs, returning favorites, and update on continuing trends

 

Yahoo! Movies and Films

 

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GENEALOGY  

 

Behind the Name – Look up the meaning of your first and middle names.

 

Genealogy Home Page – Links to genealogy resources on the web.

 

Last Name Meanings Dictionary  – Look up the meaning of your last name.

 

Yahoo! Genealogy

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GOVERNMENT 

 

ACPASSAnderson County Public Access System and Services. With ACPASS you can look up parcel information, property tax information, vehicle tax information, building permit information as well as view online dockets for the Anderson County Clerk of Court's Office all without a trip to the courthouse.


American FactFinder – U.S. Census Bureau statistics. Your source for population, housing, economic and geographic data from Census 2000, the 1990 Decennial Census, the 1997 and 2002 ...

 

City of Anderson, SC – News, Jobs, Boards Departments, Forms, Maps, Public Records, Directory, Things to Do, Calendar etc.

 

Congressional Directory  - Links to all the representatives for each state

 

ElectedNet! - Provides email addresses of elected officials.

 

FedStats – Gateway to statistics from over 100 government agencies.

 

FirstGov – Official gateway to federal, state, and local government sties.

 

Governments on the WWW - Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc. Includes also political parties.

 

GPO Access Online Resources: A-Z Resource List – Government Printing Office Site. Posts many of the documents produced by U.S. Government.

 

Paul Hensel's Political Science Page

 

South Carolina Legislature Online – Follow the working of the SC Legislature. Access to State Code of Laws and proposed changes.

 

State & Local Sourcebook - This subset to http://www.Governing.com  has proved to be a trustworthy connection to information about management, public policy, and politics, demographics, education, finance and technology from a state and local government point of view. Search by Regions, States, Metropolitan Areas, and Transit Agencies. Lots of links to the federal government, academia, and research organizations. 

 

Students.gov – Student’s gateway to the U.S. Government

 

THOMAS - US Congress on the Internet.

 

U.S. Census Bureau - Census 2000, 1970, 1980, 1990, historical and normalized data. Demographics and mapping available.

 

U.S. Department of State – Education, travel, business, and political information on all countries.

 

U.S. Government Documents Ready Reference Collection – Contains U.S. Budget, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Directory, Congressional Record, Federal Register, Opinions of the Supreme Court, U.S Code, U.S. Government Manual, and much, much more.

 

U.S. House of Representatives - Provides email and postal addresses of the representative from your zip code.

 

USA.gov – The US Government’s official portal for all government transactions, services, and information.

 

White House - Features statements and press releases by the President as well as documents, an index of government information, history, and tour information.

 

WWW Virtual Library – Political Science

 

Yahoo! U.S. Government

Yahoo! U.S. Government - Executive Branch

Yahoo! U.S. Government - Judicial Branch

Yahoo! U.S. Government - Legislative

Yahoo! U.S. Government - States  

Yahoo! Government & Politics 

Yahoo Politics - South Carolina

 

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HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT  Added March, 2010 

 

American Hospital Association – Home page of the AHA. This site provides links to Statistics and Studies, Job Opportunities, Resource Center, Health and Hospital Trends, Catalog of Resources, Fast Facts.

 

American Hospital Directory. Search for Hospitals. Some hospital statistics. Additional statistics and reports for subscribers.

 

America's Health Rankings - Sponsored by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention, America's Health Rankings uses a combination of 44 overlapping measures of personal behavior, community/environment, public/health policies, and clinical care to annually rank the 50 states from healthiest to least healthy. State summaries are one page in length. The site also features additional reports, resources, and links.

         

Careers in Health Care Management - Healthcare is one of today’s most dynamic and growing fields, with a wide range of opportunities and challenges. This Internet resource guide will assist you in exploring a career in the healthcare management field and provide you with information so that you can make a more informed career decision.

 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). This US federal agency administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Provides links to Regulations & Guidance, Medicare, Physician Fee Schedule Look-Up, Manuals, CMS Forms, Research and Statistics.

 

Consumers Guide To Health Reform - Kaiser Health News -

 

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUPnet). Federal and selected state statistics and trends on hospital stays and inpatient diagnoses and procedures.

Healthcare Management Online – “The online source for the modern Healthcare Management professional..." This site delivers strategic insights into global medical issues, offering latest news and interviews from leading healthcare authorities.

 

HealthReform.gov - Official US government site provides ongoing news and information about health care reform. Includes factchecking, videos, reports, forums and newsroom.

 

Kaiser Health News - An editorially independent news organization dedicated to providing high-quality coverage of health care policy and politics.

 

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. University of Pennsylvania's center for health services research, health policy analysis, and health care management executive education. Contains various useful reports / studies.

 

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Survey data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage

 

National Center for Health Statistics. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. Many, many data sets.

 

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation – The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving America's health care system. It conducts research, policy analysis and educational activities on a range of health care issues, fosters dialogue between the private health care industry and government to find workable solutions to health system problems, and also serves as a clearinghouse for information on health care issues.

 

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. - (PhRMA) Primary trade association for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Provides industry information, policy briefs, and various reports.

 

World Health Report - World Health Organization’s annual reports and global databases.

 

World Bank - Data by Topic - Health, Nutrition and Population. Similar to the World Health Report, but looks at health from a broader perspective.

 

Yahoo! – Health Care

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HISTORY 

(See also Virtual Tours, Newspapers, and Primary Sources)

 

American Memory from the Library of Congress - Over five million historical items from the Library of Congress

 

American Rhetoric.comIndex to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two including the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century.

 

AMDOCS (Documents for the Study of American History) - Over 100 primary text documents on US History arranged by date.

 

Best of History Websites - BOHWS contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more throughout its pages.

 

Biography.com - Magazine and TV channel site with celebrity features and clips of upcoming shows

Biography of America - A Biography of America is a telecourse and video series that presents American history as a living narrative. This series web site lets you delve further into the topics of the 26 video programs. For each program you'll find an interactive feature related to the subject or the time period of the program. In addition, you'll find a listing of key events of the period, a map relevant to the period, the transcript of the video program, and a "Webography" - a set of annotated web links. You will most likely want to watch the video program before using its related web segments, but you can use either independently.

Center for History and New Media – Offers a complete virtual course on U.S. History including model syllabi, discussions of historical methods and evidence, original documents, images, guides for instructors, and interviews with especially effective teachers.  Similar materials are offered for World History.

 

Civil War Maps Collection - The Civil War Map collection of the Geography and Map Division consists of reconnaissance, sketch, coastal, and theater-of-war maps which depict troop activities and fortifications during the Civil War.

 

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and Their FamiliesDIR is an on-line encyclopedia on the rulers of the Roman Empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453). The encyclopedia consists of (1) an index of all the emperors who ruled during the empire's 1500 years, (2) a growing number of biographical essays on the individual emperors, (3) family trees ("stemmata") of important imperial dynasties, (4) an index of significant battles in the empire's history, (5) a growing number of capsule descriptions and maps of these battles, and (6) maps of the empire at different times. Wherever possible, these materials are cross-referenced by live links. These contents are supplemented by an ancient and medieval atlas, a link to a virtual catalog of Roman coins, and other recommended links to related sites.

 

Documenting the American South - provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Early Modern Women Database - Links to Web resources useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period from ca. 1500 to ca. 1800 and includes links to Web sites about the Medieval period and 19th Century as well.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index - Index of publications on women, sexuality and gender in the Middle Ages. No full text.

 

Historical Texts Online –Articles, books and links to historical texts from all regions and time periods. Organized into three areas - Geographical, Topical, and Resources.

 

History Guide – Browse by Region, Time Period or Subject Area for scholarly websites or digital texts.

 

Added Aug, 2010  historypin – Combination Google map and historic pictures “pinned” to a particular time and location. See what Times Square, Paris, and the Panama Canal looked like at different times from the pictures and stories provided by users.

 

History Today – This scholarly magazine provides indexing to its huge archive of articles. Ask at the front desk for a password.

 

Holocaust Encyclopedia - Filled with accurate, readable, and informative articles on the Holocaust and its aftermath. Bibliographies accompany each entry, and links within and at the end of articles lead visitors to other online resources and related readings. The site features a section for teachers containing age-appropriate lesson plans and curricula. Neither polemical nor apologist in nature, this resource is one of the best and most reliable Holocaust sources available on the Internet.

 

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook - Features sites that focus on the archaeology, art, buildings monuments and cities, daily life, mythology and religion, and science of the ancient world.

 

Latin American Network information Center\-LANIC - Access to academic databases and information services, and information on and from Latin America

 

Library of Congress- HLAS Online Home Page - The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars.

 

Luminarium – This website looks at history (Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th century) through art, music and literature.

 

Map of Early Modern London – This site maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London. You will see many of the theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time, and learn about the history and culture of the city in which he lived and worked.

 

NARA: U.S. National Archives & Records Administration - Oversees the management of federal government records, including presidential diaries, historic correspondence, and a display of presidential gifts from around the world.

 

NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources - NetSERF's goal is to provide those interested in any aspect of the Middle Ages a single index of all the best medieval resources available on the Internet.

 

Official Documents (UK) – This United Kingdom website hosts official government documents (sometime known as Green or White Papers) on a broad range of topic.

 

Online Medieval and Classical Library - The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization

 

On-This-Day.com – Type in a day or date to learn what happened in history.

 

ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies – Includes the an Encyclopedia for 40 refereed articles arranged by time period and topic; the ORB Library Collection containing, among other things, an alphabetical index of more than 200 primary documents and the Internet Medieval Source book; Resources for Teaching; and the ORB Reference Shelf.

 

Repository of Primary Sources - Listing of over 5,500 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.

 

Royal Historical Society Bibliography - The RHS bibliography is an authoritative guide to what has been written about British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present day. The Bibliography is hosted by the Institute of Historical Research, which is part of the University of London. Includes almost a half million entries and the content of 604 journals. Access to data from Irish History Online and from London's Past Online.

 

Speech and Transcript Center – Copies of political speeches.

 

This Day in History – Find out what happened on a certain day in history. A key word search allows you to find days in history associated with a person or topic.

 

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade – Information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.

 

Victorian Web – Links to Literature, History and Culture regarding the Victorian era.

 

Vietnam: Yesterday and Today - This website is primarily for students and teachers working to understand the Vietnamese Conflict. Its goal is to suggest books, magazine articles, and websites that will be useful, to provide suggestions for effective research, and to provide information about the war and the country of Vietnam.

Wars for Vietnam: 1945–1975 - This site offers students an opportunity to 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. Also recommended is the Vietnam Project with over 100,000 documents.

WWW Virtual Library - History - The World Wide Virtual Library History: Central Catalogue

 

Yahoo! History

Yahoo! History, US

 

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HOW TO

 

Expert Village - Thousands of How-To Videos From Experts! Categories include Automotive & Mechanical, Beauty & Fashion, Crafts, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Hobbies, Home & Garden, Music, Parenting, Pets, Sports, Other.

 

HowStuffWorks – Categories include Auto, Communication, Computer, Electronics, Entertainment , Food & Recipes, Health, Home & Garden, Money, People, Science, and Travel.

 

Instructables - A website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it- yourself projects, recipes, and hacks which other users can comment on and rate for quality.

 

lifehacker – Tips and Downloads for getting things done. A How To Manual for those who want to know how to deal with technology and the Millennial  lifestyle.

 

SuTree - Knowledge Community: Watch. Learn. Share. - Find how-to videos, video lessons, tutorials, lectures and Do It Yourself.

 

wikiHow - A collaborative writing project to build the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. With your edits, we can create a free resource that helps millions of people by offering solutions to the problems of everyday life. wikiHow currently contains 22,456 articles written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers. Please join us by writing on a topic not yet covered, or editing a page that someone else has started. Categories include: Arts & Entertainment,  Food & Entertaining,  Philosophy & Religion,  Careers & Education,  Health,  Relationships,  Cars & Other Vehicles,  Hobbies and Crafts,  Sports & Fitness,  Communications,  Holidays & Traditions,  Teenagers,  Computers & Electronics,  Home & Garden,  Travel,  Family Life,  Personal Care & Style,  Finance & Business,  Pets, an and Other,

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN 

(See also Art)

 

19th and 20th Century Architecture and Design - The Aesthetic Movement -Has links to illustrate the word of architects and artists from 1870 to 1930.

 

ABC TV: In the Mind of the Architect - A tour of Australia's innovative architecture and architects. Companion to the TV documentary offers slides, quotes, images, and audio-visual excerpts from the show.
 

Aecportico – Your guide to Architecture, Engineering and Construction.

 

AIA  - American Institute of Architects.

 

AICT - Art images for College Teaching – Copyright free images. AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis to all levels of the educational community

 

ArBITAT - Architecture and design community. See slideshows of featured buildings, read articles about architectural projects issues, or find profiles of individual architects. Also includes news about new construction and exhibitions.

 

ArchInform - International architectural database including projects from a wide area of architects and planners, with emphasis on the 20th century. Find actual or imagined buildings by architect, town, or key word. Also in German.

Architectural Resources on the Internet – Shows examples of the work of 12 of the most famous architects.

Architecture and Interior Design for Twentieth Century America - The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida. Included are the homes of notable Americans, such as Raymond Loewy, and of several U.S. presidents, as well as color images of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Many of the photographs were commissioned by architects, designers, owners and architectural publications, and document important achievements in American 20th-century architecture and interior design.

Architecture Link - Online guide to British buildings and architecture for students and all those interested in architectural design. Includes book reviews, in-depth building tours, and suggested sites and organizations.

ArtSource – Art and architecture resources.

 

Arts Council Collection - The largest national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art, with over 7,500 works

 

ASID – American Society of Interior Designers. Includes Design Resource Center, Universal Design Resource Center, Innovative Product

 

Building Concerns: Northern California Resource Directory - committed to fostering a better understanding of ecologically appropriate designing, building and development principles and standards.

 

Building Green: High Performance Buildings Case Studies - The High Performance Buildings Database provides case studies of projects ranging from homes and commercial interiors to large buildings and even whole campuses and neighborhoods. These may be certified

 

Built in America - Find documents about the history of U.S. architecture, engineering, and design in this online exhibit from the Library of Congress. Includes The Historic American Buildings Survey and the Historic American Engineering Record collections.
 

Casselman Archive of Islamic and Mudejar Architecture in Spain - This collection contains over four thousand color slides and black and white photographs of medieval Spain

 

Castle Image Archive - Contains castles of the world, tours, movies, and images.

 

Cyburbia - Portal for urban planners and others interested in cities and the built environment. Includes an urbanism wiki, image galleries, an online resource directory, and Cyburbia forums.

Design Linc – Accessibility Design and Resources - Bringing you design resource information for products and services available to the physically challenged and their caregivers.

 

Ecosustainable Hub – Links to resources and tools on ecology, environment and sustainability.

 

Glass Steel and Stone - Devoted to the art of architecture around the world, with facts and photos of famous buildings, towers, and monuments. Find architectural information about buildings near you, or read feature articles and columns.
 

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus - Searchable database and thesaurus of concepts related to art, architecture, and material culture. Browse the Getty Vocabularies and find terms for specific styles and periods, agents, built works, materials, and techniques.

 

Glossaries for Interior Decorating – More than a dozen specialized glossaries – Architectural Styles, Flooring Terms, Furniture Styles, Leather, Paint, Wallpaper, Window Treatment, etc.

 

Great Buildings Collection - Featuring architecture and architects from Stonehenge to Fallingwater, around the world and across history. Learn about architectural types, see timelines of architects and their work, or see images, drawings and 3D models.

 

Gothic Overview - A Gothic Overview: Architecture, Garden Design, & Much More. "Pre-Gothic". 300-600 CE: Goths, Visigoths, Ostragoths, and other "barbaric ...

 

IIDA – International Interior Design Association. IIDA advocates for interior design excellence; provides superior industry information; nurtures a global interior design community; maintains educational standards; and responds to trends in business and design.

 

IDEC – Interior Design Educator’s Council. Dedicated to the advancement of education and research in interior design. IDEC fosters exchange of information, improvement of educational standards, and development of the body of knowledge relative to the quality of life and human performance in the interior environment.

 

Image Catalogs and Building Registries – A large collection of architectural image sites.

 

Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome - Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour presents a website that references the work of two 18th century masters of Roman topography: Giambattista Nolli (1701-1756) and Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782).

Vasi’s Grand Tour places the work of these two masters in their cultural context: 18th century Rome and the Age of the Grand Tour examining the cartographic and artistic legacy that they inherited. Over two hundred and forty of Vasi’s topographic prints are presented in detail and in relationship to Nolli’s map. Vasi’s work and methods are subsequently interpreted through an analysis of their topographic, artistic, and historic content.

 

Intute: Arts and Humanities – Gateway to Art, Design, Architecture, and Media Information on the Internet.

 

Kitchen and Bath – This online magazine contains a Designer Corner, Projects, Products, Buyer’s Guide and more.

 

LEED - The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED standards are currently available or under development for: New commercial construction and major renovation projects (LEED-NC), Existing building operations (LEED-EB), Commercial interiors projects (LEED-CI), Core and shell projects (LEED-CS), Homes (LEED-H), and Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). Click here for a GSA LEED Cost Study. 

 

Medieval Art and Architecture – Concentrates on images in Britain and France.

 

NCIDQ - The National Council for Interior Design Qualification serves to identify to the public those interior designers who have met the minimum standards for professional practice by passing the NCIDQ Examination.

 

Public Architecture and Design - Creating Community -NPR radio series examining the changing design of public spaces. Learn about how we view spaces such as the traditional pub, transit villages, city parks, churches, and temples. Includes audio recordings in RealAudio format.
 

RIBA Architectural Links – (Royal Institute of British Architecture) All about architecture.

 

Sensory Impact - Reporting on the culture of objects.

 

Sustainable Design Resource Guide – Provides an overview of the general requirements for sustainable design. Describes in detail building materials suitable for sustainable design. Directs users to sources of materials and services. Provides additional web links.

 

VictorianLiving.com - Dedicated to those who love anything Country and Victorian. Provides information on collecting, decorating, craft, and more.

 

Storedesign.tv - Offers information on retail store design and customer buying motivation.

Virtual History of Architecture - The Chronology of Architectural Theria, Praxis, and Poisis in the world.  Articles on the history of Architecture. Perseus Encyclopedia Subject Index: Architecture, UNESCO World Heritage List, Architecture Image images and Exhibits, and more.

 

WBDGWhole Building Design Guide. The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated 'Whole Building' Design Techniques and Technologies. Includes design guidance, project management, mandates, references, case studies, etc.

 

Worldview Cities - Perspectives on architecture and urbanism from around the globe. Includes a multimedia timeline, critical views of architecture in specific cities, and profiles of emerging architects. From the Architectural League of New York.

WWW Virtual Library Architecture

 

Yahoo! Architecture

Yahoo! Architecture - History

Yahoo! – Architecture – Buildings and Structures

Yahoo! – Architecture – Sustainable Architecture

Yahoo! – Architecture – Universal Design

Yahoo! Art History – Periods and movements

Yahoo! Furniture Design

Yahoo! Interior Design

 

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INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES

 

Alta Vista -

Ask Jeeves

Dogpile

Excite

Go.com

Google

Hotbot

MetaCrawler

Yahoo!

 

ACRL–Internet Resources - Every month since 1998 a new annotated subject guide is added. Examples include Grant Resources on the Web, Genealogy, Geography, Foreign Language, Literature and Culture, Fashion and Costume, etc.

 

BUBL Link Formerly the BUlleton Board for Libraries. This British site covers all academic subject areas and is catalogued according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. All items are selected, evaluated, catalogued and described. With about 11,000 sites selected, BUBL is small but pithy. An unusual feature is the ability to search for sites by MANY categories including host country, official Government home pages, Dewey Decimal Classification, and web page type (bibliographies, biographies, maps, poems, sound collections, thesauri, etc. There is also a site search engine.

 

HAKIA – Automatically subdivides results into kinds of results. Here’s an example of subcategories for global warming.

Profile on Global Warming /   Natural Causes of Global Warming /  Human Causes of Global Warming / Consequences of Global Warming / Scientific Evidence / The Skeptics / Activism / Treaties, Pacts, and Agreements / The Greenhouse Effect / Polar Ice Caps / Other Causes / Government Response / Possible Solutions / News and Interviews / Myths and Controversies / Data and Statistics / Blogs and Fan Sites / Speeches and Quotes / Criticism, Commentary, and Interpretations / Resources, Archives, and Organizations / Movies and Documentaries

 

INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collection –INFOMINE is intended for the introduction and use of Internet/Web resources of relevance to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It is being offered as a comprehensive showcase, virtual library and reference tool containing highly useful Internet/Web resources including databases, electronic journals (0ver 2,400), electronic books, bulletin boards, listservs, online library card catalogs, articles and directories of researchers, among many other types of information. Most subject terms are identified by Library of Congress numbers.

 

Internet Public Library (IPL) – Arranges the internet like a library with subject collections, ready reference, a reading room, and special collections. Links to lots of full text books and periodicals.

 

Librarian’s Index to the Internet – Very similar to Yahoo, only made for librarians and library users. Combines an on site search engine with a subject directory.

 

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JOURNALISM

(See also Newspapers)

 

Added March, 2010  CCJ: Committee of Concerned Journalists  - The CCJ provides a platform for exploring the recent evolution of journalism in the US and issues facing the profession. The organization's multifaceted Web site includes not only information about training opportunities, networking, and discussion venues, but also original content related to current trends/issues and guidance for those seeking to enter the profession. This site will be valuable to those who are interested in exploring ethical issues within the profession and outside influences on and expectations of the profession. 

 

Center for Non-verbal Studies - The Center's goal is to promote the scientific study of nonverbal communication, which includes body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design. Includes a non-verbal dictionary.

 

CyberJournalist.Net – This site focuses on how the internet, media convergence, and new technologies are changing journalism. Find tips, news and commentary on how the internet is changing journalism.

FACSNET – (Foundation for American Communications) Maintains online resources designed to help journalists find information they need and to understand the subjects upon which they report.

FactCheck.org – A project of the Pew Foundation, this site attempts to be a “consumer advocate” for voters by monitoring the factual accuracy of political ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Journalism Resources - Over 40 annotated pages of resources compiled for support of academic journalism departments and professional journalists.

MCS - The MCS (pronounced 'mix' – Media and Communication Studies) site is an award-winning portal or 'meta-index' to internet-based resources useful in the academic study of media and communication.

NewPages: Alternatives in Print and Media - News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.

News Center – Links to up to the minute news resources.

NewsDirectory – Allows you to browse news links (TV, newspapers, and magazines) by country or subject.

NewsLink – Links to Newspapers, Radio, and TV

NewsWatch.org: A Consumer’s Guide to the News – A watchdog site for the media.

 

NPR - National Public Radio  - Access to top news stories in print and audio.

 

PBS Online  - Information and interactive activities related to public television programming, links to member stations, and educational resources.

 

PBS Teachers – Resource site containing standard based resources for PR-K to 12 grades.

 

Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics -  Seek Truth and Report It, Minimize Harm, Act Independently, Be Accountable,

 

Speech and transcript Center – Contains American and international political speeches. Most of the content is from 2003.

 

Television Production: A Free Interactive Course in Studio and Field Production – Contains over 70 training modules and 800 color illustrations.

 

WWW Virtual Library - Broadcasting - Web broadcasting. International Digital Broadcast Systems, Inc.

 

Yahoo! College and University Newspapers

Yahoo! Journalism

 

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KINESIOLOGY / PE

(See also Sports)  

 

AAHPERD – Promoting healthy life styles through high quality programs.

 

AAOS OnlineAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – Contains Fact Sheets on specific sports injuries and safe play in different sports.

 

ASEP – American Society of Exercise Physiologists – Professional organization site. Provides useful links to websites and journals, some of which are in full text.

 

American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education – Professional organization site to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.

E-anatomy.org – Atlas of Human Anatomy. Contains 1,500 slide from normal CT and MRI exams along with illustrations. (Requires Adobe Flash Player 7).

 

Exercise Science Links – A small collection of internet links.

 

ExRx (Exercise Prescription on the Net) - a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast." ExRx.net consists of over 1,700 pages on such topics as Exercise Instruction, Weight Training, Kinesiology, Aerobic Conditioning, Exercise Information, Fitness Testing, Weight Management, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise and Sports Psychology, Anabolic Steroids, Bodybuilding, and Fitness Calculators.

 

GSSI – Gatorade Sports Science Institute – Contains a respected sports science library.

 

International Society of Biomechanics in Sport – Contains useful links.

To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas for sports biomechanics researchers, coaches and teachers 

To bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners 

To gather and disseminate information and materials on biomechanics in sports

 

LUMEN: Structure of the Human Body – Online course on anatomy. Many excellent illustrations.

 

MuscleNet - Provides information on clinical, diagnostic criteria and epidemiology of inherited neuromuscular disorders as well as on current research.

 

National Athletic Trainers Association – Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of athletes worldwide.

 

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development – This government site covers all aspects of contraception and fertility, pregnancy, genetic disorders, and women’s health as related to reproduction, including menopause.

 

PE Central The Web Site for Health and Physical Education - Dedicated to providing a variety of resources for the K-12 physical educator.

 

PhysiologyINFO.org – The American Physiological Society explains how physiology relates to chemistry, pathology, anatomy, etc., and provides links to Milestones in Physiology, Classic Articles, Research Issues, and current articles (past year only) of the society’s dozen or so publications.

 

Virtual Library of Sport - Welcome to the Virtual Library of Sport  - the one-stop shop for quality sports resources on the internet.

 

Virtual Sports Injury Clinic – Links to over 100 specific injuries and conditions, strapping and taping, legal issues, and a “virtual library of sport.”

 

WWW Virtual Library - Medicine - Features information on diseases and links to biosciences information.

 

Yahoo! Health & Fitness

Yahoo! Physical Education - K12

Yahoo! Rating and Ranking

Yahoo! Coaching

Yahoo! Sports Medicine

Yahoo! Sports Psychology

Yahoo! Sports Science

 

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LANGUAGE 

 

Association for Hispanic Classical Theater - The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater sponsors the Walker M. Reid Award for presentations in English translation

 

Cervantes Project – Information about Cervantes life and works.

 

Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature – Full text of literary works in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and many other European languages.

 

ESL Language Courses - This site is an independent, non-profit effort to foster the learning of worldwide languages. Courses here are made available through the private efforts of individuals who are donating their time and resources to provide quality materials for language learning.  

 

Ethnologue - SIL International presents Languages of the world and a whole lot more..

 

French Language Course - This course will help you understand written French -

 

Howard University Libraries – French Connection – Links to government, culture, education, etc., in French.

 

Language Tools – iTools – Dictionaries, thesauruses, crossword solver, translation engines, etc.

 

Latin American Network Information Center - LANIC - Access to academic databases and information services, and information on and from Latin America.

 

Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection -  This collection of more than 5,000 pamphlets are valuable primary resources for students and researchers working on Latin American history. They document the emergence of the Latin American colonies as independent states, and illuminate many aspects of their populations' social and cultural life. Many pamphlets are devoted to boundary disputes, territorial expansion, the description of unexplored territories and the relationship between Church and State.

 

Learn Spanish – A free online tutorial.

 

Library of Congress – HLAS (Handbook of Latin American Studies) - An extensive bibliography on Latin America.

 

LinguaWeb - Learning and teaching materials in French, Spanish, German and Italian.

 

Projecto Cervates – Spanish/English site about Cervantes.

 

Spanish Language Exercises - A series of language exercises for the purpose of facilitating the learning and teaching of Spanish in the Internet environment.

 

TextKit – Online resource for learning Greek and Latin. Textkit is the Internet's largest provider of free and fully downloadable Greek and Latin grammars and readers with 146 free books

 

WWW Resources for French as a Second Language - Resources for Students and Teachers.

 

Yahoo! - Chinese Language

Yahoo! - Dictionaries 

Yahoo! - Dictionaries - Languages

Yahoo! - French Language

Yahoo! - German Language

Yahoo! - Japanese Language

Yahoo! - Languages -

Yahoo! - Sign Language

Yahoo! - Spanish Language

Yahoo! - Swedish Language

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LIBRARIES  

 

Anderson University Library

 

Anderson County Library 

 

Clemson University Library

 

Greenville (S.C.) County Library System

 

Kudzu – Search up to a dozen university libraries at one stop including Clemson and USC.

 

Library of Congress

 

South Carolina State Library

 

University of South Carolina Library

 

Yahoo! Academic Libraries

Yahoo! Public Libraries

 

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LITERATURE

 

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers.

 

American Writers – Features top 100 American authors. Biographies, portraits, web links, and some full text works.

 

Arts and Letters Daily – “Ideas, criticism, debate.” This scholarly service of the Chronicle of Higher Education gathers the “best” that’s out there for your edification. It will stimulate your mind.

 

Bartleby.com – Great books online. Aside of the dozen or so dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotation collections and other reference books, this site provides the full text to thousands of pieces of world literature – from Aesop to Virginia Woolf.

 

Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation – The answer to all your grammar questions.

 

British Poetry 1780-1910 a Hypertext archive  - Links to Different British poets

 

British Women Romantic Poets Project, 1789-1832 – A collection of poetry by English and Irish women poets.

 

CAPA – Contemporary American Poetry Archive – A collection of the works of some worthy, but lesser known poets.

 

Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism, Guide to Library ResearchDuke University’s helpful website on writing research papers.

 

Classical Mythology – Glossary, genealogical trees, The Olympians gods, myths, hymns, images.

 

Columbia Guide to Online Style  - Guide to do a correct online citation in MLA and Chicago style.

 

Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Plays may be read scene by scene.

 

Documenting the American South - Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

 

Added Feb. 2010  English Short Title Catalogue For use by upper level and graduate researchers as a finding aid. There is no full text. The (ESTC) is "designed to include a bibliographic record, with holdings, of every surviving copy of letterpress produced in Great Britain or any of its dependencies, in any language, worldwide, from 1473 to 1800." 

 

Expansive Poetry and Music Online Links  - Links to Poetry and Criticism sites

 

Geoffrey Chaucer Website – By and about Chaucer. Includes complete text of Canterbury Tales and information on Middle English.

 

Gradesaver – This website provides plot summaries and biographies similar to those found in Masterplots.

 

Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on the MLA – Covers the entire research / writing process.

 

Guide to Grammar and Writing – A good tutorial on grammar rules.

 

HTI American Verse Project  - Links to find certain authors

 

Inspirational Poetry: A Guide to Internet Resources – Links to poems, reviews, poets, etc.

 

IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection – Links to find authors and information

 

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama – Links to all things Irish with extensive full text literary works.

 

Literary Resources on the Net (Lynch) -  Links to other Literary sources on the net.

 

Luminarium - Presents literature, art, and music together. Covers Medieval and Renaissance.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the InternetA complete annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet. Also includes a timeline, genealogy, biography quiz, the Shakespeare Canon, Rowe’s Some Acount of the Life &c. of Mr. William Shakespeare, and Charles and Mary lab’s Tales from Shakespeare.

Online Medieval and Classical Library – A collection of literary works.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab – Tutorial and reference materials on research and writing.

Romantic Circles - Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture.

SurLaLune Fairy Tales - A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring 27 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, and over 1,000 illustrations.

Twentieth Century Poetry in English – Links to 116 poets.

Victorian Web – Multidiscipline site on all things Victorian.

Victorian Women Writers Project - The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century including anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama.

VOS (Voice of Shuttle) English Literature Page  - Links to Literature.

 

Web Concordances – A collection of concordances to the some of the works of - Shelly, Coleridge, Keats, Blake, Wordsworth, and Hopkins.

 

Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 - This is a collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently 2,887 volumes included (1,914 unedited, 973 fully edited and encoded) by 1,450 authors.

 

Yahoo! Arts Humanities Literature

Yahoo! Literature - Reference

Yahoo! Literature Reviews

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MAGAZINES / JOURNALS

 

DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals – Provides access to free full text articles in over a thousand journals.

 

Highwire - HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text articles on Earth! As of 10/15/04, we are assisting in the online publication of 770,015 free full-text articles and 1,972,541 total articles.

 

Ingenta – This index allows users to search article titles by key word. Articles can then be ordered online for approximately $25.00 or through Interlibrary Loan for $2.00.

 

LookSmart’s FindArticles - A collection of online magazines and journals. Look up by title or topic.

 

Magportal.com - Directory and search engine for finding free magazine articles

 

PubMed – Over 15 million citations to biomedical articles going back to the 1950’s. An increasing number of links to full text articles are included.

 

Yahoo! Journals

Yahoo! Magazines

 

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MATH

 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) – Contains an abundance of resources for mathematics educators at all levels including 500+ lesson plans with downloadable worksheets, NCTM standards. Includes the Illuminations feature which describes real life situations in which mathematics can be used, Curriculum Focal Points which list important math topics for each grade level as well related ideas, concepts, skills, and procedures.

 

NUMDAM - NUMDAM is a collection of more than a dozen mathematics periodicals in full image format, many going back to vol. 1. New volumes are added five years after publication. Although the collection consists entirely of French journals, most have either been translated, or are in the process of being translated, into English beginning with the latest issues.

 

 

MUSEUMS 

(See also Art)

 

Guggenheim Museum

 

Hermitage Museum

 

Louvre W3

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art 

 

National Gallery of Art

 

National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

Prado

 

Sister Wendy’s American Collection – Based on the book/video (both of which are in the library’s collection), this site takes users on a tour of six American museums – The Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Cleveland Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, LA County Museum of Art, and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Turning the Pages – A growing collection of digitized books from antiquity located at the British Library. Includes the oldest printed book, the original Alice in Wonderland, and sketches by Leonardo diVinci.

 

WebMuseum

 

World Art Treasures - 100,000 slides

 

Yahoo! -Art Museums, Galleries, and Centers

 

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MUSIC  

(See also Theater)

 

American Choral Music, 1870-1923

This encyclopedia provided by the Library of Congress in collaboration with the American Choral Directors Association provides access to significant choral music in the public domain by the leading American composers of the time. Users can find digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays; finding aids to collections; databases for performing arts resources; and a special Performing Arts Resource Guide which contains entries for hundreds of Library collections, Web sites, databases and exhibits. (In the latter, each entry describes the resource and provides a link to it if there is an online finding aid or Web site available.)

 

American Musicological Society – Useful links include:      

Graduate Programs in Musicology

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology

Resources for the history of musicology

Web sites of interest to musicologists - useful
Current listings of Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences, CFPs in the discipline

 

AMG All Music Guide – This giant site is designed to let visitors sample – and buy - music recordings. In doing so it provides access to the first 30 seconds of hundreds of thousands of recordings, as well as accompanying notes, biographies, reviews and classical composition descriptions. Must register to listen, but it’s free.

Aria Database - The Aria Database is a diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias. Designed for singers and non-singers alike, the Database includes translations and aria texts of most arias as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.

BMG - Classic World – This sales catalog is huge and a useful source for identifying composers and compositions.

 

Chantez - Vous Francais - Remarques curieuses sur le français chanté du Moyen Age à la période baroque

 

Classical MiDI with Words - Featuring art songs with synchronized lyrics and translations.

 

Classical Net - Offers a comprehensive array of files about the last 900 years in Western art music. Includes a basic Repertoire List, a Classical CD Buying Guide, a Recommended Classical CDs List, Composers Works and Data, over 3,000 Reviews & Articles on CDs, DVDs, and Books, Books & Scores, and more than 4,000 Classical Music Links.

 

Ethnology, Folk Music and World Music - Essentially an online ethnomusicology encyclopedia.

 

George F Devine Music Library, Univ. of Tenn. – This library has compiled a wonderful links page to the Internet. Its music collection, complete with descriptive information, can also be viewed for free.

 

German for Music Lovers  - Dictionaries, grammar tools, word order, and some lyrics.

 

Gregorian Chant - Links and resources from Princeton University's music department

Added Summer 2010 - Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments – From the Bagpipe to the Zink, see, hear, and read about musical instruments.

Historic American Sheet Music - The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library - the free public domain sheet music library. 16,944 works · 33,277 scores

Instrument Encyclopedia - A sampler of some of the world's most interesting musical instruments.

 

Lied and Art Songs Text Page – Over 15,000 texts used in lieder and other classical songs as well as many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces, with thousands of translations to English, French and other languages

 

MENC The National Association for Music Education

 

MHN K-8 Magazine – A place to buy music for K-8 classes.

 

MusicSearch.com - The Internet's Music Search Site20,000+ free reviewed links.

 

Added Summer 2010 - negrospirituals.com - This site is devoted to traditional African American spirituals, and some information is given about the early Gospel songs. Includes songs (tunes and lyrics to over 200 titles), singers, composers and history.

 

Online Opera Scores Prototype  - Online opera scores.

 

Opera Librettos and translations - Opera Librettos, Translations, and Related Texts

 

Public Domain Music – A reference site to help identify public domain songs and public domain music . . . royalty free music you can use anywhere and any way you choose . . . performance, sing-along, film, video, advertising, business, or personal.

 

Added Summer 2010 -Renaissance Channel - A channel devoted to the performance of medieval and renaissance music.

 

Society for Music Theory – Organizational site. A variety of resources for those interested in the fundamentals of music theory, including links to bibliographies and information about computer-aided instruction, can be found under basic theory.

 

Themefinder – Computer database of musical themes. Narrow your search by such things as interval, scale, pitch, and contour.

 

University of Vermont String Pedagogy Notebook – Essentially a course on a web page, this “notebook” contains links, quicktime movie clips, essays, lectures, a searchable literature database, and midi files.

 

Worldwide Internet Music Resources - Organized by topic by librarians at the Indiana University Music Library

 

WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists – Part of the American Musicological Society Web Page, this list of internet resources includes 32 categories of music and is a good starting point for finding music information on the internet.

 

Yahoo! Music Lyrics

Yahoo! Music History

Yahoo! Music Reviews

Yahoo! Music

Yahoo! Music – News and Media

Yahoo! Musicals

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NEWSPAPERS 

 

Anderson Independent Mail – Past 30 days free. Obituaries are free. Archives begin in 1999. Pay per view.

 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution – past 30 days free. Archives begin in1985. Pay per view. No photos or graphics in archives.

 

Christian Science Monitor - Past five days free. Archives begin in 1980.

 

ADDED Aug. 2010 - Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers – This Library of Congress site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. The growing number of states represented has passed 20, but does not yet include SC, GA, or NC. List of Newspapers.

 

Greenville Online -

 

New York Times – Available via  Historical New York Times Database (1851-2005) and Academic OneFile Database (1985- today).

 

Newspapers by Country – Find newspapers by country.

 

Newspapers Online – Find newspapers from all over the world.

 

Post & Courier - Charleston. Net Home Page-

 

Times of London

 

Top 100 Newspapers

 

USA Today

 

Yahoo! Newspapers - SC

Yahoo! College newspapers 

Yahoo! National Newspaper

 

Washington Post

 

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OPEN CONTENT (Open Content refers to materials that can be used, or adapted for use, in the classroom. They are usually free for student and teacher usage as long as the source and/or creator is acknowledged. The Open Content and Public Domain sections of the Favorites Page are very similar in both content and concept. As a rough rule of thumb, the web pages noted below are more likely to contain larger creative works, including lectures and even online courses, whereas the Public Domain section is more likely to contain building blocks of free materials.

(See also Public Domain)

 

Added 2010/02  The Knowledge Bank at OSU, from the Ohio State University – The Knowledge Bank is a repository containing multiple libraries of free documents and multimedia files related to nearly all academic disciplines. It goes far beyond just historical documents and digitized images; new content arrives every day in the form of presentations, lectures, streaming videos, and journals, along with technical and research reports by faculty, staff, and students. All content is free to the public but protected under the Creative Commons License, which allows authors to retain rights to intellectual property.

 

Added 2010/02  GMU's Online Resources for Developmental Psychology This free web site was originally created to support Developmental Psychology courses at GMU, but is open to all and is a good way to access many helpful and vetted sites. Users may search for a word or phrase, or browse either a topical listing or the table of contents.

 

 

 

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PHILOSOPHY

 

History of Philosophy - A very large, diverse collection of essays addressing many philosophical, historical, scientific, religious, economic, legal, and political issues.

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Extensive cross-referenced encyclopedia of philosophy with hyperlinks to additional websites.

 

Yahoo – Humanities - Philosophy

 

 

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PRIMARY SOURCES

(See also Primary Sources – General, Historical Magazines and Newspapers,  Social Studies, WWI, WWII & Cold War), South Carolina

 

Text Box: What are they?

Primary sources reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer.

Examples:
Diaries, journals, speeches, interviews, letters, memos, manuscripts, memoirs, autobiographies
Government documents. Organizations records.
Books and magazine, journal, and newspaper articles written at the time about a particular event.
Photographs, audio recordings and moving pictures or video recordings, documenting what happened.
Surveys and polls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Sources - General

 

Ad*Access - A collection of images from over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 through 1955. Subject areas include: radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene and World War II. Image:Camera.svg

 

American Civil War Homepage - A general site on the American Civil War that includes links to images and photographs from the Civil War as well as links to important Civil War documents. Image:Camera.svg

 

American MemoryFrom the Library of Congress, the American Memory project is a collection of digitized documents, maps, photographs, recorded sound, sheet music, moving pictures and text from the Library of Congress Americana collections. Click on Browse to search by format. There are over 70 collections included in the project. Image:Camera.svg

 

Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents  -Primary source documents from American history starting with Columbus and going through to the Civil Rights Act of 1991, provided by the Univ. of Oklahoma.

 

Documenting the American South - Sponsored by the UNC at Chapel Hill, this is an electronic collection that provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. Five different projects make up the site: Southern literature; first-person narratives; slave narratives; the Southern Homefront, 1861-1865; the church in the Southern Black Community.

 

General U.S. History – Primary Documents - This site contains general U.S. History links, with a section dedicated to primary resources. 

 

Historical Census Browser - This site includes data that describes the population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960. With this site you can: examine multiple topics within a census year, produce tables of data by state or county, sort data by selected categories, create ratios between any two data categories, and generate maps of selected data.

 

Library of Congress-Panoramic Maps - This site contains historical panoramic maps, which were a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

 

Making of America - A collection of approximately 1,600 full-text books and 50,000 journal articles from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

 

NARA (National Archives and Records Administration Homepage - Do a "NAIL digital copies search" to find online images of many NARA documents. Very strong in 20th century pictures and documents on US themes.

 

NARA-Presidential Libraries - Links to on-line presidential libraries that include digital archives from digital documents, photos, audio and video clips. Image:Camera.svg

 

The New York Public Library Digital Library Collection - In addition to finding aids (guides to archival and manuscript collections), the NYPL Digital Library Collections contains texts and images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Image:Camera.svg

 

Smithsonian Institution: Contributions and Study Series - Smithsonian Annals of Flight (1964 - 1974); Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology (1965 - present); to Astrophysics (1956 - 1974); to Botany (1969 - 2001); to History and Technology (1969 – present); to Paleobiology (1969 - present); to the Earth Sciences (1969 - 2002); to the Marine Sciences (1977 - present); to Zoology (1969 - present); Smithsonian Folklife Studies (1980 - 1990); and Smithsonian Studies in Air and Space (1977 - 1990).

 

U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia - A project that interweaves the histories of two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line during the era of the American Civil War. It incorporates a narrative and electronic archive of the sources on which the narrative is based.

 

Women Working, 1800 - 1930 - Focuses on women's role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images including: 7,500 pages of manuscripts, 3,500 books and pamphlets, 1,200 photographs. Image:Camera.svg

 

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Primary Sources - Collections of Online Journals and Newspapers

 

ADDED Aug. 2010 - Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers – This Library of Congress site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. The growing number of states represented has passed 20, but does not yet include SC, GA, or NC. List of Newspapers.

 

HarpWeek - Full text with illustrations of Harper's Weekly from 1857-1865, searchable by keywords, by literary genre, by occupations and role in society, and browseable by date.  Image:Camera.svg 

 

Historical Newspapers Online  - In addition to indexing the Times of London (1790-1980) and The New York Times (1851-1922), this resource enables you to find the full text of every article in every issue of The Times (of London) from 1785-1870.

 

Internet Library of Early Journals - A joint project of the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford to digitize substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals.

 

Making of America - A collection of approximately 1,600 full-text books and 50,000 journal articles from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

 

 

Primary Sources - Social Studies (K-12) - History – Economics – Geography - Government

 

Digital History – Images, maps, recordings, etc. Image:Camera.svg

 

Edsitement - The National Endowment for the Humanities maintains this site with links to best history, language arts and social sciences sites. In addition to primary sources, there are online lesson plans and other digital learning materials.

 

Geography-Primary Sources - This site contains a list of links to historic maps, along with links to more information on flags, maps, geography, timelines, specific days in history, holidays, distances, and money.

 

History Matters - More than 144 first person narratives of average Americans in extraordinary times. Strong in the WWI period. A project of the Center for Social History and the New Media, and George Mason University. Also includes lesson plans and teacher resources in US History.

 

Learning Page (Library of Congress) - Explains primary sources Includes lesson plans.

 

NARA Digital Classroom - This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the hold