Internet Resources

Since anyone can publish on the Internet, you need to make sure you are using reliable information. The following list contains free internet resources that have been reviewed by Potter librarians and are considered authoritative. For more help, check out the Guide to Evaluating Websites.

Arts
  • The Costume page Perhaps the most comprehensive site on costume on the Internet today, particularly useful for the performing arts.
  • Mark Harden’s Artchive Over 2300 images from more than 230 artists, both public domain and copyrighted, free to use up to 5-6 images for non-profit, education purposes. From ancient to contemporary/postmodern.
  • Writing About Art Prof. Munsterberg’s site explains the different approaches encountered in undergraduate art history classes. Each chapter outlines the characteristics of one type of visual or historical analysis, and briefly explains its history and development.
Astronomy
  • Astronomy Online Directory that contains links to information about space exploration.
  • Space Telescope Science InstituteMany photos and images from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as its history, current news/photos, and more.
  • Webstars–Astrophysics in Cyberspace A list of astronomical resource sites created by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for general interest users. Table of contents at the top of 1st webpage is clickable to the terms of interest, and further links in the text for each.
  • Welcome to the Planets A NASA site which offers images from its exploration, including smaller bodies (including comets), and the explorers themselves (Mariner, Viking, Magellan, etc. and the space shuttle). Links to “mirror sites” around the world.
  • Women in Astronomy Directory which can be accessed by alphabetical listing, geographic listing, scientific listing, or one can browse the entire list. Brief for each woman, highlighting her background and professional interests. Also includes Women and Science Relevant Web Links.
Business
  • NYSE New York Stock Exchange The oldest organized national stock exchange, with links to the companies listed, regulations, and more.
  • NASDAQ The first and largest electronic equity market, operated by the National Association of Securities Dealers. The companies listed tend to be smaller and younger than NYSE or AMEX.
  • Real Time Stock Quotes Stock quotes, but not realtime (subscriber only).
  • Standard & Poor’s Index The index, plus more data about it and other S&P indices.
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission SEC’s homepage, with Edgar access and more.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) The new government industry classification, plus a key as to how it relates to the old system, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).
  • Edgar Database of Corporate Information 10K, 10Q, and other SEC reports for companies.
  • Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) formulates and carries out U.S. economic policy and implements American economic policy in cooperation with U.S. companies, U.S. government agencies, and other organizations.
  • CSRwire Offers access to information on corporate social responsibility
  • MSN Money
  • Doing Business: Economy Rankings One hundred eighty-three economies (countries) are ranked on their ease of doing business according to the ten indicators listed, including starting a business, taxes, and contracts. Presented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank.
  • Kwintessential Over 60 countries are profiled with regard to basic facts such as location, population, climate, ethnic and religious makeup, type of government, etc. For business purposes, dress, meeting and negotiation etiquette, along with cultural methods of communication, are presented. Additional links to currency, hotel accommodations, local news, etc, are provided.
  • Global Resource DirectoryThe Global Resource Directory offers a rich collection of thousands of international business- and trade-related resources, which we have selected for their content and usability and organized into the categories below to facilitate your research. Note: Not all resources are freely accessible.
Countries
  • Background Notes from the U.S. Department of State This site, from the Bureau of Public Affairs, contains the full-text to the “Background Notes” publications. Information is included on people, history, government, and political conditions from countries which the United States has relations.
  • International Affairs Resources, now with over 2000 carefully selected, annotated links in 37 international affairs categories. It is frequently maintained, and should be of use to faculty, students, journalists, researchers and businesspersons, among others.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies This website contains the online version of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army.
  • Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent This site includes a selection of the images and sounds from the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The collection includes images captured on slides and in photographs as well as sound recordings on reel-to-reel and audio cassette that have been reproduced and stored on digital files.
  • Foreign Information by Country This site allows you to search the University of Colorado at Boulders’ Libraries webpage for country information by governments, international organizations, portals, territory guides and more.
  • Eurostat: Your key to European statistics (European Commission) Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. It provides statistics to enable comparisons between European countries and regions.
E-Book Collections

Google Books

  • Description: Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide.
  • Access: Free

Project Gutenberg

  • Description: Project Gutenberg is the first single collection of free eBooks.
  • Access: Free

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

  • Description: A collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
  • Access: Free

Online Books Page

  • Description: Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web. This site is updated and maintained by the University of Pennsylvania library.
  • Access: Free

Turning the Pages

  • Description: This project features access to 15 digitized books from the British Library, including works by William Blake and Leonardo da Vinci. This site captures the real look of the book including the cover. It includes general background notes on the books.
  • Access: Free
Economics
  • Resources for Economists (RFE) This site is maintained by the American Economic Association. This is the organization’s links page to outside information about economics. The links are organized by subject and include information on data sources, conferences, scholarly publications, teaching aids, and software.
  • U.S. Census–Economic Data Includes industry and company information, international trade, monthly changes in housing statistics, manufacturing, personal income, and much more.
  • Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) formulates and carries out U.S. economic policy and implements American economic policy in cooperation with U.S. companies, U.S. government agencies, and other organizations.
  • Economic Indicators (A) Is a monthly publication prepared by the Council of Economic Advisors, that offers information on business activity, credit, employment, federal finance, the gross domestic product, income, international statistics, prices, production, and security markets from 1995-present.
  • Economic Indicators (B) Is collected both by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and gives data on 12 monthly and quarterly principle federal indicators: current account balances, new home sales, U.S. trade balances and much more.
  • Economic Indicators (FRASER) (C) Great for historical data and information back to 1948 through the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research.
  • County Business Patterns Provides 2010 economic data on business establishments by industry, employment, and payroll for the national, state, county, and zip code levels within the U.S. Puerto Rico and the Island areas cover the state and county equivalent levels.
Education
  • Educator’s Reference Desk Search for citations to education-related journal articles and other documents. Also included, the Eric Clearinghouses offer diverse relevant subjects, and the InfoGuides and Lesson Plans are full-text, and all are searchable.
  • Teachers.net Site provides lots of great links to any type of curriculum subject, with websites links for those subjects, as well as links to lesson plan sources. Also offers weblinks to an endless variety of resources to the educator, anything from maps and dictionaries, to books and people finders and calculators/converters. Also searchable.
  • Education World Focuses on K – 12, offers materials on curriculum, lesson planning, model schools, and resources by discipline.
  • Teachers Helping Teachers Provides tips to inexperienced teachers, and a forum for all to share ideas and expertise. Includes lesson plans.
  • World Data on Education Features profiles on over 100 countries including government spending, enrollment, priorities and concerns, and more.
  • Making of America Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library’s contributions to Making of America(MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum perios through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion and sciences and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Environment/Ecology Resources
  • The Pollution Scorecard Look up the polluters in your local community courtesy of EDF.
  • Riverkeeper Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and to safeguard New York City’s and Westchester County’s drinking water supply.
  • AirNow AirNow, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides real-time access to national and regional air quality information searchable by zip code.
Film
  • Oscar.com A searchable database of every “Oscar” awarded since 1927, foundation and events information.
  • Film.com Reviews of current films, a listing of major awards and film festivals, interviews, filmclips, and news.
  • Movieweb.com Links to 23 studios, extensive lists by genre with actors, director, year, short synopsis, and more. Weekly box office figures and available videos are also noted.
  • Internet Movie Database Search by title, character, quote, people, biographies. Listings of top rentals, videos by genre, top films, worst films, movie & television news.
  • ScriptFly.com All kinds of information of interest to writers with an emphasis on film and screenwriting. Note: Most actors, directors, composers, and current films have their own websites. Just click on “Search the Web” and type name.
Government

United States Goverment

  • Central Intelligence Agency The nations first line of defense and author of many publications including the CIA Fact Book.
  • CIA World Factbook An online quick reference source to the history, people, government, economy, geography, communication, transportation and related information for 266 world countries.
  • The Department of Census Leading source that provides quality data about the nations people; population, housing, Economic Census, Census of Governments, American Community Survey, Economic Indicators and surveys on other demographics and economics.
  • Digital National Security Archive An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Protects and defends the U.S. against terrorism and foreign intelligence threats, upholds and enforce U.S.criminal law. Compiles, publishes and archives data on crimes.
  • FEDSTATS Provides links to over 100 agencies by topic and statistical agencies to federal statistics.
  • Federal Digital System FDsys provides free online access to official United States government publications such as the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional Record, Federal Register, U.S. Code, Budget of the U.S. government and many more, going back to the mid-1990’s.
  • Internal Revenue Service Part of the Bureau of Treasury. Helps American tax payers understand and meet tax responsibilities by applying tax laws with integrity and fairness for all.
  • MetaLib MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
  • Tax Forms and Publications Provides links to tax forms, publications and other products available to American taxpayers from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Social Security Online Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration that offers information on retirement, medicare, social security earnings statements, disability benefits, forms, publications and other related resources.
  • THOMAS — U.S. Congress Great site to locate U.S. bills, resolutions, committee information, treaties, activities in Congress, Presidential Nominations, schedules, calendars and much much more.
  • United States Code The United States Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives.
  • U.S. House of Representatives A good website to access what’s currently on the House Floor, U.S. Codes, Slip laws, finding bills or a debate, and voting information etc.
  • U.S. Senate Includes Senate information, biographies, active legislation, votes, sessions schedules, scheduled hearings, Senate Calendar, the daily digest and more.
  • USA.gov The official portal for the U.S. Government to 30 million government web pages by topic and agency to free U.S., local, state and federal information.
  • White House Online access to the Presidents Actions, Speeches, Addresses, Statements and Releases, Briefings, Featured Legislation, the Administration, the Government and more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook Compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook covers hundreds of occupations and describes What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.

State of New Jersey

  • Hall Institute of Public Policy A non-partisan, not for profit foundation that explores social, economic, educational, and cultural issues.
  • NJ Government Publications on the Web An online collection of depository publications by agency and topic accessible through the N.J. State library.
  • NJ Infobank Contains assorted information on executive orders, directories, legislation, local mayors, municipalities and related information.
  • Official New Jersey web page Includes information on agencies, departments, business, education, government, cities, towns, and other information on New Jersey
  • State Legislature Offers general information, information about the membership, districts, Bills, Committees, Laws & Constitution, Ethics, Statutes, Chapter Laws, and other useful resources.
  • DCF – Department of Children and Families – Child Welfare Statistics and Data

State of New York

  • Official New York Web Page Contains information on agencies, departments, cities, towns, counties, villages, quick links to vital records, and much more.
  • New York State Government Information Locator Provides a single point of access to New York State government information, as well as other state, local and federal government information.
  • State Assembly Includes information on Assembly members, bills and legislation, legislative public hearings, reports, committees and more.
  • State Senate Offers information on Senate members, committees, legislative commissions, public hearings, Senate initiatives, legislation, Senate Rules and links to other information
Hispanic Studies
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies A bibliography on Latin America. The entries are selected and annotated by scholars in the field and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
  • Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) (*Loads extemely slowly) Affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. This is a comprehensive site on Latin American studies.
History
  • American Memory Searches American primary sources, including early Congressional documents, the Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers, the Constitution, etc. Also offers documents, maps, motion pictures, photos & prints and sound recordings.
  • Digital National Security Archive An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States.
  • National Archives & Records Administration An archive of public documents of all varieties and relevant topics that encompass the “American Experience,” with links to related sites.
  • EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe Links to documents–transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated–from as early as prehistory to the present, by country, and separate links to “Medieval & Renaissance Europe” and “Europe as a Supranational Region.”
  • M.E. Sharpe Primary Source Documents Lists over 400 historic U.S. documents by time period beginning with colonial to present, provided by publisher M.E. Sharpe. Documents are digital scans with accompanying Word doc transcripts.
  • Historical Research in Europe: A Guide to Archives and Libraries This site, produced by the University of Wisconsin Digital Content Group, contains information on and links to European Libraries and Archives. The focus is on Western Europe and the database is searchable by subject and keyword.
  • The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies Georgetown University site provides access to resources, including articles, bibliographies,organizations and more.
  • HyperHistory Online Offers timeline formats (with some text) of people, history and maps from early civilizations to the present, and year-by-year events in science, culture, religion, and politics.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture A national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world.
  • Perseus Digital Library The Perseus Digital Library, developed at Tufts University, remains a worthwhile source for anyone involved with classical studies.
  • Making of America Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library’s contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum periods through reconstructon. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion and sciences and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
  • Three Hundred Women Who Changed the World (Encyclopaedia Britannica Profiles) Includes articles, links to other sources, time lines, primary sources, and photographs. The time period covered is between 1600 through the present.
HIV and AIDS Resources

Government Agencies

International Agencies

Research Institutions

  • Institute of Human Virology The “Online Resources” section offers many links to outside articles, publications, and headlines about HIV and AIDS.
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) This nonprofit organization supports AIDS research, prevention, education programs, and sound AIDS public policy. You can view the full-text of their publications with Acrobat Reader. Also, their “Global Link” section offers a subject-driven links page to outside information including treatment, research, programs, clinical trials, and drug information.
  • HIV InSite Extensive links to treatment, clinical, and drug information, statistics and contacts for all states, información en español; another UCSF site

Review Sites

  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis Links to facts, statistics and research reports; oldest and largest non-profit AIDS organization in the U.S.
  • Health: The AIDS Epidemic This site, recommended by Dr. Bacon, is part of the New York Times online “HEALTH” series.
Holocaust and Genocide

Holocaust

Genocide

  • Armenian Genocide:
  • Human Rights
    • Amnesty International The world’s most eminent human rights organization. Activities, history and mission statement on website.
    • Derechos The first internet based human rights organization, which uses the internet as its primary information and communication tool in its work with H.R. groups throughout Latin America and the world.
    • Human Rights Internet Information about the topic, plus current publications, children’s rights, UN and human rights organizations active internationally. Also provides good links to other websites.
    • Human Rights Web Home Page Action alerts, documents and resources such as UN documents, treaties, asylum and refugee materials, with links to other websites and more.
    • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library Many documents available here, as well as more great links and mirror sites, and search engines.
    Law
    • United States Code The United States Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives.
    • Findlaw.com: Federal and state laws and codes, law firms and lawyers, foreign and international resources
    • Lawsonline.com: Lists U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the U.S. Code, members of Congress, state courts, codes, legislatures and bar associations. Offers legal forms, employment listings, law schools, and more.
    • Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School: Offers international law material, U.S. federal and state constitutions, commentary on various fields of law and much more. Easy searching of CFR.
    • Code of Federal Regulations Provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations(CFR), Federal Register, Public Laws, the U.S. Government Manual and more.
    • NJ Law Network: All aspects of NJ law included–opinions, rules, NJ Courts, NJ Statutes, and much more. The home page also features a news ticker of NJ law in action.
    • NJ State Legislature: Includes the NJ Constitution, Bills, Chapter Laws, and Statutes.
    • Laws of New York
    • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden: The Law School’s home page with a link (on the side bar) to the library, which has searchable links to Federal and NJ documents and laws, as well as the Law Library catalog.
    • Supreme Court of the United States: This official site includes an historical overview, a listing of members from 1789, access to 1999 term opinions (with more to come), visitors’ guides, links to related sites, and general information.
    • United States Copyright Office: This official site for U.S. copyright law includes links to international copyright information.
    • Ramapo College Copyright and Duplication Policy: Text of Board of Trustees Policy.
    • Martindale.com: The first place to locate an individual lawyer, law firm, or search by specific areas of expertise.
    Literature and Languages
    • American Verse Project Electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
    • Internet Classics Archive Collection of over 400 searchable Greek and Roman texts in English translation. Also includes a few ancient Chinese and Persian works.
    • Literary Resources on the Net Annotated list of scholarly links, organized by time period from classical through 20th century, including theater and drama, ethnicities, women and feminism.
    • Norton Anthology of American Literature Directed at students, offers biographical and bibliographic information on 120 authors, including indigenous peoples. Timelines for seven time periods lists titles in their historical contexts.
    • IPL2 Literary Criticism Collection Over 2000 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works, easily browsed by author, title, nationality, and literary period.
    • Project Gutenberg The site offers literary and other materials full-text for reading or downloading; the latter may require some time to effect. An ever-growing source of documents, self-described as being either light literature, heavy literature or reference work, and has enormous potential, Gutenberg plans to have over 10,000 books available electronically.
    • Ethnologue This standard directory of languages of the world serves programs in linguistics, anthropology, geography or area studies.
    • iLoveLanguages! A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources with more than 2400 links to online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, etc. Formerly known as The Human-Languages Page .
    • Storytellers Native American Authors Online This site provides a straightforward list of Web pages for many contemporary Native American authors and is one of the best sites for Native American literature.
    • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Calling itself “the Web’s first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare ,” it also offers a searchable concordance and links to other Shakespeare resources on the Internet which take the user to texts, courses, secondary materials and film festivals.
    • AuthorLinks/LitLinks This site, from Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, offers suggested links to information on poetry, plays, short stories, and critical articles. The site is organized by genre.
    • Turning the Pages This project features access to 15 digitized book from the British Library, including works by William Blake and Leonardo da Vinci. This site captures the real look of the book including the cover. It includes general background notes on the books.
    Maps
    Multidisciplinary
    • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) This directory provides access to browse or search table of contents to free “open access” (full-text peer-reviewed) journals.
    • JSTOR Early Journal Content Freely accessible JSTOR content published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere that includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.
    • Fast Facts Quick Reference/Research offers a wide variety of electronic books to search.
    • Academic Info This directory of Internet resources is tailored to a college audience, with topics in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
    • Internet Archive A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form providing free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
    Music
    • Eyeneer Music Archives Separate archives for international, American, jazz and Eyeneer artists. Includes sound samples, background information, biographies, discographies, new release reviews and photos. Limited artists listings.
    • Soundtrack.net This film and television music industry website includes a searchable database of film soundtracks, a link to a database of reviews of movie soundtracks, a database of composer’s discographies, listings of directors, manufacturers and studios, and more.
    • International Alliance for Women in Music Includes the text of articles the organization has published, discographies, biographical information, information on early women composers, a detailed “webliography” which lists resources on all aspects of music, resources for composers, and more
    • New York Public Library – Selected Music Resources on the Internet for the Performing Arts Comprehensive categorized list of music links. Covers music libraries, New York concert schedules, song lyrics, sheet music, e-journals, women in music, classical, popular and ethnic music, music publishing, professional organizations and more
    • The Red Hot Jazz Archive It includes more than 1,000 significant recordings along with biographies and other information. This site, which is being continually expanded, is a superb resource for jazz history and American studies courses.
    Newspapers and Electronic Media
    • BBC British Broadcasting Corporation website, offering a wide spectrum of news from the UK as well as internationally.
    • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Library of Congress website that provides free access to information about historical newspapers published in the U.S. since 1690.
    • China News Digest Today’s news in Chinese and English, links to history, literature, associations, and book reviews.
    • CNBC National Broadcasting Network’s business website.
    • CNN Interactive Cable News Network (CNN) website, offering timely news.
    • C-SPAN.Org Public affairs programming, spanning 20 years.
    • C-SPAN Video Library Digital video archive of every C-SPAN program aired since 1987. Programs are searchable by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location.
    • National Public Radio NPR’s website, offering access to their variety of news shows, some text, some audio.
    • ABYZ Newslinks Provides access to more than 16,400 newspapers and other news sources from around the world.
    • NewsDirectory Weblinks to newspapers, both domestic and around the world.
    • Newspapers.com Worldwide newspapers listed by category: trade journals, industry news, religious publications, arts & entertainment, business publications, college papers, etc. Also searchable geographically.
    • Russia Today Offers news, business news, country information, classifieds, chat groups, links to related sites, exchange rate, and, weather.
    • Yahoo! News (was Reuters News)- Current events plus all areas of interest are searchable here.
    • The Weather Channel Offering all weather information and forecasts, domestic and international, plus great maps.
    • Television news archive: Vanderbilt University An index to and source for the world’s most extensive collection of network television news, Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive is a unique primary resource for studying the history of the latter part of the 20th century.
    • The Poynter Online The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism.
    Nursing and Medicine
    Philosophy
    Political Science
    • American Political Science Association : Founded in 1903, the APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science. It serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries.
    • Politicalinformation.com: A search engine that offers an abundance of sources and keeps tabs on information offered on some 5,000 selected Websites devoted to politics and political news.
    • The League of Women Voters: A nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
    • Project Vote Smart: A national citizen’s organization that provides a library of information — biographies, positions on issues, voting records, campaign finances, and interest group ratings — on thousands of candidates and elected officials.
    • Writing in Political Science: Guide for students prepared by The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • Political Research Online: PROL is a collaborative project led by the American Political Science Association and a consortium of political science and related associations. The PROL pre-print server provides a common resource for all emerging scholarship in political science.
    Psychology
    • American Psychological Association Abstracts of articles of current APA journals; full text articles from Monitor on Psychology. Organizational and career information; public policy issues, and news; press releases and position papers.
    • Current Topics in Psychology Assembled by a practicing psychologist, this collection of articles, web links and research tools is organized by topics: addiction, children and TV violence, eating disorders, etc.
    • Mental Help Net Quick information on disorders and treatments, news releases, self-help resources, and treatment facilities.
    • Making of America Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library’s contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum perios through reconstructon. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion and sciences and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
    Sciences
    • Biology Browser produced by BIOSIS, is a free website offering resources for the life sciences information community.
    • Omics gateway A comprehensive web resource devoted to genomics; includes original research papers, a news service from Nature and Nature Genetics, as well as links to other genomic sites.
    • OSTI.gov The Office of Scientific and Technical Information, or OSTI, enables searches across a large compendium of peer-reviewed journal literature with a focus on the physical sciences and other disceplines of interest to the Department of Energy. More than 30 publishers are represented.
    • CAS Full Text OptionsThis site includes direct links from databases like SciFinder to the correspondeing electronic full text at sites and patent offices. More than 70 trade, society, and government publishers and patent offices worldwide participate in providing access to full-text information.
    • Hindawi Hindawi is a rapidly growing academic publisher with 577 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering a range of academic disciplines in the sciences, medicine, and technology.
    • Internet History of Science Sourcebook site utilizes hypertext links to be the hierarchy of hierarchiesfor the history of science, providing organized links to hundreds of other sites. Categories are in mostly chronological order, from ancient times to about 1900.
    • Online Mendelian inheritance in man Maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information and Johns Hopkins University, this is the authoritative reference for information on the inheritance of human characteristics.
    • Nature.com Publishes high-impact, peer-reviewed research in all fields of science along with insightful news and commentary on trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public. Offered free by the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative.
    • Wiley Open Access Journals Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines, including biological, chemical and health sciences.
    Social Work
    • Center for the Study of White American Culture A multiracial organization that looks at culture in the context of the greater American culture. It is searchable and contains links to sites on White Studies, Antiracism, Multicultural Whiteness and more.
    • ChildStats.gov The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics offers a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. It also, includes America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.
    • Child Welfare Information Gateway Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse. Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
    • Cultural Survival A Cambridge-based organization founded in 1972, that uses the information and work it establishes to help people and ethnic groups deal as equals in their relations with the national and international societies. Included are extensive links to indigenous, ethnic and other related websites.
    • Handsnet Empowers organizations to effectively integrate new online strategies, strengthening their program and policy to work on behalf of people in need.
    • Influencing State Policy Aids students and faculty in learning to influence the formation, implementation, and evaluation of state policy and legislation.
    • Information for Practice A searchable site formerly the World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers; from New York University, offers web links to information on government, higher education, journals & newsletters, professional associations and more.
    • Mapping Census 2000: The geography of the United States Diversity Offers the basic patterns and changes in the United States population distribution in the last decade. Each page features county-level detail for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
    • NASW Online (National Association of Social Workers) Offers links to pages with extensive website listings, organized by sections–NASW State Chapters, The Social Work Family, Government & Advocacy, Child Abuse Prevention & Child Welfare Issues, Health-Mental Health-Substance Abuse, and much more.
    • Panel Study of Income Dynamics. A nationally representative longitudinal study from 1968 to present of nearly 8,000 U.S. families. The PSID collects data on these families economics, health, and social behavior.
    • Public Agenda Online A nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. Its mission is to help leaders understand the public’s point of view on major policy issues and more.
    • The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity A website developed by Sociology Professor, Michael Kearl, Trinity University, San Antonio. Provides information on race, ethnicity, stereotypes, intermarriage, with links to African, Arab, Hispanic, and Native Americans etc.
    • Stateline.org Founded to help policy makers and engaged citizens become better informed about innovative public policies.
    • Tangled Roots A research project consisting of a collection of primary documents from the 17th century to the present that provides portraits of people and events from the history of African and Irish Americans. The project is dedicated to an understanding of race and ethnicity in American.
    • The Urban Institute A non profit policy research organization established in Washington, D.C. Focuses on society’s problems and efforts to solve them; improvement on government decisions, and increased citizen’s awareness about public choices.
    • Web Sites of Interest to Social Workers Social work-related sites from among the 350 sites reviewed in the book, THE SOCIAL WORKER’S INTERNET HANDBOOK, coauthored by Linda Goodman and Gary Grant.
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    • American Fact Finder Great searchable site for finding annual census data on American people, populations, housing, and economy.
    • FEDSTATS Provides links to over 100 agencies by topic and statistical agencies to federal statistics.
    • US Census Bureau Leading source that provides quality data about the nations people; population, housing, and also supplies data on Economic Census, Census of Governments, American Community Survey, Economic Indicators and surveys on other demographics and economics
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