Academic Websites

Anthropology

Anthropology Resources

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Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

  • The site explores the sights and sounds of Mesoamerica and its rich archaeology and history.
  • Among the topics examined in this extensive study of Aztec, Maya, Mixtec, and Zapotec cultures are history, archaeology, political organization, mathematics, writing systems, religion, and legends.

Anthropology Collections

  • This site offers an Online Database containing nearly 16,000 objects, and more than 14,000 digital images, and hosts several Online Exhibits of traditional artwork and artifacts.

Anthropology Tutorials

  • Offers a basic overview and introduction to key topics in biological and cultural anthropology.
  • Tutorials consist of simple text with images, and some are accompanied by flashcards to test learning.

Center for Nonverbal Studies (CNS)

Ethnographic Resources

  • This impressive Library of Congress resource is valuable to all levels of users including the general public, but particularly compelling for scholars in folklore, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and the humanities.

Ethnologue

  • A standard directory of more than 6,700 living languages of the world are described.

Experience Rich Anthropology (ERA) Project

  • The ERA Project resurrects the very best aspects of the case study tradition in anthropology, combining a wide variety of problems, places, evidence, and reasoning processes.

Kinship & Social Organization

  • This interactive tutorial provides an overview of kinship divided into three major areas: Topics, Ethnographic Examples, and Appendices.
  • The extensive discussion and excellent diagrams within the Topics area and the resources made available by the ethnographic examples make this one of the most useful sites on the Web for students of kinship.

Pimatisiwin

  • The goal of Pimatisiwin, a peer reviewed journal, is "to promote the sharing of Knowledge and research experience between researchers, health professionals, and Aboriginal individuals and community members."

Teotihuacan

  • Teotihuacan: the city of the gods features narratives, maps, still and moving images, excavation reports & original scholarly articles that provide firsthand information about pre-hispanic Mexican archaeology and Teotihuacan
  • It is recommended to those interested in city-states and civilizations

 

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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The American Museum of Photography

  • This site offers outstanding examples of photography in an artistic layout that is very clear and easy to navigate.
  • Highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of photography.

American Rhetoric

  • The online speech bank is an index to and growing database of more than 5,000 full-text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews and other recorded media events.

Architecture

  • History of Western Architecture provides links to examples of western architecture in ten different periods, from Egyptian to Baroque.

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

  • More than a thesaurus, the site contains over 125,000 terms (and is still growing) covering "fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture."

Art History

  • Art history resources on the Web links to all periods and regions of the history of art.

Art History Timeline

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art's timeline of art history provides an overview of the history of art as illustrated and represented in its collections by presenting a basic geographical and chronological context for the history of art around the world, prehistory to 1400 CE, with plans to expand coverage to the present.

Art Images

  • The intention of Art Images for College Teaching is 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.

Artcyclopedia

  • Encyclopedia of artists and their works
  • Search by name, title or museum, or browse by movement, medium, subject, nationality or name
  • Provides links to online resources

ArtLex

  • This dictionary of visual art provides basic defintions of more than 2,600 art terms, numerous illustrations, quotations, pronunciation notes and links to other resources on the Web.

AskArt

  • Database of North American artists
  • Includes biographies, auction records, image gallery, exhibitions and more
  • Search or browse by artist's name

Cartoons

  • The Big Cartoon Database is the definitive Web compendium for anyone interested in the history of animation.

Cities and Buildings

  • The site is composed of more than 5,000 images that represent a broad geographical and chronological span.
  • The only textual information on the site is factual data concerning dates, names, locations, materials, etc.

The Costume Page

  • This comprehensive site on costume is divided into serveral topic areas and covers a vast range of material, with links to how-to, where-to-find, and in-depth information

CultureCanada

  • This bilingual site devoted to Canadian cultural information is arranged under 20 broad topics like Aboriginal Culture and Heritage, Museums and Galleries, Nature and Environment, and Performing Arts, and a 21st link opens a door to provincial and territorial links to cultural and heritage information.

Elizabethan Costuming Page

  • Contains detailed and informative articles about clothing in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, and links to several other sites.
  • Topics include: Elizabethan underpinnings, portraits & pictures, costume patters, costume construction, hats & headwear, colors & fabrics, dress accessories, detailing & decoration, and more.

A History of Photography

  • A good, basic introduction to the early history of photography, with easy access to pages on significant people, and specific processes.

Medical images

  • This site provides thousands of medically themed photos and art.

MoMA

  • The Museum of Modern Art is a valuable resource for introductory research.
  • Of particular use is the section profiling modern artists, frequently with full-text essays from recent exhibitions.

NYPL Picture Collection

  • The New York Public Library's digital collection of images comprises "30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923".

Origins of American Animation

  • Provides restored digital video files of 21 animated films, and 2 fragments, created between 1900 and 1921.
  • The collection includes examples of clay, puppet, cut-out, and pen-drawn animations, providing insight into social attitudes of the early twentieth-century, and revealing connections between newspaper comic strips and early animated films.

Performing Arts

  • The Encyclopedia of the Peforming Arts is an invaluable resource for researching music, theatre, or dance.

Structurae

  • This Web site showcases the works and art of structural engineering and, to some extent, architecture from around the world.
  • With nearly 10,000 structures listed, it focuses on a diverse range of structures, from bridges, skyscrapers, and towers to dams and offshore structures.

Vatican museums

  • This Web site offers easy and attractive access to the Vatican collections through informative texts and thoughtfully chosen coordinated images.

Visual Information Access

  • VIA contains descriptive records and images representing paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, architecture, decorative arts, trade cards, rubbings, theater designs, maps and plans.
  • All of the artworks, objects and artifacts are held by archives, museums, libraries, and other collections of Harvard University.

Voice of dance

  • A valuable site a stimulating depth and breadth of information
  • The site is further extended by a searchable and impressive database of submitted links

Web Gallery of Art

  • A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism and Romanticism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 20,300 reproductions.

World-Wide Art Resources

  • A gateway for online arts information: artists, museums, galleries, quality art, art history, arts education, antiques, dance, theatre, and more

 

Biography

Biographical Sources

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AskArt

  • Database of North American artists
  • Includes biographies, auction records, image gallery, exhibitions and more
  • Search or browse by artist's name

Biographical Dictionary

  • Searchable database with access to short biographies
  • Search by name, year, profession, literary or artistic work, achievement, and other keywords

Biography.com

  • A biography source from the Arts and Entertainment television network
  • Also provides an online version in database form of The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia (1994)

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

  • Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1920 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years are represented in this first phasse.

Nobel Prize Internet Archives

  • Provides information about all of the past Nobel Laureates, organized by prize and year, or searchable
  • Entries include brief biographical information plus links to related Web sites

Women's biographies

  • Biographies of prominent women throughout history
  • Search by subject or name

 

Business

Business Resources

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Ad*access

  • This site indexes and displays more than 7,000 digitized American and Canadian print advertisements originally published between 1911 and 1955.
  • All images on the Web site advertise products from one of five categories: beauty & hygiene, transportation, radio, television, and WW II.

Advertising history

  • With more than 9,000 images, Emergenence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 represents a unique collection of advertising history drawn from over a dozen collections.

Annual reports online

  • This site provides information and guidance on how to access anuual reports and proxies on the Internet, most of which can be found on the "Investor Relations" sections of companies' Web pages.

Business ethics

  • This site contains well-chosen links to business ethics resources: articles and publications, case studies, corporate codes of ethics, professional organizations and associations, etc.

Canadian company profiles

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Countries of the World

Countries of the World

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Background Notes

  • These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Country at a Glance

  • United Nations data including flag, latitude & longitude, area, population, population density, capital city, languages, largest city, currency, UN membership date, GDP, and GDP per capita

Country Briefings

  • Economist.com: country briefings includes information on 60 countries in 7 segments.
  • The accuracy of the macroeconomic statistics on various countries rests on the strong reputation of the Economist and other EIU products

Country Studies

  • 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.

EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law

  • Provides easy access to authenticated primary source documents, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law resources on the Internet.
  • Covers all aspects of international law, including: International Air, Space & Water; Environmental Law; Economic Law; International Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Dispute Resolution; Private International Law, and more.
  • Produced by the American Society of International Law.

Handbook of Latin American studies

  • Disciplines encompassed in HLAS are anthropology, art, economics, geography, government and politics, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, sociology, and more.

InfoNation

  • This site is an excellent resource for those wishing to quickly and visually compare country data.

Latin American Network Information Center

  • LANIC's primary purpose is to provide access to Internet sources for academic information about Latin America.

UNdata

  • Provides access to global statistics on topics ranging from: Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Trade and Tourism.
  • Figures are drawn from more than 22 statistical databases, built from surveys conducted by national, non-governmental and UN agencies.
  • UNdata Wiki provides information about these sources, and a Glossary defines common terms.

World Factbook

  • This site includes a great deal of information about the geography, demographics, government, and economy of countries, territories, and regions of interest
  • Each country entry contains a basic outline map, and there are reference maps for regions and the world

 

Economics

Economics Resources

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Canadian Economy Online

  • This site provides quick & easy access to key economic indicators, delivering information on Canada's economy and incorporating an educational component.

Center for Global Development

  • The CGD works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through research and engagement with the policy community.
  • The site research and advocacy materials in the form of briefs, essays, reports and working papers relating to aid effectiveness, education, globalization, health, migration, and trade.

Economic & Financial Data

  • B&E DataLinks is dedicated to indexing sources of domestic and international business and economic data, providing brief explanations and links to many relevant Web resources

Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History

  • Containing roughly 70 current, alphabetically arranged entries, this is a unique free resource providing selective coverage of topics in economic and business history written and edited by scholars.

Economics

  • AmosWEB is a portal that introduces economics to a general audience in plain language with examples that can be easily understood.

FinancialWeb

  • FINWeb is a one-stop financial economics site providing links to major finance and economics journals, working paper series, and databases.

Globalization101.org

  • Designed to challenge users to think about the many controversies surrounding globalization, and promote understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers…
  • Information presented via issue briefs, news analyses, expert interviews, and links to further resources.

International Monetary Fund

  • The site contains an incredible amount of information about the organization, international monetary cooperation, and member countries.

Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Intended to be a research tooL for anyone interested in economic thought, students will find extensive background information.

Money

  • Money - past, present & future includes major sections on topics such as monetary history, forms of money, politics of money, and financial scandals and frauds.

Resources for Economists

  • This is the preeminent site for locating economic links on the Web, listing over 1,000 resources conveniently organized by category.

 

Education

Education Resources

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Education Matters

  • Published by Statistics Canada, this periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis, and presents this information in a non-technical, highly readable format.

Digest of Education Statistics

  • The sources the site uses provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the state of education in the US and comparisons to other countries.

 

Environment

Environment Resources

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Biodiversity hotspots

  • This site focuses on 25 critically threatened ecosystems, or hotspots.
  • For each of the hotspots, there is information about threatened & endangered plant & vertebrate species, an ecosystem description, commentary about unique biodiversity and human impact, details about conservation action, etc.

Climate change

  • Global Climate change student guide accesses a well written and informative manual that is highly functional as a student resource and contains relevant tables and figures.

Climate Change: The Discovery of Global Warming

  • Offers a hypertext history of climate change, in the form detailed essays, accessible through a table of contents or site search engine.
  • Topics include influences on climate, theory of climate change, public opinion, government action, and international cooperation.

The Cryosphere:
Where the World is Frozen

  • Provides a wealth of information about Earth’s snow and ice.
  • “All about” links lead to mini-sites about the Cryosphere, Frozen Ground, Glaciers, Snow, Sea Ice, and Climatology & Meteorology.
  • Other sections look at past and present research efforts, examine climate change issues, or offer Quick Facts on different types of ice formations.
  • Published by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Earthtrends: The Environmental Information Portal

  • Earthtrends focuses on issues of sustainable development and the environment. It includes time series for more than 200 countries and 500 variables in subjects ranging from agriculture and food, biodiversity, climate, economics, business and the environment, energy, population, and water resources.

Encyclopedia of the Earth

  • Encyclopedia of the Earth handles controversial topics in a neutral manner, and treats traditional environmental disciplines and their interactions with society.

Endangered species

  • The long-range goal of this site is to provide a "comprehensive and enduring audio-visual record" of the some 12,000 species threatened with extinction in order to educate the public and inspire conservation efforts.

National library for the environment

  • The main feature of NLE is the full text of approximately 600 Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports dealing with environmental issues.

Stratospheric ozone

  • This site serves a useful purpose for disseminating information regarding changes in the composition of the stratosphere.

 

Geography

Geographical Sources

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Ancient World Mapping Center

  • In the online map room users can download maps, most in several versions varying by image resoLution, or the presence (or absence) of labels and terrain features.

Canadian Geographical Names

  • Searchable index of Canadian geographical locations (cities, lakes, rivers, etc.)
  • Contains detailed maps

Canadiana

  • Canadiana: The Canadian resource page is organized in a classified hierarchy and includes links to news media, miscellaneous facts & figures, travel & tourism information, government sites, and sources on politics, history, science, education, business, employment, culture, the arts, institutions, and entertainment.

Country at a Glance

  • United Nations data including flag, latitude & longitude, area, population, population density, capital city, languages, largest city, currency, UN membership date, GDP, and GDP per capita

Country Briefings

  • Economist.com: country briefings includes information on 60 countries in 7 segments.
  • The accuracy of the macroeconomic statistics on various countries rests on the strong reputation of the Economist and other EIU products

Encyclopedia of the Earth

  • Encyclopedia of the Earth handles controversial topics in a neutral manner, and treats traditional environmental disciplines and their interactions with society.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

  • Thesaurus with an emphasis on art and architecture, covering continents, nations, historical places and physical features
  • Each record includes geographic coordinates, notes, sources for the data, and the role of the place (e.g., inhabited place, state capital)
  • Names can include the vernacular, English, other languages, historical names, natural order, and inverted order

Geographical Information System

  • The British-based Association for Geographic Information offers a dictionary that can be searched alphabetically by term, by category (e.g., cartography, software, standards), by acronym, or by a list of other sources of Geographic Information System terms.

National Geographic Map Machine Atlas

  • Maps for countries of the world from the National Geographic Society Cartographic Division
  • Text from the National Geographic Atlas of the World

National Atlas of Canada

  • Contains various types of interactive maps (general, physical, historical, economic, etc.) as well as general information about Canada

Noms et lieux du Québec

  • Searchable index of Québec geographical locations (cities, lakes, rivers, etc.)
  • Includes maps and descriptions of each location

World Factbook

  • This site includes a great deal of information about the geography, demographics, government, and economy of countries, territories, and regions of interest
  • Each country entry contains a basic outline map, and there are reference maps for regions and the world

 

Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition Resources

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FDA

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration site provides information to all consumers on issues related to health, drugs, testing, regulations, etc.

Food and Nutrition

  • This site is the product of the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC), one of several information centers located at the National Agricultural Library. The mission of the FNIC is to collect and disseminate information about food and human nutrition for consumers, health professionals, educators, and researchers.

Health consequences of smoking

  • The site contains abstracts of jounal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings and papers, government documents, policy and legal documents, editorials, letters, and comments on articles.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • An extensive, relevant and highly credible source of health information and research on complementary and alternative medicine for consumers and practitioners.
  • Popular topics include: acupuncture, cancer, chiropractic, depression, homeopathy, herbs at a glance, and more.

Nutrition

  • Authoritative, accurate, and thorough nutrition information to assist in the adoption of a healthy lifestyle

NutritionData

  • This resource provides nutritional analyses and generates labels that list nutrition facts for a large number of individual foods and user-generated recipes.
  • Data come from the USDA's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, supplemented by additional listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers.

Nutrition source

  • The aim of this site is to provide timely information on diet & nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, & the public.
  • The content is of high quality & accessible to a well-educated audience.

Sports and Nutrition

  • This site emphasizes the importance of optimal nutrition in the formula for successful athletic competition.

 

History

History Resources

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Ancient world cultures

  • Exploring Ancient World Cultures encompasses a vast and growing amount of material on the Near East, India, China, Greece, Rome, Islam, and Medieval Europe, all linked by an attractive graphical interface.

Ancient world history

  • This site provides a large collection of links to sites sorted alphabetically by subject.

Ancient World Mapping Center

  • Provides some free maps from The Barrington Atlas of the Greek & Roman World, an authoritative, frequently updated tool that students interested in the physical contours of the ancient Mediterranean world will value and find easy to use.

Anglo-American history

  • The site is organized into seven broad categories and Titles by Historic Period provides links to full-text versions of important writings by influential authors.

The Black Plague

  • This site provides annotated links to general information and primary sources sites on the plague of 1348-1350.

Canadian studies

  • Canadian studies: a guide to the sources emphasizes Canadian culture, history and literature; its links typically lead to official and academic sources.

Center for History and New Media

  • George Mason University has produced an amazing, informative, intricate, open-ended, and constantly growing Web resource for all who are interested in the breadth and depth of historical materials, writing, and scholarship.

Computer History

  • The Computer History Museum's Internet History and Microprocessor Timeline site is a superior Web site that covers Internet history for general audiences.

Country Studies

  • 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.
  • Browse or search for countries.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

  • Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1920 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years are represented in this first phase.

French Revolution

  • Liberty, equality, fraternity: exploring the French Revolution has topical essays, images, text documents, songs, maps, a timeline, and a glossary.

Genocide Studies Program

  • An extensive portal with collections of full-text articles, maps, databases and links to sites that document and analyze numerous genocides from ancient times to the present day.

Historical Atlas of the 20th century

  • The site has been updated through the middle of 2000 to incorporate changing border situations.
  • The map topics include colonial empires, wars and battle sites.

Historical maps

  • This site provides maps from antiquity to our days.

History guide

  • This is an up-to-date guide to "scholarly" Internet resources in Anglo-American history, including Scotland and Ireland.
  • Users may browse by subject and source type. Researchers may also make use of a powerful search engine, permitting simple (keyword) or advanced (boolean) searches.

History sourcebooks

  • Internet History Sourcebooks Project has three main sourcebooks: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, and nine subsidiary sourcebooks.

HyperHistory

  • Contains lifelines of important persons; timelines for major civilizations; and year-by-year listings of important events in science, culture, and politics
  • Includes maps and links to short encyclopedia-like entries on people, places, movements and events in history.
  • Browsable by time period.

Indigenous studies

  • A comprehensive list of links to general indigenous resources followed by links listed by geographic regions and then by indigenous nation.

Internet history

  • Using the paradigm of the book to structure this Web site, the chapters are informative and enjoyable to read. Topics are not covered in depth but enough detail, scope and accuracy are provided to instruct general audiences on Internet history.

Medieval resources

  • Provides broad coverage of medieval Web sites across academic disciplines.

Medieval studies

  • The Labyrinth begins with textual links classified by language and then moves to subject links divided primarily geographically.

Middle East history

  • History in the news: Middle East history, society, and culture resources offers links to other sites that cover, e.g., economics, politics, culture, religion, maps.
  • It links to both general sites covering the entire region and sites covering its separate nations.

Nazi & East German propaganda

  • This site is divided into 2 sections, one devoted to the former German Democratic Republic and the other much larger one dealing with Nazi propaganda, itself divided into 3 parts: pre-1933, 1933-45, and a separate collection for the works of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

Quebec History

  • The material in this site addresses the history of Quebec after the fall of New France.
  • The site also provides links to further information primarily about the history of Quebec.

Russian Revolution

  • This site is an "online bibliography" to Web sites on various aspects of the Russian Revolution.

The Sixties

  • The Sixties project provides an invaluable window into a complex time and provides links to a wide range of materials.

Victorian Studies

  • A "virtual" undergraduate course in Victorian studies, this rich site also serves as an encyclopedia of 19th-century Britain.
  • Information may be found on science, technology, literature, society, economics, visual arts, politics, religion, philosophy, and "gender matters."

World War I

  • This excellent, well-organized site on WW I provides summaries, time lines, and essays on an extensive catalogue of events, battles, people, primary documents, memoirs, and war poetry and literature

Literature & Literary Criticism

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Bartleby.com

  • Bartleby.com is "the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the Web, free of charge."

Bibliomania

  • Provides access to world literature, including classic fiction, drama, poetry and short stories
  • Also contains study guides, author biographies, book summaries and reference materials

Cambridge History of English and American Literature

  • Literary history and criticism with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing

Forest of Rhetoric

  • Silva Rhetoricae, "The Forest of Rhetoric", is an online guide to rhetorical terms and usage based on classical and Renaissance models.

FreeBooknotes.com

  • This site offers study guides for over 250 books and plays read by high school and college students

Gale's Literary Index

  • Browsable index which can be used to find literary criticism about a particular work of literature, by author or by title
  • Provides a list of reference books in which the information can be found
  • This is an index, not a full-text database

Inter-Play

  • Searchable index by author and/or title to find a play
  • Provides a list of titles in which to find the play

Literary criticism

  • The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical web sites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

The Literary Gothic

  • The site offers numerous links to Web sites devoted to indivdual authors, a wide assortment of complete primary texts, literary criticism on Gothic fiction, and reviews of both primary and secondary material.

Luminarium

  • This site provides a gateway to sites for Middle English literature, Renaissance literature and 17th-century literature.
  • All the sections focus on English literature, and each has essentially the same format.

Middle English texts

  • TEAMS (the Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) currently offers 284 glossed and well-presented works, and is still growing. They present consistently excellent teaching editions and often constitute significant and original editorial contributions.

Online Books Page

  • Links to the full text of more than 11,000 books online
  • Searchable by author or title

Open Source Shakespeare

  • This impressive site offers the complete works of Shakespeare, derived from the freely available Complete Moby Shakespeare, which is based on the 1866 Globe edition of the complete works.

The Paris Review

  • Including interviews about writing conducted with almost every major American writer who has published in the last 50 years, this Web site is a vital research tool for anyone interested in literature and/or creative writing.

Perspectives in American Literature

  • PAL is intended as a "quick and convenient reference to the major movements and various authors in American literature.

The Poetry Archive

  • This site contains the text, and recorded readings, of hundreads of poems by both famous and lesser-known poets. Poems may be browsed by title, theme and form.
  • The site includes pages with resources and ideas specifically provided for Teachers, Students and Children.

Project Gutenberg

  • This site contains the full text of thousands of books published primarily before 1923 (not the latest bestsellers or modern computer books!)
  • Many of the classics are here - and downloading is free

Shakespeare

  • The Plays of William Shakespeare is a product of the Electronic Literature Foundation, whose stated mission is "to produce advanced electronic texts to be used by students, scholars, and admirers of literature around the world ... "

Western European Literature

  • Lists Internet sources for literary texts in western European languages other than English
  • Translations are generally mentioned only when they are included in collections of original language texts

 

Medicine

Medical Resources

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AIDS Info

  • This site is a valuable central resource which has combined information on HIV clinical trials and treatment, including experimental drugs and other therapies, for patients, their families, health care providers, and researchers.

All Refer

  • This Web site provides allied health students and laypeople with up-to-date and accurate general health information about more than 1,600 medical conditions and many symptoms, treatments, tests, alternative therapies, diets, injuries, and poisons.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • The CDC has put together an excellent site for public health and safety information.

Drug Index

  • Provides in-depth drug information on nearly 300 drugs
  • Information is written at level for health care professionals

Drug Information Portal

  • Provides current and reliable information about more than 12,000 drugs, searchable by name and category.
  • For each drug, a brief description is given, along with links to both summary and detailed information from trustworthy sources.
  • Published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

e-anatomy

  • Offers illustrations and more than 1,500 ‘slices’ of the human anatomy, taken from normal CT and MRI scans.
  • The top menu links to the categories: Head and face; Thorax; Heart; Abdomen-pelvis; Female pelvis; Upper limb; Shoulder; Lower limb; Lower limb: arteries; Knee; Ankle and foot.
  • Registration is free, but full access requires a subscription.

HealthWorld

  • HealthWorld Online has a database of hundreds of fully searchable articles for systems of natural medicine and individual complementary therapies and more than 100 health conditions.
  • Fulltext articles can be accessed from the leading journals in the fields of complementary medicine

History of Medicine

  • The site provides evaluated, quality Internet resources relating to the history of medicine, covering all aspects of the history of health and development of medical knowledge.

HIV InSite

  • This site is the only source of information on the Internet about HIV disease written and edited by researchers from a leading health science institution.
  • The information is comprehensive, current, and readily accessible

Mayo Clinic

  • This consumer-oriented online health resource is one of the most respected Web resources for disseminating accurate and easy-to-understand health information.

Medical Images

  • This site provides thousands of medically themed photos and art.

Merck

  • This is a handy ready reference providing quick, concise summaries of diseases and their treatments

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • An extensive, relevant and highly credible source of health information and research on complementary and alternative medicine for consumers and practitioners.
  • Popular topics include: acupuncture, cancer, chiropractic, depression, homeopathy, herbs at a glance, and more.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

  • This list of online, reliable primary sources draws material from government publications and international resources to create a portrait of SARS, the recently identified highly contagious disease.

Wellcom Images

  • This site provides thousands of medically themed photos and art.

World Health Organization

  • WHO, the UN health agency, has an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date, user-friendly Web site on international health

 

Music

Music Resources

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All Music Guide

  • The site covers over 307,000 recordings and over 1.5 million song titles, with 45,000 biographies and over 107,000 reviews

Classical Net

  • This site covers all aspects of classical music through an enormous network of commercial and noncommercial links

Instruments

  • The MHN Instrument encyclopedia is designed to offer educators, students, and Web browsers information concerning 140 instruments from the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments at Michigan, in a combination of text, images, and selected sounds.

Music in Canada

  • Bilingual electronic version of the 2nd edition of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada designed to enable musicians, music scholars, students, and music lovers globally to have immediate access to information about music in Canada

 

Mythology

Mythology Resources

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Classical myth

  • Provides links to predominantly ancient images and texts dealing with the 15 major deities of the Olympian Greek pantheon.

Classical mythology

  • This free source on classic mythology provides thorough coverage of Greek mythology and an impressive overview of Roman lore as well.

Greek mythology

  • Based on original sources from 800 BCE to 600 CE, the site provides short definitions, long articles, images, maps, and other information on the characters and stories found in Greek mythology.

 

Philosophy

Philosophy Resources

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Bioethics

  • The National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature is a specialized collection of books, journals, newsprint articles, legal material, and government publications.

Bioethics.net

  • This Web site provides research guides and issue briefs on topics such as bioethics and genetics; links to compilations, online media interviews, and resources on topics including human cloning, end of life issues, and clinical trials.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  • Searchable and browsable encyclopedia of concepts, schools of thought and individual philosophers

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  • The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy is a scholarly reference work "in progress" which consists of signed articles by specialists in the field.

Environmental Ethics

  • This site serves mainly as a networked list of bookmarks presented in a simple and fast-loading page, organized by topic within this very specialized area of ethics.
  • Some original texts include writings in such applied areas as genetic engineering and nanotechnology, animals and vegetarianism, air and water pollution, and spirituality and the environment.

Ethics

  • Ethics Updates is intended for instructors and students of both theoretical and applied ethics courses.
  • The selection of resources demonstrates strong knowledge of each field and a good understanding of student needs and the needs of researchers new to a specific field of ethics.

Philosophy of Religion

  • At present the site is divided into sections concerning arguments for God's existence, arguments for atheism, and issues in christian ethics.

Philosophy pages

  • A no-frills Web site that introduces the novice to Western philosophy.
  • The four most useful sections are the "Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names," "Major Figures in Philosophy," "History of Western Philosophy," and "Logic."

Philosophy research

  • Philosophy Research Base is a meta-index of Internet philosophy resources that links to large philosophy sites and to specific subject subsections in those sites.

Western Philosophy

  • History of Western philosophy offers "a narrative survey of the historical development of Western philosophy."

 

Political Science

Political Science Resources

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Amnesty International

  • Resources available online include annual reports, news releases, campaign reports and thematic publications, and is the most comprehensive human rights site available.

EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law

  • Provides easy access to authenticated primary source documents, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law resources on the Internet.
  • Covers all aspects of international law, including: International Air, Space & Water; Environmental Law; Economic Law; International Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Dispute Resolution; Private International Law, and more.
  • Produced by the American Society of International Law.

Globalization101.org

  • Designed to challenge users to think about the many controversies surrounding globalization, and promote understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers…
  • Information presented via issue briefs, news analyses, expert interviews, and links to further resources.

Human & Constitutional Rights

  • This site offers links to electronic resources on both constitutional and international human rights law.

Human RightsLibrary

  • This site is easy to navigate, outstanding in the breadth of its coverage, and comprehensive in nature.

International Affairs

  • The Council on Foreign Relations has created an informative, well-designed Web site that will interest students and scholars of international affairs.

International Peace Bureau

  • Dedicated to a vision of a world without war, the IPB site offers numerous research and advocacy papers on topics relating to disarmament and development.
  • Topics include: military vs. social spending; small arms; nuclear weapons; chemical/biological weapons; landmines; militarization of aid; resource conflifts; environment/climate change; and gender.

Political Science Resources

  • Although this site emphasizes UK politics, it is easy to use, well-organized, reasonably interesting, and updated regularly.

Poly-Cy

  • Poly-Cy: Internet Resources for Political Science is outstanding for its wide range of links and explanatory material.
  • Although there is an emphasis on the US, extensive international links are included.

 

Psychology

Psychology Resources

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Addiction

  • Addiction search is organized into 8 categories: addictions, statistics, populations, treament, prevention, social issues, organizations, and war on drugs.

American Psychological Association

  • The site's resources for beginning students and the public include accessible and helpful articles on current topics in the media (e.g., road rage, holiday stress) and links to information about aging, depression, AIDS, parenting, psychology and the law, etc.

Autism

  • This site includes, among other things, information about symptoms, conditions, and possible causes of ASD.

Encyclopedia of psychology

  • Eight topic areas, ranging from career to environment behaviour relationships, guide users to approximately 2,000 links.

Mental health

  • Internet mental health lists disorders and provides information on their treatment, medications, research, booklets and magazine articles and provides access to online articles,books and other internet links.

Psychology online

  • This site includes information on psychological theories, famous psychologists, IQ tests, learning-style inventories, personality tests, etc.

Psychology resources

  • Psych Web contains lots of psychology-related information and provides links to such things as full text classics and journals online, and scholarly resources.

PsychScholar

  • A collection of web resources for both psychological scholars and 'budding' psychological scholars.
  • Includes links to pages on research, teaching tools, and professional resources, as well as study aids and tutorials for students.

Social psychology

  • This site contains links to thousands of social psychological and psychology-related resources.
  • Under social psychology, there are links to resources on a wide variety of topics, e.g., prejudice and discrimination, social influence, and interpersonal relationships

 

Science

Science Resources

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Ars Technica

  • Provides original news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on topics ranging from technology fundamentals to the many ways technology affects the world.
  • Continuously updated, the site supports social networking and discussion, with major links dedicated to Gaming, Gadgets, Hardware, Business, Open Source, Microsoft, Science, Tech Policy, Media and Software.

Astronomy

  • Assembled by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, this site provides high resolution images of planets, moons, meteors, and comets.
  • This enormous site provides a wealth of astronomical information, ranging from basic physical data on the solar sytem to detailed historical sketches of American, Russian, European and Japanese space missions

ATHENA: mineralogy

  • This site, well linked and easily navigated, is centered on two extensive directories, one an alphabetically indexed list of minerals and their chemical formulas, the other a systematic list of minerals arranged according to the chemical classes of the international "Strunz" classification.

BioInteractive

  • This site offers a number of exciting educational options. Major destinations include virtual laboratories, virtual (museum) exhibits, video of lectures, and animations.

BioTech

  • A site for life sciences resources and reference tools
  • The site features annotated links to Web resources, including electronic journals.

Chem 1

  • Chem 1 Virtual Textbook uses tutorials, interactive on-line assignments, and simulations to provide students an alternative reference text or supplement to course textbooks.

The Chemistry Collective

  • Offers a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests which can be used by teachers as pre-labs, alternatives to textbook homework, and/or in-class activities for individuals or teams.
  • The site is managed by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University, for college and high school teachers interested in using, assessing, or creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.

Climate change

  • Global Climate change student guide accesses a well written and informative manual that is highly functional as a student resource and contains relevant tables and figures.

Computer history

  • The Computer History Museum's Internet History and Microprocessor Timeline site is a superior Web site that covers Internet history for general audiences.

The Cryosphere:
Where the World is Frozen

  • Provides a wealth of information about Earth’s snow and ice.
  • “All about” links lead to mini-sites about the Cryosphere, Frozen Ground, Glaciers, Snow, Sea Ice, and Climatology & Meteorology.
  • Other sections look at past and present research efforts, examine climate change issues, or offer Quick Facts on different types of ice formations.
  • Published by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center.

DNA Interactive

  • This site is divided into six sections, each section offering text material, excellent graphics, and simulations.

Environmental Sciences

  • This university library Web site on environmental science is basically a well-organized compendium of links to other Internet sites.

Exploring the Nanoworld

  • Introduces users to the basic tools, principles and potentials of Nanotechnology: the study and design of systems at the nanometer scale - the scale of atoms and molecules.
  • Provides a wealth of resources, including easy-to-read topic pages, short video presentations, resource slides, lesson plans, and other tools and activities.

Genetics

  • Learn.Genetics should be useful to students seeking an overview of genetics and its relationship to health and society.

Genetics education center

  • Everything anyone ever wanted to know about genetics and the Human Genome Project is included in this site!

History of science

  • This site utilizes hypertext links to be the hierarchy of hierarchies for the history of science, providing organized links to hundreds of other sites.

Human Genome Project

  • The basics about the Human Genome Project: what it is; its progress, history and goals; FAQs, etc.
  • Explore links to speciality research pages in sequencing, mapping, instrumentation, and informatics

Inorganic crystal structures

  • The Inorganic Crystal Structure Database contains data for more than 70,000 inorganic crystal structures of inorganic materials. This Web site, however, only provides access to demonstration versions with a 20 page scientific manual and an undergraduate tutorial regarding the structure of inorganic materials.

Internet history

  • Using the paradigm of the book to structure this Web site, the chapters are informative and enjoyable to read. Topics are not covered in depth but enough detail, scope and accuracy are provided to instruct general audiences on Internet history.

Mathematical functions

  • This resource is a compendium of mathematical functions traditionally published in paper form as tables of functions and formulae.

Mathematics

  • Internet resources for the mathematics student provides useful links to topics in the areas of precalculus, calculus, differential equations, analysis, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, and statistics - areas appropriate for college students taking the first two years of mathematics.

Microbes

  • This site can serve as a comprehensive resource not only for scientists and researchers, but also for the general public, and college and high school students

NatureServe

  • This outstanding new Web site created by the Association of Biodiversity Information focuses on the distribution and conservation status of plants and animals in the US and Canada.
  • It contains information (common and scientific names, taxonomic hierarchy, conservation status, life history, etc.) on some 50,000 plants and animal species.

NRC Research Press

  • This site provides indexing and fulltext from 1998 for scientific journals published by the Research Press of the National Research Council of Canada

Periodic Table

  • WebElements entries are extensive, offering basics such as atomic number & weight, links to physical properties and common compounds, and photographs.

Physics

  • Physics 2000 is very clearly organized and color coded under three main headings: Physics 2000, Einstein's Legacy, and The Atomic Lab.
  • Its stated goal is "to make physics more accessible to students and people of all ages and to counter its current negative image."

Physics (Exercises)

  • HyperPhysics offers information and exercises for a wide range of topics of interest to undergraduates studying physics.

Physics Internet resources

  • This clearinghouse is nicely organized by various themes including general fields of physics, publications, educational material, societies, commercial sites, etc.
  • It is largely an index to information at other sites.

Science

  • Eric Weisstein's world of science is an encyclopedia that provides coverage of selected topics in astronomy, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and scientific biography.

ScienceNOW

  • ScienceNOW is the news section of the web site for Science, a leading scientific journal, and is a good of source of current developments in the world of science.
  • Provides expert news briefs and free access to the latest four weeks of articles.
  • Subscription or payment required to access older articles (back to 1996) or those linked from outside providers.

Society, Religion and Technology Project

  • The SRT is a project of the Church of Scotland that investigates the ethics of new technologies, addressing big issues relating to topics such as genetic engineering in foods, animals and humans, the Internet, and the environment.
  • Questions regarding the moral and ethical implicatons of new technologies and their possible ramifications are explicitly indexed.

Structurae

  • This Web site showcases the works and art of structural engineering and, to some extent, architecture from around the world.
  • With nearly 10,000 structures listed, it focuses on a diverse range of structures, from bridges, skyscrapers, and towers to dams and offshore structures.

Technology

  • The How Products are Made Web site provides information and diagrams about how things are made.

Visual Elements Periodic Table

  • Presents html and Flash versions of the periodic table, with detailed information about each element, including its history, origin, physical and chemical composition.

Volcanoes

  • This site offers a valuable resource on the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes for both university students and earth science teachers.

WINDandSEA

  • WINDandSEA: the oceanic and atmospheric sciences Internet locator, lists 40 main topics, from air pollution to wetlands, in its up-front index.
  • It is provided by the Central Library of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

 

 

 

Social Sciences

Social Science Resources

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Canadian Social Research Links

  • This site emphasizes governmental policy materials, focusing upon topical social issues, e.g., disability, education opportunities, human rights, homelessness and hunger, environmental pollution , electoral issues, domestic violence, labour issues and unionization, women's rights, and many more.

Center for Global Development

  • The CGD works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through research and engagement with the policy community.
  • The site research and advocacly materials in the form of briefs, essays, reports and working papers relating to aid effectiveness, education, globalization, health, migration, and trade.

Development Information

  • Eldis: the gateway to development information will appear to users searching for in-depth information on development, e.g., economic, agricultural, policy, health, environmental, or gender issues.

EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law

  • Provides easy access to authenticated primary source documents, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law resources on the Internet.
  • Covers all aspects of international law, including: International Air, Space & Water; Environmental Law; Economic Law; International Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Dispute Resolution; Private International Law, and more.
  • Produced by the American Society of International Law.

 

Sociology

Sociology Resources

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Aging

  • Social gerontology & the aging revolution offers information or links to almost every issue regarding older people, e.g., statistics, cultural experiences, theories of aging as well as the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging.

Electronic Journal of Sociology

  • The emphasis on this site is to make sociological research on current issues accessible.
  • THere is a browsable full-text archive from the first volume in 1994 to date.

Feminism

  • Feminist theory Website has contributions from scholars and specialists from around the world, each providing a brief introduction to a specific topic along with a solid bibliography.

Genocide Studies Program

  • An extensive portal with collections of full-text articles, maps, databases and links to sites that document and analyze numerous genocides from ancient times to the present day.

Global Distribution of Poverty

  • Provides papers, presentations, and, above all, maps describing the global distribution of poverty, and the geographical and biophysical conditions in which people live.

Poverty

  • This site provides a wealth of information for anyone studying poverty and/or welfare reform.

Sociology research

  • A sociological tour through cyberspace is an invitation to thoughtful exploration and research in sociology, beginning with general sociological links, followed by links to resources for theory construction; data sets; materials on research methods and statistics; resources on writing the research paper; and finally, selected sites in cognate subject areas.

SocioSite

  • This megasite "gives access to the European and worldwide scene of academic sociology" and groups sociology into 24 categories, including subject areas, data archives, electronic journals, and other resource guides.