Research Guides

Choose your subject area then look for links to help with for your research

Agriculture

FFA Organizations

California FFA / Students
The CALAGED section has FFA information and resources for California Ag Students. Includes parliamentary procedure, conferences and much more FFA news and information.

National FFA
National Future Farmers of America Web Site.

Agriculture Organizations

California Farm Bureau Federation
“Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California’s resources.”

American Farm Bureau – Voice of Agriculture
The site for this national organization includes news of today’s agricultural issues.

Agriculture Magazines and Publications

High Plains Journal
The online version of a publication for the farmer-rancher, including information on livestock and feeds, plus other related information.

The Virtual Garden’s Time-Life Plant Encyclopedia
Answers questions about plant-related topics.

Art

Artcyclopedia
An index of hundreds of museum sites and image archives. Works of over 5,500 different artists can be viewed

English

Mythology

General Mythology Links and Reference Materials

Bulfinch’s Mythology “The Age of Fable Or Stories of Gods and Heroes
The book probably most responsible for popularizing Greek mythology during the past hundred and fifty years.

Classical Mythology
A comparrison of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses is given in a table with images, descriptions and links.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. You may also go directly to their section on Mythology by Country/Culture.

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
A collection of links to folk tales and myths from around the world. Also includes links to images associated with the stories and cultures.

Folklore and Mythology
Alphabetical listings and related links to major characters of various folklores and myths

Mythology
Links to resources such as Greek and Roman Mythology; The Olympian Gods and Goddesses; Heroes in Greek Mythology; The Twelve Labors of Hercules; Monsters in Greek Mythology; The Nine Muses; Norse Mythology and Egyptian Mythology

Philosophy Pages
Click on “Philosophers” and read biographies about ancient and recent philosophers and their works. “The elements you will find on this site include: The Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names. A survey of the History of Western Philosophy. A Timeline for the intellectual figures disscussed here. Detailed discussion of several major Philosophers “(including Aristotle, Plato and Socrates.)

World Mythology: Myth and Images
This Minneapolis Institute of Arts web site offers a great collection of images from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China! Click on a picture and discover more about the myths of these cultures. Images are organized also as: Myth By Culture A glossary and other information available.

Greek and Roman Mythology and Folklore

MYTHWEB
“This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.”

The Gods Gallery (Images of Gods and Symbols)
Provides images of the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology and literature.

Greek Mythology
This is an introduction to Ancient Greek Mythology. It gives brief details about The Gods , Heros, Creatures, Stories and Family Trees

The Olympians
Brief but clear details are given about the Olympians, a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthow of the Titans. The site explains how all the Olympians are related in some way and has relevant links.

Monsters in Greek Mythology
Alphabeticial listings of links to monsters in Greek Myghology

Quiz: The Trojan War and the Illiad

Medieval and Early European Mythology and Folklore

ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
“ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies.”

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Collection of links to background information about the Medieval Era. Helpful as a resource when studying the myths, legends and literature of this period.

Norse Mythology
A set of answers to common questions about Nores mythology: Introduction, lists of Gods/Goddesses, Norse creation, the Nine Worlds, etc.

Poetry

War Poets

War Poets Research Considerations

War Poets Presentation

Poetry at War
A select anthology of poems of the Great War

Gale Biography Center
Easy biography search available at school and home. Ask the library staff for the password.

Lost Poets of the Great War
“a hypertext document on the poetry of World War I”. Includes a chronology of the war as well as a brief biography of a few poets and their poems.

Bartleby.com
This easy to use poetry/biography collection can be searched by author, title, keywords, date and first line

American Literature

Civil War Timelines, Causes, Flags and Maps
Comparisons of the North and South, events Leading to the War, timelines and much more

Civil War Primary Documents, Images, Art, Poetry
First Person accounts, quotes, art, literature and political cartoons

CivilWar@Smithsonian
Web links and general references

Civil War Photographs
Library of Congress’ American Memory :Selected Civil War Photographs

Civil War Maps
Library of Congress’ American Memory :Civil War Maps

Primary Sources on the Web
Reputable sites link to thousands of primary sources

Foreign Language

German


German grammar – tips of the day, vocabulary


City web site for our GAPP partner city, Detmold


German weather

German news web sites

Spiegel


Kids resources on the internet


Info regarding exchange programs and German instruction in the US


Germany – Cities

About-Germany.org offers an illustrated tourist guide, travel guide and culture guide to Germany. Discover Berlin and other cities and major sights.


Germany – Cities – Travel Guide
“Travel Germany the ‘Smart Way’ with the Smart – Travel – Germany web site.” Learn about German culture in addition to finding out all the great activities to do while on vacation in Germany.

Spanish

Menu Project

How much does that meal cost?


Exchange Rate


Currency converter

Favorite foods of Central America, South America and Spain


What’s 4 eats?


List of cuisines

Diet of South Americans


South American Diets


South American Cuisine and Recipes


Latin American cuisine

Cuisine of Guatemala


Guatemala cuisine


What’s 4 eats- Guatemala

Argentina


Food and drink of Argentina


Drinks of Argentina

Cuisine of Panama


Cuisine of Panama

Cuisines of Venezuela


Venezuela cuisine

Cuisine of Ecuador


Cuisine of Ecuador

Cuisine of Chile


Cuisine of Chile

Cuisine of Costa Rica


Costa Rica

Cuisine of Peru


Peruvian Cuisine

Cuisine of Cuba


Cuban cuisine

Cuisine of El Salvador


Cuisine of El Salvador

Food and drink of Spain


Spanish Food


Maincourses


Soups and Salads


Recipes from Spain

Cuisine of Bolivia


Bolivian cuisine


Bolivian drinks

Health

General Health


Yahoo Medical Encyclopedia

Use the index or search box to information on health related issues.


Diseases Explained

Provides unbiased and clinically accurate information on a variety of diseases and conditions.


Medline Plus

“MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions.”


Web M.D.

Included in the information on hundreds of health topics is a descripton of the ailment as well as its symptons, causes, treatments and related issues.


Healthfinder

Select a letter to find information about chronic diseases and injuries such as fractures. This is a US government web site which can lead consumers to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, support and self help groups.


Teen Health

Health information for teens from the Food and Drug Administration.

Diseases and Conditions


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Find information regarding causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.


Centers for disease control and prevention

Click on the A- Z index to search for information on diseases, conditions and health.


Mayo Clinic

Select from the A to Z list to read all about a disease or condition. It even has a “symptom checker.”

Drugs

Us Dept of Health and Human Services
Information on ANY drug is listed here in alphabetical order.


National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Data on illegal drug use.


HowStuffWorks: Drugs

“Drugs, be they prescription, over-the-counter or sold on the street, can have unintended and harmful effects. Get informed about drugs and medicine in this section of HowStuffWorks.”


National Institute of Drug Abuse

Includes a chart of commonly abused drugs.


How Crack Cocaine Works


How Marijuana Works


How Performance Enhancing Drugs Work

Fitness and Diet


A Healthier You

Make a healthier you based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Shape Up America!

Healthy weight for life.”Develop an activity program that is right for you.”


FirstGov.Health

A government web portal for health related information including diet and exercise.


Eating Disorders

“This site will provide you with definitions, signs and symptoms and physical/medical complications for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating.”


Bodybuilding Exercises

Search for exercises and learn the correct form with picture and video guides.


Shape Fit

Over 300 strength training exercises. Each instructional page will show you how to properly perform a specific weight training movement. Detailed photos and tips for each exercise.

Ms. Smith-Michel’s Biology Assignment: Birth Defects

Introduction to Chromosome Diseases

Lists of Genetic Diseases From Wikipedia

List of Genetic Disorders and Links to Websites About Them


National Human Genome Project: Specific Genetic Disorders

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia


MedicineNet.com

MayoClinic.com

Geography


Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

This site features information about the trail, which is the second longest of the National Scenic and National Historic Trails and passes through 11 states. Provides details of activities (such as hiking, cycling, and boating), educational programs, special events, facilities, fees, maps, nearby attractions, and the Junior Ranger Program for children. From the National Park Service. Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII


Golden Gate Bridge

This site is a companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience documentary about “the construction of what was then [1937] the longest suspension bridge in the world, built hundreds of feet above the dangerously churning waters of the entrance to San Francisco Bay.” The site features a timeline,photos of bridge construction, information about people and events, and a discussion of mathematical principles. Also includes video clips, a teacher’s guide, and related material.Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII


Alaska Trails

Features information about the more than 40 land- and water-based trails in Alaska. Details about the trails can be browsed alphabetically, geographically, or by type of transportation used on the trail. Trail profiles include images, descriptions, maps, directions, activities, and links to related sites. Site also provides information about the Alaska Recreational Trails Plan and the Alaska Heritage Trails Program . Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII


Cities Around the World

Cities Around the World presents over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society Library.


Germany – Cities
About-Germany.org offers an illustrated tourist guide, travel guide and culture guide to Germany. Discover Berlin and other citiesand major sights.


Germany – Cities – Travel Guide

“Travel Germany the ‘Smart Way’ with the Smart – Travel – Germany web site.” Learn about German culture in addition to finding out all the great activities to do while on vacation in Germany.


City-data.com

Complete profiles of all U.S. cities.  City photos, maps, satellite photos, stats about residents, geographical data, state profiles, crime data, local news links, birthplaces of famous people, city government, employment, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, and much more.


Top 100 cities

Cities are listed as top 100 …biggest, oldest, highest home price, most/least educated, biggest/smallest houses, etc.


National Park Services

“The website provides details about the country’s 702 designated wilderness areas and their significance to each of us. Visitors can learn about the land beyond the frontier; those rare, untamed places where one can leave civilization, reconnect with nature, and find healing and meaning.” This websie is also available in other languages and viewers can locate parks, learn the history or find information for students and teachers.

Math

MathWorld
“MathWorldTM is the web’s most extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world’s mathematics and internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educational outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.”

Math is Fun
“The main content of the site is aimed at basic math skills. However you will find some more complex stuff, and some easier bits. Hopefully there should be something for everybody.”

Science

Anatomy and Physiology


Human Anatomy On-line (Requires Java)


The Visible Human Project


BodyQuest (Anatomy Information Project)


General Pathology (Includes Images)


Organ System Pathology (Includes Images)


Pathology Tutorial Menu (Includes Images)

Inventions and Inventors


Inventor Information and Biographies

This is a list of famous inventors, with information provided about them and their inventions. If you click on the name of the inventor, you will be given links to biographies and other information about them. This is from the
Discovering Collection
(No password needed at school. See library staff for home use passwords.) Here also is a direct link to the Discovering Collection’s History Search, where you can search for additional information on the inventor, their inventions and historical events.


Invention Dimension: Inventor of the Week Archive

The Invention Dimension highlights a different American inventor every week with a biographical sketch covering his or her accomplishments and their impact on society. Also an extensive list of related links to invention and innovation sites on the Web.


Inventors and Scientists
Background and biographical information on living inventors, provided by the Smithsonian Institution.


Who Made America?
“Find out about the extraordinary innovators whose ideas and entrepreneurial spirit gave birth to landmark advances like the steamboat and the 747 jetliner, and cultural touchstones like the Barbie doll and CNN. Profiles of each innovator can be viewed chronologically, geographically, and by category.”


People and Discoveries
What’s the story behind electroshock therapy? Who’s responsible for increasing the size of the Universe? What laboratory mishap led to the saving of countless lives? The answers to these questions, plus many more, await you in People and Discoveries, a databank consisting of 120 entries about 20th century scientists and their stories.


Wacky Inventions
Some of the rather unusual invention patents are featured here. Please note: past months are still available at the bottom of the page.

General Science Resources


Periodic Table of the Elements: Los Alamos

Colorful display of the Periodic Table. Lots of graphical displays and arrangements make it easy to use and understand.


Periodic Table of the Elements:It’s Elemental

An element flash card game. The computer will give you an element and, depending on the selections you make, you will have to supply the element’s chemical name, chemical symbol or atomic number. Good practice for a test!


Web Periodic Table of the Elements

Very thorough, easy to use and interactive Periodic Table of the Elements. Just keep clicking for more and more information on your favorite elements!


Science Daily

Links to the latest research and discovery stories in the various fields of Science. Allows searching of the collection.

Biological and Medical Science Resources


The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is for those interested in locating information about a particular group of organisms, by biologists seeking identification keys, figures, phylogenetic trees, and other systematic information for a group of organisms, and by educators teaching about organismal diversity.


A Modern Herbal

Online version of a 1931 book about herbs, their uses and qualities. Includes lots of background information, including botanical name, family, habitat, and uses.


Centers for Disease Control

Lots of information about disease and health from this government agency. Includes these sections: Diseases , Health Risks , Prevention Guidelines and Strategies, Travelers’ Health, and more.


Yahoo! Health: Medicine

Links to lots of Internet resources related to medicine and diseases.


Marine Biological Lab

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) was established in 1888, devoted to research and education in basic biology. Lewis Thomas, author of The Lives of a Cell, has called the MBL “the uniquely national center for biology in this country.” Scientists and students throughout the world come to the MBL to conduct research, teach, study, and collaborate with other scientists.


A Gene Map of the Human Genome

Human genes mapped here. Images have been chosen to illustrate the myriad aspects of human biology, pathology, and relationships with other organisms that can be revealed by analysis of genes and their protein products.


Cells Alive

Animations of cells show how they act and react. Very nice graphic illustrations, with motion demonstrate cellular concepts with clarity.

Ms. Smith-Michel’s Assignment

Biome Research Sites:
The World’s Biomes


Introduction to Biomes

includes information on food webs in the various biomes

WorldBiomes.com

Enchanted Learning Biome Site

Earth Floor Biomes

Biomes of the World

Animal Planet’s Map of World Biomes

Blue Planet World Biomes

Great Pictures of the Vegetation in Various Biomes

Biome Information and World Biome Map

Map Featuring the Five Major Biomes

Colorful Map of World Biomes

Sample Travel Agency Website

Expedia Travel: Get infomation on air fares, hotels and vacation packages

Physical Science: Astronomical Resources


Planetary Sciences

If you enjoyed your visit to the Nine Planets (above), you will also like to visit the National Space Science Data Center, with its vast amount of information (including images) related to the U.S. Space Program. Organized according to subjects covered, including space mission projects, planets and satellites, etc.


International Space Station

NASA has produced this Website to allow the public to stay up with the development of the International Space Station, which is scheduled to be started in 1998. Includes lots of pictures, plans and other information.


SETI Institute

Information about scientific research in the general field of Life in the Universe with an emphasis on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). ” I think the SETI enterprise can best be understood as a kind of exercise in the archeology of the future.” Physicist and philosopher Philip Morrison, MIT.

Earth Science Resources

Earthquakes


Virtual Earthquake
Virtual Earthquake is an interactive Web-based program designed to introduce you to the concepts of how an earthquake EPICENTER is located and how the RICHTER MAGNITUDE of an earthquake is determined.

Volcanos


Cascades Volcano Observatory
A great place top start your exploratrions about volcanos. Has lots of information freely available on many volcanos of the world, past and present.

Other Earth Science Information


Garden Web

An interesting commercial site that has a variety of information related to gardening and plants.

Physical Science: Earth Science

Weather Resources


WeatherNet

The WeatherNet offers over a hundred links to weather-related sites on the Web. The most comprehensive list on the Web.


National Weather Service

The U.S. government weather Website, offering Current Weather, Climatic Data, Weather News (Public Affairs), and related weather information.


Rain Or Shine

Offers a simple way to get weather information for 800 U.S. and international cities. Provides 24 Hour weather forecast, satellite, radar image information. Also has interesting weather facts for the date in history.


The Weather Underground

Quick weather information for the world is available from this popular Website. Click on a map for information on a state’s weather and forecasts, or click and go to another country, region, or continent. Offers a searcher that will “Find the Weather for any City, State or Zipcode, or Country.”


Yahoo! Weather

Yahoo! organizes a wide variety of weather information and services. Check the weather by ZipCode, get ski reports, weather maps and images, storm information, and other similar weather data.


Lycos Weather

A general starting place to find weather information for cities and countries the world. Click on a map, or enter the name of a city to obtain information.


The Daily Planet

Lots of weather information from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. Includes hypermedia instructional modules on how to understand meteorology.


Intellicast

A variety of weather information on the U.S. and the world, from the MSNBC network. Includes sections with ski reports, national parks, weather & health, and an almanac which provides historical weather information.

Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey

“NRL Monterey is the only scientific center in the Navy wholly dedicated to atmospheric research; conducting research and development to provide objective local, regional, and global atmospheric analysis and prediction as well as the development of automated weather interpretation systems; that is, the effect of atmospheric changes on naval communications and weapons systems.”

Physical Science

Environmental Science Resources


Search the EnviroLink Library

EnviroLink Library is a comprehensive resource of environmental information on the Internet. Information is grouped under subjects within each main area of the Library. This link allows users to search this library by subjects and key words.


EnviroLink Library, Alphabetical index

EnviroLink Library is a comprehensive resource of environmental information on the Internet. Information is grouped under subjects within each main area of the Library. This link shows subjects in alphabetical order.


EnviroNews

A collection of news stories that deal with the environment, updated daily. Allows searching by topic, which might be the best way to find what you are looking for. For example, a search for “oil spills” retrieved over two dozen excellent articles.


Search RACHEL’s Environment and Health Weekly

A search engine which allows you to search the past issues of a weekly environmental magazine that covers a wide variety of topics. Enter the topic or phrase you need information about, and a list of past magazines will be displayed. Click on any that you want to read to have them displayed.


Renew America Environmental Success Index

The Environmental Success Index may be searched on several criteria. To find entries that interest you, enter a City or State in the appropriate field below, or select an entry from one of the other fields. Then, click the “Search” button. You may narrow your search by entering more than one selection, for example, your state, and the Program Focus in which you are interested.

Physical Science: Physics and Physicists


MathMol

MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules) is designed to serve as an introductory starting point for those interested in the field of molecular modeling. Includes online hyper media textbooks for both elementary and high school students. Nicely illustrated and easy to use.


Exhibits and Online Source Materials for History of Physics and Allied Sciences

Find presentations on people, events and discoveries in Physics and other related areas of science, which are linked from here.


Physics 2000

Physics 2000 is a place to have fun learning visually and interactively about physics and familiar high-tech devices. Discover the impacts of Einstein and other early 20th-century physicists on modern technology, and enter the exotic world of quantum phys


The Center for History of Physics

Their mission is to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied sciences including astronomy, geophysics, optics, and the like. Note their online exhibits about Einstend and the Discovery of the Electron, and biographical data in the visual archives from physics.


Discovery of the Electron

Colorful and informative exhibition on the history of the electron, from the American Institute of Physics.


Einstein: Image and Impact

Award-winning exhibition on Albert Einstein’s life and discoveries, from the American Institute of Physics.


Physics 109N: Galileo and Einstein

Online notes and links for Physics course at the University of Virginia. “The course explores two revolutions in our perception of the universe.”

Social Science

Ancient History

Ancient & Classical Cultures
“Collection of links to websites about ancient cultures around the world. Includes sites about Africa, Asia Minor, Aztecs, Celts, China, Egyptians, Greeks, Hebrews, Incas, India, Inuit, Muslims, Mongolia, Persia, Romans, Viking, and wonders of the ancient world. From the Multnomah County Library, Oregon.”
Librarians’ Internet Index


The British Museum: Ancient Egypt

“Information about Egyptian life, geography, gods and goddesses, mummification, pharaohs, pyramids, temples, time, trades, and writing. Each section includes a story, a nonlinear presentation of information (“Explore”), and an activity to develop analytical, mathematical, and observational skills within the context of the chosen topic. “Staff Room” offers resources for teachers. From the British Museum.”
Librarians’ Internet Index


Perseus Digital Library

“Digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world. Originally begun with coverage of the Archaic and Classical Greek world, has now expanded to Latin text and tools, Renaissance materials, and Papyri. Contains hundreds of texts by the major ancient authors and lexica and morphological databases and catalog entries for over 2,800 vases, sculptures, coins, buildings, and sites, including over 13,000 photographs of such objects.”
Librarians’ Internet Index


LUCI: Library of University of California Images

“This database offers images from University of California visual collections in the areas of classical Greek and Roman periods and California art and architecture. Searchable by title, place, subject, and other factors. From the University of California, Riverside.” Librarians’ Internet Index

U.S.History

From 1492 – 1800’s


The Gilder Lehrman Institute Of American History

The modules cover more than twenty topics that correspond to the major periods in American history. Topics include


The Revolutionary War


American Memory Timeline

“This resource was developed to help teachers and students use the vast online collections of the Library of Congress. The links will lead to sets of  selected primary sources on a variety of topics in United States History. The sets are arranged by chronological period.” LC

From late 1800’s to 1990’s

The Gilder Lehrman Institute Of American History

The modules cover more than twenty topics that correspond to the major periods in American history.


American Memory Timeline

“This resource was developed to help teachers and students use the vast online collections of the Library of Congress. The links will lead to sets of  selected primary sources on a variety of topics in United States History. The sets are arranged by chronological period.” LC

20th Century to Present

The Gilder Lehrman Institute Of American History

The modules cover more than twenty topics that correspond to the major periods in American history. Topics include


American Memory Timeline

“This resource was developed to help teachers and students use the vast online collections of the Library of Congress. The links will lead to sets of  selected primary sources on a variety of topics in United States History. The sets are arranged by chronological period.” LC

Geography


Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

This site features information about the trail, which is the second longest of the National Scenic and National Historic Trails and passes through 11 states. Provides details of activities (such as hiking, cycling, and boating), educational programs, special events, facilities, fees, maps, nearby attractions, and the Junior Ranger Program for children. From the National Park Service. Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII


Golden Gate Bridge

This site is a companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience documentary about “the construction of what was then [1937] the longest suspension bridge in the world, built hundreds of feet above the dangerously churning waters of the entrance to San Francisco Bay.” The site features a timeline,photos of bridge construction, information about people and events, and a discussion of mathematical principles. Also includes video clips, a teacher’s guide, and related material.Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII


Alaska Trails

Features information about the more than 40 land- and water-based trails in Alaska. Details about the trails can be browsed alphabetically, geographically, or by type of transportation used on the trail. Trail profiles include images, descriptions, maps, directions, activities, and links to related sites. Site also provides information about the Alaska Recreational Trails Plan and the Alaska Heritage Trails Program . Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII


Cities Around the World

presents over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society Library.


City-data.com

Complete profiles of all U.S. cities.  City photos, maps, satellite photos, stats about residents, geographical data, state profiles, crime data, local news links, birthplaces of famous people, city government, employment, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, and much more.


Top 100 cities

Cities are listed as top 100 …biggest, oldest, highest home price, most/least educated, biggest/smallest houses, etc.


National Park Services

“The website provides details about the country’s 702 designated wilderness areas and their significance to each of us. Visitors can learn about the land beyond the frontier; those rare, untamed places where one can leave civilization, reconnect with nature, and find healing and meaning.” This websie is also available in other languages and viewers can locate parks, learn the history or find information for students and teachers.

World History


Online Outline Maps

This site offers a selection of outline maps for use in the classroom or at home. Feel free to print or download any of these maps for your personal use in activities, reports, or stories.

World War I

BBC.com
Explore the in-depth sections on WWI, WWII, the Cold War, Genocide Under the Nazis and more on this BBC history site.


History Learning Site

This site is written and maintained by a history and poitcal science teacher. It has a multitude of links on information about WW1.


National WWII Memorial

Official site for the Washington, D.C., memorial that “honors all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation’s call to arms.” Features information about the design and construction of the memorial, a bibliography, a teacher’s guide, and a searchable directory of World War II veterans.Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII

The Holocaust


Museum of Tolerance ONLINE Multimedia Learning Center

From the Simon Wiesentahl Center, this site has links to photos index by topic or by categories such as;


The Jews


The Nazis


World War II


Antisemitism & The Final Solution


Resistance & Rescue


The World Response


Righteous Among the Nations


After the War

Genocides

Holocaust Encyclopedia.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “The Holocaust.”


Genocide Watch

“The international campaign to end genocide.” This site explains what genocide is, the 8 stages of genocide and detailed information about genocides throughout the world.

Women’s History


National Council for Research on Women (NCRW)

The mission of this organization is “to promote visibility for feminist research and analysis and build stronger links between  research, policy, action, and the media.” This site provides publications, event archives, research resources, and information about the organization’s programs. A highlight of the site is “The Misinformation Clearinghouse,” which alerts users to “vital data which has been deleted, buried, or distorted, or has otherwise gone missing from government websites and publications.” Searchable. Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII


Mother’s Day: What You Need to Know

Offers historical facts and figures about Mother’s Day, links to information about famous mothers, and several ideas for celebrating the holiday. Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII

Economics


US Securities and Exchange Commission

Provides fact sheets “about IPOs, particularly why investors have difficulty getting shares in an IPO, the pricing differences between the IPO and secondary market trading, and a brokerage  firm’s IPO eligibility requirements.” From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Copyright 2004 by Librarians’ Index to the Internet, LII

Government Sites


FirstGov U.S. Government Web Portal

Links to local, state and federal agencies


Federal Agencies Site Directory

An alphabetical listing of Federal Agencies and Commissions

White House


Office of Management and Budget

Budget arm of the White House; produces the President’s budget request


Bureau of Economic Analysis

Economic data and research; part of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor economics and statistics; part of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce


Census Bureau

Primary source for social and economic data and statistics of the U.S.


Congressional Budget Office

Budgetary research arm of the U.S. congress


Congressional Research Service Reports

Search by keyword for reports by the policy research arm of Congress as the reports are not centrally located at any one website


Defense Link

Portal to the U.S. Dept. of Defense


Economic Research Service

Information on food, farming, natural resources, and rural America; part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Energy Information Administration

Energy data and statistics; part of the U.S. Department of Energy


Environmental Protection Agency

Information and data related to environmental issues


Health and Human Services Reference Collections

Links to publications, statistics and other information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


House Appropriations Committee

Responsible for development of the 13 categories of discretionary spending bills


House Budget Committee

Develops House budget resolution, oversees and directs House budget work and related subcommittees


HUD User

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s policy development and research information service


Internal Revenue Service

Statistics related to taxation


Joint Committee on Taxation

House and Senate committee that oversees the development of and enactment of all revenue related legislation


National Center for Education Statistics

Federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education


National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Statistics on incarceration, law enforcement and crime


U.S. Senate


U.S. House of Representatives


U.S. Business Advisor


Government Printing Office


U.S. Department of Justice


Senate Appropriations Committee

Responsible for development of the 13 categories of discretionary spending bills


Senate Budget Committee

Develops Senate budget resolution, oversees and directs Senate budget work and related subcommittees.


Small Business Administration


Office of Foreign Assets Control,


U.S. Department of the Treasury

Responsible for federal finance including the debt, taxation, and money supply as well as miscellaneous law enforcement and customs

General History Resources


Biography Search

From the Biography Channel you can search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present. It has a divers video and audio library of stars and newsmakers.


Biography Resource Center

(need password to access off campus) Search the GALE database


People and Discoveries

A databank consisting of 120 entries about 20th century scientists and their stories.


The TIME 100

Produced by Time magazine, this site has information of 100 important people of the century.


The History Channel

Search their large database of famous people. They have videos as well as encyclopedia articles.

Customs and Cultures


Jewish Holidays: Lag Ba’Omer

A directory of links for the Jewish holiday Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day between Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot (the timing means the holiday usually occurs in late spring). The links represent a range of information about the Lag Ba’Omer, including explanations of the holiday, traditions (such as the lighting of bonfires), and biographies of Rabbi Akiva. Also includes links to sites in Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and other languages.
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