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Biography – Biography.com captures the most gripping, surprising and fascinating stories about famous people.
Classics in the Web – Bringing the wisdom of the classics to the Internet since 1994.
Creative Quotations – Search 50,000 quotations from more than 3,000 famous people. Creative Quotations is a great resource for students, teachers and quote lovers.


Exchange – The IEI’s Intensive English Program is a 20-hour-per-week academic program designed for students who want to develop skills they will need in undergraduate and graduate programs in US universities and students who want to build English skills for their professional career.
Tower of English – Find English Tutors, Classes and Schools near you!
Vocabulary.com – Regardless of your education level or age, Vocabulary.com will help you to master the words that are essential to academic and business success.


All You Can Books – All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 30,000 Audiobooks and eBooks during the FREE trial and all the books are yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial.
Internet Poetry Archive – The archive makes available over a worldwide computer network selected poems from a number of contemporary poets. The goal of the project is to make poetry accessible to new audiences (at little or no cost) and to give teachers and students of poetry new ways of presenting and studying these poets and their texts.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald home page – With info on his life, works and relationships with other authors.
Hemingway – Bios, reviews, interviews, his dispatches from the Spanish Civil War, photos and audio clips.
The Iliad and The Odyssey
Reading’s – Are you reading enough? Well, how about this:you could win upwards to +600 dollars for reading and doing activities on this website. Plus, you have the chance to talk to 22 different authors in their online chat room. Mr. Hoeger will be proud of you. But, you have until May 11th to do so.
Yahoo’s Literature Resources – Includes links to classics, beat generation, medieval, mystery, non fiction, Southern, Victorian, plus links to Canadian authors, a database of Women in American Literature and more.


Academy of American Poets – Read poetry by your favorite American poets. Even better, LISTEN to the poets read their work. Also includes essays on poetry-related topics.
An Index of Poets Online – From the University of Toronto. Some old, some new, some famous, some obscure.
Fooling With Words – Visitors of this site will be able to meet 21 poets, such as U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy, and be able to see them perform, or listen to their poems with an audio files.
The Internet Poetry Archive – The archive will include the work of living poets from around the world. The initial unit features eight poets, including Philip Levine, Margaret Walker, and Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney and Czeslaw Milosz. The archive will present sound and graphics as well as text, including audio clips of the poet reading several poems, the poet’s comments on the works, a photo of the poet and other graphics that would help a reader understand the poem, a biography of the poet prepared by a scholar familiar with the poet’s work, and a short bibliography.
Poetry Links on the Web – This collection of links is from the University of CapeTown in South Africa. They seem to have done an incredibly thorough search and have come up with a huge list of links. Rather than reinvent the wheel, you might want to start here. You can search by poets by language of origin or last name, find poetry anthologies, magazines, poetry books, poetry criticism and much more.
Poetry of Gertrude Stein – The Isle of Lesbos web site (sappho.com) is intended to serve as a place of art and culture for women-oriented women, offering a historical glimpse into lesbian lives and vintage views of affection between women.

Elements of Style

Common Errors in English – Learn the difference between “nauseated” and “nauseous,” “continual” and “continuous,” “compliment” and “complement,” “dolly”, “handcart” and dozens of other stumbling blocks of the English language.
Elements of Style – If you only have time to look at one grammar and style book, this is it. It should be a staple of everyone’s library, right next to the dictionary and the thesaurus.
Grammar Now! – If you want to check your spelling, grammar, or punctuation of your essay, and such, then head on over here to Grammar Now. The site contains information about how to check your writing with it’s own set of links to other sites. Plus, you can copy/paste your essay or questions in a text box, and send it to people to look over it for punctuation errors, and such. Note: you MUST have an e-mail address for this to work!
A Guide to Grammar and Style – From Jack Lynch, assistant prof of English at Rutgers University. Good information, plus links to other related sites.
Purdue’s OWL – Offers over 200 resources. Including, Writing; teaching writing; research; grammar; mechanics; style guides; ESL (English (as) Second Language); job Search; and professional Writing.
Roget’s Thesaurus – Find the right word here.
Webster’s dictionary is online. Go to the page, type in your word, click search, and it will give you a definition.
What Is? – A site that has definitions of terms, extensions, plain definitions with pictures and links.
Wordsmyth’s English Dictionary and Thesaurus – You type in the word; the program tells you what it means.
Acronym Finder – Finds definitions for more than 35,000 acronyms
Mnemonics – Sentences that help you remember things.
American Slanguages – Choose a city and learn to talk like the locals.
Anagram Genius Server – How many words can you make out of YOUR name?
More Clichés – Phrases to say in Times of Trouble.
Broken Rules Page – Background on grammatical conventions.
Cliché Finder – click here to find just the right cliché for the occasion.
The Collective Noun Homepage – An exaltation of larks, an ostentation of peacocks and more.
Common Errors in English – A helpful tool for grammar correction.
Crossword Solver – Enter the letters you know, click on “What is it?” Get an answer.
Demented Lyrics – Lyrics to songs by Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg and others.
Eponyms – A word derived from someone’s name (i.e. bloomers were named after Amelia Bloomer).
An Evening with Tom Lehrer – Lyrics to “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” “The Element Song” and others.
Fake Out! The Definition Guessing Game – Choose a level and a word and see if you can guess its definition.
Foreign Languages for Travelers – This site offers travel resources, discounts on hotel rooms, cheap flights, car rental bookings search, language resources, and more.
InvestorWords – 4,000 investing terms and 15,000 links between related words.
Jennifer’s Language Page – How to say, “Hello” in Danish or, “Thank you” in Kurdish, and more.
Word Search Puzzles – Offers puzzles for children and adults.
The Klingon Language Institute – Dedicated to promoting, fostering and developing the Klingon language.
Linguistic Phenomena/Devices – Stuff we use in writing. You probably know what they are but just don’t know what they are called. Now you do.
Little Explorers – Multilingual picture dictionary with wonderful graphics and links..
Never Say Neverisms – William Safire’s hints of what not to do when writing.
The New Hacker’s Dictionary – Slang terms used by computer hackers.
Phobia List One of the most comprehensive list of phobia names on the Web.
PhoneSpell – Enter a number and find out what the number spells.
Pun of the Day! – Go here for a laugh, or not.
Puzzlemaker – Create word searches, criss-cross, cryptograms, fallen phrases and more.
Rhetorical Figures – All the figures of speech.
Silva Rhetorica: The Forest of Rhetoric – Terms of classical and Renaissance rhetoric.
Steven Wright Quotes – Sample: “I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time.’ So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.”
Tom Swifties – Tom Swifties Adverbial Puns
Travalang’s Translating Dictionaries – Online dictionaries in German, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Frisian, Afrikaans, Hungarian, Dzech, Esperanto and Latin.
Vanity License Plates – Includes a retelling of Oedipus the King entirely with vanity plates.
What Is? – A site that has definitions of terms, extensions, plain definitions with pictures and links.
A Word a Day – Another way to build your vocabulary.
The Word Wizard – Answers language questions, finds new words, snappy quotes and elegant insults and more.


Columbia Journalism Review – Interesting reading on current events.
New York Times – Check here to find out what the NYT considers the best sources on the Web for all types of information.
Vocabulary University – Build your vocabulary while playing word games.
Vaguepolitix – Anyone who thinks that the Internet will end reading hasn’t looked at the first issues of this online quarterly from the PBS Online Web Lab that examines the topic of crime. Great writing. Provocative ideas. Resources to support your own learning. And a terrific example of how web graphics and good design can enhance your reading experience.

Grammar & Usage

Grammar – These OWL resources will help you use correct grammar in your writing. This area includes resources on grammar topics, such as count and noncount nouns, articles (a versus an), subject-verb agreement, and prepositions.
Punctuation – These OWL resources will help you with punctuation, such as using commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, and hyphens.

Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism – The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
Literatures in English: Literary Criticism – A number of the Web sites found through the “Site Directories” section of this site will lead to individual author sites. Such sites typically contain brief biographical information, bibliographies, chronologies, and some essays or articles of literary criticism.


The Oxford Book of English Verse – “For this Anthology I have tried to range over the whole field of English Verse…. To bring home and render so great a spoil compendiously has been my capital difficulty. It is for the reader to judge if I have so managed it as to serve those who already love poetry and to implant that love in some young minds not yet initiated.”
Bibliomania – Bibliomania offers you a superb educational resource with the full text of classic world literature and important non-fiction texts supported by an extensive reference section.
Representative Poetry Online – A web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years.


The Writing Process – These OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading.
Punctuation – These OWL resources will help you with punctuation, such as using commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, and hyphens.
Authors – Research information on various novel authors.

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Foreign Language

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Math Resources in French – Useful for testing your reading skills.


Yahoo Searches Germany – Start here for a search for information on museums, tourist attractions, news, history, information about a particular city or region, government, health. You want it, Yahoo’s got it!
German Literature and Poetry – Original texts.


Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid – Goodies from the Notre Dame University archives. Look up a Latin word and translate it to English, and vice versa. Also get help with all those pesky word endings. For real gluttons, there are online Latin lessons, and a link to a Latin newsgroup.


Chicano Studies Research Center – From UCLA, the center promotes the study of people of Mexican descent and other Latinos in the U.S.
Chicano/Latino Net – Also from UCLA, this site is a little less academic, a little more trendy. Good links to photo essays, art exhibits (everything from Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera to graffiti), diversity, and statistical information. Allow time to explore the site to make the best use of it.
Latin American Network Informacion Center – From the University of Texas. Information organized by country and subject.
Terra – Website that deals with issues in Spain, while the site is in full Spanish.
Culture of the Andes – Music, pictures, and literature from the Andes mountains of South America; in Spanish and Quechua Indian language.


Hiragana – The hiragana syllabary consists of 48 syllables and is mainly used to write word endings, known as okurigana. In addition, hiragana are also widely used in materials for children, textbooks, anime, and manga.
Katakana – The katakana syllabary consists of 48 syllables and was originally considered “men’s writing”. Since the 20th century, katakana have been used mainly to write non-Chinese loan words, onomatopoeic words, foreign names, in telegrams, and for emphasis (the equivalent of bold, italic or upper case text in English).
Numbers – There are two sets of numbers in Japanese: the native Japanese system and the Sino-Japanese system.
Phrases – A collection of useful phrases in Japanese. Click on the English translations to see them in many other languages.
Colors – Words for colours in Japanese with notes on their etymology and usage.


European Literature – Electronic texts of literature in Swedish, Finnish, Old Norse and everything in-between.
The Flying Inkpot – Look here for international news
3,622 Newspapers OnLine – For other newspapers anywhere in the world, start here.
Teacher resources – All sorts of on-line activities for foreign language teachers.
Yahoo Searches Countries – Start here for information on a particular country.
Vocabulary University – An online literary quiz: they give you the first line. You say what book it’s from.

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ACE – Browse our free exercise library, find healthy recipes, and learn how to start living your most fit life.
Children with Diabetes – The online community for kids, families and adults with diabetes
Down Syndrome – Essays about children with DS for other parents.
Health Finder – This website has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet
HealthTeacher – HealthTeacher is an online resource of health education tools including lessons, interactive presentations and additional resources to integrate health into any classroom
Just One Night – Discover the issues concerning this fated evening, read a show transcript and more
MedlinePlus – A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health – The nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
U.S. National Library of Medicine – The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.
Shape Up America! – Information and ideas to achieve a healthy weight for you and your family

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Abstract Algebra On Line – This site contains many of the definitions and theorems from the area of mathematics called abstract algebra. It is intended for undergraduate students.
Math software – Assorted math software.


Geometry problem of the week – Solve this week’s problem. Explore the archives for other challenges.
Euclid’s Elements – This site contains the 13 books of Euclid’s Elements. The value here is that every diagram associated with a theorem, is self-animating. One can see the diagram move in a variety of ways, always maintaining the conditions of the theorem. This is so fascinating that I spent far too much time here, browsing, and wishing that I were teaching geometry again. (This is a great place to send students to see what Euclid is all about.)
Geometry Junkyard – This is a collection of the odd but fascinating bits and pieces of very interesting geometry that doesn’t really fit into any more standard category. I spent so much time here, totally interested.
Famous Curves Index – There are many famous curves that I have never seen before, just heard of. While this is not strictly a geometry site, it is worth a look. What a playground. With Javascript then many of the curves become interactive.
NonEuclid – A very interesting, interactive site exploring the math and the understanding of Non-Euclidean geometry using straight edge and compass constructions from the point of view of the Riemann model. Good way to go. Perfect for the better student.
MSDOS Software Collection for Geometry – A comprehensive collection of software (shareware, freeware, and commercial) to be used in the teaching of geometry. This is different from the collection in the Geometry Center website.


Famous Curves Index – Many famous curves that I saw for the first tiime. With Javascript, many become interactive, ie. Lissajous curves.


Famous Curves Index Famous curves – With Javascript, many become interactive.
TI Calculators. An interactive page for the use of the TI calculators – The first is the home page. And the second is specifically for the educational uses for a variety of TI Calculators.
The Integrator – This seems to be a good, interactive integral calculator. It is perhaps not much more than a very complete sourcebook of integrals. Needs some exploration to see just how extensive it is.
Calculus.net – Four internet sites (more coming) all devoted to aspects of calculus. And interactive graphing site, with color available. Easy to work and gets good results.
Catalog of Software – A Catalog of software, (freeware, shareware, and commercial). A comprehensive list of programs available.
University of Arizona freeware programs – A comprehensive list of the usually excellent freeware programs available from the U. of A. They include a wide variety of topics.
University Calculus Sites – A generic list of mainly University sites involved in the teaching of calculus. Many of them are interactive.
Calculus Tutorial. From the Univ. of Akron – another calculus tutorial. Somewhat academic.


Great Fractal Site II – This site is so full of beautiful fractals, all downloadable, that after a while I simply ran out of time. Great for desktop wallpapers.
Great Fractal Site III – An exceptionally interesting site. Not only does the author give the mathematics and the formulae for computing many fractals, but he describes the processes. Then gives a gallery of his art work. Some of which is quite lovely. Well worth a visit.
The Stanford Collection of Fractal Pictures – A collection of more mathematically inclined fractal pictures using polynomial and quaternion methods. Other links also.
A Fractals Lesson – This is an interactive site teaching some elementary fractal facts.
Boston University – I have saved the best for the last. A great site with lots of color,beautiful sets and a lot of math and understanding.
The Fractals calendar home page – Provides information on obtaining the Fractal calendar, a calendar specifically designed to show off some of the newer discoveries in fractal mathematics. Also offers previous editions of the calendar.

Teacher Resources

The Art of the Abacus – Visually shows the four functions. Well done.
Anecdotes of Famous Mathematicians – One page devoted to the most acknowledged mathematicians in history.

Other Math Resources

Almost Like Games: math miscellaney – A collection of math problems, many with interactive Java animations. Makes math fun.
Ask Dr. Math – Get help for all sorts of math problems.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians – From Agnes Scott College, a private women’s college in Decatur, GA. A little gender equity never hurts.
Dave’s Math Tables – All levels. All languages.
History Links – Babylonian and Egyptian math, the rise of calculus, Fermat’s last theorem, the beginning of the Quantum age, and other dates of historical significance to mathematicians.
Math Homework Helper – All sorts of interesting math links. Voted best math homework helper in a Yahoo poll.
Mathematics On the Web – Official website of the American Mathematical Society.
Math Servers on the Web – This site, from the Penn State Math Department, has links to all sorts of high level math information.
Swathmore Math Subjects – Various links to programs that help k-12 students understand their problems in math. The site has it’s own search engine for other math sites as well as online documentations. Plus, there are public forums on math topics, to help.
Zona Land – Online tutor in the fundamentals of: math in general with animated charts and diagrams, trigonometry, algebra, and other mathmatics. Perfect for online help and advice about questionable subjects.

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General Science

Access Excellence – Bills intself as “a place in cyberspace for Biology teaching and learning.” One section focuses on Bio AP.
Bio Anim – Excellent site on how to learn the structure of a cell, body parts, tissues, system of organs, and other items with animated diagraams and articles. A must have for your learning pleasure.
Biology Lessons for practicing and future teachers – The site is for biology seniors at San Diego State University. It includes LOTS of technical information, definitions, and more that could be useful for bio students.
Cells Alive – A close-up look at cells and what they do. Interesting site!
California Plants and Habitats – 20,000 photos.
Digital Anatomist Interactive Atlases – Computer reconstructions of human cryosections. Images and animations, with labels, offer a closeup view of the insides of the human body. With quizzes, yet. If you’re studying anatomy, check it out.
A Gene Map of the Human Genome – From the National Institutes of Health. You can browse by chromosome!
Virtual Autopsy – Five centuries ago, the Incas sacrificed a teenage girl to their gods. In 1995, anthropologists discovered the body and studied it , using tissue samples and computed tomography. See the results here.
Virtual Pig Dissection – More about a pig than you probably wanted to know.
Visible Human Project – The initial aim of the Visible Human Project® is to create a digital image dataset of complete human male and female cadavers in MRI, CT and anatomical modes.

Earth Science

Antarctic Meteorite Program – Antarctica is a premier place on the planet to find objects that have fallen to Earth from space.
Oceanography (ONR) – This site has valuable information about the ocean that you may not have known. Such facts include salinity, density, pressure, optics, and many more intersting things.
Stanford Solar Center – The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory studies the sun. What it learns can teach us about the earth.
United States Geological Survey – Research results for earth sciences, including biology. Check here for El Nino information too.

Environmental Science

eNature – Now you have access to field guides for more than 4,800 species of plants and animals.
Animal Diversity Web – Quick and easy online encyclopedia that contains information on just about every group within the animal kingdom. Offers information on structure and classification of animals.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CEISIN) – Specializes in information that can help scientists, decision-makers and the public to better understand our changing world.
Environmental News Network (ENN) – Leading news source on the environment. Tons of articles, polls, and quality, resourceful inforomation on environmental science.
US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) – Provides access to data and information on global environmental change, research, strategies and technologies. Also contains technologies and science to benefit the environment.


Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics – An archive presenting and documenting some important and original contributions made before 1976 by 20th century women.
Physics Web – Physics resource tools from all over the place. The list is from McGill University.
Physlink – Comprehensive resources for physicists and physics students.
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab – A collaborative national center for fusion energy research.


Constellations and their Stars – From the University of Wisconsin astronomy department.
Life from the Stratosphere – The Gerard P. Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO), based at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, is operated by the NASA to support research in infrared astronomy. The observation platform is a highly modified C-141A jet transport aircraft with a range of 6000 nautical miles, capable of conducting research operations to 45000 feet (14 km). Students may take a virtual trip aboard the Kuiper to interact with astronomers and the flight-crew in real-time, to better appreciate the nature of contemporary astronomy and its discoveries over the past decades, and the promise of the decades ahead.
NASA’s Office of Space Science – NASA’s Space Science program seeks to understand the structure and evolution of the Universe, to explore the solar system, to better understand the Sun-Earth connection, to study the origin and distribution of life in the Universe, and to conduct an astronomical search for origins and planetary systems.
Nine Planets – A tour of the solar system.

Global Warming

Note: When searching for information on this topic, also try such terms as: greenhouse effect, pollution, and environmental health. For in-depth information, search NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Environmental Protection Agency – Impacts and policies of global warming, and how individuals and corporations can help address these issues.
A Map View of the Problem – A map of the world illustrating local consequences of global warming.
Cooler Heads Coalition – Project of the Cooler Heads Coalition, formed to dispel the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific, and risk analysis.
Envirolink – Interactive explanations of the phenomenon; from EnviroLink.

Heating the Earth with Global Warming

Chemical and Biological Weapons

Chemical and biological defenses – General information on the chemical and biological defenses.
Eliminating chemical and biological weapons – A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research organization established in 1993 to address the challenges to global security and stability in the early 21st century, with a special, but not exclusive focus on the elimination of chemical weapons and biological weapons.
Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project – Problem solving and information clearinghouse organization sponsored primarily by the Carnegie Foundation.


Brain Pop – BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students,
Cyber Playground – A compilation of K-12 education resources, including the for teachers, parents, and librarians.
Environmental Protection Agency – Don’t forget about this if you’re looking for information about the environment.
Flora Science – Ever wanted to see pictures of all of the flowers in the world? Use this simple flora search engine to see any flower you want.
Garden Web Glossary of Botanical Terms – More than 2,000 terms used in botany, gardening and horticulture.
National Science and Technology Week Online – National Science Foundation projects for the classroom.
Science Fair Project Resource Guide – Ideas, instructions, resources.

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Social Studies

Debatable Issues – This site offers links to information on a wide variety of controversial issues, including assisted suicide, animal rights, school prayer and school violence.


Note: Some of these sites are free; others ask you to subscribe, but provide some information for free, which is why we’ve included them.
American Association of Individual Investors – Articles on insurance, investment planning, how tax-law changes affect IRA options.
BankRate – All sorts of useful personal finance information such as car loans, mortgage rates, cds, etc., including who is giving the best deal on credit cards.
Big Charts – Site charts a stock’s performance, and lists BigMovers, BigPics, BigMarkets, and more.
Bloomberg – Articles from the magazine, news, and market updates. Also, interactive calculators for mortgage and education costs, and a currency converter.
MarketWatch – More stock info, quotes, research.
CNN Financial Network – Breaking market news and stock quotes.
Edgar-Online – SEC Information.
Financial Data Finder – A page of resources from Ohio State’s school of business.
Hoover’s Online – Information on more than 11,000 public and private U.S. and International Companies.
Hypertext Finance Glossary – Don’t know what the term means? Don’t want to ask Dimitriou and look dumb? This site has 10,000 definitions of all those obscure financial terms.
Investor Guide – Includes a personal finance section with advice on insurance, saving for college, etc. Also, a section on the SEC, and links to home pages of public companies, as well as a stock split calendar.
Money Central Investor – From the Microsoft Network–get quotes, do research, and monitor your portfolio.
New York Stock Exchange – With the rapid changes and advancement in technology in the marketplace, there is a need for businesses to be more agile, collaborative, and connected.
Mutual Funds Online – Information on mutual funds. You need to register but they say it’s free.
The Motley Fool – Look for the year’s big winners and losers, updates on Dow theories, links to company message boards and the Fool’s peculiar sense of humor.
Rapid Research – Access to 8,000 research reports; quick stock-screening tools.
Stock Smart – Stock market ticker runs across top of site continually. Includes daily news on dividends and detailed sector summaries.
The Street – Info on cheap stocks.
Zacks Investment Research – It’s a “for pay” site but it has a “free” area where you can use some of their research resources.

Foreign countries

Asia Diary – A travelogue, gallery, and audio archive of a journalist’s trip to Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Interesting first person report, lots of background, and lots of wonderful photographs.
Information – If you ever need quick information about any of the countries in the world, population, largest city, economy, and tons of other information, then this place is for you. Choose up to seven of any of the countries in the world, and you will be able to find the resources that you choose. Simple and easy.
China – News, policies, information, the economy, education, Chinese literature, agriculture, history, political system, foreign policy, science, culture, and other information about China from the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S.
Iran – News links, sports, history, music and culture.

U.S. Government

The Avalon Project – From the Yale Law School, an archive of government documents from the centuries 18 – 20. This includes not just U.S. documents, but documents from all over the world, such as the Athenian Constitution (written by Aristotle), the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783, the Treaty of Ghent, the Fugitive Slave Act, and hundreds more. If you’re looking for primary sources, look here.
The Census Bureau – Data on populations and income.
CongressLink – Lots of basic information about Congress and how it works.
FedWorld Information Network – A guide to government databases.
Constitutional Rights Foundation – What are your constitutional rights? This organization says it is dedicated to telling you about those rights. Faculty should check teacher resources. There are lessons on violence prevention, geared to the Columbine H.S. mess.

The Law

The United States Code – U.S. Code: Table of Contents
Legal Subjects Index – Here you will find a collection of law articles on a wide variety of topics, arranged by legal practice area. Generally, the articles in this collection are written by attorneys from a business counseling perspective.
Overlooked U.S. Supreme Court Decisions – Decisions of the Supreme Court from 1975-1990 that were not covered by historical databases.
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions – Full text of more than 7000 decisions from 1937-1975.
Supreme Court Resources – Calendar, court rules, real audio recordings of oral arguments, bios of justices, and more.
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: by volume, by year
U.S. Constitution – With annotations from the Congressional Research Service Library of Congress and links to cited Supreme Court Cases.
The National Archives – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
The White House – The executive department of the United States government.
The House of Representatives – Elected to a two-year term, each representative serves the people of a specific congressional district by introducing bills and serving on committees, among other duties.
The Senate – An assembly or council of citizens having the highest deliberative functions in a government, especially a legislative assembly of a state or nation
Government Information Products – Everything from the Commission on Aging to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Thomas.gov – Search for legislation by name, number, or subject.
The United Nations – An international organization of countries set up in 1945, in succession to the League of Nations, to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
Third Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC – (Global Warming Conference) Gary Kurdyla recommends that those involved with Model U.N., current environmental issues, languages, or technology, check out this site. You can watch the proceedings live if you tune in at the right time. Otherwise, view the video and listen to the explanations in any one of seven languages.


American Memory – Photos, original documents, sound files from America’s past.
A-bomb World Wide Web Museum – Sponsored by the city government of Hiroshima, Japan, the site’s goals are “to provide all readers with accurate information concerning the impact the first atomic bomb had on Hiroshima and to provide the context for a constructive discussion of what the world can learn from this event.”
Archiving Early America – Dedicated to bring you news and info about early America, with a few crosswords and tons of pictures. Lots of topics as well about the constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall? – Mesopotamia, Teotihuacan, Chaco Canyon–All once flourishing communities. Why did they collapse? Inspired by the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection, this well-designed site includes learning activities and links.
Costuming Resources Online – Find out why people dressed the way they did throughout history.
Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) – Lots of pictures and FBI files, and such, on people of the past like Einstein, AlCapone, Henry Ford, and also Adolf Hitler.
Historic American Sheet Music – An archive from Duke University.
Thomas Jefferson Papers – This website features nearly 27,000 collected documents about Thomas Jefferson. It claims to have the largest online selection in the world, so with a quick search, you’ll be able to find anything you want to know about him.
Valley of the Shadow – Two Communities in the American Civil War. this site provides access to hundreds of primary resources and online lesson plans. Be sure to click on the picture, before you explore the links down below.
HyperHistory – A terrific site! Enables you to see historical events through time in relation to one another. Includes thousands of links to specific events and people.
African-American History and Culture Links – A variety of activities and links to relevant topics including African-American leaders, the Million Man March, poets and much more.
Holocaust Cybrary – For those studying World War II and the Holocaust.
Hoover Dam – Rising out of the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression, the great structure hat holds back the Colorado River was the tallest dam in the United States for three decades. PBS tells its story in these webpages, with a timeline, maps, events, people, and other features, exploring issues raised by dam-building, then and now.
Medieval European history resources – This site has 152 links. Link number five says that it will “supply all of the needs for a K-12 student for primary resource materials for the Medieval period. Most are 19th century translations in the public domain.” And you thought all they did back then was sit around singing Gregorian chant and illuminating manuscripts!
Millennium: A Perspectives Series – The site features themes of the centuries, with flash being displayed on nearly every page. Besides from that, this is an excellent resource for the ages of our millennium.
The National Women’s History Project – An up-to-date look at history.
Non-Western History and Social Science Resources – Pac Rim and Comparative Religion classes should check here for everything from resources for the study of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, to maps of the Pacific. The Korea Webweekly is here, along with texts of Asian documents and info on the Mongol empire and documents about Ghengis Khan.
Pearl Harbor Remembered – Battle maps, a timeline, survivors’ accounts of the attacks. Visitor’s info about the Arizona Memorial.
Salt Made the World Go ‘Round – Did you know that the words for war and peace originated from the ancient word for salt in both ancient Hebrew and Arabic? This website weaves a wonderful learning environment by using salt to interconnect physiology, geology, archaeology, paleoclimatology, religion, economics, etymology, and more.
What Was It Like to Live in the Middle Ages? – For the answer, check out this web site on Feudal Life. Notes on clothing, religion, housing, arts, entertainment, and more.
World War I – With a decidedly British point of view.

World War II

Facing History – A program designed to help students examine the historical connecttions between the Holocaust and the moral choices they must make in their own lives.
FDR Library – Hundreds of copyright photos to download and study, and hundreds of documents from the president’s files. Also, interesting links.
Gold Star Veterans – This site offers a complete directory of alphabitzed names of the people that have passed away during WW2.
History Channel resources on WWII – Timeline, map, videos and message boards.
On This Day in WWII History – From the history channel. Site changes daily with the calendar.
Palm Springs Air Museum – Dedicated to helping people learn about the Air Power of WWII. Includes links to other similar sites, and a collection of WWII posters.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Online exhibits, drawings, photos, documents.
WebChron – This is a world history chronology with hyperlinks, developed by students and faculty of the history department of North Park University in Chicago.
What happened today in history? – Look here to find out that information and other good stuff from the History Channel.

Pac Rim

Debatable issues – This site offers links to information on a wide variety of controversial issues, including assisted suicide, animal rights, school prayer and school violence. Site assembled by the online Homework Center at Multnomah County, Oregon, Library.
Holidays on the Net – The emphasis here is on US holidays.
Asian Week – Much to do about Asian commerce.
Diwali – This Festival of Lights is the most well-known festival in India. Look here for other Indian festivals.
Holiday Food – Search the Epicurious website for holiday recipes.
Kwanzaa – Background information and links.
Worldview Christmas – Christmas celebrations in more than 200 countries.


Finding God in Cyberspace – A guide to religious studies resources on the web, compiled by a librarian and Ph.D in religious studies. Many useful links and a good starting point for a search on this topic. Lists of resources by specific religion and also by general topic.
The Bhagvad Gita – Here you will be presented transcendental knowledge of the most profound spiritual nature as revealed in the Bhagavad- Gita. It is the divine discourse spoken by the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself and is the most popular and well known of all the sacred scriptures from ancient India.
The Bible Gateway – Search multiple versions of the Bible in nine languages, German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Italian and Norwegian. Scroll to the bottom of the page and check out the links to the Arabic Book of Life, the Chinese Gospels, The Farsi New Testament, and the Malayalam New Testament.
The Jewish Bible – As history, literature or religion on this site, where you can hear chanting of the Pentateuch, as well as read sections of the Torah, Pentateuch, and Haftarot in English and Russian.
The Koran – Available online for searching or browsing.
Dharma – For information about buddhism and meditation.
Catholic Online – Calls itself “the world’s largest and most comprehensive Roman Catholic information service,” with research materials, forums and information about organizations, dioceses and archdioceses, doctrines and publications.
The Orthodox Christian Foundation – Has information about the Greek Orthodox church.
The Christian Science Index – Has links to various churches, reading rooms, practitioners, and other Christian Science resources.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) – A site for those that follow the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church – The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church. The General Board is defined by its five areas of ministry: Public Witness and Advocacy, Administration, Ministry of Resourcing Congregational Life, United Nations Ministry, Communications.
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod – Their Mission: “In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.”
Shahash – The Jewish Internet Consortium has links to Jewish resources, Kosher restaurants and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Judiasm.
Sikhism Fort – Panth Khalsa provides information Sikh history and current events as well as other information.
Zoroastrians of Standford Uni – This college group offers information on the religion, daily prayers, history and culture, and links to related sites.


Professional Cartoonists’ Index: Teacher’s Guide – This site contains lesson plans that explain how to use editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in a vareity of disciplines.
BBC News – Visit for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and featured stories. BBC News provides international and UK news.
CNN – Delivers news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.
Fox News – An American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
LA Times – A daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It was the first-largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the United States in 2008 and the fourth most widely distributed newspaper in the country.
Online News Hour – For 35 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to MacNeil/Lehrer Productions for the reporting that has made the PBS NewsHour one of the most popular news programs in television.
United Nations – You could start here, but you might do better looking at some of the other links first because this site can be overwhelming.
Information – If you ever need quick information about any of the countries in the world, population, largest city, economy, and tons of other information like that; then this place is for you. Choose up to seven of any of the countries in the world, and you will be able to find the resources that you choose. Simple and easy.
Center for Strategic and International Studies – Non-partisan, tax exempt public policy center dedicated to analysis and policy impact. Sam Nunn is the chairman of the Board of Trustees. Check here for basic information on many of the MUN topics.
CIA World Factbook – If you’re looking for information on a specific country, start here. An outstanding site.

Comparative Connections
– This is a quarterly electronic journal on East Asian Bilateral Relations.Articles discuss relationship betwen US and Japasn, US and China, US and South Korea, US-Russia and more.
Flags – of all the countries in the world, plus some basic information about each country.
UN Members – A list of all the member nations of the UN. Many have links to detailed information about the country.
Child Soldiers – Leading non-governmental organizations are heading this coalition to impact international law concerning child soldiers.
Child Soldiers Speak – Personal accounts of child soldiers
UNICEF Looks at the Issue – Top level link to UN Fund for children, includes information on conditions and locations of child soldiers

Where Children Are Fighting
– Information about children currently participating in armed conflicts on nearly every continent.
QuamNet – News from China.


International Campaign to Ban Landmines – A network of more than 1.200 non-governmental organizations in 60 countries, working for a global ban on landmines.
Background and Goals of the United States Campaign to Ban Landmines – This is an abbreviated description for browsers that do not support frames) Website address:
Landmind Survivors Network – The Landmine Survivors Network is a non-profit organization created by landmine survivors to help the hundreds of thousands of civilian landmine victims, and to prevent new ones from ever joining
Sign a Petition – Ban Landmines in Princess Diana’s Memory has been made into an automatic online petition. Sign here!

Israel/Palestine Crisis

UN Info – As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone.
More news links – On these pages we present to you news items and analyses that you often do not see in your standard mainstream electronic or print media, even if you live in the Middle East.
Arab World News – Latest News fro WN Network
Site dedicated to the Israel/Palestine crisis – an
independent, non-profit organization that translates and
analyzes the media of the Middle East.
The Arab Net – An online resource for the Arab World and Middle East.
Middle East North African Internet Resource Guide – Wide-ranging list of resources assembled by a member of the Poly Sci Department of the Middle East Center at the University of Utah. Includes special resources for K-12 teachers.
Middle East Times – News from Egypt and the Region.
MidEast Web for CoExistence – Appears to represent a pro-Palestinian or pro-Arab viewpoint.
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs – The Washington Report is published by the American Educational Trust (AET), a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states.Click the “resources” link.
Washington Post – Provides links to the CIA World Factbook and the State Department as well as links to current stories.
The Washington Post provides links to links for other countries in the Middle East, so don’t miss this site.
World Wide Web Virtual Library on Middle East Studies – Valuable links on food, language, literature, political violence and more, maintained by the Columbia University.
Yahoo’s Links to the Countries of the Middle East – Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

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Art History

UMass Art History Program – The discipline of Art History examines visual culture and the built environment within their social and historical contexts.
National Gallery of Art – From Byzantine altarpieces to pop art, learn all about paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and other works in the collection.
Fine Arts museum of San Francisco – The Legion of Honor displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Getty Center – A cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy.
The Kemper Museum – This website is designed to help you learn more about the Kemper Museum, its permanent collection, special exhibitions, educational programs, the celebrated Café Sebastienne, and more.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art – The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.


Afro-Carribbean Music – The Portal of African and Caribbean Cultures. News, music, arts and culture, society, travel, events.
The Classical Net – Classical Net features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7000 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.
The MIDI Farm – Hit Trax has a stable of producers whose mission is to create high quality backing tracks for entertainers and bands.
Music History – A public service organization and a learning/teaching environment.
The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame – The nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music.

Performing Arts

American Ballet Theatre – Attend a working Dress Rehearsal, receive invitations to in-studio events and seminars, enjoy unlimited use of the patron lounges at the Metropolitan Opera House and much more.


Education Index – Education is hard, but thankfully Education Index is very simple. Read reviews of schools and universities across America in order to help you make better decisions. Then, write your owns reviews to help others do the same.
Educational Cyber Playground – This web site is an innovative dynamic model using the World Wide Web and integrating Literacy, Technology and the Arts, effecting a systemic change for the disenfranchised group of people created by illiteracy.


Novel Authors – Doing research on a novel your class read recently? You can use Yahoo’s database to find information on various authors.
The Contume Page – A library of costume and costuming-related links.

Visual Arts

NYFA Interactive – The NYFA provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive.
Magic Eye – Magic Eye images have international appeal to millions in all age groups.
Art on the Net – Join fellow artists in sharing art from the source, the artists themselves.

Other Good Stuff

Artcyclopedia – The Artcyclopedia is a form of Internet search engine
Arts Edge – The Kennedy Center instituted ARTSEDGE in 1996 as its educational media arm, reaching out to schools, communities, individuals and families with printed materials, classroom support and Internet technologies.
Artlex – Search for terms in various languages.

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