ONLINE RESOURCES


Online resource links:

(These sites are recommended for use in debates, class discussion, etc. The topics are ever-changing and may be controversial. We are committed to promoting our Catholic values in all classes at Ursuline.)
 

LIBRARIES

http://www.slcl.org/ - St. Louis County Library

 http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/ - St. Louis Public Library

http://www.jeffersoncountylibrary.org - Jefferson County Public Library

www.youranswerplace.org  - St. Charles City County Library 

http://libraries.slu.edu  - St. Louis University

www.stlcc.edu/Libraries - St. Louis Community College

www.umsl.edu/services/library/ - University of Missouri - St. Louis

http://library.wustl.edu/ - Washington University

http://library.webster.edu/ - Webster University Library

www.fontbonne.edu/academics/library - Fontbonne University

SEARCH ENGINES

scholar.google.com - This website is powered by Google, but all hits come from reliable scholarly sources
http://www.dogpile.com/ - mega search engine
 
 

GENERAL RESEARCH (all subjects)

http://www.refdesk.com/ - virtual reference desk
http://www.educationplanet.com/ - educational search site
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ - general and specialized dictionaries
HighSchoolAce.com - academic home page for students
 
 
 

The following sites have been recommended by departments or by high school librarians for your research needs:

MULTICULTURAL & ETHNIC RESOURCES

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ - Library of Congress Country Studies - talks about individual countries and describes political, economic, social and national security systems and institutions
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ - online newspapers - Select newspaper from pull down menu for the geographic region of interest.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/index.html - CIA's World Fact Book - a source for economic and social statistics for countries around the world
http://www.worldatlas.com - maps with profiles of countries
http://infoplease.com - current info on countries (population, government, holidays, economics, languages, religions, etc.) 
earth.google.com/ - Google Earth - Use for good maps and images for countries.
http://brooklynexpedition.org/  Choose Latin America. This fun, colorful site introduces Latin American culture and history. You can choose from topics as diverse as holidays, animals, ancient beliefs and rituals, and many more. Also features interactive pictures, maps, and feedback from kids! Good for a quick introduction to the region, or just to browse!
 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

American Women's History: A Research Guide
digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/women - This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.

 

 

 
Biography - http://biography.com  - offical site of A&E's Biography television series - includes the searchable text of 15,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia
 
Biography Center - http://www.biography-center.com/ - A searchable, multi-lingual biographical directorys, this site indexes and provides links to biographies available from other websites.
 
Buscabiografias - http://buscabiografias.com/ - Spanish-language resource for biographies of famous people from all over the world, from the past and present. This includes royalty and world leaders, writers, actors, musicians and singers, artists, athletes, philosophers, and scientists.
 
Distinguished Women of Past and Present - http://www.DistinguishedWomen.com/
This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others.
 

The First Ladies of the United States - www.whitehouse.gov/about/first-ladies  - White House Historical Association site with pictures and biographies of the U.S. First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES

General Arts & Humanities

http://artswork.asu.edu/ - ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html - provides a chronological index of the history of ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources

Art Museums

http://www.amn.org/ - Art Museum Network
http://www.artic.edu/ - The Art Institue of Chicago
http://www.metmuseum.org/ - Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.thinker.org/ - Fine Art Museum of San Francisco
http://www.philamuseum.org/ - Philadelphia Museum of Art
http://clevelandart.org/ - Cleveland Museum of Art
http://www.slam.org/ - St. Louis Art Museum
http://www.cocastl.org/ - COCA Center for Creative Arts
 

BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT 

http://www.ita.doc.gov/ - International Trade Administration
http://www.state.gov/ - U.S. Dept. of State
http://www.fas.usda.gov/ - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
http://www.irs.gov/ - Internal Revenue Service 
http://www.consumer.gov/ - Federal Trade Commission
http://www.oanda.com/ - currency converter
http://www.imf.org/ - International Monetary Fund
http://www.forbes.com - company and financial information
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/ - company and financial information
http://money.cnn.com - company and financial information
http://www.thomasnet.com - This site, from the publisher of the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, lets you search by product/service or company name. Contact information, product descriptions, links to company website and a company description are available.
 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

FRENCH

http://www.wordreference.com/ - French online dictionary
http://www.quia.com/ - games, quizzes, etc.

LATIN

Mythology

http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/ - also links to days of the week and month names, the Seven Wonders of the World, Roman Numerals, etc.

Roman History

http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html - provides a chronological index of the history of ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources

Latin I textbook: Cambridge Latin Unit 1

SPANISH

my.hrw.com - Spanish I,II,III textbooks
http://wordreference.com - Spanish online dictionary
 

HEALTH

http://www.medlineplus.gov/ - medical and health information
http://www.cancer.org/ - American Cancer Society
http://www.lungusa.org/ - American Lung Association
www.drugfree.org - site contains information and advice on helping teens stay drug-free.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pregnancy.html - U.S. National Library of Medicine
 

HISTORY - SOCIAL STUDIES

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/ - good for disasters, famous Americans, American history and timelines, state information - includes a lot of pop-culture, music and clips
http://www.auschwitz.dk - Holocaust information and poetry
http://nationalgeographic.com/ - Underground Railroad, plus a great source for geography, and also for recent and current information on the world and its peoples
http://www.ourdocuments.gov - historic documents
http://http://www.pbs.org/ - PBS: good information on many topics, from modern history to political science -  you can get the full text of PBS shows, interviews, video clips and more.
http://www.loc.gov/ - Library of Congress: great information on U.S. history, primary source documents, etc. -  check out the "American Memory" page for photos, posters and other documents.
http://mohistory.org/  - Missouri Historical Society: great information on Missouri and U.S. history
http://www.besthistorysites.net/ - This site links you to the "best" history websites and prioritizes them in the order of best and most informational.
http://www.victorianweb.org/ - politics, social issues, philosophy, religion, science, technology and culture of the Victorian Age
http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/nations.html - provides links to information on all countries
http://www.cnn.com/ - current events
http://chnm.gmu.edu/whm/ - world history
http://www.findagrave.com/index.html - where important people are buried
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ - current government and administration, plus historical information on the presidency
http://www.senate.gov/ - current membership and historical information
http://www.house.gov/ - current membership and historical information
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/ - American Experience
http://www.historyguide.org/ - Western civilization and European history
http://www.firstgov.gov/index.shtml - direct online access to federal, state, local and tribal governments
 

LITERATURE

POETRY

 

QUOTATIONS

 

MATHEMATICS

www.classzone.com - McDougall Littell textbook
http://www.math.com/ - offers free math lessons and homework help in areas like geometry, algebra and even calculus: there are tutorials, practice activites, games and calculators.
 

SCIENCE

 

www.amnh.org - American Museum of Natural History - features biology, ecology, Earth science, etc.

http://www.si.edu/ - Smithsonian Institute site

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/

http://www.fnal.gov/ - Fermi National Accelerator site

http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/physics-index.html

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html

http://www.popsci.com/

http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/Elements/

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/

http://www.fearofphysics.com/

http://www.howstuffworks.com/

http://almaz.com/ - Nobel Prize winners

 

http://www.libraryspot.com/

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography

http://www.nap.edu/collections/womeninscience/ - women in science

http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/ - women in science

http://womenshistory.about.com/ - women in science

http://cwp.library.ucla.edu/ - women in science

 

http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/high-school-science-fair-projects.html - science fair

http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/ - science fair

THEOLOGY

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY

http://www.almaz.com/nobel/women.html - women Nobel Prize laureates
http://www.nwhp.org/ - National Women's History Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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