Library :: Mrs. Bernyce Christiansen 


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 - St. Louis County Library - St. Louis Public Library - Jefferson County Public Library  - St. Charles City County Library  - St. Louis University - St. Louis Community College - University of Missouri - St. Louis - Washington University - Webster University Library - Fontbonne University

SEARCH ENGINES - This website is powered by Google, but all hits come from reliable scholarly sources - mega search engine

GENERAL RESEARCH (all subjects) - virtual reference desk - educational search site - general and specialized dictionaries - 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 - Library of Congress Country Studies - talks about individual countries and describes political, economic, social and national security systems and institutions - online newspapers - Select newspaper from pull down menu for the geographic region of interest. - CIA's World Fact Book - a source for economic and social statistics for countries around the world - maps with profiles of countries - current info on countries (population, government, holidays, economics, languages, religions, etc.) - Google Earth - Use for good maps and images for countries.


American Women's History: A Research Guide - 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 -  - offical site of A&E's Biography television series - includes the searchable text of 15,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia
Buscabiografias - - 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 -
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 -  - White House Historical Association site with pictures and biographies of the U.S. First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump.



General Arts & Humanities - ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts - provides a chronological index of the history of ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources

Art Museums - Art Museum Network - The Art Institue of Chicago - Metropolitan Museum of Art - Fine Art Museum of San Francisco - Philadelphia Museum of Art - Cleveland Museum of Art - St. Louis Art Museum - COCA Center for Creative Arts

BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT - International Trade Administration - U.S. Dept. of State - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Internal Revenue Service - Federal Trade Commission - currency converter - International Monetary Fund - company and financial information - company and financial information - company and financial information - 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.


FRENCH - French online dictionary - games, quizzes, etc.


Mythology - also links to days of the week and month names, the Seven Wonders of the World, Roman Numerals, etc.

Roman History - provides a chronological index of the history of ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources

Latin I textbook: Cambridge Latin Unit 1

SPANISH - Spanish I,II,III textbooks - Spanish online dictionary

HEALTH - medical and health information - American Cancer Society - American Lung Association - site contains information and advice on helping teens stay drug-free. - U.S. National Library of Medicine

HISTORY - SOCIAL STUDIES - good for disasters, famous Americans, American history and timelines, state information - includes a lot of pop-culture, music and clips - Holocaust information and poetry - Underground Railroad, plus a great source for geography, and also for recent and current information on the world and its peoples - historic documents
http:// - 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. - 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.  - Missouri Historical Society: great information on Missouri and U.S. history - This site links you to the "best" history websites and prioritizes them in the order of best and most informational. - politics, social issues, philosophy, religion, science, technology and culture of the Victorian Age - provides links to information on all countries - current events - world history - where important people are buried - current government and administration, plus historical information on the presidency - current membership and historical information - current membership and historical information - American Experience - Western civilization and European history - direct online access to federal, state, local and tribal governments






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

SCIENCE - American Museum of Natural History - features biology, ecology, Earth science, etc. - Smithsonian Institute site - Fermi National Accelerator site - Nobel Prize winners

 - women in science - women in science - women in science - women in science

 - science fair - science fair



WOMEN'S HISTORY - women Nobel Prize laureates - National Women's History Project



















































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