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.)
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GENERAL RESEARCH (all subjects)
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
- current info on countries (population, government, holidays, economics, languages, religions, etc.)
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!
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.
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
BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT
- 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.
Latin I textbook: Cambridge Latin Unit 1
my.hrw.com - Spanish I,II,III textbooks
- site contains information and advice on helping teens stay drug-free.
HISTORY - SOCIAL STUDIES
- good for disasters, famous Americans, American history and timelines, state information - includes a lot of pop-culture, music and clips
- Underground Railroad, plus a great source for geography, and also for recent and current information on the world and its peoples
- 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.
- offers free math lessons and homework help in areas like geometry, algebra and even calculus: there are tutorials, practice activites, games and calculators.
www.amnh.org - American Museum of Natural History - features biology, ecology, Earth science, etc.
http://www.si.edu/ - Smithsonian Institute site
http://www.fnal.gov/ - Fermi National Accelerator site
http://almaz.com/ - Nobel Prize winners
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