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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 UniversityLibrary

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
dir.yahoo.com/Reference/ - Yahoo Reference, better than Yahoo for reliable sources
 

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
http://www.ipl.org/ - Internet Public Library
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/ 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 /-Brooklyn Expedition: Latin America
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

 

 

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.
 
"This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords."
 
Offical site of A&E's Biography television series. Includes the searchble text of 15,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.
 
 A searchable, multi-lingual biographical directory. This site indexes and provides links to biographies available from other Web sites.
 
Buscabiografias
http://buscabiografias.com/
Spanish-language resource for biographies of famous people from all over the world, from the past and present. 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 Encyclopædia Britannica Guide to Black History
http://britannica.com/blackhistory/
Major features include a timeline of important events, brief biographies of famous African-Americans, articles on Events and Institutions and Eras in Black History. Includes a study guide for teachers and students, a bibliography, and film clips and audio recordings. Also contains a separate section on the Harlem Renaissance

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

The History Makers
http://www.thehistorymakers.com/  -"The HistoryMakers is a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized, archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories." "The HistoryMakers represents the single largest archival project of its kind in the world, outdistancing the existing video oral history collections of New York’s Schomburg Library and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. The HistoryMakers is unique among these other collections of African American heritage, because of its massive scope." Persons profiled include artists, politicians, sports figures, scientists, entertainers, and much more.

 

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

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

Classical Mythology

Roman Mythology

http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/ - also links to Days of Week and Month Names, Seven Wonders of World, Roman Numbers, 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 information and advice on helping teens stay drug-free.
http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/community - National Network of Libraries of Medicine
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 full text of PBS shows, interviews, video clips and more.
http://www.loc.gov/ - Library of Congress: Great information on US 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 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.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html - A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the reseach scholar
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://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/schroedinger.html

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

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

http://www.fearofphysics.com/

http://howthingswork.virginia.edu/

http://www.howstuffworks.com/

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

riceinfo.rice.edu

 

http://www.libraryspot.com/

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tech

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.bios.niu.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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