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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 UniversityLibrary - Fontbonne University

SEARCH ENGINES - This website is powered by Google, but all hits come from reliable scholarly sources - Mega Search Engine - Yahoo Reference, better than Yahoo for reliable sources

GENERAL RESEARCH (all subjects) - Virtual Reference Desk - educational search site - general and specialized dictionaries - Internet Public Library - 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. / library/ publications/ the-world-factbook/index.html - 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 /-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!




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.
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
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  - 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  -"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.



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 - 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.


Classical Mythology

Roman Mythology - also links to Days of Week and Month Names, Seven Wonders of World, Roman Numbers, 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 information and advice on helping teens stay drug-free. - National Network of Libraries of Medicine - 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 full text of PBS shows, interviews, video clips and more. - Library of Congress: Great information on US 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 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 - A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the reseach scholar - 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 - Women in science - Science fair - Science fair


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




























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