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
-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
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
- 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
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 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.
- 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.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