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! - To use online sources with a red exclamation point off campus, you may need to enter a username & password.  Login info is posted on the library computers.  Ask Mrs. Harter if you need help.  This list has NOT been updated for several years...Mrs. Harter will try to update this as needed!

History

! Salem History
http://history.salempress.com/
This database gives us searchable, multimedia access to all of the content of the Great Lives and Great Events series in our library.

! Facts on File
http://webserver.sms.org/intranet/library/factsonfile.html
For history, search for your topic in American Women's History Online, African-American History Online, American Indian History Online, or Ancient and Medieval History Online.


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Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For history, search for your topic in InfoTrac OneFile, SIRS Knowledge Source, ELibrary, Expanded Academic ASAP, or Biography Resource Center.

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EBSCO Ultra Online
http://search.ebscohost.com
For history, search for your topic in MAS Ultra, Newspaper Source or Advanced Placement Source in EBSCOhost Web.  Or use the Student Research Center.

! World and I School
http://www.worldandischool.com/
The Social Studies Page presents over 400 Special Reports encompassing 2,000 articles on U.S. Foreign Policy, Civics & Government, U.S. and World History, Sociology, and more.

Best of History Websites
http://www.besthistorysites.net/
Over 1000 history web sites on Prehistory, Ancient/Biblical History, Medieval History, Early Modern Europe, WWII, 20th Century History, US History, Art History and Maps and General Resources.

History Matters
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/wwwhistory/
Over 850 superior websites for learning US history. Browse sites by topic or time period or use the search box to quickly locate what you need.


Voice of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
Annotated lists of links to the best research sites on the web.  For history follow the link to the history page and look for sites about your topic.

National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org
A large number of topics covered in political, historical, cultural areas.  Information is presented in audio and text too.

Library of Congress - American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.


Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Links to all the web's best free full-text scholarly journals.

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Science

Facts on File Science Online
http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ID=17536&ItemID=WE40

Science.gov

http://science.gov/
A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies.


Today's Science on File
http://www.2facts.com/TSOF/science-home-feature.asp
Science in the headlines and science news archives.

! Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For science, search for your topic in InfoTrac OneFile, SIRS Knowledge Source, ELibrary, Expanded Academic ASAP, or Gale Virtual Reference Library .

! EBSCO Ultra Online
http://search.ebscohost.com
For science, search for your topic in MAS Ultra,
EBSCO Animals, TOPICsearch, Newspaper Source, or Advanced Placement Source in EBSCOhost Web.  Or use the Student Research Center.

Voice of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
Annotated lists of links to the best research sites on the web.  For science follow the link to the science, technology & culture page and look for sites about your topic.

World and I School
http://www.worldandischool.com/science
The Science Page includes information about Life Sciences, Health and Medicine, and Environmental Science, Communications Technologies, Scientistsí Lives, and Science and Values.

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Links to all the web's best free full-text scholarly journals.

Energy Information Administration
http://www.eia.doe.gov/
Official energy statistics from the U.S. Government.

Live Science
http://www.livescience.com/
Science news and blogs for the intellectually curious.

Current Events/News

! Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For newspaper articles, search for your topic in InfoTrac OneFile, ELibrary, Expanded Academic ASAP, or Gale Virtual Reference Library .

! EBSCO Ultra Online
http://search.ebscohost.com
For newspaper articles, search for your topic in MAS Ultra, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, or Advanced Placement Source in EBSCOhost Web.  Or use the Student Research Center.

Find Articles
http://www.findarticles.com/
Full-text articles from leading academic, industry, and general interest publications.

MagPortal
http://www.magportal.com/
Search through a huge archive for specific, full-text, magazine articles or browse by topic.


NewsLink
http://newslink.org/
Links to Web sites of media sources, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and publishers.

US Newspapers
http://www.usnpl.com/
A large collection of online newspapers organized by state.


World News
http://www.world-newspapers.com/
News stories from newspapers and magazines sorted by country and region.

Magazines and Newspapers in our Library

Today's News Headlines at Yahoo!
http://news.yahoo.com/

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Links to all the web's best free full-text scholarly journals.

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English

Absolute Shakespeare
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/
Contains e-texts of William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems. Study guides provide in-depth plot summaries, commentary and character analyses for each of his major works.

! Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For literature, search for your topic in Contemporary Literary Criticism, InfoTrac OneFile, ELibrary, Expanded Academic ASAP, or Biography Resource Center .

! EBSCO Ultra Online
http://search.ebscohost.com
For newspaper articles, search for your topic in MAS Ultra, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, or Advanced Placement Source in EBSCOhost Web.  Or use the Student Research Center.

LitLinks
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/litlinks/home.htm
A compilation of author biographies as well as links to websites on authors by genre (drama, poetry, fiction, critical theory, and essays). Also includes links to websites on specific literary periods (medieval, Renaissance, 18th Century, Romantic & Victorian, Modern Literature, and Contemporary Literature).

Literary Movements & American Authors
http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl311/litfram.html
Provides detailed summaries of significant literary movements including Native American literature, Romance & Novel, and Slave Narratives. Click on American Authors for biographical and critical materials on over 100 American authors.

Voice of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
Annotated lists of links to the best research sites on the web.  For English follow the link to the literature page and look for sites about your topic.


Grammer Bytes!
http://www.chompchomp.com/
Interactive website to help you learn grammer.

World and I School
http://www.worldandischool.com/languagearts/
The Language Arts Page has resources for Writers & Writing, Worldwide Folktales, and Poetry to Media in Review, Peoples of the World, and includes treatises on the fine and performing arts.

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Links to all the web's best free full-text scholarly journals.


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Business

! Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For business articles, search for your topic in Business and Company Resource Center, SIRS Knowledge Source, InfoTrac OneFile, or ELibrary.

CNN Company Research
http://money.cnn.com/news/crc/
Provides background information, vital statistics, and earnings estimate information on companies.

! EBSCO Ultra Online
http://search.ebscohost.com
For business, search for your topic in the Student Research Center.



Health & Medicine

Teen Health and Wellness
Developed for students.  Includes academic resources and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/

Facts on File - Health Reference Center
Comprehensive health database with mulitmedia resources.
http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ID=17536&ItemID=WE48


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Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For health and medicine, search for your topic in Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module, Gale Virtual Reference Library, InfoTrac OneFile, SIRS Knowledge Source, ELibrary, or Expanded Academic ASAP .

! EBSCO Ultra Online
http://search.ebscohost.com
For health and medicine, search for your topic in Health Source, MAS Ultra, or Advanced Placement Source in EBSCOhost Web.  Or use the Student Research Center.


National Center for Health Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/default.htm
Quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance, organized alphabetically.


Center for Disease Control & Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/
Offers health news, statistics, travel health, and immunization information.


Omni Medical Search
http://omnimedicalsearch.com/
Searches 32 databases including Medline Plus, Pubmed Central, CenterWatch, NHSDirect, HealthFinder and the National Library of Medicine.


Medline Plus
http://medlineplus.gov/
Contains carefully selected links to health & drug information including an extensive library of medical images as well as over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries.


Mayoclinic.com
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
Provides information about diseases and conditions, treatment options, and drugs. Coverage of nutrition is very good. Also has a Symptoms Checker feature.

Social Issues

! Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For social issues, search for your topic in InfoTrac OneFile, ELibrary, Expanded Academic ASAP, or SIRS Knowledge Source.

! EBSCO Ultra Online
http://search.ebscohost.com
For newspaper articles, search for your topic in MAS Ultra, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, or Advanced Placement Source in EBSCOhost Web.  Or use the Student Research Center.

ACLU Freedom Network
http://www.aclu.org/
This organization's mission is to defend the civil rights of all Americans, both citizens and noncitizens. The website features informative materials, documents, current news, and Internet links in areas such as AIDS, church and state, criminal justice, free expression, rights of immigrants, and more.

Best Information on the Net
http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Hot/hotindex.htm
Provides links to websites on various social issues such as affirmative action, bioethical issues, global warming, Internet issues, and more.


Google Social Issues Directory
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/
Links to hundreds of websites dealing with specific social issues. Organized by topic.


Find Law
http://www.findlaw.com/
Find legislation and court decisions online


Historic Supreme Court Decisions by Topic
http://www.law.cornell.edu/donors/solicit.php?http_referer=/supct/cases/topic.htm
Contains over 300 of the court's most important decisions through the whole period of its existence. Decisions are organized by topic.


Multnomah County Library: Social Issues
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html
Provides links to websites on over 40 different social issues such as drug abuse, civil rights, homelessness, violence, and more.


National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/
Provides authoratative stories and information on important topics and events taking place right now in our society. Covers a broad range of topics, from religion and science to politics and art.  Also check out their archives.


National Geographic: In the News
http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/inthenews/index.html
Quality articles on "hot topics" today.


ProCon.org
http://www.procon.org/
A nonpartisan, independent, and nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to inform the public about controversial issues using facts, news, and hundreds of diverse opinions in a pro-con format.


Public Agenda
http://www.publicagenda.org/
This site addresses 18 controversial issues: abortion, America's global role, crime,the economy, education, the government, the family, the federal budget, gambling, health care, illegal drugs, immigration, Internet speech / privacy, Medicare, race,right to die, social security, and welfare. Extensive information on each issue includes an overview, facts and trends, different perspectives, links to news stories, and results of public opinion polls.


Speak Out
http://speakout.com/activism/issues/
Controversial issues organized into topics, sub-topics, with links to even more information.

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Links to all the web's best free full-text scholarly journals.


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Country Studies

Facts on File - World Atlas
http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ID=17536&ItemID=WE39

BBC News Country Profiles

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
A guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries


CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Provides country profiles


Country Background Notes
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
From the US Department of State


Country Studies
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Presents a detailed analysis of social, economic, and political systems of countries around the world; however, it focuses on 'lesser-known' areas and does not include most Western nations.


Country Studies: Online Books
http://www.countrystudies.us/
Online versions of books previously published in hard copy. Each book offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.


Portals to the World
http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html
From the Library of Congress - links to electronic resources on countries around the world


Visual Geography Series
http://vgsbooks.com/index.htm
A "one stop resource for links to additional country-specific information, up-to-date statistics, photographs and maps you can download into your report, and much more."


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Govenment/Law

OpenCongress
http://www.opencongress.org/
Provides access to the full official details of a bill: the text of the bill itself, its status in Congress, its voting results. See the "big picture" behind a bill: recent news analyses of it, what its buzz is on blogs, what industries gave campaign contributions to its sponsors.


Find Law
http://www.findlaw.com/
Find legislation and court decisions online.


U.S. Supreme Court
http://www.supremecourt.gov
Official page of the United States Supreme Court, featuring court's opinions and orders, calendar and schedules, rules, news releases and general information.


USAGov
http://firstgov.gov/
A gateway to all government information. Provides links to all government agencies, data & statistics, historical documents, laws & regulations, and more.


! Find it Virginia
http://www.finditva.org
For government and law information search for your topic in LegalTrac, I
nfoTrac OneFile, or SIRS Knowledge Source.

GPO Access (US Government Printing Office)
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free access to a wide array of databases and other online tools produced by the federal government. Includes the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register (1994- ), and published versions of bills (1993- ).

Historic Supreme Court Decisions by Topic
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topic.htm
Contains over 300 of the court's most important decisions through the whole period of its existence. Decisions are organized by topic.


Virginia State & Local Government
http://www.statelocalgov.net/state-va.cfm
Websites of Virginia state agencies, city and county governments.

Project Vote Smart
http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm
Contains information about thousands of candidates and elected officials, including biographies, issue positions, voting records, and campaign finances. Also contains a feature called CongressTrack, which monitors recent federal legislation. Includes links to federal and state government agencies, political parties, and organizations.

This Nation
http://www.thisnation.com/
A repository of basic information, resources and historical documents related to American Government and Politics. The Historical Documents Library contains links to significant Supreme Court decisions, historical documents, war messages, foreign policy statements, and more.

THOMAS - Legislative Information in the Internet
http://thomas.loc.gov/
Here you can find the most current as well as historic legislative information.


US Government Manual
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html
Contains comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the federal government.


US Foreign Policy
http://www.fpif.org/
Click on the map for articles by progressive foreign policy experts.


National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org
A large number of topics covered in political, historical, cultural areas.  Information is presented in audio and text too.

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Links to all the web's best free full-text scholarly journals.

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Religion

! Find It Virginia
http://www.finditva.com
For religion, search for your topic in InfoTrac Religion and Philosophy.

Virtual Religion Index
http://virtualreligion.net/vri/
Award-winning, internationally recognized premiere academic resource for research in religion.

Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory
http://www.jewish-studies.com/
The Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory is the prime gateway to 490 high quality resources for the study of Judaism


Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library
http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Buddhism.html
This site keeps track of leading information facilities in the fields of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.

The Hindu Universe
http://www.hindunet.org/
Complete resource for information about Hinduism, includes articles and discussions about spiritual and cultural topics.

Islamic Studies, Islam, Arabic, and Religion
http://godlas.myweb.uga.edu/
From the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia.  Infomation about
religion, politics, history, lives, art, and spirituality of Muslims.

The Episcopal Church
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/
The official website for the Episcopal Church.

Art

Artcyclopedia
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
Find information on every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.

Artlex
http://www.artlex.com/
A visual art dictionary.

! Encyclopedia Britannica
http://school.eb.com/

National Gallery of Art
http://www.nga.gov/collection/
An exhibit of major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the middle ages to the present. Search or tour the collection.

NYPL Digital Image Gallery
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm
Access to over 550,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library.

World and I School
http://www.worldandischool.com/thearts/
The Arts Page has collections of resources for Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theater, Architecture, Craft & Design.

Timeline of Art History
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world. Includes resources for the study of special topics in art history.

Voices of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
Annotated lists of links to the best research sites on the web.  For art follow the links to the Art or Art History pages and look for sites about your topic.

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Foreign Language

World and I School
http://www.worldandischool.com/spanish/
The Spanish Page presents authentic source material for Reading Comprehension (Advanced and Simplified) with text, audio, and exercises, as well as Vocabulary, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, an extensive Basics section for beginners, and a Latin American Cultures archive in English.

WordReference.com
http://www.wordreference.com/
Online Spanish, French & Italian translation dictionary.


Babel Fish Translation
http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr
Translates passages you copy into a box or webpages when you enter the URL.  Use with care: it is very literal.

Forum Romanum
http://www.forumromanum.org/index2.html
Materials for students of the classical world, including texts, translations, and other pedagogical resources.

Voices of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
Annotated lists of links to the best research sites on the web.  For foreign languages follow the link to the Literatures (Other Than English) or Classical Studies page and look for sites about your topic.

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Links to all the web's best free full-text scholarly journals.


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Reference


Encyclopedia Britannica Online
http://school.eb.com/

Grolier Online
http://go.grolier.com/

Encyclopedia Americana
http://ea.grolier.com/

Fast Facts
Table of quick reference sources. Dictionary, thesaurus, maps, calculators, almanac, etc.

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E-books

Absolute Shakespeare
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/
Contains e-texts of William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems. Study guides provide in-depth plot summaries, commentary and character analyses for each of his major works.

Bibliomania
http://www.bibliomania.com/bibliomania-static/index.html
Contains thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays by author's such as Dickens and Joyce, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Anton Chekhov and Edgar Allan Poe.

Book Yards
http://www.bookyards.com/index.html
Over 10,000 free ebooks to download.

Great Literature Online
http://www.classicauthors.net/
A listing of classic authors including Emerson, Tolstoy, Twain, and Chopin, with links to their full-text works online as well as links to other websites relating to the author.


Many Books
http://manybooks.net//
Thousands of free ebooks, pre-formatted for reading on your PDA - eReader, PDF, Plucker, iSilo, Doc, or zTXT eBooks for your Palm, Pocket PC, Zaurus or Rocketbook.


Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, from authors including Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jane Austen, and over 15,500 other books. Additional content types include musical scores, movies and sound files.


Read Print
http://www.readprint.com/
A collection of thousands of free books. The collection focuses on classics like Milton, Shakespeare, Bronte, and Austen. The site has an author index or you can search by title.


The Online Books Page
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
A database of free full-text electronic books on a variety of subjects. Features Award Winning Books Online - A collection books that have been honored with major literary awards including the Newbery Award, the Nobel Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.


Turning the Pages on the Web
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html
From the British Library - digitized important historical works, such as Caxton's Chaucer, Beowulf, Gutenberg Bible, Magna Carta, Lindisfarne Gospels, Da Vinci's notebook, Sherborne Missal among others. You can "turn the pages of rare books or manuscripts in a highly realistic way...Zoom in on the high-quality digitized images and read or listen to notes explaining the significance of each page."

   
List originally compiled by Katie Klein, c.2009.

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