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Last updated 2/21/14
Isothermal Community College
P.O. Box 804, Spindale NC 28160
(828) 395-1307  fax (828) 286-8208

Charles P. Wiggins, Director of Library Services

Internet Links
Grouped by General Topic

Most links on this page go to external web sites not connected with Isothermal Community College. Their inclusion is not an endorsement by Isothermal and Isothermal is not responsible for accuracy of their content.

    
Agriculture
Arts & Humanities
Business & Economics
Careers & Jobs
Consumer Affairs & People
Education
Engineering & Technology
Genealogy
General Reference
Life Sciences
Literature
Local Information
Mathematics
Medicine & Health Sciences
Natural Sciences
News & Current Events
North Carolina & Other State Info
Public Affairs & Law
Social Sciences
Travel/Recreation/Entertainment
World Religions
Writing Resources
    


Agriculture
Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America  a report of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production
World Clock 2010 ongoing estimated statistics of world vital statistics, energy, environment, crime, food and more


Arts & Humanities
AIGA
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century  "14 in-depth studies of works by various artists represented in the National Gallery of Art"
Art Museum Network
Artcyclopedia  "Explore 125,000 Great Works of Art"

Graphic Artists Guild
Global Campus: Fine Arts
History of Photography: Pinhole Cameras to the Daguerrotype 
History of Photography: Timeline
IPL2: Arts & Humanities
Languages
  BBC offers free 12-week beginner's courses in various languages
Life of the People: Realist Prints & Drawings... 1912-1948
MRQE: Movie Review Query Engine  
"the largest online database of movie reviews' --Library Journal
Music History Timeline
National Endowment for the Arts
National Jukebox   "Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress"
North Carolina ECHO   "... doorway to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, and museums."
North Carolina Jazz Musicians
NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts)
  promotes the freedom of individual artists to develop and create and provides the public with opportunities to experience and understand their work
Performing Arts Reading Room    The Library of Congress
Printing Industries of America
Prints&Photographs Reading Room   The Library of Congress
Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room   The Library of Congress
Recorded Sound Reference Center    The Library of Congress
Smarthistory.org  "a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook.
Smithsonian
Visual Communication Quarterly
Vocational Information Center: Graphic Design and Printing Career Guide
Voice of the Shuttle   web page for humanities research
WannaLearn.com: ... Computer Art and Graphic Design
Web Gallery of Art  "contains over 11,600 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800
WebMuseum, Paris
Wikipedia: Commercial Art
Wizard of OZ  "explores the publishing history, stage & film adaptations, & famous artifacts..."
World Wide Arts Resources   "access to artists, museums, galleries, art history, arts education, performing arts, classified ads, resume postings, arts forums, news and more" around the world

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Business & Economics
AEA: American Economic Association
AllPages.com  "Online Yellow Pages and Business Directory"
Autotropolis  excellent tool for searching for new and used cars
BioNetwork  "leading network of specialized education and workforce training for the pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing industry"
Business Reference Services  The Library of Congress
Capital Flow Analysis free information provided "to teach and promote the use of national flow of funds accounts as a method of explaining supply and demand in capital markets"
CNNmoney  CNN financial network
Consumer Price Index  U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Council for Economic Education
Digital Librarian: Business & Finance
Economic Indicators   U.S. Census Bureau: where they get those economic indicators you always hear about...
Economics  About.com's website on the subject
EH.net   provides "a wide range of internet-based services to economic historians, historians of economics, economists, historians, related social scientists and the public.
Findlaw: Law and Economics
Free Management Library  free resource library "to provide leaders and managers (especially those with very limited resources) basic and practical information about personal, professional and organizational development."
Global Campus: Business
Google Finance
Hoover's Online  information on more than 28 million public and private companies
Information Economy  "Economics of the Internet, Information Goods, Intellectual Property and Related Issues"
IPL2:  Business & Economics
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Jim Garven's Blog  "a blog exploring the intersection of risk management, insurance and finance" managed by James R. Garven, Ph.D.
Library of Economics and Liberty
Measuring Worth:  Five Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a US Dollar, 1744-present
NASDAQ  investment information, stock quotes (will only load in Internet Explorer)
NYSE Euronext: New York Stock Exchange
New York Times Business Day
Quote.com  investment information and stock quotes
Practical Money Skills   Financial Literacy for Everyone, by Visa
Realtor.com  Official Site of the National Association of REALTORS®
Reference for Business
SuperPages.com  "connecting buyers and sellers"
Thomas Net  "the most comprehensive resource for industrial information."
U.S. Census: Business & Industry  economic programs of the US Census
US National Debt Clock
ValueLine.com
WebEc  World Wide Web Resources in Economics
World Clock 2010 ongoing estimated statistics of world vital statistics, energy, environment, crime, food and more
WWW Virtual Library: Business and Economics

Non-Profit Business -- Financing
Foundation Center
Small Business
Reference for Business  "small business owners can browse over the 600 articles that detail information about financial planning, market analysis, sales, business plans, tax planning, human resource issues and more"
Small Business Center Network   Isothermal Community College
Small Business Law   Lawyers.com
ZoomInfo  excellent search engine for people, companies, and jobs!

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Careers/Jobs
Career Descriptions, Data and Schools  "information on hundreds of employment categories and thousands of schools, to help people find and pursue careers..."
Career Preparation
CareerOneStop   "Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor"
County Salaries in North Carolina (current year)   UNC School of Government
Exam2Jobs.com "to help you learn everything you need to know about the certification test (or tests) you'll need to pass"
Graphic Artist's Place   graphic design page with links to jobs listings and other useful information for grahic artists
Green Jobs Ready  Prepare for a career in a "green" area
Occupational Outlook Handbook searchable info on qualifications, earnings, job outlook, etc. for specific jobs and careers
Vocational & Technical Education Center  "Research top trade schools or online school listings and search by colleges,
degree programs, state or zip code."

Job Search Engines
Careerjet   "an employment search engine"
CareerBuilder  job hunter; post your resume online
Find Your Spot  "find great jobs in the best places"
Jobirn.com  chat with potential employers
Jobs Search Engine
Monster.com "helps you explore the possibilities and find the opportunities that are right for you."
Indeed   "Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages" (Hint: search for "any" jobs in a city to get entire list)
NationJob.com   "Job search engine, careers, employment, and resume services for job seekers" 
Net-Temps  "the leading job board for temporary, temp-to-perm and full time employment through the staffing industry"
SnagAJob.com  "largest part-time job site in the U.S."
Yahoo Job Listings
ZoomInfo  put your profile on the web for potential employers

Jobs Outside the Country
jobs.ac.uk  "The UK's leading academic job site"
Local, State and National Resources
CareerOneStop   CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
South Carolina State E-Recruitment System
South Carolina Virtual OneStop  provided by SC Job Service
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Special Occupations
Absolutely Health Care  resume database, nationwide employer links, and job postings in 100 categories of health care
ArtJobOnline  search for jobs in the arts
BioNetwork  "leading network of specialized education and workforce training for the pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing industry"
Computer Jobs Help
Constructionjobs.com  construction employment
EducationDegree.com   for teachers or wanna-be teachers
EngineeringJobs.com  post your resume, look for jobs, with links to engineering tools and references & societies and organizations
Environmental Jobs and Careers  employment for the environment
Forensic Science Careers "showcasing the work of a number of forensic science experts who ... provide a clear and concise description of their forensic speciality, along with links to quality information resources"
Graphic Design Jobs  "searches job sites, company career pages and associations for graphic design jobs"
Guru.com  "The world's largest online marketplace for freelance talent."
Health Career Center  "highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date job search, career development, and employment information"
Health Care Jobs at Job Search Engine
Masters in Nursing  guide to institutions offering Masters degrees in Nursing
Medical Coding and Billing Degree Guide
MedicalWorkers.com  "Our company is driven by a single purpose: to be the #1 source for jobs within medical."
NCPublicSchools.org teaching jobs in North Carolina
NursingCareerZone.com   "a free resource provided by the Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS)... to enhance student outcomes and promote academic excellence"
Nursing Jobs search jobs at allnurses.com
Nursing Schools Guide "Over $9 million in nursing scholarships listed"
Online Nurse Practitioner Programs "dedicated to connecting prospective nurse practitioner students to accredited online degree programs"
Teacher Certification Degrees   "is a valuable resource to those looking to explore, start or expand a career in education"
Teacher Jobs   "largest teacher placement service...accredited by Nat. Assoc. of Teacher Agencies"
Tips & Help for Jobseeking, Resumes, Cover letters, Interviews, etc.
Glassdoor.com "Let employees tell you the best places to work" (Library Journal, v136#7)

GotResumeBuilder.com
Job Search Toolkit   State Library of North Carolina site with "Resources libraries can use to help their community get back to work"
JobStar Central   free help on resumes and cover letters
NationJob.com   "Job search engine, careers, employment, and resume services for job seekers" 

Webpages with Multiple Links
Best of the Web: Careers 
links to many helpful Internet sites
Digital Librarian: Employment


Consumer Affairs & People
Consumer Information
Baby Sign Language  "a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby"
Better Business Bureau
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance  list of direct government loans to the public
eXtension  "an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America"
Consumer Product Safety Commission   "work[s] to ensure the safety of consumer products"
Federal Citizen Information Center   Pueblo, CO
Home Energy Saver  "The first do-it-yourself energy audit tool"
Identity Theft Resource Center 
Local Census   "Local Census is a completely free website: Providing a plethora of statistical information about the United States of America"
MemberoftheFamily.net  "Get the nursing home care your loved one deserves"
MoneySavingTips.org
N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide Company
National Do Not Call Registry   register at this site to prevent telemarketing calls to your phone number
RoofHelper   "roofing advice and and contractor service"
SaferProducts.gov   "consumers, child service providers, health care professionals, government officials and public safety entities can submit reports of harm involving consumer products."
U.S. Census -- Population and Household Economic Topics    population and household economic topics
US Consumer Product Safety Commission
World Clock 2010 ongoing estimated statistics of world vital statistics, energy, environment, crime, food and more

Finances/Money 
Money Basics  free online instruction on money management
Money Smart Week   ALA and the Reserve Bank of Chicago partnership for Money Smart Week
Practical Money Skills for Life  money skill games for all ages
Smart Investing @ Your Library offers grants for doing non-biased, non-sales investing workshops

Social Invention  (inventing ideas to solve social problems)
Global Ideas Bank

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Education
American Association of Community Colleges
EDUCAUSE  "Transforming Education Through Information Technologies"
Back to College  information for returning students on financial aid, online degrees and much more
BioNetwork  "leading network of specialized education and workforce training for the pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing industry"
Campus Technology  technology for higher education (was Syllabus)
Certified Nursing Assistant
ChristianConnecter.com   a comprehensive list of Christian colleges in the US by region
Chronicle of Higher Education
College Scholarships, Colleges and Online Degrees   search for scholarships and financial aid, get tips for ACT and SAT test prep, view lists of colleges and universities in the US and online degrees and distance education
Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students
Collegeboard.com  prepare for the new SAT; get SAT test scores; use College QuickFinder & MatchMaker
CollegeNET  schools, colleges, scholarships, financial aid
Community College Review: Isothermal Community College
Community College Week
Digital Librarian: College & University
Digital Librarian: Education
Distance Education Clearinghouse  articles, programs, technologies
Diverse Issues in Higher Education  formerly Black Issues in Higher Education
ecollegefinder.org   "dedicated to inspiring and informing college students with comprehensive online tools and information"
ED.gov: US Department of Education
EducationDegree.com   for teachers or wanna-be teachers
Education Online Search
Educational Software Directory.net   "your guide to learning software resources on the net"
Educations.com  "find your education abroad"
eLearners.com  2669 online college degrees
Find Online College Courses   "the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of free online college classes available
GCFLearnFree.org  "creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful"
Get Recruited by Colleges & Universities  "Let colleges and universities find you"
Global Campus  instructional materials, resource sharing for educators
goENC.com mathematics and science education
IPL2: Education
Isothermal Community College's Instructional Resources   assessment, copyright and plagiarism, learning strategies, and other sites
Languages  BBC offers free 12-week beginner's courses in various languages
Learning Communities: National Resource Center -- Directory  provides information about institutions across the United States that offer learning community program
Masters in Nursing   guide to institutions offering Masters degrees in Nursing
MERLOT  "MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments."
MIT OpenCourseware   "a free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world"
National Education Association (NEA)
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
North Carolina Community College System Distance Learning
North Carolina Community College System
NEA: National Education Association
Online-Colleges-and-Degrees.com  ranks the top twenty online colleges and online degrees
Online Degrees, Financial Aid and Scholarships  "You will find that associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, doctoral degrees, and certificate and certification programs are available in more than 100 fields of study."
Online Masters   "a realistic look at what it means to obtain your masters degree online"
Online Psychology Degrees.com  "the biggest and most accurate directory on the web of both online and campus-based Psychology degree and certificate programs"
Peters Online Typing Course  "a set of free online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists"
Petersons.com  Peterson's Guide online
PremierStudentLoan.com   "provides information about financial aid, scholarships, grants, college loans and the student loan consolidation process"
SearchEdu.com  "over 20 million university & education pages indexed & ranked in order of popularity"
School of Government   at University of NC at Chapel Hill
Sheppard Software  free educational games in math, science, geography, chemistry, vocabulary, animals and trivia
Study-tourism-abroad.com   "offers hospitality and tourism educational courses for international students"
Women's Colleges in the United States of America   sorted by state and by type
World Lecture Hall  class materials created and shared by faculty worldwide

Financial Assistance
College Foundation of North Carolina  scholarships, low-interest loans & tax-advantaged savings programs
eStudentLoan.com  learn about financial aid--compare student loans--search for scholarships
FastAid Free Scholarship Search   
FastWeb   "Find the most scholarship money and learn how to get it"
FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)  "hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the U.S. Federal government"
Guaranteed Scholarships   "scholarships listed on this page are all guaranteed"
Athletic Scholarships for College

Literacy -- Childhood
National Children's Literacy Website ideas for promoting literacy in child care and home settings
Reading is Fundamental  parents' involvement in their children's reading is critical


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Engineering & Technology
American Society for Engineering Education
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Audio Engineering Society
C&EN: Chemical and Engineering News IA) American Chemical Society's "newsmagazine of the chemical world"
Chemical Engineering  University of Florida
Chemistry Games  Sheppard Software's free games
Energy Information Administration (EIA)  U.S. Department of Energy. "We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Engineering Information   Elsevier website
EngineeringJobs.com  with links to engineering tools and references & societies and organizations
enr.com  McGraw-Hill Construction's Engineering News-Record
Global Campus: Engineering
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century  National Academy of Engineering
Intute: Best of the Web: Science, Engineering and Technology  "...free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research..."
IPL2: Computers & Internet
IPL2: Engineering
Mechanical Engineering: the Magazine of ASME
National Academy of Engineering
Netlingo  Internet and technology dictionary
North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (Commissioner of Insurance): Engineering and Codes  state building codes, electrical codes, etc.
Science Reference Services   The Library of Congress
TechWeb's TechEncyclopedia
Yahoo Search Directory: Engineering

Television/Radio/Cable
A&E  television networks
ABC  American Broadcasting Corporation
ABC News
ABC  Australian Broadcasting Corporation
BBC  British Broadcasting Corporation
BBC World News
B&C  Broadcasting & Cable
CNN.com  Cable News Network
CBC.ca  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBN.com  Christian Broadcasting Network
CBS.com  Columbia Broadcasting System
CPB: Corporation for Public Broadcasting  funds over 1000 public radio stations nationwide and supports development of new public programming
C-SPAN.org  Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network
Discovery.com
Fox TV
IPL2: Broadcasting
Library of American Broadcasting
MTV.com
NBC  National Broadcasting Corporation
NPR  National Public Radio
NewsLink  American Journalism Review index and rating of radio, TV and broadcasting
PBS  Public Broadcasting System
SC ETV
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)
Turner Broadcasting System (TBS)
WLOS TV  ABC News 13
WNCW  (88.7 fm)
Zap2It

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Genealogy
Ancestry.com  14-day free trial, then subscribe to services
Archives
Digital Librarian: Genealogy Resources

EllisIsland.org   search passenger arrival records
FamilySearch.org   search the records of the Church of Latter-Day Saints
Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, NC
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Local History and Genealogy Reading Room  The Library of Congress
North Carolina ECHO  North Carolina's cultural heritage


General Reference
Biography
Biography.com  biographical information on demand
Shmoop: Biography
General Research & Information
About.com 
"a trusted information source"
Academic Info  "Your Gateway to Quality Educational Resources" --user-supported nonprofit organization
Biblica   "search the Bible by word or phrase"
Dan Markstein's Toonopedia    "A Vast Repository of Toonological Knowledge"
Digital Librarian: Directories
Digital Librarian: Reference
DMOZ: Open Directory Project   the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web"
encyclopedia.com "free encyclopedia... provides users with more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition"
eXtension  "an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America"
Global Gateway   The Library of Congress.  "World Culture and Resources"
HighBeam Research  "search more than 80 million articles from the archives of over 6,500 newspapers, magazines, journals, and other publications"
ibiblio  "a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies"
INFOMINE  Search 20,000+ Academically Valuable Resources"
InfoPlease   online almanac
Internet Movie Database
IPL2   Internet Public Library
Kidsmart  "a guide to early learning and technology for home and school"
Library of Congress Wise Guide  "designed to introduce you to the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the nation's library and one of the most popular Web sites of the federal government."
Main Reading Room   The Library of Congress
Ngram Viewer  Google: "When you enter phrases ... it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books ... over the selected years"
SearcheBooks.com  searches full text of books in electronic format on the net
Start Squad "the very best place to start" for kids to find information 
Timeline Index   indexes timelines of various categories ("who, what, when, where, which")
U.S. Census Bureau
Who Owns What  Columbia Journalism Review's "online guide to what major media companies own... [plus] a selected list of articles... about media ownership"
World Clock -- Time Zones
Zip Code Lookup  US Postal Service
ZoomInfo  excellent search engine for people, companies, and jobs!
Geography
Census Bureau Geography
Chamber of Commerce International Directory
Chamber of Commerce.com
CityTownInfo.com   "the easy way to find info on thousands of US cities and towns"
Country Studies (Library of Congress)  "contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy"  (Area Handbook Program)
European Union  "the official site of the European Union"
USA Games   Sheppard Software's games for learning states, capitals & US geographical features
World Digital Library  "makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world."
World Factbook  country profiles, maps, history, geography, people, government, economy, military
Language
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language   (via Yahoo.com)
Babel Fish  Yahoo's translation tool
Baby Sign Language  a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby
Bartleby.com  great books online: dictionaries, thesauri, familiar quotations, etiquette, the Bible... 
Dictionary.com  dictionary & thesaurus, translation tools and subject dictionaries
Free Translation   "an easy-to-use site for rapid translations"
Languages  BBC offers free 12-week beginner's courses in various languages
Legal Dictionary  Lawyers.com
Merriam-Webster Online  Dictionary and Collegiate Thesaurus
Online Etymology Dictionary
TechWeb'sTechEncyclopedia  lists acronyms related to computers and the Internet
The Free Dictionary 
Transparent Language  "The Internet Language Community"
Wordnik  "a place for all the words, and everything known about them"
Wordsmyth  dictionary and thesaurus
yourDictionary.com  a web of online dictionaries: language, grammars, translations, specialty dictionaries, "'nyms" and more
Libraries, Catalogs and Other Resources
Amazon Book Search
CMC Library Consortium  home page

CMC Library Consortium Member Libraries:
     Mooneyham Public Library
     Polk County Public Library
     Rutherford County Library

Libdex  ...a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based library catalogs, Friends of the Library pages and library e-commerce links
Library of Congress
Library of Congress Classification Outline
New York Public Library
North Carolina Public Libraries on the Web
State Library of North Carolina
WorldCat  find items in libraries near you
Measurement
Date Duration Calculator "calculates the duration, counting the day count and the number of days, months and years between two dates"
MeasuringWorth.com
 "six ways to compute the relative value of a U.S. dollar amount, 1790-2005"
Metric-U.S. Measurement Conversions

Search Engines/Indexes/Guides
About.com   "practical advice and solutions to everyday life" from expert Guides
Alltheweb.com  "largest, freshest, and most comprehensive search engine
Ask.com 
Brarydog.net  "use this site to create a personalized web page with access to dozens of...resources (encyclopedias, newspaper and magazine databases, etc.) and links to your favorite search tools"
Free Internet Encyclopedia  organizes internet information into easily searched categories
Google Blog Search
Google Book Search
Google Finance
Google News
Google Scholar
HiBeam Research  "brings you the best research sites on the Web"
Infomine   "Scholarly Internet Research Collections"
Internet Archive   "a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form"
Intute   "Helping you find the best websites for study and research"
IPL2  "information you can trust"
IPL2 for Kids
Lycos People Search  find people, companies, business & investing information, other services
Knowhow  a highly "graphic" search engine
Learn the Net.com "Internet Owner's Manual"
LSU Libraries Subject Guides
Metacrawler
Netiquette  "the do's and don'ts of online communication"
RefDesk   "Fact Checker for the Internet"
Search.com
Search Engine Showdown  compares search features and scope of search engines and finding aids
SearchEngineWatch.com  behind the scenes look at how and how well they work, reviews, tutorials
Successful Internet Searching Strategies   INFOsphere
Science
National Science Foundation
TryScience   "your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology"
Statistics
2010 Statistical Abstract: The National Data Book   for the United States
Infoplease: United States Statistics
Infoplease: World Statistics
State and Metropolitan Data Book, 2006
Statistics.com "the site to go when you need to find statistical data"
World Clock 2010 ongoing estimated statistics of world vital statistics, energy, environment, crime, food and more
Telephone
AT&T Country and City Codes  telephone codes for calling around the world
CountryCode.org  International Dialing Codes
Trivia
Cool Quiz  a great trivia resource

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Life Sciences (sciences that deal with living organisms and life processes, incl. biology, botany, zoology, etc.)
ASU Center for the Bioenergy and Photosynthesis  educational resources by Arizona State University
eNature.com  Field Guides for identifying more than 5,500 plant and animal species
eol: Encyclopedia of Life "global access to knowledge about life on Earth"

Evolution
Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online
Stem Cell Information
The National Institutes of Health resource for stem cell research

Literature
Books
Bartleby.com   "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."
Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Beauties of Mythology  (1913, via Bartleby.com)
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855)
Cliffs Notes
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Digital Book Index   provides listings of both free and for-pay e-books
eserver.org  accessible online publishing on a wide variety of topics of interest
Google Book Search
National Academies Press  4000+ books published by NAP available in downloadable PDF format for free!
Ngram Viewer  Google: "When you enter phrases ... it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books ... over the selected years"
Online Books Page   "facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet"
Project Gutenberg
Questia   "the world's largest online library" of full-text humanities and social sciences books and articles
Reading Poetry    Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison's Writing Center
Renascence Editions  "An Online Repository of Works Printed in English Between the Years 1477 and 1799
Shmoop: Bestsellers
Treasures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer  "William Caxton’s two editions of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483" from the British Library
Universal Digital Library "million book collection"

Magazines/Journals
Campus Technology  technology magazine for higher education (was Syllabus)
Digital Librarian: Magazines & Journals
NewsLink  American Journalism Review index & rating of magazines & journals
Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room  The Library of Congress
North Carolina Periodicals Index
Open J-Gate   "Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain"
Project MUSE  scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences and mathematics available by online subscription
Questia   "the world's largest online library" of full-text humanities and social sciences books and articles
U.S. News & World Report
Video Librarian Online

Quotations
Bartleby.com Quotations
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Creative Quotations
Inspirational and Motivational Quotes
Mathematical Quotations Server   Furman University
Quotations Archive   quotations on love and marriage
Quotations Home Page
Quotations Page
Quoteland
Thinkexist.com
Research
AuthorLinks  Bedford/St. Martin's LitLinks resources in literature
Digital Librarian: Literature
Global Campus: Literature
Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore 
English Literature on the Web   another good site containing a large number of links to resources
Feminist Literary Criticism and Theory   Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech University
IPL2: Literature
Literary Gothic  a Web guide to all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, "classic" Gothic novels and Gothic fiction"
Literature, Arts & Medicine Database   "annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, film, video and art..."
Manuscript Reading Room  The Library of Congress
Poetry 
Paris Review -- Interviews now provides free access to all of its interviews, back to 1953 The Library of Congress
Poetry Foundation   "exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience"
Romantic Circles   scholarly info on Shelley, Byron, Keats, etc.
Shmoop.com: Literature   an excellent collection of information on various aspects of many often-studied books, plays and short stories, named "Best of the Internet" in PC Magazine
Shmoop.com: Poetry   a useful collection of information on aspects of often-studied poems named "Best of the Internet" in PC Magazine
Victorian Web (Authors)    excellent information on authors and their backgrounds
--Flannery O'Connor Sites
Flannery O'Connor   article from A Celebration of Women Writers
Flannery O'Connor   from Internet Public Library's Online Literary Criticism Collection
O'Connor, Flannery  Literature, Arts & Medicine Database: click on annotated works
--Metaphysical Poets and John Donne sites
Questia: John Donne   Links to online books and articles
--Shakespeare Sites
Complete Works of William Shakespeare   total text of Shakespeare's works, created by Jeremy Hylton
Folger Digital Texts   "Digital texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library...Pick a play, find a phrase, or just start reading"
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Plays of Shakespeare
  Shakespeare Online
Shakespeare Online 
Shakespeare Resource Center
Shakespeare's Sonnets    "All the sonnets are provided here, with descriptive commentary attached to each one, giving explanations of difficult and unfamiliar words and phrases, and with a full analysis of any special problems of interpretation which arise."
William Shakespeare, King Lear (1604-5?)  webpage for a class at Goucher College

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Local Information
Bostic Lincoln Center    "Our mission is to collect, document, preserve and research the generational lore of our location in Western North Carolina" [specifically, the story of Abraham Lincoln's being born in the Bostic area]
CMC Library Consortium  home page
CMC Library Consortium Member Libraries' websites :
     Mooneyham Public Library
     Polk County Public Library
     Rutherford County Library
Digital Courier  the Daily Courier online
Fireside Bookstore  Forest City, NC
Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint  UNC TV's video series on the discovery of gold in North Carolina in the 1800's
thehickorynutgorge.com
Hickory Nut Gorge    information on the history of the Hickory Nut Gorge area
Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills  Rutherford County Tourism
Local Census   "Local Census is a completely free website: Providing a plethora of statistical information about the United States of America"
MAIN: Mountain Area Information Network
Mountain Xpress   independent news, arts & entertainment for Asheville & western NC
NCWebGuide.com  online guide for Rutherford County
Polk County
Polk County Public Library
Rutherford Community Theatre  
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
Rutherford County Economic Development Commission
Rutherford County Mapstats from Fedstats   statistics for Rutherford County, NC
Rutherford County Schools
Rutherford Info
RutherfordCountyNc.gov
Town of Forest City
Town of Lake Lure
Weather Channel   with current forecast for Spindale, NC


Mathematics
American Mathematical Society
Ask Dr. Math   a question and answer service for math students and their teachers.
Graphics for the Calculus Classroom  "excerpts from a collection of graphical demonstrations I developed for first year calculus" (Douglas N. Arnold)
History of Mathematics  Clark University site
IPL2: Mathematics
MAA Online (Mathematical Association of America)
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
Math Quizzes  Sheppard Software games
MathArchives  University of TN Knoxville site
Mathematical Quotations Server   Furman University
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Maths Online  "A gallery of multimedia learning material for school and distant learning"
MEGA Mathematics   mathematic projects for elementary students (or adults!)
Mrs. Lindquist: the Tutor  "how to write algebraic expressions for word problems"
Professor Freedman's Math Help  "... information about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning styles ... specifically addresses the needs of the community college adult learner"
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
S.O.S. Mathematics  "free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations"
Wolfram MathWorld   "the web's most extensive mathematics resource"

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Medicine & Health Sciences
Aetna Intelihealth   "featuring Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information"
AllRefer.com: Health health "information that is authoritative and up-to-date"
Best Nursing Degree.com  "This website contains the most comprehensive directory on the web of accelerated BSN and direct entry MSN programs"
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CiteHealth  limited information on institutional health providers and brief statistics on city location
Digital Librarian: Health & Medicine
Domestic Violence  Medlineplus Health Information

Free Medicine Program  those with low income may qualify for free prescriptions
healthfinder.gov  US government gateway site to consumer health and human services
Healthopedia  a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources
Health Career Center  highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date job search, career development, and employment information
Infertility Resources    infertility education, services and products
JAMA & Archives

Masters in Nursing   guide to institutions offering Masters degrees in Nursing
MayoClinic.com 
MedicineNet.com  medical dictionary, references, links and news
MEDLINEplus   health information: diseases, conditions, and wellness issues
Merck Manuals Online Library
Mesothelioma Cancer Center   information on and help for the cancer caused by exposure to asbestos (among other causes)
Mondofacto Medical Dictionary
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)  "to provide education, information, technology, research, training, and services to improve health outcomes in Western North Carolina through partnerships and neutrality"
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Institutes of Health   U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
NC Health Info
North Carolina Institute of Medicine
North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Omni Medical Search  "The most comprehensive medical search platform on the internet focusing on results from authoritative sources." Includes Web, News, Images, Forums and MedPro search categories
Reuters Health
WorstPills, Best Pills  Public Citizen -- "your expert, independent second opinion for prescription drug information
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity  "devoted to improving the world's diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma" (Library Journal, v136#7)

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Natural Sciences (sciences that deal with phenomena observable in nature, incl. geology, chemistry, physics, etc.)
Chemical and Other Safety Information   from the Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University...includes MSDS information
Global Volcanism Program  volcanic activity reports, geographic & geologic information for volcanoes during the last 10,000 years

Astronomy
Astronomy Games    Sheppard Software's free games
Environment
Airhead.org Emissions Calculator  you can learn how much air pollution you create
A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science   Union of Concerned Scientists: Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions
Earth Portal   "a comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment"
Encyclopedia of Earth
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  US Dept. of Energy "bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable."
Environmental Defense  "finding ways that work"
Environmental Law   Lawyers.com
Environmental News Network   "working to educate ... about environmental issues facing our Earth." 
Environmental Resource Center  industry news and links to state environmental agencies
Hands on the Land   "provides a national network of field classrooms to enhance kindergarten through high school student-learning"
Solar Living Institute   the Institute provides practical, education by example and hands-on workshops on renewable energy, green building, sustainable living, permaculture, organic gardening and alternative, environmental, construction methods
Scorecard  "The pollution information site" -- chemical information service about your community provided by the Environmental Defense Fund
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Global Warming
Climate  World Wildlife Fund perspective
Global Warming International Center  "sponsors unbiased research supporting the understanding of global warming and its mitigation"
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  "The role of the IPCC is to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change."
Population Connection  "education and action for a better world"

Weather
Beaufort Wind Scale   Stormfax Weather Almanac -- scale for measuring wind speed
CNN.com/WEATHER
Digital Librarian: Weather
National Snow and Ice Data Center  "NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere"
National Weather Service
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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News & Current Events
BBC
BNET Business news
Christian Science Monitor
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Citizen-Times.com  Asheville, NC newspaper
CNN
Digital Courier  the Forest City Daily Courier online
Digital Librarian: News & Journalism Resources
Google News
New York Times
newsobserver.com
Newseum  the interactive museum of news
NewsLink  American Journalism Review index and rating of newspapers and news services
NewspaperArchive.com  free public access database of historical newspapers online
North Carolina Newspaper Locater "Search by County, Town, or Newspaper Title and Date Range"
North Carolina Newspapers   links to, addresses of, and county summaries
Online Newspaper Directory for the World
US Census Bureau Newsroom   news, datacenter, broadcast & photo services
USA Today
washingtonpost.com

Special Subjects
Middle East Protests  "Arab World Uprisings: a Country-by-Country Look"
The Lede "a blog that remixes national and international news stories ... to supplement articles in The New York Times"

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North Carolina & Other State Info
50states.com  Lots of facts and useful information links arranged specific to each of the 50 United States of America
Action for Children: North Carolina   "Working to make North Carolina the best place to be and raise a child."
ACCESS North Carolina   Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's accessibility information for all visitors with disabilities
American Law Sources On-line--North Carolina
County Salaries in North Carolina (current year)
Explore the States    The Library of Congress
Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint  UNC TV's video series on the discovery of gold in North Carolina in the 1800's
Government Records Branch of NC  NC Office of Archives & History
Labor Market Information   Employment Securit Commission of North Carolina
Local Census  "Local Census is a completely free website: Providing a plethora of statistical information about the United States of America"
National Conference of State Legislatures
NC Health Info
Netstate.com  has "ALL the symbols!" of the different states
North Carolina  "Official Website of the State of North Carolina"
North Carolina Chamber   news, events and member services
North Carolina Community College System
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Agricultural Statistics
North Carolina Department of Insurance
North Carolina Department of Labor: Wage & Hour Fact Sheets
North Carolina Department of Revenue  file electronically or get state tax forms online
North Carolina Department of State Treasurer Retirement System
North Carolina General Statutes Table of Contents   linked to sections of the General Statutes
North Carolina InfoPlus
North Carolina Institute of Medicine
North Carolina Jazz Musicians   UNC Asheville: Ramsey Library Special Collections
North Carolina Links Collection    Joyner Library, East Carolina University
North Carolina Newspaper Locater "Search by County, Town, or Newspaper Title and Date Range"
North Carolina Newspapers   links to, addresses of, and county summaries
North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings   state administrative rules
North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management
North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (Commissioner of Insurance)
North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (Commissioner of Insurance): Engineering and Codes  state building codes, electrical codes, etc.
North Carolina Public Libraries on the Web
North Carolina State Board of Elections   register to vote online-- click on Voter Registration
North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
North Carolina State Data Center
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA)
Rutherford County Mapstats  statistics for Rutherford County, NC
State Government Information    Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room, Library of Congress
State Library of North Carolina
State of North Carolina Dept. of Administration: Purchase & Contract
Textile Heritage Initiative   an organization recognizing "the uncountable contributions made to our region by the South’s cotton mill people"
Textile Heritage Museum
University of North Carolina Reports and Publications
USA Games   Sheppard Software's games for learning states, capitals & US geographical features

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Public Affairs & Law
Copyright, Patents & Trademarks
Artgally Artist Copyright Law
Copyright: U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright Website   "the ultimate copyright portal providing real world, practical copyright information for over a decade"
Compleat World Copyright Website
FreePatentsOnline   "provides fast, easy-to-use access to millions of patents and patent applications"
Intute: Social Sciences: Law
Resources for Copyright   University of Delware Library
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Elections / Voting
FactCheck.org  "monitor[s] the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players"
MAPlight.org    "illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes"
National Mail Voter Registration Form  Federal Election Commission-- register to vote online! available in Spanish or English
PolitiFact.com  "a scorecard separating fact from fiction"

Federal Government
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance   list of direct government loans to the public
Code of Federal Regulations
Explore Government Documents   Univ. of Michigan Document Center
Federal Internet Guide
Internal Revenue Service   tax forms and publications online
Mobile Apps check your tax return, look for jobs, and LOTS more
National Information Center "central repository of data about banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest"
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Government Bookstore   "official online bookstore for U.S. Government publications ... from the U.S. Government Printing Office"
USA.gov  official information and services from the U.S. government
White House

General Reference
Digital Librarian: Politics
Environmental Law   Lawyers.com
Find Lawyers & Firms   Martindale.com
FindLaw
Law Library of Congress   The Library of Congress
Legal Dictionary  Lawyers.com
NationalIssues.com "unbiased, objective information on some of the leading issues of the day"
NC Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Fact Sheets
Shmoop: Civics
Small Business Law   Lawyers.com
Thomas Government Resources   information sources for legislative research and links to legislative branches & sites with info on the Capitol building and the U.S. Congress
UNdata   "22 databases - 60 million records" on "employment, education, energy, environment, health, population, refugees and much more"
Who Owns What  Columbia Journalism Review's "online guide to what major media companies own... [plus] a selected list of articles... about media ownership"

Legal Advice
American Law Sources On-line
Artgally.com Artist Copyright Law
LegalZoom   online legal service

Legal Forms
USlegalforms.com  "over 36,000 legal documents and forms"
FindLaw court forms & contracts  legal forms and business contracts ... designed for legal professionals"

Special Issues
FBI's Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Website  access to FBI records
Freedom Forum  dedicated to freedom of the press and freedom of speech
Southern Poverty Law Center  internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups
The State of Working America  "includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy’s effect on the living standards of working Americans"
Tobacco Products Liability Project  div of Public Health Advocacy Institute: tobacco industry, news and legislation

State Government
Action for Children: North Carolina  "Working to make North Carolina the best place to be and raise a child."
County Salaries in North Carolina (current)
Find a Senator or Representative  GovTrack.US: find your North Carolina representatives by your district on the map
Find Your Representative   US House of Representatives: find yours by zip code
Government Records Branch of North Carolina
North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry
Politics1.com: North Carolina   "Your complete directory of North Carolina candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State [sic] Senator..."

Supreme Court
Legal Information Institute  US Supreme Court decisions
Supreme Court Opinions   FindLaw
U.S. Supreme Court  on FindLaw: past & upcoming cases, docket, Supreme Court history, newsletters, hot topics

Taxes & Tax Forms
Individual Income Tax Forms and Instruction   North Carolina Department of Revenue
Internal Revenue Service -- Forms and Publications Federal tax forms
TaxHelp.org   "We are here to help you find a certified and reputable local accountant or just answer your most common tax questions"

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Social Sciences (sciences that deal with the study of people in society, incl. sociology, psychology, economics, history, etc.)
Intute: Social Sciences  "a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research, evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists"
Cultural Studies
African and Middle Eastern Reading Room   The Library of Congress
American Folklife Center    The Library of Congress
Ancient Cultures of Middle America: Aztecs, Nahuatl, Tenochtitlan  information about ancient cultures of Middle America on the website of the Univ. of Minnesota at Duluth
Asian Reading Room    Library of Congress
Born in Slavery Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
Country Studies (Library of Congress)  "contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy"  (Area Handbook Program)
Documenting the American South   "provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture"
European Reading Room    The Library of Congress
Federal Research Division    The Library of Congress
First Nations Histories   "Compact histories" of Native American tribes
Hispanic Reading Room   The Library of Congress
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet    comprehensive info on a volunteer site
Languages  BBC offers free 12-week beginner's courses in various languages
Meeting of Frontiers   The Library of Congress.  "A bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
NAACP.org
Omaha Indian Music
Parallel Histories: Spain, United States, & the American Frontier  The Library of Congress.  This "project represents progress toward the realization of a vision shared by leaders of esteemed cultural institutions in Spain and the United States."
Secret Routes to Freedom: The underground railroad experience
U.S. Department of State
World Factbook  Country profiles, maps, history, geography, people, government, economy, military

Geography
Background Notes  (on countries of the world) U.S. Dept. of State
Centers for International Research   The Library of Congress
Encyclopedia of Alabama  "well-designed site on the history, culture, and geography of a U.S. state"--Library Journal
European Union  "the official site of the European Union"
Geographia.com
Geography & Map Reading Room  The Library of Congress
Geography Games   Sheppard Software
Library of Congress Country Studies  full text of Area Handbooks Series volumes on countries of the world
Portals to the World    The Library of Congress
World Digital Library   makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

History
American Memory  The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's Library   The Library of Congress
Best of History Websites  "aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories"
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Documenting the American South   "provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture
Eyewitness to History  "History through the eyes of those who lived it"
Great Buildings Collection "gateway to architecture around the world and across history"
History Place  great online history exhibits
History.com  "the best search in history"...also, study guides, speeches, "This Day in History"
Hyperhistory Online  "2000 files covering 3000 years of history"
Lincoln/Net   Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project: full text access to "historical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including Lincoln's writings and speeches"
Motion Picture and Television Reading Room   The Library of Congress
National Jukebox   "Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress"
OnThisDay.com  daily historical facts and events, famous birthdays, world history, music history
People's Century, 1900-1999  Companion to the PBS television series
Shmoop: US History  a new educational website for high school and college students, named "Best of the Internet" in PC Magazine
Textile Heritage Initiative   an organization recognizing "the uncountable contributions made to our region by the South’s cotton mill people"
Textile Heritage Museum   at Glencoe, NC
Top 10 Historical Sites on the Internet
Today In History   The Library of Congress

Midlife
AARP: American Association of Retired Persons
Administration on Aging
Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI)
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Social Security Online  "The Official Website of the Social Security Administration"
ThirdAge
Yahoo Directory:  Seniors

Parenting
Baby Sign Language  "a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby"
Child Care Aware  "America's most trusted child care resource"
iVillage: Pregnancy and Parenting
National Parenting Center
Zero to Three  National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families

Population
Datafinder  Population Reference Bureau
Population Reference Bureau  central clearinghouse of population information
Population Action International  "an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights

Social Issues
Domestic Violence Fact Sheet
HumanTrafficking.org  "has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies"
Homework Center: Social Issues (Multnomah Co. Library) information on social issues from multiple viewpoints
Southern Poverty Law Center  "internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups"

Women's Studies
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture  in the Rare Book, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library at Duke University


Travel/Recreation/Entertainment
Background Notes  on countries of the world
Digital Librarian: Outdoors
Digital Librarian: Travel
Internet Movie Database   "the biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet"
Sound Chronicle   "Concert news, tour announcements, tour dates"
Ticketmaster.com
VisitNC.com 


World Religions
Internet Sacred Text Archive -- World Religions   sacred texts of all major and many other religions in full text
Major World Religions OmSakthi.org -- short summaries of world religions
The World Religions Tree Infographics Fank i Konsaltynh. Amazingly complex branching tree form of world religions.

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Writing Resources
Creative Writing Prompts.com
Elements of Style    William Strunk, Jr.
The English Teacher: Teaching Creative Writing
Explication vs. Analysis    Kansas State site
Fiction Writing (About.com)
Google Scholar
Help with Writing About Drama   Furman University
PIZAZZ: People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling designed principally for ESL students, but fun for anyone
PoeWar.com   a site by John Hewitt "with well over 100 articles, a job center, a freelancer's center and the most recent addition, education about money"
Scholarly Journals v. Popular Magazine Articles UTSA Library's site on how to tell the difference
Plagiarism.org  "designed to help educators and students develop a better sense of what plagiarism means in the information age, and to teach the planning, organizational, and citation skills essential for producing quality writing and research"
Wordnik  "a place for all the words, and everything known about them"
WWW Virtual Library -- Evaluation of Information Sources
Writing About Fiction    Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Writing About Literature   Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Writing Center  University of Wisconsin at Madison
Writing Center Guide to Writing About Film   George Mason University
Writing a Literature Paper: Guidelines, Suggestions, Strategies   University of Michigan-Dearborn site
Yahoo Search Directory: Creative Writing

Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism   help from Isothermal Community College Library

Avoiding Plagiarism  De Pauw University Writing Center examples of what is and isn't
How to Avoid Plagiarism The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Hamilton College Writing Center
Writing Tutorial Services Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Citing Resources
APA Documentation    Writer's Handbook
A Brief Guide to Documenting and Quoting Resources
Chicago/Turabian Documentation     Writer's Handbook
Citation Machine (Son of)  "an interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties
Citing Sources   Duke University Libraries; a very helpful, well-organized site
Documentation Styles for Citing Resources help from Isothermal Community College Library and links to the University of Wisconsin, Madison
EasyBib  "the automatic bibliography and citation maker" (includes MLA 7 format)
MLA Documentation   Writer's Handbook
NoodleTools Quick Cite   MLA style citations built by simply typing in resource information
Research and Documentation Online  Bedford / St. Martin's information on MLA, APA, Chicago, CPE citation styles -- with sample papers in each style!

General Advice on Writing
Argumentative, Persuasive Essays   Internet Public Library Teenspace
How to Begin to Write: Organization, Introductions and Conclusions  by Ella Berven, the Roane State Community College Online Writing Lab
Research & Writing Step By Step: Step 6: Writing the Paper  Internet Public Library
Draft and Revise a Research Paper  Thompson/Gale
Explication vs. Analysis    Kansas State site
Film and Media Studies    George Mason University
Help with Writing About Drama  Furman University
Writing About Fiction   Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Writing About Literature  Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Writing a Literature Paper: Guidelines, Suggestions, Strategies   University of Michigan-Dearborn site

How to Write an Introduction/Conclusion
OWL  Purdue University, Indiana
LEO  St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Research Guide  Cambridge, MA
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay: Write the Introduction and Conclusion  by Kathy Livingston

Technical Writing  (Some of this information is also useful as general advice in writing papers.)
How to Write Well
Scrutiny of the Introduction  by Jon Claerbout of Stanford University, CA
Technical Writing  by Dr. Ronald B. Standler
Some Advice on Writing a Technical Report  by Alan T. Sherman, Univ. of Maryland


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