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Websites by Subject

Please be warned that, although web sites have been examined by a librarian, some include user-created content that may not be considered scholarly by your professor. When in doubt, please ask. Each entry includes the year of the last site update or date of our last visit, and has been categorized according to the Library of Congress system. If you know of a great resource that isn't on the list, send us the web address!

A: General

General Reference

  • Archive: https://archive.org/ – Free access to a digital library of resources, including music, audio, videos, texts, images, research, and more. 2017
  • BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: http://bjpinchbeck.com/ – A comprehensive compilation of resource links to subjects like English, Math, Science, Foreign Languages, and more for all ages. 2015
  • Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/ – Provides free online college courses taught by university professors on a variety of subjects and topics. 2017
  • Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/ – Provides free online courses on a variety of class subjects as well as test preparation. 2016
  • MIT Open Courseware: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ – Lessons on a wide variety of subjects, including videos, class notes, activities, study guides, etc. 2016
  • Open Video Project: http://www.open-video.org/ – Digital collection of videos for research purposes. 2015
  • ProCon: http://www.procon.org/ – Find facts and arguments for and against a handful of controversial issues on a nonpartisan website. 2017
  • Publications.USA: http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php – A collection of free government publications on a wide variety of topics, from federal programs to health, travel, and going green. 2017
  • Reference Desk: http://www.martindalecenter.com/ – An overwhelming collection of links to a wide variety of topics. 2017
  • SweetSearch: http://www.sweetsearch.com/ – A search engine for students using sites that have been evaluated by experts. 2014
  • Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/ – Provides online courses, both free and otherwise, on a wide variety of topics such as business finance, computer programming, and reading Japanese. 2017
  • USA: http://www.usa.gov/ – The U.S. Government's site dedicated to finding government-published web pages and information. 2017
  • Voice of the Shuttle: http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp – Extensive categories of links on various topics, mainly in the humanities. 2005
  • World Digital Library: http://www.wdl.org – Includes scans and descriptions of primary materials such as books, photographs, maps, movies, and more, from a wide variety of countries and cultures, searchable by place, time, or topic. 2017

Articles and Databases

  • Annenberg Learner: http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html – Streaming videos of educational series on a variety of topics, including art, math, literature, sciences, and teaching. 2016
  • Directory of Open Access Journals: http://www.doaj.org/ – Links to free scholarly journals and articles. 2017
  • Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/ – Google's citation database, including links to scholarly articles and court opinions, as well as access to some full text articles. 2017
  • HighWire: http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl – Links to scientific journals and websites, with access to some full text articles. 2015
  • MagPortal: http://magportal.com/ – Find current and old articles from accessible magazines on a number of topics. 2016
  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations: http://oatd.org/ – Find freely available graduate-level theses and dissertations from a wide variety of subjects. 2017
  • OpenDOAR: http://opendoar.org/search.php – The Directory of Open Access Repositories provides a searchable database of digital archives, featuring a huge international selection of scanned books, articles, and other sources. 2014
  • Wiley Online Library: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/ – A multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Be aware that not all articles are free to access. 2017

Encyclopedias and Quick Facts

  • Encyclopedia: http://www.encyclopedia.com/ – Searches older encyclopedias and dictionaries for information on various topics. 2015
  • Infoplease: http://www.infoplease.com/ – Almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, spell checkers, and more. 2016
  • LibrarySpot: http://www.libraryspot.com/ – Links to quick reference sources, including everything from almanacs to job searches to news. 2014
  • Old Farmer's Almanac: http://www.almanac.com/ – Includes weather, daily events and holidays, gardening tips, resources, and more. 2017
  • OnlineConversion: http://www.onlineconversion.com/ – Convert distances, weights, speeds, currencies, temperature, fuel economy, and more. 2014
  • RefDesk: http://refdesk.com/ – Quick access to fact-checking links, news headlines, frequently used websites, and more. 2015
  • Snopes: http://m.snopes.com – Find the status on urban legends, misinformation, and rumors from the Web. 2017
  • Time Now: http://www.thetimenow.com/ – World clocks and time zones, calendars, date and daylight calculators, and more. 2017
  • WolframAlpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com/ – Search for simplified information on a multitude of topics. 2017

News and Newspapers

  • ABYZ News Links: http://www.abyznewslinks.com/ – Links to newspapers and news media, sorted by location. 2014
  • Google News: http://news.google.com/ – Google's news aggregate site, searchable by topic, country, etc. 2017
  • News Now: http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/ – Collection of news headlines with a greater emphasis on British and World news as well as a breakdown by topic. 2017
  • Newseum: http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/ – Images of front pages from a collection of today's newspapers, as well as some archived headlines from significant events. 2017
  • Newslink: http://newslink.org/ – Search for local, national, and international news or find newspapers, radio stations, and news channels by location or category. 2012
  • World News: http://wn.com/ – An aggregate of international news headlines in multiple languages. 2017

Directories and Phone Books

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion


  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://www.iep.utm.edu/ – A peer-reviewed academic encyclopedia of philosophical figures and terms. 2014
  • Philosopher’s Imprint: http://www.philosophersimprint.org/ – Open access articles on philosophical topics. 2016
  • Philosophy Pages: http://www.philosophypages.com/index.htm – Includes a timeline, overview, and biography of philosophers, a study guide, a dictionary of philosophical terms, and more. 2012
  • PhilPapers: http://philpapers.org – A directory of online philosophical articles, some of which are open access and published by professional authors. 2016
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html – Includes articles on philosophers, theories, and related topics, with each entry maintained by an expert in the field. 2016


  • American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/ – The website of the APA, with news and information on psychology topics, publications, and more. 2017
  • Classics in the History of Psychology: http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/ – While no longer being updated, still includes a great number of psychological documents and articles primarily in the public domain. 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology: http://www.psychology.org/ – Includes information on psychology theories, figures, history, publications, and more. 2015
  • Psych Web: http://www.psywww.com/ – Includes books, brochures, and other scholarly resources on psychological topics. 2017
  • PsychCentral Resources: http://psychcentral.com/resources/ – Mental health and psychology resources as well as information on specific topics and conditions. 2017
  • PsychScholar: http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/ – Find research, scholarship, teaching instruments and more regarding psychology. 2010
  • Social Psychology Network: http://www.socialpsychology.org/ – Includes searchable links to outside resources organized by a topic. 2017

Religion and Mythology

C: Biography



D: General History

European History

World History

E: American History

General American History

Eighteenth Century and Before

Nineteenth Century

Twentieth Century and After

African American Heritage

Hispanic Heritage

Native American Heritage

Women's Heritage

  • 4000 Years of Women in Science: http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/ – Biographies of important women of science as well as photographs and references. 2012
  • Discovering American Women's History Online: http://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/women – Digital collection of primary sources such as photos, advertisements, letters, and more, that document women's history in the U.S. 2015
  • Distinguished Women of Past and Present: http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/ – Resources on female writers, scientists, politicians, and more. 2012
  • Gifts of Speech : Women’s Speeches from Around the World: http://gos.sbc.edu/ – Transcripts of speeches given by famous women. 2015
  • National Women's Hall of Fame: http://www.greatwomen.org/ – Biographies of American women noted for important national or global contributions. 2016
  • Women Working: http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/ – A historical collection of photographs, memoirs, and magazines concerning working women from 1800-1930. 2015

F: U.S. State and Local History


G: Geography


  • American Memory Map Collection: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html – Historical maps from the Library of Congress about U.S. history, discovery, military campaigns, landscapes, and more. 2015
  • Euratlas: http://www.euratlas.com/ – Interactive atlases and maps from various points in history. 2012
  • Geography Games: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm – Geography memorization games as well as brief articles on countries, regions, capitals, lakes, and more. 2012
  • Google Maps: http://maps.google.com – Interactive global map with weather, terrain, and street view options as well as estimated travel time calculations and more. 2017
  • Maps of War: http://www.mapsofwar.com/index.html – Videos that use maps to show progress through history, from the spread of conquering nations, religions, and democracy to contemporary issues. 2006
  • National Geographic Mapmaker: http://mapmaker.education.nationalgeographic.com/ – Customizable map that can provide data for climate, geographical occurrences, and human effects such as population, religions, and other diversities. 2017
  • National Map: http://nationalmap.gov/ – Government site that maps such features as geological disasters, climate occurrences, people, transportation, animals, and more. 2017
  • National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm – Maps and directions to national parks, as well as conditions, trails, and other information about them. 2017
  • Old Maps Online: http://www.oldmapsonline.org/ – A compilation index of over 400,000 historical maps. 2014
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ – A large collection of world, country and subject maps, as well as links to other map resources. 2017
  • World Atlas: http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm – Useful for locating maps, flags, quick geographical facts and country links, calculating time zones and flight distances, etc. 2016


Country Profiles


H: Social Sciences

Demographic Statistics

  • Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/ – Government census information on a variety of subjects, based on 2010 data and smaller surveys. 2017
  • Census Scope: http://www.censusscope.org/ – Includes detailed demographic breakdowns using visual aids such as graphs and charts. 2011
  • City-Data: http://www.city-data.com/ – Find information on cities including photos, maps, detailed demographics, local organizations, businesses, schools and more. 2016
  • Data.gov: http://www.data.gov/ – Freely available government data, tools, and resources to help with making consumer and professional decisions. 2017
  • Ethnologue: http://www.ethnologue.com/ – Find data, information and links to a wide variety of languages of the world, including those commonly used, those that are endangered, and those that are extinct. 2017
  • FactFinder: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml – Find customizable fact sheets and profiles about people, communities, businesses, and more. 2017
  • FedStats: http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov/ – A collection of links from agencies featuring statistics on various topics. 2016
  • GeoHive: http://www.geohive.com/ – Global population and economic statistics as well as census data and more. 2017
  • HomeTownLocator: http://www.hometownlocator.com/ – Information on cities, including statistics, directories, organizations, apartments, and more. 2017
  • Mapping America: http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer – Map every block in America by ethnicity, income, education, and other demographics. 2010
  • Pew Research Center: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/ – Reports on surveys and polls as well as demographic and social trends and statistics. 2017
  • Population Reference Bureau: http://www.prb.org/ – Find U.S. and International demographic and population statistics as well as news and analysis. 2017
  • QuickFacts: http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/ – Includes at-a-glance information on U.S. state, county, and city statistics. 2015
  • UC Data: http://ucdata.berkeley.edu/index.php – UC Berkeley’s collection of social science data, statistics, and publications. 2013
  • UN Data: http://data.un.org/ – Statistics broken down by country, including information on crime, education, finances, gender, health, economics, and more. 2015


  • Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/ – Includes articles, news on the economy, and international stock information. 2017
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/ – Government resource containing economic accounts, both national and international. 2017
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ – Includes information on prices and inflation, employment, unemployment, and other labor-related topics. 2017
  • Congressional Budget Office: http://www.cbo.gov/ – News and information on the national budget, economy, and employment levels. 2017
  • Economic History: http://eh.net/encyclopedia – Scholarly articles concerning economic topics in history. 2017
  • Economics A-to-Z: http://www.economist.com/economics-a-to-z – Dictionary of terminology from The Economist. 2017
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/ – Economic data and statistics from all over the world. 2017
  • Federal Reserve System: http://www.federalreserve.gov/ – Information on monetary policy, economic research, and more. 2017
  • FedSpending: http://www.fedspending.org/ – Tracks federal spending, recipients, and more. 2012
  • Fortune 500: http://fortune.com/ – News on America's largest companies, technology, and more. 2017
  • International Monetary Fund: http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm – Find information, statistics, and news about international monetary cooperation, financial stability, and poverty reduction. 2017
  • MarketWatch: http://www.marketwatch.com/ – Includes economic news and articles, as well as stock information. 2017
  • Marxists Internet Archive: https://www.marxists.org/ – Historical information, profiles, and documents on Marxism and its contexts. 2017
  • Motley Fool: http://www.fool.com/ – Articles for the investment community on stocks, news, analysis and more. 2017
  • NASDAQ: http://www.nasdaq.com/ – Stock information from NASDAQ as well as news and analysis. 2017
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics: http://www.iie.com/ – Includes research and reports on global economics and economic policy. 2017
  • Resources for Economists: http://www.rfe.org/ – Includes resources for economists and students of economics, such as glossaries, guides, and other resources. 2016
  • Xe Currency Converter: http://www.xe.com/ – Convert international currencies at present rates and find profiles on currencies. 2017


  • American Institute of CPAs: http://www.aicpa.org/Pages/Default.aspx – Articles and publications on accounting, auditing, and more. 2017
  • Better Business Bureau: http://www.bbb.org/ – Information on businesses and charities, including contact information, financial statements, and complaint history. 2017
  • Business Dictionary: http://www.businessdictionary.com – Searchable dictionary of business terms as well as other resources. 2017
  • Business Plans: http://www.bplans.com/ – Instructions and examples for creating business plans. 2017
  • CEO Express: http://www.ceoexpress.com/default.asp – Business portal that includes fast news links, business resources, and search engines. 2016
  • Entrepreneur: http://www.entrepreneur.com/ – News and articles on starting, managing, and marketing a business. 2017
  • Free Management Library: http://managementhelp.org/ – Topics related to business and management. 2015
  • IRS: http://www.irs.gov/ – Primary source of tax forms and information for individuals, businesses, non-profits, and more. 2017
  • MyMoney: http://www.mymoney.gov – Information and resources on managing money, including links, calculation tools, checklists, and more. 2017
  • National Federation of Independent Business: http://www.nfib.com/ – News, issues, and information concerning small businesses. 2017
  • Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov/ – Government resource for those managing small businesses or seeking loans and grants. 2017
  • Small Business Development Center: http://www.sbdcnet.org/ – Small business information, market research reports, links, and more. 2017
  • Tax Policy Center: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org – Publications on current tax topics, statistics, etc. 2017
  • ThomasNet: http://www.thomasnet.com/ – Find or advertise suppliers of materials, manufacturers, distributors and service providers of products. 2017
  • Tools and Calculators for Investors: http://www.sec.gov/investor/tools.shtml – Includes savings and expenses calculators as well as retirement planners and more. 2015
  • U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov/ – Government information on labor statistics, employment, and more. 2017
  • Vault Career Intelligence: http://www.vault.com/ – Information on firms and industries for prospective employees. 2017
  • Wall Street Executive Library: http://www.executivelibrary.com/ – Collection of links to a wide variety of business information and research. 2014
  • World Franchising: http://worldfranchising.com/ – Directory of franchise information by industry as well as news and resources. 2015


  • 911 HotJobs: http://www.911hotjobs.com/ – Job listings, degree information, and test materials for law enforcement, firefighting, EMT and paramedic jobs. 2017
  • America's Job Center of California: http://www.careerservicescenter.com/ – Job search assistance and openings, with an emphasis on Kern County. 2017
  • Career Builder: http://www.careerbuilder.com/ – Job listings in the U.S. and internationally, as well as information on skills training, internships, and more. 2017
  • Career One Stop: http://www.careeronestop.org/ – Comprehensive resource for researching jobs, interviews, education, and more. 2017
  • CollegeGrad: https://collegegrad.com/ – Find entry-level jobs, view career and salary estimates, and get resume and cover letter templates. 2016
  • Employment Guide: http://www.employmentguide.com/ – Local jobs and job fairs. 2017
  • JobHero: http://www.jobhero.com/ – Offers thousands of real-world resume examples and other resources for a wide variety of jobs. 2017
  • JobMonkey: http://www.jobmonkey.com/ – Summer and seasonal jobs, internships, and more, broken down by categories. 2017
  • Learn How to Become: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/ – Find detailed information on breaking into career fields, finding relevant schools, and locating high-paying areas. 2017
  • Learn Psychology: http://www.learnpsychology.org/ – Resources on education and careers for psychology majors. 2017
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/ – A complete suite of tools to help job seekers at each stage of their career - from internships to senior level to freelance opportunities. 2017
  • Monster: http://www.monster.com/geo/siteselection/ – One of the largest job search engines that allows users to upload resumes, access tips and resources, and more. 2017
  • My Perfect Resume: http://www.rileyguide.com/ – Offers resume assistance, with templates broken down by career field. 2017
  • O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/ – Research careers and occupations or search by personal skills and interests. 2017
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ – Includes average earnings, job prospects, and training needed for a variety of careers. 2015
  • Salary: http://www.salary.com/index.htm – Includes average salaries for specific jobs, educational requirements, job search advice, career development, and more. 2017
  • Susan Ireland's Resume Site: http://susanireland.com/ – Includes resume and interview tips and examples. 2017
  • USA Jobs: http://www.usajobs.gov/ – Find jobs in the U.S. government along with salary ranges, requirements, and more. 2017

Consumer Information

  • Appliance411: http://www.appliance411.com/ – Find out which companies make which brands, how to find replacement parts, and more. 2017
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/ – Government site containing information regarding consumer safety from deadly or injurious products. 2017
  • Consumer Search: http://www.consumersearch.com/ – Collects reviews, analyzes them, and recommends purchases on a wide variety of products. 2017
  • Consumer World: http://www.consumerworld.org/ – Tips on shopping, finding bargains, saving money, and more. 2017
  • Federal Trade Commission: http://www.ftc.gov/ – Government site containing information on consumer protection, such as finding the best deals on certain products or identifying scams. 2017
  • Fraud.org: http://www.fraud.org/ – Includes fraud trends and tips on avoiding schemes. 2017
  • Good Guide: http://www.goodguide.com/ – Rates products and companies based on health, environmental and social performance. 2017
  • Kelley Blue Book: http://www.kbb.com/ – The primary guide on finding car values and reviews. 2017


Social Service

Deaf Culture

  • American Sign Language University: http://www.lifeprint.com/ – Lessons, ASL dictionary videos, quizzes, and more. 2013
  • Center for Hearing and Communication: http://www.chchearing.org/ – Information about hearing loss, hearing technology, stories, news, and more. 2017
  • Children of Deaf Adults: https://coda-international.wildapricot.org/ – A highly recognized international support group for the hearing children of deaf parents, CODA offers newsletters, a discussion forum and information about upcoming conventions. 2017
  • Deaf Resource Library: http://www.deaflibrary.org/ – A collection of links related to the deaf community, sign language, schools, scholarships, and organizations. 2014
  • Deaf-Info: http://www.zak.co.il/d/deaf-info/old/home.html – FAQs and articles concerning deaf issues including everything from cochlear implants and hearing aids to discrimination and self-esteem. 2007
  • Ear Info: http://www.earinfo.com/ – Information, FAQs, and articles on hearing loss and aids. 2010
  • Gallaudet University: http://www.gallaudet.edu – Gallaudet is the world’s only university geared specifically to the needs of the deaf. The site includes links to other deaf schools in the United States. 2017
  • Handspeak: http://www.handspeak.com/ – Videos for sign language words as well as some information on the culture. 2013
  • Hearing Health Foundation: http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/ – National organization whose goal is the cure and prevention of all forms of hearing loss. 2017
  • National Association of the Deaf: http://www.nad.org/ – Information, news, and events on issues concerning the deaf community. 2017
  • National Theater of the Deaf: http://www.NTD.org – Information about upcoming performances, workshops, and classroom visits. 2016
  • Sign Writing: http://www.signwriting.org/ – Information, lessons, and resources on written sign language. 2017
  • Signing Savvy: http://www.signingsavvy.com/ – A resource for American Sign Language learners that contains videos for a number of words. 2017


  • CAL FIRE: http://www.fire.ca.gov/ – Department of Forestry and Fire Protection information, news, resources, etc. 2017
  • California Professional Firefighters: http://www.cpf.org/go/cpf/ – Resources and codes for firefighters on safety, labor, and more. 2017
  • International Association of Fire Fighters: http://client.prod.iaff.org/ – News, legislation, and information relevant to firefighters. 2017
  • National Fire Protection Association: http://www.nfpa.org/ – Fire safety information, codes and standards, training, and more. 2017
  • U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/ – Fire prevention information, statistics, safety, and more. 2017

J: Political Science

Elections and Voting

  • Electoral Vote: http://www.electoral-vote.com/ – Polling data on past elections, election ads, donations, articles, and more. 2017
  • Federal Election Commission: http://www.fec.gov/ – Information about Federal Campaign Finance laws and their enforcement as well as contributions to candidates from individuals, parties, and PACs. 2017
  • On the Issues: http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm – Find out how politicians vote and talk about different economic, social, domestic, and international issues. 2016
  • Project VoteSmart: http://votesmart.org/ – Information on propositions, candidate profiles, endorsements, and finances as well as previous voter turnout and contact information for elected officials. 2017
  • SmartVoter: http://www.smartvoter.org/ – Contains unbiased information about candidates and issues as well as instructions on registering to vote. 2017

International Relations

U.S. Government

  • C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/ – News and video clips on politics and government. 2017
  • Center for Effective Government: http://www.foreffectivegov.org/ – Information on federal tax policies, transparency, and other aspects of the Office of Management and Budget. 2016
  • Congress: https://www.congress.gov/ – Bill summaries, votes, and other legislative activities of congress. 2017
  • Constitution Annotated: https://www.congress.gov/constitution-annotated – Features legal analysis of the U.S. Constitution and discussions of court case interpretations. 2016
  • FactCheck: http://www.factcheck.org/ – Double-checks factual information presented by politicians, media, and more. 2017
  • Gallup Polls: http://www.gallup.com/Home.aspx – Frequent polls concerning political job approval, economic confidence, unemployment, spending, and more. 2017
  • Government Attic: http://www.governmentattic.org – Find electronic PDF copies of thousands of government documents, including requests obtained from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 2017
  • Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ – Search federal documents, from the Constitution to bills, Supreme Court decisions, and more. 2017
  • GovTrack: https://www.govtrack.us/ – A non-partisan public resource for information about bills, congress members, formal support and votes, issues, money trails, and more. 2017
  • National Security Archive: http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/ – An archive of declassified government documents. 2017
  • Open Secrets: http://www.opensecrets.org/ – Information and analysis about money influences on congress members, including donors, lobbying, earmarks, and other information regarding influences on legislation. 2017
  • Politico: http://www.politico.com/index.html – Political news, opinions, and more. 2017
  • PolitiFact: http://www.politifact.com/ – Tracks and fact-checks statements and promises of political leaders and candidates made during election season and measures their accuracy. 2017
  • Project On Government Oversight: http://pogo.org/ – A non-partisan independent watchdog that investigates and reports misconduct and corruption within the federal government. 2017
  • This Nation: http://www.thisnation.com/ – Explanations, data, and historical documents concerning U.S. government and politics. 2016
  • U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/ – U.S. House of Representatives schedule, legislation, congressional directory, etc. 2017
  • U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov/ – Senate schedule, legislation, senator directory, etc. 2017
  • USA Spending: https://www.usaspending.gov – Spending trends of the federal government by department, state, etc. 2017

State & Local Government

  • City of Ridgecrest: http://ridgecrest-ca.gov/ – Information for visitors and residents of Ridgecrest, such as health and safety, statistics, real estate, city government and other departments, etc. 2017
  • County of Inyo: http://www.inyocounty.us/ – Information on Inyo County, including agencies, the Board calendar, services, and more. 2016
  • County of Kern: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/ – Kern County website featuring Board information and service, jobs, legal and other resources. 2017
  • Follow the Money: http://www.followthemoney.org/ – Information on contribution donors and influences in state politics as well as districts. 2017
  • State and Local Government Offices: http://www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm – Links to websites of state offices and officials, as well as various departments, boards, counties, and cities. 2010
  • State of California: http://www.ca.gov/ – State of California website, featuring a wealth of resources including state government, unemployment information, laws and licenses, health and insurance, taxes and transport, recreation and more. 2017

K: Law

Legal Information


  • Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov/ – Includes statistics on crimes, prison populations, and more. 2017
  • Center for Problem-Oriented Policing: http://www.popcenter.org/ – Guide for officers approaching specific problems and incidents. 2016
  • Crime Reports: https://www.crimereports.com/ – Maps of criminal incidents and sex offenders in the U.S. and Canada. 2017
  • Famous Trials: http://www.famous-trials.com – Includes information on significant trials, from Socrates to Zimmerman trial. 2017
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.fbi.gov/ – Information on the FBI, news on crime and other statistics, lists of the 10 most wanted fugitives and terrorists, and more. 2017
  • National Crime Prevention Council Resources: http://www.ncpc.org/topics – Information on crime prevention, from disaster preparedness to intellectual property theft to bullying. 2016
  • National Criminal Justice Reference System: https://www.ncjrs.gov/index.html – Answers and articles on a number of crime-related topics. 2017
  • Officer.com: http://www.officer.com/ – Information on police topics, tools, news, careers, and more. 2017
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/ – A collection of crime statistics, surveys, and other information. 2013

L: Education

Colleges and Scholarships

Teaching and Child Development

  • California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/index.asp – Information for instructors in California on developing curricula, testing, statistics, and more. 2017
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5 – News and information for educators as well as school statistics, profiles, and advice. 2017
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/ – Look up a teacher, learn how to obtain a teaching credential, and find news and important information about becoming an educator. 2017
  • Edsitement: http://edsitement.neh.gov/ – Lesson plans in the humanities for instructors in grades K-12. 2017
  • ERIC: http://eric.ed.gov/ – Provides bibliographic records of education literature as well as links to some full text articles. 2017
  • Family Education: http://www.familyeducation.com/home/ – Includes articles and expert advice on how to help raise and educate children at each stage of life. 2016
  • National Center of Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/help/sitemap.asp – Find information and surveys on elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education as well as data tools, such as statistics on local schools regarding type, class size, demographic breakdowns, and more. 2017
  • ReadToday: http://www.readtoday.net/ – Printable activities that help children learn to read and recognize shapes, colors, words, and more in four different languages. 2012
  • Starfall: http://www.starfall.com/ – Help kids learn to read with interactive phonics games with audio. 2017
  • Teachers: http://teachers.net/ – Information for teachers, including career opportunities, lesson plans, classroom project ideas, and more. 2016
  • Teaching American History: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/ – Resources on American history, geared mainly toward teachers. 2017
  • Zero to Three: http://www.zerotothree.org/ – News and detailed information and resources on the behavior, development, care and education of infants and toddlers. 2017

M: Music


Podcasts and Radio

  • National Public Radio: http://www.npr.org/?refresh=true – Includes music, news, and programs featured on NPR radio as well as livestream audio. 2017
  • Podcast Directory: http://www.podcastdirectory.com/ – Search for music and audio podcasts, organized into subject categories, access latest shows from all over the world. 2016
  • Podcasting Tools: http://www.podcasting-tools.com/ – Contains resources for creating and distributing podcasts. 2016
  • Radio-locator: http://www.radio-locator.com/ – Find local or international radio stations, identified by call sign, frequency, signal strength and genre, with some capable of livestream. 2017
  • RadioTower: http://www.radiotower.com/ – Links to online radio stations all over the world, categorized by genre. 2012

N: Fine Arts

Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Image Collections

P: Language and Literature

Dictionaries and Thesauri

  • Abbreviations: http://www.abbreviations.com/ – Find abbreviations, conversions, definitions, lyrics, phrases, references, and more. 2017
  • Acronym Finder: http://www.acronymfinder.com/ – Search over 5 million acronyms and abbreviations by initials or words. 2010
  • AllWords: http://www.allwords.com/ – Dictionary searchable by words, word beginnings and endings, and translations, as well as crossword help, links to other sites, and more. 2008
  • Dictionary: http://dictionary.reference.com/ – Dictionaries, thesauri, translators, references and more. 2016
  • Dictionary of Slang: http://www.dictionaryofslang.co.uk/ – An online dictionary of British slang. 2016
  • Free Dictionary: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ – Includes dictionary entries as well as acronyms, idioms, and specialized dictionaries for medical, legal, and financial information. 2017
  • MondoFacto: http://www.mondofacto.com/ – Search or browse subject dictionaries relating to medical, computing, and other types of vocabulary. 2010
  • OneLook: http://www.onelook.com/ – Searches hundreds of dictionaries to find definitions, reverse dictionaries, words in phrases, related words, and more. 2016
  • Online Etymology Dictionary: http://www.etymonline.com/ – Origins of words, suffixes, and prefixes. 2017
  • RhymeZone: http://www.rhymezone.com/ – Find rhyming words of one or more syllables, synonyms, homophones, definitions, and more. 2017
  • Symbols: http://www.symbols.com/ – An online encyclopedia of Western signs and ideograms, searchable by symbol or word. 2016
  • YourDictionary: http://www.yourdictionary.com/ – Definitions in plain English, specialty dictionaries, example sentences, resources, and more. 2017

English as a Second Language

Non-English Languages

Literature and Poetry

Literature Study Guides

Q: Science






Environmental Science and Conservation

  • Abrupt impacts of climate change: anticipatory surprises: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18373 – An eBook discussing climate change and its impact on humans and the environment. 2014
  • Climate Debate Daily: http://www.climatedebatedaily.com/ – Discusses the debate over global warming, offering coverage for both sides. 2016
  • eNature: http://www.enature.com/home/ – Includes field guides to wild animals, trees, and wildflowers, as well as tips on birding and gardening. 2016
  • Encyclopedia of Earth: http://www.eoearth.org/ – Information and articles written on ecology, natural environments, and effects of human society. 2016
  • Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/ – EPA's page contains information about issues and regulations intended to protect the environment and its occupants. 2016
  • EPA Climate Change: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ – EPA website information about greenhouse gases, climate change, and current policies. 2016
  • Fire and Aviation Management: http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/index.html – Information and resources from the Forest Service for firefighters about managing forest fires. 2016
  • Global Change Master Directory: http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/ – Includes links to raw NASA data concerning recent changes to the air, oceans, and other indicators of possible changes in the environment. 2016
  • Global Forest Watch: http://www.globalforestwatch.org – Information on deforestation, conservation, and production, along with interactive maps and charts. 2016
  • MarineBio: http://www.marinebio.org/ – Contains information on oceans and ocean life as well as resources, conservation, and more. 2016
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service: http://www.nass.usda.gov/ – Statistics on agriculture, such as crops and plants, livestock, and technology. 2016
  • National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ – The homepage of the NG magazine, with information on animals, photography, and the environment. 2016
  • Scorecard: http://scorecard.goodguide.com/index.tcl – Scores and rankings for companies, states, and cities concerning toxic chemicals, water, air, and agriculture pollution. 2004
  • Skeptical Science: http://www.skepticalscience.com/ – Information, data, and and news on climate change. 2015
  • World Resources Institute: http://www.wri.org/ – News, projects, and information on conservation, energy, ecosystems, and more. 2015


  • Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, and Textures: http://leggeo.unc.edu/Petunia/IgMetAtlas/mainmenu.html – Slides featuring an index of minerals and microtextures with images and brief explanations. 1998
  • Geological Time Scale: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.php – A timeline and explanation of geological eras, from Precambrian to present. 2011
  • Geology: http://geology.com/ – News articles, geology information, photos, and more. 2016
  • National Earthquake Information Center: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ – Contains fault maps, earthquake information, analysis tools, and links to news about current national and international quakes. 2016
  • National Geophysical Data Center: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ – Data on weather, space events, natural hazards, and more. 2016
  • U.S .Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/ – Information and news on earthquakes and other natural disasters, as well as maps, links to educational resources, and more. 2015
  • Volcano Status Map: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/ – Find a map of volcano activity as well as background information on present and past volcanoes. 2016
  • Volcano World: http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/ – Current eruptions, news, information, and more about volcanoes. 2015



  • Air Now: http://airnow.gov – Provides hourly air quality readings and pollutant details. 2016
  • Intellicast: http://www.intellicast.com/ – Detailed forecast, weather and storm information, as well as an interactive weather map that includes additional information such as earthquakes and fires. 2016
  • National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov/ – Includes weather forecasts, warnings, information on weather safety and preparedness, and more. 2016
  • Weather 101: http://ggweather.com/101.htm#charts – Information and links to weather information, activity ideas, conversion tools, and more. 2007
  • Wunderground: http://www.wunderground.com/ – Includes weather forecasts, warnings, a road trip planner, and more. 2016


R: Medicine

General Information

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ – Information about toxic substances, diseases, and health risks. 2016
  • BioMed Central: http://www.biomedcentral.com/ – Medical articles from peer-reviewed open access journals. 2016
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/ – Government site with information on diseases and conditions, healthy living, safety and emergency preparedness and more. 2016
  • DailyMed: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm – Information about drugs, including dosage, trials, warnings, side effects, interactions, etc. 2016
  • Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/ – Government site with links to information about diseases, prevention, regulations, emergency preparedness, and more. 2016
  • FamilyDoctor: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en.html – Find information and tools related to diseases, medication, and healthy living for all ages. 2016
  • HealthFinder: http://www.healthfinder.gov/ – Government resource to help locate health- and disease-related topics, services, doctors, and other useful health tools. 2016
  • MayoClinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/ – Consumer-oriented information on diseases, symptoms, drugs, test, procedures, and more. 2016
  • MedHelp: http://www.medhelp.org/ – Information on conditions and healthy living, community forums for answers and support, and tools for tracking weight, mood, sleep, and other health-related issues. 2016
  • MedicineNet: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp – Includes information on diseases, a symptom checker, an extensive dictionary, an image collection of the various disorders and diseases, and more. 2016
  • Medline Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ – Government resource to help locate information on health topics, drugs, and more. 2016
  • Mednar: http://mednar.com/mednar/ – A searchable database of medical information, clinical trials, studies, and assessments from various deep web sources. 2016
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: https://nccih.nih.gov/ – Information on alternative medicine topics, such as safety, finding practitioners, herb side effects, and more. 2016
  • National Center for Health Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ – Find statistics related to diseases and conditions, insurance, injuries and more. 2016
  • National Institute of Health: http://www.nih.gov/ – A government resource on health topics, clinical trials, research, news, and more. 2016
  • National Library of Medicine: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ – Links to resources, databases, and research on health-related information. 2016
  • Physicians' Desk Reference: http://www.pdrhealth.com/ – Find fast information about drugs, medical conditions, clinical trials, and more. 2016
  • Quit Smoking Community: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/ – Information on the effects of tobacco as well as tools to help smokers stop smoking. 2016
  • Rx List: http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp – Contains information on drugs and medication, supplements, medical tests, pill identifiers and more. 2016
  • Stanford Health Library: http://healthlibrary.stanford.edu/ – Links to a vast list of medical resources and websites for health conditions, treatment, safety, and more. 2016
  • State Health Facts: http://kff.org/statedata/ – National and state statistics concerning health coverage, health status, spending, and more. 2016
  • World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/en/ – Find news, data, and statistics concerning global health topics such as disease outbreaks, emergency disasters and more. 2016

Diseases and Disorders

Mental Health

  • Mental Help: http://www.mentalhelp.net/ – Contains information and news on mental disorders and issues, as well as a community support forum. 2016
  • National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml – Contains information on mental health topics and disorders, research, resources, and more. 2016
  • Project Know: http://www.projectknow.com/ – Informs family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. 2017
  • Psych Central: http://psychcentral.com/grohol.htm – Includes news, research, and information on symptoms and treatments for mental disorders, as well as support groups and therapist advice. 2016
  • SAMHSA: http://www.samhsa.gov/ – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website with links to news and information on mental health and substance abuse and prevention. 2016

Nursing and Practicing Medicine

  • All Nurses: http://allnurses.com/ – Information, news, and advice on nursing, as well as information about colleges, careers, specialties, and more. 2016
  • American Medical Association: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama – Information for physicians, residents, and medical students on career development, resources, news, and more. 2016
  • BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/ – Health information, research, reviews, and more geared toward doctors and medical students. 2016
  • DoctorFinder: https://apps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp – Look up nearby physician contact information, find resources on managing a practice, legal issues, and more. 2014
  • Merck Manuals: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/index.html – Includes information for health care professionals, including general topics, such as evaluating geriatric patients, to specific conditions, such as disorders. 2016
  • Nursing World: http://nursingworld.org/ – Links to information about nursing practice, ethics, workplace safety, and more. 2016
  • OBGYN: http://www.obgyn.net/ – Information on conditions that affect women, including procedures, tutorials, interviews, directories, and more to assist physicians. 2015
  • Office of Minority Health: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/ – Find minority health statistics, sensitivity training tools, and more. 2016
  • PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ – Database for citations and abstracts of biomedical literature from Medline as well as other medical research tools. 2016

Nutrition and Physical Education

Emergency Medicine

Senior and Women's Health

  • Imaginis: http://www.imaginis.com/ – News, resources, and information on issues and conditions that affect women's health and wellness. 2012
  • SeniorHealth: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/ – Government site regarding health, condition, and disease issues most relevant to seniors. 2016
  • Women's Health: http://www.womenshealth.gov/ – Government site with information regarding health issues most relevant to women. 2016

T: Technology



  • Car Talk: http://www.cartalk.com/ – Information and news on car repair, new purchases, and more. 2016
  • Edmunds: http://www.edmunds.com/ – Information on new and used cars, including price ranges, market value, reviews, and more. 2016
  • Fuel Economy: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/ – Government site compares gas mileage, fuel cost and air pollution, and provides fuel-related news, money-saving tips, and more. 2016
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.gov/ – Links to information on crash ratings and vehicle safety, fuel economy, recalls, and more. 2016

Computers and the Internet

Renewable Energy and Green Living



U: Military Science

Military Science

  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/ – Includes information about naval ships from the 1880s to the 1990s. 2003
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division: http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawcwd/ – Includes information about the NAWCWD featured in China Lake, including jobs, photographs, and links to other military resources. 2017
  • Naval History and Heritage: http://www.history.navy.mil/ – Biographies, photographs, and other historical information on the U.S. Navy, its ships, and its members. 2015
  • Navy.Mil: http://www.navy.mil/swf/index.asp – The official website of the U.S. Navy, including news, media resources, and links. 2017
  • U.S. Department of Defense: http://www.defense.gov/ – The Department of Defense's website including news, issues, and links to military resources. 2017

Z: Bibliography and Library Science


  • American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/ – Information about library programs, careers, awards, advocacy, legislation, and more. 2017
  • BookFinder: http://www.bookfinder.com/ – Provides a list of new and used book prices as well as sellers and locations. 2016
  • British Library: http://www.bl.uk/ – Search the British Library catalogs, online galleries, journal articles, and digital texts. 2016
  • International Children's Digital Library: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ – A digital library for children's picture and chapter books from all over the world. 2013
  • Inyo County Free Library: http://www.inyocounty.us/library/ – The homepage of the Inyo County Free Library, with a searchable catalog, databases, events, and more. 2017
  • Kern County Library: http://www.kerncountylibrary.org/ – The homepage of the public Kern County Library, with a searchable catalog, events, databases, resources, and more. 2017
  • Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/index.html – The homepage of the U.S. Library of Congress, with access to collections, information, catalogs, librarians and more. 2017
  • Mono County Free Library: http://www.monocolibraries.org/ – The homepage of Mono County Libraries, with access to the card catalog, online resources, events, and more. 2017
  • World Digital Library: http://www.wdl.org/en/ – Find manuscripts, photographs, and other digital collections from all over the world based on time period, place, or topic. 2016
  • WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/ – Find catalog records of books and other items as well as where they can be found in libraries all over the world. 2017

Research and Citation Tools

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