American Catholic – The St. Anthony Messenger Press is proud to have received the prestigious First Place award for “Best Web Site” from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. Since the earliest days of the Internet, AmericanCatholic.org has sought to spread the message of Jesus in the style of Sts. Francis and Anthony. As the best Catholic Web site, going into the new Millennium they will continue to offer the very best articles, Catholic information, daily meditations and the extremely popular Saint of the Day feature.
Ask A Catholic – formerly Christifideles Pizza and Theology Society, is a Catholic support group of orthodox lay Catholics loyal to the Holy See and the Church’s Magisterium whose primary interest is Catholic apologetics and evangelization. They answer questions and clarify misperceptions visitors have about what the Church teaches via e-mail, and meet periodically via pizza parties to address questions and concerns they have about the local Church in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Catholic Answers is the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America. Their site is among the best and most comprehensive of the Catholics sites on the internet. It features a large library of online answer tracts, personal and insightful newsletters, a number of their popular booklets, and an audio archive of their popular radio programs “Catholic Answers Live” and “The Doctor is In.” This site is well worth frequent and extended visits.
Catholic Culture – Catholic Website Review
Catholic Educator’s Resource – … clear presentation of Catholic teachings, history, and … Catholic Education. Culture and Civilization. Facts and Misconceptions. History. Catholic Stories …
Catholic Exchange: Bringing Catholics Together – A non-profit web portal for Catholics that not only offers the news, sports, weather, and financial information you find on any quality portal out there, but a ton of Catholic content as well, much of it found no place else. a non-profit charity endeavoring “to evangelize the world via media with the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church . . . in response to the need for greater catechesis and revival of the lay faithful in a time when materialism and relativism are marginalizing Biblical principles as the basis on which people make moral choices.” This is a very well designed site that is easy and fun to use. The columnists are some of the Church’s most respected authors. The wide variety of resources makes this site well worth a visit.
Catechetics Online is a site focused on providing resources for Catholic catechists. It seeks to “foster solidarity among Catholic catechists while offering a variety of resources and building community.” This well-designed site is a virtual powerhouse. It features online community forums and chatrooms, as well as catechetical, apologetical, spiritual, and general resources. The user can study the Church’s teachings, find pictures to use in class, learn the meaning of a Bible verse or look up Aquinas’ thoughts on baptism. With so many resources to choose from, this is a great site for all, catechists, non-catechists, and especially non-Catholics.
Catechetical Resources is an online community where catechists can come together and exchange thoughts and ideas as well as find support. While the site focuses on the Faith and Life and Image of God series, there is much more available. Also, all of the resources are topic and grade specific, making the site a good resource no matter what program you are using.
Catholic Poets and Writers – This website exists to help Catholic poets, writers or editors by providing information on researching, writing, and revising poems, articles, stories, and books from a Catholic perspective. A critique service is also available for reasonable fees.
Catholic Treasury is a personal website with the primary goal of making the works of saints, doctors of the Church and respected theologians available online. While many of these works are available on other sites, the webmaster has collected them in one place and reformated the works into shorter pages accessed through an outline, making them more easily read online, even on a slow internet connection. The site also offers a number of other resources on Catholicism and the Saints.
Catholic Way – the only Catholic website on the Christianity.com network. It is dedicated to true ecumenism and presents the Catholic faith as the fullness of Christianity and the Catholic Church as the home for every Christian. The site features many articles under the following headings: New Evangelization, Culture of Life, The Call to Holiness, Marriage and Family, New Springtime, and Catholic Content. This site provides a great resource for Catholics and non-Catholics alike and is well worth a visit.
CBCP – The official site of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines
Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi – Links to papal statements and documents, the Bible in different languages, news, sources, and art — Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael, Vatican museums, and churches from around the world.
The Catholic Goldmine – Compiled by Chris Miller of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Topics include such things as apparitions, church documents, prayers and devotions, pro-life information, apologetics, Catholic radio, television, organizations/groups, schools, books on-line, bookstores, publishers, businesses, music links, religious art.
Catholic Information Network (CIN) – Apologetics, Around the World, Dioceses, Education, Adult, Education, Primary and Secondary, Español (Spanish), History of the Church, Internet Resources, Jubilee 2000 Links, Lent Links, Life Issues, Links, Recent Liturgy Links, Marian Sites, Marriage and Family, Natural Family Planning, Media, Organizations, Parishes, Prayer and Spirituality, Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimages, Social Teaching, Universities, Vocation, Webzines, Youth.
Catholic Internet Directory – From the Catholic Information Center on Internet. Topics include online books; commercial webs; church councils; early church writings; history, culture and exhibits; liturgy and worship; news bits; Catholic organizations; papal writings; the Pope; saints; Scripture; the Vatican.
Catholic.net – Features the latest news from Rome, articles from Catholic magazines, papal encyclicals, Church documents, and devotional services.
Catholic Online – Offers news, information, and services to the Catholic community. It is one of the largest Catholic internet operations in the world, and has been recognized internationally. A great deal of Catholic information is provided, and many outstanding organizations are hosted on the Catholic Online servers. Featured areas include Catholic news, saints and angels, education, media (including webcasting), hosting, online discussion, links to a “community” of Catholic sites, and sales.
The Crossroads Initiative – A ministry of Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, is a Catholic apostolate of renewal and evangelization. Dr. D’Ambrosio is an author for the weekly Our Sunday Visitor column “This Liturgy of Ours”, and he has done a series for EWTN on the Early Church Fathers.The site itself features a wide range of resources, including a library of documents, a section on the Eucharist, and a database of articles. The subjects covered are extensive, from the year of the Eucharist to the Theology of the Body, from prayer to how to deal with daily trials, from marriage and sexuality to parenting and Christian family life.
eCatholicism.org – Joe Cece’s site covering different areas of Catholic life and faith. “Each week we bring you the best Internet resources for information regarding Faith Formation, Family Ministry, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Social Outreach, Justice/Peace and Prayer & Reflection.”
EWTN – Not really a directory but contains links to a number of Catholic sites and a searchable library of thousands of articles. All material and links consistently conform to Mother Angelica’s vision of Catholicism.
First Things – the Journal of Religion and Public Life, published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society
Human Life International is the largest international, pro-life, pro-family, pro-woman organization in the world. They not only fight the evils of abortion, contraception, sex education and family breakdown, but also bring the good news of the Gospel of Life to the whole world. In many countries, HLI is the pro-life movement. This site is an excellent online pro-life resource from one of the greatest pro-life organizations in the world.
NCCBUSCC – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is “to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place.”
New Advent – Catholic Encyclopedia; Quick Questions; Other Religions; Church Fathers; List of Popes; Summa Theologica; Quizzes & Humor; Miscellaneous; Offsite Links;Tracts.
The Holy See – This is the Vatican’s own website. In one of six languages, you can learn about the workings of the different Vatican offices, keep up with the activities of the Pope, and read current and past documents issued by popes and Roman offices
Resources for Catholic Educators – Don’t be misled by the title. This is a wonderful collection of sites gathered by Gilles Côté, Religious Education Coordinator of Immaculata Regional High School in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Topics include: Apologetics, Art, Articles, Bible Study, Bishops, Books, Catholic Directories, Catholic Organizations, Catholic Rites, Catholic Web Sites, Christian Sites, Christology, Church Documents, Church History, Church News, Cults, Drama and Music, Ecumenism, Family Life, Famous Catholics, History – General, Homily, Humor, Liturgical Seasons, Liturgy, Magazines, Reviews, Journals, Monasticism, Moral Issues, Mystics and Mysticism, Philosophy, Pope John-Paul II, Prayer, Publishers and Suppliers, RCIA, Reference, Religious Communities, Religious Education, Sacraments, Saints, Science and Christianity, Social Justice and Peace, Storytelling, Theology, Videos, Women in the Church, World Religions, Youth Ministry, Unclassified, Vatican, Sites en français
Theological Resources on the Web – Woodstock Theological Center Links. Links to Official Catholic Sites. Academic Sites: Ethics. Academic Sites: heology. Jesuit Information Sites. Other Theological/Religious Sites. Publications.
Theological Studies Resources – Excellent collection prepared by the Department of Theological Studies Loyola Marymount University. Topics: General & Catholic Resources, Bible & Scripture, History of Christianity, Liturgy & Sacraments, Moral Theology & Social Ethics, Pastoral Theology, Spirituality & Prayer, Systematic Theology, World Religions
Theology Library – The most comprehensive resources on theology on the net.
The Word Among Us is a monthly devotional magazine for Catholics. They self-describe their mission thus: “to encourage Christians to know the love of God in a practical and personal way. Following the daily Mass readings, it is our hope that the Spirit will ‘enlighten the eyes of our hearts’ (Ephesians 1:18) so that we may know Jesus more deeply through prayer, Scripture, and the teachings of the Church.” Along with select featured articles from each month’s magazine, the site includes resources such as Bible study lessons, timeless stories about Catholic saints and other Christian heroes, guidance on marriage and family, and much more
Zenit – is a non-profit international news agency, made up of a team of professionals and volunteers who are convinced of the extraordinary richness of the Catholic Church’s message, particularly its social doctrine. ZENIT belongs to Innovative Media Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York. Its objective is to inform readers about the “world seen from Rome,” with professionalism and faithfulness to the truth. The aim is to look at the modern world through the messages of the Pope and the Holy See, to inform others about the happenings of the Church in the world, and about the topics, debates and events that are especially interesting to Christians worldwide.
META SITES AND DIRECTORIES TO ALL TOPICS
Utah State University Libraries – Go here for information about USU Libraries including USU Libraries departments, services & resources.
USU Libraries Internet Resources Page – Go here for hotlinks to agriculture, business, engineering, family life, humanities, arts & social science, government publications & maps, & Internet search engines.
UC Berkeley & Internet Resources – go here for links to Internet resources arranged by academic discipline.
Internet Resources Collection – A collection of Web sites chosen by librarians, emphasizing major collections rather than individual pages.
Info Surf: Research Guides & Internet Resources by Subject – A to Z subject listing of significant internet resources.
Academic Info – Go here for subject gateways, reference desk, student center & more.
Librarians’ Index to the Internet – Keyword search or subject browse a directory of more than 7,900 Internet resources selected & evaluated by librarians.
Internet Scout Project – Librarians & educators choose the best resources on the Internet for the education community.
Argus Clearinghouse – Go here for links to arts & humanities, business & employment, communication, computers & information technology, education, engineering, environment, government & law, health & medicine, places & peoples, recreation & science & mathematics, social sciences & social issues & more. Each Internet resource receives an Argus evaluation rating.
Infomine Scholarly Internet Resources Collections – Key word search for Web pages & full-text publications in the biological, agricultural & medical sciences; government information; instructional resources; Internet enabling tools; maps & GIS; physical sciences, engineering, computing & math; regional & general interest; social sciences & humanities; musical & performing arts
Michigan Electronic Library – Gateway to business, economics, education, government & politics, law, health, humanities & arts, media, recreation & leisure, sciences & environment, social issues & services, reference & more.
Meta-Subject Index to Government Information – A subject index to full-text government publications. Contains nearly 1400 entries.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information – Comprehensive A to Z subject index to resources on the Web.
Internet Resources by Subject – A-Z directory of Internet resources by subject.
The Direct Page – Go here for archives & library catalogs, books, U.S. & foreign government, humanities, news sources & serials, science, subject specific links, bibliographies & bibliographic aids, business & economics, U.S. state & city government, legal, ready reference, social science & more.
Internet Public Library – Go here for hotlinks to all subjects to include online magazines & serials, newspapers, online texts, Web searching & much more.
Search IQ – Go here for subject directory of search engines listed by category.
The Best Information on the Net – Important sites by major field of study (compiled by librarians from St. Ambrose University)
Links – Art, astronomy, business, careers & jobs, citation guides, child development, colleges & universities, economics, education, ethics, federal publications, folklore, financial aid, geography, government, Internet, legal resources, libraries around the world, literary resources, medical resources, nursing, news & weather, paranormal phenomena, philosophy, psychology, religion, report writing, search engines, sociology & social work, U.S. history, virtual reference sources & more.
Information Please – One-stop guide to all subjects on the Net to include: world, sports, entertainment, U.S., people, business & economics, living, society, & science & technology.
Galaxy – Gateway to I- net libraries, dictionaries, acronyms, calendars, flags, census data, clocks, Internet networking, zip codes, quotations, telephone information, encyclopedias & more.
The WWW Virtual Library: All Subjects – Extensive links to agriculture, computer science, communications & media, education, engineering, humanities, information management, international affairs, law, industry & economics, recreation, regional studies, science & society.
Encyclopedia Britannica Internet Guide – Gateways to art & literature, business & economy, education, health & medicine, history, law & government, news, philosophy & religion, science & technology, mathematics, social sciences & society, sports, world geography & culture
Librarian’s Resource Center – Directories, dictionaries, topical guides, business & finance, library catalogues, citing electronic references, magazines & journals, Web page development, Web site evaluation, publishers homepages, & more.
Yahoo Explore the Internet – Hotlinks around the world, education, entertainment, financial, government & politics, health, literature, masterpieces & art, news & media, shopping, sports, legal, history & much more.
All Subjects on the Net – Key word search for world-wide hotlinks to all subjects on the Net.
My Virtual Reference Desk – Fast access to all subjects, easy navigation, & comprehensive content
Bob Jensen’s Bookmarks – Go here for hotlinks to accounting, arts, literature, recreation, sports, business, finance, education, government, law, legislation, news, travel, weather & more.
Schemes for Organizing the Web – Web sites organized by classification systems: alphabetic, numeric, alphanumeric, & controlled vocabularies
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information – A Web site that provides alphabetic access to all aspects of electronic publishing to include: print & non- print materials, periodical articles, monographs & individual chapters in collected works, & more
Refdesk – A one-stop site for all things Internet including news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia (50 areas), facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, search engines, Win95, free stuff, and games. Includes over 20,000 links.
LibrarySpot – Reference collection including dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, reading lists, and quotations.
IPL Associations on the Net – Search Associations on the Internet through the Internet Public Library.
DeskRef – Sources for quick answers to reference questions.
What Do You Want to Know Today? – Ancient and classic culture, literature and languages search and retrieval tool.
The Virtual Community of Associations – Online directory of U.S. associations.
Trussel’s EclectiCity – Links cataloged in the form of on-line publishing: stories, articles, dictionaries, bibliographies, song-lists, word-lists, phone-lists, translations…
Virtual Learning Resources Center – Search within or across subject specific databases or web sites, full-text magazines, internet news sources, or electronic text archives.
ReferenceDesk.org – A large categorized collection of reference links to over 600 different sites.
The Spire Project – A collection of articles guides by a professional researcher on country profiles, UN information, commercial databases… – covering commercial, library & Internet resources. Also released as FAQ & Shareware.
World Web City – Information and links to the cities and communities of the world.
Alpha Search – search for academic gateway pages
Academic Info – quality links to all major subjects
Awesome Lib. – 14,000 reviewed resources.
New York Public Library – Frustrated by the growing number of pay-per-view Web archives? Your local library’s Web site might be able to help, though you may need a library card to enjoy full access. For example, New York Public Library cardholders can read issues of The New York Times online for the past year, and anyone in the world can ask the librarian any question. You’ll find encyclopedias, community information, and more than enough reasons to ensure that your library card is up-to-date.
InfoMine – Incredible scholastic resource by the University of Riverside, California.
Internet Quick Reference from UTAH State University
Australian Libs. – Another tremendous library source from the folks down under searching multiple libraries.
National Lib. of Australia – Search specific to the National Libraries of Australia.
Vassar Libraries – Search by subject or keyword.
San Francisco Public Lib. – Search by keyword, subject, author, title, call number, “et cetera.”
Library of Congress – By both keyword and alpha index.
Fathom – the source for online learning. This archive, provided by Columbia University, offers access to the complete range of free content developed for Fathom by its member institutions. Columbia encourages you to browse this archive of online learning resources, including lectures, articles, interviews, exhibits and free seminars. You can find additional online resources from Columbia University at http://www.columbia.edu/ and from the members of the Fathom consortium at their own websites.
SPECIFIC SITES AND DIRECTORIES
Onelook – One word describes OneLook: comprehensive, as in covering completely. This site collects definitions from more than 100 dictionaries, ranging from garden-variety Merriam-Webster’s to the (who knew?) Yiddish-Hebrew-English-German-Russian Picture Dictionary. We love being able to see definitions from such a variety of sources (and it frees up a lot of bookshelf space).
WWWebster Dictionary – From the time-honored Merriam Webster company.
Web of Online Dicts. – “…linked to more than 1,000 dictionaries in 200 different languages.”
Roget’s Thesaurus – Use a categorical or alphabetical index or a search form .
Biographical Dict. – “…more than 27,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world”
Slanguage Dictionary – All those words that give English it’s flavor.
Acronymfinder – When you need an acronym PDQ, check Acronym Finder. If you’re caught in a snafu over instant-messaging jargon like ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing) or technical specifications like kbps (kilobits per second), Acronym Finder can track it down, ASAP.
Fonetiks.org: the Online Language Laboratory – Want to learn to speak Thai or Brazilian Portuguese? This online language laboratory can help. It features easy to use audio tutorials on some of the world’s major languages. You will need the free Flash Player to listen.
Online ASL Dictionary – A visual dictionary of American Sign Language. Some things can only be said in pictures, and this site uses animated photographs to display the beauty and meaning of sign language words and phrases.
Poetry Daily – A new poem every day, news, and a poetry archive make this site worth a visit and a bookmark.
Poets.org: Listening Booth – Poetry is best when read aloud. Head to the listening booth to hear music made from words. You will need the RealPlayer.
Glossary of Political Economy Terms
RootsWeb – Large list of genealogical database searchers.
Reference of Theoretical Terms
Scholars’ Guide to the WWW
Researchpaper.com – A great resource for those needing inspiration. The site has tips and ideas to help with your writing. The site even includes a chat room so you can talk to other students.
Internet Classics Arch. – “Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.”
Online Medeval and Classic Lib.
“..collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.”
BrainPop – best education animation.
Ancient Scripts of the World – Take a look at some beautiful ancient scripts, and explore the phenomenon of human language.
Glossary of Genetic Terms – by the National Human Genome Research Institute: Division of Intramural Research. Learn the language of genetics! Listen to geneticists explain important genetic terms and view diagrams to help you understand human genetics.
Recent Ovidian Bibliography – “…publications relating to Ovid from 1990-present.”
Encyclopedia.com – “…more than 14,000 diverse articles to the resources available on Infonautics’ popular online research service.”
Museum of Ancient Inventions – Did you know the first battery was invented around 250 B.C.E.? Can you imagine what it looked like? This cool virtual museum of ancient inventions has photos of replicas of fascinating inventions and tells how these models were made.
BooksOn-Line by Author – 9000+ listings of online books. Search form or alpha directory.
MIT’s Shakespeare – Wonderful resource for finding the works of the beloved bard.(Hopefully the search will be restored soon.)
biographie.net – Biographies across the web in 4 languages.
Biography – “…puts over 20,000 of the greatest lives, past and present, at your fingertips.”
Literary Calendar – This delightful site has been with Beaucoup almost since Beaucoup started. Well worth a visit.
Poetry – Gopher search of poetry.
Mythology – “Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.”
Argos – “…designed to cover the ancient and medieval worlds.”
Bibliomania – Keyword search allows search through all or each of 5 categories or literature.
Poetry Portal – An informative collection of links about poetry from styles, literary appreciation, and online poetry to workshops, and how to get published.
Poetry Daily – A new poem every day, news, and a poetry archive make this site worth a visit and a bookmark.
Medieval Drama Links – Information on everything from set design to medieval props and makeup. There are over 200 links. A great site for drama teachers.
American Literary Classics-A Chapter a Day – As is recommended by this site, make a resolution for the New Year to keep up with your reading! I didn’t think reading could be so engaging through the Internet but this site proved me wrong. The chapter is supplemented with reader’s comments and additional supplmentary readings.
History and Politics Out Loud – Hear Politically and historically important speeches at this searchable audio archive.
Ency. Mythica – “An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legend.”
Bible Gateway – Search by passage or keyword.
Project: Gutenberg – “Our Collection of E-texts is mainly about Literature…”
ALEX – “…documents collected in the subject areas of English literature, American literature, and Western philosophy.”
Koran – Use either the search or browse link.
Online Medeval and Classic Lib. – “…ollection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.”
Mythology – “a site dedicated to making your search for myths, legends, folklore, and religions both past and present easier and more enjoyable.”
Koran – Use either the search or browse link.
SOSIG Catalogue – “… the Internet equivalent of an academic research library for the social sciences.”
Sociological Subjects – Use the search form or browse through a huge alpha list of categories.
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Social Sciences Virtual Library
Directory of Catholic Internet Directories – contains extensive links of Catholic Internet Directories.
Bible.org – Foundation for Biblical Studies
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies – the granddaddy of biblical links pages; very extensive, well organized and regularly updated; compiled by Torrey Seland, Volda College, Norway
Sacred Scripture Resources – extensive annotated lists of biblical resources, from the Archdiocese of Chicago’s seminary library.
The Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources – excellent collections of links “For Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion”; see their section on “Archaeology and Bible,” especially their pages on Archaeology and Classics, Bible: General, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament.
Theology Library – comprehensive site of catholic faith and moral resources on the web.
Internet Theology Resources – from the Alcuin and Clemens Libraries at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN.
Religious Resources on the Net – extensive religious resources.
Bjorn’s Guide to Philosophy – A very well-organized site with information on a number of famous philosophers. The site contains biographical information, published works, links to other sites and discussion groups. Worth a visit and a bookmark!
Philosophy Research Base – Stumped by the difference between existentialism and buddhism? Despite its dry title, this is an amazing research site, with countless cross-referenced links to philosophy on the Web.
Political Information – A targeted search engine for politics, policy & political
FedStats – The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies
Fast Facts: Almanacs, Factbooks, Statistical Reports
6 Billion Human Beings – An online exhibit from the Musee de l’Homme. Find out how fast the world’s population is growing and why it may slow in the next century. Presented in French and English.
GovStartPage.com – Your Start Page to Government on the Web.
Resources for Economists on the Internet
Statistical Resources on the Web – statistical Resouces – gateway to statistics in: agriculture, business & industry, comprehensive subjects, consumers, cost-of-living, demographics, economics, foreign governments, foreign trade, government finances, health, housing, labor, military, education, politics, energy, environment, science, sociology, finance & currency, transportation, foreign economics, weather & more.
International Statistics – Go here for economic, social, & demographic statistics from around the world.
Encyclopedia of Psychology – Psychology websites search options.
Today in History – Pick a date and get a list of historical events for it.
Guide to History on the Web – Best search engine.
Best History Sites – Award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts.
The American Memory – “Historical Collections for the National Digital Library”
All Health – Super site with a searchable database of articles, chat, and message forums by topic.
The Health Channel Great site, with on-call professionals, news, advice, and the #1 health search engine
Tree of Life – This collaborative Web project, produced by biologists from around the world, provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics.
U.S. Geological Survey – Visit the nation’s largest earth-science research and information agency. Access to maps, reports, and information to help students, educators, and researchers protect the earth’s resources.
NASA Earth Observatory – Through informative articles and spectacular images you will learn how NASA scientists are unraveling the mysteries of climate and environmental change.
Environmental Organization WebDirectory – The ultimate hotlist for environmental issues. The listings are very comprehensive and are annotated.
Nature Sound Studio – Want to hear what the Pine Barrens Tree frog sounds like? This amazing site is the work of Lang Elliot, who has collected amazing wildlife sounds from all over the world. Excellent audio quality and great images create a wonderful, immersive experience.
Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease – Ever wonder why some microbes are harmless, while others can be deadly? This detailed and provocative site is the on-line version of the temporary exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.
DNA Interactive – This terrific site commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. You’ll find an interactive timeline, learn how the code was cracked, find out how the discovery of the structure of DNA changed the field of biology, and see a chilling section on eugenics. By Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dolan DNA Learning Center. You’ll the Flash Player Player.
Space.com – Read the latest space exploration news at this site. You can also watch videos of space shuttle landings, look at spectacular photos of space, and play entertaining astronomy quiz games. If you’re a kid or just feel like one, make sure you visit the fun and educational “spaceKids” part of the site.
CosmoNet – Explore the origins of the universe, theoretical physics, and more at this excellent ThinkQuest site.
Cosmology and Astronomy – Complex cosmological terms and theories are explained using simple, everyday language. Learn about anti-matter, quasars, quantum mechanics, and more.
Earth and Universe – Graphically not the most engaging site, but does provide an excellent audio and visual presentation on the universe. The site focuses on stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Well worth the visit.
The Virtual Sun – An informative tour about the sun. This site includes lots of fascinating images and MPEG movies. You can choose to take a tour in English or view it in Dutch.
MIR Space Station Page – The Mir Space Station Page. Current Mir news and more.
Solar System Live – This site provides an interactive view of the solar system. You can set the time, date, viewpoint, and more. There is also a link to the “Earth Viewer” which shows the day and night regions of the earth.
Window to the Universe – Attractively presented and very informative–this site provides an introduction to the Universe. Topics include, “Our Planet,” “Space Missions,” “Our Solar System,” “People,” and much more.
World Wide Arts Resources – The definitive Arts and Culture Information Gateway
The Complete History of the Discovery of Cinematography – This site is unusual in that it documents ancient history leading to the birth of cinematography. This historical chronicle starts with the discovery of the pinhole image around 900 B.C., and ends in the late 1800s A.D.
120 Years of Electronic Music – Learn the history of electronic music from the musical telegraph of 1876 to the Kurtzweil synthesizer of 1983.
Cartoonbank.com – “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,” one canine remarks to another in a New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner. The New Yorker is known for its clever cartoons from respected cartoonists, including Charles Addams and Jack Ziegler. Now you can find your favorite New Yorker cartoons online (even if you are a dog). You can browse through hundreds of cartoons by subject, or search for specific cartoons. You can even download cartoons (for a fee) to include in your next PowerPoint presentation.
The Customer’s Manifesto – Perhaps most relevant to genealogists is the site’s costume history, which displays illustrations and photographs of period costumes as well as fashion timelines. Click on any image to examine a costume more closely.
EduFind – Digital education search.
PedagoNet – “Learning resources search engine.”
Education World – Educators’ best friend
Educating.Net – portal to the world of knowledge
The History of Education – This is a well-organized index of links and information on the major ideas, movements, and individuals who have influenced education over the past 300 years. A calm and clear visual design, too.
OPEN ACCESS ELECTRONIC JOURNALS
Aardvarknet.info (Asian Resources for Librarians) provides direct links to various free Asian online databases and fulltext electronic journals. Searchable and browsable. Subjects include library and information science, medical sciences, social sciences, agriculture, education, science and technology.
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is a bimonthly publication of the International Press, publishing papers on all areas in which theoretical physics and mathematics interact with each other.
AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture). It is an initiative to provide free access to 474 journals from major scientific publishers in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences.
Bioline International. Bioline International is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing access to quality research journals published in developing countries. Publishes in the following areas: health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development. Features 30 peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe. Many journals are available free of charge.
BioMed Central. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. Approximately 130 titles are available full text. Subject areas include biology and biomedicine.
BUBL Information Services. A national (UK oriented) information service for the higher education community. Links to over 10,000 quality Internet resources covering all subject areas, and sub-divided by type. Search or browse. Excellent for tracking down UK institutions.
CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer indexes the full-text of the entire articles and citations. Full boolean, phrase and proximity search is supported
D-Lib Magazine is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a database of the University of Lund (Sweden) which provides access to quality controlled scientific Open Access Journals covering several subject areas. Open access journals use a funding model that does not charge the readers. Approximately 1,670 titles are available in full text. Currently 414 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 76,402 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
EdResearch Online is produced by ACER Cunningham Library. 70% of the documents are linked to freely available full text documents.
Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL). Led by Open Society Institute/Soros foundcation network. It provides links to different full-text journals in the Internet.
Electronic Journal Miner. Search for e-journals at this site using keywords, or browse e-journals by title or by LC subject headings; you can limit searches to (i) free publications, (2) peer-reviewed publications. Hosted by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. The database currently contains 6,960 titles.
FindArticles is a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals.
FreeFulltext.com provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free (though some may require free registration). The issue(s) which are available for free are indicated for each title on the alphabetical periodical lists. Date coverage is from 1997 to 2003. Journals are arranged by title.
Free Medical Journals is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. It lists a large number of medical journals that currently provide free full-text access on the WWW.
Google Scholar. It enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.”
Hartford Institute for Religion Research. It is research based information on the social scientific study of religion.
HighWire Press, Internet Imprint of the Standford University Libraries. Over 15 million articles from over 4,500 PubMed journals, including 939,111 free full text articles and from 868 HighWire-hosted journals. Covering several subject areas.
HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative). It provides free or very low cost online access to 2300 major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, non-profit and academic institutions in the health sector in 113 developing countries.
INASP Guide to Open Access Resources. Led by International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). Over 17,000 full-text journals in all disciplines from major publishers.
OAIster is a project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service which aims to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone. It has 5,740, 091 records from 522 different institutions.
PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization committed to making scientific and medical literature a public resource.
PLoS Genetics reflects the full breadth and interdisciplinary nature of genetics and genomics research by publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology.
PLoS Pathogens is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published monthly by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). Subjects include bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions and viruses cause a plethora of diseases that have important medical, agricultural, and economic consequences.
POPLINE (POPulation Information onLINE) provides worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues, including family planning technology and programs, fertility, and population law and policy.
Project Euclid. Cornell University Library is proud to launch Project Euclid, an initiative to advance effective and affordable scholarly communication in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.
PubChem is a freely accessible database created by NIH in 2004 to provide information about small organic molecules. It is designed for use as a research tool and as a starting point that may lead to the development of new medications. The database connects chemical information with biomedical research and clinical information, organizing facts in numerous databases into a unified whole.
PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature. PMC currently provides free and unrestricted access to the full text of 104 life sciences journals, with more to come.
SCIRUS. A specialist search engine for scientific, technical and medial information sources. It offers two types of services: Web sources provide information for which no subscription or online registration is required. Scirus searches the entire Web and excludes sites with no scientific content. Scirus currently covers over 200 million science-related Web pages.
Social Science Online Periodicals file on Internet provides access to the full text articles from over 200 scientific periodicals in the social sciences. It is permanently being updated and includes: a subject table, a title index and a section overview.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 30,900 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 15,000 downloadable full text documents.
SourceOECD is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The University Library is not a subscriber but access to the search engine and some parts of the website is free.
Treasures of the Internet provides links to primary databases, photo galleries, as well as stable archives and directories available in the internet. It has search feature and an index for quick access to various databases.
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Digital Book Index provides links to more than 105,000 title records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 66,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.
Google Print gives access to full text of books.
MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Subjects include arts, business, education, mathematics, statistics, social science, science and technology.
Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Listing over 20,000 free books on the Web.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.
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