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American History

American Memory
Contains digitized source materials on American culture and history from the collections of the Library of Congress. This is a very large database with a wealth of images and texts.

Avalon Project
Provides online access to primary documents in U.S. political, legal, and diplomatic history.

Biography of America
Online course in American history provides text, graphics, timelines, and maps.

Documents for the Study of American History
Provides links to online texts of important documents in American history.

The Making of America
From Cornell University Library, a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.  Provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints, and allows you to view scanned images of the actual pages of the 19th century texts.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Provides background information, biographies, cabinet members, and other historical data for all the U.S. presidents.

 

Art and Architecture

National Gallery of Art
Provides online tours of the collections of the National Gallery of Art and reproductions of paintings and other objects, searchable by artist or title.

Archives of American Art
Thirteen million documents pertaining to American visual arts from the eighteenth century through the 1950s.

Coleccion Cisneros.org
Includes modern Latin American art, landscapes of Latin America, and international art.

Mother of all Art and Art History Links
A gateway to more than 400 sites; academic, museum, studio, and commercial.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Includes reproductions of and information on works in the museum's collections and provides information about exhibitions.

Structurae
Showcases the works and art of structural engineering.

Tate Museum, London
Includes reproductions of and information on British and international art in the museum's collections.

 

Biography

Lives, the Biography Resource
Provides links to biographies, autobiographies, diaries, and other biographical materials. Does not include people still alive.

 

Biology

ARKive
Digital images, video, and sound clips of animal and plant species from around the world.

Biodiversity and Conservation, by Peter J. Bryant
Online textbook covers biological diversity, exploitation of natural resources, pollution, endangered species, fisheries,  forests, aquatic habitats, islands, conservation, and more.

Biology Browser
BiologyBrowser, produced by Thomson Reuters, is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community.

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
Provides up to date and comprehensive information concerning invasive plants in New England.

Invasivespecies.gov
Provides biological and geographic data on invasive species, along with species profiles and information on governmental action.

Kimball's Biology Pages
Online reference manual contains definitions of topics in biology, often with essays.

MarineBio
MarineBio is an evolving online tribute to ocean life, an introduction to marine biology and what you need to know about marine conservation.

Marine Biology Web
Provides subject lists of articles on marine biology, a glossary of marine biology terms, and information on tides.

Marine Organisms Database
Contains illustrations, descriptive information, and research data on over 200 marine invertebrates and fish.

MIT Biology Hypertextbook
Online textbook for introductory molecular biology.

 

Business

Annual Report Gallery
Provides links to the annual reports and company web sites of 1,000 firms. Most annual reports can be downloaded.

Bplans.com
Provides sample business and marketing plans, along with advice on preparing and presenting business plans.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Contains national, state, and international economic information. Includes the full text of Survey of Current Business.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Comprehensive source of information on U.S. economics and labor.

Business Ethics
Links to articles and publications, case studies, professional organizations, resources, and centers. Comprises governmental, corporate, agency, and educational websites.

Business History (Leiden University)
Contains links to the company history sections of businesses' web sites.

Business in Latin America
Provides links to information resources on Latin American business, arranged by country.

Country Commercial Guides
U.S. State Dept. handbook of marketing, investment, and trade data on various countries, including economic and        political trends. Reports are prepared by U.S. embassies.

DoingBusiness
Identifies the legal conditions for doing business in other countries.

EDGAR
EDGAR is the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Provides financial information from company filings, searchable by company name and by type of form.

ExecutivePlanet.com
Provides information on business practices, social customs, and intercultural communication in the nations that trade with the U.S.

Harvard Business Review
Please Note: Access to sections of HBR requires a password; please see a librarian.

Hoover's Online
Provides basic company and financial information on more than 14,000 companies and in-depth profiles of over 4,000 companies. Includes links to news articles and global industry overviews.

International Trade Policy
Online introductory course in international trade policy.

NASDAQ Stock Market
Provides current stock market data and market performance of individual companies.

OECD Economic Outlook
Analyzes economic trends, growth, and policies of OECD member countries and other major countries. Includes statistics and review articles.

Small Business Administration
Provides useful information for starting, financing, or expanding a small business, including regulations, forms, loan information, and reports and statistics.

State and County QuickFacts
Provides business and population data from the U.S. Census, for individual states and counties.

Trade and Economy: Data and Analysis
Data research and analysis on international and domestic trade and investment from the U.S. Office of Trade and Economic Analysis.

 

Chemistry

American Elements
Describes the research and uses of each of the elements, including properties, safety data and applications.

ChemFinder
Provides structural and physical data on chemicals. Includes information on applications and regulations.

The Chemical Scorecard
Provides data on chemicals released into the environment, by location, by source, and by chemical.

CHRIS Manual
Chemical Hazard Response Information System (CHRIS) manual provides physical, toxicological, and thermodynamical data on over 1300 hazardous chemicals, as well as shipping and regulatory information for the waterborne transportation of those chemicals.

Constants and Equations Pages
Provides links to scientific constants and equations.

Digital Unit Converter
Provides unit conversions in many categories and measurements.

General Chemistry Glossary
Provides definitions and illustrations of chemical terms and concepts.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

The Information Retrieval in Chemistry WWW Server
Enables easy access to a wide variety of information from university, commercial, and governmental sites.

Materials Safety Data Sheets, Cornell University
Database of Materials Safety Data Sheets provides information on hazardous chemicals.

NIST Chemistry WebBook
Chemical thermodynamic data for nearly 60,000 substances.

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
Comprehensive and easy to search.

Toxics Release Inventory
The Toxics Release Inventory from the EPA records the use, manufacture, release, and transport of toxic chemicals.

Vents Program, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Provides data and graphics on the physical and chemical oceanography and the geology of hydrothermal vents and submarine volcanoes.

Web Elements
Contains chemical, electronic, biological, and geological data on the atomic elements.

 

Company Information

Annual Report Gallery
Provides links to the annual reports and company web sites of 1,000 firms. Most annual reports can be downloaded.

Company Web-Site Locator
Provides links to business home pages, indexed by company name.

EDGAR
EDGAR is the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Provides financial information from company filings, searchable by company name and by type of form.

Hoover's Online
Provides basic company and financial information on more than 14,000 companies and in-depth profiles of over 4,000 companies. Includes links to news articles and global industry overviews.

NASDAQ Stock Market
Provides current stock market data and market performance of individual companies.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
A resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.

 

Computing and Mathematics

CompuScience
Offers abstracts and citations of publications in computer science and technology.

Constants and Equations Pages
Provides links to scientific constants and equations.

Digital Unit Converter
Provides unit conversions in many categories and measurements.

Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus Resource Page
Online math and calculus textbook includes topical explanations, interactive tutorials, and online utilities.

FOLDOC: Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing
Comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of terms used in computing and in the online universe.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

The Mathematical Atlas: a Gateway to Modern Mathematics
Maps the whole of mathematics in a logical way with clear subdivisions and comprehensive information.

Numerical Recipes
Provides complete text of the books Numerical Recipes in... C, Fortran, and Fortran 90.

Programmer's Oasis
Provides links to information about specific computer programming langages.

W3 Schools
A comprehensive tutorial site for would be web developers.

Whatis
Online encyclopedia of the Internet, information technology, and computers.

Zona Land
Provides tutorials and graphics on topics in physics and math.

 

Country Information

Background Notes ( U.S. State Dept.)
Provides background information on the geography, politics, economy, and peoples of most of the countries of the world.

CIA World Factbook
Provides information on and maps of the countries of the world.

Country Commercial Guides
U.S. State Dept. handbook of marketing, investment, and trade data on various countries, including economic and political trends. Reports are prepared by U.S. embassies.

Country Studies/Area Handbooks
Provides social, political, and economic information on the countries of the world, from the Library of Congress.

ExecutivePlanet.com
Provides information on business practices, social customs, and intercultural communication in the nations that trade with the U.S.

InfoNation
Provides information and statistics on the member countries of the United Nations.

OECD Factbook
OECD’s dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references; a table showing the indicator over a significant time span for all countries covered, and graphics showing the key messages contained in the data.

Worldwide Governments on the World Wide Web
Provides links to government web sites and political information on all the countries of the world.

 

Cultures

Al-Islam
Comprehensive site on Islamic practices and beliefs. Includes a multi-lingual version of the Qur'an (Koran).

The American Folklife Center
Online access to documents on American folk culture, including articles, reports, oral history, photographs, and interviews.

China the Beautiful
Provides information on Chinese art, history, literature, and philosophy.

Encyclopaedia of the Orient
Illustrated online encyclopedia on the history, culture, and geography of the Middle East and North Africa.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Online encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legends from many different cultures.

ExecutivePlanet.com
Provides information on business practices, social customs, and intercultural communication in the nations that trade with the U.S.

Exploring Religions
Presents an introduction to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Includes information on beliefs, religious life, rites, scriptures, and terminology.

History in the News: The Middle East
Provides information on the history, culture, politics, and economics of the Middle East.

Islamic Studies
Contains links to information on all facets of Islam and of Muslim culture.

NativeWeb
Contains information on indigenous peoples and cultures, by subject, by group, or by region.

Religious Tolerance
Provides comprehensive information on religions and ethical systems around the world. Includes discussions and essays on morality, spirituality, and topics involving ethical, moral, and/or religious issues.

World Scripture
Contains passages from the sacred texts of the major religions of the world, arranged by theme. Includes information on the world's living religions.

 

Education and Careers

ERIC
Indexes journals, reports of research, conference papers, and other literature in the field of education, with abstracts.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Provides information on careers, such as job descriptions, working conditions, required training, earnings, and U.S. Dept. of Commerce forecasts.

Peterson's Education and Career Center
Provides information on colleges and graduate schools, financial aid, study abroad, distance learning, and careers.

 

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Over 90,000 entries; includes audio word pronunciations.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

Infoplease.com
Online almanac offers facts, statistics, and some brief essays on current events, entertainment, sports, and general knowledge.

Merriam-Webster Online
Online dictionary and thesaurus.

 

Engineering

ASME Journals
Online access to the contents of journals published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Busch Cogeneration Project
Provides information on cogeneration as well as an online tour of the Busch Cogeneration Project at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Constants and Equations Pages
Provides links to scientific constants and equations.

Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Contains descriptions of and images for U.S. patents.

Digital Library Network for Engineering and Technology
Supports teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Digital Unit Converter
Provides unit conversions in many categories and measurements.

Electric Power Industry Restructuring and Deregulation
Provides reports and data from DOE's Energy Information Administration on the restructuring and deregulation of the U.S. electric power industry.

Energy Citations Database
Contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related publications from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission. The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates.

Engineering Ethics
Provides case studies and essays on engineering ethics.

Examination Questions for Merchant Mariners
Contains U.S. Coast Guard exam questions, for both deck and engine.

Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation (EPA Sector Notebook)
Provides an environmental profile, pollution data, and regulatory and compliance information for the fossil fuel electric power generation industry.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
Gives history and illustrations of significant 20th-century engineering achievements.

Guided Tour on Wind Energy
Online textbook provides data and graphics on all aspects of wind energy.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

The Invention Dimension
Includes a handbook for inventors and information on American inventors and their inventions, past and current.

Maritime Engineering Historical Research
Provides information on and illustrations of marine diesel and steam engines and some notable ships. Includes information on the engineers of the Titanic.

MIT Cogeneration Project
Information about and a tour of MIT's cogeneration plant in Cambridge, MA.

NSSN: National Resource for Global Standards
The National Standards Systems Network provides access to developing and approved U.S. and international standards.

National Technical Information Service
NTIS provides access to more than three million government-funded scientific, technical and engineering publications.

Online Ethics Center for Engineering & Science
Provides codes of ethics from engineering and scientific professional associations, ethics guidelines, and case studies.

Scitation
Abstracts from more than one million documents including scholarly journals, magazines and conference proceedings.

Shipbuilding and Repair (EPA Sector Notebook)
Provides an environmental profile, pollution data, and regulatory and compliance information for the shipbuilding and repair industry.

SNAME Journals
Online access to the contents of journals published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.  (Passwords may be required--see librarian.)

Steam Engine Library
Collection of documents relating to the history of the steam engine.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Allows keyword searches for patents since 1976 and by patent number for earlier patents.

Virtual Laboratory
Contains computer-simulated lab experiments with engineering applications, involving design, measurement, and estimation.

Environment

Biodiversity and Conservation, by Peter J. Bryant
Online textbook covers biological diversity, exploitation of natural resources, pollution, endangered species, fisheries, forests, aquatic habitats, islands, conservation, and more.

The Chemical Scorecard
Provides data on chemicals released into the environment, by location, by source, and by chemical.

CREST
The web site for the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology provides documents and data on sustainable energy.

EarthTrends
Provides data on ecosystems, climate, energy and resources, and economic and demographic environmental information. Includes country profiles and maps.

Environmental Sites on the Internet
Includes information on how environmental issues impact politics and economics.

EPA Global Warming Site
Contains information, scientific data, and research reports on all aspects of global warming and climate change.

EPA New England
Contains New England environmental news, reports, programs, and regulations. Includes data for individual states.

EPA Sector Notebooks
Contains environmental profiles, pollution data, and regulatory and compliance information for major industrial sectors.

EPA Topics Page
Provides a subject listing of EPA data and reports on various environmental topics.

GEOBASE (FirstSearch)
Provides citations to and abstracts of earth science articles, book chapters, and conference papers, from 1980. Covers environmental topics, geochemistry, geology, meteorology, and sedimentology.

Glossary of Soil Science Terms
Provides definitions of terms used for discussing the chemical and physical properties of soil.

Guided Tour on Wind Energy
Online textbook provides data and graphics on all aspects of wind energy.

Gulf of Maine Land-Based Pollution Sources Inventory
Contains data on and maps of discharges to the Gulf of Maine watershed.

Invasivespecies.gov
Provides biological and geographic data on invasive species, along with species profiles and information on governmental action.

Materials Safety Data Sheets, Cornell University
Database of Materials Safety Data Sheets provides information on hazardous chemicals.

Mercury Research in the USGS
U.S. Geological Survey web site provides links to reports and research on the sources and effects of mercury in the environment.

National Library for the Environment
Includes texts of research reports on the environment, news items, and conference reports.

Our Planet
Contains articles on environmental topics, written from an international viewpoint.

Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
Contains data and research reports from the U.S. National Assessment of climate change from the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Toxics Release Inventory
The Toxics Release Inventory from the EPA records the use, manufacture, release, and transport of toxic chemicals.

 

Geology

Constants and Equations Pages
Provides links to scientific constants and equations.

Cornell's Geoscience Information System
This Earth Science site includes reports, links and interactive mapping features.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

Illustrated Glossary of Geologic Terms
Online dictionary of geology provides definitions and some explanations and illustrations.

National Earthquake Information Center
Contains information on and graphics of earthquakes in general as well as specific earthquakes.

National Geophysical Data Center
Collects data sets and maps on glaciology, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, and solid earth geophysics.

Ocean Drilling Program
Provides news of and links to research on ocean basins and the earth's crust under the sea. Includes online access to the Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP).

This Dynamic Earth
Online textbook on plate tectonics, from the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS Woods Hole Field Center
Contains marine geology and other earth science information.

Vents Program, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Provides data and graphics on the physical and chemical oceanography and the geology of hydrothermal vents and submarine volcanoes.

Volcano World
Contains graphics and data on the world's volcanoes. Includes recent and current eruptions.

Web Elements
Contains chemical, electronic, biological, and geological data on the atomic elements.

 

Government Information

American FactFinder
Provides population, housing, economic, and geographic statistics and maps. Data is from the U.S. Census.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Comprehensive source of information on U.S. economics and labor.

CFR Home Page
Provides online access to the Code of Federal Regulations.

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
Look here for online access to such government documents as the Code of Federal Regulations, the Statistical Abstract, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and other "core" documents.

Federal Web Locator
Index to U.S. government resources available online, organized by federal agency or branch of government.

FedStats
Provides direct access to statistics from over 70 federal agencies.

FedWorld Information Network
A central access point, maintained by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), for information from more than 50 federal agencies, including Supreme Court decisions from 1937-1975.

FirstGov
Search engine for federal government information provides access by keyword, topic, or agency.

GPO Access
Provides online access to the Federal Register, Congressional Record, Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, and other government documents and databases.

Maine State Constitution and Statutes
Online version of current Maine laws.

Maine State Web Site
Contains links to state offices and agencies, news from the governor's office, and general information on Maine.

Official Documents of the United Nations
Covers most types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993, in full text.

The Oyez Project
Provides information on Supreme Court cases, searchable by subject, date, or title. Includes information on justices.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Provides background information, biographies, cabinet members, and other historical data for all the U.S. presidents.

Project Vote Smart
Background information, voting records, and positions on issues for candidates for federal and state elected offices, from a nonpartisan voter education organization.

State and County QuickFacts
Provides business and population data from the U.S. Census, for individual states and counties.

State and Local Government on the Net
Online directory of web sites for U.S. state, regional, county, and city government agencies and offices.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Excellent source of statistics on U.S. social and economic conditions and demographics.

Supreme Court Collection (LII)
Provides Supreme Court decisions from 1990 to the present and more than 500 important earlier decisions. Includes the current court calendar and schedule of oral arguments and information about the justices.

THOMAS
THOMAS provides direct access to legislative and congressional information, including the full texts of bills introduced in both houses of Congress since January of 1994.

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
Statistics, maps, current economic indicators, information about the 2000 census, and other data from the Census Bureau.

Worldwide Governments on the World Wide Web
Provides links to government web sites and political information on all the countries of the world.

 

History

African American Odyssey
Contains information and graphics on African American history and culture.

American Civil War Home Page
Provides links to regimental histories, biographical materials, source documents, and online graphics.

The American Folklife Center
Online access to documents on American folk culture, including articles, reports, oral history, photographs, and interviews.

American Memory
Contains digitized source materials on American culture and history from the collections of the Library of Congress. This is a very large database with a wealth of images and texts.

Avalon Project
Provides online access to primary documents in U.S. political, legal, and diplomatic history.

Biography of America
Online course in American history provides text, graphics, timelines, and maps.

The Cold War
Provides documents, reports, and images on history, culture, technology, the military, and politics during the Cold War era.

Colonial Williamsburg
Provides information on life in colonial times, a chronology of historical events, and a portrait of colonial Virginia.

Documents for the Study of American History
Provides links to online texts of important documents in American history.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
Gives history and illustrations of significant 20th-century engineering achievements.

History in the News: The Middle East
Provides information on the history, culture, politics, and economics of the Middle East.

History of Physics
Provides documents and texts on people, events, and topics in the history of physics.

Hyperwar
"A hypertext history of the Second World War" contains material on the war in the Pacific, histories of the four military branches, and speeches and documents.

Maine Memory Network
Contains digitized photographs and documents of Maine history.

The Making of America
From Cornell University Library, a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.  Provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints, and allows you to view scanned images of the actual pages of the 19th century texts.

Maritime Engineering Historical Research
Provides information on and illustrations of marine diesel and steam engines and some notable ships. Includes information on the engineers of the Titanic.

MARNA
Search more than 200 international maritime and nautical publications.

Mystic Seaport
Try the link to the left "Research the Collections."

NASA Historical Archive for Manned Missions
Provides information on the history of space exploration and manned space missions.

National Maritime Museum (London)
Online tour of the National Maritime Museum in London provides graphics and information from its exhibits and collections. Includes historical information on longitude and time.

Naval Historical Center
Provides information on U.S. naval history.

Old Sturbridge Village
Online tour of a New England town in the 1830s.

Plimoth Plantation
Description and tour of Plymouth, Massachusetts, home of the Pilgrims in the early 1600s.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Provides background information, biographies, cabinet members, and other historical data for all the U.S. presidents.

Steam Engine Library
Collection of documents relating to the history of the steam engine.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Contains information on the Holocaust and provides online access to the Museum's photographs and documents.

The Wars for Viet Nam
Covers all aspects of the Vietnam war.

Women and Social Movements in the United States
Provides background information and source documents on women's involvement in U.S. social movements.

World War I: Trenches on the Web
Provides articles, biographies, illustrations, maps, and other information on World War I.

 

Internal Affairs

CDI Terrorism Project
Provides insights, in-depth analysis and facts on the challenges of facing terrorism.

Department of State International Information Programs
Provides access to papers and reports on international affairs.

Foreign Policy Association
Site devoted to educating Americans about international issues that affect their lives.          

The National Security Archive
Contains declassified reports.

 

Literature

American Authors
Provides biographical and historical information on American literature and authors.

American Verse Project
Contains full texts of books of American poetry prior to 1920. Poems are searchable by words or phrases.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Online encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legends from many different cultures.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Online handbook of composition and English grammar.

Internet Classics Archive
Online access to English translations of 400 Greek and Roman works.

Literary Index
Provides references to literary criticism and biographical information on authors.

Luminarium (English Literature)
Contains anthologies of and essays on Middle English, Renaissance, and 17th-century English literature.

The Online Medieval and Classical Library
Offers browsable lists of more than 30 ancient and medieval works, a dozen anonymous authors, and an alphabetical list of authors and genres.

Outline of American Literature, by Kathryn VanSpanckeren
Online reference work provides information on American literature, literary movements and history, and individual authors.

Poets.org
From the Academy of American Poets, a collection of poetry news, links, and works from more than 450 poets; includes audio clips.

Representative Poetry On-line
Online anthology of nearly 2000 poems in English, from Beowulf to the early 20th century, searchable by poet, title, first line, or keywords.

Romantic Circles
Provides online texts, criticism, journals, and other resources on Byron, both Shelleys, Keats, and their contemporaries.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Research
Provides more than 51,000 citations to books, articles, motion picture reviews, obituaries, and news reports.

Shakespeare Online
Includes full texts of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, listed alphabetically and chronologically and searchable by keywords and names.

 

Maritime and Maritime History

American Bureau of Shipping Record (ABS)
This on-line database provides a detailed listing of all vessels and offshore installations currently in class with ABS, including all appropriate class notations. Included with each listing are the principal particulars of the vessel or installation and information on the machinery, hull, capacities, builder, owner and ABS Survey particulars. The database also contains listings for vessels with load line statutory certificates that are not ABS classed. Information on statutory survey status is also provided to the extent authorized by the the ship's flag Administration.

American Merchant Marine Home Page
Includes articles on the history of wartime service of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

American Sail Training Association
Provides details on member vessels and news and schedules of races and events.

Examination Questions for Merchant Mariners
Contains U.S. Coast Guard exam questions, for both deck and engine.

Intertanko
INTERTANKO produces publications, specialising in technical, operational, environmental, documentary and market issues for independent tanker owners. Please see a librarian for the password.

Maritime Engineering Historical Research
Provides information on and illustrations of marine diesel and steam engines and some notable ships. Includes information on the engineers of the Titanic.

Mystic Seaport
Online tour of a 19th-century New England seaport village.

National Maritime Museum (London)
Online tour of the National Maritime Museum in London provides graphics and information from its exhibits and collections. Includes historical information on longitude and time.

Naval Historical Center
Provides information on U.S. naval history.

New England Lighthouses
Includes online photographs of lighthouses in New England.

NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
Provides predictions of water levels, tides, coastal currents, and other navigational and meteorological data.

Ship Register List
From Mystic Seaport, Lloyd's Ship Registers, 1857-1900.

South Street Seaport Museum
Museum tour provides illustrations of and information on 19th-century ships and New York's maritime history.

Transportation Telephone Tickler
The TICKLER database provides vital contact information for 24,000 companies offering 160 types of transportation services in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and parts of Latin America. This database requires a password. Ask someone at the front desk.

Westward by Sea
Digital collection of logbooks, diaries, narratives and articles on clipper ships, whaling, life at sea, and other aspects of Americans' travel by sea to the West Coast from 1820-1890.

 

Meteorology

Atlantic Hurricane Track Maps and Images
Contains tracking maps and satellite images for Atlantic hurricanes.

El Ni~no-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Home Page
Current information, historical data, and forecasts from NOAA.

El Ni~no Theme Page
Contains graphical data and links to worldwide distributed information.

EPA Global Warming Site
Contains information, scientific data, and research reports on all aspects of global warming and climate change.

Hurricane Research Division, AOML
Provides graphics and data on current and historical hurricanes.

National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Provides worldwide weather and climate data, including forecasts for high seas, storms, and precipitation.

National Hurricane Center
Provides information on and forecasts of hurricanes and tropical storms.

National Weather Service
Provides official weather service bulletins and forecasts, as well as information on local and regional weather conditions and forecasts.

NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
Provides predictions of water levels, tides, coastal currents, and other navigational and meteorological data.

NOAA La Ni~na Page
Contains information on and forecasts and effects of La Nin~a.

Online Meteorology Guide (WW2010)
Collection of online instructional modules on topics in meteorology.

Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
Contains data and research reports from the U.S. National Assessment of climate change from the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Tide Charts--Mid-Coast Maine and Penobscot Bay

Includes charts from Maine to Connecticut--6 months from the present.

Weather, Northeast US, Maine
Provides local and regional forecasts.

 

Military and Military History

American Civil War Home Page
Provides links to regimental histories, biographical materials, source documents, and online graphics.

American Merchant Marine Home Page
Includes articles on the history of wartime service of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

The Cold War
Provides documents, reports, and images on history, culture, technology, the military, and politics during the Cold War era.

DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Provides official definitions for military terms and acronyms.

Hyperwar
"A hypertext history of the Second World War" contains material on the war in the Pacific, histories of the four military branches, and speeches and documents.

Naval Historical Center
Provides information on U.S. naval history.

Standards of Conduct
Provides ethics and standards of conduct guidelines from the Dept. of Defense.

The Wars for Viet Nam
Covers all aspects of the Vietnam war.

World War I: Trenches on the Web
Provides articles, biographies, illustrations, maps, and other information on World War I.

 

Marine Science

AquaNIC
Links to thousands of state, national, and international aquaculture publications.

Census of Marine Life
Assesses and explains the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine organisms.

Constants and Equations Pages
Provides links to scientific constants and equations.

The Coral Reef Ecology Home Page
Presents an introduction to the biology and ecology of coral reefs.

Cumulative Bibliography on the History of Oceanography
Collects references to materials on historical topics in oceanography. Searchable by keywords and names.

FishBase
More than 35,000 pictures, 25,000 species, and 180,000 common names in more than 200 languages.

Fisheries Statistics and Economics
Provides statistics on fisheries resources and landings and reports from the National Marine Fisheries Service.

The Harmful Algae Page
Provides information on red tide and blooms of harmful algae.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

Marine Biology Web
Provides subject lists of articles on marine biology, a glossary of marine biology terms, and information on tides.

Marine Organisms Database
Contains illustrations, descriptive information, and research data on over 200 marine invertebrates and fish.

National Geophysical Data Center
Collects data sets and maps on glaciology, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, and solid earth geophysics.

National Oceanographic Data Center
Provides access to global data on physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the ocean.

National Sea Grant
Provides information on programs and projects of
the partnership between the nation's universities and NOAA,  focused on making the US the world leader in marine research and the sustainable development of marine resources.

National Sea Grant Library
Click "Search the Database." Full bibliographic citations and abstracts (when available) are provided for each document. In addition, many documents are available here as full-text PDF or HTML files.

NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
Provides predictions of water levels, tides, coastal currents, and other meteorological and oceanographic data.

Ocean Drilling Program
Provides news of and links to research on ocean basins and the earth's crust under the sea. Includes online access to the Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP).

OceanPortal
Features more than 5000 links divided into 260 categories.

Penobscot River Bibliography
The bibliography is a compilation of books, reports, journal articles, studies, videos, sound recordings, maps, and datasets for the mainstem of the river, estuary, and upper bay (Medway to Belfast and Castine) from 1900 to the present. Many resources are available in full text.

UN Atlas of the Oceans
Provides information relevant to the sustainable development of the ocean.

USGS Woods Hole Field Center
Contains marine geology and other earth science information.

Vents Program, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Provides data and graphics on the physical and chemical oceanography and the geology of hydrothermal vents and submarine volcanoes.

 

Organizations and Associations

Scholarly Societies Project
Directory of web sites and resources from professional, academic, and research associations and societies.

 

Physics and Astronomy

Atmospheric Optics
Shows and explains various phenomena seen in the atmosphere.

Constants and Equations Pages
Provides links to scientific constants and equations.

Digital Unit Converter
Provides unit conversions in many categories and measurements.

Encyclopedia Astronautica, by Mark Wade
Contains a wealth of graphics and information on all aspects of astronautics. Includes biographies of astronauts, pictures and technical data on spacecraft, and information on current and historical events.

History of Physics
Provides documents and texts on people, events, and topics in the history of physics.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

NASA Historical Archive for Manned Missions
Provides information on the history of space exploration and manned space missions.

National Geophysical Data Center
Collects data sets and maps on glaciology, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, and solid earth geophysics.

The Nine Planets, by Bill Arnett
Provides historical and scientific data on and illustrations of the planets and moons in the solar system.

Physics Central
Essays, news, links and more from the American Physical Society.

Physics Internet Resources
A searchable, reliable list of links to other sites containing hard information.

Physics 2000
It strives to make various concepts of physics more understandable.

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Provides current observation and star-watching information from the Royal Obervatory in Greenwich, England. Includes astronomy news and data and historical information on longitude and time.

A Space Library
Collection of NASA graphics, images, and maps of space and the solar system.

Treasure Trove of Physics, by Eric Weisstein
Online encyclopedia of physics terms and concepts.

Views of the Solar System
Provides graphics and information on planets, moons, meteors, and comets, as well as space exploration and astronomy.

Virtual Laboratory
Contains computer-simulated lab experiments with engineering applications, involving design, measurement, and estimation.

Zona Land
Provides tutorials and graphics on topics in physics and math.

 

Politics and Government

American Attitudes: Program on International Policy Attitudes
The focus of this site is the study of American perceptions and opinions toward international issues.

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
Look here for online access to such government documents as the Code of Federal Regulations, the Statistical Abstract, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and other "core" documents.

FactCheck
A "nonpartisan, nonprofit, 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics."   From  the Annenberg Foundation.

Federal Web Locator
Index to U.S. government resources available online, organized by federal agency or branch of government.

FirstGov
Online search tool locates topics on all government web sites. Searchable by keyword.

Governments on the WWW
Provides quick links to national, regional, and international government web pages.

Opensecrets.org
Tracks campaign contributions, industrial lobbying of Congress, and political action by special interest groups.

The Oyez Project
Provides information on Supreme Court cases, searchable by subject, date, or title. Includes information on justices.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Provides background information, biographies, cabinet members, and other historical data for all the U.S. presidents.

Project Vote Smart
Background information, voting records, and positions on issues for candidates for federal and state elected offices, from a nonpartisan voter education organization.

State and Local Government on the Net
Online directory of web sites for U.S. state, regional, county, and city government agencies and offices.

Supreme Court Collection (LII)
Provides Supreme Court decisions from 1990 to the present and more than 500 important earlier decisions. Includes the current court calendar and schedule of oral arguments and information about the justices.

THOMAS
THOMAS provides direct access to legislative and congressional information, including the full texts of bills introduced in both houses of Congress since January of 1994.

The Ultimate Political Science Links Page
Ten major sections divide the links.

 

Science and Technology

Constants and Equations Pages
Provides links to scientific constants and equations.

Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Contains descriptions of and images for U.S. patents.

Digital Unit Converter
Provides unit conversions in many categories and measurements.

How Many? Units of Measurement, by Russ Rowlett
Dictionary gives definitions and equivalents for all kinds of measurements.

LSU Libraries: Patents and Trademarks
Easy to use with links to helpful information.

NSSN: National Resource for Global Standards
The National Standards Systems Network provides access to developing and approved U.S. and international standards.

Science.gov
Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

Science Research
ScienceResearch.com accelerates your research by returning the most relevant results from over 300 authoritative science and technology collections.

Scirus
With more than 370 million scientific items indexed, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Allows keyword searches for patents since 1976 and by patent number for earlier patents.

 

Shipping

American Bureau of Shipping Record (ABS)
This on-line database provides a detailed listing of all vessels and offshore installations currently in class with ABS, including all appropriate class notations. Included with each listing are the principal particulars of the vessel or installation and information on the machinery, hull, capacities, builder, owner and ABS Survey particulars. The database also contains listings for vessels with load line statutory certificates that are not ABS classed. Information on statutory survey status is also provided to the extent authorized by the the ship's flag Administration.

American Practical Navigator
Online PDF version of The American Practical Navigator, ("Bowditch").

CFR Home Page
Provides online access to the Code of Federal Regulations.

CHRIS Manual
Chemical Hazard Response Information System (CHRIS) manual provides physical, toxicological, and thermodynamical data on over 1300 hazardous chemicals, as well as shipping and regulatory information for the waterborne transportation of those chemicals.

Examination Questions for Merchant Mariners
Contains U.S. Coast Guard exam questions, for both deck and engine.

IAMU--International Association of Maritime Universities
Information and links from the organization representing 43 institutions of maritime education.

National Transportation Safety Board
Provides a bibliography of Marine Accident Reports, plus gives full-text of those published since 1996.

Nautical Institute International Marine Accident Reporting Scheme (MARS)
Provides unofficial reports of accidents and near-misses beginning in 1992.

Seaports InfoPages
Provides links to web sites of ports and port-related businesses and services, as well as general information and statistics on ports.

Ship Index
ShipIndex.org tells you which books, magazines, and online resources mention the vessels you're researching.

Shipbuilding and Repair (EPA Sector Notebook)
Provides an environmental profile, pollution data, and regulatory and compliance information for the shipbuilding and repair industry.

U.S. Coast Guard Home Page
Access to information on the USCG, its mission, services and publications.

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis
Casualty reports, safety news, statistics, regulations and more from the USCG.

U.S. Maritime Administration
News, links, publications and more from MARAD.

Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
Data from the Army Corps of Engineers gives ports, tonnage, and rankings for U.S. waterborne commerce.

World Shipping Directory Online
Online directory of all types of maritime organizations and shipping companies worldwide, organized by type of business or service.

 

Statistical Information

American FactFinder
Provides population, housing, economic, and geographic statistics and maps. Data is from the U.S. Census.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Contains national, state, and international economic information. Includes the full text of Survey of Current Business.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Comprehensive source of information on U.S. economics and labor.

FedStats
Provides direct access to statistics from over 70 federal agencies.

Infoplease.com
Online almanac offers facts, statistics, and some brief essays on current events, entertainment, sports, and general knowledge.

OECD Factbook
OECD’s dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references; a table showing the indicator over a significant time span for all countries covered, and graphics showing the key messages contained in the data.

Ships at Sea: Positions and Weather Observations
"We primarily use data reported via the World Meteorological Organization's Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program to provide a snapshot of current weather conditions at sea, worldwide. This data can also be used to track the progress of ships at sea."

State and County QuickFacts
Provides business and population data from the U.S. Census, for individual states and counties.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Excellent source of statistics on U.S. social and economic conditions and demographics.

STATS
The organization researches and publishes analysis on about ten topics every month and archives the past five years.

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
Statistics, maps, current economic indicators, information about the 2000 census, and other data from the Census Bureau.

 

Writing Guides

Columbia Guide to Online Style
Provides directions for and examples of citations to electronic sources.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers (Capital Community College)
Handbook provides guidelines on gathering information, organizing a paper, and preparing citations.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Online handbook of composition and English grammar.

MLA Style Guide(University of Southern Mississippi Library)
Summarizes MLA guidelines for documentation. Examples of citations for electronic sources are at the end of the Style Guide.

 

 

 

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