Guide to Websites

General Information

Social Sciences, History & Business

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gender & Women’s Issues

Arts, Humanities & Literature

Philosophy & Religion

Science & Mathematics

Medicine & Health



 General Information

> General Websites
Internet Public Library
Pew Research Center
Hot Topics for Term Papers (Saint Ambrose University)
Find Articles (Free Magazine and Newspaper Articles)
Newseum (today’s front pages of hundreds of U.S. newspapers)
Digital Gallery (New York Public Library’s database of images)
Find Books (OCLC WorldCat)
Project Gutenberg (Free books online)
Free Streaming Videos (Mott Community College)
Current Events (LibrarySpot)
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Quotations (QuoteDB)
Bay Area Library Catalogs
Alameda Free Library

> Dictionaries
Cambridge Dictionaries
One Look Dictionary Search
Language Dictionaries and Translators
Online Etymology Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries

> Biographies & Award Winners (See Also Literature)
Rulers & Heads of State/Government
World Political Leaders
Nobel Prize Winners
Pulitzer Prize Winners

> Country Studies
Country Studies (Library of Congress)
World Factbook (CIA)
Background Notes (U.S. State Department)
Country Profiles (BBC News)

> Statistics
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Agencies of the U.S. Government (ACRL)
National Center for Education Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
Bureau of Justice Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Justice)
Crime Reports (FBI)
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (SUNY Albany)
U.S. Census Data
NationMaster (Comparative International Statistics)
Gapminder (Comparative International Statistics)
Bay Area Census Data
Statistical Directory for Education & Social Science Librarians (Assoc. of College & Research Libraries)
Social Explorer (Demographic Information)
Economic Indicators (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
National Center for Health Statistics
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [Health Statistics]
State Comparative Data (Council of State Governments)
Pew Social & Demographic Trends

> Student Life
California Student Aid Commission
Student Aid on the Web
Transfer Information (ASSIST)
Guide to California Colleges & Universities (CPEC)
Housing & Jobs at Craigslist
Public Transit Information
AC Transit
Resources for Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans (Association of College and Research Libraries)

> Careers
America’s Career Infonet
Career Resource Library
The Riley Guide
California Employment Development Department
Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
Occupational Outlook Handbook
JobStar San Francisco

> Associations
Associations and Organizations (Internet Public Library)
Weddle’s Association Directory
United States Labor Unions (Inst. of Industrial Relations Library)

Social Sciences, History & Business

> General Social Science
Social Sciences (Internet Public Library)
Social Entrepreneurs (College of Alameda)
Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

> Political Science & Government
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government (U.S. Government Printing Office)
American Presidency Project  (UCSB)
California Secretary of State (Elections and Voter Registration)
League of Women Voters
Project Vote Smart
California Voter Foundation
California Government Official Website
U.S. Government Official Website
Public Policy Institute of California
The Urban Institute
Annenberg Political FactCheck
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys)
League of California Cities
Alameda County Registrar of Voters

> Law & Crime (See also section on statistics)
California Codes
Law (Internet Public Library)
Crime Reports (FBI)
The Sentencing Project
NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service (U.S. Department of Justice)

> Sociology
The SocioLog

> Ethnic, Cultural, Disability & Racial Issues
African Americans (Howard University)
African American World (PBS)
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Asian Americans (PBS)
Pew Hispanic Center
American Indian History (CSU Long Beach)
Muslim American Society
Muslim Americans (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Jewish News Weekly of Northern California 
Disability Studies (Association of College and Research Libraries)
National Council on Disability
Disability History Museum
Smithsonian Education: Celebrate History and Heritage Months

> Anthropology
American Anthropological Association
Anthropology Tutorials (Palomar College)
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples (Minority Right Group International)

> Psychology
American Psychological Association
Psychology Online Resource Central
Psych Web
Library Handout on APA Format(College of Alameda)
APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University)
A Brief Introduction to APA Style ( Azusa Pacific University)
Writing in Style: APA Style Manual 6th Edition Training (University of Tennessee)
APA Style Guide (Indian River State College)

> Education
National Center for Education Statistics
Education (Internet Public Library)
U.S. Department of Education
Service Learning (National Service Learning Clearinghouse)

> History
Hyper History Guide
The History Channel
In The First Person (Oral histories, personal accounts of events)
This Day in History
Time Magazine Archive (1923 – present)
Holocaust Encyclopedia

> U.S. History
National Museum of American History (Smithsonian)
American Memory (Library of Congress)
The National Archives (U.S)
Digital History (University of Houston)
History Matters 
California History (University of California)
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

> Economics & Business
(Also see Statistics category under General Information)
Federal Reserve System
Thomas Manufacturers Register
Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
Yahoo! Finance
Small Business Administration
Economic Indicators (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
Business USA (U.S. Government)

> Geography & the Environment
Geography (Internet Public Library)
EarthTrends (World Resources Institute)
Encyclopedia of Earth
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gender & Women’s Issues

> Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Gender Issues
One: National Gay and Lesbian Archive
LGBTQ Studies (University of Connecticut)
Same-sex marriage in the United States (ACRL)

> Women’s Issues
History of International Women’s Day
Women’s Studies & Issues Resource Sites
Women & Gender Studies Section & Links
International Center for Research on Women

Arts, Humanities & Literature

> General Humanities & Art
Voice of the Shuttle – Humanities Research
Voices from the Gaps: Women Artists and Writers of Color
Internet Archive

> Literature
The English Server
Literary Resources On The Net
Shakespeare (Palomar College)
Literary Award Winners (Powell’s Bookstore)
Local Authors (Walden Pond Books)

> Poetry
The Poetry & Literature Center of the Library of Congress

> Writing & Grammar
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Punctuation Marks (Capital Community College Foundation)
Research and Documentation (Diana Hacker)
Seven Steps of the Research Process (Cornell University)
Guide to Grammar & Writing
Writing a Thesis Statement (St. Cloud State University)
Writing Book Reviews (St. Cloud State University)
You Quote It, You Note It! – Citing Sources (Acadia University)
Credible Sources Count! – Evaluating Websites (Acadia University)

Sample MLA Paper
MLA Style Guide (Indian River State College)
MLA Tutorial (Hunter College)

> Languages
Language Dictionaries and Translators

> Music
Worldwide Internet Music Resources (Indiana Univ. School of Music)

> Art
Smarthistory: A Multimedia Web-Book about Art and Art History
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

> Communication & Speech
American Rhetoric
Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches
Gifts of Speech: Women’s Speeches from Around the World (Sweet Briar College)

Philosophy & Religion

> Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

> Religion
Religion & Theology (Internet Public Library)
Association of Religion Data Archives


> Sports
Major League Baseball
National Basketball Association
National Football League
National Hockey League
Official Olympic Website
Women in Sports


Science & Mathematics

> General Science
Science and Technology (Internet Public Library)
The Scientific Method (University of Nevada)

> Mathematics
Mathematics (Internet Public Library)
Units of Measurement
Women Mathematicians
Basic Math (BBC)

> Astronomy
Astronomy (Internet Public Library)

> Physics
Physics Central

> Chemistry
American Chemical Society
Periodic Table
Wired Chemist

> Geology
Earth Sciences  (Internet Public Library)
Mineralogy Database

> Biology
Biology Project (Univ. of Arizona)
Understanding Evolution (U.C. Berkeley)
Encyclopedia of Life

> Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy Online
Anatomy Atlases
Anatomy Videos (MedlinePlus)

> Botany
Botanical Society of America


Medicine & Health

> General Health & Medicine (See also section on statistics)
Medline Plus Health Information
Medical Dictionary
Medscape from WebMD
Health and Medical Sciences (Internet Public Library)
County Health Rankings
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
> Dentistry
American Dental Association
American Dental Hygienists’ Association


> General Technology
How Stuff Works
Science, Technology and Society
How Products Are Made
What You Need To Know About Energy (National Academies)

> Computers
Webpage design (Univ. of Washington)
Computers and the Internet (Internet Public Library)
Web Searching Guides (Internet Public Library)

> Aviation
Federal Aviation Administration
Aviation Week

> Motor Vehicles
ALLDATA (Only available on campus)

> Agriculture, Food & Cooking
Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture

> Apparel Design
The Fashion Center, New York City
Apparel Search
Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (University of Wisconsin-Madison)