collection of websites brings together some of the best
resources on the internet for students, or anyone,
searching for quality information. It is an eclectic list.
Several disciplines are represented. Some sites listed here
are "parked" temporarily until they are classified and end
up as essential resources by subject area. Others are troves
of information on non-academic material.
African Voices Heroism and hardship. Triumph and
tragedy. Liberation and loss. These experiences have shaped
the lives of Africans and all peoples. From the beginning of
civilization, Africans have created singular traditions and
Bag is a universal, user-generated collection of
frequently-asked questions. It is built and moderated by
you, our users - please feel free to look for answers, post
answers, or post questions!
Archaeologic supports the preservation and investigation
of the world's cultural heritage resources. If it deals with
archeology you can find it here.
The Avalon Project
The Avalon Project will mount digital documents
relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics,
Diplomacy and Government.
The CIA's World Fact
The CIA's World Fact Book
is prepared by the Central
Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials,
and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to
meet their specific requirements. Information is provided by
Antarctic Information Program (National Science Foundation),
Bureau of the Census (Department of Commerce), Bureau of
Labor Statistics (Department of Labor), Central Intelligence
Agency, Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs,
Defense Intelligence Agency (Department of Defense),
Department of State, Fish and Wildlife Service (Department
of the Interior), Maritime Administration (Department of
Transportation), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
(Department of Defense), Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (Department of Defense), Office of Insular Affairs
(Department of the Interior), Office of Naval Intelligence
(Department of Defense), US Board on Geographic Names
(Department of the Interior), US Transportation Command
(Department of Defense), and other public and private
Collect Britain presents 90,000 images and sounds from
the British Library, chosen to evoke places in the UK and
beyond. Delve into the country's rich regional heritage by
choosing from specially selected collections, taking a
themed tour or visiting a virtual exhibition.
is a non profit site dedicated to providing field guides,
habitat guides, sky guides, ask the expert and other
resources dealing with the natural world.
The Gallup Poll
The Gallup Organization has studied human nature and
behavior for more than 70 years. Gallup employs many of the
world's leading scientists in management, economics,
psychology, and sociology.
Maps is Google's version of Mapquest, perhaps more
functional. In beta right now.
HighBeam™ Research has the comprehensive sources and the
powerful research tools to help you deliver effective
research. Research now in our extensive archive of more than
32 million documents from 2,800 sources — a vast collection
of articles from leading publications, updated daily and
going back as far as 20 years.
The IEEE Virtual
IEEE Virtual Museum is designed for students,
educators, and the general public to enhance their
understanding of the principles of electrical and
information sciences and technologies within a historical
context. It explores the global social impact of technology
and demonstrates the relevance of engineering and engineers
to society. By integrating the collective expertise of the
IEEE, resources from traditional museums, and interactive
virtual techniques, the IEEE Virtual Museum transcends the
traditional museum experience.
Information Group is a world leading provider of
intelligence and analysis on national and international
defense, security and risk developments. Jane’s is an
independent organization with an unrivalled reputation of
accuracy, authority and impartiality.
The Jerusalem Archaeological
The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel’s most
important antiquity site, reaches the Temple Mount on the
north, the slope of the Mount of Olives and the Kidron
Valley on the east, and the Valley of Hinnom on the west and
the south. This exceptional area which has captivated the
world’s imagination throughout history, has been designated
as an archaeological park and open museum.
more free literature summaries than any other site. Our
literature study guides include full chapter summaries and
analysis, topics for discussion, quotes, style, themes and
Maya civilization is most famous for its
monumental architecture which testifies of a
socio-cultural development from the Highlands of Guatemala
to the Lowlands of Yucatán between 500 B.C. and A.D. 1500.
Since its unveiling by explorer John Lloyd Stephens and
artist Frederick Catherwood in the 19th century, Maya
monumental architecture has not ceased to fascinate and
remains the subject of countless studies and important
debates on the culture of the ancient Maya.
The Oyez Project
The Oyez Project, working in conjunction with the
Creative Commons organization is releasing the first of
several sets of Supreme Court oral audio in MP3 format. This
audio is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
License. This license allows listeners to download, share,
and create derivative works using these audio files.
PlanetMirror is an Internet library of digital content.
It provides high speed access to opensource archives,
document repositories, system and software patches, drivers
and applications and the latest in gaming demos. PM is one
of the world's largest and most popular archives with over
six Terabytes (6000 Gigabytes) of disk space, pushing more
than 2 Terabytes of content per day into the Internet.
A trove of
social science and art resources from the University of
The purpose of
ReligionFacts.com is to provide "just the facts" on the
world's religions and topics of religious interest. Every
effort has been taken to present material from an impartial,
academic perspective. This site has no mission other than to
provide useful and interesting information on religion in an
easy-to-use format. The general goal is to combine the
benefits of a print encyclopedia of religion with the unique
capabilities of the Web to create a convenient, one-stop
online resource for information on religion.
Revealing Things, the first Smithsonian exhibition to be
created specifically for the Internet. Revealing Things uses
common, everyday objects to tell stories about people, their
cultures, and the meanings they associate with their
ScamBusters helps You Protect Yourself From Clever Scams
-- Online and Offline.
Social Psychology Network is the largest social
psychology database on the Internet. In these pages, you'll
find more than 5,000 links related to psychology.
The South Asia
Terrorism Portal is a project conceived, executed and
maintained by the Institute for Conflict Management, an
autonomous, non-governmental, non-profit society set up in
1997, based in New Delhi, India.The Institute is committed
to the task of evaluating terrorist and violent movements
which threaten the fabric of modern states in South Asia and
are the most used,
most quoted, the most given, sources of the West. The books
that have defined the way the West thinks now, in their
author's own words, but condensed and abridged into
Since its inception in 1978, the
Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American
University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a
comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. With its
thousands of tombs and temples, Thebes is one of the world's
most important archaeological zones.
The VL is the
oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the
creator of html and the web itself. Unlike commercial
catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers,
who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which
they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of
the web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst
the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web