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Essential Web Based Resources in General Knowledge

This 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
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 philosophies.

Answer Bag
Answer 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 Book
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 sources.

Collect Britain
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.

eNature 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.

Google Maps
Google Maps is Google's version of Mapquest, perhaps more functional. In beta right now.

HighBeam™ Research
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 Museum
The 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.

Jane’s 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 Park
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.

Litsum has 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 character analysis.

Maya Architecture
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.

Planet Mirror
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.

Research Resources
A trove of social science and art resources from the University of Michigan.

Religion Facts
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
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 possessions.

Internet ScamBusters helps You Protect Yourself From Clever Scams -- Online and Offline.

Social Psychology Network
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
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 recommend solutions.

Squashed Philosophers
Here 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 something readable.

Theban Mapping Project
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.

WWW Virtual Library
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



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