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Abbreviations and acronyms

Search a database of 97,000 acronyms and abbreviations.

Aboriginal peoples

This is a group of links to aboriginal resources all over the world. Law and legislation and human rights are included, as well as information on specific peoples.


Detailed information about abortion policy, country by country around the world http://www.undp.org/popin/wdtrends/abt/fabt.htm from the United Nations.

Abortion. U.S.

Statistics. From a 1998 study published by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, an article with current statistics on pregnancy and abortion in the U.S. http://www.agi-usa.org/abortion/

Acid Rain

From the Environmental protection Agency, an explanation of acid rain and its impact on the environment. http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/effects/envben.html


This page on Adoptee Resources by Carrie E. Bodensteiner offers information on a birthparent search (see Beginning a Search for Your Birthparents), as well as links to other sites which can help. Also available here is a nice collection of genealogy links. http://www.mtjeff.com/~bodenst/page3.html


Adoption.com offers information of all sorts, including statistics, photolistings, adoption agencies by state, and much more, on adoption. See especially the Library section. http://www.adoption.com/everything

Adoption, international

Info on associations, services, photolistings of children, parent registry, and more. Put together by Precious in His Sight, this page highlights the many international children who need placement. http://www.precious.org/
The Christian Science Monitor's Black History project has a good collection of articles, news, and interviews.  http://www.csmonitor.com/atcsmonitor/specials/bhmonth/features/p-indexfeat.html
Gale Publisher offers a timeline in blackhistory, biographies, and some literary information.   http://www.gale.com/gale/bhm/bhmcont.html
African-Americans. History
The Encyclopaedia Britannica presents a timeline starting with 1517 and biographical and informational articles from the encyclopaedia.  http://blackhistory.eb.com/index2.html
African-Americans. History
A Deeper Shade of History provides a searchable database of information about black history, and a This Week in Black History feature.  http://www.ai.mit.edu/~isbell/HFh/black/bhist.html
African-Americans. History
A large collection of documents and articles on topics ranging from slavery to the Million Man March, presented at the well-regarded Pacific Bell K-12 site. http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/bh_hotlist.html

African-Americans in the sciences

Two to three page biographies with bibliographies are indexed by name and by profession. This page was originally prepared by Mitchell C. Brown, Louisiana State University Libraries. http://www.lib.lsu.edu/lib/chem/display/faces.html
see African-Americans


Statistical information on older Americans, from the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging, includes health, marital status, 65+ population by state, projections, and more. http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/stats/statpage.html


National and international statistics on AIDS, from the Center for Disease Control's Division of AIDS/HIV Prevention. Stats include cumulative cases, number of cases by age, exposure categories, and locales with the highest number of cases.


From Family Health International, substantial information on  AIDS worldwide. http://www.who.int/asd/


Country specific, timely information on AIDS, from the World Health Organization.http://www.who.int/asd/


The Body, an award-winning HIV and AIDS information web site, provides info about HIV/AIDS, prevention, treatment, and Q & A. Information is from various AIDS organizations and experts. http://www.thebody.com/

Air pollution. U.S. (indoor)

The Environmental Protection Agency presents full-text information on indoor air quality, including radon. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/insidest.html#IAQHome

Air pollution. U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency presents the 1997 (dated 12/98) National Air Quality and Emissions Trends Report Fact Sheet, full-text. http://www.epa.gov/oar/aqtrnd96/trendsfs.html


Airline safety history statistics, traffic summaries, and more, from Air Transport Assn, an industry group. http://www.air-transport.org/data/
see also Aviation
Al-Anon and Alateen
The 12 steps, a questionnaire, phone numbers, list of offices, all in many languages. http://www.Al-Anon-Alateen.org/

Alcoholics and alcoholism

From the NCADD, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, facts about alcoholism, with health info, info for parents, referral guide, links, statistics, and more. http://www.ncadd.org/

Alcoholics and alcoholism

From Columbia University's Healthwise service, Go Ask Alice, a long list of full-text information on the abuse of drugs, including alcohol. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/healthwise/Cat2.html

Alcoholics Anonymous

This unofficial site offers a huge amount of full-text information about AA. Choices include online meetings, phone numbers, history of AA, listings of groups, a calendar, links to the Big Bo and other documents. http://www.recovery.org/aa/

Alcoholics Anonymous

The General Service Office of AA has assembled information on membership, traditions, twelve steps, meetings, a listing of international AA offices, and the history of the organization. http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/em24doc1.html


From a drug company, Hoechst Marion Roussel, a glossary, information about allergens at home and work, what causes allergies, forecasts, and treatments. http://www.allerdays.com/

 Alternative medicine

see Holistic medicine

 Americans with Disabilities Act

Fact sheets, Q&A, from the U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/

 America's Cup

The official America's Cup web site offers news, archives, photo gallery calendar, and more. http://www.americascup2000.org.nz/fs.html

 American Sign Language. Dictionaries.

Terms, with animated and text definitions, and numbers 1-10 are offered here. The dictionary is searchable. http://www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html


Quite a long and interesting article on the Amish, the Mennonites, and the so-called Plain People, from the Penn. Dutch Convention and Visitors' Bureau. http://www.800padutch.com/amish.html


Schedule and travel planner are slow and a little cumbersome, but this is awfully convenient! http://www.amtrak.com/

Animal rights movement

From the Fund for Animals, articles about hunting, wildlife in captivity, factory farming, and the like. This site is searchable. http://arrs.envirolink.org

Animal Welfare Act

Laws, amendments, and regulations, full-text, from NetVet Veterinary Resources, Washington University, St. Louis. http://www.primate.wisc.edu/pin/welfare.html


All kinds of info about all kinds of animals, arranged in these categories: amphibians, birds, cats, cows, exotics, ferrets, fish, horses, invertebrates, marine mammals, pigs, primates, reptiles, rabbits, rodents, sheep/goats,, fictional, and misc. The service is The Electronic Zoo, and it is maintained by Ken Boschert, D.V.M. It is a wonderful resource. http://netvet.wustl.edu/ssi.htm


The Animal Diversity site from the University of Michigan features a multimedia database of about 1000 species. Info includes habitat, physical characteristics, and conservation methods. Listen to the wolves howl! http://www.oit.itd.umich.edu/projects/ADW/
see Fish

Artists' materials

Hazardous artist's materials and arts safety information is presented by the Center for Safety in the Arts. The Arts Hazards Information Center lost its funding in 1996, but there is still plenty of good and important material here on the CSA gopher. http://www.tmn.com/Artswire/csa/arthazards/

Asian art

A collection of virtual exhibits of Mongolian, Tibetan, and Chinese art, from the journal entitled Asian Arts. http://www.asianart.com/index.html

Atomic bomb

An article from MIT's Professor John Dower about the dropping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. http://www.techreview.com/articles/aug95/AtomicDower.htmlhttp://web.techreview.com/articles/aug95/AtomicDower.html
Used car pricing from Kelley Blue Bo. Enter information and find the price. http://www.kbb.com/


Buying guides: retail prices for new and used cars and options, dealers' cost for car and options, reviews, advice on how to buy, from Edmund's Automobile Consumer Guides. http://www.edmunds.com/


Search the Car Talk columns and other databases by the make of your car or for your particular problem, check an auto loan calculator, plan a trip, search the Ask Tom and Ray index, check theft rates, file a complaint to the NHTSA online, find out about Y2K compliance for your car, laugh with Click and Clack, and more. http://cartalk.com/Info/index.html


From the Federal Aviation Administration, accident reports for the past ten days. http://www.faa.gov/avr/aai/iirform.htm


The National Transportation Safety Board describes 48 significant air accidents in the U.S. from 1972 through 1989, with date, location, airline, type of aircraft, and injuries and deaths. http://www.rpi.edu/dept/union/raf/public/NTSB_Accident_abstracts 

Bands (music)

The Ultimate Band List is a huge site listing pop, country, jazz, classical, and dance bands. Browse through or search generic or alphabetical lists and find newsgroups, web sites, FAQs, mailing lists, lists of recordings and lyrics sites for your favorite group. http://www.ubl.com/

Bank rates

see Interest (Economics)


Links to official pages of most major leagure baseball teams are available here. http://www.virtualvoyage.com/sports/ball.htm

Bees & beekeeping

Carl Hayden Bee Research Center (USDA) offers questions and answers about bees for the lay person, and research articles about bees and beekeeping for the professional. Choose Internet Classroom, or Research Focus. http://gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov/

Better Business Bureau

Retrieve contact info for your local BBB by zip code, read BBB alerts, and file a complaint online. http://www.bbb.org/bureaus/index.html


Bible texts, translations, related texts, essays on related themes, and more, are offered in this scholarly collection assembled by Torrey Seland, Associate Professor, Volda College, Norway. http://www.hivolda.no/asf/kkf/rel-stud.html


Search seven different versions of the Bible, in any of nine languages, from the Bible Gateway at Calvin College. http://www.gospelcom.net/bible?


The Bible Browser makes the Bible searchable by keyword or passage number and verse. Complete instructions are available. This is a service of the Scholarly Technology Group, Brown University. http://goon.stg.brown.edu/bible_browser/pbeasy.shtml

Bibliographic citations

From the Modern Language Association, a detailed guide to citing sources, including electronic ones. http://www.mla.org/set_stl.htm

Bibliographic citations

From the Winsor School Library, a guide to citing sources, electronic and other, with examples. http://www.winsor.edu/library/citation.htm

Bicycles and bicycling

Ratings of bike shops, partners and groups to join, tech information, and full-text articles, are some of the offerings for enthusiasts, at Pete's Bikindex. http://www.bikindex.com/enter.asp


see Diversity (biology)
From Arts and Entertainment Network, 20,000 brief biographies in a searchable/browsable database. http://www.biography.com


The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center presents Bird Checklists of the U.S. These lists are provided for states and territories by local wildlife refuges and bird clubs. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/othrdata/chekbird/chekbird.htm

Birds, pet

Loads of information: browse this collection on housing, feeding, buying, health, training, and much more. http://birds.miningco.com/

Birds of prey

Sea World has some wonderful full-text information about birds of prey. http://www.seaworld.org/infobo.html

Birth control

From Planned Parenthood, info on locations, abortion services, birth control methods, sexually transmitted infections. Choose Site Index to see the full array of offerings. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Black colleges and univerities

Info about historically black and Hispanic colleges & universities. Also here is info about financial aid and scholarships for minority persons. http://web.fie.com/web/mol/index.htm
see African-Americans


From the Nat'l Federation of the Blind, an inventory of equipment available for the blind, full-text of a bo about decline in braille use, full-text of speeches given at NFB conferences, jobline, legal information, guide dogs, and much more. http://www.nfb.org/default.htm

Blues music

From Curtis Hewston, the Blue Highway offers concise biographical essays on blues artists, listings of radio stations offering blues, and more. http://thebluehighway.com/
Access a compilation of links to sources of book reviews, from the Librarian's Guide, by this compiler.  http://www.winsor.edu/library/libguide.htm#Books

Booksellers and bookselling

American Booksellers Assn lists hundreds of bookstores with address and phone numbers. You can search by locality or name of bookstore. Some have home pages. http://www.boweb.org/bookstores/
Booksellers and bookselling
Amazon.com is a large online bookstore with a good reputation. Search the database of millions of books, videos, recordings, read interviews, and order online.    http://www.amazon.com/
(Not every city is on this list, but I'm from Boston!) Description & travel. All kinds of information, including movie schedules, list of bookstores, restaurants, auto mechanics with evaluations, housing, dining, neighborhoods, maps census data, sports schedules & much more. http://www.boston-online.com/index.html


Another terrific site with all you ever wanted to know about what's going on in Boston: news, real estate, travel, the arts, and much, much more. http://www.boston.com/

Breast cancer

From NOAH, a group of library and medical organizations, comes substantial information about breast cancer for patients. http://noah.cuny.edu/cancer/nci/cancernet/200013.html

Bridge (game)

American Contract Bridge League home page presents tournament results, results from other contests internationally, laws of duplicate bridge, usenet bridge archives, lists of clubs. http://www.acbl.org/

Business, international

Background Notes on the Countries of the World from the U.S. Dept of State. Information country by country. http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/index.html

Business, international

1999 Country Commercial Guides, prepared by the U.S. Dept. of State, are now available. These are substantial documents. http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/business/com_guides/index.html


Rick Mikula of Hole In-Hand Butterfly Farm has gathered a lot of information about butterflies, including directions on raising them, diseases, and conservation. http://mgfx.com/butterfly/articles/index.htm 


Measure for Measure, compiled by Judi Wolinsky, is a collection of interactive sites, which will calculate, measure, estimate, and translate for you. http://www.wolinskyweb.com/measure.htm


A set of online calculators for math, weather, medicine, music, navigation, automobile, distance, sailing, finance, sports, logic, science, and more, collected by Jim Martindale. http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/RefCalculators.html


Calendar of events (what happened on this date?) is offered by the History Channel and A&E Television Networks. Search by date, and retrieve events, a list of celebrities born on that day, and popular music chart toppers. http://www.historychannel.com/today/


Today in History, part of the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress, presents a summary of historical events of for today and yesterday, with pictures and links to further information about American history. This is a wonderful service. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/today.html


The National Institute of Standards and Technology offers A Walk Through Time, a discussion of time standards and ancient calendars in history. http://physics.nist.gov/GenInt/Time/ancient.html


Constitution and Statutes. Full-text. Prepared by the Canadian Minister of Justice. http://canada.justice.gc.ca/Loireg/index_en.html

Canada. Statistics

Statcan offers a searchable database of statistical information about Canada, along with information organized by subject. http://www.statcan.ca/english/Pgdb/M


see also under specific type of cancer


Using CancerNet, the database of the National Cancer Institute, search by keyword for many articles for both patients and physicians. This site offers access to PDQ, a clinical trials database, along with news and fact sheets. http://wwwicic.nci.nih.gov/


Full text of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (of the N.I.H.). Offerings include issues from the past several years. http://wwwicic.nci.nih.gov/jnci/jnci_issues.html


From the Univ of Penn Cancer Center's Oncolink, searchable info for patients and for health care professionals. http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu/


Abstracts of medical articles about cancer can be obtained through a keyword search at Oncolink, the Univ. of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center. http://http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu:8083/

Cancer, childhood

From the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, facts about childhood cancer, finding doctors, institutions, and research protocols. Protocols are searchable. http://www.nccf.org/

Capital punishment

Statistical summary, from the U.S. Dept of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cp.htm


Assembled by John Mark Ockerbloom, a layperson, this site offers the full-text of many official documents, current and historical. This collection is well-organized and thorough. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Web/People/sp/catholic.html


From Catholic Kiosk Info Web, full-text materials and links to info on saints, bishops, the pope and the Vatican, online dioceses, and more. http://www.aquinas-multimedia.com/arch/


CDNow! the Internet Music Store offers a huge database of sound recordings, classical and popular, and videotapes, to search. You may also order online. http://cdnow.com/


Dictionary of cell biology, from Academic Press, 1995. 2nd ed. Electronic version is keyword searchable. http://www.mblab.gla.ac.uk/~julian/Dict.html

Census data

Historical, social, economic, and demographic data from the Decennial Census of the U.S., from 1790 to 1970, searchable. This site has to be seen to be believed. What a treasure trove it is! http://icg.harvard.edu/census/


All about working with clay, from airbrushes to woodjoining, with technical handouts, ceramics suppliers, and more, from the Ceramics Web, from SDSU. Searchable. http://art.sdsu.edu/ceramicsweb/


Science Hypermedia, Inc. offers a beta version of its chemistry encyclopedia. http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/analytic/ac-meths.htm


A fine collection of links to mostly full-text information in chemistry, from online textbooks to periodical tables to Chemists Photo Gallery. Compiled by John Park. http://www.eyesoftime.com/teacher/chem.htm

Chemistry laboratories

A collection of full-text resources having to do with safety in the chem lab. Included are several Material Safety Data Sheets, information about pollution prevention, use of fire extinguishers, and more. From the Catalyst. http://www.TheCatalyst.org/


Homebirth primer for laypersons, copyright Midwifery Today, by Jill Cohen, a midwife, & Marti Dorsey, covering midwives, advantages of homebirth, complications, labor, other resources. http://www.efn.org/~djz/birth/homebirth.html


see also UNICEF


UNICEF presents Country Profiles, which contain statistical data on major social indicators, including child and maternal mortality, basic education, child malnutrition and immunization. Dates of statistics vary, and are hard to find, but most are from the 1990's. http://www.unicef.org/statis/


Substantial information on the rights of children, including the full text of the 1990 World Declaration on the Survival, Protection, and Development of Children, documents on child labor, education, health, and other topics, from UNICEF. http://www.unicef.org/

Children. U.S. Statistics

1998 Kids Count Data Book presents statistics of all kinds from government sources, both national and by state, presented by Annie E. Casey Foundation. Includes low birth rate babies, infant mortality rate, teen violent death rate, death rate ages 1-14, teen birth rate, juvenile violent crime, high school dropouts, children in poverty, children in single parent families, children in single parent families. http://www.aecf.org/kc1998/toc.htm

Children and television

From Kansas State University and the Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, an article about the impact of television on children, and how a parent can handle the negative effects. http://www.ksu.edu/humec/c&t.htm


A lavishly illustrated compilation on Chinese art, music, food, language, and more. http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~agenhtml/agenmc/china/china.html

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Information from the Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/cfs/facts.htm

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Introductory information and suggestions for finding more information about CSF. http://www.cais.com/cfs-news/intro.htm information resource, this site offers much more. Click on the maps to get to the full-text resources for the area of interest. Each link must be evaluated on its own merits. http://www.city.net

Civil rights

The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, memorializes events such as the Freedom Summer, Sit-Ins, March on Washington, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, with pictures and concise descriptions. http://www.mecca.org/~crights/cyber.html

Civil rights

From Amnesty Internat'l, reports on human rights in many countries of the world. Click on Library. http://www.amnesty.org/ailib/index.html

Civil rights

The International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development offers essays and articles on human rights issues around the world. Click on Publications. http://www.ichrdd.ca/

Civil rights

A gigantic collection of human rights treaties, laws, and other documents, full-text, from the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. This site is fully searchable. http://www.umn.edu/humanrts/

Civil rights

From the American Civil Liberties Union, position papers on the following issues are available full-text: church & state, criminal justice, cyber-liberties, death penalty, free speech, HIV/AIDS, immigrants' rights, racial equality, reproductive rights, national security, lesbian and gay rights, workplace rights, women's rights, students' rights, and voting rights. http://www.aclu.org/index.html

Civil rights. International aspects

The International Red Cross provides substantial information on issues and topics such as land mines, press releases, the full-text of international humanitarian law, amd more. Scroll down the page. http://www.icrc.org/eng

Civil rights. International aspects

The 1998 U.S. State Dept. Country Reports on Human Rights are browsable and searchable. The reports are available at http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/1998_hrp_report/98hrp_report_toc.html

Civil rights. International aspects

Women. Diana, from the University of Toronto Law Library, has collected documents, articles, reports, treaties, and other full-ext documents related to human rights and women. http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/docs.htm

Classical literature

The Internet Classics Archive provides about 440 searchable Greek and Latin texts. Links to similar sites are included. From Daniel C. Stevenson, at M.I.T. http://classics.mit.edu/index.html


Climate data includes latitude and longitude and mean temperature for each month in centigrade and fahrenheit for 4500 locations. Search by country or municipality. From Buttle and Tuttle, Ltd. http://www.worldclimate.com/climate/

Climate change

USA Today has assembled articles and other documents on climate and change. http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wclilink.htm

Clinical trials

From Center Watch, a publishing company focusing on clinical trials, listings and descriptions of clinical trials by disease category. There is also information about newly approved drug therapies. http://www.centerwatch.com/MAIN.HTM

Clinton, Bill

E-mail address. http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Mail/html/Mail_President.html

Clinton, Bill

Documents including executive orders, press briefings, speeches, and all other White House documents are available from the White House Virtual Library. http://www2.whitehouse.gov/WH/html/library.html


From the New Scientist, an article, a FAQ and other substantial information on cloning. http://www.nsplus.com/nsplus/insight/clone/clone.html
College entrance exams
see Educational tests & measurements

College fraternities and sororities

This searchable site links to all fraternity and sorority pages off a grand list, thus functioning as a pretty comprehensive list in itself. http://www.greekpages.com/
College entrance exams
see Educational tests & measurements

Colleges and universities

Rankings of colleges and universities from lots of sources, from Mother Jones to Money Magazine. Of note is the checklist of institutions friendly to people with disabilities. http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm

Colleges and universities

From the Princeton Review, admissions advice, rankings of undergrad and grad schools, info and simulated admissions tests, and more. http://www.review.com/index.cfm

Colleges and universities

Descriptions from Peterson's guides are available online, along with advice and related information. http://www.petersons.com/
Colleges and universities
College Net provides provides a searchable database of colleges with address, enrollment figures, tuition, contact information. Links to the college web page are available. http://collegenet.com/

Colleges and universities. U.S.

Links to institutional home pages via a clickable map, or alphabetically by state.  http://isl-garnet.uah.edu/Universities/

Colleges and universities, black

see Black colleges and universities

Commercial products. Recalls.

Recalls listed by date with press releases describing each, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html


From RotWeb, a primer: how to compost, what to compost, what not to compost, containers. Maintained by Eric Johnson. http://net.indra.com/~topsoil/Compost_Menu.html


From Cornell University, the Science and Engineering of Composting, a thorough introduction to composting. http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/compost/science.html
From Mastercomposter, how-to instructions, equipment, purpose, using worms, a message board, and more.   http://www.mastercomposter.com/

Computer software

A huge searchable or browsable database of programs for Macintosh and PC-compatibles offers annotated results, with price, file size, shareware location and/or company name, and rating. This is a terrific site! http://www.stroud.com/

Computer viruses

This page is the place to check on a virus scare. Search the database, or read up on the latest hoaxes, urban legends, and myths. http://www.kumite.com/myths/


A collection of world consitutions, full-text and arranged alphabetically by country, is offered by attorneys affiliated with the University of Richmond. http://www.richmond.edu/~jpjones/confinder/

Consumer price index (CPI)

see Cost and standard of living

Consumer protection

A collection of 100+ full-text brochures, posted by the Alexander Law Firm, Cincinnati OH. Brochures, which are mostly from federal agencies, cover topics from auto loans to funerals. http://consumerlawpage.com/brochure/index.html

Consumer safety

A slew of online brochures on topics such as prevention of lead paint poisoning, toys and children's furniture, indoor air pollution, power equipment, and art materials are offered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/pub_idx.html

Copyright. U.S.

Basics & info on registration & research, from the U.S. Copyright Office, covering electronic and other formats. http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright

Copyright. U.S.

From Stanford University Libraries, a collection of documents relating to the fair use of multimedia materials. http://fairuse.stanford.edu/multimed/

Copyright. U.S.

Search the copyright database via the Library of Congress, for copyrights registered from 1978 on. telnet://locis.loc.gov:23

Coral reefs and islands

Coral Forest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting coral reef ecosystems through education and action offers info on coral reef hotspots around the world with maps, photos, action alerts, campaigns and projects, and info about coral and why it is worth saving. http://www.blacktop.com/coralforest/

Coral and coral reefs

Sea world has full-text information on corals and coral reefs. http://www.seaworld.org/coral_reefs/introcr.html

Corporation reports

From EDGAR, a service of the Securities and Exchange Commission, search the full text of publicly available 1994-1998.U.S. 10Ks & other documents filed in electronic format with the SEC. A wonderful resource which promises to grow even better with time. http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar

Corporation reports

A nice interface for EDGAR, above. http://www.whowhere.com/Edgar/index.html


Search the 155,000 companies in the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers using 52,000 categories. You must register online, but membership is free. http://www.thomasregister.com:8000/index-to.html


Search by company name or domain name to retrieve URLS for web sites. http://www.netpart.com/company/search.html


Search this database of 16 million U.S. companies for addresses and phones, by name, state, or category. See maps of business locations. From BigBo. http://www.bigbo.com/

Cost and standard of living

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://stats.bls.gov/cpihome.htm

Counties, U.S.

Census summaries: population, housing, income, business for all U.S. counties, from Oregon State University. http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/usaco-stateis.html


This series, prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress and sponsored by the Department of the Army, contains studies of 71 countries. Not all studies are up-to-date, but each study includes substantial historical and other information. Searching and browsing are easy. There is a hyperlinked table of contents for each country. This should be a first stop. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html


Links to embassies of foreign countries in the U.S. and elsewhere are among the offerings at Embassy Pages, by EscapeArtist. http://www.escapeartist.com/embassy1/embassy1.htm


The U.S. Dept. of State makes its World Fact Book 1997 available full-text. Entries include info of all sorts on each country, including statistics. http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/nsolo/wfb-all.htm
From the United Nations, Infonation provides statistics for U.N. member countries, and  allows the viewer to compare data for up to 7 different countries. http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm
Crime. U.S.
From the U.S. Dept of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, an array of statistics, including those on victims of crime, drugs and crime, criminal offenders, and the criminal justice system - courts, law enforcement, and corrections. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/

Crime. U.S.

From the FBI, miscellaneous information including the Ten Mosted Wanted. The Uniform Crime Reports are available in PDF format. http://www.fbi.gov/homepage.htm

Crime. U.S.

From Number Crunchers, statistics on crime trends and preliminary 1996 FBI crime statistics (these tend to be delayed) in the U.S.  http://www.newstrench.com/02nc/02nc.htm

Crime. U.S.

Important crime statistics provided by the F.B.I. and the Bureau of Justice Statistics are available from the White House. http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/crime.html

Crime. U.S.

see also Juvenile delinquents and delinquency 

Dead Sea Scrolls

An exhibit on the scrolls from the Library of Congress. http://sunsite.unc.edu/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html


Deaf World Web offers news articles, directories, the Online Deaf Encyclopedia, and ASL dictionary, and more. http://deafworldweb.org/dww/


Health and disease statistics and causes of death worldwide for 1997 are presented by the the World Health Organization. http://www.who.org/whr/1998/factse.htm

Death penalty

see Capital punishment

Depository libraries, federal

From the Government Printing Office, a list of federal depository libraries by state, and info about their offerings. http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/dpos/adpos003.html


From the CDC, questions and answers, fact sheet, and more. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ddt/ddthome.htm


Excellent info for the layperson from the NIH's Nat'l Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease. Statistics, overview, dictionary, and more. http://www.niddk.nih.gov


Medilife Software, makers of Balance PC Diabetes Software, offers a tremendous amount of information, with answers to almost every conceivable question and links to a huge number of related sites. http://www.medilife.com/medilife/diabetes/index.htm


R. Beard, Bucknell University, has created the searchable Web of Online Dictionaries, a collection of links to hundreds of dictionaries - thesauri, foreign language, specialized English dictionaries, grammar aids, and much more, in many different languages. Since this is a collection of links, each resource must be evaluated on its own merits. http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html

Digestive disorders

Excellent info for the layperson from the NIH's Nat'l Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease. http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Lots of information about dinosaurs, appealingly presented and with links leading to more detailed info, from the University of California Museum of Paleontology. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html


The Field Museum presents an exhibit on dinosaurs, with lots of pictures and video clips. http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/web_exhibits.htm
Direct mail advertizing
see Junk mail


No full-text information here, but an excellent selection of assistive technology links, assembled for the Cornucopia of Disability Information, a project at SUNY Buffalo (NY). http://codi.buffalo.edu/graph_based/.software/


Legal information includes ADA full-text, with supplementary info, info on advocacy organizations, and much more. http://codi.buffalo.edu/graph_based/.legal.cases/


From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, online brochures on how to deal with natural disasters, along with a good amount of general information, including the history of hurricanes, hurricane names through 1998 (Eastern Pacific) and 2001 (Atlantic) and weather radio frequencies. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/hurricbro.html


From ReliefWeb, a project of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA), wire stories and other documents about emergencies being monitored, and bulletins with very current information. This is a good place to go for info about world trouble spots. from El Nino to Angola. http://www.reliefweb.int/


From VITA, Volunteers in Technical Assistance, information about emergency situations worldwide - floods, fires, famine, and more. Choose Emergency Information Service. http://www.vita.org/emergres.htm


see also Medicine


Sponsors promise that the 17th edition of the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy will be available full-text, at no cost, in "early 1999." A HREF = "http://www.merck.com/!!rlyQv09xdrlyQv3AP6/pubs/mmanual/"http://www.merck.com/!!rlyQv09xdrlyQv3AP6/pubs/mmanual/


Search Medline free of charge using the Grateful Med or PubMed interfaces. This service is provided by the National Library of Medicine. http://wwwindex.nlm.nih.gov/databases/freemedl.html


From P S L Consulting Group, Inc., a set of links to content-rich disease-specific Internet sites, in alphabetical order. http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/disrefsites.htm


From the National Institutes of Health, info for consumers about acute pain management, urinary incontinence, pressure ulcers, cataract, depression, sickle cell disease, early HIV infection, benign prostatic hyperplasia, management of cancer pain, unstable angina, heart failure, otitis media, mammography quality, acute low back pain, post-stre rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, and sming cessation. Once at the site, select the Consumer Version in English or Spanish for each disease. http://text.nlm.nih.gov/ftrs/pick?collect=ahcpr&ftrsK=0


MedHelp International, staffed by volunteer medical workers, provides articles on many diseases written in lay terms, in a searchable database. Subjects range from alopecia to coronary artery disease. http://medhlp.netusa.net/search.htm


Compute the distance, as the crow flies, from one world location to another. Based on the Geographic Name Server at U of Michigan, this ingenious program calculates distances using latitudes and longitudes. http://www.indo.com/distance/

Diversity (Biology)

A collection of policy instruments: legal documents such as treaties, agreements, and laws and accompanying materials on global environmental issues, from the Policy Instruments Database, a cooperative effort of IUCN, UNEP, the World Conservation Union, Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Freedom House. http://sedac.ciesin.org/pidb/pidb-home.html

Diversity (Biology)

An online text by Peter J. Bryant, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, examines "the origin, nature and value of biological diversity, the threats to its continued existence, and approaches to preserving what is left." http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/Titlpage.htm


The Dog Owner's Guide, from a bimonthly advertiser-supported print newspaper of the same name, offers loads of information about breeds, diseases, behavior problems, and other canine-related topics. http://www.canismajor.com/dog/
Sea world has full-text information on bottlenose dolphins. http://www.seaworld.org/infobo.html

Domestic violence

Articles about violence against women from N.O.W. http://www.now.org/issues/violence/index.html

Drug abuse

Facts about caffeine, Naltrexone, barbiturates, cannabis, cocaine, alcohol, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, tobacco, PCP, opiates, inhalants, LSD, and benzodiazepines, from ARF, the Addiction Research Foundation, in Toronto. Info includes effects, legal status, tolerance, and a synopsis. http://www.arf.org/isd/pim/list.html

Drug abuse

The U.S. Dept. of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration presents information on abused drugs, arranged in categories. http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/abuse/contents.htm

Drug abuse

The U.S. Dept. of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration offers substantial full-text articles about drug traffic into the U.S. http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/pblist.htm

Drug abuse

The U.S. Department of State International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, from the 1998 Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is available full-text at the Dept. of State. It details U.S. policy and programs for drug control worldwide. http://www.state.gov/www/global/narcotics_law/narc_reports_mainhp.html

Drug abuse

The U.S. National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers Research and Statistics, Drug and Alcohol Facts, and more. http://www.health.org/

Drug abuse

From Columbia University's Healthwise service, full-text information on the abuse of drugs and alcohol. An excellent collection of articles. http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/Cat2.html


Searchable database of 400 drugs, with detailed advice for patients, overseen by Neil Sandow, Pharm.D. http://www.rxlist.com/


PharmInfoNet, a service of VirSci Corp., maintains a drug database, searchable by generic and proprietary name. For drugs listed, you will find basic information and links to additional articles. Choose Drug DB. http://www.pharminfo.com/drugdb/db_mnu.html


Browse or search this database of drugs, to locate diagram of chemical structure, brand names, description, picture, mechanism of action, interactions, etc. From Clinical Pharmacology Drug Monograph Service. http://www.cponline.gsm.com


From P\S\L Consulting Group, Inc., a page for physicians which offers a substantial list of new drugs/new indications viewable by product or indication. http://www.pslgroup.com/NEWDRUGS.HTM


The FDA News has articles related to drugs, with current issues and searchable archives at the FDA web site. http://www.fda.gov/opacom/hpnews.html
E-mail addresses
Search the Internet Address Finder, a 6 million address database, by personal name or by e-mail address. http://www.iaf.net/
E-mail addresses
Search WhoWhere? to locate e-mail addresses and more, in a large database. http://www.whowhere.com/


Earthquake locater with maps, from the Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Edinburg, from data from the Nat'l Earthquake Data Center of the U.S. Geological Survey. Choose World-Wide Earthquake Locator. http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/quakexe/quakes


A Page in History, from Susan Rosenberg, presents nicely organized maps and lists of historic earthquakes. Many of the documents are from the US Geologic Survey. http://www.earthwaves.com/shorose/quake.html

Eating disorders

Facts about eating disorders and prevention thereof is available from Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, a national non-profit organization. ttp://members.aol.com/edapinc/home.html

Economics. U.S.

International guidelines. Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices for 1997 and earlier years are available for many countries from the Department of State. Dated 1998. http://www.state.gov/www/issues/economic/trade_reports/

Economy. U.S.

From the GPO Gateway at the University of California, Economic Indicators, FY 1997, 1998 and 1999 U.S. Budget, Congressional Records 1994-1999, impeachment documents, Economic Reports of the President 1996 through 1999, the Federal Register, and more. Search specific titles or databases by subject. http://www.gpo.ucop.edu/

Economy. U.S.

The U.S. economy at a glance is a timely set of statistics offered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Included are employment, productivity, and price index figures. http://www.bls.gov/eag.table.html

Economy. U.S.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland offers articles, graphs, and statistics commenting on the U.S. economy. This is a great resource! http://www.clev.frb.org/research/index.htm

Economy. U.S.

Search the annual Economic Reports of the President. Choose 1996 through 1999.http://www.access.gpo.gov/eop/
Search a database of English-language editorials,  mostly full text and current as of today. http://www.opinion-pages.org/
Education Abroad: University & College Educations Abroad
Educations.com supports international students throughout their entire university, college educational experience. Explore the social media forum, talk to other international students, ask questions, read reviews, and learn about education in the country you wish to study by reading our study abroad guides. http://www.educations.com/
Education. U.S. Statistics
"The Condition of Education." The 1999 report and the 1998 Digest of Education Statistics are available for those with Acrobat installed, and the 1997 report is available without Acrobat. These documents are courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Education National Center for Education Statistics. See also Fast Facts. http://nces.ed.gov/

Education. U.S. Statistics

The White House offers statistics from the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Education Statistics on such topics as the high school dropout rate, number of doctoral degrees awarded, net cost of higher education, adult literacy, and student achievement in various subjects. These stats are terrifi;c, and let's hope they're updated soon.http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/education.html

Educational laws and regulations

From the U.S. Dept. of Education, the full text docments, such as the 1999 education budget, School to Work, Goals 2000, information on applying for grants, and other important Dept. of Education initiatives. http://www.ed.gov/

Educational tests & measurements

A guide to SSAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, TOEFL, GMAT from the Princeton Review. Lo under area of interest: graduate studies, undergraduate studies, medical, law, or business school. http://www.review.com

Egypt. History

Full-text history of ancient Egypt from a course taught at Northwestern University, including chronologies, languages, status of women, names, places, and words to remember, and more. http://www.library.nwu.edu/class/history/B94/

El Nino (ocean current)

From the Pacific Marine Environmental Lab of the U.S. NOAA, substantial explanation of El Nino, with bibliography. Scroll down to El Nino information. http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/toga-tao/el-nino/nino-home.html

El Nino (ocean current)

From the Franklin Institute Science Museum, background information, with the scientific explanation of El Nino. http://sln.fi.edu/weather/nino/nino.html

Electronic texts

"Alex," a catalog of hundreds of full-text electronic books available over the Internet. Browse by author, title, date, etc., and use concordances. A collection of works at Oxford Univ (U.K.), gathered from pointers at the English-server at Carnegie Mellon, the Oxford Text Archive, Project Gutenberg, On-line Bo Initiative, Eris at Virginia Tech, and others. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/morgan/alex/alex-index.html

Electronic texts

If you didn't find what you wanted through Alex, Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, N.Y., maintains the Digital Librarian, a collection of pointers to many sites with electronic texts around the world. http://www.servtech.com/~mvail/electronic.html


America's Job Bank, from the U.S. Dept. of Labor and state employment offices, lists 3/4 million job openings and nearly a million job seekers. http://www.ajb.dni.us/


JobWeb has a searchable database of jobs. You can limit by state. http://www.jobsweb.com/

Employment. Projections

Occupational Outlo Handbo. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the OOH and has made it available and keyword searchable at its exemplary web site. The 1998-99 edition is current; as this work is revised biennially. http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm

Employment statistics. U.S.

The Economy at a Glance is a very timely table which contains current data on the various economic indicators produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://stats.bls.gov/eag.table.html

Endangered species

This page is dated 1997. Endangered and extinct species lists. For U.S., clickable map, lists of plants and animals sorted by region and name, searchable by common or scientific name. World lists include IUCN 1994 Red List of Endangered Animals and extinct species list are available. Facts and fact sheets, too. From EE-link, an environmental organization. http://www.nceet.snre.umich.edu/EndSpp/Endangered.html

Endangered Species Act

Lots of information for U.S. species, plus the law, full-text, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. http://www.fws.gov/r9endspp/endspp.html

Endocrine glands, disorders

Excellent info for the layperson from the NIH's Nat'l Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease. Addison's Disease, Cushing's Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, prolactinoma, familial multiple endocrine neoplasia, are covered. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory presents a collection of full-text information on renewable energy resources. http://www.nrel.gov/dd.html


From the California State Energy Commission, Energy Quest presents information on types of fuel and energy, conservation, electric vehicles, and more. http://www.energy.ca.gov/education/descriptions.html

English language. Dictionaries

From Merriam-Webster, an online dictionary with pronunciation guide. http://www.m-w.com/dictionary

English language. English as a second language

Guides for ESL students: punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary lists, and the like, along with links to other ESL sites, from the Purdue University Writing Lab http://owl.english.purdue.edu/esl/ESL-student.html
English language. Grammar & usage
Grammar, spelling problems & mistakes, sentences, punctuation, parts of speech, word choice, & gen'l writing concerns are all addressed w/ clear explanations & plenty of examples at the Purdue Univ. Writing Lab. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/writing.html
English language. Grammar & usage
From St. John's Wood School of English, wel-organized tutorialsGrammar, spelling problems & mistakes, sentences, punctuation, parts of speech, word choice, & gen'l writing concerns are all addressed w/ clear explanations & plenty of examples at the Purdue Univ. Writing Lab. http://www.edunet.com/english/grammar/
English language. Grammar & Usage
A guide to grammatical rules, usage and style, put together by a professor in English at Rutgers, Jack Lynch. This is an alphabetical guide, with cross references. http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/p.html

English language. Thesauri

Roget's Thesaurus. Adapted from the 1911 Crowell ed. Search or browse. Posted at Notre Dame Women's College. http://www.notredame.ac.jp/Roget/


The Congressional Research Service offers full-text reports on the environment, on topics such as forest health, water quality, waste management, and many others. Search or browse. A terrific site! http://www.cnie.org/nle/crs_main.html
Our Planet, a magazine from the U.N. Environmental Programme, offers issues devoted to articles on themes like ozone, climate change, oceans, food and water. http://www.ourplanet.com/imgversn/planethme.html


Econet presents very current Action Alerts and Headline articles about environmental issues. http://www.igc.org/igc/econet/index.html


Here is a wealth of information on current issues such as nuclear weapons, ocean depletion and pollution, population overgrowth, energy-efficient transportation, water and wetlands, pesticides, energy, garbage, global warming, health, and more, from the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit group. http://www.nrdc.org/nrdc/worldview/index.html

Environmental health. U.S.

The National Institutes of Health presents information and data on environmental health. Covered are dioxin research, relationship of breast cancer to the environment, lead hazards, and much more. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/oc/factsheets/fsmenu.htm

Environmental policy. U.S.

Search for or browse through regulations, press releases and other documents at the E.P.A. web site. http://www.epa.gov/epahome/search.html

Extraterrestrial intelligence

see Life on other planets 
Search Usenet FAQs by newsgroup names, archive names, subjects, or keywords, or browse by FAQ title. From Ohio State University. http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html

Family violence

see Domestic violence


Search a database of foods from fast food restaurants to learn fat, calorie, sodium content. This information is based on Fast Food Facts, by the consumer division of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. http://www.olen.com/food/

Federal Express

Track your package online free. You will need your tracking number. http://www.fedex.com/us/tracking/

Federal Register

Searchable. http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html
FHI (Family Health International) offers information about family planning and AIDS. http://www.fhi.org/en/wsp/women.html
Figure skating
News, info about tours & competitions, buying skates, skating clubs and rinks, learning to skate, 1994 and 1998 winter Olympics, jes, links to other skating pages, FAQ, reference manual, and more. Sandra Loosemore is responsible for this page. http://frog.simplenet.com/skateweb/

Financial aid

From Mark Kantrowitz, author of the The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students, a large amount of information for students. http://www.finaid.org

Financial aid

This info page includes calculators for various computations, including the College Cost Projector, related to financial aid. By Mark Kantrowitz, author of the The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students. http://http://www.finaid.org/calculators/

Financial aid

Financial aid info for minority college students is available from FEDIX/MOLIS. see Black colleges and universities.


Guns and crime. Statistics from the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Follow the links near the bottom of the page for more statistics. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/guns.htm


The Nat'l Rifle Assn gopher offers brochures and articles (under Research), an index of recent bills and legislation, and more. See the menu at left.http://www.nraila.org/

Fish and aquariums

Diseases, catalogs of marine and fresh-water fish with pictures, clubs, discussion group archives, breeders registry, glossary, clubs FAQ, vendors, from FINS (Fish Information Service). Assembled by Mark Rosenstein of Active Window Productions. http://www.actwin.com/fish


Flags of 200 nations are archived here by Information Technology Associates. The information is kept up-to-date, but please evaluate for accuracy. http://www.wave.net/upg/immigration/flags.html

Flower arrangement

Ikebana International highlights the Japanese art of flower arranging here, with a history and guide. http://www1.biz.biglobe.ne.jp/~ikebana/

Folk songs

Lyrics. Mudcat Cafe presents the Digital Tradition Folk Song Database, a huge collection of folk song lyrics, searchable by keywords in the lyrics. http://www.deltablues.com/folksearch.html


From D. L. Ashliman, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, comes an amazing labor of love. Here is a collection of folklore and mythology electronic texts, edited and/or translated by Mr. Ashliman. This collection is especially strong on Germanic myths, legends, and sagas. http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html


see also Nutrition
Food groups
see Food pyramid

Food. Labelling

The FDA offers online information about decoding food labels. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/Label/label.html

Food. Safety

"The FDA News" and other publications have articles related to food safety, with current issues and searchable archives at the FDA web site. http://www.fda.gov/opacom/hpnews.html

Food. Safety

The National Food Safety Database web site, part of a multi-state/agency effort with funding from the Department of Agriculture, offers a wealth of full-text information on food safety, treating topics such as irradiation, preservation, labelling, household pests, nutrition, and wild game. The database is searchable and browsable.http://www.foodsafety.org/index.html

Food pyramid

The food pyramid in detail, from the USDA. http://www.nal.usda.gov:8001/py/pmap.htm

Foreign languages

Links to foreign language-English translating dictionaries, and more, are available at the Human Languages Page. http://www.june29.com/cgi/HLPsearch.cgi?stype=DIV&DIVS=Languages+and+Literature

Forests and forestry

From the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, full-text info on forest health including info on health status and pests and diseases. http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/


This colorful site offers lots of information about properties of fractals and how to make them, from Cynthia Lanius at Rice University. http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/frac/


see College fraternities


The National Fraud Information Center, a project of the National Consumers League, offers the opportunity to report fraud, alerts, advice, and safe shopping tips. http://www.fraud.org/

Freedom of Information Act

A citizen's guide to using the FOIA, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. http://www.eff.org/pub/Activism/FOIA/foia.kit

Fund raising

How to write grant proposals, archives of Philanthropy News Digest, searchable, a directory of grantmakers on the Internet, from the Foundation Center. http://fdncenter.org/

Fund raising

From the Simmons College (MA) Office of Sponsored Programs, a wonderful set of links to grant-making organizations. http://www.simmons.edu/resources/sponsoredprogs/index.html 
The Galileo Project is a hypertext guide to the life, work, and times of Galileo. http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/
Gardens and gardening
A large collection of articles on subjects ranging from composting to pests to cyanide in apricot pits, from the Illinois Cooperative Extension Service. http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~robsond/solutions/hort.html
Gardens and gardening
The National Gardening Association presents an online horticultural encyclopedia, which has substantial entries on more than 15,000 terms. http://www2.garden.org/nga/edit/hortdict.html
Gardens and gardening
Loads of full-text info on indoor and outdoor gardening from the Virginia Cooperative Extension. See Landscape and Nursery and Fruits and Vegetables. http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/
Gay, Lesbian, and bisexual youth
Two Students in Twenty compiles resources for L/G/Bi youth, compiled at the Winsor School. http://www.winsor.edu/library2/lesbres.htm
Gays, Lesbians, and bisexuals
Events, history, civil rights, campus issues, fact sheets, other documents: an electronic resource library from the Queer Resource Directory. http://qrd.tcp.com/qrd/


Ancestry.com offers free access to several databases of information to help you track down your family history. (Other databases involve fees.) http://ancestry.com/
A great article on family history and genealogy http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.History-at-Home-A-Guide-to-Genealogy.17370.html


Rootsweb is a gigantic collection of resources to aid in genealogy research. http://www.rootsweb.com/


State vital records offices, as well as archive sites, are listed with address, phone, and URL, when available. This service is courtesy of Beth Orsay. http://vitalrec.com/index.html


Roots-l, the original genealogy mailing list, maintains archives and other resources. http://searches.rootsweb.com/

Genealogy, African-American

Afrigeneas: African Ancestored Genealogy is a collection of resources, including a mailing list archive, a searchable database of African-American names, a forum, a list of links, and more. This site is a group project.http://www.afrigeneas.com/

Genealogy, Jewish

FAQs: a guide to Jewish genealogical research, and more, from JewishGen. http://www.jewishgen.org/faqinfo.html

Geographic names

An index to U.S. Geologic Survey maps. Search by city or town name or zip code, to retrieve coordinates, elevation, population, county, zip code. http://www.mit.edu:8001/geo
Make your way through the links of this timely collection to find full-text background information on El Nino, tornadoes, hazards and disasters, current and historical maps, time, and world population, among many other topics. The Mining Company is responsible for this and other valuable compilations. http://geography.miningco.com/
Global warming
see Greenhouse effect


Tournament results, historical statistics, course info, directories, online shoppping, reference materials, live reporting, from Golfweb, a member of the Nat'l Golf Foundation. http://www.golfweb.com

Gore, Al, Vice President

His web page with e-mail address. http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Mail/html/Mail_Vice_President.html


Substantial info from Sea World. http://www.seaworld.org/infobo.html

Government auctions

Upcoming U.S. government, state, and international sales, open to the public, are listed by FinanceNet. http://www.financenet.gov/financenet/sales/sales.htm
Governments, world
Here is a fine collection of information about governments and other organizations are provided, country by country. http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/
Greece. Ancient
A virtual exhibit from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, describing and illustrating life in ancient Greece, including women's life, men's life, the house, religion, death, and more. http://www.museum.upenn.edu./Greek_World/Intro.html

Greece. Ancient

The Perseus Project offers texts, images, and commentary on the culture of Greece and, to a lesser extent, Rome. This is part of a larger project available on CD-ROM, but the free offerings here are worth exploring. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Greenhouse effect

The Environmental Protection Agency offers full-text information on global warming, climate change, and the greenhouse effect. http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/


Intro to Greenpeace Internat'l, latest press releases, information on campaigns related to oceans, climate, forests, genetic engineering, nuclear issues & more, all searchable. http://www.greenpeace.org/
see Firearms


USA Gymnastics Online is the official site for USA Gymnastics, the governing body for the sport in this country. Here you can find a gym or a camp, find out about the sport and the athletes, read a FAQ, and more. http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/ 


see Disabled

Hate groups

From HateWatch, a Guide to Hate Groups on the Internet. The guide features news, interviews, descriptions and links to web sites of "anti" groups, and more. http://hatewatch.org/

Hawaiian language (indigenous language)

Searchable Hawaiian-English dictionary from the Univ of Hawaii Hawaiian Language Center. http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/OP/dictionary/

Hazard notices

Consumer publications including hazard notices for commercial products, with press releases describing each, from the U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission. http://www.cpsc.gov/consumer.html

Hazardous substances

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an agency of the Public Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, presents the Internet HazDat Database, which has information on contaminants and contaminated sites. Use the clickable map or search the database. http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/hazdat.html

Hazardous substances

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an agency of the Public Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, presents fact sheets about hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites in the U.S. Scroll down to the alphabetical index. http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/toxfaq.html


Understanding headache and prevention and treatment are topics at the American Council for Headache Education, which does a good job of explaining headaches in lay language. http://www.achenet.org/understand.htm


Health and disease information from Duke University Student Health Services. Contraception, sex, sming and drinking, nutrition, pregnancy, STDs, along with information on women's health and men's health, are included. http://h-devil-www.mc.duke.edu/h-devil/


Read full-text brochures on such topics as mental health, reproductive health, fitness, stress management, sming cessation, STDs, eating disorders, and alcohol and other drugs, from the Fronske Health Center at Northern Arizona University. http://www.nau.edu/~fronske/broch.html


News releases and fact sheets from the National Center for Health Statistics at the Center for Disease Control. Topics of reports range from teen sex rates to nursing home care. http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/releases/releases.htm


World health is the subject of the 1997 World Health Report from the World Health Organization. An executive summary, report on deaths, and "50 Facts of Health" are available. http://www.who.org/whr/1997/whr-e.htm


Fact sheets and press releases on diseases such as cholera and polio are available from the World Health Organization. http://www.who.org/inf/fs/index.html

Health. U.S. Statistics

The White House offers statistics from the NIH and CDC on such topics as prevention and risk, reportable diseases, low birth weight babies, and health care expenditures. http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/health.html

Heart disease

The American Heart Association presents information on heart disease and stre and risk assessment. http://www.amhrt.org/


Sponsored by the Hindu Students Council in Needham MA, Global Hindu Electronic Networks: The Hindu Universe offers substantial information and is searchable. Text of scriptures, events, organizations, history, news, and related topics are included.

Historic houses, sites, etc.
Search the database of the National Register of Historic Places by state/county. http://www.nr.nps.gov/

Historical documents

Librarians at the Brigham Young University Library, have assembled this well-presented collection of Western European historical documents, in translation, facsimile, or transcribed, from the Middle Ages into this century. http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/


This huge archive collected and organized by Don Mabry, has links to historical texts. Save some time to explore. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9061/index.html


This is a well-annotated, gigantic set of links to the history of the ancient world, searchable  and browsable.  http://www.julen.net/ancient/


World history. Horus, from the Department of History, University of California, Riverside, presents a huge number of links to history sites; the emphasis is on the West. Searchable and browsable.
Primary sources in American history include documents, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, and maps. A truly amazing collection. http://www.memory.loc.gov
A list of a dozen important holidays in 2000, with their dates, from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. http://www.legalcom.com/notices/note564.htm
Holistic medicine
The Falk Library of the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, offers a substantial set of links to alternative medicine sites on the Internet, from AIDS to the World Health Organization. http://www.pitt.edu/~cbw/syst.html

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

The U.S. Holocaust Museum offers full-text information, including a history of the Holocaust (see Learn About the Holocaust), images, transcripts, and other documents. There is also a substantial set of links to other Holocaust education organizations and to sites concerned with genocide, human rights, and racism. http://www.ushmm.org/

Home education

Jon's Homeschool Resource Page offers guides, vendors, WWW education resources and lots more. This site was created by Jon Shemitz. http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/
Home schooling
see Home education


From the National Coalition for the Homeless, fact sheets with statistics and issues, http://nch.ari.net/alerts.html
and current legislation at http://nch.ari.net/facts.html
The Hospice Foundation offers information for the bereaved, a directory of helfpul organizations, stories of those who have benefitted from hospice care, and more. http://www.hospicefoundation.org/

Houses. Maintenance and repair

Detailed directions for home improvement projects are presented at HouseNet's Home Improvement Library. Browsor search. http://www.housenet.com/

Houses. Maintenance and repair

Project Planner sponsored by Home Mechanix Magazine has lots of ideas and solutions. http://www.homeideas.com/

Human Genome Project

An introduction and primer on the project, from the U.S. Department of Energy. http://www.er.doe.gov/production/ober/HELSRD_top.html

Human rights

see Civil rights


From Coral Gables, Florida, the Nat'l Hurricane Center monitors and distributes warnings and watches for hurricanes over the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific from 5/15 thru 11/30 each year. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/


From National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, online brochures on how to deal with hurricanes and other natural disasters. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/hurricbro.html 


Schedules, biographies, results, musher list, history, at the Iditarod Supersite. No compiler listed. http://www.dogsled.com/
Immigration and emigration
The Cato Institute and the National Immigration Forum have brought together 40 organizations to sponsor publication of this 1995 report by Julian L. Simon entitled Immigration: The Demographic and Economic Facts. http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/pr-immig.html
Immigration and emigration
Immigration and Nationality Act full-text. Hyperlinked and Boolean searchable. Document obtained from the U.S. House of Representatives gopher. http://www.fourmilab.ch/uscode/8usc/8usc.html

Immigration and emigration

At the Immigration Home Page, from the law office of Richard Madison, there is lots of practical advice for those seeking to immigrate to the U.S. http://www.lawcom.com/immigration/

Immigration and emigration

The University of California, Davis, has pupt together a set of discussion documents on immigration. There is also a link to Migration News, a periodical, with full-text articles. http://migration.ucdavis.edu/MN-Resources/94report/4int/

Immigration and emigration

From the Rand Corporation, outline and notes for a study of how immigration to the U.S. affects taxes. http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR705.html

Immigration and emigration

From the History Department at University of Winconsin, a syllabus outlining a history of immigration to the U.S. Suggested readings are helpful. http://www.wisc.edu/history/404tja/404sch.html#Lsn6

Income tax. U.S.

From the IRS, forms to download. http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/forms_pubs/index.html

Indians of North America

see Native Americans


From the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, statistics about injuries. http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/osp/data.htm


Fact sheets including info on habitat, life cycle, control and interesting facts for scores of insects, from the Virginia cooperative Extension. http://www.ext.vt.edu/entomology/
Full-text information on 19 species of insect, from the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Univ. of Delaware. http://bluehen.ags.udel.edu/insects/descriptions/entohome.html

Interest (economics)

Bank rates from Bank Rate Monitor include mortgage, savings, home equity, consumer loans, credit cards, and credit union. Check rates by state and area, and read about where rates are going. http://www.bankrate.com/

International government

From the Michigan Electronic Library, links to official servers of foreign governments. http://mel.lib.mi.us/government/GOV-international-sites.html

Inventors. Biographies

Inventors Handbo, from MIT, features a concise biographies for inventor of the week, which are archived here. http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/archive.html

Inventors. Biographies

From the National Inventors Hall of Fame, brief biographies with pictures for scores of inventors. http://www.invent.org/bo/index.html


Irish culture is the subject of these many many links to fine sites, covering literature, mythology, art, drama, history and more. http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland/


A substantial introduction to Islam from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. http://www.iad.org/

Japanese Americans

From the Japanese American National Museum, National Resource Center, articles about the mass incarceration during World War II. http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/janm/nrc/index.html

Jazz. Biographies

From WNUR, Northwestern University radio, People in Jazz offers brief biographical and other info on a long list of jazz artists. This is a labor of love. http://www.acns.nwu.edu/WNUR/jazz/artists/

Jazz. History

A chart of jazz styles derived from Joachim Berendt's The Jazz Bo, from WWWNUR, Northwestern University. http://www.acns.nwu.edu/jazz/styles/

Job listings

see Employment


Shamash the Jewish resources page, maintained by Avi Feldblum, lists Jewish organizations, judaica, Holocaust info, kosher restaurant database, a FAQ, Israel info, and more. http://www.shamash.org/


Virtual Jerusalem, from Israel, a large collection of Jewish and Israeli items, from software and clipart, to Aliyah and holiday info. http://www.jer1.co.il/

Junk mail

How to stop. See files entitled Junk Mail and More on Junk Mail. From Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs4-junk.htm

Juvenile delinquents and delinquency

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service, a research and development agency of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, offers dozens of reports on various topics, including gangs, victimization, prevention, corrections. http://www.ncjrs.org/jjhome.htm

Kennedy, John F.

Cheryl Overfield has collected primary documents such as the Inaugural Address and conclusions from the Warren Report, articles pictures, audio files, and memoirs, all relating to JFK, as well as a mammoth collection of links. http://users.southeast.net/~cheryl/jfk.html


Free database of potential keypals to search, with age, sex, interests, and ethnicity listed. List yourself if like. http://www.cyberfriends.com/

Kidney disorders

Excellent info from the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/kidney/kidney.htm


The Quran Browser makes the Koran searchable by keyword or passage number and verse. Complete instructions are available. This is a service of the Scholarly Technology Group, Brown University. http://goon.stg.brown.edu/quran_browser/pqeasy.shtml


The Kwanzaa Information Center offers history, description. This is a substantial document. Not attributed, although it is from Melanet, a service of New Perspective Technologies, Inc. http://www.melanet.com/kwanzaa/ 

Language and languages

Foreign language tutorials, dictionaries, and other reference works have been collected at the Human-Languages Page. Choose Languages and Literature. http://www.hardlink.com/~chambers/HLP/


FindLaw is a free service which allows the user to search the full-text of code, case law, articles in law journals and reviews, Supreme Court decisions, and other legal information. http://www.findlaw.com/


The American Bar Association makes available many legal resources including the full-text of decisions from various U.S. courts. http://www.abanet.org/lawlink/home.html


Links to sites providing the full-text of state constitutions, statutes, legislation, and session laws. Federal materials, court decisions, and summaries of laws or bills are not included. http://www.prairienet.org/~scruffy/f.htm


The U.S. House of Representatives, through its Internet Law Library, has compiled a collection of links to law-related information, including many with the full-text of federal code. http://law.house.gov/52.htm

Law. Dictionary

The World Wide Legal Information Association, from the law offices of Philip B. Kerr, offers a legal dictionary with definitions in lay language. http://www.islandnet.com/~wwlia/diction.htm

Law, international

From the U.S. House of Representative, laws of foreign countries, alphabetically by country. http://www.phillylawyer.com/52.htm

Law. State law.

Statutes and other state-by-state information are available at this well-organized site, from are available from the Washburn University School of Law. http://http://www.washlaw.edu/

Law. United States

The U.S. Government Printing Office makes available online several searchable databases, including Congressional Record, 1994+, GAO Reports, Rederal Register 1994+, Bills 1993-1994+. http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/db2.html

Law, U.S. & international

Emory University offers, in many cases full-text and searchable, federal code, legislative, and U.S. Court of Appeals documents, historical documents, legal materials from many countries, and more. http://www.law.emory.edu/LAW/refdesk/toc.html


The EPA offers an online brochure discussing lead in the home with suggestions for dealing with it, and hotlines and environmental agencies to call. Undated, but still relevant.http://www.epa.gov/docs/lead_pm/leadtxte.txt.html

Legislation. U.S.

Congress. Congressional Quarterly site offers up-to-date voting records for members of Congress. http://cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/cq/resources/votewatch/

Legislation. U.S.

see also U.S. Congress


The National Organization for Women posts news and feature articles on lesbian rights. http://www.now.org/issues/lgbi/index.html


Leukemia Society of America offers statistics and other info about leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma. http://www.leukemia.org/docs/leuk_rel.html


Federal depository libraries links, compiled by Lily Wai, University of Idaho. http://drseuss.lib.uidaho.edu:80/govdoc/otherdep.html

Life on other planets

SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, with partial funding from the NSF) site describes search projects. Check the Table of Contents http://www.seti-inst.edu


From Berkeley Digital Library, a large collection of full-text medieval and classical literary documents, from the Song of Roland to Troilus and Criseyde. The full text is searchable. http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/OMACL/


see Musee du Louvre 


Sea World has full text information on manatees. http://www.seaworld.org/manatee/manatees.html


see Corporations


The Perry-Castaneda Map Collection at the University of Texas is superb. 2100 images are available. The coverage is nternational. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html


Mapquest's interactive atlas will help you pinpoint locations worldwide. Click on Online Maps. http://mapquest.com/


Lycos offers roadmaps. Type in an address. http://www.lycos.com/roadmap.html


A special report from the New Scientist on marijuana. http://www.newscientist.com/nsplus/insight/drugs/marijuana/marijuana.html
Marine animals
see Marine fauna

Marine fauna

Sea World has full-text information on dolphins, whales, manatees, bottlenose dolphins, harbor seals, sea turtles, sharks, pollar bears, and walruses. http://www.seaworld.org/infobo.html


Biographies. Info on 1100 mathematicians made available thru the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, Univ. of St. Andrews, U.K. http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/BiogIndex.html

Mathematicians. Biographies

From Trinity College in Dublin, scores of biographies of 17th and 18th century mathematicians, adapted from A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball (4th edition, 1908). Biographies are substantial. http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/RBallHist.html

Medical care

Health Direct offers consumer health news including new drugs approved monthly, links to clinical trials databases, research updates, info on hot medical topics and more. http://www.healthdirect.com/home.shtml


Search Medline free of charge using the Grateful Med or PubMed interfaces. This service is provided by the National Library of Medicine. http://wwwindex.nlm.nih.gov/databases/freemedl.html

Medicine. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.

From Healthfinder, a gateway consumer health information web site from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a large collection of online medical dictionaries. Included are links to general medical, dental sports medicine, life sciences, and more. http://www.healthfinder.gov/moretools/

Medicine. History

From MIC, a national center for computerized biomedical information services at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, the history of medicine, or biomedicine, as it is called here. This document begins coverage with ancient times in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China, and includes the 20th century. The history consists of articles by various people, collected under chronological and cultural headings. http://www.mic.ki.se/History.html


The Melanoma Patients' Information Page offers full-text information about treatment, traditional and alternative, news, patient stories, links to clinical trials databases, a glossary, a bulletin board, and more. http://www.mpip.org/

Mental disorders

Internet Health, created by Dr. Philip Long, a psychiatrist, pffers descriptions and information on diagnosis and treatment for several dozen mental disorders. http://www.mentalhealth.com/fr20.html

Middle English

Middle English dictionary, from the Univ of Virginia Electronic Text Center, and 17 others. This is really a keyword search of a collection of literary works in Middle English. Each work can be browsed, also. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/mideng.browse.html

Missing children

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children maintains a large database of missing children, with pictures and other details. http://www.missingkids.org/


Choose your target and source currencies and click to convert, at the Universal Currency Convertor. http://www.xe.net/ucc/

Moonrise and moonset

Compute times for your U.S. area for any date, from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Also, sunrise, sunset, and twilight. http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/data/


HomeOwners Finance Center, a mortgage brer, presents mortgage rates, FAQ, interest rate data, mortgage calculator, and more. http://www.homeowners.com/in-nethapp.html

Motion pictures

The Internet Movie Database, which is comprised of 120,000 titles, is searchable by title and other access points. Info given includes actors, directors, writers, composers, plot summaries, and more. Reviews from commercial/independent sources and credits are available. http://us.imdb.com/

Motion pictures

The All-Movie Guide offers 131,000 films to search, with ratings, synopses, and "same feeling" movies. A wonderful site! http://www.allmovie.com/index.html

Motion pictures

From the American Film Institute, CineMedia presents links to 17,000 sites related to movies, TV, video, radio, and other media. This site is well-organized and easy to use. http://www.afionline.org/CineMedia/CineMedia.home.html

Motion pictures

Film.com presents reviews from various sources for a large number of movies. http://www.film.com/reviews/

Motion pictures. Reviews

The full text of Roger Ebert's reviews back to 1995. Search by title or personal name, year or quality rating. http://www.suntimes.com/ebert/ebertser.html


Articles, parts, races, database of new motorcycles, repair info, events & product evaluation from Motorcycle Online. Edited by Brent Plummer. http://motorcycle.com/motorcycle.html


Rock 'n Road offers access to a large database of rock climbing sites in North America. Search by state and other criteria to find a spot, or use a clickable map. http://www.rocknroad.com/

Multiple myeloma

The non-profit International Myeloma Foundation offers a newsletter, access to patient groups, current medical developments, and more. http://www.comed.com/IMF/imf.html

Multiple sclerosis

This page from the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies offers a FAQ and lots of full text information. There are also links to other M.S. sites. http://www.ifmss.org.uk/


Dave Fisher, co-author of two books on mushrooms, offers basic full-text information on msuhroom, including edibility cultivation, ecology, reproduction, and more. http://members.aol.com/xerula/basics.html


The All-Music Guide includes a searchable database of albums, with ratings and reviews, for all types of music except classical. http://www.allmusic.com/index.html

Music. Classical

ClassicalNet lists classical works, composers, recommended CDs, and selected reviews by various reviewers, compiled by Dave Lampson. http://www.classical.net/music/

Mutual funds

The Mining Company's guide to mutual funds includes loads of information on U.S. funds, along with material on the Roth IRA, calculators, advice on choosing a planner, certifications, women and finances, and much more. http://mutualfunds.miningco.com/ 

National Parks and Reserves

Visit the National Park Service website for links and info about parks by state or by park name. See Visit Your Parks. http://www.nationalparks.org/guide.htm

NATO Agreement

Full text of the agreement, fellowships, fact sheets, handbo, related texts, from NATO's web site, which is searchable. http://www.nato.int/home.htm


USA Today offers today's news and searchable archives from 1987. http://www.usatoday.com/


The Newshour with Jim Lehrer offers trancscriptsand archives of programs. An excellent place to begin an analysis of the news.  http://www1.pbs.org/newshour/


Today's news stories from the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/


From the Christian Science Monitor, daily news, and searchable archives back to 1980. http://www.csmonitor.com/


Frequently updated U.S. and world news summaries from Cable News Network. http://www.cnn.com/


Documents in the News, from the University of Michigan Libraries, offers the full text of important documents as events occur. Affirmative action, global warming, and Monica Lewinsky are the subjects of some recent documents. http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/docnews.html


White House press briefings, press releases, issue of the day, current issues files, latest federal government statistics, and more, searchable, are offered by the White House web site. http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/html/briefroom.html

News, global

Links to online newspapers all over the world. http://www.intercom.com.au/intercom/newsprs/index.htm

Newspapers. U.S.

Contact info for thousands of U.S. newspapers, arranged by locality. This site aims to be comprehensive. http://www.n-net.com/
Nobel Prizes
Searchable database of laureates, info about current prizewinners, history of the Swedish Academy, from the Nobel Foundation. http://www.af.nobel.se/

Nobel Prizes

Searchable database of laureates, info about current prizewinners, history of the Swedish Academy, from the Nobel Foundation. http://www.af.nobel.se/

Nuclear facilities

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulates nuclear reactors, and the handling of nuclear materials. Information includes waste disposal,  a map of all U.S. plants, info on those where safety is a concern, news, and much more. http://www.nrc.gov/


From the Virginia Cooperative Extension, information about nutrition and and food safety. Find out about the Food Pyramid here. http://www.ext.vt.edu:4040/eis/owa/docdb.getcat?cat=ir-hnf


From the Consumer Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration, the full-text of pamphlets on nutrition. http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/food.htm

Nutrition policy. U.S.

see Food pyramid

Occupational health and safety

U.S. From OSHA, employer and employee rights, responsibilities, guidelines, and safety info, as well as standards and fact sheets, full-text. http://www.osha.gov/


Occupational Outlook Handbook. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the OOH and has made it available and keyword searchable at its exemplary web site.  This work is revised biennially; the 1998-99 edition is current;. http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm


Dictionary of Occupational Titles, revised fourth edition, searchable, online. http://www.wave.net/upg/immigration/dot_index.html


The Standard Occupational Classification system (SOC) replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles  All workers are classified into one of over 820 occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  http://stats.bls.gov/soc/soc_home.htm


see also Employment


From the Environmental Protection Agency, a simplified explanation of the ozone depletion problem. http://www.epa.gov/docs/ozone/science/missoz/missoztx.html 


see Prisoners of war

Panic disorder

From the American Psychological Association, information on panic disorder. http://www.apa.org/pubinfo/panic.html


From the National Parent Information Network, a project of the ERIC Clearinghouses, question and answer service for parents, access to ERIC documents on parenting, full-text articles from Parent News, a monthly, and more. http://npin.org/

Parkinson's Disease

A primer, info on treatment, diagnosis, help for caregivers, and much more is available at this site, which was facilitated by physicians at the Mass. Gen'l Hospital. A wonderful resource. http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/fnctnlhp.htm


L.L.Bean offers information on the nation's parks and forests. There are 1500 areas on the map, which is searchable by location, services and activities, and seasons desired. http://www.llbean.com/parksearch/


Links to state, regional, national, and even some international park information are available from State Parks Online. http://www.mindspring.com/~wxrnot/parks.html


Links to national parliament sites have been assembled by Professor Steven S. Smith, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota. Also available are links to international and regional parliamentary institutions. http://www.polisci.umn.edu/information/parliaments/index.html

Patents. U.S.

Patent Office offers gen'l info about patents and a searchable database from 1976, info about patents and trademarks, how to register, fees, law, and more. http://www.uspto.gov /

Peace Corps (U.S.)

Official information about the Corps, and how to join. http://www.peacecorps.gov/


Sea World has full-text information on pengiuns. http://www.seaworld.org/Penguins/pageone.html

Performing arts

In lieu of listing them individually, a daunting prospect, I am including this excellent meta-listing of performing arts sites. http://www.theatrelibrary.org/links/index.html

Periodic table of the elements

From Mark Winter, Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, England, c1998. Mr. Winter states that this is the most current version available. This is a chart with hyperlinks and commentary. http://www.shef.ac.uk/~chem/web-elements/

Periodical articles, index

Carl UnCover Reveal is an index to the contents of 17,000 periodicals. Search it at no charge, and order copies of articles online if you wish to pay for them. http://uncweb.carl.org/

Persian Gulf War, 1991

Info for veterans. Lists of resources, activism, environmental factors, recent developments, & more. Info and links gathered by Grant Szabo and Lee Stral, working with several Gulf War veterans' associations. http://www.gulfweb.org/

Personal names

The US Census Bureau makes available lists of the most popular female first, male first, and last names from the 1990 census, in order of frequency, with the most frequent first. http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/genealogy/www/freqnames.html

Personal names

Lists of most popular names, with variants. http://www.babynames.com/

Personal names

List of links to personal name sites. http://www.siteguider.com/babyname.htm
Articles on behavior, strays, introducing a second animal into your household, cat encyclopedia, and a lot more. http://www.thepetchannel.com/


All kinds of information on dogs, cats, ferrets, "herps," and hedgehogs as pets in this collection of pet FAQs. http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/bngusenet/rec/pets/top.html


Waltham offers information on dogs, cats, birds, fish, and information for veterinarians. http://www.waltham.com/
The Foundation Center offers Philanthropy News Digest and other full-text information for grantseekers. http://fdncenter.org


From Dr. Stephen Palmquist, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, an introduction to philosophy. http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~ppp/top/toc.html

Philosophy, Chinese

Full-text documents, general information, interpolations, articles, information about individual philosophers, are all available at Su Tzu's Chinese Philosophy Page. http://mars.superlink.net/user/fsu/philo.html


Detailed FAQs with contents listed offered by PhotoForum, a listserver for photographers from Rochester Institute of Technology. http://www.rit.edu/~andpph/faq.html


Photo tips from the New York Institute of Photography. http://www.nyip.com/ See Reference Shelf.


Techniques, examples, and tutorials for photographers, from Kodak. http://www.kodak.com/


Exhibits, equipment reviews, an extensive set of tutorials, and more, from Kodak. http://photo.net/photo/
Physical constants
Searchable database of fundamental physical constants, such as Avogadro's Number, atomic mass unit, and the speed of light, from the the Physics Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/codata86/codata86.html
Physical fitness
Read full-text brochures from Northern Arizona University's Fronske Health Center. Topics range from diet through Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, eating disorders, and canker sores. http://www.nau.edu/~fronske/broch.html

Physicians. U.S. Directories

The American Medical Association offers a biographical directory of 650,000 U.S. physicians, searchable by physician name or by medical specialty. Biographies include educational background, residencies, board certification, and contact info. http://www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm


From the American Institute of Physics, a biography and chronology of the life of Alert Einstein. Pictures included. http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/


SEDS, Students for Exploration and Development of Space, presents The Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System, by William Arnett. Here is lots of information, including images, about planets. http://www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html

Poets and Poetry

From the American Academy of Poets, an index of poets with biographies, bibliographies, and related sites, list and description of poetry awards, and lots more. http://www.poets.org/

Political candidates and office holders

From Project Vote Smart, biographical info &, for some, results of a questionnaire on issues. Also has candidate contact information. Lists current officeholders, and candidates by party at election time. A wonderful resource. http://www.vote-smart.org/


From the Environmental Defense Fund, a map of U.S. factories which pollute. Information about the chemicals and their effects is also available. http://www.scorecard.org/


From the U.S. Census Bureau, figures for the current population of the U.S. and of the world. http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

Population. U.S.

From the Census Bureau, the monthly Current Population Surveys, with statistics about employment, occupations, earnings, poverty, household characteristics, and more. http://www.bls.census.gov/cps/pubsmain.htm

Population. U.S.

Statistics from the U.S. Census, including current population of the U.S. and the world, household income, poverty, household wealth, and home ownership, are presented by the White House. http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/demography.html

Population. U.S.

From Sunsite, at University of North Carolina, a graphical population counter with the population of the U.S., updated constantly. http://sunsite.unc.edu/lunarbin/worldpop

Population, world

From the U.N.'s population information network, chart of world population by country and area for 1996 and projected to 2050. http://www.undp.org/popin/wdtrends/pop/fpop.htm

Population, world

From Sunsite, at University of North Carolina, a graphical population counter with the world's population, updated constantly. http://sunsite.unc.edu/lunarbin/worldpop

Population, world

The U.S. Census Bureau offers an amazing resource: a searchable database of population statistics for countries of the world - historical, current, and projected. You must see this! http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbprint.html
Population, world
Estimated world population counter, timeline, terms, and more, from a 4/96 PBS documentary based on the bo "Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb." Explore "The Danger." http://www.pbs.org/population_bomb/
Population projections. United States
The U.S. Census Bureau offers projections by state, for the nation, and for households and families nationally.  http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/nathh.html
see Vietnam Conflict, see Prisoners of war


From ParentsPlace, a calendar, questions and answers about midwives, nutrition, preparing siblings, and much more, keyword searchable. http://www.parentsplace.com/readroom/pregnant.html
Presidents. U.S.
From the Internet Public Library, information on Presidents, with documents, biographies, and other related materials.  http://www.ipl.org/ref/POTUS/


Behavior, evolution, taxonomy, conservation, and much more full-text information from the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. http://www.primate.wisc.edu/pin/aboutp.html

Prisoners. U.S. Statistics

From the Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice, all kinds of statistics on prisons and prisoners. Click Public Information. http://www.bop.gov/

Prisoners. U.S. Statistics

Capital punishment statistics and other information about the prison population, from the U.S. Dept. of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/correct.htm

Prisoners of war

U.S. POWS/MIAS database, for those from Vietnam War era. 130,000 records, searchable by last name. Posted by the Library of Congress. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pow/powhome.html


The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit consumer education and research program administered by the University of San Diego's Center for Public Interest Law, offering fact sheets on various privacy issues, including wiretapping, stalking, employee monitoring, harassing phone calls, medical information, government records, junk mail, employee background checks, caller ID, cyberspace privacy, and more. http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/lang.html

Product safety

Press releases from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, December 1996-date, provide information about recalls and warnings about specific products. A link to earlier press releases is available here. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html

Prostate cancer

Diagnosis, treatment, screening, Q and A for the patient, from CoMed Communications Internet Health Forum. http://www.comed.com/Prostate/index.html

Public opinion polls

The Gallup organization makes the most recent poll news releases available online. http://www.gallup.com/

Pulitzer Prize winners

PP Board home page, from the Columbia Journalism Review, presents the 1999 winners, along with finalists and those of prior years. http://www.pulitzer.org/


see Koran


Bartlett's Quotations, searchable, with list of authors. 1901 ed., at Columbia University. Keyword and Boolean searchable, but be careful with the Boolean; the operators are unorthodox. For "or" use a comma; for "and" use a semicolon. http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett/


The Quote Search page offers 10 different quotation collections to browse, or search by word or phrase. http://www.starlingtech.com/quotes/search.html


Michael Moncur's Quotations Page offers the opportunity to browse or keyword search a large quotation collection. http://www.starlingtech.com/quotes/ 


Radiation research using human subjects during the Cold War is the topic of a Dept. of Energy reports, press releases, and declassified documents. Archives are searchable. From the U.S. Dept. of Energy. http://www.ohre.doe.gov/
Microwave News offers documents on the effects of non-ionizing radiation, the kind that is emitted by computer monitors. http://www.microwavenews.com/

Rain forests

From the Rainforest Action Network, opportunities for activists, articles about the people and animals of tropical rainforests, current campaigns, statistics on the rates of destruction under "Information,"and lots more. http://www.ran.org/intro.html


A huge collection of recipes and links to other recipe sites is available at the Cyber-Kitchen. http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/index/


9000 recipes from Bon Appetit and Gourmet Magazines, and other sources, are searchable and browsable here. http://food.epicurious.com/e_eating/e02_recipes/recipes.html


Browse recipes in categories. http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/wchuang/coing/coing.html


Concise info on recycling for consumers, offered by Evergreen Industries. http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/shortest.html

Reference resources

Martindale's The Reference Desk offers a terrific collection of ready reference resources. http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/Ref.html

Repetitive strain injuries

Repetitive strain injuries and cumulative trauma disorders. The Center for Workplace Health has collected online newsletters, legal documents and workplace standards, and more. http://ctdnews.com/

Repetitive strain injuries

Definition, symptoms, prevention, bibliography, lots of links. Maintained by Paul Marxhausen. http://www.engr.unl.edu/ee/eeshop/rsi.html


Reproductive rights of women, a collection of documents, legal and other, about women's reproductive rights. Various authors, posted at University of Maryland's Inform service. http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/GenderIssues/ReproductiveRights

Reproductive rights

Reproductive rights of women is the subject of this collection of articles and press releases from the National Organization for Women. http://www.now.org/issues/abortion/


Guide to Research and Writing, for high school and college students, is available from Kay Schwartz, at the Internet Public Library. http://www.ipl.org/teen/aplus/


The Modern Language Association presents an online version of the 4th edition of the style manual, with examples for documenting sources. (The 5th is expected shortly.)guide to documentation. http://www.mla.org/set_stl.htm


An online rhyming dictionary has been set up by Doug Beeferman. Simply type in your word, and retrieve a list of rhyming words. http://bobo.link.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/dougb/rhyme.cgi
Right of privacy
see Privacy
Rock climbing
see Mountaineering
Roman Catholicism
see Catholicism 


From Catholic Kiosk Info Web, information about many individual Roman Catholic saints has been assembled, along with calendars. Links to other sites with information about many saints are also available. http://www.aquinas-multimedia.com/arch/saints.html

Scholarships and fellowships

Search sites listing scholarships, loans, fellowships, and grants, courtesy of Mark Kantrowitz, author of Prentice-Hall Guide to Scholarships for Math and Science Students. Not limited to info for students of math/science. http://www.finaid.org/questions

Scholastic Aptitude Tests

Advice from the Princeton Review on the SAT, as well as on colleges, careers, and graduate schools. http://www.review.com/M


The official scientology page offers loads of full-text information about scientology. http://www.scientology.org/search/scnindex.htm


From the Howard Hughes Institute, a fascinating site on the seeing, hearing, and smelling the worldientology.   http://www.hhmi.org/senses/

Sex discrimination

Collection of documents, legal and political, national and international, about sex discrimination, as posted at the University of Maryland's Inform service. http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/GenderIssues/SexDiscrimination

Sex discrimination in language

Guide to non-sexist language from the Purdue Writing Lab. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/Files/26.html

Sexual assault

A large and carefully-chosen collection of helpful information, statistics, and other articles on child sexual abuse, date rape, counselling, domestic violence, incest, male victims, memory, offenders, prevention, rape, sexual harassment, and victims. Sources are mostly nonprofit advocacy groups, campus health services, and government agencies. http://www.cs.utk.edu/~bartley/saInfoPage.html

Sexual behavior and sexual health

From Columbia University's Healthwise service, a long list of full-text information on a broad range of issues. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/healthwise/alice.html

Sexual harassment

A collection of documents, including bibliographies and task force reports, about sexual harassment, as posted at the University of Maryland's Inform service. http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/GenderIssues/SexualHarassment

Sexual harassment

See a collection of articles on the subject posted at the National Organization for Women web site. http://www.now.org/issues/harass/index.html

Sexually transmitted diseases

Office of ASD at the United Nations offers a fact sheet summarizing incidence, manifestations, and complications of gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and trichimoniasis, worldwide. http://www.who.ch/asd/


Complete works of Shakespeare, keyword searchable, is available at M.I.T. http://the-tech.mit.edu:80/Shakespeare/works.html


Sea World has full-text information on sharks. http://www.seaworld.org/Sharks/pageone.html


GoSki! offers info about ski resorts all over the world, arranged by country, or search by resort name. Weather info and viewer reviews of equipment are incuded. http://www.goski.com/

Skin cancer

This site, from South Seas Trading Company, has considerable information on types of skin cancer, causes, Nat'l Cancer Institute documents, UV forecasts for selected U.S. cities, effect of loss of ozone and other environmental factors. http://www.maui.net/~southsky/introto.html

Small business

From the Small Business Administration, lots of helpful information about assistance, starting and expanding a small business. http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov

Small business

State economic profiles from the Small Business Administration. http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/ADVO/stats/profiles/


From ASH (Action on Sming and Health), a national non-profit, press releases, Congressional statements on youth and smoking, tobacco industry's use of nicotine, and more. http://ash.org/

Social issues

A wonderful collection of articles on the following topics: affirmative action, death penalty, gun control, censorship, drugs, health care, smoking, gender issues, bioethical issues, human rights, and welfare reform. Courtesy of the librarians at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. http://www.sau.edu/Internet/Wild/Hot/hotindex.htm

Social Security

Read about benefits here, request your Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement online, read historical facts and figures, laws and regulations, from the Social Security Administration. http://www.ssa.gov/programs/

Social Security

A fact sheet on privacy as it relates to Social Security numbers from the Center for Public Interest Law at the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs10-ssn.htm

Social Security

The Social Security Administration offers historical and current statistics about Social Security benefits and Medicare, and much additional information. Use the menu at left. http://www.ssa.gov/

Solar system

Views of the Solar System, by Calvin J. Hamilton, offers loads of information and images about asteroids, the planets, comets, meteors, the sun, people, and a glossary. Sponsored by the Hawaiian Astronomical Society, this site has won many awards.
see College fraternities and sororities

Soviet Union

Archives. Selections from the Soviet archives, from a library of Congress exhibit. Displays with text of original documents with commentary. subjects include the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as internal-Communist Party, Chernobyl, Perestroika. Choose Overview.

Space flight

NASA's main web site has several interesting links. http://www.nasa.gov/

Space flight

The Liftoff Today NASA site offers very current information about what's going on in space, plus info on space stations, satellites, living in space, how to become an astronaut or a rocket scientist, and more. http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/

Space flight. History

Views of the Solar System, by Calvin J. Hamilton, includes a history of the solar system, much information about heavenly bodies, and much more. http://www.hawastsoc.org/solar/

Space program

Archives of the Johnson Space Center (keyword searchable), with historical info about Mercury, Gemini, Apollo Soyuz and Skylab programs. http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/history/history.html

Space program

From NASA, learn about human space flight and its effects on humans and other living beings, get answers to questions about space missions and more. http://spacelink.nasa.gov/NASA.Projects/Human.Exploration.and.Development.of.Space/.index.html


Women's sports are the subject at the WWW Women's Sports Page, where you will find extensive info about individual athletes, sports, gender issues in sports, and organizations. Amy Lewis, who has a degree in Information Science, is responsible. http://fiat.gslis.utexas.edu/~lewisa/womsprt.html


Metlife's Allsports covers sports which are often neglected. http://www.allsports.com/

Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC)

Index to the SIC, provided by the National Technical Information Service. The Dictionary of Occupational Titles is also available here. http://www.theodora.com/sic_index.html

States (U.S.)

State government info and state facts and statistics, mostly political, from Project Vote-Smart, organized by state. http://www.vote-smart.org/state/sindex.html

States (U.S.). Law

Links to sites providing the full-text of state constitutions, statutes, legislation, and session laws. http://www.prairienet.org/~scruffy/f.htm

Statistics. U.S.

The Census Bureau site organizes census information in an alphabetical list of topics. The info is extensive, covering population, business, education, labor force, and much more. http://www.census.gov/main/www/subjects.html

Statistics. U.S.

This site is maintained by a federal agency and offers statistical data from scores of federal agencies. You can browse through an A-Z subject list or search.This is a fabulous service!  http://www.fedstats.gov/


The Holt Stock Report presents daily stock market activity, with U.S. and foreign indexes, interest rates, prices for selected stocks, the dollar, and more. Posted each evening for the same day. http://metro.turnpike.net/holt/index.html This site is archived at http://wuecon.wustl.edu/holt/holt.html


From Checkfree, a searchable database of stock prices by ticker symbol. Enter symbol and retrieve day's and year's high and low, closing price, and other info. Made available by Security APL and North Ameridan Quotations, Inc. 15 min delay. No charge, no registration. http://www.secapl.com/cgi-bin/qs


Market indexes at a glance, 20 minutes delay. From PCQuote. http://www.pcquote.com/cgi-bin/client.exe?


Get quotes using ticker symbols. Search 5 at a time. http://www.secapl.com/cgi-bin/qs


NASDAQ's own page offers NASDAQ quotes and activity summaries. http://www.nasdaq.com/

Study abroad programs

Search this database of thousands of programs in more than 100 countries by country or by provider, or browse through subjects. http://www.studyabroad.com

Study abroad programs

International student exchange program (ISEP), listed by country. http://www.isep.org/

Sunrise and sunset

Sunrise and sunset times, from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Also, moonrise and moonset, seasons, positions of the sun and moon, and eclipses. http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/data/

Sustainable development

see Environment. Economic aspects. 

Telephone directories

The Interactive Yellow Pages allows you to search by category or business name. http://yp.gte.net/

Telephone directories

International. Access white pages, yellow pages, and fax directories from 50 or so countries. http://www.teldir.com/
Telephone directories. Reverse
Input the phone number and find out whose it is. http://www.anywho.com/telq.html
Telephone directories. Reverse
Another service offering names to match phone numbers.  http://www.555-1212.com/look_up_number.cfm
Television broadcasting. Programs
Browse or search for information and links to current and "classic" television programs. Although it strives to be comprehensive, I didn't find any real oldies listed here. http://www.ultimatetv.com


A collection of links to articles about recent incidents. Evaluate each site as you use it. School bombings are not yet included. http://www.dreamscape.com/frankvad/terrorism.html

Terrorism. Internat'l aspects

Patterns of Global Terrorism, reports from 1995 through 1998 from the U.S. Dept. of State. are lengthy reports which discusses terrorism country by country. http://www.usis.usemb.se/terror/index.html
From Community Learning Network, lots of good information about tesselations. http://www.cln.org/themes/tessellations.html
At Playbill Online, browse or search listings for Broadway, other cities, and international showings. http://www1.playbill.com/playbill/
From Tulane, a collection of images and text describing periods and styles from the ancient world through art nouveau and modern.   http://ps.theatre.tulane.edu/Period.Styles/Period_Styles.html


The Tobacco Control Archive consists of full-text documents from industry, government, and other groups. Development is ongoing. This collection is part of Galen II, the Digital Library of the University of California , San Francisco. http://galen.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/


The Tobacco BBS offers news and information about tobacco pro and con (mostly con). A wonderful collection! http://www.tobacco.org/


Tobaccofree.org America offers loads of information and links suitable for young adults. http://www.tobaccofree.org/other.html
Trade marks and trade names
U.S. Patent Office offers gen'l info about patents and trademarks, how to register, fees, law, and more. Use the menu on the left. http://www.uspto.gov/


Vaccination and extensive health information for international travellers, from the Center for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/travel/travel.html


Consular Information Sheets, Travel Warnings, and Public Announcements from the U.S. Dept. of State, are available here. Arranged by country name. http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html


Travlang presents foreign languages for travellers, with travel vocabularies in over mostly European languages. Links to online dictionaries and audio files are available, too. http://www.travlang.com/languages/


Fodors online offers information on selected hotel and restaurant, health and travel advisories, and more (but not the full-text of their guides). http://www.fodors.com/
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
see Soviet Union


Documents relating to the current state of the world's children. See State of the World's Children 1997. http://www.unicef.org/sowc98/

United Nations

Links to all servers associated with the U.N. http://www.un.org/Depts/

United Nations

Charter. Full-text. http://www.undp.org/un/un_what.html

U.S. Armed forces

Here are links to pages for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and other organizations. http://www.defenselink.mil/
U.S. Census
see Population, see Statistics
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
The 1999 CIA Factbook on Intelligence provides articles on the genesis and history of the CIA, and the duties of its principal officials. In early July 1999, this page was unviewable, due to what looks like faulty HTML. http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/facttell/index.html

U.S. Congress

Activity. CQ site, called Campaigns and Elections, has articles and information about American elections. http://www.campaignline.com/news/index.cfm

U.S. Congress. Legislation

From the Library of Congress' Thomas service, full text of, roll call votes for, commentary on laws & bills for last several Congresses. Full text of Congressional Record. How our Laws are Made. Commentary on many bills. http://thomas.loc.gov

U.S. Constitution

and other historical U.S. documents, full text from the Library of Congress' Thomas service. . http://lcweb2.loc.gov/const/mdbquery.html

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mission statement, major investigations, history, congressional affairs news, press releases, and excerpts from the Uniform Crime Reports. http://www.fbi.gov

U.S. Foreign relations

U.S. Agency for Internat'l Development (AID) offers information under headings "Regions and Countries" and "Humanitarian Response." http://www.info.usaid.gov

U.S. Foreign relations

The U.S. State Department offers a tremendous amount of material about U.S. foreign policy, summmits, help for those wishing to do business abroad, with substantial info on the countries of the world (see Regions and Country), info on international adoptions, passports and visas, briefings, security, fact sheets on newly independent states, and more. http://www.state.gov/www/ind.html

U.S. government

Government-related acronyms, abbreviations, etc. From the U.S. Center for Electronic Messaging Technologies, a list of U.S. government commonly used acroynyms and abbreviations. http://www.fed.gov/infohwy/gov_acro.html

U.S. government

Executive branch. Addresses, phones, and more for the President, VP, H.R. Clinton, Cabinet members, and executive agencies. http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/executive/fed.html

U.S. government

Federal web locator supplies a well-organized set of links to federal and selected multinational information on the Internet. Search or browse. From Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy. http://www.law.vill.edu/fed-agency/fedwebloc.html

U.S. government

From the University of Michigan libraries, a categorized set of links to federal servers. http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/federal.html

U.S. Government Manual

U.S. Gov't Manual, 1998-99, searchable. http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/db2.html

U.S. government. Records

The Superintendent of Documents offers a web site with connections to Boolean-searchable databases such as the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, the Federal Bulletin Board, the Federal Register, the Congressional Record, the GAO Reports, and many other documents. Databases are updated daily. http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/dbsearch.html

U.S. History

A huge collection of primary documents relating to U.S. history, from Columbus' letter to the king and queen of Spain, to the Clinton Inaugural, all full-text. In addition to the standards such as the Truman Doctrine, this collection includes such items as accounts by Hiroshima survivors and the Confessions of Nat Turner. From the Univ. of Kansas. http://history.cc.ukans.edu/carrie/docs/amdocs_index.html

U.S. History

Another very large collection of documents and other information, mostly annotated, from the Edmonds School District, Lynnwood, WA. http://dent.edmonds.wednet.edu/IMD/historyamerican.html

U.S. History. Speeches

Douglass, a project of Northwestern University, is an archive of American public addresses. Browse or search the database for the full-text of speeches and related documents. http://douglass.speech.nwu.edu/

U.S. House of Representatives

Directory, committee descriptions, press releases, bills full-text, info on current house floor debate, from the House of Representatives web site. http://www.house.gov/
United States. National Aeronautics & Space Administration
see Space program

U.S. Postal Service

Rates, espress mail tracking, passport information, zip+4, stamp image archives, and more. http://www.usps.gov/postofc/

U.S. Senate

Directory, legislative activity, committee assignments, FAQ, and more. http://www.senate.gov/

U.S. Statistics

The Statistical Abstract of the U.S., monthly economic indicators, state and county profiles, state rankings, and frequently requested tables. http://www.census.gov:80/stat_abstract/

U.S. Supreme Court

1700+ full-text decisions from 1937-1975 are searcable by keyword or case name. From FedWorld, this page also offers links to the Cornell site, with decisions from 1990 on, and to another Cornell offering of a selected set of decisions. http://www.fedworld.gov/supcourt/index.htm

U.S. Supreme Court

Decisions. From Cornell Law School, full text of Supreme Court decisions from 1990 on, keyword searchable or indexed by topic, and selected pre-1990 decisions. This site also offers biographies and pictures of the justices, a calendar and background information. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/

U.S. Supreme Court

Decisions. Full text of recent decision of the Supreme Court, from a company selling fancier services. http://www.usscplus.com/current/cases_alpha.htm

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Full-text; posted at Tufts Univ. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. http://www.tufts.edu/departments/fletcher/multi/texts/UNGARES217A.txt

Urologic disorders

Excellent information for the layperson from the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease. http://www.niddk.nih.gov


see also Animal rights


Recipes, advice, lifestyle guides, and travel information are some of the resources available from V,R,G, the Vegetarian Resource Group. http://www.vrg.org/


Info for U.S. veterans, including benefits manual, medical and other assistance programs, fact sheets, offices & officers, and more. http://www.va.gov

Victims of crime

Statistics and full-text data. Reports. From the Dept. of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cvict.htm

Vietnam Conflict

POW/MIA database of 130,000 records, searchable. Offered by the Library of Congress. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pow/powhome.html
Vital records. United States
This page contains information about where to obtain copies of vital records, such as birth & death certificates, marriage licenses & divorce decrees. http://www.vitalrec.com/


Volcano World offers reports with bibliography for recent eruptions, images, virtual field trips, volcanos of the world, Ask a Vulcanologist, career info, and historical data. An educational site with something for everybody. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/ 


INCORE offers information about current conflict or war, by country. http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/countries/

War. Statistics

From the U.S. Civil War Center, Louisiana State University, statistics on casualties and financial cost for America's major wars. http://http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/other/stats/warcost.htm

Waste and waste disposal

The Environmental Protection Agency presents well-organized and substantial articles on waste disposal, treatment, recycling, and related topics. http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/index.htm

Water pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency presents questions and answers about clean water and water pollution, with links to furterh information from the EPA. http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/questions.html


National Weather Service offers forecasts for U.S. and world, live satellite pictures, maps, and more. http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/main.html

Weather. Boston

Metro area forecast for Boston from Nat'l Weather Service data via the U of Michigan's Weather Underground. http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/fcst/boston.txt

Weather. U.S.

City forecasts. Forecasts for U.S. cities, from Nat'l Weather Service data via the Weather Underground, U of Michigan. Arranged by state. http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/states/states.html


Sea world has full-text information on killer, beluga, and baleen whales. http://www.seaworld.org/infobo.html
Whalenet, from Wheelock College in Boston, has lots of information about whales. http://whale.wheelock.edu/


Wolf Haven Internat'l, a non-profit assn dedicated to conservation of the wolf, offers information about wolves and their endangerment, wolf rescues, and other news about wolves. http://www.wolfhaven.org/home.htm
Women. Biographies
From the Women's Internat'l Center, San Diego, a non-profit organization, biographical info for more than a hundred women, arranged alphabetically by subject. http://www.wic.org/bio/idex_bio.htm
Women. Biographies
Distinguished Women of Past and Present has been developed by Danuta Bois, who has used the Internet to collect biographical information about hundreds of women, and arranged it alphabetically by subject. Some biographies are attributed, while others are not. Some are very brief; others are longer. http://www.netsrq.com:80/~dbois/
Women. Biographies
From Gale Research, substantial (most are 8-10 screens) biographies of 60 or so women, with bibliographies,and a timeline. Most, but not all, are Americans. http://www.gale.com/gale/cwh/cwhset.html

Women. Biographies

From the National Women's Hall of Fame, brief biographies, with pictures, of about 150 American women, living and deceased. http://www.greatwomen.org/grtwmn.htm

Women. Crimes against

Violence against women, a collection of documents, with statistics, including info from the Dept. of Justice and a Senate Judiciary Report. http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/GenderIssues/Violence+Women

Women. Crimes against

Violence against women (statistics), from the Dept. of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cvict.htm

Women. Health

A collection of documents about women's health - endometriosis, ovarian cancer, AIDS in women, for example, from the Congressional Research Service and other sources. http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/GenderIssues/WomensHealth

Women. Legal status, laws, etc.

From N.O.W., updates on legislation affecting women in the U.S. Covers the past year. http://now.org/now/issues/legislat/legislat.html
Women. Legal status, laws, etc.
From the U.N.'s Population Service, for most countries of the world, a "Gender Empowerment measure," derived from percent of legislative seats held by women, of managers who are women, of professionals who are women, and women's share of earned income. A wonderful resource. http://www.undp.org/hdro/98gem.htm

Women. U.S. History

A substantial excerpt from Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, c1994-1995, recounting the history of women in the U.S. http://www.wic.org/misc/history.htm

Women artists

Reproductions, biographies, and bibliographies for women artists from the Renaissance to the present. The emphasis is on Western Europe. http://www.nmwa.org/legacy/tour/legacy.htm

Women athletes

see also Sports

Women authors

Part of the Online Books Page, the Celebration of Women Writers, organized by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, provides biographical information and links to works online for a diverse group of women authors. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Web/People/mmbt/women/writers.html

Women in mathematics

Math students at Agnes Scott College are involved in an ongoing project to make biographies of women mathematicians available over the Internet. Completed subjects have pictures and several pages of biographical material. Alphabetical and chronological indexes provide access. http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm

Women in mathematics

Biographical info on early women mathematicians made available thru the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, Univ. of St. Nadre's, U.K. Search alphabetically or scroll down to the link for women mathematicians. http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/BiogIndex.html

Women writers

Voices from the Gaps is a collection of biographical sketches of women writers of color: Hispanic/Chicana/Latina, African-American, Asian-American, and Indigenous/Native American. Bibliographies and links to related pages are included. From the University of Minnesota. 


World War, 1914-1918 
Maps, timeline, interviews, and more, from PBS.

Year 2000 Computer Problem
The Cassandra Project offers a handy FAQ on Y2K. http://www.cassandraproject.org/y2kfaq.html

Year 2000 Computer Problem.

An article from the Managing Editor of the Futurist Magazine on the Y2K problem. http://www.wfs.org/y2kwag.htm

Year 2000 Computer Problem

Netscape has extensive information about Y2K. http://home.netscape.com/y2k/index.html

Year 2000 Computer Problem

Northernlight, my favorite search tool, has links to current news about Y2K, and a splendid set of links. http://special.northernlight.com/y2k/index.html
Youth. U.S. Statistics
Youth Indicators 1996, though somewhat dated, is a compilation of data on U.S. family structure, jobs, education, and other elements that comprise the world of young people, and is available from the National Center for Education Statistics. http://www.ed.gov/NCES/pubs/yi/
Zip codes
Find the zip code for any U.S. address, from the U.S.Postal Service. http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/

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