BOOKS, Bestseller Lists: (Back to top of page)
Yahoo Directory of Bestseller Lists including NY Times, USA Today, Barnes & Noble, Chronicle of Higher
Education and more: http://dir.yahoo.com/arts/humanities/literature/bestseller_lists
Great Books Online
Internet Classics Archive:
Over 400 works of classical literature
Internet Public Library Reading Room:
Wonderful compilation of all sorts of online book websites. Not to be missed! (click on reading room, then books)
BOOKS, sites to purchase new, used & out-of-print:
ABE Books: http://www.abebooks.com compiles lists from many online booksellers
Barnes and Noble: www.barnesandnoble.com
Bookfinder.com: http://www.bookfinder.com independent subsidiary of abebooks, finds new, used, out-of-print books
"Find the best price for new & used books and college textbooks at the major online Stores."
Direct Textbook.com: http://www.directtextbook.com/
Compare prices for over 30 online stores in the U.S. for textbooks
Information on the Internet (Business links) from St. Ambrose University: http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Majors/Business/busindex.htm
Big Charts: http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical
Offers historical stock prices from 1/2/1970 to present, and more.
"U.S. Government's official website for small business," partnership among 22 Federal agencies.
Business Plans: http://www.bplans.com/sp/businessplans.cfm?DCMP=AFC-SCORE California Business Portal: http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/business.htm
- VERY GOOD!
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: www.business-humanrights.org
"Tracking the positive and negative impacts of over 5,100 companies worldwide"
Info about companies and industries.
Human Resource Management and Labor Relations: www.hrgopher.com (HrGopher)
Human Resources web portal
Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov/
Small Business Administration
CALIFORNIA: (Back to top of page)
CA links from California State University, Long Beach:
Career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, K-12
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Includes a variety of information including links to local and state resources.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor, (more detailed info than above) from Bureau of Labor Statistics (also in print format) *** (best bet)
Career Interests Game from University of Missouri “The game is based on the RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional) model of occupations and is designed to help match user's interests and skills with similar careers. The game may help users to begin thinking about how their personality will fit in with specific work environments and careers.” (from University of Missouri)
Good overall site, Jobstar.org
America's Career InfoNet: 450 short videos on different careers (click on Labor Market info on right-hand side to find fastest growing jobs)
Day in the Work Life (from NPR, need to download free RealPlayer)
O*Net, (Occupational Information Network) http://online.onetcenter.org/
Occupational Titles: http://www.occupationalinfo.org/
CALIFORNIA JOB INFORMATION:
GENERAL WEBSITES, SEARCHING FOR A JOB:
Job Hunter’s Bible
(the website from Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?)
America's Job Bank: http://www.jobbankinfo.org
Riley Guide: http://www.rileyguide.com/
RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS:
FINANCIAL AID: (please contact your counselor for help with financial aid forms)
FastWeb: www.fastweb.monster.com Scholarships, Financial Aid and colleges. Calendars and reminders, information on scholarships available
based on information supplied by student.
Son of Citation Machine:
Citation Builder: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/lobo2/citationbuilder/index.php (North Caroline State University)
Zotero: http://www.zotero.org/ (Firefox extension) "Zotero is a production of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It is
generously funded by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation." - (from the Zotero website)
Converts a multitude of items
"Directory of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries." Links to over 7,500 dictionaries and glossaries.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus: www.merriam-webster.com
(now with audio pronunciation)
Arbor Day Foundation: www.arborday.org
National Ocean Service (NOAA): http://oceanservice.noaa.gov
NOS studies and protects coastal and marine areas in the United States. Includes educational videos and podcasts.
United States Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov
News, multimedia, laws, and more
FILM: (Back to top of page)
All Movie Guide: http://www.allmovie.com/
Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com
CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com (Click on the "Personal Finance" tab)
Intuit online money manager: www.mint.com
Kiplinger Personal Finance: www.kiplinger.com
MSN Money: http://moneycentral.msn.com (Click on "Personal Finance")
U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission: www.mymoney.gov
Yahoo! Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com (Click on "Personal Finance")
Information about the profession and education
Census Bureau Geography: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/index.html
U.S. Census Bureau - mapping and other resources available
CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Country information compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency
Country Profiles (BBC): http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
Current country information compiled by the BBC including history, economy, politics, map, facts and current leaders
published; *(beware of date, last published in 1998)
Profiles of cities and counties across the United States
Google Maps: http://maps.google.com
All-in-one free map service
National Climatic Data Center: http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html
Federal government site - "World's largest archive of weather data"
National Geographic Online: http://www.nationalgeographic.com
American Presidency Project: www.presidency.ucsb.edu
Sponsored by University of California, Santa Barbara. Includes links to speeches, documents, executive orders
proclamations, official papers and more of historical and current presidencies.
CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Online version of print edition includes country profiles.
Country Studies: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Online version of the "Area Handbook" series of country information, sponsored by the Department of the Army.
One-stop access to United States Federal Government resources.
GPO Access: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html
Directory to government sites.
Legislative information from the Library of Congress.
White House (The): www.whitehouse.gov
Links to prominent issues, current news, government branches, staff and more
HEALTH: (Back to top of page)
CDC Health Topics: http://www.cdc.gov/health/
Center for Disease Control health topics.
Drugs - RxList: The Internet Drug Index: http://www.rxlist.com
Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/DrugHerbIndex
John Hopkins Intelihealth: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH
"Helping consumers affected by dangerous drugs"
All kinds of information including dictionaries. Homepage of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Genetics Home Reference: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Health website for consumer information from various government agencies.
Library of Congress selected sites: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/selected-internet/medical.html
Medical Encyclopedia from Medline: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.htmleb.org/
Advanced health information.
Links to health-related resources.
Merck & Co: http://www.merck.com/
Free online access to many of the Merck manuals.
National Institutes of Health: http://health.nih.gov/
Health topics from NIH.
Portal to websites from the federal government.
Nutrition Source: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Good source for all types of health information, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
PubMed Central: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/
Full-text articles from journals.
Free online medical dictionary
A variety of resources including pill identification.
American Nurses Association: http://www.nursingworld.org/
Health Professional Students for Substance Abuse Training: www.hpssat.org
Career Exploration for healthcare careers from the NIH:
World Health Organization: www.who.int/en
Website of the World Health Organization (WHO), tracks international disease emergencies and provides information on
global health issues.
Ancient World Cultures: http://eawc.evansville.edu/
Best of history Web sites: http://www.besthistorysites.net/
Center for History and New Media: http://chnm.gmu.edu/
Interesting website from George Mason University
Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive: www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/crda
From the University of Southern Mississippi, information pertains to Mississippi's civil rights movement
Civil War, American Civil War Homepage: http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/
George H. Hoemann, University of Tennessee
Ellis Island, American Family Immigration History Center: http://www.ellisisland.org
EyeWitness to History: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com
Timelines, excerpts from printed sources, audio
History Channel: http://history.com
History Guide: http://www.historyguide.de/
Hospitals, American, American Hospital Directory: http://www.ahd.com
American Hospital Directory, Inc. Location and stats of American hospitals.
HyperHistory Online: http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html
Recommended by the History Channel
Middle East, Travelers In (TIMEA): http://timea.rice.edu (Rice University)
Text, images and maps showcase European and American travels to the Middle East (particularly Egypt) in 19th and early 20th centuries.
National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults: http://digitalvaults.org
Database contains over 1,200 documents, photographs, maps from the holdings of the
National Archives. Students may use images to create posters, slide shows, etc.
ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies: http://the-orb.net
Slavery, Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade: www.slavevoyages.org (Emory University)
Sponsored by Emory University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Website provides information on
slave trade on five continents.
Babel Fish (Yahoo): http://babelfish.yahoo.com/
LAW: (Back to top of page)
American Law Sources On-line (ALSO): http://www.lawsource.com/also
Internet Legal Resources
Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/
Case law, state and federal code, Supreme Court decisions, etc. Updated nightly.
Khan Academy: Nonprofit corporation provides free tutorials: www.khanacademy.org
Chegg homework help: http://www.chegg.com/homework-help/
Local Harvest: www.localharvest.org
Nationwide directory of farmers' markets, farms and organic food sources. Blythe is represented!
Local Hikes: www.localhikes.com
Search by zip code, type of hike or location.
National Gardening Association: www.garden.org
Real-time traffic and road conditions
International scope, maps of railway systems for the world's largest cities
AMG all-music guide: http://www.allmusic.com/
U.S. Newspaper List: http://www.usnpl.com
Links to the
editorial/opinon pages of major newspapers
U.S. & Worldwide from UNC, Greensboro: http://library.uncg.edu/news
Front pages of
Historical American Newspapers, Sponsored by Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities:
Part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Select access to American newspapers from 1880 to 1910, plus access to directory of
U.S. newspapers from
1690 to the present.
PHILOSOPHY: (Back to top of page)
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://www.iep.utm.edu/
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress: 1774-Present:
Constitution of the United States: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/index.html
Department of State: http://www.state.gov/
House of Representatives: www.house.gov
Landmark Supreme Court Cases: http://www.landmarkcases.org/
THOMAS: Legislative information on the Internet: http://thomas.loc.gov/
Ultimate Political Science Links: http://upslinks.net
American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/
The major site for psychological resources on the Internet.
Encyclopedia of Psychology: http://www.psychology.org/
Over 2,000 links to topics of psychology.
National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Government site including mental health topics and disorders.
National Mental Health Information Center: http://www.mentalhealth.org/
Link to SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
Personality Project: http://www.personality-project.org/
Life Quotes: www.lifequoteslib.com
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Bartleby includes an online encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus as well as online books and more.
Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org
Virtual Reference Shelf: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html
Great all-around database organized and compiled by the Library of Congress.
Blue Letter Bible: www.blueletterbible.org
Fourteen versions of the Holy Bible, searchable
Encyclopedia Mythica: http://www.pantheon.org/
Mythology, folklore, and religion.
Internet Sacred Text Archive: http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm
Religion-BBC World Service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/world_religions/
Great site covering seventeen religions.
SCIENCE: (Back to top of page)
Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science: http://scienceworld.wolfram.com
Astronomy, Biography, Chemistry, Math, you name it!
Science material from U.S. government agencies
Science content sponsored by governments from 50 countries and 40 international portals
Speech topics from Manhattan Community College:
SPORTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
American Soccer History Archives: http://www.sover.net/~spectrum/
SIRC: A World of Sport Information: http://www.sirc.ca/
Sports Reference: www.sports-reference.com
Statistics from over 100 Federal agencies
Compares nations using data from the CIA World Factbook
Statistical Abstract: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
Statistical Resources on the Web: http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.html
From the University of Michigan
U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/
From the U.S. Census Bureau
Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ All kinds of video tutorials in many subjects.