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AAHPERD - Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
AAHPERD is a non-profit, educational organization whose mission is to promote and support creative and healthy lifestyles through high quality programs in health, physical education, recreation and dance.
About.com: the Human Internet
This directory is created by "Guides" who focus on specific subject areas and include the best new content, relevant links, How-To's, Forums, and answers to just about any question. There are over 700 Guides sites covering more than 50,000 topics with over 1 million links.
About.com Contemporary Literature
Links to web pages for authors from around the world.
Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation's largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers.
This site is the home page of the Ad Age Group, which publishes Advertising Age. Major categories include news and features, and Ad Age Dataplace.
African American Poetry see Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
Theater review source covering productions from New York City to San Francisco.
ALA/ALSC Great Web Sites for Kids
Hundreds of good web sites for kids are categorized in this directory by subject area (animals, literature and languages, the arts, etc.) and they are also searchable by key word. Web sites are further characterized by audience-appropriateness (pre-K, elementary, middle school, and parents/teachers/caregivers). It is maintained by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Offers information about more than 1,600 medical conditions and many symptoms, treatments, tests, alternative therapies, diets, injuries, and poisons, plus a medical encyclopedia covering over 4,000 topics. The site also summarizes interesting research and health care stories in the news.
All the Virology on the WWW
Provides both the professional and general public with access to information about viruses. Provides links to the major virology-related web sites. Of special interest is "the Big Picture Book of Viruses," an index to virus pictures on the web and a resource for viral taxonomy. Also available is a collection of "online Virology and Microbiology Course Notes."
Alzheimer's Association (National Office)
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing Alzheimer's research and helping those affected by the disease. The Association also provides education and support for people diagnosed with the condition, their families, and caregivers.
Alzheimer's Association (Eastern North Carolina Chapter)
The local chapter of the national organization.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) see LeadingAge
This site is the major access point to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2000 data, statistics from the 1990 decennial census, 2004 population estimates, and more. The "Fact Sheet" link retrieves data by geographic area; the three main topical categories are "People," "Housing," and "Business and Government." The "Maps and Geography" section enables creation of maps showing census geography, cities, congressional districts, etc.
American Mathematical Society
The home page of the American Mathematical Society; its mission is to promote mathematical research, increase awareness of mathematics to society, and foster excellence in mathematics education.
A gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States, featuring more than 7 million digital items.
American Museum of Photography
A "museum without walls," providing online tours of a dozen exhibitions. Exhibitions include "The Face of Slavery and other Early Images of African Americans," "Scott Matter: A More Perfect World," "The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes," and others.
American Philosophical Association
Home page for the primary professional organization for philosophers in the United States.
American Poetry see Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
The American Presidency Project
One of the most comprehensive resources on the United States presidency, this site provides access to 67,000 digital documents from the 43 presidencies to date, including public papers, executive orders, proclamations, addresses, and press conferences from many of the presidencies. It also includes summary data for presidential elections, approval ratings, links to various presidential libraries, and more, including a small audio and video archive.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Contains information about the national professional organization, current events in psychology, parenting information, career and study leads, and a few full-text research summaries.
American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography (Content from this database is now included in the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection [formerly Greenwood Digital Collection])
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
This Forum on Child and Family Statistics/ChildStats.gov site provides data gathered from federal agencies and private experts on the status of children on some 24 different indicators such as demographics; childcare; family, health and educational experiences; children's behavior; and the child's social environment. Also provides links to compare US data with data on children in other countries.
This free financial report service provides PDF versions of company annual reports and HTML versions of companies' 10K forms filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Companies can be located by browsing alphabetically, by searching via company name or ticker symbol, by stock exchange, by industry, or by industry sector.
Provides personal and business listings by name and category, as well as reverse look-up by phone number.
APA Quick Reference Guide adapted by Hackney Library, Barton College.
APA Style: APAStyle.org
This frequently-asked-questions page is not intended to replace the Publications Manual (not available online but available on reserve at Hackney Library's circulation desk), which contains in-depth style guidelines published by the American Psychological Association (APA). But it does offer answers to some common questions regarding use of the APA style. For guidelines on how to cite an NCLIVE article in APA style, see our Citing NCLIVE Articles page.
APA Style Blog by the American Psychological Association.
APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th ed.
This Style Guide is an update to the official APA Publication Manual, 6th ed., and it contains many more examples of how to cite electronic resources in APA style. (Note: You must have access to Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view this publication, which is restricted to Barton college faculty, staff, and students. Barton login is required for access from off campus.) Due to APA restrictions, users may print copies for their personal use only.
APA Style Help by the American Psychological Association.
ArchiveGrid OCLC FirstSearch
Art & Architecture Complete EBSCOhost
Artcyclopedia: The Guide to Great Art on the Internet
This site allows users to locate museum-quality fine art on the Internet. Its images are compiled primarily from those available from museum web sites, from online image archives, and from other subject-specific Internet resources, and it includes images from over 2,100 art sites and links to an estimated 180,000 works by 8,200 artists. The database may be searched by artist name, title of work, or name/location of art museums.
Art History Resources on the Web
Provides links to resources to all aspects of Art History. Arranged in major categories as follows: Prehistoric; Ancient Egypt and Near East; Ancient Greece and Rome; Middle Ages; 15th Century Renaissance; 16th Century Renaissance; 17th Century Baroque; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century; Asian Art; African Art; The Americas and Oceania; Prints and Photographs; and Research Resources.
ArtLex Art Dictionary
An online dictionary for artists, collectors, students, and educators. Contains definitions to more than 3,000 terms. Also includes images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references. Note: Names of artists and titles of works are not listed as terms themselves, although they may be noted within articles.
ArtsEdNet: The Getty's Art Education Web Site
Features lesson plans, curriculum ideas, and more.
Ask for Kids
Ask for Kids (formerly Ask Jeeves for Kids) is designed to be a fun destination site focused on learning and "edutainment," for kids that uses natural-language technology to allow them to ask questions, such as "Why is the sky blue?" or "What's it like to live in space?". The service combines human editorial judgment with filtering technology to enable kids to find both relevant and appropriate answers on the Web.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
The educational unit of the Gerontological Society of America, this member organization was established in 1974 to advance gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher learning.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Affiliated with the American Library Association. Provides evaluation and selection of book and non-book materials and techniques for improving library services to children from preschool through eighth grade.
Athletic Injury Digital Image Library
Developed for use by students of athletic training, this site includes digital images of athletic injuries, including x-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, and actual pictures. This site is maintained by the Department of Kinesiology/Athletic Training at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Athletic Injury Digital Video Library
Intended for students of athletic training, or anyone interested in athletic injuries, this site provides video clips of "mechanisms of injury" (as the injuries are actually occurring). This site is maintained by the Department of Kinesiology/Athletic Training at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
AtoZ World Business (Current) World Trade Press
This database contains a wealth of information on international business, trade, travel, culture, finances, and much more about 100 countries, covering 108 topics per country, in a variety of languages (the default is English). First choose a country in the drop-down menu, then choose sub-topics about aspects of that country from the expandable sidebar. Documents contained within the database can be downloaded, printed, or emailed.
Project at the Yale Law School
Documents relevant to law, diplomacy, politics, economics, and history.
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
Not only does this site feature the full-text of classics of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and reference free of charge, but they're searchable by author, title, subject, and keyword.
BBC News: Country Profiles
Provides concise information on countries, territories, and some international organizations. Entries are organized alphabetically by continent (and by organization name for international organizations). Although content is not as complete as the CIA's World Factbook, unique content includes audio of each country's national anthem along with a picture of each country's flag. Video and audio clips from BBC archives are included as well.
Best of History Web Sites
This online directory to more than 700 of the best history-related web sites includes links to pages organized in categories such as Prehistory, US History, Early Modern Europe, WWII, Art History, Maps, Ancient/Biblical History. Links include historical societies, search engines, online exhibits, multimedia sources, and publisher sites. Links to "Lesson Plans/Activities" and "Teaching with Technology" are also provided.
An online Bible concordance, searchable by word and passage in a variety of versions.
Provides listings (now via Amazon) of out-of print books being sold by booksellers around the country.
Biography Reference Center EBSCOhost
Black Collegian Online
Lists jobs and graduate school opportunities, posts resumes, and provides job search strategies for its target audience of African-American collegians.
Black History Gale Cengage Learning Thomson Gale has assembled a free collection of information and resources concerning Black History Month (February). Links to classroom activities, biographies of famous or influential African-Americans, other web pages concerning Black History, the synopses of selected literary works by African-Americans, a quiz, and a timeline of events in African-American history are all found in the sidebar under "Black History" on the lower left of each page.
Provides listings of out-of-print books being sold by booksellers around the country.
BooksinPrint.com Professional Bowker
This comprehensive database of over 5 million book, audio book, and video titles is searchable by title, author, and subject as well as a variety of other variables. The database also contains reviews for many of the resources it lists.
The Bookshelf NCBI
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This site trys to bring together much of the book information available on the web including reviews, online books, recommended lists and award winners.
Breaking News English.com
This EFL/ESL lesson plan site features ready-to-use lesson plans for use with EFL/ESL students. Each lesson plan (with both "easier" and "harder" versions) has a current affairs focus, contains a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises. Classroom handouts are reproducible in Word and PDF.
BUBL LINK: Libraries of Networked Knowledge
A catalog of selected internet resources covering all academic subject areas and cataloged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice, is the primary source within the United States for criminal justice statistics.
Campus-ADR.org (Campus Conflict Resolution)
Created by the Conflict Resolution Resource Center at Wayne State University (MI), this site is a clearinghouse for conflict resolution resources specifically designed for use in a higher-education setting. Resources include links to articles, search engines, online databases, and more relating to conflict management. Access to some pages requires free registration.
Career Conferences of America
Hosts career fairs by invitation, thereby matching applicants with employers with similar interests.
Careers in Psychology
A one-stop site for information dealing with any aspect of careers in psychology. This site contains information about individual psychology careers, interviews with psychologists, information about psychology internships, psychology licensure information, and information about job openings in the field of psychology.
Carnivorous Plant Database
Includes over 3,000 entries, giving an exhaustive nomenclatural synopsis of all carnivorous plants.
Professional association of North and South Carolina ESL educators.
Center for Applied Linguistics
Another useful ESL site. It includes the National Standards for Pre-K-12 limited English proficient students.
Centers for Disease Control
A wealth of information published to improve public health including many statistics and charts, traveler's health, thousands of articles on health topics, and current health news.
Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections (Poetry 600-) Chadwyck-Healey
Children's Literature Web Guide
Resources for the promotion of children's literature. Includes awards, recommended lists, lesson plans, and book reviews.
This Chronicle of Higher Education site lists jobs in higher education searchable by position type, location, discipline/field, and institution name.
Citing Sources, Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
This resource from Duke Libraries provides a quick comparison of works-cited formats for APA, Chicago, MLA and Turabian styles for a number of different types of resources, both print and online. Please note that for citing articles obtained from NCLIVE, you should follow the format outlined on our Citing NCLIVE Articles page.
City of Rocky Mount Home Page
Provides information about the city and its governmental departments and services.
City of Wilson Home Page
Provides information about city government and departments, special events, etc.
Class Act: Promoting Access for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
This site's goal is to improve existing teaching practice by enhancing access to instruction for deaf and hard-of-hearing students mainstreamed in postsecondary classrooms. Sections featured include challenges--and strategies for dealing with them--facing faculty members working in inclusion classrooms, a discussion board for teachers, links to videotapes with comments of students facing access issues, and links to videotapes of faculty discussing their experiences teaching in mainstreamed classes. The site is sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
This site, a service of the National Institutes of Health, offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. ClinicalTrials.gov currently contains approximately 12,000 clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry. Studies listed in the database are conducted in all 50 States and in over 90 countries.
The home page of Cable News Network (CNN).
Provides the latest news from CNN on U.S. and world politics.
One-stop shopping for online college admissions applications, information on colleges, financial aid, etc.
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina (Beta release)
Documenting the American South, a digitization project at UNC-Chapel Hill, is in the process of digitizing the 26-volume print set called The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina. Published between 1886 and 1914, the print set includes documents and materials from throughout the country and from several European repositories covering the earliest days of North Carolina's settlement by Europeans through the ratification of the United States Constitution. Users of the digitized version of the documents at this site can access the original publication's master index and browse through the series as the editors arranged it. They can also search the full text of each document and search by several metadata elements, including creator, date, title, and document type, created specifically for the digital collection. As they are digitized, additional volumes will continue to be added to this beta release.
Common Core State Standards, K-12 Math & English Language Arts
On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The Common Core replaces the former NC Standard Course of Study.
Company Profiles Datamonitor via EBSCOhost
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Contains the text of all of Shakespeare's plays. Will soon contain text of his poetry, search capabilities, and discussion groups, as well. (They are currently being re-created after a disk failure.)
Consumer Health Complete EBSCOhost
The Costume Site
Provides links to online sources for historical, science fiction, and fantasy costumers.
Country Commercial Guides [via Market Research Library](2001- )
Prepared annually by U.S. embassies, these reports from January 20, 2001 to the present provide a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments using economic, political, and market analyses. Do the following to access them from the above link (which opens in a new browser window),
County Salaries in North Carolina
Information on salaries and benefits for county government positions from 2001 through the current year is provided by the MAPS group of the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill. The data appears in descending order by year, beginning with the most current year.
Criminal Justice Resources
This site on the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries page lists many criminal justice resources, including suggestions as to good places to begin research about criminal justice-related issues.
Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers (Content from this database is now included in the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection [formerly Greenwood Digital Collection])
DataMonitor see Company Profiles
This extensive site offers links to schools, ADA information, organizations, bibliographies, resources for deaf children and their parents, assistive technology, and more.
The Diabetes Dictionary
This online version of the familiar longstanding printed pamphlet has nearly 300 entries and several illustrations relating to diabetes. The dictionary, located on the web site of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, is peer reviewed by NIDDK scientists and outside experts. (There is also a link available from our catalog record for the 1989 print version of the pamphlet; search the catalog by title for "Diabetes dictionary" and then click on the online link.)
Digital Library on American Slavery University Libraries--UNC-Greensboro
This site, the final phase of the Race and Slavery Petitions project, offers data on race and slavery extracted from eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents containing detailed information on about 150,000 individuals, including slaves, free people of color, and whites. These data have been extracted from 2,975 legislative petitions and 14,512 county court petitions (covering the years 1775-1867) from fifteen states and the District of Columbia, and from a wide range of related documents, including wills, inventories, deeds, bills of sale, depositions, court proceedings, amended petitions, among others. Buried in these documents are the names and other data on roughly 80,000 individual slaves, 8,000 free people of color, and 62,000 whites, both slave owners and non-slave owners. The general topics include slave ownership, slave management, freedom suits, crime and punishment, health, death, social and civic life, marriage, women, and family, among others. The site is searchable by name and petition, as well as browseable by subject.
DigitalNC (North Carolina's Digital Heritage)
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online via DigitalNC. Through its free or low-cost digitization and online hosting services, the Digital Heritage Center provides libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural heritage institutions with the opportunity to publicize and share their rare and unique collections online. The may be browsed a number of ways (by type, by location, by collection, etc.).
The Center operates in conjunction with the State Library of North Carolina's NC ECHO (North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) project. It is supported by the State Library of North Carolina with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.
Digital Sanborn Maps (North Carolina) 1867-1970 Sanborn Maps
Dissertations OCLC FirstSearch
Division of Public Health (North Carolina)
This site covers a wide range of programs and services, all aimed toward protecting and improving the health of the people who live and work in North Carolina. Includes information such as fish consumption advisories, ozone levels, pfisteria health precautions, links to local health departments, how to get birth certificates, etc.
Documenting the American
South: The Southern Experience in 19th Century America
A collection of digitized works from the libraries at UNC-CH including a number of slave narratives and civil war diaries.
Duke University Public Documents and Maps
A well organized site with links to many government web pages.
This citation building tool allows you to choose among a wide variety of formats of resources (electronic, print, sound, image, etc.), type in the appropriate information, and create a citation (and if desired, an annotation) displayed in MLA format only.
Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD)
This site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Education to aid students, educators, and parents in locating state, regional, and national organizations that provide information and assistance on education-related topics. Be sure to check out the "What's in This Directory for Me?" link for more information on how to use the Directory.
Educational Software Directory.net
This annotated directory of educational software and technology resources also provides sometimes hard-to-find reviews of educational software, and more.
Elections Around the World
This site lists electoral results from around the world, as well as information on political parties, parliaments, and more. Search for a particular country's election results and political information from ranges listed on the sidebar.
eMolecules (formerly Chmoogle)
Search engine maintained by eMolecules that searches for information on chemicals not owned or controlled by eMolecules, including vendor catalogs and public databases, among others. Searchable for chemical structures by systematic, standard, common, and brand names, or by drawing the structure.
More than 17,000 articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition.
English Poetry see Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
Entrepreneurial Studies Source EBSCOhost
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Environment Complete EBSCOhost
EServer (formerly The English Server)
Publishes texts in the arts and the humanities, including journals, novels, collections of texts, art, and scholarship.
ESLgold: English Study and Learning Materials
This site provides over a thousand pages of free information and resources for both teachers and students. All materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access, including English language practice in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Also available are lesson plans, handouts, vocabulary quizzes, grammar and pronunciation exercises, games, and activities. In addition to its own content, the site links to other respected language learning web sites.
E-Standards: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
Provides online access to the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, a resource guide for all who make decisions affecting mathematics education of students in preK through 12th grade. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Includes daily updated statistical information on countries in the European Union (EU) and the "euro-zone."
ETS Test Collection--Test Link
The Test Link database provides descriptions of the ETS Test Collection, which is a library of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices that makes information on standardized tests and research instruments available to researchers, graduate students, and teachers. Collected from the early 1900s to the present, the Test Collection at ETS is the largest such compilation in the world. Click on the "Find a Test" link to search the database. Many of the tests may be purchased online.
Provides access to Business Culture Guides for 45 countries.
A full-service travel site, providing reservations and information on flights, hotels, cars, cruises, and more.
FactSearch (1984-) OCLC FirstSearch
Provides access to official statistics published by over 70 Federal agencies. Searchable by topic, by subject area, and by agency.
A comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering, and acquiring government and business information.
Financial Aid Information: fastWEB
Find college financial aid and scholarship information and application forms for over 500 colleges at this site.
Provides links to legal news, code and case law, and web sites containing law-related information.
The only official U.S. Government portal to 47 million plus pages of government information, services and online transactions. Offers a powerful search engine for searching government documents. Also features a topical index, online transactions, links to state and local government, and other tools for accessing government information.
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
The FNIC, one of several information centers at the National Agricultural Library, provides access to alphabetized links organized around 77 nutrition-related topics, resource lists for consumers and professionals, links to information on food composition, dietary guidelines, and more.
The Foundation Center
Provides links to a variety of tools to help with planning and writing funding proposals, finding sources of funding research, and more.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Current) EBSCOHost
Gale's Literary Index Thomson Gale Gale's Literary Index is a free master index to the major literature products published by Gale. The index may be searched by author and title to entries in, among other things, the following series published by Gale and housed in Hackney Library's reference collection: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. The link to the Literary Index is found in the sidebar under "Literary Index" on the lower left of each page.
The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
This site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides links to thousands of educational resources on a variety of web sites, including free sites as well as a small proportion of commercial sites. GEM also includes links to lesson plans, activities, and projects. The site is searchable by two indexes (by keyword or by topic) as well as by a search engine.
General Statutes for North Carolina
This is an online version of the general statutes, or laws, for North Carolina. It does not include annotations.
Gerontological Society of America
This professional association's mission is to promote multi- and inter-disciplinary research in aging and to disseminate that research to researchers, practitioners, and decision makers in the field of aging.
Gerontological Society of America's Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization
Student members of the Gerontological Society of America's Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization enjoy full membership benefits and privileges at about the half the price of a regular membership in the GSA. In addition to affiliation with a professional section, they belong to an organization with a voice on Council and representation throughout the Society structure. In 1999 students accounted for about one-sixth of the membership.
A gateway to web links on global business activities. Provides access to specialized knowledge on countries, cross-border business transactions, and cross-cultural management.
Global Instructional Chemistry
Presents a new concept in the teaching of chemistry. Pages will include modern chemistry in action, including "hyperactive" molecules. Content includes chemical problems, links to resources/databases, etc.
Google Book Search
Search Google Books for a variety of out-of-copyright full text e-books. To limit your search to only those that have the complete full text of the e-book online (that is, those that are out-of-copyright), choose the "Full view only" radio button. If you don't choose this option, you may find citations to copyrighted or other e-books that have none or only a small portion of the full text.
GPO (Indexing: January 1, 1976- ) OCLC First Search
Home page for the Government Printing Office. It provides access to many government databases including the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, Congressional Bills, the Congressional Record, Public Laws, and the U.S. Code among others.
This searchable, continuously updated database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education provides information on the latest trends in research and education funding, tips on how to write successful grant applications, links to grant-related articles, and more.
Guide to Law Online
Produced by the Law Library of Congress and the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), this site provides links to reliable free, publicly-accessible legal and governmental information covering both the U.S. and foreign countries.
The goal of this gateway consumer health information web site is "to improve consumer access to selected health information from government agencies, their many partner organizations, and other reliable sources that serve the public interest." A variety of menu lists on its home page link to online journals, medical dictionaries, minority health, as well as prevention and self-care. The developer/sponsor of this site is the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services with other listed agencies.
Provides listings of open full- and part-time positions at institutions of higher learning ranging from Ivy League universities to community colleges. The advanced search feature allows you to search by job category, by location, by position type, and by institution type.
Provides biotechnology job information and career resources.
Provides medical and allied health job information and career resources.
Provides nursing job information and career resources.
Provides pharmaceuticals job information and career resources.
Hispanic Heritage Gale Cengage Learning Thomson Gale has assembled a free collection of information and resources concerning topics related to Hispanic heritage. Links to classroom activities, biographies of famous or influential Hispanics, other web pages concerning Hispanics, resources on popular Hispanic music genres, a quiz, and a timeline of events in Hispanic-American history are all found in the sidebar under "Hispanic Heritage" on the lower left of each page.
Historic Events of the 20th Century (Content from this database is now included in the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection [formerly Greenwood Digital Collection])
History of Mathematics
Consists of sections on regional mathematics, subjects, books and other resources, and chronology.
HIV InSite Knowledge Base
An updated version of the AIDS Knowledge Base developed by the University of California - San Francisco, HIV Insite Knowlege Base's mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. This version is a "hypertextbook" that includes updated and expanded information on HIV/AIDS policy and prevention, especially relating to HIV/AIDS in developing countries.
Hoover's Online Hoover's
HTML Code Tutorial
Provides links to specific tutorials on the use of HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) to create web pages, as well as a help forum section for tips from other webmasters.
Provides step-by-step instruction on how to create web pages using HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language)
Provides a tutorial in the creation of web pages using basic HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language).
Also sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, assists teachers by providing standards-based lesson plans, video vignettes of mathematics teaching and learning, and categorized and reviewed mathematics web resources.
iLoveLanguages(formerly the Human-Languages Page)
A comprehensive catalog of language-related resources, including on-line language lessons, translating dictionaries, and native literature, among other things.
Designed to meet the needs of minorities, this site provides job-searching and resume-posting with diversity-sensitive employers.
Index to Sample [Grant] Proposals (SchoolGrants)
Links to successful grant proposals for use as guidelines are available as well as other grant-writing tips (although some are geared specifically to education-related topics).
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
This virtual library links to useful Internet resources relevant to the academic community, including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information. Put together by a number of university librarians across the country and hosted by University of California at Riverside, this site is easily navigable either by using its "search" feature or by browsing through links grouped under broad subject headings. Most resources are free, and all listings provide an abstract, indication of intended audience, and a recommendation.
This site offers standard online reference tools, such as a searchable almanac, atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and white pages. Its feature sections include world and news, history and government, sports, arts and entertainment, business, society and culture, health and science, references for children, and searchable biographies. It also provides topical stories, a daily almanac, time lines, quizzes, and more.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Provides authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, and microbes of North America and the world. The information comes from a partnership of US, Canadian, and Mexican agencies, other organizations, and taxonomic specialists.
International Child Art Foundation (ICAF)
Provides links to children's art, international children's art festivals and exhibitions it sponsors, and more.
International Reading Association
Maintained by this professional membership organization, this web page links to a number of various sites on literacy, including archived articles of the organization's publication, Reading Today, internet sites for teacher/parent resources, lesson plans, information about standards, Web resources for teachers, and more.
Internet Movie Database
Includes a database of over 260,000 film and television productions made since 1892, with information including actors, directors, filming location, and awards received.
Internet Projects Registry
Sponsored by Global SchoolNet Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization, this site is a clearinghouse for collaborative online learning projects from across the globe. The huge site is searchable by student age level, project date, curriculum area, technologies used, and project level.
Internet Public Library
The first public library for the Internet community.
IRS Tax Forms
To locate a federal tax form, type in its name or number; or click on "individuals," "businesses," etc. to find a specific type of form.
Provides a comprehensive list of annotated resources, divided between thirteen main categories.
JSTOR Plant Science JSTOR
JSTOR Plant Science is an online environment that collects global plants content and tools, and connects people interested in biological and plant science. It includes plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials such as letters, maps, paintings, and drawings. The environment provides an interface with powerful functionality that supports teaching, including the ability to measure and record plant specimens, share observations with colleagues and classmates, and investigate global plant biodiversity.
Uncluttered by advertising, this site provides access to dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, atlases, etc. on its reference page. (Other pages provide a broader range of services.)
Links to language-related sites dealing with teaching and learning languages.
LANIC: Latin American Network
A Web-based information center housed at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
LD OnLine, a national educational service of public television station WETA in Washington, D.C, is the leading information service in the field of learning disabilities, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. Launched in 1996, it features thousands of helpful articles on learning disabilities and ADHD, monthly columns by noted experts in the field, a free and confidential question and answer service, active bulletin boards, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products. LD OnLine is often the first destination for parents and educators seeking information on how to help children and adults with learning disabilities.
LeadingAge (formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging [AAHSA]
LeadingAge represents 5,600 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and senior housing facilities, and home and community-based service providers.
This web site is designed to help English as a Second Language students learn English.
LEARN North Carolina
A statewide network of educators dedicated to improving K-12 education in North Carolina, using the Internet to promote collaboration within the education community. Contains lesson plans, Internet links, professional development opportunities, forums, etc.
Legal Information Reference Center (Current) EBSCOHost
Lesson Plans Library
A subsection of the DiscoverySchool.com site, this page provides access to lesson plans and support materials, including some that feature printable worksheets, as well as resources that help teachers integrate online instruction with classroom instruction.
The Library Grants Center
Salem Press has compiled this web site that lists library grants and awards available both by state and nationally, including hundreds of grants that are available to libraries of all types from local foundations, family trusts, small and large corporations, professional organizations, and the publishing community. Listings are divided into three categories: 1) National Library Grants; 2) State Library Grants; and 3) Library Grants: How-To.
Library of Congress Teachers Page
Lesson plans and online activities using resources at the Library of Congress including activities involving the American Memory Project.
Library of Southern Literature
Part of UNC-Chapel Hill's Documenting the American South site, the Library currently includes over 50 digitized complete texts of significant literary works of the South published up to 1920, including novels, memoirs, slave narratives, poetry and nonfiction no longer in print. Up to 100 digitized texts are planned.
LibrarySpot This site combines the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorials in one user-friendly spot. Sites featured on LibrarySpot.com are hand-selected and reviewed by its editorial team for their exceptional quality, content and utility.
LibWeb - If you are looking for a library catalog that is not listed on this page, try Libweb. This site contains links to 5,700 library web pages in over 100 countries.
LII: Legal Information Institute
Provides overviews of federal and state law on currently popular topics of interest, includes texts of relevant portions of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Code, links to key web sites, and more.
LINC (Log Into North Carolina)
This NC State Data Center database provides North Carolina demographic and statistical data ranging from the latest census data to projected county populations and more, available in customized and pre-formatted reports.
Links for Chemists
This Chemistry section of the WWW Virtual Library is an index of over 8,550 chemistry resources on the web. Goals of the site are to disseminate chemical information, to facilitate contact between chemists, to index educatonal resources relating to chemistry, and to raise awareness of chemistry.
Literary Reference Center EBSCOHost
Literature in Context (Content from this database is now included in the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection [formerly Greenwood Digital Collection])
One of many search directories that lists sites by topic and provides search capability of sites selected as well.
Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Contains scanned images of approximately 5000 books and journals published between 1850 and 1877.
Map Collections: American Memory
A sub-section of the Library of Congress's American Memory site, the Map Collections site provides high-quality map images of materials ranging from Civil War maps to panoramic views, plus the inclusion of a number of foreign maps. Arranged by general categories (such as Cities and Towns, Conservation and Environment, Discovery and Exploration, Cultural Landscapes, Military Battles and Campaigns, Transportation and Communication, and General Maps), the collection is searchable by Keyword and browsable in a number of ways as well, providing access to some resources not available elsewhere.
Provides maps, driving directions, road-trip planners, yellow pages, and other travel-related links.
MarcoPolo see Thinkfinity
Market Segmentation: A Guide to Sources of Information
Maintained by the Library of Congress's Business Reference Services, this useful site compiles a list of Internet sources on market segmentation. The resources are divided into types of market segmentation--generational, ethnicity, geographic, gender, gay/lesbian, and lifestyle. Each section includes lists of articles, books, statistics,and more, including links to trend trackers, research groups and marketing firms specializing in marketing to the various segments. Links generally send users to free resources, although occasionally, to fee-based sites.
Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Programs
Contains a list by state of all the nationally accredited masters programs in Criminal Justice, from 257 schools across the country.
Masters in Nursing
This guide lists by state accredited master's programs in nursing that offer a variety of degrees, including MN, MAN, MSN, RN to MSN, MSN with a joint or dual degree. The guide provides links to each school offering a particular program, and it also defines these degrees and how they differ from one another.
Math and Reading Help
This site, in collaboration with the American Library Association, provides articles and resources on a variety of topics geared toward helping improve reading and math skills of kids of all ages.
Consists mostly of links to math tables. The main areas of the site include Math Reference Tables, Math Message Board, and Links. The Math Reference Tables are divided into major categories such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, discrete/linear, and others. Formerly known as "Dave's Math Tables."
Mathematical Association of America
Home page of the world's largest organization devoted to mathematics.
Provides access to a collection of mathematical quotations collected from many sources.
Provides general health information and news from the respected Mayo Clinic staff.
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical medical information tool that physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest clinical research in the medical field. The company aggregates daily medical articles, medical journals, medical newsletters and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.
This British site is a gateway to evaluated, high quality Internet resources and websites relating to the history of medicine and allied sciences, covering all aspects of the history of health and development of medical knowledge.
MedlinePlus Biodefense and Bioterrorism
This site, which is maintained by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, gives an overview of issues relating to biodefense and bioterrorism, including sections on treatment, prevention/screening, coping, research, law and policy, children, and more.
MEDLINEplus Drugs & Supplements
Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications provided by the United States Pharmacopeia. These are browsable by the prescription or generic name drug name, or by the herb or supplement name.
Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, one-time free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile. Features include news, perspectives, and selected full-text journal articles.
This online medical dictionary's entries include medical and scientific terms, abbreviations, institutions, projects, symptoms, eponyms, and medical history.
Merck Manual Home Edition
Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine (The Merck Manual), this online resource is written in everyday language. It explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; information about prognosis is also provided.
Mergent Intellect Dun & Bradstreet/Hoover's
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Scroll down to find the link to enter the site.
Frequently Asked Questions About MLA Style
Although MLA does not publish its complete documentation guidelines on the web, this frequently-asked-questions page helps out with specific questions regarding MLA style. (The complete MLA Handbook is available on reserve at Hackney Library's circulation desk.) For guidelines on how to cite an NCLIVE article in MLA style, see our Citing NCLIVE Articles page.
MLA Directory of Periodicals EBSCOhost
The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
MonsterCollege (formerly MonsterTrak)
This job search tools and resume-posting site is aimed at college students.
Morningstar Investment Research Center Morningstar
Movie Review Query Engine
Provides links to over 185,000 reviews (from newspapers, entertainment magazines, and a newsgroup) of more than 25,000 movies. Includes links to other film-related sites.
Mr. Shakespeare and the Internet This one-stop evaluative site regarding all things Shakespeare provides links to his works online; information about the life and times of Shakespeare; information about Shakespearean theater, both historical and modern; annotated bibliographies of criticism; information about the Renaissance period and some of Shakespeare's contemporaries; tips for teaching Shakespeare and sources to help in doing so; and more.
MyiLibrary Ingram Digital
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission of the AAAs and Title VI programs is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home.
NASW-NC (National Association of Social Workers - North Carolina Chapter)
Home page for the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; includes links to state-related social work sites.
National Academy on an Aging Society
A non-partisan public policy institute, the Academy actively conducts research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
The NACJD provides mostly data sets for secondary analysis for researchers interested in almost any aspect of American criminal justice.
National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
This site is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. In addition to other target audiences, it has a special section for both current and potential athletic training students that provides information on certification, employment, continuing education, etc.
This U.S. Geological Survey's coordination of geographically-oriented data from over 20 federal agencies provides a variety of cultural and physical phenomena on the United States, including information on health, the environment, demography, agriculture, climate, and geology. The site features an interactive mapping tool called MapMaker, which allows you to create customized maps layered with thematic data, including agriculture, biology, boundaries, climate, people, transportation, and more. Other sections include printable maps, wall maps, dynamic maps, and articles.
National Cancer Institute
For the general public, patients, and health professionals, the site offer consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of the National Cancer Institute's research programs and clinical trials. Scientists will find detailed information on specific areas of research interest and funding opportunities.
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)--Annual Reports
Compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this site provides access to online versions of five popular NCES publications that give a comprehensive overview of the state of education in the US and comparisons to other countries.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA)
Formerly known as the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, this is a useful site for ESL and foreign language teachers. Scroll down to the section titled "Online Library" for many useful full text documents on second language teaching.
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
NCOA is the nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.
National Criminal Justice Reference
This is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. It contains a searchable full-text database of government documents and reports on crime.
National Gallery of Art
Images from the Gallery's extensive collection span over 600 years of history, from the middle ages to the present day. Major categories of the site include The Collection, Exhibitions, Online Tours, Education, Programs and Events, Resources, and Gallery Shop. The collection can be accessed in two ways: touring the collection by topic; or searching the more than 100,000 objects in the Gallery's collection database.
National Institute on Aging
One of 27 agencies that make up the National Institutes of Health, the NIA maintains a site that contains a wealth of information on aging, much of it in English and Spanish. It is divided into four major sections: Health Information, Research Information, Grants and Training, and News & Events.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Part of the National Institutes of Health, this government body conducts and supports research in the areas of normal and disordered processes, including hearing. The site has links to health information, research, clinical trials, and other links relating to deafness and loss of hearing.
NIH Senior Health
This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this web site. Each health topic includes general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs). New topics are added to the site on a regular basis.
National League for Nursing
Career leads, professional development opportunities, and news from the national professional nursing association.
This site includes over 5,700 statistics on countries around the world, which have been culled from reliable sources such as the CIA World Factbook, UN, World Health Organization, World Bank, UNESCO, and more. The two primary ways to search the site are via the "Statistics" or "Countries A to Z" links at the top of the page. Statistics are grouped into some 30 major categories, including agriculture, economy, education, health, labor, lifestyle, military, religion, and sports. Country information includes overviews for each country, with information on government, economy, religion, flags, etc. The site also includes some 7,000 historical and current maps of the world that can either be printed or imported into documents.
NetLibrary see eBooks on EBSCOhost
NC ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online)
Provides one-stop access to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, and museums.
NCLEX-RN Test Study Guide (Studyguidezone.com)
This site provides an explanation of the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) test, plus a link to a free downloadable study guide in PDF format to help prepare for the exam (scroll down the page to see the link to the study guide). You will need to view the document using Adobe's free downloadable Acrobat Reader software.
The videos will be viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps; however, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line). The videos NCLIVE is offering have been created to stream in three formats – a lower bandwidth option (175 Kbps), a medium bandwidth option (380 Kbps), and a higher bandwidth option (400 Kbps). No other hardware or software should be necessary to view the NCLIVE Video Collection.
NCLIVE Education and Teacher Resources
Maintained by NCLIVE, this page includes access to NCLIVE indexes for finding articles suitable for use by children and youth, and by educators on education topics, as well as links to non-NCLIVE web sites pertinent to North Carolina teachers, such as the NC Standard Course of Study (North Carolina Curriculum), NC Teacher Academy, etc.
NCLOR (North Carolina Learning Object Repository)
The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) collects documents, audio/video clips, simulations, learning modules, assessments, NCLIVE PBS streaming videos, and more--virtually any type of learning resource that can be digitized and processed. K-20 teachers from around the state can sign up for an NCLOR username/password and then search the LOR, find materials appropriate to the classes they are teaching, use them as is or modify them to suit their needs, plus contribute new material for use by all. These materials can also be embedded within Learning Management Systems (such as Blackboard, Moodle, etc.), so that students may also have access without the need for passwords.
The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NLCOR) is a collaborative effort between the Community Colleges, UNC system, DPI, NC Virtual Public School, and Independent Colleges and Universities. When you enter the site, choose which type of educator you are (K-12, NC University [state or independent colleges and universities], etc.).
NCSU Libraries Citation Builder
This citation building tool from the libraries at North Carolina State University allows you to choose among several formats of resources (book, scholarly journal article, web site, etc.), type in the appropriate information, and create a citation formatted in APA, MLA and other styles.
Sponsored by the Instructional Technology Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction, this site primarily provides access to a variety of reference and article resources geared to the K-12 public school community in North Carolina. While those resources are password protected within NC WiseOwl, most of them are available via NCLIVE to the Barton community (see our Other Online Resources by Title page for access to specific resources, which are listed alphabetically by resource title). There are a few additional resources such as selected web sites that are freely accessible without a password through NC WiseOwl.
North Carolina--a better place... (official web site of the State of North Carolina)
This site was designed to help citizens of North Carolina locate information on their state and government.
North Carolina Association of Long Term Care Facilities (NCALTCF)
Calling itself the "oldest and original assisted living association," it represents a variety of members that range from rest homes, to assisted living facilities, to family care homes, whose clients range from those on public assistance to those who are privately financed. NCALTCF aims to promote quality of life, choice, privacy and independence for its residents and to promote quality standards among its providers.
North Carolina Board of Nursing
Includes licensure and testing information, information on legislation, FAQs and forums on professional nursing in North Carolina.
North Carolina Census Data: 1960-1980
This digital project from the State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Data Center makes North Carolina census data from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s full-text searchable online for the first time. The collection, housed in file folders at the State Data Center since it was created from federal census data decades ago, contains invaluable county- and state-level demographics information (including labor, population, housing, and economic conditions) and enumeration district maps from 80 of North Carolina's 100 counties. The majority of the data dates from the 1980 Census, however, the maps, as well as counts of population and housing data are available from the 1960 Census, and "Selected Characteristics" for 99 of 100 counties are available from the 1970 Census.
North Carolina City Directories
This electronic resource from the NC Digital Heritage Center includes access to over 300 North Carolina city and town directories ranging from the 1860s to the 1940s, including Wilson County. Entries are browsable by city, by county, and by date.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture Kids Page
Provides links to information about North Carolina agriculture for kids, including commodities, activities, regional information, nutritional information, Goodness Grows in North Carolina, and teacher information.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Home page of the state agency overseeing and/or administering state-sponsored social work programs.
North Carolina Department of Revenue
North Carolina tax forms are available at this site.
North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
The Division is the state agency responsible for planning, administering, coordinating, and evaluating a community-based system of opportunities, services, and protections to advance the social, health, and economic well being of older North Carolinians.
NCpedia (formerly eNCyclopedia)
The NCpedia (formerly the NC Encyclopedia) has been created through a partnership between the State Library of North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives and NC LIVE. It is coordinated and managed by the Government and Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. The site gives an overview of the people, the government, the history, and the resources of North Carolina. The information is organized into the following broad information categories: Biographies and Peoples, Business and Industry, Culture, Education, Geography and Environment, Government, History, and Quick Facts. Most of these categories offer an opportunity to select either more specific or additional information on a particular topic.
North Carolina Health Info
North Carolina Health Info offers access to web sites of local health services, providers and programs serving residents of North Carolina. Through its connection with MEDLINEplus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, users of the site can get information about conditions, diseases and wellness, and find web sites of local health services, programs and providers throughout North Carolina.
North Carolina Maps (Beta version)
North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps of the Tar Heel State. Currently in its beta release (the project is due to be completed in June 2010), it features over 600 maps from three of the state's largest map collections -- the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center. When complete, North Carolina Maps will contain over 1,500 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to the 1960s, and will include detailed maps for each of North Carolina's one hundred counties.
North Carolina NASA Educator Resource Center
The center is a joint effort of UNC-Charlotte's J. Murrey Atkins Library, its Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, and NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Housed at UNC-Charlotte's J. Murrey Atkins Library, the center provides inservice and preservice workshops in addition to serving as a preview and distribution center for NASA materials suitable for classroom use. These materials can provide a springboard for classroom discussions in life science, physical science, astronomy, earth science, environmental, mathematics, and career education. Materials are evaluated and assigned a grade level by a task force composed of educators representing the kindergarten through post-secondary levels.
North Carolina Offender Information
The first link on this site, "Offender Information--Public Search," allows you to search by name or ID number for public information on North Carolina inmates, probationers or parolees since 1972. This system enables users to view and download public information from the NC Department of Correction database for convicted offenders. Other links available to the public include information on prisoner release, escaped prisoners, and correction statistics. (Some other links are restricted to law enforcement personnel.)
North Carolina Office of State Management and Budget
(formerly Office of State Planning)
Statistical information and demographics for counties and municipalities in North Carolina.
North Carolina Psychology Association (NCPA)
Contains information about the state professional organization as well as consumer links.
North Carolina State Adopted Textbooks
For lists of textbooks adopted for public school use by the North Carolina State Board of Education/Department of Public Instruction, click on the appropriate subject and grade level. (Note: Adobe Acrobat software is required to view the lists of adopted books.)
North Carolina State Agency List
Part of the official web site of North Carolina, this page lists home pages for North Carolina state government departments and agencies.
North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives
The North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives allows you to view North Carolina state agency web sites from past dates. The Web Site Archives contains over 300 state agency web sites from the Fall of 2005, and from April 2006 forward, allowing free and open access to this information long after the sites have changed on the live web. The archived sites include embedded files on those pages as well. The site is searchable by keyword or phrase and browsable by agency or by collection.
North Carolina State Publications Collection
Created and maintained by the State Library of North Carolina, this digital collection contains current and historical North Carolina state publications. The collection includes informational brochures and pamphlets, various reports (annual, biennial, technical, statistical, etc.), serials (newsletters, checklists, magazines, etc.), handbooks, studies, and a variety of other information resources produced by North Carolina state government. The focus of the collection is on state government publications from 2002 to the current date, but it also features historical North Carolina publications of enduring value that have been scanned from their original print format. New publications will be added to the collection monthly.
North Carolina Statistics
A list of sites, organized by subject, that provide statistical information about North Carolina.
North Carolina Supreme Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals recent slip opinions
Includes Supreme Court opinions back to 1997, and Court of Appeals opinions back to 1996.
Nebraska Writers & Beyond
Although the initial section focuses on Nebraska authors, the second section includes authors from around the world.
eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)
Newbies: Ideas and Help for New Teachers, Those Teaching Something New, and Their Mentors (formerly New Teacher Resources)
This page on the Teachersfirst.com site provides links to a variety of resources for student- and first-year, and substitute teachers.
New York Times on the Web Learning Network
To access web-based lesson plans tied in to New York Times articles, click on the "Lesson Plans" link on the right-hand sidebar. The site also provides links to subject-specific collections of educational Web sites helpful to teachers in tying activities to current news topics.
The New York Times Theater Reviews
Recent reviews published in the New York Times are available, full text, at this site. You must first register with the New York Times online service before these reviews are available to you. Currently this is a free service.
A portal to alternative culture, including alternative periodicals, literary periodicals, independent bookstores, independent publishers, alternative newsweeklies, plus book and journal reviews.
News & Observer (Raleigh) Web Edition (Indexing: 1990- Full-text: 1990-)
This is the Raleigh News & Observer's web site. It provides access to the full text of articles from the current edition of the newspaper as well as access to the archive with full-text articles from previous editions of the newspaper.
NIST Chemistry WebBook
Provides users with easy access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species through the internet. The data in the Chemistry WebBook are organized by chemical species. Users can search for chemical species by various means, and the system will display data for the species.
NIST Physical Reference Data
Provides an Elemental Data Index accessing database holdings organized by element. Data is divided into the following nine sections: physical constants; atomic spectroscopic data; molecular spectroscopic data; ionization data; X-ray and Gamma Ray data; radiation dosimetry data; nuclear physics data; condensed matter physics data; and other NIST data.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950 (1675-1950) Alexander Street Press
NoveList K-8 Plus (Current) EBSCOHost
NoveList Plus (Current) EBSCOHost
Provides nursing job listings to graduating students and alumni with professional degrees.
This site includes career leads and full-text articles for a fee. You must register to use it.
Nursing World by American Nurses Association
Includes full-text of news related to nursing, and articles from the American Journal of Nursing.
Provides nutritional analyses and generates labels that list nutrition facts for a large number of individual foods and user-generated recipes as well as data on many popular fast-food restaurant foods.
Office for Mathematics, Science
and Technology Education at UIUC
The goal of the MSTE is to serve as model-builders for innovative, standards-based, technology-intensive mathematics and science instruction at the K-16 levels.
OneClickdigital Audio Books (formerly MyiLibrary Audio Books) Recorded Books
Developed for the U.S. Department of Labor, the O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. It replaces the former Dictionary of Occupational Titles. It is searchable by occupation (Find Occupations), skill (Skills Search), and job code (Crosswalk Search).
The On-Line Books Page
This site provides access to the many books which are now freely available online. Most of them are classic texts which no longer have copyright restrictions, but it also includes some current items. Books are input on a volunteer basis by groups or individuals.
Online Directory of ESL Resources
Although this site's page-design leaves something to be desired, it provides links to a wealth of resources, searchable by keywords or by scrolling down and selecting from categories such as lesson plans, online activities, sites for ESL students, etc.
Online Etymology Dictionary
Although put together by amateur Douglas Harper, this site, divided up in alphabetically- arranged sections, provides etymologies for thousands of words. While it is not a substitute for the multivolume Oxford English Dictionary (OED) or other high-quality published etymological dictionaries, it is a good supplement.
Online Literary Criticism from the Internet Public Library
Only includes links to critical articles about authors and their works.
Online Resources in Aging (via the Gerontological Society of America)
The Gerontological Society of America provides access to a variety of web resources on aging on this page.
Open Library offers over 3 million free ebooks available for reading online and for downloading (borrowing for up to 2 weeks) via a variety of devices/formats. Among others, many libraries in North Carolina have provided ebooks for digitizing and addition to the collection. Users may create their own accounts at the site, which allows them to read and/or download books. The site uses open software and is editable by logged in users. Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive.
An Outline of American Literature
A guide to American literature written by Kathryn Van Spanckeren and published by the U.S. Information Agency.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection Oxford University Press
The Premium Collection offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series, plus the Visual English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and new heavily illustrated natural history titles such as the Encyclopedia of Mammals. The titles also include full-color maps and illustrations, timelines, weblinks, and bibliographies. (Note: Barton log in is required to access this resource from off campus.)
Provides access to headlines, summaries, and links to the current day's news from such sites as the BBC, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and more.
PapersFirst (1993-) OCLC FirstSearch
PBS Streaming Videos see NCLIVE Video Collection (PBS Streaming Videos)
PE Central provides the latest information about instructionally appropriate physical education practices and programs.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
This special collection of maps at the University of Texas at Austin's Perry-Castañeda Library features links to internal and external sites, divided into two main sections: Online Maps of Current Interest (hot topics) and Online Maps of General Interest, broken down into geographic areas. Maps available include country, city, state, and historical maps and are drawn from U.S. government sites as well as other noncopyrighted sources. Most of these high-quality maps are easily printable.
Peterson's (Thomson Learning)
Provides information on scholarships; on undergraduate and graduate programs, both public and private; on career guidance, and more.
Physical Education Lesson Plans
Educators in physical education can post and exchange class lessons here.
Physics and Astronomy Reference
A portion of the physlink.com site, the Physics and Astronomy Reference section is especially helpful to middle school and older students and educators, as well as fans of the physical sciences. A variety of information is listed, including physical constants, astronomy data, unite conversions, an interactive periodic table, all of which are hyperlinked to provide additional information. The site also offers links to additional resources, some of which are specifically for educators.
This site (by Sharon Stoerger of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) provides everything you ever wanted to know about plagiarism, including links to full-text articles, case studies, plagiarism prevention and detection tools for instructors, guidelines for students in how to avoid plagiarism, and more.
PLANTS National Database
A single source of standardized information about plants. The database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the US and its territories. The PLANTS Database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distribution data, crop information, plant symbols, and other plant information.
This poetry gateway provides access to a variety of poetry-related sites, including online poetry, as well as those dealing with writing poetry, interpreting poetry, the theoretical issues surrounding it, and its connections to other art forms.
Poet's Corner Gale Cengage Learning
Gale Cengage Learning has assembled a free collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics relating to poetry. Links to poetry activities, biographies of poets, other web pages relating to poetry, the text and intepretation of selected poems, a quiz about poets and poetry, and a poetry timeline are all found in the sidebar under "Poet's Corner" on the lower left of the page.
Population Reference Bureau
This site provides facts, figures, and analysis of key overall demographic trends affecting U.S. population (it includes national data only, not state or local). Most data is taken from the U.S. Census Bureau, and links to more detailed Census data are included. (Formerly called "AmeriStat.")
POTUS: Presidents of the United
Includes background information, election results, cabinet members, biographies, historical documents, and more about each of the U.S. presidents.
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
The Library of Congress's Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) provides access to about 65% of its holdings, as well as to some images found in other units of the Library of Congress. Searchable in a variety of ways, many of the catalog records are accompanied by digital images--about one million digital images in all. Viewers may download images (as well as order copies of photographs), but many images are still under copyright, so it is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections.
Proceedings (1993-) OCLC FirstSearch
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free electronic books (previously published by bona fide publishers), including free epub books and free Kindle books. These can either be downloaded or read online. (Please note that these ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks.) The site also has a number of copyrighted titles, for which the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use.
PsycPORT: Psychology Newswire
This American Psychological Association site provides news from the world of psychology.
Public Schools of North Carolina (NC Department of Public Instruction / NC State Board of Education)
Contains the NC Standard Course of Study, as well as teaching materials, resources, and information on employment and licensure in North Carolina.
Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Lists, 1900-1995 Includes links to lists by decade of bestselling hardcover books in the twentieth century.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): APA Formatting and Style Guide
Click on specific examples for in-text and reference list citations from the left sidbar.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide
Click on specific examples for in-text and reference list citations from the left sidbar.
Racial Profiling Data Collection Resource Center at Northeastern University
With content provided by professors associated with Boston's Northeastern University's Institute on Race and Justice, this site provides information about the history of racial profiling, commentary on its advantages and shortcomings, legislation and litigation concerning it, training and implementation for communities engaging in it, and more.
Read North Carolina Novels
This site, maintained by the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a reader's advisory site featuring recent works of fiction set in North Carolina. The titles are drawn from the North Carolina Collection's extensive collection of North Caorlina literature. Users may browse by author or view lists of novels by the region or county in which they are set. New novels will be added as they become available, and a section on classic North Carolina novels is also planned.
Redherring.com (formerly StockMaster)
The Redwood Highway
Includes links from around the world dealing with the nature, extent, control, and prevention of crime.
This site tries to remain well-organized and easy-to-use. It includes lots of factual information such as you would find in an encyclopedia or almanac.
Resources and Tutorials (Copyright Use) Hosted by the Office of the Provost of North Carolina State University, this site contains primary copyright resources and recommended copyright web sites.
The Riley Guide
A directory of employment and career information resources available on the web. Provides instruction to job seekers and employers on how to use the web to their best advantage, but does not post resumes or job announcements.
Rn to MSN / Masters in Nursing Programs
This searchable database contains over 2,000 nationally accredited RN to MSN / Masters in Nursing degree programs at over 470 graduate schools in the United States. The links on the site allow you to search by state and by program type.
Produced by RN magazine. Provides feature articles, special reports, and clinical and professional news. Offers CE credit by reading RN articles and taking online test.
Rutgers Accounting Web
One of the largest accounting web sites on the internet, RAW provides links to accounting resources and organizations.
RxList: The Internet drug index
Free, open access to information about thousands of drugs, natural herbs, and a medical encyclopedia.
School of Government (formerly Institute of Government) Home
Founded in 1931 as the Institute of Government, the UNC School of Government through its web site provides information and links to sites of interest to local and state government officials and citizens of North Carolina.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-CH
The home page of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill.
This site is a portal to scientific and technological material from approximately 1700 U.S. government based or supported websites. Subject links and search capabilities are built-in for easy access to information.
The Scout Report
A weekly publication offering reviews of new and newly discovered Internet Resources of interest to researchers and educators.
Search - The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Search, located in Sacramento, California, specializes in information on criminal justice computer information technology including Internet crimes against children.
SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR)
EDGAR is a database containing forms (such as merger, acquisition, 10-K reports, etc.) that public companies are required to file with the SEC. These electronic forms are available for free and are downloadable.
SERA Learning: Funding
In addition to general tips and information on funding agencies and opportunities, the templates for sample letters of inquiry, proposal cover letters, proposals, and budgets (provided by clicking on the "templates" link) are especially helpful.
Serials Directory (Current) EBSCOHost
SimplyMap Geographic Research
Please Note: It is highly recommended that you create your own "Personal Work Space" on the site in order to save your work (once you create it, you will receive an email in which you must click on an activation link to activate your new account). The site does allow you to use a temporary work space, but if you do so, your work is not saved. Also, tutorials on how to use the site are available under the "Tutorial Videos" link in the top right corner once you use either the "Temporary Work Space" or "Personal Work Space" logins. (If the site is busy, try again later, as we have a limited number of "seats" to this resource and traffic may at times be heavy.)
Small Business Reference Center (Current) EBSCOHost
Provides links to its online collections, among other things.
Social Security Online
This official web site of the Social Security Administration has, among other things, a wealth of information about benefits for the aged population.
Son of Citation Machine
Like NCSU's Citation Builder, this citation building tool allows you to choose among several formats of resources, both print and nonprint, then type in the appropriate information, and create a citation formatted in APA, MLA and Chicago styles.
Sportquest (via SIRC)
Sport, fitness, and sports medicine information.
Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection
This University of Illinois Extension site emphasizes the importance of optimal nutrition to successful athletic competition. Content is presented in four main sections: "Don't Let Your Diet Let you Down," "The PreGame Meal Planner," "Keeping Energy Levels Up," and "Keeping Fluid Levels Up."
SSRC: The Art of Writing Proposals
Provides suggestions on proposal writing to applicants seeking research funding from the Social Science for Research Council (SSRC). Many of these suggestions are applicable to any grant proposal, regardless of the funding body.
Start Squad is a portal for children, parents, librarians, and teachers seeking age-appropriate Web sites selected and organized by professionally trained librarians. Made possible by a partnership of the State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA), this project is supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
State & County QuickFacts
Provides comparative census data for each U.S. state and county/parish concerning people, business, and geography. Links to more detailed census information are available.
State Center for Health Statistics(SCHS)
SCHS is responsible for data collection and research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of North Carolina health statistics. They have published a wide variety of reports in the past and are in the process of adding them to their Web site.
Provided free by the Kaiser Family Foundation, this web site provides current state-level data on demographics, health, health policy, financing, health coverage, access and state legislation. Its sources include not only U.S. Census data, but full-text access to some 40 Kaiser Foundation reports on health care and policy as well. In addition to profiles of the 50 U.S. states and comparisons among them, it also provides comparisons of states to U.S. national figures. Topics covered include immunizations, teen births, abortion rates, mammogram rates, insurance for contraceptives, cigarette smoking and tobacco settlement funds, nurses per population, prescription drugs, and more.
State Library of North Carolina
Provides links to college/university, community college, and public libraries around the state, plus special resources, employment information, etc.
State of North Carolina Kids Page
Maintained by the NC Secretary of State's office, this site's kid-friendly interface provides links to interesting resources about the state, including the NC Almanac, state symbols, ghosts and legends, fun facts, homework help, recreation, and more.
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
Compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site includes links to U.S. federal and international statistical agencies.
Storyplace: The Children's Digital Library
This site was created by the Public Library of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. It offers online stories and activities for preschoolers and elementary age children. It requires the free Macromedia Flash 4.0 plugin.
Student Research Center (SRC) EBSCOhost
Study Guide Zone
This free site gives an overview of what to expect on a variety of licensing and other standardized tests, including the GRE, GMAT, NCLEX-RN and -PN, PRAXIS, and more. In addition, the site provides links to sample questions and answers for each of the tests. Although one link for Practice Questions for each of the tests takes you to a commercial site for a fee-based prep course, the other links provide free information and sample questions and answers.
Study Guide Zone: Praxis Exam Review
This free site gives an overview of what to expect on the PRAXIS test, as well as links to sample questions and answers for the PRAXIS tests on writing, reading, and math. Although one link for PRAXIS Practice Questions takes you to a commercial site for a fee-based prep course, the other links provide free information and sample questions and answers.
Supreme Court Decisions
Search or browse Supreme Court Opinions back to 1893.
SWAN (Social Work Access Network)
Provides links to social work-related resources, including conferences, newsgroups, listservs, and schools of social work.
Search for a personal or business address and phone number by name or do a reverse look-up by phone number. Also includes maps, directions, and city guides.
The TEACH Act Toolkit
This site provides a wealth of information about the new TEACH Act (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act), which governs how to comply with copyright restrictions regarding the transmissions of performances and display of copyrighted materials, especially in online distance courses. It was developed by the Scholarly Communication Center (SCC) of the North Carolina State University Libraries but is now hosted on the web page for the NC State Office of the Provost.
Teacher Rules, Roles, and Rights
Sponsored by the National Council on Teacher Quality, this research portal provides information on collective bargaining agreements, personnel policies, salary schedules, and school calendars from 50 of the nation's largest schools districts. This site gives users the opportunity to compare and contrast over 300 distinct provisions in agreements on a full range of topics, including benefits, class sizes, salary differential and pay, evaluation, professional development, leave, and more. A report generator can provide customized reports comparing and contrasting school districts on different measures, or full text of recent agreements and handbooks.
Television News Archive, Vanderbilt University
This is an index to news programs going back to 1968. Each record contains the network, date, time, and abstract of program contents. There is a charge if you request the complete full-text of a program.
10 Years After Sept. 11: A Social Science Research Council Essays Forum
In the days immediately following September 11, 2001, the Social Science Research Council invited a wide range of leading social scientists from around the world to write short essays for an online forum, After September 11. Written against two-week deadlines when it was difficult to come by sure knowledge in a time of quickly changing circumstances, the forum’s essays would be downloaded millions of times and used extensively by teachers and journalists.
A decade later, contributors to the original forum were asked to reflect on what they wrote and to explore what has changed and what remains the same since those harrowing times. The result is this extraordinary digital collection of new essays, 10 Years after September 11. Short and written in a style that is accessible to both academic and non-academic readers, the essays offer deep, expert analysis of developments since 9/11 from the perspectives of the social sciences.
Terrorism: Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations, an independent non-partisan, think-tank and publisher, provides a good introduction to various aspects of terrorism through links on the left-hand sidebar under "Terrorism." Topics covered include counterterrorism, havens, targets, weapons, organizations, state sponsors, leaders, attacks, financing, and more.
Homepage for the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) organization. It includes their catalog of publications and selected articles from TESOL journals.
Textbook Adoption Services
The material on this site provides information about the statewide textbook adoption process in North Carolina. The Textbook Commission has a membership of twenty-three members: teachers, principals, parents, and a local superintendent. The Governor appoints members to serve four-year terms. Textbooks are evaluated using criteria that is based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Adopted textbooks are placed on contract for five years. For more information about specific textbooks adopted, see the North Carolina State Adopted Textbooks.
Thinkfinity (formerly MarcoPolo) Verizon Foundation
Provides no-cost, online standards-based Internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom, including links to top sites in many disciplines, lesson plans, activities, and search engines.
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
This site, maintained by the Library of Congress, also provides access to databases of bills, laws, the Congressional Record, etc. It has a nice, easy-to-use interface. Just keep in mind that it is not the "official site".
The world's leading resource for manufacturing information and e-commerce. Powered by ThomasRegister and ThomasRegional. (Formerly Thomas Register of American Manufacturers.)
Internet discussion and information lists searchable by name, description, and domain.
Style Guide for Online Hypertext
Despite its disclaimer that it has not been updated to include recent HTML developments, this classic HTML style guide still offers useful information on the conventions of basic web page design.
Tony Awards Online
Current Broadway events, features on the theater, and a complete listing of Tony Award winners are available at this Web page.
Topica (formerly Liszt)
A list of e-Mail discussion groups organized by topic.
In collaboration with the United States Geological Survey, this site provides every USGS 1:100,000, 1:63,360, 1:25,000, and 1:24,000 scale topographic map for the entire United States. Puerto Rico will be available soon (1:20,000 scale). Search for maps by place name.
Provides secure online reservations for air and car travel, hotels, and vacations, plus destination and other travel information.
Twentieth-Century African American Poetry see Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
Twentieth-Century American Poetry see Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
Twentieth-Century English Poetry see Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication
see School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-CH
UNC-TV What's On
Provides a schedule of public programming on PBS via UNC-TV that is searchable by day, by month, and by program.
United Nations Statistics Division--Social Indicators
Provides links to international statistics of social indicators such as population, literacy, education, child-bearing, water supply, housing, employment, etc.
United Way of North Carolina
Home page of the state United Way, the agency which supports United Ways throughout North Carolina.
Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
The AAA works on behalf of older adults and their caregivers in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson Counties, assisting them as they study the needs of senior adults and plan services to meet those needs. The goal of providing these services is to enable senior adults to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. (Click on links in the sidebar to see content.)
U.S. Census Bureau
Census 2000 data is available at this official home page for the U.S. Census bureau.
U.S. Department of Education
Provides the full text of current events about education. Also lists the most popular U.S. Department of Education documents and how to obtain them.
U.S. Department of Health and Human
Home page of the national agency overseeing social work programs.
U.S. Department of Justice
Provides links to all Department of Justice agencies.
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Examines the American Civil War through the eyes of two communities--one Union and one Confederate--through a hypermedia archive of thousands of primary sources from both communities.
Virtual Reference Shelf
Compiled by the Library of Congress, the links on this site come from the Internet Public Library Reference Service, Librarian's Index to the Internet, and Refdesk, and are grouped by broad subjects areas.
Virtual Religion Index
This site analyzes and highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to home pages but to major directories & documents within. Major subject categories covered include American religions, biblical studies, archaeology, comparative religion, Islam, and the psychology of religion, among others. Also included are links to university religion departments and scholarly societies. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the search feature.
Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color (in the United States)
An instructional web site focusing on the lives and works of North American women writers of color.
WebElements: The Periodic Table on the World Wide Web
A high-quality source of information on the WWW relating to the periodic table.
Web English Teacher
Geared primarily to middle and high school levels, this award-winning site created by English teacher Carla Beard provides access to a variety of English/Language Arts online teaching resources. Other resources available include drama, ESL/TESOL, grammar, poetry, folklore, mythology, speech, debate, journalism, Shakespeare, and critical thinking, among others.
WebMD provides credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects important to the consumer. The site provides original and timely health information as well as material from well known content providers. Sections of the site include Health A to Z, Drugs & Supplements, Living Healthy, Family & Pregnancy, and News & Experts, and more.
Webmonkey: The Web Developer's Resource
Wired magazine launched this site in 1996; it contains Web development tutorials, articles, and advice for all levels of web developers, as well as a blog. The site is divided into two primary parts: the How-To Library, which includes free online tutorials from HTML basics to XML, design, multimedia, e-business, programming, databases, among other things; and Quick Reference, including guides to style sheets, color codes, special characters, and more.
WebMuseum: Famous Paintings Exhibition
WebMuseum is a collaborative effort to bring artistic images to the internet. Includes an art index, themes index, and glossary.
Western (U.S.) Society of Criminology
Provides full-text to several of their publications including the Western Criminologist (newsletter), the Western Criminology Review (journal), and links to many criminology sites.
A local Michigan library's reader's advisory aid that enables you to determine the order of adult fiction books in a series. Searchable by author name, book title, or series title.
When Works Pass Into the Public Domain
Provides information about the duration of copyright protection based on works' creation/publication date.
Official home page of the U.S. White House. Includes news and policy information as well as information about the historic building itself.
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Provides information on selected famous (mainly American) people about their status (living or dead), including birth (and where appropriate, death) dates and ages. Searching is available by category and by individual name.
The Whyfiles: Science Behind the News
Published by the National Institute for Science Education, the theme of this site is "science behind the news," as the subtitle suggests. Readable articles for junior high and high school students on current topics in science.
Wilson County, NC Home Page
Provides links to the county's departments and services.
This site is a gateway to health information for consumers, health care professionals, researchers, and educators, sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health. It provides access to a variety of women's federal resources in addition to those in the private sector.
Women's History Gale Cengage Learning Gale Cengage Learning has assembled a free collection of information and resources concerning Women's History Month (March). Links to classroom activities, biographies of famous or influential women throughout history, other web pages concerning women's history, a quiz, a timeline of events in women's history, and a section on Women's Rights On Trial (featuring 12 landmark precedent-setting cases involving women from the book by the same name) are all found in the sidebar under "Women's History" on the lower left of each page.
The Word Spy
This site, developed by Paul McFedries of The Complete Idiot's Guides fame, compiles "recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being used in new ways." A must-visit site for English word lovers!
World Almanac (Current) OCLC FirstSearch
WorldCat OCLC FirstSearch
Includes country profiles developed by the CIA on nations of the world, listed alphabetically by country name.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Home page of the World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, whose objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. This site provides links to information on international health, including timely health topics, member countries, research tools, publications, international health news, and other WHO sites.
WRAL.com: Channel 5 News
Top stories, weather and traffic links, etc., available on the home page of this Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville CBS affiliate.
The XML Tool
This Web site, produced by Center for Technology in Government, offers a library of resources to assist in managing a Web site using XML (Extensible Markup Language). The site is divided into the following sections: Getting Started, Environment, Code Samples, Tools, Tips, Guides and Reports, and Inside this Site (which shows how XML, XSL, and coding scripts work to produce the site itself).
Yale C/AIM Web Style Guide
Offers practical instruction on how to set up and maintain a web page, including information on interface, site, and page design; web graphics; web animation; and web multimedia.
Zimmerman's Research Guide
This online encyclopedia for legal researchers, developed and maintained by a research analyst at a Baltimore law firm, provides links to several hundred sites (and also mentions helpful print resources) covering areas of law, organizations, companies, states, and countries. It is posted on the Lexis-Nexis InfoPro site.
Zip Code Lookup
This zip code directory, provided by the U.S. Postal Service, allows you to type in an address within the 50 U.S. states and get its zip code plus the 4-digit extension. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find a link to look up the location of a particular zip code.
Zycon is a specialized directory designed to assist the engineering and manufacturing community find and evaluate manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Searchable by product/service, company name, brand name, and popular category, Zycon's primary focus is on industrial manufacturing companies and distributors, with a small selection of commerical-based companies (such as those under Computer Equipment), as those also cater to the industrial community. Zycon does not list companies that supply primarily residential or agricultural products (i.e. swimming pools, DIY carports, arts & crafts, corn, tractors, etc). Zycon recently added a message forum for engineers to discuss important issues and its blog primarily focuses on energy and environmental issues.
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