Free online resources selected by our library staff.
Internet Public Library Reference Center:
Provides links to almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference sources.
Librarian's Index to the Internet: Another useful reference gateway.
Virtual Reference Shelf: Compiled by the Library of Congress, this is the online equivalent of a well-stocked library reference collection.
Bartleby.com: Offers a wealth of reference and other electronic texts.
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Collections. Access to high quality sites selected for their value to college level research.
A useful compilation of brief factual information on a wide range of topics.
Arcade - New York Art Resources Consortium:
Arcade is the online catalog for the New York Art Resources Consortium
Biography.com: Emphasizes recently famous persons. Contains over 25,000 brief biographies.
Biographical Dictionary: Covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world and ancient times to present day.
Dictionaries and Thesauri
Encarta World English Dictionary
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus via Bartelby.com
Statistical Abstract of the United States: An essential source of social and economic data.
FedStats: A gateway to government data on health, education, labor, crime etc.
United States Historical Census Data Browser : Census data from 1790 to 1970.
World Factbook: International statistics and country descriptions.
InfoNation: Country data on geography, economics, population and social indicators.
Columbia Encyclopedia via Bartelby.com
Citing Sources, Guide to Library Research: Quick and easy access to works-cited formats (with examples) for APA, MLA and other styles.
Sources: Advice on citing sources aimed specifically at undergraduates.
Humanities (Art, Literature, Philosophy)
Gateway to Art History
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art the Collection
Literary Resources on the Net: Links to information on authors, movements, e-texts, etc.
Project Gutenberg: Thousands of books in electronic format.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Episteme Links: Philosophy Resources on the Internet: Links to encyclopedia articles, biographical information, online texts and much more.
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Broadway Database
Voice of Dance: This site features news, columns, message boards, multimedia and much else for dancers and dance enthusiasts.
Social Science (Psychology, History, Political Science)
AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History:Primary documents for the study of American history spanning the fifteenth century to the twenty-first.
American Memory: An invaluable source for the study of American history. Includes all types of primary source material including prints, photographs, motion pictures and sound recordings.
American Psychological Association: An authoritative site for psychology resources.
National Institute of Mental Health: Information on a wide range of mental health research. Includes full-text articles.
The African American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
Economist Country Briefings: Profiles of sixty major countries.
The Library of Congress: Country Studies: Detailed book-length studies of many countries from around the world.
LGBT Studies: CUNY Graduate Center's Mina Rees Library Subject Guides: Find periodicals, journals, databases, archives, museums, libraries about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer topics.
National Archives and Records Administration: Documents on all aspects of American history.
The Sixties Project: Designed for undergraduates, this site links to a wide range of material about the 1960s.
Political Science Resources on the Web
WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
Amnesty International On-Line: The site of the world's largest and most influential human rights organization.
Congress.org: A membership directory for both houses on Congress.
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet: Provides the full text of bills, laws, reports, the Congressional Record and more.
United States Code
World Factbook: Country profiles offering data on demographics, geography, government, economics, etc.
American Psychological Association
Biotech: Life Sciences Resources and Reference Tools
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: A comprehensive database for algebra, calculus, geometry and all other areas of mathematics.
The NASA Homepage: An invaluable site for anyone interested in space exploration and related areas such as astronomy and aerospace technology.
National Library for the Environment
Scirus: A comprehensive science-specific search engine.
S.O.S. MATHematics: Math help for undergraduates.
Annual Reports Online
EDGAR Database of Corporate Information
Industry Research Desk : Tools for researching industries, companies, markets and manufacturing processes.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
The Educator's Reference Desk: Lesson plans, resource guides, curriculum information and more.
Columbia Education Center: This site is aimed at teachers and student teachers in grades K-12.
National Center for Education Statistics
U.S. Department of Education
The Blonz Guide to Nutrition, Food Science and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : A wealth of public health and safety information. Also statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics.
MayoClinic.com: A consumer-oriented health resource from the world-famous medical institution.
Merck Manual Home Edition: Medical information written by experts specifically for the layperson.
National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus: A comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date source for medical and health information.
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