- National Abortion Rights Action League -- (NARAL) NAPAL works hard to protect a woman's right to choose. The comprehensive information on health and legal issues for women is the core of the site.
- National Right to Life Committee -- NRLC is a national organization, which stands on pro life position and serves as a clearinghouse of information for its states and local chapters, its individual members, the press, and the public.
ADD - See Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD - See Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- The National Adoption Center -- (NAC) includes descriptions of a few of the 134,000 children around the country who need to be adopted. Provides photographs and information about children, as well as procedures.
- Adoption Network Law Center -- Founded by adoptive parents in 1972, it is the leading adoption legal practice for birth mothers and adoptive parents throughout the United States and abroad.
- Adoption Policy Resource Center -- Adoption Subsidy Advocates provides free initial consultation and related policy information to adoptive families, attorneys, advocates and agency professionals.
- Adoption Services, Inc. -- A fully licensed, non-profit adoption agency
- African Studies Center (Country Pages) -- Pages that consist of links to other online-resources, maps and information about countries of Africa.
- In Motion: The African-American Experience -- (Includes images, primary sources, and maps) Until recently, people of African descent have not been counted as part of America's migratory tradition. The transatlantic slave trade has created an enduring image of black men and women as transported commodities, and is usually considered the most defining element in the construction of the African Diaspora, but it is centuries of additional movements that have given shape to the nation we know today.
- AIDS.ORG -- A non-profit organization in the global online distribution of quality HIV/AIDS information - reaching users over 170 countries, worldwide. In addition to hosting "AIDS Treatment News," this web site produces online AIDS continuing medical education programs (CME's) and is one of Amazon.com's first associates with the creation of the first AIDS Bookstore.
- JAMA HIV/AIDS Resource Center -- This web site is designed as a resource for physicians and other health professionals.
- HIV/AIDS Surveillance -- This site provides statistics on HIV/AIDS .
- HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service This web site is your central resource for federally approved treatment guidelines for HIV and AIDS.
- UNAIDS -- This site is run by the United Nations and its subsidiaries including UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank. Here you will be able to do a keyword search to get abstracts and full text articles, both on the global level and by country. You will also find fact sheets, FAQs (frequently asked questions), graphics, and much more.
- Alcoholics Anonymous -- This agency focuses on treating alcoholism through group membership. The site includes an FAQ section, the AA's "44 questions", AA guidelines, information for professionals, directories to groups and how to start one, a look at teen drinking, and a list of available publications.
- College Drinking -- This is a subdivision of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (listed below). It provides information on campus drinking for students, parents, administrators and counselors. Included are fact sheets and a section with information and statistics on the impact of excessive drinking on campus, for example; in terms of academic performance, crime, accidents and health.
- National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) -- Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this may be the premier world site on the subject and offers many links on all aspects of abuse by specific substance. One will find everything from basic facts to full text treatments in written format (including digital books) and audio/video.
- Alternative Press -- The Alternative Press Center (APC) is a non-profit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United States. For more than a quarter of a century, the Alternative Press Index has been recognized as a leading guide to the alternative press in the United States and around the world.
- NewPages -- NewPages is the Portal of Independents! News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.
- Association of alternative newsweeklies -- The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) is the trade organization for the alternative newspaper business. AAN is a diverse group of 123 non-daily free-circulation papers that are distributed in all of the major metropolitan areas of North America. Each paper has a distinct, local identity that sets it apart from the mainstream press in its market.
Americans with Disabilities Act
- ADA Home Page -- Americans With Disabilities Information and Technical Assistance. Look here for disability rights laws, regulations, design specifications, employment practices, publications, commonly asked questions, and many links to various government agencies.
- ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities -- Here is a detailed source on specifications and standards for providing physical access in every sort of situation (entrances, drinking fountains, seating, etc.) for any sort of facility from businesses and clinics to restaurants and transportation. Included is a glossary of terminology and phrasing used in this field.
- Animal Rights Law Project -- This website contains materials written by Gary Francione, Anna Charlton, and students in the course on Animal Rights and the Law that Francione and Charlton have taught at Rutgers University School of Law for over a decade. Rutgers was the first law school in the United States to have animal rights law as part of the regular academic curriculum, and to award students academic credit not only for classroom work, but also for work on actual cases involving animal issues that were litigated by Francione, Charlton, and associated counsel. The course is offered every semester and is now called "Animal Rights: Theory and Practice."
- Animal Concerns Community -- Network for Change is a collaboration between the EnviroLink Network, the Animal Concerns Community, the Sustainable Business Network and GreenMarketplace.com, who are working together to develop a comprehensive resource for individuals, organizations and businesses working for social and environmental change.
- Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights -- The AVAR actively works toward the acquisition of rights for all nonhuman animals by educating the public and the veterinary profession about a variety of issues concerning nonhuman animal use. The AVAR is actively seeking reformation of the way society treats all nonhumans and an increase in environmental awareness, as well.
- Apartheid-- This is a brief article on Apartheid from the Encyclopedia of African and African American Experiences, with an editorial board including the well known Dr. William Louis Gates of Harvard University's Department of African American Studies.
- DefenseLINK U.S. Department of Defense home page with many links to defense related sites, including the various branches of the military (army, navy, airforce, marines, coast guard), terrorism, missile defense, latest defense news, national guard, pentagon, etc. Keyword searching provided.
- Military Magazine of the US Navy
- Index to Ships in Books This index will tell you what books or magazines mention specific vessels.
- SkyscraperPage Beatiful architectural drawings of tall buildings around the globe, contributed by members of the SkyscraperPage Illustrators Association.
- getATstuff Look for or list assistive devices for sale.
Atomic and Nuclear
- Atomic Archive -- This Site has the biographies of the Principle scientists and administrators for the Manhattan Project and other nuclear research.
- American Institute of Physics -- This site created and maintained by the American Institute of Physics has History on the development of fission and fusion.
- National Security Archive -- National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books provide online access to critical declassified records on issues including U.S. national security, foreign policy, diplomatic and military history, intelligence policy, and more. Updated frequently, the Electronic Briefing Books represent just a small sample of the documents in our published and unpublished collections.
- Alsos Digital Library -- Alsos is the location of a digital Library for Nuclear Issues
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- The United States Nuclear regulatory Commission – Good information on radiation protection.
- American Nuclear Society -- American Nuclear Society maintains a site with “Issues Papers” including an interesting one of transportation of Nuclear Materials
- Nuclear Arms Museum -- This on line museum has displays on history including the bomb development and forward.
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation -- This site is a project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. There is a detailed time line. Also this web site has detailed discussions of the ethics of nuclear activities.
- Nuclear Files -- This site has an excellent list of possible books and other resources on nuclear issues.
- Abebooks.com - Abebooks.com enables the user to access the bookshelves of used, secondhand, rare and out-of-print booksellers around the world.
- Alibris - Alibris is the location to search for new, used and hard to find books in a worldwide network of booksellers and from the shelves of Alibris.
- All bookstores.com - All Bookstores.com compares prices at many online bookstores enabling people to find the lowest prices on new and used books.
- Amazon - Amazon is an online website for locating and buying all types of books.
- Barnes and Noble is an online version of the store where one can find and buy the books that are in the store itself.
- BestBuyBooks - BestBuyBooks enables one to "search dozens of bookstores to find the best price."
- Bookavenue - Bookavenue.com is one place where you can find used and out of print books on the Internet.
- BookFinder.com - BookFinder.com is an "open marketplace for books online". Its goal is to provide fellow readers unbiased, real-time information about books available online.
- Book Look- Book Look is an out-of-print book search information service that assists people in the search process.
- Direct Textbook-Compares new and used college textbooks.
- Ecampus - Ecampus is an online campus book store.
- Follet Books - E Follet is a bookstore network as well as an online campus store.
- Half.com - Half.com is a discount site where you can buy and sell books, music, computers, electronics, DVDs and more.
- Powells.com - Powells.com describes itself as a "city of books" and a "legendary independent bookstore."
- Yahoo! Shopping: Books - Yahoo! is an internet directory covering many topics. One of its features is an online shopping service for buying books.
- GotBooks.com to donate books for charitable causes.
- Half.com to buy and sell used books in good condition.
- We Can Help -- This is the American Cancer Society's home page, and a first choice for information on all aspects including by type of cancer, treatment, support groups,survivors, statistics, inspiration stories, prevention, recommended reading (bookstore) and so on, for patients and their families/friends, and for professionals. Keyword searching provided.
- cancer.gov -- This is the National Cancer Institute's homepage. Here one can find the latest research by cancer type, get information on clinical trials, treatment options, screening options, FAQs, statistics, publications, up-to-date news and links to related sites.
- Canadian Cancer Society -- Risks, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, myths, children and cancer, and much more.
- Academic Careers Online -- A global academic job database job search engine.
- Careerbuilder.com -- You can search for jobs, or post your resume to reach thousands of employees.
- Changing Careers -- Offers career planning services including resume tips, interviewing, etc.
- Got Resume Builder -- Create your resume here for free.
- Inside Careers -- Provides the most authoritative source of career advice and jobs for students and graduates who are serious about their career research.
- See Immigrants and Immigration Section
Civil Rights in the United States
Coastal Zone of Massachusetts
- Federal Communications Commission Consumer Information Registry -- The way of accessing the FCC's information on communications. Users are required to input contact information and an e-mail address as part of their request. It can be any e-mail address (not just a BHCC one.) Documents related to your search will be sent to that e-mail account.
- Federal Communications Commission Consumer Publications -- The FCC's general communications information guide for consumers, including information on television, phones, cell phones, accessibility, alerts, billing, services, television and the internet.
- Federal Communications Commission Disability Rights page -- The FCC's page on communications rights for the disabled, including information on closed captioning, telephone relay services and emergency television broadcasts.
- The Federal Communications Commission Do Not Call Registry -- The information page associated with the Do Not Call List which explains how the Do Not Call List works and provides links to register for it. The Do Not Call List is a nationally mandated list that will remove telephone numbers from mass-market telemarketing lists.
- The The Federal Communications Commission Consumer Complaint Filing Page -- This page is the online form to file a complaint with the FCC, which can range from disability access, telemarketing violations, identity theft, poor service, entertainment content, and many other communications problems.
- The Federal Communications Commission Electronic Comment Filing System -- This page contains links to all documented FCC rulemaking decisions and proceedings dating back to 1992. It is useful for agency law purposes.
Community College: National Community College Organizations
- The American Association of Community College -- AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges. The association represents more than 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions and some 10 million students. Their web page provides information on the Association's conferences, workshops and other activities, as well as current updates on legislation affecting education. The association has 19 affiliated councils representing community college professionals in a variety of fields.
- Center for Community College Policy -- The Center, based at the Education Commission of the States in Denver, conducts research and analysis; serves as a clearinghouse for state officials, college leaders and the media on issues of community college policy at the state level; and organizes national, regional and state-level workshops around issues of community college policy.
- Community College National Center for Community Engagement -- The Center is a leader in advancing programs and innovations that stimulate active participation of institutions in community engagement for the attainment of a vital citizenry.
- Community College Research Center -- Housed in the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College/Columbia University, the Community College Research Center's mission is to frame critical questions concerning the fundamental purposes, problems, and performance of community colleges, and to chart a course of strengthening scholarly research on the future of these institutions. Current research projects include workforce development, nursing programs, dual credit programs, high school/community college connections, and developmental education.
- Council for the Study of Community Colleges -- CSCC, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges, is the premier organization of university-based researchers and community college practitioners who further scholarship on the community college enterprise. It sponsors an annual conference and facilitates networking between scholars interested in community colleges.
- The League for Innovation in the Community College -- The League for Innovation in the Community College is a non-profit educational consortium of leading community colleges organized to stimulate innovation and experimentation in all areas of community college development. Founded in 1968 the League serves as a catalyst, projector incubator, and experimental laboratory for community colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
- National Community College Chair Academy -- The Chair Academy focuses on preparing community college leaders for their dual role as manager and administrator on the one hand and faculty member/advocate on the other.
- Constitution List of resources having to do with the Constitution as well as other related issues and themes to support research and planning for Constitution Day.
- Constitution Finder Constitution finder's web site features a well placed pull-down index to more than two hundred countries ranging from A to Z. Constitutions are presented in original languages and English. Selected historical constitutions and related documents are also available.
- Constituion FactsConstitution Facts web site provides the text of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence plus facts about each of these documents.
- U.S. Court This is a site “maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the U.S. Courts.” It has an “Educational Outreach” page, http://www.uscourts.gov/ that includes a section on “Constitutional Day Resources September 16, 2005” with handouts and other materials that can be used in both the classroom and the courtroom.
- The Library of Congress: American Memory This section of the library of Congress’ website contains a webpage on “Documents from the Continental Congress” and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789”. This page has many links to many collections of documents within the library of Congress that deal with the Congress and the Constitution.
- The Federal Register The official regulations from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the “Notice of Implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship day on September 17 of Each Year” can be found here using it’s search engine.
- CQ Researcher One of the databases that can be accessed through the Bunker Hill Community Library website, this database contains information on various aspects of the U.S. Constitution that can be found by doing a search.
- The National Archives The national archives contain many historical U.S. government documents, including one on the Constitution of the United States. http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html
- Federated Resources for Educational Excellence This website includes a page on Constitution Resources that can be found at http://www.ed.gov/free/constitution/index.html. This page lists several web sites that contain information on the American Constitution, including a site which talks about how the history surrounding the creation of the Constitution and it’s amendments, as well as sites that have copies of the Federalist Papers. The information on these sites is free and available to all.
- The Learning Page This website is by the library of Congress, and has a variety of information and topics for teachers to use in their classes, including a lesson plan called “In Congress Assembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States” http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/constitu/conintro.html which are “a teaching unit on the Constitution, Congress, and current events” using documents from a variety of sources.
- The U.S. Constitution Online This website was created and is maintained by Steve Mount. It contains a variety of information on the Constitution, including a section on some recent (within the past 15 years or so) amendments proposed by the various Congresses.
Consumer Information: Massachusetss and U.S
- FCLC - Home Page -- Federal Citizen Information Center
- FirstGov for Consumers -- Resource for consumer information from the federal government.
- Recalls.gov Site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- E-how Provides "clear instructions on how to do (just about) anything"
- The Heritage Foundation Research Issues -- This right-wing think tank promotes conservative policy issues. The research page lists 30 topics with both current and archived research on each issue.
- Project Vote Smart -- An excellent non-partisan source for background information and pro and con arguments on issues such as arts funding, crime, drug abuse, the environment, families, gender issues, gun control, human rights, immigration, terrorism, welfare, and many others.
- RAND -- A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. It's Hot Topics page discusses an assortment of current issues, and it's Research page offers information on 13 topics in which RAND specializes.
- Almanac of Policy Issues -- Contains neutral background information on lots of controversial issues and links to news, articles, and associations on both sides of the issue.
- Documents in the News -- This site from the University of Michigan provides a long list of issues that the government is concerned with.
- National Issues -- This non-partisan issues-oriented website seeks to gather the best articles and research from leading think tanks, news sources, advocacy groups and individual policy analysts, and to present summary information on each topic as well as a compilation of experts' views on each of the issues.
- Justia Supreme Court Text -- Provides full-text decisions of the Supreme Court cases back to 1791, and functions as an online unofficial reporter.
- Oyez -- Provides abstract summaries of select Supreme Court cases, as well as free-for-nonprofit audio files of Supreme Court Oral Arguments.
US Laws and Statutes
- Justia US Laws -- Contains the Constitution, the US Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Regulation Tracker, in whole or in part. Also contains links to state and local governments, sorted by geographic location.
- Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index -- Contains a chronological archive of executive orders dating back to 1923, with subject indexes dating from 1993 to current. Includes information on amendments, updates and applicability, where available.
- United States Department of Justice -- Contains detailed information on federal law enforcement, including guidelines, extensive publications and research, and information about the law enforcement agencies that fall under its purview.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service
-- The NCJRS is a federally funded research program offering information about the justice system, victim assistance, public safety and substance abuse information geared to support research, public policy and program development.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports -- Publishes comprehensive crime statistics from 17,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide. Includes the comprehensive Crime in the United States statistics, as well as Hate Crime Statistics and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted statistics.
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online --
The SCJSO contains sourced information and statistics concerning criminal justice characteristics, public opinion, crime, victims, arrests, seizures, courts, sentencing, parole, prisons, the death penalty and many other topics.
- Supreme Judicial Courts of Massachusetts, Office of Reporter of Decisions -- Access to the Massachusetts Supreme Court and the Appeals Court decisions from 2001 ? current
- Massachusetts General Laws -- Full-text searchable, current general laws for the state of Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts Session Laws -- Full text searchable for 1997 to current session laws. (Session laws are valid for a limited period of time without legislative renewal and are not considered part of the General Laws.)
- Massachusetts Legislative Tracking System -- Contains information on bill history and revisions for those bills active in the legislature from 2005 to present, and can be sorted either by bill number, or House or Senate history.
- Criminal Justice Profiles-- Guide to criminal justice careers, degrees, schools and more
- Culinary.net-- Culinary information
- Cooking.com-- Great selection of easy recipes including: chicken recipes, cookie recipes and dessert recipes
- Chef Jobs-- Look here for jobs as a chef
- XE.com-- The world's favorite currency site. Great site to see conversion from
monetary denomination to another.
- National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) -- Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this may be the premier world site on the subject and offers many links on all aspects of abuse by specific substance. One will find everything from basic facts to full text treatments in written format (including digital books) and audio/video.
- National Eating Disorders Association -- The NEDA is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues. This site provides educational resources for schools, health professionals, community organizations, and individuals.
- National Eating Disorder Information Centre -- NEDIC is a Toronto-based, non-profit organization, established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. NEDIC has a non-dieting, client-centered, feminist philosophy. Features of the site include a guide for family and friends, questions and answers, links to other online resources, a recommended reading list, and an eating disorder glossary.
Elder Care & Health
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -- The Fish and Wildlife Service, in the Department of the Interior, and the National Marine Fisheries Service, in the Department of Commerce, share responsibility for administration of the Endangered Species Act
- Endangered Species EE Link -- A directory to a variety of resources on endangered species, including law and news.
- U.S.Environment Protection Agency -- The site includes documents, current information, educational programs, business opportunities in the field of environment. EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends.
- Water Environment Federation -- World wide organization provides a variety of information on water resources protection and projects.
- Space Environmental Center -- The Space Environment Center provides real-time monitoring and forecasting of solar and geophysical events, conducts research in solar-terrestrial physics, and develops techniques for forecasting solar and geophysical disturbances. SEC's Space Weather Operations Center is jointly operated by NOAA and the U.S. Air Force and is the national and world warning center for disturbances that can affect people and equipment working in the space environment.
- Scorecard -- This site allows users to access free local environmental information by typing in zipcodes. Scorecard ranks and compares the pollution situation in areas across the US, and also profiles 6,800 chemicals, making it easy to find out where they are used and how hazardous they are.
Evaluating Web sites
- Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools -- From the Cornell University Libraries, discusses the importance of context in evaluation and gives evaluation criteria, noting how evaluation criteria for electronic resources may differ from evaluation criteria for print resources.
- Evaluating Internet Resources -- From OhioNet and Kovacs Consulting, this is a free, online, hands-on tutorial although it does require registration.
- Evaluating Internet Research Sources -- From South California College, this discussion includes a larger look at the information cycle and the Internet within that information cycle.
- Evaluating Internet Research: Online Tutorial -- From University of Bristol and Manchester Metropolitan University, in England, this is a free, online tutorial developing students'critical thinking skills for Internet research.
- Focus on the Family -- focus on the Family began in 1977 in response to Dr. James Dobson's increasing concern for American family
- Family Research Council -- American Government agency provides legal information on Federal & State family law. Located in Washington D.C.
- American Family Association -- non profit organization which represents and stands for traditional family values, focusing primarily on the influence of television and other media . Provides publications and news on a various aspects of family life.
- Family Education Network -- Internet information resource for parents, teachers, and kids personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.
- Family Search -- Includes Search for Ancestors and Family History Library centers, which provide search tools for genealogy.
- CIA World Factbook -- The 2002 edition of the factbook produced by the Central Intelligence Agency gives analysis on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for each of the countries in the world.
- The World Bank Group -- This international organization's website features a main section for Countries & Regions, in which you can find Briefs providing statistics, historic, and economic information.
Gays in the Military
- Lambda Legal -- Lambda Legal is a legal association dedicated to advocating the rights of gays in the United States. Their website documents the gay discrimination cases that they fight against.
- The American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Rights Page -- The ACLU is an advocacy group that defends all American civil rights, including those of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Their site documents discrimination statistics against gays and documents discrimination cases that the ACLU are involved in.
- Human Rights Council -- The Human Rights Council is an advocacy group for the worldwide rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. They document discrimination against gays and the transgendered in all walks of life and engage in political activity to end it.
- The History of Gay Rights in America -- A resource website put out by the American Association of Retired Persons, this site tracks famous events in the 40-year history for gay rights in America, including commentary from gays of color.
Graphic Design & Imaging
- JURIST: The Legal Education Network -- Presents this guide to Gun Laws, Gun Control & Gun rights as a resource for individuals on all sides in the ongoing controversy over the legal status of guns in the United States. Includes search directory and index for the site.
- GunCite -- Comprehensive presentation of gun control and Second Amendment issues; analysis of firearms statistics, research, and gun control policies.
- A Case for Gun Control -- Masters thesis on the Japanese Self Defense Forces. Gun Control Gun violence in America, and what can be done.
A project of the open Society Institute's Center of Crime, communities & Culture and the Funders' Collaborative for Gun Violence Prevention.
- American Civil Liberties Union -- The neutral web site on the issue of gun control.
- Gun Control Network -- The Gun Control Network was established to campaign for tighter controls on guns of all kinds and a greater awareness of the dangers associated with gun ownership and use. The Gun Control Network was established as a small non-profit making organization in July 1996 in the aftermath of the Dunblane tragedy. The founders included lawyers, academics and the parents of victims killed in Dunblane and Hungerford. It was the first gun control organization in the UK.
- Haiti in the BHCC Library & Learning Commons catalog - - these are listing
for books and other materials about Haiti available at the BHCC library
- Haiti in all of NOBLE (our library consortium) - - these are listings for
books and other materials about Haiti that are available through BHCC's partner libraries. With a BHCC ID and library PIN, you can request theseitems through interlibrary loan
- The BHCC Haitian Club?s online presence on Facebook
- Boston Haitian Reporter: a primarily English-based newspaper and news website devoted to the Boston Haitian community
- An interview former president Bill Clinton, United Nations special envoy to Haiti, gave on January 13, 2010 with NPR?s Melissa Block, at the NPR website. Clinton has traveled to the country to help with disaster relief.
- Google Crisis Response - - Google site for information and resources about the Haiti crisis
- Google News - - A compendium of news articles from a variety of sources found through Google.
- Haitian earthquake and relief efforts information site from The White House
- How We Can Help Haiti - - Tracy Fitzsimmons considers what colleges are well positioned to do, what
they may not be able to do, and why a long-term perspective is needed.
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ? one of the oldest and most well-established international aid agencies, is providing aid in Haiti and setting up services to help people find and connect with missing family members
- Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders ? an international medical aid organization with a long history of treating the sick and injured in war zones, disaster areas, and poverty-stricken countries. They currently have tent hospitals set up in the Haitian earthquake zone
- The National Library of Medicine, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, has
put together a website of resources about the earthquake in Haiti and its relation to health issues
- Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante ? - a Boston-based organization that has existing hospitals, clinics, and healthcare systems in Haiti, and was one of the first organizations to set up a field hospital to treat the injured in Port-au-Prince
- The United Nations Haiti News Site - - The United Nations frequently updates
this site with news about Haiti
- Find Helpful Health Resources -- On the World Wide Web
- WebMD -- This health site allows you to search for medical information, health and wellness information, and it lists the daily top health headlines.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Topics -- An A to Z listing of health topics and diseases.
- National Institutes of Health -- The NIH site allows you to search for specific health topics, learn about health conditions, participate in research studies, and research drug information.
- healthfinder -- Provides information on doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals, health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. It also lists health information by topic, age group, race and ethnicity, and gender.
- MayoClinic.com -- The well-known Mayo Clinic has a comprehensive website that alphabetically organizes information on diseases and conditions, gives practical advice on maintaining healthy lifestyles, and provides drug information and a first aid guide.
- The Merck Manual of Medical Information-Home Edition
- World Health Organization -- This United Nations organization provides health information from around the globe organized by country and by health topic.
- Healthnet--provided by the UConn Health Center.
- Colonial Williamsburg History -- This website provides teaching resources including lesson plans and electronic field trips, as well as information for the general public on all aspects of day-to-day life in Colonial Williamsburg.
- American Memory -- From the National Digital Library, part of the Library of Congress, this site serves as "a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections".
- American Experience -- This website supplements the PBS documentary series, American Experience, which takes a historical look at such topics as presidential and other notable Americans biographies, the American landscape, war and politics, popular culture, and technology. Many of the featured documentary subjects have in-depth websites and teachers' guides.
- Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago "This online counterpart to the print Encyclopedia of Chicago, published in 2004 by the University of Chicago Press, is a major reference resource for the history of the city of Chicago."
- Eternal Egypt"Exploring more than five thousand years of egyptian civilization this multimedia presentation offers cultural highlights, maps, timelines, and libraries and museums of information"
- Documenting the American South"This is a large-scale, digital publishing initiative that features primary resources in history for the study of the history, and the culture of the American South."
- In the First Person: An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives This web site is"in-depth index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world."
- Making of America -- This web site is a digital library that has a collection in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, science and technology.
- The History Place -- This site is organized into main exhibits: world history, Nazi Germany/WWII, and United States history. US history gets the most coverage on this site, which looks at the American Revolution, Civil War, 20th Century topics, WWII, the Vietnam War, and US presidents.
- The Avalon Project -- This site has been created by the Yale Law School and is a collection of digitized historical documents. The collection contains mostly American documents, relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government, although documents from other countries have also been included. The site is searchable and is organized by century.
- History -- It's Happening -- A multimedia history site from EBSCO publishing.
- Urban Legends Reference Pages "This searchable archive and repository offers insight to urban legends".
Images on the Web
Many online search engines have a special image search;
Also try image search engines and collections (this includes online exhibitions and collections available through museum websites):
Immigrants and Immigration
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
(NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local Coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious,Civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues
- USA Immigration - Live & work in the USA. FREE information.
USA Green Card is the leading online organization exclusively dedicated to the preparation, processing, and submission of Diversity Immigrant Visa ("Green Card") Lottery applications.
- American Family Immigration History Center
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
San Francisco Public Library Web page to help library users prepare for the new United States Citizen and Immigration Service's naturalization exam. NOTE: To get the most out of this site, watch the short 2 minute video that provides a short overview of the SFPL resources: http://sfpl.org/citizenship/english.htm
- Center for Immigration Studies
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.
- Net-Gold -- Selected Sources Regarding Learning Styles Impact on Information Literacy.
- Avoiding Plagiarism -- This web page is designed to help writers develop strategies for knowing how to avoid accidental plagiarism.
Law and Legal Research
- CIA World Factbook Reference Maps -- Up-to-date physical and political maps of the globe.
- National Atlas It is easy to navigate site, placing maps by region and type. It includes political & geographic maps, maps based on biology, wildlife, environment, agriculture, weather and history.
Massachusetts: Local Research
Massachusetts: State Government
Media - Resources from the Introduction to Mass Media and the Mass Media and the World Wide Web workshop pages
- SafeMedication.com -- A searchable database of over 700 medications. This site also explains how to safely use antibiotics, alternative medicines, and vaccines.
- MEDLINEplus Drug Information -- Thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications are catalogued in this online database. Information for each drug is organized by Brand Names, Category, Description, Before Use, Proper Use, Precautions, Side Effects, and Additional Information.
- RxList -- This well organized site allows users to search for medications by drug names, keywords, imprint codes, NDC, and medical terminology. It also features a discussion board for the most commonly searched medications on the site, a section on alternative medications, and a list of the top 200 dispensed prescriptions in the U.S.
- Center for Drug Evaluation and Research -- The Food & Drug Administration's Drug Information page is organized by the following categories: New Prescription Drug Approvals, Prescription Drug Information, Major Drug Information Pages, Consumer Drug Information, Over-the-counter Drug Information, Drug Safety & Side Effects, Clinical Trials Information, and Public Health Alerts & Warning Letters.
- eMedicine -- The full-text of an online, peer-reviewed emergency medicine textbook is presented here and is searchable by table of contents and alphabetical list of subjects.
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine -- This nonprofit organization's purpose as it appears on the website: "promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research".
- Plos Medicine
- Internet Mental Health -- A free encyclopedia which discusses the 37 most common mental disorders as well as medications and research.
- Mental Health Information Network -- Organizes links to hot topics in Mental Health, psychiatric disorders, and prescription drug information. From Boston University Medical Center and the Massachusetts Department of Health.
- BBC News BBC News is the largest news broadcaster in the world.
- NewsLink -- Offers links to more than 3,000 U.S. newspapers and 1,000 non-U.S. newspapers online.
- Library of Congress Newspaper Indexes/Archives/Morgues -- Includes links to older newspaper articles via U.S. News Archives on the Web, International News Archives on the Web, NewsLibrary, and other searchable newspaper archives.
- National Parenting Center
http://www.tnpc.com/--Dedicated to providing parents with comprehensive and responsible guidance from the world's most renowned child-rearing authorities.
- Parenting Today's Teens http://www.parentingteens.com/
Provides information, insight and support for parents of teens.
Parenting News Updated every 15 minutes. ADHD issues and
other general parenting help. Chat Room is always open
- Positive Parenting
Provides parent education classes, parenting workshops, in service presentations and consultation to parents, early childhood education centers, schools, churches, businesses and others who provide services for parents and children.
- Robert's Rule of Order -- PART II. Organization, Meetings, and Legal Rights of Assemblies -- Adoption of Resolutions.
Philosophy and Ethics
- Ethics Matters: This site, created by the University of San Diego, has case studies, lists of readings, and other resources that are topically oriented to major themes in moral philosophy and applied ethics.
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a comprehensive online reference source for concepts, movements, and key thinkers in philosophy.
- GuideStar -- This site is a comprehensive database of more than 850,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The website allows for users to create donation plans, search for and evaluate charities that perform work in specific areas, and make donations right online.
- Charity Navigator
- The American Museum of Photography-- The photographs are selected from museum Director William Becker's private collection. It concentrates on the early days of photography, from 1939 to World War I.
- American Photography: A Century of Images (PBS)--A history of U.S. society, culture, and politics through pictures taken by photographers. Also available is a photo shoot of Dorothy Lange's, many of her photographs,and six different images of her famous shot of the Migrant Mother.Transcripts of the public television program, a bibliography, and teacher's guides are available.
- America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839 - 1864--A collection of hundreds of photographs taken between 1839 and 1864. Majority of them are taken by the Mathew Brady studio. Includes photographic views of buildings and monuments in the Washington-Baltimore area, street scenes in Philadelphia, and "studio portraits by black photographers James P. Ball and Francis Grice."
- Schankman Image Server at George Eastman House--An over 1500 collection of stills that are arranged by photographer or subject. Photography from 1839 to Today is an index by photographer with over 700 images, plus a glossary. Also collections of Stereo Views and photos from Civil War times. Pre-cinema and Technology contain images of early "magic" lanterns and cameras.
- MoPA: The Museum of Photographic Arts--"MoPA site includes a schedule of exhibitions, program information, history of the museum, and images from the permanent collection and several exhibits.
- MagazineArt.org--A free database of magazine covers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Avoiding Plagiarism - This website is designed to help students and faculty develop strategies for knowing how to avoid accidental plagiarism. Research-based writing in American institutions, both educational and corporate, is filled with rules that writers, particularly beginners, aren't aware of or don't know how to follow. Gaining a familiarity of these rules, however, is critically important, as inadvertent mistakes can lead to charges of plagiarism, which is the uncredited use (both intentional and unintentional) of somebody else's words or ideas.
- Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers - This site discusses strategies that can be used to combat what some believe is an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers. Copying and pasting of paragraphs or even entire essays now can be performed with just a few mouse clicks. By employing these strategies, you can help encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work.
- Giving Credit where Credit is due - In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due.
- The American Poetry & Literacy Project
The American Academy of Poets' website contains full text and audio clips of poems, biographies of poets, as well as interviews and essays about poetry. National Poetry Month (April) is administered by the American Acedemy of Poets.
- Library of Congress>Poetry & Literature Center
The online home of poetry in the Library of Congress has extensive resources. They include a recorded poetry archive, biographies of current and former Poet Laureates, poetry webcasts and much more.
- Favorite Poem Project
The Favorite Poem Project was created b former Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky. Short video documentaries about participants discussing their favorite poems are available to be viewed as well as a collection of full text poems.
- Poets House
The Poets House website offers a searchable online database of published American poetry books as well as links to many other poetry realated sites.
- The Poetry Society of America
The Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion® program includes video clips of poetic interpretations, electronic postcards, and of course poems. This site also features select articles from the SPA's magazine, Crossroads as well as extensive links to poetry resources.
- The Pulitzer Prizes "Beginning in 1917, and continuing to the present day, the Pulitzer Prize is awarded in twenty one different areas of journalism and photography, including published books and music."
Quizzes - Online
- Sporcle -- Fun Online Quizzes of Educational Value (includes Geography)
- Radi-Locator "The most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet."
- The Lexile Framework for Reading - A tool for matching readers with texts. A person's Lexile range is a suggested range of texts that a reader should be able to read and comprehend. Use the book search to find books in your lexile range. Click here for the Lexile FAQ.
Religion and Religious Studies
- Academic Info Religion Gateway -- Academic Info aims is to be the premier educational directory to high school, college and research level Internet resources. Academic Info selects, organizes, and reviews quality educational websites to make the increasing amount of information on the Internet accessible to students, educators and researchers in an easy to use online directory.
- Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) is a database that lets you search the Bible in English, German, French, and the Latin Vulgate
- The Blue Letter Bible website allows you to search across fourteen English, one Hebrew, and three Greek translations of the Bible
- The British Library's "Turning the Pages" site allows you to view early, illuminated copies of the Bible, Qu'ran, and other texts page by page
- Center for the Study of World Religions -- http://www.hds.harvard.edu/cswr/: The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School is the focus of a large and vibrant academic community engaged in the study of religious life in communities throughout the world and throughout human history. Provides Fellowships, Lectures, Events, Projects and Resources.
- World Religions: Comparative Analysis of the Major World Religions from a Christian Perspective by Ernest Valea -- http://www.comparativereligion.com/
- Mechon Mamre has the complete Hebrew Bible online, parallel versions of the Hebrew and Aramaic Torah, and several texts of Jewish commentary literature
- The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life aggregates articles about religion and politics, religion and the law, religion and domestic policy, and religion and world affairs
- Zagat's-- Zagat reviews of restaurants
- Sacco-Vanzetti Case -- This webpage, developed by an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, provides an overview of the the infamous murder case brought against two Italian immigrants in Massachusetts in the early 1900s.
- The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti -- Another excellent webpage from a university professor, providing a chronology of events, biographies of the participants, excerpts from the trial transcripts, statements at sentencing, and much more.
- Google http://www.google.com/-- Indexes the largest number of web pages as of Summer 2004 and also includes an excellent Image search (use the tabs at the top of the search box.)
- AltaVista http://www.altavista.com/ -- Notable for it's image, audio, and video searches.
- FAST - AllTheWeb http://www.alltheweb.com/ -- Also notable for it's image, audio, and video searches.
Spanish-Language Resources and Websites
- MTV.com -- Extensive site which includes news articles, video clips, schedules, and features.
- CBS.com -- Official site of CBS television network.
- ABC.com -- The official web site for ABC Television. Includes behind-the-scenes show exclusives, cast biographies, news.
- NBC.com -- Official site of NBC television network. Includes celebrity chat events and original interactive program.
- PBS.online -- This Web site, provided by the public Broadcasting Service (PBS), is home to more than 350 television show companion sites in addition to Web-original sites.
- Welcome to FOX.com
- TV guide online
- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- The home of BBC Television on the Internet -- Find out more about the wide range of BBC television programs. Features include full listings and index of programs.
- CNN -- Features weather news and 5-day forecasts for cities or countries around the world.
- Medline Plus Health Information -- A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development The primary NIH organization for research on Teenage Pregnancy is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
- U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics -- With Comparative Statistics For Women Aged 20-24 May 1, 2003 by Stanley K. Henshaw Published by The Alan Guttmacher Institute. AGI is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.
- National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention, Inc. -- NOAPPP's membership includes over 600 organizations and individuals working as researchers, teachers, social workers, program and school administrators, health clinicians, nurses, doctors, faith leaders, community organizers, professors, media professionals, community health workers, case managers, and policy-makers. NOAPPP's database includes nearly 25,000 people in the field.
- Columbia News video Brief -- Teenage Pregnancy's Long-term and Inter-generational Effects Overshadow Other Adolescent Problems. Social Work Professor Steven Schinke says that teenage pregnancy overshadows teenage smoking and drinking as adolescent problems because of its long-term impact and effect on future generations.
- March of Dimes -- is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Includes Quick Reference and Fact Sheets, Facts You Should Know About Teenage Pregnancy, etc.
- The September 11 Web Archive -- This is a collection of archived documents commissioned by the Library of Congress to preserve digital materials covering the terrorist events of September 11, 2001.
- Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism -- MIPT's objective is to provide "research into the social and political causes and effects of terrorism and the development of technologies to counter biological, nuclear and chemical weapons of mass destruction as well as cyberterrorism".
- Ready.gov -- From the Department of Homeland Security comes this site aimed at educating the public on how to prepare for a terrorist attack. It provides information on how to prepare an emergency kit and emergency plan, and it also provides information on the different types of threats out there right now.
- Open Thesis-- Free repository of theses, dissertations and other academic documents
- FirstGOV.gov The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
- FedWorld.gov Access to thousands off US government web sites.
- GPO Access Home Page A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office who disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.
- FedStats The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies.
- Robert's Rule of Order Part II. Organization, Meeting, and Legal Rights of Assemblies.
- U.S.Census Bureau Your source for population,housing,economic,and geographic data.
- Victims of Violence Program--Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic public health system that is helping people live better lives. Based in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north region, we provide patient care, education, and outreach in hospitals, health centers, schools, community centers, and through some very special programs, right in people’s homes. www.challiance.org/vov/vov.shtml
- The Welfare Information Network -- WIN is a clearinghouse for information, policy analysis and technical assistance related to welfare, workforce development, and other human and community services. Resources are organized into four categories: Program Issues; Management Issues; Research; and Other Resources & Links
- Welfare Reform Research Database -- The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) is a national, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan. The database is organized into a lengthy list of subject headings dealing with issues in welfare reform.
- National Weather Service Site of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - provides weather warnings, weather forcasts for cities, counties and states in the U.S. as well as marine and aviation forecasts.
- American Women's History: A Research Guide -- This guide provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected primary source collections. It is designed to assist serious researchers, such as history professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and possibly upper-division undergraduates. The research guide is divided into five main sections: general reference & biographical sources; subject index to research sources; state & regional history sources; finding books/journal articles/theses; and finding primary sources.
- Women's Studies / Women's Issues Resource Sites -- This website provides a selective and annotated, listing of websites containing resources and information about women's studies / women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program.
- National Organization for Women's Key Issues -- NOW's Key Issues Page provides commentary and links on a variety of important issues, from abortion to women in the military.
- Subject Listing of Women and Gender Resources -- An annotated list of links organized by subject, from the University of Wisconsin's Women's Studies Librarian's Office.
- Voice of the Shuttle -- An extensive annotated list of scholarly sites pertaining to gender studies, women's studies and feminist theory, provided by the University of California.
World Wide Web Directories
- Directory of Open Access Journals -- a free service of full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
- Internet Public Library -- a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information that finds, evaluates, selects, organizes, describes, and creates information resources on the Internet.
- Digital Librarian -- a librarian's choice of the best of the Web, not searchable but organized and annotated by subject
- PINAKES : A Subject Launchpad -- Guide to the Internet, other online and print publications
- BUBL LINK: Catalogue of Internet Resources -- Selected Internet resources for all academic subjects
- NIDA for TEENS: National Institute in Drug Abuse -- The Science Behind Drug Abuse
- Librarian's Index to the Internet -- "Information You Can Trust", the mission of Librarians' Index to the Internet is to provide a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources.
- RefDesk -- indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current information-based sites and assists readers in navigating these sites; a very full page so be sure to scroll down to find the Reference and Facts-at-a-Glance sections.
- InfoMine "Scholarly Internet Resource Collection", focuses on Internet resources relevant to scholarly researchers such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.
- Guide to Grammar and Writing The Guide to Grammar and Writing is an Internet resource site that aids students with writing reports and research papers. It is also helps with looking up grammatical issues.
- The Writer's Web at the University of Richmond
- In case you're looking for one, here's an online dictionary!
- Brief overview of writing summaries from the Writing Lab at Purdue University
- Visit the Library of Congress @ http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/
- Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing, from the Writing Lab at Purdue University, looks at the difference between the three types of writing.
- Preditors & Editors - information and contacts for publication
- Writer's Market - lists book publisher criteria and submission guidelines for various periodicals, both trade and consumer
- Journalism SchoolsInformation for journalists and don't miss the lists of colleges in the U.S. that have a journalism program, along with links to the programs' web sites.
- Magazine Publishers of Americalists job openings and interesting magazine information
- Media Bistroinfo on publishing, freelancing, and the media, along with job listings
- Local (Boston Area) Writing Jobs search the "careers" link
- Book Publishing Industry Links info, features, and job listings
- Example of a specialty resource. For the medical field, this site includes 14 million citations for biomedical articles in medical journals.
- profnet.com links to sources for finding news tips
- Poynter Institute an organization for journalists.
- National Writers' Union trade union for freelancers, journalists, poets, novelists, and all other writers. Helps out with contract disagreements.
- The American Society of Journalists and Authors another great source of information. ASJA sponsors a Writers Conference in New York every April and has a writer referral service.
- Writers.net A link for people who are trying to find a book