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Internet Links

General Reference

General Reference

Library of Congress - Search the library catalog, digital collections, "American Memory" and more

Infoplease - Daily almanac, atlas and more
Merriam-Webster Online - Dictionary and Thesaurus
Library Spot - An expansive list of links to resources

- evaluated, selected and organized weblinks on a wide array of topics

World Digital Library - significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world

Voice of the Shuttle- Index of websites for Humanities research
CIA World Factbook - country profiles, flags of the world and more
Free Dictionaries Project- more than 120 free dictionaries for translating over 70 languagesRefdesk.com - indexes and reviews quality, credible, and timely reference resources
Advanced Placement Digital Library - collection of archived Internet resources reviewed for their educational merit for AP classes.
U.S. Dept. of State - Background Notes - facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy of foreign countries
Portals to the World - links to electronic resources from around the world selected by LOC subject experts
Intute - access to education and research resources selected and evaluated by subject specialists

INFOMINE - scholoarly internet resource collections

Directory of Open Access Journals - full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals

FindingDulcinea - provides credible, high-quality, trustworthy websites

HighWire Press - a division of Stanford University Libraries, it hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content

Smithsonian Institution Libraries - the most comprehensive museum library system in the world, including digital collections

News & Current Events

Government Resources

USA.gov - links to Federal, state and local Government Agencies

Thomas - Legislative information from the Library of Congress
FedStats- Statistics from over 100 Federal agencies
GPO Access- official information from all three branches of the Federal Government. Virginia.gov - Official Commonwealth of VA homepage
Virginia General Assembly: Legislative Information Service- search bills & resolutions, Code of VA and more
Cooper Center - statistical, economic and demographic data on Virginia
Guide to House and Senate Members- single point of access for official information on Members of Congress.Virginia's Judicial System - Search court opinions, case dockets and more
SearchGov.com - Link to Federal, State, and Local branches and agencies

America.gov - telling America's story

- A database on major constitutional cases heard by the United States Supreme Court

Citing Resources


The Owl at Purdue (Purdue University) -includes APA, MLA and Chicago styles

KnightCite Citation Service - creates citations in MLA, APA and Chicago styles
Citation Machine - creates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian styles
MLA Style "Cheat Sheet" - based on MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., 2009

Literature Resources

Gale Literature Resource Center - literary criticism, reviews, bios, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet - an annotated guide to scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet
Internet Shakespeare Editions - includes scholarly texts of Shakespeare's plays, explorations of Shakespeare's life and works, and records of his plays in performance.
Shakespeare Resource Center - links to Shakespeare resources on the Internet 
Romantic Circles - A scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture
American Transcendentalism Web - explores authors and the influence of the Transcendental movement in American Literature

Poets.org - poets, poems, bios and more from the Academy of American Poets

Poetry 180 - A poem a day for American High Schools
Based on the Book - A compilation of over 1,250 books, short stories and plays that have been made into movies 

Literary Criticism -critical and biographical websites about authors and their works

Modern American Poetry

Science/Math/Health Resources
Gale Science Resource Center
Topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures, and articles across the Science curriculum

eLibrary Science
More than 440 sources across the Science curriculum
Encyclopedia of Life - a journey to document all species of life on earth

Periodic Table of Elements

IMSEnet - links to science resources
Science Fair Theme Page -links to Science Fair resources
Ask Dr. Math -a question and answer service for math students and teachers
Learn.Genetics - Genetic Science Learning Center from U. of Utah
healthfinder.gov - source for reliable health information from US Dept. of Health & Human Services
TeensHealth - information about health, growth and emotions for teens. .
Physics Classroom Tutorial - Online physics tutorial for introductory students.

History Resources
Gale History Resource Center: US
Historical documents, articles, and journals covering U.S. history
Gale History Resource Center: World
Primary sources, reference titles, journals and images covering World history
Our Documents -100 milestone documents from American History in their original form
HyperHistory -presents 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines, timelines, and maps.

Best of History Web Sites - annotated links to over 1000 history web sites

Timelines - a collection of timelines on the web
EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it
HistoryNet - includes world and US history, interviews, and feature articles
The Avalon Project - primary source documents in fields of history, law and diplomacy
American Civil War Homepage - links to Civil War resources

Internet History Sourcebooks Project - a collection of historical texts from ancient to modern history

World History Sources - Website reviews describe and link to online primary source archives
Amercian Memory - Library of Congress collection of digitized primary source documents from American history
Virginia Center for Civil War Studies - Virginia Tech site with links to Civil War websites and a digital manuscripts collection
The Constitutional Sources Project - fully-indexed comprehensive online library of constitutional sources
Making of America - a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War - collection from Smithsonian's Museum of American History

Art/Music/Drama Resources

Timeline of Art History - a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of art history from around the world

Classical Music Navigator - information on important classical music composers and their works

smARThistory - a multi-media art history web-book

National Gallery of Art 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jazz in Time - timeline of history of Jazz

Last Modified on November 19, 2012