Suggested Websites by Subject
Subjects are alphabetically listed
- Start with the encyclopedia –General overview data and web links
- See Wilson Biographies Online (via iConn) offers full text profiles of individuals from past to present. This is accessed through our Electronic Resource page of this site or at www.iConn.org with a password or Connecticut Public Library Card number.
- REF 920 section is our collection of biographical dictionaries in print.
- BIO is the call number for biographies, they are arranged by the person’s last name.
- Biography Resource www.amillionlives.com
- Celebrity Profiles www.celebrityalmanac.com
- Internet Public Library www.IPL.org In the biography section there is an extensive list of online biographical information sources.
- Official Site of A & E's Biography www.biography.com
- Online Biographical Dictionary www.s9.com/biography/ “More than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day."
- DATABASES: (Links are on our Electronic Resource page.)
- Discovering Collection (iConn): Literature- Search by subject, person, topic, or timeline
- What Do I Read Next? (iConn): Like an author or genre? This site will help guide you to something else you might enjoy reading.
- EBSCO For literary criticism, analysis, reviews, summaries, and more go to EBSCO and instead of the general search go to:
- Magill on Literature search OR
- Magill on Authors OR
- NoveList A fiction database of book titles, reviews, annotations, etc.
- Reference Sources Print See section REF 800 section for a multitude of literary criticism for poetry, Shakespeare, short stories, and novels.
- Literary History www.literaryhistory.com Guide of criticisms on web.
- The Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism www.ipl.org/div/litcrit Browse by author, title, or time.
- Literary Resources on the Net, Rutgers University http://www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/
- John Hopkins Guide to literary criticism http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/hopkins_guide_to_literary_theory/
- University of Pennsylvania’s Literary Site http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/Complit/Eclat/
- Shakespeare on the Net http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/
- African American History http://www.blackhistory.com/
- American & British History Resources http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/history/history.shtml Links to scholarly resources on the Internet, from Rutgers University, including documents, maps, treaties, statistics, gateway sites, sites by subject, sites by period, etc.
- American Civil War http://www.sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war
- Best History Sites: www.ushistory.org
- Civil War Yale University http://www.library.yale.edu/rsc/american/civil.html
- Clamen’s Political Archives http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/clamen/misc/politics Copies of political documents, e.g. constitutional materials, trade agreements, treaties, etc.
- Digital History: www.digitalhistory.uh.edu
- Fifty States & Capitols www.50states.com
- Fordham University http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
- History Channel www.historychannel.com
- Internet Public Library - Potus Project - Presidents of the United States http://www.potus.com
- Librarians’ Internet Index www.lii.org A lengthy listing of librarian vetted story sites.
- Library of Congress American Memory Collection http://www.memory.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html Primary source and archival materials relating to American culture and history – images also available !
- Nation Master www.nationmaster.com
- National Archives: www.archives.gov
- National Endowment for the Humanities. http://edsitement.neh.gov
- Native Americans www.nativeweb.org
- PBS Online http://www.pbs.org/history
- Presidents http://www.pbs.org/wnet/amerpres Meet the men who have held the highest office in the land, read essays about each president and historical documents related to the presidency.
- The History Net: www.historynet.com
- The History Place www.historyplace.com Browse by table of contents, subject, keyword, or title.
- Database sources: (Links are on our Electronic Resource page.)
- Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en línea (Grolier Online): Spanish Language encyclopedia.
- Informe! (Revistas en Español) (iConn.org): Full-text Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals.
- Lands and Peoples (Grolier Online): English language resource, with information on culture and history of countries of the world.
- About.Com: French Language http://french.about.com/ "The ultimate resource for students, teachers, and lovers of the French language: dictionaries, verbs, lessons, dialects, linguistics, games, quizzes, and much more."
- All Info About Spanish Language http://spanish.allinfo-about.com/
- Bonjour de France http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/ Learn French Online
- Learn Spanish http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm
- The New Book of Popular Science is a database and can be found on our Electronic Resource page via Grolier Online, of this website. It covers numerous science, technology and medical topics.
- Chemicool Periodic elements table and information http://www.chemicool.com/
- National Science Digital Library Collection http://nsdl.org/collections/
- PhotoNet at CalTech http://www.caltech.edu/archives/ The PhotoNet is a database of several thousand images on the history of science.
- SciCentral http://www.scicentral.com/ A clearinghouse for science information in all major categories.
- Science for the Millennium www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Cyberia/Expo/ A striking, beautifully designed online "virtual" museum. The exhibits range from Einstein to computers, from physics to biotechnology.
- Science World http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/
- Scientific American: http://www.sciam.com/
- Smithsonian Museum www.si.edu
- The Exploratorium www.exploratorium.edu Home page of the famous San Francisco Exploratorium.
- The Franklin Institute Science Museum http://sln.fi.edu/
- The Jason Project http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/scripts/JASON.html Founded in 1989 by the discoverer of the RMS Titanic. Each year, a two-week scientific expedition is mounted in a remote part of the world and broadcast in real-time.
- The Worldwide Museum of Natural History http://www.wmnh.com/wmhome.htm Wide variety of information on the natural world, especially for geology and related fields.
- Xpedition http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions Provided by National Geographic, this is the "home of geography standards on the Internet. " Includes lesson plans, activities, maps, and a virtual museum. Look at the recommended links – great resource.
Statistics & Facts
- County and City Data Books http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/ccdb/ This is the electronic versions of the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data books.
- FedStats http://www.fedstats.gov/ More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public, from local to international topics.
- Global Statistics http://www.geohive.com/ Ranging from country profiles with their capitals, surface area, economy, and population, to the highest mountains in the world.
- Historical Data: The United States, 1790-1970 http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/ Utilizing the power of the web, this interactive site enables you to create tables and charts with information about the people and the economy of the U.S. for each state and county for all decades from 1790 to 1970.
- Population Resources Bureau http://www.prb.org