This list of recommended websites is not intended to be inclusive but a selection that might prove useful in your research. When doing your own Internet research, remember to evaluate websites for accuracy and currency.
Search for your topic in all of these sites:

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Free Medical Journals
    “The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet.”
  • Structure of the Human Body 
    Choose from Resources on the right, such as Master Muscle List. From Loyola University Medical School.
  • WinkingSkull.com
    A “free, interactive resource for medical students and people interested in science” that features “state-of-the-art illustrations of human anatomy.”

Anthropology

  • AnthroBase
    A “multilingual, searchable database of articles, theses, essays, reports, conference papers, field-notes etc., written by anthropologists and others with an interest in social and cultural diversity.” Includes an online dictionary.
  • Anthropology in the News 
    Selected and maintained by Texas A&M University.
  • Anthropology Tutorials
    Information on biological and cultural anthropology. Includes quizzes, flashcards, glossaries, and related websites. Maintained by a professor at Palomar College.

Art

  • Art Cyclopedia
    Guide to great art on the internet.  Many ways to search, including artist’s name, title of work, and museum.
  • Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Catalog
    Includes photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings from collections worldwide.
  • morgueFile
    “Free image reference material for illustrators, comic book artists, designers, teachers and all creative pursuits.”
  • Smarthistory: A Multimedia Web-Book about Art and Art History
    Functions as a multimedia art history resource and adjunct to college art history survey texts.
  • Timeline of Art History
    A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.
  • Web Gallery of Art
    A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 17.300 reproductions.

Biology

General

Biotechnology

Microbiology

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    A credible online source for health information on a variety of topics.
  • EPA Microbiology
    Site that “provides access to microbiology related information that has been developed or managed by the Environmental Protection Agency.” Includes online publications and images.
  • Hardin MD: Infection Diseases/Bacterial Diseases/Microbiology
    List of images and websites by topic, maintained by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (University of Iowa).
  • MicrobeLibrary
    Images, news, information briefs, and more from the American Society for Microbiology.
  • MicrobeWorld
    News, articles, videos, and more from the American Society for Microbiology.

Zoology

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Species
    Find technical info about plants and animal species, updates on legislation and policy regarding species management, details about species conservation status, and an image library and wildlife factsheets.

Broadcasting / Communications

  • Alternet.org
    Promotes and provides support for alternative news sources.  Produced by the Independent Media Institute.
  • Archive of American Television
    Includes approximately 600 interviews with television professionals such as actors, directors, designers, etc.
  • Connecticut Film Festival
    Check out local events and upcoming Connecticut films.
  • Fine Cut Films
    Beginner level instruction on writing, shooting, and editing for television and film. Clearly written and illustrated, with the occasional bit of humor about the realities of production.
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications
    Free access to more than 7,000 hours of digitized radio and television content. Searchable. Includes the Encyclopedia of Television..
  • The State of the News Media
    The Pew Research Center’s annual report on the health and status of American journalism.
  • Television Production
    Online textbook with over 70 chapters (“modules”) covering every step of television production, both field and studio.

Business

General

  • Annualreports.com
    Online access to annual reports and 10K reports of companies traded on the U.S. stock exchanges, including most of the Fortune 500. Also check individual company websites.
  • Basic Business Statistics
    This comprehensive, 19 chapter online text provides an easy-to-understand introduction to all business statistics.
  • BigCharts
    An easy-to-use investment research site, including various tools such as dynamic charts, quotes, industry analyses, as well as market news and commentary.
  • Bloomberg
    Provides news of interest to the business and financial world, market data, and personal finance resources.
  • CNN Money
    “Top” lists include links to Fortune 500 and other respected rankings. Organized by subject as well as a general tab for rankings.
  • Doing Business
    Compares laws and regulations across 175 business economies.
  • Free Management Library
    Tremendous, diverse selection of resources on business and management topics.
  • Hoovers
    Industry profiles and business by classification (public/private), geography, and industry.
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
    An up-to-date and comprehensive source for statistics on women business owners, a fast-growing segment of the business community.
  • Yahoo! Finance
    One-stop online source for investor information including market summaries, statistics, and financial news.

Small Business

Chambers of Commerce

Career Information

General

Connecticut

Green

Chemistry

  • ACS (American Chemical Society) Periodic Table
    Interactive periodic table which includes elemental data, groups, electron configuration, and properties of each element
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation
    A research collection that “documents the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries.” Check out their online publications and explore chemical history section
  • Chemical Information
    U.S. National Library of Medicine’s database of over 380,000 chemicals, synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and links to other databases.
  • ChemSpider
    A search engine of over 20 million unique chemical structures and associated properties. Services include predicting molecular properties, converting between chemical data formats, and naming of chemical structures.
  • General Chemistry Online
    Learning tools and tutorials from Frostberg State University.
  • Wired Chemist
    Designed to “help students learn chemistry and to provide professionals with information of value.” Includes an introduction to chemistry, modules on important topics in chemistry, demonstrations of laboratory techniques, and NMR spectral data and problems.

Computer Information Systems

  •  AllThingsDigital
    Site dedicated to providing “news, analysis, and opinion on technology, the Internet, and media.” Produced by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    One of the largest professional associations in this field, their site offers a treasure-trove of information on careers in computing as well as  access to online magazines and articles of interest.
  • Computer User
    Information on the latest technology tools and trends as well as an online computer dictionary.
  • Linuxtopia
    Free online Linux technical books and tutorials.
  • Microsoft – Developer Centers
    Organized by specific products (such as Visual C++) and technologies, this site includes code samples, community links, technical articles and documentation, upcoming events, and much more.
  • Tutorialized
    Free Photoshop and Flash tutorials.
  • Whatis?.com
    In addition to the online dictionary, check out the Research Library.

Criminal Justice / Legal Resources

Criminal Justice

Legal Resources

  • Connecticut Law by Subject
    This site maintained by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries, is a great jumping off point for students as each subject includes a detailed research guide.
  • Connecticut Rules of Court, Federal & State
    The U.S. District Court for the State of Connecticut provides access to information about the court and its operations such as theFederal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Court’s Local Rules.
  • FindLaw
    Provides a comprehensive set of legal resources geared for the general public, law student, as well as legal professionals. Under the ‘For the Public’ tab, review a number of legal topics including accidents and injuries, family law, and more. Under the ‘For Legal Professionals’ tab, search for cases and codes, federal and state laws, forms and contracts, and other resources organized by practice area.
  • The Public Library of Law
    Search cases, statutory law, codes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, and more.
  • U.S. Copyright Office
    In addition to a primer on copyright issues, you can search copyright records, register a work, access statistical reports, and review copyright law and policy.
  • USA.gov – Laws & Regulations
    General reference source for federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Economics

Education

General

Early Childhood Education

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Chockfull of resources and information. Tip: search under Health Topics tab.
  • Child & Family Web Guide
    Maintained by Tufts University, the WebGuide is a directory that “evaluates, describes, and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice” from early child development through adolescence.
  • ChildTrends.org
    A one-stop for the latest national trends and research on key indicators and issues related to child and youth well-being.
  • National Institute for Early Childhood Education
    A wide-range of statistical reports (such as the State Preschool Yearbook) found here; topics under “Browse Research” include assessment, special education, and English Language Learners.
  • Picture Book Timeline
    Slideshow of significant authors, titles, and events.
  • State of the World’s Children
    Each year, UNICEF examines a key issue affecting children worldwide.

Environmental Science

General & Reference

Dictionaries 

Opposing Viewpoints

  • ProCon.org
    Search pros and cons of controversial issues.

Search Engines

  • Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
    A virtual library aimed at college-level researchers.
  • Intute
    A “free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research.” Sites selected and maintained by subject specialists from UK universities.
  • ipl2
    High-quality websites carefully selected, described, and organized by librarians.  Kept up to date and easy to search.
  • RefDesk.com
    An all-purpose reference tool for general facts and figures.
  • Wolfram|Alpha
    The “computational knowledge engine.”

Statistics

  • The Urban Institute
    The Institute is a non-partisan research organization dedicated to educating the public on a wide array of social and economic issues in order to foster sound public policy making.

Translation

  • Google Translate
    Translate words, texts, websites, or entire documents in over 50 languages.

Geography

  • CensusScope
    An “easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends.” Includes demographic maps as well as trend charts and rankings.
  • GeoData
    Online U.S. and local maps and geographic data.

Government

Local – Connecticut

Federal

  • C-SPAN Video Library
    Broadcasts various federal government events such as congressional hearings and debates. Searchable.
  • GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys)
    Provides public access to government information dating back to the birth of our country, submitted by Congress and Federal agencies.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The “leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.” Check out these sections:

 

 

Green Technology

Energy

Jobs

Health

History

World

  • Internet Sourcebook
    Maintained by a professor at Fordham University, this site contains organized links to online texts. See both the Ancient and theMedieval sections.
  • Mapping History
    Provides “interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics.” From University of Oregon.
  • World Digital Library
    Access to “significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials.”

U.S.

Connecticut

  • ConnecticutHistory.org
    “The Connecticut Humanities Council created this comprehensive directory of the state’s history resources for teachers, students, researchers and others who want to better understand the world around them through the stories of our past.”

20th century Europe

Human Services

International

Language

  • BBC: Languages
    Resources for learning French, German, Spanish, and Italian, including sound files, vocabulary lists, quizzes, and cultural notes. Also includes limited resources for other languages such as Welsh, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
  • Google Translate
    Translate words, texts, websites, or entire documents in over 50 languages.
  • LangMedia Resources for World Language
    Includes audio clips of various languages and many video clips of students talking about (in English) the culture of their countries.
  • Livemocha
    Livemocha blends self-paced lessons, a vibrant community, and interactive tools to help you talk to the world.
  • Mango Languages
    Helps you learn beginning conversation in 12 different languages.
  • Notes in Spanish
    All levels, includes podcasts and videos. Fun, creative and free.

Literature

  • Electronic Poetry Center
    Great resource for contemporary and modern poetry.
  • Intute – English
    A national team of subject specialists from the UK find and review web resources.
  • Poets.org
    Includes thousands of poems as well as poet biographies, essays, and interviews.  A treasure trove for poetry.

Manufacturing Machine Technology

Math

Music

  • Internet Resources for Music
    A good list of music sites, organized by starting points, topics, and associations, maintained by the library at the University of Delaware.
  • Music History 102
    A guide to western composers and their music from the Middle Ages to the present.

Ophthalmic Design & Dispensing

Philosophy

  • The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Hundreds of articles featuring “detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.” Maintained by two philosophy professors and a team of volunteer specialists.
  • The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Provides high-quality scholarship on a variety of topics relevant to the human condition. All entries, and updates to entries, are rigorously refereed prior to publication on the Web.

Physical Science

General

Astronomy

  • AstronomyOnline.org
    Includes sections on observational astronomy, basic science, astronomical instruments, solar system, stellar astronomy, galaxy, cosmology, astrobiology, exoplanets, and astrophotography.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Includes the latest NASA news, information about its missions, and image and video galleries, as well as a Student Center with resources and research assistance.

Geology

Oceanography

Physics

  • Physics Central
    Created and maintained by the American Physical Society (APS), this website contains articles, images, news, and more.
  • Physics for the 21st Century
    11-unit course in modern physics for high school physics teachers, undergraduate students, and science enthusiasts.
  • Physics To Go
    An “online biweekly mini-magazine” and extensive website collection. Produced by the American Physical Society (APS).
  • PhysLink
    A “comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site.” Of particular interest is the Referencesection, which includes a glossary, materials safety datasheets, and fundamental physics constants.

Political Science

  • American National Election Studies (ANES) Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
    Opinion surveys of public attitudes, electoral behavior, and choice in American politics.
  • C-Span Video Library
    Freely accessible streaming video of various federal government events. Can be searched by topic, congressional committee, and more.
  • The American Presidency Project
    Extensive coverage of both historical and current information on United States presidencies, including speeches, official papers, executive orders, proclamations, news conferences, press briefings, and much more.
  • The Federal Register
    Provides access to the official text of federal laws, Presidential documents, and historical election results (via the U.S. Electoral College).
  • Office of the Clerk: U.S. House of Representatives
    Official links to House Floor Proceeding and Congressional schedules; records of proceedings; overviews of the legislative process and rules and procedures; financial disclosure reports; committee and membership directories; and more. See also the official websites of the Senate and House.
  • Open Congress
    A complete nonpartisan look at current bills in Congress, including full text, status, and key players; ongoing analyses of the main issues; buzz found on blogs and in videos; sponsors’ campaign contribution data; and more.
  • Real Clear Politics
    “Commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day.”

Psychology

Radiology

Science

  • NIH Office of Science Education
    Includes news, educational resources, and career information.
  • National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
    An “online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.” Funded by The National Science Foundation.
  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information
    Search through research studies and ongoing projects, patents and e-prints, science conference proceedings, and more. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
  • PhysOrg.com
    Science, research, and technology news covering topics such as physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies.
  • PLoS: Public Library of Science
    Articles from a “a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.”
  • Science.gov
    Access to over 40 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information. Made possible by 18 U.S. government science organizations within 14 federal agencies.
  • Science Blogs
    A portal “featuring the leading bloggers from a wide array of scientific disciplines.”
  • ScienceResearch.com
    A “free, publically available deept web search engine” which gathers “the most relevant results from over 300 authoritative science and technology collections.”
  • Scitable
    A “collaborative learning space for science.” By Nature Education, a new division of Nature Publishing Group.
  • WorldWideScience.org
    The “global science gateway” providing “one-stop searching of global science resources.” Developed and maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).

Sociology

Veterinary Medicine

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