Encyclopedias & Almanacs
Catholic Encyclopedia -- A source for historical & biographical research.
Information Please -- Easy-to-use reference materials on just about every subject, plus definitions, articles, photographs, and maps.
Old Farmer's Almanac -- First published in 1792. Useful information for people in all walks of life.
A&E's Biography Database -- Over
20,000 brief profiles with links to web sites.
Biographical Dictionary -- 27,000
"notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day."
National Women's Hall of Fame -- Short
biographies of women who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Biography.com --A database of 25,000 people - past and present
Time 100: The most important People of the 20th Century -- Leaders & Revolutionaries, artists & entertainers, builders & titans, scientists & thinkers, and heroes & icons.
Biographies -- Historical people in American History.
Island of Freedom -- Biographies of nearly 100 theologians, philosophers, poets, composers, and artists.
MTV -- Includes bios of bands and singers.
Baseball Hall of Fame -- Hall of Famer biographies.
Public Library Biographies -- Find Artists & Architects, Authors, Entertainers, Musicians & Composers, Politicians & Rulers, and Scientists & Inventors.
PBS-History -- Contains
biographies of dozens of men and women whose lives have shaped the course of history.
Nobel Prize Internet Archive -- Biographies
of Nobel Laureates.
PBS Online -- In-depth information for over 53 famous people from history.
Lives -- Links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, oral histories and more. Individual lives of the famous, the infamous, and the not so famous. Group biographies about people who share a common profession, historical era or geography.
Index -- Very short biographies of people in world history. Especially useful is the click-able timeline.
Top North American Athletes of the Century -- From ESPN, biographies of their choices for the 100 best athletes of the 20th century.
Hollywood.com - Biographies of celebrities in movies and TV are included.
Gallery of Achievers -- Biographies
of achievers of all fields from around the world.
Language Arts/Literature Resources
Gale Index-- Gale's
Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale Group, Inc.
Internet Movie Database -- A searchable site of movie reviews.
Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Collection-- "4241 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works."
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature, A Research and Reference Guide -- An ongoing online project by Paul P. Reuben, Department of English, California State University Stanislaus.
SparksNotes -- Online book study guides
Grammar Bytes -- Includes an index of grammar terms, interactive exercises, handouts, and grammar rules.
Purdue Online Writing Lab -- Resources to help you become a better writer.
Wordsmyth: the Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus -- An American English dictionary with an integrated thesaurus, "contains 50,000 headwords, and very precisely defined and hyperlinked synonyms."
Annabelle's Quotation Guide -- Locate a quotation by topic or keyword.
Bartlett's Quotations -- The 19th edition (1919) of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Quotations Page -- Search by keyword, phrase, or author.
Word a Day -- Web site for the mailing list, "A. Word. A. Day."
Presidents Life Portraits
History of the White House -- Biographies
of presidents and first ladies.
of U.S. Presidents -- Information
(including trivia) about all of the presidents.
POTUS (Presidents of the United States) -- "In
this resource you will find background information,
election results, cabinet members, notable events,
and some points of interest on each of the presidents."
C-Span.org -- Congressional
First Gov -- ".
. . the first-ever government website to provide .
. . one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal
Library of Congress Country Studies -- 100
detailed reports about the political, economic and
social institutions of a country.
National Geographic Index -- Online index to the National Geographic Magazines
State Department Background Notes -- Background information about countries provided by the U.S. State Department
Maps & Flags
Flags of All Countries
of the States - Outline maps of the 50 states
Maps (Houghton Mifflin)
Cartographic Maps -- More than 100 General Maps are currently available. Maps are in PDF format
Statistical Abstracts of the United
States -- Information about population, infant mortality rates, doctors, crime rate, poverty levels, education, and more.
All Fifty American States Home Page -- Connect to the home page of each state in the Union.
The Internet Public Library's Stately
Knowledge -- Facts about the states and Washington D.C.
The National Atlas of the United States -- Create
your own interactive map
Fodor's Travel Guides
Student Center -- Learn about the environment.
Ocean Planet Home Page -- ".
. . Over 99 percent of living space on earth is ocean"
Virtual Solar System -- A
web site from National Geographic.
Volcano World -- "The Web's Premier Source of Volcano Info"
Welcome to the Planets -- "This
is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program."
to the Universe -- A graphics intensive web site about the Earth and
Particle Adventure.org -- An interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors.
Physlink -- Physics and astronomy online reference and education.
Element.com -- "An
Online, Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements."
Periodic Table -- An
directory of Chemistry Web Sites
Anatomy & Biology
Animal Diversity Web
Animal Omnibus-- A list of web sources indexed by the name of the animal.
Animal Planet-- From the Discovery Channel.
Cells Alive! -- An award-winning site rich with images and animations.
Human Anatomy Online
Human Genome Project -- Information
about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.
MIT Biology Hypertextbook -- "This hypertextbook is designed to . . . give you additional tools to learn introductory molecular biology."
Wildflowers in Bloom - "A pictoral resource of wildflower information" from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.