This site lists and ranks Internet resources for topics such
as art, business, education, engineering, information technology,
science, math, and ...
- Librarians' Index to the Internet
Wide variety of reference resources compiled by librarians @
Extensive compilation and organization of Internet websites.
Good place to start the research process.
- Internet Public Library
This award-winning site from the University of Michigan “provides
library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding,
evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating
information resources; and direct assistance to individuals.”
- Behind the Name?
A very thorough site about the history of names and their etymology.
Covers western and eastern names.
Contains folktales, biographies, and historical documents.
Contains almanacs on a variety of subjects as well as an encyclopedia
and a dictionary.
- World Factbook
An annual CIA publication about world nations. Includes data
on geography, government, economy and demographics.
Contains biographies on major personalities, Supreme Court cases,
and a chronological timeline of historical events.
Search a database containing more than 20,000 personalities
and read the online version of Biography Magazine.
- Lives, the Biography Resource
Extensive site with featured topics such as African-Americans,
Women, The Civil War, Holocaust Survivors, and more.
Let the Federal Government help you find a job. Search job
listings by occupation, keyword, or code number.
Provides career planning and job searching strategies, as
well as articles on African-American issues.
Provides access to job listings, job fares, company profiles,
resumes and more.
To look for jobs, to learn how to write a resume, to post
it, to write a cover letter…
Popular job search site that allows you to post your resume
and recieve job listing updates in your field. Includes links
to company home pages.
Employment newsletter with job postings and related articles.
Thesauri, Acronyms, and Language Tools:
The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia contains brief
entries with links to related websites.
Founded in 1996 "with the purpose of offering permanent access
for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections
that exist in digital format." Their "wayback machine" provides
the user with an inside look at how specific sites evolved.
Guide to the Internet
Great starting point for legal research. Provides links to federal,
state and international law as well as directories of schools
and law firms.
- How to Search the Web
reviewed by "Reference and Users Services Quarterly", this site
provides users with tips and information about searching the
web, analysis of the search engine industry."
Articles on the Web
It describes itself as "a vast archive of published articles
that you can search for free." Not as thorough as LIU's databases,
but is worth the look.
Online newsmagazine for pharmacists.
Selected as one of the "Best Free Reference Web Sites" by "Reference
& User Services Quarterly" in 2002. The site links to about
1000 medical journals. "An excellent collection of medical journals
both for the scholarly researcher and for the general public,
listed in one place for free."
Get basic guidelines for common medical tests including estimated
cost, time of test, reliabiltiy, and much much more.
Allows access to the MEDLINE database, medical dictionaries,
and various health databases.
Provides new drug information, conference listings, and links
- University at Buffalo's Nursing Sites on the WWW
Includes links to subject areas, school directories, associations,
and other related websites.
- "Virtual" Pharmacy Center
Links to online journals, directory of doctors and hospitals,
and subject resources.
Official Statistics on the WWW
Links to sites offering international statistics compiled by
statistical offices, central banks, governmental agencies, and
- Social Statistics Briefing Room
Federal statistics on crime, education, health and demographics.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in
the United States. Includes statistics on population.
(You will need Adobe
Acrobat to access the information provided here in PDF format.)
- Statistical Resources on the Web
University of Michigan's links of statistics for agriculture,
business, labor, health, education, politics and sociology.
- United Nations Statistics Division
Contains statistics on population, education, literacy, unemployment,
economic activity and other social conditions.
Electronic Reference Formats
Includes official APA citation style guides for e-mail, Web
sites, Web documents, and articles and abstracts from electronic
Research & Writing
Guide to writing research papers from the Internet Public Library.
- List of Style Manuals - Citation Formats
A list of style manuals and related web sites by subject from
the General Libraries of the University of Texas Library at
Manual of Style FAQ
Find answers to citation questions including electronic citations.
In its current incarnation, this is not the most "user
friendly" site but they promise to revamp it soon.
A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources
Covers all of the major citation style guides including MLA,
APA, Chicago, CBE, and others. Very nice presentation.
Styles for Research Papers by C. W. Post Campus Library of Long
Covers APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, and AMA
of Congress: How to Cite Electronic Resources
Covers examples to cite electronic resources in various formats
( films, legal, maps, recorded sound, photographs, special presentations,
and texts) using MLA and Turabian styles.
and Annotated By: Mary Tao August 1999
Revised by P. Tremblay 6/03 & I. Wang 3/04
by I. Wang 3/04