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Subject Resources:

General Reference

  • The Argus Clearinghouse
    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 @ U.C. Berkeley.
  • Refdesk
    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.


  • AFRO-American Almanac
    Contains folktales, biographies, and historical documents.
  • Information Please
    Contains almanacs on a variety of subjects as well as an encyclopedia and a dictionary.
  • World Factbook
    An annual CIA publicatio
    n about world nations. Includes data on geography, government, economy and demographics.


  • Biography
    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.

Career and Job Guides:

  • America's Job Bank
    Let the Federal Government help you find a job. Search job listings by occupation, keyword, or code number.
  • Black Collegian Online
    Provides career planning and job searching strategies, as well as articles on African-American issues.
  • CampusCareerCenter.Com
    Provides a bevy of information for starting a career.
  • Career Mosaic
    Provides access to job listings, job fares, company profiles, resumes and more.
  • Hotjobs
    To look for jobs, to learn how to write a resume, to post it, to write a cover letter…
  • Monster.com
    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.
  • New York Job Source
    Search for NYC job ads. Post your resume.
  • New York New Media Association
    Visit the "Silicon Alley" Job Board for great local listings.
  • Nursing Spectrum
    Offers career information about the nursing profession.
  • Pharmacy Week
    Employment newsletter with job postings and related articles.
  • Teacher-Link USA
    National recruiting service for educators.

Dictionaries, Thesauri, Acronyms, and Language Tools:

Educational Standardized Tests:

  • CLEP
    These tests are used to determine if a student can be given college credit for current knowledge. The College Board administrates the College Level Examination Preparation (CLEP) exams. Follow the link to identify which schools grant CLEP credit, and to register and prepare for the exams.
  • GRE - The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission into many Graduate programs. It is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Follow the link for registration and test guides.
  • GMAT - The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is the first and only test designed for business school admissions. It is administrated by the Graduate Management Admissions Council. Follow the link for registration and test guides.
  • TOEFL - The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used to determine if a foreign language student has sufficient English language skills to complete college or university level work. Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the exam. Follow the link to register or obtain testing information. "
  • LSAT - The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). It is required for admission into most law schools in the United States. Follow the link for registration and test guidelines.
  • NCLEX - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) administers the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN. These tests are a require part of the licensing process for nursing professionals. Follow the link for registration and test guidelines.


  • Encyclopedia.com
    The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia contains brief entries with links to related websites.
  • Wikipedia
    The ultimate in democratic internet! People like you and me contribute daily to more than 313000 articles in dozens of languages for this fascinating concept! Over 800,000 users contributed for more than 5,000,000 edits since July 2002. You don't "read-only", you may write in it!

Financial Aid:

Government Resources:

Internet Resources:

  • The Internet Archive
    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.
  • A 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
    As 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."
  • Find Articles on the Web
    It describes itself as "a vast ar
    chive of published articles that you can search for free." Not as thorough as LIU's databases, but is worth the look.

Legal Resources:


Medical/Health Resources:

  • Drugtopics.com
    Online newsmagazine for pharmacists.
  • Free Medical Journals
    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."
    Allows access to the MEDLINE database, medical dictionaries, and various health databases.
  • University at Buffalo's Nursing Sites on the WWW
    Includes links to subject areas, school directories, associations, and other related websites.


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Compiled and Annotated By: Mary Tao August 1999
Revised by
I. Wang & P. Tremblay
Updated by I. Wang 3/05
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