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Internet courses:

AP/SAT/ACT Practice Exams - Links and information about Advance Placement, SAT and ACT practice exam resouces.

Coursera - courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania.

edX - EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Courses are offered from Harvard, MIT and UC Berkeley.

Khan Academy - thousands of videos of math, science and humanities.

webcast.Berkeley - UC Berkeley's central service for online video & audio for students and learners around the globe.

MIT OpenCourseware (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - free lecture notes, exams and videos from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

General:

How Stuff Works – explains how thousands of items, objects, concepts, etc. work.  Includes videos and illustrations.

Internet Archive - a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.

Digital Public Library - online archive of more than 2m books, documents, photographs and artworks.

World Digital Library - A database of more than 7,000 primary-source documents and images from around the world, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, searchable by date, era, country, continent, topic, and type of research.

 

LibGuides:

Diablo Valley College - research guide home page for the DVC Library

Art:

Hirshorn Museum of Art

This is a great website to search for sculpture.


Guggenheim Museum – biographies  and artwork

 

Modern Art Museum - artwork

Examples of artwork and specific information about the artwork .  Try an advance search for your artist for press releases on their specific shows at this museum.

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Look for the search box on the upper right side of the page. Biographical information included on most of the pictures exhibited.  Click in this link to access to access 372 art history books hosted by the Metropolitan Museum. All of the books can be read online or downloaded as PDFs (warning, some of them are massive files).

 

National Gallery of Art

Type in your artists last name and receive a list of artworks.  Click on any of the artwork and information about the artwork will usually accompany it.  Click on NGA Images for more than 32,000 open access digital images up to 3000 pixels that each are available free of charge for download and use.

 

Norton Simon Museum

Search box on upper right hand corner. Exceptional information on artwork and artists intent.

 

Musee d ‘ Orsay

Great for Impressionists

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Art Project powered by Google

Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels.

 

Citing Sources:

Citation Game Williams College Library

 

Dance:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – includes videos performances

San Francisco Ballet – includes videos on dancers and performances

 

Economics/Statistics:

Correlates of War - website on the systematic accumulation of scientific knowledge about war.

Data.gov -  datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.  Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov.

FedStats - statistics from over 100 government agencies

Gapminder - statistical information brought to fantastic life

International Monetary Fund - offers recent economic news and data about countries and other territirial entities around the world. 

Markets and Data – The Economist

McKinsey Quarterly - periodic report about economic and sociological developments in countries around the world.

The Oxford Internet Institute - interesting site on visualization of data.

Statistical Abstract/Census Bureau

World Bank - a United Nations international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.  Site includes access to data about development in countries around the globe.

 

 

Genealogy:

The African-American Migration Experience -  explains the extraordinary diversity of African Americans living in the United States today.

FamilySearch - Global genealogy information including birth, death, probate and others.

Genealogy Learning Center – Ellis Island website with links to helpful genealogy website

National Archives - access to archival databases including genealogy and personal history databases.

USGenWebProject - access to all state and county genealogy websites.

 

Geography:

Worldmapper - Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

 

Government and Politics:

The American Presidency Project - UCSB archives of over  100,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency.

C-SPAN - (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private, non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service.  A wealth of information about the political process.

Thomas – legislative information from the Library of Congress

California State and Local Government   - a directory of official state, county, and city government websites

Official California Legislative Information – includes new website for accessing California legislative information.

USA.gov - Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information.


Health:

World Health Organization - reports on health conditions and matters in all of its member countries

 

History/Social Studies:

American Antiquarian Society -The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

The American Presidency Project - UCSB archives of over  100,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency.

Civil War Sequescintennial (National Geographic)

Historic American Newspapers - digital copies of America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922 sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities ad the Library of Congress.

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience - website with images, maps and texts on thirteen migrations that formed and trnsformed African America.

Library of Congress Home - Collection highlights including historic newspapers, maps and manuscripts

National Archives Presidential Libraries - National Archives website with links topresidential libraries from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush adminstrations.

TeachingHistory - Primary sources collections from government and educational sites.

USHistory.org

World Memory Project – Holocaust database 

 

Images and Sounds:

Note to users:  items from these sites may have various copyright limitations so please check before you use an item

Creative Commons - hundreds of millions of works — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of various copyright licenses.

FIndSounds - sounds and sound effects in several languages

Free Digital Photos - Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations

Getty Images - a leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets – from royalty-free stock photography and editorial images to video, music and multimedia – that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery - NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections

Photopin - is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing.

Wikimedia Commons - a collection of millions of pictures which are uploaded by web designers all around the globe to provide an aid for the bloggers and other web designers.

 

Languages:

Chinese language resources from YellowBridge

Foreign Language Resource Centers – funded by the Department of Education, this site is a national network of higher education resources for the teaching and learning of foreign languages, including European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian.

Glossa - Latin dictionary

Spanish language exercises hosted by Ursinis College

 

Literature:

British Museum Turning the Pages - online gallery of great books from the British Museum.  Includes works by Jane Austin, Mozart and the first atlas of Europe.

Encyclopedia Mythica - internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion

The Internet Classics Archive - site includes works of classical literature and web resources

 

Mathematics:

LearnZillion – video lessons and practice for math skills through grade 9

Wolfram Math World – extensive mathematics resource

Wolframalpha – computational knowledge engine

 

Music:

KQED/Spark  Dance, Music, Visual and Theater Vocabulary Terms - click on links in LH column under vocabulary lists.

Music Theater Vocabulary

Association for Cultural Equity/Lomax Digital Archive - The Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), housed at the Fine Arts Campus of New York City's Hunter College, is custodian of the Alan Lomax Archive, a priceless collection of recorded music, dance, and the spoken word.

 

Religion/Religious Studies:

CARA - Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

Catholic News Service - news site from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning – Boston College

The Church in the 21st Century - Boston College

Holy See (Vatican)

Jesuit Mission – Boston College website; click on Resources and Further Readings hyperlinks for more information

Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) – Georgetown University site to improve relations between the Muslim world and the West and enhance understanding of Muslims in the West.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

Science:

Einstein Archives Online - The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory – where REAL rocket scientists work

Mednar:Deep Web Medical Search - federated searching that includes government sites, medical societies and some commercial databases.

MIT OpenCourseware (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – site with free publication of virtually all MIT course content

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Institutes of Health – government agency with wide range of health information

Plants Database - Easy to navigate website and has local information

PubMed – millions of citations for biomedical literature that include links to full-text conte

Science.gov - gateway to government science information provided by U.S. Government science agencies, including research and development results

WorldWideScience.org - A search which uses multilateral partnerships to search national and international databases.

Technology:

Code Academy – learn to computer code

 

News and Information Sources:

Aljazeera Middle East news site

BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Catholic News Service - news site from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

CIA - The World FactBook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

International Reporting Project – provides opportunities for U. S. journalists to go overseas to report on critical issues

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) - LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America.

NPR (National Public Radio)

Pew Research Center – nonpartisan “fact tank”

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – journalism site dedicated to independent international journalism

Vatican News (Official) - news site from the Vatican.



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