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Library Web Resources


The CACC Libraries would like to introduce you to some of the most valuable resources available on the World Wide Web. Select a topic below to view web sites that may help you with your research. If you have suggestions for improving the list, please contact us.

Pick a topic:

Art English & Literature Languages
Biology General Reference Mathematics
Business Government & Politics Music
Chemistry Health Sciences Physics
Computer Science History Sociology
Education Psychology

Art

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
This site contains information about current museum exhibits, collections and programs as well as a image database of over 70,000 works of fine art. (http://www.thinker.org)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
A visit to MOMA's web site links you to information about current exhibits and the museum's permanent collections, online projects, other art sites on the Internet, membership information and to the online store. (http://www.moma.org)

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Biology

Bio Online
This site features articles and news pertaining to the life sciences. Added features are the Career Center and Corporate Profiles for those seaking a job related to biology and the life sciences. (http://www.bio.com)

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Business

Hoover's Online
Uncover descriptions of approximately 14,000 public and private enterprises in the United States and around the world. Each company capsule contains basic company and financial information and links to related sites. (http://www.hoovers.com)

Quote.com
This site has been recognized among PC Magazine's "Top 100 Web Sites" for its stock market and investmentinformation. Use this site to find investment information, company profiles and market analyses or to engage in stock market chat. (http://www.quote.com)

NASDAQ/American Stock Exchange/NYSE
At this site, you will find not only information on market activity and stock quotes, but also investor resources, company information, SEC filings, a tour of the stock exchange floor, and timeline explaining the history of the stock exchange. (http://www.amex.com)

Money.com
Brought to the web courtesy of Money Magazine, this source is great for news on the latest corporate trends, the stock market, investing, estate planning and more. Users will also find tools and tips for retirement planning, refinancing mortgages and finding the right mutual funds.
(http://www.pathfinder.com/money/)

NewsPage
A recognized source for business-related news. (http://www.newspage.com)

Euromoney.com
You will need to follow a quick registration procedure to use this site, but once you have registered, most of the information is free. You will find headlines from international business. Also, research the business and economic profiles of individual nations. This site is archived back to December 1995. (http://www.euromoney.com)

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Chemistry

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Computer Science

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Education

Ed Links
This site contains a long list of education resources for grades K-12. It is a good site for students, teachers and educators. (http://webpages.marshall.edu/~jmullens/edlinks.html)

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English & Literature

The American Academy of Poets
A site containing information about individual poets and their work, National Poetry Month, a discussion forum and links to other respected literary sites. (http://www.poets.org)

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
One of the most well-known sources for identifying famous quotations is now on-line. Search for quotes by author or keywords. (http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett)

Short Story Index
Short Story Index Electronic Edition is the electronic version of the standard reference work Short Story Index, and provides retrospective coverage back to 1984. It is an index to short stories written in ortranslated into English that have appeared in collections and selectedperiodicals. The periodicals are those indexed in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and Humanities Index. Short Story Index grows by about 4,000 records each year.

The Bartleby Project
Use this site to access full-text classical literature on the Internet. (http://www.bartleby.com)

The Complete Works of Shakespeare
This valuable site contains not only the texts of the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare, but also a discussion area, links to other Shakespeare resources on the net, a timeline, a glossary and famous Shakespearean quotations. (http://www-tech.mit.edu/shakespeare/works.html)

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General Reference

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
One of the most well-known sources for identifying famous quotations is now on-line. Search for quotes by author or keywords. (http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett)

Mapquest
Use this site to access road maps and point-to-point driving directions. (http://www.mapquest.com)

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Find maps of locations from all over the world. Countries, states, cities and regions are all represented in this huge collection. You will also find links to other map sites. (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html)

Refdesk.com
Use this site to locate the answer to almost any quick reference question that you have. While the resources on this page are too extensive to list, you will find links to most major media organizations, stock quotes, weather, books-on-line, telephone directories, zip codes, almanacs, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and more! (http://www.refdesk.com)

Reference Desk Plus
Reference Shelf Plus consists of a collection of carefully selected full text articles selected from key publications on social, scientific, health, political, and global issues, chosen to make a well-rounded overview, and organized by topic for fast easy access. Topics reflect current issues and controversies as well as popular and recurrent subjects of scholarship and personal growth. Named a Library Journal 2006 Best Reference.

WWWebster Dictionary
Visit this site to look up words in a dictionary or thesaurus provided by Merriam-Webster. (http://www.m-w.com/netdict.htm)

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Government & Politics

White House
Read about the President's most recent activities. Also learn about the White House -- past and present. (http://www.whitehouse.gov)

Thomas : Legislative Information on the Internet
This page is maintained by the Library of Congress and reports on the activities of our federal legislative bodies and committees. (http://thomas.loc.gov)

Alabama.gov
This site is the jumping of point for tons of information on the state of Alabama, its government and the state agencies. (http://www.state.al.us)

World Bank
The World Bank primarily responds to the needs of developing countries in their quests for financial stability. The bank's web site is a good source for information about the economic development of these countries and regions. (http://www.worldbank.org/)

Euromoney.com
You will need to follow a quick registration procedure to use this site, but once you have registered, most of the information is free. You will find headlines from international business. Also, research the business and economic profiles of individual nations. This site is archived back to December 1995. (http://www.euromoney.com)

Library of Congress Country Studies
Here, you will discover a series of full-text books prepared by the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. Currently, this series contains books for 100 countries. (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html)

National Geographic
View highlights for this month's magazine articles, read full-text articles from past issues of National Geograpic Magazine, engage in forums pertaining to magazine articles, and find special features for children. (http://www.nationalgeographic.com)

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Find maps of locations from all over the world. Countries, states, cities and regions are all represented in this huge collection. You will also find links to other map sites. (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html)

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Health Sciences

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Visit this source to search the library's catalog, databases and health publications. Also find news about research and current medical topics. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nlmhome.html)

Healthfinder
This U.S. government-sponsored web site will lead you to over 1,400 health-realted sites. (http://www.healthfinder.gov )

Nursing World
An online newsletter for nurses, students, educators, policymakers and researchers that features analysis of issues, policies, research and trends affecting nurses and the health care profession. (http://www.nursingworld.org)

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History

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Internet Search Tools

Alta Vista

Ask Jeeves

Excite

DogPile

Go.com

Google.com

HotBot

Liszt
This web site provides a directory of Internet listservs and chat rooms that may be searched by category. (http:/www.liszt.com)

Lycos

MSN

Yahoo

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Languages

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Mathematics

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Music

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Physics

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This site contains current information about NASA's research,programs and space missions. Find educational links for researchers and students. Also, audio and video clips give users a close look of some of NASA's most exciting activities and findings. (http://www.nasa.gov)

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Psychology

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Sociology

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