Help & other academic pursuits
WWW Virtual Library. Staggeringly comprehensive. Pick a subject...ANY
subject. From Stanford University (reasonably competent source :-)
From the University of Kansas comes this FULL TEXT electronic library.
Bartleby Archive. Columbia U. has produced this full-text archive with
stuff ranging from Barlett's Quotations to the poetry of Yeats and a whole
Gutenberg. Auspicious name for an ambitious project. Everything from
light literature to heavy literature to reference... and everything indexed!
Smithsonian. They call this America's Treasure House of Learning. It's
really America's attic.
Museum of Bad Art Time for a break from all that pompous, indefinable,
weird stuff that makes you squint and gives you a headache, but that
somebody somewhere claims is the apex of our culture. This is my kind of
Artchive. Mark Harden has put together a fascinating collection of art,
criticism, and links.
Yes, Virginia, even God has His place on the internet. A
marvelous tour with close-up views of the most famous chapel on Earth. (It
helps if you can speak Latin.)
Gotta speak doncha' ?
This free commercial site is the place to go for ideas for papers. It even
includes a chat area.
Web. A complete handbook writen and maintained by the students and
faculty of the University of Richmond.
& Writing. Another offering from the Internet Public Library gives
tips on how to write a first-rate research paper.
They call this place an "On-Line Encyclopedia of Life". Pretty
grandiose for what is really a great resource for all things living in North
America... fifty thousand plants, animals and ecologic communities of the
United States and Canada..
This is, in my estimation, one of the absolute coolest sites on the
internet. Your computer can give you a 3-D visual representation of where
more than 500 satellites and space objects are right now. These include
Shuttle, Space Station, and Hubble telescopes.You need a reasonably capable
computer and some moderate intelligence to figure out how to use this site.
Be sure to use the menu bar at the top. Trust me. It's way cool ~dude.
New York Times Science Page
That giant publishing conglomerate located
in that giant mega-peopled metropolis DOES offer what is arguably the best
up-to-the-minute coverage of current news from the realm of Science.
American , a quite well respected journal among those who count in this
field, ALSO offers a rather concise Science News page for excellent coverage
of breaking headlines in the field.
Nine Planets. A multimedia tour of the Solar System including
information on not just planets but all the moons as well. Also mythology.
Homepage. As long as we're on the subject of space, there are several
great sites out there. This is one of the best.
This site has news, pictures
schedules and all sorts of stuff on current, past and future shuttle
missions. In addition, THIS is the place to go for Space Station news.
Pics. From the Ames research Center we get their picture archive. If you
need a shot of a planet or spacecraft, this is the place.
Terraserver. If you'd like to see satellite photos of virtually any spot
on the surface of this planet, check this out.
Nye, the Science Guy. O.K., so it ain't the most sophisticated place to
hang out... but if you REALLY need to know how something works......
- Math is
FUN!. From John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia comes a page
with puzzles, tricks, brain teasers, songs, and all sorts of cool math
Periodic Table. MIT has put this well done periodic table on a beta
site. It may have trouble loading. Good stuff when it works, though.
Merck Manual. This site has all you'll ever require about medical care
for yourself and your family. The have categorized every ailment know to
humankind, it seems. Dr, it hurts when I cough?
Anatomy. Once you've decided what ails ya by checking out the site
above, you can come here and find a picture of that offending organ as
posted by the good folks at Bartleby. This is the definitive text on human
anatomy and the on-line version contains 1,247 engravings and 13,000 indexed
Hypertext on American History. Curiously, this excellent resouce on
American history from colonial times to the present is hosted by the
in the Netherlands. Go
figure. The site includes hundreds
of links to pages that descibe the American experience in tremendous detail.
Memory. The Library of Congress presents this "Historical
Collection for the National Digital Library. Fascinating stuff.
Ages. From the same Annenberg source as the link above comes what it was
really like to actually live in medieval times. Neat stuff including what
you wore, how you built your house, who ran the show, what your religion was
and even what your garbage consisted of. (Not much here about slaying
dragons, though.) And I thought "Middle Age" was me turning
in America. PBS and WGBH in Boston presents an outstanding narrative
site based on the award-winning TV series. Have you got a project due on
African-American history or do you just want to know more about it? This is
Ever wanted to know ANYTHING about the Renaissance? Art, history, politics,
culture... it's all here thanks to the Annenberg CPB Project. Wish I
had this in 10th Grade Social.
(talk about irony)
From the U.S. Department of Commerce we get a one-stop-shop that lists the
web addy of every government report you ever REALLY had to have for your
very own. Also good stuff on where to locate just about any federal
government webpage. (They also include the U.S. Federal job announcement
Information Sharing Project. From Oregon State University we've got some
useful stuff compiled from government stats. Some may not be as current as
you'd expect, but it's nonetheless enlightening.
Everything you could possibly want to know about how your congress works and
what they're doing RIGHT NOW (like you'd want to know THAT.) From the text
of every piece of legislation (and it's current status) to the email address
of all your favorite representatives in D.C. This place has it all.
Jones. Some may call it irreverent, some may call it blasphemous, some
may call it crude... I like it. (But then I'm still living in the sixties.)
MOJO Wire... Daily News and Resources for the Skeptical Citizen.
rates and economic statistics. The Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis (of
all places), has an excellent site to relate current and past economic news
to use for that next report you've got due on global monetary systems.
Express. If you're going to play the market or are just looking for
economics news and/or research, this is a good place to start. And a
good place to learn about ENRON.
Budget Simulation. From UC Berkeley comes the National Budget Simulation
game. Try your hand at beating those dorks in D.C. at the budgeting morass.
Long game or short... your choice. A great learning experience and a hoot to
Yeah, they may try to be selling you some software, but there's a lot of
good free information here about investing and about the way money works.
STUFF (or those of
us who are kids at heart)
Yuckiest Site on the Internet. Just what it sounds like... Parents may
be a bit appalled but kids seem to like it and after all, homework is really
boring. Do you get the feeling that Nickelodeon has something to
do with this site?
for KIDS. Our kids' futures will be determined by what we learn outside
this silly planet. This site explains and entertains with younger minds in
mind. There's also good stuff here for teachers.
SPECIAL Thanks to the South Florida Council for the Above