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internet resources

The following websites have been carefully selected by LMC librarians as being suitable for academic use.

Libraries Online:

Contra Costa County || Bay Area || State and Other Online Libraries

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Abbreviations - Comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms.
Acronym Finder - Searchable database of over 3 million acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
Acronyms and Initialisms for Health Information Resources - Acronyms for global information and data resources in health, medical, and veterinary sciences.
BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Related Abbreviations and Acronyms - Revised three times a year.
Internet Acronym Server - Extensive list of acronyms on many subjects and organizations.
United States Postal Service Official Abbreviations - Includes States and Possessions, Street Suffixes, and Secondary Unit Designators.


Almanac of Policy Issues - Comprehensive background information and links on major U.S. public policy issues. From "an independent public service not affiliated with any particular issue or cause."
Fast Facts: Almanacs/Factbooks/Statistical Reports & Related Reference Tools - Collection of useful online ready reference tools for finding that elusive fact fast. From Gary Price, librarian at George Washington University.
Infoplease.com The publishers of Information Please Almanac have placed the contents of their Almanacs, a biography database, a dictionary, and the Columbia Encyclopedia online. Search these reference tools together or separately, or browse the Almanacs.
Old Farmer’s Almanac Online version of The Old Farmer’s Almanac covers astronomical events, weather conditions and forecasts, folklore, history, gardening tips, recipes, and household hints.
This Day in History - Also includes events in Wall Street history, automotive history, and Civil War history. From the History Channel.


Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History - The Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians. Articles are full-text and in PDF.
Anthropology Resources on the Internet - Excellent starting point for Anthropology research. Links to a huge number of organizations and websites.
Forced Migration Online - A resource sponsored by the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Contains links, originals texts and guides to further research.
Immigration Newspaper Articles Archive - Contains reproductions of newspaper articles on immigration stretching back to 1845.
Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) : Ethnography and Anthropology - A good general site for free anthropology resources.


Art History Resources on the Web - a comprehensive subject gateway that covers a huge expanse of art history websites. Historically, it covers resources from prehistory to the modern era, and geographically it includes resources on art from all over the globe.
Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine - an index of online museums and image archives: find where
ArtLex: Visual Arts Dictionary - definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - Access point to the museum and its world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian Art treasures spanning 6000 years of history.
AskART.com - an online database containing over 200,000 artists. The focus was originally on American artists from the early 16th-Century through the present.
Biography.com Searchable database containing biographies of over 25,000 personalities. Entries are from the Cambridge Encyclopedia Database and The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography. Search by name or by alphabetical listing.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor
Louvre Museum – Home page for one of the world’s largest museums. Located in Paris, contains nearly 35,000objects from prehistory to the 19thcentury  exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters.
Mark Harden's Artchive -  Virtual gallery of classic and contemporary painting, sculpture, as well as art
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) - Home page for the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) located in New York City. The collection contains both modern and contemporary art.
Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page - A group of internet art links based at the University of Michigan.
National Gallery of Art - the collection page for an American museum of art located in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Home page to SFMOMA, the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art
Tate Gallery - Home page to the family of four art galleries that house the UK's collection of British art from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Home page to the largest art museum in New York. Home to collections of Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Far and Near Eastern, Greek and Roman, European, pre-Columbian, New Guinean, Islamic, and American art.
WebMuseum, Paris - one of the earliest examples of a virtual museum. Home to over 100 pieces of artwork.
World Wide Arts Resources - A comprehensive art directory of over 170,000 works of contemporary art. Search by medium, subject matter, price and theme.


Biographical Dictionary - Contains biographical information on over 28,000 people from ancient times to the present day.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present - Biographical information for all senators, respresentatives, and other elected officials. Search by name, position, and/or state.
Biography of the Day Access a new biography each day from the American National Biography.
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Search for biographies of members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Includes an Index of Inventors and an Index of Inventions.
Nobel Prize Internet Archive - Extensive library of information on Nobel Prize winners from 1901 to the present.
Presidents of the United States - Access portrait and brief biographical sketch of each President.
Time 100: Choosing the Century’s Most Influential People - Five part series presenting profiles of 100 of the most influential people of this century. Categories include: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Artists & Entertainers, Builders & Titans, Scientists & Thinkers, and Heroes & Inspirations.

Business and Economics

411Stocks - Provides one-page access to company financial data (financial ratios, balance sheet, income statement, etc.) and stock prices.
Business Topics - Directory of annotated Web sites including resources in business education, consumer issues, finance, labor, and macroeconomics. From the Librarians’ Index to the Internet.
Economic Statistics Briefing Room - Provides easy access to current Federal economic indicators and links to information produced by selected Federal agencies. All estimates for the indicators are the most currently available values.
EDGAR - Search filings by corporations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that are available to the public, beginning with 1994. EDGAR - Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval.
Hoover’s Online - Comprehensive source of business information on the Web. Includes money management, career development, news, business travel and a database of more than 50,000 public and private companies in the U.S. and around the world. Company information includes address, financial data, key people, number of employees, news items, and more.
ThomasNet Directory of industrial products, services, and suppliers in the United States and Canada.
Yahoo! Business and Economy: Companies - Provides links to company Web sites by industry.


Calendar Zone - Comprehensive directory of annotated links to all types of calendars and time-related information.
Time and Date.com
Virtual Perpetual Calendars

Child Development

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections - Contains a comprehensive collection of nearly 11,000 resources, including reports, fact sheets, statistics and links from the many disciplines related to child care and early education.
Organizations and Associations
Action Alliance for Children - covers trends and policy issues affecting children and their families.
Administration for Children and Families - Responsible for federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
Child Trends - An independent, nonpartisan research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families.
Children Now - a national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure that they are a top public priority.
Kids Count - A national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States through high-quality data and trend analysis.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Professional organization which promotes excellence in early childhood education. Information for educators and parents, conference information, professional.
National Center for Children in Poverty (Columbia University) - Access to documents tracking the interests of low-income families, ranging from fact sheets to full reports. It also provides access to information on its website, including statistical information for each state.
National Child Care Information Center - A national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system.
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative - Home to more than a dozen projects that focus on the education, care, and parenting of young children. Hosts research, technical assistance, and service projects. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Early Head Start National Resource Center - Includes an Early Head Start program locator, discussion forums and information resources to provide more information about Early Head Start programs.
Educator's Reference Desk - Personalized, Internet-based service providing education information to teachers, librarians, students, parents, and others. From the Information Institute of Syracuse.

Colleges and Universities

Choosing a College
CaliforniaColleges.edu - A service providing California college and university virtual campus tours, criteria searches, student-campus matching, guidance, and counseling.
College and University Rankings - Annotated guide to online ranking services, maintained by librarians at the University of Illinois. Also includes print ranking services, a bibliography on college rankings, and links to sites regarding recent controversies over rankings.
CollegeBoard.com - National association of schools and colleges offers many programs, services, and information in the areas of assessment, guidance, admission, placement, financial aid, curriculum, and research.
CollegeNET - Browse institutions in the U.S. and Canada by various criteria including geography, tuition, enrollment, financial aid, and academic resources.
CollegeView - Online college search service with profiles of all accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Includes virtual campus tours, electronic college applications, financial aid and careers information, and a free college chat service.
Education (usnews.com) - Tools for researching schools online and guidelines for selecting a college, including academic programs and quality of life issues such as location and size, extracurricular activities, and campus safety.
ETS: Educational Testing Service - Gateway to information about college admissions and placement tests. Also contains information on college planning, financial aid, and links to college and university sites.
Peterson's - Information about thousands of colleges and universities, including programs, applications, funding, studying abroad, distance learning, and test preparation.
Princeton Review - Provides guidelines for selecting a college, filling out application forms, financing a college education, and more.
American Universities - Links to U.S. universities, maintained by Mike Conlon at the University of Florida.
California Community Colleges - Campuses' phone numbers, U. S. mail addresses, and Internet addresses from the Chancellor's Office in Sacramento.
California State University Campuses - Links to all California State Universities. Includes a California map showing campus locations.
Community College Web - Contains index to web sites for over 1,000 community colleges in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere in the world. Search alphabetically, geographically, or by keywords in college name, location, or web address. Maintained by Maricopa Community College District.

Controversial Issues

Argumentative Essay Topics - Includes suggested thesis statements as well as web links to information for each topic. From Glendale Community College.
Documents in the News - Provides access to background materials on issues such as affirmative action, terrorism, cloning, education reform, stem cell research, etc. From the University of Michigan.
Hot Paper Topics - Includes annotated links for each topic listed. From O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose University.
Hot Topics List - Includes annotated list of Hot Topics Supersites. From San Diego State University.
Public Agenda Online - Addresses a wide range of policy issues. From Public Agenda, a nonpartison, nonprofit public opinion research organization.
Social Issues - A part of the Multnomah County Library Homework Center. Created for students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.


California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) - State agency responsible for many functions in California public education (K-12), including establishment of requirements for teaching and service credentials.
California Education Code - Search by keyword
California Education Code - Search Table of Contents
California Homeschool Network - Provides resources and information about homeschooling.
Education Index - Annotated guide to education-related sites on the Web, sorted by subject and lifestage.
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) - Nationwide information network providing access to education information from all sources. From National Library of Education.
Educational Testing Service Network (ETS Net) - Gateway to information about college and graduate school admissions and placement tests.
Educator's Reference Desk - Access to "2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses....[It also] provides a search interface to the ERIC [Educational Resources Information Center] database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice." From the Information Institute of Syracuse.
EduPoint - Site with over 1.5 million learning opportunities. Browse by categories or search for programs geared for working adults, including degree, certificate, individual classes, executive and distance learning programs.
U.S. Department of Education A-Z Index List of links to major educational topics, searchable by clicking on any letter of the alphabet. Also allows full-text searches by keyword of department's web site for specific topics not covered by subject index. See also National Center for Education Statistics - Links to statistics and reports.


A New Nation Votes : Election Returns 1787-1825 - A searchable database of election results from 1787-1825.
California Secretary of State - Elections Division - Contact information on elections, campaign finance, business programs, notaries public and archive information.
California Voter Foundation - a non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting and applying the responsible use of technology to improve the election process so that it better serves the needs and interests of voters.
Easy Voter Guide - multi-lingual, non-partisan voter education for Californians.
FactCheck.org - monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
League of Women Voters of California - a nonpartisan political organization for women and men which encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
OpenSecrets.org - the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available.
Politics1 - a non-partisan public service to promote fully informed decision-making by the American electorate.
Project VoteSmart- Non-partisan information on U.S. federal and state candidates, ballot measures,  Covers background information, issue position, voting records, campaign finances, interest group ratings, and speeches and public statements.

Electronic Books

Bartleby.com - Great Books Online, including Reference, Verse, Fiction and Nonfiction.
Bibliomania - Full-text of classic literature, nonfiction, short stories, poetry and plays.
Electronic Text Center Collections - Extensive collection of online texts in many languages from the University of Virginia.
eScholarship - More than 400 online titles from the University of California Press available to the general public.
IPL Books Collection - Rather than continuing to maintain its own index of online texts, the IPL now recommends a number of worthwhile resources for this information.
Literature.org: The Online Literature Library - Includes an index of thirty authors.
National Academy Press - Access to more than 3,000 health, science, and technology fulltext books.
Online Books Page - Over 25,000 titles online.
Project Gutenberg - Project to put out-of-copyright books online in full-text. Extensive collection includes classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries.


Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - Year 2000 publication of the largest one-volume general encyclopedia contains over 50,000 article entries. Full-text searchable. From Bartleby.com, publisher of Great Books Online.
Microsoft Encarta Concise Encyclopedia - Microsoft's free encyclopedia containing more than 16,000 abridged articles and a world atlas.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian - Search or link to a wide variety of Smithsonian resources from Aeronautics to Zoology.
Eric Weisstein's World of Science - Includes extensive encyclopedias of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and scientific biography. Author is a scientist with advanced degrees in physics and planetary science.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Database of philosophy searchable by subject, by keyword, or by clicking on a letter to browse subjects in the collection. Also includes a small philosophy text collection and a historic timeline of western philosophy.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature : An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes - Originally published from 1907 to 1921 by G.P. Putnam's Sons in the U.S. and Cambridge University Press in England. Includes indexes for chapters, authors, and bibliographies, as well as table of principle dates and contents of all volumes.

Energy and the Environment

American Solar Energy Society (ASES) - Site of a national organization "dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment." See "Solar Guide" for "an introduction to solar energy technologies."

Energy Information Administration - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government, covering such areas as petroleum, natural gas, electricity, coal, nuclear, renewable and alternative fuels, household usage, environmental indicators and more. Contains both domestic and international data.

Federal Trade Commission: Energy and Environment - This page compiles Federal Trade Commission (FTC) information regarding energy and environment topics such as labeling and advertising of fuel and automotive products, marketing claims concerning carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates, and other environmental issues.

Information Center for the Environment - Find several dozen high-quality databases related to animals, plants, and the environment, with a special emphasis on geographic information systems, from "a cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of California, Davis

Nuclear Energy in California - This site provides an overview of current and past nuclear power facilities in California, including San Onofre (San Diego County) and Diablo Canyon (near San Luis Obispo). Also includes general information about the creation of nuclear power.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

LMC Financial Aid Office On-campus financial aid assistance.
California Student Aid Commission - Provides information about college grants, scholarships, loans, and specialized financial aid programs in California.
College Answer - Sallie Mae's free scholarship service. Requires completion of online student profile form.
collegeboard.com: Pay for College - Information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.
CollegeNET - Search CollegeNET's free Mach25 scholarship database which contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion.
fastWEB! (Financial Aid Search Through the Web) - Free searchable database containing over 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion. Complete a personalized on-line profile, and fastWEB will notify you of new and updated awards that fit your profile.
FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page Free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid on the Web. Includes section on Scholarship Scams. Created by Mark Kantrowitz, author of The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students.
FreSch! - Search or browse scholarship database of over 5,000 organizations offering over 450,000 awards.
Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid Financial aid information from the U.S. Department of Education. Includes Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Federal School Code Search Page used to complete the form.
Nellie Mae Loan Link - Provides federal and private student loans to students and families throughout the United States.
Peterson's Education & Career Center: Financial Aid - Includes searchable database of more than 1.6 million scholarships, grants, and awards. Also features articles on financial aid process, and financial planning tools and tips.
usnews.com: Financial Aid - Calculate college expenses, check out guide to top-rated colleges for quality and cost, and get help with financial aid forms.

Fire Technology

Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives (FLSI) Research Database - This database was created to support the NFFF/FLSI goal of reducing firefighter deaths and injuries.

IAFF Firefighters - The International Association of Fire Fighters, headquarted in Washington, DC, represents more than 298,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85% of the nation's population.

Life Safety Initiative - This website is dedicated to information and research all directly supporting the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. It is a starting point, particularly forfire service researchers, who require up-to-date and accurate information.

National Fire Protection Agency - The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research training and education.
U.S. Fire Administration - As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.

Government - Federal

FedWorld.gov - Repository of information covering a wide spectrum of government information and databases.
GPO Access - "Official federal government information at your fingertips."
students.gov - Information and services for college students from the U.S. Government.
USA.gov - Official portal to U.S. government information, services, and online transactions.
Agencies and Commissions
Peace Corps
Small Business Administration
Social Security Online
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Postal Service
Executive Branch
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Executive Office of the President
Internal Revenue Service
Office of Management and Budget
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Judicial Branch
Federal Judicial Center
Federal Judiciary
Supreme Court Justices
U.S. Supreme Court Collection
United States Code
Legislative Branch
Congressional Directory
Congressional Record
Contacting the Congress
Internet Law Library
Library of Congress
THOMAS - Legislative Information on the Internet
U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
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Government - International

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) This organization, founded in 1921, "is dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas [to help] policymakers, journalists, students, and citizens understand foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments."
Electronic Embassy - A resource of and for the Washington D.C. foreign embassy community.
Foreign Government Resources on the Web - overview of library resources related to International Government Information based on the University of Michigan library website. 
Governments on the WWW - Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc.
OFFSTATS - A large database of free statistical information from a wide variety of official sources. This is the best place to start if you are looking for economic overviews about a country.
Political Resources on the Net - Index of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to parties, organizations, governments, media an dmore from all around the world.

Government - Local

California State and Local Government - Directory of city, county and regional, and state government resources compiled by the Library of Congress.
State and Local Government on the Net - Listings of Web sites for cities and counties, as well as states, tribal governments, American territories, multi-state sites, and national organizations. A Piper Resources guide.
Specific Area
Association of Bay Area Governments - Regional planning agency for the San Francisco area offers information on planning projects, the region and services.
City of Antioch - Official city website, provides information about departments, meetings, regulations and community resources.
City of Brentwood -Official municipal site includes information about city services, departments,meetings, events, and the community.
City of Pittsburg - Official municipal site includes information about city services, departments, administration, meetings, events, recreation and city hall.
Contra Costa County - Provides information about government, business and services.

Government - State

State Government Information - Directory of state government resources compiled by the Library of Congress.
California Courts and Judicial System See also Supreme Court of California
California Department of Finance See also Budget Documents and California Statistical Abstract
California Department of Motor Vehicles - the state agency responsible for the registration of motor vehicles and boats and the issuance of driver's licenses in the U.S. state of California.
California Environmental Protection Agency - the state agency comprised of departments, boards and offices responsible for environmental research, regulating and administering the state's environmental protection programs, and fulfilling hazardous waste cleanup.
California Franchise Tax Board See also Tax Forms, Instructions and Publications
California Government See also Office of the Governor
California Labor Market Information See also Career Center
California Secretary of State See also Elections & Voter Information
California State Agencies Directory - Lists agencies, departments, divisions, boards, commissions, and other state entities.
California State Assembly - Member directory, legislative calendar, committees, caucuses, and the full text of bills and upcoming legislation.
California State Senate See also Senator Home Pages
Legislative Analyst's Office - A nonpartisan office which provides fiscal and policy analysis to the California Legislature.
Official California Legislative Information See also Find California Code (Search 29 codes of California Law) and Search Bills - Find bills of interest in the California legislature.

Health and Medicine

Consumer Information
Aetna InteliHealth - Comprehensive collection of consumer health information, featuring Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information.
Alternative Medicine - Annotated directory for consumers, professionals, and students provides links to sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies. From the Falk Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
Entrez PubMed - Search MEDLINE free for accessing the National Library of Medicine's database of more than 11 million references (many with abstracts) to articles published in over 4,000 biomedical journals.
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources - Provides access to comprehensive resource lists in health-related subjects, including subject listings in large "one-stop-shopping" sites as well as independent discipline-specific lists. Compiled by staff of the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa.
Healthfinder - Gateway to comprehensive consumer health information from the U.S. government, including links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations that produce reliable health information for the public.
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - Extensive information on a wide variety of medical topics. Search their database, select Headline Watch for the latest health news, ask a physician or dietitian a question, test your health and nutrition knowledge, visit the library, subscribe to a free e-mail bulletin, and more.
National Health Information Center Referral service which puts consumers with health questions in touch with organizations best able to provide answers.
Quackwatch - Nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Searchable site founded and operated by Dr. Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary - Searchable dictionary with definitions for over 40,000 medical terms. Accessible through InteliHealth, a joint venture between Aetna U.S. Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Health System.
Multilingual Glossary of Medical Terms - Glossary of popular and technical medical terms available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Included is an English dictionary that gives the definition of all medical terms. From the European Commission.
On-line Medical Dictionary - Searchable dictionary containing over 46,000 definitions relating to biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, radiobiology, science and technology. Distributed by CancerWEB under license from Academic Medical Publishing.
Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Comprehensive source of information, including Diseases, Travel Information, Statistics, news, and more. The CDC is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Diseases & Conditions - Librarians' Index to the Internet - Directory of evaluated and described web sites on specific health conditions, syndromes, and diseases including Ebola Virus Disease, Mental Health, and Tourette Syndrome.
Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics - Searchable directory of disease and disorder related information available on the Internet, arranged by MeSH, Medical Subject Headings used by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. From the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Merck Manual Online version of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (17th edition) published in 1999. Search for a specific disease or condition or browse by sections.
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) - Find information on more than 6,000 rare diseases, including current research, publications from scientific and medical journals, completed research, ongoing studies, and patient support groups.
MEDLINEplus: Drug Information - Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Browse by generic or brand name of drug from an alphabetical index.
RxList - The Internet Drug Index - Searchable database of over 4,000 products currently on the U.S. market or close to approval. You can also perform keyword searches through all the RxList monographs for brand or generic names, symptoms, side effects, or drug interactions.


Citing Sources
APA Style - Style guide from the American Psychology Association.
MLA Style - Style guide from the Modern Language Association.
Glossary - From Learn the Net Tutorial; in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
NetLingo - Contains thousands of definitions about computers, the Internet, and the online world of business, technology and communication.
Whatis?com - Technology definitions and cheat sheets. Also contains a Tech Dictionary and IT Encyclopedia.
Evaluating Sources
Evaluating Internet Resources - From University of Maryland.
Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools - From Cornell University.
ICYouSee: T is for Thinking - By John R. Henderson, Ithaca College Library.
Guides and Tutorials
Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web - By Ellen Chamberlain, University of South Carolina, Beaufort.
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial - From Teaching Library, UC Berkeley.
Internet 101 - "Just the basics" by Scott Cottingham.
Internet Navigator - From University of Utah.
Internet Tutorials - University of Albany Libraries - Collection of beginners' tutorials.
Learn the Net - From Michael Lerner Productions; in English, Spanish, and French.
net.TUTOR - From Ohio State University Libraries.
Texas Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT) - Sponsored by University of Texas System Digital Library.
Newsgroups & Mailing Lists
CataList, the official catalog of LISTSERV lists - Browse and search over 56,000 public LISTSERV lists on the Internet.
Search Engines
Search Engine Watch - The authoritative guide to search engines and search engine marketing (SEM). News, how-to and marketing strategy guides to succeed on search engines.
Spider's Apprentice: How to Use Web Search Engines - The Spider's Apprentice helps you use web search engines and understand search engine technology.

Jobs and Careers

LMC Career Center - Information for LMC students on locating off-campus and on-campus jobs.
2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook - Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education that are required, earnings, and employment outlook for a wide range of occupations.
BayAreaCareers.com Links to individual employment sites within the greater San Francisco region, including North Bay, San Francisco & Peninsula, Silicon Valley, 680 Corridor, East Bay, Santa Cruz and Sacramento.
CalJOBS - County-by-county listing of job databases. Job seeker can create, store, and send resumes for suitable openings. Free registration required.
JobHuntersBible.com Directory of Internet resources for job hunters and career changers. Includes sections on Job Listings, and Your Resume. By Richard Bolles.
JobStar Central: Job Search Guide Includes JobStar S.F. with listings of local jobs, job fairs, and job hotlines for the Greater Bay Area, as well as sections on career guides, resumes, salary information, and Ask Electra, the Electronic Librarian.
Monster.com Database of over 1,000,000 job postings. Search by job title, location, and keyword. Includes resume-posting feature as well as sections on company profiles, resume center, and career advice.
Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet - Directory of online job and career sites. Compiled by Margaret F. (Riley) Dikel, a librarian.
WorkSearch - Comprehensive guide to online resources for resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, and more.

Law - General

Duhaime's Legal Dictionary - Online legal dictionary. Terms organized by topic such as Criminal and Civil Law.
Legal Dictionary - free online legal dictionary through LawInfo to help consumers and businesses understand law terminology.
FindLaw - Comprehensive collection of legal information available over the Internet, organized by topic. Includes legal news, legal forms, organizations, law firms and lawyers, judicial opinions and case law, consultants, and more.
Internet Law Library Links to over 7,500 law related resources in subjects such as U.S. federal laws, state and territorial laws, international laws, laws of all jurisdictions arranged by subject, attorney and legal professional directories, law school library catalogs and directories, and reviews of law books. Hosted by The ’Lectric Law Library.
LawGuru.com - Directory includes a Legal Research Page, which provides direct links to the search engines for more than 500 law-related sites. Also includes more than 4,000 Questions and Answers on topics such as: Small Claims Court, Auto Accidents, Sexual Harassment, and Disability Discrimination.
Legal Information Institute (LII) - Extensive listing of materials on the law: Law About has overviews of more than 100 legal topics; Constitutions & Codes has both state and federal; Court Opinions, available judicial opinion, federal and state; Law by Source, federal, state, and international; Current Awareness includes Eye on the Courts (news on important court decisions); Directories, links to organizations, journals, as well as directories of judges, lawyers, and law schools. From Cornell Law School.

Law - State and Federal

Code of Federal Regulations - codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Federal Courts Finder - a means to access information related to the federal judiciary, including slip opinions. This information can be viewed on-line or it can be downloaded.
Supreme Court of the United States - official web site for the Supreme Court of the United States. This site is a source for information about the Supreme Court cases,oral arguments, opinions, orders, dockets and Supreme Court history.
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet - source for federal legislative information. THOMAS provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, public roll call votes, public laws, etc.
United States Codes - Tables of the latest laws made by the United States Congress, which is legislation that passes both the Senate and House of Representatives.
United States Constitution - The preamble, seven original articles, twenty-seven amendments, and a paragraph certifying its enactment by the constitutional convention.
California Code of Regulations - free public access to the full text of the CCR.
California Codes - Laws currently in effect including 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State Constitution and Statutes.
California Courts - A Directory of information concerning the judicial branch of California.
California Legislative Information - Full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages
California State Constitution - California State Constitution –Full text of the Preamble and


Map Machine - Access to physical and political maps, flags, facts and profiles for countries of the world and the U.S. states. From National Geographic Society.
MapQuest - Interactive map site for cities and towns worldwide. Enter street address and get map, zoom in and out; retrieve detailed maps and driver instructions between point A and point B.
Maps and References - Listing of map and reference resources on the World Wide Web. From University of Iowa, Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research.
Maps On Us - Interactive site provides road maps integrated with nationwide yellow pages; generates long distance as well as local driving directions.
MSN Maps & Directions - Interactive map site. Get step-by-step driving directions and maps; create, publish, and email maps; find businesses by location; retrieve local information, and more.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - Online maps to every country in the world; historical and city maps. From University of Texas.
World Factbook - Basic reference maps of the countries of the world.


Center for Black Music Research - Focuses on collecting, preserving, and making accessible information about the "black music experience throughout the world." Offers extensive definitions of musical styles, thorough bibliographies, a discography, and resources for teach
Classical Net - Contains guides to building a classical music collection, articles and reviews, information on composers, links to related websites, and more.
Digital Archive: Popular American Music - Contains images of sheet music for hundreds of popular American songs published from 1885 through 1953. Searchable, and browsable by title and date. From the Digital Library Program, University of California, Los Angeles.
The Digital Mozart Edition - Online scores of all the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with critical commentaries
Folk Music: An Index to Recorded Resources - A searchable and browsable database of about 50,000 song titles and 20,000 performers of recorded folk music. Entries for songs include cross references to related tunes, alternative titles, and parodies.


Broadcast News and News Services
CNN Interactive See also CNNenEspañol
NPR Online - National Public Radio
Vanderbilt Television News Archive - The world's most extensive archive of television news. News footage can be compiled onto a single tape and sent via UPS Ground.
Yahoo! News See also Yahoo! enEspañol
AJR NewsLink List of online news sources from American Journalism Review.
CRAYON's News Sources - Available from CRAYON, a free, custom news service.
Flying Inkpot's World News Links - Directory of international news links.
Newspaper Index - Links to newspapers from around the world. .
News Magazines
U.S. News & World Report
News Resources
Documents in the News - From University of Michigan.
Links to the News - Collection of web resources for researching current news topics. From Poynter Institute.
The George Grantham Bain Collection - Photographic files from one of America's earliest news picture agencies, dating from the 1860s to the 1930s.
Newspapers : California
Contra Costa Times
Los Angeles Times
Oakland Tribune
Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Chronicle Also Search Chronicle archives back to January 1, 1995.
San Francisco Examiner
San Jose Mercury News
Newspapers : United States
Christian Science Monitor
New York Times
USA Today
Washington Post


Associations on the Net - A collection of over 2,000 Internet sites providing information about a wide variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions. From the Reference Division of the Internet Public Library.
Idealist - Searchable directory of over 43,000 nonprofit and community Web sites in 165 countries. Maintained by Action Without Borders.
Scholarly Societies Project Searchable database providing access to information about scholarly societies across the world. Also includes subject guide that groups webpages by broad subject area.

Phone Books / Zip Codes

Phone Books
AnyWho - Over 90 million consumer and over 10 million business listings with e-mail addresses, web site URLs, toll-free and fax numbers, if supplied by users. Reverse lookups, maps, and other features also provided.
Bigfoot - Search for individual's phone number and e-mail address at the same time; get address and phone number along with last date address was verified and if and when phone number has been disconnected. Also search yellow pages and web pages. Link to maps if address is provided.
Infobel.com - White pages, yellow pages, business directories, e-mail addresses and fax listings from around the world.
InFoSpace - Worldwide directory of over 200 million white page listings. Also includes yellow pages, location maps, e-mail addresses, reverse telephone lookup, public records, government, city guides, classified ads, e-shopping, and more.
SuperPages - Database of 16 million businesses in the U.S. Search by category, business name, and location. Retrieve street maps showing exact business location.
Switchboard - Find people, businesses, e-mail and Web sites. Includes maps, a giftshop (find a friend and send a gift), and classified ads.
Yahoo! People Search - Email and telephone searches.
Zip Codes
National Address Server - Given valid U.S. postal address, server will attempt to rewrite address in proper format with ZIP+4 code. If successful, server will generate Postscript or GIF file of address for printing along with barcode. You can also view street map of address from 2 different Internet map sites. From the University of Buffalo.
USPS ZIP Code Lookup and Address Information - Includes ZIP+4 Code Lookup, City State/ZIP Code Associations, and Official Abbreviations. From the United States Postal Service.

Political Science

Political Resources on the Net - Searchable comprehensive directory of political sites on the Web.
Political Science Resources on the Web - From the University of Michigan.
Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century - Central repository for documents and media from the twelve Presidential Libraries.
Think Tanks Directory - From the Harvard Kennedy School of Library & Knowledge Services
Think Tanks & Research Institutes - From the University of California, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop.
International Relations
CIA: World Factbook - U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy and communications.
CIA: World Leaders Directory - The CIA regularly publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments.
CSIS: Center for Strategic & International Studies - A public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact.
Department of State - International Topics and Issues.
FIRST: Facts on International Relations and Security Trends - Free public database system, providing integrated searching of a number of international military and diplomatic information systems.
Foreign Affairs Online - indexed, annotated links to general reference, U.S. Government, foreign states, the U.N. system, NGOs and IGOs.
Foreign Policy Association - Non-profit organization that seeks to educate the public about foreign policy.
Foreign Policy in Focus - connects the research and action of more than 600 scholars, advocates, and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner.
Governments on the WWW - Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc.
United Nations - Home page to the UN
WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources - a frequently updated Internet information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. 


AlleyDog.com - By Doug Kaufman, Ph.D.
American Psychological Association - A scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States.
Encyclopedia of Psychology - From Jacksonville State University.
National Institute of Mental Health - The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental disorders.
PsycCrawler - From the American Psychological Association.
Psych Web - Web site created by Russell A. Dewey, PhD.
PsychCentral - By Dr. John Grohol.
Psychology - From the Social Science Information Gateway.
Social Psychology Network - From Wesleyan University.


General Collections
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - 10th edition, 1919. Searchable by word, phrase, or name. From Columbia University.
Phrase Finder - Searchable database of over 2,000 phrases and sayings.
Quotations Home Page - More than 24,000 entries in 30 collections. Designed and created by Steve Spanoudis.
Quotations Page - Searchable catalog of quotations by Michael and Laura Moncur.
Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations - Searchable online 1988 edition of the print work. Includes "over 9,000 quotations from 4,000 sources organized into 25 categories and 60 sections."
Special Collections
Bible Gateway - allow easy searching of the Christian Biblein English, German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Tagalog and Norwegian.
Dictionary of Scientific Quotations - A collection of quotations about science by scientists and other writers both ancient and modern.
Mathematical Quotations Server - a collection of mathematical quotations culled from many sources. You can conduct a keyword search through the quotation database.
Speeches and Speechmakers - From the University of Iowa Communications Department. Includes links to text transcripts and streaming audio from a wide variety of different speakers.


arXiv - 461,034 full text articles in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology and Statistics.
Librarians Index to the Internet: Science - List of science related links divided by sub-disciplines that have been selected by librarians.
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency.
NOAA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.
Science.gov - Over 40 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
U.S. Department of Energy


Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web - From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
California Statistical Abstract - Comprehensive statistics on California released by the Department of Finance.
United States
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
County and City Data Book
Fedstats - Links to statistics and information from more than 70 agencies in the U.S. Federal Government.
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics See also National Vital Statistics System
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Statistical Abstract of the United States
U.S. Census Bureau See also Economic Census and Population Topics
Uniform Crime Reports
GeoHive - Geopolitical data, statistics on the human population, Earth and more.
Globastat - Data tables show how over 190 countries compare to each other in more than 140 categories, ranging from population size to electricity consumption per person. Globastat uses information drawn from the CIA World Factbook statistics.
Infonation - Statistical data for Member States of the United Nations. In English, Spanish and French.
International Data Base - Statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for all the countries of the world. From the U.S. Census Bureau.
WHOSIS - Health and health-related statistical information from the World Health Organization Statistical Information System.
World Factbook - Basic statistical data on the countries of the world. From the Central Intelligence Agency.


Careers in Welding - An American Welding Society and National Center for Welding Education & Training (Weld-Ed) web portal including industry news, company profiles, salary information, welding videos and publications and additional resources.

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International - The association that can help you find everything you need to know about existing and emerging metal forming and fabricating trends and technologies. The site includes: industry news; trade show calendars, information and online registration.

Metal Web News - A newsletter for online metal enthusiasts featuring articles on metal fabrication, welding and cutting, blacksmithing, foundry, jewelry metalworking, and more. Articles are written and submitted by volunteers.
Tube & Pipe Association, International - The association that can help you find everything you need to know about existing and emerging technologies in the tube and pipe industry. Our site includes: industry news; trade show calendars, information and online registration.

Writing and Research

A+ Research & Writing for High School and College Students - Includes a step-by-step guide to writing a research paper, help in locating information in cyberspace and in the library, and links to online resources for research and writing.
Elements of Style - The classic on grammar and composition published in 1918 by William Strunk, Jr.
Guide to Grammar and Writing - Extensive guide ranging from definitions of sentence parts to writing of a research paper. Includes Interactive Quizzes to test your knowledge of grammar, Grammar Logs where you can review questions and answers, and Ask Grammar where you can post one of your own.
OWL at Purdue - Avoiding Plagiarism There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice and examples on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - "An interactive, menu-driven, online writer's guide and handbook" designed "to be useful for all writers, from inexperienced to advanced." The site focuses on essay writing topics such as choosing a subject, organizing, revising, editing (including basic grammar and punctuation), and documenting sources.
Purdue On-Line Writing Lab: Writing Resources - Provides access to over 130 handouts on writing skills, an annotated directory of on-line resources for writers, and links to other writing labs on the Internet.
The Speech Accent Archive - Contains recordings of a large number of speech samples of people from a variety of language backgrounds speaking English.

Writing and Style Guides

APA Style
A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Styles Recommended by The American Psychological Association (APA). - Question-and-answer format presentation to students'; questions about manuscript preparation and reference citations to print and electronic resources. From Capital Community Technical College.
APA: Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the American Psychological Association - From the American Psychology Association's own web site.
APA Formatting and Style Guide - Offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
Merriam-Webster OnLine
OneLook Dictionaries
yourDictionary.com - An index of on-line language dictionaries, thesauri, grammar guides, and translators.
LMC Created Style Handouts
LMC Guide to APA Spring 2012
LMC Guide to MLA Spring 2012
LMC Sample MLA In-Text Citations
LMC Sample MLA Works Cited
MLA Style
MLA Formatting and Style Guide - Offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
MLA Style - How to document sources from the World Wide Web. From the Modern Language Association's web site.
Thesaurus.com (Roget's Interactive Thesaurus)
Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus