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The links below are free Internet sites that have been reviewed by Delaware County Community College librarians and have been deemed advantageous for some academic purposes. The Internet is a vital and dynamic living thing that changes every single second. Help us monitor and provide the best resources for our learning community by sending feedback and suggestions.

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Selected Websites, by Subject
Art & Photography Education Philosophy/Religion
Business Engineering Police Academy
Careers Government/Political Science Psychology/Sociology
Citation Guide Help History Reference/Statistics
Computer Science Hotel & Restaurant Management Science
Copyright Basics Law Tax Forms
Countries and Cultures Literature/Book Reviews Technical Education
Criminal Justice Local Libraries Voting/Election Information
Current Events/News Math Writing and Research
e-Books & e-Journals Media & Film Studies  
e-Portfolios Music & Performing Arts  
Early Childhood Education Nursing/Medicine/Health  

Art & Photography
General Resources
Cultural Resource Directory, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Offers a list of all the supporters of the arts in the Greater Philadelphia area
Provenance (genealogy of ownership)
Art Net  (recently auctioned items)
Getty Provenance Index  (recently auctioned items)
Provenance in the World War II Era 1933-1945 
The Smithsonian Institution provides this site where it examines if certain objects in their collections were wrongfully taken during World War II. Also has a helpful "What is Provenance Research?" section
American Memory Photograph Collections Library of Congress
Covering Photography  This site offers a web-accessible database of book covers that feature photographs or photographic art work 
LIFE photo archive  Hosted by Google, this site offers millions of photos from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today 
New York Public Library Digital Collections Manuscripts, historical maps, rare prints and photographs, and more
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog  The Library of Congress provides millions of digitized photos and other images on this site 
Art Images for College Teaching
Art Through Time: A Global View  "Examines themes connecting works of art created around the world in different eras" 
The Louvre in Paris  Offers online access to many works of art on exhibit in this museum 
VADS: the online resource for visual arts
Web Gallery of Art   (European art from 1150-1850 only)
 Information about a particular artwork
Art Cyclopedia
 Historical Styles
Archives of American Art
Mother of All Art History Links
 Art Law
Art Law
 Art terms
Art and Architecture Thesaurus
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BeOnline:Business & Economics Online Library of Congress's list of web sites for all business related topics
Best of the Best Business Web Sites  Compiled by Business Librarians and sponsored by the American Library Association 
Best Places - Compare cities Compares socioeconomic features of U.S. cities
Better Business Bureau
Bloomberg  This site provides a link to the Businessweek online magazine, business news, finance and stock information  The Official Business Link to the US Government
Business Data You Can Use  From the US Census Bureau
Case Studies in Marketing and Business  Part of the Marketing Virtual Library
Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry Directory
Doing Business Provides business regulation information internationally. Published by the World Bank and IMF
EDGAR: SEC filings & forms  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission research site
FindLaw for Small Business  Provides access to small business legal information
globalEDGE  Hosted by Michigan State University, this site provides international business and country studies information
Google Finance  Provides current and historical stock quotes, business news, and industry stock trends
GuideStar  Provides information on non-profit organizations and the non-profit community  A U.S. government website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Career Center Internship Directory
Pennsylvania Open for Business  Click on Resources/Helpful Handbooks/ The Entrepreneurs’ Guide
Prosperity Index  Provides data that analyzes wages, healthcare, emotional well-being, civil liberties, incomes, and socioeconomic differences between countries
Reference for Business  Articles and reports on industry, management, and leadership from Thomson-Gale encyclopedias
Statemaster  Compares U.S. states in areas such as lifestyle, education, crime and displays data in chart or graph form
U.S. Small Business Administration  Support for small business owners from the U.S. Small Business Administration
Virtual Chase  Portal site for researchers in business and/or law
Yahoo Business News  Business news provided by Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance  Current and historical stock quotes, company profiles
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CareerJournal Published by the Wall Street Journal, this site offers job-hunting advice and includes interviewing tips, sample resumes and cover letters
CareerOneStop Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site provides information on exploring careers, writing resumes, interviewing and locating jobs
College Online Job Board This Online Job Board (powered by College Central Network) provides access to job openings and a resume posting service for students and alumni. Employers post jobs directly to the board and can view resumes
College Transfer Office Provides information for College students on how to transfer and schools with transfer agreements with Delaware County Community College
FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges Scholarship and Financial Aid Information for College Students A search engine for jobs which allows users to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards
Music Careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook Published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
O-Net OnLine - Occupational Information Network Provides information on different careers that can be searched or browsed
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Career Center Internship Directory
Resume Resume Writing and Cover Letter Help
Sample Cover Letters From
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center Provides career planning resources for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Computing and Medicine
Student Employment Services at Delaware County Community College
Workforce Entry Center at Delaware County Community College
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Citation Style Guides
APA (American Psychological Association) Style - used in psychology, business, education, sociology
APA Citation Guide created by the College's Librarians
How to do in-text citations using the APA Format created by the DCCC Librarians
American Psychological Association
APA Style - Excellent site by Diana Hacker Offers helpful APA citation examples for almost any kind of resource
APA Style From Purdue University
 Chicago Manual of Style - used in history, frequently used in the humanities and social sciences (depends on the Professor)
Chicago Manual of Style Official web site of The Chicago Manual of Style with sample citations
Chicago Manual of Style Excellent site by Diana Hacker with examples
Chicago Manual of Style From Purdue University
 MLA (Modern Language Association) Style - used in literature and the humanities
MLA Citation Guide created by the DCCC Librarians
How to do in-text citations using the MLA Format created by the DCCC Librarians
MLA Style - Excellent site by Diana Hacker Offers helpful MLA citation examples for almost any kind of resource
MLA Style From Purdue University
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Computer Science
Association for Computing Machinery Web site for the computing society
DiGRA (The Digital Games Research Association) Digital Library Provides full-text access to information related to gaming and technology. Click the links under browse or search for information Provides technical resources on all aspects of gaming - programming, game design and the gaming industry. Includes articles and product reviews
How Stuff Works Provides credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how computers (and other "stuff") work
Learn The Net: the Internet Owner's Manual Provides resources on a variety of topics related to using the Internet including to how improve Internet searching skills
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Copyright Information - Indiana University
Know Your Copy Rights: Using Copyright Works in Academic Settings
University of California-Berkeley- Frequently Asked Film and Video Copyright Questions  
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Countries and Cultures
Background Notes on Countries of the World Information on countries with which the U.S. has relations. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department
BBC News - Country Profiles Provides historical, political and economic information on countries and territories. Also includes audio and/or video clips from the BBC archives
Constitution Finder A database that offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents for countries around the world
Countries and Their Cultures Free edition of this reference book provides cultural and other information for over 200 countries
Country Studies Historical, political, social, and economic information on various countries of the world from the Library of Congress
Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources The Library of Congress offers this portal to international collections and repositories all over the world
LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center This site offers links to Spanish language newspapers. It can also be browsed by subject, country, digital initiatives, and is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English
NationMaster  Provides country statistics and country comparisons from a variety of reliable resources
World Digital Library This digital library from the United Nations seeks to display and explain the relics of all human cultures from around the globe
World Factbook (CIA) Use to look up countries or political leaders
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Criminal Justice
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI Records:The Vault - Provides declassified, scanned records (not always complete) of criminals, celebrities and criminal organizations
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Police News, Forums and Links
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Maintained by the United States Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this site offers over 1000 tables of data from more than 100 sources. Available until October 2012
U.S. Department of Justice
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Unit Information on UN's worldwide crime prevention activity
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Current Events/ News
Associated Press "The Essential Global News Network"
The Communitarian The student newspaper of Delaware County Community College
Historic American Newspapers: Chronicling America - The Library of Congress Together with the National Digital Newspaper Program, the Library of Congress has created this website to provide access to select newspapers from the period 1900 to 1910
Link TV This site is dedicated to "providing global perspectives on news, events and culture"
Online Newspapers - Thousands of newspapers from around the world  This site provides links to online newspapers from around the world
PRI's The World On this site, Public Radio International offers news from around the world. Includes podcasts, RSS feeds and online reports
Today's Front Pages - Newseum Each morning, newspapers from around the globe send the front page of their newspaper to the Newseum who posts these pages online. Newspaper pages can be viewed as a gallery, list, or map
US News Archives on the Web Provides Links to US News Archives available on the Web
World News from international newspapers
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e-Books and e-Journals
Cornell University Text Archive This site offers scanned books from Cornell University's library. Includes a range of subjects, browse by title or author
Directory of Open Access Books-DOAB Offers free online access to academic e-books
Directory of Open Access Journals-DOAJ Offers free online access to academic/peer-reviewed journals
eBooks@Adelaide This excellent site includes classic works of literature, philosophy, history and more. Browse by subject, title, author or search keywords. Very readable formatting
Feedbooks  Offers free downloadable e-books in the public domain
Free Articles online from HighWire Press
Google Books  Offers e-books for downloading or online reading, many of which are free or in the public domain
HathiTrust Digital Library  Offers e-books for downloading or online reading, many of which are free or in the public domain
NASA - Free e-book collection  Offers free e-books related to space history and flight
Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)  Provides open access to peer-reviewed literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences from across Europe
Open Library  Offers many free e-books for online reading or downloading
Project Gutenberg One of the largest repositories of free e-Books. Offers a wide range of subjects, authors and formats (Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader, PC, et al.). Search by author or title.  Most e-Book titles were published before 1923 and are classic texts.
UC Press E-Books Collection Offers approximately 500 eBooks in a variety of disciplines from academic presses. Some e-Books are not available to DCCC students
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Electronic Portfolios Information about e-portfolio development
ELGG Free e-portfolio/Social Networking Site
e-portfolio samples and guidelines from LaGuardia Community College
Googlio open source e-portfolio product from Google
Penn State e-Portfolio Site Provides "snapshots" of e-portfolio projects done by Penn State Students Provides free eportfolio and website software
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Early Childhood Education
Education World-Early Childhood sites This resource provides lesson plans, school supplies and professional development information
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) This site hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (birth- 8) provides resources, conference information, and free online lessons and ideas for teaching
National Institute for Early Education Research This resource includes hot topics, latest research, statistics and more
PACCA (Pennsylvania Childcare Association) This site includes a Directory of providers in Pennsylvania, newsletters, forums and more
PA Department of Education - Early Learning Standards This portal provides standards for developing programs, assessment guidelines and curriculum suggestions
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ERIC - Education Resources Information Center ERIC database with some full text articles in education
Education World Links to resources and lessons in education
The Educator's Reference Desk Provides resources to the education community
EduHound:Everything for Education K-12 Includes links to resources for most subjects taught in the K-12 curriculum
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Offers teaching (including lesson plans) and learning resources for a variety of subjects
Gateway to Educational Resources Provides comprehensive resources to assist with lesson planning and teaching
K-12 Practitioners' Circle Provides educators with links and information tailored to particular areas of interest. Has a wide array of reports with a broad range of statistical information on education in the USA
National Center for Education Statistics Provides data and statistics related to federal and state funding, technology trends, enrollments, etc.
National Education Association
No Child Left Behind Department of Education Site
PBS Teachers:Resources for the Classroom This site offers materials useful to educators including lesson plans and other teaching materials
Pennsylvania State Education Association
Tools for Teaching and Learning - Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State University Offered by Penn State, this site provides links to a variety of teaching tools including course design, teaching evaluation and assessment links
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eFunda (engineering Fundamentals) - helps locate reliable engineering information.
Engineering Technical Reports How-To Guide To Writing Technical Reports
The Manufacturing & Engineering Technologies Clearinghouse (METEC) Provides a searchable database of materials submitted by educators from around the world for all areas of Engineering
National Academy of Engineering Official website of this nonprofit institution. Offers publications and other resources
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Technical Engineering Internet Sites
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
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Government/Political Science
American Presidency Project Sponsored by UC Santa Barbara, this site has over 69,000 documents related to the study of the U.S. presidency
C-Span Video Library This site, "records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses." Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, totaling over 160,000 hours, is available and accessible at this site developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives
Congressional Budget Office Provides information on a variety of topics including law, politics, economics and climate change
EUR-Lex Fulltext European Union/Community legislation, case law, and preparatory documents - Annenberg Center Nonpartisan political fact checking organization
Government Documents - U.S. and Foreign Sponsored by University of Michigan Library - a civic project to track Congress Provides information on Congress including congressional voting records sorted in different ways
The Living Room Candidate This online archive presents the video advertising for the Democratic and Republican (and significant third parties, when applicable) presidential candidates of the television era from 1952 to the present
MapLight:Money & Politics: Illuminating the Connection Offers information on the link between campaign donations and voting Money in politics data
Pennsylvania State Government Provides the results of recent public opinion polls
Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive Offers presidential recordings, speeches and more
StateMaster Provides statistics and comparisons from a variety of reliable resources. Covers the 50 states and U.S territories
Sunlight Foundation Provides information on a variety of government-related topics including, campaign finance, and more
Supreme Court Historical Society  This site included time lines, articles and an encyclopedia that provides information on Supreme Court history
Thomas - U.S. Congress on the Internet Sponsored by the Library of Congress
UNdata This site provides a single interface for information gathered by different UN organizations
U.S. Government Manual Comprehensive government agency info (older editions are also available)
U.S. House of Representatives Information on Congressmen and Congresswomen
U.S. Senate Information on Senators
USA.Gov Official U.S. Government Main Page
The White House Presidential information
World Public Opinion A project that gives "voice to public opinion around the world on international issues."
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American History
American Memory Hosted by the Library of Congress, this site offers 60 online collections related to all areas of the American memory including history, philosophy, motion pictures and the sciences
American Presidency Project Sponsored by UC Santa Barbara, this site has over 69,000 documents related to the study of the U.S. presidency
American President:Resources on the U.S. Presidents This site contains in-depth information reviewed by prominent scholars on each president and their administration
American Rhetoric Offers an online speech bank and the 100 "most significant" speeches of the 20th century according to leading American scholars. Includes full-text audio and video (streaming) versions of speeches
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - The Library of Congress Together with the National Digital Newspaper Program, the Library of Congress has created this website to provide access to select newspapers from the period 1900 to 1910
The Civil War in America from The Illustrated London News A digital archive of the Illustrated London News during the Civil War years - provides a point of view on this war from a British perspective
David Rumsey Map Collection Thousands of historical maps focusing on early U.S. history, but does contain some international maps
Delaware County Historical Society Provides information on the history of Delaware County, PA
Digital History Textbook of U.S. History - some content is unavailable
Documenting the American South Sponsored by the U. of North Carolina this site offers a variety of primary materials including slave narratives
eHistory This site contains primary sources, documents, original book reviews, digitized books, maps, and multimedia features
Historical Society of Pennsylvania Provides information on Pennsylvania History
HistoryNet Offers a wide range of articles related to military history
History Matters This site provides primary sources and other resources related to U.S. history
PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf This online collection offers materials that cover Pennsylvania history including county histories, atlases, and Civil War regimental information
POTUS Provides biographical and other historical information on all the Presidents of the United States
Slavery & Abolition in the United States Contains slave narratives and other sources related to abolition
Today in History Developed as part of The Library of Congress's American Memory project, the site contains informative information about what happened in history for any given day - opens to the current day
World War I Document Archive Sponsored by Brigham Young University and Richard Hacken
Holocaust/Genocide Resources
BBC: Witnessing the Holocaust
Cambodian Genocide Program
Genocide Studies Program - Yale
The History Place: Genocide in the 20th Century
The Holocaust Chronicle
The Holocaust Encyclopedia
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: The Holocaust
Montreal Institute For Genocide and Human Rights Studies
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
United States Holocaust Museum
University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Native American Resources
Bureau of Indian Affairs
National Museum of the American Indian
Native American Sites - by the Native American Library association
Native American Web Sites - Cornell University Library
World History Resources
European History Primary Sources Provides an index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitized primary sources on the history of Europe
History World: History and Timelines Users can click on the "Histories" link to view an alphabetical list of subjects covered. Each narrative history contains a brief outline and a link to an interactive timeline, complete with additional links. Clicking on the "Timelines" link allows users to search for a timeline related to a topic, event or a year
Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies Includes an online encyclopedia of medieval studies, links to e-texts of primary source documents
Perseus Digital Library Ancient civilizations (Greek, Roman, Egyptian) including full text primary sources in history and literature
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Hotel and Restaurant Management
Food & Wine This site provides free, full-text access to every issue of Food & Wine since 1999, including the most current issue. The recipe database searches the magazine’s archives back to 1995
The Food Museum Online Provides information on exhibits, drawings, photos, and videos about the origins of foods, food issues, food advertising, and foods in other countries
Food Timeline This site is an excellent starting point for researching culinary topics or the history of food
Hotel Online This site provides daily hospitality news, a searchable two month archive of articles and an online career center
Lodging Industry Profile by American Hotel & Lodging Association This site offers an overview of the lodging and tourism industries, including number of properties/rooms in the U.S., property/room breakdown, annual sales revenues and average occupancy rates
Resort and Recreation Magazine Online Provides news, trends and tips for owners, managers and developers of America's resorts
Travel Industry Dictionary Provides Hospitality Industry Terminology and definitions
U.S. Dept. of Commerce. International Trade Administration. Office of Travel & Tourism Industries This site provides U.S. tourism statistics, industry news and other information
U.S. Department of State: Travel This site provides a variety of travel information including applying for passports and visas, airport security restrictions, currency exchange rates, and other helpful information such as the country-specific list of travel warnings and alerts
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Delaware County Bar Association
EUR-Lex Fulltext European Union/Community legislation, case law, and preparatory documents
Everybody’s Legal Glossary Nolo Press’s legal glossary for non-professionals
Findlaw Legal Reference
The History of the Supreme Court This site has time lines, articles and an encyclopedia that provides information on Supreme Court history
Law Library of Congress This site includes information on a range of legal issues and research topics
Legal Citation - Basic Legal Citation Created by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University's Law School, this cite offers examples of the different forms of legal citation used in processional practice
Legal Information Institute (LII) U.S. Code, Supreme Court Opinions, hosted by Cornell University's Law School Library
Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Law
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
OpenJurist Provides court opinions free of charge including the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts
The Oyez Project - U.S. Supreme Court Media Provides a wealth of information related to the Supreme Court including audio of arguments spoken by lawyers and justices. Provides information for cases pending and that have been decided
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Supreme Court Database This database includes Supreme Court decisions from 1958-2008. Click on "Analysis" to search for a decision
Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West Provides free access to both the consolidated and unconsolidated Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes & Constitution, as compiled and maintained by Thomson/West. Available on this site as an unannotated version under agreement with the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau
Virtual Chase Portal site for researchers in business and/or law
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Literature/Book Review
General Literature Resources
A Glossary of Literary Terms Provides a helpful list of literary terms
A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices Contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices
Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Portal
Literary Criticism at Libraryspot Literary criticism websites
No Fear Shakespeare This site "puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.
Voice of the Shuttle Literary Criticism Portal from the University of California
The Works of the Bard A search engine on Shakespeare’s works
Book Review Includes excerpts from published magazine and newspaper reviews, as well as author interviews
H-Net Reviews Scholars review academic titles in the humanities and social sciences
National Book Critics Circle Includes recent book reviews and other book publishing information
New York Times Book Review Archive New York Times book reviews free on the web. Site requires a free registration for first time users
Publishers Weekly Great source for book reviews
Modern American Poets Short critical articles, biographies, and career overviews
Poetry Everywhere Listen to poetry readings online, sponsored by PBS
Poetry Foundation An excellent resource for poems in full-text and articles about poetry
Poetry (Library of Congress) Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this site has poems and other resources related to poetry
Poetry Center Digital Archive Audio recordings of 20th Century poets reading from their works
Poetry Out Loud Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, this site contains a variety of full-text poems and audio files of poems read by famous actors and writers From the Academy of American Poets, this site contains poems in full-text and information about poets
Representative Poetry Online Contains approximately 3100 poems with a complete index of all the poems included on this site. There is also a glossary of terms
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Local Libraries
Public Libraries
Chester County Library System
Delaware County Public Libraries
Free Library of Philadelphia
University & College Libraries
Cheyney University-Leslie Pinckney Hill Library
Drexel University Library
Temple University Library
Tri-College Libraries - Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Swarthmore
Villanova University Library
West Chester University Library
Widener University Library
Historical Societies
Historical Society of Chester County
Historical Society of Delaware County
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
WorldCat Search for an item in libraries near you using this online web catalog
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Analyze Math Provides online tutorials for many Math areas including precalculus, linear equations, calculus and trigonometry
Calculus on the Web (COW) Learn and practice Calculus problems online, hosted by Temple University
College Algebra Tutorials Offers online tutorials in college algebra, created by West Texas A & M University
College Math Resources Internet Resources for the Mathematics Students
Eric Weisstein's MathWorld Reference work on mathematics
Exercises in Math Readiness Online exercises in geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and exponential functions
Mathematics Careers This site contains information developed by math majors, Math classified ads, career profiles and information on how Math can be used in a job Provides free online video lessons, lectures and tutorials for a variety of math subjects including algebra, trigonometry and calculus
The Math Forum Hosted by Drexel University, this site offers a variety of math resources. Also offers lessons and activities for math teachers
MetaMath Proof Explorer Home Page Contains over 6,000 completely worked out proofs in logic and set theory
S.O.S. Mathematics Free resource for math review material
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Media & Film Studies
Accuracy in Media Media watchdog site - conservative
Encyclopedia of Television Reference on the history of television, including biographies of famous personalities. Museum of Broadcast Communications - Annenberg Center Nonpartisan political fact checking organization
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Media watchdog site - liberal
Film Noir Studies
History and Technology of early motion pictures
Independent films: news and events
Internet Movie Database
The Living Room Candidate This online archive presents the video advertising for the Democratic and Republican (and significant third parties, when applicable) presidential candidates of the television era from 1952 to the present
Women in Film: non-profit organization supporting women in film industry
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Music & the Performing Arts
Composers - Internet Public Library
Library of Congress - Music for the Nation
Music Notes
National Jukebox - Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress
Performing Arts Encyclopedia Explore music, theater, and dance at the Library of Congress
Sheet Music Consortium Historical sheet music from the archives of multiple universities
Country and Folk
Bluegrass Unlimited magazine
The Contemplator's Folk Music Site
The Grand Ole Opry
All About Jazz
Jazz Research Portal
Jazz Roots
The Red Hot Jazz Archive Documents the world of jazz and early jazz musicians before 1930
Operabase Allows you to search the details of over 37,000 opera performances
OperaGlass Reviews, librettists, composers and more
OPERA America - The National Service Organization for Opera
World Music
Global Music Archive Focus on Africa, North and South America and African Diaspora music. Includes recordings
Global Rhythm - the destination for world music
National Geographic World Music
Worldwide Internet Music Resources Offers numerous resources on National, International, and World Music, hosted by the University of Indiana
World Music Central
World Music Network
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American Hospital Directory Provides data and statistics on more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide
Atlas of the Human Body-AMA The American Medical Association sponsors this site that has diagrams and information for different areas of the human body
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Great authoritative medical information from one of the branches of Department of Health and Human Services Dictionary Combines the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary and the American Heritage Medical Dictionary
Drug Digest (link inactive) This site offers medication safety information and has an excellent glossary of medical and drug-related terms This site provides information about medications, including the conditions they treat (approved and off-label/investigational), mode of action, the side effects they might cause, and the history of development, testing, and patents.  Content is cited from reputable medical information resources.
FDA Consumer Health Information Hosted by the United States Food and Drug Administration, this site provides health information and links to a variety of current health-related resources
Health News Review Reviews health stories in the media for accuracy and bias
Human Body Maps This site allows visitors to explore the human body in 3-D. 
InteliHealth This site provides quality consumer health information
Lab Tests Online Provides current and readable information on clinical lab tests used to diagnose and treat various diseases and conditions
Medical Dictionary Contains well-written explanations for over 16,000 medical terms
MedlinePlus Provides authoritative medical information
The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library Offers content from the Manuals in enhanced online formats. Contains photographs, audio and video material not present in the print versions
Minority Health Archive
an online archive of resources related to the health of African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. Includes editorials, newspaper articles, research papers, fact sheets, and government publications
Muscle Atlas: Musculoskeletal Radiology this online muscle atlas covers the lower and upper extremity. It also includes some instructional materials related to radiology
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Provides a wealth of information on cancer and cancer research including a dictionary of cancer terms, a drug dictionary and various treatment options
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Website from the primary government agency that conducts and supports medical research
National League for Nursing (NLN) Resources for nursing education.
Office of Dietary Supplements-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Website from the NIH government agency that provides scientific and other information about dietary supplements
Pandemic This site managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides information and statistics on past and potential flu outbreaks. Topics include pandemic and avian flu
PSNet: Patient Safety Network-Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Offers many full text articles regarding patient safety in health care, hosted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services
Radiology Anatomy Teaching Modules This site provides images of radiographic anatomy from which students can study and learn
The Radiology Assistant This site provides articles that examine issues in radiological education, sample radiograms and short quizzes that test diagnostic abilities
Radiology Education This site has links related to radiology education including radiology textbooks, teaching files, continuing education, and podcasts
Radiology Resource Library  This site is a directory of links to free web resources about radiology organized by technique, anatomy, setting, and patient type.
Trust for America's Health Has state and national statistics, information on common diseases and links to other related topics
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Offers access to the FDA Drug Safety Newsletter and information about approved, generic and experimental drugs
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center Excellent website created by the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) part of the the United States Department of Agriculture. This resource provides a broad range of nutrition resources for health professionals, educators, and consumers
WebMD Health Created for consumers, this site provides health information and health management tools
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Philosophy/Religion National & World Religion Statistics
The Association of Religion Data Archives Provides data on religion in America
The Bhagavad-Gita (Or, Song Celestial) Hinduism - Courtesy of
Buddhist Writings Courtesy of
Catholic Encyclopedia (1913) Online Edition Copyright 2003 by K. Knight
Dictionary of the History of Ideas Useful scholarly reference book with essays on influential philosophical, artistic, political, and religious ideas. Maintained by: The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library
King James Bible Courtesy of
The Koran - selected chapters Courtesy of
Saint Augustine Resources Includes the Confessions. Courtesy of
Unbound Bible Search through multiple versions of the Bible
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Police Academy
Department of Homeland Security Official site of the Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation Official site of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - "The Source for Law Enforcement"
Pennsylvania State Police Official site of the Pennyslvania State Police
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Maintained by the United States Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this site offers over 1000 tables of data from more than 100 sources
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American Psychological Association
Classics in the History of Psychology Provides access to over 450 original documents in a variety of topics especially in the area of Psychology
Helpguide This site offers short articles on a range of psychology-related topics and web resources that provide links to additional information
National Institute of Mental Health
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) This government agency's mission is "to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities." This website offers resources that support this mission
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InfoPlease Provides free online access to a variety of resources including an Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionaries and other helpful resources
Library Spot Portal for multidisciplinary online encyclopedias, reference books and more
Biography Searchable database sponsored by the A & E network that provides biographical information on famous individuals
Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography Biographical articles on famous scientists
Dictionaries and Thesauri Free dictionary
Dictionary of Military Terms Department of Defense
Dictionary of Pop Culture References Words, phrases and characters from pop culture
Lexicool: Directory of Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries Use to access foreign language dictionaries
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Searchable and browseable online English dictionary and thesaurus
Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Courtesy of
World Factbook (2008) Courtesy of Encyclopedia of Western graphic symbols
David Rumsey Map Collection Thousands of historical maps focusing on early U.S. history, but does contain some international maps
Map Collections at the Library of Congress Online Map Collection found at the Library of Congress
National Atlas Offers a variety of maps, hosted by the United States Dept. of the Interior
United States Military Academy - Maps The USMA Library's Digital Collection of Maps offers maps from the Civil War period, Colonial Era and other military areas
University of Delaware Library - Historic Map Collection Offers several hundred sheet maps representing Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC
Collections of Quotations Courtesy of
American FactFinder Data from the U.S. Census
Best Places - Compare cities Compares socioeconomic features of U.S. cities
CDC Features - Data & Statistics Offers statistics on a variety of topics
Energy Information Administration (EIA) Official Energy Statistics from the US Government
epodunk - City and County Information Provides information on small towns across the country including statistics on: household income, crime, etc.
FedStats: Statistical Agencies - Directory of US federal agencies with statistical programs, providing links to their statistics pages.
Official Statistics on the Web Excellent site that offers links to free, official statistics resources
Public Opinion Polling Provides information on attitudes and behaviors of Americans regarding divorce, immigration, poverty, student loans and more.
STATS This non-partisan site offers information on how to use scientific and statistical methods to better analyze and solve society's problems
US Census: Facts for Features Offers collections of statistics from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas that commemorate anniversaries/ observances or that provide background information for topics in the news
US Historical Census Data Browser Covers the "population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960" By the University of Virginia Library
US POPClock Projection Compiled by the US Census Bureau, this site provides the projected resident population of the United States based on different statistics
WolframAlpha Unlike a search engine which provides lists of documents or web pages, this site is a computational knowledge engine that provides structured data when searched
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General Science
Encyclopedia Smithsonian Provides resources on a variety of science-related topics from aeronautics to zoology
Eric Weisstein's World of Science Reference work for a variety of science topics Provides access to the government’s vast stores of scientific and technical information
ScienceNOW Offers the latest news from the science world including some articles in full-text
Science Nation "The Online Magazine That's All About Science for the People" published by the National Science Foundation
Science Reference Services - Library of Congress Hosted by the Library of Congress, this site contains research guides, bibliographies, webcasts and other visuals for a variety of science topics including microbiology, geology, ecology, and physics
Anatomy on the Internet Hosted by the Loyola University Medical Education Network, this site provides links to informative anatomy web sites
Human Body Maps This site allows visitors to explore the human body in 3-D.
The Virtual Body An excellent site for anatomy this resource offers up dynamic images and cross-sections of the human body. It contains four sections, including "Brain", "Skeleton", "Heart", and "Digestive Tract"
Winking Skull Online anatomy atlas
All About Birds Offers information on birds including sample sounds and videos, hosted by Cornell University
Audubon's Birds of America Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, this site provides a digitized version of John Audubon's ornithological works including Birds of America and Ornithological Biography
Butterflies of North America hosted by Montana State University
Encyclopedia of Life provides detailed profiles for approximately all the 1.8 million known species on Earth
Endangered Species Photo Map The National Geographic provides this interactive photo map of animals in the United States that are on the Endangered Species List
The Internet Bird Collection an online video library of the world's birds
Native Plant Information Network Provides a searchable database of 7,009 plant records native to North America and detailed photographs
Plant Information Online Hosted by the University of Minnesota this site offers a collection of databases for plant enthusiasts
Plants Database - USDA Extensive tree and plant information for the U.S. and its territories
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center Excellent website created by the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) part of the the United States Department of Agriculture. This resource provides a broad range of nutrition resources for health professionals, educators, and consumers
Animated Periodic Table of the Elements Animated version of the periodic table (may take a moment to load)
Chem1 Virtual Textbook Provides a set of chapters dedicated to the basics of Chemistry
eMolecules "Searching the World's Chemistry"
NIST Chemistry WebBook Look up chemical and physical property data for chemical compounds
Organoboron Compounds Database Browse boronic acids, boronate esters, and trifluoroborates or search for them by chemical name or CAS number.  Provides molecular and structural formulas (diagrams), molecular weight, and other indicators.
The Periodic Table of the Elements Offers images, descriptions and nuclear/technical data about the elements
Earth Science/Geology/Astronomy/Environmental Studies
Astronomy Online This site offers helpful information on all aspects of Astronomy
Climate Change Hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this site contains comprehensive information on climate change
Climate Change-the World Bank Created by the World Bank, this site offers data sets, research papers and other information related to this topic
The Dynamic Earth Hosted by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, this site explores Earth's history such as plate tectonics and volcanoes. Includes maps and other visuals
Earth Sciences Portal - NASA Earth/Sun exploration
Earth Trends Provides national, international and non-governmental information related to social issues and the environment
Encyclopedia of the Earth Provides information on a wide range of subjects related to the Earth, its natural environments and their interaction with society
Energy Information Administration (EIA) Official Energy Statistics from the US Government
Environmental News Network Provides top news stories related to the enivronment and has a news archive that dates back to 1970
Forces of Change This site, from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, looks at how different types of changes are affecting life on earth
Google Sky This site allows users to explore the universe and locate planets and constellations
HubbleSite This site, from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STSci) home to the space telescope, offers a variety of information about astronomy and stunning images from the telescope
Mineralogy Database Comprehensive mineral information and images. By David Barthelmy
NASA Multimedia Page Provides images, videos, podcasts and other resources related to past, present and future NASA missions
National Earthquake Information Center
National Geographic: Environment Provides environmental news, photos and other resources related to the environment, pollution and conservation
National Geologic Map Database View scanned images of geologic maps
National Resources Defense Council Provides a variety of information related to environmental issues
Pew Center on Global Climate Change Offers information on climate change that addresses the issues but also sustains economic growth
RealClimate: Data Sources  Provides articles, commentaries, and data sources related to the global climate situation
United Nations Environment Programme Provides regional and environmental information including news and United Nations Publications including e-books and annual reports
U.S. Geological Survey Earth science information and links
Web Geological Time Machine Take a tour of any and every geological time period. Hosted by UC Berkeley
Physics Physics & Astronomy Online
Physics to Go Offers an online "mini-magazine" and a collection of more than 800 searchable/browsable websites related to Physics
PhysLink Your Guide to Physics on the Internet Provides an array of web-based information on Physics and other sciences
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Tax Forms Online
Federal Tax Forms
Federal Tax Forms - IRS site The official Internal Revenue Service (IRS) site where tax forms can be searched,downloaded and printed. Taxes can also be filed online through e-file
State Tax Forms
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue forms Tax forms for the state of Pennsylvania. Tax forms can be downloaded and printed
State of Delaware's Department of Finance: Division of Revenue Tax forms for the state of Delaware. Tax forms can be downloaded and printed
State of Maryland Income Tax Forms & Instructions Tax forms for the state of Maryland. Tax forms can be downloaded and printed
State of New Jersey's Division of Taxation Tax forms for the state of New Jersey. Tax forms can be downloaded and printed
State Tax forms Tax forms for other states
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Technical Education
Alternative Energy Technology - Scientific American Provides articles and other information about alternative energy
American Institute of Building Design Provides information sources on residential design
Building Codes-Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry This site provides information regarding Pennsylvania's statewide building code called the Uniform Construction Code (UCC)
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology Provides links and other information about nanotechnology and its applications
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center Organization dedicated to help manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia area. Includes resources and networking information
GreenSource:The Magazine of Sustainable Design Provides news, projects, product information and other material related to sustainable design and construction
NanoHUB Animations, courses and more
Nanotechnology Information and resources from the NanoScience and Technology Institute
Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Contains links to recent news stories about nanotechnology,a database containing nanotechnology-related links to universities, research labs and institutes,and associations
Nanotechnology Information Center Offers information about Nanotechnology including its history
Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Provides access to information on the built environment of the five-county Philadelphia area and beyond. Users must create a login and password for free access to a wealth of images and information on buildings and architects
Sweets General Building & Renovation Information
US Green Building Council: LEED Provides information on LEED, a green building certification system and other resources related to green construction
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Voting/Election Information
Voter Registration Information
Pennsylvania Voter Information
Delaware County Voter Registration Information
Election Information - Issues and Candidates Provides information on presidential polls that are updated daily
The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania A nonpartisan grassroots organization
Project Vote Smart Educate yourself on the current election with this resource
Truth-O-Meter - Politifact This site helps find the truth in election campaigns. Reporters and researchers from the St. Petersburg Times and the Congressional Quarterly analyze candidates' speeches, TV ads and interviews on a daily basis to determine whether their claims are accurate
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Writing and Research
Assignment Calculator created by the university of Minnesota libraries this "calculator" helps create a game plan for getting a research paper done well
Citation Builder create your citations with this helpful site from the NCSU Libraries
EasyBib: Free bibliography maker
English Usage, Style & Composition Books Courtesy of
KnightCite Citation Creation Tool For MLA, APA, and Chicago citation formats. Use at your own risk
The Owl - Purdue University's Online Writing Lab provides free writing help and teaching resources
Research and Documentation Online Scholarly guide to finding and documenting research sources in the humanities, social sciences, history, and science. Includes MLA and APA style guides
The Writing Center at Harvard University This site offers helpful handouts such as "How to Read an Assignment", "Developing a Thesis", "Revising the Draft" and grammar tips
Writing Center Handouts This site found at the University of North Carolina has links to many helpful handouts including how to write resumes, literature reviews and speeches. There is also citation help
Writing Handouts Helpful handouts on how to improve writing quality. Created by the University of Toronto's Writing Center
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