Africans in America
“Africans in America is an online companion to the PBS television series, but also functions as a self-contained source of information and primary source documents relating to the topic of slavery in the United States. The main content is divided into four sections spanning the years from 1450 to 1865. Each of these sections is subdivided into a Narrative, a Resource Bank, and a Teacher’s Guide. Teachers should be aware that authentic documents and accounts dealing with slavery inevitably portray violence and injustice, and may be upsetting to some students.”

Altavista’s Babel Fish
“This site from Altavista will translate individual words, short paragraphs (up to 150 words), or whole Web pages between various languages…. While the results are by no means perfect, the site may be useful in providing a general idea of the subject matter of short passages or a Web page.”

American Family Immigration History Center
Explore your family history by accessing the records of all immigrants to pass through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1924. A simple name search on the home page is the starting point. You can also search ship’s manifests, create and maintain a family scrapbook and create printouts.

American Rhetoric
According to the Web site, the online speech bank is an index to and growing database of more than five thousand full-text, audio, and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events…. The top one hundred speeches in the Web site are an index to and partial database of full-text transcriptions of the one hundred most significant American Political speeches of the twentieth century.”

American Verse Project.
A collaboration between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative and the University of Michigan Press to assemble and electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. Search types include basic, proximity, Boolean, and citations. A word index and browse features are also included. There are over 125 volumes available by authors such as Whittier, Teasdale, and Poe. Some of the volumes available, including those by a number of African-American and women poets, are the only existing editions of the author’s work.
“The site consists of two sections. The Presidency in History section presents biographies and timelines for each president, first lady, cabinet member, and staff along with a list of key events and an image gallery for each president. The Presidency in Action section includes an organizational chart of administrative units and office holders, along with essays and bibliographies of key areas of presidential responsibility such as economic and domestic policy, national security, and legislative affairs.”

Ancient History: Egyptians
This website “covers a broad spectrum of topics relating to Egyptian civilization in ancient times. Major sections are devoted to mummification, gods and beliefs, sacred animals, Tutankhamun, the twelve great dynasties, the culture, health and medicine, and hieroglyphics. Each of these sections is comprised of a series of photographic sources.
“ is a search engine that searches and cross-indexes online research tools.”

Asia Source
Provides a variety of information pertaining to Asia including: food, business, events, news, holidays, maps, and statistics. A searchable glossary of terms, dictionary and ask an expert features are included.

Atlapedia online
Full colorful physical and political maps from countries around the world, including facts and statistics on geography, climates, people, language, history, and economy. Indexed by country.

Background Notes
Factual publications about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
Access to full test of books on the web including reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction. Section are indexed by author, subject, title, and feature a browse funciton for each section.

BBC News
Visitors to this site will find extensive, in-depth coverage of the world’s news that strives to impartial, fair and accurate offering an alternative perspective to that of American-based news media. Sections of the site focus on world regions, business, health, science and nature, technology, and entertainment. Articles are well illustrated, and often supplemented by links to audio and video coverage.

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
Quick facts and information about the U.S. government designed for students, divided by grade levels.

Free access to thousand of e-books, poems, articles, short stories, and plays on the Internet. Study guides are written by Oxford and Cambridge University graduates and include summaries, discussions and commentaries on the texts. The reference section includes biographies, classical nonfiction and religious texts.

Biography of America
This website “covers the history of our country in 26 sessions, beginning with pre-European events and ending with 1999. A timeline of events is provided, with links to text coverage of most of the events listed. A map provides a visual context for key concepts, and a complete transcript of the video is provided. A collection of relevant Web resources is included, and a bibliography of prink resources is available in another location on the site.

BLS Career Information
Provides vocational guidance for young people interested in the arts, mathematics, science, physical activities, the outdoors, social science, or reading.

Although calisphere focuses on the history of California, its relevance extends handily into the broader study of North American civilization. The collection of photographs and documents on calisphere includes over 150,000 items and comprises an excellent resource for public domain primary source materials.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
A simple to use search functions allows access to Cambridge dictionaries.

The CIA World Factbook
Quick reference to information for all countries including: geography (including maps), people, government, economy, military, communication, travel, and transnational issues. Also included is a comprehensive collection of reference maps and a definitions and abbreviations section.

Constitution Finder
This website features a well-placed pull-down index to more than two hundred countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Constitutions are offered in original languages and English (and sometimes Spanish) translations.

Crash Course in Copyright.
This very comprehensive site covers copyright and fair use as well as the broader areas of intellectual property for creators and users.

Digital History
This is an extensive and well-organized site featuring high quality historical resources for teachers and students.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Search for biographical information by subject of name of women writers, educators, scientists, head of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, and entertainers.

Documenting the American South
This site is a large-scale digital publishing initiative that features primary resources in history for the study of the history, literature, and culture of the American South. It is an indispensable resource for study of the Civil War and the atebellum South, African-American history, and Southern literature.

Earth Trends: The Envirnomental Information Portal
This site is a collection of online databases that provide access to massive amounts of data relating to the environment, geography, and economics of countries around the world.
Audubon field guides online and searchable, with discripitions and color photographs of over 4,800 North American plants and animals.

Online access to the Encarta encyclopedia by entering a question or a keyword.

Eternal Egypt
This multimedia presentation offers cultural highlights, maps, timelines, and libraries and museums of information.

Information about over 6,900 languages and 41,000 alternative dialects from around the world.

Explore the Constitution
An online resource that explores various aspects of the Constitution and other documents significant in U.S. history. The wed site builds on the base by providing printable versions of the Constitution in Acrobat format, Spanish language version, and the text of other important documents such as the Magna Carta, The Mayflower Compact, and the Articles of Confederation.

Exploring Data
This is a website with statistical information. The homepage contains an index of topics and materials ranging from linear regression to sampling.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Lists hundreds of educational Web sites supported by the U.S. government agencies. Subjects include arts, history, health, and physical education, language arts, mathematics, science, and world studies.

The Federal Web Locator
A comprehensive guide to federal government information, with links to major government agencies, departments, and offices.

Foreign Relations of the United States
This important United States government series serves as the official documentary historical record of major foreign policy decisions.

The Gateway to 21st Century Skills
Direct access to collections of educational resources found of various federal, state, university, nonprofit, and commercial Internet sites including lesson plans, activities, and projects.

Girls Health
Designed for girls ages 10 to 16, Girlshealth, covers a wide range of health topics but doesn’t focus on sexuality as other health sites do. There are particularly helpful sections on “Bullying” and “Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking”.

The Greeks: Crucibile of Civilization
This website offers a broad range of multimedia resources covering the Golden Age of Greece. One valuable feature of The Greeks is an overview that establishes the relative place of the Golden Age in the context of world history.

This government site serves as an all-purpose source of free medical and health information for the general public. It features a Health Library, browsable by topic and with links to special resources.

Historic Jamestowne
This website is particularly effective when used in conjunction with its sister web site, Jamestown Rediscovery. Lesson plans are provided that span the elementary through high school curriculum from English language arts and social studies through science and math. Background material on the site is plentiful. Historic Jamestowne also includes sections appropriate for student use.

Homework Center
This browsable selection of internet resources is organized by topics most commonly requested for homework assignments. Sites are selected and annotated by librarians and an online question feature allows immediate access to a librarian of the Mulnomah Public Library.

How Products Are Made
Every entry on this website includes understated advertising links related to the product, a background, perhaps a history, diagrams, the raw materials needed, the manufacturing process, quality control, the future product, and a short bibliography titled “Where To Learn More”.

This unique site includes information on herbs, natural remedies, beauty tips, and yoga.

Provides access to a collection of resources like databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and other types of information built by librarians at 30 contributing universities.
A collection of almanacs as well as a searchable dictionary, encyclopedia, and atlas.

Infrared Astronomy
This website provides a wide range of material on infrared astronomy. Visitors can learn about the discovery of infrared, learn about the technology that is used in such endeavors, and of course look over dozens of infrared images and video clips.

The Internet Public Library
This virtual library provides easy access to reference resources, books, magazines, and other web sites on the Internet. It is organized around basic content areas by subject.

The Internet Scout Report
Published every Friday online and by email, the report provides information about valuable resources on the Internet. Resources are selected, researched and annotated by a team of professional librarians and subject matter experts.

Introduction to Genetics
This well developed introduction to the world of genetics will be a boon to students and those members of the public who are craving a refresher on this exciting area of science.

JetStream: An Online School for Weather
This website covers the fundamentals of weather and severe weather in an online experience that is easy to follow. Each major topic is covered with clear explanations, illustrations, and charts, as well as with lesson plans and handouts.

Kepler’s Three Laws of Planetary Motion
Kepler’s three laws remain important for students of physics, and those who work with such student will find much of interest on this particular site. The site consists of an overview of Kepler’s Laws, with examples, applications, problems, and related history.

Legends of Tuskegee
The site’s subject matter centers on the achievements of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Content is drawn from the collections of three National Park historic sites and museums, as well as from several other Federal agencies.

Librarians’ Internet Index
This is a searchable collection of over 20,000 Internet resources selected by librarians at the Library of California for their usefulness to users of public libraries.

The Library of Congress
Provides access to Library of Congress digital collections of text, audio, and graphics.

Mark Twain’s Mississippi River
This multimedia website explores Mark Twain's time in and around Big Muddy through a number of interactive maps, historic images, and audio content.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
On this website, visitors can learn about Stanford University’s work, which includes sponsoring conferences, providing research fellowships, and developing the Liberation curriculum for educators interested in nonviolent movements. Here visitors can find transcripts of some of King’s most important works and a number of audio recordings of his sermons and speeches.

Medical Dictionary
The dictionary contains well-written explanations for over 16,000 medical terms. The site also features a “word of the day”, and visitors can look through recent news items that address different health issues and also look over the latest entries to the dictionary.

Medline Plus
This site is devoted to medical and health information for the public and for health professionals. It features information on conditions, diseases, and wellness topics, and a medical encylopedia.

Merriam-Webster Online
Site provides quick access to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, Spanish-English Dictionary, and Medical Dictionary by entering a word in a box on the home page and selecting the product you want to search.

The Middle East in Early Prints and Photographs
The New York Public Library has created this site that brings together early prints and photographs of the Middle East. Visitors can perform a general search of these materials, and they may also wish to read the background essay offered here a well.

Monticello Explorer
This website offers a virtual visit to the grounds and buildings of the Monticello plantation. The centerpiece of the Web site is an interactive map with a selection tool that permits the visitor to choose an area of the estate and zoom in for a closer look.

A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Consititution
This website gives a balanced and comprehensive portrayal of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. A More Perfect Union tranforms the abstract concept of unjust policy into the concrete reality of the harrowing impact on individuals.

Napoleonic Period Collection
The site includes information about the Napoleonic Era, complete with a nice timeline, and a comparison between the French and English drawings is included in this trove of visual ephemera. The site also contains a brief peice on the publishing scene of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, along with a very nice bibliography of additional resources.

NASA Explores
This site contains articles discussing recent scientific research at NASA. Each article is available at reading levels appropriate for elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students and comes replete with teacher lesson plans and student worksheets.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics
This Web site hosts a comprehensive collection of online, interactive mathematics activities that comprises a major curriculum resource for teachers and students of mathematics. A matrix provides access to the resources, categorizing them by grade level and by the general topics of Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability.

National Museum of the American Indian
This site offers a virtual tour of the museum’s New York annex, in which images can be enlarged and rotated in three dimensions.
This website is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organizations, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF, and OECD.

NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art
This website is devoted to the arts, crafts, and technology of the eastern woodland Native Americans. Each topic features multiple articles incorporating drawings and photographs into the textual explanation of the history and techniques involved.

The New York Times on the web Learning Network
Users can search and access front page stories from the New York Times for current and past years. Sections for students, teachers, and parents provide lesson plans, puzzles, quizzes, and information.

North American Mammals
The content of two major reference books, The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals and Mammals of North America, are incorporated into this interactive Web site. An interactive map search allows users to select an area of North America and identify the mammals in that range. provides access to nutritional information from numerous government databases. This site answers numerous nutrition-related questions, provides helpful hints on planning nutrition meals, food recalls, and food saftey.

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
This is a metasite that pulls together links to official statistics from countries, government agencies, and intergovernmental organizations. Statistics can be found by country, region, or topic.

Online Exhibits
Collection of exhibits shows such things as photographs of a 19th-century hunt for two lions who had eaten 128 workers building a Ugandan railway bridge, an animated, insect’s-eye-view of life underground, and images from the Field Museum’s anthropology collections.

Papal Encyclicals Online
This website provides papal encyclicals and other Catholic Church documents from1226 to the present. It is currently the most complete website for these materials.

Peterson’s Planner
This website is a seachable guide for choosing schools, from K-12 to college and from graduate schools to continuing-education programs, even summer camps. Admission-test preparation and financial-aid planning are important elements available for both students and parents, along with information on study-abroad programs and help for international students.

In total, there are over 100 physlets here, and they include those that illustrate (or animate) such processes as linear momentum, elastic linear collisions, and the movement of sound waves.

The PLANTS Database
A database of plant information by common name and symbol. Tools include a crop nutrient tool, ecological site information system and plant materials. Also included are special topics such as: alternative crops, cultural significance, distribution update, and fact sheets.

Poe Museum
This Web site provides basic information about the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe. The biographical information includes a timeline and family tree, along with a discussion of Poe’s connection to Richmond. A selection of online readings include five short stories and “The Raven”.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
The POTUS site is part of the Internet Public Library and is a quick biography source for all the U.S. Presidents. Individual links to the different presidents, provide basic biographical information, election results, cabinet-member biographies, and notable events that occurred in each administration.
A searchable reference source for facts on the Internet. This index provides quick access to information using its search and browse features. Also provides free subscription service to “dailies” such as the Site of the Day and the Thought of the Day.

Science Buddies
The basics of science projects are covered in sections that explain the secientific method and strategies for selecting an appropriate topic. An interactive topic selection wizard will assist the student in selecting and narrowing a science project concept. An online bulletin board system provides assistance during the development of the project. There is also a collection of downloadable resources for teacher to use.

Science Café
This website represents an attempt to provide lively and interesting conversiones about the “story of science”. With close to a dozen talks online so far, visitors can learn about the mysteries of aging and how the world of basic science research differs in the United States as compared to Germany.

SciLinks provides access to web sites to expand student’s understanding of concepts, science news to add context to learning, activities to expand learning opportunities, and experts to answer questions. A coding system in the margins of the textbooks is used to direct students to the correct teacher and selected information on the SciLinks web site.
It is an ambitious site that contains everything from the latest scientific research on seaturtles to a blend of materials designed for the more casual visitor as well. The “tracking” section is a true gem, as visitors can look at an interactive map that shows the location of tagged sea turtles and also learn more about the status of sea turtles who are in marine hospitals.

Beautiful architectural drawings of thousands of tall buildings around the globe can be found on this site. Users can browse by city, country, or continent, or can use the sophisticated search form.

Smithsonian Expeditions
Tells the story of the North and Latin American naturalists who collaborated on anthropological, botanical, and zoological expeditions to South America in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

SOS Math
Provides tutorials and practice exams on elementary to college-level mathematics.

Star Journey
This site provides a star chart with embedded links to thrity-nine Hubble space telescope photographs of the corresponding heavenly bodies. Also includes articles on the Hubble space telescope and on constellations.
Provides students access to information and services of the U.S. Government for planning their education and career development. The site was developed with the cooperation of federal agencies, students, and the higher education community.

Provides links to digital library catalogs and indexes and collections of text and images on information on the Internet utilizing a Boolean search function.

Thoreau Reader: The Works of Henry D. Thoreau, 1817-1862
The texts are annotated with hyperlinked footnotes that explain some of the more esoteric references, and a search page for the 1903 version of Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is included to provide assistance with archaic words. Numerous teaching resources, lesson ideas, and miscellaneous documents add to the site’s usefulness in the classroom, and the fact that the texts are searchable enhances their usefulness for those doing research and writing papers.

Timelines of Art History
This website is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated specially by the Metropolitian Museum of Art’s Collection.

Treehouses on the Tree of Life
This website is composed of more than 2,000 web pages and provides information about phylogeny and biodiversity. Treehouses is the section of the Tree of Life aimed at K-16 learners and teachers. The site features “treehouses” or sections including investigations, stories, games, and teacher resources.

U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour
The U.S. Senate Virtual Tour creates an interactive experience that reveals the majesty and history of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The viewer can control a panoramic view of selected rooms in the building using the mouse to rotate the panorama and the keyboard to zoom in and out on various features.

U.S. Census Bureau
Complete U.S. data listen in a variety of ways. Also includes downloadable software tools to use in accessing data tables. The American FactFinder feature provides popular tables and maps for the nation, states, counties, cities, towns, and Indian reservations. A simple search is available for the complete site.

U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications: Data Services
This comprehensive and practical Web resources provides a myriad of information on all types of astronomical phenomena. Data covered includes moon phases, sun and moon positions, eclipses, date of Easter, the Earth’s seasons, and Julian calendar date conversion as well as information on sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, and twilight times.

Urban Legends Reference Pages
This searchable archive and repository offers insight to urban legends, “common fallacies, misinformation, old wives’ tales, stange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items.
The official U.S. Government gateway for citizens, business and government employees. Provides one-click access to federal, state, local, tribal, and international government information.

The USGenWeb Project
Provides links to all state and county web sites for genealogical research with resources for postings of unknown county queries, family reunion bulletin boards, state histories, and maps showing the changing county boundaries. Special projects include the collection of African American historical records, and reuniting of families with lost photos and tombstone transcriptions.

Weather Scope: An Investigative Study of Weather and Climate
Weather Scope immerses students in a hands-on, data-driven approach to the study of weather and climate. By constructing their own weather instruments, the participants study weather basics, change and forecasting.

An online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology information. Features include: terms of the day, top 15 terms and information, job listings, and quick reference section for information on everything technological.

Wikipedia is a free, Web-based encyclopedia edited by its readers. Each of its more than 1 million articles may be edited, corrected, or updated by anyone in the world.

Wise: Web-based inquiry science environment
This web-based science learning environment helps students learn about and respond to scientific controveries through designing, debating, and critiquing solutions. Topics include hybrid cars, static electricity, and global warming.

The Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus
Users can search this online American English dictionary and hyperlinked synonyms by entering a word on the homepage. Choose from three levels of search: exact, broad, and spelled-like. Includes Glossary Maker, Crossword Puzzle helper, Quiz Builder, and Anagram Solver.

The World Flag Database
A comprehensive database of information and graphics of flags around the world. Listed by country, information is given for capital city and main city as well as specific flag information and graphics for national flag, civil ensign, naval ensign, and government ensign.

The Writers Almanac
Provides archival access to audio and text files from past programs of The Writers Almanac, a daily program of poetry and history. Information includes author background and text of reading selections as well as program schedule.
Provides a portal for language and language-related products and services on the web including 2500 dictionaries with more than 300 languages. All dictionary on the site are seachable via a Google powered search engine. There is a translation feature and gameroom. Specialty areas include access to endangered languages and research.