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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences

  • Recipes, information about the historical context of Armenian food, and a glossary of terms.
  • Searchable collection of recipes from Charmaine Solomon's "Encyclopedia of Asian Food."
  • Hundreds of recipes from 24 Asian nations.
  • This website, developed by profesors at Stockton College, provides links to useful websites on the history of several Asian countries. Links are provided to information including history, politics, maps, culture and society.
  • Site contains numerous digitized maps of Asian countries and regions. The maps are in .PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat to view them.
  • This website, maintained by South/Southeast Asia Library at the University of California- Berkeley, provides links to various information resources dealing with the Southern region of Asia. There are links to online exhibits, web resources and bibliographies, archival materials and other primary resources, as well as topics in women's histry and social movements.
  • This website contains digital documents related to the history of the different regions of Asia. Links provide access to documents based on region. There are also documents related to social and cultural history of Asia as a whole.
  • Site provides links to information about the history of Bangladesh, as well as interactive learning components including images and audio which provide a richer context of Bangladesh's history and culture.
  • Site hosted by the Library of Congress providing information about the country, its economy, history, government, transpotation, environment, finance, industry and society. Includes links to information about various historical
  • Site contains links to information and photographic database dealing with the Cambodian genocide of the 1970's. Site also contained links to several subject databases regarding the subject as well.
  • A comprehensive collection of China/Chinese history related websites.
  • From George Washington University's National Security Archive, a collection of documents providing a United States perspective on the events of 1989, in which the Chinese government used heavily armed military force against student demonstrators.
  • Article on french cooking and recipes appropriate for the celebration of Bastille Day, the French National holiday.
  • Techniques and recipes from "the authentic French cuisine site!".
  • "An experimental server featuring links to French-related resources on the Web of interest to university-level teachers and students."
  • Provides 12 topical essays, 250 images, 350 text documents, 13 songs recordings, 13 maps, a timeline, and a glossary. Searchable by keywords, topics,or type of resource.
  • A Dutch site containing links and information related to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the Napoleonic Era. Some linked sites are in various European languages.
  • Through a rich use of multimedia, site visitors can explore the forests and terrain of this former Soviet republic, visit the Black Sea, and learn about Georgian history from an interactive timeline.
  • An interactive exhibit which explores how news coverage differed in East and West Berlin.
  • Online encyclopeda includes narrative, illustration, and primary sources, Part of the Spartacus Educational website.
  • This site contains an introduction to ancient Greek history, culture, politics, art, and warfare. There is a detailed timeline covering 1400 B.C. to 337 B.C.
  • Vegetarian recipes from Greece.
  • This site, created by Hong University Library, represents an extensive digital collection of primary source documents covering various topics of Hong Kong history including politics, health, its relationship with the West, as well as a database of newspaper clippings.
  • Website providing links to maps of different areas of India throughout its history. The maps are located on external sites.
  • Links to external web resources provided by the Library of Congress
  • Web pathfinder providing links to information about business, history, education, law, events, religion, maps and other topics. The site is created and hosted by the National Library of Australia.
  • Lidia Bastianich's website contains recipes from her two cookbooks, information about her PBS companion show, a newsletter, and food gift ideas.
  • Features recipes, information on the benefits of Jamaican food,and an international guide to Jamaican restaurants and Caribbean restaurants, take-outs, bakeries, caterers, and sports bars.
  • "Sushi Links offers the best sushi resources on the web, as well as information on the history of sushi, pointers on sushi etiquette, and answers to frequently asked questions concerning sushi. You'll also find links to websites that offer a wide assortment of sushi recipes."
  • Interactive timeline and information about the history of Korea provided by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
  • This page provides links to information, oral histories, sound files, photographs, and exhibits related to the US involvment in Korea during the early 1950's. This site is provided and maintained by the Harry Truman Presidential Library and Museum
  • Discusses the traditional process of making tortillas from scratch. Includes terminology and recipes.
  • Dedicated to the history of the culinary arts and highlighting the regional foods of Mexico and the American Southwest.
  • Site provides numerous links to information about the history, culture and society of Mongolia. The site is hosted by the Indo-Mongolian Society of New York.
  • This website, maintained by the Library of Congress, contains information about the geography, society, economy, politics and history of the country. Additionally, there are links to a bibliography and other resources such as crime, government, religion, culture, and industry as well
  • This website, created by the University of Califonia - Berkeley Library, contains information about the history in chronological order from ancient times. The site also includes links to Internet accessable articles, as well as a bibliography.
  • Provides general information on the history of the country of Pakistan. The page is provided by the Pakistani Embassy.
  • Provides links to various resources about the Philippines including history, maps, images, culture, and government.
  • History encyclopedia ncludes narrative, illustrations, primary sources. Part of the Spartacus Educational website.
  • The Auchinleck Manuscript (NLS Adv MS 19.2.1) is one of the National Library of Scotlands greatest treasures. Produced in London in the 1330s, it provides a unique insight into the English language and literature that Chaucer and his generation grew up with and were influenced by. It acquired its name from its first known owner, Lord Auchinleck, who discovered the manuscript in 1740 and donated it to the precursor of the National Library in 1744.
  • Website providing information and links about the history of Taiwan, as well as links to information about recent events(organizad chronologically).
  • This website, maintained by the Library of Congress, contains information about the geography, society, economy, politics and history of the country. Additionally, there are links to a bibliography and other resources such as crime, government, and industry as well.
  • Website that provides information and virtual tours of several palaces locate in Thailand.
  • This pathfinder, developed by the Library of Congress, provides several links to reliable information about various aspects of Thailand such as history, culture and architecture.
  • Page provides links to information on Tibetan history, culture, social heirarchies and systems. The page also provides information on oral histories of Tibetans. The Center for Research on Tibet is part of the anthropology department at Case Western Reserve University
  • Online encyclopedia featuring topics and biographical sketches relating to British History.
  • Provides biographical information, FAQs, quotes, information about the English Civil Wars, and links to other resources. The site is jointly maintained by the Cromwell Association and by the Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon.
  • Detailed site containing biographical information, material concerning life in Elizabethan England, quotations, bibliographies, and film listings. Keyword searchable.
  • Contains "more than 25,000 directory listings of history related venues, organisations and experts in the UK. Browse through news, features, competitions and a searchable Timeline of British history from 10,000 BC to the present day."
  • Companion to a ten-part BBC series on the history of Scotland.
  • Official site provides a detailed history of the principal seat of the British monarchy in London, England.
  • An online exhibition which explores how, during the Middle Ages, "the governments of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and of England's French territories, interacted in politics, warfare, religion, trade and everyday life."
  • "VRW is dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and toaiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period. VRW is intended to supply a handy set of tips and links to help Victorianists find the practical information they need, whether it's an archive catalogue, a bibliography, a listserv address, a sample syllabus, a place to stay in London, or a journal's submission guidelines."
  • Historical highlights, 1898-1998, presented by the New York Times.

  • Survey of signs from 14th Street to 42nd Street with an emphasis on vintage signs. Documentation is supplied wherever available.

  • Online resource useful for study of 17th century literature and gender studies.
  • Full digital image of original documents and commentary on the treaty between the Sioux and the U.S. government.
  • An interactive website of electoral college votes of elections from 1789 to the present day
  • "The leader in gay news and information, 365Gay.com has news bureaus throughout the United States and Canada, and in London and Sydney, Australia."
  • Biographies, photographs, and references concerning women asdtronomers, physicists, mathematicians, chemists, inventors, etc.

  • The Law Library Resource Xchange offers a wide range of resources related to the September 11, 2001 terrotist attack.
  • U.S. Congressional documents and debates from 1774 to 1875.
  • From the bloggers who brought you Slice, A Hamburger Today focuses on the best burgers in New York.
  • "Focusing on the experiencess of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this online exhibit is a case study in decision making and citizen action under the U. S. Constitution. Experience the story through interactive galleries that combine images, music, text and first-person accounts in the Story Experience, and then share your own memories and responses in Reflections. Search more than 800 artifacts from the Smithsonian Collection in Collection Search, and find related activities, links, bibliography and more in Resources."
  • A New Nation Votes features a searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy.
  • Digitized images from the collections of the Minneapolis Public Library and University of Minnesota Library.
  • Able Magazine is the United Kingdom's most popular disability magazine.

  • This site is a directory of "Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services. The portal offers ease of access and navigation to listings of Aboriginal associations, businesses, organizations, bands, communities, groups, news and peoples."

  • Home page designed to explain psychotherapy in clear and accesible language.
  • A San-Francisco-based, non-profit organization which "promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism."
  • Online World Atlas includes maps and geographical information for the following: Alphabetical Listing of Countries and Continents Blank Outline Maps of Each Country Countries Listed by Continent & Region U.S. States and Territories Cities of the World Oceans Territories and Dependencies - The CIA World Factbook."
  • Links to overviews and essays dealing with feminist theory.
  • This portal includes links to: digital publications, cultural & social anthropology, physical & biological anthropology, archaeology, Kennewick Man resources, as well as a listing of anthropology organizations.
  • Directory of resources with brief annotations. Included are sections for Indexes & Directories a Digital Library News & Media sources the status of Women in Afghanistan Organizations and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, and Al-Quida.
  • An "alliance of leading, scientifically oriented, doctoral and internship training programs in clinical and health psychology in the United States and Canada. Academy membership is open to doctoral and internship programs with strong commitments to, and established records of, successful clinical science training."
  • "AccessAsia is the world's clearinghouse for information on contemporary Asian affairs and policy-related issues. The project maintains several databases, including a specialist database that tracks the expertise and current research of leading experts on contemporary Asian affairs."
  • A fee-based subscriber service that provides high-interest, low-reading level digital text in html for people with a documented disability that prevents reading standard print.
  • This site offers "recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking."
  • "Accuracy In Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage." -From the website.
  • "The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America's original civic values: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."
  • Information about the ACT
  • The Aids Coalition to Unleash Power " is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis."
  • Transcripts of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York.
  • Offers special testing with extended time and in alternative formats at specially arranged times for people with disabilities.
  • A resource devoted to women in computer science, from Carnegie Mellon. Includes sectionsnational organizations, a list of fellowships, and a directory of junior links.
  • A source for recorded cd's of Native American Indian music: traditional and contemporarycompositions.
  • Website of a disability rights organization which advocates community-based alternatives to nursing home care for the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • A website and magazine, Adbusters challenges the values projected by the media with art and criticism.
  • Addiction Search is a searchable directory of links relating to substance abuse.
  • "The award-winning national gay and lesbian newsmagazine Website."
  • Advocate Web is a non-profit organization providing support to people who have suffered sexual exploitation, harassment, or abuse by a helping professional or someone in a position of authority.
  • "With chapters around the world, Affirmation serves the needs of gays,lesbians, bisexual LDS and their supportive family and friends through social and educational activities."
  • Extensive links about Afghanisan, the United States, and their relations.
  • "This short guide aims to provide an introduction to resources for the study of Afghanistan's rich heritage from prehistoric to modern, representing many cultures, religions, and dynasties."

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