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  • Directory of major information sources, divided into subject areas and by country or region, about and from the Middle East.
  • "The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies. It provides access to online information and to digital records of printed and other offline media and thus supports the concept of a hybrid library for Middle East and Islamic Studies."
  • Reviews and write-ups on various lunch stops in the mid-town area.
  • An organization whose mission is to "To assist American Indian Women so they can enjoy a better quality of life for themselves and their families."
  • MM is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people who are concerned about their drinking and desire to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related resources.
  • Contains biographical information, criticism, a bibliography, and links to related resources.
  • This site offers thirty-six digitized titles about Modern China published in the first half of the twentieth century, all in Chinese, with English metadata. From the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh.
  • This heterogenous collection contains fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present, arranged for browsing by author's last name or by category of interest.
  • A primary sourcebook designed to "present a diversity of source material in modern European, American, and Latin American history, as well as a significant amount of materal pertinent to world cultures and global studies. A number of other online source collections emphasize legal and political documents. Here efforts have been made to includecontemporary narrative accounts, personal memoirs, songs, newspaper reports, as well as cultural, philosophical, religious and scientific documents.
  • The Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs (MNCC) is the traditional government of the Mohawk people.
  • Official Home Page of the Artisans and Craftworkers of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne.
  • Based on the MoveOn.org organizing model, MomsRising.org "has a goal of championing core motherhood and family issues in political, social, and economic spheres."
  • Online resources for the study of Christian women's religious communities in medieval Europe.
  • Mount Carmel Cemetery has been meeting the burial needs of the Jewish Community since 1906.
  • Mt. Hebron Cemetery has been serving the Jewish community of NYC since 1909 when it was established on the grounds of the non-sectarian Cedar Grove Cemetery in Flushing. The interment search allows for a search of all individuals buried at the cemetery.
  • Mount Zion Cemetery has been meeting the burial needs of the Jewish Community since 1893.
  • Houses 150,000 cubic feet of historical government records, including manuscripts, official correspondence, vital records, ledgers, several thousand feet of moving images, over one million photographs, sound recordings, maps, and architectural plans.

  • The Municipal Art Society of New York is a private, non-profit membership organization that aggressively champions excellence in urban design and planning and the preservation of the best of New York's past.

  • The museum covers all five boroughs of NYC. Use the "Search" box to find Staten Island information.

  • "The only international feminist art journal exploring feminist theory and contemporary women's art practices ."
  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related sources.From the Modem American Poetry site.
  • International, feminist art journal. Also contains links to numerous other women's art sites.
  • Biographical information about this Cherokee woman tribal leader who was given the title Ghighua,or Beloved Woman, after showing bravery in battle.
  • Spun off from Alcoholics Anonymous, NA is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. This site includes news, archives, and information on local meetings and events.
  • Native American Rights Fund publication
  • Organization dealing with abortion and reproductive health issues.
  • "Founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI today works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with severe mental illnesses and their families . Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participate in more than one thousand local affiliates and fifty state organizations to provide education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illnesses and their families."
  • "The National Archeological Database--a computerized communications network for the archeological and historic preservation community--is an internationally recognized source of information on public archeology. NADB ("Nad-Bee") was established to meet a congressional directive to improve access to information on archeological activities nationwide."
  • Records of the UK government
  • Advocates for national policy, legislation, and funding to support adults with special learning needs. Provides professional development and technical assistance and disseminates information and research.
  • Comprehensive information for people with low vision, including a Low Vision Aids department and links to other agencies and services.
  • NAADAC, a professional membership organization, serves counselors who specialize in addiction treatment.
  • NASW, the largest membership association of professional social workers, works to enhance professional growth, create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
  • "This site provides a directory of State Archaeologists for the United States and its possessions. State Archaeologists can answer questions regarding laws, procedures, current research, educational programs, and other aspects of archaeology for each state and possession. Many State Archaeologists can be contacted by email, and some State Archaeologists maintain their own web pages which can be reached through this site."
  • An association dedicated to safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans. The NAD is the oldest and largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States.
  • NBCC focuses on quality counseling through certification.
  • Source of braille materials.
  • Provides information and support to women and girls with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
  • Organization founded to promote public awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning disabilities.
  • "NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights."
  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence helps to create and influence federal legislation that positively effects the lives of battered women and children.
  • The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans serves as a liaison between the federal government and community-based veterans' service providers. This site includes information and resources for and about homeless veterans.
  • NCH uses grassroots organizing, public education, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and partnerships to help end homelessness and achieve housing, economic, and healthcare justice for all.
  • The NCAI "serves as a forum for consensus-based policy development among its membership of over 250 tribal governments from every region of the country." It features information on cultural events, legislative news and American Indian genealogy.
  • An organzization whose mission is "to promote visibility for feminist research and analysis and build stronger links between research, policy, action, and the media."
  • The National Crime Prevention Council's mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of violence and crime.
  • For researchers, health care professionals, educators, the media, and the general public.
  • Membership organization that helps blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect by providing services that include information and referral, scholarships, public education, and advocacy.
  • The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force "is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement."
  • Includes broad subject indexing of all publications from 1888 to the present.
  • Profiles and works of Jodi Cobb, Karen Kasmauski, Maria Stenzel, Annie Griffiths Belt, and Sisse Brimberg, with audio commentaries.
  • Statement of significance concerning the historic New York City bar "that sparked the modern struggle for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans."
  • National information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues for families, educators and other professional.
  • The leading Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders.
  • Research and clues about healthy aging is translated by The National Institute on Aging into health information you can use. Use the site to search, view and order NIA publications and other materials.
  • "NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction."
  • Focus is on legal issues affecting lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. Current through 1998.
  • Established in 1989, NLCHP works, through impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education, to alleviate, ameliorate, and end homelessness, serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.
  • "A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. NLGLA promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity."
  • Pathfinder created by the National Library of Australia containing links to general history websites, historical texts online, manuscripts and archives, as well as museums and other libraries
  • Dedicated to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis, including treatments, research, advocacy, educational programs, special events..
  • Visitor information for the museums in New York, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
  • Proivides a calendar of events, artist and period information, details on what's available in the Library and Research Center.
  • NNABA "serves as the national association for Native American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. Founded in 1973 as the American Indian Lawyers Association, NNABA works to promote issues important to the Native American community and works to improve professional opportunities for Native American lawyers. NNABA strives to be a leader on social, cultural, political and legal issues affecting American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians."
  • "The NNALEA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 in Washington, D.C. and incorporated under the state of Delaware. The mission of the NNALEA is to promote and foster mutual cooperation between American Indian Law Enforcement Officers/Agents/Personnel, their agencies, tribes, private industry and public."
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Information from the National Parks Service on historically significant cultural resources such as buildings, landscapes and other sites.
  • This government site contains timelines, battlefield information, and other items related to the Civil War
  • "The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family."
  • Serves as an information center focusing on a wide range of disability and rehabilitation issues. Maintains a collection of disability and rehabilitation research literature.
  • This site from George Washington University includes declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
  • "The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is the most reliable and current information resource on womens health today. We offer FREE womens health information on more than 800 topics through our call center and website."
  • The Health Topics contains basic information with references to over 100 topics of interest to women. Daily news and features and a comprehensive directory of women's health services make this site invaluable.
  • "The not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent health information source for women. NWHRC develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice."
  • "The National Women's History Project is an educational nonprofit organization. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs."
  • The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books and enforced litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. An experienced staff of nearly 50 takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health -- with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
  • "The National Women's Law Center has worked since its inception in 1972 to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. The Center brings to its work extensive subject expertise in the major areas of family economic security, health, employment and education.
  • Site of an organization "committed to support and promote feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels. Integral to this commitment is understanding the political ramifications in our teaching, research and service."
  • Graphically compares the nations of the world.
  • "The One World Nations Online Project is a portal of gateways to the countries in this world, a reference directory and an electronic magazine."
  • Search for burial locations of veterans and their dependents in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries and various other Department of Interior and military cemeteries.
  • Exhibit featuring work by George Ahgupuk, Robert Mayokok, James Kivetoruk Moses, and Florence Nupok Malewotkuk.
  • This website provides information on Native American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites. Currentlythe website primarily contains information on contemporary Native American authors...
  • The Job listings section includes employment in academic, print, radio, web/online, television and miscellaneous.

  • Provides links to sites about the languages of indigenous people of North America.
  • Extensive directory of online resources whose sections include: Digital Publications Tribal & Local Histories Art & Culture Religion & Spirituality Law & Government Museums Libraries Academic Programs Kennewick Man Organizations.

  • Map indicates tribal owned and federal owned land in California.
  • "This gallery explores daily life for late-19th-century Native American women of the plains and the desert southwest. Multiple tribes are pictured, illustrating a composite of early Native American life. Similarities in daily activities for women across tribes are presented."
  • Written by Joan M. Jensen of New Mexico State University, the esaay provides a history and an evaluation of the women'swork in reflecting and portraying their culture to their own people and to the larger community and at the same time, making a contribution to the art of photography.
  • Website of the first health resource center located on a reservation in the United States.
  • At this site you will find material on the history of Canada's Native peoples as well as current issues important to the Cree people, the Voisey Bay situation, and British Columbia.

  • This is a very broad site covering the following areas: Indians in the US inGeneral Culture Economy Telecommunications The Plains Eastern Woodlands and Maritime.

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