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  • Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories, which are now available on this site.
  • Bureau of Naval Personnel site features facts, statistics, and a history of women in the U. S. Navy.

  • The Old York Library contains a unique assemblage of books, maps, images (photos and postcards), newspapers, and memorabilia of New York City. The collection, founded in the 1960s by Seymour Durst, chronicles the history, geography, architecture, culture, politics and many other aspects of NYC.

  • Another source for e-texts which include plays, accessible by author, title and subject.
  • ONE is dedicated to collecting, preserving, documenting, studying, and communicating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,and Transgendered heritage and concerns..
  • A site designed to preserve the endangered Oneida language.
  • Serves as an index to more than 18,000 public domain books on the web, searchable by author, title, and subject.
  • Provides an alphabetical index and a subject index to resources "covering all of the disciplines contributing to our understanding of mental health."
  • The Center for Cross-Cultural Research provides access to fulltext articles in the field of cultural and social psychology.
  • "The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library brings together in one repository the most significant collection of research materials for Cuban and Cuban-American studies. Among the CHC's most valuable and unique holdings are the manuscript collections of personal and corporate papers. Photographs, manuscripts, letters, memorabilia and other materials from selected manuscript collections have been digitized to form our digital collection. Online access to the finding aids for these and other manuscript collections is also available."
  • Presenting guidelines for citing from electronic resources from the Modern Language Association (MLA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Council of Biology editors (CBE).
  • The Open Library was created to allow free web access to important book collections from around the world.
  • This site keeps track of the fundraising efforts of the 2008 Presidential frontrunners.
  • A major report submitted to the Department of Indian and Northern Development for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. The report covers treaties, agreements, claims, economic development, statistics, population, culture [art and literature], and provides full text acces to the periodicals: "Circles of Light," and Dreamspeaker." An important section of the report deals extensively with the "First Nations in Canada."
  • Offers articles on the medieval period.
  • Pow Wow registration information, contests and skill training classes.
  • This site provides "links that will take you to passages from over 125 women writers. The entries are on women who produced a substantial amount of work before 1700, some or all of which has been translated into modern English. Each entry will tell you about the print sources from which the translated passages are taken it will also tell you of useful secondary sources and Internet sites, when those are available."
  • Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), also known as the Boston Womens Health Book Collective (BWHBC), is a nonprofit, public interest womens health education, advocacy, and consulting organization.
  • Featuring the history, facts, and photos of the various neighborhoods that make up our borough. WORK IN PROGRESS
  • U. S. NAtional Park Service site explores African American history and culture.
  • An online exhibit highlighting "the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Librarys James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center by highlighting its collection and offering a rare look into what an archives is and how it ensures the legacy of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities."
  • Companion site to a pbs documentary.
  • An umbrella site with many illustrations and maps from the 15th century. Almost all subjects discuss their impact on the Indian peoples. Topics covered include: the Mediterranean world's historical and scientific dynamics of the Age of Discovery Columbus the man and the mythindigenous societies of the Americas and the Europeanization of the "new world."
  • Australian feminist cultural studies journal, archived from 1996.
  • Coverage includes Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and othe regions of the South Pacific.
  • Hundreds of public domain classics, including US historical documents and presidential inaugural addresses.
  • Archive of Australian online publications first established by the National Library of Austraila in 1996.
  • Dedicated to serving the needs of spinal cord injured/diseased veterans and non-veterans with disabilities.
  • Sponsored by iVillage, Parent Soup is an "award-winning site helping parents since 1996."
  • Created by professionals at Girls and Boys Home (officially known as Father Flanagan's Boys Home, the original Boys Town), this site specializes in training, consulting, and researching parenting practices in order to help parents deal with their child's day-to-day care, guidance, and development.
  • A national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
  • PFLAG is the national advocacy and support organization for family members and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.
  • Partnership for the Homeless is described as the nation's largest network of private shelters. This site provides information for donors and volunteer workers.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date index of psychology and social science journals on the web.
  • Based in Canada, PEERS is a non-profit society established by ex-prostitutes and community supporters dedicated to the empowerment, education, and support of prostitutes. It works to improve safety and working conditions, and assists those who wish to leave the sex industry.
  • Directory of links to news, infomration, and other resources.

  • This site provides an historical overview of migratory movements to and within the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean from Europe, Asia, and Africa.
  • Guide to academic research literature in personality and personality theory.
  • This online exhibit "celebrates the important contributions of women in the arts from Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. The Web exhibit features historical, modern, and contemporary art." In English, Frnch, and Spanish.
  • The online counterpart to the illustrious Mid-Manhattan Librarys Picture Collection, this resource is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Browse under the subject New York City
  • A web service consisting of links to pictorial images of all forms of Australiana held at participating cultural agencies around Australia.
  • In progress - composed of The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present).
  • A joint project of City Lore and the Municipal Art Society, advocating for places in New York City that preserve history and sustain culture. Maintains an interactive survey called the Census of Places that Matter where New Yorkers can nominate places of public significance.

  • Extensive links to information about U.S. federal and statewide elections and to news about U.S. politics.
  • Planetout.com presents a searchable list of queer films and information about gay film festivals.
  • PAI promotes policies and programs that slow world population growth.
  • For 35 years, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth) has been working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth's people and its resources.
  • Articles, essays, cartoons, and historical texts concerning late nineteenth century Populism.
  • This Library of Congress site provides authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world.
  • Contains "selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories. The links were selected by Area Specialists and other Library staff using Library of Congress selection criteria."
  • Directory of selected resources.
  • New Jersey, USA
  • The rukes are compiled by White Coyote.He provides a list of general rules and advises participants to check with the specific Powwow organizer for unique rules.
  • This is an umbrella site for PowWow events. There is a children's page and links to visual art, singing, dancing and news from Indian Country.
  • See Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act made available by the New South Associates.
  • "This site contains information about the prehistoric archaeology of the Aegean. Through a series of lessons and illustrations, it traces the cultural evolution of humanity in the Aegean basin from the era of hunting and gathering (Palaeolithic-Mesolithic) through the early village farming stage (Neolithic) and the formative period of Aegean civilization into the age of the great palatial cultures of Minoan Crete and and Mycenaean Greece."
  • Organization dedicated to preserving historic sites in New York City and throughout the country. Focuses on threatened sites, providing information on how to assist with their preservation. Offers a schedule of events--tours, exhibits, and society meetings--in the New York City area. Includes a directory of links to preservation resources throughout the U.S.

  • This non-profit organization for historic preservation provides national and local resources for locating, designating, and maintaining historic buildings.

  • Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.
  • Dedicated to saving sight, this foundation offers public and professional education and community services. The website includes a newsletter.
  • A comprehensive web resource on primatology. From the Primate Center Library, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center.
  • A project to digitize "accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court." Searchable by keyword, date, name, place, or crime. The first completed stage of the project (2003) covers the period 1714 to 1759.
  • Since 1968 (as the DC Gazette), writer, activist and social critic Sam Smith has produced this alternative to the established Press. Includes links to free presses and other progressive online resources about government, law, and society.
  • Comprehensive collection of electronic texts.
  • Project Renewal provides information on programs that care for and rehabilitate homeless men and women in N.Y.C.
  • "Professionally-reviewed support groups, articles, Websites and more, organized by topic."
  • Medical journal online since 1994.
  • Monthly publication of the British Psychological Association. Search issues from January 1998. Unrestricted access to all issues over 6 months old.
  • This "online cognitive and social psychology laboratory site. . .consists of a set of interactive experiments, a cumulative data archive, download utilities for both data and experiment source code, downloadable Excel macros for analyzing data from the experiments, and support materials for those who want to use and/or develop experiments at the site."
  • "Psychology Information Online provides information for Consumers, Psychologists, and Students.The National Directory of Psychologists will help you locate a local psychologist. Our Self-Help Psychology Bookstore will help you locate books about psychological topics Students and Professionals like our Continuing Education and Graduate Training Programs, Mental Health Professionals use our Resource Listings (Books and Supplies) and Job Listings."
  • Links to online resources divided by subject category.
  • The Psychology Virtual Library keeps track of online information as part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date index of psychology and social science journals on the web.
  • Searches and accesses the full content of 25 psychology journals.
  • Publisher's website which features many texts and journals.
  • The Queens Historical Society produces a regular series of history related exhibitions and lecture series. It also serves as a local history research center, which provides access to a library of maps, atlases, manuscripts, photographs, documents, family papers and ephemera covering over 300 years history of Queens.
  • "Queer Arts Resource is a not-for-profit educational forum for the display and discussion of queer art and culture."
  • "The Queer Resources Directory has one of the most extensive collection of materials devoted to queer legal issues on the Internet."
  • "The Queer Resources Directory contains 25488 files about everything queer." Arranged by subject.
  • "QueerTheory.com provides you with the best online resources integrated with the best visual and textual resources in Queer Culture, Queer Theory, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and related fields."
  • Fee-based subscriber service offering books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Provides an overview of the history and issues of the establishment of Palestine. Includes maps and a database of United Nations documents.

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