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  • Site provides links and references. *Resources are listed alphabetically by subject and include: ARTIFACT IMAGES, ARCHAEOMETRY, BOTANY, CARBON 14 CALIBRATION, CONSERVATION AND SITE PROTECTION, E-JOURNALS, FORENSICS, GEOLOGY, MAP MAKING, PROJECT REPORTS/PAPERS, and REPRINTS. *Academe: Researchers Genealogy, Research Institutions and Museums. *Country Profiles: Global or regional websites and specific countries: Bolivia, Chile, Peru. *Glossary: Provides terms from previous publications as well as common archaeological terminology in English and Spanish.
  • "This radfae.org website exists to pull together Radical Faerie information: links to resources and web pages, news, information,and pointers to other faerie lists." The group defines itself as generally tending "to be Gay men who look for a spiritual dimension to our sexuality many of us are healers of onekind or another. Our shared values include feminism, respect for the Earth, and individual responsiblity rather than hierarchy."Many of us are Pagan (nature-based religion).
  • Gathered by correspondents from Radio Free Europe, RFE/RL offers a daily report on developments in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
  • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization, operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and provides programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
  • Over 400 digitized texts, in a site constructed to allow the visitor to read some of the world's great books.
  • Biographies which celebrate the lives of gay and lesbian artists.
  • Recorded Books is one of the world's largest independent publisher and distributor of unabridged audiobooks on cassettes and CDs, narrated by professional actors. You can purchase or rent.
  • Provides info on new releases. Has a searchable database, authorinterviews, news items, and a chat room.
  • Library contains more than 80,000 taped textbooks in a variety of subjects, from literature and history to math and the sciences, at all academic levels from kindergarten through postgraduate.
  • Maintains a lending library of educational materials and textbooks on cassette tape and compact disc to persons with verified visual, physical, or specific learning disabilities that limit reading regular print. Requires a one-time registration fee and an annual membership fee for all applicants.
  • This site explores the role religion played in the shaping of America from the 1600s to the 1800s.
  • "The Remember the Women Institute is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that conducts and encourages research and cultural activities that contribute to including women in history. . . .Special emphasis is on women in the context of the Holocaust and its aftermath, including post-World War II immigration. Other topics include women marginalized within Jewish religion and inter-religious dialogue, as well as the accomplishments and exclusion of women in Jewish and general history, the effects of genocide on women, exploitation of women, and the effects of culture on memorialization."
  • Fosters the study of the Renaissance from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • A global activist organist which "defends journalists and other media contributors and professionals who have been imprisoned or persecuted for doing their work." In English, French, or Spanish.
  • "Formed in 1971, FHI is a leader among nonprofit international public health organizations, managing research and field activities in more than 70 countries to meet the public health needs of some of the world's most vulnerable people." Includes information on Reporductive health and HIV/AIDS.
  • Guide to print and web resources.
  • Vanderbilt University site featuring convenient bibliographic access to the library's holding.
  • Ranging in date from November 1860 through December 1865.
  • This is the site for Rita Coolidge, winner of the Native American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Critical analysis of the depiction of Native Americans in James Fenimore Cooper and Mark Twain.
  • Interviewer: K. Kris Hirst for Archaeology
  • Videos about genealogy.
  • Features numerous search engines and databases, family trees, mailing lists, and message boards.
  • "The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense."
  • Overviews of Russian gay literature, history, and films.
  • "The mission of The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth is to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation."
  • News stories and editorials on the debate, from the online companion to the Boston Globe.
  • Directory of books, articls, and websites from 1997 to the present.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helps to improve the quality and availabilty of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness.
  • Founded in the early 19th century by freed black men from New York, Sandy Ground is the oldest community established by free slaves in North America. The Society maintains the largest documentary collection of African-American culture and history on Staten Island and the museum also serves as an educational research facility chartered by the state Department of Education.
  • This source provides full text access to selected artlcles arranged by year of publication. It also provides a gateway to
  • A forum for and about women from: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
  • A browsable, rated lists of science fiction novels or stories with lesbian characters or by lesbian authors.
  • The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland.
  • Online resources for teaching American Women's literature through audio dramatizations. Registration (free) required for lesson plans and teaching materials.
  • The Audubon Society's Living Ocean site "helps you become more familiar with the fish and shellfish you buy so that you can make choices toward better managed selections. The buying power of consumers can create a market environment that encourages sustainable seafood and abundance in the seas."
  • This is a work in progress. Currently only a small portion of the records have been transcribed. New York State took its own census in 1925. This form searches all the Kings County (Brooklyn) records.
  • A collection of newspaper editorials covering major events in the years preceding the Civil War.
  • This site "brings together feminist thinkers, both scholars and activists, to create a stimulating and supportive environment in which to pose and analyze compelling questions about feminist activism and theories, define new directions for historical research on this period, and provide a new venue for publishing traditional articles but also for writing and recording this history in ways made possible by the medium of online publication."
  • Online encyclopedia featuring articles, chronologies, and biographical sketches.
  • An online exhibit on the Underground Railroad, the history of slavery in the United States, and slavery today.
  • Describes the uses of seitan, including recipes.
  • Located in Salamanca, NY.
  • Seneca Village was Manhattan's first significant community of African American property owners. It existed from 1825 through 1857 and was located between 82nd & 89th Streets and 7th & 8th Avenues. Today, this area is part of Central Park.
  • A site where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about elder law, Medicare, Medicaid, guardianship, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
  • SeniorNet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of computer-using adults, age 50 and older. SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
  • The archive's goals are to "collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses."

  • An extensive archive of data related to the events and aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Visitors are invite to submit sites to the archive.
  • "This site features work by Dr. Gregory Herek, an internationally recognized authority on sexualprejudice (also called homophobia), hate crimes, andAIDS stigma. It provides factual information to promote the use of scientific knowledge for education and enlightened public policy related to sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS." Also available in French.
  • "This collection of still images is related to the American Indians of Arizona and the Southwest (1865-1970). Tribes include Navajo, Apache, Yavapai, Hualapai, Papago, Hopi, Mohave, Paiute, Yaqui, Havasupai, Pima and Maricopa.Also included in the collection are images of prehistoric ruins, pueblos, and rock art."
  • Useful links for assistive devices, coochlear implants, education, forums, and hearing aids.
  • Thousands of digitized images documenting the people, places, and events of Utah and the surrounding states from 1903 through 1980.
  • This series of essays covers topics related to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, including historic sites and buildings associated with the signing, and biographical sketches of the signers of the Declaration.
  • A source for contemporary native American music with access to specific artists.
  • Site contained digitized documents, photographs, articles and virtual exhibits regarding various topics of the Holocaust
  • Examines approaches to psychology and research methods.
  • "The purpose of this site is to raise awareness of the original people of the West Kootenays."
  • Community profile of the South Dakota, USA tribe.
  • This searchable collection contains over a hundred items documenting legal cases concerning slaves in the United States.
  • All about pizza in New York and beyond.
  • A few big cities -- and many more small towns -- long ago made the Mid-Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut one of the most densely populated regions in North America. This Website presents 12,000 photographs of those three states as they were captured in stereoscopic views from the 1850s to the 1910s.
  • Snug Harbor is a cultural center set within an 83-acre National Historic Landmark district containing the finest collection of Greek Revival buildings in the United States, plus Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style architecture.
  • Social Work Search was created to provide links to websites of interest to social workers and other helping professionals.
  • This site contains links to information useful to middle or high school students who are researching current social issues.
  • SIRC is an independent, non-profit organization founded to conduct research on social and lifestyle issues, monitor and assess global sociocultural trends, and provide new insights into human behavior and social relations.
  • Contains more than 5,000 links.
  • Searchable or browsable directory of resource links.
  • Provides links in different categories of the discipline.
  • Provides access to publications like The Social Security Handbook, and to information about welfare reform, childhood disability , social security disability, and employment support programs.
  • A group of anthropologists, economists, geographers, and scholars from other disciplines who are interested in the connections between economics and social life.
  • "The Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) was founded in 1964 and is now the principal association in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Latin American affairs."
  • Concerned with scholarly research in medieval philosophy, literature, history, and theology.
  • "An interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of consciousness phenomena in cultures around the world. A section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), SAC members utilize cross-cultural, experimental, experiential, and theoretical approaches to study consciousness."
  • SSILA"was founded in December 1981 as the international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics, and was incorporated in 1997. Membership in SSILA is open to all those who are interested in the scientific study of the languages of the native peoples of North, Central and South America."
  • Society for Women in Philosophy was started in 1972 to promote and support women in philosophy. SWIP holds divisional meetings, meetings in conjunction with the meetings of the American Philosophical Association, and it publishes newsletters.

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