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Queens Historical Society
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.
- Queens: Greater Astoria Historical Association
Queer Arts Resource
"Queer Arts Resource is a not-for-profit educational forum for the display and discussion of queer art and culture."
Queer Legal Resources
"The Queer Resources Directory has one of the most extensive collection of materials devoted to queer legal issues on the Internet."
Queer Resources Directory
"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.
Question of Palestine
Provides an overview of the history and issues of the establishment of Palestine. Includes maps and a database of United Nations documents.
Quipu: Dedicated to Researchers of Andean Archaeology
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. *Language Tool: General Tools and Translators for English, Epanish, Quechua, and Aymara. *News: General News, Conferences and Events, Newspapers, Radio/Telvision.
radfae.org: A Website for Radical Faerie Information
"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).
- Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
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.
Rare Book Room
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.
Recorded Books Online
Provides info on new releases. Has a searchable database, authorinterviews, news items, and a chat room.
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
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.
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)
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.
- Red Feather Development Group
- Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
This site explores the role religion played in the shaping of America from the 1600s to the 1800s.
Remember the Women Institute
"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."
Renaissance Society of America
Fosters the study of the Renaissance from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Reporters without Borders (RSF)
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.
Researching Indigenous Peoples' Rights Under International Law
Guide to print and web resources.
- Resources at the Irma and Paul Milstein Division
- Resources for Aegean Art and Archaeology
Resources for Latin American Studies
Vanderbilt University site featuring convenient bibliographic access to the library's holding.
Richmond Daily Dispatch
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.
Romancing the Indian: Sentimentalizing and Demonizing in Cooper and Twain
Critical analysis of the depiction of Native Americans in James Fenimore Cooper and Mark Twain.
- Romania newspapers
Roots of NAGPRA: An Interview with Steve Russell
Interviewer: K. Kris Hirst for Archaeology
Videos about genealogy.
Features numerous search engines and databases, family trees, mailing lists, and message boards.
- Rough Guides Hompage
Royal Anthropological Institute
"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."
- Royalty-World Royalty-Napoleon Bonaparte
- Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps
- Russia newspapers
- Russia on the Web
Russian Gay Culture
Overviews of Russian gay literature, history, and films.
- Russian National Library
- Russian State Library
- Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma, USA
Safe Schools Coalition (SSC)
"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."
- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona, USA
Same-Sex Marriage Debate
News stories and editorials on the debate, from the online companion to the Boston Globe.
Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography
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.
Sandy Ground Historical Society
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
SAWNET The South Asian Women's Network
A forum for and about women from: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Science Fiction for Lesbians
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.
Seafood Lover's Guide
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."
Searching the Brooklyn 1925 Census
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.
Secession Era Editorials Project
A collection of newspaper editorials covering major events in the years preceding the Civil War.
Second Wave and Beyond
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."
Second World War
Online encyclopedia featuring articles, chronologies, and biographical sketches.
Secret Routes to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Experience
An online exhibit on the Underground Railroad, the history of slavery in the United States, and slavery today.
Seitan: The Vegetarian Wheat Meat
Describes the uses of seitan, including recipes.
- Selected Internet Resources in New York City History
Seneca Iroquois National Museum
Located in Salamanca, NY.
Seneca Village: A History
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.
SeniorLaw Home Page
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.
September 11 Digital Archive
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."
September 11 Web Archive
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.
- Serbia newspapers
Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy
"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.
Sharlot Hall Museum American Indian Image Collection
"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."
SHHH Rochester, NY Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
Useful links for assistive devices, coochlear implants, education, forums, and hearing aids.
Shipler Commercial Photograph Collection
Thousands of digitized images documenting the people, places, and events of Utah and the surrounding states from 1903 through 1980.
- Ships Passenger Lists Research Guide
Signers of the Declaration
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.
Silver Wave Records
A source for contemporary native American music with access to specific artists.
Simon Weisenthal Multimedia Learning Center
Site contained digitized documents, photographs, articles and virtual exhibits regarding various topics of the Holocaust
Examines approaches to psychology and research methods.
Sinixt Nation of British Colombia
"The purpose of this site is to raise awareness of the original people of the West Kootenays."
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
Community profile of the South Dakota, USA tribe.
Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860
This searchable collection contains over a hundred items documenting legal cases concerning slaves in the United States.
- Slavic Review
All about pizza in New York and beyond.
- Slovak Academy
- Slovak Republic newspapers
- Slovenia newspapers
- Slovenian National and University Library
Small-Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection
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 Cultural Center
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
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.
Social Issues Research Centre
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.
Social Psychology Network
Contains more than 5,000 links.
Social Science Information Gateway: EuroStudies
Searchable or browsable directory of resource links.
Social Science Information Gateway: Sociology
Provides links in different categories of the discipline.