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  • "The Society of Africanist Archaeologists is an organization of archaeologists, researchers from associated disciplines and otherswho share an interest in African archaeology and African societies. Our membership is international, with participation from Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia, and is actively involved in research in many African countries."
  • "Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration. SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology. The society is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater.
  • "The Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) of the American Anthropological Association was founded in 1988. SOLGA promotes communication, encourages research, develops teaching materials, and serves the interests of gay and lesbian anthropologists within the association."
  • The SocioLog, created and maintained by Julian Dierkes, is a collection of important social science links.
  • This online journal "publishes high quality applied sociology, focusing on theoretical, empirical and methodological discussions which engage with current political, cultural and intellectual topics and debates." Archived from MArch 1966.
  • The University of Amsterdam's gateway to internet resources in sociology, grouped by subject.
  • A thorough guide to sociology resources online, aimed at sociology students and professionals. Good coverage of theorists and sociological issues.
  • Extremely thorough and well-produced guide to internet resources in sociology with an international perpective. Created and maintained by the Social Science faculty of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Contains a large collection of annotated links divided into categories.
  • The Social Science Information Gateway "provides access to psychology resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised using the APA PsycINFO coding scheme. The main focus of coverage in SOSIG is on areas of psychology relevant to the social sciences."
  • Soundaround is a free international interactive audio magazine program, that is easily navigated by using the number keys on your computer keyboard.
  • Generating American and Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Codes in One Step.
  • Offical internet gateway to resources.
  • Directory of resources, including digitized editions of texts, documents, reference sources, dictionaries, image archives, maps, etc. on South Asia.
  • New York-based museum dedicated to the preservation of the regions marine heritage. Provides information on exhibitions, educational programs, related events, and fleet of ships.

  • "For nearly forty years, the Southeast Archeological Center (the Center or SEAC) has carried out a tradition of archeological research, collections and information management, and technical support for national park units located in the Southeast Region of the National Park Service (NPS)."
  • Special Olympics for the disabled, provides continual training and competition in Olympic style summer and winter sports.
  • New stories and opinion pieces on gay rights in the U.K., from Guardian Unlimited.
  • Written by Meldan Tanr?sal, this essay examines the European characterization of Native American women from the time of Columbus. The author contrasts this view with the image of women's role as expressed in Native American culture. character in Indian culture
  • Includes bibliographies prepared by Wojciech Zalewski.
  • New York City's only general interest museum, explores the arts, natural science, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions. Also known as the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences (SIIAS).
  • Look for the History section of The New York Public Library's "Staten Island on the Web. It includes a compilation of documents and links relating to Staten Island history.
  • "This site is dedicated to gathering and presenting information and resources related to statistics on Africa."
  • "Over the past ten years, The Status of Women in the States has become a leading source of analysis of womens status across the country. Between 1996 and 2004, IWPR has produced individual reports on womens status in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as biennially updated reports on national trends across the states. . . .The Status of Women in the States project is designed to inform citizens about the progress of women in their state relative to women in other states, to men, and to the nation as a whole."
  • Website of a medical facility in Louisanna that provides information on eyes, eye care, and eye conditions.
  • The online edition of a Columbia University Libraries exhibition held from May 25 to September 17, 1994 in conjunction with the international celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
  • The online edition of the Columbia University Libraries exhibition on gay and lesbian history and culture, held in 1994 in conjunction with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the "Stonewall Riots" in New York City.
  • Established in 1984, this educational resource center's site offers information on "cultural and educational programming, video, audio, and text library holdings, educational resources, information and referral, harassment and discrimination responses, advocacy, training and support, and community outreach."
  • An Amnesty Internation campaign provides fact sheets, news, and related links about "a global human rights scandal that affects us all".
  • E-book describing the shanges in mental health care between 1858 and 1983.
  • "This site was conceived with a very particular aim: to make the writing of modern Native American authors, particularly the poets, both more visible and more widely available. Toward that end, the sites residing on this server have been made with the collaboration of the authors. The authors see the sites before they are made public, edit these pages, contribute additional material, and select, or at least help to select, their work which is made available to be read online."
  • The Office of National Drug Control Policy's Street Terms database contains over 2,000 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity.
  • Library of Congress site containts photos and prints of the women's suffrage movement and a collection of text documents. Searchable and browsable.
  • "In the early 1970s the Suffragists Oral History Project, under the auspices of the Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office, collected interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the woman's suffrage movement. Tape-recorded and transcribed oral histories preserved the memories of these remarkable women, documenting formative experiences, activities to win the right to vote for women, and careers as leaders of the movements for welfare and labor reform, world peace, and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • This collection inlcudes images of a wide range of topics related to the military, civil defense, anti-war movements and more.
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  • Links to courses around the U.S. From QueerTheory.com.
  • Easily readable tactile graphics and braille products.
  • Florida, USA Caribbean
  • Website for an episode of the Frontline television series exploring America's "first war on terrorism" initiated in the 1980s. Includes an overview of the Evolution of Islamic Terrorism, beginning in 1968.
  • "Everything about wine tasting: wine terms, vintage charts, food and wine, serving wine, tasting wine, wine glasses, and more. . ."
  • "The Terrorism Research Center is dedicated to informing the public ofthe phenomena of terrorism and information warfare. This site featuresessays and thought pieces on current issues, as well as links to otherterrorism documents, research and resources."
  • From the Council on Foreign Relations in cooperation with the Markle Foundation. Searchable.
  • Use your Thanksgiving leftovers to create delicious breakfast meals. Recipes include sweet potato waffles and turkey apple scramble.
  • A special edition from the San Francisco Chronicle's website. Includes tips on brining, recipes for stuffing and eating out options. Also gives suggestions for vegetarian Thanksgiving.
  • Historical recipies and vintage illustrations.
  • A regularily updated guide to all things ancient on the web. Includes a directory and a search feature. Has a useful section on "daily life" in ancient cultures.
  • National organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families.
  • The Artisan is an Italian food recipe and bread baking site. Recipes have either been sent in by other readers, developed by staff at the Artisan or translated from Italian texts. Features a number of Italian food links.
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  • "Commercial Closet Association works to lessen discrimination of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by encouraging corporations and ad agencies to improve GLBT portrayals in the persuasive medium of mainstream advertising. The nonprofit project brings together journalistic reporting, critiques, visitor reviews, live video lectures, guidelines and resources. The project manages the world's only LGBT ad archive, with 1,700 adverts spanning 33 countries and 85 years."
  • A collection of pamphlets, books, broadsides, cartoons, clippings, paintings, maps, and other print memorabilia about America from circa 1830 to 1880.
  • Online companion to a PBS documentary concerning American conscientious objectors to World War II.
  • Articles and videos from BBC News on the idea of happiness.
  • Knives, chopsticks, forks and spoons. From the Rietz Food Technology Collection, housed in the Anthropology Department, California Academy of Sciences.
  • Links to primary source e-Texts on the Web from ancient times to the present.
  • 400 page study from The Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin.
  • The newspaper of the New York Indymedia Center, with mostly local coverage.
  • The Local History Division of the Research Libraries of The New York Public Library. The Division is located at 5th Avenue and 42nd St. in Manhattan and has extensive holdings of NYC and Staten Island History.
  • This National Public Radio show (NPR) focuses on seasonal and holiday fare, with personal commentary and recipes from the authors.
  • A rich collection of 19th century books and journals from the University of Michigan. Topics range from American social history from the antebellum period, through reconstruction.
  • An international library partnership with the Internet Archive, offering a free-to-read, searchable digital library of over 10,612 items.
  • NLGJA "an organization of journalists, online media professionals, and students that works from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA opposes workplace bias against all minorities and provides professional development for its members."
  • The National Parenting Center is dedicated to providing parents with comprehensive and responsible guidance from the world's most renowned child-rearing authorities.
  • Learn about the resources and services of the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy.
  • Over 1500 books online
  • A rapidly expanding Digital Library from Tufts with a plentiful collection of Greek playtexts and other classical resources. The site also contains full-text versions of Christopher Marlowe's work, an edition of Shakespeare's First Folio, and source material on the history and founding of London. Atlases identify places mentioned in the collection of online texts.
  • Since its organization in 1977, the Preservation League of Staten Island has supported the preservation of Staten Island's historic built environment through a variety of activities.
  • This site provides access to documents, photographs, recordings and digitized collections from the presidential libraries of last century's presidents.
  • Fact Sheet No.9 (Rev.1), by the United Nations HighCommissioner for Human Rights.
  • This project's goals are to use electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath.

  • An encyclopedia of herbs and spices from McCormick.
  • New restaurant reviews and news from freelance writer Andrea Strong.
  • Site available in English, French, Russian, and Spanish versions. Keyword searching can retrieve information in textual as well as multimedia formats and can include official documents as well as unofficial informational material.
  • Although originally published in 2000, the statistical data in this site is updated regularly.
  • "A top-quality, refereed journal that demonstrates the broad range of applications for feminist theory and methodology, as well as gives emerging feminist scholars a venue for their work. Besides articles, the journal contains essays, editorials, book reviews, and new books in print."

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