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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences

  • Documents and links to other websites presented in a structured manner. The primary subject areas include Human Origins, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece, the Hellenistic world, Rome, Late Antiquity, and Christian Origins.
  • Information by country, includes regional and world rankings.
  • Site includes a large text version. Products available include National Library Service compatible cassette players.

  • An active member of the American Indian Movement, social worker and day care teacher, she was found murdered at Pine Ridge Reservation. Her death is a subject of controversy. In-depth biographical material, trial testimony and statements about murder are made available at this site.
  • "We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding." -From the website.
  • Documents arranged alphabeticallly by title within the following sections: aftermath, congressional and presidential actions, global terrorism, international politics, national security, U. S. foreign relations, and weapons of mass destruction,
  • "This guide contains bibliographic references and links to internet resources for human originsand evolutionary theory in anthropology."
  • A searchable, multilingual database of anthropological texts.
  • "An initiative to broaden professional electronic communication in Anthropology."
  • Complete, annotated listing of the publications of the Anthropological Survey of India from 1958-1995.
  • This site links to various news articles relating to anthropological events. From the Department of Anthropology atTexas A&M University.
  • Dirctory of Anthropology-related links.
  • Provides 38 different tutorials under the categories of Physical and Cultural Anthropolopgy.
  • Exhibition which provides an account of Berkeley anthropology through its record of scholarly contributions based on fieldwork around the world.
  • Provides either a 16-page PDF version or a hyperlinked version of the APA Ethical Principles document.
  • The American Psychological Association (APA) offers information on finding help with life's problems.
  • News, opinion pieces, and information on 22 Arab nations in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • AMEEL is an electronic library about the Middle East. It is a digital collection ofinformation.
  • "The ARGE database contains links to evaluated Internet resources (mainly web pages, but also other resources such as discussion lists) concerning European archaeology." Can be browsed by country, subject, or period. In the original languages where available.
  • Provides online access to resources for the study of archaeology of the British Isles.
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  • Collection of links from About.com.
  • Over 29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida.
  • The Library of Congress' "American Folklife Center includes the Archive of Folk Culture, which was founded at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American folk music. The Archive of Folk Culture became part of the American Folklife Center in 1978. Today, itsmulti-format, ethnographic collections are diverse and international, including over one million photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and moving images. It is America's first national archive of traditional life, and one of the oldest and largest of such repositories in the world."
  • Searchable digital library of more than 10 billion archived web pages and other cultural artifacts dating back to 1996. The archive also includes texts, movies, live music, and other audio.
  • Provides all types of documents (manuscripts, printed materials, visual, audio, and others) on the gay and lesbian community in Quebec, Canada. English and French versions available.
  • Full text of primary documents from the 1540s to 1914 which were used when researching the PBS program.
  • Website give details of the scope and content of the archive held in the Special Colelctions Department of Iowa State University.

  • The Anthropology Review Database is intended to improve the level of access of anthropologists to anthropological literature by making them more aware of what is being published and helping them to evaluate its relevance to their own interests. . . Our style may be a little new to many. ARD will have no volumes, issues, or page numbers, just the name and date of the review, and the site's URL to reference them. We will also occasionally have multiple reviews of more controversial items as well as links to, or even full-text copies of reviews published elsewhere."
  • This University of Arizona institution is "...is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region and brings to life the culture history of the Greater Southwest, from the mammoth hunters to the present, through many ongoing research projects. The museum's rich and varied collections are among the most significant resources in the nation for the study of Southwest anthropology."
  • Art Beyond Sight makes art, art history, and visual culture accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Their goal is to provide and promote the tangible benefits of art education, museum visits, and art making for children and adults with vision loss.
  • This searchable site provides access to information on millions of museum objects, natural history specimens, and archaeological sites. Records contributed by museums and heritage organizations across Canada. In French or English.
  • Resources, advocacy, research, events, articles, and more on this comprehensive site.
  • Explores the development of AI, "the area of computer science focusing on creating machines that can engage on behaviors that humans consider intelligent."
  • Links to listings of galleries, artists, color examples of their work, and biographies of the artists.
  • News, articles, and discussion of visual art and feminist cultural production.
  • Contains a searchable recipe database, feature articles on Asian food, and restaurant listings for NYC. Also lists various cooking schools across the country and links to other sites. From the Asia Society.
  • Searchable resource guide.
  • Page provides links to academic, library, archives, government and information resources on different regions of Asia. Also provides links to media, films, and museums.
  • Links to various resources on history of several Asian countries including China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, and Korea. Page provided by the University of Washington.
  • "Assemblage, a dynamic online archaeology journal with contributionsfrom graduates and professionals, contains peer-reviewed researchpapers, features, opinion essays, reviews, fun pages, bulletin boards, and links to relevant websites." First issue published in October 1996.
  • "The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada." In English or French.
  • Seller of various assistive hardware and software products designed for people with disabilities.
  • The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.
  • This professional organization was "created for journalists who devote most of their working time to planning and writing food copy for news media worldwide. . . . AFJ's primary goal is to encourage communication among food journalists. In addition, AFJ tries to increase members' knowledge of food and to sharpen their writing, design and broadcast skills. The group also strives to foster professional standards among its members and other members of the media."
  • Includes directory of professional genealogists for hire.
  • Provides full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
  • Links to psychology resources.
  • Offers support and information to families of children with ADD, adults with ADD and professionals through a network of AD-IN chapters.
  • A compilation of polling data dating back to the 1970s.
  • "Audible is your home for premium digital audio entertainment and information. Choose from more than 25,000 best-selling digital audioboooks, radio shows, audio versions of popular magazines, daily newspapers, and more."
  • A fee-based service that includes 4,500 audiobooks and 14,000 other audio programs in a broad range of subjects. Available for downloading to a computer, for transfer to a player, or for burning onto a CD.
  • Directory of resources divided into sections such as digital publications, Australian history, Australian Aboriginal Studies, Australian law and government.
  • Australia's official statistical organization.
  • "The Australian Federation Full Text Database contains the debates and conventions of the 1890's leading up to Federation, including Bathurst and Corowa, with a range of participants' accounts and other contextual material from the time. These include the Quick and Garran "Annotated Constitutionof the Commonwealth of Australia", and "Studies in Australian Constitutional Law" by Andrew Inglis Clark, as well as a large number of books, pamphlets and articles by Deakin, Barton, Griffiths and others."
  • Full-text documents in the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government. The site has a search feature and is organized by century and then alphabetically by the name of the document.
  • Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government of the Middle East.
  • A collection of hypertexted primary documents relevant to law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government.
  • Legal documents dating from pre-18th Century to the present.
  • Yale University's Project Avalon makes available in digital format full text documents in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. This phenomenal resource includes documents as varied as the ancient Code of Hammurabi, the Communist Manifesto, and the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Promotes and distributes an audio, visual, kinesthetic, and oral (AVKO) multi-sensory teaching methods and materials for dyslexia.
  • Site devoted top barbecue and outdoor cookery
  • This Website includes the history of the Battery and Castle Clinton.

  • Current and archived articles from the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • "San Francisco's oldest and largest local newspaper of record serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities."
  • The Society's objectives are to identify, collect, preserve, and maintain materials that document the history of Bayside and Northeast Queens.
  • Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.
  • British Broadvasting Corporation site features articles, recipes, and food-related information.
  • History and traditions associated with tea drinking. Includes recipes for afternoon tea.
  • Sections include an overview, facts, leaders, and links to media resources.
  • Profiles "provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives."
  • Companion site to a PBS documentary which explores the "struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation" of the Chinese American experience.
  • "Journey through the story of evolution in a broadband documentary experience." Presented by the Institute of Human Origins, at Arizona State University.
  • The full text of this recently published title, in which "David B. Edwards traces the lives of threerecent Afghan leaders in Afghanistan's history--Nur Muhammad Taraki, Samiullah Safi, and Qazi Amin Waqad--to explain how the promise of progress and prosperity that animated Afghanistan in the 1960s crumbled and became the present tragedy of discord,destruction, and despair." Includes a glossary and bibliography.
  • "This site is specific to the field of abnormal psychology. Here you will find different perspectives regarding the interpretation of abnormal behavior, many of the common types of disorders, as well as some information on treatment for certain types of disorders."
  • An article by Robert H. Wozniak,Bryn Mawr College.
  • BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on the Aging, helping seniors connect to government programs that can help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other needs.
  • The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, a unit of the University of Texas Libraries, is a specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Latinos in the United States.
  • NYPL's Best of the Web Health directory compiled by the librarians of the Health Information Center at the Mid-Manhattan Library.
  • An annotated bibliography of books written for girls which reflect the roles considered proper at the time. Titles are drawn from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. With few exceptions, titles are listed chronologically within the various subject headings. at Duke University.
  • Bibliographies arranged by time, geographic region, or discipline.
  • Extensive bibliography of books written in English and published since 1970.
  • Classic fiction, drama, poetry, short stories, and contemporary articles and interviews. Also has study guides, reference books, author biographies, and book summaries.
  • The BiblioNoticias series is an ongoing subject-oriented bibliography to which several new issues are added each year. The series is compiled by staff members at the Benson Latin American Collection.
  • "When Congress passed the Bilingual Education Act in 1967, bilingual education was virtually unknown in schools serving American Indian students."
  • Biofeedback products and resources for home users.

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