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Research Resource Guide - Fall 2012


Local Library Catalogs

Arcadia Public Library Pasadena City College (PCC)
Azusa Pacific University Pasadena Public Library
Glendale Public Library San Marino Public Library
Library of Congress Sierra Madre Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library  


Research Tutorials

Library Research: A Hypertext Guide (Cornell U) - Hosted by Cornell University, this guide instructs on how to find, evaluate, and cite different types of library resources. This site also includes a handy list of definitions for library-related terms.


General Internet Resources

Librarian’s Internet Index – Organized by a team of Librarians, website links are carefully selected with over 20,000 entries.
InfoMine – Well-organized scholarly Internet resource collections. Notable for its collection of annotated and indexed links. 
FirstGov – U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal.


Writing Help

Need to make a citation? or
EasyBib –  another free Citation maker 
The Writing Center– hosted by University of Wisconsin. Simple straightforward help on writing effectively
The OWL at Purdue - hosted by Purdue University. Assists with writing, research, and MLA and APA style help.


Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Columbia Encyclopedia
Roget's Thesaurus - Hosted by the University of Chicago
Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Subject Specific Resources


Visual Arts

20th Century Art at the WebMuseum, Paris
20th Century Architecture (at Boston College)
American Architecture 17th- 20th Centuries – digital archive, hosted by Boston College
The ArtChive – searchable archive of fine artwork
ArtCyclopedia – fine art search engine
Art Resources – A to Z searchable index.
ArtSource – art and architecture
Art Studio Chalkboard – Focuses on the technical fundamentals of perspective, shading, color and painting.
Digital Archive of Art – hosted by Boston College
Figure Drawing Lab – resource for art students that work with the human form
Museums - Directory of on-line museums and museum-related resources.
National Geographic Photography
NYPL Digital Gallery – Image database. Free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the New York Public Library's vast collections. 
Web Gallery - Searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850).



I Hear America Singing – companion site to PBS program
Music Resources - Index to brass to woodwind resources on the internet 
San Francisco Conservatory of Music



France in America - A bilingual digital library made available by the Library of Congress exploring France’s presence in America from the 16th century through the 19th century. Maps, books, prints and other documents.
French Language News and Magazines – Full Text, freely available French language newspapers and magazines, compiled by the MIT Libraries.
Omniglot - A guide to writing systems all over the world.
The Spanish CALL Project - Includes Spanish grammar, practice exercises, and Spanish culture. Hosted by Indiana University.
Spanish Language News and Magazines - Full Text, freely available Spanish language newspapers and magazines, compiled by the MIT Libraries.
Tennessee Bob’s Famous French Links - hosted by the University of Tennessee.


Literary Resources

Bartleby Library – great books online
Bibliomania – free online literature, author biographies, etc.
Dictionary of Victorian London – links to all things Victorian
Literary Resources on the Net – Hosted by Rutgers University
Mythology – myths, legends, tall tales
Online Literature Library - full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature
Online Medieval & Classical Library - literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization
Renaissance – Literary resources on the Renaissance. Hosted by Rutgers University.
Romantic Period Chronology – research project by University of California, Santa Barbara students



Bible Gateway


Social Science

American Rhetoric - Valuable resource for finding some of the most famous (and infamous) speeches ever made.
Best of History Websites - Award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites.
Center for History and New Media: History Matters – First-person primary documents and guides to analyzing historical evidence. Hosted by George Mason University.
CIA World Factbook – Government reference source with factual information on all the countries in the world.
Digital History – A wide variety of US History resources and includes multimedia timelines, annotated primary resources on United States, Asian American, Mexican American, and Native American history, and Slavery. Hosted by the University of Houston.
Eyewitness to History - from the Ancient World to the present - History through the eyes of those who lived it.
History Cooperative – Hosted by University of Texas. History scholarship. Many free online journals.
American Memory at the Library of Congress – Outstanding and invaluable site for American history and general studies. Primary and secondary documents, exhibits, map collections, prints and photographs, sound recordings and motion pictures.
National Geographic News – Daily news service with multimedia pictures and video covering: Animals, Nature, Archaeology, Environment, Health, History & Culture, Science & Space.
State of the Union Addresses of the American Presidents - State of the Union Addresses from 1790-2008.
Today’s Front Pages - Newspapers from 48 countries around the world submit their front pages to this Newseum.



Euclid’s Elements
History of Math – Hosted by The British Society for the History of Mathematics, this site provides weblinks.
History of Math and Mathematician Biographies – hosted by the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, School of Mathematics and Sciences
Math Archives – Search topics in Mathematics
Math in Daily Life – How mathematics is used in our daily life.
Math in Technology - Explores how various areas of mathematics are applied to technology.
Math World – Extensive, searchable resource covering all areas of mathematics.
Mathematical Atlas: A Gateway to Modern Mathematics – arranged by discipline providing an introduction into each area of mathematics
S.O.S. Math – mathematical tables and formulas
Women in Math – biographies, hosted by Agnes Scott College



Astronomy World – atmospheres, calendars, galactic astronomy, observational, solar system, stars
Biology Project – hosted by University of Arizona, interactive resource for learning Biology
Chemistry World – Chemical reactions, geology, inorganic, mineralogy, organic, petrology and quantum chemistry
Gray’s Anatomy
Physics 2000 – Older but good interactive website explaining Physics and its history. Hosted by the University of Colorado
PhysLINK – daily physics and astronomy news, reference helps
SciCentral – Biotechnology and Biological Science News
Scientific Biography – Search by branch of science, gender, historical periods, nationality and prize winners
The Virtual Cell
World of Physics

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