Internet Resources


External links are provided for your benefit only, and should not be construed as an endorsement by DeVry University.

The following sites are grouped by subject area


University of  Washington Libraries Cities and Buildings Database
"The Cities and Buildings Database is a collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web."  The site is searchable by Architect/Builder, Building Name, City, County, Date, Nation or other options.

Better Business Bureau

"Better Business Bureaus are private non-profit organizations supported largely by membership dues paid by business and professional groups in each Bureaus' service are." The BBB provides objective consumer-oriented information.

Dictionary of Financial Terms

Financial Dictionary 
"Our Financial Dictionary has definitions of over 300 financial terms. The dictionary was created to serve as financial education tool, helping anybody interested in learning about finance, money, and investing.  The Financial Dictionary consists of definitions of the most popular and commonly used financial terms like loan, mortgage, financing, credit, credit card, bank, and more. Instead of traditionally grouping the articles and definitions in our financial dictionary alphabetically, we have grouped them into several financial categories, as we believe that the website structure will be more useful for our visitors this way.

Financial Times
The Financial Times is a well-respected international publication that covers many areas of the business environment on a global scale.

Search SEC filings by company name, full text, location, SIC code, or ticker symbol. Also provides IPO searching capability.

Moreover:  Business Intelligence & Dynamic Content
"Only Moreover Technologies provides companies with real-time news, information, and even rumors from every online source that impacts their business.  With the right information at their fingertips, decision-makers can spot threats and opportunities in time to act effectively while saving hours in research."

Mortgage Calculators & Financial Calculators

Securities and Exchange Commission
"We are the investor's advocate."--William O. Douglas, SEC Chairman, 1937-1939


Business Ethics
This site contains links to various Business Ethics resources in the following areas:  Articles & Publications, Case Studies, Corporate Codes of Ethics, Professional Organizations & Associations and Resources & Centers as well as Additional Ethics Resources  (Anthropology Ethics, Art Ethics, Bioethics, etc.)

ACM Career & Job Center
Alphabetical listing of organizations having job openings in various areas of technology.
Don't hesitate to contact ACM help again if you have questions about student membership, chapter organization or any of the Special Interest Group

THE Ada Project
"The Ada Project  (TAP)--named in honor of Ada Lovelace-is a clearinghouse for information and resources related to women in computing."

America's Career InfoNet
Sponsored by the Department of labor, ACINet provides access to America's Labor Market Information System  (ALMIS)  which gives occupational, demographic, and labor information at the local, state, and national levels.
" is the Internet's leading IT employment Web site.  Founded in 1995 by and for information technology professionals, the company provides its visitors with high quality computer-related job opportunities and career-related content organized into 18 vertical skill sets and 19 major metropolitan markets."

US. News & World Report College Site
"America's Best Colleges: Tools and articles to take you through every step of the process-from choosing where to apply to the application process itself."

American Communication Association
"The ACA is a not-for-profit virtual professional association with actual presence in the world of communication scholars and practitioners."
"ACA is committed to enabling the effective use of new and evolving technologies to facilitate communication instruction, research and criticism, and to offering a technologically supportive venue for all who study the ways in which humans communicate. While the Association is based in the United States, it is a virtual organization that welcomes participation from academics and professionals throughout the world."

National Communication Association
"NCA is a scholarly society and as such works to encourage its members to produce research on topics of both intellectual and social significance. Staff at the NCA National Office follow trends in national research priorities and notify the membership of opportunities for conducting funded research."

Catalog of Free Compilers and Interpreters
"This list catalogues freely available software for language tools, which includes the following: compilers, compiler generators, interpreters, translators, important libraries, assemblers, etc.--things whose user interface is a language. Natural language processing tools may also be included."
"This list is primarily aimed at developers rather than researchers, and consists mainly of citations for production quality systems. There is some overlap of coverage between this document and other lists and catalogs."

Linux Documentation Project

Programmer's Heaven
This site contains links to information on Applications, Languages, Operating Systems, and Web Development.  Programmer's Heaven also contains links to an Article Collection, Book Chapters, Message Boards, and a Web Directory. The site is also searchable.


Los Alamos e-Print Archive
Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics sources.

Resources of Scholarly Societies:  Computer Science
"This is one of a set of subject pages created by compilers at the University of Waterloo Library to facilitate access to websites maintained by or for scholar societies across the world. A set of guidelines is used in determining whether to include resources."

Summer Institute of Linguistics:  Linguistic Computing Resources on the Internet
"A topically organized list of resources on the Internet that pertain to linguistic computing."

A Guide to Web Resources
"This guide contains Web resources for computer science. Most of the resources are freely available, however, there are some that are only available to the University at Albany community."

Virtual Training Suite
"Welcome to the Virtual Training Suite - a set of free Internet tutorials to help you develop Internet research skills for your university course."
"All of the tutorials are written and reviewed by a 
national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK."
"These interactive, teach-yourself tutorials take around an hour to complete. Simply work through the material in your own time at your own pace."

"Online Computer Dictionary for Computer and Internet Terms and Definitions."


Consumer Protection
"Your everyday guide to help you prevent identity theft, understand credit and be a smart shopper."
"As of July 2011, Consumer Action .gov has merged with  You'll still find the same great consumer information you always did, but you'll also have more government information and services available to you."

Popular Magazines vs Scholarly Journals:  Created by Celita DeArmond at the University of Texas at San Antonio Library
A comparison of the two types of publications, listing the differences between the two.


OneLook Dictionaries
Free access to dictionaries with definitions in seven languages

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Provides Balance of Payments (International) and Gross Domestic Product (Domestic) information as well as state and local economic information.

Dismal Scientist
In addition to general economic information, the Dismal Scientist provides access to 69 Economic Releases on various economic topics that can be sorted alphabetically, by Analyst, Country, or Subject.

Resources for Economists on the Internet
"This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.  Almost all resources are also described. In selecting resources for RFE, I exercise some editorial judgment and select items that either offer a substantial amount of information, or are specialized to a given area."


The Gateway to 21st Century Skills 
"The Gateway expands educators' capability to access Internet-based lesson plans, instructional units and other educational materials in all forms and formats.  The Gateway's goal is to improve the organization and accessibility of the substantial collections of materials that are already available on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites."
"The Gateway is administered by JES & Co., a nonprofit serving educators and trainers at all levels in the USA and around the world."

The Journal of Career and Techical Education
Full-text access begins here with Volume 16, Number 2.  "Prior to Volume 16, Number 2, Fall 2000, it was published as Journal of Vocational and Technical Education."

Applied Ethics Resources on the WWW
"Applied Ethics Resources on WWW" was developed, funded, and maintained for nearly a decade as a project of the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics  [at the University of British Columbia]."

The Poynter Center for he Study of Ethics and American Institutions
"The Poynter Center is an endowed ethics research center at Indiana University Bloomington. The Poynter Center is dedicated to studying a broad range of ethical issues in American public life. Interdisciplinary in aim, the center uses the full resources of Indiana University to initiate research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries."

Public Moving Image Archives and Research Centers
From the National Film Preservation Board.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
""Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals."

World Sites Atlas

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION is a governmental search engine.  It searches federal, state, local and tribal government web sites.

National Transportation [Department] Library

Center for Disease Control A-Z Index

" is CDC's primary online communication channel.  Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month."

American Memory at the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress' historical collection of photographs and other artifacts from the National Digital Library.  The site is searchable and has a listing of the online collections.

Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism  & the Attacks of September 11, 2001
"This bibliography is intended to serve as a means of access to information produced by the United States Government concerning the events of September 11. Unlike so many of the nations of the world, the United States considers fundamental the right of its citizens to know what their government is doing, the logic behind its actions, and the ramifications of its policies.  To this end, our government produces copious quantities of informational materials that are freely accessible to the public through libraries and the Federal Depository Library system.  This bibliography presents a sampling of the materials available through the Depository system, via the Internet, or both."

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School:  Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
"The Avalon Project is dedicated to providing access via the World Wide Web to primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.  We intend to add value to these primary sources by linking to other documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.  We also intend to provide as many internal links within a document as are necessary to facilitate study and navigation."
"The Project will no doubt contain controversial documents. Their inclusion does not indicate endorsement of their contents nor sympathy with the ideology, doctrines, or means employed by their authors. They are included for balance and because in some cases they are referred to by another document."

NAAF  [Never Again, Always and Forever]  Project
"NAAF Project is an on-line memorial to the Holocaust. NAAF stands for Never Again, Always and Forever.  The Project's goal is to use the Internet as a unique and eternal resource, presenting Holocaust fact and information to any person that has online access.  The Memorial will grow over time as funding allows, and as more people become intimately familiar with the Site."

National Archives and Records Administration
" ensure ready access to essential evidence...that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience..."

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez:  US Supreme Court Multimedia Database
This site contains information about Supreme Court cases, Justices of the Supreme Court, and a virtual tour of the Supreme Court Building.

"Welcome to PBS Online, the home of comprehensive companion Web sites for more than 450 PBS television programs and specials, as well as original Web content and real-time learning adventures."

Perry-Casteneda Library Map Collecion
"The Perry-Casteneda Library Map Collection (PCL 1.306) is a general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world.  Many of the maps are included in our online catalog UTNetCAT. More than 5,000 map images from our collection are also available online."

World Wide Web Virtal Library:  American History
This site, maintained by the University of Kansas, contains links to various historical sources including Bibliographies, Materials, Research Aids, Associations and Societies, Historical Topics, and Chronological Periods.


Arts & Letters Daily
A collection of articles, book reviews, and essays on such varied topics as aesthetics, criticism, history, and literature.

Free Speech Movement Digital Archive at UC Berkeley
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even tacitly take part."  Mario Savio, December 2, 1964.

H-Net:  Humanities and Social Sciences Online
"H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.  Our edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public.  The computing heart of H-Net resides at MATRIX:  The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University, but H-Net officers, editors and subscribers come from all over the globe."

Digital Millennium Copyright Act 
PDF of the text of the law.

Digital Promise Project
"We recommend the creation of the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust  (DOIT),  a nonprofit, nongovernmental agency designed to meet the urgent need to transform learning in the 21st century." "Our emerging knowledge-based economy makes the people's access to knowledge and learning-across-a-lifetime in the sciences and humanities a national imperative.  DO IT will do for education what NIH does for health, NSF does for science, and DARPA does for national defense.  It is the 21st century counterpart of the 19th century's Land-Grant Colleges Act and the 20th century's GI Bill.  "In this digital age, libraries, museums, school systems, community colleges, universities, arts and cultural centers, public broadcasting stations, and other such institutions need to make innovative use of advanced information technologies to continue to serve their essential public purposes.  DO IT will help make that happen.

US Patent and Trademark Office
This site provides patent and trademark information in searchable databases.

World Intellectual Property Organization  (WIPO)
"The World Intellectual Property Organization  (WIPO)  is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works - intellectual property - are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. It administers 21 international treaties dealing with different aspects of intellectual property protection. The Organization counts 175 nations as member states."

Internet History and WWW History:  Internet Sources
This site contains a bibliography of general histories, timelines, and multi-media histories among other sources.

Electronic Frontier Foundation
"EFF's Mission: Preserving Free Expression:  Uphold rights to digital free expression from political, legal and technical threats.  Defining Digital Privacy: Empower people to maintain their privacy and control their digital identity Building People In:  Ensure systems are designed to respect people's rights, such as free speech, privacy and fair use."

Electronic Information Pivacy Center
"EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC.  It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.  EPIC is a project for the Fund for Constitutional Government.  EPIC works in association with Privacy International, an international human rights group based in London, UK and is also a member of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign, the Internet Free Expression Alliance, the Internet Privacy Coalition, and the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)."

IWS--The Information Warfare Site
"IWS - The Information Warfare Site is an online resource that aims to stimulate debate about a range of subjects from information security to information operations and e-commerce.  It is the aim of the site to develop a special emphasis on offensive and defensive information operations."

Privacy Forum Digest
"The PRIVACY Forum, created in 1992 by Lauren Weinstein includes a moderated e-mail digest  (and archive of those digests and related documents)  for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to privacy  (both personal and collective)  in the information age.  Topics include telecommunications, information and database collection and sharing and a wide range of other privacy issues, as pertains to the privacy concerns of individuals, groups, businesses, government and society at large.  The manners in which both the conventional and the controversial concerns of business and government interact with privacy considerations are also topics for digest discussions.  There is no charge to receive the digest."

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
"The PRC offers consumers a unique opportunity to learn how to protect their personal privacy.  Our publications provide in-depth information on a variety of informational privacy issues, as well as practical tips on safeguarding personal privacy.  The PRC was established with funding from the Telecommunications Education Trust, a program of the California Public Utilities Commission."

" points marketers, entrepreneurs and professionals to websites that have the business & market information, statistics, trends and news they need- quickly and easily."


This site allows the user to translate text that can be "cut and pasted" into the translation box. The site also provides translation of Web pages. The site provides translation of four languages into English or translation from English into six other languages.

Summer Institute of Linguistics Ethnologue:  Languages of the World
The site includes access to the Prethnoloueface, search capability, Introduction, Areas and Countries, Abbreviations, Languages of Special Interest, Geographic Distribution, Top 100 Languages, Language name Index, Language Family Index, and Maps, Links of Interest.

Word Spy
"Welcome to the home of the Word Spy!  This Web site and its associated mailing list are devoted to recently coined words and phrases, old words that are being used in new ways, and existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance.  These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new words and phrases that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, press releases, and Web sites."

Subject directory to legal information, good primary sources, Federal case law, and Supreme Court decisions from 1893-present.

Allows searching of 435 search engines, use Multiple Resource Research Tool that focuses on national and state codes and federal and state court opinions, search more than one database simultaneously, and search Law Guru BBS, which has answers to more than 13,000 legal questions.

Nolo:  Law for All
Here you'll find the best do-it-yourself legal information and tools available anywhere.


"I-Share includes the resources of 76 Illinois libraries belonging to CARLI  [Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois]."

System Wide Automated Network  [SWAN]

The Academy of American Poets
"The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry."

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Download complete works of classic American and English literature as well as Western philosophy from this online repository.  Alex lets you search not only for titles and authors, but also for words and phrases within the texts.  You can even download works in PDF, Palm Pilot, Rocket eBook, and other file formats.
" is a project of the Independent Media Institute  (,  a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism.  First launched in 1998, AlterNet's online magazine provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues. The AlterNet article databases include more than 7,000 stories from over 200 sources."

American Verse Project from the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative
"The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative  (HTI)  and the University of Michigan Press.  The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.  The full text of each volume of poetry is being converted into digital form and coded in Standard Generalized Mark-up Language (SGML)  using the TEI Guidelines, with various forms of access provided through the WWW."

Electronic Literature Directory
"The Electronic Literature Directory is a unique and valuable resource for readers and writers of digital texts. It provides an extensive database of listings for electronic works, their authors, and their publishers.  The descriptive entries cover poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction that makes significant use of electronic techniques or enhancements."
"The Directory provides easy access to one of the most exciting and fastest-growing bodies of cutting-edge literature.  Among the new forms of writing represented here are hypertexts and other interactive pieces, kinetic or animated poems, multimedia works, generated texts, and works that allow reader collaboration.  Directory users can also enjoy the enhancements that the new technology brings to traditional literature, such as streaming audio readings of poetry by masters ranging from e. e. cummings and Dylan Thomas to contemporary Pulitzer Prize winners."

Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies
Defines types of errors in logic in some detail with links to logic resources.

American Mathematical Society's Math on the Web Page
Links that connect to math-related Bibliographies, Journals, Books, Preprints, Servers, and other Mathematical sources.

Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
"The new DLMF  (Digital Library of Mathematical Functions)  will be an electronic publication on the World Wide Web.  It will make full use of advanced communications and computational resources to present not only static data but also, we hope, made-to-order dynamic information such as graphs, tables of numerical values, and symbolic transformations.  The authoritative status of the existing Handbook  [of Mathematical Functions],  and its orientation toward applications in science, statistics, engineering and computation, will be preserved."

Online Conversion
This site provides conversion to and from metric and English Measure. The categories include Angles, Distance, Length, Speed, Time and many others.

WolframFunctions Site
"Wolfram Research's Mathematical Functions site was created as a resource for the educational, mathematical, and scientific communities.  It contains the world's most encyclopedic collection of information about mathematical functions. The site also details the interrelationships between the special functions of mathematical physics and the elementary functions of mathematical analysis as well as the interrelationships between the functions in each group."

Academic Info
"AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with a plethora of online degrees, online courses and distance learning information from a selection of online accredited schools.  Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers)."
Free access to reference books  (dictionaries, an encyclopedia, Gray's Anatomy, and thesauri),  as well as works in fiction, non-fiction, and verse.

Digital Librarian
"Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web."  Sites arranged under subject headings.

" Public's Library--is home to one of the largest 'collections of collections' on the Internet. ibiblio is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies."  Located at UNC, Chapel Hill.

Infomine:  Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
"INFOMINE is intended for the introduction and use of Internet/Web resources of relevance to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level.  It is being offered as a comprehensive showcase, virtual library and reference tool containing highly useful Internet/Web resources including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, listservs, online library card catalogs, articles and directories of researchers, among many other types of information."
"INFOMINE is librarian built. Over 20 University of California, California State University, and other university and college librarians have contributed to building INFOMINE. We hope our service is of use to you and would appreciate any comments."

Internet Public Library
The IPL is a free resource on the web that contains references sources, access to magazine and newspaper articles, online text and web searching assistance.

O'Keefe Library at St. Ambrose University
A collection of librarian-reviewed sites that cover such topics as Current Events, and subject-related web sites.

"In ancient times, the Library of Alexandria was seen as a universal store of human knowledge.  As the Library grew in size, however, it became increasingly difficult to locate relevant material. The poet Callimachus solved the problem by compiling a catalogue called The Pinakes.  On a far smaller scale, these Web pages hope to provide a similar function for Internet resources, by linking to the major subject gateways."

Rutgers University Libraries Research Guides
This site contains links to resources in several categories including Arts & Humanities, Business, General Topics, Medicine, Science, Technology & Math, and Social Sciences & Law.

University of Waikato's  New Zealand Digital Library Project
Metasite that includes Reference Collections in Computer Science, Music, and Women' s Studies, among others.  The site also features UN and Humanitarian Collections as well as Demonstration Collections.

WWW Virtual Library
The WWW Virtual Library is a collection of electronic sources that are divided by subject area.  Within each subject area are more specific topics.

Electronic news site with internal search capability.

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
"FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.  We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.  As an anti-censorship organization, we expose important news stories that are neglected and defend working journalists when they are muzzled."

"News for nerds. Stuff that matters."

Wired News
News site that provides stories with electronic background or subject matter.

National Database of Nonprofit Organizations.  "Search GuideStar's database of more than 850,000 U. S. nonprofit organizations."

Open Source Software and Libraries Bibliography  (version 1.1)
"This bibliography has been compiled by Brenda Chawner, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, as part of her Ph.D. studies.  It includes announcements, journal articles, and web documents that are about open source software development in libraries.  It also includes articles that describe specific open source applications used in libraries, in particular dSpace, Koha, Greenstone, and MyLibrary."


Resources of Scholarly Societies:  Physics
"This is one of a set of subject pages created by compilers at the University of Waterloo Library to facilitate access to websites maintained by or for scholarly societies across the world. A set of guidelines is used in determining whether to include resources. Links to websites of scholarly societies in Physics are given below."

Compiled by Stephen Anderson, DeVry University, Tinley Park, IL.
For Biomedical Engineering Technology:
Biomedical Engineering Society
Clinical Engineers of Illinois Association

For Computer Information Systems, Game and Simulation Programming and Computer Engineering Technology:
Association for Computing Machinery
Association of IT Professionals
Independent Oracle Users Group
Information Systems Security Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

For Electronics Curricula:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Midwest Renewable Energy Association

For Game and Simulation Programming:
International Game Developers Association

For Network Systems Administration/Network and Communications Management:
Association for Computing Machinery
Cisco IP Telecommunications User Group
Information Systems Security Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

For Web Graphic Design/Multimedia Design & Development:
Adobe Users Group Chicago
American Institute of Graphic Arts
World Organization of Webmasters

Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco and Northwestern Washington
"Actualizing human potential is more than an educational and therapeutic challenge, it is an evolutionary obligation.  We enjoy the contributions of millions of people in previous generations who, through a necessary division of labor and the miracle of creative power, have improved the general quality of life.  Adapting to this current level of civilization for our own comfort, security, and benefit is not enough, we must continue the improvement by contributing something that is needed and valued by others, fulfilling a commitment to our own development and to the common good."

American Psychological Association
Searchable site contains information for psychologists, the public in general, and students.

The Personality Project
"The Personality Project is meant to be a cooperative endeavor for and by all of us interested in the study of personality.  This means that suggestions for links to other pages and corrections to the current pages are always welcome.  They will be added as time permits."


Searchable site that is divided into Almanacs, Atlases, Biographies, Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias. Can also search using subject areas.

Virtual Reference Shelf:  Resources Compiled by the Library of Congress
This site contains links to Web sites in various categories: Arts and Music, Current Events on the Web, Quotations, Statistics and other subject areas.  If the information you are seeking is not available through the Virtual Reference Shelf, you can submit a question in a specific subject area to a librarian at the Library of Congress by using the "Ask a Librarian" link at the bottom of the page.

Jainism:  Jain Principles, Tradition and Practices
This site contains links to resources in various categories: an Introduction, Vegetarianism & Ahimsa, Directories & Lists, Songs & Prayers, Jain Texts, Jain Pilgrimage, Jain Images, Jainism in the Eyes of Others and Regional Organizations.

Judaism and Jewish Resources

This gateway site contains links to Central Services, Mailing lists, The State of Israel, News and Media and many other categories of sources on Israel and Judaism.

" is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by US Government agencies, including research and development results."
"Sites selected from SciTechResources maintained by the National Technical Information Service."  This site is browsable using categories like Astronomy & Space, Computers & Communications and Math, Physics & Chemistry.  There is also a search box for keyword searching.

"Here's the best intelligent, informed science and technology coverage and analysis you can find on a daily basis, sourcing a huge range of great writers and excellent publications.  If you'd like to find out more about the fundamental issues of our times, check out what scientists, scholars and artists are debating about at Closer to Truth and its interactive HyperForum."

Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
"The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database provides access to articles, books, news reports, obituaries, motion picture reviews and other material about science fiction and fantasy. Some coverage of horror, gothic and utopian literature is included. Fiction, such as novels or short stories, is not indexed here.  Book reviews are not indexed."  Online access to over 55,000 items about SF, fantasy and horror.  Hosted by the Cushing Library at Texas A & M University.

SF Site:  The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy
The site is divided into departments: Awards, Interviews and Science Fact  (links to government sites  [NASA, etc.]  and other scientific institutions; e. g. Fermi Labs)  among others.  Their archives go back to June 1997 and have monthly installments of the materials added at that time.  A good place to start.

Time Travel Bibliography  
Site is searchable by Author, Locale, Magazine, Method, Plot, Series, Subject or Title. 

Search Engine Showdown

Search Engine Showdown provides Features of the Web Search Engines, Search Strategies, Reviews, and other useful information regarding search engines.

Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Watch provides updates on search engine changes, lists subject-specific search engines, and other useful information.

Tu Bibliotecario Electronico
This site provides links to Web tutorials, search engines, dictionaries, encyclopedias, translation services, indexes, news services, and government information. It also includes links to Spanish-language libraries, e-mail providers, and Web page hosting services.

Bureau of Labor Statistics  (BLS)
US Government site that provides information on the Economy at a Glance, Career Guides, Inflation and Spending, Employment Information, Salary Information, Worker Safety and Health, and Productivity as well as other tools.

This is a gateway to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies with links to statistics and statistical agencies.  The site also contains links to other statistical sites and general government locator sites as well as links to Federal statistical policy.

National Center for Educational Statistics
"NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations."

Statistical Assessment Service  (STATS)
"The Statistical Assessment Service  (STATS)  is a non-partisan, non-profit research organization in Washington, DC.  STATS is devoted to the accurate use of scientific and social research in public policy debate." 
"Survey-Net is the source for user demographics on the Internet.  We invite everyone to participate in our online surveys--the first of their kind where you can instantly see the compiled results!"
"The information accumulated online is available to everyone on the net.  You are free to republish/use any portion of our survey results as long as we are acknowledged.  The details of this are available in our information license <> page."
The site provides access to surveys in such areas as one relating to Content and Control, an Online Intellectual Property Survey and links to surveys in Business and Society and Entertainment. There are also Message Boards covering a variety of subjects.

United Nations Statistics Division
"The United Nations Statistics Division provides a wide range of statistical outputs and services for producers and users of statistics worldwide.  By increasing the global availability and use of official statistics, this work facilitates national and international policy formulation, implementation and monitoring."

US Bureau of Justice Statistics
Site provides access to various statistical categories regarding crime  (Crimes and Victims, Law Enforcement, Prosecution, among others).  Also provides links to Press Releases, Related Links, and other information.

IEEE 802.3  (Ethernet)  Information
This site provides extensive information about Ethernet  (IEEE 802.3)  local area network  (LAN)  technology.  This includes the original 10 Megabit per second  (Mbps)  system, 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet  (802.3u),  1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet  (802.3z/802.3ab),  and 10 Gigabit Ethernet  (802.3ae).

Last updated:  May 17, 2012

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