Free online resources selected by our library staff.
Infoplease: A useful compilation of brief factual information on a wide range of topics.
Dictionaries and Thesauri
The Blonz Guide to Nutrition, Food Science and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : A wealth of public health and safety information. Also statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics.
MayoClinic.com: A consumer-oriented health resource from the world-famous medical institution.
Merck Manual Home Edition: Medical information written by experts specifically for the layperson.
National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINEplus: A comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date source for medical and health information.
New York City
Museum of the City of New York Collections :Is organized by collection (but is searchable across them). Digital objects include the indispensable photographs of Jacob Riis and Bernice Abott
New York City Department of Buildings :Enter an address to get some basic information about a building. The City of New York is still constructing this site and more information may be available in the future.
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation: Click on parks to get details on environmental,historical and artistic ( statues) and information about every city park. In addition, there are separate tabs for this department’s other responsibilities, including the annual tree census.
New York City Finance : Start with ACRIS to get the tax block and lot number for a building and then go to Property Records to see the assessed value and, if a property is taxable, and the taxes that have been charged and paid.
New York Public Library Digital Collection: Search New York + whatever topic you are interested in, and explore maps, more photographs, and prints of images of the city.
New York Historical Society Online Exhibition: A frequently updated collection of mini-history lessons ranging from the colonial period to the present and across a spectrum of topics: Includes contemporary performances that re-imagine how to present the past.
The Newest New Yorker : Every time the federal governments takes a census( every year ending in zero) New York City’s Department of Planning crunches the data to produce a report relevant to the city.
Old New York: An archive of mapping historical photographs of old NYC, hosted by New York Public Library. Click on any of the red dots on the map (map can be moved view the outer boroughs) and bring up an image of what used to be there.
Weissman Center for International Business,: a data aggregator hosted by Baruch College. It covers city demograpics
AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History:Primary documents for the study of American history spanning the fifteenth century to the twenty-first.
American Memory: An invaluable source for the study of American history. Includes all types of primary source material including prints, photographs, motion pictures and sound recordings.
American Psychological Association: An authoritative site for psychology resources.
National Institute of Mental Health: Information on a wide range of mental health research. Includes full-text articles.
The African American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
Economist Country Briefings: Profiles of sixty major countries.
The Library of Congress: Country Studies: Detailed book-length studies of many countries from around the world.
LGBT Studies: CUNY Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library Subject Guides: Find periodicals, journals, databases, archives, museums, libraries about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer topics.
National Archives and Records Administration: Documents on all aspects of American history.
The Sixties Project: Designed for undergraduates, this site links to a wide range of material about the 1960s.
Political Science Resources on the Web
WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
Amnesty International On-Line: The site of the world’s largest and most influential human rights organization.
Congress.org: A membership directory for both houses on Congress.
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet: Provides the full text of bills, laws, reports, the Congressional Record and more.
United States Code
World Factbook: Country profiles offering data on demographics, geography, government, economics, etc.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: An essential source of social and economic data.
FedStats: A gateway to government data on health, education, labor, crime etc.
United States Historical Census Data Browser : Census data from 1790 to 1970.
World Factbook: International statistics and country descriptions.
InfoNation: Country data on geography, economics, population and social indicators.
Arcade - New York Art Resources Consortium: Arcade is the online catalog for the New York Art Resources Consortium
Internet Public Library Reference Center: Provides links to almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference sources.
Librarian’s Index to the Internet: Another useful reference gateway.
Virtual Reference Shelf: Compiled by the Library of Congress, this is the online equivalent of a well-stocked library reference collection.
Bartleby.com: Offers a wealth of reference and other electronic texts.
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Collections. Access to high quality sites selected for their value to college level research.
Gateway to Art History
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art the Collection
Literary Resources on the Net: Links to information on authors, movements, e-texts, etc.
Project Gutenberg: Thousands of books in electronic format.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Episteme Links: Philosophy Resources on the Internet: Links to encyclopedia articles, biographical information, online texts and much more.
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Broadway Database
Voice of Dance: This site features news, columns, message boards, multimedia and much else for dancers and dance enthusiasts.
American Psychological Association
Biotech: Life Sciences Resources and Reference Tools
Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics: A comprehensive database for algebra, calculus, geometry and all other areas of mathematics.
The NASA Homepage: An invaluable site for anyone interested in space exploration and related areas such as astronomy and aerospace technology.
National Library for the Environment
Scirus: A comprehensive science-specific search engine.
S.O.S. MATHematics: Math help for undergraduates.
Asha.org : American Speech, Language and Hearing Association evidence maps which include a list of ailments common among speech-pathology patients and “best practices” for handling them. Hosted by the University of Iowa.
Speechbite.com: Speech Pathology Best Intervention and Therapy Evidence which, is a consortium led by University of Sydney, Australia. Hosted by the University at Iowa.
Hubmed: Medical publications, some full-text open access including, but not limited to speech pathology. Hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison.
JANE:Medical Publications searched by “comparing”; by entering authors, titles, journals, or keywords. Hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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