These links are intended
to be a guide to useful information sites
the web. N.B.: I cannot be responsible for their content!
Table of Contents
How To Be A Successful Student
Student Resources Online
Online Research Resources
Reference Works Online
How To Be A Successful Student
Student Resources OnlineCollege Prep 101
Top Ten Bits of Advice from Dr. Korcz's Previous Students
Graduate School Survival Guide
Dr. Korcz's How To Survive Your First Philosophy Class
WritingStrunk's Elements of StyleLibrary Use
A+ Research and Writing
Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language
Library of Congress Call Number SystemReminders
Have trouble remembering when assignments are due? Send yourself reminders by email on any date in the future!
Some Online Research Resources
U-Wire - features news related to universities.
Peterson's - an online guide to universities, describing both graduate and undergraduate programs, advice on standardized exams, etc.
a. Online Foreign Language TranslationSearch Engines
Use Microsoft Translator to translate web pages into your preferred language!b. Statistics
Fedstats provides all sorts of statistics from the federal government.c. History
Bureau of Justice Statistics Home Page
The Census Bureau
National Opinion Research Center
Gallup Poll Home Page
PollingReport.com - summarizes numerous polls
Hyperhistory Online - an encyclopedia of history.
The History Guide
American Memory - from the Library of Congress
Public Agenda - discussions of current policy issues from multiple viewpointse. Psychology
Almanac of Policy Issues - distills lots of facts and figures
Social Psychology Network - 20,000+ links & detailed organization!
Psych Web - very useful site!
American Psychological Association - lots of info.!
f. MiscellaneousResearch Institute for the Humanities/HUMANUM - a very good collection of links, organized by topic (History, Religion, Literature, Fine Arts, Computers, Philosophy, etc.).
Med-Bio World - 28,000+ links to medical, bioscience, psychology, etc. journals and organizations.
TED - ideas.
Library of Congress
1. Meta-Search Engines
Dogpile - searches several major search engines. Results returned separately from each engine.
ixquick - allows searches in 18 languages!
2. Topic Search EnginesSearch Engine Guide - lists thousands of topic-specific search engines.
3. Scholarly Search Engines
BASE - Searches open access academic documents
4. General Search Engines
Google - Indexes Billions of web pages! Largest search engine on the web! (Sites are ranked acording to how many other pages link to them.)
Bing - new Microsoft thing.
Yahoo - (Sites are ranked by humans.)
Ask - formerly Ask Jeeves. He apparently died.
DuckDuckGo - one page results.
5. About Search EnginesReference Works OnlineFor ratings, information and lists of search engines, try Search Engine Watch.
a. Online DictionariesOne Look Dictionaries - check a definition from 18+ million words from 1,061 dictionaries.
b. Online Encyclopedias(1) Generalc. Online Almanacs and Maps
Encyclopedia.com - an encyclopedia on the web.
Free Reality Encyclopedia Page - allows you to search numerous online encyclopedias.
Wikipedia - anyone can add or modify articles! (Which is why you don't want to use it for serious research or writing college papers!)
Scholarpedia - wiki restricted to scholars.
(2) Subject Specific
(3) Links to Additional Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Psychology - 1,700+ links to websites devoted to psychology.
The Encyclopedia of Life - soon to have everything known about every species on the planet.
Internet Mental Health Encyclopedia
WebMD - lots of information on diseases.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian - FAQs from the Smithsonian Institution, devoted mostly to the physical sciences.
Webopedia - online dictionary of internet and computer terms.
Artcyclopedia - articles on 9,000+ artists, over 160,000 links.
PRIME Mathematics Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Astronautica - astronauts, space vehicles, etc.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopedias on the Web
Information Please - an online almanac.
Atlapedia.com - online atlas and facts about countries
CountryReports.org - facts about countries, and they even have national anthems you can hear online!
d. Biographical InformationOnline News MagazinesS9 Biographical Dictionary - Wiki.e. Mythology/Religion
Biography.com - information on 7,000 people
Chamber's Biographical Dictionary on-line - 17,000+ entries
Encyclopedia Mythica - huge array of articles on mythologies from numerous cultures.
Encyclopedia Mystica - information on the occult.
The Catholic Encyclopedia
Greek Mythology Link
f. Weights and MeasuresOnlineConversion.com converts scores of types of measurement (metric, kitchen, ancient, etc., etc.) for you online!g. Quotations
Creative Quotations - 50,000+ quotations with sources.
Quoteland.com - organized by topic
Aphorisms Galore - lives up to its title!Guinness Book of World Records
Virtual Reference Desk - news, magazines, etc. online.
i-Tools - search a wide variety of reference works.
Detailed information about all 50 states.
Martindale's Reference Desk - information on a huge variety of subjects, thoroughly organized!
Libraryspot.com - a virtual library, complete with reference desk!
Search for Articles Free OnlineMagportal.com - allow you to search or browse articles available from over 100 mainstream magazines (Forbes, Time, U.S. News, Scientific American, SPIN, etc.) with free articles online.
OIAster - free access to scholarly articles.
High Wire Press - 2.4 million plus free full-text science articles
Links To Links
Directory of Open Access Journals - devoted to scholarly journals - 10,000+ journals.
Old MagazinesInternet Library of Early Journals - texts of 17th and 18th century magazines.
Harper's Weekly - Civil War era issues online.
BBC News - British news organization
PBS Online Newshour
New York Times
The Washington Post
The Times of London
The Guardian (UK)
The 250 best online newspapers around the world.
Columnists - links opinion columns and letters to the editor - searchable!The Advocate (Baton Rouge)
The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette)
The Daily Iberian (New Iberia)
The Independent (Acadiana)
The Times of Acadiana
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)Wall Street JournalFake News Detection
Redherring.com - focuses on business technology.
Federation of American Scientists
NATO NewsParanormal & Weird
War is Boring
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (formerly CSICOP)Science
James Randi Educational Foundation
Skeptical Information Links
The Why Files - explains the science behind the headlines.
EurekAlert - reports news from professional journals
Science and Technology News NetworkNASA homepageSportsESPNTV
University NewsU-Wire - features news related to universities.U. S. Government
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Congress.gov - Congressional legislative info. from the Library of Congress.Intellicast - satellite maps, etc., for world weather.
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Questia Online - huge online library! 83,000+ books! 10 million+ articles!
The Internet Archive - 12,000,000+ books!
Harvard's Open Collections Program
The Bartlby Project - a large selection of classic books, plus poems and quotations!
The English Server - 35,211+ works online!
Project Gutenberg - 54,000+ texts online.
The Online Books Page - 2 million+ books online!
The Free Library - 28 million+ articles and books
Internet Classics Archive - 441 works of classical literature provided by MIT.
Perseus Digital Library
Bibliomania - 2000+ searchable fiction and non-fiction texts, includes study guides.
Readprint.com - thousands of word searchable books, mostly fiction.