Category Archives: Web resources

National Security Archive

Image via Wikipedia An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the National Security Archive (http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/) collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It also serves as a repository of … Continue reading

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MLA Language Map

Image by Shawn Econo via Flickr The Modern Language Association has created a free internet tool for examining the linguistic diversity of the United States. The MLA Language Map consists of two components: the interactive Language Map, which geographically displays … Continue reading

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Recommended Websites for Education

American Educational Research Association http://www.aera.net/ Established in 1916 and concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results Education Commission of the States … Continue reading

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USA.gov

Image via Wikipedia USA.gov is the federal government’s main portal and it provides easy access to e-government services and resources. Easily find what you need using the A-Z and hierarchical agency lists, cross-agency search tool, or topical guides to federal … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Log

Image via Wikipedia The Lincoln Log http://www.thelincolnlog.org/view What exactly was Abraham Lincoln doing on June 11, 1850? As it turns out, he was writing a letter to one Nathaniel Hay, describing the details of a potential home-improvement project. If you’re … Continue reading

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Big Think

Big Think could be described as an intellectual version of YouTube.  It has hundreds of hours of video interviews with people who are acknowledged experts in their field.  Browse by area of expertise or by name.  You don’t have to … Continue reading

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USDA Census

USDA: The Census of Agriculture http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/ The United States Department of Agriculture has the results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture now available on its website. Unlike the ten-year census of all people, the census of agriculture occurs every five … Continue reading

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Africa Map

AfricaMap http://cga-3.hmdc.harvard.edu/africamap/ Spatial data analysis is an important tool for geographers, planners, sociologists, and others, and this well-designed site by the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University will be a real boon to anyone with an interest in Africa. … Continue reading

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Historical Sheet Music

Historic Sheet Music http://oregondigital.org/digcol/sheetmusic/ If you’re looking for compelling sheet music from decades gone by, this website from the University of Oregon Libraries is just the ticket. Initially created to showcase sheet music from the Oregon Music Collection, their digitization … Continue reading

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Translation Tools

Foreign languages librarian, Rebecca A. Martin, and  information delivery services librarian, Sarah McHone-Chase, at Northern Illinois University Libraries published a fantastic guide to accurate, free translation resources on the Web in the ACRL’s College & Research Libraries News.

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