Useful Web Sites

Alzheimer's Foundation of America - newsletter AFA e-Newsletter

American Memory - the Library of Congress historical digital collection. 

Bartleby.com - Great Books Online is a collection of free ebooks and includes fiction, non-fiction, reference and verse.

Cherry mine disaster, Report on (1910) issued by The State Board of Commisioners of Labor; State of Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics.
        Table of Contents of the above report. Full report is 96 pages.

Chronicling America - Search and view pages from American newspapers from1880 - 1922. 

Cyber Bullying  - a free collection of e-books from ebrary plus additional reports and documents to help better understand, prevent and take action against this growing concern.

Drug information websites:
National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus

Global Gateway:  World Culture & Resources  (from the Library of Congress)

Google Books

 History sites with primary documents:
AMDOCS: Documents for the study of American history
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale Law School)
Internet Modern History Sourcebook:  Colonial Latin America
Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History

Illinois Digital Archives - the Illinois State Library working with libraries, museums, and historical societies in Illinois provides this collection of materials related to Illinois history.

Internet Archive  - a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

Internet Archive for CARLI digitized resources.

Internet Public Library  - see link to ipl2 below.

ipl2 - a merger of Librarians' Internet Index and Internet Public Library.  Of special interest may be the "Literary Criticisms" page which can be found after clicking on the "Special Collections" link.

 Librarians' Internet Index - see link to ipl2 above.

Making of America - a digital library of primary sources in American social history

Maps -  from the University of Texas at Austin collection.  Includes historical and thematic maps.

NationMaster - a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. It is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.

Nursing Sites:
AHRQ www.ahrq.gov
National Guidelines Clearinghouse www.guideline.gov

PubMed www.nlm.nih.gov

Project Gutenberg - the first and largest single collection of free electronic books with currently over 20,000 ebooks available.

Shmoop - literature, U.S. history, and poetry information written primarily by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities, like Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale.

StateMaster - a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on U.S. states using various primary sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the F.B.I., and the National Center for Educational Statistics.  It uses visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots to provide the data.

Virtual Reference -  Selected web resources compiled by the Library of Congress.