Lee McGaan's Links To Information Resources - General Reference
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Last updated 9/12/2001
Other Scholarly Internet Sites
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections: http://lib-www.ucr.edu/Internet Scout Signpost: An easy way to find quality academic sites. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/scout/index.htmlMEL (Michigan Electronic Library): http://mel.lib.mi.us.AltaVista
Education Search http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/edu
This new page from AltaVista allows users to search for terms from within the
university and college sites in AltaVista. Searches here will focus on
material likely to be relevant to academic research since the sources will be
found at academic sites.
The Virtual Reference Desk A good place to find quick answers to questions, much like you would at the reference section of the library. Has links to information of the sort found in various dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, etc.
Academy for Educational Development A location for resources on a variety of educational projects on social issues including: adult literacy, disabilities, HIV, youth development, educational reforms, etc. Excellent links to other resources on similar topics (e.g. health, environmental education. International development, NGOs)
Advertising Law Information : An excellent location for a wide variety of information about legal issues effecting advertising and marketing including copyright, trademarks, libel, first amendment issues, unfair trade practices.
American Medical Association AMA position papers, patient information on illnesses and the Physician Select Service
American Civil Liberties Union excellent information and links to other sources on civil liberties issues, including: death penalty, gay rights, minority civil rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion/separation of church and state.
American Psychological Association Information on the APA plus brochures on psychological issues of concern to the public (sexual abuse, mind&body, APA's public policy positions on mental health, etc.and a link to PsychCrawler - an excellent search engine for psychological information on the net
Amistad Research Center Excellent source for information on African-American Culture and History
Annenberg Public Policy Center (U. of Pennsylvania): Research and policy papers on issues related to communication, mass media, public policy (e.g. political campaigns); plus links to the Annenberg School of Communication
Atlantic Magazine: This publication deals with significant public issues in substantial depth. Good overview material. Search back issues of Atlantic for articles and sources of information.
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper : This site has more links to more sources on more things than you can believe. I use it for my homework. CHECK IT OUT.
C/NET An excellent starting place for information on computers, cyberspace, games and software
Court TV Homepage Includes information on current and recent cases as well as references on legal issues and other services. A good starting point for general research on legal issues.
Cyberspace Cancer Clinic The best source I know of for information on all types of cancer, treatment options and locations, etc. Also access to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and other publications
Democratic National Committee Information about the party. Links to Democrats in office, material on Democratic views on policy issues.
Drug Policy Foundation A site which contains news, information, and discussion on reforming drug laws and policies. The DPF generally opposes highly punitive approaches to illegal drugs, preferring "harm reduction" strategies.
National Drug Reform Coordinating Network Lots of easy to access information but clearly opinionated. This group strongly opposes the war on drugs.
Electronic Newstand (Enews) Describes itself as "the ultimate magazine source." Leads you to magazines on virtually any topic.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Links to other useful resources for Gay and Lesbians and for those doing research on related topics.
Libertarian Party A link to the homepage of America's third largest political party. Background on the party. Overviews of the Libertarian philosophy and positions on issues.
National Collegiate Athletic Association Lists NCAA publications on a variety of topics. You can order these but not view them online.
National Press Club Makes available information for journalists covering national issues and carries transcripts of recent speeches by public figures given at NPC functions.
National Rifle Association A good place to find information and links with the anti-gun control point of view.
NORML Marijuana Laws Reform Organization. Contains a wide variety of information about uses of "hemp" and alternatives to current drug laws.
North Carolina State University Library(This is not a WEB site; it is Telnet access to the research triangle libraries which allows some very interesting searches of documents. Usable only on browsers with telnet applications -- not MC's system currently)
Reason Magazine A publication with a libertarian point of view. You can search this site for articles on a wide range of topics of public interest. Essays are usually lofaded with facts and figures used to make arguments.
Republican National Committee Information about the party, its positions on issues, campaign information and links to major Republicans
Tarlton Law Library University of Texas, Austin. One of the most accessible and user friendly law library resources on the net.
United Nations Links to information on the organization, its agencies and its programs.
US West "Yellowpages" An electronic version of your telephone book "yellowpages"
Virtual Newspaper Links to newspapers all over the world. Plus easy connections to the kinds of information and opinion found in newspapers.
Visual Semiotics Information If you know what the word semiotics means, this is a good place to find information on that discipline