Welcome to the Storrs Library Gateway to the Internet. Click on any of the topics below and you will be brought to Web sites chosen by Library Staff for their usefulness in answering questions frequently asked at the Library. This list is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of all Internet sites on every subject.
- The Virtual Library: Museums
Online directory of museums worldwide. Links to exhibits in libraries. View the Magna Carta from the British Library, rare maps and other documents and artifacts.
- The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Smithsonian Institution Home Page
Directory of Manufacturers
Edgar-Online the Source for Today’s SEC Filings
Money and Investing Update – Wall Street Journal
The Motley Fool
New York Stock Exchange Home Page
Historical Quotes Search Engine
Closing stock quotes by date from January 2, 1985 to the present.
MANY OF THESE SITES OFFER ANCILLARY SERVICES SUCH AS RESUME PREPARATION, JOB FAIRS, EMPLOYER PROFILES.
- America’s Job Bank
Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor and state employment services
Easy to use access to employment opportunities
Listings from employers around the world
CareerPath Home Page
Sunday job listings from major U.S. newspapers plus smaller regional papers
Careers & Jobs ™
Hundreds of job listings and links to other sites jobs
FedWorld Federal Job Announcement Search
Job listings and links to other sites jobs, help with resumes and other job-related advice
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Bureau of Labor Statistics guide to training and education requirements, earnings, job prospects and working conditions for thousands of jobs and careers.
The Riley Guide
American Library Association Resources for Parents, Kids, & Teens
Child Safety on the Information Highway
Children’s Picture Book Database
Exploratorium Home Page
K-12 On the Internet
Kids Web – A World Wide Web Digital Library for Schoolkids
Research Paper Help
Get help doing your research paper
Rules for online safety
Sports Illustrated For Kids
SuperKids Educational Software Review
This Is Mega-Mathematics!
White House for Kids
COMPUTERS, THE INTERNET and DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
- Advice, tips, news, price comparisons on computers and other tech products
- Definitions and facts on the most current IT topics
- Search for tutorials by type or keyword
- CYBER SECURITY TIPS
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security information on cyber security
- LEARN FREE
- Free online tutorials to programs, e-mail, computers and more
- FIVE CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING WEB SITES
- Simple table describing what to watch for when evaluating web sites.
- GET NET WISE
- Learn how to have a safe online experience
- PC WORLD BUYING GUIDE
- Guide to buying computers, peripherals, PDAs, digital cameras and more
Agency for Health Care Policy & Research
Information on health plans, diseases and questions to ask the doctor
Better Business Bureau
User-friendly site with some full-text publications; dispute resolution services; complaints registration.
Consumer Information Center
Consumer Information Catalog online; registry of local consumer protection agencies
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Publications, press releases, recalls, links to other agencies
Consumer Project on Technology
Created by Ralph Nader
Finds the best reviews for consumer products, analyzes their picks and selects the best products. Site is organized by category.
Links to 5000+ sites; good starting point for consumer information
Edmund’s Cars, Vans, Trucks Buyer’s Guide
New and used vehicles; lots of other information in addition to prices
Opinions by individuals, not professional reviewers, rating products and services. Links to auctions and other sites selling reviewed products.
Information, some for a fee, on personal financial topics
Help in making personal finance decisions; access to the lowest loan rates
National Fraud Information Center
Focuses on telemarketing and online fraud
- The Education Atlas
- A guide to the best education sites on the Web, sorted by Education index, subject and lifestage.
Movies and Videos
- Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
Current Movie Reviews – New York Times
- Roger Ebert’s Movie Reviews
Entertainment Reviews For Parents
Movie Review Query Engine
Over 25,000 reviews of American and foreign films. Good search engine
Movie Reviews – WHYY film critic, Patrick Stoner
- Internet Movie Database
- Film Festivals.Com
- News, features, schedules and information on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
- Chester Theatre Company
- A small theatre with a commitment to uncommon summer fare.
- City Stage
- Springfield professional theater.
- Berkshire Theatre Festival
- Professional theatre, May – December in Stockbridge, MA
- Hartford Stage
- Shakespeare & Co
- Williamstown Theatre Festival
- Food Network
Search by keyword or by individual shows
Epicurious Home Page
Search more than 10,000 recipes and access the sites of Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines
- Food Thesaurus
- Cooking encyclopedia, including ingredients, equipment and techniques.
- Food ClipArt
More than 300 food-related images to use on flyers or web pages
- Annenberg Media Foreign Language Courses
Free video language courses for learning English, Spanish, French, and German
Learn French, German, Spanish and Italian. Limited resources for Welsh, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese
FSI Language Courses
Free online language learning courses for more than 25 languages. Developed by the Foreign Service Institute
- ESL Pod
Free English language learning podcast. Topics include dining, health, entertainment, travel, and more.
Adult Education ESL Teacher’s Guide
Guide for new ELL/ABE teachers.
Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site
Genealogy “How-To” Guide
U.S. Government Census Department genealogy page
Genealogy Home Page
Searchable database of 640 million names maintained by the Church of Latter Day Saints
Town of Longmeadow
Important town information, LHS alumni page, recycling schedule, assessments, and much more.
Welcome to the White House
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Food & Drug Agency
Internal Revenue Service
National Park Service
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
A government-wide web portal for students.
A note of caution: Search engines are not able to distinguish between bogus and legitimate health and medical sites. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate each Web site for accuracy, reliability and usefulness. Before doing health- related research on the Web, users might want to visit the following site:Evaluating Web Sites
Search Engines, Directories
- CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL WONDER on the WEB
Point of access to reports, guidelines and numeric public health data
Harvard Medical Web Home Page
Health Directory (Yahoo)
Gateway consumer health information web site from the U.S. government
MedicineNet Search Engine
Clinical Trials on the Web
Provides patients, family members, healthcare professionals easy access to information on clinical trials for many diseases and conditions. Trials are mostly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and are being offered at over 47,000 locations nationwide.
Medline Plus National Library of Medicine Consumer Portal
- Massachusetts Board of Medical Registration Physician Profiles
Diseases and Conditions
- Diseases and Conditions (Yahoo)
Merck Manual Online
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Agency for Health Care Policy & Research
Information on diseases and questions to ask the doctor.
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
- Healthy Minds is a public information website offering information about mental health, spotlighting mental health issues in minority communities and offering Let’s Talk Fact brochures for more information.
- American Cancer Society
Medicine and Drugs
U.S. Food & Drug Agency
Access to FDA Consumer, the agency’s monthly magazine
Information on the top 200 prescripton drugs
United States Pharmacopeia–Advice for the Patient
A guide to over 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications. Browse by first letter of the generic or brand name.
|A note of caution: Search engines are not able to distinguish between bogus and legitimate historical sources. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate each Web site for accuracy, reliability and usefulness. Before doing historical research on the Web, users might want to visit the following site: Evaluating Web Sites|
Ancient and medieval
The Perseus Project
A digital library of primary texts and translations, maps and pictures of art objects from the ancient world.
Ancient History Sourcebook
An excellent, well-indexed site designed for classroom use. Search the Sourcebook for materials, including primary texts, on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the Hellenistic world.
Good starting point for finding information on the Middle Ages. Many links to relevant sites.
- Modern History Sourcebook
The third sourcebook in the series developed by Fordham University. A gateway to primary texts, maps and other information about the modern world.
- Library of Congress Country Studies/Area Handbook Program
Studies of approximately 70 countries prepared by the Federal Research Division. Includes history, geography, society, government and demographics.
- Native Culture
- National Archives of the United States
Contains reproducible copies of historical documents and other resources for teachers and students.
- Library of Congress American Memory Project
Library of Congress
Search the catalog, view exhibits, visit the American Memory Project, download copyright information and forms.
Massachusetts Library and Information Service
Click here to search all Massachusetts public, academic and special library catalogs.
Boston Public Library
New York Public Library
Western Massachusetts Regional Library System
Music and CDs
- AMG All Music Guide
Mostly popular music. Search by type of music, artist, song, labels, albums.
- Classical Net
- Reviews and links to classical music web sites
- Free Sheet Music
- Free sheet music to download. Can be browsed by instrument or genre.
- Music Search
- Search for music, download MP3 files, find Karaoke songs.
- Springfield Symphony Orchestra
- Concert calandar and special events
- Tanglewood and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
- Schedules and ticket information
- Ultimate Band List
- Learn about independent and unsigned bands.
- Classical Music Resources
Developed and maintained by Duke University. An educational resource distinguished for links to nearly 2000 non-commercial sites.
- Online Newspapers listed by state
International online newspapers
- BBC News
Christian Science Monitor
Broad international coverage; back issues from 1980
- The Reminder
Acess to the Springfield Union News and Sunday Republican. Today’s edition news, features and obituaries.
6 days of back issues for news/sports; 1 year for reviews; updated constantly
- Valley Advocate
- Yellow Pages
- Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition
Bartlett, John. 1901. Familiar Quotations
Foreign Language, specialty and technical dictionaries
- Citation Machine
- An interactive Web tool to generate APA and MLA style citations
- Every Rule
- Rules for games, etiquette, sports and more
- Columbia Gazeteer
- Comprehensive and accurate encyclopedia of geographical places and features
- Searchable database of acronyms and abbreviations
- Area Codes for the United States, Canada and the Caribbean
- Codes listed numerically and alphabetically
- Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
- A brief guide to English grammar and punctuation
- A guide to citing electronic sources in various styles.
- Speciality dictionaries, thesauri, rhyming aides and phrase look-ups.
- Finding God in Cyberspace
An excellent starting point for research in religion. Many links to specific sites.
The largest independent and non-affiliated spiritual website. Articles, devotionals, sacred text searches and more
- Association of Religion Data Archives
- Provides free access to quality religious data
Texts and information about the Baha’i fellowships.
Database of Zen centers in the U.S. and abroad.
There are so many Web sites dedicated to Christian content that it would be difficult to include all of them here. Below are just a few that have been selected as most useful by Booklist.
Orthodox Christian Foundation
Texts and liturgy of the Greek Orthodox Church
Website for the Global Hindu Electronic Networks, a project of the Hindu Students Council.
Website developed and maintained by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Georgia.
Website maintained by the Digital Islamic Library Project (DILP), a registered Non Profit Organisation that operates through the collaborative effort of volunteers based in many countries around the world.
Created by the Jewish Internet Consortium. Links to organizations, libraries, museums, schools. FAQs about Judaism.
REVIEWS AND LITERARY CRITICISM
- Directory of Book Reviews on the Web
A comprehensive directory with links to book reviews organized by category
- The LitBlog Co-op
Links to many literary blogs
- New Pages Guide to Review Sources
Links to daily newspaper book reviews, college paper reviews and reviews in alternative press sources.
- Arts and Letters Daily
Maintained by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Links to reviews and articles on literary, philodophical and political topics.
- Features book lists by theme or genre, readers’ advisory and other materials of interest to readers.
- BookWire – The First Place to Look for Book Information
New York Times Book Reviews
Reviews from Sunday and weekday editions with backfiles to 1980. Complete free registration for access
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Complete works online, frequently asked questions, links to other Shakespeare resources on the web.
Simon & Schuster Homepage
Bestsellers, new releases, resources for reading groups, educators and librarians
- Random House
New books, reading guides and resources for readers
- Author, Iris Karas
Former Longmeadow resident publishes Organizing Elizabeth
Animal Image Collection
Good site for animal pictures
- All About Birds
- EELink Endangered Species
- US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Site
- Entomology Index of Internet Resources
- Insect related information on the Internet
Rainforest Action Network
The Galaxy Page (tours of solar system)
NASA Ames Space Science: Introduction (for high school and college students)
The Nine Planets
- Hubble Page
Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Full entries for over 130,000 terms, plus audio capacity. Listen to the pronunciation of medical and scientific terminology.
Librarians Index to the Internet
Sites selected and reviewed by librarians.
A list of resources from the Arts through Zoology selected by librarians at the University of California.
The most commonly used commercial subject directory on the Internet.
Basic Search Engines
The remarks associated with selected search engines are based on evaluations by Library Journal’s Webwatch
META Search Engines
- AARP WebPlace
- Greater Springfield Senior Services
- Five College Learning in Retirement
- Mass. Dept. of Public Health Division of Health Care Quality
- Check out nursing home and long-term care facilities throughout Massachusetts.
800 Age Info
- This site lists information on approximately 40,000 services and programs in Massachusetts for elders.
- Social Security Online
- Fodor’s on the Web
Reviews and recommendations for hotels, resorts, inns, vacations, travel packages, vacation packages, travel guides and lots more.
Universal Currency Converter
Access-Able Travel Source
- Information for travelers with special needs, a directory of TTY numbers, a list of accessible cruise ships, and travel suggestions.
- Pets on the Go
- Listings of pet-friendly hotels and other travel accomodations for pets.
- Traveler’s Health from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- U.S. Customs Service