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.
ART MUSEUMS

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 Louvre
The Smithsonian Institution Home Page
Springfield Museums

BUSINESS/ FINANCE

Directory of Manufacturers
Edgar-Online the Source for Today’s SEC Filings
Hoover’s Online!
Money and Investing Update – Wall Street Journal
Money Online
The Motley Fool
New York Stock Exchange Home Page
Thomas’ Register
Historical Quotes Search Engine
Closing stock quotes by date from January 2, 1985 to the present.

CAREERS/ JOBS
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
Boldface Jobs
Easy to use access to employment opportunities
CareerMosaic
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
Monster.com
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

CHILDREN

Storrs Library Discovery Room Picks

American Library Association Resources for Parents, Kids, & Teens
Child Safety on the Information Highway
Children’s Picture Book Database
CyberKids Home
CyberKids/Cyberteens Launchpad
Cyber-Seuss
Exploratorium Home Page
Family.Com: Contents
K-12 On the Internet
Kids Web – A World Wide Web Digital Library for Schoolkids
Research Paper Help
Get help doing your research paper
SafeKids.com
Rules for online safety
Scholastic Place
Sports Illustrated For Kids
SuperKids Educational Software Review
This Is Mega-Mathematics!
White House for Kids

COMPUTERS, THE INTERNET and DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

CNET.COM
Advice, tips, news, price comparisons on computers and other tech products
WhatIs
Definitions and facts on the most current IT topics
TUTORIALSFIND
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

CONSUMER INFORMATION

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
ConsumerSearch
Finds the best reviews for consumer products, analyzes their picks and selects the best products. Site is organized by category.
Consumer World
Links to 5000+ sites; good starting point for consumer information
Consumers International
Edmund’s Cars, Vans, Trucks Buyer’s Guide
New and used vehicles; lots of other information in addition to prices
Epinions
Opinions by individuals, not professional reviewers, rating products and services. Links to auctions and other sites selling reviewed products.
Experian Expo
Information, some for a fee, on personal financial topics
Finance Center
Help in making personal finance decisions; access to the lowest loan rates
National Fraud Information Center
Focuses on telemarketing and online fraud

EDUCATION

College

College and University Rankings
Campus Tours
College Board Online
Common Application
Federal Student Aid
Access America for Students
Educational Testing Service Network
The CollegeAnswer

K-12

The Education Atlas
A guide to the best education sites on the Web, sorted by Education index, subject and lifestage.
Homeschooling
National Home Education Network
Home Education Magazine
Special Education
National Center for Learning Disabilities–NCLD

 

ENTERTAINMENT

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
Parent-directed reviews
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
Radio
Welcome to NPR
WFCR Five College Radio
WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Television

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Discovery Channel Online
TV Guide
PBS online
Zap2it.com
Trivia, episodes, schedules, Emmy Award archive, and links to Television Shows.
Theater
Playbill
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

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

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Annenberg Media Foreign Language Courses
Free video language courses for learning English, Spanish, French, and German
BBC Languages
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
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.

GENEALOGY

Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site
Genealogy “How-To” Guide
Genealogy
U.S. Government Census Department genealogy page
Genealogy Home Page
Family Search
Searchable database of 640 million names maintained by the Church of Latter Day Saints

GOVERNMENT

Local

Town of Longmeadow
Important town information, LHS alumni page, recycling schedule, assessments, and much more.

State

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Fifty States
Nice summary of important facts of the fifty states.

Counties

Massachusetts Counties Quick Facts

Federal

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
U.S. Census
U.S. Treasury

International
International Governments – Directory (Yahoo)
Country Studies / Area Handbooks

Other

students.gov
A government-wide web portal for students.

HEALTH, MEDICINE

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)
Healthfinder
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.
MayoClinic.com
Medmatrix
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

Fitness

Body mass calculator

Medicine and Drugs

U.S. Food & Drug Agency
Access to FDA Consumer, the agency’s monthly magazine
RxList
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.

HISTORY

 

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.
Medieval Sourcebook
Good starting point for finding information on the Middle Ages. Many links to relevant sites.

Modern

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

Primary Sources

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

LAW, LAWYERS

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries on the Web
Lawyer look up by name or city
FindLaw
Supreme Court Decisions Search (1937-present)
Cornell Law Library Legal Encyclopedia
Massachusetts General Laws

LIBRARIES

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

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.

NEWS

Online Newspapers listed by state
International online newspapers
BBC News
Christian Science Monitor
Broad international coverage; back issues from 1980
The Reminder
CNN Interactive
Mass Live
Acess to the Springfield Union News and Sunday Republican. Today’s edition news, features and obituaries.
USA Today
6 days of back issues for news/sports; 1 year for reviews; updated constantly
Valley Advocate

PARENTING

American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Corner
Quick access to reliable information on children’s safety and care.
National Child Care Information Center
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

PHONE BOOKS

Yellow Pages
Big Yellow
Search by category or by name and state of business.
Bigbook
GTE Super Pages
AT&T Toll Free Directory
Internet 800 Directory
Residential
Switchboard
Telephone Directories on the Web
International, annotated directory. Gateway to available international directories on the Web.

REFERENCE WORKS

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
Acronyma
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
ONLINE!
A guide to citing electronic sources in various styles.
YourDictionary.com
Speciality dictionaries, thesauri, rhyming aides and phrase look-ups.

RELIGION

Gateway sites

Finding God in Cyberspace
An excellent starting point for research in religion. Many links to specific sites.
BeliefNet
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

Specific Religions

Baha’i
Texts and information about the Baha’i fellowships.

Zen Buddhism
Database of Zen centers in the U.S. and abroad.

Christianity
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.
Catholic Online
Orthodox Christian Foundation
Texts and liturgy of the Greek Orthodox Church


Hindu Universe
Website for the Global Hindu Electronic Networks, a project of the Hindu Students Council.


Islam
Website developed and maintained by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Georgia.
Al-Islam.org
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.

Judaism
Shamash
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.
Overbooked
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

SCIENCE

Animals
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

Chemistry
ChemCenter Home Page
Periodic Table

Environment
Rainforest Action Network

Space
The Galaxy Page (tours of solar system)
NASA Ames Space Science: Introduction (for high school and college students)
The Nine Planets
Hubble Page

Other
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.

SEARCH ENGINES

Subject Directories

Librarians Index to the Internet
Sites selected and reviewed by librarians.
Infomine
A list of resources from the Arts through Zoology selected by librarians at the University of California.
Yahoo!
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

About
Alta Vista
Ask
Cuil
Go.com Search
Google
Lycos Internet Directory
Search Bug
Use for locating information on organizations

META Search Engines

Dogpile
WebCrawler Search

 

SENIOR CITIZENS

AARP WebPlace
Elderhostel
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.
Medicare
Social Security Online

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Economics

Economics – Directory (Yahoo)

Geography

Geography – Directory (Yahoo)
Regions (Yahoo)

Sociology

Sociology – Directory (Yahoo)

SPORTS

ESPNET SportsZone
GolfWeb
SportsLine USA

TRAVEL

Fodor’s on the Web
Lonely Planet
Rough Guides
Travelocity
Concierge.com
Orbitz
TripAdvisor.com
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

WEATHER

National Weather Service
The Weather Channel
The Weather Underground
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