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Subject Guide to the Web Search for credible web sites in your subject area. This list is not comprehensive, and the sites are not managed by the Library.

Academic Success
Allied Health and Human Services
Arkansas
Art, Music, and Film
Business
Careers and Jobs
Consumer Information
Culinary
Ebooks
Education
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
General Indexes and Directories

History
Information Technology
Law
Literature and Composition
Natural Science and Mathematics
Photography
Political Science
Professional Development
Religion and Philosophy
Sociology and Anthropology
Speech Communication
Technical and Industrial


Academic Success

Barriers to Effective Listening - This site from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center reviews the seven common barriers to effective listening and offers suggestions for overcoming these barriers. The lesson has an optional audio track.

Learning Styles - Middle Tennessee State University provides a quick test to help you decide how you process information along with study tips and information about the left brain-right brain theory of learning styles.

Memory - Ohio University's Academic Advancement Center's memory pretest and tips for improvement.

Note Taking - Jon O'Dell's (Richland Community College) simple one-page system to improve note-taking skills.

Real-Life Arkansas - The Department of Workforce Services provides this interactive financial planning website with a lifestyle budget calculator for students and job seekers.

Study Skills Self-Help Information - This site, sponsored by Virginia Tech's Cook Counseling Center, discusses aspects of study skills improvement and has some interactive sections.

Time Management - Ohio University's Academic Advancement Center presents an interactive way to test your time management skills and offers suggestions for improvement.

VARK - A guide to learning styles.

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Allied Health and Human Services

American Hospital Association Hospital Finder

American Medical Association DoctorFinder

American Nurses Association

Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Arkansas State Medical Board - Includes links to Respiratory Therapy Licensure.

American Association for Respiratory Care - From the American Association for Respiratory Care.

American Dental Hygienists' Association - From the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education - Includes B.A.M.M.M. and Story of the Month; sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services.

FDA Consumer Health Information - Provides up-to-date health information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Household Products Database 

McGill University Virtual Stethoscope - Multimedia tutorial featuring a virtual stethoscope (Real Player needed) to assess both respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

MedlinePlus - Consumer health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Institutes of Health - United States Department of Health and Human Services.

PubMed Central - PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Teacher - Scholastic site with online activities, teaching strategies, lesson plans, and tools for Pre-K through 12.

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Arkansas

Arkansas Databases - Public records provided by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, links include state employee salaries, crime reports/statistics, sex offender listings, court records, school profiles, and various government and educational documents.

Arkansas Times Government Employee Data - Salary information for government employees of Little Rock, Pulaski County, and Fayetteville.

Butler Center Digital Collections - Oral history interviews and lectures about Arkansas history.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture - This is an authoritative source on Arkansas history, geography and culture and includes articles, photographs, maps, videos, and audio files.

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Art, Music, and Film

A Passion for Jazz - A Passion for Jazz! gives jazz related information ranging from historical milestones to etymologies. It also provides an in-depth section on jazz chords and scales.

American Film Institute

Billboard.com - Billboard.com, the web version of Billboard magazine provides music news, music samples, and tens of thousands of original album reviews.

Essentials of Music - This Sony Classical Music and W.W. Norton & Company classical music resource provides an authoritative overview of classical music eras from the Middle Ages through the present with composer biographies and listening excerpts from a wide range of classical music artists.

Librarians Internet Index: Art - This art resource is made up of librarian-selected websites. It is a helpful go-to resource with links to all types of art and artwork.

MENC: National Association for Music Education - Resources for music educators from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Metacritic - Reviews for film, video/dvd/books, music, television, and games.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Browse through images of more than 130,000 artworks from the Metropolitan's permanent collection, or search for information on a specific work.

Mutopia - Free sheet music to download, print out, perform, and distribute.

National Gallery of Art - Search the National Gallery of Art's Collection Database to find detailed information and images on thousands of works of fine art.

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Business

Background Notes - Information on the land, people, history, government, political conditions and foreign relations of independent nations from the U.S. Department of State.

Hoover's Online - Hoover's Online provides information on tens of thousands of the largest and fastest growing public and private corporations in the United States. It includes data on net income, net income growth, assets, research and development expenses, and more. Hoover's Online is a good starting point for business research at the company level.

ThomasNet - Comprehensive resource for industrial information, products and services; sponsored by Thomas Register.

World Fact Book - A guide to country profiles with maps, flags, people, government, economy, and military information sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Arkansas Small Business Development Center

U.S. Small Business Administration

Business.gov

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Careers and Jobs

Arkansas Government Jobs - Employment with the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas JobLink - From the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Career InfoNet - America's Career InfoNet is a resource for making informed career decisions to support a demand-driven workforce investment system.

Environmentalcareer.com - The Environmental, Health and Safety profession also has a great resource for job hunters in this profession.

Indeed - Major worldwide job search site with job and resume postings.

Monster.com - Monster.com is one of the largest job search web sites. In addition to searching for jobs and a free resume posting service, Monster.com provides career advice and job profiles.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

USAJOBS - USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States federal government.

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Consumer Information

E-how - Easy-to-understand directions for how to do a wide variety of things.

FDA Consumer Health Information - Provides up-to-date health information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Recalls.gov - Search for product recall information in this comprehensive government database.

WebMD - Reference resources for all health-related subjects.

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Culinary

Key Ingredients: America by Food - Web version of a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that examines the influences of region and ethnic cuisine on American dishes. The site provides historical information on American foods from the year 1500 to the present, which can be examined by time period and region.

Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage - Discusses the development of American cuisine and the history of American culinary culture, includes images from the culinary collections of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division at Cornell University Library.

Spices Exotic Flavors & Medicines - This database is sponsored by UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. It provides scanned images of spices and includes the chemical makeup, medicinal properties, flavor, and history of the spice.

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E-books

Bartleby - Free access to literature, poetry, and reference works

Feedbooks - Thousands of public domain books categorized by genre, downloadable to mobile devices and e-readers

ManyBooks - over 29,000 titles available in downloadable formats for your cmputer, e-reader, or mobile device

Munseys - Free pulp, classics, and hard to find books

OpenLibrary - Catalog of e-book titles, offering free e-book downloads

Project Gutenberg - Free e-books to download to your PC, e-reader, or other mobile device.

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Education

American Federation of Teachers

Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas DHHS, Division of Child Care & Early Childhood Education

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Education Resources Information Center - Provides free access to bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

National Center for Education Statistics - Statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Education. It provides reports, data, and analyses on the condition of American education.

National Education Association

Open Access Journals in the Field of Education - American Educational Research Assoc. Special Interest Group.

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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Bartleby - Internet publisher of a wide range of free access reference books, verse, fiction, and non fiction.  

Infoplease.com - Infoplease.com includes the Information Please Almanacs, over 30,000 biographies of world figures, as well as its own encyclopedia and dictionary.

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General Indexes and Directories

RefDesk.com - Provides a searchable directory of links to high-quality web resources.

Librarians' Internet Index - Publicly funded website and newsletter which features high-quality websites.

Virtual Reference Shelf - This highly useful collection of web resources compiled by the Library of Congress covers everything from abbreviations to statistics.

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History

Arkansas History Commission

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Documenting the American South - The University of North Carolina's Documenting the American South provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files important to understanding southern history, literature and culture.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture - This is an authoritative source on Arkansas history, geography and culture and includes articles, photographs, maps, videos, and audio files.

Eternal Egypt - Egyptian Center for the Documentation of Cultural and National Heritage.

In the First Person - In the First Person provides an in-depth index of first-person content, including letters, diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies, and other personal narratives.

Life Magazine Photo Archive - Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750's to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

Presidential Timeline - Provides a single point of access for the digital collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries.

Making of America - Primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Subject areas include education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

Women Working, 1870 - 1930 - Explores women's roles in the U.S. economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Includes books, photographic images and manuscript pages from the Harvard University Library collections.

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Information Technology

Association of Information Technology Professionals

TechRepublic's ITPapers - The Web's largest collection of free technical IT white papers, webcasts, and case studies.

TechWeb - Provides Information Technology industry news, reviews, and reports.

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Law

American Association for Paralegal Education

Arkansas Judiciary - This Arkansas based resource explains how the state of Arkansas's judiciary system works and where to access legal information relevant to the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas Legal Index- An index of legal documents including the UALR Law Journal (PTC has 1984-2007), Arkansas Law Review (PTC has 1985-2007), and Arkansas Law Notes (PTC has 1985-2006). (Link provided with permission of the UALR - Pulaski County Law Library.)

Federal Judicial Center This resource explains how the federal judicial court system works and how it fits into the U.S. system of government.

FindLaw.com - FindLaw is an award winning legal information and research website.

National Association of Paralegal Assistants

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Literature and Composition

Internet Public Library : Literary Criticism - The University of Michigan's links to criticism and biography for authors of many nationalities and time periods.

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature - Primary and secondary sources for Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century, and Restoration English literature.

Modern American Poetry: The Poets - An online companion to the Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry with 161 authors' pages that include biography, criticism, and links.

Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Purdue University's award-winning site takes you through all the steps necessary to write a good research paper.

Wired for Books - Author interviews from Don Swaim's long-running CBS Radio show, Book Beat.

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Natural Science and Mathematics

Encyclopedia of Earth - This online encyclopedia emphasizes topics in the biology, geology, and climate of the Earth. Articles are written by scholars and organizations who are experts in the given field. Helpful illustrations, graphs and photos accompany most articles.

Encyclopedia of Life - An encyclopedia that attempts to document all species of life on Earth.

Eric Weisstein's World of Science - This comprehensive math and science encyclopedia includes entries on astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, as well as many in depth scientific biographies.

FDA Consumer Health Information - Provides up-to-date health information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Free Full Text - Open access journals from Scientific Reference Resources.

Household Products Database 

Math World

National Academies Press - Free PDF versions of books published by the NAP, including materials from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.

National Atlas - United States Department of the Interior.

Public Library of Science - Peer-reviewed journals in biology and medical research.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Photography

American Museum of Photography - Browse the collections and special exhibits and learn about early photographic processes. The photographs are selected from five thousand individual images, from the earliest daguerreotype portraits to the work of Ansel Adams.

Life Magazine Photo Archive - Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750's to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google. 

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Political Science

Arkansas.gov - This is the official website for the state of Arkansas.

CQ Politics - News site with analysis and tools that allow you to track political campaigns. 

Firstgov - This is the U.S. government's official web portal. It provides access to nearly all federal government information.

LexisNexis - Free access to U.S. politics and world news.

Thomas - Legislative information from The Library of Congress.

The World Factbook - A guide to country profiles with maps, flags, people, government, economy, and military information sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Professional Development

American Association of Community Colleges

Arkansas Association for Developmental Education

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

The Higher Learning Commission - Institutional accreditor for Arkansas and other states in the region: a commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Religion and Philosophy

Virtual Religion Index

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Sociology and Anthropology

American FactFinder - American FactFinder is the U.S. Census Bureau's online source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information.

Anthropology Resources on the Internet - Sponsored by the American Anthropological Association, this is a list includes archaeology, ethnography, and biological anthropology sites.

Anthropology Tutorials - From the Behavioral Science Department of Palomar College (CA), these tutorials are arranged by topic and include flash cards.

WWW Virtual Library: Sociology - McMaster University (Canada) provides links to online resources for theorists, theories, journals, research centers, and archives in the field.

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Speech Communication

American Rhetoric - A collection of public speeches including sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, movie monologues, and other recorded media events.

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Technical and Industrial

American Welding Society - American Welding Society

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

How Products Are Made

I-CAR - Collision repair industry training and news.

National Auto Body Council - National Auto Body Council.

National Association of Manufacturers - National Association of Manufacturers.

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence - Automotive certification organization.

ThomasNet - Comprehensive resource for industrial information, products and services; sponsored by Thomas Register.

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