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Seeing through the 'invisible' Web
This site offers links and info on ways of finding more elusive information.  You may find this to be helpful.  Some of the links are to sites which would be very useful in a classroom or in doing research.

AltaVista - World / Translate
This has go to be one of the most interesting sites I've yet to come across!!! This site will translate what you write into a myriad of languages.  You can also give it a link to a web page and it will translate it for you!!  What a valuable resource!!!

LyricSearch.com -- Search Engine for Lyrics
You don't have to press your ear against that speaker to figure out the words of a favorite song. Just type in a keyword.

ThinkQuest Library of Entries
Experience the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci through visiting this excellent, thought-provoking, and visually appealing site. The authors share an interesting theory about the origin of Mona Lisa's smile, and visitors can experience this possibility through the magic of morphing computer graphics

Welcome to the William Blake Archive
The University of Virginia offers us an online glimpse into the world of poet William Blake.

Welcome to Mutopia
Welcome to Mutopia... a place where music is free for everyone! Download it, print it out, and share it with your friends.Mutopia is similar in spirit to Project Gutenburg - but consists of a growing collection of free sheet music.

Welcome to Dime Novels
Take a ride on this online time machine to that long-gone era of "dime novels."

IUMA: Discover unsigned artists, independent bands, local talent - new free mp3 music files, mp3 downloads, mp3 tracks, mp3
Revisit a site that justifiably describes itself as the "granddaddy" of music Web sites.

The On-Line Books Page
A huge directory of titles available for free online. More than 12,000 listings, along with book-related news and features.

Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
You can read the 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare for free online.

The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990
A variety of items documenting the life of the extraordinary composer, performer, teacher, writer, and conductor

Poems that Go
Artists and writers join together to probe the Web's creative potential at Poems That Go.

America at Work / America at Leisure, 1894-1915
Vintage motion pictures accord us a glimpse of work, school and leisure activities in the U.S. around the turn of the last century

Electronic Literature Directory
The Electronic Literature Directory provides a hugely satisfying collection of links to electronic works, authors and publishers

National Gallery of Art NGAkids splash page
You're invited to join Lizzie & Gordon as they pay an online visit to the famed Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art.

DoubleTake Magazine

DoubleTake magazine aims to connect readers to important social issues through compelling photos, poetry and prose

Daily Grammar
Many sites offer a new word each day. This one offers a grammar lesson five days of the week and a quiz on the sixth

Noesis: Philosophical Research On-line
Next time you want to find answers to some of life's great questions try this philosophy search engine.

RCFP: Sample FOI Letter

Filing a Freedom of Information Act request for data from a government agency is a breeze with this FOIA letter generator

The Hydra
Witness how the Web opens literary doors with a visit to The Hydra, produced by patients at a military hospital during WWI

Exhibits Collection -- Amusement Park Physics
Before you head off to an amusement park, learn something about the forces behind the fun. Even design your own roller coaster.

FREE -- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Home Page
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes hundreds of Net-based education resources easier to find.

Hardin MD : The Medical Information Hub
This site asks: Are you exasperated with general link lists like Yahoo! that only touch the surface of online health information?

InSITE Main Page

At Cornell Law Library, librarians evaluate potentially useful sites and select what they feel are the most valuable among them.

Apple Seeds Homepage for Inspirational Quotations, Motivation & Hope
Apple Seeds offers quotations and short stories that are intended to promote positive attitudes and develop human dignity.

WWW Virtual Library
A vast and nicely organized list of references. From aboriginal studies to zoos, and everything in between.

NeoFlora - The World's Largest Plant Database!

GoodThings: Your guide to good.

The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It
At Constitutionfacts.com you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation

FirstGov, the official site for U.S. Government information, services, transactions, and forms

Library of Congress Home Page

Congressional E-Mail -- C-SPAN
Ever have that feeling that members of Congress are somewhat out of touch? Get them back in touch with this feature.

History and Politics Out Loud: a searchable archive of politically significant audio materials
Relive significant events of the past or at least, the audio parts. A searchable archive of important recordings.

dMarie Time Capsule

Your Personal History: Create a time capsule for yourself that includes top news, songs and product prices for a particular date.

EyeWitness - history through the eyes of those who lived it
EyeWitness strives to illuminate the past through personal narratives and other first-hand sources.

The 1900 House - Home
Return to Yesterday: Take a virtual journey through time from today to the Victorian Era and see how a family lived a century ago.

National Archives Online Exhibit Hall
America's Exhibit Hall: All you need is a Web-connected computer to gain access to some of the great treasures of America's history.
Great for document based questions!!!

American Photography: A Century of images

Perhaps the best way to view our century is through the lens of a great photographer.

Conversations with History

Men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work at this Conversations with History site.

Spy Letters of the American Revolution -- From the Collections of the Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Spy Letters of the American Revolution presents actual documents reproduced in digital form, along with transcriptions.

The Mariners' Museum

Study the "Art of the Tattoo." Journey back to the Royal Navy of Nelson's time. Or click on photos of maritime people

Merriam-Webster OnLine
Now you can hear the pronunciations of words in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary a free service

Learn2 Home
Things they probably didn't teach you in school things like curing hiccups, making a kite and improvising a diaper.

Good Quotations by Famous people

Opt-Out | Get Off the Lists!
Are you tired of getting all that e-mail spam? This site shows you how to opt out of all that junk.

Information via the Web keeps expanding. For example: the digital growth of biography.com's extensive database

Center for Defense Information - Terrorism, Military, and Security Policy Research Organization
Are we prepared for chemical/biological attacks? Find insights from some of the most distinguished experts.

50 States Online
This site examines how state legislators weigh their public duties against their private economic interests.

Do It Yourself Congressional Investigation
From congressional actions on health care to gun control. Get the issues, follow the money, track the votes

Project Vote Smart
Billed as a cradle-to-grave research tool for those who want to keep tabs on the performance of our elected federal officials

League of Women Voters
This League of Women Voters site offers a bevy of voter resources.

Congressional Accountability Project
Trying, as the name suggests, to hold the Congress accountable, this site offers info ranging from pay and perks to ethics

The National Priorities Project
This site says it's worked to make our nation's budget priorities "something ordinary citizens can understand."
Here's a variety of links to science sites.  They are a great resouce to have, especially if you don't have access to a science lab...but they can provide a great deal of enrichment even if you do have access to a lab.  Some of them are quite entertaining...and they're all interesting and informative

Your Weight On Other Worlds
Ever wonder what you might weigh on Mars or The Moon? Here's your chance to find out.

Asteroid Comet Impact Hazards

The NPAC Visible Human Viewer
This Java applet allows you to select and view high-resolution images of 2-dimensional slices of a human body, using image data taken from the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project

How Things Work
Think of this site as a radio call-in program that's being held on the WWW instead of the radio.

Welcome to Visual Physics
You don't need to be a physicist to do a little physics, thanks to interactive simulations and quizzes at Visual Physics

Stephen Hawking's Universe
From strange things about cosmology to real unsolved mysteries, including an "Ask the Experts" section

Molecular Expressions: images from the Microscope
Turn your computer monitor into an optical microscope. Range of subjects, from DNA to moon rocks to ice cream

Physics and Astronomy Education by PhysLink.com
Don't believe physics can be fun? Then you haven't surfed over to Physlink. This is mega no joke.

New Scientist | Guide to the Quantum World
You may not be a genius but you can impress your friends with your knowledge of one of science's most mysterious theories.

A Space Library
Space library, a NASA/JPL/Caltech spyglass on the cosmos. Here you will find a mixture of space-related images and programs which will help you visualize the Solar System and NASA space missions using computer graphics. Fire up the Solar System Simulator, which lets you choose your planet or satellite and a place to stand

NASA Human SpaceFlight
Track the flight of the International Space Station through the Realtime Data area of this NASA site.

Introduction to Windows to the Universe
Windows to the Universe aims to develop a "fun and different" Web site for the earth and space sciences.

Van Gogh Light Exhibition
This Light! exhibition documents the revolutionary changes in our understanding of this fundamental phenomenon

Antimatter:Mirror of the Universe
The antimatter that propels Star Trek's faster-than-light starships is not simply the stuff of science fiction. Even non-physicists can learn about real antimatter at this Mirror of the Universe site. Webcasts bring you to a virtual classroom.

Extreme 2000 - Voyage to the Deep!
Take a virtual journey to the seafloor. The extreme mission of the Extreme 2000 expedition is to search for new organisms that live in the chemical-rich, super-hot water erupting from hydrothermal vents.

ONR Science & Technology Focus: Oceanography
Learn about everything from kelp forests and coral reefs to beaches and hydrothermal vents. This Habitats site from the Office of Naval Research also includes an Ask-the-Cyber scientist section.

Hubble Heritage Project Homepage: Astronomy Pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Telescope has been working overtime in outer space to capture dazzling photos of our universe. The Heritage Project brings some of the best of those photos down to earth.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology -- on screen, off screen and in between. Such as meeting the dust in the air. And learning why monkeys are like moose. Cool graphics games.

NASA-sponsored journey into space
Remote Sensing Tutorial Cover Page
Take a NASA-sponsored journey into space. This image-packed tutorial lets you see the earth and the planets from an astronaut's perspective.

Water Science for Schools: USGS water information
Even something as basic as water can be an educational treat on the Web. The Water Science for School site from the U.S. Geological Service includes a virtual flood of fun backgrounders, activities, charts, maps and a picture gallery.

The Space Place
Space science can be more fun than your children ever imagined. At The Space Place. Brought to us from the folks at NASA, kids can learn how to make and do "spacey things." Or pick up some "amazing facts" from Dr. Marc.

Web Lab
WebLab is an online laboratory dedicated to developing new models for a new medium and to providing support for projects that demonstrate the power of the Web. Check out two current offerings: Working Stiff (make sure you try the Stress-O-Meter) and the highly emotional, sometimes graphic Living with Suicide.

MadSciNet: The 24-hour exploding laboratory.
It's called The Mad Scientist Network, "the laboratory that never sleeps." Answers on everything from Anatomy to Zoology

Last Updated 05/14/2002
Created by 
Pablo Zatz