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Database Description Full Text Service Describing itself as the ‘Gateway to the Black World’, this resource contains a wide variety of content and services, including daily and archived news and feature stories from a variety of sources, interactive discussion, shopping, music, book and movie reviews, to reflect the diverse concerns and interests of people of African descent. Full Text Icon Free
American Memory Project A gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States offering more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections. Full Text Icon Gov
Astrophysics Data System (NASA) A NASA-funded project which includes abstracts and some full-text articles on astronomy and astrophysics/planetary sciences/solar physics; instrumentation; physics and geophysics; and Los Alamos preprints. [Mirror sites] Full Text Icon Gov
Bankrate Aggregator of information on over 100 financial products including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees   Free Find statistics from 1871 to the present for major league players, teams, and leagues.   Free
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System Computerized database from the National Park Service containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. Currently contains approximately 2.5 million soldier names from over 30 states and territories. Also includes regimental histories, significant battles, and other historical information   Gov
DRAGNET (Search free legal databases) A specialized search engine developed by librarians at the New York Law School, that “drags the net” through a group of free law-related Web resources chosen by Library staff for their reliability and utility to legal researchers. DRAGNET contains search tabs that look at specific portions of the law. Each tab can generate up to 100 hits, ranked for relevance by Google’s search engine.   Free / New York School of Law This site provides easy access to safety information, road tests, advice, and evaluative information on buying a new or used vehicle.   Free
The Exploratorium Housed within the walls of San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. Its mission is to “help people nurture the world around them.” Access to live Webcasts, articles, and current news about particular sites and events. Includes curriculum-related links for students and teachers.   Free
History Wired: a Few of Our Favorite Things An experimental program through which you can take a virtual tour of selected objects from the vast collections of the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian). Here you’ll have an opportunity to look at hundreds of museum artifacts, most of which are not currently on exhibit.   Free
How Stuff Works A collection of articles offering handy primers on infinite topics Full Text Icon Free
Internet Movie Database An impressive collection of movie information, where you can find every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where to find reviews and fan sites on the web. Full Text Icon Free
Latin America Network Information Center LANIC facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Covers areas such as the social sciences, economy, governments, and history. Includes a Castro Speech Database. Full Text Icon Free/
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Megaconverter An ever-growing set of weights, measures and units conversion/calculation modules.   Free/WWW
Nobel Foundation The official website of the Nobel Foundation Full Text Icon Free / WWW
O*Net Database from the Labor Dept. gives information on job and worker characteristics and occupations. Includes career exploration and assessment tools. Full Text Icon Gov
Public Agenda A public opinion research and public engagement organization that works to strengthen our democracy’s capacity to tackle tough public policy issues. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975. Full Text Icon Free / WWW
Repositories of Primary Sources A listing of over 5500 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. Full Text Icon Free / University of Idaho
RxList Online resource for in-depth drug information covering over 4,000 U.S. products Full Text Icon Free / WWW
Sperling’s Best Places This website rates the best places to live, work or retire in the U.S. Full Text Icon Free / WWW
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Collection of texts, definitions, and biographies. “The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic encyclopedia maintained by the Center for the Study of Language and Information (John Perry, Director) at Stanford University, and published as a project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at CSLI.” Full Text Icon Free / Stanford University
yourDictionary A comprehensive and authoritative portal for language and language-related products and services on the web   Free / WWW