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Click here to find out the population of the world right now.

Debatable issues: This site offers links to information on a wide variety of controversial issues, including assisted suicide, animal rights, school prayer and school violence. Site assembled by the online Homework Center at Multnomah County, Oregon, Library.

Your Nation: Here's a handy on-line tool that lets you compare characteristics for two countries, find the top and bottom five countries for any characteristic or summarize data for a particular country. More than 80 characteristics to select, from literacy to technology.

YoungBiz: PacRimmers note: This site has links to internships!

Attention Pac Rim History Students: Click here to get to the web site for your textbook.

 

Economics

Note: Some of these sites are free; others ask you to subscribe, but provide some information for free, which is why we've included them.

American Association of Individual Investors - Articles on insurance, investment planning, how tax-law changes affect IRA options.

BankRate.com - all sorts of useful personal finance information such as car loans, mortgage rates, cds, etc, including who is giving the best deal on credit cards.

Big Charts - Site charts a stock's performance, and lists BigMovers, BigPics, BigMarkets, and more.

Bloomberg - Articles from the magazine, news and market updates.Also, interactive calculators for mortgage and education costs, and currency converters.

CBS MarketWatch - more stock info, quotes, research.

CNN Financial Network - Breaking market news and stock quotes.

Cost of Living Calculator

Edgar-Online - SEC Information.

Economic Sources Briefing Room - Includes stats on prices, income, output, unemployment, credit, interest rates, and international data, too.

Financial Data Finder - A good page of resources from Ohio State's school of business.

Hoover's Online - Information on more than 11,000 public and private U.S. and International Companies.

High School Hub - This preffered site contains History and Government issues of the U.S.

Hypertext Finance Glossary - Don't know what the term means? Don't want to ask Dimitriou and look dumb? Check it out here. This site has 10,000 definitions of all those obscure financial terms.

Investor Guide - Includeds a personal finance section with advice on insurance, saving for college, etc. Also, a section on the SEC, and links to home pages of public companies, as well as a stock split calendar.

MoneyCentral Investor - From the Microsoft Network--get quotes, do research, monitor your portfolio.

New York Stock Exchange

Mutual Funds Online - Information on mutual funds. You need to register but they say it's free.

Personal Wealth - From Standard and Poor. Click on "New Today" to find stories and market information.

StreetNet - Where-To-Invest features on specific industries.

The Motley Fool - Look for the year's big winners and losers, updates on Dow theories, links to company message boards and the Fool's peculiar sense of humor.

Rapid Research - Access to 8,000 research reports; quick stock-screening tools.

Stock Smart - Stock market ticker runs across top of site continually. Includes daily news on dividends and detailed sector summaries.

The Street - News, updates, what are mutual fund managers buying and selling, info on cheap stocks.

Web 100 - Stock quotes on the biggest U/S. and global public companies and links to their home pages.

Zacks Investment Research - It's a "for pay" site but it has a "free" area where you can use some of their research resources.

E-Zines on Investing

  • SmartMoney - It calls itself the Wall Street Journal magazine of personal business.


Foreign countries

Asia Diary - A travelogue, photogallery and audio archive of a journalist's trip to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Interesting first person report, lots of background and lots of wonderful photographs.

Infonation - If you ever need quick information about any of the countries in the world, population, largest city, economy, and tons of other information like that; then this place is for you. Choose up to seven of any of the countries in the world, and you will be able to find the resources that you choose. Simple and easy.

  • China - news, policies, information, the economy, education, Chinese literature, agriculture, history, political system, foreign policy, science, culture, and other information about China from the embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.
  • Iran - News links, sports, history, music and culture. This site is maintained by our own library technician, Mrs. Mojgan Saghez.

 


U.S. Government

The Avalon Project - of the Yale Law School is an archive of government documents from the 20th, 19th, 18th and pre-18th centuries. This includes not just U.S. documents, but documents from all over the world, such as the Athenian Constitution, (written by Aristotle), the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783, the Treaty of Ghent, the Fugitive Slave Act, and hundreds more. If you're looking for "primary sources," look here.

The Census Bureau - population and income data.

CongressLink - Lots of basic information about Congress and how it works.

FedWorld Information Network - a guide to government databases.

Constitutional Rights Foundation - What are your constitutional rights? This organization says it is dedicated to telling you about those rights. Faculty should check teacher resources. There are lessons on violence prevention, geared to the Columbine H.S. mess.

The Law

Browsing


U.S. e.g. 410 U.S. 113

Title Search


e.g. Roe v. Wade

Full-Text Search


 

U.S. Constitution - with annotations from the Congressional Research Service Library of Congress and links to cited Supreme Court Cases.

The National Archives

The White House

The House of Representatives

The Senate

Government Information Products available on the internet - Everything from the Commission on Aging to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Too much to index here. Check it out. http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/dpos/

Thomas - search for legislation by name, number, subject.

The United Nations

Official Web Site of the Third Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC - (Global Warming Conference) Gary Kurdyla recommends that those involved with Model U.N., current environmental issues, languages, or technology, check out this site. You can watch the proceedings live if you tune in at the right time. Otherwise, view the video and listen to the explanations in any one of seven languages. (You'll feel like a REAL U.N. representative...listening to the Arabic or Chinese translations of the proceedings.


History

American Memory - Photos, original documents, sound files from America's past. Fun to explore. Difficult to search. http://memory.loc.gov/ If you need even more, check out the Library of Congress Learning page for help. THIS IS THE SITE MENTIONED IN THE HANDOUT DISTRIBUTED TO ALL FACULTY MEMBERS MAY 1999.

A-bomb World Wide Web Museum - Sponsored by the city government of Hiroshima, Japan, the site's goals are "to provide all readers with accurate information concerning the impact the first atomic bomb had on Hiroshima, and to provide the context for a constructive discussion of what the world can learn from this event."

Archiving Early America - Dedicated to bring you news and info about early America, with a few crosswords and tons of pictures. Lots of topics as well about the constitution, and the Declaration of Independence.

Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall? - Mesopotamia, Teotihuacan, Chaco Canyon--all were once flourishing communities. Why did they collapse? Inspired by the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection, this well-designed site includes learning activities and links.

Costuming Resources Online - Find out why people dressed the way they did throughout history.

Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) - Lots of pictures and FBI files, and such, on people of the past like Einstein, AlCapone, Henry Ford, and also Adolf Hitler.

Historic American Sheet Music - An archive from Duke University.

Thomas Jefferson Papers - This website features nearly 27,000 collected documents about Thomas Jefferson. It claims to have the largest online selection in the world, so with a quick search, you'll be able to find anything you want to know about him.

Valley of the Shadow - Two Communities in the American Civil War. this site provides access to hundreds of primary resources and online lesson plans. Be sure to click on the picture, before you explore the links down below.

HyperHistory - A terrific site! Enables you to see historical events through time in relation to one another. Includes thousands of links to specific events and people.

African-American History and Culture Links - a variety of activities and links to relevant topics including African-American leaders, the Million Man March, poets and much more.

Those studying World War II and the Holocaust should check the Holocaust Cybrary.

Hoover Dam - Rising out of the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression, the great structure hat holds back the Colorado River was the tallest dam in the United States for three decades. PBS tells it story in these webpages, with a timeline,maps, events, people, and other features, exploring issues raised by dam-building, then and now. Glimpse the politics of the era of the dam's construction; even the naming of the project became political after the 1932 Presidential election:

"Eight days after his defeat, Hoover traveled to visit the construction site of the dam he had done so much to make possible. Whatever solace Hoover took in knowing that a remarkable monument of industrial genius would bear his name was short-lived, however. In 1933, newly appointed Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes renamed the site Boulder Dam. Not until 1947 would Congress pass an official resolution declaring the site as Hoover Dam."

Medieval European history resources - This site has 152 links. Link number five says that it will "supply all of the needs for a K-12 student for primary resource materials for the Medieval period. Most are 19th century translations in the public domain." And you thought all they did back then was sit around singing Gregorian chant and illuminating manuscripts!

Millennium: A Perspectives Series - This is one of the best sites I have ever seen, especially created by CNN. The whole site deals with themes of the centuries, with flash playing on basically every page. Besides from that, this is an excellet resource for the ages of our millennium, and will surprise you as it did me.

The National Women's History Project - An up-to-date look at history. Nifty site. Check it out.

Non-Western History and Social Science Resources - Pac Rim and Comparative Religion classes should check here for everything from resources for the study of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, to maps of the Pacific. The Korea Webweekly is here, along with texts of Asian documents and info on the Mongol empire and documents about Ghengis Khan.

Pearl Harbor Remembered - Battle maps, a timeline, survivors' accounts of the attacks. Visitors info about the Arizona Memorial.

Salt Made the World Go 'Round - Did you know that the words for war and peace originated from the ancient word for salt in both ancient Hebrew and Arabic? This website weaves a wonderful learning environment by using salt to interconnect physiology, geology, archaeology, paleoclimatology, religion, economics,etymology, and more. Check it out.

What Was It Like to Live in the Middle Ages ? - For the answer, check out this web site on Feudal Life. Notes on clothing, religion, housing, arts and entertainment and more.

World War I - with a decidedly British point of view.


World War II

Facing History - A program designed to help students examine the historical connecttions between the Holocaust and the moral choices they must make in their own lives.

FDR Library - Hundreds of copyright photos to download and study, and hundreds of documents from the president's files. Also, interesting links.

Gold Star Veterans - This site offers a complete directory of alphabitzed names of the people that have passed away during WW2.

History Channel resources on WWII - Timeline, map, videos and message boards.

The National WWII Memorial - It doesn't exist yet but read about the plans.

On This Day in WWII History - From the history channel. Site changes daily with the calendar.

Palm Springs Air Museum - is dedicated to helping people learn about the Air Power of WWII. Includes links to other similar sites, and a collection of WWII posters.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Online exhibits, drawings, photos, documents.

WebChron - This is a world history chronology with hyperlinks, developed by students and faculty of the history department of North Park University in Chicago.

What happened today in history? - Look here to find out that information and other good stuff from the History Channel.


Pac Rim

Debatable issues - This site offers links to information on a wide variety of controversial issues, including assisted suicide, animal rights, school prayer and school violence. Site assembled by the online Homework Center at Multnomah County, Oregon, Library.

Holidays on the Net - The emphasis here is on US holidays.

Asian Week - Much to do about Asian commerce.

Diwali - This Festival of Lights is the most well-known festival in India. Look here for other Indian festivals.

Holiday Food - Search the Epicurious website for holiday recipes.

Kwanzaa - Background information and links.

Worldview Christmas - Christmas celebrations in more than 200 countries.


Religion

Finding God in Cyberspace - A guide to religious studies resources on the web, compiled by a librarian and Ph.D in religious studies. Many useful links and a good starting point for a search on this topic. Lists of resources by specific religion and also by general topic.

Religious Texts Available online.

  • The Bhagvad Gita
  • The Bible Gateway - Search multiple versions of the Bible in nine languages, German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Italian and Norwegian. Scroll to the bottom of the page and check out the links to the Arabic Book of Life, the Chinese Gospels, The Farsi New Testament, and the Malayalam New Testament.
  • Explore the Jewish Bible as history, literature or religion on this site, where you can hear chanting of the Pentateuch, as well as read sections of the Torah, Pentateuch, and Haftarot in English and Russian.
  • The Koran - is available online for searching or browsing.


Information about specific religions

For information about Buddhism and meditationlook here.

Christianity has many denominations and sects. Here are a few web sites with Christian content.

Shahash - The Jewish Internet Consortium has links to Jewish resources, Kosher restaurants and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Judiasm.

Sikhism Fort - Panth Khalsa provides information Sikh history and current events as well as other information.

The Haqqani Foundation homepage has information on Sufism.

The Stanford University Zoroastrian Group offers information on the religion, daily prayers, history and culture, and links to related sites.


News

Professional Cartoonists' Index: Teacher's Guide - This site contains lesson plans that explain how to use editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in a vareity of disciplines.

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