Loyola Notre Dame Library Suggested Internet Sites
The following Internet sites are suggested by the Reference Librarians of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library as being quality resources in a variety of subject areas.

Contents
Art
Baltimore

Books

Business & Finance

Citing Electronic Sources
Countries
Education General/Miscellaneous
Government
Health

Law

Literary Criticism

Maryland
Newspapers
Organizations

Religion
Science

Search Engines/Directories

Statistics
Travel


ART
  • American Visionary Art Museum (www.avam.org/)
    Art produced by self-taught individuals whose works arise from an innate personal vision
  • Baltimore Museum of Art (www.artbma.org/)
    Maryland's largest art museum, the BMA's collection includes 85,000 works ranging from ancient mosaics to contemporary art
  • The Walters Art Museum (www.thewalters.org/)
    One of only a few museums that present a comprehensive history of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century
  • Maryland Art Source (www.marylandartsource.org/)
    Information on Maryland art collections, artists, and institutions

BALTIMORE

BOOKS
  • Project Gutenberg (sailor.gutenberg.org/)
    Full-text of many classic books and documents
  • Net Library (LNDL only)
    Searchable collection of eBooks. Must register with user name and password in order to read books online
  • The Online Books Page (digital.library.upenn.edu/books/)
    More than 16,000 English works in various formats (e.g. Word, PDF, HTML). Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania

BUSINESS & FINANCE
  • Accounting Glossary (www.uacpa.org/public/glossary/accounting_terms_a-z/)
    Accounting terms plus an acronym listing
  • Big Charts (www.bigcharts.com)
    Charts, quotes, & stock reports. Includes daily price data since January 2, 1985.
  • Yahoo Finance (finance.yahoo.com)
    Stocks, mutual funds, company research, portfolio tracking


CITING ELECTRONIC SOURCES
COUNTRIES
  • Country Studies (lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html)
    Library of Congress site providing description & analysis of 101 lesser-known countries
  • Background Notes (www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/)
    Information on geographic entities & international organizations from the U.S. State Department
  • CIA World Factbook (www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook)
    Maps, geography & chiefs of state
  • Map Collection (www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states.html)
    From the University of Texas at Austin Library. U.S. and world maps mostly produced by the U.S. government


EDUCATION GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS
  • Map Collection (www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states.html)
    From the University of Texas at Austin Library. U.S. and world maps mostly produced by the U.S. government
  • AmeriStat (www.ameristat.org/)
    Facts, figures, & analysis of key overall demographic trends affecting the U.S. population
  • Associations Unlimited (LND only)
    Information on U.S. & international nonprofit organizations
  • Bartleby.com (bartleby.com)
    Access to the full-text of selected reference sources and literature, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1919), Strunk's Elements of Style (1918), the King James Bible, and various thesauri and dictionaries
  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index (LND only)
    Comprehensive index covering contemporary & historical figures throughout the world
  • Encyclopedia Britannica (www.britannica.com/)
    Complete encyclopedia with related Internet sites
  • Fast Facts (gwu.edu/~gprice/handbook.htm)
    Links to information from almanacs, factbooks, statistical reports, & related reference tools.
  • GrantsWeb (www.srainternational.org/newweb/grantsweb/index.cfm)
    Public & private research funding sources
  • Oxford English Dictionary (LND only--Click on "Local Login")
    Newly revised Oxford English Dictionary with definitions & etymology.
  • Zip Code Finder (www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html)


GOVERNMENT
HEALTH
LAW
  • Legal Information Institute (www.law.cornell.edu/)
    Primary legal materials & links to US & international legal reference websites
  • FindLaw (www.findlaw.com)
    Court cases, legislation, & many other resources
  • Maryland State Law Library (www.lawlib.state.md.us)
    Maryland legal links including the Maryland Code & Court Opinions
  • The Virtual Chase: Legal Research on the Internet (www.virtualchase.com/)
    Guides to doing legal research, links to l egal and company information, and other helpful resources
  • Martindale-Hubble Lawyer Locator (www.martindale.com)
    Find a lawyer by name, by location/area of practice, by firm, or search for lawyers in corporations, agencies of the US government, or law school faculty

LITERARY CRITICISM
MARYLAND

NEWSPAPERS
ORGANIZATIONS
  • Associations Unlimited (LND only)
    Information on U.S. & international nonprofit organizations
  • GrantsWeb (www.srainternational.org/newweb/grantsweb/index.cfm)
    Public & private research funding sources
  • GuideStar (www.guidestar.org)
    The national database of nonprofit organizations


RELIGION SCIENCE
  • PubSCIENCE (pubsci.osti.gov)
    Search across a large group of peer-reviewed journal literature with a focus on the physical sciences
  • NASA (www.nasa.gov)
    Planetary science. Full-length articles of interest to amateur astronomers, educators & general readers


SEARCH ENGINES & DIRECTORIES
  • AltaVista (www.altavista.com)
  • Google (www.google.com)
  • Jake (jake-db.org)
    Jake (The Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment) can help you determine which online databases index and/or include the full-text of periodicals and what dates are covered. Because Jake relies on voluntary input from publishers, the information provided is sometimes incomplete.
  • Lycos (www.lycos.com)
  • Northern Light (www.northernlight.com)
  • Teoma (www.teoma.com)
  • Yahoo (www.yahoo.com)
  • Librarians' Index to the Internet (www.lii.org)
    Searchable subject guide to over 8,000 Internet sites
  • KnowPlay (www.kplay.cc/reference.html)
    Search directories for encyclopedias, dictionaries, factbooks, and more. Also searches sites related to finance, media, computers and the Internet, and consumer products.


STATISTICS
  • AmeriStat (www.ameristat.org/)
    Facts, figures, & analysis of key overall demographic trends affecting the U.S. population
  • United States Census Bureau (www.census.gov)
    Census, demographic & other statistical information. Includes links to the American FactFinder & the Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov/)
    Federal data on labor & the U.S. economy
  • Center for Educational Statistics (nces.ed.gov)
    Data on education in the United States & other nations
  • FedStats (www.fedstats.gov/)
    Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies
  • National Center for Health Statistics (www.cdc.gov/nchs/)
    Birth, death, marriage, and divorce rates, state health data, and other health, nutrition, and lifestyle statistics.

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UPDATED: February 2003