Saturday, December 23, 2006

Academic Links for Students

Some outstanding academic web sites for students are listed by David Colker in "Pay Attention, Students: Link, Look and Learn" in the August 2006 LATimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-technopolis24aug24,1,3751833.column?ctrack=1&cset=true). Check the whole list... It covers many areas!


ACADEMIC ALL STARS

http://www.ipl.org
The Internet Public Library site was begun by the University of Michigan. It provides links in many academic fields. Other schools have since joined Michigan in this well-done project.

http://www.sparknotes.com
This Barnes and Noble site features study guides for novels and nonfiction in addition to free reference guides for biology, mathematics, physics, and other topics.

http://www.howstuffworks.com
Check this site to find out how simple (pencils) and complex (atomic clocks) items work.

http://www.ask.com
Find answers to questions such as "When was Benjamin Franklin born?"

http://www.google.com
You've got to list a good search engine!


ANATOMY

http://www.anatomyatlases.org
The "Atlas of Human Anatomy" has excellent images of various parts of the human body.

http://www.bartleby.com/107
This 1918 version of Gray's "Anatomy of the Human Body" is still helpful.

http://www.innerbody.com
Identify body parts and learn about their functions in this interactive site.


ARCHEOLOGY

http://archnet.asu.edu
Links to museums and other resources from Arizona State University.


ART HISTORY

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's timeline of art history from 20,000 BC to 2001.

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html
Links to art periods, artists, and museums.

http://artchive.com
View images of works by prominent artists. It's a bit challenging to navigate this site, but it's worth the effort.


BIOLOGY

http://www.biology.arizona.edu
Links from University of Arizona.

http://www.mnstate.edu/weibust/internetresbiostu.htm
Links from Minnesota State University.


CENSUS

http://Factfinder.census.gov
Official US population numbers, by ZIP code, from the federal Census Bureau.


CHEMISTRY

http://www.chemicalelements.com
Periodic tables of elements... originally begun as part of a student's science project.

http://www.chemdex.org
Links--more than 7,000--from the University of Sheffield in England.

http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/index.shtml
Quizzes, glossaries and tutorials from Frostburg State University in Maryland.


CONVERSION TOOLS

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/conversions.html
Metric conversions of distance, area, weight, speed, temperature and more. Also converts fractions to decimals.

http://www.xe.com/ucc/full.shtmlConverts world currencies.


LANGUAGES

http://translation.langenberg.com
Translates words and phrases in 13 languages.

http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/
Conjugates verbs in many languages.

http://www.ethnologue.com
Information on nearly 7,000 languages.


LITERATURE

http://www.gutenberg.net
Collection of 18,000 public-domain books, including all works by Shakespeare, "Moby Dick," and many religious texts. Selections can be downloaded to be read either on the computer or on paper.

http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=3
World literature links from UC Santa Barbara.

http://www.cliffsnotes.com
Cliffs Notes study guides to many books can be read on the website for free. There is a fee to download a PDF version.


MATHEMATICS

http://www.algebrahelp.com
Algebra practice problems.

http://www.mathplayground.com/flashcards.html
An online version of flash cards.


MUSIC

http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources
Links from Indiana University.

http://www.carolinaclassical.com/links.html
Links organized by era.

http://www.classical.net/music
Links, CD reviews, and recommendations.


PHILOSOPHY

http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains short essays on nearly 1,000 names and concepts.

http://www.epistemelinks.com/index.aspx
Links organized according to philosophers, eras and topics.

http://www.philosophypages.com/dy
Dictionary of names and terms.


PHYSICS

http://www.aip.org/history
Interactive exhibits from the American Institute of Physics on discoveries in the field.

http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl
An interactive site from the University of Colorado at Boulder demonstrates physics principles.


POLITICAL SCIENCE

http://thomas.loc.gov
The Library of Congress site includes the daily Congressional Record and updates on pending legislation.

http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm
Links to government web sites worldwide.


PSYCHOLOGY

http://allpsych.com
A glossary of basic terms.

http://www.psychology.org
Links to publications and resources.


REFERENCE

http://dictionary.reference.com
Enter a word to learn its definition.

http://www.encyclopedia.com
Brief entries from the Columbia Encyclopedia.

http://www.infoplease.com
Almanac of statistics and information on politics, business, sports, weather, and entertainment.


WORLD FACTS

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
The CIA's public directory of countries which includes information such as population, government type, terrain, agriculture, health systems, languages, and broadcast stations.

1 comment:

Tyler said...

Check out http://www.damninteresting.com/ as well for history/technology. It posts weird historical facts about technology and real places.