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 (,1,3751833.column?ctrack=1&cset=true). Check the whole list... It covers many areas!

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.
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.
Check this site to find out how simple (pencils) and complex (atomic clocks) items work.
Find answers to questions such as "When was Benjamin Franklin born?"
You've got to list a good search engine!

The "Atlas of Human Anatomy" has excellent images of various parts of the human body.
This 1918 version of Gray's "Anatomy of the Human Body" is still helpful.
Identify body parts and learn about their functions in this interactive site.

Links to museums and other resources from Arizona State University.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's timeline of art history from 20,000 BC to 2001.
Links to art periods, artists, and museums.
View images of works by prominent artists. It's a bit challenging to navigate this site, but it's worth the effort.

Links from University of Arizona.
Links from Minnesota State University.

Official US population numbers, by ZIP code, from the federal Census Bureau.

Periodic tables of elements... originally begun as part of a student's science project.
Links--more than 7,000--from the University of Sheffield in England.
Quizzes, glossaries and tutorials from Frostburg State University in Maryland.

Metric conversions of distance, area, weight, speed, temperature and more. Also converts fractions to decimals. world currencies.

Translates words and phrases in 13 languages.
Conjugates verbs in many languages.
Information on nearly 7,000 languages.

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.
World literature links from UC Santa Barbara.
Cliffs Notes study guides to many books can be read on the website for free. There is a fee to download a PDF version.

Algebra practice problems.
An online version of flash cards.

Links from Indiana University.
Links organized by era.
Links, CD reviews, and recommendations.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy contains short essays on nearly 1,000 names and concepts.
Links organized according to philosophers, eras and topics.
Dictionary of names and terms.

Interactive exhibits from the American Institute of Physics on discoveries in the field.
An interactive site from the University of Colorado at Boulder demonstrates physics principles.

The Library of Congress site includes the daily Congressional Record and updates on pending legislation.
Links to government web sites worldwide.

A glossary of basic terms.
Links to publications and resources.

Enter a word to learn its definition.
Brief entries from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
Almanac of statistics and information on politics, business, sports, weather, and entertainment.

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:

Anonymous said...

Check out as well for history/technology. It posts weird historical facts about technology and real places.