Research Website Index

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Website Topics

Taxes

FindLaw.com

FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, is the world’s leading provider of online legal information and Internet marketing solutions for law firms.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators.

50states.com

Directory of state tax forms.

Federation of Tax Administrators

FTA serves as a source of information and expertise for state administrators and others on the workings of state tax agencies and systems as well as issues generally affecting tax policy and administration.


Search Engines

Google

Google is the world’s most powerful search engine.

Lycos

Lycos is a network of social sites that include Gamesville.com, Tripod.com and Angelfire.com.

MetaCrawler

MetaCrawler searches for results from Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Switchboard

A people and business directory.


Government

Federal Government: General Information

U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory

A directory of all federal agencies (via Louisiana State University)

USA.gov

USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

Government Printing Office

GPO provides publishing services for official government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries and the public.

The United States House of Representatives

Official website for the House of Representatives

The United States Senate

Official website for the Senate

Federal Government: Legislative and Regulatory Information

Congress.org

Congress.org offers a single place for citizens to learn about the issues of the day and express their views.

THOMAS (Library of Congress)

Legislative information from the Library of Congress.

State Government

State of Arkansas

Official website for the state of Arkansas

Arkansas State Jobs

A search engine for state jobs in Arkansas

Arkansas Legislative Session

Official website for the Arkansas State Legislature

State Constitutions, Statutes and Related Legislative Information

(via Cornell University)

American Law Sources Online (ALSO)

A comprehensive compilation of links to freely accessible online sources of law for the US and Canada.

International and Foreign Information

Country Studies

Research of historical settings and the social, economic, political, and the national security systems and institutions of the world’s countries.

U.S. State Department

Official website of the US State Department.

United Nations

Official website of the United Nations

Statistical Resources

US Census Bureau

Official website of the US Census Bureau

Infonation

And online interactive database of information geared toward students.(via the United Nations)

UNT Statistical Information Connection

A database of governmental, business, geographic and legal information. (via University of North Texas)


Business and Economy

Campbell R. Harvey: Country Risk Analysis

Campbell R. Harvey, Duke University, gives “Country Risk Analysis” specific to individual countries.

US Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC is responsible for implementing a series of regulatory initiatives required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Financial Web’s Finance and Economy links

Includes resources for economists with links to economic journals.

Quote.com

Daily quotes on stocks, options, commodity futures, mutual funds, and bonds. Also has news, market analysis, commentary, fund balance sheets and company profiles.

Small Business Administration

Official website of the Small Business Association

Value Line

Online information from the publishers of The Value Line Investment Survey, the world’s most widely read investment information service.

World Trade Organization

The WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.


Careers

Association of American Medical Colleges

AAMC supports the entire spectrum of education, research and patient care activities conducted by their member institutions.

The Black Collegian

a career and self-development magazine targeted to African-American students and other students of color

CollegeView

Hobsons’ college recruiting services bring together educational and corporate recruiters with the college-bound students they want.

The David D. Latanze Center

The Lattanze Center at Loyola University Maryland is nationally recognized as a center of excellence issues related to information technology.

GRE Online

An online portal for the GRE test.

Princeton Review

A database of schools, prep tests and scholarship information.

TVJobs.com

An Internet based employment service focusing in jobs in radio / TV.

NationJob Company Listing

A nationwide job database.

Monster College

Monster job search for college grads

Monster.com

Popular search engine for jobs in the US.


Health and Medicine

ARHealthLINK

Authoritative health, wellness, and disease-specific information, as well as Arkansas-specific information

PubMed (NCBI)

Online medical database from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

RxList

An Internet Drug Index

National Cancer Institute

NCI is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

SIRI MSDS Index

A index of MSDS direct from manufacturers.

Medical Breakthroughs

Medical News and Health Information from Ivanhoe.com

Online Physician Directory and Reports

Administrators In Medicine (AIM) is a non-profit organization that exists solely to assist and support administrators for medical licensing and regulatory authorities to achieve administrative excellence and, ultimately, advance public safety.

CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service

A leading source of clinical trials information for both clinical research professionals and patients.

HealthFinder

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services guide to reliable health information.

Merck Manual (Home Edition)

Online version of the Marck Manual

Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body

Online version of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body.

U.S. National Library of Medicine Online Databases and Electronic Resources

Acquires, organizes and preserves the world’s scholarly biomedical literature.


Newspapers

Newport Independent

Jonesboro Sun

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Northwest Arkansas News

Paragould Daily Press

West Memphis Evening Times

US Newspaper List


Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau

FedStats

Library of Congress


History

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

10 essays on the Nez Perce, Lushootseed, Chief Seattle, salmon, totem poles, and other topics and tribes. The essays provide context for the thousands of historical photos, texts, and primary sources in the collection. Treaties are included, as are maps showing traditional territories and reservations. (Library of Congress)

Encyclopedia of Arkansas

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas.

Geography: U.S. Geological Survey

Online maps and map tools. Find maps that are popular with teachers, tools for teaching students how to read and make maps, resources on land use, and satellite images related to the journey of Lewis and Clark. Design your own map to display boundaries, geographic names, transportation systems, water, land cover, climate, and more. (U.S. Geological Survey)

Arkansas History Hub

The Arkansas History Hub assembles resources from history institutions across the state into a centralized, easy-to-use web site. The Hub features searchable databases of lesson plans, field trip destinations, classroom presentation materials and professional development opportunities. Hub users can also join discussions and share materials.


Language Arts

Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry

18 historical American songs and poems. Organized by time periods and considered from historical perspectives, songs and poems include Bonny Barbara Allan, Yankee Doodle, John Brown’s Body/The Battle Hymn of the Republic, You’re a Grand Old Flag, We Shall Overcome, and others. Sound recordings and original documents are provided. (Library of Congress)

Literature and Poetry Community Center

a collection of resources about poetry, literature, and writers — William Blake, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. Hear Allen Ginsberg, Rita Dove, and Stanley Kunitz talk about their work. Watch videos of Americans discussing their favorite poems. Read a weekly column featuring an American poem. Use the “guide to streaming video literature” to find web casts of writers discussing their work. (Library of Congress)


Citations

Citation Style for Research Papers

APA: psychology, education, and other social sciences. MLA: literature, arts, and humanities. Turabian: designed for college students to use with all subjects. Chicago: used with all subjects

Purdue Owl

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.


Science

3… 2… 1… Liftoff! Educator Guide

This site introduces children to the International Space Station (ISS), the most complex international scientific endeavor in history. Activities focus on the purpose and construction of the ISS, the history of rockets, and the role of rockets in space station assembly. Data collection, observation, exploration, prediction, interpretation, problem solving, and language skills are emphasized. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Biology: U.S. Geological Survey

Research results, photos, projects, and other resources for studies in biology, biodiversity, and ecology. Learn about butterflies and moths of North America, bat research, invasive species, environmental contaminants’ effects on plants and animals, redwood research, surf scoters, sea otters, reptiles and amphibians of southern California, the desert tortoise, habitat conservation, and genetic diversity across different species groups. (U.S. Geological Survey)

Calendars Through the Ages

The astronomical basis of calendars, the history of our calendar, and when various countries moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Learn about Leap Year, the solar cycle, equinoxes and solstices. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Online professional development for teachers in math and science, language arts, and other areas. Watch presentations on vocabulary, phonemic awareness, reading and writing in the content areas, algebra, measurement and geometry, computation, linear equations, differentiated instruction, history, inclusive classrooms, using data to improve instruction, No Child Left Behind basics, and more. Many states offer professional development credit for teachers who participate. (Department of Education)

Genetic Science Learning Center

Animations and activities for learning about DNA, cells, and other topics in genetics and bioscience. Build a DNA molecule. Transcribe and translate a gene. See why a firefly’s tail glows. Use DNA evidence to solve a mystery. Extract DNA from wheat germ and see real DNA. Find out how genetics are being used to save endangered species. Learn about stem cells, addiction, gene therapy, cloning, and genetically modified food. (National Institutes of Health)

Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey

Resource collections and maps for studying earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earth’s interior, fossils, coastal wetlands, deserts, the carbon cycle, climate change, and the solar system. Learn about the San Andreas fault system, the life cycle of a mineral deposit, fire ecology research, big floods in the U.S., and more. (U.S. Geological Survey)

nanoHUB.org

online simulations, learning modules, and interactive tools for learning about nanotechnology — the design and production of structures, devices, and systems one atom or one molecule at a time. Analyze the electronic properties of different nano materials and the optical properties of nanoparticles. Explore molecular conduction, nanofluids, and nanowires. Create simulations of nanoelectronic and nanoelectromechanical systems. Registration required. (National Science Foundation)

NASA Kids’ Club

Interactive games (for Grades K-4) on the solar system, rockets, addition, “guess what number I’m thinking of,” and NASA spin-offs (everyday items developed from NASA research). A teachers’ area links to guides for teaching about clouds, precipitation, energy, winds, weather, planetary geology, flight, the Wright brothers, rockets, the electromagnetic spectrum, and careers. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)