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Lexicool -- A directory of "all" the online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet. It is a resource intended for translators, linguists, language students and all those interested in foreign languages.

The World Factbook -- History, people, government, economy, geography, transportation, and military info for 266 world entities.

American FactFinder -- U.S. Census Bureau source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

Missouri Census Data Center -- Missouri source for demographic data specific to Missouri.

Gallica Digital Library-- French language collection of documents and images

Library of Congress -- Online Catalog Search

National Archives Database

Thomas -- In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.

Genetic Science Learning Center -- This site, developed by the University of Utah, was recently awarded the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education.  Science magazine says it is filled with unbiased and accurate information about genetics and health.

Worldwide Science Aliance -- Search national and international scientific databases and portals.

Artcyclopedia -- The guide to great art.

Worldcat -- The world's largest network of library content and services.


Perseus Digital Library Project -- at Tufts University.

Project Gutenberg -- the first and largest single collection of free electronic books.

The "Great Books" -- electronic versions.

The Folger Complete Works of William Shakespeare --  electronic versions.

Additional Shakespeare resources

Poetry Foundation -- an independent literary organization

News Archives:

Newseum -- Today's front page from 836 newspapers throughout the world.

"On This Day" -- Highlights in history from the New York Times.

Today in History -- Historical reference from the Library of Congress.

Other Historical Resources:

U.S. History -- Digital history resources from the University of Houston and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

Library of Congress American Memory -- Spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music.

LIFE Photo Archive -- Through the Decades 1750s to today.

Missouri Digital Heritage Collection -- Maps, photos, newspapers, art, and cultural resources, as well as county and municipal records.

The American Presidency Project  -- The American Presidency Project  is an archive containing over 87,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers-- This site includes access to the Jasper News from 1898-1924.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Avalon Project


 BiographiesWorld History  |  U.S. History, Pre-Colonial-1865  |  U. S. History, Post Civil War

Other Student Resources:

MLA Citation Style Guide

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Automated "citation machine"

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Strunk's Elements of Style

Cornell System for Taking Notes

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