Social Science - Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology
- Geography - The GIS Encyclopedia (Wiki) - Wiki.gis.com is a community-generated Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-centric encyclopedia that serves as a repository for factual, unbiased GIS content.Wiki.GIS.com will seek to involve the GIS community in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration of conceptual GIS information. Wiki.GIS.com will use the passion and knowledge each one of you has, in order to offer another resource for users to help others. All content ownership will be shared by the GIS community.
- Geography- Background Notes - A serial publication by the U.S. Department of State, Background Notes provides updated profiles of countries of the world with information on government, economics, geography, people, languages, and foreign relations.
- Geography- CensusScope: Your Portal to Census 2000 Data - An easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends. It includes charts, maps, rankings, and segregation measures.
- Geography- CIA World Factbook - Provides an excellent overview of the geography, economy, government, and infrastructure of the countries and territories of the world.
- Geography- Country Profiles - This site from the BBC provides a guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries.
- Geography- Country Studies - Federal Research Division - This Web site contains the online versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series.
The Country Studies Series was originally intended to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed and thus is not all-inclusive. Most books deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region. The series also includes several books on countries that no longer exist in their original configuration—such as Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Sudan, and Yugoslavia. These books remain in the series because they continue to provide historical context and perspective. In some cases, studies on successor states are also part of the series.
Intended for a general audience, the books in the series present a comprehensive description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Each book was written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists, who sought to adhere to accepted standards of scholarly objectivity. The books represent the analysis of the authors and should not be construed as an expression of an official U.S. government position, policy, or decision.
With the exception of some photographs, clearly marked in photograph captions, the contents of the Country Studies are not copyrighted, and permission is not required to use them. Nor is permission required to link to the online studies. However, those desiring specific written permission for the record may direct queries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission for further use of copyrighted photographs must be obtained directly from the copyright owner(s).
- Geography- Economist Country Briefings - Provided by the Economist magazine, the site features up-to-date information on the countries of the world. Free information includes short profiles and suggested web sites.
- Geography- Nation Master Statistical Database - A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. Allows you to generate maps and graphs with ease on all kinds of statistics on nearly every country in the world.
- Geography- Perry-Castaneda Library's Map Collection - An extensive collection of online maps from history and the present day. By country, region, etc
- History - Medievalists - History is often interpreted as something that happened a long time ago; a stagnant, unmoving moment in time that has little to no impact on our busy modern lives. We see that historians, archaeologists and scholars are making new discoveries about the past everyday. At the same time, our past is the theme for countless movies, novels and games. History is a living breathing entity that is constantly changing, moving and happening all around us. Our websites offer readers the chance to learn to experience what is new in history. We provide the most comprehensive coverage of news, book reviews, articles, games, movies, pop culture and more.
- History - The Great Depression Interviews - From the stock market crash of 1929 to the beginnings of World War II, The Great Depression tells the dramatic and diverse stories of struggle and survival during the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. Originally debuting on PBS stations in 1993, the 7-part series was met with critical acclaim, winning an Emmy for writing and a duPont-Columbia Award. These interviews are part of the Henry Hampton Collection housed at the Film & Media Archive at Washington University Libraries. Each video and transcript represents the entire interview conducted by Blackside, Inc., including portions that did not appear in the final program.
- History - The National Constitution Center - "The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibitions and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition."
- History- American Experience - Accompanying materials to the PBS American Experience series. A rich interactive guide to selected topics in history and culture. A search engine is included.
- History- American Memory Collection Finder - A finding tool to access digitized primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. By the Library of Congress.
- History- Best of History Web Sites - This is a portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts.
- History- Domesday Book Online - Concerns the book recording land ownership in Great Britain at the time of William the Conqueror - around 1086. A snapshot of medieval life.
- History- eHistory.com - A variety of history resources, including articles, short biographies, interactive features, official records, and timelines. Large sections on World War II, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Civil War. Based in Pensacola, Fla. includes some local historical information.
- History- History Channel Video and Audio Online - An audio collection of famous American speeches in the fields of politics, sports, entertainment, art, and science.
- History- Internet History of Science Sourcebook - Addresses the history of science within its philosophical, religious and moral contexts from ancient and medieval times through modern history.
- History- Internet History Sourcebooks Project - Provides online writings on ancient, medieval, and modern history. Also includes subsidiary sourcebooks on gay and lesbian history, the history of science, and African history, among others.
- History- National Security Archive - A digital collection of declassified documents affecting American history and policy.
- History- Slavery in New York - From the New York Historical Society, this exhibition spans the period from the 1600s to 1827 when slavery was legally abolished in New York State.
- History- World Statesmen - A database featuring a chronological listing of the heads of state of nations and colonies since 1760. The database includes the leaders of international, religious, and governmental organizations. The resource features maps, flags, and lyrics of national anthems, and offers access to the full text of selected constitutions.
- Political Science - United States: FairVote - Includes materials on redistricting, voting reform, voters' rights, election rules, and campaign finance reform.
- Political Science - United States: Polling Report.com - Provides access to polls on a wide variety of topics in the news.
- Political Science - United States: U.S. Conference of Mayors - Addresses issues affecting American cities and towns including crime, urban development, waste management, and homeland security.
- Political Science - United States: National Governors Association - The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.
- Political Science - United States: Pew Center of the States - The Pew Center on the States provides nonpartisan reporting and research, advocacy, and technical assistance to help states deliver better results and achieve long-term fiscal health by investing in programs that provide the strongest returns.
Pew brings policy makers and experts together to develop solutions that are driven by facts, and conduct reporting and in-depth research across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, using evidence to determine which policies work and which do not.
- Political Science - United States: Project Vote Smart - Provides nonpartisan information about the political system, issues, elected officials,and candidiates from state legislative level to the presidency. For each candidate or elected official up-to-date information is available on voting records, issue positions, campaign finance data, and evaluations by various interest groups.
- Political Science - World: World Politics Review - World Politics Review was created for foreign policy professionals who have a world of online breaking news at their fingertips, but who need analysis that provides context for the key trends and events in international affairs.
- Political Science: World: North Atlantic Treaty Association - NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.
- Psychology- AU Psychology Resources - A portal of psychology sites covering a broad spectrum of topics including personality, ethics, abnormal psychology, and counseling.
- Psychology- Encyclopedia of Psychology - Provides links to articles, fact sheets, and research from many sources about a variety of topics in psychology. Divided by general subject areas. A search is available.