Purdue Online Writing Lab — recommended for research, writing, grammar, bibliography help
Travel China Guide — choose city for overview, then choose “Quick Guide” for a list of attractions.
Travel China Guide — information about Chinese culture
Modern World History Online (id = foote, password = reference)
A to Z World Culture— [id = foote, password = school] Lots of detail about 175 countries: country profile, culture, language, religion, human rights, and much more.
Reference E-Books — [id = foote, password = school] — includes Peoples of Africa
World Book (id = foote1, password = library) [Note: the id is "foote" followed by the numeral one.]
African Newspapers — Online newspapers, organized by country, from the Internet Public Library.
Cultural Profiles Project – Recommended Great resource for country cultures: family life, sports, education, food, holidays, etc.
Country Studies — Published by the Library of Congress, this online series presently contains studies of 85 countries. This site goes into more detail than the World Factbook about the history and social structure of a country.
New York Times — Recommended World news organized by country, including breaking news and archival articles published in The New York Times. Also includes a list of Web sites about the country as selected by editors of The New York Times.
World Factbook – Published by the CIA, this site provides information (mostly statistics) about all of the countries, islands, continents and the oceans of the world. The information includes a map, a picture of the flag, and information about the geography, the people, the government, the economy, communications, transportation and the military.
K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet — The aim of this guide is to assist K-12 teachers, librarians, and students in locating on-line resources on Africa that can be used in the classroom, for research and studies
BBC Middle East Page (with individual country profile menu)
Timeline of Middle East Protests (from The Guardian)
Arabic News Network: Al Jazeera (in English)>
Middle East Protests: Country by Country (from BBC News)
Asia– Multnomah County Library Homework Center has sites on Asian countries.
Discovering China — History, Cultural Revolution, Movers and Shakers, Cityscapes, Contributions
Modern World History – From the BBC–The Treaty of Versailles — Russia in revolution — Fascism in Italy — The rise of Hitler — The Wall Street crash — Nazi Germany — Stalin — The road to war — Axis success — People at war — Propaganda — Allied victory
Soviet Propaganda Machinee – PBS-sponsored site based on its “Red Files
20th Century Heroes and Villains – From the National Archives Learning Curve of the U.K.,, this site provides essays on Winston Churchill and Dresden, John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Mussolini and Abyssinia, Stalin and the Industrialization of the USSR, and Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb.
Best of History Web Sites — Collection of websites for 20th Century history
Digital History – Primary documents
Eyewitness to World War I — Primary source material
Pathfinder: World War I History — Another source of collected websites, provided by the Internet Public Library
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank — Photos from the Digital Collections of the University of Washington libraries. The Freshwater and Marine Image Bank is an ongoing digital collection of images related to freshwater and marine topics, in all their diversity. It includes images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar exploration, regional and traditional fisheries, and limnological (freshwater) subjects. Its scope is global.
Roman Emperors – De Imperatoribus Romanis – an online encyclopedia of Roman rulers and their families
Gale Database — After you have entered your search, select “Books” from the left margin on the results screen. Also consider limiting your search by Related Subjects (also in the left margin).
Search Alexandria library catalog for books. If you come up with a Calliope magazine as one result, that is usually an excellent source.