Information Update - Spring 2004
Suggested Internet Resources on the Library Website
- The navigation and appearance of the library website may have changed but the content links are still available and continually updated. The Internet Resources Link on the library website is a list of topically organized specially selected, critically evaluated Internet sites. http://academic.scranton.edu/department/wml/webresources.html. The sites listed in each topical area are arranged alphabetically for ease of use. The Internet Resources Website is our concession to the precept that librarians continue to emphasize: not everything is on the Internet, not everything on the Internet is of particular scholarly value or even true for that matter but, there is an abundance of accurate and reliable information to be found on the World Wide Web. It is our goal to suggest and direct our site users to some of the sites that we in the Library have found to be of value and use when working with students, faculty, and library patrons.
- Sites included are suggested by the University Librarians based on curriculum needs and questions fielded at the reference desk. The websites are selected from a variety of authoritative sources both in print and electronic such as The Scout Report, Choice, American Libraries, The American Library Association, and The Search Engine Report. All the Links listed here were “Site of the Day” links, suggested by refdesk.com and will appear in the indicated subject category(s) on the Library’s Internet Resources Website.
Teacher Certification Requirements for 50 States
Resources for new teachers, containing information about certification requirements, applications, standards and all important JOB Listings.
A comprehensive archive of television news of more than 30,000 network evening news broadcasts from U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. Particular news-related programming includes: special reports, presidential press conferences, political campaign coverage, and national and international events such as the Watergate hearings, the plight of American hostages in Iran, the Persian Gulf War, and the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 are covered.
- Computing Science/General Reference/Search Engines
This site features dictionary, thesaurus, and translation tools, as well as library, geographical, financial, and Internet search functions.
- Criminal Justice/Law/Government/Local Information
State Law Library
A comprehensive and current listing of links to state agencies, courts, and laws. The data is organized by state.
This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges. This site includes a U.S. history textbook, over 400 annotated documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection on deposit at the Pierpont Morgan Library, supplemented by primary sources on slavery, Mexican American and Native American history, and U.S. political, social, and legal history.
- Environmental Studies/History/Science
Evolution of the Conservation Movement
Documentation of the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage from 1850 through1920. Information in the form of books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress are included.
- Science/For Fun
Hubble Space Telescope
The Space Telescope Science Institute offers numerous pictures and extensive up to date news on the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Business/For Fun/Science
How Everyday Things Are Made
Information on the manufacturing process showing how various items are made, illustrating 40 different products and manufacturi ng processes. A site for professional engineers and laypersons alike presented as a virtual factory tour.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Health information arranged with an alphabetical health topic index, a publication list, data and statistics, and direct access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines and other data is available.
Psychological Help Center
The Help Center of the American Psychological Association provides clinical information, assistance, and referral on a broad range of topics and services.