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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Biography and Memoir
African-American World - PBS site, be sure to hit the Reference Room!
AfroAmerican Newspapers - features top stories and news from DC and Baltimore
African Studies LibGuide
Black History And the Civil Rights Movement
The African American Odyssey - an incredible treasure from the American Memory Collection at Library of Congress with topics from Slavery to Civil Rights
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - a full text archive
Civic Participation & Citizenship Collection- links to info on biographies, civil rights, immigration, etc.
Don Mabry's Historical Text Archive: African American History - History links from genealogy to Flavour of the Week
Encyclopedia Brittanica Civil Rights Movement
Hawkins' Division of Black Troops at Fort Blakeley - a brief history of the division with links to other sites about black soldiers in the Civil War
The Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographs - 4,500 scenes from education in the south, search by state, town or school(or all three to be sure!)
National Civil Rights Museum
Powerful Days in Black and White - Photographs by Charles Moore
Teenie Harris Archive - Harris' 40-year career with the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the largest and most influential Black newspapers in the country, began as the nation emerged from the Depression and ended with the Civil Rights Movement. Numbering upwards of 80,000 images, this archive represents the largest single collection of photographic images of any Black community in the United States - or the world, for that matter.
We Shall Overcome - Historic places of the Civil Rights Movement
African American Inventors
Inventions and Patents of African Americans- 20th Century
Black Inventors - from About.com, includes Black Patent Holders, Inventors A-Z, Trivia Quiz and more
Inventions and Patents of African Americans - 19th Century
American Jewish Congress
Haggadot.com - create your own Haggadah
Jewish Studies Lib Guide
Kashrut.com - learn about kosher foods, get kosher alerts for mislabeled products, but kosher online
Maven, the Virtual Know-it-All - Guide to thousands of Jewish/Israel links
The African - Native Genealogy Page - the Oklahoma's Black Indians
Alabama Tribes Resources - links from the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
American Indian Tribal Directory - U. S. Federally recognized tribes
Cahokia Mounds - visit an archaeological site with a tour, links and more
Cradleboard - a great list if links
First Nations History - Dozens of US and Canadian tribes are covered here with details on location, culture, history, population and language
The Illustrating Traveller - an online gallery of 18th and 19th century paintings depicting Native American communities
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - devoted to the preservation of Pueblo sites and culture
Moundville Archaeological Park - near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Eight hundred years ago Moundville was the largest city in North America.
National Congress of American Indians - this site covers current issues of concern to the federal government such as land management, political and educational problems of the reservations, etc.
The National Historic Trail: the Trail of Tears - a vivid portrait of the obstacles faced on this forced trek as well as a look at the prejudice Native Americans have endured. With maps, timeline, diaries, poetry and links.
National Museum of the American Indian - a virtual tour of parts of the Smithsonian Intitutution exhibits preserving Native American culture
Native American Digitization Project - access to tribal constitutions, codes and legal documents effecting Native Americans
Native American Genealogy
Native American Health
Native American Indian Art - sections on art, artists, beads, pottery, basketry, textiles, young people's art, photography, regional art, sculpture and stolen art.
Native American Rights Fund - legal issues and resources
Native American Sites (Lisa Mitten) - a mega site with links on a variety of subjects
Native Americans and the Environment - hundreds of resources on tribal land and treaty rights, with clickable maps, Quick Subject Guide and case studies
Border and Latin American Information
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Latin America and Caribbean Studies LibGuides
Latino Studies LibGuides
Latin American Network Information Center - LANIC - contains counties, economy, education, government, humanities, etc.
Saludos Web: Careers, Employment & Culture
Asian American Politics - issues and links of interest to Asian American including voting records of politicians
Asian American Health
Asian American Net
East Asian Studies LibGuide
WWW Virtural Library - Asian Studies - hundreds of links to resources, countries, etc.
Learn English as a Second Language
ESL Self-Study Quizzes - 900 quizzes on all aspects of English Vocabulary and Grammar. Many are tied to topics like holidays, places or culture
ESL Resources - English as a second language organized into teacher and student categories, includes magazines, games, etc.
The English Zone - a fun site for those learning English as a second language