Links to Online Resources
 

The following web sites give you quick facts and ready reference information on a wide range of topics. When your research requires more in-depth information, you may want to use other electronic resources or printed publications. Check with a reference librarian for assistance. If you have suggestions for additions to this list, please contact the Library at peter.hepburn@canyons.edu

        

ACRONYMS

ALMANACS

BIOGRAPHIES

 

BOOKS ONLINE

  • Bartleby Library Great Books Online (lists some 70 full-text titles, including Familiar Quotations and Elements of Style)
  • Internet Archive (includes full text for several million books, documents, and other print materials that are public domain or otherwise without copyright restriction)
  • On-line Books Page (lists thousands of books and documents in full-text at the University of Pennsylvania)
  • Project Gutenberg (a huge library of electronically stored books, mostly classics)


BUSINESS/CAREER

  • Hoover's Online: The Business Network (a comprehensive source of business information about companies, industries, career development, money management, etc.)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations; searchable by occupation. Also available in paper copy in the Library.)


CENSUS


COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES


CONSUMER INFORMATION


COUNTRY INFORMATION

  • CIA World Factbook (an overview of all countries of the world; includes statistical data and maps)
  • CountryWatch (contains up-to-date economic, political and social data about every country on the globe) - free access from campus networked computers
  • Library of Congress Country Studies (a series of in-depth country studies prepared under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Dept. of the Army; presently contains studies of 91 countries)
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus (a quick look at various data about the world's countries)


DICTIONARIES & THESAURI


ENCYCLOPEDIAS


FINE ARTS


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION / OUR REPRESENTATIVES
GOVERNMENT:

  • United Nations (official web site locator for UN organizations with links to other governmental and non-governmental international organizations)
  • USA.gov (provides one-stop access to all online US Federal Government resources)
  • U.S. Congress (THOMAS – information on Congress, bills, and laws)
  • FedWorld Information Network Home Page (to search for US government resources on the Web; contains full text of Supreme Court decisions from 1937 to 1975)
  • The White House
  • Vital records - Where to write for birth/death/marriage/divorce records (lists all state agencies to contact for these documents)
  • California Easy Voter Guide (a nonpartisan resource for voters - also in Spanish)

CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT (general information about California and its agencies)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY GOVERNMENT
CITY OF SANTA CLARITA
 
OUR REPRESENTATIVES:
U.S. Senate:

U.S. Congress: 25th District:

California State Senate

California State Assembly

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors: 5th District:


HEALTH & MEDICINE


HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

  • Calisphere (200,000 digitized primary sources from California libraries and institutions)
  • Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents (provides links to full-text of U.S. historical documents from the colonial period to the present)
  • American Memory (U.S. Library of Congress site for historic maps, photos, documents, audio and video)


INTERNET SEARCH TOOLS

  • Infomine (University of California Riverside Library's database of Internet resources, annotated and arranged by subject categories)
  • IPL2 (an annotated guide to Web resources for all types of research - formerly Internet Public Library)
  • Refdesk.com (links to hundreds of Web sites with fast facts, current news stories, etc. A one-stop online information desk)
  • Virtual Reference Shelf (selected Web resources compiled by the Library of Congress on various topics, including links to other Web reference resources)


LIBRARIES


MAPS


NEWS/NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINES

  • ABYZ News Links (comprehensive list of news sources by region, country, etc.)
  • CNN
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Times
  • Pathfinder (lists online version of magazines - Time, Time for Kids, People, Fortune, Sunset, Cooking Light, Real Simple, and more)
  • The Signal (newspaper of the Santa Clarita Valley, with a searchable archive dating back to June 6, 1998)


QUOTATIONS


STATISTICS

  • Consumer Price Indexes (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information on consumer price indexes)
  • FedStats (the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies, including international comparisons, national, state, county, and local data)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (selected features from the Statistical Abstract of the United States)


STYLE MANUALS/WRITING AIDE