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U.S. News

Foreign News



Think Tanks






Artificial intelligence

American Association of Artificial Intelligence

Iowa State Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory

MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab





Astronomical Society of Northern New England (ASNNE)

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NASA Earth Observatory

NASA's pictures of Mars from the Rover Mission and pictures of the universe from the Hubble

World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness

Your Sky





Astronauts,  a NASA site

Biographies, an A&E television network site

Congressional biographies, a U.S. government site

Founding Fathers, a Colonial Hall site

Presidents: a U.S. government site

Scientists, part of Eric Weisstein's World of Science site  





Aging Parents and Elder Care

Commonwealth Fund, working to improve health care

Intergenerations, Expanding the vision, giving shape to life

Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MSILC)

National Alliance for Caregivers

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Massachusetts

National Center for Assisted Living

National Family Caregivers Association

Third Age Guide to Caregiving






Active Living by Design

Center for Livable Communities

Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)

Disasters and Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Protection Agency, Encouraging Smart Growth

Family, Home, and Community,

Healthy Communities and Healthy Cities

Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP)

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)

Project for Public Spaces




Consumer awareness

Epinions, product reviews




Country profiles

Asia Source

Background Notes, U.S. State Department Country Profiles

BBC Country Profiles

China Online

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Portals to the World, Library of Congress

World Press Review





Dictionaries and grammar

Capital Community College Foundation's Guide to Grammar and Writing

Medical Dictionary

Sharp Points, Jack Walsh's blog, The Slot

Specialty Dictionaries



Best Online Masters Education Programs, a website maintained by

Guide to Sustainable, Eco-friendly College Campuses

Going Green on Campus

Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers

Outdoor Degrees and Careers

Degrees Working with Animals












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Online Chess

Online Scrabble

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Page last updated:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

General information

CEO Express, "designed to be the executive’s interface to the Internet" 

Information Please

Library of Congress Federal Research Division  








Atlas of Canada

Holt, Rinehart and Winston World Atlas

InfoPlease Atlas

Library of Congress, world as well as U.S. maps

Maps of World, site developed in India

National Atmospheric and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, Imaging Radar at Southport, Clickable world map

National Geographic Map Machine

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

States and Capitals

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Atlas, the new U.S. government national atlas, a project begun in 1997 to update the next most recent U.S. atlas published in 1977

U.S. Cities and Towns:  " is the easy way to find info on thousands of US cities and towns."





This Dynamic Earth:  The Story of Plate Tectonics, U.S. Geological Survey

The Plates Project

Volcano Lesson Plans: Hat tip to a middle school teacher




Government and law

American Law Sources On-line (covers Canada too)

Congressional Biographical Directory: U.S. government site giving biographies of every member of Congress dating back to the Continental Congress

Federal Judicial Center

Federal News Service, "provides transcripts of the news when it happens"

FindLaw, a comprehensive law research site

Robert's Rules of Order

Roll Call

Thomas, Library of Congress site for legislative information

Virtual Chase, "teaching legal professionals how to do research"



For an excellent up-to-date comprehensive list of schools that offer political science degrees that can be obtained online, see the Web site Political Science Degree: Guide to Online Political Science Degrees. A hat tip to the site's creator and maintainer.





Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

American Diabetes Association

Better Hearing Institute

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

How to Get Motivated to Exercise: Eliminate Physical Pain, Get Loose, Slow Down, and Have FUN!!  Hat tip to the Physical Education staff at the Valley Charter School.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Harvard School of Public Health's Nutrition Source

Mayo Clinic's Guidelines for Good Nutrition

Mayo Clinics Menus for Heart-Healthy Eating

Medical Dictionary

National Coalition on Health Care (NCHA), Washington, D.C., "the nation’s largest and most broadly representative alliance working to improve America’s health care . . . . founded in 1990 and is nonprofit and rigorously nonpartisan"

National Institute on Aging

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute of Mental Health, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Prescription Index

Prevent Blindness America
(local chapter Prevent Blindness 

Unite for Sight

World Health News, Harvard School of Public Health





History, American

Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society

American Journeys

American Memory Project, Library of Congress

American Rhetoric:  Index of thousands of famous speeches

Access to U.S. government archival databases

Archiving Early America

Avalon Project at Yale, Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy

Civil War, Index of Information Available on the Internet, U.S. Civil War Center, Louisiana State University

Constitution Society

Federalist, text maintained online by the Constitution Society

Franklin (Benjamin) Papers, Yale University

Hamilton, Alexander, guide to original sources available via the Internet

HarpWeek,  "Harper’s Weekly is really the only consistent, comprehensive, week-to-week chronological record of what happened world-wide in the last half of the nineteenth century."

Jefferson (Thomas) Digital Archive, University of Virginia

Jefferson (Thomas) Papers, American Memory, by the Library of Congress

Lincoln (Abraham) Papers, American Memory, by the Library of Congress

Lincoln, Collected Works, by the Abraham Lincoln Association

Madison (James) Papers, University of Virginia

National Archives

National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian

U.S. Civil War Information, USA People Search, provides an exhaustive list of resources on the Civil War

Washington (George) Papers, American Memory, by the Library of Congress

Washington (George) Papers, University of Virginia

World War I Document Archive, maintained at the Brigham Young University by the World War I Military History List volunteers






Arts & Letters Daily  The best Internet literary resource  

Great Books Foundation, "an independent, nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to read, discuss, and learn from outstanding works of literature." *

New York Times Books

Online Books Page, University of Pennsylvania's listing of 20,000 free books on the Web

Online Literature Library

Poetry Daily

Project Gutenberg, "the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts)." 

This Day in Literature

Writer's Almanac


Living with disabilities


Cape Cod Disability Access Directory

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Go Cape Cod!  The Cape Cod Commission's Transportation Information Center

Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (AAB)

Massachusetts Community Access Monitor (CAM) Program

Massachusetts Office on Disability, "a Web site that provides detailed information about the many types of assistance available to those in need living in Massachusetts"


National Council on Disability, U.S. government

National Organization on Disability

Social Security

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Massachusetts

Social Security Disability Secrets

Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities

The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities





All Music Guide

Columbia University Music & Arts Library, the classical music network

Essentials of Music, W.W. Norton and Sony site

Juilliard School Library and Archives

Lewis Music Library, MIT

Library of Congress, Recorded Sound Reference Center

Loeb Music Library, Harvard University, classical sheet music

Music & Vision Daily

New England Jazz Alliance

New England Music Camp

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Newport Music Festival, classical

This Day in Jazz History, A Smithsonian site




New England

American Centuries, View from New England, Museum Hall, Deerfield, Massachusetts

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New England (CSRNE)

Discover New England

New England Governor's Conference (NEGC)

New England Library Association (NELA)

New England Lighthouses

New England Newspaper Association (NENA)

New England Runner

New England Skeptical Society (NESS)

New England Theater Conference (NETC)

Visit New England

Zoo New England






New England Aquarium

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

United Nations Atlas of the Oceans

Whale Center of New England




All About Birds, Cornell University's Laboratory of Ornithology.  Includes their online collection of recorded bird songs.  

Birding in the United States and Abroad: An all-inclusive list of resources on birds. A hat tip to one of our readers at

A Bird's Home

Massachusetts Audubon Society

National Audubon Society

Home Advisor, Beginner's Guide to Birdwatching





Astronomy Picture of the Day

California Academy of Sciences, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 49 photographs by Subhankar Banerjee

New York Public Library Picture Collection Online

Picture of the Day from Kodak





Beyond Discovery

National Aeuronautics and Space Administration

Science Daily

Science Odyssey, WGBH and PBS

SciTech Daily





Travel and Leisure magazine

Camera Works:  Washington Post Traveler Photo Archives 




Weather Channel local forecast for Barnstable, ten-day local forecast, and national forecast

NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Barnstable County regular forecast and hazardous weather conditions for Barnstable County and NOAA-NWS Storm Center


Plymouth State Weather Center:  good maps

NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane general information

U.S. Severe Weather Forecast Map from Weather Underground

Intellicast Storm Center

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Hurricane information






Work and finding work

Associate Degree Online:  Hat tip to the Associate Degree Online's webmaster. This is an excellent resource.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wall Street Journal free site

Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE)

Riley Guide, for job hunters  

SCORE, Cape Cod

Startup Journal, a Wall Street Journal free site

Weddle's Job Search, Recruiting, and Employment Resources