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The list that follows will help you get started doing research in specific disciplines. Both print and electronic resources are listed because you should use both types in your research. (Print entries precede electronic entries.) Most major academic disciplines have computerized bibliographies, databases, and indexes that you can access through your college's library.

Note: Remember that Web addresses change frequently. If you get the 4040 (File not found) message, try doing a search for the page using a search engine, or look for the URL on this handbook's Web site, which is updated frequently.

Anthropology
Abstracts in Anthropology
Annual Review of Anthropology
Dictionary of Anthropology
Encyclopedia of World Cultures American Anthropological Association http://www.aaanet.org/
National Anthropology Archives http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa
WWW Virtual Library: Anthropology http://vlib.anthrotech.com/

Art and Architecture
Art Abstracts
Art Index
BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art
Encyclopedia of World Art
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art
Artcyclopedia http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
The Louvre http://www.louvre.fr
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) http://www.metmuseum.org/
The National Gallery of Art(Washington, D.C.) http://www.nga.gov/
Voice of the Shuttle Art History and Architecture http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp

Biology
Biological Abstracts
Biological and Agricultural Index
Encyclopedia of the Biological Sciences
Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms
Zoological Record
Biology Online http://www.biology-online.org/
Harvard University Biology Links http://mcb.harvard.edu/BioLinks.html
National Science Foundation: Biology http://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/biology/index.jsp

Business
Accounting and Tax Index
Encyclopedia of Business
Information Sources
ABI/Inform
Business Periodicals
Business and Industry
Newslink Business Newspapers http://newslink.org/biznews.html

Chemistry
Chemical Abstracts (CASEARCH)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemistry
Van Nostrand Reinhold Encyclopedia of Chemistry
American Chemical Society http://www.chemistry.org/
Sheffield ChemDex http://www.chemdex.org/
WWW Virtual Library: Chemistry http://www.liv.ac.uk/chemistry/links/links.html

Classics
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
Perseus Digital Library http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Communications and Journalism
Mass Media Bibliography
Communication Abstracts International
Encyclopedia of Communications
Journalism Abstracts
American Communication Association  http://www.americancomm.org/
Journalism and Mass Communications Abstracts  http://www.aejmc.org/abstracts
The Poynter Institute http://poynter.org/

Computer Science and Technology
Computer Abstracts
Dictionary of Computing
Encyclopedia of Computer Science
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
FOLDOC (Free Online Dictionary of Computing) http://foldoc.org
MIT Laboratory Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory http://www.csail.mit.edu/index.php
TechXtra: Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/

Cultural Studies, American and Ethnic Studies
Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Dictionary of American Negro Biography
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
Mexican American Biographies
American Studies Association http://www.theasa.net
National Museum of the American Indian http://www.nmai.si.edu/
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture http://www.nypl.org/research/ sc/sc.html
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage http://www.folklife.si.edu/

Economics
EconLit
PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service
Resources for Economists on the Internet http://rfe.org
Internet Resources for Economists http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/econweb.htm
Resources for Economists on the Internet http://rfe.org/

Education
Dictionary of Education
Education Index
Encyclopedia of Educational Research
International Encyclopedia of Education
Resources in Education
The Educator's Reference Desk http://www.eduref.org/
EdWeb http://edwebproject.org/
U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/

Engineering
Applied Science and Technology Index
Engineering Index
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Engineering
IEEE Spectrum http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/
TechXtra: Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/

Environmental Sciences
Dictionary of the Environment
Encyclopedia of Energy, Technology, and the Environment
Encyclopedia of the Environment
Environment Abstracts
Environment Index
Envirolink http://envirolink.org/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  http://www.epa.gov/

Film
Dictionary of Film Terms
The Film Encyclopedia
Film Index International
Film Literature Index
Internet Movie Database  http://www.imdb.com/

Geography
Geographical Abstracts
Longman Dictionary of Geography
Modern Geography: An Encyclopedic Survey
CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Resources for Geographers http://www.colorado.edu/geography/virtdept/resources/contents.htm

Geology
Bibliography and Index of Geology
Challinor's Dictionary of Geology
The Encyclopedia of Field and General Geology
American Geological Institute http://www.agiweb.org/
U.S. Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov/

Health and Medicine
American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine
Cumulated Index Medicus
Medical and Health Information Directory
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews
PubMed Central http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/
U.S. National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
World Health Organization http://www.who.int/

History
America: History and Life
Dictionary of Historical Terms
Encyclopedia of American History
An Encyclopedia of World History
Historical Abstracts
Electronic Documents in History http://www.tntech.edu/history/edocs.html
History Cooperative http://historycooperative.press.uiuc.edu/
HistoryWorld http://www.historyworld.net/
NARA Archival Research Catalog http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/index.htm

Languages and Linguistics
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages
International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
MLA International Bibliography
Center for Applied Linguistics http://www.cal.org/
SIL International Linguistics http://www.sil.org/linguistics

Literature
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
MLA International Bibliography
The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/
Voice of the Shuttle http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp

Mathematics
American Statistics Index
Facts on File Dictionary of Mathematics
International Dictionary of Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet)
American Mathematical Society http://www.ams.org/
Math Forum http://mathforum.com/
TechXtra: Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/

Music
Music Index
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
New Oxford Companion to Music
New Oxford Dictionary of Music
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
AllMusic http://allmusic.com/

Philosophy
Dictionary of Philosophy
Philosopher's Index
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
American Philosophical Association  http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/index.html
EpistemeLinks.com http://www.epistemelinks.com/

Physics
Dictionary of Physics
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Physics
Physics Abstracts American Institute of Physics
 http://aip.org/
American Physical Society http://www.aps.org/
Institute of Physics http://ioppublishing.com/
PhysicsWeb http://physicsweb.org/

Political Science
Almanac of American Politics
Congressional Quarterly Almanac
Encyclopedia of Government and Politics
International Political Science Abstracts
Political Resources on the Web http://www.politicalresources.net/
Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet http://thomas.loc.gov/
United Nations http://www.un.org/

Psychology
International Dictionary of Psychology
International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Neurology
Psychological Abstracts
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/
American Psychological Society http://www.psychologicalscience.org/
Encyclopedia of Psychology http://www.psychology.org/
PsychWeb http://www.psywww.com/

Religion
ATLA Religion
Dictionary of Bible and Religion
Encyclopedia of Religion
Religions and Scriptures
 http://www.wright-house.com/religions

Sociology
Annual Review of Sociology
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Encyclopedia of Sociology
Sociological Abstracts
Academic Info Sociology: Databases and Centers http://www.academicinfo.net/socdata.html
American Sociological Association http://asanet.org/
The SocioWeb http://www.socioweb.com/~markbl/socioweb/indexes

Theater and Dance
International Encyclopedia of the Dance
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama
American Theater Web http://www.americantheaterweb.com/
The WWW Virtual Library: Theatre and Drama http://vl-theatre.com/

Women's Studies
Women Studies Abstracts
Women's Studies: A Guide to Information Sources
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Feminist Majority Foundation Onlinehttp://www.feminist.org/
National Women's History Project http://www.nwhp.org/








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