Selected Web sites compiled by Kathy Jones, Reference Librarian & Social Science Bibliographer

Anthropology and Archaeology

For information on Native Americans see Native American Studies. American Folklife Center: ethnographic resources

Anthropology Collection Database
Anthropology Gateway
Anthropology Net
Anthropology Resources on the Internet
American Indian & Alaska Native (AIAN) Data and Links
Archaeology - ArchNet - WWW Virtual Library - Archaeology
Bibliografia Mesoamericana
Center for Archaeological Studies: University of South Alabama
EMuseum@Minnesota State University, Mankato
National Park Service Southeast Archeological Center
North American Database of Archaeological Geophysics
Old Mobile Archaeology
University of California Museum of Paleontology
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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For a guide to printed materials in the library on this topic, see Communications.

American Communication Association: Provides information about the ACA, collection of materials on communication law and First Amendment issues, resources for teaching and research.
American Journalism Review's Newslink Page
American Rhetoric: Index to and growing database of full-text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures and similar material.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
AEJMC Paper Archives
Film Studies on the Internet  
Finding Data on the Internet
International Communication Association
Internet Movie Database
Knight Digital Media Center
Media and Communication Studies: Priority is UK media, but excellent source of essays, information and links.
Media Link: Site links to newspapers, magazines, television stations, radio stations, film studios and news agencies.
National Communication Association
Online Communication Studies Resources
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
ScreenSite: for the study of film and television.
Southern States Communication Association
Today's Front Pages
Vanderbilt Television News Archive: requires registration to search database.
World Press Photo Contest Archive
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Criminal Justice

For a guide to library materials on this topic, see Criminal Justice.

Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center: Statistical Analysis Center
Best Information on the Net (BIOTN) : a guide to criminal justice sources on the Internet.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Department of Justice Home Page
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Findlaw: Internet Legal Resources: Guide to U.S. case law, law codes, law review articles, law schools, major areas of law. Links to state and international law.
Florida State Univ/Cecil Greek's Criminal Justice Page
Internet Law Library
Mobile Police Department
National Center for Juvenile Justice
National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
POLIS: Policing Online Information System
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics: 27th edition. From the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Uniform Crime Reports -- FBI
World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems to top of page


For a guide to printed materials in the library on this topic, see Gerontology.

Administration on Aging
Aging Research Centre
American Association of Retired Persons: In depth information on a range of senior-related concerns. 
American Society on Aging
Caregiver Survival Resources
Gerontological Society of America
Kansas Elder Law Network: Provides nationwide access to primary and secondary materials pertaining to elder law. Also contains hypertext bibliographies on related topics.
Merck Manual of Geriatrics 
National Council on Aging
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Law & Government

For guides to printed materials in the library on this topic, see Landmark Cases and U.S. Governmental Agencies.

Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center: Statistical Analysis Center
Alabama Legislative Information System: searchable. Includes the Alabama Code.
FedStats: Provides access to statistical data from over 70 federal agencies.
FindLaw: A directory of selected Internet Law resources which includes a database of full-text Supreme Court cases, a directory of online law reviews, a collection of state codes, information on law schools, and links to lawyers and law firms.
Justice Information Center (NCJRS)
GPO: Free access to important federal documents such as the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Congressional Bills, and the US Code on the same day they are published.
Internet Law Library
Lawyers Directory from Martindale
Thomas Legislative Information
United States Code: searchable. Also contains a title list. to top of page

Military Science

Air Force Link: Official web site of the United States Air Force. AF news, fact sheets on weapons systems, biographies of leaders.
DefenseLink: U.S. Department of Defense publications.
Quadrennial Defense Review
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
United States Air Force Museum : Online exhibits of early and modern planes and space exploration vehicles.
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Marine Corps Homepage
U.S. Navy Homepage
The United States Army Corps of Engineers Information Network Home Page : Background Information on current projects, links to geography, mapmaking and engineering-related resources.
U.S. Army Homepage : An umbrella site for all Army webpages, as well as providing general information about the Army to top of page

Political Science

Abraham Lincoln: A Resource Guide
American Presidency Project: includes a searchable database of the papers of the American Presidents.
Area and Regional Studies
Center for Responsive Politics: "The CRP is a non-partisan, non-profit research group that specializes in the study of Congress and the role that money plays in its elections and actions." Includes databases for "Registered Federal Lobbyist" and "Political Action Committees."
Center for Voting and Democracy
Constitution Finder
Country Studies: Searchable. Contains studies of over 100 countries.
Europa: Guide to the European Union and its constitutional bodies.
Federal Election Commission
The Gallup Organization
Governments on the World Wide Web: access point for information on foreign governments.
House of Commons Daily Debates -- Hansard
House of Lords Debates -- Hansard
INCORE Internet Country Guides: INCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity) focuses on "providing scholarly information on ethnic conflicts in a few selected countries."
InfoNation: Allows you to view and compare statistical data for the member states of the United Nations.
International and Area Studies
International Documents Collection: from Northwestern University. Over 60 country government pages.
Internet Resources for Political Science, Public Administration : Links to domestic and international news sources, U.S. and foreign governments, interest groups and more.
Organization of American States
POTUS: Presidents of the United States: provides information on presidents and candidates, cabinet members, election results, administration highlights and presidential trivia.
Project Vote Smart
Southern States Legislative Review
Statistics Canada
UN-I-QUE: the United Nations library's "ready reference" Internet database.
United Nations
United Nations Documentation: Research Guide: "provides an overview of the various type of documents and publications issued by the Organization ... and gives guidance as to where to find them in either electronic or paper format and how to work with them."
U.S. Committee for Refugees
Voter Turnout from 1945 to 1998: international in scope. From the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

For more information on countries, see Country & State Information. For sites on elections and polls, see Elections 2004 and Public Opinion Polls

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American Sociological Association : Includes information on ASA publications and employment.
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration: United States government site.
Centre for Refugee Studies
Human Rights Web
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
National Conference on Social Welfare Proceedings: 1874-1982
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Population Index
Refugees International
Social Science Information Gateway-SOSIG  
State of the World's Children 2009
State of the World's Children 2008
State of the World's Children 2007
State of the World's Children 2006
State of the World's Children 2005
State of the World's Children 2004: from Unicef.
State of the World's Children 2003
State of the World's Children 2002
State of the World's Children 2001
State of the World's Children 2000
State of the World's Children 1999
State of the World's Children 1998: From Unicef. Includes statistics.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
U.S. Citzenship and Immigration Services: government site
U.S. Committee for Refugees
Women's Studies: a Research Guide: Guide is based on women's studies material at the New York Public Library, but can be a tool for basic and advanced research on the top of page