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    Useful Research Links

    I've gathered these together from the links that used to be up here in a sticky. Thanks to I_Shrugged and others for the links so far. If you want to add any more, please do!

    Agriculture
    http://www.fao.org/ - The Food and Agriculture Org of the UN

    American
    http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/contents - Digital Archive of American Architecture
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/ - Index of the US Constitution
    http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ - The Supreme Court

    Animals
    http://www.animalbehaviorarchive.org/loginPublic.do - Animal Behavior Archives at Cornell.
    http://www.enature.com/home/ - Enature (most animal species)

    Art
    http://www.artrenewal.org/ - Excellent art by the masters.
    http://www.cordair.com/ - Quent Cordair Fine Art
    http://www.gandygallery.com/art/index.htm - Fine Realist art
    http://www.metmuseum.org/ - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    http://www.nymuseum.com - New YorkMuseum
    http://www.safran-arts.com - Bernard Safran's Fine Arts
    http://www.sandrashaw.com/ - Sandra Shaw, sculptor
    http://www.sculpturegallery.com/ - Everything sculpture
    http://www.sfae.com/ - The San Francisco Art Exchange
    http://www.si.edu/ - The Smithsonian Institution

    Baby Names
    http://www.babynology.com - Baby Names and more

    Biographies
    http://www.biography.com - Biographies
    http://www.s9.com - More Biographies

    Countries
    https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications...ook/index.htm - CIA World Fact book is a starting place for quick info

    Crime
    http://faculty.ncwc.edu/TOConnor/criminology.htm - The Criminology Mega Site

    Dictionaries
    http://www.britannica.com
    http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org
    http://www.dictionary.com
    http://www.onelook.com
    http://www.pacific-mall.comdictnary/index.htm - Online Dictionary List
    http://www.rhymezone.com -Rhyming Dictionary
    http://www.bartleby.com/61/ -American Heritage Dictionary
    http://phrontistery.info/index.html - The Phrontistery (unusual Dictionaries)
    http://www.yourdictionary.com
    http://www.etymonline.com - Online Etymology Dictionary
    http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml - Describe a Concept in one word

    Fashion
    http://www.wishbookweb.com/ - This one requires a paid or two week trial subscription
    http://www.homeaccentstoday.com/arti...lifestyles.php - lingerie catalogs, including some from the 40's
    http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html
    http://www.wikihow.com/Dress-in-American-1940s-Fashion
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930%E2...945_in_fashion
    http://www.film-classics.com/archives/4789
    http://www.vintagefashionclub.com/1940s-fashion.html
    http://www.fashion-era.com/1940s/index.htm
    http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/timeline/time7.shtml
    http://vintagefashionguild.org/fashi.../1940-to-1950/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1945%E2...960_in_fashion
    http://www.evadress.com/1940s_c_8.html
    http://www.decadesofstyle.com/vintage-patterns-1940s
    http://www.sovintagepatterns.com/194...gpatterns.html
    http://momspatterns.com/inc/searchre...dress&n=436045
    http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog/?p=2459
    http://blog.beyondretro.com/2011/09/...hionthe-1940s/
    http://www.swingfashionista.com/tag/1940s-fashion/
    http://newsroom.nwfilm.org/2012/04/1...view-part-one/
    http://www.tweedmansvintage-blog.com...-clothing.html


    Financial
    http://www.bloomberg.com/intro3.html - Bloomberg Financial
    http://www.kiplinger.com/personalfinance/magazine/ - Kiplinger's Finance
    http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html - Currency Calculator

    Food and Drink
    http://www.fao.org/ - The Food and Agriculture Org of the UN
    http://www.wines.com/ - Wines

    Fun
    http://office.microsoft.com/en- - Microsoft Design Gallery (clip art, etc.)
    http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/early.html - Early Dr. Seuss Stuff
    http://www.crayola.com/ - Crayola Creativity Central
    http://www.cyberfireworks.com/ - Virtual Fireworks
    http://www.krittercards.com/ - Free online greeting cards with animal pics
    http://www.snoopy.com/ - Peanuts comics and other strips
    http://www.bored.com - for when you get really bored
    http://www.snapbubbles.com/ - Virtual Bubble Wrap.

    Grammar
    http://www.grammarbook.com - The Blue Book of Grammar & Punctuation

    History
    http://www.historyplace.com - History
    http://www.scopesys.com/today/ - look up any date in history.

    Horses
    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...horsesense.htm - Hilarious. Frequent writer faux-... um, mistakes.
    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...orwriters1.htm - Another fmwriters article. Nice overview.
    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...mehorsecom.htm - Communication. For writers
    http://www.lifestyleblock.co.nz/arti...munication.htm -Communication: note- snicker=nicker
    http://www.worlddressage.com/history.htm - History of dressage and some examples of warhorse development...
    http://www.lipizzaner.com/airs.asp - Warefare
    http://www.horseguild.com/Medieval_Horse_Breeds.php - Medieval Breeds. general and specific info, and terms.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_gait - Gaits. basic intro, there's a piaffe animation to the right. Also mentions how fast and how long horses can gallop!
    http://www.ahorse4me.com/Horse%20Gai...n%20Motion.htm - Gaits, animation.
    http://www.equusite.com/articles/bas...csColors.shtml - Horse colors and markings
    http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/...edinghorse.htm - Nutrition. Site specific to writers

    Industry
    http://www.industrialinfo.com/index.jsp - Interesting Industrial Info

    Language
    http://www.blackmask.com/books82c/dcvgr.htm#1_0 - dictionary of the vulgar tongue (c1811).
    http://www.davidappleyard.com/english/vm.htm - British / American word variants. Literary Resources
    http://www.etymonline.com/ - on-line etymology dictionary.
    http://www.freetranslation.com/ - translate different languages

    Law
    www.law.cornell.edu/constitution - Index US Constitution
    http://supremecourtus.gov/ -Supreme Court

    Libraries
    http://www.thomas.gov/ -THOMAS searchable database at LOC

    Literature
    http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/ - Literary resources on the net
    http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/l...ure/laureates/ - List of every winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
    http://thomas.loc.gov/ - THOMAS the searchable database at the LOC
    http://www.dawcl.com/ - Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
    http://www.kidlit.co.uk/index.htm - Searchable database of kid's lit characters.
    http://www.literaryencyclopedia.com/ - The Literary Encyclopedia
    http://www.literature.org/ - Online literature library

    Medicine and Healthcare
    http://familydoctor.org - AmericanAcademy of Family Physicians
    http://health.yahoo.com/drug - Yahoo Drug Guide (info about popular prescription
    http://healthyminds.org/ - American Psychiatric Association
    http://library.umsmed.edu/h-hyp-tc.html - Health Hyperlinks (includes links to medical writing
    http://medlineplus.gov - Medline (a good starting point)
    http://nccam.nih.gov - NationalCenter for Compementary and Alternative
    http://ncfs.ucf.edu/home.html - The National Center for Forensic Science
    http://www.aacap.org/index.ww - AmericanAcademy of Child and Adolescent
    http://www.aao.org - AmericanAcademy of Opthamology
    http://www.aap.org - AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics
    http://www.aapd.org - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp?level - American Cancer Society
    http://www.cdc.gov - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (This has to
    http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ - Clinical Trials (list of studies enrolling patients. No
    http://www.emedicine.com - Emedicine.Com (physician written articles for
    http://www.forensicdna.com/ - Forensic Education and Consulting
    http://www.labtestsonline.org/index.html - Lab Tests Online (describes various lab tests and gives
    http://www.mayo.edu/ - The Mayo Clinic
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html - National Institute on Drug Abuse (info on street drugs)
    http://www.pharma-lexicon.com - Medical Abbreviation Dictionary
    http://www.rarediseases.org - National Organization for Rare Disorders
    http://www.reproline.jhu.edu/index.htm - Reproductive Health Online (associated with Johns
    http://www2.niddk.nih.gov - National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney
    http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/ - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    http://www.forensicdna.com - Forensic Education and Consulting
    http://www.ncfs.ucf.edu/home.html - The Natl. Ctr. For Forensic Science

    Military
    http://www.af.mil/ - The US Air Force

    Miscellaneous
    http://www.gallup.com/ - The Gallup Organization (Polling, etc.)
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/ - How Stuff Works
    http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml - describe a concept in one word.
    http://www.sca.org/ - The Society for Creative Anachronism
    http://www.typingtest.com/ - Free online typing test
    http://www.filmhead.com/nanoexperts.html - Research any Subject
    http://www.gallup.com - Gallup Org
    http://www.mayo.edu/ - Mayo Clinic
    http://www.crayola.com Crayola Creativity
    http://www.govdeals.com/eas/index.cfm _GOV Deals
    http://www.nada.com -Official Car Guide
    http://www.familywatchdog.us -Natl. Sex Offender Reg
    http://www.askanexpert.com/index.htm -Ask an Expert
    http://www.pcphrases.com -Politically Correct Terms
    http://www.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg -Latterday Saints Genealogy History Database
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com --Great Place for picking up Vintage Collectables
    http://www.time.com/time/business/ar...073341,00.html -TIME ‘s 50

    Music
    http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/musicchild.htm - Lyrics to Kids' Songs

    Museums
    http://www.metmuseum.org -The Metropolitan Museum
    http://www.si.edu - The Smithsonian Institution

    Mythology and Folklore
    http://webhome.idirect.com/~donlong/monsters/mons - encylopedia of monsters and mythical beasts
    http://www.mythinglinks.org/home.html - Annotated Collection of World Mythology
    http://www.pantheon.org/ - Encyclopedia Mythica (research myths)
    http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folklinks.html - Folklinks
    http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html - Folktexts: A library of folklore at Pitt.

    Names
    http://www.babiesonline.com/pregnancy/babynames/ - Names
    http://www.babynology.com/ - More names and other baby stuff

    Nature
    www.enature.com/home/ -Enature (animal species)

    People
    http://www.biography.com/ - Biographies
    http://www.s9.com/ - Biographies

    Philosophy
    http://www.iep.utm.edu/ - The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    http://www.philosophypages.com/ - Philosophy Pages

    Quotations
    http://miljokes.com/lqote.html - Famous Latin Quotes
    http://wind.prohosting.com/~tqs/left.shtml - Author Index of Quotes
    http://www.angelfire.com/md2/Ldotvets/Quotes.html - Quotes by Famous Americans
    http://www.bartleby.com/100/ - Familiar Quotations (searchable by keyword)
    http://www.brainyquote.com/ - BrainyQuote famous quotes
    http://www.quotationspage.com/ - Another quotation site
    http://www.quoteland.com/ - Quoteland

    Religion
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm - Sacred Texts
    http://www.vatican.va/ --The Vatican Official Site

    Research
    http://filmhead.com/nanoexperts.html - research any subject.
    http://scholar.google.com/ - Google Scholar (Beta)
    http://www.digital-librarian.com/ - Interesting lists of links for research

    Science
    http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/ - 21st Century Science/Technology
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/ - Your weight on other planets
    http://www.junkscience.com/ - Junk Science

    Supernatural
    http://www.afallon.com/europe.htm - Haunted Europe
    http://www.magick7.com/ghosts/ghosts-and-spirits.htm - Descriptions of ghost and spirits throughout the world.

    Technology
    http://www.galttech.com/ - The Galt Download Zone (Fun Free and Shareware)
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/index.htm -How Stuff Works

    US Links
    www.law.cornell.edu/constitution - Index US Constitution
    http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/ -CIA

    Wine
    http://www.wines.com -Wines
    Last edited by Cath; 07-02-2012 at 02:02 AM.

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