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Social Science

Social Sciences: Links to Sites

Modern World History

Arabia: The Countries and People: Info links to Middle East, North Africa, etc.

Best of History Websites: Web Resources from prehistory to the 20th century

Internet Modern History Sourcebook : From Fordham University; primary and secondary historical resources, early modern Europe to 20th century

Rulers: Biographical information on rulers and leaders from 1700s to present

World Fact Book: Current facts about countries of the world

U.S. History

American Memory Project : From the Library of Congress, access to documents, recordings, maps, images that document the American experience

Calisphere: From The University of California, free database of primary sources and more

National Humanities Center Toolbox Library: Primary sources in U.S. History and Literature

The Authentic History Center: Primary Sources from American Popular Culture (music, cartoons, images, speeches, etc.)


California State Home Page: All aspects of state government

Official California Legislative Information: Information about Calfornia legislative matters, including bill information, California laws, and who our government representatives are

Congressional Record: Full text of Congressional Records

Federal Info Center: Searchable Index to Federal Agencies

Federal Government Resources Scholarly and full text info from the University of Michigan

MegaLaw: Lawyers Window to the Web: Law, rules, codes and cases for federal, state, local and international

U.S. Constitution : Analysis and interpretation, and annotated Supreme Court cases

Federal Legislative Information: From the Library of Congress, links to the Congressional Directory and much more

The Supreme Court : Information about the Supreme Court, including biographies, role of the court, etc.


Bureau of Labor Statistics: From the Department of Labor, current statistics on employment, industries, wages, etc.

Economy at a glance: From the same source, graphs and documents with information about U.S. unemployment rates, consumer price index, and productivity rates

Business Week Magazine: Online version of Business Week Magazine

Statistical Abstract of the United States: The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Other Resources:

International Debate Education Association (IDEA):  Contains context, pros, and cons for a large database of controversial issues.

Public Agenda: Nonpartisan opinion research organization - great site for debates and to examine many different sides of current issues  "We promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting research on controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format."  Very reliable!

Saint Ambrose University - Best Information on the Net: Highly respected and authentic source for sites containing content on the latest topics

Social Issues: from Multnomah Public Library, created for middle and high school students searching current social issues from multiple perspectives