Library - Recommended Web Sites by Topic

Library Interior showing book shelves, computers and displays

Administration of Justice

California Law - Full text of California Penal code.
Criminal Justice Links - Topics: drugs, police, courts, etc.
Criminal Justice Statistics Center
Handbook of Forensic Services- Procedures used by FBI.
Police Officer's Internet Directory - Variety of criminal justice resources.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Data from more than 100 sources.

American Sign Language

American Sign Language Browser - QuickTime clips demonstrate signs for various words.
A Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms - Combines text and graphics to provide American Sign Language word definitions.
Classifiers in American Sign Language - A tutorial on classifiers used to show movement, location and appearance.


Anthropology Resources on the Internet - From the American Anthropological Association.
Anthropology Tutorials - Includes tutorials on physical and cultural anthropology.
Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History


Archaeology Topics - Librarians' Internet Index


Art History Network Home Page
AskArt - Database of American Artists
Ceramic Resources - From American Ceramic Supply Co.
Ceramics Today
Web Gallery of Art - Searchable database of European painting and sculpture.
World Wide Arts Resources - Searchable directory.


ASTR 1110 Research Guide
The NASA homepage
The Nine Planets: a multimedia tour of the solar system


Calflora - Information on wild California plants.
CalPhotos - More than 488,000 images of plants, animals, fossils, peoples, and landscapes.
eNature: Field Guides
NatureServ Explorer - Animal, plant, and ecological data.
Plants National Database - Information about approximately 45,000 currently recognized plant taxa; includes images.


Add All: Book Search & Price Comparison
Advanced Book Exchange - used, out of print, rare books. Books
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
Barnes & Noble
Bibliofind-used & rare books
Powell's Bookstore-used,new, and out of print books


Annual Reports from Report Gallery - 2,200 businesses.
EDGAR Database (SEC) - Full-text, searchable index to filings by corporations to the SEC.
Europages: European Business Directory - Information on 500,000 businesses in Europe.
Executive Planet - A guide to business etiquette and culture.
Financial Times - Information on 11,000 companies worldwide.
GlobalEDGE - Information on culture, economy, etc. , 200 countries.
Hoover's Online - Detailed information on more than 13,000 largest U.S. companies.
Standard Industrial Classification Search - SIC code description, and list of typical products/services.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Careers & Employment

America's Career InfoNet - Profiles hundreds of occupations; includes wage and salary information.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Includes employment outlook, educational requirements, salary information.
California Employment Development Dept.
CareerResources @ JobBank USA - Searchable by keyword, company name, or specific field.
Career Builder - Lists thousands of jobs worldwide. Job Hunting Online - Resources on job hunting and career changing.
JobStar: California Job Search Guide - Largest online jobs database on the web.
O*NET OnLine - Interactive database to explore occupations.
Summer Jobs - Links to many summer job opportunities.
Vocational Information Center - Career and technical education resources.


Car and Driver - Includes buyer's guide and road tests.
CarInfo - Information on buying, leasing, and repairing cars. - Car purchasing information.
Edmunds Car Prices
Kelley Blue Book


Chemical & Engineering News - From the American Chemical Society.
General Chemistry Online - Guides and information resources for general chemistry.
Sheffield ChemDex - Searchable directory of chemistry related websites.
Vermont SIRI MSDS Collection - Searchable database of more than 100,000 material safety data sheets.
WebElements Periodic Table - Information on the periodic table.

Citations & Style Guides

A Research Guide for Students - Research, writing, and style guides (MLA, APA, Chicago).
Citing Sources, guide to library research - Works-cited formats for APA, Chicago Style, MLA, and Turabian.
MLA Examples - MLA Handbook, 7th ed.
Online Writing Lab at Purdue (OWL)


Colleges & Universities

ASSIST - Transfer Information for California
California Community Colleges online application center
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
California Virtual Campus - Distance learning courses and programs.
Community College Web - Links to community college websites in U.S. and other countries.
California State University - Campuses
California State University - Chico
Guide to California Colleges and Universities - Guide to UC, CSU and Community College systems.
Shasta College
Simpson University
Southern Oregon University
Study Abroad directory - Extensive information on thousands of academic programs around the world.
University of California Home Page

Communication/Electronic Media

All Movie Guide - Information on 3000,000 films and 90,000 DVDs.
Television Production Handbook - Basic stages of film and video production.
Writers Guild of America - Resources for writing in film, radio, and television.


CompInfo - the Computer Information Center


Copyright & Fair Use - Includes links to statutes and current legislation.
Copyright Clearance Center - Licenser of photocopy reproduction rights.
Copyright Resources on the Web - ALA & ACRL
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States - Information from the Copyright Information Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Copyright Website -Information from an intellectual property attorney.
U.S. Copyright Office Home Page - Basic facts, fee information, and forms.


All Crafts - Crafting ideas in dozens of categories.
Hands on Crafts for Kids - Craft projects for children ages 7-12.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
DisabilityInfo - Federal government's website of disability-related government resources.
Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) Guide to Resources on the Internet
Women With Disabilities - General sources about critical health issues for a variety of disabilities.

Early Childhood Education

Idea Box: Early Childhood Education & Activity Resources
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Center for Early Development & Learning (NCEDL) - Case studies, reports, fact sheets, and other research documents.


Free ebooks by Project Gutenburg - Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
National Academies -Access to the free full-text of thousands of e-books published by the National Academies Press.


Economic Indicators
Economic Policy Institute (EPI) - Contains discussion, analysis, and links to other sites about current economic matters.
Economic Research - From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis get free online economic materials, databases, and Web sites.
Glossary of International Economics
World Factbook - Basic statistical data on countries of the world.

Education & Teaching

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - Ensuring integrity,quality, conduct, and professional growth of California's educators.
California Teachers Association (CTA) - Includes California Educator Magazine.
California Virtual Campus - Distance learning courses offered by California colleges and universities.
CalState TEACH - An online credential program for elementary school teachers.
CalState TEACH Masters Programs - Online masters programs for Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts in Instructional Science and Technology.
Chronicle of Higher Education - News for college and university faculty, administrators, and students.
Educator's Reference Desk - Includes lesson plans & education information.
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center - A digital library of education-related resources.
How to Become an Elementary School Teacher in California
National Center for Education Statistics
Siskiyou County Office of Education - Includes Resources for Teachers.
Siskiyou County School History
U.S. Department of Education Home Page - Includes educational resources & lesson plans.

Elections & Politics

C-SPAN - News, information and archived audio and video programs on government and the political process.
Cal-Access - Information on California campaign finance and lobbying activity.
California Political Parties
California Secretary of State - Ballot Initiative Status - Includes propositions.
California Secretary of State - Official Home Page - Links to election and voter information.
California Student - California student voter information.
California Voter Foundation - Guides for past and upcoming elections, financial data, etc.
California Voter Registration - register to vote online.
Democratic National Committee - National party organization for the Democratic Party.
Easy Voter Guide - California edition. - Non-partisan site that monitors factual accuracy of political ads, speeches, etc.
Federal Election Commission - Includes information about campaign financing for president.
Green Party
League of Women Voters of California - Nonpartisan information about voting, elections, and issues. - Review of congressional campaign fundraising issues, law, and reform.
Project Vote Smart - Voting records, issues information, campaign finances, and performance evaluations.
Republican National Committee - National party organization for the Republican Party.
Smart Voter (League of Women Voters) - Nonpartisan voter information on current elections in California.

Embassies and Consulates

Electronic Embassy Web - Foreign embassies on the Web.
Embassy Worldwide - Search by host or guest country.
Foreign Consular Offices in the United States - Addresses, phone numbers, and personnel.

Emergency Medicine, EMT, Paramedics

California Emergency Medical Services Authority
California Fire Chiefs Association - Emergency Medical Services Section
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics - Occupational Outlook Handbook.
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

English as a Second Language

ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Interesting Things for ESL Students
Internet Picture Dictionary
Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students


California Geography, Geology, Hazards, and Natural History Information - U.S. Geological Survey.
Encyclopedia of Earth - Material about geology and earth sciences.
Geology Labs On-line - Interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies.
Information Center for the Environment - Several dozen high-quality databases related to animals, plants, and the environment.
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme - A United Nations website.

Fire Science

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - News releases and other information.
California State Fire Marshal
California State Firefighters' Association
Fire and EMS Information Network - News, forums, and commentary.
Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Archives - Detailed information on major local fires.
National Fire News - Current wildfires information from the National Interagency Fire Center.
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) - Public education materials, fact sheets, etc.
National Interagency Fire Center
San Francisco Fire Department Museum - Topics include the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.
U.S. Fire Administration: Arson - Resources and reports related to arson.


1910 Telephone Directory, Siskiyou County - Rootsweb, - Charts
California Birth Index, 1905-1910
California Death Records, 1940-1997
California Genealogy, Siskiyou County Census Records
California Genealogy, Siskiyou County Surnames - 1940 Census
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Over 100,000 Genealogy links.
Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County - Genealogy resource useful for beginners.
ProGenealogists - Clearinghouse for information on genealogy.
Scott Valley Genealogy Group, Etna, CA
Siskiyou Cemeteries Online
Siskiyou County, CA: 1885 Directory - Genealogy Trails History Group, California Genealogy Trails.
Siskiyou County Historical Society
Siskiyou County School History
Siskiyou History - Digital library of primary sources in Siskiyou County history.
Siskiyou County Local History Indexes - Search the Siskiyou Pioneer, obituaries, newspaper indexes, etc.


Background Notes-US State Department - Information on countries and international organizations.
Countries and Regions of the World - An A to Z List - information on the various nations and other areas of the world.
Country Reports - A wealth of information on all of the countries of the world.
Country Watch - Maps and data on countries worldwide.
Country Briefings - Collection of country profiles with background info, forecasts and statistics.
MapQuest - Interactive street atlas of the United States. Includes maps, directions, mileage, etc.
National Atlas of the United States of America - Map layers display federal lands, urban areas, roads, etc.
Map Collection from Univ. of Texas, Perry-Castaneda Library - Special interest, historical, and city maps.
TopoQuest-U.S. Topographic maps - USGS maps for the entire United States.
U.S.Gazetteer - Searchable database, by name or state abbreviation, or 5-digit zip code. Contains geographic information, maps and census data.
USGS Mapping Information: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) - Information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.
World Factbook - Basic statistical data on countries of the world.


Global Volcanism Program - Reports and information on volcanoes from the Smithsonian Institution.
Local Geology Sites - Selected by the Geology Dept., College of the Siskiyous.


California Home Page - Officials, services, agencies.
California Department of Motor Vehicles
California On-Line Directory (COLD) - State telephone book for access to government information and services.
California State and Local Government (Library of Congress)
California State Assembly
California Senate


Cities in Siskiyou County
County of Siskiyou
Siskiyou County, California - The California GenWeb Project - Local history & genealogy resources.
Siskiyou County Codes


Code of Federal Regulations
Constitution of the United States
FAQs of the U.S. Government - Info on government agencies & programs.
FedWorld Information Network Home Page - One of the best resources for government info on the net.
Government Printing Office
THOMAS - U.S. Congress on the Internet - Bills and legislative history.
U.S. Government Manual
U.S.Federal Government Agencies Directory

Grants & Foundations - A one-stop source for applying for competitive federal grants.
McConnell Foundation
Shasta Regional Community Foundation

Health & Medicine

Atlas of the body - Anatomy and medical illustrations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Home Page - Information on health and diseases provided by U.S. Public Health Service.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
FDA Consumer
Global Health Facts
Healthfinder-Information from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Service.
InteliHealth-Harvard Health Information - Health topics; 'Ask-the-Expert' - Information on general health and specific medical conditions. : First Aid Guide - Basic guide to first aid.
MEDLINEplus - Consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health.
MEDLINEplus: Drug Information - Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Medterms - A searchable and browsable dictionary of medical and scientific terms.
Merck Manual - Full-text, searchable versions of several Merck manuals.
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal
PDR - Overviews and health and drug information.
PubMed-Medline - From National Library of Medicine.Provides access to MEDLINE citations and additional life science journals.
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

Health, Mental

Internet Mental Health - Covers disorders, medications, and other topics.
National Mental Health Information Center
NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health - Depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and other illnesses.


American Memory - Historical Collections from the National Digital Library, Library of Congress.
Best of History Web Sites - Links to hundreds of history-related web sites reviewed for quality, accuracy and usefulness.
dMarie Time Capsule
Making of America - Cornell University Library. 270 books, 100,000 journal articles.
Making of America - University of Michigan Library. 10,000 books, 50,000 journal articles.
Time Archive

History - California & Local

1910 Telephone Directory, Siskiyou County - Rootsweb,
California as I Saw It - Full text and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history. (eyewitness accounts)
California Birth Index, 1905-1910
California Death Records, 1940-1997
California Historical Society
California Historical Society Index to California History Magazine - Note: COS Library has issues in print and on microfiche.
Early California History - An overview.
Five Views - An ethnic historic site survey for California.
Siskiyou Cemeteries Online
Siskiyou County Historical Society
Siskiyou County School History
Siskiyou County Local History Indexes - Siskiyou Pioneer, obituaries, newspaper index.
Siskiyou History - Digital library of primary sources in Siskiyou County history.
Siskiyou Pioneer Index

Hot Topics

Death Penalty Information Center
Hot Paper Topics


CineFiles - film-related items held by the Pacific Film Archive.
The Internet Movie Database
Masters of Cinema


Electronic Frontier Foundation - Information on civil liberties issues related to technology (censorship, filtering, etc.)
Internet Hoaxes - Symantec identifies common Internet hoaxes.

Law & Legal resources

ABA LawInfo - Information about common consumer topics.
California Code of Regulations - Searchable by agency and title; includes Title 5, Education.
California Law - Full text of California Codes.
California Superior Court: EZ Legal File - Forms used for a variety of legal issues.
FindLaw: Forms - Comprehensive collection of legal forms.
FindLaw - California - California code, caselaw, court decisions,etc.
FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources - Good starting point on the Web for doing legal research.
LawHelpCalifornia - a guide to free and low-cost legal aid.
Legal Engine - Provides links to wide variety of legal information.
Legal Information Institute - Overviews of more than 100 legal topics with links.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Nolo Legal Encyclopedia
Siskiyou County Code
Siskiyou County Superior Court - Court calendar, jury information, and rules, etc.
Supreme Court of California
Supreme Court Decisions 1937-1975
Thomas - U.S. Congress - Bills and legislative history.

Libraries and Library Catalogs

British Library - The United Kingdom's leading research library.
California Digital Library
California Libraries Catalog - Californians can view state and worldwide library collections.
California State Library
California State University Campus Libraries
Library of Congress
Melvyl - UC Libraries
NSCLS (North State Cooperative Library Catalog)
Orbis - Library catalog of Oregon college and university libraries.
Siskiyou County Library Homepage
Siskiyou Co. Office of Education Instructional Materials Center
Southern Oregon University Library
Websites of California Community College Libraries


Cambridge History of English and American Literature - Includes essays on poetry, fiction, drama, etc.
Literature for Children - Access to over 550 digitized children's literature titles.

Local Information

Local Information - Siskiyou County links.
Mt. Shasta Ski Park


Math Forum - Internet Mathematics library.
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive - Biographies of mathematicians, mathematics in various cultures.
S.O.S. Mathematics tables and formulas
World of Mathematics - Comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia.


Essentials of Music - Introduction to classical music.
Sheet Music Collections - Provides access to several sheet music databases and collections.


BBC News
Christian Science Monitor
CNN Interactive
Medford Mail Tribune
Mt. Shasta News - Weed Press, Dunsmuir News, Mt. Shasta Herald.
NewYork Times on the Web
U.S. News Archives - Newspaper archives on the web.
Oregon Live: News Flash
Redding Record Searchlight
Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Chronicle
Siskiyou Daily News Online

Nursing - Nursing news, joblistings and continuing education.
American Nursing Association


American Dietetic Association
Blonz Guide to Nutrition Sites
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Nutrient Database (USDA)
Nutrition Data - Searchable database of food composition and nutrition information.
Nutrition Source - Scholarly material on nutrition from Harvard School of Public Health.
Nutritional Values - Nutritional values for foods sorted alphabetically.


Handbook for Inventors
Patent Databases - Search the Patents database of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


A Dictionary of philosophical terms and names - Definitions and biographical entries.
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Karen Horney
Karen Horney - wikipedia
Philosophy pages - Terms, famus figures, history of western philosophy.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - This online encyclopedia is updated by experts in the field.


American Psychological Association - Resources, links, and information for students in psychology.
Classics in the History of Psychology - Links to online documents in the field of psychology.
Current Topics in Psychology - Current topics in psychology.
Encyclopedia of Psychology - Information on people, history, organizations, and theories.
Psychology Web Links - 5000 links related to psychology.
PsychScholar - A collection of Web Resources for Psychological Scholars and budding Psychological Scholars.


Recreational topics - Librarians' Internet Index.


Associations on the Net
Bartleby - Includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and collections of quotations.
Guinness World Records
Infoplease Almanac
Internet Public Library Ready Reference Collection
Librarians' Index to the Internet
One Look Dictionaries - Over 4 million words indexed in more that 700 online dictionaries.

Pros and Cons - 42 current controversial issues (sources are cited)

Scout Archives - Searchable database of more than 17,000 selected websites.

iTools - Includes search engines, translation tools, currency converters, etc.
Virtual Reference Shelf. Library of Congress, 2002 - General and subject-specific reference sources. - Translation dictionaries for French, Italian, and Spanish.
Zip Code Lookup - U. S. Postal Service.


BBC World Service, Religion - A guide to the religions of the world.
Ecumenical Links - An alphabetical listing of religions of the world and websites associated with them.

Road Conditions

Local Road Conditions - National Weather Service.
Road Conditions - Caltrans
Road Conditions - Caltrans - Northern California Weather Cameras
Road Conditions - Oregon Department of Transportation

Scholarships/Financial Aid

California Student Aid Commission
FastWEB! (FinancialAid Search Through the Web)
FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
U.S.Department of Education (ED) - Financial Aid


First Gov for Science - Gateway to selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies.

Search Engines/Directories

Ask Jeeves
Dogpile Multi-Engine Search Tool
Google Scholar
Librarians' Internet Index
Scout Report Archives
IBM Watson Explorer - From Healthcare to Retail, IBM Watson Solutions and applications across industries and organizations.

Social Science

Social Science Information Gateway - Web resources in areas of social sciences, business, and law.

Social Services and Organizations

First 5 Children and Families Commission
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
Siskiyou County Behavioral Health Services
Siskiyou Training and Employment Program (STEP)
Siskiyou County Department Index
Siskiyou County Human Services
Siskiyou Organizations and Services Directory - Nonprofit.


ESPN -Current sports information news and analysis.
Yahoo! Sports - Links to latest sports news.


Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Justice Statistics
California Statistics - From the United States Census Bureau.
Criminal Justice Statistics Center - (California) Statistical tables, reports, publications.
Earth Resource System
Fedstats: OneStop Shopping for Federal Statistics
Kids Count - Data on the status of children in the United States.
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Population Reference Bureau
Siskiyou County Economic Development Council
State and County QuickFacts - US Census
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Statistical Resources on the Web
Statistics - Use of statistics in the media.
U.S.Census Bureau Home Page

Study Abroad

FinAid! Domestic Exchange and Study Abroad
IEE Passport
Peterson's Study Abroad
Resources for Study Abroad from the Center for Global Education

Tax Forms

California Franchise Tax Board
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms And Publications


Technology in America - Video programs on the American Experience, TV's most-watched history series.

Telephone & Post Office Directories

Superpages:Your Yellow Pages on the Web
The Ultimates - For searching online residential and business telephone books.
Yellow Online
ZIP Codes - U.S. Postal Service


The Costume page - Comprehensive site on costume.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Our Favorite Links - Chosen by the COS Theatre Department.
Speech Accent Archive


Greyhound Lines
Medford Airport
Orbitz List of airfares, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and package vacations.
Redding Municipal Airport
Transportation Security Administration - Security rules for air passengers.
Cheap Travel by Travelocity



Mt.Shasta Forecast -
National Weather Service - Details on current weather conditions, forcasts, etc.
Old Farmer's Almanac
Unisys Weather - A compete source of graphical weather information.
State of the Climate 2014 - The State of the Climate in 2014 with a supplement to the July 2015 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS Vol. 96, No. 7).
United States Interactive Climate pages - Displays various climatological information.



American Welding Society - Includes joblinks, articles and health and safety information.
AWS Welding Journal - Includes welding journal research papers and articles.
Welding - Occupational Outlook - Describes working conditions, training, job outlook, etc.
Welding Hazards - Basic information on health & safety hazards of welding.
Welding Safety - Information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.



The Women's Conference


ZIP Codes

United States Postal Service - ZIP Code lookup