Academic Searching & Researching on the Web

Academic Resources

Click on the links below to find academic resources on the Web. Please add resources in alphabetical order below:
  • American Memory Project - Click on this link to go to the American Memory Project for free access to historical images, maps, and other primary source materials at: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
  • America's Historical Documents - Click on this link to go to a Web site filled with electronic copies of valuable primary source material such as The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, etc. at: http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/
  • Archival Researh Catalog for Educators - Click on this link for instructions and lesson plans for accessing the National Archives and Records of the United States government at: http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/education/
  • iConn - Click on this link to go to the Connecticut Public Library at: http://www.iconn.org/
  • Intute - Click on this link to go to Intute for a free online service in the UK created by a consortium of seven universities and a variety of other partners to help researchers find the best resources for their studies at: http://www.intute.ac.uk/
  • Library of Congress - Click on this link to go to the Library of Congress at: http://www.loc.gov/index.html
  • National Archives Virtual Library - Click on this link to go to an online library maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration at: http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/virtual-library.html

Academic Search Engines

Click on the links below to find academic search engines on the Web. Please add resources in alphabetical order below:
  • Academic Index - According to this Web site created and maintained by Dr. Michael Bell, former chair, Texas Association of School Librarians: "The Academic Index is a true meta-search tool that includes results from mega-information databases that index only research-quality reference and information sources selected by professional librarians, educators, and educational and library consortia". To begin researching, go to: http://www.academicindex.net/
  • Google Scholar - Click on this link to go to Google Scholar, a search engine that allows users to "broadly search for scholarly literature" at: http://scholar.google.com/
  • Virtual Learning Resources Center - According to this Web site created and maintained by Dr. Michael Bell, former chair, Texas Association of School Librarians: "The Virtual LRC is both a dedicated index of over 10,000 web pages maintained by a real human being, as well as a meta-search engine that includes in its results information gleaned from many of the best research portals and university and public library Internet subject guides recommended by teachers and librarians". To begin searching, go to: http://www.virtuallrc.com/