Websites by Subject

GENERAL REFERENCE – Great site for top national and international news

Directory of Open Access Journals – Good source for full-text, scientific and scholarly journals

Finding Dulcinea Web Guides – Search hundreds of topics, includes background, media, and primary sources

Info Please Almanac

Internet Public Library

Virtual Reference Desk

DOCUMENTARIES – Streams full-length documentary films free of charge

Free Documentary TV – Covers a variety of subjects

JohnLocker  – Documentaries

Nonfictionvideos  – Archive of documentary films

Snagfilms  – Free full-length documentaries

Top Documentary Films


CIA World Fact Book

Economic Indicators

Economic News Releases

UN Data – Search topics and statistical resources from UNdata

World Development Indicators

World Mapper – A collection of world maps and territories organized by economic, scientific, and demographic sets


American Memory

GPO Access Money and Politics


University of Oklahoma: Law Center: A Chronology of US Historical Documents


Abraham Lincoln Net

The American Journey Modern Times: Spotlight Videos – Access U.S. History Videos – Antebellum through the beginning of the 21st Century

American Memory

American Museum of Natural History (YouTube)

Chronicling America

Conversations with History – An interview program

Documenting the American South

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Ex-Child Soldier in Sudan (audio slideshow BBC)

FedFlix – United States government video tapes

Guide to History Resources on the Web

History Animated – Military history

History Channel Videos

The History Net

History Resources from Free Technology for Teachers

Holocaust Encyclopedia – Access photos, testimonies, histories, and more. Also, relates history to current events

Library of Congress (YouTube) -Library of Congress’s Channel

Mapping History – Interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems, events, developments, and dynamics

Talking History – Audio documentaries, speeches, debates, oral histories, and other aural history resources

Teaching A People’s History – A rich portal with resources

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Steven Spielberg Film & Video Archive) – Archival resource for materials pertaining to the Holocaust and related aspects of WWII

U.S. National Archives – U.S. National Archives’s Channel

Valley of the Shadow

Wikimedia Commons’ Atlas of WWII – Access dozens of maps related to World War II – Great for timelines, interactive maps, video and more

WWI Resources: Films (BBC)

WWI Resources: Trench Tour


dotSUBView, upload, transcribe any video into and from any language

Latin America Netwok Information Center (LANIC)Web-based resource guides. Browse by subject or region

Quick Translator – Auto detects the language of the text you paste in the translation box


Google Scholar – Search for scholarly literature (across disciplines and diverse sources)

Interactive Romeo and Juliet – Interactive display of the text of Romeo and Juliet

Poetry Foundation


CNN Video

C-SPAN Video Library

Hulu/NBC Time Capsule – View old news segments and entire news programs from NBC

Link TV – Provides global perspectives on news, events and culture

NBC News Archives on Demand

New York Times Video Homepage – Education/Instructional

Academic Earth  – Video lectures by top scholars

DNA Tube – Scientific video site. Search featured videos, categories, and topics

Math TV – Search videos by topic


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading




BioMed Central – Access 222 peer-reviewed open access journals searchable by subject

The National Science Digital Library

Public Library of Science (PLOS) – Access scientific and medical literature


UNEP: GLobal Environment Outlook – Posters visually and graphically display information about environmental data


Amnesty International (YouTube)

BBC YouTube


Any video, any language

Google Video Search

Justice Talking (NPR) – Search programs about law and American life

Open Vault  – WGBH Media Library and Video Archives

Open Culture – Search from 380 free movies online (classics, indies, westerns, etc.)

The World Bank (YouTube)

World Economic Forum (YouTube) – World Economic Forum’s Channel