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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Papers

The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election in the upcoming presidential contest. The Lincoln Papers are characterized by a large number of correspondents, including friends and associates from Lincoln's Springfield days, well-known political figures and reformers, and local people and organizations writing to their president. In its online presentation, the Abraham Lincoln Papers comprises approximately 61,000 images and 10,000 transcriptions. This project is being supported by a generous gift from Donald G. Jones, Terri L. Jones, and the Jones Family Foundation.

Academic Index

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The organization that presents the Oscar film awards and works to preserve motion picture history.

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Activities for ESL Students

Grammar, vocabulary, and bilingual quizzes, crossword puzzles, podcasts, and related web links.

Adams Family Papers

This electronic archive presents images of manuscripts and digital transcriptions from the Adams Family Papers, one of the most important collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Funds for this project were provided by a private charitable trust.

Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics Series

Timely analysis of data from surveys

American Bar Association

The American Bar Association [is] the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. -- from http://www.americanbar.org/utility/about_the_aba.html

American Chemical Society

American Civil War

American Family Physician - Journal of the AAFP

American Family Physician is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians

American Memory from the Library of Congress

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning. -- from http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/about/index.html

American Political Science Association

American Presidency Project

The American Presidency Project was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The archives contain 102,643 documents related to the study of the Presidency. Here in a searchable database, The Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Washington-Taft (1789-1913), The Public Papers of the Presidents: Hoover-George W. Bush (1929-2007) and Obama (2009), The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Carter-George W. Bush (1977-2009), The Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents: Obama (2009-2012) are consolidated. There are also party platforms, candidates' remarks, as well as audio and video clips. These can be searched by document name, President's name or by date.

American Rhetoric

The Power of Oratory in the United States contains a speech bank with over 5000 full text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures and debates. The top 100 speeches is the 100 most significant political speeches in the 20th century.

American Sign Language Browser

Easy to brose, shows video of signs for the words you choose to learn.

American Society for Public Administration

American State Papers

Legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period of 1789 - 1838.

American Verse Project

An electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. Complete works available. Keyword searches, Boolean searches, proximity searches, browse by title and author or search by unique words.

Amoeba Web

Maintained by a psychology professor at Vanguard University, this website has won website of the month honors from American Psychological Association many times. Very in depth resources provided by topic.

Amphibiaweb

An online system that allows free access to information on amphibian biology and conservation current species = 6,296 photos = 11,234 distributions maps = 1,169 Created in conjunction with University of California, Berkeley.

Ancient Hebrew Research Center

Teaching the ancient Biblical Hebrew language through the study of the ancient Hebrew alphabet, culture and thought. Provides free lessons, an alphabet chart, a vocabulary, information about the culture and an online Hebrew Bible.

Animal Diversity Web

Species information that includes pictures, specimens, sounds, and classification.

Animal Info

Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485)

Provides information about the literature and links to full text online versions of the works.

Anywho

Search addresses and phone numbers of people or businesses. A reverse search (phone number but no address) can be done.

APA Reference Style

-Comprehensive guide to the APA style

Archive.Org

Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.

Aria Database

Diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias. Includes translations, texts, and a collection of MIDI files of arias and ensembles. Search by arias, operas, composers or roles.

Art History Resources on the Web

One of the most comprehensive web subject directories on art history. Created in 1995 by Christopher Witcombe, an art professor at Sweet Briar College, Virginia

Artcyclopedia

Can be searched by artist, subject, and movement.

ARTFL Public Reference Tools

Ability to conjugate verbs, change English to French, etc.

arXiv

E-print source, includes a lot of math sources and statistics sources

arXiv - e-Print archive

Open access to e-prints in Quantitative Biology

Associated Baptist Press

Independent news service

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Association for Women in Communications

Association for Psychological Science

The association web page includes web links, job postings, news, etc.

Association of Religion Data Archives

Free access to quality data on religion by generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports.

Atlapedia Online

Full color physical maps, political maps, as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world

Avibase

The World Bird database can be searched by name of the bird. Results show map of known locations and a photo. Checklists of geographic regions provide every known species in that particular region.

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