Social Studies Resources

Anthropology Resouces

Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

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Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. …

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eAntrho: A Collection of Digital Laboratories

The eAnthro website provides several interactive pages related to human evolutionary biology, including 3D printables of bones, a lab page with collaborative lab data collection and comparison, a skeleton page showing comparisons of the bones of various species, and a page on fossils, and a page dedicated to the Lucy fossil.  Each page has interactive…

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DLL (Digital Learning Library) of Tacoma Community College

Find handouts created by TCC instructors and staff, find research articles, and other information related to the subject of your search. Tacoma Community College’s Digital Learning Library was created to house digital files of handouts and articles created by TCC faculty and staff.  There are many topics covered and useful freely available content for students to…

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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History site provides great information on various anthropological topics.  You can search their research databases for academic information.  You can play their light-hearted games designed for young audiences, but still fun to play and learn from.  And also you can peruse their exhibitions online, seeing various videos, pictures, and articles…

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Economic Resouces

Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

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Quick MBA Economics

The Quick MBA Economics website offers brief informative explanations on both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. It introduces topics such as: Price Elasticity of Demand, Industry Concentration, Game Theory, Auctions, Gross Domestic Product, Consumer Price Index, The Business cycle, and Unemployment Rates. Link to resource

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Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. They do not take policy positions.the site to help students know if it will be a relevant…

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Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. …

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EdX

edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Fulfilling the demand for…

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Econ Ed at the St. Louis Fed

This site, maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, has free economics and personal finance lessons, activities, and readings that provide flexibility and real-world connections to economic concepts. Resources are valuable for parents and general consumers, as well. Link to resource

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DLL (Digital Learning Library) of Tacoma Community College

Find handouts created by TCC instructors and staff, find research articles, and other information related to the subject of your search. Tacoma Community College’s Digital Learning Library was created to house digital files of handouts and articles created by TCC faculty and staff.  There are many topics covered and useful freely available content for students to…

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Environmental Studies Resouces

World Science University

 Watch videos explaining science concepts, take small courses to explore science or math concepts, or join a university course to learn advanced Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, or other science subjects. “[World Science U] offers 3 levels of instruction. The first is what Greene and his team call ‘Science Unplugged.’ These are short, informal videos of Green answering questions…

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Wolfram Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

 Search to find math or science related data and calculations. WolframAlpha is designed to search for particular calculations or scientific formulas to get full descriptions, models, various forms, and calculated results.  The only issue is that you can not get a step-by-step explanation of the solution without a paid membership! So, you can use another free resource called…

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Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

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Slip Slide Collide

Slip Slide Collide is a fun informational game for learning about the layers of the Earth and its tectonic plates.  Though this is game-like, it is really just an engaging way to read information and practice what you learn. The Earth visual timeline was the most challenging as it was very difficult to tell the…

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OpenLearn – Nature & Environment

Browse subject categories to explore new topics or look for reference material for a course you are already studying. From 1 to 100 hours of learning – discover hundreds of free courses to inspire and inform everyone. Link to Resource

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National Academies Press

The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy. We offer more than 8,500 titles…

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Minute Earth

Learn Earth Science concepts by watching fun videos.  MintueEarth is a YouTube channel with lots of videos explaining the science of our planet and telling stories about the earth and everything in it.  The videos are short and entertaining, while providing you with valuable information in a simple to understand way!    Link to resource  

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FutureLearn – Nature & Environment Courses

Learn more about the natural world and explore key environmental issues like climate change and sustainability with short online courses, in-depth programs, or full postgraduate degrees. Start learning for free on desktop, laptop, or mobile. Link to Resource

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edX – Environmental Studies Courses

Take online courses in environmental science, natural resource management, environmental policy and civic ecology. Learn how to solve complex problems related to pollution control, water treatment and environmental sustainability with free online courses from leading universities worldwide. Link to Resource

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Appropedia

Sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives. Appropedia is for collaborative solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology, poverty reduction, and permaculture. Link to Resource

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Geography Resouces

Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

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Slip Slide Collide

Slip Slide Collide is a fun informational game for learning about the layers of the Earth and its tectonic plates.  Though this is game-like, it is really just an engaging way to read information and practice what you learn. The Earth visual timeline was the most challenging as it was very difficult to tell the…

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Seterra Geography

Seterra will challenge students with quizzes about countries, capitals, flags, oceans, lakes and more! Resources are available in more than 30 languages. Link to resource

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Minute Earth

Learn Earth Science concepts by watching fun videos.  MintueEarth is a YouTube channel with lots of videos explaining the science of our planet and telling stories about the earth and everything in it.  The videos are short and entertaining, while providing you with valuable information in a simple to understand way!    Link to resource  

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Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

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J. Willard Marriott Digital Library

Search over 330 digital collections, containing over 1 million digital photographs, maps, books, videos, audio recordings, and other items. Link to resource

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. …

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History Resouces

Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

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Smarthistory

 Learn art history with a timeline art gallery and information. Smarthistory contains very well organized information on art history by time period, style, and artist. The information given includes videos, pictures, and text. Link to resource

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Sibley Music Library –Musical Scores

With more than 20,000 public domain musical scores available, this University of Rochester database has plenty of sheet music and other related documents. It is updated frequently. Link to resource

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Sheet Music Consortium

The Sheet Music Consortium is a group of libraries working toward the goal of building an open collection of digitized sheet music using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. Large proportion of the original sheets in participating collections has been digitized, allowing users direct access to the music itself and in many cases…

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Lantern

Lantern is the search platform for the digitized collections of classic film and media periodicals collections maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Media History Digital Library. You will find scans of Variety, Photoplay, and more. Link to resource

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Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. …

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glbtq Encyclopedia Project

Even though the glbtq Encyclopedia was archived in 2015, the website provides a wealth of information about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture and history as it pertains to art, literature, and the social sciences. Link to resource

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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The Digital Public Library of America connects people to the resources held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. Link to…

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Ancient History Encyclopedia

This database provides entries on a range of historical topics and narratives through text, video, interactive features, social media and mobile apps. Link to resource

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Philosophy Resouces

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Find detailed information on well-known people and terms related to philosophy. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides a rich bank of information on philosophy related concepts and known philosophers from A to Z.  You can search for specific people or terms or you can browse the A-Z list for ideas of interest. Each article is well…

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EdX

edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Fulfilling the demand for…

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Political Science Resouces

The Virtual Reference Desk

The Virtual Reference Desk is primarily providing a rich source of information that helps academic researchers on a variety of topics: General References, Government Documents, and Government Agencies. This site is produced by Christopher C. Brown, Reference and Government Documents Librarian at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA. You can find more details of these…

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The ReDistricting Game

The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats…

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Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

Read More

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Find detailed information on well-known people and terms related to philosophy. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides a rich bank of information on philosophy related concepts and known philosophers from A to Z.  You can search for specific people or terms or you can browse the A-Z list for ideas of interest. Each article is well…

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Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. They do not take policy positions.the site to help students know if it will be a relevant…

Read More

Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

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Greater Good Magazine

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Lots of resources including free MOOCS, podcasts, lectures, and practices that one can engage in. Check it out!  Link to Resource

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. …

Read More

DLL (Digital Learning Library) of Tacoma Community College

Find handouts created by TCC instructors and staff, find research articles, and other information related to the subject of your search. Tacoma Community College’s Digital Learning Library was created to house digital files of handouts and articles created by TCC faculty and staff.  There are many topics covered and useful freely available content for students to…

Read More

Crisis of Nations

In Crisis of Nations, take the helm of your own country and work together with others to solve international problems! As the leader of your own country, you’ll have to make tough choices about how to use military, espionage, and economic resources to serve both the best interests of your own country and the larger…

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Sociology Resouces

Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

Read More

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. They do not take policy positions.the site to help students know if it will be a relevant…

Read More

Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

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Internet Mental Health

The Mental Health website provides information on mental disorders, self diagnoses, discussions, medications, journals, new research and therapies. Some of the journal links are no longer working, but nonetheless this website has a wealth of useful information and videos about mental health and some great journal links for further study. Link to resource

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Greater Good Magazine

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Lots of resources including free MOOCS, podcasts, lectures, and practices that one can engage in. Check it out!  Link to Resource

Read More

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. …

Read More

glbtq Encyclopedia Project

Even though the glbtq Encyclopedia was archived in 2015, the website provides a wealth of information about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture and history as it pertains to art, literature, and the social sciences. Link to resource

Read More

DLL (Digital Learning Library) of Tacoma Community College

Find handouts created by TCC instructors and staff, find research articles, and other information related to the subject of your search. Tacoma Community College’s Digital Learning Library was created to house digital files of handouts and articles created by TCC faculty and staff.  There are many topics covered and useful freely available content for students to…

Read More

All Social Studies Resouces

The Virtual Reference Desk

The Virtual Reference Desk is primarily providing a rich source of information that helps academic researchers on a variety of topics: General References, Government Documents, and Government Agencies. This site is produced by Christopher C. Brown, Reference and Government Documents Librarian at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA. You can find more details of these…

Read More

The ReDistricting Game

The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats…

Read More

Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

Read More

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Find detailed information on well-known people and terms related to philosophy. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides a rich bank of information on philosophy related concepts and known philosophers from A to Z.  You can search for specific people or terms or you can browse the A-Z list for ideas of interest. Each article is well…

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Social Security Online

The national average wage index (AWI) is based on compensation (wages, tips, and the like) subject to Federal income taxes, as reported by employers on Forms W-2. Beginning with the AWI for 1991, compensation includes contributions to deferred compensation plans, but excludes certain distributions from plans where the distributions are included in the reported compensation subject to…

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Smarthistory

 Learn art history with a timeline art gallery and information. Smarthistory contains very well organized information on art history by time period, style, and artist. The information given includes videos, pictures, and text. Link to resource

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Seterra Geography

Seterra will challenge students with quizzes about countries, capitals, flags, oceans, lakes and more! Resources are available in more than 30 languages. Link to resource

Read More

Quick MBA Economics

The Quick MBA Economics website offers brief informative explanations on both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. It introduces topics such as: Price Elasticity of Demand, Industry Concentration, Game Theory, Auctions, Gross Domestic Product, Consumer Price Index, The Business cycle, and Unemployment Rates. Link to resource

Read More

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. They do not take policy positions.the site to help students know if it will be a relevant…

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Open Payments

Open Payments is a national transparency program that collects and publishes information about financial relationships between the health care industry (i.e. drug and device companies) and providers (i.e. physicians and teaching hospitals). These relationships may involve payments to providers for things such as research, meals, travel, gifts, or speaking fees. One of the ways that…

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MERLOT

MERLOT provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers. Link to resource

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Map in Seconds

Turn your excel spreadsheets and data into maps. Find data online and enter it to create a map. Step 1: copy your data. Step 2: paste it into the website. Step 3: download your map. Link to Resource

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Lantern

Lantern is the search platform for the digitized collections of classic film and media periodicals collections maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Media History Digital Library. You will find scans of Variety, Photoplay, and more. Link to resource

Read More

Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

Read More

J. Willard Marriott Digital Library

Search over 330 digital collections, containing over 1 million digital photographs, maps, books, videos, audio recordings, and other items. Link to resource

Read More

Internet Mental Health

The Mental Health website provides information on mental disorders, self diagnoses, discussions, medications, journals, new research and therapies. Some of the journal links are no longer working, but nonetheless this website has a wealth of useful information and videos about mental health and some great journal links for further study. Link to resource

Read More

Greater Good Magazine

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Lots of resources including free MOOCS, podcasts, lectures, and practices that one can engage in. Check it out!  Link to Resource

Read More

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. …

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Global Footprint Network

The Ecological Footprint is the only metric that compares the resource demand of individuals, governments, and businesses against what Earth can renew. Global Footprint Network is changing how the world manages its natural resources. We offer: Metrics: that are simple, meaningful, and scalable Actionable Insights: about natural resource consumption and capacity Tools: and analysis to…

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glbtq Encyclopedia Project

Even though the glbtq Encyclopedia was archived in 2015, the website provides a wealth of information about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture and history as it pertains to art, literature, and the social sciences. Link to resource

Read More

EdX

edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Fulfilling the demand for…

Read More

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The Digital Public Library of America connects people to the resources held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. Link to…

Read More

Crisis of Nations

In Crisis of Nations, take the helm of your own country and work together with others to solve international problems! As the leader of your own country, you’ll have to make tough choices about how to use military, espionage, and economic resources to serve both the best interests of your own country and the larger…

Read More

Ancient History Encyclopedia

This database provides entries on a range of historical topics and narratives through text, video, interactive features, social media and mobile apps. Link to resource

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“How Do I…?” Technology videos from TCC Library

Made by the TCC Library staff, this YouTube playlist offers video tutorials on how to format Microsoft Word documents, including margins, fonts, and headers. Link to resource

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