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The Andy Warhol Museum web site offers samples of Warhol's work, an overview of the museum's extensive archives, and a brief virtual tour of the museum.

The 300,000 works of art in the care of the Art Institute of Chicago include architectural drawings, textiles, and photography, as well as paintings and sculpture. Information about these collections is available at the Institute's site.

The Louvre's web page highlights the museum's collections, ranging from Greek, Egyptian, and Oriental antiquities to 19th Century sculpture and paintings.  Information on the architecture and history of the palace is also available.

Examples of the museum's 2 million item collection, spanning 5,000 years of world culture, are available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art web site. The museum's floor plans and details of upcoming events are also accessible.

The National Gallery of Art was formed in 1937 through a joint resolution of Congress to accept the gifts of the late financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. Over 106,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and decorative arts illustrate the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum "celebrates the extraordinary creativity of our country's artists, whose works are windows on the American experience."

The web page maintained by the Philadelphia Museum of Art includes information on special events and exhibitions at the museum.  There is also a section highlighting their Rodin Museum and the recent restoration of The Thinker.

The WebMuseum is an online database that contains information about several hundred famous artists and artworks, especially paintings.  Indexes of artists' names, themes, and painting titles are available.



The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers is a non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers.

The Better Business Bureau website provides consumer information about businesses and charities.

The U.S. Census Bureau web site provides access to data collected by the Bureau from a variety of polls and surveys.  The available data includes population demographics, business trends, economic indicators, and other information about the people and economy of the United States.

Up-to-date business news, as well as frequently updated data about individual corporations, is available from Hoover's Online.

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is a national, non-profit organization and resource partner with the U. S. Small Business Administration.  In addition to the resources at the SCORE web site, members provide face-to-face and email counseling to aspiring entrepreneurs who are seeking advice.

Information about starting, financing, or expanding a business is available at the web site maintained by the Small Business Administration. The SBA site also includes updates on legislation affecting small businesses.

ThomasNet is an industrial search engine that identifies and locates products, services, and suppliers for potential business customers. It includes line-item product details and contact information.



The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook web site allows users to find information about specific careers and "occupational clusters" of related jobs.  This site features future employment estimates and other career related statistics.



MSDS-SEARCH is operated by Envirocare, a corporation which helps other organizations maintain up-to-date Material Safety Data Sheet collections.


Criminal Justice

Important terms and topics for Dr. Markey's Criminal Justice 104 - Criminal Evidence and Procedure class can be found at

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service, the "clearinghouse of  information" for the National Institute of Justice, maintains a Justice Information Center on the Internet.  Criminal justice statistics, crime prevention, and juvenile justice are a few of the topics addressed at this site.

The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics can be searched by browsing topic lists or using keyword searches.  The Sourcebook is divided into six topical sections: characteristics of the criminal justice system, public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice, nature and distribution of known offenses, characteristics and distribution of persons arrested, judicial processing of defendants, and persons under correctional supervision.


Dental Hygiene

The Allegany College of Maryland Dental Hygiene Program has a web page, maintained by faculty.  Information about the program, job listings, financial aid information, and other links for dental hygiene students are available from this site.

The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners web site provides information about the regulation of dentistry in Maryland.

Proctor & Gamble sponsors Dental ResourceNet, an online resource for dental patients, professionals, and instructors.  Case studies and other instructional materials are also presented here for dental students.



The Gateway to Educational Materials is a joint project between the U.S. Department of Education and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology. It is intended to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources.

Designed to be used by teachers, Education World provides access to over 100,000 education links.  Classroom subjects such as math and social sciences are featured, as well as categories such as lesson planning, special education, magnet schools, and education news.

The Educator's Reference Desk provides access to Internet resources, an archive of lesson plans, and an abbreviated version of the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database, which allows users to search for education-related publications.

The complete ERIC database allows users to search citations for books, journal articles, dissertations, audio-visual materials, and research reports in the field of education. The full text of some of these documents is included in the database.

The No Child Left Behind website provides information about this act of legislation and related Federal Register notices, policy guidance, and grant applications. Part of this site is designed especially for parents.



The Academy of American Poets web site provides biographical information about modern American poets and examples of their works.  Poetry "exhibits" from specific time periods or addressing themes, such as "Poems of Grief," are also presented here.

American poetry published before 1920 is the focus of  the American Verse Project.  The complete texts of included volumes of poetry are available online.  Users can browse the titles and authors' names or search for specific words or phrases.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Home Page provides biographical information about Fitzgerald and essays and articles about his writing.  Quotations, little known facts, and voice and film clips can also be found here. 


English as a Second Language


The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English includes British and American usage and color illustrations.

Cambridge learner dictionaries provide assistance to people learning English.


Financial Aid

FinAid provides access to a variety of student financial aid resources, including specialized advice for minority students, military veterans, nontraditional students, athletes, and other groups.  One particularly useful link is to fastWEB, a searchable database of over 180,000 scholarships.



Soil surveys from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service are available from two different pages - the University of Maryland's Soil and Water Geospatial Analysis Laboratory and the USDA's official Web Soil Survey.



The Country Studies prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress are available online. This series contains information about the political, social, national security, and economic systems of one hundred countries.

The CIA World Factbook contains information compiled by the United States government's Central Intelligence Agency and includes information about the geography, demographics, economy and type of government of selected nations.


Health is a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies.

The National Library of Medicine's new consumer oriented web site, MedlinePlus, contains information about various health topics and provides access to Medline/PubMed, the premier database of biomedical journal articles. The National Library of Medicine home page also includes information about research, library services, and other programs.

The Drug Information Portal provides information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, dietary supplements, and investigational drugs. This data is presented by the National Library of Medicine.

Follow this link for a collection of health related web sites recommended for students in the Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing course.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, is dedicated to promoting "health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability."  The CDC's web site includes resources about diseases, travelers' health, and other topics.

Merck and Company provide online access to all of their publications, including the Merck Manual of Daignosis and Therapy. Other useful medical sources for patients and professionals are also available.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains Healthfinder, a guide to health information on the Internet.  Medical online publications, databases, web sites, support and self-help groups, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations are accessible here.

The Mayo Clinic Health Oasis provides current information on a variety of health topics, including women's health, nutrition, heart care, and children's health, among others.  The site is edited by Mayo Clinic physicians.

New York Online Access to Health is a project of The City University of New York, The Metropolitan New York Library Council, The New York Academy of Medicine, and The New York Public Library.  Clear and concise information about a wide variety of diseases and disorders is available here in both English and Spanish.

The Center on Nutrition Communication, School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University has developed the Nutrition Navigator, which evaluates nutrition websites. There are specialized sections of the Navigator for parents, children, women, health professionals, journalists, educators, and people with special dietary needs.


The National Cancer Institute's CancerNet site was developed to provide cancer information to patients, health professionals, and researchers.

HIV InSite is a project of the University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute.  It was designed as a gateway to in depth information about specific aspects of HIV/AIDS.

The National Library of Medicine's consumer oriented web site, MedlinePlus, includes a list of resources on common diseases and conditions.


The National Guideline Clearinghouse, developed by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans, was designed to promote quality health care by making available the latest clinical practice guidelines in an easy-to-access location.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency responsible for implementing various provisions of HIPAA, has some basic information about the act available online. Further information is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The HIPAA web page of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene addresses both general information about the law and concerns specific to Maryland.

West Virginia's HIPAA site is a collaborative effort between the Department of Health and Human Resources, Health Care Authority, and Governor's Office of Technology.



The Allegany College of Maryland Department of Mathematics and Engineering web page includes information about careers in related fields and other online resources. The website for the Statistical Applications Over the Internet assignment can be accessed from this page.


Medical Assisting

The American Association of Medical Assistants web page includes information about medical assisting, becoming a CMA, educational opportunities, and other information.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, includes an article on medical assistants. The handbook describes working conditions, required training, salaries, and future demand for various careers.


Medical Laboratory Technology

The web site maintained by the  American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science provides information about the ASCLS and its members.  Links to other sites, including medical literature search sites, are also featured.

The American Society of Clinical Pathology provides certification of medical technologists through its Board of Registry and offers continuing education opportunities to medicial laboratory professionals.


Mental Health

The Internet Mental Health web site was designed by a Canadian psychiatrist.  It includes descriptions, diagnoses, and treatment information about mental disorders, as well as information about psychiatric drugs.  Links to other mental health sites are also available here.



The meaning and origin of 23,000 first names can be explored at

Additional information about first names is available at



Nursing World is the web site of the American Nurses Association. The site contains information about the American Nurses Credentialing Center, professional publications, and many other resources for nurses.

The Maryland Board of Nursing regulates the practice of Maryland's registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and nursing assistants.

The Maryland Organization of Associate Degree Nursing is an advocacy group which supports associate degree nursing education and practice within the state. includes access to nursing publications, online discussion areas, educational opportunities, healthcare news, and other topics of interest to nurses and nursing students.

A list of the education websites recommended for Nursing 205 students is available online.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy World provides links to occupational therapy sites and other information related to the field of occupational therapy.

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. web site includes information about OT news, educational opportunities, and AOTA events.


Office Technology

Real Property - O.T. 219 (Terms and Topics for Lowell Markey's Real Property Course)
Classroom slides for Dr. Markey's Real Property & Title Exam course #1 - 1MB PPT   (PDF - 1, 2, 3)
Classroom slides for Dr. Markey's Real Property & Title Exam course #2 - 500KB PPT   (PDF - 1, 2)

Information Management

The Email Compliance Quick Reference Guide outlines the requirements of the major laws affecting messaging and suggests elements to include in an email policy.

Twitter, Facebook and Beyond is an article that advises businesses how to use social networking and Web 2.0 tools to manage their company’s online presence. It was written by Kathryn Hawkins and published in the May 2009 issue of OfficePro magazine. This article is available in the ACM library’s Business Source Premier article database. To read this article, you can
   a) Go to the library at any of the three ACM campuses to borrow a printed copy of the article, or
   b) Log into the database and search for the article.
Go to Off Campus Databases and click on the Business Source Premier (EBSCO) database. The next screen will prompt you to enter your username and password. This is the same login information you use to access Blackboard. After a search screen has loaded, type the title of the article into the search box. When a short list of possible articles appears, click on the title of the correct one. This should bring you the full text of the article.
   c) Email or call the library, and a librarian will help you find the article in the database


Microblogs Get Down to Business presents additional ideas for business use of Web 2.0 tools. (If the link to the article will not work for you, go to and do a search for "Microblogs Get Down To Business." A .pdf version of the article (retitled as "Opportunity Tweets," but with the same content) is also available through this additional link, but you may be required to log on to the website to access it. There is no cost to log on or to register.)

Click this link to read about the Business Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies by Stephen J. Andriole from Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery

Pharmacy Technology

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy web page features online news releases, a bookstore, meeting and membership information, and  job listings from the ACCP Report.

Information about diabetes for health professionals and patients is available at the  American Diabetes Association site.

The web site maintained by the American Heart Association contains heart health and stroke information, as well as information about AHA publications, programs, and meetings.

The American Medical Association home page features access to many articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Archives series of publications.

The Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder page provides medical information about ADD as well as support group and conference schedules.

Links to a variety of high-quality hospital, medical school, and other health-related web sites are provided by the Drug Infonet.  Data about a variety of drugs is also available here.

The Food and Drug Administration provides public announcements, information about food supplements and medical devices, and data about newly approved drugs at its Internet site.

Information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is available at the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information web site.  Drug use statistics and databases about smoking, drug use, and treatment programs can be searched online. 

The obesity, weight control, and eating disorders web page is maintained by Dr. Michael D. Myers, a California physician who treats patients with weight control problems.

PharmWeb is an international database of pharmaceutical resources on the web.  Discussion forums, international information about drugs, and links to pharmacy schools and pharmaceutical companies are available here.

RxList features lists of the 200 most prescribed drugs. The drug database available here can be searched by brand or generic name, imprint codes, side effects, or interactions with other drugs.


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy: The Web Space points the way to information about professional organizations, journals, job listings, diseases and their treatments, and other physical therapy topics.


Political Science

The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government. It is published as a special edition of the Federal Register and intended to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a database of federally funded grants and loans. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services. Users can apply for benefits online, contact a government agency, or use the Internet's most comprehensive search of government websites—all from one location.

Important Terms and Topics for Dr. Lowell Markey's American National Government Course



Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963


Radiologic Technology

The American College of Radiology web site explains ACR's standards and accreditation programs and provides information about the organization's publications and educational events.  A list of radiology-related Internet links is also featured.

The web site maintained by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists provides information about the ARRT and its certification of radiologic technologists.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists home page features information about educational materials, conferences, ASRT publications and membership benefits, and an online newsletter.


Respiratory Therapy

The American Association for Respiratory Care web site includes information about respiratory care organizations, related businesses, and current issues impacting the profession.  Online job ads and updates to clinical practice guidelines are also available here. Some online reference articles from Respiratory Care and AACR Times are also accessible through this site.

The web site of the Respiratory Therapy Department of Boise State University features an extensive list of respiratory care links.  A description of the respiratory care profession is also featured here.

The Food and Drug Administration provides public announcements, information about food supplements and medical devices, and data about newly approved drugs at its Internet site.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains Healthfinder, a guide to health information on the Internet.  Medical online publications, databases, web sites, support and self-help groups, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations are accessible here.

The National Board for Respiratory Care is a certifying board for respiratory care professionals. They provide credentialing examinations and associated services to the respiratory community.

Information about preventing the use of smokeless tobacco is available from the Tobacco Intervention Network. News articles and posters are available at this site, as well as a list of links to other smokeless tobacco sites.

Science was created through the cooperation of 10 federal science-related agencies. This site is intended to serve the information needs of a variety of people, including science professionals, students and educators, business people and entrepreneurs, and members of the public with an interest in science.

Social Work

The resources of the National Association of Social Workers website include an online Student Center, information about professional development activities, and job listings.


The American Rhetoric website showcases history's finest public speeches and debates, including some classic movie speeches. A guide to rhetorical devices and figures of speech is also provided.

Subject Guides

Browse on the Librarian's Index to the Internet, a collection of over 7,300 Internet resources selected and evaluated by California librarians.

For information about the U.S. government, check out this list of frequently used federal information sites, selected by librarians.


The Sociology of Death and Dying site is maintained by Dr. Michael Kearl, a professor of sociology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Links to a variety of death-related sites are included.

The Medline Plus : Death and Dying page provides research, statistics, and other useful information from the National Institutes of Health.

Therapeutic Massage

The Massage Therapy Foundation supports research, community service, educational scholarship, and conferences to educate the broadest spectrum of society about the benefits of massage therapy. A research database is one of the foundation's online resources.

Information for and about massage therapists is available at the American Massage Therapy Association web site.

The web site for the Touch Research Institutes highlights studies on the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life. Abstracts of studies and research articles are also available.