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This site contains over 30,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Search by name or one of the categories (business leaders, sports, presidents, world leaders, people in the news). Information varies from minimal to detailed.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

Ongoing project at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

Biographical Dictionary

This free web site is a good source of basic facts concerning a particular individual. It offers information on more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

This is the site of A & E's biography television series; includes the searchable text of 25,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.

Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founders

An ongoing project to put the biographies of the founding fathers on the Web. These are divided into three categories: Signers of the Declaration, Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences

Profiles of African men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. Indexed by people and profession.

Greek Mythology


This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.

Archeology Channel

Get a close up view of ancient Greece through a video describing the history of it's ancient ruins. A wide variety of other videos on important archeological sites are featured.

History of English

The British Library

The British Library offers high quality digital texts. Selections include Shakespeare, Caxton's Chaucer, The Gutenberg Bible, the Magna Carta, Renaissance Festival books as well as Malory's Arthurian Manuscript. Their online gallery showcases landmarks in literature, art, history and music and features exhibits as well as live events.

Medieval Studies

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

From Georgetown Univesity, this site has an impressive number of resources.

Internet Resources for Medieval Madness

A comprehensive site dealing with medieval resources on the Internet. It covers daily life in the Middle Ages, knights and chivalry, clothing, health and medicine, legends, food, eating and diet, plus much more.

American Literature

Perspectives in American Literature

This is a marvelous site which covers the ten literary movements in American Literature. It includes information on over 220 authors.

Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Site

"The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period."

American Writers II: The 20th Century

Developed by C-Span, this is an American History series that looks at the lives and works of selected American writers who have chronicled, reflected upon or influenced the course of our nation.

Chicano and Mexican-American Literature

Chicano Literature Index of Authors and Links

This helpful site provides bibliographic information for each author.

World Literature

Open Directory Project - World Literature

This site provides links to the literature of the world by country.


Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

An annotated guide to scholarly Shakespeare resources on the Internet. Scroll down to section #2 for Shakespeare timeline hyperlink to learn the key events of Shakespeare's life and world along with related documentary evidence.

Shakespeare Illustrated

Explores 19th Century paintings, criticism, and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another.

English as a Second Language

Longman Vocabulary Website

Simply choose any topic that you would like extra practice in and double-click on that topic. Topics include word parts, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, easily confused words and vocabulary in real life.

Self-Study Grammar Quizzes

Practice testing yourself on your knowledge of English Grammar here.

Crossword Puzzles for ELL Students

Improve your spelling and vocabulary by working crossword puzzles.


University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication

Great site for cyber-journalism. Updated weekly. Selections include technology, business, law, ethics, educaiton, the future of the news, world reports, site reviews and an archive.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) 

Magazine site which serves as "watchdog of the press in all its forms, from newspapers and magazines to radio, television, and cable to the wire services and the Web." Offers "a mix of reporting, analysis, criticism and commentary." Includes selected current and archival articles; a guide to what the major media companies own, the Media Finder, listing newspapers, magazines and TV stations; the Language Corner collection of grammatical blunders; and Resource Guides.

International Herald Tribune

News covering Africa, Middle East, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific and Europe.


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