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Library Course Pages

Library Course Pages provide access to selected databases, suggested websites and style sheets for UW-FDL courses.

Art Resources

Biographical Information A searchable and browsable collection from A&E television.

Career Resources

  • America's Career InfoNet Includes "wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions" and more.
  • Peterson's Education & Career Center Includes information on education from kindergarten to graduate school, studying abroad, careers and jobs, summer programs, special schools, financing education and more. Online viewbooks and brochures for many colleges and universities.

Chemistry Resources


Government Information

  • FedStats "The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies."
  • - Official website for searching the U. S. Government. User-friendly as sites are organized by "interesting topics". Can connect to nearly all online government resources from this site. There is a keyword search available for looking for specific information.
  • Frequently Asked Questions of the U.S. Government A good place to start if you are unsure about which government agency will provide the answer to your questions. These are a compilation of the most frequently asked questions received by the government via calls, letters, or email.

Health Resources

PubMed National Library of Medicine's search service to access the almost 9 million citations found in MEDLINE, an index covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.

History Resources


  • Find out how to contact any federal elected official or a member of any government department. See what is happening in Congress and how your representatives voted.
  • LII: Legal Information Institute Federal and individual state constitutions, statutes, and codes, index to laws by topic, and court opinions from Cornell Law School.
  • Contacting the Congress Contact information for every member of Congress. There is also a search form to find the name of your representative if you are unsure.


Science Resources

Urban Legends Urban Legends Reference Pages By the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society. Also known as Snopes. Check this site before forwarding e-mail hoaxes to all your friends.