Great Websites for Academic Success

 Brainstorming Search Engine
An independent online subject directory of over 25,000 hand-picked educational resources for high school and college students as well as a directory of online degree programs and admissions test preparation resources (SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, USMLE, TOEFL).
Great source of links to facts, news, and more.
A catalog of high quality websites on a variety of topics and issues.

Research Help

NoodleTools is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students
and professionals with their online research.  Look under the heading "Free Software Tools," and click the link "Choose the Best Search."
Strategies for making your Google searches more efficient and effective.



"The Guide to Great Art on the Internet"

Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Links to timelines/regions, works of art, index by artist/subject/rulers, world maps, and thematic essays.
Database of structures, properties, and more for 370,000 chemicals.
A database with GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping, including information on lead contamination, toxic spills, gas releases, and more.  You can search by chemical name or apply other criteria such as U.S. Census Data, Income Data, and Health Data to search for causes of death or cancers in a particular area.
General Science
A guide to more than 500 genetic conditions.
International Relations
The ISN is a free public service that provides a wide range of high-quality and comprehensive products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide. The ISN works to promote a better understanding of the strategic challenges we face in today’s changed security environment.

Free Open Source and Web-Based Applications

Platform-independent, and web-enabled ThinkFree offers online and cross-platform office-productivity solutions. ThinkFree Online, Server, Desktop, and Portable Editions include word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications - seamlessly compatible with Microsoft Office. 
This is a mind mapping tool.  Free basic service allows you to create, manage, and share mind maps online and hold real-time brainstorming sessions with friends and colleagues.
Shmoop wants to help you become a better lover (of literature and history). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit. and history are relevant today. Shmoop wants to show your brain a good time.
Medical Resources
Authoritative information from government agencies and other health-related organizations.  Also provides links to websites added by National Library of Medicine librarians every week.
Mental Health
Mental health information for teens.  Site is administered with the assistance of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
National Institute of Mental Health
 Multiple Topics
"Ideas worth spreading."