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Accounting

Tips on the Study of Accounting – from Cengage Learning.

Tax Information – From taxsites.com, here are links to information related to taxes, accounting, and payroll, along with associated downloads.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – A website for this professional organization

Internal Revenue Service – Official website of the federal department

AccountingCoach.com – This site is designed to help people without an accounting background easily understand accounting concepts at no cost terms, etc. Most are free!

AccountingMajors.com – Here’s a clearinghouse of online resources created by a CPA.

Accounting Basics for Students – This site is the best source of free basic financial accounting information It offers simple accounting tutorials, explanations and examples on the site.

Anthropology

American Anthropology Association – Here’s an extensive list of online resources for anthropology.

Art & Crafts

Modern & Contemporary Artists – website that gives brief bios on contemporary artists and explanations of modern art movements and various techniques.

The Artchive – This site offers browser access in HTML format to the archive for all of my fine art scans. There are now more than 2,000 scans from over 200 different artists. Created by Mark Harden. Ads, but good info.

Art in the Picture – This is an intro to art history website with great color images of artists work. It focuses on the history of art. Interested viewers can browse by artist, the movements they participated in, the countries they were from, and even what century they completed their works in. The site also has a newsletter and a listing of museums.

Art History Resources – Here’s a very complete list of resources and information on art history, from prehistory to contemporary. The site provides a survey of art history from ancient times to the present day divided by period, featuring separate links to research resources, an extensive list of museums and galleries by country, online journals, exhibits, and university art departments. Time periods are divided into countries, cultures, and styles. Noted individual artists are also included.

Ceramic Arts Daily – This site provides techniques for ceramic artists and potters. Pottery making, clay art, and ceramic art information on recipes, supplies, tools, kilns, glazing, pottery wheels, ceramic tile, throwing clay and more are all available on the site.

Khan Academy Smart History – The Khan Academy provides a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook. Podcasts and screen-casts are spontaneous conversations about works of art between art historians who are not afraid to disagree with earth other or art history orthodoxy.

Woodnet – Here are woodworking tips, techniques, tool reviews, plans and supplies for woodworkers, all available online. Woodnet is from the editors of three of the most respected woodworking magazines around: Woodsmith, ShopNotes, and Workbench.

Astronomy

NASA – The official website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is the premier site for US astronomy and space-related events.

Astronomy Online – This is a collection of astronomy Information and resources.

Hubblesite – The official site for the famous Hubble Space Telescope, providing a vast array of very cool pictures updated on a frequent basis.

Astronomy Magazine – Website for Astronomy Magazine.

The Astronomy Net – Here’s a collection astronomy resources, searchable forums, and searchable lists of organizations providing astronomy services.

Exploratorium – This is a great website for all ages, especially the astronomy resources.

Physlink – Links to physics and astronomy online education and reference resources.

Sky & Telescope – Website for Sky and Telescope magazine.

Business

Moody’s Analytics – The Dismal Scientist, this site provides economic information. Some sections are free, while others are available for a charge.

Business Plans – Need help developing a business plan? This online resource has you covered.

EDGAR – EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the SEC.

Hoovers – This website provides company and corporation information.

SmartPros Accounting Homepage – This page features current accounting news and links to some free resources.

Global Business & Finance Resources – Here are links to international business and finance websites.

biz/ed – The American Management Association offers a wealth of information for business students.

Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook – This website, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information on jobs including necessary training and earnings, expected job prospects, and links to job markets.

NC Division of Employment Security – This site includes current North Carolina job openings, labor market information and career planning resources in addition to other information.

Working in the 21st Century – A U.S. Department of Labor website with quick links to articles and statistics on minorities in the work force, safety in the workplace, retirement, etc.

America’s Job Bank – You can use the quick search to find jobs by type, geographic location, or both.

Human Metrics – Here’s a free online personality test that also lists occupations that best match different personality types.

Career TV – This is a career video site, designed to help you understand different career/occupation possibilities.

Career One Stop – This is a resource website with links to occupation information and career tools.

Country Studies

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office – United Kingdom’s foreign and commonwealth country profile info.

Encyclopedia of the Nations – You can get a basic overview information on countries of the world.

CIA World Factbook – This website provides basic political, economic, and social information about countries around the world.

Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets – Find country information prepared and regularly updated by the US State Department.

Infoplease – Here’s a comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas and almanac.

CFR Backgrounders – The Council on Foreign Relations website that offers current political and economic issues succinctly explained.

Country Studies – From the U.S. Library of Congress, here are book-length studies of selected countries prepared by the Library of Congress.

World Information – This is an easy-to-use site with business and other information about most world countries.

Criminal Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics – The Bureau of Justice includes extensive crime statistics.

Criminal Justice  – change.org features current news publications on controversial topics in criminal justice.

Crime Spider – The site organizes crime & law enforcement websites for easy research.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service – A U.S. Department of Justice website which offers a guide to criminal reference services.

officer.com -The most popular site in law enforcement, over 3,000 hits per day, agency directories, special units & more.

Uniform Crime Report - The Uniform Crime Report for the United States from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Crime in North Carolina – North Carolina state crime statistics from the North Carolina Department of Justice.

Dental

dentalassistant.org – This is the website for the American Dental Assistants Association.

The DentalSite – Here is a free website for dental assistants. It includes information, directory, and resources.

Dental Assisting National Board – Website for dental assisting’s professional organization, which includes exam information, publications and recertification information.

NC Dental Assistants Association – Website for the organization.

NC State Board of Dental Examiners – This website includes information about dental assisting.

NC Dental Society –  Professional organization website which includes membership information, meeting information, etc.

CDC Oral Health – The Center for Disease Control’s website on oral health.

Drama

So You Want To Be An Actor - This is an acting workshop online featuring matter-of-fact information for actors.

Theatre on a Shoestring – Here’s a great site for theater lovers with everything from a theater glossary to how–to articles and a stage managers manual.

Ace Your Audition - Tips on how to give a great audition for a part.

backstage.com – This is the complete online performing arts resource.

The Actor Source – A website for new or veteran actors.

Tim Sheppard’s Story Links – Here’s a list of websites for storytellers from all oral traditions and cultures.

Herberger Institute Arts Links – This is a comprehensive list of theater/drama related websites.

Early Childhood

Child Development Institute – This site provides clear, concise info on children’s learning and development.

Child Care Express – Child care providers can find support and resources on this site.

National Association for the Education of Young Children – A national organization that focuses on educational and developmental services for all children ages birth to eight.

Office of Child Care – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration’ website for children. This Government website that provides link for parents, providers, policy makers, researchers, and the public to childcare and after school programs.

PBS LearningMedia – Online teachers provides useful activities and crafts for students. The site includes information for pre-K.

Doing What Works –translates research-based practices into practical tools to improve classroom instruction.

Ziggity Zoom – Website full of fun activities and great ideas for educators, parents and kids!

National Institute of Early Education Research – This website supports early childhood research by providing “objective, nonpartisan information based on research”.

Zero to Three – Website of The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. It provides extensive information and interactive resources for education professionals, parents and policy makers.

Education

History of American Education – A professor-created website from Eastern Illinois University that provides concise timeline and information on the history of American Education.

American Education Research Association – Here’s a website that provides current research updates in the field of education.

ThinkQuest – Oracle provides this collaborative website for teachers and students that aims to increase creativity.

ABCTeach – You’ll find free online resources and activities for educators of all areas and ages on this site.

Teacher Planet – This website created by a teacher for teachers includes tons of activities and tools for educational fun along with resources for teachers, including job openings.

Lesson Plans – Find free lesson plans on all subjects for grades pre-K to 12th on this site.

Engineering

American Society of Civil Engineers – The professional society’s website for collaboration and sharing across all engineering disciplines.

Engineering Information – This website provides online information, knowledge and support to engineering researchers.

National Academy of Engineering – This website that keeps students and professionals up on the latest information in engineering.

Envirolink – non-profit organization that offers a vast clearing house of online resources and links that include many engineering areas of interest.

Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing – Stanford University provides this site that shows how a wide variety of products are made.

How Stuff Works – This Discovery Netiwork site provides articles and information on games that promote engineering and invention.

Environment

Envirolink – A non-profit organization that offers a vast clearing house of online resources and links that include many engineering areas of interest.

Environmental News Network – This website that informs, educates, and enables a platform for global environmental action.

Climate Change – A multimedia website from NASA that features photos, movies, animation, interactive graphics, and other presentations of research into climate change.

NCSE Congressional Research Service – From the National Council for Science and the Environment, this is a collection of Congressional Research Service reports on environmental issues.

Arkive – Here’s a unique collection of videos, images and facts illustrating the world’s species.

GreenHouse Gas – This site is dedicated to current green house news and scientific publications.

Environmental Inquiry – The Environmental Inquiry site from Cornell University has been developed to help students participate in environmental science research.

Horticulture

Urban Horticulture – This site from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service’ is for consumer horticulture.

Cornell University Department of Horticulture – Website for a college horticulture department.

NC State Department of Horticultural Science – The horticulture website of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Information on various topics affecting horticulture in the United States.

American Horticulture Society – A website for this professional organization.

American Hort -The horticulture industry’s trade association.

Horticulture Research Institute – The HRI website provides horticulture information, research and job opportunities.

Humanities

EDSITEment! – This National Endowment for the Humanities website covers all aspects of the humanities including additional websites and student resources.

Stratford University’s Humanities – A website that includes links to their most recommended humanities websites with many full text references sources.

HyperHistory -This is an expanding online scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic (simultaneously presented and viewable) lifelines, timelines, and maps.

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet – a comprehensive, peer-reviewed resource of collected links to scholarly works, Websites, and texts of philosophers that are online.

Artcyclopedia – Access an extensive and effective guide to fine art on the Internet. You can search by artist, art movement and museums.

Humanities and Social Sciences Online – This site’s objective is to advance teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Perseus Digital Library – Perseus is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities from Tufts University.

Mythica -This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legends from all over the world.

Literature

Cengage Glossary – This is a free glossary of literature terms.

bartelby.com – Bartelby provides a general history of English and American literature. It has indexes to chapters, authors and bibliographies, or you can use the built-in search engine.

The Modern Word – Contains essays & reviews of selected 20th and 21st century authors. Includes biographical & critical material.

Luminarium –  An anthology of English literature, Luminarium features texts, biographies and criticism of authors from the Medieval, Renaissance and 17th Century periods.

Project Gutenberg – This is the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks). There are over 27,000 free books in Project Gutenberg.

British Council Literature – Here’s a compilation of links to websites on British and Irish authors. Arranged chronologically by birth date of author.

BookRags – With nearly 4,000 literature guides, BookRags hosts the largest collection of book summaries online, ranging from Harry Potter to Hamlet.

Nursing and Medical

NURSING AND MEDICAL RESOURCES

HOW TO FIND BOOKS IN THE WPCC LIBRARY

Use the online catalog, found at one of our online catalog terminals near the library entrance or on the library’s web site.  By default, the catalog opens to a simple keyword search.  If you want to search by a specific title or author, choose the browse search mode under the “search” key at top of page.  Try different keywords if your first search does not bring up any relevant results.  There is great value in browsing the shelf area where you have found a relevant book.  Look in the section of the shelves marked “R” to find books specifically about nursing and medicine.  If you are looking for a very specific subject, such as “diabetes in the elderly”, look in the indexes located in the back of the books in the nursing section.

 

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

  • 2010 Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment REF RC 71 .A4 2010  This text offers the most current insights into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders.
  • Davis’ Drug Guide for Nurses  REF RM 301 .D44 2007  A well organized collection of monographs emphasizing the information nurses need to know to administer medications competently and safely across the lifespan
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine  REF RC 41 .G35 2006 This 5 volume series is designed to inform and educate readers about a variety of disorders, conditions, treatments, and diagnostic tests.
  • Magill’s Medical Guide : Health and Illness  REF RC 41 .M34 2005.  The first three volumes cover major disorders.  Entries usually include causes, symptoms, treatment, and prospects.  Volumes four through six cover anatomy, medical practice, and medical procedures.  There is a  comprehensive index in the final volume.
  • The Merck Manual  REF RC 44 .M4.  Contains to-the-point, if fairly brief, descriptions of health topics.
  • Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions REF R 121 .M89 2009 The all-in-one reference students trust from beginning to end

WHERE TO LOOK FOR ONLINE PERIODICAL ARTICLES*

To access online articles, first go to the college’s home page (www.wpcc.edu), then click on “Academics” and scroll down to “Library.”  Once on the library’s home page, choose “online database resources.” Next, scroll down to the “Nursing/ Allied Health Electronic Resources” link.  This will take you to the complete list of available databases for student/faculty use.  Included in these databases are:

Anatomy TV, CINAHL + with Full-Text, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Medline with Full-text, Ovid Nursing and Allied Health Portal, R2 Digital Library, STAT!Ref Medical, and  STAT!Ref– Dental Health.

WPCC PRINT PERIODICAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

The periodicals that relate to the study of nursing are kept separate from the other journals (at the end of the magazine collection.)  These are the titles available in a print format:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • CMA Today
  • Dental Assistant
  • Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families
  • Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • JADA
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • North Carolina Medical Journal
  • Nursing Forum
  • Nursing Outlook
  • RDH
  • Tuft’s University Health & Nutrition Letter

Recommended Websites:

National Institutes of Health – This government website covers health related topics from A to Z.

US National Library of Medicine – This is the world’s largest free online medical library.

Mayo Clinic – The Mayo Clinic website offers information on patient care, health, research and education for health care professionals and public consumers.

Everyday Health – This site is geared toward consumers and offers a multitude of tools to help improve the user’s health, from a symptom checker to a nutritious meal planner.

Nursing World – the official website of the American Nurses Association.

Nurse Zone – Get access to features, journals, and loads of resources through NurseZone.

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – The official website of the ASCLS. Their mission is to make a positive impact in health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.

Philosophy

PhilPapers – Here’s a comprehensive directory of online philosophical articles and books by academic philosophers.

EpistemeLinks – This is an excellent philosophy portal with links to philosophers, issues, departments, and humor.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A peer-reviewed academic resource for philosophical studies.

Philosophy Around The Web – The purpose of this site is to act as a guide and a gateway to philosophy resources on the Internet.

Philosophy Pages – This site on philosophy and philosophers has a concise Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names , a survey History of Western Philosophy , a Timeline of Western Philosophers (from 600 B.C.E. to the present), a discussion of logic, a guide to the study of philosophy, and a collection of briefly annotated links to additional resources.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Philosophy professors at Stanford University are developing this encyclopedia, featuring hundreds of articles. The section called “What’s New” features the latest entries. Searchable and browsable.

Voice of the Shuttle Philosophy Links – Voice of the Humanities philosophy website. This site includes general philosophy information and specific information on different philosophers throughout history.

Physical Education

Exploratorium Sports Science – This is a sports webpage from the San Francisco Exploratorium Museum of science, art and human perception. This interactive site addresses the science of sport-specifically baseball, cycling, skateboarding, and hockey.

The Longevity Game – This game is from Northwestern Mutual. How long can you expect to live? Play the Longevity Game to give you a peek into your future by identifying the factors that can lead to a healthier, more productive life.

Fitness Partner – You’ll find a variety of short articles about health and physical activity, tips for purchasing fitness equipment, etc., this site provides an enormous amount of links to health and physical activity websites.

National Association for Health and Fitness – This website that provides information about obesity prevention, worksite wellness and a physical activity calculator.

ACE Fitness – The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization providing public education, outreach and research on safe and effective physical activity. It provides certification, continuing education, health and fitness tips and more.

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance – This organization’s mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles.

ExRx.net – This is a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast featuring comprehensive exercise libraries (>1400 exercises), fitness assessment calculators, and reference articles.

Psychology

American Psychological Association – The official website for psychological professionals.

AmoebaWeb – Vanguard University’s AmoebaWeb provides some of the best psychology information on the Internet according to the American Psychological Association.

Assessment Psychology Online – The website provides clinical information for psychologists, mental health practitioners, educators, students and patients.

Classics in the History of Psychology – This psychology website is for researchers, teachers, and students of the history of psychology, both for use in courses on the history of psychology and for the purposes of primary academic research.

Encyclopedia of Psychology – The site provides original information generated by respected researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology.

National Institute of Mental Health – Official website of the federal organization.

Psych Web -This website contains lots of psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology.

Religion

Beliefnet – This website discusses all religions and includes blogs and videos.

Links to Multifaith and Religion Sites – This website has links to world religions and different world service organizations.

Religion Resources Online – This website is a religious study area where individuals can study and bookmark the Bible, take Bible quizzes, and study the scriptures in general.

Virtual Religion Index – This Virtual Religion Index is a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research.

Association of Religion Data Archives – This website provides data on all of the different world religions.

Yale University Divinity Library – Here’s a Yale University website covering Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.

World Religion Resources – Here are links to various websites concerning the world’s religions.

Sign Language

National Association of the Deaf – This organization promotes the rights and needs of the Deaf community.

Gallaudet University –  This website offers current research information on topic concerning deaf people and their families and communities.

handspeak.com – Handspeak offers a variety of services for American Sign Language (ASL): an online dictionary, ASL grammar, ASL storytelling and poetry, manual alphabet (fingerspelling), along with tutorials and articles by ASL natives.

The Deaf Resource Library – Here’s a collection of reference materials and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; includes other Deaf- and hard-of-hearing-related topics.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) – From the National Institutes of Health, the NIDCD provides links for online resources for students, teachers, and researchers.

ASL Pro – A completely free online dictionary of over 7200 ASL signs is available here.

Deaf Culture Online – This website’s primary purpose is to promote deaf culture and covers topics from ASL to dealing with stress.

American Sign Language Resource Guide – A collection of links for ASL and deaf culture.

US History

ushistory.org – The Independence Hall Association’s website which supports their mission to educate the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history.

History Matters – Designed for high school and college students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for learning about U.S. history.

American Memory – This Library of Congress website provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Recommended US History Websites – This website that deals with specific eras in American History.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – This is a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation.

WWW-VL: History: United States – This is a gateway for history resources on the net divided by topics or chronological periods.

The Presidents – This is the official White House listing of U.S. Presidents, with portraits and brief biographies

World Civilizations

World History Matters – A portal to world history websites developed by the Center for History and New Media.

HyperHistory Online – This website includes over 200 files covering 3000 years of world history from people to maps.

About.com: Archaeology – This website covers ancient civilizations from all over the world.

Buzzle World Culture and Heritage – This is a guide to world culture, ethnic heritage, ancient cultures, interesting social traditions, weird cultures, people and different cultures of the world.

History World – Historyworld’s aim is to make world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines.

Ancient Scripts – Here’s a compendium of world-wide writing systems from prehistory to today.

UNESCO World Heritage Convention – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s official website that encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.