The 102 Research Site
The following page is a compendium of web sites
that students have found useful for the purposes of research. These are
sources that can be used to find primary, secondary, and tertiary information
for your research paper; you might also find some materials to actually focus
your research around. This page is organic in nature, ever-growing,
ever-changing. Feel free to e-mail if you find a page that you think I
College Library A good place to get started in looking
for your topic is the fine page set up by our own Clark College staff.
The sites are divided by topic and present a variety of site types. Well
worth an hour or two of exploration.
Hot Topics At House Democratic Leader
- Hot Topics at the
Hot Topics at
The State Department
Current Issues at Computer
Professionals for Social Responsibility
Current Issues At Electronic
Privacy Information Center
Manual The Merck Manual is an wonderful reference for getting
baseline information about diseases. Rather than using one of the more
commercial web sites like WebMD or general dictionaries or encyclopedias, use
this page to get basic definitions and information about medical
- Library of
Congress American Memory An excellent resource for primary and
secondary documents dealing with American culture.
Access A database to gain access to all sorts and manners of federal
government documents. Many students have used this web site to gain
primary and supporting materials for their research, especially where
governmental matters come into play.
- PBS The web site for
the Public Broadcasting System has many transcripts of past shows like
Frontline, documentaries that are well researched and presented, as
well as active links to show topics.
- UMI Digital
Dissertations A compendium of dissertations published at major
universities in the last 2 years. Citations, abstracts, and sample
24-page excerpts are available free; you can buy the whole dissertation if you
- Thomas Legislative
Another great page for access to various and sundry government
- Bartleby A site with
dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia available, as well as a compendium of
literary works that is quite extensive. Well worth a look-see.
- Indian Affairs
A project at Oklahoma State University is making available texts between the
U.S. Government and Native American tribes. Why use a secondary source
to discuss a treaty when you can read it yourself?
- University of
Virginia Special Collections The first of two sites from the
University of Virginia that presents various collections available on line,
some with great historical and cultural merit. Such programs are ongoing
around the country, and doing some work looking at various major college
library web sites can reveal some exceptionally interesting material.
- University of Virginia
E-Text The second UVA site contains links to their compendium of
electronic texts. Be sure to read the Conditions of Use before
accessing. Teachers may find the ability to photocopy and distribute for
classes an invaluable resource.
- US Department of
Education A standard governmental site to give you a taste of what
one is like. Explore as you will--the NASA site is a nice alternative to
explore as well.
- The Rand Corporation's Hot
Modern History Source Book