Recommended Internet Sites for Students

MeL.org is a Michigan Department of Education repository of information – search on many topics and find both print and electronic sources. Databases offered on MeL.org are free to all Michigan residents.

Accounting

Allied Health

  • Drug Codes  National Drug Code Directory offers a current list of all drugs provided to the FDA.
  • Billing HCPCS procedure and modifier codes. Can search medicare, medicaid, and private health insurers use of codes for claims processing.
  • ICD10 Codes for diseases and health problems tracked by the World Health Organization
  • Word Parts and What They Mean Common word parts used in medical terminology. Categorized.
  • National Library of Medicine This page offers information on the NLM Health Data and Information Technology Standards
  • Medical Dictionary Taber’s Online Medical Dictionary
  • MDHHS  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers a wide variety articles and reports on health trends in Michigan.
  • Health Statistics annual reports on trends in health statistics. Infographics, statistics, reports, charts and tables are available
  • Home Health Aide Certification requirements for the State of Michigan.
  • Medline Plus  Medline Plus offers information on a wide variety of health topics, including topics important to specific age groups.
  • Community Health Worker Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA). Provides policy, research, training and more
  • CDC RSS Feeds Stay up to date on public health news from the CDC. Click on the CDC logo at the top of the page to return to the home page and find more great information from this site.
  • Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association

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American Sign Language

  • American Sign Language site with demonstrations of words from an index of words from ASL University.
  • ASL Pro site supports the ASL Education Community.

Anthropology

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Art

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Astronomy

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Automotive Technology

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Biology

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information includes Taxonomy Database, DNA, Genetics, Genomes & Maps, etc..
  • Plants Database from the United States Department of Agriculture   Search by scientific name, by state, by characteristics.
  • BioZone is a nice starting point to topics in biology including animal behavior, animal biology, cell biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, and plant biology.
  • Cirrusimage digital images and information on North American Insects and Spiders
  • The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online  This site “contains Darwin’s complete publications, thousands of his private papers and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published.”  Also contains reference materials and other documents pertaining to Darwin.
  • Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections This site contains images and information from one of the world’s largest collections of well-preserved, sectioned and stained brains of over 100 different species of mammals.
  • Anatomy of the Human Body as presented by Henry Gray in 1918. The searchable site includes over 1200 drawings.
  • BAMONA Butterflies and moths of North America.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Business

International Business

    • US Census Bureau Foreign Trade  Use this database to locate population statistics on a variety of variables. Includes demographic, social and economic profiles of countries and geographic regions of the world.
    • US Department of Commerce Includes information from the Bureau of Industry and Security Administration, International Trade Administration, and other divisions.
    • Country Commercial Guides cover economic and political issues, marketing, trade regulations, customs, investment information, business travel, trade statistics and other important commercial concerns. Department of Commerce – Market Intelligence Section
    • US Department of State Publishes general information on countries, use these to find information on the history of a country, politics, education, and other social issues.
    • Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook find maps, flags, boundaries and other detailed information on countries of the world.
    • Global EDGE provided by Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. Global business information..

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Chemistry

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College Success Center

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College Success Seminar (CSS)

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Communications

Computer Information Systems

Internet Information

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Criminal Justice

Dance

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Economics

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Education

Teaching Reading

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Electronics / Electrical

Emergency Medical Technology

Engineering

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English

Composition/Writing

    • Grammar, Usage and Style resources
    • GrammarBook: A resource with simple to read grammar and punctuation rules.  Includes free online quizzes.
    • KnightCite a project of the Hekman Library at Calvin College. The online form allows users to enter sources to see how to properly cite them as References or in Works Cited pages. Uses MLA, APA, and Chicago. Use with caution as results may not be accurate for all types of resources and styles.
    • NoodleTools Express guides users to create proper citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago formats. Use with caution as results may not be accurate for all types of resources and styles.
    • Online Writing Lab (OWL) provided by Purdue University. Contains information on general writing, grammar, research, and documenting sources (including MLA and APA formats).
    • Modern Language Association
    • APA Writing Style Guide recommended by the American Psychological Association
    • Merriam-Webster online dictionary and thesaurus.
    • RefDesk resources for almanacs, dictionaries, facts, news, audio word pronunciations, and more
    • Using Primary Sources on the Web provided by the American Library Association (Reference and User Services Association division)
    • English 101 orientation for off campus students (Power Point)
    • Literary Hub Literary life and culture, all things books. Recommended for book lovers, writers, librarians, and higher education English and Creative Writing
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    • Media History Digital Library  University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Eric Hoyt leads a non-profit initiative to digitalize historic books and magazines about film, broadcasting and sound recording for broad public access.

Mythology

Poetry

    • Representative Poetry Online provided by RPO Editors, University of Toronto Department of English, and University of Toronto Press. This a comprehensive site covering many aspects of English poetry. Included is a glossary of poetic terms, a searchable database of poetry, and a timeline of poets and poetry. Contains nearly 3,000 poems by 400 poets.
    • Rhyming Dictionary
    • The Academy of American Poets includes biographical information, discussions, and real audio clips of poems.
    • Modern Poetry Archive sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council.
    • American Verse Project provided by the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative
    • Bartleby.com Includes several anthologies. Poems by Dickinson, Eliot, Frost, Keats, Sandburg, Shakespeare, Whitman, Wilde, Wordsworth, Yeats and many others.

Reading

Shakespeare

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Foreign Languages

  • DuoLingo free language learning site. Includes Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, French, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World from the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Describes the world’s 7,000 plus languages.

Chinese

French

German

Spanish

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Geography

  • The World Fact Book from the CIA provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, Maps and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
  • Population Reference Bureau provides information regarding the world about population, health, and the environment
  • Earth and Moon Viewer from different satellites.
  • Topozone Free U.S.G.S. Topographical maps
  • American Geographical Society learning society dedicated to the advancement of geographic thinking, knowledge, and understanding across business, government, academe, social sectors, and most importantly with teachers and students
  • American Association of Geographers contributes to the advancement of geography; its members from nearly 100 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography

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Geology

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Health

Nutrition

    • USDA Nutrient Database provided by the U.S. Agricultural Research Service. Information on food contents include vitamins, minerals, lipids, amino acids, caffeine, retention factors, isoflavones, carotenoids, Vitamin K, trans fatty acids, and sugar.

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History

  • dMarie Time Capsule What happen on certain dates in history from 1800 to present?  The period from 1800 to 1875 currently does not contain information from all areas.
  • InfoPlease Year by Year starting with 1900.
  • Best of History Web Sites contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, etc.
  • DPLA Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America are primary sources organized to help students explore topics in history, literature, and culture.

Local & Michigan History

US History

African American History

Presidential History

Finance History

  • Colonial Currency provided by the University of Notre Dame, Department of Special Collections.
  • How Much is That Worth Today? comparative value covering prices, purchasing power, earnings, GDP, interest rates, exchange rates and other economic variables and allows you to convert past values to current values (and vice versa)

World History

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Humanities

  • Arts & Letters Daily a news source for the humanities. Includes articles and links to book review sites, newspapers and other news sources.
  • DPLA Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America are primary sources organized to help students explore topics in history, literature, and culture.
  • Humanities websites from the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Creative Commons a nonprofit organization offering a range of copyright licenses for creators, as well as a library of work released using the platform.
  • Google Arts and Culture

Hydraulics / Pneumatics

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Library Skills

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Machine & Materials Technology

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Medical Assisting

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Mathematics

  • Cornell University Library Math Book Collection contains over 500 digitized mathematics books in their full text.
  • Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics a “comprehensive, and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers.”
  • Mathematical Functions Database provided by Wolfram Research. A searchable database of over 37,000 mathematical formulas.
  • Math Archives Resource for both students and teachers hosted by University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • S.O.S. Mathematics provided by Math Medics, L.L.C. Contains great math refresher materials from algebra to differential equations
  • Math is Fun vast array of activities to help understand all aspects of math and numbers
  • Good Calculators is a collection of high functioning online calculators

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Music

  • All-music guide comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs
  • Free Sheet Music Guide  free public domain editions of classical music.
  • Operabase reference for opera performances around the world
  • Chrome Music Lab makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments

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Nursing

  • PubMed Medline Database 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Rx List  Internet Drug Index, use to look up warnings, indications, contraindications, and other drug-related information. Searchable by generic name, brand name, manufacturer, NDC code, or imprint.
  • Merck scientific innovation to deliver medicines and vaccines that may help millions of people around the world
  • On-line medical dictionary main source is The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, Second Edition, which provides authoritative descriptions of medical conditions, medications, anatomical terms, noted medical personalities and much more
  • GlobalRPH provides an index to common medical terminology searchable by prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association includes the Michigan Hospital Report
  • NCSBN dedicated to developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure and certification examinations consistent with current practice – NCLEX and other exams

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Philosophy

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Physical Education

 Running

Baseball

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Physics

Political Science

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Psychology

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Real Estate

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Respiratory Therapy

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Sociology

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Theater

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Welding

Women’s Studies

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