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Research Websites: English 2

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General Websites
Websites Specializing in Brooklyn and New York

General Websites

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
        This site contains digital documents in Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government, as well links to supporting documents referred to in a text.

U.S. Census Bureau
        Go here for the 2000 U.S. census results; a "population clock" gives statistics for the U.S., other countries, and the world. Fedstats, located under Special Topics, has statistics from over 100 federal agencies.

E-text Center of the University of Virginia
        This site, which is in the process of being moved, contains digitized texts, audio files, maps, journals, images, and other media.

Eurodocs: Online Sources for European History, Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations
        Holdings for perhaps every country in Europe in the following categories: Prehistoric & Ancient Europe, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, and Europe as a Supranational Region

Google News
        Current news stories.

Google Scholar
        Searches focus on scholarly articles, books, and other resources. Advanced Scholar Search allows you to limit the search to certain disciplines.

Government Printing Office
        Explore the text of Congressional bills, the Congressional Record, and other Congressional publications; Presidential texts; Supreme Court texts; and other government publications.

Internet History Sourcebooks, by Paul Halsall
        A collection of public domain documents in ancient history, medieval history, and modern history. Professor Halsall is a medievalist.

Internet Scout Project
        This site contains subject-specific and nearly 24,000 critical annotations of carefully selected Internet sites and mailing lists.

Librarian’s Internet Index
        Choose the discipline to search; disciplines, which range from Arts and Humanities to Society and Social Change, are broken into narrower sub-categories.

Library Congress: American Memory
        The site lists the Library’s extensive holdings on American life and society; many photographs and other materials are accessible online.

Kidon Media-Link
        Browse among 19,029 newspapers worldwide, in a variety of languages.

        Access newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations, worldwide and by state in the U.S.

Online Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania
        This site contains the text of over 25,000 free books, in digital form, of course. Updated regularly.

Open Director Project
        The broad categories of the home page lead to menus with extensive subcategories.

The United Nations Government Made Easy
        Check here for government information, by topics, e.g., benefits and grants, consumer guides, health and nutrition in both English and 28 other languages.

WWW Virtual Library
        The home page leads to tables which describe the subcategories.

"All We Ever Wanted Was a Better World": Radical Politics at Brooklyn College, 1930-1958
        My Website is decidedly a work in progress. In its current stage, I have reproduced student newspapers, flyers, and other publications; the Communist faculty newsletter; and other materials produced by faculty and administrators.

Automated City Register Information System (aka ACRIS)
        This online City register allows you to search property records and view document images for Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn back to 1966.

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
        Columbia University's Library focuses on architecture; it contains advice on how to research buildings in New York City, an annotated bibliography, and links to Websites.

Brooklyn College Special Collection and Archive
        General information.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle at the Brooklyn Public Library
        Historical issue, from 1841-1902. To research a building or other site, enter the address or name.

Brooklyn Eagle
        Current newspaper.

Brooklyn Historical Society Library
        Catalog records for the library and archival collections are included in NYU's BobCat electronic catalog. Click on the link to BHS Online Catalog. Once connected to BobCat, select "Brooklyn Historical Society" from the list of collections to restrict your search to items in this collection.

Brooklyn On-Line
        The Brooklyn History section discusses The Battle Of Brooklyn, "the first and greatest Battle of the American Revolution"; the Old Stone House, Revolutionary War site and educational center; historical homes In Brooklyn; Brooklyn srchaeology; the Lott House, campaign to save; the Old Dutch Church and its 350 year old cemetery; the USS Monitor, made in Brooklyn; Brooklyn baseball history; Hubbards Lane, Flatlands past; Greenpoint History; Bushwick Fire house history and a short history of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Public Library
        Explore the Brooklyn Collection’s maps, city directories, historic Brooklyn newspapers, clips, images, and other materials.

Census Online
        Link to the census reports for Brooklyn for 1698, 1738, 1790, 1810, and 1910 and the City Directory for 1840.

City Lore
        Search for Brooklyn.

The Gotham Center for New York City History
        A useful site for bibliography. Enter a search term. Brooklyn is too broad; it produced nearly 1,800 hits.

Historic Districts Council
        The "Neighborhoods at Risk" section includes Brooklyn neighborhoods: Crown Heights North, Dumbo, Midwood Terrace/Fiske Terrace, Wallabout, and Williamsburg.

National Register of Historic Places in Kings County
        The list of state and federal historic districts and buildings in Brooklyn is searchable with Ctrl/F.

National Register of Information System (NRIS)
        The list of historic districts, sites, buildings, and objects is in table format. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service.

New York City Department of Buildings
        Search for property profiles and certificate of occupancy information for specific addresses. Useful in researching a building.

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
        This agency decides on historic districts and landmarks. The site includes maps of historic districts and press releases.

New York City Department of Records and Information Services
        365 years of New York City Government Records.

New York City Municipal Archives, Tax Photographs
        Between 1939 and 1941, the city photographed every house and building in New York City. Copies are available for purchase by block and lot number, which you can get by searching the Department of Building’s Building Information System. The photographs can be viewed on microfilm in the Municipal Archives.

New York Times

NYPL Digital Library
        The New York Public Library's online gallery of New York City contains 6,969 photographs of Brooklyn, which range from buidings to sites like Greenwood Cemetery and neighborhoods. Click on a photograph for information about the image.
        Information available here ranges from ownership, permits, title history, estimated date of construction, and photographs of property. Some information is free, some not; online registration is mandatory.

Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History
        Weeksville is a restored African American community; it was founded in the late 1830s.

A Walk Around Brooklyn
        Photographs of Brooklyn landmarks and neighborhoods have a zoom feature; the site includes an interactive map,a brief history of Brooklyn, and a list of Brooklyn Websites.

        Find lists; the menu is arranged alphabetically.

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September 17, 2007