A-Z list of Databases

Artcyclopedia
Provides links to art images on the Web. The site is searchable by artist, work, and museum and browsable by subject, medium, or nationality. It includes information about art movements with examples of relevant artworks and a section on women artists. The site was created and is maintained by John Maylon.


American FactFinder
Provides a wealth of information about populations and places in the United States. The powerful search facility can be used to pinpoint tables of data and to create maps based on the variables that users supply, with tools that enable creation of thematic maps from national to street level. The site is sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau.


American Psychological Association
The site for the discipline’s premier organization, providing news from the field; a roundup of selected research on topics such as anger, trauma, addictions, and depression; and information about the organization, such as the APA’s Code of Ethics. Some of the information on this site is available to members only, though some of it, such as the PsycINFO database and APA journals, is likely available through your library.


Classical Art Research Centre (The Beazley Archive, Oxford University) 
Offers a dictionary and a searchable database of thousands of images of artwork, pottery, sculpture, and gems and photographs of ancient sites.


Encyclopedia of Earth  
A portal for a wealth of data on environmental topics including population, energy, water resources, biodiversity, and economic issues affecting the environment.


FindLaw U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
Provides the full text of Supreme Court decisions from 1893 to the present, with handy links to cited decisions. Searchable by citation, party name, or keyword, the database is part of FindLaw, a commercial portal to legal information.


Forum Romanum
A vast collection of Latin texts, translations, and teaching materials for the study of the Roman world.


Great Buildings Collection
Offers information on about 1,000 works of architecture and hundreds of architects from all periods and regions. Searchable by building, architect, and place, the site provides biographical information about architects, basic information on works, extensive images, and links to articles published in Architecture Week. The site also provides selected 3-D images and listings of buildings by chronology, building type, and architectural style.


Guide to Law Online: Nations of the World
A country-by-country directory of legal information, including constitutional, executive, legislative, and judicial law, as well as related information such as human rights reports. The links are compiled by the Law Library of Congress.


Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A site for peer-reviewed survey articles by philosophy scholars about topics in the field. The articles in the collection are extensive and thoroughly documented.


Internet Guide to Religion
A selective annotated directory of Web sites arranged by subject and type of material. Sites of particular note are highlighted, and the directory covers topics such as the history of Christianity, world religions, social issues, theology, and archaeology. Maintained by Charles K. Bellinger at Wabash College.


The Internet Movie Database
The oldest and most comprehensive Internet film Web site. The database includes information on hundreds of thousands of movies from early silent films to the latest releases, offering information on the release, script, cast, reviews, and additional information. Users can search by movie title, cast or crew member, year, genre, country, production company, or combinations thereof. Industry news and information about upcoming releases are available through articles and message boards. Now affiliated withAmazon.com, this site retains the flavor of its fan-based origins. Some features designed specifically for industry professionals are available only by subscription.


Internet Shakespeare Editions
A site that offers a search engine for Shakespeare’s plays and poems as well as information about his life and times, critical studies, and performance history.


Judaism and Jewish Resources
A directory of selected Internet resources related to almost any aspect of Judaism and its history. The site includes annotated links on a variety of academic and social topics, with links to museums, libraries, organizations, and the government and news media of modern Israel. Maintained by Andrew Tannenbaum.


National Center for Education Statistics
Provides a wealth of statistical data on schools and libraries in the United States, including academic achievement; the condition of schools; comparative information on school districts, colleges, and libraries; dropout rates; enrollment trends; school safety; and more. The center is a unit of the U.S. Department of Education.


WebElements Periodic Table
Offers information about elements based on the periodic table. The site includes data about physical, electronic, and nuclear properties as well as information about abundance, use, and more. The site is maintained by Mark Winter at the University of Sheffield.


WorldImages 
A source for over 70,000 art images, searchable or browsable in over 650 “portfolios,” that may be used for educational purposes.