Web Design

webdesignReceiving an education in Web Design could be the way to turn your love for the web into something that will pay the bills! Web design is more than HTML; it incorporates graphic design, programming, and visual arts in addition to several other specialties. Participating in a web design program can give you a solid foundation to get started in this creative and exciting career.

United Education Institute (UEI)

UEIAt UEI, experience relevant, real-life instruction you can use to make a meaningful impact in the career you choose. Select from our programs in high-demand fields that include Business, Healthcare, Computer Technology, Automotive Technology and Criminal Justice.

MyFuture: Military Programs

MilitaryMyfuture.com helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.

Healthcare Programs

MedicalThis Healthcare directory features schools and programs for the allied health professions, such as health care management, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, informatics and health care technology.

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)

FIDMFIDM is a specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment Industries. It’s a place where creativity and careers merge. We’re hands-on and industry focused. We’re small enough to know our students’ names, but big enough to have the industry contacts and resources to help them meet their goals.

Engineering Schools

EngineeringAll Engineering Schools is a comprehensive online directory of accredited engineering colleges and engineering career resources. Our mission is to help you find the degree and education resources you need to realize your personal and professional goals.

DeVry University

DevryFor 80 years, DeVry University has been helping students achieve their dreams by providing an accredited university education that truly works. An education that prepares you for the real challenges you’ll face in the workplace by bringing the real world into the classroom. And by walking with you, mentoring and guiding you, every step of the way.

Casa Loma College

CasaLomaCasa Loma College is dedicated to providing the highest standard of education, service, and excellence in the disciplines of nursing, allied health, and the public sector arena.

Art Schools

ArtSchoolsThe Art School Program Directory includes more than 1,000 listings. Search for schools, departments and programs.

Big Future

bigfutureYou have nearly 4,000 college options. Although there's no magic formula for choosing a college, you can start by asking yourself some questions that help most students find the right fit. Use this Big Future College Board guide to learn about some key college search categories, answer questions to discover what's important to you, and get advice from college students and educators.


MCATThe Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.


LSACThe LSAT is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. The test helps law schools make sound admission decisions by providing a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that are essential for success in law school.


GED-newGED Testing Service develops, delivers and safeguards the GED Tests. Start here for accurate and reliable information about the GED testing program. More than 17 million people have earned their GED credential since the program began in 1942. Get started on your journey to the GED credential, at Information for Test-Takers.


GRETest takers around the world are now experiencing the new test-taker friendly design and question types on the GRE revised General Test. Prepare with official test prep materials from ETS, and register early to get your preferred testing location and appointment time.


GMATImagine having a graduate management degree and a career where you can make an impact on the world while doing something you love. The GMAT exam will get you there.

FREE SAT Practice

CollegeBoard15Got skills? Test them with practice questions in math, reading, writing and SAT Subject Tests™. College Board is the only place to take a full-length official SAT from the test-maker — and get your scores right away. Sign up for the SAT Question of the Day to practice the test daily.

College Board PSAT & SAT

CollegeBoard15The College Board promotes excellence and equity in education through programs for K–12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships. We also serve the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, schools and colleges.

California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)

CAHSEECalifornia High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a test for students who need to verify high school level skills. In some cases, students take the test and leave high school early to work or attend college. Those who pass the test receive a Certificate of Proficiency from the State Board of Education, which is equal by law to a California high school diploma.

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

CAHSEEIn California, all high school students must pass a test to earn a high school diploma. The test is called the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Some students with disabilities do not have to pass this test. California created the test to improve student achievement in high schools. The test helps to ensure that students graduate from high school with grade level skills in reading, writing, and math.

Advanced Placement Tests

APStudentsThrough AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world. With 34 AP courses to choose from, including Chinese Language and Culture, Environmental Science, and Psychology, you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions.

California Career Resource Network

CalCRNWelcome to California Careers, the web home of the California Career Resource Network. This website contains resources for students, counselors, parents, teachers, in short, anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today's world of work.

Work-based Learning

WorkBasedHow do you know if the type of career you want is really for you? Work-based Learning is a way to experience what a career is really like before committing to it.

Resume Tutorial

CareerOneStopReady to create a brand-new resume? Need to update your old resume? CareerOneStop's Resume Guide will help you create a resume that will stand out in today’s job market.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

OccHandbookWelcome to Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

Marine Careers: Sea Grant

MarineCareersMarine Careers will introduce you to a wide range of marine career fields and to people working in those fields. In addition, it will give those men and women a chance to tell you what they like and dislike about their careers, what they see for the future in their fields, and much more.

Career One Stop

CareerOneStopWith Career One Stop you can explore industries or occupations to plan your future. Learn about industries and occupations by following the links. Take a look and see what careers might fit you best!

Career Builder

CareerBuilderCareerBuilder has the largest online job site in the U.S., but we're more than just a job board. More than 24 million unique visitors a month visit CareerBuilder to find new jobs and obtain career advice.

California Career Zone

CareerZoneCalifornia Career Zone is a new way to explore exciting jobs and occupations that the Golden State has to offer and to learn about what career path interests you.

Buzzle: The Benefits of College

BuzzleOne of the major benefits of acquiring a college education is having more jobs to choose from. Parents and students should explore Buzzle and talk about what kind of work interests the student, and find out more about the kind of education that specific jobs require.

Who Do You Want to Be?

WhoDoYouInformation on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance are at your fingertips. Who Do You Want to Be? will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future.


AssistASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

California State University

CSU-logoThe CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 427,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff, we are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country.

EDU, Inc.

EDUIncIt takes only ten minutes to complete the EDU, Inc. application and have it submitted to 36 HBCUs at the same time for only $35. EDU, Inc. allows you to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages and scholarship offers from several different HBCUs and is the only company that offers a common application for black colleges.

Common Application

CommonAppThe Common Application is a not-­for-­profit member organization of nearly 700 influential colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Since 1975, The Common Application has been committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admissions process. Each year, more than 900,000 students use The Common Application online system to submit four million applications.

California Community Colleges

CCCApplyCCC Apply is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 112 colleges, nearly three million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning.

Jewish Virtual Library

JewishVirtLibThe Jewish Virtual Library is the most comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia in the world, covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. There are more than 16,000 articles and 7,000 photographs and maps that have been integrated into the site.

Universities Around The World

WorldUnivWelcome to the searchable database of Universities Around the World, with links to 9,385 Universities in 206 countries (as of December 2015).


ScholarshareThe ScholarShare College Savings Plan is California's tax-advantaged 529 plan, open to everyone. The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is offered by the State of California. TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI) is the Plan Manager.


NCAAFounded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence. The site also provides information on how student-athletes can comply with NCAA bylaws in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics.

Historically Black Colleges & Universities

HBCUNetYou have come to the right place for a list of HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Here, you will find a list of HBCU's, with links, by state. As you will see, there are HBCU's in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

HACUHACU Currently Represents Over 400 Colleges & Universities committed to Hispanic Higher Education Success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU's Numerous Scholarships are available to Students Currently Attending A HACU Member Institution.

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EdupasseduPass offers information for international students who are thinking about pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education in the United States.

Cal State Apply

​​Find your future at the California State University. With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a great place to start your journey. Explore your options below, and start your application today.​

Kaplan College

KaplanKaplan College's programs combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for working adults. Kaplan’s many schools and campuses offer a wide variety of options from online certifications and continuing education to an online law degree.

Canadian Universities

CanadianA guide to Canadian Universities, community colleges, career colleges and jobs in Canada. Offers postsecondary education, distance education, maps of Canadian campuses, a SchoolFinder and a database of programs for study in Canada.


CCAAThe mission of the CCAA is to initiate, stimulate and improve intercollegiate athletic programs for student-athletes and promote and develop educational leadership, sportsmanship, physical fitness, sports participation as a recreational pursuit and athletic excellence.

Back to College

Back2CollegeBack to College is an all-in-one resource for the adult returning to college. Our free newsletter provides news, features, and resource updates (including information on financial aid and new degree programs) each month.

Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities

JesuitColleges15The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a national voluntary service organization whose mission is to serve its member institutions. In the United States, the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities are located in 19 states across the country. Their shared goal is to provide an excellent education to develop competent, compassionate and committed leaders in the service of the Church and society.

Adventures in Education (AIE)

AIEAIE has college planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals.

Best College Rankings

USNewsIn addition to this year's College and University Rankings, we rank high schools, graduate programs, online resources; and offer a detailed school directory, interactive tools, a step-by -step college admissions guide, articles, and more!

WorldWide Telescope

WorldScopeThe WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the world’s best ground- and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe.

Wind Energy

AWEAThe AWEA website strives to provide information on all facets of the Wind Energy industry, from small wind for individuals to large wind farm development.

Wind and Hydropower: How Wind Turbines Work

WindPowerWind Turbines operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity. Learn more here.

Chemical Elements Table

WebElementsThe periodic table is a table of the Chemical Elements in which the elements are arranged by order of atomic number in such a way that the periodic properties (chemical periodicity) of the elements are made clear. The standard form of the table includes periods (usually horizontal in the periodic table) and groups (usually vertical). Elements in groups have some similar properties to each other.

Water Science

USGSWelcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.

Walk Through Time

WalkthrutimeA Walk Through Time chronicles the evolution of time measurement through the ages.


EdHeadsEdheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Crash Scene Invetigations, Simple Machines, Design a Cell Phone, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.

U.S. South Pole Station

This U.S. South Pole site from the National Science Foundation offers a glimpse of the earth’s coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent, and the one least hospitable to human life.

Think Green

WMAs North America's leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, WM encourages students to Think Green everyday as we make it our business to treat every day like Earth Day.

Solar Eclipse

SolarSysA total Solar Eclipse—when the moon passes in front of the sun and blocks it completely—is an amazing sight. To see a total solar eclipse, you have to be in just the right spot on the earth. When you look up in the sky at the sun and the moon, you notice a strange coincidence—both look the same size in the sky.

Sleep Disorders

SleepingDisAt some time, most of us have experienced what it’s like to have trouble falling asleep, to lie awake in the middle of the night, or feel sleepy and fatigued during the day. However, when sleep problems are a regular occurrence—when they get in the way of your daily routine and hamper your ability to function—you may be suffering from a Sleep Disorder.

Rock Cycle

Educate CaliforniaRocks come in cool colors, shapes, textures, and sizes and are found all around you, but how much do you REALLY know about them? Discover rock secrets through these activities.

Red Gold: Epic Story of Blood

Red GoldRed Gold: The Epic Story of Blood delves into the facts and myths about human blood and its impact on everything from religion and medicine to commerce and popular culture throughout history. This four-part series addresses the ways in which we have understood and misunderstood the substance so crucial to our world.

Prehistoric Time Line

NatGeoHumans have walked the Earth for 190,000 years, a mere blip in Earth's 4.5-billion-year history. A lot has happened in that time. Earth formed and oxygen levels rose in the foundational years of the Precambrian. The productive Paleozoic era gave rise to hard-shelled organisms, vertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth in the mighty Mesozoic. And 64 million years after dinosaurs went extinct, modern humans emerged in the Cenozoic era. The planet has seen an incredible series of changes—discover them for yourself with this Prehistoric Time Line.


OlogyOLogy means "the study of." And here on the American Museum of Natural History's OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.

Nuclear Energy Resources

NuclearThis Nuclear Energy Resources website provides a wealth of information for teachers and students who want to learn the basics of nuclear physics. The site includes tutorials about atomic physics, radiation, fission and fusion, cosmic rays, and antimatter; Online Nuclear Science Wall Chart with companion teacher’s guide; guides to conducting basic hands-on experiments in nuclear science that include study questions; and a glossary of nuclear science terms and more.

Nature: Interactives and Games

NatureAt NATURE Interactive Online, visitors can stream full episodes of NATURE programs, watch behind-the-scenes video exclusives, view program excerpts and find fun interactive content, teacher lesson plans, and more.

Nanotechnology: The Power of Small

PowerSmallHow will nanotechnology change our lives? The Power of Small is a 3-part Fred Friendly Seminar television series.


CRNNanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. In its original sense, 'nanotechnology' refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, high performance products.

Museum of Science

SBMuseumThe Museum of Science's mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world.

Molecular Workbench

MolWkbenchThe Molecular Workbench (MW) software is a modeling tool for designing and conducting computational experiments across science. It provides an authoring system for instructional designers to create
and publish model and simulation-based curriculum materials and delivers an interactive learning environment that supports
science inquiry.

Mind Over Matter

MindMatterMind Over Matter invites young teens to take a scientific journey to learn about the brain’s complex responses to specific drugs, including cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, nicotine, opiates, prescription drugs, and steroids.

Microscope Imaging Station

MicroImagingA primary goal of the Microscope Imaging Station is to open a door to the wonder of the microscopic world and allow you to explore it. By empowering you with the instruments to explore this unfamiliar universe, we seek to recreate some of the excitement and wonder that the earliest biological researchers found as they discovered another world all around them.

Life Beyond Earth

LifeBeyondIn the beginning, when all was fire, there were no stars or planets, no atoms or molecules... and no life. Eons passed, and life appeared on at least one small planet orbiting an average star in a spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. On that planet, one species, endowed with the capacity to think and speak, began to wonder: Did it happen only here? Is there Life Beyond Earth?


Girlshealth.govGirlsHealth was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

Health & Sexuality

IPLforTeensThis Health & Sexuality site focuses on the impact that the media has on teen health issues including alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexuality, violence, and body image. It includes facts and statistics on advertising and marketing aimed at teenagers.

Gray’s Anatomy

GraysAnatThe Bartleby edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

Grand Canyon

NatGeoThe Grand Canyon, with its mile-high, multicolored rock walls, craggy cliffs, and sandy slopes, is the embodiment of nature's awesome power and surpassing beauty. Explore this site for more on this wonder of the natural world, including videos, interactive maps, feature film previews, and more.

Get Body Smart

GetSmartGet Body Smart is an online textbook about human anatomy and physiology. The site allows students to visually learn about the human body using interactive animations.

Geology of National Parks

USGSGeology of National Parks has 3D and photographic tours, featuring park Geology and natural history.

Fear of Physics

FearPhysicsFear of Physics is an interactive, visual, and non-technical site that shows the laws of physics in action.

Extreme Science

ExtremeExtreme Science is the place online to find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kind. Here you'll find world records in natural science, including earth science and the plant and animal kingdom, as well as extreme weather records, and much more wild, weird, and out-there stuff.

Explore Geology

NatParkExplore Geology provides educational resources and links for teaching geology with National Park examples.


ExploratoriumThe Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. We create tools and experiences that help you to become an active explorer: hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits; a Web site with over 25,000 pages of content; film screenings; workshops for lifelong learners including day camps for kids and family investigations; evening art and science events for adults—plus much more.


EvolutionEvolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked -- and misunderstood -- concepts ever described. The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture.


eSkeletonseSkeletons provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy. The purpose of this site is to enable you to view the bones of both human and non-human primates and to gather information about them from our osteology database.

Encyclopedia of Life

EOLOur knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice. This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life.

Ecological Footprint Quiz

EcoFtprintEver wondered how much “nature” your lifestyle requires? You’re about to find out. The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the amount of land and ocean area required to sustain your consumption patterns and absorb your wastes on an annual basis. After answering 27 easy questions you’ll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to others’ and learn how to reduce your impact on the Earth.


DNAThis site is dedicated to the moment on February 28, 1953, when Jim Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double-helical structure of DNA - and to the scientists who breathed life into that structure.


CreationismAt a broad level, a Creationist is someone who believes in a god who is absolute creator of heaven and earth, out of nothing, by an act of free will. Creationists are strongly opposed to to a world brought on by evolution, particularly to a world as described by Charles Darwin in his Origin of Species. Wonderful resource provided by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


chemtutorBasic chemistry help is available here for high school or college students. Chemtutor begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding your first course in chemistry.

Changing the Face of Medicine

FaceofMedicineDiscover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured in Changing the Face of Medicine provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference.

Brain Atlas

WholeBrainThis Brain Atlas is an information resource for central nervous system imaging which integrates clinical information with magnetic resonance (MR), x-ray computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine images. The Atlas project is made possible in part by the Departments of Radiology and Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, the Countway Library of Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology.

Biology Project

BioProjectThe Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college level, but is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people.

Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears

BeyondPenguinsBeyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach polar science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science.

Becoming Human

BecomingHumanBecoming Human is a journey through the story of human evolution in a broadband documentary experience. The Institute of Human Origins (IHO) conducts, interprets and publicizes scientific research on the human career. Through research, education, and the sponsorship of scholarly interaction, IHO advances scientific understanding of our origins and its contemporary relevance.


AviBaseAvibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing about 5 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms and more.

Antarctica: The World’s Last Great Wilderness

AntarcticaAntarctica is a frozen, windswept continent, so hostile and remote that it has no permanent inhabitants. Scientists working here have made many discoveries from studying Antarctica’s land and atmosphere, and from clues buried beneath the ice. These discoveries also reveal signs of changes in the future that could affect us all.

Antarctic Program

Antarctic1Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, harshest continent, and with little precipitation (roughly 2 inches per year) is the driest place on earth. It is roughly 14 million sq km (5.4 million sq. mi.), has an average elevation of more than 2,000 m (6,500 ft.), and 98% of the landmass is covered by an ice sheet.

Animated Neurons

AnNeuronsAnimated Neurons provides an interactive study guide of the human nervous system.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Inside the Brain

AlzheimersAlzheimer's is a disease that attacks the brain and is the most common form of dementia. What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease? Take this tour to learn how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.


AIDSInfoAIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for the researching of HIV/AIDS.

Action Bioscience

ActionBioAction Bioscience is an educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy by examining issues that promotes an understanding of biogeography and the biodiversity of life, while encouraging students to pursue studies in the biosciences.

United States & World Population Clock

US CensusThe U.S. & World Population Clock shows a series of projections for the resident population of the United States and throughout the world. This includes people whose usual residence is in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These projections do not include members of the Armed Forces overseas, their dependents, or other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.

UN Atlas of the Oceans

UNThe UN Atlas of the Oceans is an information system designed for policy-makers, scientists, students and resource managers for sharing, exchanging and consulting information on oceans and coastal areas.

Underground Railroad

UnderRailroadNational Geographic Online presents “The Underground Railroad - A History of Slavery in America.” The Underground Railroad was not underground. Because escaping slaves and the people who helped them were technically breaking the law, they had to stay out of sight. They went “underground” in terms of concealing their actions.

Ulysses S. Grant

UGrantThis biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. In 2011 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will rebroadcast this film as U.S. Grant: Warrior, an abridged 90-minute version of the film, focusing on Grant as a Civil War hero and a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington.

Smithsonian Cultural Programs

SmithsonianCulturalAs a steward and ambassador of cultural connections, the Smithsonian's Cultural Programs work helps to build bridges of mutual respect and understanding of the diversity of world cultures. There are numerous opportunities to discover and connect with world cultures at the Smithsonian, from the annual Folklife Festival and family-friendly heritage month celebrations, to exhibitions that explore diversity in the American experience.

Tribal Colleges

TribalThis Tribal Colleges site is dedicated to furthering the educational advancement of the American Indian people. Featured are tribal colleges, native studies programs and Indian education.

Southern California Indian Center

SoCalIndianThe Southern California Indian Center (SCIC) is a non-profit 501 c(3) community-based organization serving the American Indian, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian communities of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.

Smithsonian Jazz

SmithJazzThe Smithsonian Institution has a long record of leadership in preserving and promoting the historical legacy of jazz, presenting diverse jazz programs, and jazz education.  The Institution collects artifacts, archival materials, and oral histories; is home to the nation's jazz orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO), so designated by congressional appropriation; and develops educational offerings for students.

Slavery and the Making of America

SlaveryThe first were brought in 1619.  The last were freed in 1865.  In the intervening 250 years, slaves labored to make America what it is today. Slavery and the Making of America takes an in depth look at this period of American history.

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

ReconstructionReconstruction: The Second Civil War offers insights into topics in American history including the Civil War, slavery, abolition, race relations, definitions of freedom and citizenship, civil rights, black suffrage, the cotton economy, sharecropping, and more.

Pyramid History

Pyramid HistoryPyramid, presented by the BBC, offers a great collection of in-depth articles, interactive activities, multimedia galleries, timelines and more about the Egyptian Pyramids. Build a Pyramid, learn about their development or take the pyramid challenge.

Presidents of the United States

POTUSIn this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the Presidents of the United States (POTUS). Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Picturing Modern America 1880 – 1920

PictModAmericaHistorical thinking exercises for middle and high school students. Picturing Modern America lets you practice doing history the way historians do ...

Our Documents

Our-DocsTo help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, we invite you to explore 100 Milestone Documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union."

Nobel Prize

NobelNobelprize.org is the official web site of the Nobel Prize. Here you will find information for every Nobel Prize since 1901, including the Nobel Laureates' biographies, Nobel Lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and more.

Nazi Olympics

HolocaustEncycFor two weeks in August 1936, Adolf Hitler's Nazi dictatorship camouflaged its racist, militaristic character while hosting the Nazi Summer Olympics. Minimizing its antisemitic agenda and plans for territorial expansion, the regime exploited the Games to impress many foreign spectators and journalists with an image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany. Having rejected a proposed boycott of the 1936 Olympics, the United States and other western democracies missed the opportunity to take a stand that contemporary observers claimed might have restrained Hitler and bolstered international resistance to Nazi tyranny.

Native American Rights Fund

NARFFounded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.

National Endowment for the Arts

NE4ArtsThe National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

National Council of La Raza

NCLRThe National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.


NationMasterWelcome to NationMaster, a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.

Napoleonic Guide

NapoleanThe Napoleonic Guide is the best reference source for everything you need to know about the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. It has more than 2500 pages of information covering all aspects of the greatest era in world history.


MALDEFThe Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.

Media Smarts

MediaSmartsMedia Smarts focuses its efforts on equipping adults with information and tools to help young people understand how the media work, how the media may affect their lifestyle choices and the extent to which they, as consumers and citizens, are being well informed.

Mayflower History

MayflowerWelcome to Mayflower History, the Internet's most complete and accurate web site dealing with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

bioBorn Jan. 15, 1929, Atlanta, Ga., U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn.) Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement's success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. Visit The King Center for more information.

Malcolm X

MalcolmXThe official web site of Malcolm X has everything you want to know about this historical figure. Read his biography and read inspirational quotes from this talented speaker. Browse the photo gallery for pictures of Malcolm X throughout his life!

Lewis & Clark

LewisClarkThe Lewis and Clark Trail is a cultural destination that covers over 4,600 miles, crosses four time zones, and showcases some of the most beautiful and rugged areas of America.

Lest We Forget: A Triumph Over Slavery

TriumphLest We Forget: A Triumph Over Slavery was created by the Schomburg Center in conjunction with the UNESCO Slave Route Project to mark the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution proclaiming 2004 as The International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition.

Learn California

CaliforniaSealWelcome to LearnCalifornia, the electronic resource for students, teachers and everyone else interested in California history! This easy to use site combines the collections of the California State Archives with the power of the Internet to bring you reliable and entertaining information about the Golden State.

King’s Last March

AmPubMediaMartin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that’s not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Japan Society

JapanJourneyThis site provides educators and specialists in Japan Studies a space for sharing, discussing and developing teaching ideas and resources about Japan, especially as they relate to K-12 classrooms. The site features thought-provoking essays; classroom-ready lesson plans; an area for asking and answering questions; resources including historical documents, maps and images; and member profiles.

Jewish Encyclopedia

JewishEncycThis website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

Jazz in America

JazzAmericaThe mission of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is to offer public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world, helping students develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive self image, and a respect for their own and others' cultural heritage.

Invention Dimension

InventionDimInvention Dimension is a fun-filled and at times wacky approach to making learning about invention exciting for the kid in all of us. Have some fun with our invention games and explore the wealth of inventor and invention resources, including inventor profiles and patent guidelines, offered in our highlighted sections.

Internet, Birth and Timeline

NSFThe National Science Foundation presents the Birth of the Internet.

Internet History

CompHistMuseumThe mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience.

Holocaust Encyclopedia & Museum

US HolocaustA living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

Hmong Online Community

HmongThe Hmong Homepage is a volunteer effort bringing together a collection the Internet-based resources related to Hmong news and current-events, issues, history, publications, and culture.


HitlerAdolf Hitler, military and political leader of Germany 1933 - 1945, launched World War Two and bears responsibility for the deaths of millions, including six million Jewish people in the Nazi genocide.

History of the Holidays

HistoryChannelHolidays, whether somber or jovial, are a time for families and communities to come together, commemorate historic events and usher in the seasons. Holidays are often a time to reconnect with friends and family. Did you know that Americans send over 1.5 billion Christmas cards and 150 million Valentine's Day cards annually? Americans buy 58 million pounds of chocolate for Valentine's Day, more than 35 million pounds of candy corn for Halloween and individually consume more than 24 pounds of candy a year. Whether sacred or secular, every celebration has its own unique story. Discover the history behind the holidays.

History of Money

novaWhat is money? By definition, it's something of value. But over the last 10,000 years, the material form that money has taken has changed considerably—from cattle and cowrie shells to today's electronic currency. NOVA gives you an overview of the history of money.

History of Mexico

HistChannelA country rich in history, tradition and culture, Mexico is made up of 31 states and one federal district. It is the third largest country in Latin America and has the largest population—more than 100 million—making it the home of more Spanish speakers than any other nation in the world.

Jim Crow: The Rise and Fall

JimCrowJim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions of people. Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans, "Jim Crow" came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States.

Culture & Change: Black History in America

ScholasticExplore Culture & Change to meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore history with our interactive timeline.

History Explorer

SmithsonianHistSmithsonian's History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Verizon Foundation to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

History & People: Scientists and Philosophers

History&PeopleWho made the first star map? When did people know that the Earth was round? When were sunspots discovered? History & People's links will lead you to biographies of scientists who lived at different times through history. Discover the people who made science history!

Great Women in History

GreatWomen-15At the National Women’s Hall of Fame, our mission all day, every day is “Showcasing great women…Inspiring all!” We are achieving our mission in a variety of ways while preserving our historical roots through the induction of great women into the Hall of Fame.