January 20, 1996

H-NET Guide to WWW sites
From: H-Net Central 

         H-Net Guide to WWW sites      January 20, 1996
General Purpose & Search | Demographics & Social Data | Economic | Higher Ed | Historical Societies & Research Centers | History | Humanities | Libraries & Articles | News, newspapers, and magazines | Political Science | Popular Culture, Museums | Publishers & Scholary associations | Notes

    For WWW sites, be sure to include the http:// prefix
 A. General Purpose & Search
    1. YAHOO: http://www.yahoo.com
       the most useful starting point. adds 1000+ sites every day
    2. Webcraswler: excellent searches: http://webcrawler.com
    3. LYCOS: excellent searches: http://www.lycos.com
    4. Global Network Navigator: broad overview of WWW
    5. Ziff Davis: good on computing & Internet news
 B. WWW sites of interest to Humanities 
        & Social Sciences
    1. Demographics/Social data
       a) Danish Data archive. www.dda.dk
       b) Demographic statistics:   http://opr.princeton.edu (link to data
          archive through European Fertility Project)
       c) Essex Social Science Data Archives www.essex.ac.uk
       d) General Social Survey [annual poll of USA]
          superb guide to social science citations & abstracts of all
          studies that used this major data base. The complete GSS can even
          be downloaded.
       e) Maison des Sciences de l'Homme    www.msh-paris.fr
       f) research online: http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/socresonline
       g) social sciences, anthropology, Asian studies
    2. Economics
       a) Business history:
       b) Cliometric Society http://cs.muohio.edu/
       c) NBER Macro-Economic History Database =  gopher://nber.harvard.edu
          or http://nber.harvard.edu  and then select  ``NBER
          Macro-Economic History Database.''
       d) United Nations Development Databases:   http://www.undp.org
    3. Higher Ed Web Pages List (over 2300 college & university web
       pages); access is also good through YAHOO
       a) Chronicle of Higher Education:   http://chronicle.merit.edu
       b) Classes on WWW: http://www.utexas.edu/world/lecture
       c) urban history course:
    4. Historical Societies & Research Centers
       a) American Antiquarian Society gopher://mark.mwa.org:70/1
       b) Chicago Historical Society http://www.chicagohs.org/
       c) Hawaiian Historical Society
       d) IHR-Info (Institute for Historical Research), London:
          [this is a well-respected British history center, NOT to be
          confused with a Holocaust denial operation in California that
          calls itself "The Institute for Historical Review"]
       e) Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) University of
          Minnesota wurlx001@maroon.tc.umn.eduhttp://www.umn.edu/ihrc
       f) Indiana Historical Society http://www.spcc.com/ihsw/ihs.html
       g) Kansas Historical Society
       h) Truman Presidential Library
    5. History
       global list of all history depts:
       a) Lynn Nelson & the folks at U Kansas have put together a wonderful
          guide to history sources. You select the item you want, click,and
          connect direct to it.
       b) Association for History and Computing, Groningen, the
          Netherlands:   http://grid.let.rug.nl/ahc/
       c) Early American History forum:
       d) George Mason U: http://web.gmu.edu/chnm
       e) H-Net: http://h-net.msu.edu
       f) historical US documents:
       g) History of Science/Technology/Medicine
          1) http://www.welch.jhu.edu/history/IOHMhome.html
       h) Mississippi State -- historic documents, esp Latin
          America: http://www.msstate.edu/Archives/History/index.html
       i) Montreal U of :
       j) Ohio State: http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/history/
       k) Social Studies & High School History:
       l) Tennessee-Tech: with many additonal links:
       m) The Valley of the Shadow = Virgina, 1850s
       n) World History Standards Debate:
           and  http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/nchs/
    6. Humanities
       a) National Endowment for Humanities: http://www.neh.fed.us
       b) French culture: HAPAX  http://hapax.be.sbc.edu/
       c) The Humanist Web
       d) T-AMLIT American Literature
    7. Libraries and Articles
       a) Most libraries are on line. One of the best is the U of
          California system, with vast holdings and the ability to email
          searched back to you (MAIL TO username) and to subscribe to
          updates of new listings (UPDATE). telnet melvyl.ucop.edu
       b) Articles: the most convenient access is via CARL:
               telnet database.carl.org
       c) history articles
       d) Revues Gophisto: a directory of tables of contents of numerous
          history journals
    8. News, newspapers, magazines
       a) NewsLink Web page includes free links to several thousand
          newspapers, broadcasters, magazines, on-line news services, and
          other useful sites.          http://www.newslink.org
       b) Atlantic Monthy: http://www.theatlantic.com
       c) Electronic Newstand: free TOC and free articles from many
          magazines.   telnet enews.com  [login as enews (lower case)]
       d) Australian Broadcasting Online     http://www.abc.net.au/
       e) BBC:  http://www.bbcnc.org.uk
       f) Economist magazine: http://www.economist.com
       g) London Telegraph; http://www.telegraph.co.uk
       h) Reuters reports. http://yahoo.com
       i) US Information Agency [daily news]   http://www.usia.govhttp://www.usia.gov
    9. Political Science
       a) Almanac of Am Politics [every Congressional district in detail]
       b) American Politics Gopher, Northwestern U. www.polisci.nwu.edu
       c) International Affairs Resources:
       d) ICPSR http://icpsr.umich.edu/resources.html
       e) Political Science research
       f) Political science conference papers & abstracts
       g) political science department home pages
       h) Roper Center [polls]  http://www.lib.uconn.edu/RoperCenter/
   10. Popular Culture, Museums
       a) American Studies:
          with links to hundreds of sites
       b) ASEC (American Studies Electronic Crossroads)
       c) British: http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/archive/other/museums.html
       d) Cardiff's Movie Database:
       e) French Ministry of Culture  http://www.culture.fr
       f) Library of Congress "American Memory" [photos, sound, film]
       g) Museums, guides to
   11. Publishers & scholarly associations
       a) African Studies Assoc:
       b) American Historical Association: http://web.gmu.edu/chnm/aha
       c) Am Assoc Univ Presses:
          http://aaup.pupress.princeton.edu:70/  or
       d) American Historical Review:
       e) American Political Science Association
       f) Association for Asian Studies:  http://www.easc.indiana.edu/~aas
       g) Houghton Mifflin publishers:   http://www.hmco.com
       h) Johns Hopkins U.P. http://jhupress.jhu.edu/
       i) Johns Hopkins U.P. journals http://muse.jhu.edu/
       j) Org. Am. Historians http://www.indiana.edu/~oah/index.html
 C. Notes: WWW = World Wide Web = addresses on the Internet with
    graphics & text. URL = universal record locator = addresses.
    1. Netscape is the graphics viewer of choice (used by about 30% of
       users). In general, there are few graphics at the sites listed
       here, (and they slow down loading)... not to mention very few
       movies or sound tracks.
    2. "Lynx" is a non-graphics text-based www browser at many campuses.
       It can be used with an old PC and a slow modem from home--you get
       the text but not the graphics. Ask your campus compter center how
       to access it. [Try typing LYNX at the main prompt.]
       LYNX COMMANDS in WWW: = press space for next page; Arrow keys: Up
       and Down to move; Right to follow a link; Left to go back.
       O)ther cmds  H)elp  G)oto  P)rint  M)ain screen  Search: /
       o)ptions  Q)uit
        to email yourself a document: P for print, enter username
       to link into a site, type g and carefully type the URL address.
       This address starts with   http://
    3. Netscape has an easy "bookmark" feature that allows you to jump
       to a favorite address. LYNX has this too, but rather more
       complicated. In LYNX, when you have found a site to mark:
       Press A. To mark the page displayed on your screen, press D. To
       mark a specific link on the page, first use the up and down arrow
       keys to highlight it; then press L.

       To use a bookmark, first press v to view your list. Use
       the up and down arrow keys to select a bookmark from the
       list, then press the right arrow or RETURN to go to that
       The \ key will reveal the "hypertext markup language" (HTML)
       coding that was used to create the www page.

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