Why Images Are Necessary: the Power of Visualization
Internet Picture Dictionary http://www.pdictionary.com/ -- kid-level, with cartoon illustrations. Search by keyword or browse by category or letter.
Life through Geologic Time http://seaborg.nmu.edu/earth/Life.html
Megapenny Project http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp
Geometry Junkyard http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard/
HandSpeak: A Sign Language Dictionary Online http://dww.deafworldweb.org/asl/
20th Century Vox: BBC Oral History http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/20cvox/audio.shtml
World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness http://www.lightpollution.it/worldatlas/pages/fig1.htm
Creativille http://www.creativille.org/ -- math lessons using simulated building projects
US Presidential Election Maps, 1860-1996 http://fisher.lib.Virginia.EDU/elections/maps/
Finding Tools: Search Engines and Directories
Princeton 3D Models Search Engine http://shape.cs.princeton.edu/search.html
AlltheWeb http://www.alltheweb.com/ -- click on Pictures, Videos, or MP3 Files.
AltaVista http://altavista.com/ -- Click on Image or MP3/Audio or Video.
Google http://google.com/ -- click on the image tab before searching.
How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Lycos Multimedia Search http://multimedia.lycos.com/ -- Your choice to search through pictures, audio, video, MP3, all. Turn parental controls off or on.
Digital Librarian: Images http://www.digital-librarian.com/images.html
Finding Images on the Web: a Tutorial http://www.bu.edu/library/training/webimages.htm -- Ruth Thomas, Art History Bibliographer at Boston University, teaches you about image copyright issues, downloading and inserting images, and the grammar for searching images on different search engines; she also links to large image repositories.
Image Databases http://www.alllearn.org/er/tree.jsp?c=43029
Some Key Search Words
oral history tutorial simulation game chart graph webcam (or "web cam") photo (or photograph) video audio 3-D gallery exhibit museum map "how to" visualization demonstration animation radio webcast
Geography Network http://www.geographynetwork.com/
Google - Directory - Reference - Maps http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Maps/
Historical Maps Overview http://www.culturalresources.com/Maps.html
Maps arranged by historical period and place.
MapTech MapServer http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm -- " The largest online mapping resource for topographic maps and charts for land, sea, and air. Browse, view, print, and email the maps for free." You can also customize the maps for your specific needs.
UT Library Online - Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html
World Thematic Map Browser http://www.esri.com/data/online/esri/wothphysic.html
Google Directory - Timelines http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/History/Timelines/
Timelines Directory http://topsites.us/Top/Society/History/Timelines/
100% Free Clipart Collection http://www.top100-websites.com/clipart/
Classroom Clipart http://classroomclipart.com/
Clip Art Connection http://www.clipartconnection.com/
Wav Central: Wav Files and Sound Files Database http://www.wavcentral.com/
Collection Finder: American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/finder.html
Digital Library Federation -- Public Access Collections http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bib-idx?c=dlfcoll -- Search or browse this annotated listing of amazing digital collections, like Columbia's Digital Scriptorium of medieval manuscripts, Duke's Ad Access to over 7000 advertising images, New York Public Library's Black New York, the Making of America collection (from University of Michigan and Cornell), University of Washington's WTO History Project
Images of History on the Web
David Mattisson's excellent article about web repositories of historical images, from the May issue of Searcher.
MuseumStuff - Museums Online http://www.museumstuff.com/
Search or browse by category through thousands of virtual museums, museum gift shops, and exhibits; virtually visit the Lascaux caves, explore the history of marbles, try to decipher the meaning of the ancient object of the day, etc.
Google Directory - Webcams - Directories http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Webcams/Directories/?tc=1/
Science Webcams http://www.bottomquark.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=11 -- Where you can watch rhinos, hissing cockroaches, the US base in Antarctica, or even move a robot arm to stack blocks or build a model railroad -- and lots more besides.
WebCam Central http://www.camcentral.com/
Internet Radio and Video
American Field Guide http://www.pbs.org/americanfieldguide/ -- Over 1200 PBS video clips of American wilderness
Google Directory - Radio - Guides http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Radio/Resources/Guides/?il=1
Google Directory - Video Shows http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/Broadcasting/Video_Shows/?tc=1/
Classical Music Search http://la.znet.com/~iwamura/page2.html -- "When you know a melody and you do not know its title or composer, this melody search engine will help you."
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and America http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html
Music from TV Commercials http://www.songtitle.info/
If you're wondering what that song was in the commercial you just heard, or if that was really the Ramones or Jesus Jones or Jethro Tull, look no farther.
Songfacts - fun facts about your favorite songs http://www.songfacts.com/
OK, no actual music clips here, but... Search or browse by performer or song title, or click on random songfact and get trivia about the song and the performer, and lists of songs with similar features or history; "I Don't Like Mondays" generates links to "More songs with days of the week in the title," and "More songs about people who committed crimes."
Wedding Song Library
Search by title or artist for specific songs, or browse through suggestions for songs and music for specific parts of the wedding and reception (prelude music; garter songs; the mother and son dance, etc.); each title is clickable to the Amazon description of the album the song is on, which may have song clips.
Great Speeches [in RealAudio] http://www.chicago-law.net/speeches/speech.html
DOUGLASS: Archives of American Public Address http://douglassarchives.org/ -- Texts os major speeches; some with links to Audio.
Historic Audio Archives http://www.webcorp.com/sounds/index.htm
History and Politics Out Loud http://database.library.northwestern.edu/hpol/byspeaker.asp?t=browse
History Channel Speech Archives http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/index.html
Costume Gallery http://www.costumegallery.com/
the Costumer's Manifesto: Your Free One-stop Site for Costume Information and Images http://www.costumes.org/ -- A directory of costume sites; accessories, corsets & underwear, ethnic dress, military attire, religious garb, costume history by period, and more.
the Regency Fashion Page http://locutus.ucr.edu/~cathy/reg3.html
BadFads Museum http://badfads.com/home.html -- A look at the more bizarre fashions, collectibles, activities, and events of the past 100 years.
Some Nifty Science Image Sites
eNature.com http://www.enature.com/main/home.asp -- Includes online field guides to birds, butterflies, native plants, seashells, and more. Also, regional wildlife guides by zip code, "bird of the day," "ask an expert," and more.
Guide to Poisonous Plants http://www.vth.colostate.edu/poisonous_plants/
an Illustrated Herbal - 500 Medicinal Plants and their Properties
Great pictures and info. For each plant, includes where to find it, when it flowers, medicinal virtues, and modern uses. Browse alphabetically or use cryptic symbols at the bottom of the page to find a search engine, glossary, site map, and more.
Science Photo Library http://www.sciencephoto.com/
US Fish & Wildlife Service National Image Library http://images.fws.gov/ -- "The National Image Library contains still photo images of wildlife, plants, National Wildlife Refuges and other scenics, as well as wildlife management work."
MedPix Medical Image Database http://medpix.net/medpix/
Bristol Biomedical Image Archive http://www.brisbio.ac.uk/ -- "A collection of about 8500 medical, dental and veterinary images for use in teaching."
"How To" Resources
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse How To Library http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=topicSelect&topic=howTo
Some Good Art Sources
Art Images for College Teaching http://images.umdl.umich.edu/a/aict/
ArtCyclopedia: the Guide to Fine Art on the Internet http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
Masters of Photography http://masters-of-photography.com/ -- Choose a photographer and get sample photos, articles, and references to related books and web sites.
Web Gallery of Art http://www.kfki.hu/~arthp/ -- "a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1150-1800), currently containing over 11,000 reproductions.">