Research & Enrichment
Experience the CIA's history through its museum of artifacts, stories, and an interactive time line. The CIA's online library is rich with publications on the history of the intelligence community, declassified collections, maps, photos, and other government records. There is also a Spy Kids zone made especially for kids.
DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. This collection maintains digital copies of photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government docments, and so much more. All of the materials found through DPLA are free and immediately available in digital format. The cultural institutions participating in DPLA represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions.
Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries, and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education, and research. This digital library also provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more- with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for.
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
FishWatch is maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the leading authority for managing the nation's marine fisheries, and is designed to provide accessible, science-based facts to help consumers make smart seafood choices. FishWatch will help you:
- make smart seafood choices by offering the facts about what makes U.S. seafood sustainable,
- get up-to-date information on the status of some of the nation’s most valuable marine fish,
- understand how U.S. seafood is responsibly harvested and grown,
- find tips on buying and eating seafood (recipes included) and more!
Forvo is the largest word pronunciation guide in the world and the place where you'll find millions of words and phrases pronounced in their original languages. The resource includes words you might find in a dictionary, but also names and places related to current events. Today, Forvo is the largest online reference for pronunciations with a database of nearly six million words pronounced in over 390 languages– all created and maintained by native speakers. The site was selected by Time as one of the 50 best in the world last year.
The Cultural Services are a division of the French Embassy in the United States. In 1945 General de Gaulle appointed Claude Lévi-Strauss as the first Cultural Counselor, with the mission of providing Americans (individuals and organizations) with access and resources to engage with French culture and promote it in their own communities. Find the latest news on French books, films, visual and performing arts, grants and programs, and events.
Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative working with cultural institutions and artists around the world. Together, their mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. The library provides free, public access to a large collection of digital materials that includes websites, texts, videos, audio, software, images, and videogames, as well as public-domain books.
The Book Concierge is NPR’s annual, interactive, year-end reading guide. With book selections made by NPR staff members and trusted critics, this resource will help you find your next great read. Mix and match tags such as Book Club Ideas, Biography & Memoir, or Ladies First to filter results and find the book that’s perfect for you or someone you love.
Use this resource to search for local jobs in Ohio or post a resume to attract potential employers. The website also includes free practice exams, computer skills training, and job-search guidance, as well as budget and money managment calculators.
Carnegie Hall, in New York City, has hosted 50,000 events in its three auditoriums since 1891. In 2013, Carnegie Hall staff made an online performance archive available directly to the public for the first time. Go beyond events and preview Carnegie Hall's Digital Collections, including programs, flyers, photographs, and more.
Fact-checking journalism is at the heart of PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning website. The site's core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting, and clear writing. Examine statements made by members of Congress, the president, governors, mayors, lobbyists, and anyone else involved in American politics. The recently added PunditFact applies the same scale to the statements of pundits, columnists, talk show hosts and guests, and political analysts.
7 Cups is an online emotional support service that provides online therapy and free support to people experiencing emotional distress by connecting them with trained listeners. Listener volunteers, trained in active listening, interact with the person seeking help via an anonymous and confidential chat. There are also options for online therapists (for a fee), a mobile app, and a portal for Questions & Answers regarding mental health topics.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics- from science to business to global issues- in more than 100 languages.
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