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ADC50 The Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation is a standing committee of the Transport Research Board, which serves as an advisor to the federal government. This committee focuses on the preservation of cultural resources related to major forms of transportation in the US. The Committee is dedicated to finding ways to effectively implement the cultural resources rules and regulations on transportation projects to protect resources and integrate the Historic Preservation laws with the National Environmental Policy Act to facilitate the implementation of needed transportation improvements for the public.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.
allmusic The allmusic website was created in 1995 as a place for music fans to indulge their passion. It is the most comprehensive music reference source on the planet. All genres and styles of music are covered here, ranging from the most commercially popular to the most obscure.
American Institute of Architects/Historic Resources Committee The Historic Resources Committee (HRC) of the American Institute of Architects works to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally.
American Medical Association Doctor Finder This website provides biographical information about physicians, accessed by name or by specialty.
AncestryPlus Currently unavailable The premier source for genealogical information online. Only accessible from the Library.
Architect Studio 3D This site is a place for budding architects to explore the world of Frank Lloyd Wright through the Preservation Trusts’ Youth Architecture Workshop. Young people in grades 7 through 12 learn architectural and design principles as they create their own buildings and get acquainted with the ideas of one of the world's most influential architects.
Archives.com Archives.com helps every day people and advanced genealogists trace their family trees. It is a compilation of over one billion fully searchable records and historical documents.
ArchNet Internet resources related to cultural resource management and historic preservation.
ArtCyclopedia This site attracts people who are interested in seeing and learning about fine art on the Internet. The value is that searching for fine art is as efficient as possible, a result of indexing by hand every major resource on the web, and sending visitors directly to the most relevant information on museum websites.
Art History Resources on the Web Recently selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for inclusion on EDSITEment as "one of the best online resources for education in the humanities."
Aspetuck Land Trust Aspetuck Land Trust Inc. is a non-profit Connecticut corporation devoted to preserving open space and the natural resources of Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport for the benefit of the public Through generous gifts of land, continued efforts of volunteers, and cooperation from town agencies, the Aspetuck Land Trust has preserved over 1,700 acres of land, which will be maintained in a natural state in perpetuity.
Bartleby.com The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the Web free of charge.
Best of History Web Sites/Art History This site is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1,200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
Big Charts/MarketWatch A guide to investment charting and research, including historical stock quotes.
Billboard.com Features an extensive array of searchable, playable music, charts, breaking music news, artist interviews and exclusives, news, video and more. Launched in 1995 as Billboard Online, Billboard.com now attracts more than 4 million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Covers nearly 5 million people and points to books and other publications that contain their biographies.
Biography.com Search through over 25,000 biographies of famous lives, past and present.
Book Browse Book recommendations; searches by author, title, genre; reading group guides; reviews and more. Much of the site is available to the general public, but some is reserved for members.
Books and Authors Adapted from What Do I Read Next? for better searching and with new Web 2.0 features. Books & Authors brings ease, authority and fun to the question of “what do I read next?” It is the reader’s go-to site for everything: book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies and more. It complements the browsing habits of today’s Web user, with menus that easily broaden and narrow searches according to author,title, character, subject and other criteria. For everyone from students to professionals to casual readers.
Bridgeport Public Library
Business and Company Resource An easy-to-search and navigate database for researchers looking for detailed company and industry news and information.
Business.com An easy-to-search directory of more than 25,000 specific categories and 400,000 business-oriented websites.
CareerBuilder.com Advice and resources, post resume, find jobs.
Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne (French National Museum of Modern Art)
Chicago Architecture Foundation CAF presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy.
The Civil War Preservation Trust America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war’s history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it.
Classical Net Features more than 8200 files including more than 5600 CD, SACD, DVD and Book reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.
Connecticut Ancestry Society Founded in 1954 to promote genealogical scholarship, preserve source material, and exchange family histories.
Connecticut Archaeology Center/Office of State Archaeology The Connecticut Archaeology Center/Office of State Archaeology (OSA), part of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, provides technical assistance, conservation expertise, and educational programs to Connecticut municipalities for preserving local archaeological resources.
Connecticut Audubon Society Conserves Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats. Founded in 1898, Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) operates nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury and Pomfret, an EcoTravel office in Essex and an Environmental Advocacy program in Hartford.
Connecticut Book Dealers
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCT) Created in 2003 in order to take advantage of the opportunities for collaboration, coordination and growth in the arts, historic preservation, tourism and film. CCT operates as a grant making agency and the entity charged with promoting Connecticut to travelers. CCT devotes its resources to serving Connecticut's assets and individuals through funding, technical assistance, and promotion.
Connecticut Department of Public Health Physician Profile Extensive information about Connecticut licensed physicians
Connecticut Genealogy Links to Connecticut resources, including vital records, obituaries, cemetery transcriptions and more.
Connecticut Genealogy and History Guide Free Connecticut genealogy: census records, genealogy societies, historical museums, marriage records.
The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) A non-profit museum, library, and education center. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the diverse people—past and present—who have made the state their home.
Connecticut Jobs Job listings, job fairs, post resume and more.
CT Jobs Search for jobs, post your resume, find career advice, and research local employers.
Connecticut Obituaries Search by name or by county.
Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, Inc. Organized in October, 1993, CPCG is proud to celebrate over fifteen years serving the genealogical needs of Connecticut. Membership is open to genealogical researchers, writers, publishers, instructors, lecturers, managers of genealogical records and genealogists serving heritage and lineage societies.
Connecticut Society of Genealogists Since 1968, the Connecticut Society of Genealogists has been the premier organization dedicated to serving family history enthusiasts throughout the state of Connecticut.
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s mission is to preserve the character and ensure the vitality of Connecticut’s historically significant places. Through education, advocacy, collaboration and support, the Trust assists residents and community organizations throughout the state to preserve, protect and revitalize Connecticut’s historically significant communities.
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites An all-inclusive index of links to genealogy resources online.
Discovering Collection Information about People, Places and Events for middle school and up. Covers history, literature, biography, science and social studies.
Discovery – The Science Channel Discovery presents 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com.
Distant Cousin A list of useful genealogy links for furthering your Connecticut family history research.
DMOZ Open Directory Project – Art, Architecture, History The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. This section of the site supplies links to Universities, architects and museums, etc. discussing art and architecture.
DMOZ Open Directory Project – Music The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. Music videos, composition, and concerts and musical events are covered on this site.
DMOZ Open Directory Project – Reference The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. Look here for links to dictionaries, thesauri, almanacs, maps and encyclopedias.
Ecological Society of America (ESA) A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science; raise awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making.
Ecological Society of America (ESA) Journals Ecology, the leading international journal in its field, publishes articles that report and interpret the results of original scientific research in basic and applied ecology. Other publications available on this site include: Ecosphere, Ecological Applications, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Ecology and Society Ecology and Society is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal which covers an array of those disciplines, from the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, concerned with the relationship between society and the life-supporting ecosystems.
Ecology Center Provides the public with reliable information, tools, hands-on training, referrals, strategies, infrastructure, and models for sustainable living. Our programs enable people to adopt practices that are environmentally and socially responsible.
Ecology Global Network The mission of the Ecology Global Network™ is inform, educate and inspire the global community to respect, restore and protect our natural and human world.
Ellis Island Immigration Immigrant arrival records taken from the passenger lists from 1892-1924 are available in this easily searchable website.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian Art & Design Explore and learn; looks at current exhibitions in depth.
Fairfield County Jobs Job opportunities in Fairfield County; search by town or keyword.
The Fairfield Museum and History Center The mission of the Fairfield Museum and History Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Fairfield, Connecticut and surrounding regions for present and future generations. An initiative of the Fairfield Historical Society, the Fairfield Museum is a not-for-profit educational facility which also owns and operates Ogden House and Gardens, a restored and furnished 18th-century farmhouse located in Fairfield.
Family Search The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints provides an extensive database of births, christenings, marriages, and deaths.
Filter for Good Raises awareness of simple changes everyone can make to live eco-friendly lives.
Firenze Musei (Museums of Florence) A network of thirteen state museums in Florence (including the Uffizi) housing works of art from most of the collections of the Signori who ruled Florence (the Medici and the Lorraine families), as well as some works originally belonging to ecclesiastical bodies that fell into the hands of the State.
French-Canadian Genealogy Society of CT Dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating genealogical and historical information about ancestors who settled in Quebec and Acadia and their descendants.
GeneaLinks Connecticut Marriage records and other resources.
Genealogy.com – State Resources How to get started or get organized plus free genealogy classes.
Genealogy Forum Connecticut genealogy societies plus other resources.
GeneaSearch Connecticut links to genealogical societies plus other resources.
Go Green Initiative The Go Green Association aims to increase awareness of environmentally responsible behavior among children and local communities throughout the country. It seeks to inspire people to consider the environmental impact of their lifestyles and to help organizations implement green practices to protect the ecosystem.
Going Green "Going green" means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. This website offers guidance on how to go green for consumers.
Government Jobs Find opportunities with city, county, and other public agencies.
Great Buildings Collection This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, complete with photos and architectural drawings, integrated maps, timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more.
Greener Living Today Provides articles, resources and information on the constantly changing environmental concerns of our planet.
GreenFILE Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
The Green Guide for Everyday Living Owned by the National Geographic Society, the Green Guide makes living in an environmentally-aware way personal, practical and positive. Intended for general consumers, Green Guide (in its book, magazine and online formats) shows people how to make small changes that improve the health of the planet.
Half.com (part of eBay) This database includes over 100,000 recommended titles, more than 54,000 plot summaries, and awards information from 561 awards. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more for purchase.
Health and Wellness Resource Center Authoritative medical information for general interest, students and healthcare professionals.
Health.gov This site is a portal to websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies.
Healthnet The Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network is designed to make consumer health information available to Connecticut residents.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art) The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum's collection.
Heritage Quest Complete U.S. Census information, Revolutionary War era Pension Funds, books and more.
The Hermitage Museum
Historic Preservation Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library, Rural Information Center The Historic Preservation Resources website provides web links to more than fifty full-text "how to" information guides and manuals on general and technical aspects of historic preservation. It includes web links to specialty resources on historic barns, farms, bridges, schools, battlefields, landscapes, lighthouses, interiors, exteriors, preservation techniques, and other facts of historic preservation.
Hoover’s Information on companies; some for members only.
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies The IAJGS is an organization of organizations formed in the 1988 to provide a common voice for issues of significance to its members, to advance genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual Jewish Genealogy Conference.
International Jewish Cemetery Project This site is a non-profit volunteer cooperative initiative of IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) and JewishGen, Inc.'s JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) to identify Jewish burial sites and interments throughout the world.
Interview Strategies/Tips Performance tips, questions to ask the interviewer and other helpful hints.
ipl2 Created by a merger of the Internet Public Library and the Librarians’ Internet Index to aggregate quality information resources available for free on the Internet. The site also allows users to pose questions to librarians for quick answers.
JewishGen A free, easy-to-use genealogy website featuring thousands of databases, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members. Preserving Jewish history for future generations, JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.