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News

AlterNet.org  

This online magazine covers subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology, and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics, globalization, human rights, and other social and political issues. The AlterNet article database has more than 7,000 stories from over 200 sources. 
ASIANOW

Asian news, analysis, and commentary.  Features the latest major stories from throughout the region, with links to articles in Time and AsiaWeek, video and audio content from CNN, and special features. The site is further divided into five regional sections. Includes business, weather, sports, travel, and entertainment.

BlackPressUSA.com "The only national web site featuring news exclusively from African-American journalists and Black community publications. Includes daily national news, local news, news links, and press releases; a searchable history section with articles and cartoons from black newspapers and journalists of the past, a black history time line, and black history links; and an op-ed page with letters, essays, and current cartoons."
Discovery Channel Online  
Documents in the News Sponsored by the University of Michigan, this is an alphabetical list of news events and links to the related documents.  Site also has links to international, national, or state level government sites.
The Freedom Forum Online The Freedom Forum offers this fine resource for current news related to free speech, free expression, and journalism. The stories are grouped by subject.
International Crisis Group's Crisis Web Organized by region, provides the latest news on crisis regions.  Searchable by keyword.
Library of Congress Links to Newspapers  
Moreover Generates custom business news feeds from a wide range of sources.

News and Newspapers Online

Links to "hundreds of news resources from around the world...that offer free access to current, general interest, full-text news." From the Walter Clinton Jackson Library at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

NewspaperLinks Brought to the Web by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) and gives quick links to newspaper Websites around the world. A clickable map as well as drop-down menus make this a very easy-to-use site, and content includes links to college newspapers, media groups, associations, and more. 
OnlineNewspapers.com This metasite claims to index 10,000 online newspapers from around the world. These are offered by country (or province/state) in pull-down menus. For each country or state/province, newspaper titles are listed with links to the respective homepages.
OneWorld Online This searchable site provides a gateway to an enormous amount of information about global development issues for NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and other interested parties. The material (from publications of their partner organizations) can be browsed by topic or by country.
Opinion-Pages This excellent resource allows users to access very recent opinion and editorial pieces from approximately 600 different English-language international sources. Indexed daily, the database can be searched by keyword. Returns include a link to the piece and a brief abstract.
People Daily  
Television News Archives The Television News Archive began at Vanderbilt University on August 5, 1968 because television news was not consistently recorded, preserved and made accessible for research anywhere. After a quarter century, the Archive remains unique in systematically recording, abstracting and indexing the most widely viewed national television newscasts so that they are readily available for study.
Today's Front Pages Provides expandable thumbnails of front pages from September 12, 2001 newspapers from around the world. The Newseum is an interactive museum devoted to journalism and sponsored by the Freedom Forum, "a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people."

US Newspaper Links

USNPL provides a directory of links to newspapers, radio and television stations, and some magazines and college newspapers. Arranged by state, entries are divided by medium (newspaper, broadcast station), then alphabetically by city. 

World News.com An impressive portal linking to news sources around the globe. Users can choose from news sorted by region, topic, medium, or provider; the site also provides links to a striking range of resources for each region, including advocacy organizations, government units, and libraries.

World-newspapers.com

A searchable directory of online world newspapers, magazines, and news sites in English, from the

customary to the bizarre, including alternative online publications. In addition, the news is searchable by magazine, newspaper, news, and television photo galleries.

WorldSkip This site draws together an array of reference links for what appears to be almost every nation in the world. After selecting a nation, users will find four columns of categorized links under the following headings: News, Information and Radio; Business, Economy and Government; Travel, Entertainment, People and Culture; and WorldSkip Connexion (consumer products). . Additional links to country profiles, maps, currency conversion, weather in selected cities, and translations are also provided.

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Terrorism & Foreign Policy

9-11-2001 News and Legal Resources, Information and Related Services The Law Library Resource Xchange provides an extensive list of resources related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States and its aftermath. Topics cover updated death counts, missing victims, and survivor information (including WTC librarians). Other topics list sites on national security measures vs. terrorism acts; disaster recovery and relief organizations and agencies; services offered by numerous legal associations, business organizations, and news services; the status of the global transportation systems; and much more. 
Academic Info: Afghanistan Studies

A directory of Web resources related to Afghanistan.  Included are indexes, directories, digital libraries, media sources, and organizations. There is a section on the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, and Al-Queda and another on the status of women in Afghanistan. Most of the entries have brief annotations. 

After September 11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences

This expanding collection of essays by social scientists from around the world is a good teaching resource, using an inherently interesting topic to show how social scientists approach issues presented by the event.

Analysis: Who are the Taliban? This December 2000 report covers the origins of the Islamic fundamentalist group that controls Afghanistan and is currently allowing Osama bin Laden to stay as a guest in their country. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Anthrax Information from the CDC Answers to frequently asked questions about the "acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis," known for its potential use in biological warfare. Topics include transmission, symptoms, treatment, and vaccination. 
Battle for the Holyland With the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Frontline's Battle for the Holy Land examines this perilous conflict from the eyes of those fighting on the ground.  Available are exclusive interviews with the Israeli chief of staff and Palestinian militia leaders. Also available are a timeline that traces pivotal events in the escalating conflict since September 2000 (when the current crisis began), commentary and background readings on the current conflict, profiles of key Israeli figures, and a rundown on the political and militant groups behind the Palestinian uprising. 
Beyond the War in Iraq This special report from National Public Radio (NPR) provides ongoing coverage of the "postwar focus [of] building a new Iraqi government and rejuvenating the nation's oil-based economy." Includes essays on topics including humanitarian issues and casualties, "personal accounts and reflections of individuals affected by the Iraq war, from the combat zone to the home front," commentaries, maps, and related resources.

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 Palestinian-Israeli Crossfire

This is "a website that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. It focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process, but other, related regional issues are also discussed."

CQ Press: Recent Terrorism Events This Web site gathers background material relevant to the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks on the United States. News coverage of the attacks; Middle Eastern religion and religious concepts (e.g., Jihad, martyrdom, Islamic fundamentalism), politics, and society; terrorism and counter-terrorism, and United States intelligence are the major topics covered.
Council on Foreign Relations The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a nonpartisan membership organization who is dedicated to "increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy." CFR's Web site is an online foreign affairs resource that contains updated information on terrorism; videos and transcripts of past meetings on America's response to terrorism; foreign relations articles, publications, and press releases; and much more. For updated information on terrorism and other international issues, this site is definitely the place to go.
Days of Infamy: December 7 and 9/11 This intriguing site compares and contrasts two very similar projects separated by 60 years: "man in the street" audio recordings made in the days immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor and after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Includes audio of the interviews, discussions, transcripts, and additional interviews with "prominent, thoughtful Americans who've lived through both attacks," including folk musician Pete Seeger and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. From Minnesota Public Radio.

Israeli - Palestinian Conflict

Brief, high-quality directory of Web resources related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From librarian Warren Netz of Peninsula Library System, California.

Public Agenda Special Report: Terrorism The report's brief Overview explains some of the ways in which the United States is entering new territory in its efforts to deal with the recent terrorist attacks and summarizes some of the policy proposals. The Public Opinion section of the special reviews many of the public opinion polls on issues related to the attacks and the aftermath. The extensive links in this section, to on-site graphs and off-site studies, make this a rich resource for anyone interest in public opinion polls in general or public opinion related to 9-11 events in particular. 
The September 11 Digital Archive The September 11 Digital Archive is a project that uses electronic media to "collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them." 
The September 11 Web Archive This site represents an extraordinary effort to create an archive of digital data related to the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001. Visitors may submit sites. A collaboration among the Library of Congress,  the Internet Archive, and WebArchivist.org.
Truth, War & Consequences Companion site to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program that "examines why the U.S. went to war in Iraq, what went wrong in the planning for the postwar occupation, and what is at stake for both the U.S. and for Iraqis." Features interviews with "key players in Baghdad and Washington," reports and commentary, audio clips and transcript of the show, related links, and a teacher's guide.
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War

Reviews true and untrue rumors that have sprung up about the terrorist attacks.

Who's Who in Post-Saddam Iraq "As Iraq moves into a post-Saddam Hussein era, a wide range of religious, ethnic and nationalist groups are making claims to national and local political power. ... BBC News Online looks at the roles of key individuals and groups in Iraq's post-war politics. " Include profiles of the Iraqi Governing Council and Islamic, secular, Kurdish, and other groups.
World Press Review - Terrorist Attacks on United States This roundup of stories from the international press may help Americans answer the hardest reference question of all: why do they hate us?

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Politics

Almanac of Policy Issues

Neutral backgrounders on many controversial issues (death penalty, campaign finance reform, abortion, etc.), including links to news, articles, directories, and associations on either side of the issue.

American Media Columnist Index An index to online columnists (over 500 of them) and editorial cartoonists.
CNN/Time All Politics A collaborative effort of CNN and Time Magazine, covers all aspects of the campaigns and includes several multimedia efforts which set this site apart from the rest. Campaignland provides multimedia ads from present and past campaigns. An "election monitor" offers the latest Time/CNN polls. In Focus features full text Time Magazine articles on issues, and Intelligence features political analysis from CNN.
Congressional Directory for the 106th Congress  Wealth of information, by name, state, department or committee.
Congressional Quarterly Congressional Quarterly (CQ), a leading source for news on the US Congress for over 50 years, has announced its new Website. The site offers a daily bulletin, a top breaking news story of the day, a daily and weekly column, and indexes of the CQ since 1998. 
Death Penalty Information Includes pro and con viewpoints, stages of a capital case, history, and how each method of execution is carried out. Interactive U.S. maps in State by State Data show executions and death row inmates by ethnicity, gender, or juveniles; legislation  about the mentally retarded, juveniles, and life without parole; and methods of execution used.  Courtroom Cases presents various issues for jury selection and four actual cases. Searchable. 
Economic and Political Weekly Economic and Political Weekly is a social science journal that features research articles in economics, sociology, political science, and other disciplines; book reviews; commentary; columns by social scientists; statistical updates; and other content. 
Electronic Policy Network (EPN) Relaunch  Group of research and advocacy organizations and publications that provide online analysis of economics, politics, social trends, and public policy.  EPN contains selected articles from such publications as "The American Prospect" and "Political Science Quarterly", as well as selected policy papers from its constituent organizations.
Follow the Money Monitors campaign contributions by individuals, businesses, special interest groups, and industry sectors for state elections held 1990 through 1998. Visitors may search the database for contributions by people or groups in one or more elections; view summary reports for selected states; or read analyses of specific elections and spending patterns by special interest groups (such as the National Rifle Association and the gambling industry).
House of Representatives Official website with links to member, committee and leadership offices.  Features include This Week on the House Floor, the schedule the House intends to consider this week; Currently on the House Floor, up-to-date events on the House floor as they happen; Annual Congressional Schedule; The Legislative Process, access to information about bills and resolutions being considered; Roll Call Votes; House Committee Hearing Schedules and Oversight Plans.
Opensecrets.org  The online source for money in politics data from the Center for Responsive Politics.  Hosts an excellent selection of updated information on the money that American politicians raise and spend. Includes financial profiles of all the major candidates; summary data for contributions by geography, industries, and top contributors; a donor lookup search engine; and recent press releases. Users can search the database by name or browse by state or name.
Political Information.com A targeted search engine covering over 2,000 political and policy sites. Help is provided at the site on how to structure your search to retrieve exactly the items you want.
Political Science Resources Contains briefly annotated pointers in more than a dozen Political Science related categories. Of particular interest is its elections and electoral systems page, with pointers to elections and electoral systems information in over 50 countries.
Politics.com Information on candidates, campaign money, current polls and a directory of other political sites. Campaign videos in RealPlayer format are also available.  Search engines allow users to search for contributors in geographic areas or by name.  Additional resources at the site include breaking news, recent opinion pieces, and a free email daily briefing.
Project Vote Smart Makes factual information about politicians available for free. Links include the presidential campaign, issues, organizations, educational reference materials, and other directories of political information. Also includes a political humor section.
Senate Official website. Sections include senators, committees, legislative activities, learning about the Senate, visiting the Senate, and Senate history and art.  Searchable by keyword or bill number.
Thomas Legislative Information Includes full text of legislation; Full text of the Congressional Record; How Our Laws Are Made, an explanation of the lawmaking process from the origin of a legislative proposal through its publication as a law; and pointers to the House and C-SPAN gophers.
United Nations Women Watch Offers information and news on national and international efforts for women's advancement and empowerment.  Users can learn about UN and intergovernmental bodies promoting women's rights, view information on UN global conferences on women, browse regional plans of action for women's advancement and empowerment, and obtain up to date information on events at the UN and elsewhere.
White House Official website.  Sections include The President & Vice President; Interactive Citizens' Handbook, your guide to   information about the Federal government;  White House History and  Tours, searchable Virtual Library, contains archive of White House documents; frequently asked questions; Commonly Requested Federal  Services; What's happening at the White House; The Briefing Room; and White House for Kids.
Women in Politics: Bibliographic Database This bibliographic database currently holds 650 titles of recent works concerned with women in politics.  "It provides bibliographic references to books, reports and journal articles on all aspects of women's participation in political life worldwide."

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Sports

Baseball Almanac 
 

 

This easy-to-use site claims to offer "more baseball history, awards, records, feats, humor, lists, quotations, and stats than any other baseball site on the Internet," not to mention baseball poetry, songs (including RealPlayer audio clips), U.S. Presidential baseball trivia, rules, scoring, recommended reading, and a "year in review" section covering 1901-2000 for the American League and 1876-2000 for the National League. 
CNN/SI  Offers a unique breadth of sports coverage. In addition to covering major American sports, it also covers the world sport scene, with categories for cricket, rugby, cycling, soccer, and olympic sports, among others. You can also set up your own personalized scoreboard, and view Quicktime videos of selected news stories dating back to 1980.
ESPN SportsZone offers daily news and columns, SportsTalk with athletes answers to questions from readers, Industry Insider with "Quotables" and "Read What the Insiders Read", interviews, schedules for today's games, and more.

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Webzines & Internet Guides

Buzzle.com: Intelligent Life on the Web

"A place on the Web for thought provoking content, interesting topics and related links." Staff writers provide introductory articles and annotated links on a wide variety of topics; articles are archived. Also features message boards and quick polls. Includes a nice section for kids, parents, and young adults.

CNET Good site for selected technology news, columns, reviews, sites to see, and more.
Internet Resources Newsletter  Free, monthly, non-subscription newsletter for academics, students, engineers, scientists & social scientists.  Aims to raise awareness of new sources of information on the Internet.
Internet World Current Internet news.
MagPortal Search through online magazine articles or click on the site map to browse the detailed subject tree which includes the number of articles, current and old, posted for each topic.
Netsurfer Digest Guide to interesting news, places and resources online. Offers short, crisp newsbytes, notices, and reviews designed to provide informative and entertaining snapshots of the vast wired world. Periodically covers a specific topic in more depth.
Seidman's Online Insider  Computer related weekly ezine. The popular Stock Watch section allows users to see how top technology companies are doing.
Tech News from ZDNET  
Web Developer Offers original articles and tutorials on various current Web development technologies and problems. An effective search engine also helps users to find information within the site.
Yahoo Internet Life Current Internet news.

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