Art Online (Off-campus
A gateway offering users the ability
to access and cross-search four major art reference resources
in one location: Grove Art Online, Oxford
Companion to Western Art, The Concise
Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
Music Online (Off-campus
A gateway offering users the ability
to access and cross-search four major music reference resources
in one location: Grove Music Online, The
Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford
Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition,
and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition.
A "Fine Art Search Engine." Search by artist name, works,
museums, and art movements.
Find brief biographies on over 42,000 American artists with sample
images and links to representative galleries, museums, and art
dealers. Access to extended information is available for a fee.
An extensive list of links to art history resources arranged by time
period and geographic location.
Explore museums from around the world while discovering and viewing hundreds
of art masterpeices at detailed zoom level.
WorldImages provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project.
The database contains approximately 80,000 images of global perspective.
be freely used for non-profit educational purposes.
Dance Style Locator
Presents illustrated descriptions of world dance styles performed each year by the World Art West organization. Included are dance styles from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, North America, and others.
of the Shuttle: Dance
VOS provides suggested links to information on traditional, modern,
and international dances. Topics include history, education, choreographers,
and dance companies.
An online magazine of theater news and reviews,
focusing on Broadway plays, and including quotes, reviews, news items, feature
articles, letters to the editor.
Play Service, Inc.)
DPS is one of the major publishers and licensers of plays. Use the "Playfinder"
feature to find availability and information about play scripts (librettos),
scores, and other publications. Select the "Play to Stage" button to view upcoming
The site provides a compilation of materials of use to students of Elizabethan
Includes history and technique, make-up, influences, dress and accessories,
late Tudor fashion, and more.
A good source for current theater news, calendars, articles, ticket sources
Theatrical emphasis on the history of costumes throughout the ages.
Aria Database A collection of
information about opera and
operatic arias. Includes
translations for many arias
and aria texts.
One of the largest sites of classical music, composers,
and works on the Internet. It is particularly useful for
identifying the current
availability of works by composers on CD.
transfer information for California
colleges and universities.
Affordability and Transparency
U.S. Department of Education
site providing lists
of colleges and universities
programs) based on tuition
and fees and
(the price of attendance
after considering all
grant and scholarship
aid) charged to students.
Searchable by type of
institution and tuition
virtual library of over
31,000 U.S. and International
college catalogs. Includes
2 year, 4 year, graduate,
and professional degrees.
and University Ranking Provides
links to published articles and surveys
about college ranking - U.S. and International.
The site is maintained by the University
of Illinois Library.
easy to access overviews, statistical
charts, and direct links to over 6,000
universities, community colleges,
and vocational schools in the United
College Search Seach
over 3,500 accredited institutions
in the United States and Canada offering
two-year, four-year, graduate degrees.
Searches can be limited to majors,
location, program type, and more.
about On-line distance education and
traditional education programs.
on state, federal, and
aid programs for students
attending college in California.
Student Aid (FSA)
and FAFSA Application
information for the U.S. Department
of Education student aid program. *Note:The
school code for VVC is: 001335.
FinAid Find information
on loans, scholarships, and other types
of financial aid.
CareerOneStop Find information on developing career markets, salaries by occupation, interview strategies, and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
a California career resource that offers
information on specific careers, resumes,
salaries, and much more.
How to Become LearnHowToBecome.org is
a one-stop, comprehensive resource
that can guide individuals through
the steps needed in choosing a career
path: overview, education, salaries,
and resources. Careers are grouped
by categories and
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
This commercial site features a searchable database for finding pronunciation, etymology, brief definitions, and synonyms. Includes word games and facts.
Allows users to look up words in 350 different dictionaries simultaneously or by individual title. Includes both special and general dictionaries.
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
Published in 1995 by Houghton Mifflin, the third edition of this reference source is searchable as part of the Bartleby.com online reference library.
Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus
A searchable database for finding pronunciations, brief definitions, synonyms, and options for approximate correct spellings. Maintained by Robert Parks of Elmira College.
Contains more than 100 sources, including
encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions,
biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.
Answers of frequently asked questions at the Smithsonian Museum. Includes information on the armed forces, history, anthropology, musical history, physical sciences, textile conservation and more.
Nolo's Legal Encyclopedia
Legal information in non-legal language covering wills & estate planning, small business, landlords & tenants, consumer information and more.
An all-in-one online reference tool for quick access to web-based resources.
History in Context (Off-campus
see: Databases) Provides
integrated access to materials covering
themes, events, individuals
and periods in U.S. history
from pre-Colonial times
to the present. Resources
include more than
1,000 historical (primary)
documents, over 30,000
reference articles, and
over 100 full-text
journals and magazines.
(See database "List
of Sources" for complete
History in Context (Off-campus
see: Databases) A
comprehensive collection of references,
images, and maps from over
27 reference titles, more
than 110 full-text journals,
and over 1,800 primary sources.
Coverage extends from ancient
Europe to Latin America
and from the Far East to
the Renaissance. (See database "List
of Sources" for complete
History and Life (Off-campus
see: Databases) covers
the history and culture of
the United States and Canada,
from prehistory to the present.
The database includes selective
indexing for 1,700 journals
from 1955 to present, and
full-text coverage of more
than 200 journals and nearly
Views of the Americas: 1493
to 1750 (Off-campus
see: Databases) is
a resource created
from “European Americana:
A Chronological Guide to
Works Printed In Europe Relating
to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the
that is well-known and respected
by scholars worldwide.
- Early Journal Content Nearly
500,000 articles in more than 200
journals are now freely available
on JSTOR’s “Early Journal
Content.” This includes journal
articles published in the United
States before 1923 and
articles published in other countries before
Note: This link opens the “Advanced
Search” page. To limit the
search to only “free” articles,
click on “Include only
content I can access.”)
Archive: Text "The
Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) public
nonprofit that was founded to build an
`Internet library,' with the purpose of
offering permanent access for researchers,
historians, and scholars to historical
collections that exist in digital format." The
more than 3,673,000+ texts included are
public domain and out-of-copyright books
published before 1923. Instructions for
viewing and uploading texts are included
professor Dr. Eric Mayer's website for history
and social science. Click on the "Resources" link
under each course description for an impressive
list of subject related Web sites.
Library of Congress - National Digital Library
Program contains over 5 million items in
23 digital and 100 thematic collections on
of History Web Sites Ranked
#1 by Google for history, BOHWS contains
over 1000 annotated links to U.S. and world
history Web sites. Covers from prehistory
to 20th century.
site allows you to search and view newspaper
pages from 1880-1922 and find information
about American newspapers published between
1690-present. Includes Arizona,
California, District of Columbia, and
other selected States. Sponsored by the
National Endowment for the Humanities
and the Library
Documents View the actual
image and transcript of 100 milestone documents
that chronicles U.S. history from 1776-1965.
Witchcraft Trials Danvers Archival
Center at the University of Virginia. A collection
of primary source materials relating to the
Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
American Women's History Online Provides
access to digital collections
of primary sources
(photos, letters, diaries,
artifacts, etc.) that
document the history
of women in the United
States. These diverse
collections range from
Ancestral Pueblo pottery
to interviews with
women engineers from
History Month: Library of Congress Links
to federal government (Library
of Congress, National Archives
and Records Administration,
National Endowment for the
Humanities, etc.) web resources,
exhibitions, audio and video,
and information on women's
in History Provides
biographical information about
the lives of notable women in
U.S. history. Each entry includes
a bibliography and a list of
Resource Center(Gale) (Off-campus
the complete Gale series, Contemporary
Authors and Dictionary
of Literary Biography, "selected" full-text
critical essays from various
Gale literary criticism
series (Contemporary, 1400-1800,
19th –Century, 20th-Century,
Shakespearean, Poetry, Drama,
Literature), critical essays
and reviews from over 360
literary journals and magazines,
of Achievement An
interactive museum of living history
exhibiting extraordinary individuals
who have shaped the world in the twentieth
century. Entries include Arts and Literature,
Business, Public Service, Science, and
full-text database of reference works,
verse, quotations, and literature. Titles
include: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and
the Columbia Encyclopedia.
by Portland State University Library,
Inter-Play is an online index to
plays in collections,
anthologies and periodicals from the late
19th century on. (Note:
Call numbers listed in citations are not
VVC library locations.)
news, information and guides to literary
magazines, independent publishers, creative
writing programs, alternative press publications
and more. A section on Writers
Resources includes: Calls
for Submissions, Writing
Contests, Blogs for Poets
and Writers, and other resources.
Academy of American Poets' website containing
poems, essays, biographies, exhibits, and
awards. Search by poet or poem.
of the Shuttle Web Page
Started in 1994, this site has evolved into the quintessential website
for all aspects of the humanities. "Woven" by Alan Liu of
U.C. Santa Barbara.
for ESL Students(a4esl) Contains
quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles
to assist English as
a Second Language students. A project
of The Internet TESL Journal.
combination visual dictionary and encyclopedia
resource that contains facts, images
and explanations categorized and searchable
by content. Although aimed at younger
students, it is also a useful resource
for ESL learners.
more than 860 full-text newspapers
(including the New York
Times), providing more
than 35 million full-text articles.
In addition, the database features
more than 857,000 television
and radio news transcripts
from CBS News, CNN, CNN International,
World-Newspapers.com A directory of world newspapers, magazines, and news sites inEnglish. Arranged by country and region.
access to current newspapers published
around the world
in all languages. Arranged by region or
A-Z listing by country.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy(Off-campus
see: Databases) The
online version of the REP that was originally
published in 1998 (Located in the library).
Features over 2,000 original articles across
the discipline of philosophy.
see: Databases) Full-text
database of over 25 major multi-
and single-volume works on
the topic of Religion.
see: Databases) A
secular news service
of religious movements
around the world.
The site is available
in full-text from
January 2004 through
under "Search the
News," type, Religion
News Service in "Title Source"
and enter a search
term under "Search
EpistemeLinks.com Over 17,000
categorized links to philosophy resources
on the Internet. Browse by philosophers or
Encyclopedia of Philosophy Includes
articles on people, concepts, books, and
other topics in philosophy. Each entry
is maintained and kept up to date by an
expert or group of experts in the field.
Religious Worlds This
site offers information about religious
traditions that developed in the Middle
East and Asia.
Religion Index Analyzes
and highlights important content of religious-related
Web sites. Offers a diverse scope of religious
traditions and beliefs.