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    • Darwin Manuscript Project

    • On this site, from the American Museum of Natural History, you will find the world's first & only large collection of full colour, high-resolution images of faithfully transcribed Darwin manuscripts. These manuscripts record Charles Darwin's work as a practicing scientist. The AMNH Darwin Manuscripts Project is a historical and textual edition of Charles Darwin's scientific manuscripts, designed from its inception as an online project. The database at its core - DARBASE - catalogues some 96,000 pages of Darwin scientific manuscripts. These are currently represented by 16,094 high resolution digital images. Thus far 9,871 manuscript pages have been transcribed to exacting standards and all are presented in easy to read format.
    • Subjects: History, Science
    • Type: Historical/Primary Resources
    • Diabetes Dictionary

    • This online version of the familiar longstanding printed pamphlet has nearly 300 definitions of diabetes-related terms and several illustrations. The dictionary, located on the web site of the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, is peer reviewed by NIDDK scientists and outside experts.
    • Subjects: Nursing, Consumer Health
    • Type: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
    • Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

    • This site includes thousands of entries covering the terms and names frequently studied in philosophy. Most entries include suggested readings and cross references.
    • Subjects: Religion and Philosophy
    • Type: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
    • Digital Library on American Slavery

    • This site, the final phase of the Race and Slavery Petitions project, offers data on race and slavery extracted from eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents containing detailed information on about 150,000 individuals, including slaves, free people of color, and whites. These data have been extracted from 2,975 legislative petitions and 14,512 county court petitions (covering the years 1775-1867) from fifteen states and the District of Columbia, and from a wide range of related documents, including wills, inventories, deeds, bills of sale, depositions, court proceedings, amended petitions, among others. Buried in these documents are the names and other data on roughly 80,000 individual slaves, 8,000 free people of color, and 62,000 whites, both slave owners and non-slave owners. The general topics include slave ownership, slave management, freedom suits, crime and punishment, health, death, social and civic life, marriage, women, and family, among others. The site is searchable by name and petition, as well as browseable by subject.
    • Subjects: Criminal Justice/Criminology, History, Social Science
    • Type: Biographies, Historical/Primary Resources
    • Digital Public Library of America

    • The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America's heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
    • Subjects: Religion and Philosophy, Mass Communications, History, General, English/Modern Languages, Education, Art
    • Type: E-Books, Historical/Primary Resources, Government Resources, Indexes & Abstracts, News & Newspapers, Reference
    • DigitalNC (North Carolina Newspapers)

    • This site allows you to search a collection of historical student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina.
    • Subjects: North Carolina
    • Type: Current Events, News & Newspapers
    • DigitalNC: North Carolina's Digital Heritage

    • The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online via DigitalNC, including rare and unique collections of libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and others. They may be browsed a number of ways (by type, by location, by collection, etc.).
    • Subjects: North Carolina
    • Type: Historical/Primary Resources
    • Division of Public Health (North Carolina)

    • This site covers a wide range of programs and services, all aimed toward protecting and improving the health of the people who live and work in North Carolina. Includes information such as fish consumption advisories, ozone levels, pfisteria health precautions, links to local health departments, how to get birth certificates, etc
    • Subjects: Nursing, Consumer Health
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    • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

    • A comprehensive directory of open access (free) scientific and scholarly peer-reviewed periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text. The site is searchable by journal title, article title, author, keyword and more.
    • Subjects: Art, English/Modern Languages, General, History, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Social Work, Theatre
    • Type: Scholarly Journals
    • Documenting the American South: Primary Resources for the Study of Southern History, Literature, and Culture

    • This site, sponsored by the University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Most of its texts and materials come primarily from the University Library's Southern holdings. Browse under the "Collections" link to see the thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, slave narratives, and songs.
    • Subjects: English/Modern Languages, History, Religion and Philosophy
    • Type: Historical/Primary Resources
    • Duolingo

    • This is a free online education resource for learning or practicing the basics of a foreign language. Select the language you want to learn from the selection they offer and practice a little at a time every day improving and learning a new language in a fun game-like manner.
    • Subjects: English/Modern Languages
    • Type: Website