Archive | November 2012

The Cochrane Collaboration

“The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. We work together to help healthcare providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, by preparing, updating, and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 5,000 so far, published online in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, part of The Cochrane Library. We also prepare the largest collection of records of randomised controlled trials in the world, called CENTRAL, published as part of The Cochrane Library.
Our work is internationally recognised as the benchmark for high quality information about the effectiveness of health care.”–From the website.


“DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug
information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices
about drugs and treatment options.”–From the webstie.

Overbooked : a resource for ravenous and omnivorous readers

“Was established in 1994 and continues to be an ongoing volunteer project. Overbooked’s mission is to provide timely information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction for ravenous and omnivorous readers.”–From the website.

The Crisis of the Union : Causes, Conduct and Consequences of the U. S. Civil War

“The Crisis of the Union enables students and other researchers to use primary documents in their study of political, economic, social, religious, racial and gender issues from the Jacksonian Era to the Gilded Age. The collection is comprised of pamphlets, books, broadsides, cartoons, clippings, paintings, maps, and other print memorabilia about America from circa 1830 to 1880.”–From the website.

The Avalon Project : Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

“The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.”–From the website.   Documents are included from ancient times to the present.

The Nizkor Project

This site is an educational resource on the Holocaust and has links to extensive information on many different areas of the Holocaust.