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The following links lead to web pages with NO affiliation with F.I.U.  Please use them with appropriate caution.  The editor of this web page has used his best ability to select these sites for the purpose of providing access to some of the more dependable sites of the myriad sources of information on the web, in areas of his peculiar, personal interests. 


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Site & Provider Type of site Notes and/or Description (When in "quotes", taken from site's own description.)
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General Science and Zoological Sites:

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A Science Primer of Bioinformatics
via National Library of Medicine and NCBI
Government website;
Medical research institute website
  Provides an introduction and the scientific basis of bioinformatics, genomes, molecular genetics, pharmacogenomics, phylogenetics, and related topics.      [caaiah] 
Tree of Life
via the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and The University of Arizona Library
Science website   "The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world.  On more than 9000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics."       [caaiah] 
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Park Webcams:

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Jackson Hole Webcams
via Vertical Media
Commercial website   Provides access to many webcams in the Jackson Hole area of Wyoming, including several of the Teton Mountains and Yellowstone National Park.  At the bottom of the page are links to several major national parks of the U.S.  Webcams are updated very frequently (usually less than 1 minute.)          [caajbb]
National Park Web Cameras
via Olympus Camera
Commercial website   Provides access to Olympus webcams situated in several major U.S. national parks.  Each site also gives environmental conditions as well as the small webcamera view.  Webcam views are updated every 15 minutes.          [caajbb]
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Lists

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Lists:  2009
via Fimoculous.com
Personal (?) website   Lists the lists of 2009 by general topic, then individual titles with links.  Can be sorted by topic, source, or date.  At the bottom of the page are links to previous years' lists (2001-2008.)      [cabaac]
Site & Provider Type of site Notes and/or Description (When in "quotes", taken from site's own description.)
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Links to Art & Photograph Collections:


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Site & Provider Notes and/or Description (When in "quotes", taken from site's own description.)
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Dictionaries & General Art Sites:

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ArtLex.
  via Michael Delehunt, MFA
  "[D]efinitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art /visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references."       [caahbb] 
The Parthenet.  
Words of Art.
  via University of British Columbia Okanaga, Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies
  A dictionary of art criticism terms, compiled by the Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies, University of British Columbia Okanaga .       [caahbb] 
 
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Graphic Artists

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Audubon, John James American painter and naturalist (1785-1851).  At one point in his career, he set out to paint all the birds of North America, which he continued to do until he ran out of funds.  By that point he had 435 paintings of birds in their natural habitat, often with more than one species in a painting.  These were originally engraved, the collection selling in a folio titled, Birds of America.  Nowadays, many of the folios have been separated, with the various prints sold separately.
Audubon's Birds of America
  via University of Pittsburgh
  "The University of Pittsburgh is fortunate to own one of the rare, complete sets of John James Audubonís Birds of America. It is considered to be the single most valuable set of volumes in the collections of the University Library System (ULS). Indeed, only 120 complete sets are known to exist....We are pleased to present our complete double elephant folio set of Audubonís Birds of America, accompanied by his Ornithological Biography, through this Web site. Together these sets comprise an unprecedented online combination."  Part of the Darlington Digital Collection.  The complete folio of 435 paintings are included.  Users may do a general search, browse by thumbnail, browse by name, or look through the Ornithological Biography.  At each individual record, full meta data is available with a link to the Ornithological Biography.  Each record can be enlarged to full size, with navigation tools for examining the engraving in detail.        [caaiag] 
van Gogh, Vincent Dutch painter (1853-1890), acquaintance of many impressionists but called an expressionist, whose paintings have a vibrancy that cannot be reproduced in print or on the web.  Main collections are in the Rijkmuseum van Gogh in Amsterdam and in the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo (the national forest, near Arnehm.) 
WebMuseum: van Gogh, Vincent.  
The Vincent van Gogh Gallery.
Vincent van Gogh Information Gallery.
Vincent van Gogh on the Web.
Starry Night (van Gogh.)
Monet, Claude French impressionist painter (1840-1926), known for his "Water lillies," as well as other scenes involving light and water.
WebMuseum: Monet, Claude. 
Monet Paintings.
van Rijn, Rembrandt Dutch painter (1606-1669), whose famous "Night Watch," it turned out upon restoration, is a brilliantly colorful day scene. 
WebMuseum: Rembrandt. 
Old Master Gallery: Rembrandt.
Virtual Rembrandt Collection.
 
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Photographers

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Masters of Photography   A commercial site but with many photographers, examples of their photography, biographical information, as well as various links to related websites.        [caahba] 
Adams, Ansel American landscape photographer (1902-1984), best known for his black&white scenes, especially of Yosemite National Park and other American national parks.
Ansel Adams Gallery.   A commercial site.      [caahba]
Ansel Adam at 100   The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's 2001-2002 program of Adams' art, including a multimedia presentation.      [caahba] 
The History Place:  Best of Ansel Adams   A selection of 25 of Adams' photographs.      [caahba] 
Mangelsen, Thomas D. Contemporary American wildlife & nature photographer.
Images of Nature Webstore.   Commercial website.      [caahba] 

Online Photography Collections

Return to top of section  The following are some large, online collections of photographs.  The content of each collection tends to be varied, but organized by topic. 
Digital Collections, UNC University Libraries
  via UNC Univeristy Libraries
  This page includes many different projects, including several of photographs and postcards (many of which are actually photos.)  Includes many North Carolina themed collections and the works of photographer, Bayard Wooten.  Also includes two collections on money, Paper Currency & Banknotes in the André Savine Collection and Historic MoniesThe Thomas Wolfe Collection includes, among other items, photographs of the author and his family.        [caahbb] 
Digital South Asia Library:  Photography Collections
  via University of Chicago/Center for Research Libraries
  The Digital South Asia Library is a project of the Center for Research Libraries and hosted by the University of Chicago.  "The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users."  The above link goes to their collection of images, including many of photographs.        [caaiac] 
NASA Images
  via Internet Archive and NASA
  " NASA Images is a service of Internet Archive ( www.archive.org ), a non-profit library, to offer public access to NASA's images, videos and audio collections.  NASA Images is constantly growing with the addition of current media from NASA as well as newly digitized media from the archives of the NASA Centers.  The goal of NASA Images is to increase our understanding of the earth, our solar system and the universe beyond in order to benefit humanity."
  "NASA and Internet Archive entered into a Space Act Agreement in 2007 to create this service, but the Internet Archive receives no financial support from NASA.  The project is currently funded through a grant from the Kahle-Austin Foundation."  In addition to 5 topical options (Universe; Solar system; Earth; Aeronautics; Astronauts,) includes a neat visual chronology of space exploration, 1958 to present.        [caaiai] 
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Agency, Photo Library
  via N.O.A.A.
  This site is from the parent organization of the National Weather Service, among other agencies.  Includes photographs from around the world where different scientists of the agency have been, especially (it seems) those working with fisheries.  Click on the "Collections" tab for a drop-down box of the various collections, which can be browsed by albums of thumbnails or thumbnails of the whole collection.  Also, check the "Links" tab (http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/otherphotos.html) for more sites, including photos from weather satellites and of particular storms.        [caahaj] 
The Picture Collection of the New York Public Library
  via NYPL
  "Over 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, created mostly before 1923 and selected from the over 1,000,000 images in the Mid-Manhattan Library's Picture Collection.  The Picture Collection is particularly rich in images of New York City, American history, and clothing and dress."  This site may be searched by keyword or browsed by subject, and includes a huge number of collections.      [caahba] 
Picture History
  via Picture History LLC
  "Picture History is an on-line archive of images illustrating more than 200 years of American history.  High resolution images are available for professional licensing.  Picture History is an on-line archive of images illustrating more than 200 years of American history. High resolution images are available for professional licensing. Framed and unframed photographs are available for sale at the Print Shop. Included in its holdings are the Picture History Collection, the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, and the Gordon Parks Collection.Framed and unframed photographs are available for sale at the Print Shop.  Included in its holdings are the Picture History Collection, the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, and the Gordon Parks Collection."  In addition to searching by keyword, the site may be browsed by broad topic, decade (from 1600-), photographer, and anniversary month.      [caahba] 
Science & Society Picture Library
  via SSPL.
  "The Science & Society Picture Library....represents over a million images from the Science Museum, the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television and the National Railway Museum.  With over 50,000 images digitised, and dedicated staff available to help you research others, you are sure to find the right image.  Our collections include 4000 personalities, the Daily Herald and Manchester Daily Express archives, and the work of Julia Margaret Cameron, William Henry Fox Talbot and Tony Ray-Jones. "        [caaiaf] 
Sidney D. Gamble Photographs
  via Duke University Libraries
  "From 1908 to 1932, Sidney Gamble (1890-1968) visited China four times, traveling throughout the country to collect data for social-economic surveys and to photograph urban and rural life, public events, architecture, religious statuary, and the countryside.  A sociologist, renowned China scholar, and avid amateur photographer, Gamble used some of the pictures to illustrate his monographs.  The Sidney D. Gamble Photographs digital collection marks the first comprehensive public presentation of this large body of work that includes photographs of Korea, Japan, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Russia.  The site currently features photographs dated between 1917 and 1932; the 1908 photographs will be digitized and uploaded as part of future additions to the site."        [caaiah] 
U.S. Geological Survey Central Regional Library
  via U.S.G.S.
  This site is from the national mapping agency of the United States, part fo the Dept. of the Interior.  This collection provides access to the complete collection of photographs from the USGS, housed in Denver, and ranging from 1868 to present.  Includes photographs from many natural disasters, fossils, national parks, archaeological sites, and much more.        [caahaj] 
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Geography and Maps

Site & Provider Type of provider Notes and/or Description (When in "quotes", taken from site's own description.)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
  via University of Texas Libraries
State-supported university library   Undoubtedly one of the best organized and broadest collections of maps on the internet.  Includes historical, political, geographic, and topical maps. 
Avis Maps and Directions
  via Avis Rent a Car System
Commercial automobile rental company   Provides airport maps, driving maps, and driving directions.  Includes a link to international weather, as well as information relevant to renting a car from Avis. 
Darlington Digital Collection
  via University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Academic library   Provides access to many materials collected by William M. Darlington (1815-1889) and his family.  Among these materials are (so far) 5 atlases ranging from the 16th century to the 19th, and approximately 276 maps, some of which were individually published, others may have been removed from atlases or books, and some were specially commissioned, hand-drawn copies of originals.          caaiag 
Digital South Asia Library:  Map Collections
  via University of Chicago/Center for Research Libraries
Library consortium;
  research institutions
  The Digital South Asia Library is a project of the Center for Research Libraries and hosted by the University of Chicago.  "The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users."  The above link goes to their collections of atlases and maps.        [caaiac] 
GDZ: Maps
  via GDZ, University of Göttingen
State & university library   Includes reporduction of many maps, listed by title in their original languages.  Part of the Göttingen Digitalisierungszentrum (GDZ)/Center for Retrospective Digitization, Göttingen site.          caaiba 
Map of Early Modern London
  via University of Victoria
University   "This site maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London.  You will see many of the theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time, and learn about the history and culture of the city in which he lived and worked."  This seems to be a literary-based atlas, using the AGAS map of London, with permission of the Guildhall Library, Corporation of the City of London.        [caaiai] 
MapQuest.Com
via MapQuest.Com
Commercial online company   A popular, commercial mapping company, with online maps and directions.  Includes a multi-stop route builder. 
NOAA - Charting and Navigation Theme Page
via NOAA
U.S. federal government agency   This page is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, to aid navigation.  Links on this page lead to current and historic maps and charts, as well as nautical charts, tide & tidal current tables, and hydrographic surveys. 
National Atlas of the United States
via NationalAtlas.gov
U.S. federal government   "Maps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.gov & trade;.   Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation.  Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life.  Maps that supplement interesting articles.  Maps that tell their own stories.  Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest.  Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations.  Maps about America's people, heritage, and resources.  Maps that will help you, your children, your colleagues, and your friends understand the United States and its place in the world."      [caaiab
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
via Boston Public Library
Public library   "The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is a public private partnership launched in 2004 to preserve and provide free public access to the Boston Public Library's historically significant collection of 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases."
  NOTE:  This link goes to a page where the browser controls are eliminated.  To leave it, you have to kill the window and start all over.      [caahba 
Northwestern University Library's collection of rare historical maps of Africa.
via Northwestern University Library
Private university library         [caahbb
NYPL Map Rectifier
via New York Public Library
City public library;
Major research library
  "The NYPL Map Rectifier is a tool for digitally aligning ("rectifying") historical maps from the NYPL's collections to match today's precise maps. Visitors can browse already rectified maps or assist the NYPL by aligning a map."  Includes an online instructional video.    [cabaac]
NYS Gazetteer & Geodata Collection
via University at Buffalo Libraries, SUNY
State-supported university library   "The NYS Gazetteer and GeoData Collection is a searchable database of places, providing names, feature types, grid coordinates and other geographic information. There are over 38,000 NYS geographic features available, all searchable by name, county, or USGS map quadrangle.  The digital collection includes downloadable USGS topographic maps, such as georeferenced Digital Raster Graphics (DRG's).  These maps are suitable for both general use and GIS applications."      [caaiab
Ordnance Survey
via Ordnance Survey
U.K. government agency   The national mapping agency of Great Britain provides maps and locator tools to find places in Great Britain.  Includes, via tabs, links to business and leisure application pages, as well as this general mapping site. 
UC Atlas of Global Inequality
via UCSC
State-supported university   "The Atlas integrates data, maps, and graphs to create an interactive website for accessing and analyzing information addressing global change and inequality." 
U.S. Geological Survey
via U.S.G.S.

      *Map Locator & Downloader*

U.S. federal government agency   The national mapping agency of the United States, part fo the Dept. of the Interior, provides access to data and maps regarding the U.S.  Includes much data concerning the physical aspects of the United States, including scientific applications and results.  Includes a link to state information, including leisure uses. 
      *Map Locator & Downloader* from USGS.  (New in August, 2007.)
      The U.S. Geological Survey Central Regional Library (photograph library.)
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