MSJC Libraries: Selected Websites N-Z

Native Americans

Nutrition

Physics

Political Science

  • American Presidency Project - 2016 Presidential Election Documents
    2016 campaign election documents, including candidates’ speeches, statements, and press releases.
  • American Presidency Project - Political Party Platforms
    Democratic Party 1840-2012; Republican Party, 1856-2012; Other parties, 1844-1972
  • American Presidency Project - Presidential Documents Archive
  • American Presidency Project - Inaugural Addresses
  • Constitution Annotated
    This U.S. Congressional site contains each section of the Constitution, including all of the articles and amendments. In addition, it provides an interpretation of the Constitution, based primarily on Supreme Court case law and legal analysis provided by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in the Library of Congress. 
  • Explore the Constitution
    This site, hosted by the National Constitution Center, includes the United States Constitution in its entirety, divided clearly by Article and Amendment, and annotated with notes by the Annenberg Classroom. In addition, users can browse the site by issue (aborition, environment, etc.).
  • First Ladies: Influence and Image
    Drawing from experts on American history and policy, this CSPAN series examines the unique lives and thoughts of the first ladies, beginning with Martha Washington and culminating with Michelle Obama.
  • Flackcheck.org
    Headquartered at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, FlackCheck.org offers resources that help students "recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular." The site has excellent sections dedicated to particular candidates, including "Campaign Watches" about Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, and Rick Santorum, among others. In addition, the Patterns of Deception section outlines the misleading arguments that surround debates on climate change, immigration, and gun control. 
  • Landmark Cases - 12 Historic Supreme Court Decisions
    These special programs, which aired on C-SPAN for 90 minutes each night between March 28 and April 9, 2016, bring to life the drama that accompanied some of the most important Supreme Court decisions in American history.
  • Living Wage Calculator
  • Nixon Tapes
    The most complete, digital collection of the Nixon tapes in existence, which includes approximately 2,300 hours of the 2,371 hours of tapes currently declassified and released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
  • OpenSecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
    OpenSecrets.org is your nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you're a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use our free site to shine light on your government.
  • Pew Hispanic Center
    The Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that conducts studies and public opinion surveys on a wide range of public policy issues such as demography, education, ecomonics and immigration.
  • Tax History Project
    Established in 1995 as a public service initiative from Tax Analysts, the Project provides scholars, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with information on the history of U.S. public finance.

Prisons and Prisoners

A monthly newspaper prepared by incarcerated men at San Quentin State Prison that is intended as a progressive approach to criminal justice policies by reporting on positive changes in prisoner behavior, particularly through rehabilitative efforts.

Psychology

  • LearnPsychology.org
    For students who are interested in psychology, this site provides a well-referenced overview of psychology career options. Readers will find a section dedicated to Careers, where they may explore Top Psychology Careers and a Salary Tool that pinpoints average salaries in every state in the nation. The Education section outlines The Different Psychology Degrees, Schools with Psychology Programs, and Misconceptions About the Major.
  • National Institute of Mental Health

Radiology

  • Learning Radiology
    Created by Professor William Herring of the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, the Learning Radiology website to includes video podcasts, lectures from medical professionals, and interactive tutorials.

Religion

 

Science

Statistical Resources

Terrorism

Theater

  • Inter-Play
    An Online Index to Plays in Collections, Anthologies and Periodicals. Portland State University Librarians

Video (free streaming video)

  • Harvard University's Justice Series
    "Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. This course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our everyday lives. In this 12-part series, Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas and asks our opinion about the right thing to do."
  • History Channel
    Free streaming video clips and episodes.
  • Learner.org
    Annenberg Media offers many video programs of which can be viewed for free online. All videos are closed captioned.
  • PBS Frontline
    All programs provide a Full Screen viewing option, and many are closed captioned.
  • PBS Video - Free programs available on the following topics:
    • Arts & Literature
    •   Cinema
    •    Culture
    •    Health & Wellness
    •    History
    •    Home & How-To
    •    Nature & Environment
    •    News & Public Affairs
    •    Performing Arts
    •    Region
    •    Science
    •    Technology