Some of the Best Free Web Sites


Websites.  Courtesy of Google Images

Websites. Courtesy of Google Images

These are some of my favorite websites that make me stay around, either for the content, the graphics, as well as the amount of information available to me.  And of course, credibility of the website is always important to me.  Take a look at these and enjoy. –Joan Parks

Encyclopedia of Chicago (http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/)
“The Chicago Historical Society, The Newberry Library and Northwestern University
Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, an online resource dedicated to becoming a dynamic and unprecedented collection of metropolitan history. Visitors will find thousands of historical resources, including photographs, maps, articles, and newspapers. Visit the user’s guide section before you begin to learn about methods for browsing, searching, or purchasing elements of the encyclopedia”.  –MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites

Images from the History of Medicine (National Library of Medicine)

http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna/servlet/view/all

“Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.”– MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites

Picture History (http://www.picturehistory.com/)
“Picture History is an on-line archive of images and film footage illuminating more than 200 years of American history. Included in its holdings is the acclaimed Meserve-Kunhardt Collection of 19th century photography as well as thousands of images that have been researched and acquired by Kunhardt Productions for use in historical documentaries over the past fifteen years. Picture History is intended for the personal use of students, educators, scholars, and the general public curious about the past”. – MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites.

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