Subject Portals

Allied Health/Medicine| Anatomy | Art | Business | Chemistry | Computer Science/CIS
Criminal Justice | Culinary Arts| Mathematics | Medical Office Specialist
Natural Science | Nursing | Pharmacy/Pharmacology | Physical Therapy | Physiology | Psychology
Sociology | Telecommunications | Theatre

Allied Health/Medicine

American Society for Clinical PathologyWill open new browser window or tab
Provides career and certification information for laboratory professionals. Limited access to articles from ASCP journals is available.

Careers in Health CareWill open new browser window or tab

National Organization of Rare DiseasesWill open new browser window or tab
Provides access to brief reports on rare diseases through the Rare Disease database. The reports include websites for further information

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Anatomy

Muscles
Muscles Tutorial –Gateway Community CollegeWill open new browser window or tab
Includes tutorials on the superficial muscles in the face, torso, and leg, as well as the anterior view and posterior view of the body.

Muscle Tutorials – Get Body SmartWill open new browser window or tab
Provides tutorials on muscle groups based on the area of the body that they perform an action (i.e. muscles that act on the shoulder). Includes quizzes.

Bones
Lumen Bone Box – Loyola University (Chicago) School of MedicineWill open new browser window or tabProvides interactive tutorials on major bones of the body, with special emphasis on describing the parts of the bones.

Entire Body
Interactive Tutorials -Pearson Educational PublishingWill open new browser window or tab
Tutorials cover most areas of the human body. Site requires Adobe Shock Player 10 software to view tutorials.

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Art

20th Century Contemporary Art
My Art SpaceWill open new browser window or tab
A premier online social network for the art world. Encompasses featured artists, featured galleries, and featured images. Blogs, weekly newsletters, and an art calendar are included.

World Images
World Images KioskWill open new browser window or tab
California State University - Contains over 60,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. Now available as a full course of Art and Culture known as the Web of Art that is useful as a college or advance placement course or for self-study.

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Business

Bureau of Labor StatisticsWill open new browser window or tab
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The information found here includes inflation, prices, unemployment, employment, wages, and also home to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.Will open new browser window or tab

Census BureauWill open new browser window or tab
The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

CNN MoneyWill open new browser window or tab
A service of CNN Fortune & Money, this online news web site has information on business news, personal finance, real estate, technology, small business, and markets.

FDICWill open new browser window or tab
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was created by Congress as an independent agency to maintain the stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships. There is a wealth of information on this site such as bank analysis and statistics, S&L chronology, and consumer news.

IRSWill open new browser window or tab
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

New York TimesWill open new browser window or tab
An American daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally famous for the motto All the news that's fit to print. The online version recently expanded its Business and Technology coverage.

Louisiana Department of LaborWill open new browser window or tab
LAWorks helps strengthen and stabilize the Louisiana economy by building a well-trained, quality workforce, by providing an efficient labor market exchange, and by helping to maintain a workplace that is supportive of worker safety and productivity.

Louisiana Department of RevenueWill open new browser window or tab
The Department of Revenue receives funding for three programs: tax collection, alcohol and tobacco control, and charitable gaming.

NYSE EuronextWill open new browser window or tab
The NYSE has been leading the way in securities trading for over 200 years.

Securities and Exchange CommissionWill open new browser window or tab
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission protects investors, maintains fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitates capital formation.

Small Business Administration (SBA)Will open new browser window or tab
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

Wall Street Journal (WSJ)Will open new browser window or tab
An international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City that covers U.S. and international business and financial news.

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Chemistry

Mr. Guch's Cavalcade O' ChemistryWill open new browser window or tab
Provides tutorials, vocabulary, and practice worksheets through the HelpDesk link. The site also provides free resources for chemistry teachers.

VadloWill open new browser window or tab
An academic, open-access, free search engine created by two biology scientists in Chicago for the Life Sciences and biomedical researchers, educators, students, clinicians, reference librarians and members of public looking for academic PowerPoints.

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Computer Science/CIS

Web Design
HTML Code TutorialWill open new browser window or tab
Provides helpful tutorials, forums, resources and complete guides to creating web pages.

W3 SchoolWill open new browser window or tab
Has web-building tutorials from basic HTML and XHTML to advanced XML, SQL, Database, Multimedia and WAP. There is a full web-building reference and Try it yourself online examples.

Web-Source.netWill open new browser window or tab
A complete web site design and development tutorial site designed specifically for those doing business on the Internet.

WebmonkeyWill open new browser window or tab
A web developer’s resource for beginner, builder or master; there are detailed, illustrated lessons and a quick reference library.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)Will open new browser window or tab
An international consortium that works to develop Web standards, protocols, and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.

News and Updates in Technology
Broadband DSLreports.comWill open new browser window or tab
The largest online community about broadband technology and providers. There is an extensive collection of FAQs covering topics such as DSL, cable modems, wireless ISPs, VoIP, bandwidth, file sharing, and many specific providers.

National Public Radio(NPR)Will open new browser window or tab
An internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.

Software
Microsoft Office OnlineWill open new browser window or tab
Offers free training courses and interactive reference guides for Microsoft Office products, as well as product feedback and forums.

GNU ProjectWill open new browser window or tab
Launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software; the GNU/Linux operating system is now used by millions.

Apple DownloadsWill open new browser window or tab
iTunes, Safari (world’s best browser), QuickTime (freeware video player), Web apps, and many more Mac downloads.

MozillaWill open new browser window or tab
Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client are available free-of-charge for Windows, Mac and Linux computers in more than 35 languages.

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Criminal Justice

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)Will open new browser window or tab
A voluntary national, not-for-profit, independent professional certification board that has been established to promote the highest standards of practice for medicolegal death investigators.

The American Society of CriminologyWill open new browser window or tab
An international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, a review of legislation and the practice of law, as well as an examination of the law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems.

Criminal Investigation ArticlesWill open new browser window or tab
The Art and Science of Criminal Investigation.

Criminal Justice JobsWill open new browser window or tab
Provides aspiring criminal justice professionals with current, reliable and informative career information and job descriptions designed to help them make an informed decision when it comes to selecting a career in criminal justice or law enforcement.

CNN – Law Center NewsWill open new browser window or tab
Brings you the latest news and video about crime, the law, and the courts.

Federal Bureau of InvestigationWill open new browser window or tab
The primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), serving as both a federal criminal investigative body and a domestic intelligence agency. At present, the FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, making the FBI the de-facto lead law enforcement agency of the United States government.

Find law (Court cases and legal issues)Will open new browser window or tab
Provides legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make the best legal decisions.

Forensic and Higher Ed CJ School ProgramsWill open new browser window or tab
Directory of Criminal Justice degrees and programs.

Forensic Psych Grad SchoolsWill open new browser window or tab
Masters (MS) and PhD degree programs in Forensic Psychology use the skills of psychologists and apply them to issues relevant to the criminal justice system. Graduates of forensic psychology graduate programs can enter careers as forensic psychologists, forensic psychology researchers, professors and more.

London Met Police: New Scotland Yard (MPS)Will open new browser window or tab
The territorial police force responsible for law enforcement within Greater London, excluding the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police. The Metropolitan Police was the first such service established in Britain, and is seen as the forerunner to modern British police services. The Metropolitan Police was carefully devised, so that it was not seen as a military service, more as an approachable civilian force, answerable to the people.

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV)Will open new browser window or tab
A statewide network of battered women's programs, supportive organizations, and individuals who share the goal of ending violence against women and children in Louisiana. LCADV empowers its members through advocacy, education, resource development, and technical assistance.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)Will open new browser window or tab
A federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Police CareersWill open new browser window or tab
Successful Law Enforcement test writers, assessors, résumé writers and employment and promotion testing consultants and career coaches.

United States Department of JusticeWill open new browser window or tab
The primary federal criminal investigation and enforcement agency.

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Culinary Arts

Allrecipes.comWill open new browser window or tab
Find answers to common questions in the Cooking School articles. Use the reference area to find information about cooking times, measurements, conversions, common substitutions, and the Cook’s Encyclopedia. There are how-to’s for learning how to roast, deep fry, mold chocolate, cut up a whole chicken, and much more. There is a section on baking from feeding your sourdough starter to cake decorating to perfecting your pie crusts.

BettyCrocker.comWill open new browser window or tab
Recipes, cooking and baking tips and tutorials, entertaining ideas, how to videos, an online community, and shopping section with products

Culinary Institute of AmericaWill open new browser window or tab
Offers educational programs, e-learning, tutorials, news and resources, as well as the CIA pro store.

Culinary.netWill open new browser window or tab
Provides materials on food and food information to newspapers. The recipes featured on the site are kitchen-tested and backed by some of the biggest names in the food industry. There are articles on food and food safety.

Food NetworkWill open new browser window or tab
A unique lifestyle network and Web site that strives to be way more than cooking. The network is committed to exploring new and different ways to approach food - through pop culture, competition, adventure, and travel - while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information. Get recipes, plan meals, watch your favorite shows online, and join the online community.

FoodSafety.govWill open new browser window or tab
The gateway to government food safety information with news, alerts, programs, and a video library.

GigaChef.comWill open new browser window or tab
An online community and resource designed to serve the primary needs of those in food service and as well people who love food and cooking. Find, share, and create recipes. There is a comprehensive directory of vendors. Review the menu archive. Study methodology of standardized techniques. Visit the library. Use the resume builder, browse the school directory, and hone your interview skills.

Nutrition.govWill open new browser window or tab
Provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

PastryWizWill open new browser window or tab
The perfect place for the whole family. Whether you are looking for step-by-step instructions for cake decorating, food history, information for seasonal entertaining, or some fun recipes for the kids. For the Culinary professional, there is a job board, bookstore, cake decorating video shop, and newsletter.

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Mathematics

PurplemathWill open new browser window or tab
Offers algebra lessons written with the student in mind: Free Online Tutoring and Lessons; Quizzes and Worksheets; and Other Useful Sites and Services.

Mathematics Department at Lake Tahoe Community CollegeWill open new browser window or tab
Offers a wide range of courses (arithmetic to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus for the social and life sciences, calculus and analytical geometry, linear algebra, differential equations, and statistics) providing interactive web lessons, class notes, practice lessons, and definitions.

Regents Exam Prep CenterWill open new browser window or tab
A nonprofit site from the Oswego City School District in New York State with lessons, games and puzzles in basic mathematics, Algebra, Geometry and Algebra2/Trig.

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Medical Office Specialist

American Health Information Management AssociationWill open new browser window or tab
Includes a student site (under schools/jobs link) with news articles, academic pathways, and career advice and certification information.

American Academy of Professional CodersWill open new browser window or tab
Provides information on certification, training, and access to a job center.

Association for Healthcare Documentation IntegrityWill open new browser window or tab
Includes access to information on medical technician credentials, training. A job center is available.

For The RecordWill open new browser window or tab
A journal for health information professionals. Site provides access to select current articles and an archive of older articles.

Advance for Health Information ProfessionalsWill open new browser window or tab
Includes career information, certification assistance, and limited access to articles from association magazine.

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Natural Science

Academy of Natural Sciences (Natural History Museum-Philadelphia)Will open new browser window or tab
A museum with numerous exhibits that focuses on education in the natural sciences. The web site provides visitor information, teacher resources, and access to online exhibits.

Science Lab Weight and Measurements ConverterWill open new browser window or tab
Offers access to a weight conversion calculator, definitions and conversion charts.

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Nursing

Louisiana State Nurses AssociationWill open new browser window or tab
Provides vital information to the nursing profession in Louisiana. Includes links to legislative news that effects nurses, educational opportunities and educational resources. Contains a Louisiana nurses job search database and other employment resources.

National Student Nurses AssociationWill open new browser window or tab
Provides a mentorship for future professional nurses and facilitates the student’s professional development through leadership opportunities, educational resources and career guidance. Contains links to other professional societies catering to the nursing profession as well as a list of scholarships available to students.

Nursing Book ListWill open new browser window or tab
Provides a bibliographic list of all books held in the non-reserve stacks of BPCC library that relate to the field of nursing. This provides a guide to the physical and electronic resources available for use by the students and faculty of Bossier Parish Community College.

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Pharmacy/Pharmacology

American Society of Health-System PharmacistsWill open new browser window or tab
Includes a pharmacy technician’s page (under popular links section) with career and training information. Access to articles from the association magazine is available.

American Association of Pharmacy TechniciansWill open new browser window or tab

Drug Calculations QuizWill open new browser window or tab

Drug Information Portal-National Library of MedicineWill open new browser window or tab
A free Web resource from the NLM that provides an informative, user friendly entry-way to current drug information for over 16,000 drugs. Current information regarding consumer health, clinical trials, and physical properties and structure is easily retrieved by searching on a drug name.

Drugs at FDAWill open new browser window or tab

Louisiana Board of PharmacyWill open new browser window or tab
Includes access to pharmacy technician licensure information, training, newsletters and bulletins. Laws and regulations in regards to pharmacist, pharmacy technicians and drugs are also available.

Orange BookWill open new browser window or tab
FDA Approved Drugs with Therapeutic Evidence

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Physical Therapy

Muscle Tutorials – Get Body SmartWill open new browser window or tab
Provides tutorials on muscle groups based on the area of the body that they perform an action (i.e. muscles that act on the shoulder). Includes access to quizzes.

American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsWill open new browser window or tab
Presents access to a patient education library. Library includes a glossary of orthopedic terms, information on parts of the body and diseases and syndromes.

Sci-Info-Pages-Spinal Cord Injury and LevelsWill open new browser window or tab
Includes a resource directory with information on medical studies and hospitals. A health issues section with information on syndromes and conditions is also offered. Links with general spinal cord injury information is also available.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokesWill open new browser window or tab
Contains a disorders index with information on neurological disorders.

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Patient Education ManualsWill open new browser window or tab
Provides patient education manuals (overviews) on numerous diseases and health conditions.

Gentiva Health SheetsWill open new browser window or tab
Presents overviews of health issues ranging from acupuncture to whooping cough.

National Guideline Clearinghouse-Preventing pressure ulcers and skin tearsWill open new browser window or tab
Offers links to associations about diseases or health concerns, and access to guidelines (articles) on treatments and management of conditions and diseases.

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Physiology

North Harris College Anatomy and Physiology I Interactive TutorialsWill open new browser window or tab
Provides interactive tutorials on topics ranging from basic chemistry to the central nervous system to DNA replication.

North Harris College Anatomy and Physiology II Interactive TutorialsWill open new browser window or tab
Provides interactive tutorials on topics ranging from the heart to the digestive system to genetics.

Human Physiology Textbook siteWill open new browser window or tab
Requires a textbook registration code that is available on the site. Upon registering with site, you can enroll in course or use the resources tab. Resources available includes study guides, exercises and quizzes.

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Psychology

American Psychological Society (APA)Will open new browser window or tab
A scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

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Sociology

SOCIOWEBWill open new browser window or tab
Guide to Sociological Resources on the Internet.

American Sociological AssociationWill open new browser window or tab
A non-profit membership association based in Washington, DC dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.

Social Science Data ArchiveWill open new browser window or tab
University of California Los Angeles

UC DataWill open new browser window or tab
University of California Berkeley

Bureau of Labor StatisticsWill open new browser window or tab
The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

U.S. Census BureauWill open new browser window or tab
The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

FedstatsWill open new browser window or tab
Location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.

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Telecommunications

Concert Promotion and Booking
Music Biz EducationWill open new browser window or tab
Contains articles written on what’s new in the music business, writing a music business plan that works, and future music careers. How to maintain business health in an economic downturn, as well as, music strategies are outlined.

Music Business StoreWill open new browser window or tab
A software store for musicians and music industry professionals. It covers music business contracts which are the most comprehensive music industry contract available.

International Songwriting CompetitionWill open new browser window or tab
An annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.

American Society of Composers, Authors, and PublishersWill open new browser window or tab
A membership association of over 320,000 U. S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. It protects member’s musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via broadcast or live performance.

Broadcasting Music IncorporationWill open new browser window or tab
An American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. At present there are more the 6.5 million works.

Bands & Music PromotersWill open new browser window or tab
Assists bands in locating gigs and promoters book the right band. A list of band promoters who specialize in promoting bands and music are given.

Grammy Award WinnersWill open new browser window or tab
Find Grammy winner by name of award recipient, by categories within a genre, by year, by title of work and/or by the artist performing the work.

Jazz RootsWill open new browser window or tab
Includes an overview of jazz during 1895-1920; books about jazz; early jazz musicians; pictures from the jazz root archives and early jazz links.

Music ContractsWill open new browser window or tab
Covers a wide variety of categories that include information on music business seminars, advertisement submissions, artist search, and songwriting record deals.

American Association of Advertising AgenciesWill open new browser window or tab
A national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the U.S. Approximately eighty percent of the total volumes are placed nationwide.

Advertising WeekWill open new browser window or tab
The best advertising resource for advertisers.

Advertising AgeWill open new browser window or tab
The leading source of news, views, and intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities. Also, includes downloadable data on digital marketing, search, Hispanic marketing, magazines and newspapers.

Photography
Focus on PhotographyWill open new browser window or tab
Basic photography with examples of camera basic, composition, history, types of photography, lighting reference materials, and a self test.

Depth of FieldWill open new browser window or tab
Optic, particularly as it relates to film and photography is the portion of a scene that appears sharp in the image.

AGFA Photo: Images of Life & ProductsWill open new browser window or tab
An ideal product to keep on the shelf if you often find your usual developer is lacking in products. (see digital truth.comWill open new browser window or tab)

Online Lessons in Photographic TechniquesWill open new browser window or tab
Online lessons in photographic technique designed for the beginner and experienced photographer. (see photcollege.comWill open new browser window or tab)

Nature Photographers Online Magazine Will open new browser window or tab
Intended to serve as an online resource for nature photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. The focus is on art and technique of nature photography, as well as, the use of photography for habitat conservation and environmental photojournalism.

Old Time Radio (OTR)
OTR Network LibraryWill open new browser window or tab
A free resource for OTR fans. There are over 12,000 OTR shows available for instant listening.

Radio LoversWill open new browser window or tab
Offers hundreds of free vintage radio shows to listen to online in MP3 format.

Old Time Radio FansWill open new browser window or tab
Offers free download old time radio shows. Once you download these free OTR shows, you can listen to them on your computer or copy them to a CD so you can listen anywhere.

Internet ArchiveWill open new browser window or tab
Founded to build an internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Mercury Theatre on the AirWill open new browser window or tab
The finest radio drama of the 1930s featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John houseman. The show is famous for its notorious "War of the Worlds" broadcast.

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Theatre

PlayBillWill open new browser window or tab
Serving theatre since 1884. Offers news, features, performance listings for Broadway, London, and Regional theatre. Discount tickets may be purchased through this site.

YouTubeWill open new browser window or tab
Hosts user-generated videos. This site is also used to look at history, Broadway show clips, and personality clips.