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Academic Subject Links

These links are organized according to Delta's Academic Divisions and Disciplines. Use these quick links to jump to your Division.

Business and IT
Health & Wellness

Computer Science and Information Technology
Social Sciences

And use these other resources too:

  • Use the CD or website that supports your textbook. Study guides, practice problems, quizzes, tests-- all kinds of support. Try the Cengage Learning site, for instance.
  • Looking for help with research, the internet, learning and study skills? Go to Learning Resources Links.  

Multi-Subject Websites

  • ARC Links-- Online notes, tests, and tutorials in many subjects from Accounting and Algebra to Visual Basic and Windows from colleges all over the world! Lots of material on computers, including C++ and HTML. A fantastic list compiled by Ken Foster of the Academic Resource Center at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. I found many of my links through this site.
  • hippocampus logocovers many topics in math (including algebra and calculus in Spanish), physics, biology, and some social science. You can't resist the logo anyway.
  • How to Study-- in general and for specific subjects; great links from Lucy MacDonald, one of the top practitioners in learning assistance, now retired from Chemeketa Community College in Oregon
  • MERLOT(Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)is a resource of 44,716 materials online posted, used, and reviewed by 121,627 members. You can join the community for free or just browse among the many animations, lectures, simulations, and tutorials on dozens of topics. 
  • MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) - 1800 courses from 35 academic disciplines and all five of MIT's schools; OpenCourseWare
    * "Is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world."
    * Is a publication of MIT course materials
    * Does not require any registration
    * Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
    * Does not provide access to MIT faculty
  • -- U.S. government's official portal; search it for an enormous amount of information on practically any topic. There are even blogs, such as NARAtions, about "public access to the records of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration," and Climate Q & A from NASA's Earth Observatory!
  • YouTubeEDU -- watch lectures from Stanford and demonstrations and how-tos and explanations from universities everywhere.

Business and Information Technology

  • Accounting Coach -- explanations, glossary, drills and exams, all free on this site developed by an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

English-- composition, grammar and writing across the curriculum

Citation and bibliography NOTICE: The American Psychological Association (APA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA) published new editions of their handbooks in 2010: the 7th edition MLA Handbook and the 6th edition APA Publication Manual . Ask your instructors about what style and edition to use, and check the sites carefully to see what edition is used. These are reliable sites which should be updating their materials, but let the browser beware.

Education (ED)

  • AdPrima-- "toward the best," "designed for new teachers, future teachers, education students, and also for anyone interested in education" by Robert Kizlik, associate professor of education at Florida Atlantic University

Literature (LIT)

Health and Wellness

Nursing (NUR, NPT, NT, CNA)


  • ART  ART History Resources -- links to galleries, research sources, and prints, from Dr. Christopher L. C. E. Whitcomb, Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College
  • Eserver-- 35,311 articles on arts, literature, and humanities material from a collaborative site founded at Carnegie Mellon University in 1990; now housed at Iowa State University 
  • The Voice of the Shuttle (VoS) -- humanities links, including Art, Art History, and Photography on the web from the University of California--Santa Barbara. Also links to history, literature, philosophy, and political science.
  •  World Arts Resources-- very well organized links to every aspect of the visual arts from museums and artists to art supplies, plus links on performing arts, antiques, and architecture
  • LANGUAGES-- online dictionaries for about 300 of the approximately 6,800 known languages from Abenaki to Zulu
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Browser (ASL)-- from MSU, "where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them."
  • Basic Dictionary of ASL-- well-organized site with both text and animated definitions
  • iLoveLanguages -- over 2400 links to dictionaries, documents, online lessons, and plenty of great stuff in Spanish, French, Signed Languages, English, and other human languages such as Icelandic and Swahili
  • FRENCH (FR): French Links -- tutorials,  media, sports and games, travel, lots of links, including Astérix!
  • FRENCH (FR): Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links -- 2nd edition of the long-running super site from Dr. Bob Peckham at the University of Tennessee-Martin.
  • SPANISH (SPA): Study Spanish -- more than 1000 pages of tutorials from the University of Alaska at Anchorage
  • MUSIC (MUS)-- VoS Music Links is the best place to start
  • PHILOSOPHY (PHL) -- VoS Philosophy links, ditto
  • EpistemeLinks -- philosophy resources by philosopher, topic, and other categories including print and electronic journals and magazines
  • THEATER (SPH) -- Theater History on the Web is an extensive site maintained by a retired University of Washington theater instructor.

Mathematics (MTH) and Computer Science and Information Technology (CST)

Mathematics (MTH)


  • ASTRONOMY (AST) Astronomy Notes -- by Nick Stroebel of Bakersfield College in California. All the basics and some good references in the Appendices.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA's sites are among the very best on the Web for not only astronomy but technology and earth science
  • The Nine- now Eight- Planets -- "Overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system." One star, eight planets, and more.
  • Stars and Constellations This site by a grad student defines constellations, lists them with their component stars, and has an interactive star chart and many illustrations.
  • The Virtual Sun Excellent graphic site takes you on a journey through the sun.
  • BIOLOGY (BIO) Access Excellence Resource Center -- a Visual Library and Recommended Resources from the National Health Museum, covering many good topics in biology and the health sciences
  • Anthropology -- tutorials and links for both physical and cultural anthropology from Palomar College.
  • Darwin Day -- February 12, 2009, was the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's (and Abraham Lincoln's) birth and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species-- with many links on evolution and science.
  • DNA from the Beginning -- "an animated primer of 75 experiments that made modern genetics," from Mendel through Watson and Crick to Venter and Varmus (featuring 29 Nobel winners). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory runs DNAftb.
  • features many field guides to plants and animals; now associated with the National Wildlife Federation.
  • Human Anatomy Online from Intellimed Inc.; interactive illustrations
  • Learn.Genetics -- animations, PDFs, and exercises from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. Build a DNA strand, or watch videos of processes in real cells.
  • Medical Mnemonics-- trying to learn meiosis, mitosis, or retro-peritoneal structures? There are dozens of mnemonics here for anatomy, biochemistry, medical fields, and even some physics
  • Physics for Biology and Chemistry Students-- an online textbook by Professor Ken Koehler of Raymond Walters College at the University of Cincinnati
  • Talk.Origins Usenet devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. This archive is a collection of articles and essays, most of which have appeared in at one time or another.
  • The Tree of Life A collaborative web project, produced by biologists from around the world. On more than 9000 web pages, the Tree of Life provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics. Great graphics and scientifically sound.
  • Visible Human Project "complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies;" photographs from the National Library of Medicine
  • Voyage of the Beagle One of several sites on the Web where you can read Darwin's story of the voyage that led to his theories. You can also find On The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man.
  • Web Anatomy -- illustrated online quizzes from Murray Jensen, associate professor at the General College of the University of Minnesota
  • CELL BIOLOGY-- BioMedia Associates -- would like you to buy their videos, but the website has excellent illustrations and videos of microscopic life, posters, and study guides you can view and/or download for free. Especially good stuff on bacteria, viruses and cell processes such as transport and photosynthesis.
  • Cells Alive! -- photos, videos, quizzes, and links
  • CHEMISTRY (CHM) Chemical Heritage Foundation-- online exhibits, library, links, classroom resources in a handsome website
  • Chemistry Tutorials-- nice info on ions, bonds, equations, and stoichiometry, from Des Moines Area Community College
  • Chemistry Webercises Directory-- great links from Steven Murov, professor of chemistry at Modesto Junior College  
  • Interactive Chemistry-- great set of links from the Serendip project at Bryn Mawr (lots more there on science), including The Periodic Table of Comic Books .
  • Periodic Table - WebElements -- thorough information on the elements
  • Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry-- a hypertextbook from a class at Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati
  • GENERAL SCIENCE-- Access Excellence -- visual library and other resources from the National Health Museum
  • Applied Math and Science Education Repository-- exactly what the Net needs more of: FREE searchable annotated databases full of websites, apps, videos, docs, and animations to help you learn (what else) math and science. You can organize your own page of useful stuff and subscribe to updates. part of the Internet Scout Project and the National Science Digital Library
  • -- "the culture of science in fiction and fact." If you are wondering what good science writing looks and sounds like, here's a place to find out
  • LabWrite--  This site from North Carolina State University was created with a National Science Foundation grant and will walk you through every aspect of writing a lab report.
  • Khan Academy -- this popular site's goal is "a free world-class education for anybody anywhere," and it has over 3800 videos on mostly math (from arithmetic to statistics) and science.
  • Map Machine from National Geographic has scalable interactive maps of the world that show roads, satellite image, weather, natural disasters, habitats, population, even geological history. Great for geography, history, political and social science, biology, and just plain fun. Get a 3-D view of Tusoteuthis and other prehistoric sea creatures!
  • Math for Science-- download this PDF file from the T/LC all about percents, rounding, scientific notation, metrics, and sig figs
  • Science Jokes-- try these-- funny for non-scientists as well
  • The Scientific Method, defined, explained, and modeled here in links from schools and universities around the world, is why a scientific theory is not a conjecture, guess, or "just a theory."
  • Weisstein's World of Science-- large sites on astronomy, chemistry, physics, and biographies of scientists. Part of the site of Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica software, founded by Stephen Wolfram, "The Man Who Cracked the Code to Everything."
  • The Why Files is a friendly and fascinating site that explores science in the news, from the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin.
  • GEOGRAPHY (GEO) Footnotes to History-- fun "overview of ephemeral states, micro-nations, secessionist states, and every other kind of country you never heard of in high school," like the Republic of West Florida
  • The Geography Exchange-- This UK-based page gives a different perspective to physical geography, featuring Alpine Glaciers rather than Alaskan ones, and many links.
  • Geography/Political Science: The CIA's World Fact Book-- well of course the CIA has a website, and lots of information on foreign countries
  • Map Machine from National Geographic-- see description above in General science
  • GEOLOGY (GLG) The Geological Society of America -- The GSA was founded in 1888, and its site is loaded with links on research, for students, and for teachers  
  • U. S. Geological Survey -- the usual nice site from a federal agency, with lots of real-time data and links to other USGS disciplines such as Water and Mapping. Educational Resources are extensive.
  • Dinosaur Links-- from the University of California Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley
  • Volcanoes Page From Michigan Tech, this site contains maps, pictures, live video feeds, all kinds of information on ongoing eruptions, and cartoons illustrating volcanic humor.
  • Volcano World -- from Oregon State University, "the Web's Premier Source of Volcano Info" has wonderful graphics and information on volcanoes, rocks and minerals. Interactive, easy to use, with a wide variety of links from Parks and Monuments to other planets.
  • PHYSICS (PHY) and PHYSICAL SCIENCE (PSC) Fermilab Education Office is just one example of how federal government agencies have the coolest sites on the web. Don't neglect the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory home page, and the great link to Astrobiology magazine, and . . .
  • How to Study Physics-- This document was from a 1949 pamphlet, but its advice for studying is still effective. From the website of Dr. Donald E. Simanek, Professor of Physics at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
  • Interactive Physics -- from the Serendip site at Bryn Mawr.
  • Physics Central -- public education site of the American Physical Society

Social Science

Links checked 18 August 2014

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