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CopNet
This huge collection of law enforcement information contains sections for individual Canadian provinces and U.S. states as well as a number of other countries. Many categories are incomplete, but there is lots of information here and the potential for much more. Great links, too.
 
Domestic Violence Hotline Resource List
The National Domestic Violence Hotline toll free number is offered here, along with a summary of their services. There is also a long list of state and U.S. domestic violence groups and their addresses, though few are linked.

Fire Department News and Safety Tips
Fire prevention information and safety tips from the South County California Fire Authority. In addition to local interest items, contains general fire prevention and first aid links of universal interest, from danger spots around the home to the use of fire resistive plants. (Say, what?)

FireSafe Fire and Safety Resource Directory
FireSafe contains hundreds of links to safety issues such as child safety and disaster preparedness, to law enforcement and fire protection agencies on the web, and to national organizations like the American Red Cross.
 
Mesothelioma Treatment Community of TreatMesothelioma.org is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world. We exist to not only inspire hope during these unbearable times but to also provide palliative care and comprehensive information through our website, resources, and educational videos. By being the largest resource for mesothelioma treatment options and complementary therapies for cancer, we are designed to help guide patients and their loved ones toward the answers and support they need to improve their quality of life, prognosis, and life expectancy.
 
International Association of Fire Fighters
Political and legislative information of interest to fire fighters.

National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
The Clearinghouse offers information about marital and date rape. Tap into their speaking program, become a part of their network database, and learn about available internships.

National Fire Protection Association
The NFPA, in international nonprofit group organized more than 100 years ago, has a large, well organized site, detailing its activities and offering a lot of fire prevention and safety information.

Smokey Says
Smokey the Bear's site contains games (you'll need shockwave for the first one) designed to help children and their parents prevent forest fires. Also contains forestry links.

U.S. Fire Administration
USFA, part of The Federal Emergency Management Agency, is dedicated to fire safety. This site has information on the National Fire Academy, the Firefighters Memorial, and the National Emergency Training Center, as well as a publications listing, and a learning resource center.

Women's Protective Services
WPS is a place for physically, emotionally, and sexually abused women and their children. WPS of Lubbock, Texas here details its services and needs.

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CopNet
This huge collection of law enforcement information contains sections for individual Canadian provinces and U.S. states as well as a number of other countries. Many categories are incomplete, but there is lots of information here and the potential for much more. Great links, too.

Domestic Violence Hotline Resource List
The National Domestic Violence Hot line toll free number is offered here, along with a summary of their services. There is also a long list of state and U.S. domestic violence groups and their addresses, though few are linked.

Fire Department News and Safety Tips
Fire prevention information and safety tips from the South County California Fire Authority. In addition to local interest items, contains general fire prevention and first aid links of universal interest, from danger spots around the home to the use of fire resistive plants. (Say, what?)

FireSafe Fire and Safety Resource Directory
FireSafe contains hundreds of links to safety issues such as child safety and disaster preparedness, to law enforcement and fire protection agencies on the web, and to national organizations like the American Red Cross.

The International Association of Fire Fighters
Political and legislative information of interest to fire fighters.

National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
The Clearinghouse offers information about marital and date rape. Tap into their speaking program, become a part of their network database, and learn about available internships.

National Fire Protection Association
The NFPA, in international nonprofit group organized more than 100 years ago, has a large, well organized site, detailing its activities and offering a lot of fire prevention and safety information.

Smokey Says
Smokey the Bear's site contains games (you'll need shock wave for the first one) designed to help children and their parents prevent forest fires. Also contains forestry links.

U.S. Fire Administration
USFA, part of The Federal Emergency Management Agency, is dedicated to fire safety. This site has information on the National Fire Academy, the Firefighters Memorial, and the National Emergency Training Center, as well as a publications listing, and a learning resource center.

Women's Protective Services
WPS is a place for physically, emotionally, and sexually abused women and their children. WPS of Lubbock, Texas here details its services and needs.

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Academy of Management Online
This web site offers both The Academy of Management Review and The Academy of Management Journal online. Get up-to-date information regarding management theory, upcoming conferences, and meetings. There is also an area devoted to information for the public non-profit sector.
 
American Society of Public Administration
ASPA is the "principal arena for linking thought and practice within the field of public admininstration." Here the Society offers summaries of articles in the Public Administration Review, fulltext articles from PA Times, commentary, and member information. At the time of this review, the lead article was a fascinating piece on the governmental crisis in Miami.  
FedWorld Information Network
FedWorld offers a huge amount of information from federal agencies. You can FTP into their server for government information, documents, or files, or telnet into their server to access online ordering services and federal job information. This is a great starting point if you are looking for information from the federal government!
 
Government Executive
This is "The Independent Business Magazine of Government," and offers federal government information in articles on a wide variety of topics, a forum for discussion, and encouragement to get involved.
 
International City/County Management Association
ICMA provides training programs and publications for local government professionals. They also serve "as a clearinghouse for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of local government information," and this site is one of their vehicles.
 
Local Government Institute
Housed here is information regarding government jobs, publications, and software. You'll also find information about LGI's services, which include executive search, consulting, and personnel assistance.
 
Massachusetts Institue for Social and Economic Research (MISER)
MISER is an interdisciplinary research institute with a focus on the formulation of public policy. There isn't tons of informaton, but the Institue is well worth knowing about.
 
National Center for Public Productivity
The NCPP is "a research and public service organization devoted to improving productivity in the public sector." Information on the organization, including mission, publications, and conferences is provided here, in addtion to membership information and related links.

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American Sociological Association
This website offers lots of resources to the sociology student and professional. You will find assocation-specific as well as general sociology information.

Galaxy - Sociology
A list of colleges' and universities' sociology departments, periodicals, and directories.

The Gallup Organzation
Interested in public opionion? If so, the Gallup Organization has developed a wonderful web site with you in mind. They offer results of several surveys online. You may view the presentation online or download a version from various formats for viewing on your local hard drive. They also say they will soon be conducting Gallup Polls online.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's ELSI Project
This site explores the "Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues" of scientific research. Topics include basic vs. applied research, breast cancer screening, sustainable development, indoor and outdoor pollution, and genetics. Intended to be most useful in discussions at the middle through high school levels.

Sociological Research Online
This cyber magazine is chock-full of the hottest sociological discussions from the UK.

A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace
"To stimulate the sociological imagination" this site offers quotes, commentary, data analyses, and categorized links dealing with man and society. Very literate and thought-provoking.

The Sticky Wicket- Poverty's Home Page
This site truly introduces one to the thoughts and feelings of the homeless and poor. It's big on welfare and community issues and contains the Cyber Herald, which is published weekly on such news and events, plus a really engaging Thoughts for Today section.

Timeline of Sociology
Here is a handy little timeline that covers sociologists as well as sociology events starting with the 1600's through 1995. Where Internet resources exist, there are links. Very useful.

University of Wisconsin-Superior Sociology/Anthropology
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about sociology, links to various research, statistics, and archives...this site has it all.

WCSU List: Sociology Internet Resources
With links for every sociology topic imaginable from ethnicity to criminology to the ever-popular "miscellaneous," this site is bound to have the information you need.

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4000 Years of Women in Science
This is a compilation of information about women in science . There are more than 125 women from our scientific past documented in biographies and photographs. A bonus is the inclusion of the reference list of books and articles used to develop this site.

Arsis Press: Concert Music by Women Composers
Arsis Press publishes the concert and sacred music of 40 women composers, and this site details the available works. Don't miss the reprint of a Washington Post article about Clara Lyle Boone and the history of her work in getting women's music published and played (against great odds!).

Canadian Women in History
This is a great resource about women from Canada's past. You will find short biographies and references to other resources.

A Celebration of Women Writers
This is an incredible resource of women authors listed alphabetically. Not all authors have links to more information, but many of them do.

Center for the American Woman and Politics
CAWP offers information and research regarding the promotion of "greater understanding and knowledge about women's relationship to politics and government." You can explore current center publications, consider press releases, and read newsletters.

Center for Women's Studies
Spend some time at this West Virginia University site and you will be amply rewarded. From the definitions and endorsements of Women's Studies to the fine sets of resource links, from the stimulating articles of the online magazine to the fascinating research of the statistical study "West Virginia Women: In Perspective," CWS has a lot to offer.

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
The developers of this site have compiled lots of interdisciplinary resources pertaining to the patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean. There are online articles, images, a searchable bibliography, Biblical studies, and more.

Expect the Best from a Girl. That's What You'll Get.
The point made convincingly here is that, although boys and girls have similar capabilities, they perform differently because of differences in experience and expectation. This site, put together by the Women's College Coalition and brought to you by Mount Holyoke College, offers ways parents and teachers can help girls to perform to potential.

FeMiNa
This is the internet search tool for women's links. You can search by keyword or browse through twenty main topics including art, business, resources, and health.

Feminist.com
Strong with information pertaining to activism, this site brings you current issues, resources, and contacts. It also has direct e-mail to the White House. You'll find articles and speeches from journalists, grassroots organizers, and experts, as well as resources pertaining to women's health issues. Lots of content and resources!
Feminist Majority Foundation Online
The caretakers of this site claim that it is a research, information, and action site. They have fulfilled their claim many times over! They offer news, events, information regarding such topics as affirmative action and breast cancer, and even a listing of "911" resources for women! Lots of current, pertinent, useful information, very well organized.

Gender-Related Electronic Forums
Looking for a way to contact a group of like-minded souls? Joan Korenman of the Women's Studies Program, University of Maryland Baltimore County, has put together and frequently updates this list of more than 300 gender-related e-mail lists in a dozen categories such as Arts & Humanities, Education, Health, Spirituality, and Social Sciences.

Home Alive
This organization works to get women "home alive." Its main focus is affordable self-defense courses and education. Site includes statistics and a list of hotline numbers.

In Motion Magazine
"In Motion Magazine is a multicultural, online U.S. publication" promoting " grassroots organizing and art for social change among communities of color and working people." Interesting articles in categories such as Rural America, Affirmative Action, Hot Topics, and Regions are offered here. Spanish version available.

Library Resources for Women's Studies
This is an excellent source for Women's Studies resources and collections available via the Internet.

National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
The Clearinghouse offers information about marital and date rape. Tap into their speaking program, become a part of their network database, and learn about available internships.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts
This online home of the National Museum of Women in the Arts offers lots of information for the potential visitor. There is an online tour with the musuem's founder, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, and great examples of the permanent collections. Another wonderful feature is the artist profiles which offer an example of work, a biography, and a selected bibliography.

National Organization for Women
Here you will find information about local and national feminist activities and many related issues. Using the tools of education and litigation, NOW is devoted to furthering women's rights.

National Women's History Project
The National Women's History Project promotes multicultural women's history awareness. The web site offers information regarding National Women's History Month (March) as well as great quotes by and about women's history, a women's history test (bet you can't get them all right) and links to other women's history web sites.

Susan B. Anthony
This site offers a biography, photographs, and other information about Susan B. Anthony. As her niece said, "Because of Aunt Susan's love for women and perseverance in her cause, I have today the enjoyment of a great many more rights and privileges than my mother had twenty-five years ago."

Women and Computer Science
This is mostly a links page to papers and studies, but the author does include some of her own writings. These are great research sources for such a new topic. She also has a site for women and minorities in science and engineering.

Women in Technology International
This web site offers great articles regarding women in technology. The well-being center has information on women's health issues, mental well-being, working women, and fitness and recreation. Other areas include news and resources, networking, careers, and a technology center. A very useful site.

Women's International Center
This non-profit organization's web site is full of wonderful information about women. From their birthday calendar to their biographies and photos, you will find lots of interesting information about women.

Women's Studies Programs, Departments, & Research Centers
Link from here to more than 300 women's studies programs, departments, and research centers in universities and colleges around the world.

Women's Studies Resources
This database serves "those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues." You will find information ranging from conference announcements to employment opportunities to a picture gallery. This is a site worth bookmarking.

Women's Studies Resources Outside UMBC
The Women's Studies Program of the University of Maryland Baltimore County offers this treasury of wonderful starting points for research on the Web. You'll find women's studies sites, e-mail lists of women's groups and interests, tips for finding e-mail addresses, links to women's studies programs and financial aid, and much more.

Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites
This site offers a vast collection of web sites focusing on women's issues. They're annotated and categorized for easier searching under topics like health, sexuality, arts & humanities, and women of color.