Recommended Web Sites


The UMSL librarians have suggested these sites as useful sources of information for your research and convenience, to be used in addition to UMSL's primary Databases.

Since these web sites are not provided by UMSL, we cannot endorse or guarantee the accuracy of these sites. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian for assistance.

Postal Zip Codes
Telephone Directories on the Web
Toll-Free Directory
White Pages


Biographical Dictionary
Biographical Memoirs of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences
Biography: Women
Nobel e-Museum
Presidents of the United States
Supreme Court Justices
United States Congress Biographical Dictionary
Women's Hall of Fame


Book Reviews
New York Times Book Reviews
Online Books
Pulitzer Prizes


Business 2.0 Web Guide
CEO Express
Country Commercial Guides
Doing Business in ...
Edgar Database
Encyclopedia of Corporate Governance (U.S. Government Export Portal)
Forbes Corporation Lists
Fortune 500 Lists and Data Archive
GuideStar (nonprofit organizations)
International Trade/Commercial Law
Joint Transportation Research Program (Purdue University)
Mergent News Reports
NAICS-Industry Codes
Nonprofit Sector Literature
PC Quote
Philanthropic Studies Index
SIC Search
Stock Indexes (Bloomberg)
Thomas Register
Yahoo Finance

Careers/Financial Aid

America's Career Infonet
Best Companies to Work For
Best Places for Business and Careers
Career Guide to Industries
FastWeb(financial aid)
Foundation Center
Job Hunter's Bible
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Peterson's Education Center
Student Guide (DOE)
UMSL Career Services

Citation Styles

go to the Citations page

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Also see the Government, Law and Statistics categories Evidence-based programs and practices
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Criminal Justice Reference Center
JRSA (Justice Research and Statistics Association)
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Uniform Crime Reports (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Dates & Time

Holidays and Festivals
Time of Day
Time Ticker

Digital Collections

[Also see the Virtual Libraries category below]
Academic Information Digital Library
American Memory
Canadian Discovery Portal
Digital Librarian: Electronic Texts
Digital Public Library of America
English Folk Dance & Song Society 18th & 19th Century books & music
European Library
Evaluating Internet Resources
Evaluating Web Resources
Gallica (France)
Google Art Project
History Sourcebook
Internet Archive (books, music, video & audio)
ipl2 Books
Making of America
Missouri Digital Heritage
MOspace (University of Missouri Institutional Repository)
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Perseus Digital Library
Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project (Bodleian & Vatican Libraries)
Project Gutenberg
University of Missouri Digital Library

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses
DART-Europe E-Theses Portal
EthOs UK dissertations & theses.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. Two ways to search:
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open Free PDF full-text dissertations and theses published as open access; most 2007 to present.
Theses Canada (includes dissertations)


Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Budget - United States
Currency Exchange Rates
Dow Jones Averages
Economic Indicators - Economics and Statistics Administration [U.S. Dept. of Commerce]
Economic Indicators - Small Business Administration
Economic Research Network
Economic Time Series
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis provides access to ALFRED, FRASER, Page One Economics and other banking and economic statistics.
Financial DataFinder
Inflation Calculator
MERIC - Missouri Economic Research and Information Center
NAICS-Industry Codes
Office of Industry Analysis
SIC Search
World Bank


Almanac of Higher Education
Award Lists: Children and Young Adult (YA) Literature Resource Guide
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (AASL)
Chronicle of Higher Education
College Rankings-Princeton Review
Center for Measuring Academic Performance
Education Reports from ERIC
EdStats (Education Statistics compiled by World Bank's Education Group)
Education Statistics
Foundation Center
Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments
Peterson's Education Center

Government -- United States/Federal

Agency Index
Budget -- United States
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Census Department
Congressional Biographical Directory 1774-
Congressional Directory
Congressional Documents 1774-1873
Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), part of the Library of Congress, prepares its reports for the U.S. Congress, but currently there is no one database of these reports for the general public. The following groups have assembled collections of various CRS reports and made them available to the public:
University of North Texas Libraries
U.S. Dept. of State
Open CRS
Federation of American Scientists
Copyright Office
Economic Report of the President
Election Vote Counts
FDIC Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)
FDsys (Federal Digital System) [formerly GPO Access]
Federal Register
Foreign Relations of the United States to 2001 (State Department)
Government Documents Librarian (Mansfield University)
Grey Literature Report (Health Services & Public Health Research) [Health Insurance]
Internal Revenue Service (Federal Tax Forms and information)
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
State Department Publications
Supreme Court Collection
Supreme Court Site
THOMAS: Federal Legislation (changing to during 2014)
Treaties in Force (State Department)
United States Congress Votes Database (Washington Post)
United States Government Manual [formerly FirstGov]

Government -- U.S. States

50 - State Agency Database
50 States
Census of Governments
City Profiles
FDIC Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)
Public Record Locator
Regional Data - BEA
State & County Quick Facts
State & Local Government
State Constitutions
State Statistical Abstracts
States & Territories - LLC
Vote Smart

Government -- World

Amnesty International
Background Notes (State Department)
Canadian Encyclopedia
CIA Factbooks, Publications
Country Studies
Documents Center(Clark Library, University of Michigan)
Embassy World
Foreign Affairs Online
Governments on WWW
UN (United Nations)
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
World Statesmen

Health Sciences/ Medical

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
Gray's Anatomy [Health Insurance]
International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
Martindale's Health/Science Guide
Medline Plus
Merck Manual Home Health Handbook (for Patients and Caregivers)
Merck Manual (for Professionals) Online Medical Dictionary
Surgeon General Reports
Wellcome Images Medical and other images via the Wellcome Library
World Health Reports


America Memory Collection
Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1902 (full-text)
Discovering American Women's History Online
Early Americas Digital Archive (~1492-1820)
Founders Online (Founding Fathers Papers projects)
Paper of Record (Various UK, US, Canadian, & World newspapers - you must register & pay for access.)
Perseus Digital Library
The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1860-1865 (full-text) [Civil War era newspaper]
World War I Document Archive

Copyright & Intellectual Property
Copyright Clearance Center
Criminal Justice Reference Center
Center for Intellectual Property
Documents, Law History & Diplomacy (Avalon Project)
International Trade/Commercial Law
JRSA (Justice Research and Statistics Association)
Law Library of Congress Dictionary
Legal Information Institute
Nolo (Information, Directories and Legal Products)
Patents & Trademarks, U.S.
Supreme Court Collection (Cornell Legal Information Institute)
World Legal Information


ArchiveGrid (Collections by subject and location)
Center for Research Libraries
Early Modern Union Catalog
Gabriel (European National Libraries)
Internet Library for Librarians
Journal Abbreviations
Library Blogs (compiled by Salem Press)
Library of Congress Home Page
Library of Congress Online Catalog
Library of Congress Classification Schedule
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Library Directories-WWW
Library Index
Library Journal
Missouri Libraries
National Archives & Records Administration
National Library Catalogs
Publishers & Vendors
Repositories of Primary Sources
Scholarly Societies
Smithsonian Institution Research Information Systems
St.Louis Library Catalogs

Literature, Music & the Arts

Artist's Biographies

General Humanities
Arts & Letters Daily
Google Books Ngram Viewer
New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Cambridge History of English & American Literature
Children and Young Adults: Award Lists and Resource Guide
Classics Archive
ipl2: Arts and Humanities -- Literature
Poetry (American Verse Project)
Shakespeare & the Internet
Shelley-Godwin Archive

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
Music Resources Worldwide

bing Translator
Google Translate

Movie Database (Internet Movie Database)

Reference (Dictionaries, Grammar, etc.)
American Heritage Dictionary
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
English Usage Grammar-English
Grammars Online
Merriam-Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus
Quotations Page -- Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms


Geographic Names
Historical Map of Europe
LC Map Collections
Map Guide
National Atlas 1970
National Geographic
Old Maps Online
Rand McNally


Data QuickLinks
Economic & Policy Analysis Research Center
Health Data
Jefferson City News Tribune
Local Labs - Missouri data (Social Sciences data and visualizations)
Missouri State Library
MCDC (Census Data Center)
MERIC - Missouri Economic Research and Information Center
Missouri Accountability Portal
Missouri Digital Heritage
Missouri History Museum
Missouri Kids Count
Missouri Secretary of State (Manual,Regulations,Elections)
Missouri State Government
Missouri State Library: State site or Archive of Missouri State Documents
Missouri Statistical Data Archive
Newspapers and News Media Guide
Schools - Elementary & Secondary
State Historical Society
Tax Forms


The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1902 (full-text)
California Digital Newspaper Collection
Christian Science Monitor
Columbia Daily Tribune
Common Dreams
Google News
Historical African American Newspapers Available Online
Independents (NewPages)
Jefferson City News Tribune
Kidon Media Link
New York Times
News Archives (United States)
Newspaper Association of America
Online Newspapers
Paper of Record (Contains links to various UK, US, Canadian, and World Newspapers. You must set up a login to gain access.)
The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1860-1865 (full-text)
St. Louis Today (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Washington Post

Nonprofit Organizations

Charity Navigator
Foundation Center's "990 Finder"
National Center for Charitable Statistics
ProPublica's "Nonprofit Explorer" tool
Also see the library's research guide: Nonprofit Organizations and the Nonprofit Sector

Postal and Shipping Services

UMSL Mail Services (open to the public)
U.S. Postal Services Location Finder
U.S. Postal Services Information and Tracking
Federal Express (FedEx) Information and Tracking
United Parcel Service (UPS) Information and Tracking

Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Almanacs, etc.)

Best Places
Canadian Encyclopedia
Fast Facts
Forms of Address
FreeDictionary Encyclopedia (incl. Columbia Encyclopedia)
Infoplease Almanac
Jewish Encyclopedia
Language Dictionaries and Translators
Merriam-Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus
Middle East
Movie Reviews: New York Times
Encyclopedia Mythica (Mythology & Folklore)
Old Farmer's [Daily] Almanac
Reference Services - Digital
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Science & Technology

Biology Online
The Cell (an image library)
Chemistry Center
ENature Field Guides
Engineering, Math, and Computer Science
How Stuff Works
Math Tables and Formulas
Measurement Conversions
PC Webopaedia
Plant List
Plants DB
PMC (PubMed Central)
SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
World Biodiversity Database

Search Engines


St. Louis

Census Reports (St. Louis City)
East-West Gateway
Explore St. Louis
Gateway Journalism Review (formerly St. Louis Journalism Review)
Metro (Bi-State)
Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis
Obituaries Index
Riverfront Times
St. Louis American
St. Louis Area Archives Directory
St. Louis Beacon Journal
St. Louis Business Journal
St. Louis City
St. Louis County
St.Louis Library Catalogs
St. Louis Today (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
STL250 St. Louis turns 250 in 2014!
United Way of Greater St. Louis

Statistics -- United States

American FactFinder
BRFSS at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Census Bureau
Child Statistics
State & County QuickFacts
Education Statistics (National Center for Education Statistics)
Gallup Polls
Health, United States (Public Health Statistics)
Health, United States (Annual Report from the CDC)
Historical United States Census Statistics
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
JRSA (Justice Research and Statistics Association)
Kids Count
Local Labs (Social Sciences data and visualizations)
Missouri Demographics-OSEDA
Missouri Statistical Data Archive
Population Profile - United States (Census Bureau)
Population Reference Bureau
Social Science Data Center
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
State Statistical Abstracts
Statistical Abstract US
Uniform Crime Reports (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Workforce, Report on the American (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Statistics -- World

Children, State of the World
Datasets on the Internet through Web Portals [via MU]
EdStats (Education Statistics compiled by World Bank's Education Group)
Human Development Report
Population Index
Population Reference Bureau
United Nations Statistics
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
World Bank Open Data (includes Development Indicators)
World Population 2010
zanran (data, statistics, graphs, charts and tables)

Tax Forms and Information

The University Library no longer has tax forms. They are available at the following sites:
Illinois Department of Revenue
Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Treasury)
Missouri Department of Revenue
St. Louis (City of)

University of Missouri

University of Missouri - St. Louis
UMSL Libraries Homepage
UMSL Homepage
UMSL Bulletin
Campus Events
Course Schedules
Information Technology Services
Postal Services at UMSL (open to the public)
UMSL Catalog
UMSL Reference Collection
UMSL Reserve Materials
Education Government Documents
UMSL Datasets
UM-St. Louis Databases
Locate Journal Titles
Locate Online Books (also search for online books using the UMSL Catalog)

University of Missouri System
MOspace (University of Missouri Institutional Repository)
Merlin Gateway
MOBIUS Consortium
University of Missouri System
University of Missouri System Salary Report
University of Missouri System Policies and Rules

Virtual Libraries

[Also see the Digital Collections category above]
All Academic
Martindale's Refdesk
OAIster (digital resources)
Resource Shelf
Scout Report Archives
VoS: Voice of the Shuttle (Humanities Research)
WWW Virtual Library

Voter Registration and Election Information



National Climatic Data Center
National Weather Service
Weather Underground