American Institute of Graphic Arts - A major professional organization, AIGA supports the interests of professionals, educators and students who are engaged in the process of designing, regardless of where they are in the arc of their careers.
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.
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.
Bad Astronomy - Phil's a professional astronomer whose site discusses errors, flubs, goofs, myths, and just plain stupidity about astronomy (are you listening, George Lucas?) Funny and informative, with lots of links to other bad science sites.
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.
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 talk.origins at one time or another.
The Tree of Life A collaborative Web project, produced by biologists from around the world. On more than 3000 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 "creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies;" photographs from the National Library of Medicine.
AdPrima—“Straightforward, useful education information 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.
Writing Tutorials Web site. University of Iowa. Developed for accounting, yes accounting students, covers the writing process, improving grammar, improving style, and a student writing workshop. (Enter "writing" in search window.)
National Geographic Society - Inspires people to care about the planet. Encourages geography education for students, promotes natural and cultural conservation, and inspires audiences through new media, vibrant exhibitions and live events.
Odin's Castle - a huge collection of links maintained by doctoral student Paul Gwynn.
U.S. National Archives - visit our National Archives, not only for the seminal documents such as the Constitution. and Declaration of Independence, but for records on everything from the 1st Air Depot to Zwick, Charles. Check the Exhibit Hall.
Yourdictionary.com - online dictionaries for about 300 of the approximately 6,800 known languages from Abenaki to Zulu.
Languages: iLoveLanguages - over 2000 links to dictionaries, documents, on-line lessons, and plenty of great stuff in Spanish, French, Signed Languages, English, and other human languages such as Icelandic and Swahili.
Academic Resource Core - 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.
How to Study - in general and for specific subjects; great links from Lucy MacDonald at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon.
Firstgov - U.S. government's official portal; search it for an enormous amount of information on practically any topic.
MIT OpenCourseWare - 1,250 courses from 33 academic disciplines and all five of MIT's schools.
Due to the dynamic and evolving nature of information posted to the Internet, occasionally some of the sites listed below will become inactive. The Achievement Center staff does review the list on a regular basis to remove inactive sites and provide access to new sites. Contact us to report dead links.