Recommended Internet Resources include Academic materials and Subject Directories that have been recommended by SBCC Library Faculty and are freely available without an account. In some cases, the resource may contain scholarly material, marked with an asterisk, and are appropriate for student research, but students should use the material with a critical eye.
The list is alphabetical, not in recommended order. Please see a librarian for specific assistance.
Best Information on the Internet
California Population Data (primary materials)
Calisphere (primary materials)
Cambridge University Press Journals Online *
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) *
FirstGov (primary materials)
Highwire Press Journals *
ipl2: Information you can Trust
Library of Congress (primary materials)
Mediasite.com (images and video)
“Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need” (from Noodletools)
Open Science Directory *
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (maps)
Pew Internet & American Life Project (information on the use and impact of technology)
Public Policy Institute of California *
U.S. Census Bureau
Scirus (sciences) *
Voice of the Shuttle (Humanities) *
Whenever you search for information on the internet, it is a good idea to use the C.A.R.S. system to evaluate any websites you find:
- Credibility: Is an author listed? What are the author’s credentials? Is there evidence of positive peer evaluation?
- Accuracy:Is the date of the site current? Is the information complete and not too vague? Does the author acknowledge all views?
- Reasonableness: Is the author fair and objective? Is the author concerned with the truth?
- Support:Does the author provide support for the information? Are the sources listed?