Resources by Subject

Recommended online resources by subject


Biography (A&E) Website of the Arts & Entertainment Network's Biography channel.

Encyclopedia of World Biography This website offers lengthy biographies of thousands of people from around the world, with an emphasis on famous people of the 20th century.

Gale Biography in Context Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Access requires a Santa Cruz Public Library card and a PIN. How to access Santa Cruz Public Library subscription databases.

Gale eBooks Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedias and other background reading in a variety of subject areas. To login the password is "student".


Career One Stop Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Explore Career information, find job listings, find job training.

Occupational Outlook Handbook The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. (From the Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Debates and Persuasive Essays  

AllSides  Uses media bias ratings to provide balanced news, perspectives and issues across the political spectrum. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Perspectives on current social issues. Access requires a Santa Cruz Public Library card and a PIN. How to access Santa Cruz Public Library subscription databases.

Public Agenda Online Contains current issues from abortion to social security. Each issue includes background, public opinion and links to resources and sources.  Click on Issue Guides Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues Facts, news, and thousands of diverse pro and con opinions on controversial topics.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) A national organization that works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Click on Issues or use the search icon: 🔎 An extensive library of free, legal articles and a catalog of DIY products and legal services.


Ancient Egypt: The Mythology
Ancient Egypt: the Mythology is dedicated to providing the most detailed and accurate information about the gods, goddesses and religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptian people. (About Page)

British Museum on Egyptian Mythology A guide created by the British Museum that includes an introduction to the Egyptian mythology story of creation and pages on the major deities.

Encyclopedia Mythica A comprehensive internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Search by keyword:  Greek, Roman, Native American, Norse, or Egyptian for content sections.

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts A University of Pittsburgh guide to a variety of digitized versions of folklore and myths.

God Checker A guide containing information on gods, goddesses and spirits from mythology around the world.

Native American Myths Retelling of famous Native American myths by

Native American Indian Legends and Folklore A collection of Native American folktales and traditional stories that can be read online, indexed tribe by tribe to make them easier to locate. Variants on the same native legend are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to each other. (Home Page)

Norse Mythology (from Ancient Mythology) The Norse mythology page of the Ancient Mythology section with general overview of popular Norse Mythology deities and places.

Theoi Greek Mythology A site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion. (Home Page)


Sports Reference Comprehensive statistical databases for professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer, as well as college football and basketball.

Sports topics Resources with free information about Entertainment, Leisure, and Sports. (Free from the Internet Public Library but no longer updated.)

Spotrac Comprehensive database providing salary and contract information for the major professional sports.