This page lists a number of useful and reliable websites on different subjects, such as etymology, film, geography, and health sciences.
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2012
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- Arts & Letters Daily by Other Steve
links to intelligent articles on arts, literature, history, philosophy, aesthetics, ideas, music. Service of Chronicle of Higher Education. Excellent hyperlinked list of blogs, literary reviews, news, magazines, in all areas of arts & culture.
- EmbedPlus Pronunciation Dictionary by Anonymous
Search for a word and you'll not only get audio of how to pronounce it, but also tagged videos of real people in real situations naturally speaking and using the word in context.
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This site is owned by Dictionary.com, LLC, and lists the meanings of words followed by an abbreviated etymological listing.
- Online Etymology Dictionary
This dictionary lists the meanings of many words, and draws deeply from the print version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
- The Phrase Finder
This site explains the origins of phrases, idioms, and sayings.
- American Film Institute
Website of American Film Institute, a non-profit educational and cultural organization.
- American Widescreen Museum
An online museum dedicated to widescreen systems, color history, sound development, and film technology.
- Bioscope (early and silent cinema)
A website of news and information resource on all aspects of the motion picture before sound.
- Box Office Mojo
A comprehensive box office database.
- Bright Lights Film Journal
A free online magazine on film reviews. It is indexed in MRQE:Movie Review Query Engine.
- British Film Institute (BFI)
Offers resources on archive, cinemas, festivals, films, publications and learning.
- Film Comment
Film Comment page from the The Film Society of Lincoln Center website.
- Film Journal
A quarterly publication on eclectic film criticism, study and discussion. It is freely available online and is indexed in MRQE:Movie Review Query Engine.
- Film Journal International
A trade publication and website covering the motion picture industry, with special emphasis on theatrical exhibition
- Film Literature Index (FLI)
150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television are indexed.
- Film Sound History Timeline
Brief summaries of the development of film sound.
Containing interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background, and hundreds of colorful, vintage film posters for some of the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century.
An online learning space dedicated to the art of film sound design developed by Sven E Carlsson, a Teacher in Media in Sweden.
- Hollywood Reporter
A website on Hollywood and entertainment news. Movie reviews are also available.
- Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture
A non-commercial website of reviews on recent movies and movies of the past.
- Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
A searchable online database of information related to movies and television shows.
- Motion Pictures Collection
from Library of Congress American Memory Collection
- MRQE - Movie Review Query Engine
A searchable index of all published and available movie reviews, news, interviews, and other material associated to movies
- OpenFlix :: Public Domain Movies
A directory of movies commonly thought to be in the public domain and works their owners are willing to let be distributed.
- Senses of Cinema
A free online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema.
- Turner Classic Movies Channel
Website of Turner Classic Movies Channel.
- UC Berkeley's Film Index
Provides indexes on film and TV topics, themes, and genres.
A website of news in the entertainment industry. Movie reviews are also available.
- Who’s Who In Victorian Cinema
A biographical guide to the world of Victorian film. It is based on the book Who's Who of Victorian Cinema.
- Yale Film Analysis Web Site
A guide from Yale University on the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema.
A website where can upload, share, and view videos.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Assembled by the US Department of Labor, this website covers hundreds of occupations, providing information about what the job is, how it pays, and more.
- National Geographic Society Publications Index
This index contains records describing each National Geographic Society magazine article, book, map, video, and more.
- CIA - The World Factbook
Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.
- State Department - Country Specific Information
This page from travel.state.gov provides information on every country in the world. For each country, you will find information like the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices; whether you need a visa; crime and security information; health and medical conditions; drug penalties; and localized hot spots.
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
A wide range of resources for both ESL teachers and students.
All the words in this pronunciation dictionary are pronounced by native speakers.
- Merriam-Webster Online
An English dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
- Oxford Dictionaries Online
An online English dictionary with audio pronunciations. It is also a good source for grammar and writing.
A free online dictionary with video examples from comedians, celebrities, sports-stars, etc.