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Academic Subject Links

These links are organized according to Delta's Academic Divisions and Disciplines. Use these quick links to jump to your Division.

Business and IT
Health & Wellness

Computer Science and Information Technology
Social Sciences

And use these other resources too:

  • Use the CD or website that supports your textbook. Study guides, practice problems, quizzes, tests-- all kinds of support.
  • Looking for help with research, the internet, learning and study skills? Go to Learning Resources Links.  

Multi-Subject Websites

  • ARC Links-- 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. I found many of my links through this site.
  • hippocampus logocovers many topics in math (including algebra and calculus in Spanish), physics, biology, and some social science. You can't resist the logo anyway.
  • How to Study-- in general and for specific subjects; great links from Lucy MacDonald, one of the top practitioners in learning assistance, now retired from Chemeketa Community College in Oregon
  • MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) - 2260 courses from all five of MIT's schools; OpenCourseWare
    * "is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity."
    * Does not require any registration
    * Has over 2 million visits per month
    * Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
    * Does not provide access to MIT faculty
  • -- U.S. government's official portal; search it for an enormous amount of information on practically any topic. There are even blogs, such as NARAtions, about "public access to the records of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration," and Climate Q & A from NASA's Earth Observatory!
  • YouTubeEDU -- watch lectures from Stanford and demonstrations and how-tos and explanations from universities everywhere.

Business and Information Technology

  • Accounting Coach -- explanations, glossary, drills and exams, all free on this site developed by an instructor retired from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

English-- composition, grammar and writing across the curriculum

Citation and bibliography

  • Academic Integrity and Plagiarism -- T/LC's links to useful sites
  •  APA Citation Style-- test your knowledge with this free site from Diana Hacker's Rules for Writers (7th ed.) from Bedford-St. Martin's; includes MLA and other styles as well as sample papers
  • APA Tutorial -- the basics clearly explained in a PDF file, courtesy of Sherry Wynn Perdue, Director of the Oakland University Writing Center  
  • Citing Government Documents in MLA-- from University of Nevada--Reno Libraries
  • Cite Source--  good examples of citation of sources traditional (books and magazines) and non- (Facebook posts, tweets) in six citations styles: APA, MLA, ASA, ACS, Chicago, and APSA. From Trinity College in Hartford, CT
  • Online MLA Formatting -- style guides for MLA, APA, and six other formats from Ingram Library at the State University of West Georgia
  • KnightCite Bibliography Machine -- enter your citation info and have it formatted in MLA, APA, or Chicago Style at this great site from the Hekman Library at Calvin College!
  • Research Tips -- including PDFs with examples of the major citation styles, from the Delta College Library

Education (ED)

  • AdPrima-- "toward the best," "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

Literature (LIT)

  • American Literature-- Useful [and extensive] Resources in American Literature and Culture from Lisa Bordis, Chair of English at Barnard College.
  • British Literature-- a guide to resources from the Cornell University Library
  • General Literature-- also from the Cornell Library, good overviews of comics and graphic novels, science fiction and fantasy, film. theater, multicultural and world literature.
  • Literary History-- a well-edited collection of literature papers published free on the web.

Health and Wellness

Nursing (NUR, NPT, NT, CNA)


  • ART  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
  • Eserver-- more than 35,000 articles on arts, literature, and humanities material from a collaborative site founded at Carnegie Mellon University in 1990; now housed at Iowa State University 
  • The Voice of the Shuttle (VoS) -- humanities links, including Art, Art History, and Photography on the web from the University of California--Santa Barbara. Also links to history, literature, philosophy, and political science.
  • LANGUAGES-- online dictionaries for about 300 of the approximately 6,800 known languages from Abenaki to Zulu
  • Signing Savvy (ASL)-- many features for ASL learners, though some are for pay
  • Basic Dictionary of ASL-- well-organized site with both text and animated definitions
  • iLoveLanguages -- over 2400 links to dictionaries, documents, online lessons, and plenty of great stuff in Spanish, French, Signed Languages, English, and other human languages such as Icelandic and Swahili
  • FRENCH (FR): French Links -- tutorials,  media, sports and games, travel, lots of links, including Astérix! from City College of San Francisco
  • SPANISH (SPA): Study Spanish -- more than 1000 pages of tutorials 
  • MUSIC (MUS)-- VoS Music Links is the best place to start
  • PHILOSOPHY (PHL) -- VoS Philosophy links, ditto
  • THEATER (SPH) -- Theater History on the Web is an extensive site maintained by a retired University of Washington theater instructor.

Mathematics (MTH)


  • ASTRONOMY (AST) Astronomy Notes -- by Nick Stroebel of Bakersfield College in California. All the basics and some good references in the Appendices.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA's sites are among the very best on the Web for not only astronomy but technology and earth science
  • The Nine- now Eight- Planets -- "Overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system." One star, eight planets, and more.
  • Anthropology -- tutorials and links for both physical and cultural anthropology from Palomar College.
  • DNA from the Beginning -- "an animated primer of 75 experiments that made modern genetics," from Mendel through Watson and Crick to Venter and Varmus (featuring 29 Nobel winners). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory runs DNAftb.
  • Human Anatomy Online from Intellimed Inc.; interactive illustrations
  • Learn.Genetics -- animations, PDFs, and exercises from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. Build a DNA strand, or watch videos of processes in real cells.
  • Medical Mnemonics-- trying to learn meiosis, mitosis, or retro-peritoneal structures? There are dozens of mnemonics here for anatomy, biochemistry, medical fields, and even some physics
  • Physics for Biology and Chemistry Students-- an online textbook by Professor Ken Koehler of Raymond Walters College at the University of Cincinnati
  • Visible Human Project "complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies;" photographs from the National Library of Medicine
  • Web Anatomy -- illustrated online quizzes from Murray Jensen, associate professor at the General College of the University of Minnesota
  • CELL BIOLOGY-- BioMedia Associates -- would like you to buy their videos, but the website has excellent illustrations and videos of microscopic life, posters, and study guides you can view and/or download for free. Especially good stuff on bacteria, viruses and cell processes such as transport and photosynthesis.
  • Cells Alive! -- photos, videos, quizzes, and links
  • CHEMISTRY (CHM) Chemical Heritage Foundation-- online exhibits, library, links, classroom resources in a handsome website
  • Chemistry Starting Points-- links to tutorials, videos, resources, and fun stuff from Stephen Lower at Simon Fraser University
  • Chemistry Webercises Directory-- great links from Steven Murov, professor of chemistry at Modesto Junior College  
  • Periodic Table - WebElements -- thorough information on the elements
  • Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry-- a hypertextbook from a class at Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati
  • Applied Math and Science Education Repository-- exactly what the Net needs more of: FREE searchable annotated databases full of websites, apps, videos, docs, and animations to help you learn (what else) math and science. You can organize your own page of useful stuff and subscribe to updates. part of the Internet Scout Project and the National Science Digital Library
  • -- "the culture of science in fiction and fact." If you are wondering what good science writing looks and sounds like, here's a place to find out
  • LabWrite--  This site from North Carolina State University was created with a National Science Foundation grant and will walk you through every aspect of writing a lab report.
  • Khan Academy -- this popular site's goal is "a free world-class education for anybody anywhere," and it has over 3800 videos on mostly math (from arithmetic to statistics) and science.
  • Math for Science-- download this PDF file from the T/LC all about percents, rounding, scientific notation, metrics, and sig figs
  • Science Jokes-- try these-- funny for non-scientists as well
  • The Scientific Method, defined, explained, and modeled here in links from schools and universities around the world, is why a scientific theory is not a conjecture, guess, or "just a theory."
  • Weisstein's World of Science-- large sites on astronomy, chemistry, physics, and biographies of scientists. Part of the site of Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica software, founded by Stephen Wolfram, "The Man Who Cracked the Code to Everything."
  • The Why Files is a friendly and fascinating site that explores science in the news, from the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin.
  • GEOGRAPHY (GEO) -- Delta's Geocenter Lab in E-111 Winter Hours:  M 11am-2pm, TTh 9am-2 pm, W 10am-5 pm
  • The Geography Exchange-- This UK-based page gives a different perspective to physical geography, featuring Alpine Glaciers rather than Alaskan ones, and many links.
  • Geography/Political Science: The CIA's World Fact Book-- well of course the CIA has a website, and lots of information on foreign countries
  • National Geographic Society -- information from the venerable Society
  • GEOLOGY (GLG) -- Delta's Geocenter Lab in E-111 Winter Hours:  M 11am-2pm, TTh 9am-2 pm, W 10am-5 pm
  • The Geological Society of America -- The GSA was founded in 1888, and its site is loaded with links on research, for students, and for teachers  
  • U. S. Geological Survey -- the usual nice site from a federal agency, with lots of real-time data and links to other USGS disciplines such as Water and Mapping. Educational Resources are extensive.
  • Dinosaur Links-- from the University of California Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley
  • Volcanoes Page From Michigan Tech, this site contains maps, pictures, live video feeds, all kinds of information on ongoing eruptions, and cartoons illustrating volcanic humor.
  • Volcano World -- from Oregon State University, wonderful graphics and information on volcanoes, rocks and minerals. Interactive, easy to use, with a wide variety of links from Volcanoes in National Parks to Extraterrestrial Volcanoes.
  • PHYSICS (PHY) and PHYSICAL SCIENCE (PSC) Fermilab Education Office is just one example of how federal government agencies have the coolest sites on the web. Don't neglect the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory home page, and the great link to Astrobiology magazine, and . . .
  • How to Study Physics-- This document was from a 1949 pamphlet, but its advice for studying is still effective. From the website of Dr. Donald E. Simanek, Professor of Physics at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
  • Physics Central -- public education site of the American Physical Society

Social Science


Links checked 18 Nov. 2016.

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