Free Public Databases


Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics

  • Welcome to the nation’s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.


CIA World Factbook

  • This website from the Central Intelligence Agency provides information on the countries of the world, including flag, map, population, geography, government statistics and much more.


American Civil War Resources

  • Primary Source Material: A collection of letters, diaries and paper maintained by the University Libraries of Virginia Tech


  • Documents for the study of American History.


  • Primary Source Material: Primary historical documents from Western Europe.

Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936-1938

  • Primary Source Material: “contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.”

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • “The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.”

World War I Document Archive

  • Primary Source Material: Conventions, treaties, memorials, official papers assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School- World War II Documents

  • Primary Source Material: Documents in law, history, and diplomacy; also includes documents from other wars and has documents dating back to ancient times.


POTUS: Presidents of the United States

  • You will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.

European Governments Online

  • Links to “the main governmental sites for each country, which usually include the sites for the Head of State, the Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and sometimes a portal site for the national civil service.”

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

United States Supreme Court

White House


Medline Plus

  • MedlinePlus, from the National Library of Medicine, features information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues as well as up-to-date health information. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.


  • “PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960’s and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.”


SCIRUS- For Scientific Information Only

  • Comprehensive selection of journal articles, scientists’ homepages, patents and website information, all from reliable and scholarly resources.

WebElements Periodic Table

  • “WebElements aims to be a high quality source of chemistry information on the WWW relating to the periodic table. Coverage is such that professional scientists and students at school interested in chemistry and other sciences will all find something useful.”

Windows to the Universe

  • Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system on the Earth and Space sciences for the use of the general public. Students and teachers may find the site especially helpful in their studying (and teaching!) Earth and Space sciences. Because we have users of all ages, the site is written in three reading levels approximating elementary, middle school and high school reading levels.

Google Earth

  • Google Earth, Google’s satellite imagery-based mapping product puts the whole world on a student’s computer. It enables users to “fly” from space to street level to find geographic information and explore places around the world. Like a video game and a search engine rolled into one, Earth is basically a 3D model of the entire planet that lets you grab, spin and zoom down into any place on Earth. See also- Google Sky