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The Noam Chomsky Website — publications by one of America’s most prominent media and political dissidents

Expertise Finder — Search for someone with specific expertise

Web of Knowledge — search environment of objective content and powerful tools to search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities

Military City Online Web Outpost — Latest military news, searchable military personnel database for subscribers

Public Notices — online access to public notice advertisements from across the United States

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Business

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce — private, non-profit corporation working for a lower cost of doing business, fairer taxes, fairer regulations and less regulatory paperwork

American Farm Bureau — independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization operating as the unified national voice of agriculture

American Institute of Philanthropy — a nonprofit charity watchdog and information service that helps donors make informed giving decisions

Better Business Bureau — the leader in advancing marketplace trust

BBB Wise Giving Alliance — reports on charities and other solicitous organizations

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Consumer Price Index Calculator — Calculates rate of inflation

Consumer Product Safety Commission — charged with protecting U.S. public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction

CorpWatch — non-profit investigative research and journalism to expose corporate malfeasance and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency.

Council on Foundations — professional organization of more than 2,000 foundations

The Development Information Network of Arkansas — supports statewide economic development activities through research, information, service, training, and education

D&B Credit Reports — Credit ratings for businesses for a fee

Edgar Database — registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms from foreign and domestic companies

Nonprofits: USA.gov — official information and services from the U.S. government

The Foundation Center — for and about foundations

The Foundation Directory — subscriber’s access from The Foundation Center

GAO report on tax-exempt organizations (pdf)

GuideStar — national nonprofit organizations database

Hoover’s Master List Plus Database — company information including business reports and profiles

Institute for Economic Advancement — IEA offers training, planning, and development services to economic developers and economic development organizations

IRS info about charities and nonprofits

Labor unions — find a union, labor directory

National Center for Charitable Statistics — the Urban Institute’s data on the nonprofit sector

A Primer on Nonprofit Organizations — from the University of North Carolina School of Government

Nonprofits from Guidestar — basic information from nonprofits’ reports in a searchable database

Nonprofits FAQ — check on nonprofit status of a company

a href=”http://securities.stanford.edu” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Securities Clearinghouse — full text examples of securities class action lawsuits compiled by Stanford University’s Law School

Southern.org — a project of the Southern Governor’s Association

Help for Arkansas Entrepreneurs — a list of resources for entrepreneurs in Arkansas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database

ZDNet — Tech news, blogs and white papers for IT professionals

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Health & Science

Covering Health — blog maintained by the Association of Health Care Journalists intended to keep journalists informed about the latest news in the field, aware of noteworthy stories and reports, and able to connect with colleagues.

Toolkit for new medical writers from American Medical Writers Association’s Delaware Valley Chapter

U.S. Center for Disease Control — government information warehouse promoting prevention of disease, injury and disability

American Cancer Society — nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem

American Chemical Society — Chemistry for Life

American Medical Association — comprehensive links to research, current issues, etc.

BioMedNet — portal to life sciences information

Healthfinder — info from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Free Medical Journals — promotes free access to medical journals

Galaxy — directory of sites on health topics

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards — information on more than 2,000 chemicals from the National Toxicology Program

MedBioWorld — online resource portal for professional medical and biotechnology information.

MEDLINEplus — a service of NIH and the National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health — the U.S.’ medical research agency

National Library of Medicine — the world’s largest biomedical library

National Library of Medicine Online Databases — databases and online information

New England Journal of Medicine — respected medical journal

Online Medical Dictionary — FREE online medical dictionary search engine

Scripps Research Institute — biomedical research

Welch Medical Library — at John Hopkins University

Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library — Yale University’s collection covering clinical medicine and its specialties, the pre-clinical sciences, public health, nursing and related fields

American Council on Science and Health — consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health

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Ask Dr. Science — an enigma wrapped in a lab coat

4,000 Years of Women in Science — focusing on female contributions to knowledge, hosted by the University of Alabama

American Astronomical Society — established 1899, the major organization of professional astronomers in North America

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific — founded in 1889 to distribute astronomical information

HubbleSite — complete collection of every Hubble Space Telescope news release and its supporting materials

Sky and Telescope — the essential magazine of astronomy

Dr. Sky — Steve Kates promotes the night sky, aviation, astronomy, aerospace and science topics

Mount Wilson Observatory — privately owned, historic science heritage site

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center — home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, sun, solar system and universe.

NASA Kennedy Space Center — gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe.

Solar System Simulator — originated as software package designed for animating simulations

Environmental Health Perspectives — site of a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of the environment’s affect on human health

EurekAlert! — from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Junk Science — All The Junk That’s Fit to Debunk!

National Commission for Science on Sustainable Forestry

National Science Foundation — an independent U.S. governmental agency established by the 1950 National Science Foundation Act

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — nonprofit research facility dedicated to the study of marine science

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Meeting Julian Bond at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Bond died in 2015. (Photo by Eric Bell)

CAUTION: organizations frame contentious issues through their websites, while groups with different goals will question the relevance of that same information. To begin understanding any issue, familiarize yourself with the different points of view to see the broader picture.

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Education

U.S. Department of Education — created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

=American Council on Education — the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: community colleges and four-year institutions, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit colleges.

National Center for Education Statistics — the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

ERIC — World’s largest digital library of education literature

ChildStats — Federal and state stats and reports on children and families

Chronicle of Higher Education — weekly issues in Higher Education

Digest of Education Statistics — annual compilation serving as snapshot on U.S. education

Federal Resources for Education Excellence — information on education excellence from U.S. governmental agencies including teaching resources and lesson plans

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System — Higher Education enrollment data by race, ethnicity, sex, salaries, tuition, revenue, expenditures, etc.

School District Data Book — maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics, examines each U.S. school district by enrollment, graduation rates, etc.

White House Social Statistics Briefing Room on Education — trends in academic progress

Education Week — raising awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools.

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Food & Agriculture

Sustainable Table — celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food

Food Democracy Now — grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects the natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families

Eat, Drink Better — sustainable food for a healthy lifestyle

Civil Eats — daily news source for critical thought about the American food system

Occupy Monsanto 360 — grassroots movement against Monsanto, agribusiness and concentrated animal feeding operations.

Food & Drug Administration — The Consumer Protection Agency of the U.S. Government that monitors medical devices, foods, drugs, biologics, veterinary medicine and toxicological research

U.S. & Department of Agriculture — government leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science and efficient management

Organic Trade Association — membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America

Label GMOs, Genetically Modified Food — official website of the 2012 California Right to Know Ballot Initiative Campaign

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National Dairy Council — industry info on benefits of dairy products

Tyson — one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, as well as prepared foods

Cargill — international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services

Smithfield — global food company

Monsanto — multinational chemical and biotech megacorporation controlling more than 70 percent of U.S. food production

Beef Products Inc. — world’s leading manufacturer of boneless lean beef with a focus on ground beef products

United Egg Producers — a Capper-Volstead cooperative of egg farmers

Save Our Rural Communities – No CAFOs! — grassroot site of the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan against concentrated animal feeding operations.

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Environment & Energy

Watershed Media — award-winning non-profit publisher and resource center producing educational campaigns about underreported environmental issues.

American Petroleum Institute — the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry, including running the front site Energy Tomorrow, which sponsors the site Energy From Shale that provides industry info on hydrofracturing.

Audubon Magazine — “award-winning flagship magazine of the National Audubon Society”

Biodiesel — “America’s first advanced biofuel”

Council of Environmental Deans & Directors — professional association of academic environmental leaders

E: The Environmental Magazine — providing information about environmental issues, sharing ideas and resources for readers to live more sustainable lives

Energy Star — joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promoting energy-efficient products and practices.

Earth 911 — find recycling centers and learn how to recycle.

Encyclopedia of Earth — expert-reviewed reference about the Earth, its natural environments and their interaction with society

EnviroLink Network — a clearinghouse on the Internet for the environmental community

Environmental Defense Fund — nonprofit charged with protecting environmental rights

Environment & Energy Publishing — comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets

Environment Web Directory — environment information resource since 1994

Environmental News Network — informing, educating, enabling and creating a platform for global environmental action

EPA Web — Official website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FACS — Numerous reporting tools on science, technology, the environment, biotechnology and risk

FutureFuel Corp. — Batesville, Ark. company specializing in biodiesel

Global Warming FAQ — from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Greenpeace USA — largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world

GreenTreks Network, Inc. — award-winning Philadelphia-based non profit communications organization dedicated to educating people about the interconnectedness of environmental, societal, economic, and individual health

Greenwire — the leader in energy and environmental policy news

Growth Energy — America’s ethanol supporters

Hazardous Waste Sites — information on hazardous substances and U.S. Superfund sites from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — leading international body for the assessment of climate change

Information Center for the Environment — Provides an access point for information useful for environmental protection

I Love Mountains — grassroots organization aiming to end mountaintop removal coal mining

Lamp Recyling — National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s one-stop source about recycing mercury-added “lamps.”

Mountain Justice — a West Virginia “mining roots” organization working to protect the cultural and natural heritage of the Appalachia coal field

National Audubon Society — conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

National Biodiesel Board — national trade association representing U.S. biodiesel industry

National Council for Science and the Environment — working since 1990 to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision making.

National Earthquake Information Center — the U.S. Geological Survey’s Bigquake service will send out a message whenever a large earthquake occurs

National Resources Defense Council — an environmental action organization

Outside — website for the magazine.

Pesticide database — information from the Pesticide Action Network of North America, which works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change — business leaders, policy makers, scientists and other experts to approaching climate change based on sound science, straight talk, and a belief that the climate can be protected while sustaining economic growth.

PopPlanet — part of the National Library of the Environment and wholly managed by the National Council for Science and the Environment.

Regional Recycling — central Arkansas’ recycling solution

Renewable Fuels Association — national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry

Reporter’s Toolbox: Oil & GasCJR‘s resource to help journalists stop the spin

Right to Know Network — service from OMB Watch with searchable databases, documents and conferences on the environment, sustainable development and the Toxic Release Inventory

Sierra Club — the country’s oldest grassroots environmental organization

Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Program — the SAMAB Cooperative is made up of 11 federal and three state natural resource agencies

Texas Environmental Center — leaders in creative, new-media based environmental education

Think Global, Act Local — overview with links

TOXNET — Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

U.S. Global Change Research Program — integrating federal research on global change and climate change

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — environmental info from the U.S. government

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Info on Conservation Programs and Efforts, Endangered Species and Environmental Contaminants

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission — the government agency that oversees nuclear power

Worldwatch Institute — emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality

World Wildlife Fund — world’s largest independent conservation organization

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