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National Archives: Events in the DC Area
Exhibits, lectures, and events honoring historical events and people of America.

~PERIODICALS ONLINE~

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Nineteenth Century in Print - American Memory
Literary and political magazines printed in the 19th century. 23 titles digitized by the Cornell University Library and the Library of Congress

CREATIVE & PROFESSIONAL WRITING RESEARCH

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National Novel Writing Month
Challenges writers each November to write a 50,000 word novel in the space of the month.
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Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship
Works to "encourage, equip, and educate writers to become skilled communicators of God’s truth in the Christian and general markets." Hosts critique sessions and monthly meeting with guest speakers.

FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH

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National Security Archive
"The Archive is simultaneously a research institute on international affairs, a library and archive of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, a public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information through the FOIA, and an indexer and publisher of the documents in books, microfiche, and electronic formats." Maintained by George Washington University and receives no government funding.
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NationMaster
Seeks to be "the web's one-stop resource for country statistics on everything from soldiers to wall plug voltages." Includes information from the CIA World FactBook, UN, and OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).
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NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Official website and source of information for the 1949 treaty of 26 countries.

GOVERNMENT SEARCH SITES - SITES ABOUT THE US GOVERNMENT

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National Conference of State Legislatures
"The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues."

GOVERNMENT SITES - SITES BY THE US GOVERNMENT

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NARA (National Archives and Records Administration)
"NARA is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records. [Its] mission is to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience."

National Agricultural Library (NAL) Catalog & AGRICOLA
Indexes of agricultural information--books, serials, and journal articles.

National Center for Health Statistics
Rates and statistics on birth, death, and other health information.

HISTORY RESEARCH - AMERICAN

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New Nation Votes: American Election Returns, 1787-1825
"Searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy." Returns from all levels of office from federal presidential elections to local city clerks. Includes returns from all 25 states and territories in existence at that time.
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Nineteenth Century in Print - American Memory
Literary and political magazines printed in the 19th century. 23 titles digitized by the Cornell University Library and the Library of Congress

HISTORY RESEARCH - PEOPLE

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National Women's Hall of Fame
Biographical information with sources of additional information for more than 200 American women who have been recognized as leaders.

HISTORY RESEARCH - WORLD


NetSERF
Internet connection for medieval resources.
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Nuremberg Trials
Library of Congress is digitizing and posting on the Internet the records from these famous international war trials.
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NYPL Digital Gallery
"NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 550,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more."

JOURNALISM RESEARCH


Newseum
The Newseum is a museum in Washington DC dedicated to journalism. Some articles and videos are available through its website.

MUSIC RESEARCH

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NEW Naxos Music Library
"Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 68,570 CDs with more than 985,900 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. In addition to streaming music, Naxos offers audio book transcriptions, libretti and synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide, glossary, overview of musical terms and work analyses."

PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH

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NARA (National Archives and Records Administration)
"NARA is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records. [Its] mission is to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience."
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National Conference of State Legislatures
"The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues."
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National Survey of Student Engagement
"Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college."
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New Nation Votes: American Election Returns, 1787-1825
"Searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy." Returns from all levels of office from federal presidential elections to local city clerks. Includes returns from all 25 states and territories in existence at that time.

SCIENCE RESEARCH


NEW National Map by USGS
"The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data. The geographic information available from The National Map includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover."
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NEW NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information
"As a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI's mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease."

NEW NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is a governmental agency tasked with researching, monitoring and forecasting the weather, climate and oceans.

WRITING/RESEARCH

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Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Tips and advice on researching, writing, and citing.


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