A Virtual Library of Useful URLs – 780-799 Arts & Recreation
- 700 Art, Art encyclopedias and dictionaries
- 707 Art – Study and teaching, (Art – Analysis, interpretation, appreciation), (Art education), (Art schools)
- 708 Art collections, Art museums, (Art galleries)
- 709 Art – History, American art, Canadian art, Group of Seven (Group of artists)
- 709.02 Renaissance art
- 709.2 Artists, American artists
- 720 Architecture
- 728.8 Palaces – Great Britain
- 730.92 Sculptors
- 736.2 Gems, (Gemstones), (Jewels), (Birthstones), (Precious stones), (Jewelry)
- 741.5 Cartoons and caricatures, Comic books, strips, etc., Superhero comic books, strips, etc., (Comic strips), (Funnies), (Humorous pictures), (Comics)
- 741.6 Clip art, (Clipart), (Cliparts), (Graphics), (Images), (Pictures), (Photos), (Photographs), Greeting cards, Christmas cards, (Birthday cards), Postcards, (Post cards), Posters, (Movie Posters), Commercial Art, (Advertising art), (Animation), (Banners), (Buttons), (Drawing), (Icons)
- 745.6 Alphabets, Calligraphy, Initials, Lettering, Monograms, (Ornamental alphabets), (Decorative arts)
- 746.434 Crocheting
- 746.46 Quilts – Design, Quilting, (Patchwork quilts), (Quilt designing)
- 757 Portraits
- 759 Artists, Painters, Group of Seven (Group of artists)
- 760 Pictures, Graphic Arts, (Photographs – Databases)
- 769 Prints, (Japanese prints)
- 770 Photography, Artistic photography
- 774 Holography, (Laser photography), (Holograms)
- 778.5 Cinematography, (Digital video), (Video recording)
- 779 Photojournalism, (Photo journalism), (Journalistic photography), (News photography)
- 780 Music, (Classical music), Musicians, Composers, (New consonant music), (Postmodern classical music), Grammy Awards
- 780.9 Music – History and criticism
- 781.64 Popular music
- 781.65 Jazz music
- 782.1 Musicals, (Musical plays), (Musical films)
- 782.27 Hymns, Hymnals, (Gospel music), (Church music), Spirituals (Songs)
- 782.42 Songs, (Lyrics), (Karaoke), (Popular songs), Children’s songs, Folk songs, (Folksongs), National songs, (National anthems), Lullabies, (Cradle songs), War songs, (Battle songs), (Soldiers’ songs)
- 784.19 Musical instruments
- 786.7 MIDI, MP3, WAV, Music clips, Sound clips, Computer music, Electronic music
- 787.87 Guitars, Guitar music
- 790 Games, Games – Rules, Recreation, Amusements, (Hobbies), (Collectors and collecting)
- 790.2 Performing arts, Ballet, Dancing, Musicals, Opera, Operetta, Theater
- 791.43 Motion pictures, (Movies), Films, Academy Awards, (Cinema), (Cinemas), (Movie theaters), (Drive-in theaters)
- 791.45 Television movies, TV talk shows, (TV movies), (TV shows), Television programs, (TV programs), Interviewing on television, Television serials, Soap operas, Emmy Awards
- 793.2 Parties, Children’s parties, Showers (Parties), (Bridal showers), (Baby showers), (Invitations)
- 793.3 Square dancing, Folk dancing, American folk dancing, Belly dance, (Country western dancing), (Line dance), (Round dancing)
- 793.7 Jokes
- 793.73 Crossword puzzles, Puzzles, (Trivia), Picture puzzles, (Jigsaw puzzles), Mathematical recreations, Optical illusions, Questions and answers, Word games
- 793.8 Magic tricks
- 794.1 Chess
- 796 Sports (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Soccer, Tennis), Sports – Rules, Outdoor recreation
- 796.2 Roller skating, In-line skating, (Inline skating), (Rollerblading)
- 796.352 Golf
- 796.357 Baseball
- 796.48 Olympic games, (Olympics)
- 796.5 Outdoor life, Wilderness survival, (Hiking), (Walking), (Backpacking), (Mountaineering)
- 796.54 Camping, Camps, Campgrounds, (Camp grounds), (Summer camps), Tents
- 796.6 Bicycle racing, Bicycle touring, (Biking)
- 796.7 Automobile racing, (Automobiles – Racing), (Car racing)
- 796.962 Hockey
- 797.2 Swimming, Diving, Marathon swimming, Synchronized swimming
- 797.56 Skydiving
- 798.4 Horse racing, (Horseracing), (Thoroughbred), (Horsemanship)
- 799.1 Fishing
700 ARTS & RECREATION
780 Music, (Classical music), Musicians, Composers, (New consonant music), (Postmodern classical music), Grammy Awards
Amazon.ca – Canada – Music. Canadian version of Amazon.com. Search for Musique en français, Alternative Rock, Children’s Music, Classical Music, Country Music, Dance & DJ, Jazz, Pop Music, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock Music, Soundtracks.
Amazon.com – Music. Search the World’s largest online store. Music (free MP3 downloads) – Soundtracks, Alternative, Blues, Children’s Music, Christian and Gospel, Classical Music, Country Music, Dance and DJ, Folk, International, Jazz, Misc., New Age, Opera and Vocal, Pop Music, Rock Music, Rap and Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul, Vocalists and Broadway, Emerging Artists.
ArtsAlive.ca Music. Music Resources cover music recordings, video clips, links, and a music dictionary. Other categories include Instrument Lab, Great Composers, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Activities and Games, and more.
Barnes & Noble Music Store. Includes Alternative, Blues and Folk Music, Broadway and Vocal, Children’s Music, Classical Music, Comedy, Country Music, Dance and DJ, Jazz, Latin Music, Miscellaneous, New Age, Opera, Pop Music, R&B and Hip-Hop, Religious Music, Rock Music, Soundtracks, World Music, All 1000 Styles.
canEHdian.com. Canada’s Entertainment Source. Massive site features Canadian entertainment with numerous music, radio, movie, and TV links. Music links are categorized into Album Reviews, Artist Directory, Canadian MP3, Canadian Radio, Classifieds, Genres, Lyrical Gems, Music Events, Music Industry, and more. Guitar Tabs provide not only tabs but all the song lyrics as well.
The Canadian Music Encyclopedia. History of 1200 Canadian contemporary music artists. Biography. Discography. Links. Photos. Concerts Listings, Music Database, Reviews, Charts, and more.
Classical Music Archives – Illustrated Biographies of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Boccherini, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Delius, Handel, Haydn, Liszt, W.A. Mozart, Mendelssohn, Satie, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi.
Classical Music Resources. Comprehensive collection of classical music links from Duke University. Composers, Chronologies and Necrologies (birth and death dates of thousands of musicians and composers); National and Regionally Orientated Pages (performers, concerts, broadcasts, competitions, etc. in North America, Europe, Latin America, Oceania, Asia and Middle East).
Composer Biographies Biographies of composers from Bach to Weill from Grove Concise Dictionary of Music.
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. All aspects of music in Canada. Provides information on musical instruments, their history in Canada, abbreviations and acronyms, manufacturers of musical instruments in Canada, Canadian musicians’ associations, music magazines, and more.
Essentials of Music. Eras, Composers, Glossary.
Grammy Awards. Winners List, Program Schedules, Artist Profiles, In-Depth Interviews, Past Winner Search, Nominees (complete list in all 100 award categories), Audio and Video Clips, Photo Gallery, Recording Academy, Grammy Magazine, Live, Grammy History and more.
K-12 Resources for Music Educators. Massive collection of Web links.
Music Resources for K-8. Numerous links to Music Lesson Plans on the Net, Software Titles to Teach Music, Music Theory, Piano Lessons Online, MIDI Sequencing Lessons, Music Artist Biography Sites, Favorite MIDI Sites, and others.
New Consonant Music. Biographies, photos, and MIDI samples of the main classical postmodern composers.
Sibelius Academy Music Resources. Links to Music Catalogues, Church Music, Composing, Computer Music, MIDI, and others.
theicebergradio.com. Broadcasts live music 24/7. Iceberg Radio.com is Canada’s online radio portal featuring over 200 channels. Listen to your favorite music or songs. Select from Music Genres: Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Ambience, Big Band, Blues, Classical, Country, Eclectic, Electronica/Club, Environments, Jazz, Metal, Nostalgia, O Canada, Oldies, Opera, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Urban, and World. Includes Timecapsules going back to the 1950s: Alternative, Country, Pop/Rock, R&B, and Rock. Provides additional information on songs and artists, e.g. biography of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, etc. from Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Worldwide Internet Music Resources. Musicians, Popular Groups, Ensembles, Sites Related to Performance, Composers and Composition, Genres and Types of Music, Commercial World of Music, Journals and Magazines, Research and Study.
780.9 Music – History and criticism
Historic American Sheet Music Timeline: 1850-1920 from Duke University. Selection of representative pieces for each decade, includes a chronology of major events in politics & government, international affairs, companies, inventions, exploration, humanities, publications, and sports.
781 Music – Theory
JLB Music. Music theory resource, with lessons ranging from the basics to advanced theory. Contents include: What is music? Music Theory Basics: Pitch, Rhythm, Notation. Time Signatures, Key Signatures, Major & Minor Scales, Intervals, Triads, The Modes, Cadences, etc. Includes links to numerous other music resources.
Musictheory.net created by Ricci Adams of Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois. Excellent animated music theory lessons for educational use with flash presentations and sound. A marvelous site with Lessons (Staff, Clefs, Ledger Lines …), Trainers (Keyboard Trainer, Guitar Trainer, Interval, Scale & Chord Ear Trainers …), and Utilities (Chord Calculator, Staff Paper Generator, Matrix Generator).
Star Theory from MusicArrangers.com. Free text in music theory and orchestration. Lessons in 3 books – Book 1: Pitch, Book 2: Chords (Harmony), Book 3: Time.
teoria: Music Theory Web. Tutorials to learn different aspects of music theory. Exercises to practice and develop music theory and ear-training skills. Reference: Reading Music, Intervals, Scales, Chords, Articles, Questions, Links. Click to hear sound.
781.64 Popular music
Dismuke’s 1920s & 1930s Phonograph Records from Dismuke’s Virtual Talking Machine. Site is devoted to vintage music from 1900 – 1939. Also includes Turn of the Century Music – Dismuke’s Acoustical Recordings 1900 – 1925 as well as a link to Radio Dismuke, the 24 hour Internet radio station devoted exclusively to vintage pop and jazz from the decade 1925 – 1935.
781.65 Jazz music
DownBeat’s Jazz 101: A Guide to the Music. Contents include: The Very Beginning, Dixieland and Ragtime, New Orleans, To New York and Chicago, Big Band Swing, Bop Emergence, West Coast Cool, Modal Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Free Jazz, Post Bop, Fusion, Latin Jazz, Young Lions, Modern Sounds, etc.
Jazz History from Timelines of History.
Jazz Improvization. Jazz articles on this site are part of the syllabus for Jazz Improvisation courses at the School of Music, University of Wisconsin Madison taught by Professor Joan Wildman. Listen to class performances. Includes links to Jazz resources.
Jazz Primer for Rock People by Craig Matthews, in Oculus Magazine. Contents: Early Jazz pre 1918, The Influence of Blues, The Dixieland Period circa 1918-28, Swing Era circa 1935-48, (Missing page 6: Bop! circa 1944-1958), Cool School, Free Jazz circa 1956-69, Funk 1956-75, Fusion 1967-75, Twenty Places to Start: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, … Recommended Reading.
Jazz Resource Center. Jazz Theory, Jazz Tools, Jazz Masters.
Jazz Resources from Lafayette College. Links to jazz information on the Internet: Historical Perspectives, Jazz Eras and Styles, Performers, Audio Files, Jazz Times (Magazine), Jazz Discographies and Chronologies, and more.
Jazz Theory & Improvisation. Jazz Tutorials, Jazz Arranging by Pete Thomas, a leading UK music producer, saxophone recording musician and composer of film & television music. His advice: “You should read and understand the lessons, but most importantly play the exercises. Even if you are not a piano player, it is important to be able to play the chords on a keyboard, and transpose them into different keys.” These tutorials have been used as part of the Southampton University undergraduate courses at the Music Department.
782.1 Musicals, (Musical plays), (Musical films)
Musicals101.com: The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film. Contents: What is a musical? History of Stage Musicals, Film Musicals, and Musicals on Television, Cabaret, How Musicals Are Made, Who’s Who in Musicals, Photo Galleries, Stage Musicals, Stage & Film Chronologies, Musicals vs. History (musicals based on real historical figures – most popular musical biographies and histories), monthly calendar, Links to other musical theatre & film sites, and more.
Find Tickets Fast – Search by location or event. Broadway Show Tickets, Concert Tickets, Comedy Show Tickets, Family Show Tickets for events held across the United States and a few in Canada. All ticket prices in U.S. dollars.
782.27 Hymns, Hymnals, (Gospel music), (Church music), Spirituals (Songs)
The Cyber Hymnal: Dedicated to the Glory of God. A fantastic site with over 4,500 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations. Includes lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history and more. Start with Titles.
Lutheran Hymnals, Christian Hymns, Sheet Music for Churches, Religious MP3’s (for sale) & Midi’s. Site holds 6 complete Lutheran Hymnals. The Lutheran Hymnal in midi with lyrics, sequenced by Rev. Richard Jordan, is ntended for personal enjoyment (and inspiration) only.
782.42 Songs, (Lyrics), (Karaoke), (Popular songs), Children’s songs, Folk songs, (Folksongs), National songs, (National anthems), Lullabies, (Cradle songs), War songs, (Battle songs), (Soldiers’ songs)
A-Z Lyrics Universe. Over 50,000 lyrics and 1500 artists.
Becky’s Campfire Songbook. Lots of lyrics to songs sung at Camps. Search by Categories:Warm-up Songs, Rounds, Action Songs, Chants, Christian and Spiritual Songs, Graces, Skipping Songs, and Singing Games. Includes also: Super Skits, Stories and Legends, Campfire Planning, Campfire Magic, and Campfire Rules.
Brave Combo Lyrics. Pick a song from A-Z list of song titles.
CowboyLyrics.com. Cowboy Lyrics and Tabs A-Z, Browse lyrics and tabs by Artist or Band name. Includes links to other Lyrics sites.
eLyrics.net – Song Lyrics. Free Lyrics Archive.
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America. An excellent and delightful site with Folk and Traditional Music and Popular Songs, complete with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information and History behind the folksongs and ballads. Covers Irish, British and American Folk Music including Francis J. Child Ballads (Biography, Lyrics, Tunes and Historical Information), as well as Sea Shanties and Songs of the Sea.
Folksongs of the World listed in alphabetical order by song title, articles a, an, and the are not ignored, Pick a Country by Name for lyrics and MIDIs. See also German Folksongs with lyrics and MIDIs (Melody), Stephen C. Foster, 200 International Music Links, Christmas Carols – melody plus lyrics in German, English, and other languages, WWII Songs, and much more. A bilingual German and English site.
Kiddy Karaoke Song Corner. Sing Along Songs for Kids. Lyrics with midi. Select a song by title from A-Z and just sing along. Includes popular favorites such as: Daisy, Daisy (on a bicycle built for two), Hickory dickory dock, It’s a small world, Puff the magic dragon, Three blind mice, You are my sunshine, and many more. (Pop-up ads).
KIDiddles – MoJo’s Musical Mouseum. Over 2000 children’s song lyrics searchable in the Alpha Index, Subject Index, or the Song Search Engine. Go to the Discussion Board if you are Lookin’ for Lyrics. Many of the Songs of the Day and Songs of the Week have Midi sound clips. Read copyright notice.
Lyrical Fantasia. A rapidly growing lyrical database with over 184,000 lyrics, covering 4000 artists and 15,000 albums.
Lyrics and Tunes. Song lyrics with accompanying MIDI, listed alphabetically by first word. Note: Articles are not ignored, e.g. “The Unicorn” is listed under “T”.
LyricsDepot.com. Over 60,000 lyrics available for free. Browse lyrics by Artists or by Albums: # – Z. (Pop-up ads).
LyricsHeaven. Current count: 99.125 lyrics from 5.274 artists. Includes lyrics from musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Moulin Rouge, Cats, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Grease, Sound of Music …
Lyrics Planet. Select lyrics by Title: # – Z, or by first name of Artist: # – Z. (Pop-up ads).
Lyricstrax. Free lyrics to thousands of songs. Search: # and A-Z.
|Song sung by Nat King Cole. Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Academy Award winner from the film “Captain Carey, U.S.A.” starring Alan Ladd, 1950..|
Oldie Lyrics. Lyrics to old songs from 1960s, 1970s, 1980s … Browse Lyrics and Albums by the Year of Album Release: 1956… 1960… 1970… 1980… 1990… 2000… 2004… 2005…
Rare Lyrics – The #1 Song Lyrics Archive with over 176,000 free song lyrics.
Song Lyrics from SongLyrics.co.nz. Index of lyrics by Artists: # and A-Z.
Song Lyrics; Libretti. Links to lyrics sites suggested by William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University.
Songs To Wear Pants To – songstowearpantsto.com site created by Andrew,
a Fine Arts & Music Graduate from York University. Andrew makes MP3 music based on your instructions using the computer, guitar & voice. Songs created for you will be emailed to you with unlimited playback rights. You can request a free song, a paid song, or listen to free samples at this site.
SoundTrack Lyrics – STLyrics.com. Song Lyrics for Movies, Cartoons, TV, Musicals.
Susan Wichers’ Lyrics Page. Lyrics links compiled by Susan Wichers. Search sites of songs and lyrics by Categories: Folk, International, Oldies, By Artist/Group, Kid’s, Scouts, Movies, Shows, Operas, TV, Hymns & Holidays, and Anything Else. Check out also Wichers’ page on Graces including Music scores, Midi files, and Lyrics of Graces from around the world.
Taylor’s Traditional Tunebook. This fantastic site provides numerous traditional tunes in Midi format, many complete with lyrics. Contents: Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English and American Tunes . Also includes The Great Canadian Tunebook and free Downloadable Menus. Please read copyright notice and FAQ.
Top 100 Hit Songs of the 1950s: Year by year: 1950 – 1959
Top 100 Hit Songs of the 1960s: Year by year: 1960 – 1969
Top 100 Hit Songs of the 1970s: Year by year: 1970 – 1979
Top 100 Hit Songs of the 1980s: Year by year: 1980 – 1989
Top 100 Hit Songs of the 1990s: Year by year: 1990 – 1999
Top 100 Hit Songs of the 2000s: Year by year: 2000 – 2003
Top 100 Lyrics. Links to song lyrics sites. (Pop-up ads).
784.19 Musical instruments
The Demonstration. Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. Watch Real Video with sound with further information and pictures. Demonstrations of instruments being played include: Lute, Guitar, Violin, Flute, Serpent, Bugle, Cornopean, and Trumpet.
Echos of Africa from the BBC. See and hear the musical instruments of different parts of Africa and learn about their influence on European music.
Instrument Encyclopedia. Features musical instruments from around the world. Search by types: Percussion, String, Wind and Electronic, or by geography (country of origin). Includes glossary of musical terms and information on museum collections in U.S. and Canada.
Learn about Instruments. Learn about Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion. Click on the picture of an instrument to hear how it sounds. Free download of QuickTime.
Musical Instruments. BUBL LINK / 5:15 Catalogue of Internet Resources. Links to brass instruments, keyboard instruments, percussion instruments, stringed instruments, wind instruments. Also: A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments,
Sibelius Academy of Music. Long list of musical instruments from Accordion, Bagpipe, Banjo, Bass to Organ, Piano, String Instruments, Synthesizers, Voice, Woodwinds, and a Miscellaneous section which includes links to absolutely hilarious Instrument Jokes, serious Instrumental Music Teachers Resources, and various other interesting Websites.
United Musical Instruments U.S.A. Browse by selecting the instrument type, brand, or category.
786.7 MIDI, MP3, WAV, Music clips, Sound clips, Computer music, Electronic music
Allen’s Music and MIDI Page. Home of hard to find Ethnic Music. Polkas, Oberks, Waltzs, Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes and more. Scroll down the page to find: MIDI Files, Polkas and Waltzes, Ragtime, Bluegrass, Cajun, Folk, Celtic and Gospel.
Alta’s MIDI Doorway. Excellent site with thousands of MIDIs. Please read important information page and note that all MIDI sequences are for personal listening only and are not to be used for any commercial purpose or public performance. And PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE MIDIS TO YOUR OWN HARD DRIVE! (Pop-up ads).
Animal Sound Clips from Animal Pictures Archive. Free download of some 286 sound clips.
Bob’s MIDI Page. Excellent MIDI Sequences by Bob Sorem include: Christmas MIDI Sequences, Christmas Pipe Organ MIDIs, Hymn-type MIDI Sequences, Old-time MIDIs (polkas, waltzes, and schottisches), plus Miscellaneous MIDI Sequences. Site notice: These songs are for personal enjoyment only and are not for commercial use.
Ceremonial Music Online. Free download in MP3 and RealAudio: Star-Spangled Banner, Taps, Stars & Stripes Forever, U.S. service songs, marches, bugle calls – everything you need to produce quality ceremonial tapes.
Classical Music MIDI Page. Selected MIDI files of composers: Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, , Handel, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Wagner. Includes short biography of each composer listed. See other composers in A-Z archive.
Disney: Download Movies, Images, and Sounds from Disneyland and Disney World. Download Disney Songs, Disney Read-Alongs, Disney TV and Movies, Images and Sounds, Toy Story Movie Clip, and more. Busy site. Slow loading.
Disney Music Page. Site consists of a collection of MIDI files of Disney music from many of the Disney classics such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Mulan, Pinnochio, Pocahontas, Snow White, Toy Story, Tarzan, Winnie the Pooh, plus music from Disney Theme Parks.
FindSounds.com. Search the Web for sounds, a search engine for finding sound effects on the Internet.
Free Music. Excellent selection of free songs and music files by Don Edrington: Assorted Popular songs (oldies), Bing Band/Swing Era, Country, Novelty, Disco/Soft Rock, Latin, Patriotic/Marches/Polkas/Waltzes, Ragtime/Old Timey, Christian/Gospel.
I Hear America Singing – Patriotic Melodies from Library of Congress. Sheet Music, Song Sheets, Sound Recordings (in MP3 or RealPlayer Versions), and other materials if available.
Jungle Sounds. Hear sounds of toucan, panther, howler monkey, elephant, chimpanzee, macaw, frog, zebra, kookaburra (laughing bird), lion, leopard, hippo, hyena, grizzly bear.
KeyTrax Music Network.
Includes an Audio Library of free music, audio, midi, sound, voice, Real Audio and wav files. Read Copyright information. Also includes: Music Portal (Music Lovers, Musicians Community, and Music Makers), Key Trax Recording Studio, Virtual MusiCards (greeting cards), Clinton Songs, Humor, and more.
Laura’s MIDI Heaven. Our Favorite Midi Sites. Categories of MIDIS: Originals (available for upload), Kids/Children’s MIDIs, Classical Music, Folk Music, Christmas, Other Holidays, Spiritual, Patriotic / March, Ragtime, College Fight Songs / Lyrics, International Music, and 50 State Songs.
Lee’s Midis and Sounds. Soft and mellow sounds, theme songs, romantic music, and more.
Lost in the 50s: Oldies Jukeboxes. Click to play song, for listening only, no downloads.
Lycos Music Search Help. FAQs such as: What is MP3? How do I search for MP3s? What software do I need to play MP3s? How do I download from the Lycos Music Directory and the MP3 Results? How do I save an MP3 file to my hard drive?
MIDI Collection from Bot Productions. Contents: The Messiah by G.F. Handel, Gloria by A. Vivaldi, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, and School Selections.
Midi Files from Night Owl. Many oldies and goodies, Bing Band, and Christmas songs.
MIDI Sound Freebies. Links to many free MIDI sites.
MP3.com. Free download of thousands of songs in MP3 format. Search songs or artists by region or genre.
Mutopia. Consists of free sheet music to download, print, and distribute. Includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, and others.
North American Bird Sounds. All sound clips are copyrighted to Doug Von Gausig and Naturesongs.com. Non-commercial use is usually granted without charge, but must be in writing from the author. Commercial use is expressly forbidden without prior written consent.
Smick and Smodoo’s World. Lots of Midi music. Categories include: Old Codger’s Midi Page, Rock n Roll Page, 1957 Page, Stardust Ballroom, Saloon, Oldie-Goldie Jukebox, Church, Canteen, and Oktoberfest music, some with lyrics. Wee Folk Midi Music includes Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Billy Boy, She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, and more.
Sound Clips. Categorized – Animals, Birds, Cats, Classical Music MIDI Files, Clicks and Beeps, Doors, Emotions, Nature, Sports, Star Wars, Vehicles, Whales, sound clips from well-known TV shows and movies, and more.
Taylor’s Traditional Tunebook. This fantastic site provides numerous traditional tunes in Midi format created by Barry Taylor of Victoria, B.C., many complete with lyrics. Contents: Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English and American Tunes (with option to download the entire collection of tunes for free). Also includes The Great Canadian Tunebook (with option to auto play non-stop) and free Downloadable Menus. Please read copyright notice and FAQ.
The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings from National Library of Canada. A multimedia Web site devoted to the first half-century of recorded sound in Canada. When this site is complete, it will provide researchers and enthusiasts with a comprehensive look at the 78-rpm era in Canada. Audio section provides an image of the original record itself with discographic information, biography of the artist, plus you can listen to the original sound recording in Real Audio or MP3. See also History of Canada’s music past, Biographies of artists and musicians, and links to 78-rpm Resources on the Internet.
Wav Sound Freebies. Links to many free Wav sites. (Pop-up ads).
What is MIDI? Why do I need MIDI? What do I need to play MIDI songs? Learn all about MIDI from MIDI Classics.
787.87 Guitars, Guitar music
Classical Guitar MIDI Archives. Site covers classical guitar songs, in MIDI format, for one and more guitars: actually 1050 MIDI files from 132 composers. New MIDIs are added twice a week. Information on how to create MIDI files and a tutorial on the tablature notation system is presented. Images of ancient guitars also provided.
Guitar Notes. The largest guitar resource index on the Internet. Serves over 4 million pages of guitar information to over 600,000 visitors from around the world each month. Collection of links and information includes your favorite guitarists, guitar instruction for all levels, guitar chords and tablature, guitar makers, guitar stores, guitar equipment information, and hundreds of other online guitar resources.
790 Games, Games – Rules, Recreation, Amusements, (Hobbies), (Collectors and collecting)
About: Hobbies. Links to a wide variety of subjects including: Arts & Crafts, Collecting, and Pastimes.
Everyrule in the Universe. Rules for everything from board games, card games, casino games, kids games, computer games, sports, Emily and Peggy Post’s etiquette, formal table setting, tipping, wedding etiquette, core rules of netiquette, TV game shows (Family Feud, Jeopardy, Let’s Make a Deal, Wheel of Fortune …), to rules of writing (grammar, punctuation, writing style rules). Lengthy topics have A-Z listings.
Gamequarium.com. 1500 learning games. Select level for games: Pre-K to 2, Grades 3 to 6+ (some games suitable up to Grade 12). Many categories to choose from. Include Trivia Games, Strategy Games, Memory Games, Optical Illusion Scrambler, Human Body Quiz Game, Inventors, Earth, Dinosaur, Outer Space, and other Quiz Games, Keyboarding, Typing (tutorials), WPM Tester (test how many words you can type in one minute), Math, Music, Brain Teasers, Safety, Social Studies, Science, Spanish, Holiday Fun, Send E-Card, and more.
Games and Other Fun Stuff. Links to games, activities, brain teasers on the Internet for elementary school students, e.g A+ Math Flashcards, Brain Teasers, CLN: For Kids, Funbrain, Funschool, and others.
Games to play – Lunar arcade provides a range of online games for children, rated by users.
Interactive WWW Games from Boston University.
Kids.net.au – Games. Board Games, Computer and Video Games, Online Games, Outdoor and Yard Games, Party Games, Pre-School, Puzzles and Mazes, Sports, Toys, and Word Play. Includes Arts, Computers, Entertainment, Health, News, Sports & Hobbies, and more.
Sesame Street – Games. Dot-to-Dot, Letters, Numbers, Shapes, Sorting, Special Games. Site also includes: Stories, Art, and Music activities.
Tic Tac Toe by Jeff Boulter. Your choice of a Tic Tac Toe board 3-7 wide by 3-7 tall with 3-7 in a row needed to win.
790.2 Performing arts, Ballet, Dancing, Musicals, Opera, Operetta, Theater
CultureFinder.com. Search over 350,000 theater, music, opera, dance and visual arts events in over 1500 towns and cities in the U.S. and Canada. Search events by dates. Buy tickets. Learn more about Theater and Broadway, Classical and Opera, Visual Arts, Dance and Film.
Euro-Festival Info-Centre. European festivals with over 80 international performing arts festivals from 30 countries. Categories include: Festivals, Calendar of events, Europe Map with links to festivals, Networks, News & Press, Tickets & Travel. View site in English, French or German.
791.43 Motion pictures, (Movies), Films, Academy Awards, (Cinema), (Cinemas), (Movie theaters), (Drive-in theaters)
100 Greatest Films of All Time selected by Eric E. Enders. Criteria for the Top 100 Films including his selection of best (not necessarily most favorite) films by categories: Top Foreign Language Films, Top Documentaries, Top Short Films, Top Five Television Shows. See also Top Ten Films of 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000.
About.com Movies. Links to numerous movies sites: Action-Adventure Movie, Classic Movies, Comedy Movies, Dramatic Movies, Home Video/DVD, Horror Books and Movies, Romantic Movies, Screenwriting, and other sites.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy, Academy Foundation, Academy Awards – Oscar Winners, Center for Motion Picture Study, Events Calendar, Press Area, Publications, Academic Awards Database (Search Nominations and Winners from 1927 to the present by year, class, and category).
All Movie Guide. Film Finder, People Finder, Quick Browse. Glossary. Featured: Movies, Directors, and Actors of the 1940’s. New in Theaters. Movie Stars Born Today, and more.
AMC Theatres. Show Times for U.S. and Canada: Search by city, theater, movie, or zip or postal code. Link to Movie Watcher online.
Ancient History in the Movies – List of films related to Pre-Historic Humans, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Biblical Epic/Ancient Israel, Classical Greece, Hellenistic Greece, Roman Empire, Biblical Epic/Life of Christ, Biblical Epic/Early Christian; Medieval History in the Movies – List of movies on medieval themes; and Modern History in the Movies – Contents include: Roots of Western Culture, European Expansion and Colonialism, Renaissance, French Revolution, American Revolution, Industrial Revolution, 19th Century, World War I, World War II, Holocaust, Modern Science and Its Conflicts, Visions of the Future, etc.; from Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
AwesomeStories.com: Click2Flicks. The Story Behind the Movie: Current Movie Titles and from the Archives. Including: The Pianist, The Quiet American, Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, Chicago, Seabiscuit, A Beautifull Mind, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, Jurassic Park, Miracle on 34th Street, Hannibal, Snow Falling on Cedars, and others.
Drive-Ins.com: The Definitive Resource for Drive-In Information. Search for Drive-In theaters in U.S., Canada, or International locations for theater or cinema locations (most with photos), show times, map directions, as well as current weather condition.
E! Online. Entertainment site. Latest news, Features, Gossip, Reviews, Celebrities, Fun and Games, Multimedia, and E! TV.
earlycinema.com: An Introduction to Early Cinema, the first decade of motion pictures. Site focuses on early pioneers and prehistory of cinema. Categories include: timeline, pioneers, technology, topics A-Z, films, essays, and resources.
The Envelope: The Ultimate Award Site from Los Angeles Times. Past Winners: A comprehensive database of winners and nominees from film, music, television and theater. The database features information for more than 100 U.S., Canadian and British shows dating to 1916.
Famous Players. List of Movies Now Playing in U.S. and Canada with synopsis for each movie, Select a City for a movie theater or cinema near you, Check Show Times, Buy Tickets Online, Movie Trailers also show video excerpts, includes list of Movies Coming Soon.
FilmCAN. Select a region across Canada or a Canadian city near you. Categories include What’s Playing, Search Movies by Theatre, Complete Film List, Coming Soon, Trailers, Movie Links, etc.
Folkstreams: The Best of American Folklore Films. Documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Contents: Film Titles A-Z, Filmmakers & Distributors A-Z, Film Subjects include: Aging Agriculture, Arts & Crafts, Children, Customs, Drama, Ethnic & Immigrant Cultures, Family, Festivals/Customs, Healing & Medicine, Music, Religion, Women, Work, and more.
Google Web Directory of Movies. Categories include Actors and Actresses, Movie Awards, Characters, DVD, Film Archives, Film Festivals, Filmmaking, History, Home Video, Movie Reviews, Screenwriting, Showtimes, Soundtracks, Studios, Stunts, Theaters, Movie Titles (over 22,800), Trailers, Trivia, and more.
Kids-In-Mind: The Parents’ Guide to Movies and Video. Useful site for parents. Impartially rates films and videos. Assigns ratings from 0 to 10 in 3 categories: Sex, Violence, and Profanity. Explains in detail why a film rates high or low on a specific category. Includes list of Adult Issues and Messages, i.e. what values the film is conveying. Does not make age-specific recommendations. Search film titles A-Z.
Masters of Cinema: Collating and disseminating information for discerning cinephiles the world over. Contents include: News Fountain (New DVDs), Worldwide DVD Calendar 2005, Links to Articles, Directors, Essentials, Print, Critics, Online Writing, DVD Labels, DVD Reviews, and Misc., e.g. Asian Cinema Weekly, Film Articles (Film Directors), and others. 2004 Archive, 2003 Archive. See also Eureka! Master of Cinema Series: Discs / DVDs – Collection of classic and world cinema.
Movie Trailers from Apple: QuickTime. Watch a movie trailer of Now Playing movies. Includes Complete Movie Trailer Archive listed by Studio: 20th Century Fox, Artisan Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks S.K.G., Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, Independent, Lions Gate Films, MGM Studios, Miramax Films, New Line Cinema, Paramount Classics, Paramount Pictures, Sony Classics, Touchstone, Universal, Walt Disney, and Warner Bros.
Moviefone.com. Film and cinema listings. Find out what movies are playing in a theater near you, in U.S. and Canada. Show times and tickets. Search by Title, by Movie Star, or by Type of Film: New Releases, Drama, Comedy, Action, Horror/Sci-Fi, Family, Art/Foreign. Includes Parent’s Rating Guide. Personalize your neighborhood. See Trailer Park for latest previews in streaming video. Free download of video clips.
MovieTickets.com. Tickets and Showtimes for movies shown in U.S. and Canada. Search for Movie Showtimes by Zip code or Postal code, by City, and select by State or Province. This Week’s Top Movie. Review and Preview of the Rest of the Best movies.
MovieTone Portraits. “The world’s greatest nostalgia website.” Watch movies of Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, Ingrid Bergman, Laurel & Hardy, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Mini Skirts London 1968, Rice Planting Japan 1929, Chinese Opera 1958, Geisha Girls 1930, Albert Einstein, Charles & Diana Wedding, Eva Peron, Wig Making Hong Kong 1970, Woodstock America 1969, Shah of Iran, Royal Wedding Prince Philip & Princess Elizabeth, Disney World 1970, Alcatraz Prison, London 1896, Rush Hour Tokyo 1977, Suez Canal 1942, The Dustbowl America 1930’s, and lots more.
MovieWeb: The Internet Movie Network. New movie releases, Now playing, Upcoming movie releases, Movies available on video, Entertainment news and info, Movies by Year, Box Office Stats, Top 50+ All Time Highest Grossing Movies, Movie Poll, Movie Studios, Studio Briefing, and FAQ.
Tribute.ca. Check out Show Times of movies in Canada (5 day coverage) by City, by Movie, and by Theatre. Select from Greater Toronto, Greater Ottawa, Greater Montreal, Greater Vancouver, or choose individual cities from A-Z. Includes Movie Info, Trailers, Tribute TV, Star Chat (Interviews with TV or movie stars), Tribute Magazines, Contests, Top 20 Highest Ranked NOW PLAYING Movies, News, Links to Movie Studios, Trivia, and more.
Top Movies: Academy Awards from Rotten Tomatoes. View by Year from 1998 on, or by Category. Includes: Top Movies: Golden Globes, Top Movies: Cannes Film Festival, Top Movies: Tomato Awards – Every year, Rotten Tomatoes presents its own awards for the theatrical releases most loved and most reviled by the critics, Best of: In Theaters (links to shows, trailers), Best of: Recent Videos, Best of: All Time, and more.
Turner Classic Movies. A movie heaven with more than 350 movies a month. History section presents the greatest movies from the 1920s through the 1980s, featuring the silent screen, International pictures, as well as all of Hollywood’s genres, commercial-free, uninterrupted, 24-hours a day. Archives include star and director of the month, interviews, biographies of recently deceased movie stars. Extensive library consists of over 5000 classic film titles, with links to other movie sites.
791.45 Television movies, TV talk shows, (TV movies), (TV shows), Television programs, (TV programs), Interviewing on television, Television serials, Soap operas, Emmy Awards
About.com TV Shows. Links to Classic TV Site, Primetime TV Site, TV Shows by Network – Interior Decorating, TV Shows on Decorating and Design, TV Shows, TV Comedy Shows and Sitcoms, Top TV Shows of All Time, Collecting TV Shows, etc.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Emmy Awards are administered by three sister organizations: Academy of Televison Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of the television industry. See Emmy Origin, Hall of Fame – Honoring Television’s Legends, with biography and photos, plus an archive of Past Hall of Fame Honorees.
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Info on Emmy Awards. Activities (Calendar, Past Academy Events), Awards, Emmy Magazine, Hall of Fame, Archive of American Television, Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, Film Group Info.
Audiences Unlimited Online – tvtickets.com. Your source for free TV tickets to be a part of the studio audience of TV shows.
Dr. Phil Show. Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to “get real” about their own behavior and create more positive lives. Dr. Phil Biography. Search Show Archive by topic or by date. Search Local Listings by State in the United States. View Dr Phil Show Listings, TV Channel and Time Across Canada. Dr Phil FAQs. Be on the Dr. Phil Show.
The Oprah Winfrey Show. O, The Oprah Magazine. Oprah’s Books. Oprah’s Angel Network. About Oprah – Oprah: Life & Times, Oprah’s Bio. Browse the Oprah Winfrey Show Archive from 1999 to 2006. Find out When and Where Is Oprah On – across United States and Canada – Local listings include: TV channel, show time, local phone number, and channel website if available. Be on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Global Distribution List for The Oprah Winfrey Show: 121 countries A-Z, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
TV Guide Online TV Listings, News and Gossip, Television, Movies, Star Attractions, Soaps, Video, Chat, Shopping, Backstage Photo Gallery. Got a TV question? Ask the Televisionary.
793.2 Parties, Children’s parties, Showers (Parties), (Bridal showers), (Baby showers), (Invitations)
Baby Showers. Guideline on how to host a baby shower. Topics covered: Hosting, Guests, Shower Dates, Co-ed or Men-Only Shower, Second Baby, Adopted Baby, Invitations, Surprise Showers, Event Timeline, Games, Food, Favors, plus Special Touches, Themes, Baby Shower Planner (Printable Worksheets & Game Instructions), and Baby Showers Message Board.
Bridal Showers. Guideline on how to host a bridal shower. Topics covered: Hosting, Guests, Shower Dates, Co-ed Shower, Invitations, Surprise Showers, Event Timeline, Games, Food, and Shower Favors.
793.3 Square dancing, Folk dancing, American folk dancing, Belly dance, (Country western dancing), (Line dance), (Round dancing)
Belly Dance from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Belly Dance Home Page (Oriental Dance). Numerous links to belly dance or oriental dance sites, including: Origins of Oriental Dance by Me’ira (aka Cala). Belly Dance Frequently Asked Questions. About Middle Eastern Dance: Its History, Cultural Context, Styles by Shira: “Did you know the correct name for belly dancing is actually “Oriental Dance”? The Arabic name for it is raqs sharqi, which means “dance of the East/Orient”, and the Turkish name is Oryantal.”
Dosado.com: Western Square Dancing. Largest square and round dance resource on the Internet. Contents: Clubs, Organizations, Events, National Conventions, Beginner Classes, Resources, Round Dancing, Country Western Dancing, Line Dancing, Contra Dancing, Traditional Country Dancing, and more.
Lenny Ravich feels that mental patients who can learn to laugh at themselves could be considered cured. His book A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Enlightenment is full of hilarious jokes. He is the Director of the Gestalt Institute of Israel and believes in the benefits of using humor and laughter in our lives.
Aha! Jokes: Clean Humor and Funny Pictures. Search jokes or funny pictures by category or keyword. Includes Funny Videos, Fun Downloads, Funny Audio, and links to other humor sites.
Bloopers in Church Bulletins. These hilarious but unintentional “jokes” appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services.
Christians Unite: All Clean & Family Safe Christian Jokes. Hundreds of clean jokes and Christian humor. Categories include: Amish Jokes, Animal Jokes, Bible Jokes, Blondes Jokes, Braggers Jokes, Christmas Jokes, Church Jokes, Cops Jokes, Creation Jokes, Crime Jokes, Death Jokes, Doctors Jokes, Drunks Jokes, Faith Jokes, God Jokes, Heaven Jokes, Lawyers Jokes, Love Jokes, Marriage Jokes, Pastors Jokes, Politics Jokes, Prayer Jokes, Satan Jokes, Sermons Jokes, Sunday School Jokes, Technology Jokes, and more.
Jokes Place. Categories include: Animal Jokes, Children Jokes, Men and Women Jokes, Workplace Jokes, and others, plus Top 10 Jokes Place rated jokes of all time.
Kid Kackles: Jokes for Kids. Children’s humor, riddles.
AJokeADay.com. Free fresh clean jokes every day since 1995. Categories: Today’s Jokes, Random Joke, The Latest Jokes, Search for your favorite joke.
793.73 Crossword puzzles, Puzzles, (Trivia), Picture puzzles, (Jigsaw puzzles), Mathematical recreations, Optical illusions, Questions and answers, Word games
AllWords.com. An excellent site with numerous links to valuable resources. Site provides Crossword Puzzles, Crossword Solver, Word of the Week, Links for Word Lovers (e.g. links to novels, dictionaries, etymology, jokes, quotations, translators, word games, etc.), plus Wireless Access for wireless web surfers worldwide.
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament: Crossword Links. Including: On-Line Newspaper Crosswords, Online Dictionaries and Solving aids, Software, Puzzle Contests and Competitions, American crosswords, Java/Flash/Shock Puzzles, Cryptic Crosswords, Crisscross style (with clues), Other puzzles and diversions, Puzzles for Kids, Corssword Puzzles in Other Langues, Puzzle People, Newsgroups, Listserves, Gophers, and FAQs, Computing & Algorithms, and more.
Archimedes’ Laboratory: Explore, Learn & Have Fun with Puzzles. Puzzles to make, Puzzles to solve, plus Peculiar puzzles, Labyrinths & mazes, Optical illusions, Math curiosities, Tricks to perform, Online games, Send a puzzle card, and more.
ONE ACROSS. Crossword Clue Search. Solve over 1300 Cryptograms Online. Anagram Finder. Online Dictionary. Try Crossword Puzzle Purity Test to check your knowledge of the most common clues used in crossword puzzles.
Crossword Puzzles by Ray Hamel. Crossword Web Links include: Daily Puzzles, Weekly Puzzles, Monthly Puzzles, Other Puzzle Sites, as well as Foreign Language Puzzles, Articles about Crosswords, Crossword Software Packages, Solving Tools, and Anagram Generators.
Free Jigsaw Puzzles.com. Puzzles of nature, animals, buildings, scenery, art, flowers, sea, cartoons and fractals. Includes Valentine, Christmas, and Halloween jigsaw puzzles.
Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles at Crea-Soft. Choose Easy, Average, or Hard jigsaw puzzles to try your skills.
Hangman from Moorhead High School, Accrington, Lancashire, UK. See also Online Hangman and other Free Online Educational Games from The Problem Site, Flash Hangman Games for ESL Students, ESL: Games: Hangman.
Illusions. Online experiments of optical illusions from Science Museum, London, England. (Pop-up ads).
Optical Illusions. Spinning Disks – Java-powered pattern, Color Wheels, and Moiré Pattern Generator.
Optical Illusions Online Exhibits from Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, San Francisco, CA.
Puzz.com. This 200+ page site hosts IQ tests, puzzles, games, trivia, freebies, and contests for prizes.
Puzzlemaker. A puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. Build your own maze or print Puzzlemaker’s specialty hand-drawn mazes created around holidays and classroom topics.
Scrabble. Download Scrabble and play it for free for 60 minutes.
793.8 Magic tricks
Easy Magic for You! from About.com. Lots of Pop-up ads.
Free Magic Tricks. Assortment of free magic trick instructions for the beginner, with illustrations. More Free Magic Tricks. For students serious in studying the history of magic, visit The Conjuror’s Magic Archives.
Just for Fun: Magic Tricks. Links to Free Instructional Sites from WannaLearn.com.
Magic Tricks from Kidzone. Description of magical tricks in words only: Abraca-chicken Magic Trick, Card Tricks 1-7, Coin Magic Tricks 1-2, Magic Bottle Trick, Magic Envelope Trick, Magic Toothpick Trick, Rope Trick, Sugar Cube Magic Trick, and Walkthrough Paper Puzzle.
Magical Kingdom Magic Page. Learn kids magic tricks. Illustrated. Magic paper ring, Magic handkerchief, Magic rope trick, Magic elastic band, Magic coin trick, Funny tricks, Body & mind magic.
Magicians. Links from Open Directory including: David Blaine, David Copperfield, The Amazing Kreskin, Siegfried and Roy, and others. Includes links to magicians by countries. See also Magic: Online Effects.
Simeon’s World of Magic. The World’s Finest Internet Magician, Robert Simeon Fay, brings his wonderful and amazing magical tricks to children. These excellent magic tricks will dazzle adults too. Contents include: Simeon’s Cave of Magic, Simeon’s Football Magic, Simeon’s Travel Telepathy, Simeon’s Triangle Puzzle, Simeon’s Gemstone Game, Simeon’s ESP Challenge, and Simeon’s Cave of Knowledge to entertain you with the magic of puzzles, ideas, and thoughts.
Chess for Kids from ThinkQuest, a resource for chess players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced tournament players. Site provides tutorials to improve your strength, as well as chess puzzles to practice on and learn from.
Chess Is Fun by Jon Edwards, United States Correspondence Chess Champion. Easy chess lessons. Also learn about chess tactics, chess openings, and view some of the greatest chess games ever played!
Chess Tutorials and Chess Lessons. Links to Free Online Tutorials, Instruction, Analysis.
ChessKIDS Academy. The coolest place on the net for kids to learn chess. Excellent site for motivated children and adults who wish to learn how to play chess. Lessons, quizzes, and games.
Laws of Chess from FIDE Handbook: Chess Rules. FIDE (Federation Internationale des Echecs), World Chess Federation, founded on July 20, 1924 in Paris, France. Includes information on Current Chess Tournaments.
World Chess Federation. Contents include History of FIDE (Federation Internationale des Echecs) founded in Paris on 20 July 1924, Calendar of Tournaments, Ratings and Statistics.
796 Sports, Sports – Rules, Outdoor recreation
A to Z Encyclopedia of Ice Hockey. Free access resource for hockey fans world-wide. Site covers ice hockey around the world, including details about hockey players, people, teams, leagues, competitions, awards, events, rinks, books, magazines, Web sites, etc.
Almanac: Sports from infoplease. Links to: Olympics, Basketball, College Basketball, Pro Football, College Football, Other Sports, Baseball, Hockey, Golf, Tennis, and Biographies. Includes The Name Game: The origins of professional sports’ team names in the U.S.
American Discovery Trail. Stretching across more than 6800 miles and 15 states, the ADT is the only coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreational trail. Linking communities, cities, parks and wilderness, the ADT allows people to hike, bike or ride horses for an afternoon or cross-country adventure.
CBS SportsLine. Information on Scores and Top Sports News. Links to NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA Hoops, Golf, Tennis, Racing. Fast Facts on Standings, Schedules, Stats, Teams, Players, and Fantasy.
CNN and Sports Illustrated. US SPORTS (baseball, pro football, college football, pro basketball, men’s and women’s college basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, soccer, etc. Also features Top Spot, Live Video, Live Chat, Scores, Top Stories, Analysis and Opinion, Fun and Games, etc.
ESPN SportsZone (MSN). Sport Sections provide links to MLB (Major League Baseball), NBA, Men’s and Women’s College Basketball, NHL, Golf Online, Soccer, SoccerNet (UK), NFL, College Football, Tennis, Auto Racing, Boxing, CFL, etc.
Everyrule in the Universe. Rules for everything under the sun.
Find Tickets Fast – Sports Tickets, Sporting Events Tickets to every Major sports event in the United States and where applicable in Canada as well. Tickets to MLB, Nascar, NBA, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, NFL, and NHL (Huh?) – All ticket prices in U.S. dollars.
Football: Official College Bowl Websites from About.com. Collection of links to official websites of all college bowl games.
Fox Sports. Provides Latest News, Today’s Headlines, Today’s Video, Regional Headlines. Links to Scoreboards, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, etc.
Ice Hockey Skates and other hockey equipment from Hockey Giant: Hockey Sticks, Inline Skates, Goalie Skates, Protective Gear (Elbow, Shin, Shoulder, Helmets, Cages, Shields, Hockey Gloves, Pants and Girdles), Goalie Gear, Jersey & Apparel, Equipment Bags, Hockey Accessories, Women’s Hockey, Referee Equipment, and more.
NFL – Official Site of the National Football League. News, Scores, Stats, Schedules, Standings, Teams, Players, Rosters, and Depth Charts.
NHL (MSN). National Hockey League’s official site. Sports News, Scores, Schedules, Standings, Stats, Players, Teams, Tickets, Shops, Olympics, Fun & Games, and more.
NHL Players’ Association. Info on players, statistics, interviews, personal profiles, salaries (compensation) for players, and stories on various aspects of hockey.
Playing It Safe with Sports Safety. Protective gear, Use sports equipment properly, Warm up and practice, and Know the rules of the game, Communicate with your teammates, and Don’t play with an injury. Includes Health Problems of Grown-Ups: Diseases & Conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease, Breast Cancer, Cataracts, Osteoporosis, Stroke, and Ulcers.
Rivals.com. Your Sports Network. Links to Recruiting Experts, College Team Sites, High School Sites, as well as NFL, NHL, NBA, and Specialty Sites (Archery, Auto Racing, Cheerleading, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Hunting, Sandboarding, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Track and Field, Tennis, Water Skiing, etc.)
SkateboardDirectory.com. Links to almost everything about skateboards and skateboarding on the Web.
Snowblading Tips from Lorne Milne, a Snowboard Instructor with the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. Contents: Snow-Blades, Ski-Boards or Mini-Skis, and more.
Sports.com. International links to sports around the world, including cricket, rugby, soccer.
Todd’s Skiboarding Page. Clarification from Todd Murray: difference between “skiboards” and “SnowBlades” is like the difference between “photocopy” and “Xerox”: “skiboards” are the generic term, while “SnowBlades” is a trademark. Learn about What is skiboarding? What are skiboards? Who makes skiboards? plus links to sites with skiboarding information.
TSN.ca. Canada’s Sports Leader. Coverage: Sports Scores, NHL, NBA, MLB, CFL, NFL, Golf, Racing, Tennis, Soccer, Memorial Cup, Curling, Figure Skating, University Sport. TSN Shows include TSN Extra (e.g. Latest Video Features), TSN Profile, Plays of the Year, Cable in the Class Lesson Plans, NBA Tonight, and more.
USA Today Sports. Up-to-date statistics and data on North American sports scores. Digest Link also provides updates on world sports.
Violence in Sports. ERIC Digest 1-89. Theoretical Explanations of Sports Violence, Children’s Involvement in Sports, What Can Coaches and Physical Educators Do to Curb Violence in Youth Sports?
796.2 Roller skating, In-line skating, (Inline skating), (Rollerblading)
Inline Skating Resource Center – includes History of Inline Skating, Rules of the Road. Rules also available at International Inline Skating Association Rules of the Road. Youth Sports Safety Information from MomsTeam.com. See also another version of History of In-Line Skating from HickokSports.com.
Road Safety – Rollerblading Safety from Manitoba Public Insurance.
Rollersport: The Game – Official Website of Rollersport. Includes: Official Rules for Rollersport, The Track, History of Roller Derby. See also Basic Rules of Roller Derby from Roller Derby Association.
1StopforGolf – Golf Course Directory. Comprehensive listing of Golf Courses throughout the United States. Search by State and City.
24 Hour Golf – Free Golf Lessons. Free online golfing lessons and tutorial help with useful tips, hints and advice on improving your game.
GolfWeb.com. All about golf. Golf Tournament Schedules including:
- PGA Tour (Professional Golfers’ Association of America)
- U.S. Open, Champions Tour
- European Tour
- The Masters Tournament
- Ryder Cup Matches, plus Biographies of Golf Players, Scoring – Leader Boards, Statistics, Multimedia, Photo Gallery, and more.
- The Golf Channel for full scoring of the PGA
- GolfOnline for Leaderboard, Player Profiles, Articles from Golf Magazine
- LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), Champions, Nationwide, European Tour
- Canadian Professional Golf Tour.
Mini Golf. Miniature golf game for ages 5 to 105. One or two players on the same computer. Keeps score.
2006 World Baseball Classic. News, States, Rosters, Standings, Schedule, Multimedia.
Ballparks of Baseball. The Fields of Major League Baseball. Features details of Past, Current, and Future Ballparks in US and Canada. View seating charts of major ballparks in American League or National League. Attendance records or Baseball Teams. Comparison chart shows details of each ballpark including which teams play there, date it opened, capacity, type of surface, cost of construction and dimensions.
Baseball. From Timelines of History.
Baseball Almanac: Sharing Baseball, Sharing History. Contents include: All-Star Games (1933-current), Autographs (Baseball cards, player signature on photograph, fast facts), Baseball Awards, Ballparks, Famous Firsts, Fun & Games, Hall of Fame, Player Stats, Poetry & Song, Quotations, Rules, Umpires, Links to Baseball Boxscores, Today in Baseball History, and much more.
The Baseball Archive. Baseball History (Origins of Baseball, Professional Baseball’s First Hundred Years), Team Histories, Post-Season (World Series Results), All-Star Game, Player Salaries (1985-1998), Minor Leagues, and more.
Baseball Cards 1887-1914. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. 2100 early baseball cards show Ty Cobb stealing third base for Detroit, Tris Speaker batting for Boston, pitcher Cy Young posing formally in his Cleveland uniform, and other baseball players: Connie Mack, Walter Johnson, King Kelly, Christy Mathewson, and more.
Baseball Primer: Baseball for the Thinking Fan. Contents: Daily Hits: Tody in Baseball History. Articles and Features. Clutch Hits: Baseball news and analysis.
The World Series at 100. Marking the 100th anniversary of the World Series, NPR’s Bob Edwards looks back at memorable moments from 1903. See also Historical Stats from Major League Baseball – MLB.com.
796.48 Olympic games, (Olympics)
Ancient and Modern Olympic Sports. Contents include: Ancient Olympic Events, Take a Tour of Ancient Olympia (3 versions: tour with pictures, tour with Quick Time movies, and soon tour with Shockwave will be available), Context of the Games and the Olympic Spirit, plus Stories from Ancient Olympic Athletes.
Ancient Olympics Guide from Archaeology.org.
Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 from Around the Rings.
Canadian Olympians. A searchable images database of Canadian athletes at the Olympics, from the mid-1900s through 2000.
EdGate: Gateway to the Summer Games. Cross-curricular Olympic-themed lesson plans.
LII Theme Collection: The Olympic Games from Librarians’ Index to the Internet. Includes Olympic Games: Past, Present, Future, Competitions (Summer and Winter Olympics), Quick Facts, Symbols, Organizations, & Other Topics, Olympian Athletes: Biographies, and Athens 2004: Of Regional Interest.
Multimedia Gallery. Search the Multimedia gallery by selecting the type of media (images/audio and video) and then choose Hero, Sport or an edition of the Olympic Games. Not all athletes listed have images.
The Official Website of the Olympic Movement. Contents: Athletes, Sports, Olympic Games, Passion, News, and Organisation. Includes links to Athens 2004, Turin 2006 (Torino 2006), Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, and Olympic Museum Lausanne.
Olympic Almanac. Sites at a Glance (sites of all Olympic Winter Games and Games of the Olympiad, 1896-2006), Olympic Winter Games (1924-2022), Winter Medalists, Games of the Olympiad, Summer Medalists, Logos, Mascots, Olympic Torches (photos from 1936 on), Country Abbreviations, Olympic Contacts, FAQ, and Olympic Firsts. (Pop-up ads).
Olympics Through Time. Site covers the History of the Olympic Games from its ancient beginnings to the First International Olympic Games in 1896. Contents divided into 3 historical periods: Prehistory of the Olympic Games, The Olympic festival during Antiquity, and Revival of the Ancient Olympics. (Pop-up ads).
Olympic Women. Stories, Some early history about women and the Olympics, Audio Clips, Statistics.
The Real Story of the Ancient Olympics Games. The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. Contents: Games, Athletes, Women, Politics, Commercialism, Glossary, Links, Resources, and FAQs.
796.5 Outdoor life, Wilderness survival, (Hiking), (Walking), (Backpacking), (Mountaineering)
American Hiking Society. Includes Hiking Fact Sheets: The Health Benefits of Hiking, Safety: Playing it Safe on the Trail, Hank’s Hiking Handout, Step To It: A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking and Walking, Mountain Bike Policy, etc.,
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Hike Ontario: The Organization for Walkers and Hikers. Includes: Hike Ontario Fact Sheet: Best Backpacking in Provincial Parks, Hike Ontario Fact Sheet Archive: Walking, the Activity of a Lifetime (Suggestions for beginners on how to get started in walking and hiking), Introduction to Backpacking (Backpacking how-to’s and a useful checklist of things to pack), Ontario’s Hiking Trails, and more.
Wilderness Survival. Free info covering all aspects of survival.
796.54 Camping, Camps, Campgrounds, (Camp grounds), (Summer camps), Tents
About.com Camping. A-Z Index, Camping Advice & Tips, Campgrounds, Camping Gear, Festivals & Events, Maps and Routes (include Road Conditions in U.S.), Outdoor Cooking, Photo Galleries, Summer Camps, Canada Outdoor Resources (Campground Directories, Provincial Parks, etc.), UK Camping and Caravanning Sites, Camping Clubs & Associations, National Parks, Outdoor Ezines, Jobs, RV Resources, Travel Services & Shows, Travelogues, Weather Reports, and more.
Allen’s Guide to Summer Camps – Directory of kids and teen summer camps and travel programs. Includes helpful resources: How to Choose a Summer Camp, How to Pack for Camp – Packing Strategies, 12 Tips for Choosing a Horse Camp.
camping.com – Everything Camping. Camping website for reservations, camping gear and camping information in the U.S.
CampPage. Comprehensive listing of summer camps and wilderness programs for youth in the United States and Canada.
KidsCamps.com. Directory of over 24,000 summer camps in U.S. and Canada.
MySummerCamps.com. A comprehensive summer camps directory and summer camp guide for kids, teens and youth. A complete resource for finding summer camps, summer camp jobs, and camps for sale or rent in the United States, Canada and the rest of the World. (Pending 4Jan06)
796.6 Bicycle racing, Bicycle touring, (Biking)
Travel with Bicycles (Air/Rail/Other). Practical advice. Airports around the world. Click on country or region to see airport info. Travel with folding bikes. Touring Links (New York City by Bike, Biking in Lapland, etc.) Bicycle Rental Info (North America, Europe, World).
796.7 Automobile racing, (Automobiles – Racing), (Car racing)
Champ Car World Series. News, Grand Prix Event Schedule, Results, Standings, Award Winners, List of Events, Event Photo Gallery, Racing Car Drivers with biography, career highlights, news, photo, stats, and wallpaper for each driver in the championship race featured, Teams, Tracks – Include news, photos, track maps (in PDF), and wallpaper for each race course listed, Glossary of technical racing car terms, Fan Resources including Driver Champions: Paul Tracy, Cristiano da Matta, Gil de Ferran, Juan Montoya, Alex Zanardi, Jimmy Vasser, Jacques Villeneuve, and others each with photo, details and racing stats.
Formula One DataBase. Site covers all aspects of the official FIA Formula One. Database contains all drivers, teams, cars, circuits, results, statistics, links, and forum since the first officialy FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) grand prix in 1950.
CBC Sports: Hockey. Season Standings: Divisional, Schedules: Daily & Weekly, Transactions: Hockey Today, Injuries, Important Dates, and you can read up to the minute Team Reports (select by team name in alphabetical order, Anaheim to Washington).
NHL. National Hockey League’s official site. Check playoff match-up and scores.
NHL Players’ Association. Info on players, statistics, interviews, personal profiles, salaries (compensation) for players, and stories on various aspects of hockey.
797.2 Swimming, Diving, Marathon swimming, Synchronized swimming
Fact Sheets on Healthy Swimming. From Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information includes Disinfection Guidelines, and Illnesses sometimes spread through recreational water in the U.S.
International Swimming Hall of Fame. Search Honorees by Last Name, Honorees by Selection Category (Swimmers, Divers, Water Polo Players, Synchronized Swimmers, Coaches, and Contributors), Honorees by Country, Honorees by Class (1965-2003), Nomination and Selection Information, Award Winners, and related links.
Swimming and Diving from dmoz Open Directory Project. Sports: Water Sports: Swimming and Diving. Over 1300 links to swimming and diving related sites.
rec.skydiving FAQ Sheet. How does one learn to skydive? What are the physical requirements? What if your parachute doesn’t open? and other questions.
798.4 Horse racing, (Horseracing), (Thoroughbreds), (Horsemanship)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Choose a year from 1976 to 2002. Find information on Builders, Thoroughbred, Jockeys, Trainers, Standardbred, Drivers/Trainers, Legends of the Past, Eligibility, Way We Were (pictorial history of horse racing in Canada), plus thoroughbred and standardbred inductees of 2002.
Google Web Directory. Equestrian/Racing. Links to Arabian Horse, Associations and Clubs, Breeds, Chariot and Chuckwagon, Directories, Famous Racehorses, Famous Races, Harness Racing, Jockeys, News and Media, Quarter Mile, Steeplechasing, Tracks, Trainers, Training and Facilities, and others.
Fishing Guides. Fishing Guides, Fishing Charters, deep sea fishing charters, and fishing charter information for United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and the World.