Internet Guides - 2020

Universal Principles of Design

125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design

Trump's 30 Biggest Broken Promises | Robert Reich

Best of Bill Evans - 20 Jazz Essentials

Right way to use a can opener

Library of Congress Colors

The Library of Congress has thousands of digitized images online. What are the color clusters in each image, within particular collections?

• Baseball Cards  • Cartoons and Drawings  • Civil War Maps  • Historic Sheet Music • Japanese Fine Prints Pre-1915 

• Lamb Studio Archive  • Sanborn Maps  • Works Progress Administration Posters World War I Posters

Side-long concept pieces, walls of Mellotrons, keyboardists in capes…such were the glories of progressive rock. And behind it all were a stack of wildly creative prog rock albums that still hold a potent thrill of discovery. The reverberations are still there whenever a modern band takes chances with instrumentation or reaches beyond a singles-length track. But here we salute the original 70s heyday of prog rock, with a couple of late-60s and early-80s cornerstones. All of it demonstrates how much of a journey a 40-minute vinyl album could be.

Star Trek: First Frontier is a brand new fan film released on YouTube. The new feature-length production tells the story of the initial launch of the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain Robert April. His wife, Sarah April, is also part of the crew and is the very first Chief Medical Officer on the USS Enterprise.

Internet Archive: “The Music Modernization Act is Now Law Which Means Some Pre-1972 Music Goes Public”

Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

Between the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923 and the calamities of the Pacific War (1942–45), Tokyo and Osaka developed into some of the world’s most vibrant and modern metropolises. A new generation of creative and financially liberated young people – playfully known as moga and mobo, or modern girls and modern boys – spurred a movement that energised Japanese innovation.

VHS Vault

A wide collection of trailers, shows, recordings, and other captures on VHS tape.

Amazing Vintage Photos Of The Grateful Dead’s Wall Of Sound, 1974

Recommended Reading: For Children

free coloring books from libraries

These 10 award-winning children's museums offer online programs

27 inspiring examples of vintage posters

Ravi Shankar's centenary must not be lost to lockdown

How Ansel Adams Revolutionized Landscape Photography

Most histories of the poster begin in the nineteenth century in France during the Belle Époque, when artists and printmakers like Jules Chéret and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec raised the poster from cheap print to high art. The arrival of the modern poster coincides with the invention of lithography and chromolithography, which for the first time ever made color printing both practical and affordable. Remember that before the invention of chromolithography, if you wanted something colored, it was invariably colored by hand.

Apollo supports open access to images of artworks that are out of copyright. Below is a list of museums and other archives that provide unrestricted downloads of high-resolution images.

DOROTHEA LANGE DIGITAL ARCHIVE at Oakland Museum of California

Search Thousands of Historical Cookbooks

Street View of 1940s New York

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collaborated with the New York City Tax Department to collect photographs of every building in the five boroughs of New York City. In 2018, the NYC Municipal Archives completed the digitization and tagging of these photos. This website places them on a map.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Art of Amusing, by Frank Bellew

Explore New York’s past through nearly 205,000 objects from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York.

Explore the George Eastman Museum's collections online. More than a quarter of a million objects from the photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections are now searchable, and more of the museum's vast holdings will be added on an ongoing basis.

100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography - Eric Kim

Dear streettogs, in order to make access to information about street photography more open and easily accessible, I put together my book “100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography” together in this (epic) blog post. This is a distillation of all the lessons I’ve learned from the masters of street photography. I encourage you to print this out, save to Instapaper or Pocket, and share it with your friends.

Keep this page bookmarked, and whenever you feel uninspired, or want something to read while on the bus or subway, give this a read.

This book is “open source“, meaning it is free to download, share, remix, and modify to your heart’s content.

APCC Mobile App

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) free mobile app provides a wealth of knowledge in the palm of your hand. With quick access to potentially life-saving information and our hotline 24/7/365, the ASPCA APCC app helps keep your pet safe year-round. The ASPCA is dedicated to helping you and your pet, and this is another way we are able to do just that.

Free Mental Health Resources

Ten of our favorite mental health resources to keep handy for you or someone you love who may need someone to talk to, whatever the reason.

Some simple tips to become a Google search ninja


The Harvard Classics
The Shelf of Fiction 

Selected by Charles W. Eliot, LLD 
The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume “5-foot shelf of books” and the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

The PCL Map Collection includes more than 250,000 maps, yet less than 30% of the collection is currently online.

The Online Books Page

Listing over 2 million free books on the Web - Updated Monday, November 7, 2016


Solving the Issues of Information Overload on The Internet
"As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself." [Arthur Schopenhauer - Philosopher]

"At AIRS we believe that there is a dire need for knowledge professionals to learn techniques and gain proficiency in searching relevant, reliable and accurate information on electronic media mainly the Internets" - President AIRS

Future Learn

Join 4,998,344 people learning together at FutureLearn. Try high quality online education – enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organizations. 

Google Arts & Culture


Photogrist Photo Magazine

Hey everyone, welcome to
This is a place where we are extremely passionate about art. Photography for us is not a job, but a way of life. Art is Life! This site is design to help you easily discover beautiful photography. 

What you will find on Photogrist:

-stunning photography work from the best in the business

-quality articles related to digital and film making

Fonts in Use

Fonts In Use is a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format, and industry. Wedocument and examine graphic design with the goal of improving typographic literacy and appreciation.

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives

Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to accredited online schools to individual efforts. Each one has something to offer to researchers, students, and teachers. This list contains over 250 libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts.

Edwin S. Curtis's - The North American Indian

Northwestern University
Digital Library Collections

Edward Sheriff Curtis published The North American Indian between 1907 and 1930 with the intent to record traditional Indian cultures. The work comprises twenty volumes of narrative text and photogravure images. Each volume is accompanied by a portfolio of large photogravure plates. The entire work is presented here, supported largely by funds from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).

15 Vintage Recipe Collections to Explore

Cookbooks and recipe collections don’t just record the delicacies and comfort food of the past, but also reflect social trends, immigration, and industrialization over the centuries. Each of these online resources offers a chef’s bounty of historic gastronomy, from 17th-century roasted peacock (served in its feathered skin) to broiled iceberg lettuce salad from the 1980s.

Claude Debussy - The Essential Collection

Claude Debussy - The Essential Collection represents the very best and notable works from this awe-inspiring French Composer


While Netflix is becoming better at predicting what you want to watch, sometimes a specific category can be hard to find. How this works is you grab the url from the Netflix search page:
Simply insert the number of the specific category you want to view.
Click here for Netflix codes

Netflix Streaming by Alternate Genres (Extended List)

Netflix Streaming by Type of Movie

Netflix Roulette

Search by director, actor, keyword, rating

Music map

Musicmap attempts to provide the ultimate genealogy of popular music genres, including their relations and history. It is the result of more than seven years of research with over 200 listed sources and cross examination of many other visual genealogies.

OldNYC from NYPL

This site provides an alternative way of browsing the NYPL's incredible Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s collection. Its goal is to help you discover the history behind the places you see every day.

The David W. Niven Collection of Early Jazz Legends, 1921-1991

650 tapes · 1,000 hours · 1,378 WAV files · 637 GB · 691 JPEG scans of cassette liner cards & literature. Meticulously Collected, Compiled, and Narrated by David W. Niven, 1930-1993. Generously Donated by David W. Niven to the Foxborough High School Jazz Program, Stephen C. Massey, Director, 2010. Archived to CD-Quality Digital Audio by Kevin J. Powers, 2010-2011.

1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Get 1150 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

Khan Academy

Our mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection (Library of Congress)

20,000 photographic and photomechanical prints : b&w and some color photochrom, cyanotype ; various sizes, most 8 x 10 in. ca. 2,900 transparencies : glass and some film, b&w and some color ; various sizes, most 5 x 7 in.

MET Publications

Five decades of my publications on art history, available to read, download, and or search for free

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places. In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you’re searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you’ll find them.


Watch full-length feature films, classic shorts, world culture documentaries, World War II propaganda, movie trailers, and films created in just ten hours: These options are all featured in this diverse library! Many of these videos are available 
for free download.

Brain Pickings

Brain Pickings is my one-woman labor of love — a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why. Mostly, it’s a record of my own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually — and an inquiry into how to live and what it means to lead a good life.


With more than 100,000 images, 6,000 profiles and links, arranged into more than 600 sections and categories, the Red List organizes and concentrates the wealth of images to be found online. After all, what is a list if not a tool to manage infinity? So to manage the Internet’s visual infinity, the Red List is organized by genres – photography, cinema, fine art, fashion, and so on – with lists inside each genre to guide image researchers.


We started My Modern Met back in May 2008 because we wanted to create one big city where we could celebrate creative ideas. Our mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening. Today, we receive an average of 3 million visitors coming to our site each month, looking for articles on art, design, photography, architecture, technology, environmental issues, and inspiring stories.


You need great content to be better at what you do, and understand your world – whether you’re a parent or political leader, obsessed with pandas or space travel. Flipboard collects quality content on your favorite topics from the world’s most trusted sources, and presents them in a beautiful 
magazine format


Exceptional Design, Advertising, Illustration, Photography, Interactive and Typography, since 1959.


Luminosity masking is one of the most powerful ways to create professional results in Photoshop. But they can also be challenging to learn and use. Lumenzia makes luminosity masking simple and visual, so that you can focus on making beautiful images.


Digital Photography Review’s mission is to provide the most authoritative reviews of, the fastest, fullest news reports about, and the most comprehensive database of consumer digital cameras in the world, and to provide an open, active forum and useful tools for its community.


Dedicated to the Art of Photography and Dynamic Symmetry

Google Similar Pages

Discover webpages similar to the page you’re currently browsing.


WhatFont is the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage.


OPERATION CHILLOUT is an all-volunteer outreach dedicated to ending to the crisis of homelessness for veterans, men and women throughout New Jersey and parts of NE Pennsylvania by:

  • Promoting awareness of the multi-faceted nature of poverty 
    and homelessness.
  • Advocating for sustainable solutions and programs serving the needs of the poor, addicted, abused and homeless to improve the quality of their lives leading to permanent change and independent living.
  • Organizing for peace and economic justice to address systemic inequities challenging impoverished communities.
  • Engaging in direct compassionate action including the collection, dissemination and delivery of supplies to homeless people and the agencies that provide for their temporary care.

12 top Photoshop resources

Want to learn Photoshop? Or hone your skills in the photo editing software? Then check out these top online resources. Photo editing software Photoshop is a popular choice among designers, which is is evident from the hundreds of Photoshop tutorials and resources around for people wanting to learn the art of Photoshop CC (and previous versions). But, sometimes, too much choice can be confusing, so we’ve picked some top sites that will really help you get to grips with the image editing software.


DxOMark is the trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings. For years we’ve been recognized for providing the most rigorous hardware testing, using industry-grade laboratory tools in our analysis, and for establishing the most comprehensive reference database using our thousands of camera and lens test results.

Imaging Resource

Founded in 1998, Imaging Resource seeks to lead photographers to positive experiences with their cameras. Since that time, we’ve grown to become one of the largest photo news and review sites on the web. In our pages, you’ll find in-depth reviews backed by exhaustive lab tests, as well as extensive coverage of photo news.

Class Central

Is the fear of smothering, unbearable student debt steering you away from the path of higher education? Class Central exposes hundreds of online class courses from the likes of Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, without that pesky tuition nonsense. This means you can educate yourself in subjects like Molecular BiologyAdvanced Operating Systems, or The Rise Of Superheroes And Their Impact On Pop Culture. It's all the information you need to become a fully functional adult in today's global economy, without the loans, leftover futons, and career-debilitating Facebook photo rolls.

Documentary Heaven

Disposible email addresses

With 10 Minute Mail, you can create an extremely temporary email address that will automatically self-destruct in 10 minutes, allowing you to sign up for sites, lists, and deals without the unbearable spam cannon that normally accompanies your quiet compliance. Also good for anonymous threats and insults to friends/family members. Not that I'd do that, of course.


If you've ever felt devastatingly isolated at your Swedish cousin's wedding to her Argentinean lover in Seoul (due to the triple language barrier), Duolingo might be right for you. Touted as the free Rosetta Stone—and some consider it to be even better—Duolingo softens the blow of learning another language by taking the pressure off your wallet. You'll be ordering with cultural authenticity at Taco Bell en un santiamén, muchacho.

Fonts in use

Fonts In Use is a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format, and industry. We document and examine graphic design with the goal of improving typographic literacy and appreciation.

Using Format