Human Sciences Internet Resources
This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.
The links are provided as a convenience for research.
Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.
Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.
Acquisitions Librarian - Office 111A
Human sciences subcategories:
- Child & family studies
- Consumer science
- Fashion merchandising
- Interior design
- Food & nutrition
Child and Family Studies
Child Development - See Dick Smith Library Child Development Internet Links page for more sites.
Kids Growth - The online leader and most respected source for trusted health information. A site for parents developed by pediatricians. Includes Professional Site, Parent Site, and Teen Site.
Kids Health - For parents, kids, and teens from the medical experts of the Nemours Foundation. Contains interactive articles about children's healthcare, medicine, surgery, and parenting.
Parenting Teens - Newsletter with information, insight, and support for parents of teens.
Parents Place - A community where parents can connect, communicate and celebrate the adventure of parenting.
Stepfamily Network - Dedicated to helping step family members achieve harmony and mutual respect in their family lives through education and support.
Tufts University Child & Family Web Guide - Describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development giving the public easy access to the best child development information on the Web.
WholeFamily Center - Geared toward the entire family, this site provides information on issues facing families today.
Working Moms Internet Refuge - Mom's Business Listing of information on a wide variety of services offered by other Moms.
Yahoo:Children's Health - Links to many excellent sites.
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - Provides reports on businesses and charities to help consumers and donors make informed decisions, helps resolve consumer complaints and promotes ethics in business.
Better Business Bureau Online - Provides reports on businesses and charities to help consumers and donors make informed decisions, helps resolve consumer complaints and promotes ethics in business.
Consumer Information Center - Full text version of hundreds of the best consumer publications available, all for free. CIC also provides links to a number of other consumer-related sites.
Consumer Search - ConsumerSearch is designed to be the best starting place for any consumer aiming to research purchase decisions.
Consumer World - Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial guide cataloging over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.
Find Law Consumer Law Center - Thousands of consumer-focused articles and resources in a number of different categories, such as Banking, Credit, Discrimination, Estate Planning, Family Law, Government Benefits, Health and Medicine, Intellectual Property, Investments, Labor & Employment, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant & Real Estate, and many others.
Fraud Bureau - Free service established to alert online consumers and investors of prior complaints relating to online vendors including sellers at online auctions and to provide consumers, investors and users with information and news on how to safely surf, shop and invest on the net.
Universal Currency Converter - The Universal Currency Converter™, the world's most popular currency tool, allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate calculations on the Internet, using live, to-the-minute currency rates.
U.S. Consumer Gateway - The U.S. Consumer Gateway -- "consumer.gov" -- is a "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online.
Costume Page - Costume and costuming-related links for those who study and/or make costumes: costumers, students, historical re-enactors, science fiction fans, professionals, amateurs, dancers, theatrical costumers, trick-or-treaters, writers, researchers, and all those interested in fashion, textile art, and costume history. Post your resume and find a position anywhere in the world.
Fashion and Costume - College and Research Libraries News selected list of Internet sites covering many aspects of fashion and costume history that will be of interest to both the serious scholar and those interested in fashion for fun.
Milieux: The Costume Site - Online Costuming Sources for Historical, Science Fiction & Fantasy Costumers.
Regency Fashion - The Regency Fashion Page "includes many images of fashion plates of the Regency period (early 19th century)." This site contains information on clothing, fashion plates, style year by year, portraits, outer wear, men's clothes, Princess Charlotte's wedding, and many other related items.
Victorian Fashion - Dedicated to historical recreationism of the Victorian period in British history, these pages include related information about society of the time, but primarily the focus is on the fashion and styles of the day, and how to make (or buy!) your own period attire, where to wear your garb, and related matters.
Angel of Fashion - Search one of the most concise Fashion Resources on the Planet. Sites that display the "Angel of Fashion Award" are some of the first Fashion Web Sites ever created. You'll find those and thousands more.
CJLutz Fashion WWWeb Page with Hearts - The first & most comprehensive list of fashion sites on the WWWeb!
Internet Centre for Canadian Fashion and Design- The purpose of this site is to help create a united presence and global recognition for Canadian Fashion and Design on the World Wide Web and is useful starting point to all Fashion and Design sites.
Women's Wear Daily - Online and print daily news source for retailers and manufacturers of women's apparel, accessories, fibers, and textiles.
Apparel News - Newspaper.
Fashion Group International - The Fashion Group International is a global non-profit association of over 6,000 professionals of achievement and influence representing all areas of the fashion, apparel, accessories, beauty and home industries.
National Retail Federation- Programs and services in research, education, training, information technology, and government affairs to protect and advance the interests of the retail industry. Membership includes the leading department, specialty, independent, discount, and mass merchandise stores in the United States and 50 nations around the world.
American Society of Interior Designers - The oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers with the largest residential and commercial membership. With more than 30,000 members, ASID establishes a common identity for professionals and businesses in the field of interior design.
Foundation for Interior Design Education Research - Promotes excellence in interior design education through research and the accreditation of academic programs which prepare interior designers to create interior environments for improving the quality of human experience.
International Interior Design Association - Information resources, networking opportunities, legislative and consumer advocacy, professional liability insurance and related services for the interior design practitioner.
Food & nutrition
American Dietetic Association - ADA supplies science-based food and nutrition information exclusively to WebMD.
Arbor Nutrition Guide - Comprehensive and annotated catalogue of nutrition resources on the Internet.Calorie Control Council - Calorie calculator, exercise calculator, body mass index calculator, and information on low calorie sweeteners, fat replacers, trends and statistics.
Cyberdiet - addresses questions about adopting a healthy lifestyle including an ideal body weight calculator.
Fast Food Facts-Interactive Food Finder - Fun and interesting database from the Minnesota Attorney General's office that gives the nutritional values for popular fast foods.
Food & Drug Administration Online - FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use. Our work is a blending of law and science aimed at protecting consumers.
Food & Nutrition Information Center - provides basic dietary information, as well as an A-Z topic list, information on dietary supplements, food composition, and childcare nutrition resources.
International Food Information Council- IFIC's mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to consumers.
Nutrition.gov - Provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
Handweavers Guild of America - dedicated to bringing together weavers, spinners, dyers, basket weavers, patrons and educators interested in the fiber arts and the preservation of our textile heritage.
Home Sewing Association - fosters the development of sewing skills; promotes the growth of the home sewing industry and HSA members by providing vehicles for education, marketplace development, public relations, idea exchange and profitable business relationships.
National Quilting Association, Inc. - established to create, stimulate, maintain and record an interest in all matters pertaining to the making, collecting, and preserving of quilts, and to establish and promote educational and philanthropic endeavors through quilts.
Sew City - for sewing and related information.
Tattered - all kinds of information on the art of tatting including on-line suppliers, lace makers, lace guilds, instruction, pictures, patterns, poems, spiders and links.