For the social side of things, the United Nations website briefly covers the economic and social consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
For the wilder side of pharmaceuticals, Lycaeum, a [...]
Slang Search: Crime offers a list of police terms.
Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade is the most comprehensive list of drug terms I ever expect to find. Over 2300 [...]
The Midnight Disease is a book about the neurology of writing – from writer’s block to hypergraphia (the compulsion to write constantly). Far from a dry scholarly essay, the book [...]
And finally, RE offers a variety of articles on conlangs and advice on creating slang, dialect, or your own language: Michael A. Burstein’s “Writing the Language of the Future“; [...]
The Merck Manual focuses on personality disorders (including antisocial personality disorder, which has been called “psychopathy” and “sociopathy”). As a warning, personality disorders can be hard to correctly diagnose because [...]
Dictionary of Victorian London is much more than a dictionary; it is an extensive resource which includes dozens of period documents, including political cartoons and articles by Charles Dickens. [...]
Lindy Hopping Although dedicated to dances from the Lindberg era, this menu item concentrates on men’s fashions that were changing as Edwardian etiquette faded away.
JJ Kent is a hidden offshoot [...]
Crime Library. Everything from current cases to profiling to scams and hoaxes. The site map is at the bottom of the page, if you’re wondering how to get around the [...]
NT Gateway The formation and selection process for the New Testament was very much human…and political. See the various links and books on NT Gateway. NTCanon.org provides helpful information, including [...]
For those looking to expand their knowledge of speculative fiction even more seriously, Rutgers has an extensive list of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, from reading guides to encyclopedias to [...]
Wikipedia has a brief but thought-provoking entry on the historic relationship between magic and religion, from the traditional power of sacrifice to the sacredness of names. Additionally, their general article [...]
War, Warfare, Weapons provides an overview of Japanese weapons, when they were used, why, and by whom. Includes a section on castles and armor, theories on the origin of the [...]
OWW, or the Online Writing Workshop (formerly run by publisher Del Rey) is a large community of writers on every point in the path from newbie to many-multi-published. There [...]
Las Vegas Lingo is a short list of words and phrases which are commonly used in casinos, but have little to no meaning outside them.
The Academy is a dictionary of [...]
Bartleby.com Poetry, fiction, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, and Grey’s Anatomy; if it’s a book you were ever required to research in a 7th grade “library skills” unit, chances are good that [...]