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Rosemary West's Left-Handed Page
Large collection of information and links, including organizations, research articles, list of famous left-handers, left-handedness in the arts, links to shopping sites, FAQ, humor, fun facts, and trivia.
http://www.left-hand.org/

Alt.lefthanders Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Usenet FAQ. Includes questions such as: What does being "left-handed" or "ambidextrous" mean? Is lefthandedness inherited? Are lefthanders naturally clumsy? Do Lefties make better athletes?
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/lefty-faq/

Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society
"If you are left handed, do not despair." Advice for left-handers who want to learn calligraphy.
http://www.clas.co.uk/left-handers.html

Creation of the Sinister: Biological Contributions to Left-handedness
Critique of the Geschwind-Behan-Galaburda (GBG) Theory of Left-Handedness and other theories that associate lefthandedness with developmental disorders. Published in the Harvard undergraduate neuroscience journal, Brain.
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hsmbb/BRAIN/vol2/left.html

Crochet Lessons for Left-Handers
Instructions, with helpful diagrams.
http://www.crochet.org/?page=StitchesLeftHand

Famous Left-Handers
Long list of left-handed actors, artists, authors, musicians, athletes, politicians, U.S. presidents, and historical figures.
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html

Gaskell Guitars
Australian company that makes only left hand guitars of models not available in left hand option by original manufacturers. Model photos and descriptions, where to buy, and other details.
http://www.gaskellguitars.com/

Gauche! Left-Handers in Society
A resource guide and forum. Left-handers speak to parents, teachers, employers, physicians, and others.
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/lspeak.html

Handedness Research Institute
Advances the scientific understanding of handedness (left-handed, right-handed and mixed manual preferences) and helps alleviate the social and educational discrimination of left-handers worldwide through research and education.
http://www.handedness.org/

LEFTovers
List of lefthanded Canadians. Also contains left-handed stores in Canada.
http://www.members.shaw.ca/leftovers/

Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition
Scientific journal publishing research on the psychological, behavioural and neurological aspects of lateralisation, including handedness. Online tables of contents, abstracts, instructions to authors, and other information.
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/plat20/current

Left Handed Portal
A unique portal for left-handers, parents of left-handed kids and right-handers who want to know more about southpaws.
http://www.lefthandedportal.com/

Left Handers Day
Left Handers Day is on 13 August. Information about handedness, fun facts, games and quizzes.
http://www.lefthandersday.com/

Left Is Right
Promotes a book described as a survival guide for living lefty in a right-handed world. Includes some information about handedness and famous lefties.
http://www.left-is-right.com/

Left-Handed Writers Page
Article about left-handed writing with fountain pens, including advice on nib selection. Photographs show different hand positions lefties write in, with special advice for each.
http://www.nibs.com/Left-hand%20writers.htm

Left-handedness
A modern Islamic perspective on being left-handed.
http://www.islamicity.com/dialogue/Q325.HTM

Left-handers Club of Ireland
Short newsletter, products for sale, and other information.
http://lefthand.webstarts.com/

Neuroscience for Kids - Sidedness
Educational website about laterality. Includes tests for handedness, footedness, eyedness, and earedness.
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/rightl.html

Primate Handedness and Brain Lateralization Research
At Indiana University (M.K. Holder, Ph.D.). You can participate in the study by filling out an online questionnaire. Site also has links to information (both serious and fun) of interest to left-handers.
http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/index.html

Right Hand, Left Hand
Website for Chris McManus' book on handedness. Includes articles and online psychological quizzes.
http://www.righthandlefthand.com/

Scientific American: Ask the Experts: Biology
M.K. Holder answers the questions: "Do scientists understand why there are so many more right-handers than left-handers? Do other primates show a similar tendency to favor one hand over the other?"
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-causes-some-people-t/

The Left Hand Path
Speculations on how left-handedness came to be associated with satanism in western mythology.
http://www.dpjs.co.uk/lefthandpath.html

The Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World
Advice on determining hand dominance and on dealing with handwriting problems often encountered in left-handers.
http://www.zaner-bloser.com/news/left-handed-child-right-handed-world

The Lefthanded Liberation Front
Site has webforum, merchandise for sale, humor, and other material.
http://www.lefthander.com/

The Lefthanded Universe
Interesting facts and ideas about lefthandedness. [English, Dutch, German]
http://riksmits.home.xs4all.nl/lhu/lhu.html

Trends in Japan: Rise Up, Ye Southpaws
Article discusses the increased acceptance of lefthandedness in Japan.
http://web-japan.org/trends00/honbun/tj000202.html

Why Left-handers Still Feel Left Out
Guardian article describes researcher's finding that left-handed people have been abused and neglected throughout history.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jun/06/research.medicalscience