BUBL LINK / 5:15 Updates
Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources
1 - 15 November 2000
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Collection of digitised documents relating to the
phenomenon of Unidentified Flying Objects. Among the topics
discussed are government involvement, alleged sightings
around the world, record keeping, and deceptive data. Each
entry is presented as a PDF file.
004 Computing and the Internet
Webopedia Quick Reference: Internet
Provides information on common Internet issues, including
server types, file extensions and data formats, country
domain codes, and Internet error messages.
Museum directory searchable by country, state, city, museum
name, artist, or speciality such as aviation, history,
music, photography, space, and toys. An 'offbeat' category
includes the Museums of Roller Skating, Bad Art, and Dirt.
100 Philosophy and psychology
Online journal tackling issues such as cloning and
genetics, gene therapy, assisted suicide, and a range of
other controversial topics. Also gives contact information
for US graduate programs in bioethics, and links to
associated Web material.
Offers a collection of writings by and about the renowned
preacher Alexander Campbell (1788-1866). Comprises works
authored solely by Campbell, contributions to periodicals
and books by other people, and a selection of biographical
and critical studies.
Iconography of Saint Sebastian
Images of iconography dedicated to Saint Sebastian, which
are catergorised by type into paintings, sculptures,
drawings, miniatures, mosaics, and stained glass. A brief
description of each object indicates the approximate date
when it was created, its dimensions, and the location where
it is held.
300 Social sciences
How Much Information?
Attempts to measure the annual production of information
content by storage media type. Coverage includes print
resources, film, optical and magnetic storage, the
Internet, and broadcast media. Estimates total production
at around 250 megabytes for every human on earth, and
argues that digital information accounts for the vast
majority, with print documents only making up 0.003 percent
of the total quantity produced. Concludes that better
understanding and tools are required to make use of the
ever-increasing supply of information, and to avoid total
Multicultural Resources: a Quick Reference Library for African,
Native and Hawaiian America
Collection of resources dealing with many aspects of
American cultural studies, with an emphasis on Native and
African American issues, as well as ideologies of cultural
theory and theorists.
Danish Referendum on Economic and Monetary Union
Provides an overview of the Danish referendum held in
September 2000, which resulted in a vote against joining
the European single currency. Examines the background to
the opt-out, campaigns adopted, public attitudes towards
the Euro, and assesses the political implications of the
Facilitates searching of the voting records, campaign
spending, and platforms of all candidates in the US
Presidential, Senatorial, and Gubernatorial elections of
Living Room Candidate
Presents a history of US Presidential election campaign
commercials from 1952 to the present day. Material is
offered in RealVideo format, and can be accessed
chronologically, or by common advert theme such as attack
ads, family man, or looking presidential.
Provides an introduction to basic concepts in economics,
including supply and demand, stocks and bonds, credit,
commerce, banking, and interdependence. Sections are
accompanied by quizzes which illustrate the concepts. Also
offers a glossary of economic terms, and links to a
selection of related resources.
Examines the changes in the Chinese economy, described as
being in a state of 'creative destruction', whereby
unprofitable firms must go out of business to make
resources available for industries whose products are
needed or favoured by consumers. This situation, referred
to as China's Churn, is predicted to escalate as China
becomes more involved in the world trading system and looks
set to become the second largest economy in the world.
Guide to Sources of Information on Foreign Investment in Spain
Provides information on archives around the world which
contain records of foreign investment in Spain between 1780
and 1914. Outlines the importance of such investment to
Spain, and offers an alphabetical list of investors with
background information and details of particular companies.
Economics of Civil Wars, Crime, and Violence
Project studying the economic causes and consequences of
civil war and violent crime in developing countries.
Outlines the motivation underlying the project, sets out
the major topics, and presents working papers, relevant
data sets, and the electronic Conflict Online Newsletter.
Blind Readers Page
Listing of information sources for the blind which offer
material in a range of formats such as Braille, recorded
cassettes, large print, and electronic texts. Also features
links to national organisations, adaptive computer
technology suppliers, government agencies, information on
guide dogs and mobility, audio books, tactile maps and
graphics, and greeting cards.
Environmental Aspects of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and
Information on the impact of the offshore oil and gas
industry on the ocean environment and living resources.
Features a selection of articles covering issues such as
anthropogenic effects on the shelf and marine pollution,
decommissioning of offshore structures, and spilled oil in
the sea. Also provides the latest oil and gas industry
news, information on forthcoming conferences, and a listing
of recommended publications.
Collection of product reviews and recommendations providing
consumer advice on electronics equipment such as DVD
players, computers, sports and leisure facilities, office
machinery, household items, kitchen appliances, personal
finance tools, health and fitness resources such as weight
loss programs, automotive products, photo and video
equipment, and garden tools.
E-Commerce Parallel Session
Reports on a survey investigating the scale of e-commerce
system usage within the HE sector conducted in
August/September 2000, together with information about the
parallel session held at the 2000 Institutional Web
Management Workshop, University of Bath, at which the
survey results were formally presented. Includes PowerPoint
slides in HTML format, reports, and feedback.
Online publication offering news, reports, and industry
guides relating to electronic commerce. Collates
information from around the world, and offers a guide to
products and services, and a selection of free newsletters.
Cinema: How are Hollywood Films Made?
Offers an insight into screenwriting, directing, producing,
acting, and editing, and explains how each of these areas
converge during the making of a film. Also gives the
opportunity to perform tasks such as writing dialogue for a
European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages
Promotion and protection of the linguistic rights of
regional, minority, and non territorial languages within
the European Union member states. Information includes
EBLUL's policy statements, current projects, and registered
organisations. Additional information is provided by a
searchable database of all the languages represented, with
numbers of current speakers, and representation within
public services, the media, and education. Available in
English and French.
Examines the Tetun language spoken by over 300,000 people
in many parts of East and West Timor. Audio files
illustrate the sound of the language, and guides to grammar
and meaning are also provided.
TWLL: The Welsh Learner's Links
Collection of Welsh language resources catering for
learners of all abilities. Information includes a
bibliography, software packages, magazines, grammar guides,
and spelling and vocabulary checkers.
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms
In depth explanations of expressions commonly used in
statistics, arranged alphabetically, and also according to
a suggested learning order. Graphs and equations accompany
text where necessary.
A monthly magazine documenting astronomical observations
for the 'advanced amateur'. A useful source for extensive
images, material covers asteroids, comets, and planets.
Access to other relevant astronomy resources is also
provided. Subscription is necessary for selected
Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures
Enables the user to display a virtual reality image of the
phases of the moon between 1800 and 2199 AD. Also includes
calculations of sunrises and sunsets or moonrises and
moonsets worldwide, the dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter,
and a Julian Date converter. Celestial Navigation Data and
Orbital Elements of Asteroids are also included.
International Jupiter Watch
Promotes coordination in the observation and research of
Jupiter, its satellites and magnetosphere, from earth and
space with an emphasis on time-variable phenomena.
Resources offered include images, bibliographies,
newsletters, reports, and links to related resources.
Black Holes: The Death of a Star
Provides an introduction to the black hole phenomena,
including the formation of singularities. Also outlines the
physical properties of black holes, and examines the
connection between them and the theory of relativity.
International Coloured Gemstone Association
Educational resource to promote the understanding,
appreciation, and sale of gemstones worldwide. Gems and
information pertaining to them, such as cut and location,
are searchable alphabetically, by variety or by colour.
Additional information is provided by articles on the likes
of rare gems, how to judge the quality of gems and
birthstones, and the symbolic meaning of various stones.
French and German search facilities are provided.
Neanderthals and Modern Humans: A Regional Guide
Information about the prehistoric people known as
Neanderthals and their modern successors, considering human
evolution by addressing the relation between the two
groups, and the interaction between them. Fossil and
genetic evidence is presented for Western, Central, and
Eastern Europe, Siberia, and Western and Central Asia.
Bibliographies of related books and serials are given,
together with a listing of anthropological museums around
WWW Virtual Library: Vision Science
Collection of links relating to research in human and
animal vision. Coverage includes research laboratories and
groups, researchers, projects, jobs and training, and
grants. Also features software, images, a selection of
bibliographies, and electronic visual science publications.
Wealth of the Rainforest: Pharmacy of the World
Information pertaining to the natural resources of the
Amazon Rainforest, with a tropical plant database that is
searchable by common name, botanical name, or ailment.
Information is then given on use of substances and
remedies, together with an extensive image gallery, and
details of environmental issues relating to the Rainforest,
such as its destruction and preservation.
Butterflies 2000: On the Wings of Freedom
Educational resource on butterflies directed at schools, in
either English, German, or Chinese translation. Includes
image close-ups of the anatomical structure of butterflies,
and general information covering the likes of
metamorphosis, defence, and eating habits. Also features
factual information about butterfly behaviour such as
getting drunk on the juice of rotten fruit, and the human
fascination with them expressed through art, music,
literature, and design.
Collection of moth images from different areas in the
United Kingdom. Images are searchable by name or by index
numbers taken from 'A Recorder's Log Book or Label List of
British Butterflies and Moths', by J.D. Bradley and D.S.
Fiona's Shark Mania
Collection of sources relevant to the study of sharks, with
information on press coverage, specific classifications of
sharks, and image galleries, as well as an extensive list
of additional resources such as organisations, statistical
data, projects, and articles.
Searchable index of horse related Internet resources,
providing links to information about horse shippers and
haulers, racing fixtures, pedigree skills, and a selection
of images of thoroughbred mares.
600 Technology (applied sciences)
Pretty Strange Patents
Full records of patents registered around the world,
displaying recently acquired entries and an archive of many
more. Some of the more unusual inventions include a
combination toy dog and vacuum cleaner, salad on a stick,
headgear for posture correction, and an anti-snoring
WWW Virtual Library: Stress
Collection of links to resources relating to aspects of
stress. Coverage includes books and publishers, email lists
and newsgroups, electronic and print journals, professional
organisations, and resources concerned with stress
Offers resources for couples experiencing difficulty in
conceiving a baby, and those considering fertility
treatment. Provides information on improving chances of
becoming pregnant, fertility treatment options, male
fertility, conception after 35, and secondary infertility.
Also features a fertility glossary. Coverage is generally
US-focused, though has international relevance.
Genetically Modified Food: UK and World News
Provides access to information on genetically modified
food, which includes UK and worldwide press releases,
foodstuffs connected to GM research, companies and their
policies towards the production and sale of GM foods, as
well as a list of those who promote GM food production.
Information on the implications of such production and E.
Coli issues are also available.
IFOAM: International Federation of Organic Agricultural
Concerned with the dissemination of information to promote
a worldwide holistic approach to the principles of organic
farming. Resources provide access to basic standards of
crop production, aquaculture, genetic engineering, and
animal husbandry. Additional information includes press
releases and reports, worldwide statistics, and the IFOAM
comments on the proposed US Department of Agriculture rule.
Online magazine promoting the use of organic foods and
knowledge of a healthier lifestyle. Resources include a
news archive of relevant issues from around the world,
reasons to use organic foods, a searchable database of
retailers, and information on herbs and their medicinal
Pumpkins and More
Explains the origin of the name 'pumpkin', describes
historical uses, and offers details of different varieties
available. Also gives nutritional information, recipe
ideas, a guide to growing the vegetable, and links to
educational resources, festivals, and farms.
700 The arts
Concerned with promoting the effective use of design in
business, education, and government on both national and
international levels. Provides access to news and
publications, events and exhibitions, and partnership
projects. The main topics look at how design should be
incorporated into social change, issues of sustainability
and usability, and the use of partnership networks in order
to achieve success.
Glenn Gould Archive
Offers information on the archives of the Canadian concert
pianist Glenn Gould (1932-1982) with a virtual exhibition
of his archive papers, samples of audio holdings from the
National Library of Canada, databases of the musician's
papers, and a selection of research aids such as a Gould
chronology, bibliography, and discographic database. Also
offers a selection of writings by and about Glenn Gould.
120 Years of Electronic Music
Traces the origins of electronic music and its development
between 1870 and 1990, considering early experiments, the
vacuum tube era, integrated circuits, and digital
technologies of the present day. Also offers information on
individual instruments such as the singing arc, celluphone,
sonar, solovox, and synthesisers, their inventors, and date
Liturgical and Church Music Resources
Collection of resources relating to liturgical and church
music. Includes church music associations, and writings on
Resource offering guidelines on how to maintain and repair
brass and woodwind musical instruments. Gives information
about technicians, an email based newsletter, new and used
instruments for sale, and tips on the upkeep of French
horns, flutes, and clarinets in a section entitled '101
Musical Instruments Described
Brief descriptions of a range of musical instruments,
arranged alphabetically by name, and accompanied by an
illustration where possible. Includes details of the
baryton, bowed psaltery, dulcian, krummhorn, lute,
recorder, serpent, and vulcan lyre.
Handbook of Texas Online: Piano Manufacture
Brief article on piano manufacture in the United States
during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Offers an insight into the piano by documenting its
importance in America, and methods of selection and
maintenance, written by a professional tuner and
technician. Also discusses the piano's musical
classification, ancestry and parentage, its inventor
Cristofori, and the technical, playing, and marketing
history of the popular instrument.
To Build a Harpsichord
Guide to constructing a harpsichord with an introductory
section about the type of wood and skills needed, and the
instrument itself. A plan is then laid out considering the
string lengths, plucking ratios, and string diameters, with
illustrations of various stages of the manufacturing
process. Also describes tools required to cut jack slots,
make a jack slide, create a soundboard rose, and design a
Wheatstone English Concertina
Article offering information about the invention of the
concertina at the beginning of the 19th century, and its
inventor Charles Wheatstone. Provides details of his
business of general musical instrument sales and
manufacture, images of prototype concertinas, and others
depicting the instrument's evolution over the years. Also
documents the design and development of the Wheatstone
Radio Times Guide to Film
Guide to films in the UK, focusing on those which are
either on television, in cinemas, or becoming commercially
available on video or DVD in the coming week. Also offers a
database of movie reviews, searchable by title, genre,
rating, and starring actors.
Nightclubs in the UK
Directory of nightclubs in the UK, browsable by region, and
then by town or city. Addresses are provided for each club,
with some fuller entries detailing music policies, dress
codes, opening times, and resident DJs.
UEFA European Football Results and Qualification
Explains and illustrates the coefficients and ranking
system used by the European football governing body to
determine qualification and seedings for its major club
tournaments. Features a listing of the latest data, updated
after each round of matches.
900 Geography and history
Internet Resources for Latin America
Provides access to resources dealing with a variety of
topics in Latin American studies. Includes full text news,
subscription and public access databases, and Spanish
Language search engines and bilingual sources.
Heraldry on the Internet
Collection of material designed to aid heraldic and
genealogical research on the Internet. Features information
on Irish surnames, symbolism and terminology, maps, flags,
Scottish Clans and tartans, and coats of arms.
Powys Digital History Project
Archive documents, photographs and early maps, which
chronicle the local history of six counties in the mid
Wales county of Powys. Provides information on the themes
of crime and punishment, education and schools, religion in
Wales, and care of the poor. Also covers Hendomen: the
motte and bailey castle at Montgomery, and the history of
the Brecon Boys County/Grammar School.
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