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Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources
16 - 30 April 2000
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DeskRef: Sources for Quick Answers
Annotated collection of reference resources including
dictionaries, encyclopaedias, maps, magazines, and
biographies covering topics such as religion, science,
travel, finance, history, and entertainment.
Directory of annotated links to online exhibits, covering
topics as diverse as the biosphere, frogs, Rembrandt, and
Freud. Resource is searchable and browsable by subject.
Harpweek: The 19th Century World
Selection of articles drawn from the Harper's Weekly
archives, pertaining to specific topics of the 19th
century. Covers the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Civil
War literature, education, immigrant and ethnic America,
the editorial cartoons of Thomas Nast, and the American
West, and includes examples of advertisements for
appliances, packaged goods, pest killers, insurance
policies, and memorabilia.
020 Library and Information Science
IFLA: Quotations about Libraries and Librarians
A selection of quotations arranged by subjects such as
books, borrowing, catalogues, collection development,
learning, and public libraries. Entries are also listed by
author, and material can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Career Development Group
Advice on career development issues for UK library and
information professionals. Outlines the objectives and
structure of the group, and addresses topics such as
Library Association chartership and equal opportunities.
Also features tables of contents and selected articles from
Impact, the journal published by the group.
Kate Sharpley Library
Offers information about collections and activities which
take place at the library of anarchist material in London.
Features a quarterly bulletin, details of publications, and
details of works sought by the library.
100 Philosophy and psychology
Tutorials on a variety of subjects in the field of
psychology written by undergraduate and graduate students
at Miami University, covering topics such as social
psychology and humour, artificial intelligence, the
implications of online gaming, physical attraction, and
discrimination in the workplace.
Psychology Resources: A Guide to Conducting Internet Research in
Instructions on how to search for psychology resources on
the Internet using search engines, subject directories,
gateways, databases, dictionaries, subject-specific sites,
electronic libraries, and journal titles. Includes an
annotated list of related resources.
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Collection of primary texts relating to Ancient, eastern
and western religion and mythology, covering Shintoism,
Hinduism, I Ching, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Sikhism,
Jainism, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam,
Zoroastrianism, and esoteric, occult, and fringe religions.
Pamphlets, guides, and news releases from the group which
works to oppose the influence of authoritarian religion,
together with details of its quarterly magazine, Secular
Nation. Includes an annotated list of resources and
organisations for freethinkers, atheists, and humanists.
Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion
Images, photographs, and accompanying text concerning
aspects of the Hindu faith such as morning prayers,
household worship, temples, ephemeral shrines,
processionals, vows and healing, and old age and
300 Social sciences
Dictionary of gestures, signs, and body language cues from
the Centre for Nonverbal Studies which aims to advance the
study of human communication in all forms excepting oral
means. Draws on the work of anthropologists,
archaeologists, biologists, linguists, psychiatrists,
psychologists, and semioticians to provide a compendium of
brief essays on the way people say things without speaking.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: USA Women's Suffrage
Offers biographies of prominent historical campaigners for
women's suffrage in the USA. Also provides details of
political campaigns and organisations which played a role
in the enfranchisement of women.
Women in Politics: Bibliographic Database
Bibliographic database of references to books, reports, and
journal articles concerned with women in politics. A search
mechanism allows users to specify the type of document,
geographic region, publishing organisation, subject matter,
author, title of periodical, and year of publication.
American Indian Studies
Collections of maps, drawings, art work, photographs, and
short descriptions documenting Native American experience
from the first migrations from Siberia before 1600. Covers
the occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969, the Navajo
Reservation, and tribal masks, and provides resources on
Illini, the Taino nation, Lumbee Indians, and Ojibway
Free-Market.Net: The Freedom Network
Database of libertarian information including
freedom-related news stories, policy analyses, books, job
openings, activist opportunities, and events. Covers topics
such as campaign finances, gay marriages, independent
juries, and socialised medicine.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: USA Political Figures 1840-1960
Offers biographies of prominent political figures in the
USA including John Calhoun, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore
Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman. Also features information
on US political parties and pressure groups.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: USA Slavery
Resources relating to slavery in the USA featuring an
outline of the slave system, accounts of experiences, and
key events in the development and abolition of slavery.
Also offers biographies of anti-slavery campaigners in the
USA and Britain.
Annual Report Gallery
Annual reports for companies traded on the US stock
exchanges, including most of the Fortune 500. Contains
broker recommendations, summaries of business activities,
industry ranks, earnings estimates, market commentaries,
and balance sheets.
Labour Economics Gateway
Collection of resources featuring links to the Web pages of
labour economists, research centres, statistics on labour
markets, datasets for labour market research, a discussion
forum, and a selection of journals, online books, and
Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
Working papers examining the causes of exchange rate crises
in emerging market countries, and investigating policies to
reduce the risks and possible adverse effects of future
crises. Offers information on forthcoming related
Pro-Poor Tourism: Putting Poverty at the Heart of the Tourism
Assesses the effect of tourism on the livelihoods of the
poor and considers the significance of tourism in poverty
stricken countries. Factors which restrict and encourage
the participation of the poor in the industry are outlined,
and ways in which the tourist industry can become pro-poor
Collection of material on innovative teaching theories and
models, searchable according to educational themes, level
of instruction, states of the union, institutional
settings, school type, and school organisation.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Searchable dictionary of American English, including
introductory essays on the natural history of English, the
Indo-European origin of English, and the mathematics of
language. An accompanying guide discusses syllabication and
pronunciation and explains the schwa, stress, and equal and
Ancient Tupi Home Page
A guide to the Tupi language spoken in Brazil between 1500
and 1700 AD, together with details of the Indigen tribes
who used it. Provides a brief introduction to the language,
and offers an outline of the alphabet, phonetics, and
grammar. A dictionary is also featured, and information is
available in Portuguese and English.
Summer Institute of Linguistics in Mexico
A guide to modern-day Mexican language and culture which
outlines the major language stocks of the country, and
features dictionaries and vocabularies, guides to grammar,
phonology, and ethnography. Information is offered in
Spanish and English.
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
NASA Space Science Missions
Descriptions of NASA space science missions either under
study, in development, or currently operating. Features
information on missions completed since 1989, and provides
links to individual mission homepages. Multi-mission
programmes are outlined, and a summary of space science
launches from 1992 to 2003 is offered as a PDF file.
Tour Canada from Space
Collection of satellite images depicting Canadian locations
as seen from space. Each entry is accompanied by
information about corresponding maps and tutorial sections
to aid interpretation of images shown. Areas covered
include Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, British
Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec,
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and
Coral Reef Animals of the World
Collection of information about anemones, mushroom
anemones, soft and stony corals, tridacna, clams, and
zoanthids. Clickable images uncover a description of each
species, details of their care and feeding, and a series of
pictures illustrating different varieties.
United States Coral Reef Task Force: Coral Reef Conservation for
the 21st Century
Association aiming to overcome the coral reef crisis by
implementing mapping and monitoring of US coral reefs,
research into reasons for their decline, prevention of
further degradation caused by pollution and overfishing,
and by enforcing effective conservation strategies.
Provides access to full text documents including national
action plans, executive orders, and task force meetings.
International Seaweed Association
Provides details of the executive council, members, and
tables of contents of International Seaweed Symposia.
Seaweed Biotechnology Laboratory
Research laboratory aiming to develop the uses and benefits
of seaweed by employing scientific techniques such as
protoplast fusion, mutagenesis, and cell-cell fusion.
Details current and past projects, and offers a selected
Species information about recent and fossilised crustaceans
including the dolly varden crab, shrimps, crayfish,
ostracodes, barnacles, scallops, and phyllocarids. Provides
details of class, family, order, genus, age if fossilised,
and locality for each exhibit.
Details of research projects concerned with freshwater
prawns and crabs, and marine crabs. Major investigations
are highlighted with information on the diversity of
species, and bibliographic details of dissertations and
publications are provided for further reading.
Zoological Record: Crustacea
Set of links to Web resources examining crustaceans
organised by species including branchiopoda, cephalocarida,
cirripedia, copepoda, malacostraca, decapoda, and
Documents and photographs providing an account of a
scalloped hammerhead sighting during a diving expedition.
Their movements in shoals, cleaning procedures, mating
rituals, and evolution are described.
600 Technology (applied sciences)
ICUs and Nursing
Articles, jobs, and guidelines for authors from the online
journal for nurses and other healthcare personnel.
Information focuses on nursing in Greece and is offered in
both Greek and English.
Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections
Searchable collection of photographs, depicting the brains
of over 100 species of mammals. Includes a picture of each
animal, distribution maps, whole and sectoral brain images,
and provides information about brain evolution, collection
and preparation of specimens, and the importance of this
Victorian Turkish Baths
Describes the origins, development, and eventual decline of
Victorian-era Turkish baths. Outlines their purpose and
operation, social history, a listing of companies known to
have built, purchased, or operated Turkish baths, and a
directory of baths in the UK.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center: edreferral.com
Offers information about the treatment and prevention of
eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa,
binge eating, and compulsive overeating. Provides a
referral facility for those seeking help from local
specialists in the USA.
Institute of Aquaculture
International research and training centre based at
Stirling University. Conducts courses and projects
investigating fish health, reproduction and genetics,
environment, aquatic systems and nutrition, and offers
directories of Web resources concerned with aquaculture and
fisheries, environment quality, and marine, freshwater, and
earth sciences. Associated publications and commercial
services are detailed.
Wine Lovers' Page
Provides articles about the basics of wine, a pronunciation
glossary and tasting dictionary, a chat room, wine-related
quotes, a list of recommended books, vintage charts, and
information on vineyard weather.
Free Management Library
Lists management, leadership, and supervisory resources for
profit and non-profit organisations covering topics such as
advertising, promotion, innovation, crisis management,
interpersonal skills, customer satisfaction, and group
700 The arts
African Crafts Online
Showcases the work of craftspeople, designers, and shops
which feature the arts and crafts of Africa. Biographical
information, photographs, and descriptions of work are
available for each artist, and a collection of articles
provides information on glass bead making, strip cloth
weaving, Kente motifs and warps, and Malinke motifs.
Contains lesson plans for cotton spinning, weaving, and
Centro studi Giacomo Puccini
Offers information about the Italian composer Giacomo
Puccini. Features a catalogue of his vocal, instrumental,
and operatic compositions, a selection of librettos
including La Boheme, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly, and
scores for pieces including Requiem and Sogno d'or.
Information is available in Italian and English.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Texts of the Complete Vocal Works with
English Translation and Commentary
Text and translations of Bach's vocal compositions
including songs, cantatas, hymns, masses, and oratorios.
Provides introductory histories of the works in performance
and commentaries on individual pieces.
Describes the Louis Armstrong House and Archives Museum in
Queens, New York. Lists the contents of the archives, which
include 'Satch's' collection of musical recordings,
scrapbooks, papers, personal tapes, and musical
instruments. Provides a biography and an annotated
bibliography of works written by and about the jazz trumpet
800 Literature and rhetoric
Public Speaking and Speech Writing
Instructions and advice on planning, writing, and
delivering wedding, awards, graduation, and retirement
speeches. Includes tips on structuring a speech, use of
notes, and effective delivery.
Canadian Poetry Archive
Selected poems from 19th and 20th century English and
French language Canadian poets such as Duncan Campbell
Scott, Susanna Moodie, Charles G D Roberts, Albert Ferland,
Archibald Lampman, and E Pauline Johnson. Provides
biographies, bibliographies of prominent poets, and a
facility to search by author, title, keyword, and date.
Wilfred Owen Association
A chronology of the life of World War I soldier and poet
Wilfred Owen, with photographs of important places in his
short life, maps showing his travels in France and Britain,
and links to his poetry about the horrors of war.
Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe
Corpus of Marlowe's works, including plays, poems Hero and
Leander and The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, his
translations of Ovid and Lucan, a dedicatory epistle to
Mary, the Countess of Pembroke, and the epitaph of Sir
Roger Manwood. Enables users to lay different editions of
his plays side-by-side to compare textual variants.
900 Geography and history
Jewish History Resource Center, Dinur Center, Hebrew University
Gateway to resources on biblical history, the Second Temple
and the Talmudic Era, the Holocaust, archaeology, Zionism
and the state of Israel, American Jewish history, and
women's studies. Also contains a list of Hebrew university
dissertations and bibliographies indexed by historical
Roman Law Resources
Features a selection of full text primary and secondary
sources on Roman and civil law, and links to materials such
as a directory of historians of ancient law, journals
devoted to the subject, and discussion forums.
Full text of the book and a selection of images detailing
atrocities committed by the Nazis against Jews and others
during World War II. A timeline of events charts Jewish
history from the Hebrews moving to Egypt to the Swiss
Bank's settlement for the Holocaust survivors. Contains
brief histories of anti-Semitism and fascism and a
background of Germany leading up to the war. Resource is
browsable by chapter and page, and searchable by date.
Great Irish Famine
Outlines the plight of the Irish during the 'Great Hunger'
of 1845 to 1850, discussing the penal laws, racism, and
mass evictions that led to the tragedy, and detailing
mortality rates and emigration statistics and conditions.
English Emblem Book Project
Scanned versions of the complete texts of nine emblem books
printed in early modern England, providing a source for the
study of daily life in the 16th and 17th centuries, and for
the analysis of reading practices, printing history, the
use of allegory, and the relationship of word to image.
Great American Speeches
Full text of political orations of the past hundred years
in American history from Booker T Washington to Elie
Wiesel, together with a timeline of 20th century events.
Contains discussion of classical rhetorical terms and
devices, a critics' primer of selected speeches, and a
facility for students to practice delivering speeches by
reading from a mock teleprompter.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: McCarthyism
Describes the background to, and conduct of, the
controversial anti-Communist investigations led by Senator
Joseph McCarthy in the 1940s and '50s. Offers biographies
of informers, investigators, spies, and those blacklisted
as a result of the investigation.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: Roosevelt and the New Deal
Outlines significant legislation relating to Roosevelt's
New Deal programme in the 1930s, and offers biographies of
the prominent personalities involved.
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