BUBL LINK / 5:15 Updates
Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources
16 - 31 January 2000
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004 Computing and the Internet
Windows NT FAQ
Answers a range of frequently asked questions about the
Windows NT operating system. Questions and answers are
arranged by topic, are keyword searchable, and are updated
and distributed weekly via an electronic mailing list.
MediaBuilder Icon Library
Collection of icons suitable for use on Web pages. Includes
letters of the alphabet, arrows, birds, books, buttons,
cards, joysticks, keyboards, flags, food, music, people,
smiles, and weapons. Also features a set of tutorials to
help achieve desired effects.
020 Library and Information Science
Libraries and the Regions
Paper discussing the potential for UK libraries to lead the
cultural sector in areas such as new technology, lifelong
learning, and the provision of information services. Argues
that libraries need to build a strong regional presence in
order to take full advantage of these opportunities.
Presented as a PDF file.
Collection of US and international news sources aimed at
those in the journalism profession. Offers access to
government information, company and non-profit research,
training materials, and resources which facilitate 'people
finding' such as email and telephone directories.
National broadcasting service for the Republic of Ireland.
Provides links to daily news bulletins, TV schedules, radio
news, Aertel - RTE's teletext service, and music groups
such as the National Symphony Orchestra and Cor na nOg.
Daily English-language newspaper covering Taiwan's
politics, business, and society. Includes government
publications, translations of articles written in Chinese,
photographs, and book reviews.
100 Philosophy and psychology
Hegel Society of Great Britain
Society commemorating the work of the German philosopher
Hegel. Provides access to the biannual Bulletin of the
Hegel Society of Great Britain, details of the society's
annual conference, and membership information.
All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
Collection of fully searchable Bible versions and
translations, biblical Web resources, email discussion
lists, and material on the ancient world.
Saint George in English History
Articles relating to St George, the patron saint of
England. Addresses topics such as George's role in English
history and culture, with information about the banner of
St George, his presence on English coinage, and the George
Cross. Also discusses popular legends such as St George and
the Dragon, and modern day commemoration of the saint.
All About Mormons
Information about the basic beliefs, daily living, and
practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. Provides answers to FAQs and offers reflections,
testimonies, conference details, and responses to
criticism. In addition, resources aimed at young men and
women are included such as suggestions for activities,
dating, and camp themes, and a free monthly email
newsletter is available.
300 Social sciences
Describes common propaganda techniques including word games
such as name calling, generalisation, and euphemisms, false
connections such as transfer of authority and the
testimonial device, and special appeals which may convince
people an idea is held by the masses, persuade them to join
a 'band wagon', or instil fear of disaster as a result of
non-compliance. Also describes logical fallacies, wartime
propaganda, and gives examples of propagandists at work.
Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies
Journal devoted to Arabic, Persian, and Turkic studies with
PDF articles covering Empires, religion, and politics.
Issues are offered free of charge, and an outline of the
journal's editorial policy is available.
WWW Hmong Homepage
Collection of resources relating to Hmong people, a
minority group living in China and throughout the world.
Covers history, publications, culture, news, and current
events. Bibliographic references to ongoing research
projects, and material addressing Hmong resettlement and
repatriation are provided.
Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
Full text publication detailing groups of endangered
peoples throughout Russia including the Abazians, Asiatic
Eskimos, Central Asian Jews, Dolgans, Hinukhs, Kereks,
Nanais, Shors, Udis, and Wakhs. Information is given on the
peoples' habitat, self-designation, population,
anthropology, religion, ethnological development, history,
and economy, and is accessible via an alphabetical listing
of groups, by language spoken, or by tribes and dialects.
Reform of the European Commission
Documents describing the strategic and administrative
reform of the European Commission. Comprises a statement of
purpose, codes of conduct for Commissioners, and the DECODE
screening exercise report. Documents are presented as PDF
Year in Civil Liberties 1999
Report from the American Civil Liberties Union highlighting
perceived positive and negative developments in civil
liberties in the USA during 1999. Covers topics such as
crime and punishment, education, health and medicine, law
and order, privacy, and religion.
UK Company Researcher
Set of annotated links to sources of information on UK
companies. Material is grouped according to type of
industry, and geographically. Specific listings for
Scotland, England, and Wales are provided.
Online recruitment system for graduates and employers,
featuring a database of vacancies and a listing of
forthcoming recruitment events. Enables graduates to enter
a personal profile free of charge which is searchable by
potential employers subject to a standard fee.
Informing Regional Development: How Library and Information
Services can Help Regional Development Agencies
Paper setting out ways in which UK library and information
services can support the work of Regional Development
Agencies. Covers topics such as support for industry and
commerce, meeting social information needs, strengthening
cultural identity, and supporting lifelong learning.
Documents the process of governmental devolution in the UK,
with sections on Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and
proposals for regional government in England. Also covers
the governance of British Dependencies.
Building Poverty Reduction Strategies
Set of documents outlining the process of strategy
development for tackling poverty worldwide, and principles
underlying such strategies. Features a collection of
information and data on poverty, such as household surveys,
estimates of inequality, and social indicators. Papers are
available in English, French, and Spanish.
Offers the opportunity to donate food to hungry people
around the world, paid for by sponsors. Documents donation
totals since June 1999, and a breakdown of totals donated
by each country. General facts about hunger are available
in over 50 languages, and an index of hunger and relief
organisations is provided.
Indoor Air Quality
Considers the health risks of indoor air pollution, which
are often considerably greater than those outside, due to
tightly sealed buildings, reduced ventilation rates to save
energy, the use of synthetic building materials and
furnishings, and the use of chemically formulated
pesticides and household cleaners. Assesses air quality in
offices, schools, and the home, and provides access to
publications dealing with a number of pollutants such as
carbon monoxide, radon, and tobacco smoke. Information is
also available in Spanish.
Report of the University of Illinois Teaching at an Internet
Examines the origin and objectives of the seminar, the
present status of online instruction, an overview of online
teaching and learning, elements of good teaching, and
teaching evaluation. Conclusions form two sets of practical
guidelines, one for faculty members interested in
developing online coursework, and one for administrators
interested in formulating policy.
Pan-European magazine designed to promote the results of EU
library projects, including articles from the Telematics
for Libraries programme. A keyword searchable archive of
past issues is available.
College Scholarships and Financial Aid
Information for potential students at colleges and
universities in the USA. Includes a directory of contact
details for admissions services, and advice on obtaining
scholarships and financial aid.
UK Postcode Finder
Searchable directory of postcodes and addresses in the UK.
Service is free but limited to 50 successful searches per
Every Mail: Free Web-Based Email in Your Language
Free service enabling Internet users to compose and receive
email messages in 35 different languages. Once
multilingual-supporting software has been downloaded,
messages can be constructed in any combination of languages
selected. Guidelines on how to access emails, compose
messages, create folders, and set up an address book are
National Transportation Library
Fully searchable and browsable collection of materials
relating to public and private transportation. Documents
cover aviation, waterways, pedestrians, bicycles, energy
and environment, freight, rail, and road networks. Also
includes resources on planning and policy, economics and
finance, operations and traffic control, law and
regulations, and safety issues.
Collection of books, journal articles, and technical
reports documenting transportation research dating back to
the 1960s. Material is searchable by article title, journal
title, abstract, keyword, organisation, and contributor.
Examples of typical dress worn in the Ancient world,
medieval times, and from the 16th through to the 20th
centuries, throughout the world. Includes an online course
on the history of fashion and dress, and a timeline of
Tattoo History Sourcebook
Full text publication tracing the history of tattooing
around the world. Includes chapters describing tattoo
history in Polynesia, Borneo, Samoa, the Marquesas, New
Zealand, Japan, North America, South America, France,
England, and the US. Additional chapters offer information
about tattooed mummies, a famous tattooed individual named
Giolo, tattooing in the circus, and views held by
psychiatrists, Jews, and Christians.
2000 Around the World
Photographic coverage of millennium celebrations in twenty
four time zones throughout the world. An interactive map
can be used to select countries of interest.
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
Set of resources covering algebra, applied mathematics,
calculus and analysis, discrete mathematics, foundations of
mathematics, geometry, history and terminology, number
theory, probability and statistics, recreational
mathematics, and topology, with an alphabetical index of
more detailed topics.
Annotated collection of java applets demonstrating
statistical computations such as basic probabilities,
categorical frequency data, proportions, ordinal data,
correlation and regression, normal distribution, t-tests,
and one- and two-way analyses of variance (ANOVAs).
Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics
Interactive textbook for students of introductory
statistics. Contains chapters on the principles of
measurement, distributions, correlation and regression,
statistical significance, probability, Chi-square
procedures, t-tests, and analysis of variance.
NASA Fact Sheets
Collection of fact sheets outlining NASA's research
activities in a range of disciplines such as aerospace
technology, earth science, human exploration and
development of space, space science, and technology
NASA's Origins Programs
Aims to further understanding of our universe, tackling
issues like galaxy formation, planet habitability, and the
likelihood of life beyond Earth. The program traces the 15
billion year long chain of events since the birth of the
Universe, investigating phenomena using observatory
technologies, both in space and on the ground. A library of
related materials is provided.
Documents the growth of snow crystals, explaining the
formation of various shapes. Covers natural snowflakes,
with information on classifications, snow preservation, ice
crystal halos, unusual forms, and early observations by
Kepler, Descartes, Hooke, Bentley, and Nakaya. A photo
collection is also included, together with galleries of
designer snowflakes. A section headed 'Snowflake Physics'
contains material about snow crystal primer, diffusion,
dendrite growth, ice surface, electric growth, and ice
Fossil Horse Cybermuseum
Resource tracing the evolution of the horse. Gives details
about the name 'horse' itself, the relationship between
artiodactyls and perissodactyls as determined by their
hooves, changes affecting the bones of horse feet over
time, a stratigraphy describing the layering process of
fossilisation, and a geological time scale of horses'
Society which organises national campaigns, bird
conservation initiatives, educational programs, and
workshops. Includes profiles of various bird species, a
selection of publications and special projects, news,
details of local Audubon societies throughout America, and
legal information. Membership details are included.
600 Technology (applied sciences)
Smoke Free World
Directory of businesses including restaurants, cafes, and
travel facilities, which operate under a strict no smoking
policy. Addresses are given for smoke free venues in
Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Central America, North
America, South America, and Europe. Resources on how to
stop smoking are provided, and various musicians express
their views on the habit. Businesses are offered listings
free of charge.
Breath of Life
Tour of the National Library of Medicine's asthma
exhibition. Examines the history of asthma, recounts the
experiences of sufferers, and provides the latest research
into the respiratory disorder. Includes images of famous
patients, and provides historical and multicultural
perspectives on asthma.
Bridging the Bay: Bridging the Campus
Exhibit detailing the design and politics of the Golden
Gate Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the
Carquinez Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the
Antioch Bridge, and the Dumbarton Bridge. Unbuilt projects
in the Bay Area are also described.
Roadside Architecture in 1950s America: Reflections of Society
Discusses how billboards, diners, motels, and petrol
stations have changed the face of the United States'
Directory of annotated links to personnel management
material covering issues such as labour relations,
benefits, training, technology, staffing, leadership,
motivation, and legal issues.
Index of quotes made in relation to a range of commercial
fields, complete with reference information including who
used them and when. Also provides details of undergraduate,
graduate, and creative advertising courses available at the
University of Texas at Austin.
700 The arts
Database of names, dates, locations, and contact details
for festivals and events around the world. Categories
include the arts, children, music, sport, and culture.
American Society of Marine Artists
Provides details of shows and exhibits, articles about
marine paintings, and a listing of society members.
Features a different artist's work each month.
Manifestos, photographs, and articles exploring the
international Futurist movement founded in Italy in 1909,
which celebrated the aesthetic possibilities of machines,
speed, noise, and cities, and impacted heavily on 20th
century art and literature.
Island of Freedom
Brief biographies of theologians, philosophers, poets,
composers, and artists throughout history including
Aristotle, Bach, Chaucer, Hobbes, and Wagner.
Short Course In Digital Photography
Full text publication providing an insight into digital
photography. Covers the basics of digital photography such
as inputting, processing, and outputting images, the world
of digital photography from the point of view of commercial
photography, publishing, business, law enforcement,
insurance, and science, the foundations of digital imaging,
digital cameras, digitisation of film and prints, in-camera
storage and download, computer storage, graphic file
formats, the digital darkroom, photo printers, photography
on the Web, panoramic and object photography, and stereo
Information about English singer-songwriter Nick Drake.
Features a discography, lyrics, interviews, and an A-Z of
Drake's life covering topics such as appearance, birth and
upbringing, guitar technique, influences, live
performances, and death.
Articles, book reviews, cartoons, poetry, and opinion polls
concerning the mysterious art of the Middle Eastern dance.
Polynesian Dance Groups Around the World
Contact details and Web site addresses, where available, of
Kumu Hula, Hula instructors, and Hula production companies
in Hawaii, North America, Asia, and Europe. Also features a
calendar of Hawaiian events.
Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen
Index of scientific experiments which can be conducted in
the home. Includes instructions on how to produce animation
toys such as the thaumatrope, the phenakistiscope, and the
zoetrope, along with guidelines for creating Cartesian
divers, electromagnets, electric lemons, microscopes,
pinhole cameras, and transfer ink.
Space related activities to make and do. Explains how to
make a model Saturn decoration, an El Nino pudding, a
relief map puzzle of the world, and asteroid potatoes, and
describes how to match infrared images, explore a black
hole, and navigate a maze to see how small a spacecraft can
be. Also provides information on aspects of space science,
and offers a selection of space facts.
800 Literature and rhetoric
Hatrack River: Official Web Site of Orson Scott Card
Official information about the award winning science
fiction writer. Includes a bibliography of his works,
reviews, a calendar of appearances, an online writing
class, and full text versions of books, short stories,
articles, and essays.
Jan Brett's Home Page
Information about children's books written by Brett
including The Night Before Christmas, Armadillo Rodeo,
Trouble with Trolls, The Mitten, and Goldilocks and the
Three Bears. Also features colouring activities, printable
animal masks for use in plays, and a selection of
John Milton Reading Room
Collection of poetry and prose written by John Milton in
the 17th century. Texts include Upon the Circumcision, On
Shakespear 1630, Psalm Translations, Paradise Lost,
Paradise Regain'd, and The Doctrine and Discipline of
Divorce. A bibliography of selected criticism is also
900 Geography and history
Ordnance Survey map data for the UK Higher Education
community, enabling users to view and print maps of any
location in the UK at predefined scales. Requires
institutional subscription and individual registration via
an ATHENS username and password.
Middle East Information Network
Set of links to newspapers, magazines, treaties, maps,
banks, colleges, and universities in the Middle East.
Contains information on the government, politics, cultures,
society, education, media, and industry of individual
countries, and provides descriptions of Islam,
Christianity, Gaha'I, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.
Jewish-American History on the Web
A selection of resources providing information about Jews
in the Civil War and in the Wild West. Also houses an
online library, a bookstore, and a monthly book review.
Regional and cross-cultural chronologies designed for use
in history lessons. Describes ancient times, civilisations,
kingdoms, eras, and political conditions of Africa, India,
the Mediterranean, Western Asia and the Middle East, China
and Eastern Asia, Western and Central Europe, Russia and
Eastern Europe, Central, North and South America, and the
United States. Also considers the historical sequence of
Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Western civilisation, and
Summaries of projects funded by the Archaeology Commission,
grouped by financial year. Includes surveys, coastal
audits, landscape assessments, excavation records, and a
set of links to archaeology departments in universities
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Describes excavations and surveys conducted by the Welsh
archaeological trust and provides news of the latest
discoveries and forthcoming events, National Curriculum
leaflets for teachers, and a database of sites and
News, publications, and information on Ireland's
archaeology, waterways, architecture, museums, education,
Whitby Abbey Headland Project
Outlines the importance of the headland lying to the south
of the remains of Whitby's Benedictine Abbey, attempting to
reconcile the need for a new visitor centre with the
archaeological sensitivity of the area.
Archaeology on the Net
Collection of archaeology journals, directories, books, and
research reports from Africa, North and South America,
Turkey, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Near East. Topics
include anthropology, ceramics, linguistics, rock art, and
Price of Age
Describes the history of cultural property theft concerning
jewellery, coins, and armour, examining the trade in stolen
antiquities, the valuation of 'slices of history' both
academically and economically, and the laws surrounding the
looting of these objects.
Journal of early medieval Northwestern Europe from the late
Roman Empire to the advent of the Norman Empire. Explores
the literature, archaeology, mythology, and legends of
Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Gaul during the Dark
Ages, studying tales of heroes such as Cadwallon of
Gwynedd, Alfred the Great, Columba, Boniface, Arthur,
Guinevere, and Beowulf.
Contents, indexes, and back issues of the international
journal of cosmogenic isotope research covering topics such
as the Dead Sea Scrolls, cosmic ray exposure in rocks,
Polynesian and European archaeology, wine ethanols,
calibration curves, and wiggle-matching. Includes
subscription information and details of jobs, conferences,
Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations
Collection of information about life in Ancient Greece,
China, Rome, India, and Egypt. Includes details of housing,
families, entertainment, clothing and hair styles,
religion, empires, weddings, and food.
Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeology
Satellite images of archaeological features from around the
world accompanied by a collection of software resources and
a bibliography of works relating to the application of
satellite remote sensing to archaeology.
Information about the history, geography, coins, art, and
culture of the Parthian Empire, a period of Persian history
from 247 BC to AD 228. Details are provided about the
Parthians' subkingdoms, Characene, Elymais, and Persis, and
resources such as ancient authors, texts, bibliographies,
coin collections, and mailing lists are accessible.
Malta Cart Ruts
Presents research results investigating the function of
cart-ruts at Misrah Ghar il-Kbir on Malta. The ruts reveal
that a number of vehicles were used to transport blocks
from quarries for the erection of buildings in the
Phoenician, Punic, and Roman periods.
Encyclopaedia of rulers of the Roman Empire from Augustus
to Constantine XI Palaeologus. Consists of a chronological
table of emperors and their dates of rule, biographies of
each emperor, family trees of important imperial dynasties,
descriptions and maps of battles, an ancient and medieval
atlas of the Empire, and a catalogue of Roman coins.
LIBRO: Library of Iberian Resources Online
Full texts of recent but out-of-print university press
monographs relating to the peoples and nations of the
Iberian Peninsula, focusing on the period 500-1500 AD.
Author and title catalogues are provided.
Information on Kings Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI,
and Queens Jane Grey, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. Provides
details of Henry VIII's wives, and biographies of important
people in Tudor history, genealogical trees, chronologies,
and descriptions of life and architecture in Tudor England.
Harvard Law School Forum Past Programs
Audio recordings of selected presentations from the Harvard
Law School Forum made since the 1950s to the present day.
Features a wide range of speakers including Martin Luther
King Jr, Jimmy Hoffa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Billy Graham, Dr.
Wernher Von Braun, Henry Kissinger, and Shimon Peres.
Recordings are presented for download in Real Audio format.
California as I Saw it
Full text and illustrations of works documenting
California's history based on eyewitness accounts, covering
the period from the gold rush to the turn of the 20th
century. Describes the pioneer experience, encounters
between Anglo-Americans and peoples who preceded them, land
transformation as a result of mining, ranching,
agriculture, and urban development, and the growth of
communities and cities.
Klondike Gold Rush
Resource providing original documentation such as letters,
personal descriptions, diary extracts, and photographs
relating to the Klondike gold rush and its impact on
Seattle, and a set of maps of the Pacific Northwest and
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