BUBL LINK / 5:15 Updates
Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources
16 - 29 February 2000
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Information on research methods used to investigate
historical lives. A case study on the life of Martha
Ballard is provided as an example, describing how her story
has been pieced together based on excerpts of her diary.
004 Computing and the Internet
Discusses and updates the paper style manual, Principles of
English Usage in the Digital Age, which provides advice on
writing fluently and colloquially about the electronic
world. Tackles the meaning and usage of buzzwords and
acronyms, the origins of technical terms and differences
between commonly confused words, and provides a forum for
debate about the book's content.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Bibliography
Searchable database providing a bibliography of resources
relating to HCI including books, reports, journal articles,
conference proceedings, and online publications. Highlights
recommended readings in the field, and returns full
bibliographic records with abstracts and links to Web pages
Internet and Society
Internet user survey which attempts to analyse the impact
of the Internet on society. Addresses issues including the
range of activities performed by users on the Internet,
demographic differences in Net access and use, social
isolation, impact of usage on traditional media, and
effects on working patterns. Presented as a PDF file.
Bibliographic details of books about Adobe Photoshop and
Web graphics, together with reviews and ratings. Titles are
separated into general publications, teaching guides, and
speciality books addressing special effects and plug-ins.
Visual Basic User Group
Online community for Windows developers working in Visual
Basic. Offers access to technical information,
announcements of local VBUG events, an online magazine, IT
magazine ordering facilities, CVs and job vacancies, tips
submitted by members, a question and answer forum, and
details of VB training courses.
Visual Basic Web Directory
Offers a range of information and services for Visual Basic
programmers. Comprises source code and files, tutorials,
tips, material for beginners, software downloads, Internet
programming, and details of related jobs and careers.
Help for newcomers to the Linux operating system, tackling
basic terminology and directory structures, and providing
instructions on how to manipulate and store files. Includes
book reviews, articles on the open source software
movement, the limitations of Linux documentation, and
differences between NT and Linux. A forum for discussing
hardware, software, and networking problems, programming,
and Web security is available.
Social Learning in Multimedia (SLIM)
Final report of EC project examining the process of
innovation in multimedia technology development. Highlights
the importance of social learning, and argues that the
evolution and success of multimedia depends on interaction
between producers, users, and policy makers. Presented as a
PDF file, or in MS Word format.
020 Library and Information Science
Annotated listing of library and information science
oriented search tools and resource evaluation material
available on the Internet. Includes resources such as
Ariadne, Free Pint, Internet Detective, and Notess.com.
LIC: Improving Access for Blind and Visually Impaired People
Lists current projects supported by the Library and
Information Commission, intended to improve information
services for those with visual impairments. Provides grant
number, name of grantee, duration of grant, amount of
award, contact details, and a description of each study.
UC&R: University College and Research Group
Group aiming to develop quality services for users of
national, research, university, and other higher education
libraries. Provides details of events, publications,
services such as mailing lists, and information about
Bibliographieren im Internet
Annotated links to bibliographies, databanks, and libraries
in Germany and around the world. Contains articles on
German literature and links to news archives, resources on
Goethe and Leo Perutz, libraries, subject guides, and
directories in Japan. Available in German only.
Keyword searchable encyclopaedia containing articles,
tables, pictures, flags, maps, charts, and sounds. Search
results can be restricted to 10, 25, 50, or 100 items.
Jane's Information Group
Publisher of defence, aerospace, transportation,
geopolitical, and law enforcement information. Features a
product catalogue searchable by category and keyword,
details of conferences, press releases, and news reports.
Information about the history and process of handpress
printing. Documents printers who employ handpresses and
their publications, and provides details of related
exhibitions, study opportunities, workshops, and
conferences. Also lists museums and libraries worldwide
which have handpresses on display, with links to Web pages
Adherents.com: Religion Statistics
Collection of statistical information about religions,
churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups,
tribes, cultures, and movements arranged alphabetically by
name and according to geographical area. Summary data
provides a list of the world's major religions and their
major branches, the largest religious groups in the US, and
the largest communities of various religions throughout the
300 Social sciences
19th Century Pamphlets
Describes a project facilitating access to 19th century
pamphlet collections held by the Consortium of University
Research Libraries, and to raise awareness among humanities
and social science researchers of their breadth and scope.
Includes the full text of the proposal, contact details, a
project plan, and minutes of partners' meetings.
Resource Guide for the Social Sciences
Directory of annotated links to bibliographic, reference,
and research information, subject gateways, datasets, image
collections, and software services in the field of social
science research. Includes journals, abstracts, reports,
books, newspaper articles, full text official publications,
and details of training opportunities in business,
economics, education, anthropology, geography, law,
philosophy, politics, and statistics.
Subscription-based access to databases holding information
on defence, geopolitics, transportation, and law
enforcement. Offers weekly email updates on key issues in
these fields, online facilities for ordering Jane's
products, and a list of acronyms used.
History and Politics Out Loud
Collection of audio materials relating to US politics and
political history. Each resource is accompanied by name of
speaker, date of delivery, subject, and, where available, a
written transcript. Material can be browsed according to
date, speaker, and title, or searched by keyword.
Describes the nine principles drafted at the World Economic
Forum in Davos in January 1999, intended to encourage
business leaders to unite the power of markets with
universal ideals relating to human rights, labour
standards, and the environment. Also suggests ways in which
the principles can be put into practice.
Guide to the principles of price setting at a profitable
level, illustrated by an interactive graph based on
variable unit costs, fixed costs, expected sales, and price
per unit. Includes a glossary of definitions.
How to Research Companies on the Net
Annotated links to resources for researching company
information, covering business phone directories, public
and private companies, annual reports, non-profit
organisations, and business related associations.
Welsh Business Online
Support service for companies in Wales, with sections on
innovation support, small firms, training and skills,
conferences, employment laws, business networks, and
sources of business information.
US Federal Budget 2001
Publications relating to the US Federal budget for the
fiscal year beginning in October 2000. Features the
presidential economic report and budget message, analytical
documents, historical tables of economic data, a budget
guide for the general public, and an explanation of the
systems and concepts used to formulate the budget. All
documents are keyword searchable, and can be downloaded
individually as PDF files.
United States v Microsoft Corporation
Full text of the findings of fact resulting from the
anti-trust civil action brought against the Microsoft
Corporation by the US Department of Justice between October
1998 and June 1999.
American Presidents: Presidential Biographies
Biographies and photographs of presidents of the United
States and their first ladies, from George Washington to
University of Strathclyde: Exam Papers
Collection of past exam papers from Strathclyde University,
browsable by department and exam title, and searchable by
keyword. As a pilot project, online papers are restricted
to 1999 at present.
Group responsible for the allocation, maintenance, and
supervision of the UK radio spectrum, and control of the
use and misuse of radio broadcasting services. Material
available includes consultation documents, a selection of
agency information sheets, RA newsletters, and press
Ticket booking and seat reservation facilities for all UK
mainland railway services. Timetables are accessible, and
journeys can be planned by stipulating place of departure
and destination, stations to travel through or avoid, type
of journey required such as single or return, and desired
date and time of travel.
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
Information about the abacus, describing its history,
construction, functions, and use. A comparison is made
between the ancient counting mechanism and the modern
electronic calculator, and abacuses typical of different
cultures are discussed. Available in English, French,
German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Historic Maps of Dutch Cartographers
Collection of historical maps of the Netherlands by
cartographers such as Janssonius, Jacob Aertsz, Georg
Braun, and Frans Hogenberg. City maps from Blaeu's Toonneel
der Steden are also featured.
Guide to Poisonous Plants
Searchable database of toxic plants which provides
information about species' common name, botanic name, plant
family, description, habitat, and toxic principle, and
gives details of which animals are likely to be affected by
toxins and any subsequent hazards posed to their
gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, congenital,
cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, renal, and
reproductive systems. A glossary of definitions is
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Information about collections within each of the six
divisions of the museum which cover insects, molluscs,
fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and mammals.
Background information on the morphological characteristics
of invertebrates including a lab manual, a gallery of
images of each phylum, and a list of spot recognition
characters for adults of the major orders of insects.
FishBase: A Global Information System on Fishes
Extensive information about fish including a forum offering
a searchable archive of email-based discussion,
biodiversity quizzes, an annotated photo gallery,
information about fishes under threat, and a training
program on fisheries and biodiversity management.
Searchable collection of information about the sugar glider
(petaurus breviceps), an Australian marsupial which is
gaining popularity as a domestic pet. Includes articles,
research papers, and a message board assessing the
suitability of petaurus breviceps as a pet, and provides
details of vets, breeders, and suppliers of sleeping
pouches, toys, and food.
Series of articles providing information about tigers in
their natural habitat, sanctuaries, zoos, and the circus,
and a selection of pictures illustrating their mating,
hunting, and play activities.
600 Technology (applied sciences)
Collection of resources for medical professionals,
including discussion groups, a free email account, news, a
list of job vacancies, and access to Medline. Requires full
General Medical Council registration details.
Tourette Syndrome Support in the UK
Produced by a Tourette Syndrome sufferer's mother in order
to provide information on support available throughout the
UK. Defines the syndrome and other tic disorders, and
offers details of relevant publications, and educational
issues, and the value of music therapy.
Directory of veterinary hospitals, a pet care library,
colouring activities for children, a newsletter, FAQs, and
a recommended reading list addressing issues such as pet
behaviour, general care, and loss.
ASVIN: Assessing and Supporting Veterinary Information Needs
Project investigating the development of information
services for veterinary and animal health researchers.
Offers a brief outline of the study, lists the
institutional partners, and provides access to their
700 The arts
Art Deadlines List
Monthly newsletter providing information about art
exhibitions and competitions, Internet-based events, poetry
and other writing contests, jobs, and opportunities for
artists, art educators, and students.
Ensemble: Towards a Distributed National Library Resource for
Cross-institutional project to enhance and sustain the
research library base for music through the creation of
computerised bibliographic records for 110,000 items of
printed music. The project proposal, details of schedules
and targets, and information on core bibliographic
standards are available.
Attempted Ska Page
Series of links to information about ska such as FAQs,
information about bands, regional resources, and magazines.
Rhythm and Blues Music Primer
An introduction to rhythm and blues music, featuring
biographies and audio clips of prominent artists in the
field such as Robert Johnson, BB King, Robert Cray, and
Buddy Guy. Significant recording labels, relevant print
literature, and a playlist of CDs providing an insight into
the blues tradition are listed.
Essentials of Music
Provides an insight into six historical periods of
classical music, namely Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque,
Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century, covering
themes, musical context, and style. Biographical
information is given on composers from each era, and is
listed alphabetically with Real Audio files to illustrate
their work. A glossary of musical terms is included.
Collection of tutorials requiring basic initial knowledge
of the instrument. Lessons cover tabulature, rhythm guitar,
blues scales, solo techniques and licks, and slide guitar.
Illustrative examples are taken from Eric Clapton's blues
style and recordings.
Institute of Historical Dance
Organisation which researches and performs historical
dances from the 15th and 19th centuries. Provides a library
service for those interested in the field, and offers dance
classes covering court, folk, baroque, and social dancing.
Official Worldwide Scrabble Homepage
Information about the popular board game describing the
story behind its invention, and a series of tips and
tactics such as anagramming, tile tracking, and how best to
use premium squares. Also features a selection of games
including Scrabble Hangman, Invaders, and Snake. Available
in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Wealth of information about bowling with details of
supplies, centres, software, associations, newsletters, and
tournaments. Variations of the sport such as Canadian 5
Pin, Candlepin, and Duckpin bowling are described.
World Chess Federation (FIDE)
Timetable of forthcoming tournaments, rating reports, and
details of international arbiters in the game of chess.
Provides a Java-based facility to play the game over the
A guide to horse riding explaining the requirements of a
novice, equipment and clothing needed, and safety
precautions which should be taken. Also gives information
on classes available throughout the UK, riding basics such
as walking, trotting, and cantering, and what to expect
from first lessons.
800 Literature and rhetoric
Collection of material devoted primarily to English and
American literatures, including links to dictionaries,
concordances, biographies, journals, style manuals, and
full texts of novels, poems, and plays.
Annotated links to collections of literary guides and
criticism, journals, bibliographies, OPACs, dictionaries,
discussion forums and news groups, societies and
associations, style guides, and full text collections.
Set of links to magazines publishing and reviewing modern,
bohemian and beatnik verse and prose, and information on
performance poetry and the art of the spoken word. Also
contains biographies of authors such as Samuel Beckett,
Robert Calvert, Albert Camus, Jean Cocteau, Kazuo Ishiguro,
and Salman Rushdie, with links to criticisms and full texts
of their works.
In Other Words: A Lexicon of the Humanities
Searchable glossaries of terms relating to literary
criticism, rhetoric, linguistics, and politics, enabling
academics to understand interdisciplinary terminology.
Definitions are illustrated by quotes from authors, and the
resource is supplemented by a bibliography of all works
Alphabetical listing of pseudonyms used by authors,
together with their real names. A bibliography of titles is
provided for selected writers.
Celebrates the work of 20th century experimental authors
such as James Joyce, Thomas Pynchon, Gabriel Garcia
Marquez, Franz Kafka, and Umberto Eco who break through the
barriers of normal syntax and linguistics and use prose
which is hallucinatory, magical, or fantastic. Includes
news of book readings and theatre and film productions,
short biographies, quotations, critical papers and essays,
and a set of links to full texts of postmodern writings and
Programme for Orientation, Education and Telematics
Implementation in Critical Analysis (POETICA)
Course material and sample assignments for the teaching and
learning of poetry at undergraduate level. Covers topics
such as metre, rhythm, control and conformity in verse,
annotation, and historical theories of stress. Also
available in French.
Selection of poetry, prose, haiku, songs, and visions by
Alan Gullette accompanied by the art work of Michael
Perkin. Includes The Adventures of Franco Corelli, Seal of
Solomon, Waterfall on Main Street, and a chapter from Green
Perspectives In American Literature
Bibliographies of American literature from the 17th to the
20th centuries covering romanticism, transcendentalism,
realism, naturalism, and the Harlem renaissance. Also
provides lists of works by specific authors.
Cosmic Baseball Association
Verse by contemporary American artists such as Lynn
Behrendt, Herm Card, and Anna Marie Kersade. Provides
biographies of the poets, a journal discussing postmodern
theory and criticism, and memorials of D H Lawrence, Allen
Ginsberg, Frank Zappa, and Sappho.
Australian Literary and Historical Texts
Database of 18th, 19th and early 20th century Australian
poems, short stories, novels, reference works, historical
narratives, and memoirs, searchable by title, author, date,
publisher, genre, and opening lines. Contains texts by
writers such as Joseph Banks, Christopher Brennan, Adam
Lindsay Gordon, Henry Kendall, and Andrew Barton Paterson.
Contents pages, abstracts, and a search engine for the
journal of literary criticism. Contains information on how
to purchase back issues of the serial which publishes
detailed reviews of recent works, original poetry, and
essays on major English literary works.
Biographies of novelists, poets, and dramatists who were
born or lived in Scotland from the 10th century to the
present day, including Robert Henryson, James I, George
Buchanan, Ron Butlin, Robert Crawford, Janice Galloway,
John Napier, and Adam Smith. Contains an archive of the
author's weekly Scotland on Sunday book review, and an
essay on the history of Scottish literary movements,
covering the Goddodin, the Makars, the Scottish
Enlightenment, the Kailyard movement, the Scottish
Rennaisance, and the post-war decades.
Short biography of the Dundonian poet and texts of selected
poems including the Tay Bridge Disaster, An Ode to the
Queen, and The Battle of Bannockburn.
Directory of resources on Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89),
including links to societies, conferences, teaching
resources, books and book reviews, critical essays, an
interactive concordance, and collections of his poetry.
Twentieth Century Poetry in English
Collection of verse and bibliographies of poets writing in
English including Auden, Eliot, Robert Frost, James Joyce,
Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams.
Concordances for PB Shelley's selected poems, Coleridge's
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Keats's Odes of 1819, William
Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Wordsworth
and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads (1798), and the poems of
Gerard Manley Hopkins.
900 Geography and history
Iranmania Search Engine
Catalogue of Iranian and Persian related resources,
covering areas such as art and literature, economics,
software, business, entertainment, sport, history,
religion, and travel. Also offers a directory of Iranian
email addresses, an image searching service, and the latest
news stories from Iran.
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Alphabetical listing of well-known Americans whom the
general public may not be aware are still alive or have
died. Entries are searchable and also organised into
categories including actors and actresses, musical
performers, political figures, athletes and sports figures,
and recent deaths. Celebrities' birthdays are remembered,
and information is provided about their date of birth,
status, and either their age at time of death or their
current age if still living.
Rescue: British Archaeological Trust
List of publications and subscription details for the
charitable organisation which aims to promote archaeology's
interests in Britain. Includes contents pages from Rescue
News, the charity's newspaper.
Negotiating Avebury Project
Interim reports and latest information from excavations and
surveys in the Avebury Complex, a group of prehistoric
ceremonial monuments around the Upper Kennet valley in
Wharram Percy: the Lost Village
Slides and photographs of the archaeological dig at Wharram
Percy in Yorkshire, inhabited by Romans, Anglo-Saxons,
Vikings, and Normans before being depopulated by economic
forces in the 15th century.
Anglo-Saxon Church at Bradford-on-Avon
Analyses the structure and outlines the debate over the
construction date of the Chapel of St Laurence at
Bradford-on-Avon. Contains a collection of photographs of
Explores the ruins of the temple to the Roman god Mithras
at Carrawburgh on Hadrian's Wall, and describes the virtual
reality reconstruction on display in the Museum of
Antiquities at the University of Newcastle.
Alwynne B Beaudoin
List of Alwynne B Beaudoin's personal publications dealing
with palaeoenvironmental and geoarchaeological work in
western Canada. Includes a Dictionary of Quaternary
Acronyms and Abbreviations, Paleoenvironmental Records of
Postglacial Climate Change in the Prairie, and a 'Dung
File' of references on pollen, parasites, and plant remains
in coprolites and latrines.
De Imperatoris Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
Biographies of rulers of the Roman empire from Augustus (27
BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453).
Contains family trees of important imperial dynasties, maps
of the empire at different times, an index of significant
battles, and a catalogue of Roman coins.
Middle Ages Trust
Collection of information relating to the period 950 AD to
1500 AD. Includes a list of medieval organisations and
events throughout the world, material for teachers and
students, and a monthly newsletter.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Information about the famous Italian bell tower, tracing
its construction which began in 1173. Provides details
about the site, the building itself, developmental phases,
the architect whose identity remains uncertain to this day,
characteristics, decoration, inclination, and measurements.
Also features Quick Time Virtual Reality film clips showing
views from the top of the tower, and a collection of
photographs depicting every detail of the landmark.
Available in English and Italian.
Collection of information about Armenia covering Armenian
genocide, culture, religious beliefs, traditional cookery
including meza, aghtzan, pilaf, and hatz, and tourist
attractions such as cities, towns, churches, and
monasteries. Also features a hall of fame, a bookstore, and
examples of Web art with borders, backgrounds, music, and
icons available for download.
Anglo-Saxon Charters on the World Wide Web
Corpus of royal diplomas, wills of prominent churchmen, and
records of land grants in Latin and the vernacular.
Provides reference works, information on Anglo-Saxon
bishops and abbots, and a list of charters organised by
Browsable and searchable timeline of events in the history
of China from 500,000 BC to the present. Lists the kings
who reigned and describes local and worldwide events which
occurred during each dynasty.
National Archives of Canada
Institution responsible for archiving public and private
Canadian records. Includes mission statement, details of
holdings, and information on the archives' purpose built
storage and conservation facility, the Gatineau
Preservation Centre. Available in English and French.
Organisation working to ensure the accuracy of historical
and contemporary Native American literature by evaluating
texts and resources in order to highlight anti-Indian
information. Authentic publications are listed for various
age groups, together with reference, multimedia, and
teaching materials. A section entitled 'Books to Avoid' is
also featured, with critical reviews of each title given.
Black History Month
Provides a civil rights timeline, black history quizzes,
information about Negro league baseball and hockey players,
blacks in the military, and various data including US
states with an African American population of over one
million, and annual earnings by educational attainment,
race, and sex.
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