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BUBL LINK Updates 16-30 April 2000

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BUBL LINK / 5:15 Updates 

Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources 

16 - 30 April 2000 

For live links to all these resources, see 
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/updates/current.html 

 000 Generalities

 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.
 WebExhibits
      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.

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 100 Philosophy and psychology

 Psybersite
      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
 Psychology
      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.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 200 Religion

 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.
 Atheist Alliance
      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
      renunciation.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 300 Social sciences

 Nonverbal Dictionary
      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
      culture.
 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
      articles.
 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
      conferences.
 Pro-Poor Tourism: Putting Poverty at the Heart of the Tourism
 Agenda
      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
      are suggested.
 Knowledge Loom
      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.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 400 Language

 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
      unequal variants.
 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
      Newfoundland.
 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
      bibliography.
 Crustaceans
      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.
 Decapod Crustaceans
      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
      ostracoda.
 Hammerhead Sharks
      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
      research.
 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
      performance.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 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
      loom construction.
 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.
 Louis Armstrong
      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
      player.

       ----------------------------------------------------

 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
      topics.
 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.
 Holocaust Chronicle
      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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