BUBL LINK / 5:15 Updates
Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources
16 - 30 September 2000
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Artificial Intelligence: History, Philosophy and Practice
Describes the historical and philosophical development of
artificial intelligence, as discussed by some of the most
eminent theorists on the subject. Journals, dictionaries,
encyclopaedias, associations, and societies relating to the
discipline are also provided. Available in English and
004 Computing and the Internet
Service striving to avoid broken Web links by maintaining
an index of addresses to identify webmasters who are
connecting to old pages. In addition, authors are invited
to register their old and new URLs with the service, which
will then notify those linking to the superseded version of
the change in address.
020 Library and Information Science
LiveRef: Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services
Provides a listing of libraries which offer real-time
reference services using Internet technologies. Each
institution is categorised as academic, governmental,
public, or special, with an indication of software
Save Our Sounds
A preservation program established to restore and make
available collections of historical recordings of spoken
word and music. Provides access to inspirational music,
songs, poems, and speeches from countries around the world,
as well as recordings from every US state. RealPlayer is
required for some material.
Cross searching facility which locates Web material, news,
MP3 files, and pictures in a range of languages including
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish,
Directory of UK freelance journalists' Web pages, hosted
for an annual fee. Also provides a listing of links to
resources likely to be of use to freelancers.
Cambridge Journals Online
Searchable collection of tables of contents and abstracts
taken from a selection of Cambridge University Press
journals. An email alerting service is available upon
registration, and full text articles can be freely accessed
by institutions holding a subscription to paper based
Electronic Table of Contents from the British Library
Service providing access to tables of contents of journals
and conference proceedings covering topics within science,
technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance,
and the humanities. Records are freely available to UK
further and higher educational institutions, and details of
how to order full text material are included.
Fully searchable online book shop selling second-hand and
antiquarian titles covering a wide range of subject areas.
Individuals are invited to post books for sale, or place
requests for elusive publications.
100 Philosophy and psychology
Collection of links aimed at both psychology professionals
and students. Provides access to online journals, mental
health information, research material, teaching resources,
departments, societies, and software. A range of tutorials,
demonstrations, and career decision aids valuable to under
or postgraduate students is also available.
Electronic Journals and Periodicals in Psychology
Set of links to electronic journals, conference
proceedings, and bibliographies relating to the field of
psychology. Covers a range of psychological disciplines
including developmental, behavioural, cognitive, clinical,
neurological, educational, social, statistical, and
experimental, and also offers selected titles on
British False Memory Society
Publications discussing the occurrence of false memory, the
reliability of recovered memory, and associated dangers,
most notably in cases of child sexual abuse. Current news
articles and the society's newsletter are among the
Unified Theory of the Nervous System and Behavior
Collection of essays which attempt to develop a theoretical
analysis of the different medical practices and issues
inherent in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
and neurological disorders.
FARM - Farm Animal Reform Movement
An educational resource concentrating on promoting a
vegetarian lifestyle and the rights for farmed animals.
Contains information on the organisation's campaigns,
publications, and news releases.
PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Essays covering four key areas relating to animal rights,
namely factory farms, laboratory experimentation, the
fashion industry (fur and leather), and the entertainment
industry. Also provides information on PETA campaigns and
Deals with both practical and ethical issues relating to
veganism. The Resource Library answers FAQs, provides a
useful bibliography, and offers a list of food additives
which may or may not be suitable for vegans. The Online
Magazine includes articles addressing issues like GM foods,
the use of antibiotics on farm animals, and the potential
effects in humans.
300 Social sciences
Sierra Leone Index
Offers news and links to resources relating to life in
Sierra Leone, arranged by categories such as companies,
culture, human rights, politics, and travel. Brief
descriptions of each resource are provided.
Al Jadid Magazine: A Review and Record of Arabic Culture and
A discursive representation of aspects of Arabic culture
and arts, published in the English language. Full text
versions are available for many magazine features, which
include book reviews, essays, and interviews with
intellectuals of the Arab world. Film, theatre, and women's
issues are also covered.
Urban Ethnography of Latino Street Gangs
A detailed study of the urban gang culture among
Latin-American youths. The methodology is based upon a
series of interviews and questionnaires, which sought to
explore gang members' attitudes and experiences of
home-life, schooling, social identity, and criminal
behaviour, as well as exploring the role of female members.
Scottish Parliament Live
Live Webcast transmitting the main chamber proceedings of
the Scottish Parliament. News and future business sections
are available, as well as a full archive of past
broadcasts. Requires RealPlayer.
Provides information on conflict diamonds, described as
gems which originate from areas opposed to legitimate
governments, and subsequently used to fund military
operations against them. Describes steps being taken to
halt such trade, and examines UN activity on conflict
diamonds in Sierra Leone and Angola.
Journalist's Guide to Economic Terms
Aimed primarily at journalists, this resource offers brief
definitions of key economic terms to assist novices in
interpreting news stories and articles about economics.
Dutch National Accounts 1800-1940
Analyses the development of the Dutch economy from
1800-1940, using data gleaned from a project undertaken to
reconstruct the Netherlands' national accounts during this
period. Identifies the sources employed, provides a
complete data archive, and offers the full text of the
East Asia Regional Update
September 2000 report from the World Bank describing the
recovery of the East Asian economy from the 1997 crisis.
Argues that despite an impressive improvement in economic
conditions, the region remains vulnerable to future
downturns. Report is available as a PDF document.
European Industrial Relations Observatory
Offers keyword searchable information and analysis on
developments in industrial relations within the fifteen
member countries of the European Union. Also provides
access to an archive of the bimonthly EIRObserver bulletin,
available as PDF or ZIP files.
IMF Financial Transactions Plan Quarterly Report
Provides the latest available quarterly report from the IMF
detailing their financial sources and transactions. Data
describing the quota, available resources at start and end
periods, extensions of credit, repayments of credit, and
creditor positions are tabulated for each member country.
Searchable and browsable database presenting definitions
for terms used in the field of finance and investment.
Arranged by category, subject headings include acronyms,
bonds, options and futures, stock trading, and world
financial markets. Also offers a collection of articles and
tutorials on related topics.
Global Macroeconomics and Financial Policy
Collection of links to key articles and current news
stories relating to global macroeconomic conditions and
financial policies. Topics covered include globalisation,
world bank reform, the Euro, debt relief for poor
countries, and the Asian crisis.
Provides one-stop access to US Federal Government resources
online. Material is arranged within categories such as
agriculture and food, consumer services and safety, federal
benefits and grants, library and reference, and science and
technology. Also offers information relating to the
executive, legislative, and judicial arms of the
Association for Learning Technology
Organisation aiming to promote good practice in the use of
learning technologies within the higher and further
education sectors. Information offered includes membership
details and a list of current institutional members, as
well as news, publications, conferences, and workshops.
Guide to E-Commerce
Presents an introduction to electronic commerce, along with
annotated links to a range of related resources such as
legal material, industry associations, online news, and
Presents a weekly discussion program addressing various
cultural and socio-political topics. Also offers
information on Armenian music, instruments such as the
Duduk, Dhol, and Shvi, and online games including chess,
torpedo, and tailgunner. Windows Media Player is required.
Electronic version of the journal of the same name, with
full text articles available relating to many areas of
ethnological research. Topics of interest include
comparative religions, cosmology, traditional customs,
ethnomusicology, and belief concepts from many countries
around the world.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Collection of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and
mythology from around the world, arranged by theme. Also
provides links to material on Aesop's Fables, Hans
Christian Andersen, and the Grimm Brothers.
Offers an English-Romanian/Romanian-English translation
service, a facility to conjugate Romanian verbs, a
selection of exercises for Romanians learning English, and
links to resources relating to life in Romania.
Set of links to indigenous Australian language resources
such as dictionaries, and workshops, together with
information about their origin, use and salience, regions
where employed, and associated culture.
Aboriginal Languages of Australia
Collection of links providing information about some of
Australia's indigenous languages including Arrernte, Eora,
Kaurna, Pakanh, Wambaya, and Yolngu. Resources can be
browsed by language name, state, or type of resource such
as dictionary, text, song, bibliography, or book.
Australian Aboriginal Languages
An index of language material comprising information about
Awabakal, Yindjibarndi, and Kamilaroi or Gamilaraay, as it
is sometimes known.
Collection of material relating to modern day language in
Australia. Features links to Aussie slang dictionaries,
rhyming slang, hypocoristics, and Ozwords, a newsletter
produced by the Australian National Dictionary Centre.
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
Explores Richard Dawkins's concept of replicators and their
involvement in the evolutionary process. Provides answers
to common questions about the theory of evolution,
information about the philosophy and history of the
process, guides to biological and cultural development, and
a series of interactive demonstrations to aid understanding
of the concepts involved.
Algae: The Forgotten Treasure of Tidepools
An image gallery of red (Rhodophyta), brown (Phaeophyta),
and green (Chlorophyta) algae. Each entry includes a short
informative abstract, explaining where the algae grows and
how it is structured.
Provides information on the deformity and decline of
amphibians, with reference to environmental changes such as
disease, pollution, toxic chemicals, and radiation.
Includes news releases, details of scientific research, and
educational resources to suit a variety of age groups.
General information on amphibians and additional sources
are also given.
600 Technology (applied sciences)
Office of Disease Prevention
Collection of information aimed at patients and the public,
researchers, and health workers comprising a database of
clinical trials, resources such as Medline and PubMed,
information about funding opportunities, program
announcements, and links to related institutions. A
glossary of public health terms is included.
NAS: National Autistic Society
Various information services that cater for both those who
suffer from autism and for their families. Resources
include details of campaigns, a list of UK branches, as
well as a news and document archive.
Folk Psychology vs. Mental Simulation: How Minds Understand
Collection of essays adopting a philosophical approach to
the theoretical analysis of folk psychology - the means by
which individuals understand, predict, and explain the
actions, thoughts, and motivations of others.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Offers information on legislation, ministers, policies and
programs, and events relating to the Australian
agricultural, food, fisheries, and forestry industries.
Areas of interest include quarantine, economics, rural
issues, international trade, and the environment.
Information on animal disease, health, and well-being
offered by veterinary professionals. For registered users,
advice on animal behaviour or health can be sought on a
fee-paying basis, although this is not intended to be an
adequate replacement for veterinary examination. Animals
covered include cats, dogs, fish, horses, birds, and small
mammals. Also provides a facility to search for UK vet
surgeries by postcode.
700 The arts
Exhibitions illustrating three distinct time periods
entitled Modern Starts (1880-1920), Making Choices
(1920-1960), and Open Ends (1960 to the present). Includes
essays, photographs of objects designed and manufactured
during each period, and images of drawings, prints,
paintings, and sculptures, together with details of each
artist, subject, and medium.
Browsable collection of music resources, arranged
alphabetically by artist. Offers material pertaining to a
wide range of styles such as Ambient, Blues, Celtic, Folk,
Funk, Gospel, Industrial, New Age, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Ska,
Techno, and Urban. Audio files requiring Windows Media
Player or RealPlayer accompanies each entry.
Offers a daily selection of news, reviews, and feature
articles relating to the music industry. Keyword searching
is available by artist, album, or track.
World Chess Championship 2000: Kasparov vs Kramnik
Information about the chess match between Garry Kasparov
and Vladimir Kramnik which took place in London between 8th
October and 4th November 2000. Includes a profile of each
player, live updates and analysis of games in progress, and
articles on the history of the world championship.
800 Literature and rhetoric
BSSH Index to Current Contents of Sports History Journals: (A-Z)
Offers tables of contents of journals dealing with
cultural, political, economic and practical issues as they
relate to the study of sports history. A variety of
sporting activites across many countries are represented in
the literature. Selected journals are available in full
Committee of Inquiry into Hunting with Dogs in England and Wales
Findings of the official inquiry into hunting with dogs in
England and Wales. Considers the effects a ban may have
upon all aspects of rural life, from the economy to
cultural issues, and how any such ban might be implemented.
In addition to the final report, the research and evidence
of various contributors is also documented.
Database of quotations which can be searched by keyword,
subject, or author. Entries can also be browsed by
categories including insults, criticism, marriage,
literature, war, and drinking, and random quotes can be
generated by selecting the lucky dip feature. Quotes may
also be submitted for inclusion.
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama
All aspects of the Irish literary tradition are represented
within this resource, which provides links to material
dealing with the Gaelic language, Irish mythology, and
folklore. The lives and works of famous Irish writers and
poets are also included, featuring authors such as Oscar
Wilde, W.B. Yeats, and James Joyce.
900 Geography and history
Guide to hotel, guest house, and self-catering
accommodation throughout the UK, offering descriptions of
over 33000 places to stay. Lodgings can be searched for by
name, county, city, town, village, or postcode.
Collection of information about Australia including the
constitution, national anthem, the system of government,
Aborigines, songs and poetry, famous Australians, and
common slang expressions.
Fordham University: Internet History Sourcebooks Project
An educational resource providing links to historical and
cultural information. Various civilisations are represented
including African, Asian, Indian, Jewish, and Islamic.
Additional resources relate to the history of science,
gender studies, and issues relating to the study of
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