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BUBL LINK Updates 1-15 October 1998

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BUBL LINK Updates

Recent Additions to the Catalogue of Internet Resources

1 - 15 October 1998

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

For the full searchable catalogue, see
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/

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004 Computing and the Internet

Registry of FTP Mirror Sites on JANET
     A list of sites in the ac.uk domain mirroring FTP archives outside
     JANET. It aims to direct users to JANET instead of the original
     overseas location which may be overloaded, slow and chargeable.
     Headings include general large archives, GNU and PC-based Unix, HP-UX,
     Apple Macintosh, Unix add-ons (eg shells, elm, Perl), X11, multimedia
     and videoconferencing, computer security, commercial hardware and
     software.
National Video Service
     National visualisation, animation and video service, free of charge
     for the UK academic community. Video sequences can be created from a
     range of sources, including digital images and analogue video tape.
     Possible output format includes video tape, QuickTime, AVI or MPEG
     files, CD, Video CD or CD-I. Details of software, training,
     procedures, file formats and complementary services are available
     online.
Center for Online Addiction
     A virtual clinic for cyber-related issues featuring an Internet
     addiction test, chargeable email and chat-room counselling, and
     information on the impact of the Internet on students. Deals with
     aspects of Internet addiction which affect men, women and children at
     home, school and work.
Builder.com
     Set of articles, tools and tips on topics such as Web authoring, Web
     programming and scripting, Web graphics and design, Web servers and
     Web business.

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020 Library and Information Science

Fenwood Systems
     Supplier of information management products including the
     Windows-based Libero library management system, Ultra*Net CD-ROM
     networking system and LaserFiche document imaging system.
Just-in-Time: Electronic Article Delivery Services
     Annotated links to projects, products and services which are
     investigating or providing access to individual articles or chapters
     from journals, magazines or newspapers, without individual or
     institutional subscription. Entries are organized in categories that
     characterise the scope of service.

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070 News and publishing

NESLI: National Electronic Site Licensing Initiative
     A JISC funded programme to deliver a national electronic journal
     service to the UK higher education and research community. There is
     extensive information about the service and details of all journals
     (though as at October 1998 there are no journals available).
Antiquarian Books Cyberstore
     Source for tracking and ordering rare books. Database of over 29,000
     titles from a partnership of antiquarian booksellers, most of whom are
     members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Based
     in Switzerland, but international in scope.

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100 Philosophy and psychology

Noesis: Philosophical Research Online
     Searchable index to philosophy Internet resources, including
     bibliographies, glossaries, chronologies, images and primary texts.
     Search by resource type and keyword or browse by author or collection.
Philosophy Since the Enlightenment
     Philosophy articles on topics such as empiricism, idealism and
     materialism, Wittgenstein: Tractatus, existentialism, post
     structuralism, dualism, Descartes, and science in the post-modern
     world.
Where Newton Went Wrong
     Article discussing the existence of matter, the relationships between
     different types of entities, such as minds and physical objects, and
     the development and definition of intelligent behaviour. Argues that
     it is possible to identify a small number of cybernetic elements from
     which all software (matter, life, mind, society) is constructed.
Illusion Works
     A collection of optical and sensory illusions featuring interactive
     demonstrations, scientific explanations, school projects, illusion
     artwork, interactive puzzles, 3D graphics, suggested reading lists,
     bibliographies and perception links.

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200 Religion

David Hume: The Natural History of Religion
     Full text of David Hume's 1757 historical survey on the development of
     monotheism, Christianity, and organised religions.
World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts
     Anthology of over 4000 passages from the scriptures of various
     religious traditions arranged by theme. These include Ultimate Reality
     and the Purpose of Human Existence, Evil, Sin, and the Human Fall,
     Salvation and the Saviour, The Religious Life, and Providence, Society
     and the Kingdom of Heaven.
Scottish Confession of Faith
     Complete text of the doctrinal document of the Protestant Reformation,
     drawn up by John Knox and others in 1560.
Fox's Book of Martyrs
     A history of the lives, sufferings and deaths of early Christian and
     Protestant martyrs, written by John Fox (1517 -1587) and edited by
     William Byron Forbush.
God Revealed in the Process of Creation: James Barr Walker
     Facsimile of the 1885 document concerned with the natural history of
     creation and natural theology.
St Michael's Abbey, Farnborough
     Historical narratives about St. Michael's Abbey, its Benedictine monks
     and famous crypt, with images, information about the monastic life and
     a virtual tour of the church.
Catholic Encyclopaedia
     Extensive collection definitions and descriptions of saints, concepts,
     teachings, places and doctrine, arranged alphabetically.
Sakyadhita: Bibliography on Women and Buddhism
     A bibliography, with some links, of books about women and their
     influence in Buddhism, including the 'divine feminine'.
Hindu Tantrik Home Page
     Tantrik texts in English, a bibliography and glossary. Covers Tantrik
     gods, goddesses, ritual, yoga and the Nathas, and related links.

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300 Social sciences

Social Science Materials
     Collection of conference papers and lecture notes in the fields of
     sociology, media studies and education. Includes topics such as
     Avant-garde Cinema, Children and the Media, Distance Education and
     Social Inequality, Freud and Film Theory, and Postmodernism.
Woman Search
     A search engine listing only women's sites.
Links to Sites on International Relations
     Extensive index to conferences and meetings, governments,
     international organisations, journals, online databases, archives and
     primary sources related to international law, international relations
     and foreign policy.
Swift Trade Index
     Securities dealer providing electronic day trading and training
     facilities. Townsend Analytic's Real Tick III software is used to
     conduct trading, and buying power is updated in real-time to reflect
     current account status.
Which World: Scenarios for the 21st Century
     Data on population growth, income gap, pollution and industrial
     activity, intended to raise questions about the future of the
     environment. Provides continental and regional summaries, and
     information on global and regional trends, such as demographics,
     economics, the environment, and the socio-political environment.
Frontier News: Forest Frontiers Initiative
     Collection of international news stories, articles and editorials
     about threats to and development in the world's large, intact natural
     forests. Updated weekly.
Green Energy League Table
     A tabulated summary of Friends of the Earth's research findings
     investigating how British regional energy companies fare against the
     ideal world situation whereby electricity is produced from renewable
     energy and combined heat and power schemes, homes are energy efficient
     and solar panels are fitted to reduce fuel bills.
Cyberliability Service
     Cyberliability refers to various types of legal liability arising from
     business use of the Internet and email, including libel, copyright
     infringement, breach of confidence, negligent virus transmission,
     inadvertent contracts and computer hacking. Information is aimed at
     businesses but provides brief details of the legal issues involved.
Environmental Security Database
     Database containing bibliographic information on over 20,000 items,
     including books, journal articles, papers, and newspaper clippings,
     searchable by keyword, name or title. Aimed at those studying the
     relationships between environmental stress and violent conflict in
     developing countries.
Disability Advice and Welfare Network
     Information on work issues, legal information, information technology,
     Blind User Group Windows 95, Disability Living Allowance, education,
     discrimination, computer products for people with disabilities,
     insurance, and the Year 2000 issue.
Death Penalty Information Center
     Organisation that prepares analytical reports for the media, the
     public and Congress on issues concerning capital punishment in the
     USA. Facts, statistics and full-text reports are available on topics
     such as race and the death penalty, public opinion, and international
     perspective.
Campaign for Unmetered Telecommunications
     CUT campaigns for fairer pricing for all United Kingdom
     telecommunications users, particularly for unmetered local voice and
     data calls for UK subscribers.
Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
     Features and news about broadcasting in Commonwealth countries. The
     CBA trains broadcasting organisations, disseminates broadcasting
     information, promotes public service broadcasting, and provides a
     forum for discussion amongst its members.
VCAS: JANET Videoconferencing Advisory Service
     Details of videoconferencing services, strategy, guides, proposals,
     events and presentations.
ECOM: Electronic Commerce Research Gateway
     A gateway to electronic commerce research resources on the Internet,
     aimed at informatics and business students as well as companies
     interested in electronic commerce, Internet intelligence and Internet
     marketing.
World Digital Audio Broadcasting Forum
     International non-governmental organisation whose objective is to
     promote, harmonise and co-ordinate the implementation of digital radio
     services based on the Eureka 147 DAB system.
DVD Information
     Sources of information on the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) format.
     Includes latest DVD News.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia: Railways in the 19th Century
     A detailed look at the growth of the railway system in the 19th
     century, including sections on locomotives, engineers and
     entrepreneurs, railway companies and historical developments.
Faeries Lore and Literature
     Compendium of fairy literature and information, containing
     fairy-inspired stories, poems, novels, and plays, and a browsable or
     searchable dictionary. Offers full text folklore and literary sources,
     including Fairy Legends of the South of Ireland by Crofton Croker
     (1827), Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by W B Yeats, A Midsummer Night's
     Dream by Shakespeare and Faery Poems Through the Ages.

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400 Language

Internet Pilot to Terminology
     Links to databases of terms covering science and technology, leisure
     and entertainment, law, administration and commerce. Terminology is
     presented as a science dealing with the collection, storage and
     distribution of the terms of specialist disciplines in a systematic
     manner.
Phrase Finder: A Phrases Thesaurus
     A large collection of phrases in English which can be searched or
     browsed. The meaning and source of each phrase is given. There is also
     a forum for discussion of the derivation of English phrases.

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500 Natural sciences and mathematics

The Pub Understanding of Science
     Scientists and engineers put their expertise at the service of the
     community in order to improve "the public understanding of science".
     The scientific questions listed here are featured on beer mats in
     various pubs throughout England and are designed to stimulate
     discussion.
Algebra One on One
     Self-paced educational game that teaches users about algebra,
     including absolute values, averages and powers.
Work of Robert Langlands
     A selection from the work of Robert Langlands, Professor at the
     Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, renowned for contributions
     to the theory of automorphic forms. Includes professional
     correspondence, previously unpublished work, and published work now
     out of print, covering number theory, Euler products and problems in
     the theory of automorphic forms.
Exhibition of Knots
     Online exhibition providing an in-depth look at knots and their
     relationship to mathematics.
Advanced Calculus and Analysis
     Study notes on advanced calculus and analysis, covering the following
     topics: sequences, monotone convergence, limits and continuity,
     differentiability, infinite series, power series, differentiation of
     functions of several variables, and multiple integrals.
Kepler Conjecture
     A proposed solution for the Kepler Conjecture - a geometry problem
     defined in 1611 - together with proofs, supporting lectures and
     theses, opinions, references and details of related software.
Trigjava
     A collection of trigonometry examples designed to illustrate the
     fundamentals of trigonometry via explanation and interactive programs.
Plasma Science and Technology
     Information about plasma science and technology, including links to
     plasma information resources, societies, forums, newsgroups and
     journals.
Physics Applet Collection
     A set of interactive physics tools and games designed to integrate
     research and education, and to promote understanding of mechanics,
     astrophysics, thermodynamics, energy and environment.
Chemists' Net
     A collaboration of over 200 chemistry teachers in the UK and Europe,
     providing links to recommended resources, and an email list to discuss
     chemistry in education.
Chemical Bonds, Molecular Shapes, and Molecular Models
     Tutorial designed to assist students to construct models of molecules
     using model kits. Includes definitions of molecular shape, electron
     pair geometry, non-metal bonding patterns, and a self-assessment quiz.
Molecular Modelling Database
     Searchable database of three-dimensional structures determined by
     X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. Structural data is
     cross-linked to bibliographic information, sequence databases, and to
     the NCBI taxonomy.
Geologic Hazards
     Information about research into the causes of geological phenomena,
     focusing on geomagnetism, landslides and earthquakes. Offers
     interactive maps, images and data.
NASA SeaWIFS Project
     The Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor Project aims to understand
     the earth's behaviour and evolution by looking at it from space, and
     to gather quantitative data on global ocean bio-optical properties.
     Colour satellite images of plankton blooms, chlorophyll concentrations
     and hurricanes are available, as well as technical reports and a
     teacher's section.
Snow on the Web
     General information about snow, avalanches, winter storm safety,
     questions and answers, fact sheet and snow glossary.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
     Data and images on snow and ice, and their importance to the Earth's
     system, such as the Global Annual Freezing and Thawing Indices.
     Includes topics such as glaciers, hydrology, ice cores, icebergs,
     ocean, remote sensing data, satellite imagery and sea ice, and a
     searchable data catalogue which can also be browsed by title and
     subject.
Palaeontologia Electronica
     Full text electronic journal detailing developments in palaeontology
     and related fields. Articles may be read in English, Spanish, French
     and German.
BIODIDAC: Bank of Digital Resources for Teaching Biology
     Set of images, illustrations and texts in the fields of zoology,
     botany and histology.
Genomics Lexicon
     Browsable dictionary of terms in the field of genetic medicine,
     arranged alphabetically. Includes detailed definitions of
     autoradiography, somatic cell gene therapy and transgenic organism.
Ecological Footprints
     Introduction to the concept of 'ecological footprints', which are
     defined as the area on the surface of Earth that each person uses in
     order to live. Covers many kinds of resources such as food, air,
     water, living space, and the recycling of wastes, and includes a
     ranking of the ecological impact of countries.
Protocols for Measuring Biodiversity: Phytoplankton in Freshwater
     Document describing protocols for measuring the diversity of
     phytoplankton in freshwater systems, offering introductory
     information on phytoplankton and abiotic factors, in addition to
     discussions of sampling procedures, laboratory procedures, quality
     assurance and data analysis.
List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature
     Annotated list of bacterial names, arranged alphabetically and
     chronologically, providing the official nomenclature of bacteria and
     the nomenclatural changes as cited in the Approved Lists of Bacterial
     Names and the International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology.
World List of Threatened Trees
     Access to the Tree Conservation Database, representing over 7000 tree
     species of global conservation concern. Searchable by family, genus,
     or species name, it provides taxonomic information, threatened status,
     country, selected references, and notes on ecology and economics.
Crustaceans of Southern Australia
     Guide to the underwater life of Australia, offering over 100
     photographs and introductory information on the biology of marine
     crustaceans.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
     The RSPB is a charity that takes action for wild birds and the
     environment. Offers online information on nature, conservation issues,
     wildlife information, news, events and activities.

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600 Technology (applied sciences)

How Stuff Works
     Set of guides offering an insight into the mechanisms behind engines
     and motors, items around the house such as fridges and batteries,
     electronic devices, things seen in public such as hot water towers,
     basic technologies such as gears, computers, digital technology, food
     and the human body.
Web Based Patent Searching Tutorial
     Tutorial on how to select an appropriate patent Web site for research,
     with specific help on searching the IBM Patent Server via patent
     number.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Citation Index
     Prototype bibliographic index to scientific literature on
     complementary and alternative medicine. Includes over 90,000 citations
     in the broad areas of Alternative Systems of Medicine, Herbal and
     Manual Healing, Mind / Body Control, Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle
     Changes, Bioelectromagnetic Applications, and Pharmacological and
     Biological Treatment. Search by keyword or browse by systems, methods
     or diseases.
Glossary of Construction Terms
     Definitions of over 200 construction terms. Topics include carpentry,
     concrete, electrical, heating and air conditioning, painting,
     plumbing, and roofing.
Coffee In-Depth
     Searchable index of articles and presentations on topics critical to
     the coffee industry. Includes material on sensory perception of
     coffee.
Doc Warren Online
     Reference resources and articles on horse health, care and management,
     and links to information on horse-related topics.
InfoPoll: Software for Surveys and Polls
     Software for designing questionnaires and surveys and delivering
     survey analysis reports. Freely available (for Windows 95 or Windows
     NT) but requires registration.

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

700 The arts

Association of Illustrators
     Information about the trade association dedicated to the promotion of
     illustration and the interests of freelance illustrators, agents,
     students and lecturers. Includes a searchable online gallery of
     illustrations.
Q Web
     Latest music news and reviews plus a gig guide, quizzes, competitions,
     awards, chat and a database of over 16000 Q reviews.
Online Ballet Dictionary
     Definitions of 170 classical ballet terms from the Technical Manual
     and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, plus a pronunciation guide and
     videos of steps being demonstrated (requires Quicktime plug-in).

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

800 Literature and rhetoric

Scott Pakin's Automatic Complaint Letter Generator
     Computer program to automatically generate a plausible letter of
     complaint about any individual nominated by the user.

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900 Geography and history

Online Map Lists
     Bibliographic index to US Geological Survey topographic maps, aimed at
     researchers, students, and map enthusiasts who can search for maps by
     state, specific map name, or latitude and longitude.
ARCHSEARCH: Archaeological Holdings Search System
     Database of archaeological records such as the National Excavation
     Index for England, the Fife, Shetland, and Strathclyde sections of the
     National Monuments Record of Scotland, and the Microfilm Index for
     England. The catalogue also provides access to other collections such
     as the Society of Antiquaries of London library catalogue and to
     digital gateways serving communities interested in history, performing
     arts, text studies, and visual arts.
Celtic Art and Cultures
     Large collection of images of Celtic art and cultures from several
     European countries, as well as maps and timelines, a glossary and
     quizzes. Topics include Hallstatt Elite Burials, Celtic High Crosses,
     and Irish Monasteries.
Italian Life Under Fascism
     Virtual exhibition exploring the nature of Italian fascism in the
     early twentieth century. Includes digital reproductions of original
     documents and covers political, educational, social, and racial
     policies.
Medieval English Urban History
     Materials about medieval English urban history. Includes capsule
     histories of English towns, a glossary, related links, and the full
     text of a thesis entitled The Men Behind the Masque: Office-Holding in
     East Anglian Boroughs, 1272-1460.
Canadian History Resources
     Provides coverage of historical events in Canada, including Canada's
     parliamentary system, symbols, flags and arms, heritage and literary
     archives. A selection of teacher's resources are also available.

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Alan Dawson
BUBL Information Service
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