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30 March - 3 April 1998
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004 Computing and the Internet
Computer Science Journals
An index of tables of contents for over 200 computer science journals.
Users can browse the latest available tables of contents, search each
journal individually or search across all journals. Search options
include title, author and keywords; searches can be limited by
publication year, journal title, and volume number.
Usable Web: Guide to Web Usability Resources
A collection of links and information about human factors, user
interface issues, and usable design specific to the World Wide Web,
such as access, animation, design, speed, navigation, multimedia,
searching, applets, frames and style sheets.
Wotsit's File Format Collection
An extensive collection of file format specifications, including JPEG
image files, wave sound files, Rich Text files, and common database
and word processing files such as Paradox and WordPerfect. All of the
specifications are very technical and are directed towards
programmers. Users can subscribe to a mailing list for notification of
Exploring Windows NT
Offers tips and techniques for Microsoft Windows NT professionals,
with source code listings, sample files and featured articles on
topics such as NTFS and use of the command prompt in Windows NT 4.
020 Library and Information Science
BookWhere Searchable Databases
List of hundreds of library catalogues and other information databases
that can be searched using the Z39.50 protocol using BookWhere
software, which has a pre-configured list of available hosts and
databases. Includes a virtual demonstration of the software.
AcqWeb's International Directory of E-mail Addresses of Publishers, Vendors
and Related Professional Associations
Directory of over 3000 entries maintained for the benefit of the
library community, in particular, acquisitions, serials and collection
development librarians. The aim is to provide a register of email
addresses for communication with publishers, vendors and associate
resources. Addresses for general enquires, ordering and requesting
sample issues are included as well as direct links to WWW on-line
enquiry and ordering forms.
Details of the Instructional Management Systems Project (IMS) which is
developing a specification and software for managing online learning
resources in order to assist effective discovery and management of
educational materials, including intellectual property rights,
commerce, and customisation of learning experiences.
European Commission Library Catalogue
A catalogue containing over 172,000 catalogued records from the
European Commission Library. Information is retrieved by basic or
advanced searches and by language or document type. Searches can be
conducted in English and French. Records include journal articles,
books, conference proceedings and Internet resources (mostly
documents). The service is free but registration is required.
Cydfenthyca Cymru - Interlending Wales
Joint venture of the library and information community in Wales
providing a centre for document supply. Co-operative project between
unitary authorities, higher and further education institutions,
specialist libraries and associates.
070 News and publishing
An exhibition of common, everyday objects to tell stories about
people, their cultures and the meanings they associate with their
possessions. Items discussed, organised by theme, era and object,
include a 1937 chemistry set, a Vietnam memorial offering, a duckpin
bowling ball, an early TV and a celery vase, among many others.
Educational publisher. Also includes a subject-based index and careers
300 Social sciences
Social Research Update
Quarterly journal discussing new statistical techniques and approaches
to qualitative data offered by advances in IT, and the theoretical and
ethical problems associated with these developments.
Y? The National Forum on People's Differences
A moderated and edited mailing list where it is possible to ask people
from other ethnic or cultural backgrounds questions on sensitive
topics. Topics include those related to differences in age, class,
disability, gender, geography, occupation, race and ethnicity,
religion, or sexual orientation.
Celebrating Women's History Resource Centre
Information about important events and women in the history of the
Women's Rights Movement. Includes over 60 brief biographies of women,
timeline, quiz, activities and court cases fought on women's rights
Gender Inn: Women's and Gender Studies Database
Gender Inn is a database of over 5000 records about feminist theory,
feminist literary criticism and gender studies from 1950 to the
present. Search results are returned in German and English.
AsianDOC: Asian Database Online Community Electronic Newsletter
The goal of this newsletter is to support, and promote communication
among, scholars, librarians and researchers who are developing text
and image databases in the various fields of Asian and Eurasian
Studies. Includes information on database projects and other Web
initiatives, conferences and meetings, technical issues, print and Web
resource reviews, and several interest group columns.
Glossary of Business Terms
Concise description of hundreds of terms used in business and finance.
Finance Area Stock Exchanges
Links to over 80 stock exchanges in countries all over the world.
Biodiversity and Conservation
This hypertext book deals with the problems of trying to preserve
biological diversity on the Earth. Topics include the history of life,
depletion and extinction from over-exploitation, exotic introductions,
deforestation, illustrations, charts and a bibliography.
Comparative Environmental Studies: The Cultural and Political Ecology of
An extensive bibliography designed for students of an environmental
studies course. The list is organised by the topics discussed each
week in the course and includes comparing marginal environments,
ecology, cultural ecology and rethinking environmental histories.
An index of over 100 sites of scientific and technical energy related
information. Includes databases, pre-print and technical report
archives, software, and standards.
ENTERWeb: The Enterprise Development Website
An annotated list of resources on a range of enterprise development
topics for enterprise development practitioners, policy makers,
academics, students and small business owners. Sites are listed in
over 20 topical categories including entrepreneurship, management and
women and are available geographically or via an alphabetical index.
Food Safety: Organisms of Concern
Set of documents about food safety and the organisms that can cause
food borne illness. Includes facts sheets on bacteria, parasites,
viruses and natural toxins, where they are found, how they are
transmitted, symptoms of disease and advice on how to control the
organism to prevent food diseases.
Trade and Environment Database
A collection of over 450 trade and environment case studies organised
by region or date. Studies include Mexican deforestation in the Sierra
Madre, Haiti sanctions, the role of trade in transmitting the Black
Death and UK nuclear fuel reprocessing.
Description of the main principles of technorealism, including the
view that information is not knowledge and that the Internet provides
a range of new opportunities for people, communities, businesses, and
government that may be empowering or enlightening, yet also dimensions
that are malicious, perverse, or ordinary.
Business Information and the Internet
Links to useful business web sites which should be of interest to
business people working in small firms in the UK. Because of the
nature of this project it has a bias towards Glasgow and London.
Numerous links to resources about the economics of the Internet,
information goods, intellectual property and related issues such as
security, privacy and cryptography.
Service which provides users with a free electronic mail address via
an account which enables users to send and receive email through the
Web on Entranet's own Internet server.
Radio Joint Audience Research Limited
Company established to operate a single audience measurement system
for the radio industry: the BBC, UK licensed and other commercial
stations. Offers online quarterly summaries of radio listening in the
UK, covering national and local stations, with details of data
500 Natural sciences and mathematics
Electronic Journal of Science Education
Online journal devoted to the timely sharing of science education
information via the Web. Topics covered include the science
curriculum, teacher preparation, science education research, and
implementation of science curricula.
The Last Word
An archive of over 350 questions from readers of the New Scientist
magazine, with answers submitted by readers. There are nine categories
of question, including plants and animals, around the house, gadgets
and inventions, and the physical world.
John Muir Exhibit
Information on the father of modern conservation and founder of the
Sierra Club, John Muir. Includes a list of Muir's publications,
quotes, study guides, information on historic sites, songs and music
related and dedicated to Muir and an annotated bibliography.
International Ultraviolet Explorer Archive
A collection of over 107,000 spectral images, including ultraviolet
observations of every kind of object from planets to quasars over the
years 1978 to 1996. Data may be obtained from the catalogue by file
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards
Information about the possibility and effects of a comet or asteroid
hitting the Earth. Includes news, press releases, a bibliography,
images and list of future close passages of near Earth objects.
Asteroids and Comets
A collection of images of asteroids and comets. Includes Comet
Hale-Bopp, images from the Hubble Telescope and Asteroid 243 Ida with
a moon taken by the Galileo spacecraft.
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous
Information about the mission to orbit an asteroid. Includes news,
education, science teams, science data centre, mission design, mission
operations, star charts and near-Earth objects.
Near Earth Asteroid Tracking
Images and data of the tracking of near Earth asteroids, including
Asteroid 1997 XF11.
Minor Planet Centre
Information about the observation and tracking of asteroids and
comets. Includes press releases, ephemerides and orbital elements for
comets, near earth objects, distant objects and bright minor planets.
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
An archive of information about more than 50 twentieth century women
physicists who have made original and important contributions to
physics. Details about important contributions, publications, honours,
employment history, and references are provided for each woman
included in the database.
Learn Physics Today
A collection of interactive lessons in physics aimed at secondary
school level students. Includes basic skills, mechanics, lights and
waves, electricity and a quiz.
Nuclear Science References WWW Retrieval System
A bibliography of citations and keyword abstracts for publications in
low and intermediate energy nuclear physics research from 1910 to the
present. The entries are indexed by author, nuclide, reaction,
particle and subject.
Organometallic Research Centres in Europe
An index of European organometallic chemists and their fields of
research arranged by country.
Tracking El Nino
Information about the causes and tracking of the El Nino weather
pattern. Includes news, images, origins of El Nino, the global weather
machine, anatomy of El Nino and the effects on global weather.
Dictionary of Ecological Epidemiology
Cross referenced definitions of hundreds of plant epidemiology terms
from acquired immunity to zoonosis. Includes some terms from
immunology and classical epidemiology, but the chief perspective is
that of ecological epidemiology.
Peer-reviewed scientific journal from the Ecological Society of
America. Topics include conservation of ecosystems, landscapes,
species, populations, genetic diversity; the restoration of ecosystems
and habitats and the management of resources.
National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Information about identifying major ecological patterns and
understanding the processes that generate them. Includes descriptions
of research projects, directory of water and wild land expertise, and
the EcoEssay, specially commissioned essays by innovative ecological
Information and resources for microbiology and biotechnology
professionals. Includes lists of user groups, mailing lists, programs,
free databases and newsletters.
Saccharomyces Genome Database
SGD is a scientific database of the molecular biology and genetics of
the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is commonly known as baker's
or budding yeast. Includes sequence analysis and tools, graphical
views of yeast chromosomes, guide to yeast references and gene
Angiosperm DNA C-Values Database
A database of DNA C-values. Access to this database is free but the
user must provide an email address as well as the genus of interest.
Search results include taxon, family, 4C DNA amount, entry number and
reference citation, listed separately for each species.
A collection of three dimensional images of insects. Includes beetle,
ant, mantis, flea, and wasp. Each section contains several pointers to
relevant information about the insect. VRML and QuickTime movie format
Cetacean Research Unit Whale Information Center
Information on whale research, education, and conservation, with an
emphasis on the north-east United States, but also more general
information about the distribution, life history, diet, social
organisation and population status of several whale and dolphin
600 Technology (applied sciences)
An index of information about developmental biology. Includes full
text journals, research resources, education resources and a
developmental biology tutorial.
Guidelines for the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Disease
Guidelines published by the US Centers for Disease Control on the
treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Included are sections on
various sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, genital ulcers,
epididymitis, human papillomavirus infection and vaccine preventable
Finite Element Modelling Continuous Improvement Book
Explains and demonstrates different finite element modelling and
analysis techniques, including frequency response-vibration and modal
Challenge of Materials
An online gallery of information and graphics of common materials
based on an exhibit at the Science Museum in London. Includes
materials which have had a significant impact on civilisation, atomic
structures of materials and different methods used to transform a raw
material into a usable product.
Information about the first stored-program electronic digital
computer, Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), which was created
on June 21, 1948 at the University of Manchester. Includes events,
SSEM, Manchester Mark 1, Ferranti Mark 1 and the Virtual Museum of
Agriculture Fact Book 1997
Thousands of facts presented in essay, chart, table and map formats
that discuss the various aspects of US agriculture. Includes what
Americans eat and what it costs, the structure of agriculture and
Science and Engineering of Composting
Information about the composting of plant and kitchen waste aimed
primarily at municipal and commercial composting operations but of
interest to gardeners and others. Includes invertebrates, microbes,
chemistry, moisture content, bio-availability, temperature, pH, door
management, and water quality protection.
UK association for senior marketing professionals and general managers
of marketing oriented companies. News, book reviews, events and
conference information. Additional benefits are available to members.
700 The arts
Art History Resources on the Web
Directory of art history resources divided into prehistoric, ancient
and middle-ages; renaissance, baroque and eighteenth century;
nineteenth and twentieth century and non-european art. Lists of
museums and galleries and research resources are also included.
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Body set up for the protection and promotion of public monuments and
sculpture. Includes within its interest any sculptural or
commemorative feature in the urban or rural landscape. Includes
details of a National Recording Project which will catalogue every
piece of public sculpture and every public monument in the British
Isles and maintain this information in digital form for public access.
Musical Stages Online
British magazine about musical theatre. Includes complete listings of
all musicals currently playing in London, a guide to regional musicals
and touring productions, and an A-Z guide to West End theatres and
900 Geography and history
Recommended Readings on the Ancient Near East
A bibliography of resources for the study of ancient Egyptian, Nubian
and Mesopotamian history. Includes a list of general reference works,
mummification, religion, art, hieroglyphics, architecture, law and
government and books for students and young readers.
Cybrary of the Holocaust
Covers the holocaust in extensive detail. Provides images, eye-witness
records and interviews, educational material, a book list, a
discussion forum and various articles.
Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History
Forum devoted to exploring how historians of Australia and New Zealand
might employ new technologies in research and teaching, and also
concerned with ways interactive multi-media can be most effectively
used to represent the past.
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