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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!

2006 Archives:


December 25, 2006

  • Christmas Carols: The lyrics of carols, and origins of the most popular Christmas carols are included on this site. Together with additional non carols sections dedicated to Christmas songs with music like the ever popular "White Christmas" song and traditional Christmas poems including "Twas the night before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore.
  • The University Channel: where academics can air their lectures, ideas and present research in a full-length, uncut format. Contributors with greater video production capabilities can submit original productions. The University Channel's video content can be broad and flexible enough to cover the full gamut of academic investigation.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: a figure of national prominence by the 1850s, and a much-beloved professor at Harvard. The site is divided into seven primary sections which include an extended biographical essay about his life and work, information about his family and his homes in Portland and Cambridge. Includes a generous selection of his poems; visitors can view a sortable list of his works, which can be arranged by poem title, first line, and publication date.

December 22, 2006

December 18, 2006

  • PlanetChristmas!: learn from others how to create great Christmas displays for you and your community. A community of decorating enthusiasts with a deep rooted passion for celebrating the Christmas season and we do it through our displays.
  • The Council on Foreign Relations: an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments.
  • The Jewish Virtual Library: the most comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia in the world, covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. So far, more than 10,000 articles and 5,000 photographs and maps have been integrated into the site. The Library has 13 wings: History, Women, The Holocaust, Travel, Israel & The States, Maps, Politics, Biography, Israel, Religion, Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, Vital Statistics and Reference.

December 15, 2006

  • Google Patent Search provides access to the U.S. patent database from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Patents issued in the United States are public domain government information, and images of the entire database of U.S. patents are readily available online via the USPTO website.

  • Illuminations: Math Lessons (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) presents a series of grade specific lessons on various topics of mathematics. There are 524 lesson plans to 'support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.' Illuminations provides 'standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.'
  • Introduction to Microbiology (Leicester University): the tutorials include visually-stimulating (and well-formatted) reviews of prokaryote diversity, virology, and microbiology laboratory procedures. Visitors can move along to the "Online Tutorials" area. Here they will find links to demonstrations of pathogens in action, virus replication, and malaria. The site is rounded out by the "LabWork" section, which includes a number of demonstration experiments that students (or instructors) can use in the laboratory.
  • The Electronic Journal of Sociology: "the world’s first and longest running electronic journal of sociology."
  • The History of the Supreme Court (funded by New York Life Insurance Company): created to complement a PBS television series on the history of the Supreme Court. The site's materials were written by educators from across the country, and they present the institution's history thematically, thereby making it easier to use in the classroom.
  • EconoMechanix - Auto & Truck Repair & Advice: Provides both the average person and future auto mechanics with information about car and truck repair. Visitors can begin their journey by looking into areas titled "How Your Car Works". After that, they can look over an alphabetical list that includes sage advice on everything from alternators to water pump repair.

December 14, 2006

  • A Homemade Christmas (FamilyFun.com): Includes homemade Christmas cards, decorations, recipes, holiday cookies, gingerbread, gifts, ornaments, parties, traditions & games.
    • FamilyFun: Fun stuff for Kids, Parents. Includes arts & crafts, parties, recipes, games, travel, printables.
  • Hobson’s CollegeView: Lets you research over 3000 colleges to find the perfect fit. There’s even a help course for pointers on preparing those dreaded admission essays. You can search for scholarships, download the admissions applications and in general find all pertinent information without having to individually correspond with every institution in which you might be interested. This site is not just for high schoolers; it also has career counseling for those of us who do not know what we want to be when we grow up.

December 13, 2006

December 11, 2006

  • Daily Mass readings as downloadable podcasts from the U.S. Bishops’ Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC).
  • Touchstone Driver Agent: Free access to 100,307 driver updates. Scan Technology is 100% Guaranteed Adware Free, Spyware Free, and Virus Free.
  • The Oxford Book of American Essays. Many a literary theorist and critic have wondered: "What is American literature?" Late in the 19th century, one Brander Matthews was called upon to do just that-create an edited volume for the Oxford Press that would represent a variety of essays from different Americans of the time. All told, this volume published in 1914 contained 32 essays, including "John Bull" by Washington Irving, "Buds and Bird-Voices" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and "Dante by the Bowery" by Theodore Roosevelt. Other selections include inquisitive essays by Edgar Allen Poe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Walt Whitman.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Facts for Features & Special Editions. Facts for Features and Special Editions consist of collections of statistics from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas intended to commemorate anniversaries or observances or to provide background information for topics in the news.
  • AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library.
  • Snowflakes and Snow Crystals: Prof. Kenneth Libbrecht at Caltech University documents the very wide, and very interesting world, of crystal growth and pattern formation in ice, of snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena.
  • Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students: designed to help engineering and science students communicate their technical work. To that end, these guidelines contain advice, models, and exercises for common writing and speaking assignments in engineering and science.
  • Virtual Labs - Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Biointeractive website educates users about science and technology. Currently, the site contains five full virtual labs, and they include those that allow students to learn how to identify various bacteria and another one that casts participants as a young intern who is learning how to identify heritable diseases of the heart.
  • Harvard Public Health Review (Harvard University School of Public Health) addresses such topics as alcohol use among college students and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in the developing world.

December 1, 2006

  • Christmas Recipes: cakes, cookies, candy, decorations, crafts, and more. Ask.com | Google
  • Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is now available on the Internet in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. The Compendium includes 589 questions and answers on the Catholic faith.
  • Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace: The Vatican launched a Web page dedicated to information about, and formation in, justice and peace. It will publish information in Spanish, Italian, English and French on ecclesial documents, congresses, statements of representatives of the Church.
  • The STOQ Project -- for science, theology and the ontological quest -- is directed by the Pontifical Council for Culture. Supportedby the Templeton Foundation, the initiative is being carried out by the Lateran University, the Gregorian University and the Regina Apostolorum university to promote dialogue between faith and science.
  • Funny-Friendship.com: e-cards for Anniversary, Arts, At Work, Birthday, Cute Cards, Events & Holidays, Inspirational, Everyday Cards, Family, Flowers, Friendship Food And Drink, Gifts, Invitations, Kids, Love, Music, Pets , Specials, Sports, Stay In Touch, Teens, Toys, Travel, Wedding.
  • The Maven’s Word of the Day Archive (Random House)
  • Telephone Tax Refund - Internal Revenue Service: 2006 Federal Income Tax Return
  • LearnandServe.gov: Service-learning offers a unique opportunity for America’s young people–from kindergartners to university students–to get involved in a tangible way by integrating community service projects with classroom learning. Students not only learn about democracy and citizenship, they become actively contributing citizens and community members through the service they perform.
    • The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC): supporting the service-learning efforts of schools, higher education institutions, communities, and tribal nations. Offers timely information and relevant resources, thousands of free online resources, the nation's largest library of service-learning materials, national service-learning listservs, and reference and technical assistance services.
  • Online Computer Tutorials and Courses - Learnthat.com
    • Learnthat.com™: free online courses and free tutorials in Business, Certification, Computers, Finance, House, Internet and Lifestyle topics.
  • Genetic Science Learning Center: Our mission is to help people understand how genetics affects their lives and society.
  • World Wide School: The best place on the Internet to learn just about anything.
  • Center For Christian-Jewish Learning (Boston College) is devoted to the multifaceted development and implementation of new relationships between Christians and Jews that are based not merely on toleration but on full respect and mutual enrichment.
  • The Emergency Email Network & Wireless Network: "Provide notification to citizens of local, regional, national and international emergencies utilizing the Internet and electronic mail (email) in a secure and expedient manner."
  • Business Reference Services (LOC): All major business subjects are covered, including industry information, commerce, statistics, banking, insurance, economics, finance, investment, marketing, and more.
    • Brooklyn Public Library’s Business Library: "one of the nation’s premier public libraries dedicated exclusively to business, finance and entrepreneurship.…gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights about starting or growing a business as they are introduced to using the resources at BPL’s Business Library."
  • My Wonderful World (National Geographic Education Foundation): Geography is more than places on a map. It's global connections and incredible creatures. It's people and cultures, economics and politics. And it's essential to understanding our interconnected world." There are sections for Parents, Educators, Kids & Teens.
  • Intute - Interactive Chemistry Tutorials: includes both unique problems and solution information for a wide range of subjects, including gas laws, kinetics, electrochemistry, and solubility. While the site doesn’t contain a search engine, users can scroll through each subject to look at the available resources and problem sets.
  • CareerJournal.com (Wall Street Journal): helping upwardly mobile individuals learn about new jobs and how to obtain such positions. In the "What’s New" section, visitors can learn about job-counseling resources, the challenges of dealing with disabilities in the workplace, and how new employees can learn the unwritten rules that dominate many a workplace. In the "How Can We Help You?" area, visitors can maneuver through a number of drop-down menus to get hints on preparing for an interview, writing a resume, and even learning how to prepare for business school.

November 21, 2006

  • CriminalCheck.com is the only free National Sex Offender database site on the web that searches all states (and the District of Columbia) with one-click. Search by Name or by Zip Code.
  • The Country Studies Series (Library of Congress - LOC): description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

November 17, 2006

  • BioLEARN initiative began developing and testing a collection of biology education materials to place into an online archive. Educators can browse around the materials, which are organized by disciplines such as botany, ecology, genetics, and molecular biology.
  • Animated Periodic Table of the Elements: A highly animated version of the periodic table of the elements. Visitors can browse through the alkali metals, the alkaline earth metals, and both the lanthanide and actinide series. As users move their mouse across the table they can learn each element’s boiling point, its oxidation states, its atomic weight, and its density. One of the other nice features of the site is that visitors can also look at each element’s bonding structure.
  • PureVideo Search: Internet's first meta search engine for video. Also provides access to more than 35 popularity charts for over 30 different video providers (YouTube, CNN, ESPN, BusinessWeek, etc.) presenting the most popular music, sports, comedy, celebrity, viral, entertainment, and news videos.

November 16, 2006

  • Google News Archive Search offers full-text content from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and third-party sources such as LexisNexis, HighBeam and Thomson Gale. If Google detects that your regular web search query would retrieve archived articles, it sometimes even includes those in the search results page. You can search the News Archive, or by clicking the "News archive search" at the top of the Google News page.
  • The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse: a collection of documents and information about civil rights cases in selected case categories across the United States. Currently, the categories include: Child Welfare, Election/Voting Rights, Immigration, Jail Conditions, Juvenile Institution, Mental Health Facility, Mental Retardation Facility, Nursing Home Conditions, Police Non-Profiling, Police Profiling, Prison Conditions, Public Housing, School Desegregation.

November 15, 2006

November 13, 2006

  • Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (or Military Ordinariate) is commissioned to provide the Catholic Church's full range of pastoral and spiritual services for those dedicated to national defense and to federal services overseas. It serves military personnel and families at 220 installations in 29 countries, patients in 172 Veterans Administration hospitals and is responsible for federal employees serving in 134 countries.
  • Catholics in the Military
    • CatholicMil.com | Resources for Catholics in the Military. Offers books, videos and other resources of special interest to those who serve in the military. These items reflect or support the true military vocation, or speak of the Catholic Faith in terms best understood by those in service.

November 10, 2006

  • "In Flanders Fields" by Lt. Col. John McCrae, MD: Veterans Day - Remembrance Day, November 11

  • "Skin Itching" : American Family Physician | Health@Yahoo | MedLine Plus | MedicineNet | Merck Manuals - online medical library | MotherNature.com | more search results at GOOGLE.
  • Shineout - New Evangelization Through Music: Christian artists from all over the world are now making a move, unexpected by many. We are happy to introduce for the first time on global scale, brand new musicians from Europe and the Americas. They are many, have different styles and one passion: the New Evangelization through music.
  • InfoPlease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus, "This Day in History."
  • The Economic Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture-USDA) is a primary source of economic information and research programs to inform public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.
  • Pumas: Practical Uses of Math and Science - On-Line Journal of Math and Science Examples for Pre-College Education: Getting students interested in applied and practical uses of math and science can be easier than having students just learn basic principles, although those remain very important to be sure. Almost ten years ago, NASA began their own online journal of just such examples for students, and titled it "Practical Uses of Math and Science", or PUMAS.
  • Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images. Many of these pages link with one another to form a complete and informative perspective. As installments are added each year, an accurate overview of Ohio's past will be revealed. From archaeology to Zoar, Ohio History Central is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio!
  • Science Animations: Movies & Interactive Tutorial Links. The site, provided by North Harris College, functions as a clearinghouse for science animations created by a wide range of institutions from the University of Hawaii to Cambridge University. There is no search engine offered here, but visitors can just scroll down through the entire list, or jump around to such topical areas as microbiology, geology, ecology, and physics. Additionally, visitors can also avail themselves of the "General Collections" area, which feature broad animation collections, such as the "General Collection in Biology" site, created at the University of California-Irvine.

November 7, 2006

  • Workplace Bullying Institute: A U.S. Encyclopedia of Information on Workplace Bullying.
  • Biology–Central America–Digital Collection: "This digital edition of the important and out-of-print Biologia Centrali-Americana makes all 58 biolological volumes available. Descriptions of over 50,000 and images of over 18,000, species of animals and plants. An extraordinary new set of electronic resources and knowledge tools for biodiversity studies — the Biologia Centrali-Americana Centennial."

November 6, 2006

  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation: The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to raise funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots coordinators; defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns; provide administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support of local coordinators; provide other support that the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conduct public education and information programs, which call the general public to action in support of Toys for Tots.
  • Learning Network - Grades 3-12 (NY Times): Connections for Students, Teachers and Parents.
  • Catholic News Service: a news agency specializing in reporting on the Church and other religious news, is the primary source of national and world news that appears in the U.S. Catholic press and in other media in more than 60 countries throughout the world. It is part of the Communication Department of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
    • CNS Stylebook on Religion–Third Edition: the ultimate reference work on all kinds of church terms, find quick and easy definitions for such church terms as apostasy, eparchy and theophany? Journalists and nonjournalists will benefit from the CNS stylebook's entries on other religions—from the Anglican Communion to Islam to Orthodox churches—and their relations with the Catholic Church. That's why we've always called it a stylebook on religion, not just a stylebook on Catholicism.

November 3, 2006

  • HUD Rehab Guide: Developed as part of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) mandate to inform the design and construction industry about state-of-the-art materials and innovative practices in housing rehabilitation. The series focuses on building technologies, materials, components, and techniques rather than projects such as adding a new room. The nine volumes cover a distinct element of housing rehabilitation and feature breakthrough materials, labor-saving tools, and cost-cutting practices--Vol. 1: Foundations, Vol. 2: Exterior Walls, Vol. 3: Roofs, Vol. 4: Windows and Doors, Vol. 5: Partitions, Ceiling, Floors, and Stairs, Vol. 6: Kitchens and Baths, Vol. 7: Electrical/Electronics, Vol. 8: HVAC/Plumbing, Vol. 9: Site Work.
  • FunBrain.com Kids Center - Numbers: School is in full swing and with it those math classes. Funbrain.com has a, what else, fun site to help with the Numbers, from basic arithmetic to fractions, graphs and algebra. All games have varying degrees of difficulty beginning with Easy on through Super Brain so you can pick the level at which to start your child (yourself, even if you do not want to admit that fact).
  • Online Journal of School Mathematics: offers high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on teaching mathematical concepts and principles to a wide range of students and their varying skill levels.
  •  Sports & Health Network (National Recreation and Park Association): Practicing recreation therapists and others will appreciate the resources provided within the virtual pages of the Sports & Health Network online newsletter. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association, the various issues contain updates about how to apply for free (or low-cost) recreation equipment and also offer suggestions for new and innovative outdoor programs.

November 2, 2006

  • PBS NATURE - video archives: Search by keyword or by program title. And keep checking back, as video will be continually added to this section.
  • CampusHealthandSafety.org is an online resource for higher education administrators, students, parents, and other professionals who are seeking information about creating healthier and safer living and learning environments for college and university students, both on campus and in the surrounding community.
  • Colocation America: colocation, dedicated server, hosting, bandwidth, IPTV, VOIP
  • Congregation for the Clergy - Vatican
    • Library: Catechesis for special groups, Social Communications, Liturgy, Magisterium of the Sovereign Pontiffs, Homilies, Church Fathers, Sacred Writing, Spirituality, Pastoral of the Young, General Ethics.
    • Teleconferences: Christology, Ecclesiology, Sacramental Theology, Moral Theology, Bioethics, and more.
  • The Internet Classics Archive: Bringing the wisdom of the classics to the Internet since 1994.

October 30, 2006

  • Color Theory Tutorial: Color theory has been worked on by a number of individuals over the years, and those with an interest in the field include artists, scientists, and of course, interior designers. Visitors can learn about the basics of color, complementary colors, and concepts such as contrast, dominance, proportion, and intensity.
  • The National Map (The U.S. Geological Survey--USGS): is a consistent framework for geographic knowledge needed by the Nation. It provides public access to high-quality, geospatial data and information from multiple partners to help support decision-making by resource managers and the public. The National Map is the product of a consortium of Federal, State, and local partners who provide geospatial data to enhance America's ability to access, integrate, and apply geospatial data at global, national, and local scales.
  • Science.gov: public access and a unified search of the U.S. government’s vast stores of scientific and technical information. An interagency initiative of 16 U.S. government science organizations within 12 Federal agencies. Topic areas include: Agriculture & Food, Applied Science & Technologies, Astronomy & Space, Biology & Nature, Computers & Communication, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Energy & Energy Conservation, Environment & Environmental Quality, Health & Medicine, Math, Physics, & Chemistry, Natural Resources & Conservation, Science Education, Homework Help, Teaching Aids, Science Internships…
    • SciTechResources: provides students, scientists, and technologists with easy, one-stop access to key U.S. government resources. Thousands of web sites are reviewed to select those that provide the most valuable information.

October 23, 2006

  • USAVoter.info is one of the most utilized and effective online voter information sites. It began in 1998. Since that time millions of voters have logged on to learn more about candidates, races, and basic voting information. To get started just enter your Zip code in the field below and click the Submit button to see the races/issues that will appear on your ballot.
  • William James: Includes Essays, Excerpts, Letters, and Reviews; Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Life's Ideals; The Principles of Psychology; Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking; The Meaning of Truth; The Will to Believe; Essays in Radical Empiricism; On The Varieties of Religious Experience.
  • Microsoft Office Templates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. There are also templates for other Office programs. You'll find free templates for budgets, résumés, cards and much more.
  • Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows XP: Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device.

October 19, 2006

  • Costume Idea Zone: Unique Costume Ideas, Costume Ideas for Couples, Costume Ideas for Groups, Traditional Costume Ideas, Quick & Easy Costume Ideas.
  • "Click for Cans 2006": This year, one NFL team will earn a donation of Campbell's® soup to the food bank of its choice. How much soup? We'll get the official stats for all the players on the winning team's official roster and donate one can for every pound the total team weighs! Visit Chunky.com every day to click on your favorite NFL team. The team with the most clicks and the team with the most improved clicks by midnight on December 15, 2006 will earn donations of Campbell's® soup.

October 18, 2006

  • The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions — Alphabetical Index.
  • Theology Library (compiled by Gerald Darring). The Library is Catholic but in an ecumenical way, respecting the contributions of other Christian denominations. It takes a dialogical approach rather than a confrontational one, downplaying apologetics and encouraging inter-religious dialogue.
  • NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) provides scientific stewardship, products, and services for geophysical data from the Sun to the Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space.

October 17, 2006

  • Fontifier lets you use your own handwriting for the text you write on your computer. It turns a scanned sample of your handwriting into a handwriting font that you can use in your word processor or graphics program, just like regular fonts such as Helvetica.
  • Insect Photography by Alex Wild: Includes ants, coleoptera, diptera, mecoptera, paleoptera, 'apterygota', orthopteroids, hempiteroids, neuroptera, lepidoptera, trichoptera, hymenoptera.
  • Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do): Following is a list to refer people to before they submit anything in writing to anybody (agent, publisher, your mom, your boss). From email messages and front-page news in the New York Times to published books and magazine articles, the 10-ouchies listed here crop up everywhere. They're so pernicious that even respected Internet columnists are not immune.

October 16, 2006

  • ShoeBuy.com: The World’s Largest Site for Shoes. Free Shipping - No Sales Tax - Free Returns & Exchanges - 110% Price Guarantee - 100% Safe Purchase Guarantee.
  • Recipes: Moist Chocolate Cake - Ask.com
  • Physician Assistant History Center: The PAHx Center is dedicated to the study of the history and legacy of the physician assistant profession through the collection and identification of appropriate papers, manuscripts, magazine and newspaper clippings, newsletters, references, reports, dissertations, oral histories, biographies, films, slides, videos, photographs, artifacts, memorabilia and digital images.

October 13, 2006

  • Paraskevidekatriaphobia: Fear of Friday the 13th –About.com
  • Urban Legends and Folklore from David Emery at About.com
  • The Academy of Achievement: an interactive museum of living history with the extraordinary individuals–the leaders, discoverers and creators who shape the world in which we live. Here you’ll find an amazing collection, not of mere artifacts, but of people and ideas that fill you with inspiration, encouragement, and the will to achieve. You control the presentation by selecting a field of achievement or quality essential for success. From them you can learn the secrets to achieve more than you ever dreamed possible. Who knows, ‘you might even discover yourself.’
  • Internet for Historians - Virtual Training Suite: an interactive step-by-step guide created to help historians make the best use of Internet resources in their academic work.
  • Conversations on the Constitution is a new program of the ABA Division for Public Education to encourage civil discussion and debate about the meaning of some of the Constitution's concepts and clauses that have been the subject of ongoing constitutional debates. Topics include: the Preamble, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, War Powers, Separation of Powers, The Advice and Consent of the Senate, an Establishment of Religion, Unreasonable Searches and Seizures.
  • Shodor Education Foundation (National Science Foundation): To advance science and math education through the use of computational science, modeling and technology. Curriculum Materials > Search by Subject
    • Interactivate: free, online courseware designed to create, collect, and disseminate Java-based courseware for exploration in science and mathematics. Visitors can consider some of the 90 items they have created so far. The subjects covered include geometry, algebra, probability, and discrete functions.

October 12, 2006

  • The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities.

October 11, 2006

  • Wine Regions, Wine Tasting, Wine Serving & Wine Shopping: Wine buying tips, wine of the month clubs, wine making supplies, and everything for the wine enthusiast.
  • UPMC Sports Medicine offers a complete range of services, focusing on the treatment and prevention of injuries and illnesses related to daily physical activity, exercise, sports and the performing arts.
    • ImPACT - Concussion Management. ImPACT is used by numerous NFL teams, a number of Major League Baseball teams (including all umpires), several National Basketball Association teams, and more than 250 colleges and universities. In addition, more than 900 high schools nationwide currently use the ImPACT program.
  • National Geographic's Animals: dedicated to presenting pictures, facts, habitats and also videos of animals. You can look up your favorite 'Amphibians,' 'Birds', 'Bugs,' 'Fish,' 'Invertebrates,' 'Mammals' and 'Reptiles.' The 'A-to-Z' Animals Directory will help narrow your search. Once you located your 'Animal,’ you can get all the information including a Profile, Fast Facts, Multimedia, some with sights and sounds and possibly a link back to a live 'Crittercam' where you can actually view your subject in its environment.
  • Stay Safe Online (National Cyber Security Alliance): the go-to resource for cyber security awareness and education for home user, small business, and education audiences. NCSA provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.

October 10, 2006

  • CurrentCodes.com: Hundreds of well-known online stores have a place within their shopping cart for a "coupon code" that gives a percent or dollar amount off your purchase. Our attention is on coupon codes only, because our mission is to have absolutely the best coupon code database on the Internet with the latest deals, bargains and message boards.
  • CCleaner: a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system—allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

October 9, 2006

  • The Chicago Manual of Style -- Citation Quick Guide: Presents two basic documentation systems, the humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the author-date system. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.
  • The World Almanac E-Newsletter – October 2006: October Events | October–National and International | This Day In History–October | October Birthdays. For other months or years, change the year and month code in the URL – www.worldalmanac.com/newsletter/200610WAE-Newsletter.html

October 7, 2006

  • GOOGLE Gadgets, which have long been available for users to add to the Google homepage and Google Desktop, are now available for webpage owners to add to their own web pages. Google Gadgets are miniature-sized objects that offer cool and dynamic content that can be placed on any page on the web.
  • College Math Resources: free interactive web-based resources that help with the learning of college level mathematics.
  • National Association of School Psychologists: Crisis Resources. Valuable resources for professionals who work with children,  divided into eight different sections, includes links to other online resources, and those that deal with specific subjects, such as suicide, trauma, and natural disasters. The natural disaster section includes fact sheets on how to help children after a wildfire and in the aftermath of a tsunami. Moving on, the suicide section contains like-minded materials on how to address teen suicide and preventive measures. The site is rounded out with a selection of crisis resources in Spanish.

October 6, 2006

October 2, 2006

  • CarePages: free, easy-to-use Web pages that help family and friends communicate when a loved one is receiving care. Create a virtual meeting place on the web - Share news and photos as often as needed - Receive emotional support during a time of need.
  • Create a Windows CD for PCs That Don't Have One—PC World (October 2006).

September 27, 2006

  • BBC Schools: Learning resources for home and school
  • BBC Languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Greek and more.
  • The Self Help Zone: A Place for Self Improvement and Personal Growth. A dependable source of information with over 500 articles related to self help, mental health, stress, anxiety and depression. It is designed to give you immediate, open access to information on the self help issues that are important to you.
  • NationMaster: a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. You can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease. You can also view profiles of individual countries including their maps and flags, use correlation reports and scatterplots to find relationships between variables, and refer to fully integrated encyclopedia with over one million articles.
  • Audiograbber grabs and copies a cd's audio digitally—not through the soundcard—which enables you to make perfect copies of the originals. It can automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and send them to a variety or external MP3 encoders. You can even record your vinyl LP's or cassette tapes with Audiograbber and make wav's or MP3's of them.

September 25, 2006

  • PBS TeacherSource: These curriculum materials weave together video and online resources into an exciting instructional strategy that builds on the visual and collaborative strengths of the media. TeacherSource strives to use technology creatively to save you time and quickly connect you to relevant resources. Content areas are: Arts & Literature | Health & Fitness | Math | Science | Social Studies | Pre K-2 | Library Media.
  • The Digital Library for Earth Science Education (DLESE) provides access to "quality teaching and learning resources about the Earth as a system for a wide range of learners." With an impressive array of materials, it’s hard to know where to start, but first-time visitors may wish to look over the most recent edition of their in-house newsletter, which profiles some of the materials that have been added to the site. Of course, there is also a general search engine that allows users to search all of the materials by grade level, resource type, standards, and thematic collection.
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health: advocates on behalf of the well being of Hispanics across the country, and over the years, they have created a number of resources that will pique the interest of public health experts and the general public. Visitors can get a handle of some of their most requested documents, which include fact sheets on health issues in the Hispanic community, phone hotlines, and news updates about their latest work.
  • Digitalmedia Center (World Bank): Podcasts on development issues in South Asia and photographic essays of the Amazon River Basin are just some of the many highlights of this website created by the World Bank. Of course, the World Bank has always been well known for its many working papers and research reports, but this site is tailored for a more general audience and some of these resources could also be used in the classroom.

September 21,2006

September 19, 2006

September 15, 2006

  • The Grapes of Staph - Microbiology: the creation of one Prof. Gary Kaiser, who teaches microbiology at the Community College of Baltimore County. Prof. Kaiser has assembled a prodigious collection of materials that can be used by fellow educators and aspiring microbiology students…First-time visitors will want to delve right into the "Lecture Guide," which provides hundreds of lecture note pages, illustrations, animations, and photomicrographs. Students who have just entered college will want to take a look at the very helpful "Study Tips" area, which offers six specific suggestions on how to succeed in any college-level course. The "Tutorials" area also serves as a nice supplement, as it contains nice explanations of such processes as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and of course, protein synthesis. The site is rounded out by a selection of external sites of interest, including links to the American Society for Microbiology and Science.

September 13, 2006

  • Campus Life web resources from students.gov: To prepare you for campus life and the world of academia, check out these students.gov resources for a stress-free year and a well-rounded college experience:
    • College Survival Tips (Collegeboard.com)—Advice and tips from the College Board to make your transition to college more successful. From how to improve study habits and manage your time, to advice on meal plans and travel help—you'll find lots of useful information here.
    • Security On Campus (SOC) is a national, non-profit organization with a mission of making campuses safer for students. SOC is geared to preventing campus crimes and assisting campus victims to enforce their legal rights against violent crimes.
    • Student Mental Health (National Institute of Mental Health)—College offers new experiences and challenges, but it can also be stressful and make you feel sad. If the blues persist, you can get help. Find out more about clinical depression, its causes, how to recognize signs, and where to seek treatment.
    • Volunteer Match— utilizes the power of the Internet to help individuals nationwide find volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit and public sector organizations in the United States.
  • What's That Bug takes a rather unique approach to identifying bugs: the site posts pictures of these creepy crawlers so that you can identify them yourself. Search the images by the type 'bug' you suspect your specimen might be, from aphids to worms. There are also bug photos posted on the home page and a special 'Bug of the Month' feature.

September 11, 2006

  • The September 11 Digital Archive: The Digital Archive will contribute to the on-going effort by historians and archivists to record and preserve the record of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them by: collecting first-hand accounts of the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath (especially voices currently under-represented on the web), collecting and archiving emails and digital images growing out of these events, organizing and annotating the most important web-based resources on the subject, and developing materials to contextualize and teach about the events.
  • MedPix™ Medical Image Database: Peer Reviewed Teaching Files and Imaging Atlas
  • United States Small Business Administration: Designed to give business owners a basic overview of how to manage, market, and lead their business. The site is divided into several discrete sections, including "Management for Growth," "Leadership" and "Marketing & Sales."
  • Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences: Helping students master skills ranging from simple arithmetic or graphing, to sophisticated use of equations and models is an integral aspect of teaching geoscience at the undergraduate level.
  • FamilyEducation.com, Learning Network Parent Channel: The first parenting site on the Web geared toward parents who are involved, committed and responsive to their families' needs. Parents can find practical guidance, grade-specific information about their children's school experience, strategies to get involved with their children's learning, free email newsletters, idea exchanges in addition to fun and entertaining family activities.

September 7, 2006

September 6, 2006

  • Direct Relief International: established in 1948 as non-sectarian, non-governmental, and apolitical. Our mission is to improve the health of people living in developing countries and those who are victims of natural disasters, war, and civil unrest. We work to strengthen the indigenous health efforts of our international partners by providing essential material resources—medicines, supplies and equipment.
  • L'Osservatore Romano - Digital Photo Archive: gives both professionals and private individuals access to thousands of photographs of the Pope and the Holy See via the Internet.
  • Ask.com Toolbar: fastest and easiest way to get the information you want, when you want it, from anywhere on the Internet. Search the web from anywhere online. Convenient one-click access to News, Maps, Weather, Images, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, Yellow Pages, Shopping Search, and more....
  • Grilling Recipes: (Ask.com) - BBQ, Grilled Ribs, Chicken, Steak, Seafood…BBQ RecipesHamburger RecipesChicken RecipesVegetarian RecipesApple Pie RecipesPotato Salad RecipesMacaroni Salad Recipes.
  • Drugs.com: Prescription drug information for consumers & professionals. The most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date drug information resource online. Fast, easy searching of over 24,000 approved medications.
  • Melanoma: What You Need to Know.
  • Wine-Searcher: A search engine of wine stores, winery, and wine auction, price lists and catalogues. Up-to-date, with the 7710 price lists all refreshed (on average) twice a week.
  • PhD Comics: Welcome to "Piled Higher and Deeper", the ongoing chronicle of life (or the lack thereof) in grad school.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
  • HomeworkSpot: free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites (organized into grade-appropriate categories for elementary, middle and high school)…Our team of educators, librarians and journalists has scoured the Web to bring you the best resources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills, extracurricular activities and much more.
    • Ask for Kids uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions and perform web searches, such as "When did Hawaii become a state?" or "What's it like to live in space?"or even "Convert 122 inches into feet" in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher.
    • National Geographic for Kids - Homework Help: Research information on Animals, History/Culture, Geography/Maps, Photos/Art, Science/Nature.
    • SparkNotes.com: Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes study guides are the perfect aid for studying and writing papers. Each guide contains thorough summaries and insightful critical analysis of a nearly endless range of subjects including English literature, English Grammar, Shakespeare, Spanish, History Math, Chemistry and The SAT. We offer hundreds of study guides for free to read on the web, and many SparkNotes and SparkCharts as downloadable, printable PDFs.
    • Figure This!: Mathematical challenges for families provide interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families.

September 2, 2006

  • ProLifeSearch.com: "Web's First Pro-Life Search Engine." Supporting a culture of life & finding what you want on the Internet.
  • Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide. Written for primary care and mental health clinicians, it addresses the subject of how to help patients with alcohol problems. Created by qualified professionals at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is divided into several sections designed to help such practitioners with the process of screening for alcohol problems and, if necessary, conducting an intervention. Finally, the site is rounded out by a FAQ document which answers such questions as "What can I do to help patients who struggle to remain abstinent or who relapse?"
  • Exercises in Math Readiness: instructional tools to refresh memories on various mathematical concepts. Created by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Saskatchewan, the site contains exercises of varying difficulty that will take users through such topics as geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and exponential functions. Teachers will also want to look at the section that offers them some specific instructions on how the site might best be used with students.
  • MindZone: a mental health site for teens. All content has been reviewed by a psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent care. The site is divided into three areas, 'Cope' where positive thinking comes into play, 'Care,' featuring articles and resources to help your teenager take care of herself/himself and friends and 'Deal,' with emphasis on feelings. The FAQ section is a good resource if one is not sure what questions need to be asked. And, 'Ask the Expert' will provide straight answers to hard questions. Sponsored By the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands with support from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

August 31, 2006

  • StudyBuddy (Time Warnes AOL) is a new search engine focused on schoolchildren with results from sites pre-screened by teachers and librarians. AOL has partnered with content providers like encyclopedias to provide information. It also refers to homework-friendly sites, such as the Smithsonian Institution, NASA and the Library of Congress.

August 21, 2006

  • English-Daily: Free resources for learning English online - free exercises, idioms, common abbreviations, slang, proverbs and much more.
  • CatholicHistory: resource for students, teachers, researchers, and anyone interested in the history of Catholicism in the United States. Its purpose is to promote deeper and wider understanding of the place of Catholics and the Catholic Church in the history of the United States of America.

August 18, 2006

  • Bandwidth Test Speed: Free Test for the speed of your Internet connection

  • WebGarden - Horticulture and Crop Science in Virtual Perspective: developed by Ohio State University to research just about anything related to plants and horticulture. The PlantFacts supports an Internet search engine with '260,000 pages of information from every land-grant university in the U.S. and several government institutions across Canada.' You'll have access to plant Images, in particular, a Plant Dictionary, 'a searchable database of high quality images featuring Ornamental plants, Turf, Plant Diseases, and Insects.' There are also '200 short gardening how-to videos, ranging from tips on basic landscaping to lessons on deadheading roses.' The FAQ's have 'illustrated answers to over 800 commonly asked Gardening Questions, ranging from when to plant annuals to watering large shade trees.'
  • ReligionLink: resource to help print and broadcast journalists when they encounter religion in stories about government, politics, education, social services, science and other areas of public life. Each weekly update contains several story ideas pegged to today’s news.
  • What’s Inside a JPEG File?: a tutorial from The Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Very few users actually know what goes on inside a JPEG file and still fewer understand the many pitfalls associated with using this choice when storing their digital photographs. This essay will describe the inner working of this file format that we so commonly use, highlighting its many merits and it many flaws. Like any tool that is available to us, there are correct ways to use the JPEG file format and there are times when it is a poor choice.
  • The Electronic Hallway: An online repository of teaching materials created as part of the outreach efforts of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. The site contains quality teaching cases and other curriculum materials for faculty who teach public administration, public policy, and related subjects.
  • Columbia Journalism Review Daily (CJR Daily): a real-time daily critique of journalism and a continuing discussion and analysis of where it is and where it's going. CJR Daily operates under the auspices of the Columbia Journalism Review.
  • Inside Cancer (Dolan DNA Learning Center of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory): a rather remarkable exploration of the nature of cancer in the human body. Utilizing graphics and interactive animations that serve to explain this complex condition, the site is divided into sections that deal with the causes and prevention of cancer, its diagnosis and treatment, and how the disease manifests itself. Each section combines well-drawn animations with video clips of scientists narrating brief passages that illuminate the accompanying descriptions and captions.
  • International Journal of Not-For-Profit Law: the Journal works with their in-house editing team, guest editors, and a deep pool of contributors to create a number of special themed issues. The IJNL is published several times a year, and recent volumes have paid special attention to the Middle East, comparative approaches to civil society, and public benefit organizations. Visitors can view the complete text of each issue, and search their online archive, which dates back to September 1998. Visitors are also welcome to email the editor with any suggestions that might have for future volumes or special issues.
  • Bible Study Tools - CrossWalk: Includes Online Study Bible, Bible In A Year, Interlinear Bible, Parallel Bible, Commentaries, Concordances, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Lexicons, History.
    • Sermon Illustrations- CrossWalk: Covering thousands of topics compiled from several years of dynamic and relevant illustrations for teaching and preaching. Find illustrations by entering a topic or a Bible reference.
  • Sermon Search: a database containing over 14,000 sermons. A valuable research tool to stimulate new ideas within Christians, and help pastors customize their teachings to fulfill their congregation's needs.

August 16, 2006

  • The Positive Press: highlights positive stories found in mainstream media. By calling attention to these stories we wish to encourage more constructive and positive journalism. We seek to demonstrate that there is a great demand for positive news. Includes: Positive Quote of the Day, Positive News of the Day, Greeting Cards, Articles, Stories and Essays.
  • De Sales Spirituality Center: pursue a practical path to holiness drawing upon the lives of St. Francis de Sales & St. Jane de Chantal.

August 14, 2006

  • Alohaland.com: Hawaiian Shirt Mother Lode. These fabulous, custom made aloha shirts are the very best shirts in casual wear in the world. The colors are dazzling and outrageous. Made in Oregon, USA as part of the Cottage Industry Network.

August 11, 2006

  • Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability is not a filter, but provides effective monitoring of websites your computer visits. You choose who views your reports. Some examples of uses are: Parents monitor where their children go on the Internet to train them in responsible use. Men/women remain accountable to their spouses or an accountability group to demonstrate an earnest desire to maintain a pure relationship. People with a pornography problem use the program for accountability. Churches use the Covenant Eyes Program to maintain accountable use of their computers. Businesses use the Program to reduce productivity losses. Colleges use the program to maintain accountability in dormitories.
  • WebAnatomy.net:  online anatomy and physiology resources used in courses on a regular basis. Includes sets of pathology images and slides that cover such conditions as coronary artery thrombosis, atherosclerosis, and so on. One rather handy section includes weblab modules that introduce acolytes to the world of the heart, the lungs, and the digestive system through slides and interactive photos. The site is rounded out by the "Virtual Microscope" area, which includes detailed slides and explanations of cartilage, bone, blood, and muscular tissue.
  • Algebasics: online mathematics instructional resource that takes young and old alike through the basics of algebra. The breadth of the material is divided into sixteen sections, which begin with, well, "the basics", and proceed all the way to a section on applying algebra to real-world situations.
  • Getting Results: this self-contained professional development course is designed to "challenge previous thinking about teaching and learning and give you the basic tools for effective classroom practices." Users of this fine resource can work independently, or also elect to team up with groups of colleagues. Enhanced with online videos and worksheets, the course contains six modules, including "Moving Beyond the Classroom" and "Teaching with Technology". With an easy-to-use interface and non-intrusive graphics, this site is a most welcome addition to currently available online resources for community college educators.
  • Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects. GPO Online:  A-Z Resource List
  • Family First is an organization dedicated to 'putting the family first.' Here is your portal for resources on parenting, marriage, family life and family health, resources that all parents, whether in a dual parenting situation or a single one, need. There's also a daily e-zine, Family Minute with Mark Merrill, that will give you daily tips via e-mail that always seem to arrive with the right tip at the right minute!

August 10, 2006

  • GetHuman.com: A consumer movement to improve the quality of phone support in the US. Our goal is to make it easier for consumers to deal with any company over the phone, through common sense standard ways that their systems should work.
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Bright Ideas - 'Click, Create, Celebrate': great resource for your celebration planning! Includes craft ideas, unique recipes and fun activities organized by event and holidays, e.g. Birthdays, Valentine's Day, Back to School, Christmas, etc.
  • Business.gov: the single access point to all government services and information to help businesses operate within the parameters of Federal rules and regulations. Includes resources on compliance information on Federal rules and regulations; forms that may be either printed or electronically completed and submitted to government agencies; access to state and local government web-based resources…
    • Compliance Assistance: The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 requires the Office of Management and Budget in conjunction with the Small Business Administration to publish on the Internet a list of the compliance assistance resources available at federal agencies in for small businesses. With help from the Small Business Administration’s National Ombudsman, the OMB has assembled a list of available compliance assistance resources and the agency contact.

August 9, 2006

  • Hollywood Creative Directory, commonly known as "the phone books to Hollywood," offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available, listing the names, numbers, addresses and current titles of entertainment professionals from the film, television and music industries. For almost twenty years this "insider's guide to the insiders" has been a must-have for anyone seriously considering a career in the entertainment business.
  • Brain Works: This fun, interactive quiz will evaluate which hemisphere of your brain is dominant as well as whether you evaluate things more predominantly with visual or auditory cues. The right hemisphere of the brain is linked to creativity, while the left hemisphere of the brain is paired with analytical thinking. By knowing which hemisphere is dominant, we can determine the style of learning that will be most effective for us.

August 3, 2006

August 2, 2006

  • Hard to Find 800#'s
  • HealthLink - Office of Clinical Informatics, Medical College of Wisconsin: Promotes health and well-being with accurate, timely, impartial, and authoritative medical information.

August 1, 2006

July 31, 2006

  • The Jed Foundation promotes efforts to prevent suicide by college students. It has released a "Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student" to help colleges and universities with their intervention programs.
  • BBC Languages: Discover the Steps courses in Spanish, French, German and Italian. Shorter Courses in Portuguese, Greek and Chinese.
  • Creighton University Online Ministries
  • The Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University provides a way for Catholics and other liturgical Churches to pray, peruse, and understand the readings that are the focus of the coming Sunday’s Mass.
  • LaserMonks: Founded in 2002 by a group of enterprising Cistercian monks, LaserMonks provides top quality Office Products, ink and toner supplies and school supplies and accessories at considerable savings. Unlike the national retail chains, each time you order from LaserMonks you are helping a charitable cause – proceeds from the sale of products assist the monks good works projects in our communities and sustain their life of prayer.
  • ViewDo: Free online "how-to" video library about Arts & Crafts, Computer/Electronics, Fitness, Food/Drink, Home/Garden, Music, Outdoors/Sports/Leisure, Style, Tips/Tricks. When the written word won’t suffice, and a picture can’t quite get the point across either, a ViewDo gives you the detail and perspective you need to get the job done.
  • The Irish Playography: describes itself as "a comprehensive database of all Irish plays produced professionally since 1904."

July 28, 2006

  • The Math Forum @ Drexel: leading online resource for improving math learning, math education, and communication. Offers a wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development.

July 27, 2006

  • Motionbox is all about viewing and sharing personal video. Today we have the amazing ability to capture moving images on the fly. With this ability comes a need for innovative ways to share our lives through video. Motionbox lets users easily edit parts of videos to email others.

July 26, 2006

  • Catholic: Under The Hood. Catholic podcasts by Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, TOR.
    • Isidore's Corner: Focus is on Internet use among students and teachers. Discusses computer/web related issues with a focus on what type of research resources are available.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.

July 25, 2006

  • Cath–Roman Catholic Search Engine: Our goal is to link all the Catholic websites and to find it easily. If you know a certain Catholic website submit the site to Cath.com.
  • The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways.
  • Pittsburgh: one of America's great urban treasures. Brendan Gill, architecture writer for The New Yorker, 1990: "The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe, tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it."
  • Success in Mathematics: Tips on how to study mathematics, how to approach problem-solving, how to study for and take tests, and when and how to get help.
  • American Sign Language University: designed for students, teachers, parents, and visitors with an online sign language dictionary (complete with demonstration photographs), fingerspelling lessons, and numbers lessons. The section for teachers is a real gem, as it includes a number of sample syllabi, general guidelines for instructors, as well as an online library that includes subjects such as regional dialects in ASL, Chinese Sign Language and the National Theater of the Deaf. Finally, the site contains a special section for parents. Here, they can learn more about communicating effectively with their child who is deaf.
  • Intellectual Property - Federal Judicial Center: Includes Copyright Law, 2nd Ed. (2006) Robert A. Gorman; Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth (2004); Patent Law and Practice, 4th Ed. (2003) Herbert F. Schwartz; Introduction to the Patent System (2002), and more.

July 13, 2006

  • Recreation.gov: Recreational Opportunities on Federal Lands. A portal for six federal agencies. You'll find recreation data, state tourism sites, reservation and pass information, preservation highlights, recreation trails, scenic byways and those all important maps, individual by park but also an entire United States map with the state sites. A Weather Service forecast is available for most destinations.

July 12, 2006

  • Protect Your Move (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration): Our mission is to decrease moving fraud by providing consumers with the knowledge and resources to plan a successful move.

July 11, 2006

July 10, 2006

  • Awesome Library organizes the Web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Topic areas: The Arts, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and PE, Technology, Languages. Includes sections for Teachers, Kids, Teens, Parents, Librarians, and College Students.
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals in 2006
  • Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC): a nonprofit, nationally respected program dedicated exclusively to identity theft It provides consumer and victim support and advises governmental agencies, legislators and companies about this evolving and growing crime.
  • MathDL - Digital Classroom Resources: With an increased focus on the importance of teaching mathematics throughout the education system in the United States, the discovery of this fine online collection of resources is most welcome. Developed by the Mathematical Association of America (with substantial support from the National Science Foundation), the site contains hundreds of classroom materials that have been extensively tested and reviewed by peers in the field.
  • Virtual Presentation Assistant: online tutorial dedicated to the art and skill of public speaking maintained by the communication studies department at the University of Kansas. Covers such topics as selecting an appropriate theme for a speech, how to research said speech, and supporting your primary points. Also contains a selection of links to other sites that deal with public speaking.
  • Buttonator: Create quick-n-easy web buttons. Button templates are on the right. Click and drag the one you want into the "Button Preview" window. Click on the text to change it. You can change the button properties for text font, font size, and the width of the button) and the color of the button and button text. Once satisfied with the button you can download it as a .gif file.

July 6, 2006

  • College: The Knowledge Network (The New York Times Circulation Department). Includes Students, Faculty, Presidential Perspectives, Student Perspectives, Study Abroad, American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement, Leadership for Learning.

July 5, 2006

  • 5th World Meeting of Families - Valencia, Spain. What the Magisterium of the Church teaches about human sexuality, love, marriage and the family.

July 3, 2006

  • Fourth of July Celebrations Database: to bring together in one source selected examples of Fourth of July celebrations that have occurred throughout our nation's history from 1776 to the present. The goal is to capture a slice of the American cultural tradition--its pageantry, spectacle, music, and symbol in order to enhance our understanding of the American character and heritage.
  • ushistory.org (The Independence Hall Association): our mission is to educate the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history, as well as Philadelphia generally.
  • Chiesa: News, analyses and documents of the Catholic Church
  • The Internet Classics Archive: Bringing the wisdom of the classics to the Internet since 1994.
  • Library of Congress' Teachers: More than 10 million digitized historical artifacts are available ranging from ancient manuscripts to Civil War maps, from classic blues recordings to Coca-Cola commercials, from Dust Bowl photographs to Thomas Edison's first films. These unique primary sources are the raw materials of history, and bring students into close personal contact with the people, places, and events of our nation's past. K-12 classroom teachers are provided with tools to bring these collections to life on the Library's Teachers page.
  • The Environmental Health Science Education is an education outreach of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provides educators, students and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials. It seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health.
  • S.O.S. MATHematics: resource for math review material for high school, college students and adult learners. Get help to do your homework, refresh your memory, prepare for a test,…Browse more than 2,500 Math pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations on the following subject areas: Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Matrix Algebra, or Mathematical Tables.
  • NativeWeb: disseminates information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving indigenous peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate indigenous peoples' use of this technology.

June 29, 2006

  • V-Com Computer Industry Support links: PC tutorials, downloads, discussions, resources for the computer-equipped traveler, PC based OSes, including Windows, Linux, Unix and much more.
  • PowerDesk® Pro 6: Organize and manage files, digital photos, MP3 music files and web images on your PC. Includes PowerDesk Easy FTP, Sync Manager, Size Manager™, Dialog Helper, Archive Manager, and File Finder. You can: move, copy, zip, label, color code, search, view, prioritize, and convert your files the way you want to use them.

June 22, 2006

  • Internet Citation Guides: Citing Electronic Sources in Research Papers and Bibliographies.
  • A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities: Includes General Citation Guidelines, Bibliographic Citations, Footnote and Endnote Citations, Additional Materials on Electronic Citations
  • The Lincoln Institute concentrates on providing support and assistance in the study of the life of American's 16th President and the impact he had on the preservation of the Union, the emancipation of black slaves, and the development of democratic principles which have found worldwide application. This site is a must on the life and politics of this man who is 'remembered for his character, his speeches and letters, a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the nation's highest office.'
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Information Center - Facts and Myths
  • NatureServe Explorer: an authoritative source for information on more than 65,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.
  • Internet Detective: free online tutorial to develop Internet research skills for your university and college work. The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites.
  • The Resource Discovery Network: the UK's free national gateway to Internet resources for the learning, teaching and research community. Results will connect you to Web sites relevant to learning, teaching and research in your subject area -- Arts & Creative Industries, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism, Engineering, Mathematics & Computing Humanities, Geography & Environment Physical Sciences, Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Social Science, Business & Law.
  • Focus Adolescent Services is an internet clearinghouse of information and resources on teen and family issues to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens.
  • Cookin’ With Google: If you don’t know what to have for dinner, don’t worry — Google can help! Type in a couple of ingredients - What kind of recipe you want - Click > Grab a Recipe. Google will search and list recipes to match.

June 19, 2006

June 12, 2006

  • Take Pride in America®: a national partnership established by the U.S. Department of Interior that aims to engage, support and recognize volunteers who work to improve our public parks, forests, grasslands, wildlife refuges, cultural and historical sites, local playgrounds and other recreation areas.
  • Birthday E-Cards, free -- Family, Belated, Seasonal. Send a birthday e-card to your near and dear ones with unconditional love, funny jokes and a hearty smile and just send birthday wishes to your loved ones.

June 9, 2006

June 8, 2006

  • ToxSeek is a meta-search engine that enables simultaneous searching of many different information resources on the World Wide Web. ToxSeek searches across diverse biomedical and environmental health resources and so provides a way to efficiently locate information resources on topics related to toxicology and environmental health.
  • CampusHealthandSafety.org is an online resource for higher education administrators, students, parents, and other professionals who are seeking information about creating healthier and safer living and learning environments for college and university students, both on campus and in the surrounding community. This Web site emphasizes a comprehensive public health-based approach to addressing alcohol and other drug use and violence and in promoting mental health wellness among students.

June 7, 2006

  • AnnualCreditReport.com: This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
  • UsingEnglish.com: provides grammar glossaries, reference sheets on irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms, teacher handouts, and ESL forums. The site contains short pieces on using punctuation properly, formal letter writing, and brief musings on various elements of the English language that may be helpful both for ESL teachers and those seeking to learn the language.
  • American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank, Top 100 Speeches, Christian Rhetoric, Movie Speeches, speeches and other rhetorical artifacts following September, 11 2001.
  • Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour. The Alzheimer's Association sponsors this website for the purpose of helping the general public better understand the workings of the brain and 'how Alzheimer's affects it.' The links to other sites give the visitor the opportunity to explore the brain in its entirety from a variety of approaches.
  • TakeMeFishing: Your single source of information on fishing, boating and caring for the water.' You'll 'find helpful tips, information and local resources to get out on the water.
  • NY Times: Science Q & A - An archive of asked and answered science questions.
  • Purplemath contains hundreds of lessons designed to help students who might be having trouble with algebra. "These lessons emphasize the practicalities rather than the technicalities, demonstrating dependable techniques, warning of likely "trick" questions, and pointing out common mistakes."
  • 'When You Come Home...' A Multimedia Tribute to Our Troops: Beliefnet
  • The High Calling of Our Daily Work seeks to connect people with the faith that undergirds and sustains all that we do. Daily work embraces all aspects and activities of daily life—including home, community, leisure, as well as occupation.
  • GoodThings.com: Here’s the site to remind you that the best things in life can be free. On this ‘Guide to Good’ you’ll find ‘good stories,’ ‘good work,’ ‘good action,’ ‘good people’ and ‘good gravy’ all within a mouse click of each other. It’s time to accentuate the positive.
  • Ask.com provides relevant search results by identifying the most authoritative sites on the Web. With Ask search technology, it's not just about who's biggest: it's about who's best. Our ExpertRank algorithm goes beyond mere link popularity to determine popularity among pages considered to be experts on the topic of your search. This is known as subject-specific popularity.
  • History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. Visitors will find three primary sections. In "Many Pasts", visitors can explore over 1000 primary documents, including photographic images and audio interviews. "Making Sense of Evidence" provides material on how historians approach resources as they attempt to craft intelligent and erudite narratives. The final section, "www.history", contains brief reviews of over 800 websites that address various aspects of American history. The site also contains a number of other gems, including "Secrets of Great History Teachers", which features interviews with those who impart the knowledge of the ages with wisdom and insight.
  • American Journalism Review: contains articles ranging from the changing media landscape in the United States and to discussions about whether newsrooms should use the names of illegal immigrants in their reporting on various events, and visitors may also browse the archives of this publication all the way back to 1991. The "Take 2" area contains a number of funny errors and clever headlines culled straight from the wide world of the American media.
  • Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in ensuring educational equity and excellence for all children. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
  • The Teachers Network is a site 'by teachers, for teachers.' Its mission is 'to empower, recognize, and connect teachers to improve student learning, and to advocate for teacher leadership, all for the public good.' You'll find lesson plans, essays by those in the work force on their teaching experiences and also a list of grants available to educators. This site is also valuable as a resource for anyone interested in teaching instruction, as well as a good resource for home schooling.
  • Nido Qubein - Free Articles on Communications and Sales/Management.

May 26, 2006

  • DisciplesNow.com is a web-based ministry for youth focused on the traditions, life, and mission of the Catholic faith community. As a informational resource, Disciples Now provides opportunities to learn, to discuss, and to celebrate the challenges of discipleship in the context of daily life.

May 24, 2006

  • The National Agricultural Library Digital Repository (NALDR) provides access to publications either digitized by NAL or through NAL’s partnerships with other institutions.
  • SalvageData Recovery is the world's first and only certified Data Salvaging company offering state-of-the-art tools, software and data recovery service expertise. Our professional salvage & data recovery services for failed hard disk drives and Server RAID Data Recovery are second to none.

May 22, 2006

  • Parody: "The Norman Rockwell Code" about 30 minutes long. Don't let the Troll introduction confuse you, it’s not long.
  • Answers.com: Online Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, Dictionary, Almanac, and more answers.
  • Recipe Source: First appeared  as SOAR: The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes. Recipe Source has organized the recipes into two major groups - recipes primarily identified with an ethnic cuisine are broken down by region ethnic group, while other recipes are categorized by the type of dish.
  • Office of Science Education - National Institutes of Health: Primarily is concerned with both encouraging science literacy in adults and children as well as attracting young people to biomedical and behavioral science careers. It divides materials into a list of resource formats, which include lesson plans, newsletters, and book covers. Visitors can search materials by the appropriate educational level, such as elementary or secondary. Along with this veritable treasure-trove of educational materials, there is the "Research Results for the Public" area. Here, visitors can read fact sheets that decipher some of the more complex medical research from highly technical language into a language that is both lucid and accessible.
  • Economic Statistics Briefing Room - White House. Peruse sections that offer information on income, output, transportation, and prices. Drawing on the research and statistical databases of several dozen federal agencies (including the National Agricultural Statistics Services), visitors can view tables and charts that offer such timely material as crude oil prices, poverty rates, and household wealth. Within each section, visitors can view summary statistics, and then if they wish, they can proceed to the homepage of the agency that provided each set of information.

May 18, 2006

  • College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL): a consumer information tool for students, parents, high school counselors, and others interested in post-secondary education in the United States. The site allows users to see and compare profiles of nearly 7,000 colleges and universities throughout the nation. Users can search by location, program or major, and a variety of institutional characteristics to identify post-secondary institutions that fit their preferences.
  • Federal Habeas Corpus: A Brief Legal Overview (Congressional Research Service). full text PDF
  • Resources for College Libraries Blog: "...debut of a new online message board that will allow some of the world’s most highly regarded library professionals to post updates regarding their progress on individual subject areas being developed for the new Resources for College Libraries database."
  • United States Money: A Guide to Information Sources. Resources on the history of money in the United States from colonial times to the present. Although the focus is on the United States, we have included a few selected resources that also briefly cover the early history of money elsewhere in the world.

May 11, 2006

  • The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary. On the 300-year anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth (1706-2006), join in the national celebration honoring the life and enduring legacy of one of our most remarkable founding fathers.
  • Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words. A Library of Congress exhibit looks at the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. Marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, this exhibition, concentrates on his achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman.
  • The China Guide: Discover China interactively via Forbidden City Historical Tour in Images and a 360 degree presentation of the area. In addition to the Forbidden City, take cyber tours of Tiananmen Square, The Gate of Heavenly Peace, The Summer Palace, The Marco Polo Bridge, to name a few of the features.
  • StartUpNation: Links to areas of interest to the prospective entrepreneur, including those that deal with customer service and creating strategic marketing plans.
  • Law Library of Congress: provides research and legal information to the U.S. Congress as well as to U.S. Federal Courts and Executive Agencies, and offers reference services to the public. The real substance of the site is found in the "Digital Resources & Links" area -- look through the Global Legal Information Network, and even browse on over to the website of the American Bar Association.

May 5, 2006

  • Cinco de Maya: A grade 2-3 WebQuest with teacher notes, includes Introduction, Tasks, Resources.
  • World Day of Prayer for Vocations - May 7, 2006. Pope Benedict's message for the day:
  • The United States Golf Association (USGA) has served as the national governing body of golf for the U.S. since 1894. USGA says it has "the world's largest and most complete golf library;" it contains "books on all aspects of the game, including history, rules, instruction, equipment, biography, records, travel, club histories, literature and reference. The periodical collection encompasses more than 800 bound volumes, as well as some 10,000 unbound issues representing more than 100 titles dating back to the 1800s."
  • The Psychology of Color - Hewlett-Packard: The colors that you choose impact your image. Learn how to use colors to convey your intentions.
  • Broadway.com: Choose any current musical or play and read what it’s about, get showtimes, prices, and even order tickets online. Read the headlines to see what the hottest shows running are.

May 2, 2006

May 1, 2006

  • The Art of the Commencement Speech, an Archive: Index of Outstanding Speeches from 1936 to 2005
  • The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Invites visitors to explore the genius’ very mode of thinking and his unitary conception of knowledge as the effort to assimilate, through bold theoretical syntheses and inventive experiments, the laws that govern all of the wondrous operations of man and nature.
  • CheapCooking.com: Frugal tips for cutting back on your grocery bill, cheap and easy recipes, menu planning ideas, shopping hints, frugal living ideas, and a downloadable grocery list and price book.
  • HealthNewsReview.org is a website dedicated to improving the accuracy of news stories about medical treatments, tests and procedures and helping consumers evaluate the evidence for and against new ideas in health care.

April 28, 2006

  • Ballpark Digest: began as a rather limited collection of ballpark reviews, but has grown into a daily chronicle of the culture and business of baseball. Professionals throughout the industry rely on the daily news updates for important information, while baseball fans use the reviews to plan their ballpark pilgrimages.

April 26, 2006

April 25, 2006

  • The Love Is Not Abuse Curriculum is a guide to teaching high school students about the issue of dating violence. Using literature and poetry, this program provides teachers with the tools to teach about this sensitive subject and is intended to be taught in either Health or English/Language Arts classes.
  • Troubled Teens: Parents of troubled teens across the country are realizing that they need help dealing with a son or daughter that is making poor decisions. And they are discovering that they are not alone. It is a time to take action! We offer both wilderness training and academic training for troubled teens.
  • i-SAFE America - worldwide leader in the Internet safety education. Endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to make the Internet a safer place.
  • EDSITEment: This educational partnership of National Endowment for the Humanities, National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.
  • ScienceBase - developed by David Bradley, a science writer. This portal can be used by both students for research projects and by the general public to get educated on the latest on the science front. Visitors enter a 'portal to science articles in astronomy biology, chemistry, physics and other areas of scientific discovery.' It 'features external newsfeeds and educational help sections for science fair projects and chemistry assignments and other related science education matters, including science lesson plans and free science magazines' in addition to search tools and links.
  • 2TonGorilla.com - Strong stuff for techs. A huge amount of information for PC computer techs from links to fast-answer tech pages to the latest in tech news, tools and gadgets, and we're updating the site daily.

April 20, 2006

  • The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

April 13, 2006

  • Easter in CyberSpace – A Christian Perspective. The sections on 'Easter History,' 'Lent and Holy Week,' 'Drama and Poetry,' 'Images and Graphics,' as well as 'Easter Hotlists' provide comprehensive material for understanding the deeply personal event that is the foundation of the Christian faith.
  • McAfee Threat Center: McAfee AVERT® Labs helps you maintain the highest possible level of security. 100 researchers in 14 countries continuously monitor the latest threats and provide remediation, so that you can stay ahead of the latest threats and respond quickly to emergencies.
  • Google Calendar: free online shareable calendar service. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of all your life's important events – birthdays, reunions, little league games, doctor's appointments – all in one place. Using Google Calendar, you can add events and invitations effortlessly, share with friends and family (or keep things to yourself), and search across the web for events you might enjoy. It's organizing made easy.
  • RAND Corporation - Terrorism and Homeland Security. Includes a complete list of full-text publications available here, arranged chronologically.

April, 10, 2006

  • EDUCAUSE Review is the general-interest, bimonthly magazine published by EDUCAUSE. The magazine takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, what these mean for higher education, and how they may affect the college/university as a whole.
    • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives: a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through IT innovation.

April 5, 2006

April 4, 2006

  • Getting Rid of Spam: The basics of spam, "phishing" and other e-mail pests, how they got your address in the first place—and what to do now that you're inundated.
  • Free Birthday E-Cards: Be the first to send free birthday cards, free e-cards, happy birthday cards and free online birthday cards for the ones you love the most.
  • Medical News Today is the largest independent health and medical news website on the Internet. Medical News Today is updated with more than 50 articles every day, 7 days a week— more than any other health news site. The site is divided into 89 medical categories/specialties allowing you to browse only the news relevant you. Advanced news archive searches allow you to quickly find the articles you want.
  • Sky.fm Internet Radio: Smooth Jazz, Top Hits Music, Best of the 80s, All Hit 70s, Mostly Classical, New Age, Country, Reggae, Classical Guitar, Modern Jazz, Salsa.
  • PC World: Battery Boosters. Sick of running out of juice at the worst possible moment? Here's how to squeeze every last drop out of your gadgets' batteries and charge them up quickly and conveniently.
  • DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan.

March 31, 2006

  • The Hotel Chatter: 2006 list of the Best WiFi Hotels 2006  –  Worst WiFi Hotels 2006
  • 100Free-eCards.com: over 15,000 ecards covering more than 1,500 festivals and events.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Liber8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis librarians designed this site with university and government document librarians, students, and the general public in mind. This site provides a single point of access to the economic information that the Federal Reserve System, other government agencies, and data providers have to offer.

March 30, 2006

  • Catholic Information Center on Internet: News & Literature, Magazines, Diocesan Newspapers, Catholic Books, Radio

  • Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies.
    • Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies Encyclopedia: A Topical Index. Early Medieval, High Medieval, Late Medieval, Slavic/Russian, Religion, Languages and Linguistics, Culture
    • Online Textbooks - Full-Length Texts for Classroom Use: It is our goal in this section to make available online texts that have been written by experienced medievalists and tested both in the classroom and on the internet. Because medievalists are often assigned to teach courses at both ends of their chronological period, we have expanded our coverage in this section to include western survey courses and the period of Renaissance and Reformation.
    • Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Church Councils, Writings of the Church Fathers, Byzantium, Islam, Historiography, Medieval Thought, Medieval Spiritual Writing, Governmental/Administrative/Documents, Renaissance Texts, Reformation Texts, Catholic Reformation Texts, Early Church Fathers Series_Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post Nicene

March 28, 2006

  • The Joyful Noiseletter, the monthly newsletter of the Fellowship of Merry Christians, assists pastors, church leaders, and lay people in bringing more joy, humor, laughter, and celebration into the life of their churches and families. Our modest aim is to recapture the spirit of joy, humor, unity and healing power of the early Christians.
  • Communication: An Essential Dimension of the Church - Bishop Joseph A. Galante (Diocese of Camden) , speaking in Rome to the Plenary Meeting of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, says new technology must be embraced by Church, urges media to exercise freedom responsibly.
  • Catholic Greetings: Free E-mail Catholic Christian Greeting Cards. Holidays, Holydays, Saints, Celebrations, Sacraments, Marian and more.
  • American Museum of Natural History: On Exhibit
  • How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.

March 23, 2006

March 17, 2006

  • ManyBooks.net: Free eBooks for your PDA (or iPod). Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from our visitors. Perhaps you'll find something interesting in the special collections. All of the 13,215 eBooks available here are free!

March 16, 2006

  • Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body: The history of forensic medicine struggles to develop scientific methods that translate views of bodies and body parts into "visible proofs" that can persuade judges, juries, and the public. Three online activities and three lesson plans introduce forensic medicine, anthropology, technology, and history. Designed specifically for students and educators, the lesson plans provide educators with ready-made resources for the classroom and the online activities promote active learning for students. Located on the first floor of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

March 14, 2006

  • The Foundation for a Better Life: to encourage adherence to a set of quality values through personal accountability and by raising the level of expectations of performance of all individuals regardless of religion or race. Through these efforts, the Foundation wants to remind individuals they are accountable and empowered with the ability to take responsibility for their lives and to promote a set of values that sees them through their failures and capitalizes on their successes. An individual who takes responsibility for his or her actions will take care of his or her family, job, community, and country.
  • The Random Acts of Kindness™ Foundation inspires people to practice kindness and to "pass it on" to others. We provide free educational and community ideas, guidance, and other resources to kindness participants – including educators, students, community members, faith groups, service clubs, and others.
  • 2000 uses for WD-40 provided to WD-40 Company by end-users of the product. These do not constitute recommendations or suggestions for use of WD-40 by WD-40 Company. These uses have not been tested by WD-40 Company. Consumers should exercise common sense whenever using WD-40.
  • GetHuman.com: "Our goal is to improve the quality of customer service and phone support in the US." Everyone at some point is frustrated with the automated telephone systems in place in the corporate world. You'll find 'Tips' on finding toll-free numbers and basic suggestions for avoiding the long waits that often times occur with the automated switchboard menus.
    • GetHuman 'Database': Here you'll find actual instructions, company specific, for finding a 'real person.' Currently there are 402 companies covered, but more are being adding as users send in the necessary information.

March 13, 2006

March 9, 2006

March 8, 2006

  • Simply Recipes: Many of the recipes are family recipes, and many of them are those gleaned from cookbooks, magazines, and newspaper clippings collected over 30 years. Also, favorite cooking and food blogs from around the world.
  • World Congress of Catholic Television Stations - October Oct. 10-12, 2006: Convoked by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications to define "what it is to be Catholic on television" and to establish "a Catholic television network that will serve as a vehicle for the evangelizing movement."
  • Drugs.com - Drug Information Online: Prescription drug information for consumers & professionals. The most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date drug information resource online of over 24,000 approved medications.
  • General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) © 2002. Including Adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of America.

March 7, 2006

  • MedPage Today: medical news service for physicians that links consumer medical news and the professional medical analysis needed by clinicians. Offers reliable, physician-reviewed Teaching Brief™ articles that not only include news summaries, but also actionable information and perspective to better understand the implications of the news and engage in an informed dialogue about the latest medical breakthroughs.
  • Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation’s (CDHNF) Celiac Disease: comprehensive source of information and educational tools for people with celiac disease, their families and the medical professionals that treat them.

March 6, 2006

  • Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files, cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more!
  • Use Windows Media Player 10 to rip (copy) songs from your CDs to your computer.

March 3, 2006

  • "Character Above All"—An Exploration of Presidential Leadership: Companion website to PBS's "Character Above All" broadcast. Contains transcripts, Essays by historians and political theorists on selected presidents, and selected "Quotes" by former Presidents of the United States and others. Aired on May 29, 1996, this site explains its uniqueness in the following manner: "What started as a voice crying in the wilderness is now reaching a growing audience who believe that the issue is character above all. And it's an obligation conferred on us as citizens to focus on it." This site can be the starting point for your research into presidential character!
  • The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. Its mission is to educate policymakers, opinion leaders and the public about issues associated with technological change, based on a philosophy of limited government, free markets and individual sovereignty.
  • LiveScience™ focuses on the innovative and intriguing in Science and Technology, includes sections on Animal World, Human Biology, Forces of nature, Environment, Technology, Science of Fiction, History and Other News. With articles by respected science journalists and contributors, LiveScience looks at new discoveries, intellectual adventures and the idiosyncrasies of the world that surrounds us.
  • Land O’Lakes - St. Patrick's Day Supper: Create a St Patrick's Day celebration with a traditional Irish supper of easy Corned Beef and Cabbage and quick, currant-filled Soda Bread. Delicious Irish-themed desserts like Irish Cream Cheesecake complete this festive meal.

March 1, 2006

February 28, 2006

  • The Internet Archive was founded to build an ‘Internet library,’ with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections.
  • Tour of Italy for the Financially Challenged lets you take a virtual tour of this magnificent country for free. All you need to do is decide where you want to go, and your tour will include impressive photographs and historical information on each site you visit. Tour the Vatican, Pompeii, and Mount Vesuvius, among many others. Enjoy Italy at its best!
  • Bluegrassbox is designed to spread the bluegrass sound as far and wide as possible. Note: All of the material available for download (including the streaming broadcasts) are of bands that allow the recording and free distribution of their live performances.
    • Bluegrassbox Radio: 24 hour a day streaming audio site playing live performances from the Etree archive of Bluegrassbox.com.
  • "Demotivators": a series of two dozen soul-crushingly depressing designs created by the folks at Despair Inc. So skip the delusions that motivational products induce and face your disappointments head on…

February 27, 2006

February 21, 2006

  • Vatican Radio broadcasts events and activities of the Pope and the Holy See. It also covers political, social and economic affairs not only in the religious context, but also to help Christians to see in them the signs of the times and to encourage them to behave and take decisions in the light of their own faith.
  • The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective physical activity.

February 20, 2006

  • POTUS - Presidents of the United States: includes background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
  • Home Improvement Library - Bob Vila.com: Our article library is your source for reliable and informative advice on home improvement, remodeling, and home finance topics.

February 17, 2006

  • The National Academies bring together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.
  • Vault radio - Bill Graham Presents, produced more than 35,000 concerts…The legendary Fillmore Auditorium, was home to many of rock's greatest performers…Vault Radio plays selected tracks from these concerts in FM-quality, 128K digital radio stream. Songs will be added to and removed from the radio show on a regular basis.…The music you hear on Vault Radio has not been sweetened or polished. Listening to what the band played that night—nothing more, nothing less.
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame - Dressed to the Nines. The first official baseball uniform, adopted in 1849 by the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York City, was a simple outfit consisting of a white flannel shirt, blue wool pants, and a straw hat. How has the baseball uniform become an integral part of our national pastime?

February 16, 2006

  • MSN - Autos: Detailed gas pricing information by Zip Code. Every night MSN Autos receives pricing data from over 90,000 gas stations across the nation. Please note that gas prices in your area may change more frequently than we can obtain them.
  • Avenues To Success offers you an opportunity to enroll your student in a unique service that e-mails a daily motivational quotation specifically selected to help keep your student focused on achieving his or her goals in life. Words of encouragement every day helps students succeed along the way.
  • The Cell Phone Data Eraser gives you all the tools you need to remove personal information like contact names and phone numbers from your cell phone. To begin, simply: Select your phone manufacturer - Select your phone model - Click the Download Instructions box - Follow the easy, step-by-step instructions.
  • Fix Your Own Printer: laser and inkjet printers, manuals, reference guides, error codes, drivers, parts.

February 15, 2006

February 14, 2006

February 13, 2006

  • Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to these and many other of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. Questions are answered by research librarians from the Library of Congress’ (LOC) Science Reference Services.

February 10, 2006

February 9, 2006

  • Copyright.gov: About Copyright Basics, FAQ, Search Copyright Records, How to Register a Work, How to Record a Document, Law & Policy
    •  U.S. Copyright Office - Fair Use commentary (§107—§118 of the copyright act): The distinction between "fair use" and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission. The safest course is always to get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material. The Copyright Office cannot give this permission. When it is impracticable to obtain permission, use of copyrighted material should be avoided unless the doctrine of "fair use" would clearly apply to the situation. The Copyright Office can neither determine if a certain use may be considered "fair" nor advise on possible copyright violations. If there is any doubt, it is advisable to consult an attorney.
    • Copyright Law of the United States of America
    • §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

February 8, 2006

  • Saint Francis of Assisi: primary & secondary sources, writing, biographies, visual arts, Web links.
  • IBM Post Error Codes: This document is intended for trained service techs who are familiar with IBM Personal Computer products. Use this document along with advanced diagnostic tests to troubleshoot problems effectively.
  • Animated Knots by Grog: Some experts distinguish between knots, hitches, and bends. If you are trying to learn what I have presented here then you're probably perfectly happy to call them all knots anyway. Become familiar with the essential knots for boating, climbing, fishing, scouting, search & rescue and rope care.

February 7, 2006

  • American FactFinder - U.S. Census Bureau: Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
  • Foxit Reader is a free reader for PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. It replaces Adobe Reader 7.0.5 and is super fast compared to Adobe, plus it allows you to type on Adobe Documents. You can view and print PDF documents with it. It is extremely easy to use, just double click it to start and then click open button to open your PDF document. If you want to change the page layout for printing, select "Print Setup" from "File" menu.
  • Writing Guides and Resources:

February 6, 2006

  • Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials: Many legal scholars, politicians, copyright owners and users and their lawyers agree that fair use is so hard to understand that it fails to provide effective guidance for the use of others' works today. But the fact is, we really must understand and rely on it. We call our approach "Rules of Thumb" for the Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials. Like the Guidelines from which they are in some cases derived, the Rules of Thumb are tailored to different uses of others' works. But unlike the Guidelines, they are short, concise, and easy to read.
  • Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers portrays athletes from more than a dozen sports. Highlighting artifacts from the Smithsonian's sports collection, the exhibition spotlights the pioneering men and women who dominated their sports; championed their country, race, or sex; and helped others to achieve. Both on and off the playing field, these undaunted individuals broke records for themselves and broke barriers for us all.

February 3, 2006

  • The Four Chaplains of the USS Dorchester - February 3, 1943: George Fox, John Washington, Alexander Goode, Charles Poling, the four Chaplains on board the USS Dorchester, two Protestant pastors, a Catholic priest and a Jewish rabbi, took off their own life jackets and placed them on waiting soldiers without regard to faith or race They were last seen by witnesses standing arm-in-arm on the hull of the ship, each praying in his own way for the care of the men.
  • Fast Facts: African-American History Month: February 2006
  • The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary: a private, non-profit alliance established to mark the three-hundred-year anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth (1706-2006) with a celebration dedicated to educating the public about Franklin’s enduring legacy and inspiring renewed appreciation of the values he embodied.
    • Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words. Benjamin Franklin is a fascinating and immediately engaging individual, even three hundred years after his birth in Boston. Drawing on their prodigious collections, the Library of Congress has created this online collection designed to pay homage to Franklin the printer, writer, inventor, scientist, and so on. This collection allows visitors the ability to traipse through Franklin’s substantial involvement in the Continental Congress, the Treaty of Paris, as well as his own inventive spirit. Some of the documents include Franklin’s own design for a stove, his 1775 plan for a colonial confederation, and the founding charter for the American Philosophical Society.
  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center also develops policy options to alleviate poverty, particularly among working families.
  • Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences: These pages provide links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for over 3,500 journals in the health and life sciences. All links are to 'primary sources'—that is, to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles. From Mulford Library Medical University of Ohio.
  • The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government today announced that video footage of nearly thirty years of public addresses and panel discussions held in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum is now available on the IOP's website. The IOP, which manages the Forum venue, has created the new online video archive featuring hundreds of speeches given by some of the world's most prominent political speakers from 1978 to the present. The archive also offers visitors use of a search engine to fully explore its contents—making the expansive library's material easy to access and use.

February 1, 2006

  • SeatGuru.com: ultimate source for airplane seating and in-flight services information. Do you want a seat with extra legroom? Are you traveling for business and need to know which airplanes have laptop power at your seat and what type of adapter you'll need? Have a long flight and want to know what type of in-flight entertainment is featured on your flight and what movies are playing this month?

January 31, 2006

  • "Pittsburgh's Going to the Super Bowl": Steelers song - terrific Flash presentation.

  • Online Tech Support - Users-Supported Groups/Forums:
  • SyncToy for Microsoft Windows XP: Microsoft has quietly released a powerful tool, a sort of Windows Briefcase on steroids. SyncToy lets you specify (on a folder-by-folder basis) whether file updates go both ways or only one way, and it handles renamed files. SyncToy may be overkill for casual users, but for those with complicated synchronization needs, the utility is a fantastic add-on.
  • MATHCOUNTS® is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. With over 22 years experience, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors, and students.

January 30, 2006

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774–2005: The comprehensive 2,236 page directory provides the biographies of thousands of Members of the Senate and House who have served from the first through the 108th Congress. The most recent edition of the Biographical Directory details the changing face of Congress and lists Members by their full name, and for the first time nicknames or initials. Also listed are territorial delegates, resident commissioners, and vice presidents." Document is also known as House Document No. 108-222.
  • U.S. Copyright Law (title 17 of the US Code): Search and analyze the full text of the Copyright Law of the United States of America & related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.
  • State of the Union Addresses of the American Presidents: Search and analyze the full-text of all State of the Union Addresses from 1790–2005.

January 27, 2006

  • Stateline.org: resource for those with a penchant for state government and various developments that bear directly on all 50 states, which include education, elections, homeland security, and transportation. Funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Staff members have also created an online archive of governors’ addresses from their respective states dating back to 2000.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is responsible for administering 23 international treaties that deal with various aspects of intellectual property protection. For those who may be less familiar with the nuances of this complex field, the "About" area is a good place to start. Here users can learn about the nature of trademarks, industrial designs, and emerging issues in intellectual property. After consulting this part of the site, users may wish to continue on to the "News & Information Resources" area, which contains access to the WIPO Magazine, and the Intellectual Property Digital Library.

January 26, 2006

January 25, 2006

  • Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) - Pope Benedict XVI's first Encyclical: "The word 'love,' is so overused today that one is almost afraid to pronounce it. Yet,…it is the expression of a primordial reality,…and we must retrieve it,…so that it may illuminate our lives.…Thus, in this Encyclical, the themes of God, Christ and Love are fused together as a central guide to the Christian faith." (PDF file of the encyclical)

January 24, 2006

  • At Web English Teacher educators can take advantage of online technology to share ideas and to benefit from the work of others. Beginning teachers can find guidance; experienced teachers can find inspiration. Think of it as the faculty library and faculty workroom on a global scale.
  • Labor Law Talk: Employment Law, Personal Injury Law, Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Copyrights Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Traffic Law.
  • The Enspicelopedia: Encyclopedia of spices from McCormick. A must for your "virtual cookbook" shelf.
  • Memorial Day Recipes
  • Barna Films.com is striving to be the #1 choice for church media, by creating new and innovative ways to make searching for footage as easy and as fast as buying it. We have also set ourselves apart by bringing you high quality clips, backed with our unbeatable customer service.
  • GoodSearch is an Internet search engine (powered by Yahoo) with a simple concept and unique social mission. It's simple. You use GoodSearch.com like any other search engine, but each time you do, money is generated to help fund any of hundreds of thousands of charities or schools through the simple act of searching the Internet.
  • ActionBioscience.org: provides articles by scientists, science educators and students on issues related to seven primary areas, including genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and biodiversity. All of the pieces on the site go through a peer-review process and are written with a keen eye towards providing information in a way that is largely jargon-free and highly accessible.

January 23, 2006

  • DriveSavers Data Recovery: Rescue lost data from hard drives and other media that have experienced everything from common drive failure, corruption, viruses, or accidental deletion, to damage from power surges, flood, smoke or fire.
  • Touchstone is a Christian journal, conservative in doctrine and eclectic in content, with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom—Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox. The mission is to provide a place where Christians of various backgrounds can speak with one another on the basis of shared belief in the fundamental doctrines of the faith as revealed in Holy Scripture and summarized in the ancient creeds of the Church.
  • Lincoln/Net – Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project: Northern Illinois University presents historical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including his writings and speeches, campaign songs as well as other materials illuminating antebellum Illinois. This site has just about everything needed to introduce this beloved sixteenth president of the United States to twenty-first century scholars.

January 20, 2006

  • The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications.
  • HealthTouch Online for Better Health: A resource that brings together valuable information from trusted sources on topics such as medications, health, diseases, supplements and natural medicine, including a Feature—The Diabetes Place.
  • The Healthy Refrigerator: Learn how to eat healthier and also how to control your cholesterol levels. "As cholesterol levels increase, most people are unaware that heart disease begins in childhood. This site is dedicated to providing heart-healthy tips for the entire family." There are tips on nutrition, on how to stock your 'healthy refrigerator,' facts about heart disease and a 'Just for Kids!' section.

January 18, 2006

  • ABYZ News Links:  a portal to online news sources from around the world but also includes many broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agencies. Please note that ABYZ News Links does not contain actual news content but only links to other news sources.
  • Windows Marketplace lists thousands of hardware and software items compatible with one or more of the following versions of Microsoft® Windows® operating system: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 98.
    • Drivers: Printer Drivers, Display & Video Drivers, BIOS & System Updates, Sound & Multimedia Drivers, CD-ROM Drivers, Network Drivers.
  • The Driver Guide was created to make finding driver updates a whole lot easier. With the help of thousands of our members, we have compiled a massive database archive of drivers and resources that is by far the largest and most comprehensive on the Web.
  • Business Preparedness - Ready.gov: An investment in planning today will not only help protect your business investment and your livelihood, but will also support your employees, customers and stakeholders, the community, the local economy and even the country. This commonsense framework is designed to launch a process of learning about business preparedness.

January 17, 2006

  • The National Silent No More Awareness Campaign is an effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families. The emotional and physical pain of abortion will no longer be shrouded in secrecy and silence, but rather exposed and healed.
  • GameTheory.net: provides resource materials to educators and students of game theory, including the application of game theory to economics, business, political science, computer science, and other disciplines.
  • Office of Postsecondary Education: a division of the Department of Education. The OPE is responsible for formulating federal policy for postsecondary education, and also serves as a clearinghouse of information on their own programs and the overall state of postsecondary education in the United States. Visitors will want to begin their investigation on the site at the "What's New" area.

January 16, 2006

January 13, 2006

  • The King Center: the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.
  • Commentaries on Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Josephson
  • The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. Open the doors to the world's library of scientific knowledge by giving any scientist, physician, patient, or student—anywhere in the world—unlimited access to the latest scientific research.
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.
  • The Rochambeau Map Collection contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps were from Rochambeau's personal collection, cover much of eastern North America, and date from 1717 to 1795.

January 12, 2006

January 11, 2006

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25): resources from Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
  • The War That Made America: (Wednesdays January 18 & 25 at 9pm) History comes to life in a dramatic four-hour PBS special produced by WQED Multimedia. The dramatic documentary tells the story of the French and Indian War (1754-1763), which began in the wilderness of the Pennsylvania frontier and spread throughout the colonies, into Canada, and ultimately around the world. (click on Broadcast Schedule for local PBS station and time)
  • Adobe Photoshop tutorials: step-by-step animated Viewlets

January 10, 2005

  • Email Etiquette: This site explains how to send effective email replies. It discusses why email etiquette is necessary, lists email etiquette rules, and explains how to enforce these rules by creating a company email policy.
  • Learn Marketing: offers a variety of resources designed to provide education in the field of marketing - including PowerPoints, clipart, lectures, quizzes, glossaries and more. It includes information on marketing mix, research and segmentation. Marketing information is directed both at domestic and international fields.
  • eHow.com: search engine designed to find instructions how to do things. The site is intended to be the world's largest how-to book where you can find help and leave your own guides to help others. You can also subscribe to the site to receive the daily how-to via your e-mail.
  • SoundEdit Pro: a full-featured digital audio editing software that offers a variety of audio recording, mixing, editing, analyzing and effects processing possibilities.
  • VIRTUS® Online - The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.

January 9, 2006

  • ICE – acronym for In Case of Emergency: enter emergency contact name and number into your cell phone contact list, i.e., ICE-Dr. Jones.
  • BOUNCE brand fabric softener sheets are effective for a variety of household uses. Check this site to learn which claims for Bounce work and which do not.

    • BOUNCE has its own website with Fresh Ideas for uses.
  • National Traffic and Road Closure Information: Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. A clickable map you can use to get to information for the state of your choice, or use the text listing beneath it. Keep scrolling for links to sites with national information on traffic conditions, weather and road conditions, and regional information. At the very bottom is a link that will take you to a page with direct links to all 50 state transportation departments.
  • Google Librarian Newsletter: Librarians and Google share a mission: to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We support librarians like yourself who work each day to further that mission. This page is a first step toward improving and expanding that support.

January 6, 2006

  • The Confraternity of Penitents: Brothers and Sisters of Penance live according to St. Francis of Assisi’s 1221 Rule of Life in their own homes.
  • Electronic Literature Organization (ELO): to promote and facilitate the writing, publishing, and reading of electronic literature. Since its formation, ELO has worked to assist writers and publishers in bringing their literary works to a wider, global readership and to provide them with the infrastructure necessary to reach one another.
  • Divining America: Religion and the National Culture (National Humanities Center): designed to help teachers of American history bring their students to a greater understanding of the role religion has played in the development of the United States. It is based on the fact that American history and religion intersect importantly at various points - the Puritan migration to New England, for example, abolition, or the Civil Rights Movement. Divining America will illuminate these intersections, for to understand such events fully, students must acquire some appreciation of their religious dimensions.
  • The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Forum pursues its mission by delivering timely, impartial information to national opinion leaders, including government officials and journalists. As a nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization, the Forum does not take positions on policy debates.
  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (PBS): Complements the program's weekly broadcast and a companion Viewers Guide. The Web site features individual show transcripts, an audio archive of past programs, full transcripts of interviews with notable guests, related articles dealing with significant issues in religion and ethics news, a list of related resources and an online pressroom featuring downloadable versions of the program press kit and quarterly newsletter as well as detailed summaries of individual stories.
  • Virtual Religion Index: a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major directories & documents within.
  • Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion: A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion: syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, software, etc. The purpose of the Guide is to encourage and facilitate the incorporation of electronic resources into teaching.

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