~ potpourri of Web resources and
Gleanings: Objects or ideas that have been
gathered or amassed over a period of time,
especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library
© 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on
the Internet. Enjoy!
December 21, 2007
December 17, 2007
What Are the ’O Antiphons’?: Fr. William Saunders (Arlington Catholic
Herald). Refers to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted)
preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They
cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before
Christmas, Dec. 17-23, with Dec. 24 being Christmas Eve and Vespers for
that evening being for the Christmas Vigil.
CoolQuotes: striving to be the best place on the internet to get good
quotes. Try the random quote generator or enjoy the Quote of the Day
Introduction to Basic Legal
Citation: The online version of the standard reference work on legal
citation appeared in May by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at
Cornell University's Law School.
MicroMatters™ (bioedonline.org): teaching materials and online
resources in microbiology and infectious diseases. An introductory
mini-magazine sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Center
for AIDS Research at Baylor College of Medicine designed to introduce
students to the following topics: Healthy and unhealthy microbes |
Communicable diseases | How microbes are spread | Different epidemics in
history | The immune system and vaccines | HIV/AIDS.
December 13, 2007
a new privacy feature from Ask.com that allows users to erase search
queries. When AskEraser is enabled your search activity will be deleted
from Ask.com servers. The AskEraser link is featured prominently in the
upper right corner of the home page and Ask.com search results
pages—clearly and constantly indicating to you when your search activity
will be 'erased.'
December 12, 2007
Reading the Word of God with the Church. This program offers Sacred
Scripture, its interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the
teachings of the Magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and
exegesis. The downloadable version allows you to connect Sacred Scripture
to the complete works of many Doctors of the Church, Councils,
Encyclicals, teachings of the Popes, Catechisms, as well as commentaries
from secular literature, etc.
Christmas Inspiration: poems, quotations, readings and sermon
illustrations for the Advent and Christmas season.
December 7, 2007
December 5, 2007
Good Housekeeping Site of the Day Archive. List of web sites featured
over the last several years.
Charles Dickens Page:
dedicated to bringing the genius of Dickens to a new generation of
readers. Dickens was 19th century London personified, he survived its mean
streets as a child and, largely self-educated, possessed the genius to
become the greatest writer of his age.
December 4, 2007
the Jewish festival of lights honoring the perseverance of Judaism during
ancient times, and the story of how the Menorah lamp miraculously remained
lit for eight days. Hanukkah begins Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at sundown
and ends Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at nightfall.
Theology of the Mass: A Seven-Week Florida Catholic Online Series by
Father Tom Margevicius, instructor of liturgical theology at St. Paul
Seminary School of Divinity.
American Made Products Directory: Let's all do our part to keep it
that way American Made Products List.
KidsHealth: largest and most-visited site on the Web providing
doctor-approved health information about children from before birth
through adolescence. Separate areas for
parents—each with its own
design, age-appropriate content, and tone.
Safety FIRST: online education program designed to help you and your
students gain food safety knowledge, safe food handling practices, and
critical thinking skills.
Information Online: details on over 134,000 wild and cultivated
plants, along with information on over 2200 North American retail and
wholesale seed and nursery firms. From the homepage, visitors can search
the plant database by scientific or common name, and they can also take a
look at the search tips for a bit more guidance. Additionally, the site
also contains links to selected websites that feature both images and more
detailed regional data on thousands of plants.
Educators seeking high-quality animations need look no further than this
very useful site. The animations are divided into a number of topics,
including plants, ecology, astronomy, geology, anatomy, and biology. Each
section contains links to a host of fascinating and helpful animations.
- DG Web Shop: Universal/Deutsche Grammophon launches classical music
site making the majority of its huge classical music catalog available
online for download. Almost 2,400 DG albums will be available for
IFAP - Information
for Financial Aid Professionals: a library of Title IV documents,
guidelines and policy documents on the administration of the Federal
Student Aid Programs.
- Recipes: Advent
December 3, 2007
DIY Christmas Crafts: great craft projects to decorate your home for
the Christmas season. And forget wading through crowds at the mall: this
year create your own Christmas gifts with these ideas for hip handmade
gifts sure to please everyone on your list!
- DIY Network: Home
Improvement, Craft Ideas, Gardening, Autos & Woodworking Projects and
- Annoyances.org: the most
complete collection of information assembled for and by actual users of
Microsoft Windows. Explore this free web resource by selecting one of the
destinations in the left column, or use Search to find a specific
November 30, 2007
November 29, 2007
Mothers Day Central: celebrating mothers all year long. In the U.S.
and many other countries around the world, Mother’’s Day is celebrated on
the second Sunday of May. Includes gift ideas, activities, planning
checklist and Mother’s Day resources to help ensure that Mom enjoys her
November 27, 2007
Franciscan E-cards: Send a Free Catholic E-Card. Includes Saints,
Angels, Feast Days, Inspiration, Sympathy, Memorial, Get Well, Birthday,
Holy Days, Sacraments, Religious and more.
- Human Life
International: to promote and defend the sanctity of life and family
around the world according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
through prayer, service and education. We strive to train, organize and
equip pro-life leaders around the world.
Pro-Life Library on Compact Disc ($24.95): Contains thousands of
documents, all hypertexted for easy browsing. Includes The Catechism of
the Catholic Church, all 293 papal encyclicals, all sixteen documents of
Vatican II, The Summa Theologica of Aquinas, Pope John Paul II’s
Theology of the Body, plus much more.
November 26, 2007
Edumax: free "virtual classrooms" on various subjects and you can
learn for free as long as you have access to the internet! Learn Microsoft
Office, Learn Programming, Learn Computer Basics, Learn Database Basics,
Learn Web Development, Learn Internet Business.
10-fast-fingers.com: Here you can learn the touch typing system online
and for free
- Get Ready for
Digital TV (DTV): Digital television (DTV) is an innovative new type
of over-the-air broadcasting technology that enables TV stations to
provide dramatically clearer pictures and better sound quality.
Small Business Administration: Free Online Courses. Programs and
services to help you start, grow and succeed. Most of the courses take
approximately 30 minutes to complete, and they include such offerings as
"Starting Your Small Business," "Developing a Successful Business Plan,"
and "Building Your Brand."
Student's Guide to the Medical
Literature: Designed especially for medical students, but it can be
used by anyone who wants a guide to the medical literature. If you are
having trouble researching a medical question, or want an easy guide to
critical appraisal of journal articles, this is the site for you!
SearchMedica Primary Care
presents results from Web sites dedicated to practicing medical
BioEd Online: Biology Teacher
Resources. BioEd Online utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give
you instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational
tools for biology and related subjects.
AllPsych Online: The Virtual Psychology
Classroom. Contains eight primary sections which cover everything from
classic psychology studies to an extensive reference area. People
interested in entering the field of psychology will want to click on over
to the "Careers and Education in Psychology" section for the materials on
various academic programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology.
College Algebra Online Tutorials: Series of online algebra tutorials
for students and anyone else who might be returning to the world of
algebra. First-time visitors should feel free to browse through any of the
59 tutorials offered here. Each tutorial contains information about
learning objectives, full explanations, and numerous examples of how to
correctly solve problems.
CARMA (CaRbon Monitoring for Action):
includes information on over 50,000 power plants and over 4,000 power
companies. A map on the front page shows the most polluting power plants
in the world. You can also do a search—by zip code, state, county, or
other geographical specs.
Dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and
business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of
virtualization technologies in VMware environments. Access the latest
news, articles, tips, expert advice, learning guides, white papers, and
webcasts covering all areas of VMware, such as implementing VMware-related
virtualization technologies for server consolidation, disaster recovery,
lab and test, desktop centralization or other production usage.
Religious Orders: a
comprehensive and ecumenical list of male and female religious orders,
congregations and communities.
November 21, 2007
November 20, 2007
Library: includes The Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church with
Compendium, Code of Canon Law, and II Vatican Council Documents. Most are
available in different translations, such as, English, French, German,
Italian, Latin, Spanish, and other languages.
November 19, 2007
Thanksgiving Advice: Baking/Cooking Tips | Crafts/Decorations |
Hosting Tips | Recipes | Turkey Tips.
For Your Marriage:
Resources for living happily ever after. Because the Catholic Church cares
about your marriage, we’ll help you with information, skills, inspiration
and resources, and maybe a little humor along the way. Whether you’re
dating, engaged, newlywed or a mature couple, you’re in the right place,
because we’re For Your Marriage. Brought to you by the
United States Conference
of Catholic Bishops.
Education World: the Educator's Best Friend, a resource that includes
a search engine for educational Web sites only, lesson plans, information
on how to integrate technology in the classroom.
Worksheet Library: home to over 5,000 printable K-6 worksheets for
teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Includes a great selection of Best
American Folklore: contains re-tellings of American folktales, Native
American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories
from each and every one of the 50 United States.
Powerful, simple and practical tools to help improve your child’s
self-esteem and self-confidence.
Surgical Planning Laboratory: introduction to the marvels of modern
medicine and technology. Stop in at the Image Gallery for actual movies,
animations and 3-D renderings of many surgical procedures. The Anatomy
Browser provides "a rich, highly detailed, hierarchical view of human
anatomy," certainly not intended to replace Gray's Anatomy but what a
November 15, 2007
Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political
Responsibility (USCCB). Includes: Bulletin Insert | Other Bishops'
Documents | Vatican Statement: Participation of Catholics in Political
Life | Parish Planning Suggestions.
and Teenagers: The Challenge of Being a Disciple (USCCB)
SourceWatch: your guide to the names behind the news. SourceWatch is a
collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy to produce a
directory of the people, organizations and issues shaping the public
agenda. A primary purpose of SourceWatch is documenting the PR and
propaganda activities of public relations firms and public relations
professionals engaged in managing and manipulating public perception,
opinion and policy.
November 12, 2007
60 Minutes: MRSA: Fighting The Superbug. As Reports Of Infection Rise,
Expert Says More Research Is Needed To Find The Root Cause
Emergency E-mail and Wireless Network (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention): gives you e-mail and even cell phone alerts about emergency
situations happening in your area. Select your state, county/parish and
then decide what type alerts you would like, be it weather, homeland
security, medical situations to list a few. Currently posted is
information on Seasonal Influenza (flu), basics, prevention and treatment
including the available vaccines. Even if you do not want the alerts, the
site is useful to visit periodically in order to find what is happening in
the consumer Web portal of the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR®), which
has provided trusted and authoritative drug and clinical information to
physicians for over 60 years. The PDRhealth site offers consumer-friendly
explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and
effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal
Essortment: Thousands of free online articles on everything. Arts &
Entertainment | Family & Parenting | Careers & Job Searching | Health &
Fitness | Science & Technology | Food & Drink Recipes | Home & Garden and
Encyclopedia Mythica: online encyclopedia on mythology, folklore,
heroes and heroines and legends. It currently contains over 7,000 entries
on gods and goddesses, heroes, legendary creatures and beings from all
over the world.
Biology4Kids: one of a series of online introductions to the world of
science and features links, in addition to the Biology pages, to
Chemistry, Geography and Physics. Here is the perfect resource to begin
your basic science courses with the material presented in such a way that
everyone can have fun learning about what makes our planet function!
November 9, 2007
The Ernest Hemingway collection at the John F. Kennedy Library is the
most comprehensive body of Hemingway material currently available in one
place. Research in these materials is essential to anyone who attempts a
definitive study of Hemingway and his writing.
November 7, 2007
Free-Reading.net: an "open source" instructional program that helps
teachers teach early reading. Because it's open source, it represents the
collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. It's
designed to contain a scope and sequence of activities that can support
and supplement a typical "core" or "basal" program.
November 6, 2007
Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH: Health and Human
Curriculum for Nurses: Continuing Education Program on SIDS Risk
Reduction (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH)
Mark Twain Project
Online: applies innovative technology to more than four decades' worth
of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project. It
offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and
exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents.
Writing Institute: a non-profit organization dedicated to improving
legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about
legal writing, analysis, and research.
Chordbook: interactive guitar chords resource. Includes guitar chords
| guitar scales | guitar tuner.
November 2, 2007
GodTube.com: video-driven social network designed for both Christians
and non-Christians to share the message and love of Christ. A
family-friendly site where people of all ages, races, backgrounds, and
nationalities can share and belong.
October 30, 2007
Mrs. Claus Cookbook
from the NorthPole Kitchen. Includes recipes for
Dietary Supplements Labels Database: The National Library of Medicine
has released a new resource focused on dietary supplements. The Dietary
Supplements Labels Database includes information from the labels of over
2,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including
vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other
October 24, 2007
Computing Tips (PC Magazine): Whether you're looking to fix what's
broken, speed up what's slow, or just tweak for fun, our Tip of the Day
can help. Here are 50 of the most popular tips from the past year.
SyncToy: a free Microsoft PowerToy to copy, move, rename, and delete
files between folders and computers, and thumb drives. Provides an easy to
use, highly customizable program that helps users to do the heavy lifting
involved with the copying, moving, and synchronization of different
directories. SyncToy can manage multiple sets of folders at the same time;
it can combine files from two folders in one case, and mimic renames and
deletes in another. Unlike other applications, SyncToy actually keeps
track of renames to files and will make sure those changes get carried
over to the synchronized folder.
October 23, 2007
Hygiene Fact Sheet: Information on Disinfecting and Sanitizing
Products. A new consumer fact sheet published by The Soap and Detergent
Association (SDA) describes the safe, beneficial, and proper use of
surface cleaning products and disinfectants.
BoogieJack.com: primarily a webmaster resource site featuring HTML
tutorials, CSS tutorials, web graphics and very cool products you won't
find elsewhere. Check out the
Did You Know – Facts Fun
Info: a delight for all trivia fans or for anyone who likes to have
facts at his/her fingertips. You'll find all sorts of fascinating facts,
including ones relating to music, sports, history, literature, animals,
Bible, and literature, to name a few of the categories.
October 19, 2007
College Writing Workshop: Writing Handouts. The University of
Toronto's Writing Center provides dozens of helpful writing tips. The
handouts cover topics like organizing an essay, the effective and correct
use of quotations, and the use of articles. Each section includes specific
advice and guidance, and even the most effective writers may learn
something new from these guides. Composition instructors may also wish to
recommend this site to their students if they are looking for additional
high-quality writing resources.
October 17, 2007
- VegCooking: Vegetarian
Recipes, Products, Restaurants, and Much More!
- Our Inner Source: to
bring people together, help to expand their consciousness of new ideas and
concepts, and give people the support they need to bring love and
gratitude into their hearts.
- The Moonlit
Road: Ghost stories haunt the moonlit back roads of the American South.
Their roots in Southern culture and folklore are deep. Each month, The
Moonlit Road brings you these ghost stories and other strange Southern
folktales, told by the region's best storytellers.
October 9, 2007
About GOOG-411: Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to
use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with
local businesses for free.
How do I use GOOG-411? Call 1-800-GOOG-411. (That's
1-800-466-4411). Say where you are and what you're looking for.
GOOG-411 will connect you with the business you choose.
October 8, 2007
Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) provides unbiased analysis and
information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural
America. RUPRI’s aim is to spur public dialogue and help policymakers
understand the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
a database for nonprofit fundraisers. The world's largest searchable
database of charitable gifts.
October 4, 2007
October 3, 2007
J.R.R. Tolkein: The
Children of Hurin, Tolkein Library, Biographies, Tolkein Gallery, Forum.
BusinessDictionary: over 20,000 definitions and over 115,000 links
between related terms providing a clear and concise description of any and
all business terms.
September 28, 2007
Peter's Basilica: Providing information on St. Peter's Basilica and
Square in the Vatican City. Includes, floor plans, images, library,
documents and more.
- The Federal Citizen Information Center
(FCIC) has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about
consumer problems and government services. Includes:
Kids.gov | Consumeraction.gov
- Pueblo.gsa.gov: consumers
can read, print out, or save the current Consumer Information Catalog
and access additional information on a wide range of subjects by
clicking on different topic headings. Hundreds of publications, the
latest product recalls and scams, updates of consumer news from various
Federal agencies, and a calendar of consumer- related events are also
- MyMoney.gov (U.S. Financial
Literacy and Education Commission): dedicated to teaching all Americans
the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a
home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources
on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better.
- Math Science Center -
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College: resources related to learning about
applied math, occupational math, elementary algebra, technical science,
and the fundamentals of chemistry. Start by looking at the "Resources"
section where you will find online tables and scientific calculators, sets
of tips such as "Fractions: The Basics" and "Using the Place Value
System", and some rather fine tutorials that cover health occupations and
culinary mathematics. Moving on, the "Topics" area provides access to the
various resources on the site organized into subtopics such as "Finance",
"Geometry", and "Statistics".
September 24, 2007
September 21, 2007
- Spell It!
- the Scripps National Spelling Bee: created in cooperation with
Merriam-Webster. Spell It! focuses on about 700 words, divided into
sections by language of origin. Studying language of origin will enable
you to learn and remember several important rules, tips, and guidelines
for successfully spelling words in English—the most challenging language
of all for spellers!
Heads Up: Concussion in
Youth Sports. CDC’s new youth sports tool kit teaches coaches,
athletes, and parents to play it safe when it comes to concussions.
ChemTutor: begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the
most difficult phases of understanding your first course in chemistry.
Chemtutor is not necessarily a complete text for your course or a complete
outline, but we are proud to offer some insightful help in the parts of
primary chemistry that have been, from our experience, the hardest for
students to grasp.
- BioEd Online:
instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools
for biology and related subjects. Our goal is to provide useful, accurate,
and current information and materials that build upon and enhance the
skills and knowledge of science educators. Includes "The Cell: Cloning",
"Diversity of Life: Introduction to Human Behavior", and "The Human
Organism: Influenza Vaccination". Also has interactive lesson
demonstrations, lab techniques, and teaching strategies. Equally important
for instructors is the "Seeking a Teaching Position", which includes
presentations like "So You Want to Teach?" and "High Stakes Communication:
Interviewing for a Teaching Position".
- C-SPAN Classroom: "to
enhance the teaching of Civics & U.S. Government through C-SPAN's primary
source programming." Visitors can start their journey by viewing the "Clip
of the Week", and then looking through the other thematic sections on the
site, which include "Principles of Government", "Legislative Branch", and
"Political Participation". Visitors will need to complete a short free
registration form to access all of the clips, and this only takes a few
Connections: This Sunday's Gospel. Exegetical notes and homily themes
to get you started this weekend.
- Catholic Resources for Bible,
Liturgy, and More: a variety of materials, mostly related to biblical
and liturgical studies, intended for scholars, teachers, students,
pastors, believers, seekers, and others.
- The Roman Catholic
Lectionary: comprehensive tables of the scripture readings from
several Latin and English editions of the Roman Catholic Lectionary for
Mass. Easily obtain an overview of all the readings used in a particular
liturgical season (Advent, Christmas, etc.) and/or in a particular year of
Ordinary Time (Sundays in Years A, B, C; Weekdays in Years I & II).
September 20, 2007
Public Library - Reference: includes basic research tools such as
almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, Calculation & Conversion Tools,
Grammar, Style and Writing Guides.
September 18, 2007
Love Poems: dedicated to the poetry lovers. Features Romantic
Love Poems, Friendship Poems, Love Quotes, Love Stories and Letters. Enjoy
the best love poems, inspirational poetry and more.
September 17, 2007
Founding Fathers Info Guide: Contains The Federalist Papers Online,
One of the most important works on political theory | Other founding
documents: The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, The
Bill of Rights, and other Amendments to the Constitution | The American
Flag | History of the USA | Founding Fathers Image Gallery | Founding
Fathers Quotes. No student of American History should pass up such a good
introduction to the early history of the republic!
TryScience: discover the amazing world of science and technology
"Science is exciting, and it's for everyone!" Science centers around the
world contribute to this site, updating it with new content often; the
site is always changing, never boring.
Teachers: a wealth of resources to help you integrate TryScience and
science center resources into your classroom activities, connect with
your parents and students, and more!
- BAM! Body and
Mind: online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! Body
and Mind gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle
choices. The site focuses on topics that kids told us are important to
them — such as food & nutrition, diseases, physical fitness, safety, your
life, your body.
Wildflower Center's Native Plant Information Network allows you to
search for native plant info by plant traits or names, browse through our
collection of 17,000 native plant images, and pose your plant question to
our resident horticulturalist.
- The Native Plants
Database: Search for native plants by scientific or common name or
choose a particular family of plants. If you are not sure what you are
looking for, try the combination search or our Recommended Species lists
to explore the wealth of native plants in North America.
- OneLook Dictionaries: The
ultimate "Search dictionary web sites for words and phrases," contains
over 8.8 million words indexed in 937 online dictionaries. A unique
feature of the site is the capability to enter a pattern of letters with
wildcard symbols allowing you to retrieve the words that match the entered
- The Coffee Science Information Centre:
dedicated to providing "accurate, balanced and consistent information to
all…who have an interest in coffee, caffeine and health."
- The Robin
Hood Project: designed to make available in electronic format a
database of texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information about the
Robin Hood stories and other outlaw tales.
- Sherlockian.net: answers all
your questions about the master sleuth, his family, his colleagues, his
arch enemy, 221B Baker Street, just about everything associated with Mr.
- Silent Era: the silent films
website. The ultimate resource for fans of the silver screen's silent
era. Carl Bennett developed this site initially using as his primary
resource his own database of 17,000 films. The site is continually updated
with the latest in news and announcements, making it now the one-stop
resource to follow the happenings in the silent industry.
InstallationWiki.org: the home of free software installation
tutorials. Designed to provide you with comprehensive and free guides to
CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited
Pornography and Marketing Act) gives consumers the right to ask emailers
to stop spamming them. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), maintains a
consumer complaint database of violations of the laws that the FTC
enforces. Consumers can submit complaints online at
www.ftc.gov and forward unwanted
commercial email to the FTC at email@example.com.
September 14, 2007
(Canons Regular of St. John Cantius): online tutorial for priests and
altar servers learning to celebrate the Latin Mass according to the 1962
Roman Missal. Provides the rubrics of the 1962 Roman Missal in English, a
ceremonial for altar servers, articles on the spirituality of the
Tridentine Latin Mass, and a ceremonial for liturgical music.
September 11, 2007
September 11 Digital Archive: to collect, preserve, and present the
history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more
than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails
and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories,
and more than 15,000 digital images. In September 2003, the Library of
Congress accepted the Archive into its collections, an event that both
ensured the Archive's long-term preservation and marked the library's
first major digital acquisition.
a one-stop search tool, a convenient and fast way to search for (almost)
anything on the web, through its comprehensive set of search channels
organized into different categories—General | Images | Video | News |
Social | Files | Reference | Academic | Business | Tech | Shopping. Type
your search query and select any one of these search tools; the results
appear in a frame below the search boxes.
- The Breast Cancer Site:
Your click on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund
free mammograms for women in need — low-income, inner-city and minority
women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often
limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is
provided to clinics throughout the U.S. through the efforts of the
National Breast Cancer Foundation.
- The Hunger Site: founded to
focus the power of the Internet on the eradication of world hunger. Since
its launch in June 1999, the site has established itself as a leader in
online activism, helping to feed the world's hungry and food insecure. On
average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site
each day to click the yellow "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button.
- The Literacy Site:
founded to help promote literacy among children from low-income families
nationwide. Partnering with First Book and Room to Read, the site makes
books available to children around the world, giving many children their
very first book. With the generous support of our sponsors, each click
provides 1% of a book.
September 10, 2007
Mother Teresa of
Calcutta Center: Official site established by the Missionaries of
Charity to promote and support authentic knowledge and devotion to Mother
- National Capital Language Resource
Center (U.S. Department of Education, George Washington University,
Georgetown University, The Center for Applied Linguistics): excellent
resource for language teachers at all levels…First-time visitors may wish
to start by looking at some of their specialized sites, such as "The
Essentials of Language Teaching", which is a "how-to" guide for
university-level languages teachers. After that, they may want to look at
"The Culture Club" area, which serves as a place where teachers and
students can share multicultural and multilanguage resources.
- British Library - Sacred:
Discover what we share. The world's greatest collection of Jewish,
Christian and Muslim holy books.
- Rosh Hashanah -
Judaism 101 (begins September 12, 2007): The name "Rosh Hashanah"
is not used in the Bible to discuss this holiday. The Bible refers to the
holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day
of the sounding of the shofar). The holiday is instituted in Leviticus
- Rosh Hashanah:
Celebrated as the New Years Day of the Jewish calendar, but actually Rosh
Hashanah has a fourfold meaning - It is the Jewish New Year, the Day of
Judgement, the Day of Remembrance, and the Day of Shofar Blowing.
Rosh Hashanah Recipes (Ask.com)
September 6, 2007
- The Vegan
Chef: wonderful way of eating, with animal-free recipes created from a
vegan chef's perspective. The recipes section contains a large selection
of my vegan creations, many of which are raw, wheat-free, gluten-free,
low-fat, and/or sugar-free—click on the "recipes" button on the left.
- Recipes from the
Betty Crocker® Kitchens: 1000s of delicious recipes tested in the
Betty Crocker® Kitchens.
AOL Food: recipes, menu ideas, drinks, entertaining and in-depth
information about everything from herbs and spices to weights and
culinary information provided by professionals and amateurs alike. Here
you can browse through hundreds of cooking-related categories and
- Awesome Chef:
primarily recipes but also plenty of information on cooking, cooking
with herbs, spices, chilies and fish.
- The Firefighters
Cookbook Recipes (FireHouseChef.com): Everyone knows firefighters
make great chefs! Here you will find easy to prepare and tasteful
recipes created by firefighters world wide.
September 5, 2007
Internet Slang Dictionary & Translator: Confused by net slang? Can't
read a text message? Translate internet slang and acronyms.
supersedes the locking mechanism of the CapsLock key and thus prevents the
accidental turning on of CapsLock. It runs as a little tray application in
the taskbar. The user can select an override option, which allows CapsLock
to be switched on and off by holding down the left Shift key while
pressing CapsLock. Furthermore CapsUnlock also disables the Insert key.
September 4, 2007
and Lyrics: one stop music resource! All guitar tabs, guitar chords,
bass tabs, drum tabs and lyrics are sorted a-z, so you can find your
chosen lyric or tab faster. 100's of new songs are added weekly.
Birthday Wishes 4 U: Wish your loved ones on their birthday with these
birthday wishes cards.
August 30, 2007
Cyber Sentinel 3.0 Family Edition: Features – Real-time monitoring of
Internet, E-mail and attachments, chat, instant messaging, and all Windows
applications, Capture, log and report violations, Customizable library for
additional filtering, Site blocking capabilities, Time manage Internet
access, Unlimited home computer license: install Cyber Sentinel on all
computers in the house.
CSWEB™: Protect your children from the dangers of the internet, chat
rooms and instant messaging. Filters out sexually explicit and
pornographic content, constantly monitor online activity, developed with
Cyber Crime law enforcement.
- Digital Collections of the Library of Congress:
Guide to the American Revolution |
Franklin | A Guide
to the War of 1812 |
A Guide to the
Mexican War |
A Guide to the Spanish-American War |
A Guide to World
War I | A
Guide to World War II
- The Online Books Page:
Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web
Beginner's Guide to NFL Football: NFL.com
August 29, 2007
Lessons from Sports
Ezine: goes beyond just the playing field to share timely articles,
interviews and stories related to success and achievement on and off the
Medicine (U.S. National Library of Medicine-NIH): An herb is a plant
or plant part used for its scent, flavor or therapeutic properties. Herbal
medicine products are dietary supplements that people take to improve
their health. Many herbs have been used for a long time for claimed health
benefits. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts and
fresh or dried plants. However, some can cause health problems, some are
not effective and some may interact with other drugs you are taking.
College Health and Safety (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Fathers of the
Church (CatholicCulture.org): To search the text of the Fathers, use
the drop-down search Menu – Browse Alphabetically by Author or Browse
August 27, 2007
OmniMedicalSearch.com: search authoritative medical search engines,
Conditions & Diseases, MedPro for Medical Professionals who need peer
level information, latest health and medical news, journals, databases and
August 24, 2007
Life Program 2007-08 (USCCB) now available in preparation for Respect
Life Sunday, October 7. This year's theme is taken from Luke's Gospel
(1:44): "The Infant in My Womb Leaped for Joy." The biblical theme
contrasts their sense of awe at the unborn child with contemporary
society’s view of the human embryo as a mere commodity that can be
created, manipulated, or even destroyed for research purposes.
Green Energy News: News and commentary in regards to clean, efficient
and/or renewable energy in relation to business, technology, issues and
policy. Green Energy News is geared to a wide audience ranging from
consumers to industry professionals to the educational community to
resource for K-12 classroom teachers who want useful resources and lesson
plans to use with their students.
August 20, 2007
- Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health: contains news briefs, feature
articles, expert essays, and a number of online extras in the field of
How to Compost:
designed to be a hub for all composting information. No matter what your
interest is, you'll find something here worth you time. Our goal is to be
the best resource on the internet covering all topics about composting and
massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare
nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as
the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can
generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.
statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude
of different data on US states. Information compiled from various primary
sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for
Educational Statistics. More than just a mere collection of various data,
StateMaster goes beyond the numbers to provide you with visualization
technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots. We also have
thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations.
CardsDirect: specializes in printing corporate Christmas and holiday
cards for large and small businesses. Businesses can choose to personalize
a card from our wide selection of card themes, or create their own card
with a logo. Cards can be personalized and previewed right on our site,
and most orders ship in 2-3 business days.
August 13, 2007
August 9, 2007
FreshBattery: a reliable online source for built-to-order notebook
computer batteries, offering healthy, long-life lithium ion batteries at
competitive prices. FreshBattery is a one-stop source for batteries
compatible with today’s popular models including Apple, Dell, Gateway,
HP-Compaq, IBM-Lenovo, Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba.
The Periodic Table of Elements (Ask.com Smart Answer): numerous
additional resources and a drop-down menu listing each element.
CDC WONDER (Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention): powerful database tool that puts CDC
health data at Web users’ fingertips. The easy-to-use, menu-driven system
is free to public health professionals and the general public.
- U.S. Census
Bureau: the leading source of quality data about the nation's people
and economy. Topics: People & Households | Business & Industry | Geography
| Special Topics: Hurricane Data and Emergency Preparedness - Census
Calendar - Training - For Teachers & Students - Statistical Abstract -
FedStats - USA.gov
State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States: In every US State and
the District of Columbia, agencies are creating databases of useful
information - information on businesses, licensed professionals, plots of
land, even dates of fish stocking. Click on a state name below to find a
list of databases by agency.
August 8, 2007
How to Avoid Phishing Scams (Anti-Phishing Working Group): The number
and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to consumers is continuing
to increase dramatically. As a general rule you should be careful about
giving out your personal financial information over the Internet.
- The Anti-Phishing
Working Group (APWG) is the global pan-industrial and law
enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity
theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all
Audacity 1.2.6: This editor can record and play sounds and import and
export WAV, AIFF, MP3, and OGG files. Edit your sounds using cut, copy,
and paste features (with unlimited undo functionality), mix tracks, or
apply effects to your recordings. The program also has a built-in
amplitude-envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode, and a
frequency-analysis window for audio-analysis applications. Built-in
effects include bass boost, wah wah, and noise removal, and the program
also supports VST plug-in effects.
August 7, 2007
Security Tips for
Wireless Internet Users - AT&T's Customer Education: Protect
your privacy by preventing unwanted access to your private home network.
Cutting Down on Drinking (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Print Journalists (Committee of Concerned Journalists): collection of
some of journalism's best ideas, strategies and techniques to help
journalists and citizens alike.
Catholic News Agency (CNA): provides up-to-the-minute news affecting
the Catholic Church, the Holy Father and Holy See.
Association (TCA): a faithful Catholic voice in the public square and
the public arena. TCA champions the cause of Catholic values wherever they
need defending - above all the values of marriage and family, and respect
for life in all its seasons. TCA is in the forefront of protecting
religious liberty for Catholic individuals and institutions under attack
because of their faith and identity.
August 1, 2007
- Internet Accountability & Parental
- Covenant Eyes:
the Standard for Internet Integrity with Accountability through
Monitoring. Safeguard your Internet world from the dangers, risks, and
liabilities of Internet pornography.
accountability software program helping with online integrity. Free
version for Windows and Mac.
SafeSearch: blocks web pages containing explicit sexual content from
appearing in search results.
- Safe Eyes™:
developed by InternetSafety.com provides online protection for PCs and
Macs in homes, businesses and schools. Rated as the #1 parental control
solution by America’s leading consumer advocacy publication.
- Bsafe Online (American Family
Association): Ultimate Online Family Protection. Filters unwanted online
adult content, monitors & logs chat rooms, monitors & logs Instant
Messaging, advanced SPAM filter & popup blocker.
- CYBERsitter 9.0:
a full-featured content management product that keeps kids safe by
restricting access to millions of objectionable Internet websites,
providing detailed logs of all Internet access. A 5 time winner of PC
Magazines Editors Choice award.
- Net Nanny:
powerful parental control solution that helps parents protect their
children and monitor their Internet use. Blocks pornography and protects
families and children.
- CyberPatrol Internet Security
Software - Protecting an Online Generation
- Netmop: Total Family Protection.
Blocks known pornographic sites on their Netmop protected computers.
Netmop is a total solution for web, chat, email, news, keywords in search
engines, and file sharing. Not Just Pornography - Netmop blocks many other
categories of objectionable material such as Illegal Activities, Drugs,
- Privacy Library:
the most comprehensive collection of privacy laws and regulations ever
assembled, the result of years of research and experience working with
clients around the world. The website provides companies with an essential
tool to help them navigate the privacy labyrinth.
July 30, 2007
Pewsitter - Voice of the Catholic Lay Faithful: provides a voice for
the Catholic lay faithful and allows them to stay abreast with what is
happening in the Church on a local, national and international basis. It
provides a forum and a means to communicate with the Universal Church as
well as with their local Church by reporting news events within their
local parish and dioceses that would not be other wise reported.
July 27, 2007
Writing Center - Undergraduate & Graduate Writing Guides: Academic
Essays | Avoiding Plagiarism | Critical Thinking, Reading, and Study
Strategies | The Writing Process | Writing Your Research | Citing and
Documenting Your Sources | Grammar and Usage | For ESL Learners | Personal
and Professional Writing | Theses and Dissertations | Writing in Your
EDGAR Corporate Filings — U.S. and Otherwise (U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission): Public corporations (domestic and foreign) and
certain "insiders" are required by law to file certain documents on a
regular basis. This information, of course, is scrutinized by investors,
financial analysts, journalists, etc. A good basic tutorial is available
on the SEC website. It was updated earlier this year.
July 26, 2007
Vatican City State -
Governorate of Vatican City State: Contains five sections—State and
Government, Services, Other Institutions, Monuments and Shop. The site
also offers a photo tour of the Vatican Gardens, as well as giving
real-time access via five webcams to some of the most famous sights: the
dome of St. Peter's, St. Peter's Square, a panoramic view of Rome, the
tomb of John Paul II and the palace of the Governorate. Visitors will soon
be able to purchase Vatican coins, stamps and other articles available
from the Vatican Museum's publications and reproductions sales office.
Guitar chords and guitar tablature made easy. Chordie is a search engine
for finding guitar chords and guitar tabs.
July 13, 2007
Mixer: Includes Bartender Guide, Glossary, Search for drinks recipes,
Measurements and Terminology.
- Bartender.com (Bartender
Magazine): Hundreds of Cocktail Recipes - Blender Drinks, Bourbon
Cocktails, Champagne Cocktails, Cool Drinks (for Hot Weather), Cordials,
Gin Cocktails, Irish Cocktails, Juice Drinks, Martini Recipes,
Miscellaneous Favorites, Rum Cocktails, Shooters, Summer-tinis, Tequila
Drinks, Vodka Cocktails.
- Drinkstreet.com: home of
the best drink recipes online. Browse over 1500 drink recipes. Organized
by category so that you can learn how to make them quickly and see other
drinks that you might be interested in. Or use the search box to search
for the recipe for your favorite drink.
- Drinkalizer: Search for
drinks by color, name, category, by type of spirits, or by liqueurs.
Allrecipes - Cocktails: has more than 290 trusted cocktail recipes
complete with ratings, reviews and mixing tips.
- The Foody - Drinks
Recipes: Includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails
July 12, 2007
Google: Webmaster Guidelines. Following these guidelines will help
Google find, index, and rank your site, we strongly encourage you to pay
very close attention to the "Quality Guidelines," which outline some of
the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from
the Google index or otherwise penalized. Includes How to add your website
to Google’s index?
The Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Website is a joint project
of Michigan State University Libraries, the Center for Great Lakes Culture
and the California Preservation Program. It provides a number of
resources, but the unique thing here is a Disaster Recovery Resources
database you can search to find supplies and services nationally — or in
your own state.
July 10, 2007
TheMemStore offers the
ultimate in advanced technology Flash Memory products for sale in North
America. A new breed of on-line retailer that has taken the step from
being one of the largest Flash Memory Product Distributors to selling
directly to the end user though our portal web site. Offers the customers
the ability to purchase products for the same price as the retailers
without stepping foot out of your house or office.
July 9, 2007
Catholic History Classroom: Created as a curriculum supplement on
specific topics from American Catholic history that provide teachers with
background information, related primary source documents, information and
questions for students, and suggestions for further reading. Includes:
Catholics and Industrialization, Catholics and a Living Wage, Catholics
and Education, Catholics and Labor, and Catholics and Race.
HealthyMinds.org - The American Psychiatric Association (APA): useful
resources to educate consumers and patients about maintaining healthy
minds and healthy lives. Plus, Hotline Numbers (toll-free), Non-profit
resources, Associations and Government resources.
The Art of E-Newsletters: Ideas to Effectively Create and Market
Electronic Newsletters by Mary Ellen Bates
July 5, 2007
The Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)—"How to Buy": Information on
what to look for when purchasing fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs cheese,
dairy products, meat, poultry and potatoes.
The National Archives - Charters of Freedom: Features primary
documents that shaped U.S. history. See images of the Declaration of
Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Learn about the Articles
of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Marbury v. Madison, Louisiana
Purchase, slavery, Civil War, 13th Amendment, immigration, and woman
the People: Library of Congress (LOC) presents a compendium of
American history online resources for teachers and students.
July 2, 2007
GetNetWise - Families: The Internet offers kids many opportunities for
learning, constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same
time, parents are concerned about the risks kids face online. The
challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children about
how to use the Internet safely. Includes: Online Safety Guide | Tools for
Families | Web Sites for Kids | Reporting Trouble.
Comics.com - By
Category: You’ll find the current day’s cartoon for over a hundred
different strips, many of which have archives for past selections or the
‘best’ of a particular cartoonist. In addition to the ‘funnies,’ there is
a separate section for editorial cartoons.
The National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA):
Advocates for the full integration of young adults in the life of the
Catholic faith community in order to connect them with Jesus, the Church,
the mission of the Church, and their peers. Develops and promotes programs
and resources while providing opportunities for networking and
Catholic Leadership Institute: mission is to build Catholic leaders
for today and tomorrow. We empower people with the finest leadership
skills and tools to help them reach their God-given potential as Catholic
leaders and Christian witnesses in their family, workplace, community and
June 30, 2007
Independence Day (Ask.com): the American national holiday
commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Popular activities include barbequing and fireworks. Independence Day is
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 this year.
June 29, 2007
Initiative on Marriage (USCCB): U.S. Catholic bishops call attention
to the meaning and value of married life for the Church and for society.
Bringing Catholic belief into dialogue with contemporary needs, the
bishops urge the Catholic Church to become a community of hope and help
for marriages and to join others in building a culture of marriage. The
Initiative weaves together the Catholic faith tradition and its pastoral
practice, the data of social science, and the experience of married
couples to offer guidance and resources, including a pastoral letter, in
order to promote, strengthen, sustain and restore marriages.
- ZoomInfo: The premier business
information search engine, with profiles on more than 35 million people
and 3.8 million companies. ZoomInfo delivers a single site for quick and
easy access to in-depth information on industries, companies, people,
products, services and jobs.
- MIT Libraries:
Virtual Reference Collection
- "The Collected Works of
Abraham Lincoln" online: The Abraham Lincoln Association published the
first major scholarly effort to collect and publish the complete writings
of Abraham Lincoln, "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln" in 1953.
Recently, the University of Michigan’s Digital Library Production Service
digitized all eight volumes, including Lincoln’s correspondence, speeches,
and other writings, and placed them online here for the benefit of
historians, rhetoricians, and those who are generally enamored of the 16th
President. Visitors can perform simple searches, boolean searches, and
proximity searches to their heart’s content.
Resource Bank: the Math Teachers Link initiative at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researched and compiled a set of online
resources that will be of interest to those teaching mathematics and
related subjects at the high school and college level. The links are
divided thematically into sections that include geometry, algebra,
calculus, and a special section titled "Integrating Internet Projects In
U.S. Treasury: Office of Financial Education: The site includes a good
set of educational resources developed by organizations within the U.S.
Treasury and designed for teachers, including the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and others. The
materials here include "Money Smart", which is a curriculum designed to
help adults understand basic financial services and "Building Wealth",
which presents an overview of such important strategies as creating a
household budget and managing debt. These various tools could potentially
be used in applied economics and mathematics courses, and teachers will
appreciate the flexibility of these different resources.
June 27, 2007
Missing Service Members Database: The Department of Defense
POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced that an electronic database
listing the names of service members still unaccounted for from World War
II is now available for family members and researchers. This WWII
database, along with databases listing the missing from the Korean War,
Cold War, Vietnam War and Gulf War.
American Rhetoric: Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text,
audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal
proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews. Plus, the 100 most significant
American political speeches of the 20th century, according to 137 leading
scholars of American public address, as compiled by Stephen E. Lucas
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Martin J. Medhurst (Baylor
June 25, 2007
Labs: Google's technology playground. Google labs showcases a few of
our favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time. Your feedback
can help us improve them. Please play with these prototypes and send your
comments directly to the Googlers who developed them.
- Microsoft Sandbox: This is the
place to play with new MSN technologies, look at prototypes, and peek
behind the scenes at some of our new ideas. Let them know what you think
about how they can improve MSN for you.
- The Library of
Congress (LOC) joins the Science.gov Alliance. The nation's oldest
federal cultural institution and largest library in the world, the LOC
serves as the research arm of Congress with millions of books, recordings,
photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The addition brings
the Science.gov Alliance membership to 17 organizations. Currently in its
fourth generation, Science.gov provides search of more than 50 million
pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over
1,800 scientific Web sites and 30 deep Web databases.
- SustainLane Government: the
premier online sustainability best practices knowledge base for state and
local government. Free to government professionals and their consultants,
SustainLane Government also provides a searchable network of
sustainability managers, experts and practitioners, enabling government
entities, large and small, to work more efficiently toward sustainable
policies and practices.
- AOL Travel’s
Travel Guides Beta lists over 1,900 destinations and 96,000 hotels
worldwide for your travel planning needs. Complementary, city-specific
information such as restaurants, bars, sights and events adds to the depth
of our Guides. Additionally, you can now tell us what you thought of a
particular destination you’ve visited or hotel you’ve stayed at—good or
- SilentGrief.com: A Message
of Hope for the Grieving Heart. Offers "support for all who have suffered
miscarriage and other child loss" to provide a community to help those
persons silently grieving due to child loss; in addition to parental
solace, siblings and other family members will find this site helpful. The
'Healing Thoughts' is a daily thought of hope, 'Daily Food', a positive
scripture for encouragement, the 'Community Message Board' a place for
- Beliefnet -
- Academy of Natural Sciences:
Exhibits include a photographic tour of Thomas Jefferson’s famed fossil
collection and an overview of the work of Joseph Leidy, a noted 19th
century paleontologist and anatomist. The "Scientific Research" area of
the site provides copious amounts of printed literature (including reports
and briefs) based on research done at the Academy.
- The Calculus Page:
features dozens of links to valuable online resources that deal with
this branch of mathematical inquiry and discovery. The first section of
the site is dedicated to providing materials for students of calculus
(including calculus animations and sample exams) and a number of resources
for instructors follow.
Literacy: Working with different schools of the Beyond Crossroads
consortium, this website provides a number of helpful resources on this
important subject. The site is divided into areas that include "What is
Quantitative Literacy?" and "Quantitative Literacy Websites".
- OpenLearn: free access to
course materials from The Open University. Topics include: Arts & History,
Business & Management, Education, Health and Lifestyle, IT & Computing,
Mathematics & Statistics, Modern Languages, Science & Nature, Society,
Study Skills, Technology.
Copyright Clearance Center: makes it easy to get the permissions you
need to share, innovate and collaborate. Access the world's most extensive
rights licensing database. Get instant permission to use and share content
from thousands of the world's most sought-after publications, in print or
electronic form. From course management systems to e-reserves, technology
is changing the way faculty, staff and students share information. CCC's
permissions and educational resources support all the ways your campus
uses content in print, online and in the classroom.
June 22, 2007
CatholicReference.net: Trinity Communications has released a complete
Modern Catholic Dictionary (authored by the late Fr. John A. Hardon) in
cooperation with Eternal Life. Just type an entry into the Search box, or
select a letter from the alphabetical list.
Safety Information for Everyone: Magellan’s Travel Advice - Health
Disease: JAMA Patient Page (American Medical Association)
June 20, 2007
Use Math Every Day: In partnership with CBS, and working in
association with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM),
Texas Instruments (TI) has created an educational outreach program
promoting the many uses of mathematics and supporting math teaching. The
program includes TI and NCTM-developed math education activities for
teachers and students based on the "NUMB3RS" TV show.
Assisi–Rome slide show: Franciscan Friars, TOR Pilgrimage – May, 2007.
June 18, 2007
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly - PBS: provides insightful coverage and
analysis of the news, people, events and trends behind the headlines in
the rich world of religion and ethics.
Libraries Focus is the delivery point for all American Libraries video
content, including interviews, commentary, features, and humor. Viewers
will be able to search, sort by content tags, and directly respond to each
50 Great Free Online
Schrock's Guide for Educators (DiscoverySchool.com): a categorized
list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It
is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
DiscoverySchool.com: Provides innovative teaching materials for
teachers, useful and enjoyable resources for students, and smart advice
for parents about how to help their kids enjoy learning and excel in
is an online resource published by the Mathematical Association of
America. The site provides online resources for both teachers and students
HumanDimensions.gov (HD.gov): a new collaborative effort by agencies,
academia, NGOs and private organizations to provide a credible online
portal of information and tools related to the human dimensions of natural
Digitized Version of The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 — Commentary.
The Geneva Conventions are international treaties that constitute one
component of international humanitarian law. This authoritative commentary
on the 1949 Geneva Conventions consists of four volumes, fully searchable
text. Each of the volumes, published between 1952 and 1959, corresponds to
one of the four Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949. The authors examine
the four Conventions, article by article, and deal with questions
concerning the implementation and application of international
June 15, 2007
The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) focuses on
topics related to sustainable and alternative agricultural systems, crops
and livestock. We work to implement the NAL mission of "advancing access
to global information for agriculture."
of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico (National Agricultural
Library Digital Repository)
UI Plants (University of Illinois): database on woody landscape plant
identification, culture and usage for the Midwest, including native and
introduced species and their major varieties and cultivars. This
encyclopedic resource serves as a learning tool for students, avid
gardeners and industry practitioners who want basic and in-depth
information on woody plants commonly found in the northern portion of
eastern North America.
June 14, 2007
Monastery Stays: Places to stay in Italy operated by religious
organizations with a long history of hospitality. You needn't be
religious as they have no expectation of any kind of religious commitment
Programs: Programs are developed to provide pilgrims with an
opportunity for personal conversion; to see the world through Francis' and
Clare's eyes; to love all people as Francis and Clare did; to know oneself
in relationship to God and appreciate one's God-given gifts.
of Carmelites: The Index of Carmelite Information on the Web
- Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan,
June 13, 2007
Research Copyright: learn all about copyrights, patents, trademarks,
and intellectual property. Learn how to copyright your own works, whether
you are a writer, artist, musician, filmmaker, or other creative person.
Learn about copyright infringement and how to search for copyrights to
obey U.S. Copyright Laws. Download our free guides on copyright law,
copyright search, and how to use copyright protection.
Camping Association: If your youngsters are interested in the camping
scene, the American Camping Association's website can help you locate the
perfect camp for your family. In addition to the children's camps, you'll
find listings for adult, family, and senior camps. If none of these types
fits into your adult summer plans, try your hand as a counselor and see if
you can keep up with those active campers.
- The Chicago
Sunday Evening Club gives voice to faith stories and ideas that enrich
individual lives, engage people of all faiths, and encourage spiritual
growth. CSEC produces 30 Good Minutes, a television broadcast and web site
that features some of the leading voices in religion, as well as the
stories of everyday people whose lives reflect the rich tapestry of
religious life in America.
Journeys of the Spirit: developed by The Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi,
the Vatican institution whose mission is to evangelize through pastoral
tourism and the ministry of pilgrimage. JOSP provides travel planning and
tour groups capable of meeting the needs of pilgrims traveling to Rome and
other pilgrimage destinations around the world.
Plus, the Best Science Site
on the Web: opens a window to the world of math by providing articles
from the top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as
art, medicine, cosmology and sport. Now in its tenth season of posting
science news on the Web, Plus has weekly mathematical news, publishes an
online journal quarterly and of course has archives of past articles and
journals available. Winner of the 2001 celebrated Webby award.
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): group of diverse
medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not
presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. As with
adults, a wide range of CAM therapies are used in children, including
herbs and dietary supplements, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care,
naturopathy, and homeopathy.
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (University of Plymouth,
UK): developed instructional materials designed to help both novice and
experienced math teachers. This particular area of their website provides
access to a number of interactive mathematics tutorials. The materials are
divided into eight units, including those that deal with factors,
mathematical diagrams, proportion, and estimating; users will find
coverage of everything from prime factors to the sometimes-daunting
Started With Excel: This tutorial is part of the StudyFinance.com of
the University of Arizona. It is divided into eight sections, which
include "Entering and Editing Data", "Formatting the Worksheet", and
"Creating a Chart". Each section contains several short paragraphs of
text, complemented effectively with a few helpful graphics. The tutorial
is rounded out by several problem assignments that will make sure students
have mastered some of the basic features of Excel.
- The Academy of
Natural Sciences Visual Resources for Ornithology (VIREO): the world's
most comprehensive collection of bird photographs. It houses over 105,000
35mm slides and 5,000 black-and-white prints of over 6,300 bird species"
and includes every species of bird known in North America.
- Blue Web'n: an
online library of outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade
level, and format (tools, references, lessons, hotlists, resources,
tutorials, activities, projects). Blue Web'n does not attempt to catalog
all educational sites. Sites are hand-picked and are, in our opinion,
among the most useful for classroom or instructional use. The sites in
Blue Web'n are chosen by the Education Advocates.
- Virtual College Tours: the
source for virtual college tours of hundreds of colleges and universities
throughout the United States. If a college tour trip is in your plans,
whether it be a family trip or an individual one, you might want to use.
For those of you researching colleges, this site can help you narrow your
prospective list and find the match that should be just right for you.
Welcome to modern day recruiting!
- The Napoleonic Guide:
offers insights into his life, career, love life, and family as well as a
well-organized introduction to French history between the years of 1796 to
1815. Here's your one-stop reference for all of your Napoleonic questions.
As you get delve deeper into this period of history and learn more about
the men who shaped it, try your hand at strategy as you attempt to defeat
Wellington at Waterloo.
- NewsDesigner.com: A
weblog about newspaper design
- Popcorn - a whole grain
food. The Popcorn Board is a non-profit organization funded by U.S.
popcorn processors. The Board strives to raise the awareness of U.S.
popcorn as a nutritious and versatile snack through domestic and
international marketing efforts.
June 5, 2007
May 31, 2007
Windows Movie Maker 2.1: you can create, edit, and share your home
movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple
drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then
share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using third-party software
you can even take movies you've made and turn them into DVDs. You can also
save your movie back to the video tape in your camera to play back on a TV
or on the camera itself. If you have XP Pro it should be already loaded,
check Programs > Accessories >Windows Movie Maker.
May 14, 2007
Parenthoodweb.com: online parenting resource dedicated to 'helping
families grow.' Our goal is to help you understand and connect with your
child. You'll find articles on worry-free parenting so that you can raise
a happy, healthy child from conception to graduation. Don't forget to take
advantage of our online tools for getting pregnant, estimating your baby's
due date, calculating the cost of raising a child, and choosing the best
baby names. Be sure to visit often for easy recipes, online parent forums,
contests, polls, and updated articles on parenting in today's world.
- Habits of
the Heart: The Science Museum of Minnesota developed this resource for
students and teachers on the cardiovascular system. You'll find 'lesson
plans,' 'classroom activities,' 'videos about the heart,' 'links to other
sites about the heart and lungs' and even 'instructions on making a heart
Travelers' Health—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lyme Disease — Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Martindale's Reference Desk: a complete reference site that is updated
daily with world affairs and other items of interest. The site has a
comprehensive index that covers just about every subject from languages to
construction, to science and physics as well as a variety of online
Sites: dedicated to facilitating communication among Native peoples
and between Indians and non-Indians and also to providing links to other
sites that contain solid information about American Indians. The links are
well-organized with entries including individual nations, language,
culture including pow-wows and festivals, education, as well as other
SearchMash–Google: a new user interface test bed worth checking out.
You won't see the Google brand anywhere on the front page or the search
results, but rest assured that, under the hood, the Google engine is
purring. You have almost all the search functionality of the regular
Google web search; phrase searching works, as do the usual Boolean
operators, and format and field limiters, although there is no advanced
search page on SearchMash. And don't look for any sponsored links; there
is no advertising on this beta search site. But what sets it apart is the
search results page. For starters, SearchMash sorts the results into web
pages, images, blogs, videos, and Wikipedia entries, all on one screen.
- The National
Agricultural Library (NAL): advancing access to global information for
agriculture. NAL, one of four national libraries of the United States,
houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural
information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of
state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries.
May 11, 2007
Mother’s Day (May 13th, 2007): a special day for honoring
Mothers through out the world. Mother's Day holds great significance for
all of us. Includes Interesting Facts | Mother Teresa Sayings | Some
Typical Motherly Advice | Things You Can Do | 10 Reasons to Treat Your Mom
| Prayers | Mother's Day Poems | Mother's Day Crafts and Cards.
Teaching Exchange developed by The Mathematical Association of America
in order to facilitate the exchange of interesting and compelling teaching
resources from a wide range of educators. As their site indicates, "The
intention is to encourage more experimentation with more methods than the
traditional lecture/questions method."
You Need to Know (CatholicCulture): articles & essays on areas of
Catholic faith, traditions & teachings.
May 10, 2007
U.S. Postal Service raises Rates and Fees. Effective May 14, 2007
List of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations (The National Trust
for Historic Preservation): the country’s largest private, nonprofit
preservation organization, today announced the selection of its 2007 Dozen
Distinctive Destinations, an annual list of unique and lovingly preserved
communities in the United States.
National Geographic: Secrets of Egypt. An excellent presentation of
the pyramids of Egypt. Take a virtual expedition to King Tut's tomb, view
photos and a video aired on the National Geographic Channel and
participate in the 'Interactive Features.' Teachers and parents will
appreciate the Lesson Plans with age specific designations, plans that
will help students understand more about these ancient mysteries.
In this age of the superhighway of communication public opinion polls are
always being cited. This site is indexed by categories on which major
polls have been conducted. Click on the subject for the latest results. If
more than one poll has been conducted, the different results by date will
be listed. If more than one pollster conducted similar polls, the
different results are displayed by the polling entity.
Film Ratings Search
(The Classification and Rating Administration–CARA): movie ratings for
releases as far back as 1968, so visit this site prior to your stop at the
video store or movie theater!
Publications From World War II: a project of Southern Methodist
University’s (SMU) Central University Libraries. The organization of the
site encourages browsing; you can browse all documents via an alphabetical
title list, or jump right to a special collection of (fascinating) Pocket
Guides to foreign nations prepared during the war for U.S. servicemen.
American Heritage Month—May: The Library of Congress, National
Archives, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who
have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.
May 9, 2007
PennSound: an online
poetry audio archive developed by professors at the University of
Pennsylvania. Features about 200 writers and more than 10,000 recordings
contributed by poets, fans and scholars worldwide.
Government resources (AllPages.com):
Includes City & County Government | Federal Government | Foreign
Government | Misc Government | Political Organizations | State Government.
Steubenville, Ohio Yellow
May 8, 2007
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: Understand the protections that the
First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online
activities. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some individuals and
corporations are using intellectual property and other laws to silence
other online users. Chilling Effects encourages respect for intellectual
property law, while frowning on its misuse to "chill" legitimate activity.
A joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard,
Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine,
George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law
- Center for
Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA): Security is on the
minds of many in higher education, and CSSIA is very interested in playing
a major role in this area of training and scholarship. With funds from the
National Science Foundation, CSSIA has been working on developing an
associate’s degree program in information technology security, and on
providing professional development opportunities and curricular materials.
Science and Engineering Encyclopedia: Will be of great use to students
of engineering and science, and educators working in these broad areas.
Visitors can click around at their leisure through the alphabet of terms,
or they may also wish to start off in one of the topical areas, which
include mechanical engineering, computing, chemistry, and physics.
Visitors can learn about acoustic mirrors, aerodynamic noise, auralization,
and benzene rings.
May 4, 2007
The Mental Floss
Geography Challenge asks questions like these: Where is Cote D'Ivoire?
How about Holy See or Azerbaijan? The challenge is to identify as many
countries as possible in two minutes. Watch for the name of the country on
the lower portion of the screen, then use the small map to move to the
correct continent before selecting the country on the large map. Don't let
the little flags confuse you--they point to small island countries.
Healthy Heart Handbook for Women (National Heart, Lung, and Blood
ZDNet: How to
REALLY erase a hard drive. Secure Erase, a set of commands embedded in
most ATA drives built since 2001.
May 2, 2007
April 23, 2007
April 19, 2007
- Early Childhood Education: On Line
Resource and Links.
Mentoring - Long Island: To assist the Christian church on Long Island
in the responsible evangelism of at risk youth and their families,
providing them with hope through caring relationships and developmental
opportunities for the whole person (spiritual, mental, physical, social).
April 18, 2007
AskMoses.com: a vibrant, innovative online resource offering instant
advice from the qualified men, women and Rabbis on our team of expert
scholars. These scholars are available 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, and
stand ready to address topics ranging from simple questions about Jewish
holidays to complex inquiries on personal issues.
April 17, 2007
Italian bed & breakfasts and hotels. Specializing in searching for the
most suitable Hotels, B&B's and Guesthouses Worldwide.
retailer of foot and lower body healthcare products in the United States.
1000s of products including shoes, socks/hosiery, and foot health care. In
addition, FootSmart’s relationship with The Podiatry Institute helps the
company fulfill its mission to provide quality products to best meet your
Studios: a design studio specializing in inspirational greetings,
including Catholic sacramental greeting cards, prints and stationery
April 16, 2007
Teachers: Free multimedia resources and professional development for
preK–12 educators. Standards-based resources:
The Arts |
Health & Fitness
| Reading & Language
Arts | Science &
Tech | Social
Studies | Early
Childhood Educators |
Library Media & Tech
- Campus Technology: tracking
changes in the ways technology is harnessed on college campuses. Visitors
can read through sections that address current news items related to
campus technology, take a look at their latest newsletter, and read
articles from the print edition. One section that is particularly useful
for those in the world of information technology is the "Resources" area
that includes "White Papers" on timely topics.
- Five Steps to
Multimedia Reporting (UC-Berkeley & Knight Media Center): offers a
number of tutorials that will help such persons learn about choosing a
story, doing fieldwork, editing their piece, and even offer a few tips on
shooting video. The site is divided into sections that provide tips on
picking the right video camera for the assignment and those that give some
useful information on the various audio recording devices that might come
- BBC - Free
Online Broadcast & New Media Courses: These particular guides and
modules were originally designed for in-house use with BBC staff, and few
editorial changes have been made in the interim. Visitors can browse
through such sections as "Television", "Radio", "Broadcast Technology",
and "Journalism". While some of the materials can bit a bit technical,
there are many that provide basic operating procedures on creating
effective radio interviews and editing existing video segments.
- The Power
of Place: Geography for the 21st Century teaches the geographic
skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world. Geography
educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the
physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors
that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and academic
commentary bring into focus case studies from 50 sites in 36 countries.
Originally produced in 1996, the entire series has been updated. Each case
study features new interviews, maps, video footage, and graphics in order
to reflect the geographic issues of our world in the 21st century. A
coordinated Web site provides further content information and connection
to the National Geography Standards.
April 13, 2007
Custom Sign Generator -
FREE with no installation or registration: Create your own free customized
special messages with your own customized captions, quotes, sayings,
phrases from thousands of free dynamic JPEG, GIF & PNG image creators.
Customize FREE logos, blog headers, parody photos, buttons, banners, email
sigs, comics, signs, and more.
Library provides patients with reliable health care information from
introductory to advanced texts—Diseases and Conditions, Therapies and
Health Strategies, Health and Society.
for Healthcare Professionals. Experts define autism and related
pervasive developmental disorders as severe neurodevelopmental conditions
that seriously impair social, communicative and behavioral functioning.
Library of Congress
Poetry Resources: A comprehensive guide to locating poetry resources
available on the Library of Congress's Web site.
April 12, 2007
Glossary of Church
Terms (USCCB): Arranged in three categories: Celebration of Mass,
Ministers, Liturgical Objects.
Busted Halo.com: For
spiritual seekers in their 20s and 30s who are desperately trying to find
deeper meaning in their lives but whose journey has little to do with
traditional religious institutions. BustedHalo.com strives to reveal this
spiritual dimension of our lives through feature stories, reviews,
interviews, faith guides, commentaries, audio clips, discussions and
connections to retreat, worship and service opportunities that can’t be
found anywhere else.
- The Linacre
Centre for Healthcare Ethics exists to help Catholics and others to
explore the Church's position on bioethical issues. Its perspective is
informed by Catholic moral teaching, but in defending such teaching it
seeks also to enable dialogue with those of no religious faith.
FotoTagger 2.3: Users can add embedded comments on the photos.
Additionally, the program allows users to create photo blogs, and upload
and download photographs to Flickr accounts with all of these wonderful
captions preserved intact. This version is compatible with computers
running Windows 2000 and XP.
is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet.
Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 300
million science-specific Web pages.
April 11, 2007
Divine Mercy Sunday—April 15, 2007: Internet resources and links. In a
decree dated 23 May 2000, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the
Discipline of the Sacraments stated that "throughout the world the Second
Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial
invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine
benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind will experience in
the years to come."
The Office for
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (College of Education
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): To serve as a
model-builder for innovative, standards-based, technology-intensive
mathematics and science instruction at the K-16 levels. Online Resource
Catalog – Mathematics: Number & Operations, Algebra, Geometry,
Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability, Problem Solving, Reasoning and
Proof. Science: Biology, Chemistry, Periodic Table, Significant
Figures & Measurement, Lab Reports, Titrations, Physics.
The Ohio Historical Society: "...to promote a knowledge of archaeology
and history, especially in Ohio." The society exists to interpret,
preserve, collect, and make available evidence of the past, and to provide
leadership on furthering knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the
prehistory and history of Ohio and of the broader cultural and natural
environments of which Ohio is a part.
Federal Judicial Center: Clearinghouse of information about the
federal court system, its history, and its judges. Visitors can go
straight to one of the primary sections—“Federal Judicial History”,
“Publications & Videos”, and “Educational Programs & Materials”. In the
“Publications & Videos” area, visitors can use the search engine to look
for specific items of interest, or they can also browse the archive’s
contents by subject or by date of publication. Type “copyright” in the
search box for the Copyright Law, Second Edition, Robert A. Gorman, 2006.
For most visitors, the “Federal Judicial History” will be of greatest
interest, as it contains biographies of federal judges since 1789, the
histories of individual courts, and summaries of landmark decisions.
April 10, 2007
Franciscan E-Cards: Free Catholic E-Cards—Seasonal, Sacraments,
birthday, anniversary, holidays, Holy Days, Franciscan saints, devotional,
get-well, sympathy, and more.
Spiritbreak (FaithStreams.com): When you need a pause for reflection,
something to bring a smile, a bit of advice or encouragement, SpiritBreak
provides these moments in little stories, in tiny grains of wisdom chosen
to meet you where you live. Three categories—Insights, Uplifting
Moments and Spiritual Parenting—each with ten spiritual video
clips, feature noted theologians, sociologists, writers, teachers, artists
and experts in the field.
What?: Famous quotes, inspirational quotes, serious quotes, funny
quotes, motivational quotes. Said What? has over 22,000 quotes and
proverbs online…the only site you will ever need.....you can quote us on
April 5, 2007
April 2, 2007
Holy Communion and
Celiac Sprue Disease, A Short Introduction (USCCB): Low-gluten altar
hosts are available from: the Congregation of Benedictine Sisters of
Altar Breads Department, 31970 State Highway P, Clyde, Missouri 64432
The Diseases and
Conditions Index (DCI): This new Web health index gives you a quick
and easy way to get complete and dependable information about heart, lung,
and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
Business Plans and Profiles Index (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh): A
subject guide to sample business plans and profiles for specific business
types. This index lists types of small businesses and a corresponding
sample business plan, profile or book about the business with sources
provided after each entry.
The National Association
of Social Workers has created a portal to make web content at schools
of social work, specialty social work organizations, NASW Chapters and all
NASW Web Sites More Accessible.
March 30, 2007
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about
the effects of genetic variations on human health.
Math Goodies: 30
complete math lessons that cover these topics: Perimeter & Area of
Polygons, Circumference & Area of Circles, Number Theory, Understanding
Percent, Percent Applications, Integers, Probability/Statistics,
Pre-Algebra, Symbolic Logic, Data and Graphs.
State of Aging and Health in America Report 2007 (Center for Disease
Control): Contains the full text of the report for anyone with an interest
in public health, gerontology, and other allied fields, along with the
2004 report as well. Visitors will also appreciate the extra features
offered here, which include state-based report cards that examine fifteen
key indicators of older adult health, such as obesity rates, smoking
habits, flu vaccine updates, and others.
(The National Trust for Historic Preservation): online version of the
award winning magazine, Preservation. The "Today’s News" feature is
quite nice, and it contains brief profiles of current preservation stories
written especially for this website. The "Preservation 911" area features
pressing preservation stories submitted by preservation advocates, and the
"Story of the Week" focuses in on a particular ongoing preservation issue.
The site is rounded out by an online archive which allows visitors to
search back issues from 1992 to 2006.
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to finding a cure for Celiac Disease. Visitors may
also wish to browse on over to the "Do I Have Celiac?" area, which
contains a checklist which may help visitors determine whether they have
the disease. Finally, the "Events" section contains information on
gluten-free events and other such affairs.
March 28, 2007
Family Watchdog (National Sex Offender Registry): "Free national US
search for registered sex offenders. Map registered sex offenders to see
who lives in your area." The mission is to build a bilingual safety portal
for awareness of nearby threats by providing accessible and accurate sex
offender location information. Contains information from all states, and
is updated on a daily basis to ensure that the information is as current
as the states from which sex offender data is received.
Guide - Making Searching Even Easier. An online interactive tutorial
and reference for experienced users, novices, and everyone in between. I
developed Google Guide because I wanted more information about Google's
capabilities, features, and services than I found on Google's website.
March 26, 2007
Shortcuts are special features designed to help you to find answers
quickly. Click the title of a specific feature to learn more about it. Try
a search using any of these Yahoo! Shortcuts: Airport Information, Airline
Registration Information, Area Codes, Calculator, Dictionary Definitions,
Encyclopedia Lookup, Exchange Rates, Flight Tracker, Gas Prices, Hotel
Finder, ISBN Numbers, Local Search, Maps, Movie Showtimes, News, Packages,
Patents, Sports Scores, Stock Quotes, Synonym Finder, Time Zones, Traffic,
UPC Codes, VIN Number, Weights, Measures and Temperatures, Weather, Zip
Yahoo! Comics: B.C., Dilbert,
Doonesbury, Frank & Ernest, Garfield, Heathcliff, Peanuts, Wizard of Id,
Ziggy, and many others; plus a variety of editorial cartoons.
"citizens' compendium of everything," is an open wiki project aimed at
creating an enormous, free, and reliable encyclopedia. The project aims to
improve on the Wikipedia model by adding "gentle expert oversight" and
requiring contributors to use their real names. We will avoid calling the
Citizendium an "encyclopedia" until the project's editors feel
comfortable putting their reputations behind that description.
March 23, 2007
Diseases Information Clearinghouse: to increase knowledge and
understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions
and their families, health care professionals, and the general public.
Writing Resource Center (Empire State College): provides access to
electronic writing resources developed for adult learners and faculty use.
Currently, the site features documents from The Genesee Valley Center
Writing Program, The Writer's Complex and the Library web site selected by
a faculty writing panel.
BusinessJournalism.org: Created by the Donald W. Reynolds National
Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University. Include
instructional materials, including tutorials on how to cover financial
markets and understanding financial markets.
Writer’s Free Library: Writing letters or memos in the world of
business is an acquired skill, and those beginning to learn about this
process will appreciate this site, which was designed by the Authenticity
Counseling Company. The helpful resources offered here are divided into
several sections, including "General Resources and Advice", "Basic Writing
Skills", and "Basic Composition Skills". One other section is worth noting
as well, and this is the section titled "Some Types of Correspondence".
This is perhaps the section most relevant to business writing practices,
as it includes sample memos, meeting minutes, and procedures for composing
effective business emails.
and Practices of Leadership: The concept of leadership is relevant to
any aspect of ensuring effectiveness in organizations and in managing
change. Topics in the Library include Gaining Broad Perspective on
Leadership, Is Leading Different than Managing?, How Do Leaders Lead?,
Traits and Characteristics That Leaders Should Have.
March 22, 2007
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LOC):
Administers the free program that loans recorded and braille books and
magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed
playback equipment to residents of the United States who are unable to
read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical
impairment. Materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United
States by postage-free mail.
Guide to World
War I Materials: Includes photos, essays, primary documents, films,
and sound recordings related to World War I. Read news accounts of the
war, including in The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper written by and for
American soldiers at the war front.
- ERIC - the
Education Resources Information Center: An internet-based digital
library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute
of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC
provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal
literature indexed from 1966 to the present.
March 21, 2007
Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly
literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and
sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from
academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories,
universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you
identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly
March 20, 2007
Introduction to Genetics
(GlaxoSmithKline): Includes Basics of Genetics, DNA and Human Diversity,
Mutations, Genes and Interactive Animations.
Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications (Mathematical
Association of America): Each issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains
original research articles on student learning via online materials,
class-tested web-based learning materials, and substantive reviews of
important online resources. View a drop-down subject list that covers such
topics as number theory, basic algebra, and arithmetic.
Introduction to Accounting: Include "Lessons", "Problems",
"Solutions", and "Downloads". In the "Lessons" section, visitors can make
their way through eight separate lessons which cover the elements of
financial reporting all the way up through natural resources and
depletion. The "Problems" section contains a basic set of accounting
problems keyed to the eight lessons mentioned above, and the "Solutions"
cover all of the problems and their execution in detail.
of Biology Teachers: Instructional Materials. A number of very fine
instructional materials designed for use in the classroom; even seasoned
educators will find new approaches to teaching bioethics, gene sequences,
and other related topics on the site. The "hooey stick" exercise is quite
a bit of fun, and along with being aligned with National Science Education
standards, it allows students to learn about empiricism and logic in
ProcessLibrary.com is the definitive reference point for anyone who
needs comprehensive information on the innumerable processes running
silently in the background, deep in the recesses of any computer. The
explanations are accompanied by exhaustive advice on whether these
processes are important for the stable and secure running of your system.
It also recommends if you should terminate processes or leave them
March 16, 2007
March 14, 2007
Restoring Faith in Humanity…One Story at a Time: Brings diverse,
international voices to the world—reminding us that people are good, that
individuals and individual action matter. "Our mission is to publish
examples of people being good to each other, to inspire similar heroic
actions in others."
March 13, 2007
Guides: a leader in online gardening information, providing detailed
and extensive information on plants, pests, gardening tips & techniques,
gardening recipes, seeds & bulbs, gardening books, nurseries &
landscapers, and much more.
March 12, 2007
The Ten Commandments of Cell Phone Etiquette: There are some real
abuses of wireless technology being perpetrated all around us, and the
time has come to create some social order out of the cell phone chaos.
This is by no means an exhaustive list simply because as the technology
evolves, new annoying traits will surely emerge.
March 9, 2007
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership
for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and
blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders.
How the Heart Works (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute):
Includes visual and animated sections: heart anatomy, heart
circulation/contractions, electrical system and heart disease.
- The Moving Image Collections
(MIC) contains a number of online collections of different archived media.
Visitors can use the "Collection Explore" feature to search the MIC Union
Catalog, which lists moving images collected and managed by participating
organizations. Fourteen total organizations participate and they include
the CNN Library, KYUK-TV, and the Academic Film Archive of North America.
- Presenters University
has assembled a fine selection of articles on presentation "do’s and
don’ts", along with a section where visitors can "Ask The Professor" about
their most vexing presentation quandaries. The most useful material on
this site is contained in the "Courses" area. Here, visitors can read such
timely pieces as "Storytelling-A Leadership Development Tool", "Themes in
PowerPoint 2007", and "How to Write and Deliver a Dynamite Speech".
Plus, terrific free
- Leader's Institute: articles related to
Leadership Development Tips and
March 8, 2007
Lent with Benedict XVI (Vatican): a compilation of the Holy Father's
teachings and other tools for celebrating the liturgical season. The
site's Focus section offers five tabs: Words of the Holy Father, Lenten
Stations (Italian only), Lenten Music, Calendar of Celebrations, and Live.
(University of Virginia School of Medicine): Search millions of biomedical
articles for the most relevant answers. Covering the whole MEDLINE®, and
March 5, 2007
MedTerms™ – online
medical dictionary is the medical reference for
containing easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms.
This online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and
often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical
Active Living by Design
is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a part
of the UNC School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This
program establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity
through community design, public policies and communications strategies.
Resources by Annenberg Media: distribution of educational video
programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional
development of K-12 teachers.
Library’s Animal Sound & Video Catalog (Cornell University’s Lab of
Ornithology): contains thousands of audio and video recordings of animals
such as the harp seal pup, the golden-fronted woodpecker, and a variety of
turkeys. Check out the Best of the Collection links.
March 1, 2007
UTOPIA – The University of
Texas at Austin: K-12 educators can take advantage of an extensive
collection of lesson plans for all subject areas and grade levels, as well
as a variety of professional development resources.
- Perry-Castañeda Map
Collection – The University of Texas-Austin Libraries: a one-stop
shopping site; not only will you find many different types of maps right
here, but links are also provided to related maps all over the Internet.
- Women’s History
Month (Library of Congress) – "Generations of Women Moving History
Forward." This year's theme seeks to recognize the wisdom and tenacity of
the generations of women past, present and future.
The 2006 Gold Mouse Report: Recognizing the Best Web Sites on Capitol Hill
marks the third time that CMF has evaluated all Member, committee, and
leadership Web sites and recognized the best Congressional Web sites with
2006 CMF Mouse Award Winners.
- American Field Guide:
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors without ever leaving your desk. Tap
into the sights and sounds from a wide variety of environments throughout
America. We've collected over 1400 video clips that enable you to
experience America's wilderness firsthand—simply browse the topics or
search for your particular interests.
February 26, 2007
Fathers of the Church (CatholicCulture.com):
A collection of the Fathers of the Church, from Adaeus to Vincent of
Lerins (and everyone in between)! Click on any heading to open that
Explorezone - For the Intellectually Curious: For anyone interested in
space, the solar system, astronomy, space shuttle mission launches, and
atmospheric sciences, among other topics.…contains clearly organized and
well-written articles of interest to children and adults alike. And check
out the reference section for information on almost any space-related
thing you can think of. Also find links to major announcements at NASA,
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
February 23, 2007
InterMath is a professional development effort designed to support
teachers in becoming better mathematics educators. It focuses on building
teachers' mathematical content knowledge through mathematical
investigations that are supported by technology. InterMath includes a
workshop component and materials to support instructors.
Center for Bioethics (University of Minnesota): "to advance and
disseminate knowledge concerning ethical issues in health care and the
life sciences." Visitors will want to check out the "Resource Center"
section. Here, they will find short summaries on a variety of bioethics
topics, detailed overviews with thorough bibliographies, as well as an
excellent set of resources for teachers who wish to incorporate bioethics
into the classroom.
The Cooperative Digital
Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association
and Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital
resources for the study of religion. The CDRI database provides access to
digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps,
postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and
various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.
Word Training Modules: These training modules address such topics as
inserting images in MS Word, creating signs with MS Word, and keyboard
shortcuts. Each of the modules is written with introductory users in mind,
and they include helpful graphics that illustrate different actions and
tools. Additionally, the site also includes a series of "Beyond the
Basics" learning modules that provide guidance on how to use the mail
merge function and how to create hyperlinks within MS Word.
February 22, 2007
brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and
comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and
their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site
integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources
(such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to
validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). HEALTHmap
provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging
infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health
officials and international travelers.
February 20, 2007
Lenten Reflections - EWTN: on-line Lenten calendar for reflection.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE): "More than 1600
federal teaching and learning resources organized by subject: art,
history, language arts, math, science, and others. The website that makes
federal teaching and learning resources easy to find."
Reading Association: Web Resources for the Literacy Community
The Presidential Timeline:
Highlights Pivotal Events in 20th Century American Presidencies. Provides
a single point of access to an ever-growing selection of digitized assets
from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National
Archives. Among these assets you’ll find documents, photographs, audio
recordings, and video relating to the events of the presidents’ lives.
February 16, 2007
Presidents' Day links and resources - February 19, 2007 (Yahoo):
Includes resources for George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and U.S.
Mathematics Textbooks freely available on the web.
developed through the Nurse Competence in Aging initiative, is the "go to"
website for authoritative information and evidence-based content on nursing
care of older adults. Also the portal to the geriatric content of 55
specialty nursing associations and health organizations. Check out
> Assessment Tools.
February 15, 2007
- Lenten Links and Resources:
'information for parents on every aspect of family life.' Includes
resources on child health, child development, nutrition and fitness for
the whole family, and child safety. You'll also find information on social
and emotional issues, like child discipline, communicating with your kids,
teaching good behavior, and building your child's self-esteem. Don't miss
tips on family travel, vacations, and family finance!' Here's everything
you need to know to help you with the difficult job of parenting!
Flashcards Exchange: World’s largest flashcard library. Includes study
tools for Early, Elementary, High School and Higher Education, Science,
Medicine, Information Technology, Languages, Military, Paramedics, Real
Estate, Accounting, Trades and Occupations.
Dictionary.com is a multi-source dictionary search service (Dictionary.com
Unabridged--v1.1, Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English--Preview
Edition, The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language--Fourth
Edition), including a link to "Cite This Source" with style formats for
American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago Manual Style (CMS) and
Modern Language Association (MLA). Also, includes a tab for Roget's New
WeddingDetails.com: everything you need to know about planning the
wedding of your dreams. Get advice and information on wedding etiquette,
music, photography, catering, invitations, traditional attendant duties,
even marriage license requirements for your state. Use the helpful
worksheets and checklists to make sure you have everything under control.
This site is a fabulous resource for anyone involved in the wedding
party–bride, groom, parents, and attendants alike!
NOAAWatch: aggregates real time weather, climate, and environment
related news and statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Agency. The site is referred to as NOAA’s "All Hazard Monitor."
Nature China is
dedicated to highlighting the best research from mainland China and Hong
Kong providing scientists from around the world with a convenient portal
into research drawn from across the scientific and medical literature in
February 12, 2007
DrugDigest is the most comprehensive source of noncommercial,
evidence-based, consumer-oriented drug information on the Internet.
Database includes more than 1,500 drugs and remedies, herbs & supplements
and pill images.
Visual Cognition and Perception: In the video you will see a group of
basketball players, some in white and some in black passing two balls
around. Your goal is to count how many times the ball is passed by those
wearing white shirts. It's that simple. Remember, count just the passes of
the ball by those wearing white. Once the movie is over, write down the
number of passes you have counted. Click "Video Link" and then "view
February 9, 2007
The World Almanac and Book of Facts - Daily facts from the editors of
the best-selling American reference book of all time.
Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP – PowerToys are additional programs
that developers work on after a product has been released. Includes Color
Control Panel Applet for Windows XP, SyncToy, RAW Image Thumbnailer and
Viewer, ClearType Tuner, HTML Slide Show, Alt-Tab Replacement, Open
Command Window Here, Tweak UI, Power Calculator, Image Resizer, CD Slide
Show Generator, Virtual Desktop Manager, Taskbar Magnifier, Webcam
Timershot. Note: We take great care to ensure that PowerToys work
as they should, but they are not part of Windows and are not supported by
Microsoft. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to
answer questions about PowerToys. PowerToys are for Windows XP only and
will not work with Windows Vista.
Math Review: Basic Mathematics. Created by the staff at the Student
Learning Assistance Center at San Antonio College, this site offers a set
of online presentations and exercises that review topics such as whole
numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and statistical measurement. Users
will find a slideshow overview and a set of short exercises designed to
make sure that students understand the material. Additionally, visitors
can click on the "Mathematics handouts" section to examine worksheets that
cover the concepts of beginning algebra, exponents, and other more
advanced mathematical subjects.
Foreign Relations of the
United States (FRUS): This important United States government series
serves as the official documentary historical record of major foreign
policy decisions. Produced by the State Department’s Office of the
Historian, many of these printed volumes have been digitized and placed
online here as part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
project. Working with collaborators at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, this archive includes those volumes published from 1861 to the
year 1960. Each volume has a subject and author index available for
February 8, 2007
Season of Lent 2007 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 21. Lenten
calendar, activities, readings & reflections from Ash Wednesday through
Holy Week and Good Friday ((AmericanCatholic.org).
Radio Retreat—online: (Franciscan Radio & U.S. Catholic
bishops). Using either the Windows Media Player, Real Player or any
MP3 player, including Apple’s iPod, take this opportunity to focus clearly
on what God is saying to you this Lent. Each week our group of bishops
leads you, in
English or in
Spanish, through the Lenten Gospels.
Law Library of Congress
is to provide research and legal information to the U.S. Congress as
well as to U.S. Federal Courts and Executive Agencies, and to offer
reference services to the public…To accomplish this mission, it has
created the world's largest collection of law books and other legal
resources from all countries, and now moves into the age of digitized
information with online databases and guides to legal information
- The EM-DAT
Emergency Disasters Database: maintained by the WHO Collaborating
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), provides
access to useful information concerning both natural and manmade
disasters, such as famine, wind storms, extreme temperature, industrial
accidents, drought, and earthquakes.
National Library of
Virtual Manipulatives: Interactive online learning units that deal
with topics such as geometry, arithmetic, and trigonometry. The "About"
section includes a tutorial designed for educators who wish to use the
materials as well as another tutorial that will teach educators how to
create lessons and activities. Visitors can also browse teacher published
lessons, all of which have been vetted by staff members at the National
Library. Finally, visitors will want to definitely look over the virtual
manipulatives library, which includes instructional materials that
students will find quite engaging.
HVACReducation.net: Online learning for the HVACR industry. Complete,
comprehensive and growing online education programs, endorsed by the
leading experts in the HVACR industry as the primary online education
resource for the HVACR industry.
January 31, 2007
- Internet resources.
To encourage people of all ages, and from all walks of life, to use their
God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world. The mission
is best expressed in The Christophers’ motto: "It’s better to light one
candle than to curse the darkness."
January 30, 2007
Fisher House™ – Helping Military Families. A unique private-public
partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The
program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform
and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need
beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans
2007 U.S. Daylight
Saving Time Schedule (March 11). Begins on the second Sunday in
March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.
January 29, 2007
The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources. For dedicated medievalists
to find out about various online resources that deal with many aspects of
the medieval world.
the vPlants database allows browsing 90,000 plant specimens. Visitors can
search for plant names by family, genus, or common name, also browse a
glossary of terms and a set of external links. The database brings the
plant life of the region to life through its mix of visual materials and
International Journal for
the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: an open, peer-reviewed,
international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for
Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University to be an
international vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the
scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in
higher/tertiary education today. All submissions undergo a double-blind
January 26, 2007
January 25, 2007
profile of the American Presidency. Read about the presidents and
explore the electoral process, election results, images, video, and
important documents related to the evolution of the nation's highest
ThisNation.com is a repository
of basic information, resources and historical documents related to
American Government and Politics. Our primary goal is to promote more
effective participation in the American political system by providing
factual, non-partisan information about government and politics in the
United States of America.
- State of the
Union Addresses of the American Presidents (AskSam.com). Search and
analyze the the full-text of all State of the Union Addresses from
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs: a public education project of
Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports. Consumers Union is an
expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a
fair, just, and safe marketplace and to empower consumers as they buy
products and services. Consumers Union accepts no outside advertising and
no free test samples. It has no agenda other than to promote and protect
the interests of consumers.
The Second Look Project: an educational initiative of the USCCB
Pro-Life Secretariat., The Second Look Project dispels myths about Roe v.
Wade and invites the public to reconsider the scope of abortion law in the
United States, asking: "Have we gone too far?"
DatabaseOlympics.com: The Largest Olympics Statistics and History
Database Online. You'll find every medal winner for every country with
easy links to each Olympics, sports, and athletes.
Motivationsites.info: The online directory of all things related to
(Newspaper Association of America): the official gateway to local
newspaper sites on the Web. You can quickly locate the web site for many
newspapers in all 50 states in the US, as well as newspapers in Canada,
international newspapers, college newspapers, and an assortment of
archives and media organizations.
- Council on
Library and Information Resources (CLIR): Mission is "to expand access
to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good."
Materials are contained within four primary sections, including
"Publications", "Activities", "Awards", and "News".
University OpenCourseWare: Includes a wide range of materials,
including lecture notes, syllabi, extensive bibliographies, and various
media presentations. Visitors can click on the "Courses" heading, which
will return a complete list of all the currently available course
materials. Ranging from an introductory course on agricultural science and
policy to a "physics for humanists" course, there are a number of real
January 18, 2007
Your Success Store: Empowerment and Motivational Training. Includes
these personal development authors, Jim Rohn, Stephen Covey, Denis
Waitley, Connie Podesta, Chris Widener, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Les
Brown, Tom Hopkins, Patricia Fripp, Charlie "T" Jones, Bob Burg, Nido
Qubein, and more.
January 17, 2007
USASearch.gov: The search engine for USA.gov™ - the U.S. government's
official web portal. It is maintained by the Office of Citizen Services
and Communications, U.S. General Services Administration.
Gilmer Civil Wars Maps
Collection: During a long career in the United States and Confederate
States of American Armies, Jeremy Francis Gilmer served as an engineer.
Responsible for constructing fortifications and conducting land surveys,
he created dozens of maps and other such documents. All told, this
digitized collection at the University of North Carolina Library currently
contains 161 maps, plans, and land surveys, spanning the region from
Alabama to Virginia. There are some real gems in this collection,
including a map of the battlegrounds of Shiloh in 1862 and a map detailing
the military defenses along a portion of the coast of Texas.
Complete Guide to Digital Cameras and Photography (ShortCourses.com):
Offers a number of tutorials and informational essays on all aspects of
digital photography, camera operation, and editing digital photos. In the
site's seventeen sections, visitors can learn about how to choose a
digital camera, how to display and share digital photos, and how to best
use one's digital camera for a variety of purposes.
January 16, 2007
January 15, 2007
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: American
clergyman and civil-rights leader. Internet resources at
States Commission on Civil Rights - Historical Publications: The
United States Government Printing Office (GPO) teams up with the United
States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) and the Thurgood Marshall Law
Library, University of Maryland School of Law, to provide the American
public a website of authentic Civil Rights historical publications.
- USA.gov (formerly
FirstGov.gov): U.S. government's official web portal or information and
- University of
Wisconsin-Madison Zoology Museum Collection: digitized versions of
heavily illustrated biological journals, a few dated as early as 1859, and
the majority from the first half of the 20th century. In addition to
searching, journals can be displayed in a gallery view, so users can jump
quickly to pages of interest. The Galápagos Collection, an important
subcollection at the UWZM, includes skeletons, slides, pictures, books,
and research papers collected and produced by UW-Madison scientists and
researchers during ten expeditions to the Galápagos since 1969.
- The Knowledge Bank at
Ohio State is working with a number of partners to create a knowledge
management system that will support "the creation, organization, storage,
dissemination and preservation of the institution’s digital information
- Geospatial One Stop:
This one-stop location allows users to draw on all of the resources of the
United States Geological Survey in a timely fashion. To start, visitors
can use the basic search engine that asks them to fill in the "What" (such
as a river or lake) or the "Where" (such as Onalaska, Washington). After
filling out one of these forms, the search engine will return all of the
available map materials associated with each place.
January 11, 2007
Management Library: A complete integrated online library for
non-profits and for-profits. The Library provides easy-to-access,
clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and
management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations.
Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in
large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations. Over the past 10
years, the Library has grown to be one of the world's largest
well-organized collections of these types of resources.
National Geographic: "In the Womb-Multiples" - Sunday, January 14 at 8
p.m. (ET). Journey into the incredible fetal world of twins,
triplets and quads in the womb.
January 10, 2007
January 9, 2007
Health -Deep Web Health Search uses search technology to search deep
into health sites and extract information that you would not get on a
standard search engine result page. Some of the health sites we search
are: WebMD.com, MedlinePlus.com, MedicineNet.com , NHSDirect.com,
RXList.com, Drugdigest.org, MayoClinic.com, HealthAtoZ.com, Medem.com,
January 8, 2007
Crash Course in Copyright: Covers copyright and fair use as well as the
broader area of intellectual property for creators and users. Content
includes the background of fair use, using multimedia, digital content in
libraries, copyright management, licensing resources, online presentations,
a copyright tutorial, and links to additional information available
elsewhere. Although focused in the academic area and to University of Texas
students, faculty, and staff in particular, the content is useful for anyone
with questions pertaining to copyright, fair use, and intellectual property.
combines The Online Speech Bank and The Top 100 Speeches into one
easy-to-use, searchable reference database for all ages. The top 100
speeches in this web site are an index to and partial database of full text
transcriptions of the 100 most significant American political speeches of
the 20th century.
- Acronym Finder:
world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms,
abbreviations, and initialisms with more than 525,000 human-edited
History: High-quality historical resources for teachers and students.
In addition to primary-source material, including multimedia, the site,
which is presented in the form of a digital textbook, features resources
such as an interactive time line of U.S. History from 1590-present,
subject guides, handouts, and lesson plans. Users are also invited to
direct questions to the "Hyperhistorian." The archives of these queries
and answers are accessible as well.
- Constitution Finder:
offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents.
Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted
somewhere on the Internet. Features a well placed pull-down index to over
200 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Constitutions are
offered in original languages and English (and sometimes Spanish)
- National Atlas - U.S. Dept. of
Interior: Well organized and easy to navigate, placing maps by region
as well as type. In addition to political/ geographic maps, it includes
maps based on biology/wildlife, environment, agriculture, weather, and
history. The site contains encyclopedia-style articles on map-making and
the information contained in maps. The National Atlas places a large
volume of knowledge at the user's fingertips.
- Background Notes - United
States Department of State: Prepared by the regional bureaus about the
land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and
foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of
special sovereignty. They include excellent overviews of history and
economics for each country or region. Background Notes are useful for
those studying political science, economics, current events, and business,
and the sections on foreign relations can be especially helpful for those
studying international business.
- globalEDGE™ - Center for
International Business Education and Research, Michigan State University.
This international business and country studies information portal
provides access to over 5,000 Internet resources with annotations.
Searchers can quickly locate country profiles by using the country
drop-down menu or the visual region selection tool and can easily browse
well-organized web bibliographies from the Resource Desk.
- How Products are Made (7-volumes):
Search by keyword, browse each volume individually, or browse an
alphabetical list of all entries from Accordion to Zirconium. Each entry
includes background, perhaps a history, diagrams, the raw materials
needed, the manufacturing process, quality control, the future of the
product, and a short bibliography titled "Where To Learn More."
- ConsumerSearch: Excellent
resource for those trying to locate and evaluate product review
information on the Internet for top-rated products in 13 categories
including Photo & Video, Health & Fitness, Computers, Automotive, and
Sports & Leisure. The "Fast Answers" page summarizes the research about
each of the top rated products and provides links to "The Full Story" for
additional background and price information. Links are also provided to
ConsumerSearch's ranking of all reviews of the product and to sites
offering the product for sale.
- Nutrition.gov - National
Agricultural Library, Food and Nutrition Information Center. "The Best
Nutrition Information at Your Fingertips." Answers numerous nutrition
related questions, provides helpful hints on planning nutritional meals,
food recalls, and food safety. People trying to lose weight can find
suggestions for weight control through exercise and proper nutrition.
Users can also find useful information about food composition and how your
diet can prevent or help manage diseases.
- TechEncyclopedia (TechWeb
Network): provides definitions for over 20,000 information technology
terms. Entries range from a brief definition to substantive background
articles, many of which are credited to the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia.
A highly useful resource for anyone looking for a definition and/or
background on an IT term ranging from the history of the Internet to the
exact meaning of terms such as peripherals, mainframe, gigabyte, ultracard,
- The Official
Academy Awards® Database - Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
A one-stop source of information about the Academy Awards. Intended for
all users, the database contains a plethora of information from the first
Academy Awards® in 1927/28 to the present. Users can search one of three
search screens: Basic, Advanced and Statistical.
January 5, 2007
& White's Elements of Style: The classic reference handbook on how to
write in clear English. Intended for use in which the practice of
composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief
space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates
attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most
- The Cambridge History of
English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in 18 volumes.
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever
published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000
pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to
history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide
selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists,
religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even
non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
University Podcast Collection: Smart Lectures & Courses for Your iPod.
Media Education: A Kit for Teachers, Students, Parents and Professionals.
It proposes a prototype of media education curriculum for the basic
qualification of secondary school teachers, but it also extends to adults
outside the school system, be they parent, media professional or
decision-maker. In addition to a teachers’ manual and accompanying
students’ handbook, the kit also contains a manual for parents as well as
a handbook on ethical relations with professionals and one on internet
January 2, 2007
A History of
the New Year: A move from March to January (InfoPlease.com)
Seeks to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by the Catholic
Church to the world through the modern tools of mass communication.
Phrase and Fable (InfoPlease.com): Brewer’s 1894 "new and enlarged"
edition. This was the last version Brewer himself worked on–he died three
years after its publication at age 87.
Festivals.com: largest resource of information for more than 40,000
community festivals, fairs and special events worldwide.
FileHippo.com: download the latest versions of your favorite
applications, the newest versions of the best software – without the usual
excessive popups or spyware and without the low quality software.
Paint.NET: free image
editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers
that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and
a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. Originally intended as a free
replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has
grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing.