~ 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 19, 2008
Scripture Readings & Meditations: These readings are intended as an
aid for daily prayer and meditation. The selection of gospel passages
follow the daily church readings for the season. Also, meditations for the
Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Parables of Jesus.
- Christmas Recipes:
December 16, 2008
Foodreference.com - Holiday Recipe Section: A collection of modern,
classic, historic, cookbook, restaurant and chefs recipes, cooking tips,
techniques & methods.
Meal Planning Made Easy. Sponsored by Nestle, Meals.com is dedicated to
being your ultimate meals resource. It definitely tries to meet its goal
with thousands of recipes available for perusal. You'll be able to search
for a particular dish, find just the recipe for that is 'In
Childbirth.org: Pregnancy and childbirth information. Educating
yourselves, knowing your options, and how to provide yourselves with the
best possible care are essential to a healthy pregnancy. Enjoy the many
links of educational, informational, and personal nature. Here is one of
the most complete childbirth resources.
BookHive - Your Guide to
Children's Literature and Books. Developed by the library of Charlotte
and Mecklenberg County, North Carolina, for the purpose of categorizing
and suggesting children's books. If you're looking for a particular
subject, the 'Find A Book' section has the reviews grouped into various
categories such as Adventure, Classics all the way through Scary
Hort Corner -
University of Illinois Extension: Horticulture site with ‘seasonal’
features. Features include: Christmas trees, The Poinsettia Page, pumpkins
and apples, The Miracle of Fall and Winter Storm Resources.
December 15, 2008
AllRecipes.com: Everything you need to know about recipes and
ingredients. Section tabs for Recipes, Budget Cooking, Holidays and
Baking. Special tab for
Christmas recipes, cookies, candy, Christmas brunch casseroles and
Khan Academy: a not-for-profit organization with the mission of
providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. Includes 600
videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to
differential equations, Singapore Math, physics, finance and money and
banking. Khan has also developed a free, adaptive math program. To keep
abreast of new videos as we add them, subscribe to the Khan Academy
channel on YouTube.
Reading Rockets: a program, initiated by public television and funded
by the U.S. Department of Education, that addresses how young children
learn to read, why they struggle to read, and how adults can help. The
Reading Rockets website takes a multimedia approach to getting information
out to parents and educators. To read the site in Spanish, click on "En
espanol" halfway down the page, on the left side.
December 12, 2008
- How to Clean Stuff:
information and tips on how to clean just about anything. Includes guides
to clean: House, Kitchen & Bath, Floor & Carpet, Clothing & Fabrics, Auto,
Outdoors, Pets. Also, for every cleaning tip that you submit and they
publish they will donate .25¢ to the Clean Water Fund.
Personae (The Dignity of a Person). Instruction from the Vatican
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on ethical issues arising
from biomedical research, provides guidance on how to respect human life
and human procreation in our heavily scientific age.
December 11, 2008
Divided into seven primary sections, including "Physical Science," "Life
Science," "Earth and Space" and "Science & Tech," "Nature of Science."
Browse through teaching resources, interactive web-based lessons, and
links to external resources created by organizations such as PBS and Rice
University. One section worth singling out: "Tools to Do Science."
Monkey 3.0.6: Performs a very crucial task--wrangling together one's
digital music collection. Developed as an alternative to other music
management software, Media Monkey gives users the ability to create
detailed tags for each song, sync tracks, and also link up to various
portable music devices.
December 5, 2008
December 2, 2008
November 26, 2008
Advent–Christmas Seasons: Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy
(Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments).
Principles and Guidelines for Advent | Advent Wreath | Winter
Interstice | The Blessed Virgin Mary and Advent | The Christmas Novena |
The Crib | Popular Piety and the Spirit of Advent | Christmastide |
Christmas Eve | Feast of the Holy Family | Feast of the Holy Innocents.
November 25, 2008
The Encyclopedia of
Television: more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250
contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments
and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid
television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major
television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and
is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical
Halta Definizione: Every art historian's dream has come true. The
Italian masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era viewable
online at a stunning resolution. Free.
November 21, 2008
November 20, 2008
created by The World Bank Group as a visual learning tool to complement
the Doing Business database, which provides objective measures of business
regulations and their enforcement across 175 economies. Take a trip around
the world to discover how easy (or difficult) it is to do business in
various developing countries.
Intercountry Adoption (the State Department’s Bureau of Consular
Affairs): Devoted exclusively to intercountry adoption. Includes
information such as who is eligible to adopt, from which countries
Americans adopt children, what protections the Hague Adoption Convention
provides families, and advice to prospective parents about selecting an
accredited adoption agency. The site also provides information for foreign
citizens who are interested in adopting American children.
Business.gov: The cross-agency web site managed by the U.S. Small
Business Administration. Includes Small Business Guides, Gov’t Forms, Stat
& Local Info and Resources. Also, a new search feature to help business
owners and prospective business owners find government financial
assistance for their enterprises.
- Government Computer News and its
affiliate publications, Federal Computer Week and Washington Technology,
take a look at latest technology applications, policy developments and
integrator solutions shaping the government’s approach to green IT.
- Open CRS: a project of the Center
for Democracy & Technology through the cooperation of several
organizations and collectors of CRS Reports, provides citizens access to
CRS Reports already in the public domain and encourages Congress to
provide public access to all CRS Reports.
November 19, 2008
November 18, 2008
GoodCleanTech: The Independent Guide to Ecotechnology. Aims to provide
you with news, tips, advice, and ideas about how to do more with less.
Legend" or Lives of the Saints compiled by Jacobus de Voragine,
Archbishop of Genoa, 1275. First edition published 1470. English edition
by William Caxton, first edition 1483.
November 17, 2008
Thanksgiving Guide (Butterball.com): Preparing for the holidays is
hectic enough. That’s why Butterball put together a helpful guide to help
make your holidays easy and delicious.
The Thanksgiving Day topic page (NY Times): features recipes,
articles, Q&As, multimedia and more.
- Recipezaar: A fun and lively
site that brings together thousands of recipes. First-time visitors can
look at the "Recipe of the Day" feature on the homepage, and then browse
recipes by ingredient, cuisine, occasion, course, and preparation.
- First World
War: The seven-part series from the Guardian and Observer on the
history of the first world war. This intriguing site created by the
Guardian newspaper in Britain features slideshows, articles, and a set of
external links to additional websites of note.
Biology Animation Library (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory): Include a
brief overview of cloning, several on DNA, gel electrophoresis, and
polymerase chain reaction. The site is rounded out by a section on the
left-hand side that contains links to other educational resources created
by experts at the Dolan DNA Research Center.
November 13, 2008
- OpenCongress: brings
together official government data with news coverage, blog posts, comments
with a mission to make Congress more transparent and to encourage civic
- PolitiFact: A
project of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to help
you find the truth in the presidential campaign. Every day, reporters and
researchers from the Times and CQ will analyze the candidates' speeches,
TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate.
Instructables: The World's Biggest Show and Tell. Instructables is a
web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they
do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.
Thanksgiving dinner: We want you to be able to have the perfect
feast ready. So we've whipped up a fresh batch of Instructables that
will help you out with everything from the turkey to the side dishes and
even a dessert and a bit of apple cider.
- Roadside America: Guide
to uniquely odd tourist attractions throughout the USA. Offers maps,
directions and tourist attraction details.
- Powell's Books: One of the
world's great bookstores. Powell’s focuses primarily on books with
superior reviews. Includes a section of Rare and Collectible Books.
- Google Flu Trends uses
aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity state-by-state up
to two weeks faster than traditional systems.
- Inauguration Day 2009
(Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies): Official site
for information about the January 20, 2009 inaugural ceremonies. Events,
history, how to get tickets, how to sign your band up to play in the
inaugural parade, photos, and more. Items of special interest include:
What Happens on Inauguration Day | Facts and Firsts.
November 12, 2008
Christmas Resources and links (AppleSeeds.org)
C-Span: Lincoln 200
Years: February 12, 2009 will mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham
Lincoln's birth, and the C-SPAN network will be ready with this website
and a host of special programming to commemorate this important date. The
materials on the site are divided into five sections including "Schedule,"
"Timeline," "Video," "In His Own Words," and "Gallery." The "Timeline"
offers a brief overview of important events in Lincoln's life.
November 10, 2008
and Resources (JoyfulHeart.com)
- The Horatio Alger Association
of Distinguished Americans: fulfills its mission of honoring the
achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded
in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their
dreams through higher education. Additionally the Society awards college
scholarships so if you're on the higher education trail, you certainly
want to become familiar with this group!
- FamilyFun: Fun stuff for Kids,
Parents - and More Great Family Fun Ideas. Includes seasonal arts/crafts,
recipes, holiday ideas, and more.
- Molecular Movies: A Portal
to Cell & Molecular Animation. An organized directory of cell and
molecular animations, as well as a collection of original tutorials for
life science professionals learning 3D visualization.
Nature & Science of Autumn: A Guide to Selected Resources (Science
Reference Services - LOC). Selected Titles | Selected Articles | Selected
- Presidential Transition Project: this
website will be your source for the latest news, events, and announcements
so that you can follow the setting up of the Obama Administration. And
just as this historic campaign was, from the beginning, about you—the
transition process will offer you opportunities to participate in
redefining our government.
November 7, 2008
The Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education (The Cardinal
Newman Society). To study Catholic colleges and universities in accordance
with the guidelines of Ex corde Ecclesiae and in a manner faithful to the
Holy Father and Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Religion: blog that analyses media coverage of religion, on the
premise that the secular media does not 'get religion'.
November 5, 2008
- Advent -
Christmas 2008 Resources (CatholicOnline): Prayers, family traditions,
stories, articles and more.
- ACME How
To's Library of How To and Repair Guides. Learn how to fix appliances,
repair electrical problems, resolve plumbing problems, set up home theater
equipment, get gardening tips, repair a PC, fix doors and windows and
much, much more. Learn how from our free repair guides and do it yourself.
Tech Support, Manuals & Troubleshooting for Consumers
- Applied Language Solutions:
a Translation Services Company. Professional translation and
interpretation services for website translation, HR and marketing, legal
services, technical, engineering, medical or any other specialized subject
online translation. If you want the rough meaning of foreign
documents then try one of our FREE machine translation services.
- Visible Earth:
a catalog of NASA images and animations of planet earth.
- The Virtual Learning
Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) - UDayton: a growing
initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime
and anywhere via the internet. The goal is to support the church's
professional ministry of religious education and faith formation in
General Biology 101 Labs - Rutgers University
The Albert G. Spalding Collection of Early Baseball Photographs and
Drawings: The personal collection of materials related to baseball and
other sports gathered by the early baseball player and sporting-goods
tycoon A.G. Spalding. Consists of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets;
over 100 periodicals; numerous scrapbooks, scorebooks, and diaries; and
other manuscript items that document the development of the sport from the
mid-19th century to about 1914.
October 31, 2008
Center: Priests for Life Election Action Center. Includes Priests for
Life Voters’ Guide and a comparison of the Democratic and Republican party
October 21, 2008
Stem Cell Information - Archdiocese of Detroit: Advocacy &
Programming, Statements, News & Articles.
Skills (Infoplease): dedicated to helping develop communication
skills. Includes tips on writing Essays, Research Papers, Biographies,
Book Reports, Five Paragraph Essays, Bibliographies, Speech Writing,
Spelling & Grammar, Sentence Structure and other topics.
American Rhetoric.com: comprehensive online speech databank to 5000+
full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal
proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events,
and a declaration or two.
Creativity-Portal.com: the voices of creativity coaches, artists,
writers, and business professionals sharing their knowledge and expertise
to inspire creative exploration and expression through free learning,
arts, crafts, writing, and other creative activities.
- ExecutiveBooks.com: The
Internet's Premier Supplier of Leadership and Motivational Media!
Featuring Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Og
Mandino, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Jim Rohn, Ken Blanchard, Zig Ziglar and
October 13, 2008
Amherst College: Online Resources for Writers. A fine set of online
resources for use by their Amherst students and members of the
web-browsing public. This particular set includes a long list of resources
divided into thematic headings such as "Preparing to Write," "Thesis and
Argument," "Clarity and Grace," and "Using Sources."
100 Incredibly Useful and Interesting Web Sites (PC World) -- Complete
List by Category. You'll find these sites indispensable – Tools to help
you manage and conserve your money; Sites That Will Boost Your Political
Awareness; Great How-to Web Sites; Sites for Buying, Selling and Renting
Almost Anything; Sites that best aggregate, organize or host great-looking
online video of all kinds; Sites for Fitness and Travel; Sites About Music
and Literature; Specialty Sites You Should Know About, and more.
October 10, 2008
Your Way: A Guide for Adults. Written for men and women ages 18 to 64,
this booklet is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for
Americans released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Disease (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases). Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small
intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People
who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye,
and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in
everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.
October 8, 2008
Ohio 2008 Ballot Measures: Five ballot questions will appear on Ohio's
November 4 statewide ballot. The total includes three measures put
on the ballot by the state legislature, one initiative and one veto
Amazing Space: uses the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries to
inspire and educate about the wonders of our universe.
Sky: highlights of the October sky. Your guide to constellations,
deep sky objects, planets, and events.
- Amazing Space -
Teaching tools: Reveal the beauty and wonder of the cosmos to your
students with this comprehensive listing of all of our interactive
activities, graphic organizers, science content reading selections, and
- Amazing Space -
Homework Help: Get ideas for projects and research them on the
Amazing Space site.
October 6, 2008
Medieval Imaginations: created and maintained by the University of
Cambridge's Faculty of English. The purpose of the site is to provide
access to the "images corresponding to the main episodes dramatized in the
English Mystery Plays, because these present the medieval view of human
history from the Creation to the Last Judgement."
Newswriters Association: Helping journalists cover religion with
balance, accuracy and insight. Founded in 1949, the Religion Newswriters
Association (RNA) works "to advance the professional standards of religion
reporting in the secular press as well as to create a support network for
- Doing What Works (US Dept. of Ed.):
dedicated to assisting teachers in the implementation of effective
educational practices. Contains practice guides developed by the
Department’s Institute of Education Sciences that evaluate research on the
effectiveness of teaching practices described in the guides. Also contains
examples of possible ways this research may be used, but not necessarily
the only ways to implement these teaching practices.
October 2, 2008
October 1, 2008
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, "As Catholics (and Christians) we
have an obligation to form our consciences in the light of the truth the
Church teaches." If Catholics are to form their conscience properly, then
we need to understand the vital issues in this election cycle. That’s why
the CatholicVote.com Research Team has compiled articles and Internet
resources. We think you will find them to be powerful and compelling.
September 29, 2008
How to Clean Anything: collection of cleaning hints for in and around
the house, compiled by industry professionals. Divided into Recreation
General Cleaning, Articles, Reviews, Car Detailing and Housekeeping Tips,
in addition to seasonal cleaning tips–fall, summer, spring and winter. A
new feature is the Product Review section. On these pages are reviews of
September 26, 2008
Absentee Voter Guide (Harvard Institute of Politics): This guide
contains all the information college students need to vote by absentee
ballot from school. To begin, click on your state on the map or list
Shrinking the Camel - Confessions of Faith from the Corner Office: For
Christians With Ambition. Shrinking the Camel is executive Bradley J.
Moore's decidedly non-religious take on the challenges of connecting
business life with spiritual life.
Library/International Marian Research Institute (University of
Dayton): an international center of study and research on Mary, the Mother
of Jesus Christ. The Marian Library holds the world's largest collection
of printed materials on the Blessed Virgin. Our academic program has
- Basic and
Clinical Neurosciences (Columbia University's College of Physicians
and Surgeons): Lectures and videos that provide a "comprehensive and
concise review of the neurosciences." It's best to start by reading the
executive summary, and then click on over to the "Topics and Speakers"
September 25, 2008
September 22, 2008
American Heart Association - Healthy Lifestyle: Better lifestyle
habits can help you reduce your risk for heart attack. Learn what you can
do to help prevent heart disease and stroke.
FindHow - the "How-To"
search engine: high-quality How-To's, typically from well-known,
recognized brand names or individuals –
auto, careers, education, family/relationships, hobbies/crafts,
holidays, entertaining, home/garden, finances, travel, sports/recreation,
September 16, 2008
Pfizer - Medicine Safety Education: Pfizer developed this interactive
educational resource to help health care providers, public health
professionals, patients, and caregivers learn more about medicine safety.
"Understanding Risk", "Medicine Safety Timeline", and "Partnering to
Protect Patients" have been developed for professional audiences.
"Medicine Safety for Patients" has helpful information developed
especially for patients and caregivers.
Mrs. Claus Cookbook
from the NorthPole Kitchen. Includes recipes for
September 15, 2008
Clearance Center: By offering licenses and permissions to content from
the world's most sought-after publications CCC helps to advance education,
innovation and the free flow of information—all while encouraging respect
for intellectual property and the principles of copyright.
Business: content licensing and permissions services that enable
businesses and other enterprises to collaborate effectively, while
ensuring that they respect the intellectual property of others.
Academic Services: Faculty and staff at more than a thousand
institutions license content through CCC for coursepacks, e-reserves,
course management systems, interlibrary loan and other classroom and
Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance: Designed for academic
institutions, this guide helps answer questions ranging from basic
copyright law to the more complex topics of ILL and e-reserves. Includes
an Introduction overview, Copyright Basics, Using Content, Copyright
Compliance, Other Campus Copyright Issues and Quick Links.
Tools and Guidelines: For Academic Institutions, For Businesses, For
National MRSA Education Initiative: Preventing MRSA Skin Infections
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Biology Project: The Chemistry of Amino Acids. A basic
introduction to amino acids, offering a brief description of their role as
the "building blocks" of protein. After reading the introduction, students
can learn about the structure of amino acids, and then take on a few
exercises in the "Test yourself" section of the site.
September 12, 2008
September 11, 2008
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.
Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention
Practices (Institute of Education Science-U.S.
Department of Education). This guide presents strategies that classroom
teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of
adolescent students. The recommendations aim to help students gain more
from their reading tasks, improve their motivation for and engagement in
the learning process, and assist struggling readers who may need intensive
and individualized attention.
RealCatholicTV.com: to provide everyone with means to increase their
personal holiness through catechesis and evangelization about the truth of
the Christian faith. We aim to convert non-Catholics to the faith founded
personally by Jesus Christ, and strengthen the faith of existing
<hyper>gURL.com: Learn how to create, improve and promote a website.
tutorials all help to create your site.
September 9, 2008
Famous or Well-Known
Sayings from the Bible. The English language (as well as other
languages) has been full of phrases and proverbs from the Bible.
"Cleanliness is next to godliness" is not one of biblical origin. Neither
is "God helps those who help themselves." That one is from Poor Richard's
Citing Online Sources of Information: Classroom Connect developed the
following method to help students cite Internet sources as accessed
through their Internet browsers. This method makes it easy for educators
to check the veracity of every online source their students cite.
- Hillel: The Foundation for
Jewish Campus Life provides opportunities for Jewish students at more
than 500 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish
identity through its global network of regional centers, campus
Foundations and Hillel student organizations.
September 5, 2008
Disaster and Emergency Resources (U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services): Prepare, Respond, Recover
Archives (NARA) has preserved and provided access to the records of
the United States of America. Keeper of the Declaration of Independence,
the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and many other public records.
Drug Error Finder (United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP))–Look-alike/Sound-alike
Drug Names: A service to healthcare practitioners, industry, consumers,
USP has developed a free tool for accessing drug names that have been
identified with a medication error. USP's Drug Error Finder allows a user
to search more than 1,400 drugs involved in look-alike and/or sound-alike
errors. It not only lists the other drugs involved in a mix-up, but also
designates the severity of the error where at least one report was
received through USP's Reporting Programs.
September 4, 2008
Human Anatomy Online:
inner exploration of Human Anatomy. Each topic has animations, 100’s of
graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. Study the anatomy of the
human body. It’s fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site for
students or those who just want to know more about the medical
descriptions used by doctors and nurses.
Project: Working to improve the accuracy of reference sources, both
online and off!
Respect Life Program Packet – 2008-09 (USCCB): October 5, 2008.
September 1, 2008
The Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty
(USCCB): Everything you need to know about the
Catholic Church’s involvement in ending the use of the death penalty.
Includes Campaign Brochure | Campaign Launch Information | Facts About the
Death Penalty | What You Can Do | Statements by the U.S.C.C.B. | In the
Courts | State Catholic Conference and Individual Bishops’ Statements |
From the Vatican | News Releases | Press Releases | Resources.
Index Analyticus–Catechism of the Catholic Church (1997 English Tran.):
Index that appeared in the Latin typical edition of the Catechism of the
WordCentral: There is an online dictionary, a thesaurus and even a
section where you can create your own word collection. Teachers, the ‘For
Educators’ section will point you to all sorts of valuable word resources.
Development Institute: recommended by ‘Psychology Today.’ Designed for
parents to help with all aspects of child rearing, from prenatal,
newborns, up through teenagers. There are sections on child development,
parenting, child psychology, teenagers, health, safety and learning
disabilities including Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyslexia.
- John Rosemond’s
Traditional Parenting: psychologist and nationally syndicated
columnist, has developed a web site for common-sense parenting, a must for
every parent. Excellent resources including John's weekly column, his Q &
A of the week, parenting stories submitted by visitors like you, resource
directories, and weekly polls.
ExecutivePlanet.com: guide to international business culture, customs,
and etiquette, which covers many aspects of doing business worldwide.
Dress is covered as is entertaining appropriately and even acceptable
Britain: one of the British Library's largest digitization projects to
date. You can now view and hear a staggering 90,000 images and sounds from
our world-renowned collections without ever needing to visit the
prestigious building in London.
Knots Page: step-by-step instructions for all types of knots.
- The Mercury
Theater on the Air: features the ‘finest radio drama on the air,’
Orson Welles’s notorious "War of the Worlds." Here you’ll find not only
"War of the Worlds," but many surviving shows from the series, a
collection of some of the most chilling radio theater of the 1930s.
August 29, 2008
Our Sunday Visitor - "Heritage" series: articles focusing on American
presidents and Catholicism. To date the series has profiled George
Washington, America’s first president; Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson;
Reconstruction presidents Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant; and two
20th century giants, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, among
others. There will be more throughout the election season.
Images in NASA: collection of over a thousand images of significant
historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This
collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public
looking for high-quality photographs. Please note that downloading these
image files may take some time, although searching and browsing should be
Dynamic Periodic Table of Elements: This periodic table is far more
feature-filled and interactive than even the most complex standalone
FixYourOwnPrinter.com: Reference guides, error codes, printer repair
kits, manuals and printer cartridges. What printer do you need help with?
Top Secret Recipes®: original custom recipes that have been created
from scratch in the test kitchen by Todd Wilbur who has devoted the last
15 years to kitchen cloning. Todd can often spend days at a time and
dozens of attempts creating the perfect clone of a famous brand-name
Illuminated: a 13-part multimedia learning resource for adult learners
and high school teachers in math and other disciplines. The series
explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest
study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the
shape of the universe. Rather than a series of problems to be solved,
mathematics is presented as play we engage in to answer deep questions
that are relevant in our world today.
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (National Institute of
Mental Health): An easy-to-read booklet of attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD). Includes casues, symptoms, help and resources.
Encyclopedia: A free online encyclopedia of internal network security
issues by network security provider Promisec, which includes popular
Web-based applications among possible data-loss threats. Internal threats
may come from various sources such as usage of USB (Universal Serial Bus)
memory sticks, programs like Skype, unwanted file types, and any services
or applications that are not permissible or aren't covered by registered
Quick View Plus 10 — For Windows Vista, XP/2000: Support for over 300
different file formats, including Microsoft Office 2007, QVP-10 lets you
view all the files and email attachments you need, instantly – without
purchasing numerous software programs. Quick View Plus maintains the
formatting of the files you view. So you can see and print files as they
were originally created and meant to be seen, complete with fonts, text
formatting and graphics.
August 20, 2008
for Faithful Citizenship (USCCB): U.S. Catholic bishops "campaign to
help Catholics develop well-formed consciences for addressing political
and social questions." They invite Catholics to pray before the November
election a novena for life, justice, and peace. Free podcasts are
providing prayer Web resources to help focus on common values and identity
August 18, 2008
Research Guide for Students: tools for students to conduct research
and to present their findings. Provides a Quick Click to Search Engines,
Writing, and Style Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, CGOS, CBE,
Harvard), and Worlds of Knowledge housing some of the best education Web
sites in a Virtual Library arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (Cornell University Library)
- CatholicCulture.org: new
website makeover incorporates the Catholic World News service and a new
and enlarged commentary section.
August 14, 2008
Mae - 'Education Investment Planner': to help families build a
customized plan to pay for college. Free online tool enables families to
estimate full cost of a college degree, compare schools, determine if
student loans are needed and project monthly payments.
ICEL - English translation of The Order of Mass I (White Pages-Study
Text) © 2008, International Committee on English in the Liturgy
- The United
States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT): a partnership
between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private
sectors. Established in 2003 to protect the nation's Internet
infrastructure, US-CERT coordinates defense against and responses to cyber
attacks across the nation.
Online Video Streaming Archive: Designed to complement selected
articles and letters from Nature magazine, these videos feature analysis
and commentary from Nature editors and selected scientists. This archive
contains over two dozen video features that report on the honeybee genome,
smoking and lung cancer genes, and the evolution of language.
EveryRose - The Rose
Reference Database: descriptive information on every rose currently
being sold, and the most important historical and species roses. Search
for a particular rose by name, by color, by just about any 'rose'
characteristic. There are over 7150 different roses listed as well as 2500
- 32 Keys: A
Collection of Ideas About Life. Topics includes: Life, Love, Attitude,
Friendship, Relationship, Happiness, Confidence, Purpose, Appreciation,
Values, and more.
Matters: Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we
live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can
irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your
Time Radio – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. An American comedy duo,
comprising singer Dean Martin (as the "straight man") and comedian Jerry
Lewis (as his stooge). The pair worked together in nightclubs, on radio
and television, and film from 1946 until 1956.
- Clinical Trials Listing Service: "a wealth of information related to
clinical trials such as a listing of industry and government-sponsored
clinical trials as well as new drug therapies recently approved by the
"Forgiveness: Part of Healing" by Elaine Walton ("Marriage and
Families," April 2001): "We can say, "I forgive," but still question if we
have truly forgiven. We may not be able to decide if forgiveness is
important or valuable.…"
August 13, 2008
2008 Olympic Games - August 8-24, 2008 (Official Website): Includes,
news, schedule of events, sports, venues, photo gallery.
- The International
Olympic Committee (IOC): "a dramatically improved website with new
interactive games, flash animation, videos of highlights and other
features that make it a one-step source for information on the Olympic
Games". Will provide continually updated results from China, as well as a
behind-the-scenes look at activities in Beijing.
Summer Beijing Olympics (NBC): Visit the NBC Olympics website for
featured Olympic athlete profiles, daily online blogs, videos and photos
from the Olympic games online. Learn the history of the summer Olympic
sports and the modern summer games."
TODAY’s Olympics News: Coverage and Results for Past and Future
- Yahoo! Sports -
Coverage of the Beijing Summer Olympic Games, August 8–24
- ESPN - Olympics:
2008 Summer Olympics - Beijing, China
August 1, 2008
Citizen Media Law
Project's Legal Guide: Knowing your legal rights and responsibilities
is important for anyone who publishes online. The CMLP's legal guide
addresses the legal issues you may encounter as you gather information and
publish your work. The guide is intended for use by citizen media creators
with or without formal legal training, as well as others with an interest
in these issues.
- Citizen Media Law Project:
to provide education, legal training, and resources for individuals and
organizations involved in citizen media. We also provide research and
advocacy on free speech, newsgathering, intellectual property, and other
legal issues related to online speech.
July 31, 2008
Provides informative, quality Self Improvement, Personal Growth and
Natural Health information to help people improve their lives. Provides
information ranging from Goal Setting and Stress Management to Natural
Health and Alternative Medicine.
July 30, 2008
Barbecue'n On The Internet: The Best Source of Barbecue Information on
the Web, offers complete and accurate information on barbecuing, grilling
and general outdoor cooking worldwide. From free newsletters to cookbook
giveaways, your complete source for outdoor cooking information.
July 28, 2008
Grammar Pretest: (The
Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation).
#1 Source for Grammar and
Punctuation Answers. Learn all about who and whom, affect and effect,
subjects and verbs, adjectives and adverbs, commas, semicolons, quotation
marks, and much more.
Rules: Grammar Rules | Punctuation Rules | Capitalization Rules |
Commonly Confused Words | Rules for Writing Numbers.
the United States Is Governed: national, state, and local governments
in the U.S. Chapters focus on the federal government, state governments,
local government, elections and the electoral process, nongovernmental
organizations and institutions that influence public policy, and
similarities and differences between the U.S. system of government and
other forms of democratic government (Department of State).
Early Childhood Education: effective teaching practices in
center-based settings with 3- to 5-year-old children who are not yet in
kindergarten: teaching phonological awareness and using interactive and
dialogic reading. Find tools and templates you can use (Department of
Images: collection of historic photographs, film and video available
to the public. 21 major NASA imagery collections merged into a single
searchable online resource.
Head and Brain Injuries: Also called: Concussion, TBI, Traumatic brain
injury. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. sustain head and brain
injuries. Some are minor because the skull is quite good at protecting the
brain. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital.
Serious head injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death.
to Genomic Medicine - BioEd Online.
July 24, 2008
Math Worksheets Center:
over 8,000 K-12 math worksheets, lesson, homework, and quizzes. Created by
a group of Math Teachers assigned the task of helping a struggling school
district evaluate and choose a math curriculum that would help their
students achieve success.
Project: the world's largest collaborative online encyclopedia of
medicine. Physicians, medical schools, hospitals, health organizations and
public health professionals are volunteering to collaboratively build the
most comprehensive medical clearinghouse in the world for information
about health, medicine and the body. This free public site will officially
launch at the end of 2008.
The Writing Center at Franciscan University: Includes Dictionaries |
Thesauri | Encyclopedias | APA | MLA | Chicago | Turabian | Research |
Writing Process Avoiding Plagiarism | Grammar & Style | Rhetoric | Misc.
July 23, 2008
Creation": photo galleries of spring 2008 flower staken on the campus of
Franciscan University of Steubenville by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR. Also,
includes sunrises/sunsets, fall foliage and Stations of the Cross.
CDC: Travel Health
for Olympic Games. Many Americans will travel to China this summer to
witness the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. If you’re one of them or
know someone who is, keep reading to learn about safe and healthy travel
Rosary (Catholic Culture): Includes How to Pray the Rosary | The History
of the Rosary | On the Most Holy Rosary (including the Luminous Mysteries).
Hope Notes: "to bring
encouragement and hope to others." Create a stackful of notes with
messages of hope and leave them in public places. Includes a template to
Nouwen Society: to foster the spirituality of solitude, community and
compassion that was embodied in the life and teaching of Henri Nouwen.
Science: a leading source of science and technology news since its
inception way back in 1872. With up-to-the-minute tech news, insightful
commentary on the new innovations, we aim to be your first stop for what's
new and what's next.
- Graspr.com: online video
community that offers high quality instructional content on a wide range
of topics. Its mission is to make the world a smarter place by bringing
together people who possess different kinds of expertise, and helping them
share what they know with others. Graspr wants to make knowledge more
accessible, and thus empower users to explore new interests, cultivate new
skills, and become even more proficient in the subjects they know well.
Muscle Atlas - Musculoskeletal Radiology: Created by Doctor Michael
Richardson at the University of Washington, this online muscle atlas
covers the lower and upper extremity, and is primarily designed for use by
health science professionals.
- Sport Science
(Exploratorium): interactive exhibits, activities, and video clips on
the world of sport science. The materials here are organized primarily by
- Coming of the American
Revolution (1764-1776): Before the American Revolution, the British
colonies along the eastern seaboard of North America were a rather
disparate group of competing entities. Strong dissatisfaction with various
policies of the British government stirred them to action during the 1760s
and 1770s. This fine website from the Massachusetts Historical Society
takes visitors inside that struggle through official documents, personal
correspondence, and newspaper pieces from those tumultuous decades.
- WYDChallenge.com: forum for
World Youth Day pilgrims to stay connected by way of service projects. God
Squad Communications, its sponsor, is based out of the Archdiocese of
Miami. "Registered pilgrims will receive monthly community service
challenges that will have them involved in a variety of activities in
their local diocese. Challenges can include donating their time at a local
hospital, organizing a food drive, or using their talents for simple acts
of kindness. Our global partner organizations will also sponsor some of
- Codex Sinaiticus -
Oldest New Testament Bible. Online high resolution images of the
Gospel of Mark, several Old Testament books, and notes on the work made
over centuries from the University of Leipzig, one of the four curators of
the ancient text worldwide.
The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Information Clearinghouse & Handout Exchange: The goal is to gather
into one place the many tools available to government information
librarians to assist in the successful management of electronic government
information and in building advocacy skills to promote access to this
information. Divided into four areas: Guides & Handouts for Depository
Management, Subject-oriented Guides and Tutorials, Source- and
Geography-oriented Guides and Tutorials, Product-oriented Guides and
- The Paleobiology
Database: to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic
data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age,
as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data. The
project’s wider, long-term goal is to encourage collaborative efforts to
answer large-scale paleobiological questions by developing a useful
database infrastructure and bringing together large data sets.
July 7, 2008
- The Levy
Economics Institute of Bard College: to "serve the wider policymaking
community in the United States and the rest of the world by enabling
scholars and leaders in business, labor, and government to work together
on problems of common interest."
Nature & Science -
Teacher Resources (National Park Service): Exemplary set of
educational resources which draws on their greatest assets, namely
national parks from Maine to Utah. The main area on their homepage
features over a dozen teacher guides and park programs that feature
detailed geology lessons that draw on the landscapes of Yosemite National
Park and the dynamic volcanoes of Hawaii.
Composition: Writing for an Audience ( Annenberg Media). How does one
write a great essay? Is it possible to come up with an original voice?
These two questions and many more are discussed in this 26-part series on
English composition. This video series "introduces basic principles and
strategies for communicating in writing to a variety of audiences and
improving general composition skills."
Tom Volke's Fungi:
A comprehensive study of mushrooms including a search facility to help you
locate the exact fungi that you're seeking. Don't think you have to be a
biologist to find this feature valuable…helpful for 'choosing and using
the different mushrooms for various dishes…interesting to anyone who
enjoys eating, growing or cooking with these fungi.'
June 30, 2008
Impact Living: lower the environmental impact of your home and your
daily life. The best green products, practices and service providers to
help you achieve your environmental goals.
June 27, 2008
June 26, 2008
dedicated to providing clear and concise answers to common questions.
"Although there is a vast amount of information available on the internet,
sometimes relatively simple questions are difficult to resolve because the
answers are scattered across multiple websites.…At wiseGEEK we try to
digest and simplify disparate information into concise answers."
June 23, 2008
Clinic–Symptom Checker: Tools for
healthier lives. Use this guide to discover the most common causes of
- In Pictures:
online tutorials are based on pictures, not words. They're the easiest way
to learn computer subjects. Includes tutorial for Microsoft Office,
OpenOffice, Dreamweaver, HTML & CSS, MySQL basics, PHP basics, Perl basics
and web graphics.
StoryBin: an Internet
Collection of Positive Thinking. Includes 'Newest Additions' for easy
access to the latest postings…. The categories include topics from
Positive Living to Perspective Builders, just the right prescription for
an 'attitude adjustment.' Also a 'Quotation Database' should you need
additional help to find just the right 'saying.
Markstein's Toonopedia™: the first hypertext encyclopedia of toons—the
Internet's most comprehensive source of information about the entire
spectrum of American cartoonery.
The Foundation for
Sacred Arts: a Catholic nonprofit organization which has been founded
to encourage and inspire the production and promotion of sacred arts for
the glory of God and the transformation of society.
June 20, 2008
June 18, 2008
June 16, 2008
Citizen Information Center (FCIC): a trusted one-stop source for
answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.
Economic Stimulus Package Resource Center: The U.S. Small Business
Administration welcomes you to this new resource center, which connects
America’s entrepreneurs with tax management tools and strategies to
maximize savings from the 2008 Economic Stimulus Package.
WorldWideScience.org: a global science gateway connecting you to
national and international scientific databases. Accelerates scientific
discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of global science
Therapy: describes the psychiatric work of Conrad Baars, MD and Anne
Terruwe on the nature of man based on St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica.
Their approach is named affirmation therapy, and the important clinical
discovery of Emotional Deprivation Disorder . It involves treating people
by guiding them in learning to love and receive love, thus healing all
Aunt Lynnie's Kitchen:
You'll find recipes, cooking tips, emergency ingredient substitutions as
well as information on how to fix those cooking goofs that we all make,
goofs such as sticky rice, lumpy gravy, etc.
The Healing Story
Alliance: a special interest group of the
National Storytelling Network. Our
goal for this special interest group is to share our experience and our
skills, to increase our knowledge of stories and our knowledge of the best
ways to use stories to inform, inspire, nurture and heal.
Wee Ones Online
Magazine: brings families the best in today's children's literature.
Wee Ones wishes to encourage children to read and make it an enjoyable and
fun experience. Wee Ones is designed for young children between the ages
of 5 and 10.
June 10, 2008
101.1 — New York's favorite oldies station. Click on "listen Live."
The Art of Manliness:
The Art of Manliness is dedicated to helping men uncover what manliness
means in the 21st century. What skills and knowledge should a 21st Century
man acquire? What traits should they develop? Generation X and Y is a
generation of Lost Boys. We live in a Never-Never-Land where boys stay
boys and never become men. More and more males today are putting off
college, family, and adult responsibilities in order to play video games
and do keg stands.
- yBENEDICT: specifically
established to serve pilgrims across the world in the lead up to WYD2008.
The site has two principal aims—to provide resources for those interested
in registering, promoting and preparing for World Youth Day 2008, and to
provide daily reports on the latest WYD news from across Sydney, Australia
and the world.
June 5, 2008
'Where Children Love to Learn and Learn to Grow.' This site has a wealth
of information organized into sections, including one for Families that
has 'everything you need to know to encourage a love of learning,' one for
Kids where the younger set can find lots of online fun and experience
their favorite characters coming to life, and a section for Teachers chock
full of classroom tools and other resources. Continually updated with
weekly articles and new activities.
June 4, 2008
Thrift Project: a multi-year initiative to conduct scholarly research
on the meaning and history of thrift as an American value and to bring
together leaders from across the political spectrum who can lead a
national conversation on thrift and make recommendations for the future.
The project is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton
June 2, 2008
Exercising Safely in the Heat (National Athletic Trainers'
Association). Read NATA’s complete
Statement on Exertional Heat Illnesses.
- Exercise is Medicine
(American College of Sports Medicine & the American Medical Association):
the primary objective is to encourage athletic trainers, physicians and
other health care providers to record physical activity as a vital sign
during patient visits. Able patients will be advised to participate in at
least 30 minutes of physical activity, and 10 minutes of stretching and
light muscle training, five days a week. Includes sections for Physicians,
Health & Fitness Professionals, the Public, Media and other Exercise
The Sacred Heart of Jesus – § 166-73: A brief treatment of the
biblical foundations and historical development of devotion to the Most
Sacred Heart from the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy
(Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments).
May 29, 2008
Autism. Lisa Jo Rudy, autism guide. Includes: What is Autism? | Life
with Autism | Treatments | latest articles and research.
Nine of the largest producers and distributors of home gardening stock–House
of Wesley, Royal Dutch, Burgess Seed & Plant, Exciting Gardens, Four
Seasons Nursery, Inter-State Nurseries, Farmer Seed and Nursery, Kelly
Nurseries, and Honeycreek Nurseries–have
joined along with ComeToBuy Inc., an Internet services company, to make
DirectGardening.com available to garden enthusiasts.
FabricLink: "educational resource for fabrics, apparel, home
furnishings and care," for all things textile related. Includes laundering
tips for the various fabrics, how to read those perplexing 'care' symbols
on labels, how to handle the new 'high tech' fabrics of which much of the
new sportswear is made. Visit the 'Fabric University' designed to help you
make informed decisions on the purchase and care of fabrics.
PosteRazor 1.5 (free): Want to print an image the size of a
poster--but you don't have a wide-format printer? One solution is to print
the image in smaller sections, each taking up a sheet of standard paper,
and then put those sections together to create the full image. PosteRazor
is available as a Windows, an OSX and a Linux version.
Lost Titles, Forgotten
Rhymes (Library of Congress): How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or
Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author. Locating a novel, short story,
or poem without knowing its title or author can be very difficult. This
guide is intended to help readers identify a literary work when they know
only its plot or subject, or other textual information such as a
character's name, a line of poetry, or a unique word or phrase.
To Go Organic (Organic Trade Association): provides in-depth
information for producers, processors, and individuals about how to make
the transition to organic. The primary sections of the site include
"Pathway for Producers", "Pathway for Processors", and "Key Resources,"
which includes thematically organized resources that deal with crops and
farming, business and marketing, certification, and livestock and
Annie's Remedy: Essential Oils & Herbs. Caveat: Information on the
traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on this site are for
educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt
has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses
and properties of herbs have not been validated by the FDA. If you have
any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care
practitioner before self-administering herbs.
May 26, 2008
(U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs): History of Memorial Day, The Story of
Taps, Story of the Poppy, "In Flanders Fields"
- Memorial Day: History,
How to Observe, Prayers and Poetry, President’s Remarks, Speeches and
May 21, 2008
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine: covers the following
topics: ethnobotany, ethnomycology, ethnozoology, ethnoecology,
traditional medicines, traditional healthcare in households and domestic
arenas, migrant healthcare/urban ethnobiology, pluralistic healthcare in
developing countries,, as well as other related areas in environmental,
nutritional, medical and visual anthropology.
May 20, 2008
Smithsonian: Science and Technology: Visitors can scan the left-hand
side of the page for alphabetically organized resources from aeronautics
Library Digital Collection (University of Florida): includes over 2500
fully digitized children's books, published in the United States and Great
Britain between 1850 and 1900 (selected from more than more than 100,000
in the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, dating from
the mid-1600s through 2007).
Bank Topics: World Bank's "New Deal" on global food policy includes
creating safety nets such as school feeding, food for work, and
conditional cash transfers. Look at the "Understanding the Crisis" section
which provides brief synopses of the situation in different parts of the
world, including Africa and Asia.
"Evangelization—Grace and Vocation": Bishop Serratelli (Diocese of
Paterson), Pastoral Letter
May 19, 2008
Foundation: a series of conversations among leading scientists and
scholars about the "Big Questions."
- The Nizkor
Project: Nizkor is a Hebrew word which means "We will remember";
this site is dedicated 'to the millions of Holocaust victims who suffered
and died at the hands of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime.' Here is an
excellent resource for anyone interested in the Holocaust of World War II.
SparkNotes.com: study guides to help students learn and practice basic
skills, write a paper, study for a test and achieve their academic goals.
Each guide contains thorough summaries and insightful critical analysis of
a nearly endless range of subjects including English literature,
Shakespeare, History and Math and Science.
BBC - The Life of
Mammals hosted by Sir David Attenborough. Research a particular
species by a variety of methods, by an animal's habitat, by his diet, by
body shape, intelligence and behavior, all designed to give an up close
and personal introduction to our beastly friends, both domestic and wild.
Technology Assisting Literacy Knowledge (TALK): The Classroom Literacy
Guide is a rollup of best practices in literacy, consistent for all grade
levels, that is put into a form useful for instructional planning,
self-evaluation, peer-mentorship and staff development. It is the "how to"
for a good literacy-based program.
Printable Crafts for Kids: necessary resource for all adults who find
themselves in the position of entertaining children, of finding
constructive projects for the younger set. The site 'features a variety of
fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including
projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's
favorite cartoon characters.'
The Empire That
Was Russia: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was photographer to
the Russian Tzar Nicholas II. The photographs on this site 'offer a vivid
portrait of a lost world--the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and
the coming revolution.'
Center: links to informative articles on asthma, food allergies,
children's allergies, latex allergies, hay-fever, airborne and seasonal
allergies, skin allergies, insect bites and stings, allergy testing and
anaphylaxis. Don't let the disclaimer at the beginning scare you out of
using the site—the information is invaluable for those with allergies of
Catholic Physician Talks to Engaged Couples": marriage-preparation by
William White, MD
Greatest Films: interpretive, descriptive reviews and historical
background on classic American films. A wealth of film reference material
(including a complete Academy Awards History and Film History) is featured
as well as hundreds of colorful, vintage poster reproductions for some of
the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century. This
site is an outstanding, all-around resource with reviews of classic
American films, historical and genre information.
May 12, 2008
The Speculum Romanae Magnifcientiae Digital Collection
(University of Chicago Library): collection of 994 engravings which depict
major monuments of Rome and Roman antiquities by Antonio Lafreri, a master
printmaker and publisher in 16th century Italy. Visitors should click on
the "Itineraries" to find mini-exhibitions designed by scholars that will
allow them to travel through the collection based on a theme, location,
collection, or artist.
Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942: During the 1930s and
1940s, teams of writers and scholars scoured the United States on behalf
of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) collecting materials about the
places they saw and the people they met. This particular digital
ethnographic field collection brings together materials which document the
Arabic, Bahamian, Cuban, Green, Seminole and Slavic cultures across
Radiology Anatomy Teaching Modules (University of Washington):
radiology anatomy teaching modules designed to supplement regular
instruction and to serve as a reference resource for medical educators and
students. Along the left side of the site visitors will find a muscle
atlas, an online radiology guide, and the "Teaching Files" area.
Indoor Tanning Is Not As Safe As You Think. In fact, It's Totally Out
(American Academy of Dermatology)
May 7, 2008
May, Month of Mary (CatholicCulture.org): Includes Act of
Consecration, Devotionals, Mysteries of the Rosary, documents and
articles, and pious practices.
May 6, 2008
Harvest: Just enter your ZIP code to locate the 'home grown' markets
where you'll find the freshest meats and produce available in your area.
Here's your opportunity to 'Buy Local' and at the same time introduce you
and your family to regional products.
UnsafeHome.com: Do you know about the ingredients found in the common
household products you use everyday – do you know which ones might be
dangerous to you and your family's health? UnsafeHome.com educates 'the
public, specifically parents and caregivers, about environmental toxins
that affect children's health.' Now you can find all the pertinent
information you need to know about these toxins.
Cards for Causes: premier provider of personalized Business Greeting
Cards and Holiday Cards that benefit charity and other good causes—20% of
order goes to charity or non-profit of your choice. Feature cards:
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, Congratulation and Thank
May 1, 2008
Dinosaurs - Fact of Fiction
- USGS (U.S. Geological Survey – U.S. Department of the Interior):
This pamphlet contains answers to some frequently asked questions about
dinosaurs, with current ideas and evidence to correct some long-lived
April 29, 2008
April 28, 2008
HistoryNet.com: contains daily features, photo galleries and over
1,200 articles originally published in our various magazines. Brought to
you by the Weider History Group, a group of ten history magazines
published in Leesburg, VA.
eNature.com: premier destination for information about the wild
animals and plants of the United States. Includes Online Field Guides for
flora and fauna, Gardening for Wildlife to help you with your garden
patrol and a Birds and Birding for bird enthusiasts. A zip code search is
available to help you locate and research your local wildlife.
Catholics Come Home: a welcoming ministry for anyone who has left the
Catholic Church, for whatever reasons. Whether it was resentment, anger,
divorce, isolation, apathy, rebellion, or a lack of understanding of the
faith, coming home has never been easier. Includes:
Questions About Catholic Teachings and Practices |
Overview of Basic Catholic Teachings |
Catholic Resources to Guide You.
April 25, 2008
LIEmails.com: Have you received e-mails from friends or co-workers
about a computer virus? Or suggesting that some big company will send you
a check for forwarding their e-mails? Almost all such e-mails are simply
not true, and destroy the sender's credibility. It's easy to
verify such things before you forward them. When you receive
a suspicious e-mail, use the resources we've provided, and find out
whether there's anything to it. Don't be responsible for spreading a lie!
April 24, 2008
MonkeySee: library of videos on a wide variety of topics, presented in
deep detail by accomplished, credible experts. It's a great way to learn
something new. Includes: Auto & Mechanical | Beauty & Fashion | Careers &
Education | Food & Drink | Games & Gaming | Health & Fitness | Hobbies &
Crafts | Holidays & Seasonal | Home & Garden | Love & Relationships |
Music & Dance | Parenting " Personal Finance | Pets | Safety | Sports &
April 23, 2008
Civil War–Selected Resources (LOC): This guide is a compilation of many
of the Civil War resources at the Library of Congress, along with links to
selected resources outside the Library.
of North America–Selected Resources (LOC): This guide is a compilation
of many of the resources on the Indians of North America available at the
Library of Congress as well as selected resources outside the Library.
and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE): a peer-reviewed web-based collection
of ecological educational materials. TIEE is a resource for busy ecology
faculty who are looking for new ways to reach their students, or who perhaps
want to learn more about teaching and learning.
April 16, 2008
Nation Under God - proudly bringing faith into the voting booth.
Attempts to provide the background information necessary to make informed
decisions when choosing candidates for public office who best reflect
Catholic values. In addition, they also focus on public policy issues
encompassed in protecting the sanctity of life and preserving the
sacrament of marriage.
International Year of the Potato (U.N.): The potato should be a major
component in strategies aimed at providing nutritious food for the poor
and hungry. The potato produces more nutritious food more quickly, on less land, and
in harsher climates than any other major crop—up to 85 percent of the
plant is edible human food, compared to around 50% in cereals.
Studio: create a professional-quality Podcast in just minutes.
System Requirements: Windows XP; 1 microphone (even a cheap one will
do); WildVoice Studio Setup will install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, if
it's not already installed.
WildVoice™ Studio Users Guide and Tutorials.
IrfanView: a fast and compact
image viewer/converter. Features include: multi-language support,
Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory
browsing, batch conversion/editing, multipage editing, file search, change
color depth, scanning, cut/crop…The Slideshow feature has terrific options
to select images to burn to a CD (family photos), create an executable
(exe) file. or a screensaver (scr) file.
Frequently Asked Questions
April 14, 2008
St. Augustine - "On Lying": Considers in detail both the definition of
lying and the arguments that it is sometimes justified, arguing that lying
is always wrong.
April 11, 2008
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH): the primary U.S.
agency for conducting and supporting research on the causes, consequences,
prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol
problems and disseminates research findings to general, professional, and
- Free photo editing software:
Photoshop Express-beta: Upload, sort, polish, and store up to 2GB of
photos. All for free. Resize, tint, distort, and more–add your mark to
all your images. Then show them off on Adobe® Photoshop® Express or your
- Paint.NET (Windows): free
image and photo editing software; features an intuitive and innovative
user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects,
and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
- Picasa (Google): Locate and
organize all the photos on your computer. Edit and add effects to your
photos with a few simple clicks. Share your photos with others through
email, prints, and on the web: it’s fast, easy and free.
- GIMP (GNU Image
Manipulation Program): a freely distributed program for such tasks
as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP can be
used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching
program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image
renderer, an image format converter, etc.
April 10, 2008
Complete Missal of the liturgical celebrations for Pope Benedict XVI’s
Pastoral Visit to the United States of America, April 2008
April 9, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Journey to the United States of America
and visit to the U.N. Headquarters (April 15-21, 2008). Vatican website
featuring photo gallery, homilies, speeches and audiences are they become
resources of the teaching, research and extension program at the Texas A &
M University System. Enter the 'PLANTanswer Machine' for solutions and
information on particular horticulture questions; also access the 'PLANTfacts'
search engine for detailed facts on particular species. The 'just for
KIDS' section is an interesting resource that helps encourage the younger
set to learn about plants, gardening and the natural world.
Math Central: an
Internet service for mathematics teachers and students K-12. A meeting
place for teachers to share resources, a service to teachers, students and
parents who may need an answer to a mathematical question.
April 7, 2008
SurLaLune Fairy Tales:
47 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across
cultures, modern interpretations and over 1,500 illustrations. Also
discover over 1,600 folktales & fairy tales from around the world in more
than 40 full-text eBooks. Investigate how fairy tales have served as a
means of establishing moral values, teaching the younger generations about
their culture and, of course, entertaining folks of all ages.
Classic Reader: Read Free Classic Books Online. Where you can read,
search, and annotate great works of literature by authors such as Dickens,
Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and many others. The collection 'currently contains
3463 works of literature (including 1998 short stories) by 342 authors.'
Access to the content is available by author, by title, by category, e.g.
fiction, children's literature, short stories, poetry, etc.
Army: dedicated to evangelizing the faith through promotion of the
Rosary prayer. Rosary Army freely provides online instructions on how to
make, pray and give away all-twine knotted rosaries either to individuals
or organizations of their choosing or for Rosary Army’s worldwide
distribution to those in need.
April 4, 2008
Chart Visual Nitrous Oxide: dental humor.
Animated Cellular and Molecular Concepts (University of Toronto).
Visitors will find twelve different topical sections here, including
"Anatomy of a Neuron", "Axonal Transport", and "Neurotransmitter Release".
Each of these sections includes dynamic visualizations, coupled with
textual explanations that help users understand what's going on. And for
visitors who find themselves having difficulty navigating the site, there
is also a "How to Use the Program" primer that's quite nice. Additionally,
teachers and others can download selected animations from the site for use
in non-commercial purposes.
April 3, 2008
March 31, 2008
The Center for Academic Integrity: a forum to identify, affirm, and
promote the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers
Educational Resources include Academic Integrity Assessment Guide,
Academic Integrity Articles, Ethics Tutorials, Faculty Workshops and Model
Code of Academic Integrity.
Imitation of Christ" by Thomas à Kempis. These meditations on the life
and teachings of Jesus have become second only to the Bible as a guide and
Leadership U: sponsored by
Christian Leadership Ministries. A multi-disciplinary vehicle to help
reach professors, students and other thinkers with the best in Christian
thought on a variety of compelling issues. Includes Humanities, Social
Sciences, Sciences/Bioethics, Theology.
March 28, 2008
April Fools' Day
- Origin and History: sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the
most light hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see
it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others
believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
Religious Education in the Catholic Church. Includes Resources for
Catechetics, Apologetics, Spirituality.
March 27, 2008
Footnote.com: where original historical documents are combined with
social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving
the stories of our past. The collections feature documents relating to the
Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical
newspapers and naturalization documents.
- Interactive Vietnam
Veterans Memorial: a project of historical document archive site
Footnote.com in conjunction with the National Archives and Records
Administration. The virtual version of the famous memorial inscribed
with the names of more than 58,000 American military casualties—is
searchable. Every name etched onto the real-world wall is viewable
online and linked to the veteran's service record. Online visitors can
add photos and describe their memories of the servicemen and women who
died in the war.
March 26, 2008
"Art is Servant" – The Art of David Myers: A passion for religious,
specifically Catholic-Christian works of art. David also works by
commission, mostly in portraiture.
Updates: designed to be used by ethics instructors and their students
to provide resources and updates on current literature, both popular and
professional, that relates to ethics.
- BioEd Online:
state-of-the-art technology to give you instant access to reliable,
cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related
subjects. Includes Presentations, Slide Sets and Teacher Resources.
- The Body
Explained: Cassius Bordelon, PhD offers light-hearted answers to
common questions about how the human body works. Segments generally run
one minute and are designed to help capture students' attention and
- Exploring the Middle
Ages: information on heraldry, myths and legends, religion, medicine,
and other aspects of life in Britain during the Middle Ages.
March 20, 2008
LibrarySpot.com: a free virtual library resource center for educators
and students, librarians, families, businesses and just about anyone
exploring the Web for valuable research information.
- HomeworkSpot.com: K-12
homework-related resources for English, math, science, history, art,
music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills,
extracurricular activities and much more. Also features a powerful
reference center that provides free, immediate access to many of the
world's best libraries, museums, and current event sources.
- GovSpot.com: non-partisan
government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best
and most relevant government information online.
Congressional Research Tutorials (UC Berkeley Library): tutorials on
how to find Congressional materials in the Library and on the Internet.
Click on any tutorial in the left-hand sidebar.
March 19, 2008
Holy Week 2008 (The Vatican): Includes homilies, audiences,
meditations from Palm Sunday to Easter’s "Urbi et Orbi" Message and
Way of the Cross Meditations (The Vatican): a devotion which recalls
with mindful affection the last stage of the journey that Jesus walked in
his earthly life. Meditations prepared by various Pope John Paul II,
Cardinal Ratzinger and others back to 1991.
Preparations for the Sacred Triduum (Catholic Culture): Holy Thursday,
Good Friday, Holy Saturday
- The Easter Triduum
(EWTN): Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter and
- Resources for
Lent and Easter (USCCB Committee on Divine Worship):
Questions on the Paschal Triduum | Homlies of Pope Benedict XVI | Pope
John Paul II |
Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy–Easter.
The Easter Season (Catholic Culture): Easter overview, prayers and
hymns, activities and customs, Mercy Sunday.
- Easter Recipes:
OWL – Purdue University Online Writing Lab: English Grammar,
Punctuation, and Spelling. Plus, a section of handouts and resources for
English as a Second Language learners.
March 18, 2008
Portal of Jewish philosophy of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement–a
Hasidism. Includes Holidays, Daily Life & Practice, Spirituality, Jewish stories, Classic
texts and more Jewish information.
Ethics of the Fathers: Timeless wisdom from the Jewish sages of old.
Jewish Stories: More than 500 Jewish stories from the sages, the
chassidic masters, and contemporary Jewish storytellers
Thomas Jefferson: A Resource Guide (LOC). The digital collections of
the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with
Thomas Jefferson. Consisting of approximately 27,000 documents, this is
the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world.
- My Gift is Inside:
Positive images of acceptance, friendship, encouragement, love, support
and hope on T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, posters, greeting cards and other
- Did You Ever Wonder?:
developed by The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A
dynamic project designed to allow renowned lab scientists the opportunity
to answer questions on a variety of subjects, twelve different questions
being posed each month.
- Science@Berkeley Lab Magazine
- Foto Search Stock Photography:
The best online search engine for stock photo images, digital
illustrations and artwork, map clipart, picture clip art, and stock
footage from more than 2.5 million images from 140 quality stock
photography publishers at one site. Stock photos and images:
Christian. Type query into Search box.
March 17, 2008
St-Patricks-Day.com: Dedicated to the Irish & Irish at Heart all
around the World.
- Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
(NDCL): Dedicated to Liturgical Research and Pastoral Liturgy.
One-stop shopping to find red-hot specials and the latest price
drops—great bargain hunting.
MS Windows ClearType Tuner: Delivers improved font display quality
over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. ClearType
improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such
as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. Readability on
CRT screens can also be somewhat improved.
Image Resizer: Need to send a photo to someone but it is too large,
use Image Resizer to easily resize pics smaller. Right click any image and
click Resize Pictures for menu. Part of the PowerToys suite, this add-in
lets you resize one image--or several--by right-clicking.
March 14, 2008
March 12, 2008
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March 3, 2008
Catholic: Under the Hood.
Catholic history & theology from a Franciscan perspective, including
podcasts by Fr. Seraphim Beshoner,
February 29, 2008
Benjamin Moore Paints: Colors for the home. Personal Color Viewer®
and "Color Style" Magazine.
Sherwin-Williams - Color Ideas & Tools: Need help picking out the
perfect color? Learn the science of color and explore our most popular
picks. Then mix, match and visualize your palette with our online color
Italian Word of the Day – Hear a new word every day in Italian.
Audio Phrasebook – Improve your pronunciation and build your
vocabulary. Survival Phrases – Essential words and phrases for
visitors. Also, Subscribe to the Newsletter (About.com).
Critical Thinking Web: OpenCourseWare on critical thinking, logic, and
creativity. This educational web site provides over 100 free online
tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, creativity,
and other aspects of thinking skills.
Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications.
Online access, in varying degrees, to the personal papers and/or
publications of the major founders of the American Republic—that is, those
men who served in roles of national political leadership between 1765 and
Information Online: Ask a Librarian. An online reference service to
the American public. This unique free web based "Ask a Librarian" service
will give the public an opportunity to ask librarians questions about
The ePolicy Institute: helping employers, IT administrators, HR and
lawyers limit eRisks through the development and implementation of
effective eMail, Internet, and software policies.
February 28, 2008
Google Sites: People
can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from
other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and
Picasa). Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and
you always control who has access, whether it's just yourself, your team,
or your whole organization. The Google Sites web application is accessible
from any internet connected computer.
February 27, 2008
Chiesa.com News Links: News, analysis, and documents on the Catholic
Church. Newspapers, radio, and TV from all over the world with a link to a
new online Cuban journal: "ConVivencia".
Hermitary: resources and reflections on hermits and solitude.
- ePriest: Includes "Best
Practices" of practical, successful parish programs; weekly "Homily Packs"
of lessons and illustrations for effective preaching; "Priest Resources,"
a clearinghouse of articles, news, and links for ongoing formation of the
- MedWatch: timely safety
information on drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.
February 25, 2008
Presidents of the United States: The White House provides biographies
and related facts of each president.
Smelling and Seeing the World (Howard Hughes Medical Institute):
presents new findings that help make 'sense of our senses.' Vision,
hearing, smell, touch and taste are all covered with current research
presented on how the senses work together to give human beings their
perception of the world.
Sacred, What We Share: The British Library exhibition on the major
religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam succeeds well in
defining the shared traditions among the world's major religions.
Security On Campus: mission is to prevent violence, substance abuse
and other crimes in college and university campus communities across the
United States, and to compassionately assist the victims of these crimes.
Institute for Marital Healing: to strengthen Catholic marriages and
families by educating spouses and marital therapists about common causes
of conflicts in marital self-giving and effective approaches to
alleviating such conflicts. The Institute employs a time-tested approach
to marital therapy that recognizes the importance of both science and
faith in the process of marital healing.
Empowered Patient: Tips for Savvy Medical Web Surfing
February 22, 2008
February 18, 2008
February 15, 2008
The Digital Library for
Earth System Education (DLESE): effort involving educators, students,
and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and
efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.
DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and
learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations,
assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more. Click on
Educational Resources and Educators Overview.
- Science Reference Services
(Library of Congress): provide reference and bibliographic services
and to develop the collections in all areas of science and technology.
- Writing Guidelines for
Engineering and Science Students: designed to help students
communicate their technical work. To that end, these guidelines contain
advice, models, and exercises for common writing and speaking assignments
in engineering and science.
February 14, 2008
Business.gov: the official business link to the U.S. Government.
Includes Small Business Guides, State & Local Info, Government Forms, FAQs.
February 13, 2008
February 12, 2008
- Abraham Lincoln Internet Resources:
Dads.org: online resources for Christian Fatherhood. St. Joseph's
Covenant Keepers strive for a Christlike concern for the spiritual and
material welfare of other families in our community, in our parish, and in
other localities throughout the world.
- Dr. Saul’s Biology In
Motion: Animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to
make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience.
- Educational CyberPlayGround:
provides K-12 interdisciplinary, multicultural collaborative online
thematic curriculum modules for schools, home schooled, and learning
centers. The main focus of the site is to improve reading and "help all
children,…teachers, and regular folks to learn to use and feel comfortable
- The Old
Fashioned Kitchen: share recipes, cooking tips and memories of the
kitchen. Cooking and food is part of our heritage. We pass down recipes
and techniques to each new generation, creating memories that will last
February 9, 2008
FilterReview.com: designed to help you find the Internet safety
solution that will best suit your needs!
helps people discover the truth about pornography and "sexual" addictions.
Freedomeveryday.org: sponsored by L.I.F.E. Ministries (Living in
February 8, 2008
Four-Hundred Years of Native American Portraiture: The New York Public
Library's digital collection brings together Simon van de Passe
(1595-1647), George Caitlin's "North American Indian Portfolio" from 1845,
Frederic Allen Williams' "Photographs of American Indians", Edward S.
Curtis (1868-1954), and others. In total, this digital collection includes
369 prints and drawings.
Google SketchUp 6:
a 3D modeling software tool that’s easy to learn, simple to use, and lets
you place your models in Google Earth. Are you remodeling a kitchen,
landscaping your back yard or adding a deck to your home? From simple to
complex, from conceptual to realistic, Google SketchUp helps you see your
vision before you build it.
February 7, 2008
Johnny the Bagger - A True Story of Customer Service: celebrates the
incomparable power of customer service delivered from the heart. This will
help motivate your employees to take personal responsibility for creating
a positive, memorable customer experience—the kind of experience needed to
generate customer loyalty, improve employee retention and strengthen team
February 6, 2008
Valentine’s Day (USCCB): Do Something Special "For Your Marriage." This
Valentine’s Day, skip the candy and flowers…better yet, this year give
your spouse or significant other a little something extra. Check out tips
and tools to deal with common issues faced by married and engaged couples
and those in serious relationships.
Butterflies and Moths of
North America: a searchable database of verified butterfly and moth
records in the United States and Mexico. This site includes dynamic
distribution maps, photographs, species accounts, and species checklists
for each county in the U.S. and each state in Mexico.
Citizen Media Legal Guide
- The Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP): The guide, intended for use by
citizen media creators with or without formal legal training, addresses
the legal issues that traditional and non-traditional journalists are
likely to encounter as they gather information and publish their work
online. Contents include: Forming a Business and Getting Online | Dealing
with Online Legal Risks | Newsgathering and Privacy | Access to Government
Information | Risks Associated With Publication | Intellectual Property |
Unique Content: Special Risks | Guides and Resources.
February 5, 2008
Multimedia Online Resources For Lent 2008: begins on Ash Wednesday,
February 6. Resources are organized around four pillars of the United
States Catholic Catechism for Adults: What We Believe, What We Celebrate,
How We Live, and How We Pray. Includes a new series of "radio retreats" in
English and Spanish featuring bishops as retreat leaders, and several
versions of the Stations of the Cross.
Lifelong Literacy Campaign (Library of Congress): presents a sampling
of suggested books that will spark imagination and transport readers to
new and exciting places.
- Great Web Sites for Kids:
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the
American Library Association. ALSC’s online resource containing hundreds
of links to commendable Web sites for children.
- Tiscali Reference:
Contains Curriculum Topics | Education | Encyclopedia | Health Information
| Phrase Books (French, Italian, German, Spanish) |Tools & Calculators.
Dictionaries: Contains Computers Dictionary, Multimedia and the
Internet | Difficult Words | English Dictionary | Daily Crossword.
- P. Allen Smith - Garden Home:
The garden enthusiast who brings 'you fresh ideas from the garden.'
Includes Featured Plants, archives of past 'Features,' Recipes, even
medicinal uses of some of the plants growing in gardens as well as
'Seasonal Tips' to make sure you properly care for your garden.
February 1, 2008
January 30, 2008
God’s Presence - Simply Living God’s Will and Way: Devoted to the
methods of the famous 17th century Carmelite, Brother Lawrence.
The Virtue-Driven Life by Mark Lowery, Ph.D. There are four cardinal
moral virtues: prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude. They are
called "cardinal" from the Latin word for "hinge," (cardo, cardinis) since
the whole life of natural virtue pivots on these four key virtues. Think
of these as "grooves" in your life that keep you headed toward your final
destiny. Every particular virtue—patience, magnanimity, gratitude,
trust—belongs to one of these grooves.
collection contains over 13,000 free fonts.
Lenten Calendar - EWTN:
daily devotional meditations for each day of the Lent.
The Lenten Workshop - CatholicCulture: Information about Lent,
Lenten prayers hymns, Lenten activities, Stations of the Cross, Holy
Ash Wednesday (CatholicCulture): includes the rules for fasting and
January 29, 2008
Takes To Be Number One" - Coach Vince Lombardi. The Vince Lombardi
Trophy, as the NFL’s most prestigious award, is a symbol of everything
that Vince Lombardi stood for: excellence, discipline, commitment, and
of course, winning. To get you ready for Super Bowl Sunday, here’s the
Takes To Be Number One" movie containing vintage photos, great quotes, and
rare audio segments of Vince Lombardi’s famous speech.
January 28, 2008
- The Old
Farmer's Almanac: since 1792, has published useful information for
people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the
ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm;
recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who
don't like the question of weather left up in the air. "Our main endeavour
is to be useful, but with a pleasant degree of humour."
January 25, 2008
PowerPoint Lessons and Instructional Materials: These particular
resources cover atomic structure, quantum mechanics, atomic size, bonding,
and several dozen additional topics. Visitors can browse through these
resources at their leisure and each topic area includes a brief
description of what is covered in each set of materials. Specifically, the
resources include labs, assignments, worksheets, and handouts. Many of the
resources draw on examples from the "Fundamentals of Chemistry" textbook…
National Geographic Maps to launch national trails database that will
help outdoor enthusiasts locate accurate trail and recreation information
nationwide. TOPO!® Explorer, available to the public in May, will present
users with National Geographic’s detailed topographic maps, aerial
photography, a hybrid map made from the two, and an extensive, freely
browsable, online database of trail descriptions, recommendations and
unique points of interest.
January 24, 2008
Spirituality: index to writings concerned with St. Francis de Sales
and papal documents devoted to him.
January 23, 2008
- Home & Garden
Television: You'll find ideas and inspiration to transform your space,
and the expert help you need to accomplish it—instructions for thousands
of home and garden projects, video tips, Decorating, Remodeling,
Gardening, At Home, Crafts.
January 22, 2008
Real Climate: Climate Science from Climate Scientists. Features:
Weather and climate basics | The basics of climate prediction | Global
Warming basics, and more.
Publishing Advice for Graduate Students (Social Science Research
Network): Advice is given on how to publish everything from book reviews
to articles, replies to book chapters, and how to secure both edited book
contracts and authored monograph contracts, along with plenty of helpful
tips and advice on the publishing world (and how it works) along the way
in what is meant to be a comprehensive, concrete guide to publishing that
should be of tremendous value to graduate students working in any area of
the humanities and social sciences.
and Islam - Bernard Lewis - 2007 Irving Kristol Lecture (American
Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research). The 2007 Kristol Award
was presented to Bernard Lewis, the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near
Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University, and long the free
world’s preeminent student and interpreter of Islam, the Ottoman Empire,
and the modern Middle East.
January 21, 2008
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: an African-American clergyman who
advocated social change through non-violent means. A powerful speaker and
a man of great spiritual strength, he shaped the American civil rights
movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
premier advocate and resource for the expansion of mentoring initiatives
Resources: mentoring information, organized by topic with the three
most recent articles in each area. We're adding to it regularly to keep
you up-to-date on the latest in mentoring information.
Elements of Effective Practice: Recently revised and updated, "The
Elements of Effective Practice" reflects the latest in quality mentoring
research, policies, and practices.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: a public voice of
mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional
development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning
of the highest quality for all students.
Biology Browser: Teaching resources created by Thomson Scientific.
Provides science educators with over 190 resources related to various
areas of biology activities that can be used in the classroom. Visitors
can also glance over a glossary of zoology terms and look over news from
the world of taxonomy.
January 18, 2008
January 17, 2008
- Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog: There
are over 20,000 free books in the catalog.
categories: Children's Bookshelf | Countries Bookshelf | Crime
Bookshelf | Periodicals Bookshelf | Religion Bookshelf | Science Bookshelf
| Wars Bookshelf . Browse by
Author, Title, Language or Recently Posted
Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley: an "upstream" marriage
strengthening agency to reduce divorce rates, teen pregnancy rates and
social risk indicators of broken families.
Resources: brochures, e-newsletter archives, marriage resources, media
articles, polls/surveys, research/study articles, statistics and video
January 15, 2008
WiredSafety.org - the world's largest Internet safety and help group.
Provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device
users of all ages. Helps victims of cyberabuse ranging from online fraud,
cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks.
Also help for parents with issues, such as MySpace and cyberbullying.
- Parry Aftab, Esq., The Privacy Lawyer™
- managing cybercrime, privacy and cyber-abuse risks. Check out sections
on School Risk Management (FERPA)
| Privacy Laws |
Internet Law |
Workplace Privacy |
Management | For
- Pittsburghese - the
unofficial language of the Steel City. From da Sahside to Sliberty, you
can find Picksburghers speaking just like this. Every tahn has its own
flavor, and this is just one of ours. So if you are planning to visit
Dahntahn or just catch a Stillers game we suggest you learn the language
of the 'Burgh. So quit jaggin' around already! Click sumpin!
January 14, 2008
Alerts: email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web,
news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Some handy uses of
Google Alerts include: monitoring a developing news story | keeping
current on a competitor or industry | getting the latest on a celebrity or
event | keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams.
Faithful: a new outreach from Family Life Center International through
an online community, conferences, publications, and radio shows, seeks to
encourage and equip the next generation to answer the call of Christ. The
articles deal with topics important to youth, and the online community is
vibrant. Of special note is a detailed list of positive Christian music
alternatives to secular artists which is indexed both by type of music and
Governing: a monthly magazine whose primary audience is state and
local government officials—the governors, mayors, legislators, council
members, program directors, agency heads, policy advisors and other
officials spanning the entire range of responsibility for state and local
government. They are the men and women who set policy for and manage the
day-to-day operations of cities, counties and states, as well as such
governmental bodies as school boards and special districts.
Daily Life: Created by Annenberg Media, this set of interactive
exercises looks at the manifestation of mathematical principles in areas
of life such as home decorating, finances, and of course, cooking. In each
section, users will find hands-on exercises that complement well-written
essays that help introduce visitors to seven different topical areas.
Finally, the site includes a list of relevant websites, including links to
The Math Forum, the U.S. Census Bureau, and The Metric Conversion Card.
The National Gallery of
Art - Collections: one of the
finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in
painting, sculpture and graphic arts from the Middle Arts to the present.
The collections can be searched by specific artist, title, or a
combination of criteria for easy access to all the individual works.
January 10, 2008
Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack: By installing the
Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or
Office 2003, you will be able to open, edit, and save files using the file
formats new to Microsoft Office 2007–Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Download Office 2007 Compatibility Pack.
Library of Congress (LOC) – Teachers: More than 10 million primary
sources online. Kids and Families
It!—the Scripps National Spelling Bee study site created in
cooperation with Merriam-Webster. The site focuses on the official list of
about 700 study words for 2008, each categorized by language of origin,
and each linked to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio
pronunciations. There are loads of additional "challenge" words,
fascinating facts, and entertaining exercises—all designed to provide
spellers of all ages with a winning edge.
Discovery Kits: presents tutorials, lessons, and multimedia activities
for learning about corals, estuaries, ocean currents, tides, and pollution
from diffuse sources. Learn about the waters and habitats where rivers
meet the sea and form some of the world’s most productive ecosystems; and
geodesy, the science of measuring and monitoring the shape of the earth
and the location of points on its surface.
Acronym Finder: With more than 585,000 human-edited definitions,
Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of
acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
January 9, 2008
The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi - edited by Fr. Kajetan Esser,
OFM: The Franciscan Archive
Kidz Area.com - Your Family Internet Directory: the largest and most
informative directory for families in North America.
Alice (Carnegie Mellon University): an innovative 3D programming
environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story,
playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a
teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a
drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating
first programming experience.
Jazz Old Time on-line:
an opportunity to listen to all the old time jazz greats, artists such as
Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw. Recommended by one of our
jazz lovers, the site features 18,760 recorded by every classic jazz
FamilyDoctor.org: "health information for the whole family from the
American Academy of Family Physicians." All of the information is written
and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals. You'll
find guides for Healthy Living | Smart Patient Guide |
Women’s–Men’s–Seniors’–Kids' Health | Over the Counter Guide | Drug
the food reference website: Long articles about food, short facts and
trivia, cooking tips, recipes etc. You will also find the most complete
listing of Food Festivals from around the world, a Today in Food History
calendar, Cookbook Reviews, thousands of quotes about food, and other fun
stuff like food crosswords, poetry and humor and much, much more.
January 8, 2008
uMark Lite: add
watermarks to your images. uMark Lite enables you to add a text or image
watermark to your digital photos. You can choose from 9 pre-defined
watermark placements, set a custom font , size and color, as well as opacity
level. The freeware version can batch process up to 50 images in a single
American Civil War: a collection of online resources about the Civil War
and includes graphics, letters and information about specific battles,
music, fictional accounts of wartime and a host of other civil war related
January 7, 2008
January 3, 2008
Wikipedia: information about Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi and an
overview of the Franciscan Family.
"the place to go when you need to know" for millions of readers on the
Internet. The featured sites contain a variety of tips categorized into 28
different topics with a well-organized index for easy access. You’ll be
able to consult the gurus for the ultimate solution on just about any
enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies —
transforms elementary classrooms into places for learning where teachers
and students use multimedia tools to better understand the world, work
together and achieve at new and higher levels. eMINTS evaluation has been
recognized as meeting the requirements for the U.S. Department of
Education's "Scientifically-Based Research" outlined in No Child Left
Behind. The majority of the sites are in the math and language arts
Nature: Horses is the
companion site to the PBS Nature special on Horses. The site introduction
aptly explains the importance of 'Horses' in the following manner: "They
have transported us, fed us, amused us, worked for us, fought battles for
us. Their beauty, grace, and fiery spirit have inspired us. Many centuries
ago, their speed and endurance altered human perceptions of distance, and
permitted physical achievements that otherwise would have been impossible.
To a degree unmatched by any other animal, the horse has profoundly
influenced the course of civilization."
January 2, 2008
New Year Traditions:
songs, recipes and traditions celebrated differently around the world.
The St. Nicholas
Center: to educate people of faith, and the wider public, about the
true St. Nicholas, and why he is important in today's world, to encourage
families, churches, and schools to observe St. Nicholas Day (December
6th), and to provide resources for education and celebration.
"Lectio Divina" with
Scripture meditations, Sunday and daily, of the liturgical year,
- Your Good News Source:
multimedia information service sponsored by the Pontifical Council for
OpenCourseWare: a free publication of course materials used at MIT.
Get lecture notes, problem sets, labs and more. Watch lecture videos and
demonstrations. Study a wide variety of subjects.
- A 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. Includes: A
Tutorial outlining a simple 4-step approach to reading medical literature
| Search Strategies with links to the best web sites | A Guide to Critical
Appraisal of journal articles with step-by-step explanation of the "User's
Gratitude Campaign — support the military