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December 30, 2010
December 20, 2010
Christmas: New Advent Catholic
Explore the Christmas Season: About Christmas | The 12 Days of Christmas
| Prayers, Blessings & Hymns
Christmas Inspiration: poems, quotations, readings and sermon
Christmas Cookie Recipes (AllRecipes.com): Decorated sugar cookies,
cookie ornaments, spritz cookies, biscotti, pizzelles…Christmas
cookie recipes from around the world.
The Holiday Entertaining Arsenal (NY Times): Arm yourself with recipes
for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, main courses and desserts to feed a small,
festive dinner party or a big holiday crowd.
May Researchers Use "Biological Material" Unjustly Obtained?
Considerations of "Grave Reasons" and Exceptions by William E. May – DEC.
15, 2010 (Zenit.org)
December 17, 2010
December 13, 2010
6 Wonderful Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas - Free eCookbook (from Editors
of RecipeLion.com): This collection of traditional Christmas dinner ideas
includes easy-to-follow recipes: from one of the most popular Christmas
soup ideas, to Christmas entrée ideas, to an irresistible option for
Christmas dessert recipes.
50 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes - Free eCookbook (fromEditors
of RecipeLion.com): This eCookbook is full of easy cookie recipes and
has everything from chocolate Christmas cookies and nutty Christmas
cookies to traditional cookie recipes and fruit-filled cookie recipes.
7 Family-Friendly Christmas Dessert Recipes (from Editors of
RecipeLion.com): Classic holiday desserts from all over the holiday
spectrum. There's no shortage of treats for Christmas. Best of all, we
have plenty of children's Christmas dessert recipes.
Conversion Tool: Different systems of measurement are used around the
world. People worldwide can make conversions of units of length,
temperature and weight, for example converting a length measured in inches
Convert Special Characters into HTML Format: If you are having a
problem with special characters then you can use Stanley Shilov's Special
Characters to HTML converter.
Writing Center Handouts (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill):
Resources on the art and craft of effective college-level writing. The
materials are divided into four areas: "Writing the Paper," "Citation,
Style, and Sentence Level Concerns," "Specific Writing
Assignments/Contexts," and "Writing for Specific Fields." The "Writing for
Specific Fields" area is a great place for students who have declared a
major, and each piece contains a bit of background on the nature of
writing in each field.
Nazareth-Souvenir: original Christian Holy Land Gifts Crafts and
December 7, 2010
Advent–Christmas Seasons: Directory on Popular Piety and the
Liturgy--Congregation for Divine Worship & Discipline of Sacraments.
Days" - Inspired by a Miracle. The 12 Days of Christmas; an event that
would become a blueprint for helping others through grief and mourning at
any time of year…
Calendar of Franciscan Saints and Blesseds: Combined calendars of the
OFMs, Poor Clares, Third Order Regular & Secular Orders.
The Words of Admonition - St. Francis of Assisi: Translated from the
Critical Latin Edition, edited by Fr. Kajetan Esser, OFM
National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 5-11 (CDC): a
national observance that was established to highlight the importance of
continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of
flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
NOVA for Teachers: An award-winning source for standards-based
classroom resources in science, technology and engineering, from NOVA
and other public television series.
Masters in Social Work Programs: Guide to graduate level social work
& counseling programs.
New York Teaching Certification: Clear and easy guide on acquiring
your New York State teacher certification.
Texas Teaching Certificate: Clear and easy guide on acquiring your
Texas State teacher certification.
Illustration Exchange: Quality Sermon Illustrations
10 PowerPoint Tips for Preparing a Professional Presentation. A
short guide that will help you create presentations with a professional
look and concise content, avoiding the most common mistakes.
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP): Applied sport and
exercise psychology to educate coaches, athletes, parents, exercisers,
fitness professionals, and athletic trainers about the psychological
aspects of their sport or activity.
Bible: Gourmet recipes, cocktail recipes and expert cookery advice.
December 3, 2010
Cookies and Bars Recipes - The Old Farmer's Almanac
Online Parallel Bible Study Tools. Search Greek, Hebrew, KJV,
interlinear, and literal translations and versions. Strong's Lexicon
MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting
MesotheliomaSymptoms.com: extensive database of information and
resources for patients and their families to better understand the
symptoms of mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis,
December 1, 2010
Advent Calendar 2010 - EWTN
"Reasons for Hope: Meditations for the Advent Season" by Bishop
Robert J. Baker. Download free eBook of 28 days of reflection to
guide you and your family towards the celebration of the birth of our
Lord. Enjoy a combination of Scripture, quotes from saints and spiritual
leaders, prayers and questions for reflection each day of the Advent
a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to
ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into
the future. There are more than
fifty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions
November 23, 2010
November 22, 2010
Catholic Spiritual Direction: The spiritual direction process and
expectations. Finding, selecting, and initiating a spiritual direction
The John Paul II Center for Lifelong Faith and Ministry Formation
(Archdiocese of Milwaukee)
"Quotes of the Day" - WikiQuote: quotations of the day arranged by
year and month.
The Rodale Institute: pioneering research on organic farming versus
conventional farming for farmers, gardeners, and the general public
alike. The "New Farm" link is the online incarnation of their print
publication that has been providing "farmer-to-farmer resources,
articles and personal stories."
Science360 Knowledge Network (National Science Foundation): Immerses
visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and
math with the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and
universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science
Foundation and more.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA): provides a range of
high-quality educational resources for educators all across the United
States and the world.
November 19, 2010
November 10, 2010
Veterans Day - November 11: On the 11th hour of the 11th day of
the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,
was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War,
then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the
following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United
States in 1938.
The History of Veterans Day - Military.com
Veterans History Project (VHP): As a partner with filmmaker Ken Burns
and PBS on The War, this special Web site enhances the viewing experience
of this epic yet intimate look at those who sacrificed so much to serve
their country during World War II.
World Holidays (Online Schools.org): History, symbols and customs for
numerous holidays celebrated around the world.
Holidays on the Net: a collection of
multimedia holiday celebrations.…Each holiday celebration also offers a
wealth of information about the holiday, including its history and
Guide to Copyright Laws (Online Schools.org): The core principles of
copyright law in the United States are laid out in the federal statute of
the Copyright Act of 1976.
Guide to Grammar and Writing Lessons (Online Schools.org): student
lessons for efficient grammar and writing.
Frisbee: The Ultimate Sport (Online Schools.org). History, rules, and
prominent tournaments of Ultimate Frisbee.
November 4, 2010
Catholics and "Do-Not-Resuscitate" (DNR) Orders: The Moral Principles
Behind Its Ethical Use. Q: Is a "do-not-resuscitate" order ever ethical?
Answered by William May of the Culture of Life Foundation.
Greeting Card Message: Contains hundreds of links to all categories of
greeting card messages, including anniversaries, "get well soon", and
Best Card Messages: Categories include Mother’s Day, Birthday, and
Baby Card messages. The site includes both traditional and funny
messages that can be copied.
Features poems of Christmas, Friendships, New Years, Birthdays, and
other common categories.
Verses 4 Cards: Contains several dozen categories of poems, quotes,
and sayings for all occasions. Also includes seasonal messages, thank
you messages for teachers, funeral and sympathy poems…
Buzzle.com: a huge database of birthday, romantic, motivational,
inspirational, wise, and funny quotes, poems, and messages.
November 3, 2010
Discover Life: free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to
teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process
images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive
encyclopedia of life…
the originator of quick and easy cooking. Includes one-pot recipes,
breads, breakfast, casseroles, meats, pasta, desserts, relishes, sauces
and seasonings, sandwiches, soups and salads.
This weeks’s recipes.
November 2, 2010
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holiday Recipes (The Old Farmer’s
National Geographic: Best Photo of the Day. In addition to the current
posted photo, actually composed of various galleries, the viewer has
access to a whole collection of National Geographic photos.
"Earth From Above": aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's
five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular
presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes.
Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet.
Images Database: 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life
sciences journals developed and maintained by The National Center for
Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of
Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Politics 101: Principles First by Dr. Jeff Mirus (CatholicCulture.org).
Seven key Catholic social principles which we are all supposed to apply in
making decisions affecting the larger social order, including political
"Steward Leadership" by James Nolan (Woodstock Report, October 2010,
98, p. 1, 4). "Something is missing in the prevailing focus on business
leadership.…What was missing was a question of identity, a state of mind,
a fundamental orientation. What was missing was the self-understanding of
those in business and particularly those in positions of leadership that
all the resources at their disposal do not belong to them but to God. They
are entrusted to use them in order to carry out God’s purposes.…"
International Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guides: Understanding
other people's languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos is of great
value to the traveler or visiting business person. Scroll down the page
for information on a selected number of countries. Topics include
language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social
The (Very) Unofficial Privacy Guide (MakeUseOf.com). This amazing
guide outlines a variety of things regarding Facebook privacy, starting
from how to make sure a comment meant for your friends isn't seen by
co-workers to keeping your Facebook information off Google's search
results and blocking unwanted users. Plus a few things you probably didn't
even know you wanted to know.
Pumpkin Carving 101: Carving history, choosing pumpkins, carving tools
College Depression (Mayo Clinic): What Parents Need to Know
The Ohio Bird Gallery - Identification of Ohio Birds
The place for daily recognition. Recognition gifts, resources, e-Praises
and custom awards.
2010 Revised Guidelines for CPR (American Heart Association): The AHA
now recommends that chest compressions be the first step for lay and
professional rescuers to revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest, the
association said the A-B-Cs (Airway-Breathing-Compressions) of CPR should
now be changed to C-A-B (Compressions-Airway-Breathing).
Travelers' Health ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):
information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in
deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to
prevent illness and injury during international travel.
FAQ Alert: a Human-edited, Question & Answer Directory that gives
contributors the ability to promote their business or website by
submitting a Frequently Asked Question. No "adult content" accepted.
ClipGrab: Makes it Simple to Download Videos Off Websites. Copy the
link, paste it into a single program and download a video. A
cross-platform program for downloading web videos to your computer.
2010 Fall Foliage: Franciscan University, Steubenville OH (scroll down
to Fall Foliage section).
"Your Created Goodness: Developing and Improving a Positive Attitude
and Healthy Self-Worth – A Concept for
Spiritual Wellness" by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR. "Discovering and
embracing a sense of one's own created goodness is an underlying principle
for developing spiritual wellness, as well as for personal wholeness."
Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi –
Oct. 4 (CatholicCulture.org)
Principles of Catholic Environmentalism - Jeff Mirus (CatholicCulture.org)
Instacalc Online Calculator: a solution to those who need a variety of
calculations and conversions done simultaneously. With Instacalc, just
need to type in a calculation or operation and the answer will appear. The
application also includes some programming tools and advanced math
functionality, and the application can be embedded or linked, depending on
the user's preference.
Respect Life Sunday, October 3, 2010. The USCCB Secretariat
for Pro-Life Activities publishes The Respect Life Program each year
to call attention to numerous human life issues.
St. Francis of Assisi - Oct. 4 feast day: patron saint of
animals and the environment.
Papal Vigil for All Nascent Human Life – Nov. 27th. On
Saturday, November 27th at St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI will
celebrate a "Vigil for All Nascent Human Life" coinciding with first
vespers of the First Sunday of Advent. The Holy Father has also requested
that "all Diocesan Bishops (and their equivalent) of every particular
church preside in analogous celebrations involving the faithful in their
respective parishes, religious communities, associations and movements."
September 28, 2010
Continuous Chest Compression CPR:
Learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method doubles
a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not
require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try
to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of
The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing,
and Creating Content for the Digital World: Guide to focus on the specific
issues associated with developing content for the online medium.
Cue Sport Group: Know more about hundreds of pool & billiards
games…everything that you need to know about the sport: equipments, game
reviews, pro players profile, trick shots and a whole lot more!
Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN): self-contained boot disk that will
automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it
can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency
data destruction. DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques
of hard disk forensic analysis. Click Download link at top left to
download the program.
September 27, 2010
Education Nation - Sept. 26–Oct. 1:
A in-depth conversation about improving education in America. NBC News
will turn Rockefeller Plaza into a "Learning Plaza," a series of five
galleries, open to the public, which will allow visitors to explore
America's educational "ecosystem." During the entire week of September
26th, NBC News will highlight education stories as well as broadcast live
from the Plaza.
General Principles of Fair Use in Education (University of Minnesota
Libraries -- Copyright Initiatives)
Working With Fair Use (University of Minnesota Libraries -- Copyright
Initiatives). Fair Use allows users of copyrighted works to exercise some
rights under certain circumstances without seeking permission or paying
royalties. The Fair Use Doctrine is probably the most important exemption
to copyright protections for educational settings, allowing many uses of
copyrighted works for the purposes of teaching and research.
Online Stopwatch - Countdown Timer: a simple full-screen online
stopwatch and countdown timer.
TeenChatDecoder: Do you often wonder what those acronyms are that your
teenager is typing when they go online to chat? Are you always worried
about the things your kid is doing online? If you have answered yes to
these questions, then Teen Chat Decoder is the right site for you.
September 23, 2010
Free Microsoft Word Templates
for Letterheads, Newsletters, Proposal, and more.
The Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center (CNMCC): offers
visitors a glimpse of traditional cultural items and detailed history
about the Comanche People. 2010 Oklahoma Museums Association Award Winner
for Best Website.
Easily Create A Favicon. If you have a blog or website then creating a
favicon is a very good idea. This makes your link stand out from all the
links that don’t have favicons. Secondly, a favicon brands your site and
gives it that extra professional look.
Favicon Generator: A favicon (short for "favorites icon" and also
known as a page icon), is an icon associated with a particular website or
webpage that is displayed in the browser address bar next to a site's URL.
Apples & More - Univ. of Illinois Extension. History & Legends, Apple
Facts, Varieties, Facts on Growing Apples, Selections & Uses and Recipes
(most important before entering that apple pie baking contest).
Apple Recipes - Univ. of Illinois Extension: Plus, apple recipes for
September 22, 2010
Historical and Public Figures: A General Portrait File to the 1920s.
Over 30,00 portraits of a wide-range of public figures, including
political, religious, cultural, literary and artistic personalities, with
an emphasis on the 16th – 19th-centuries. Includes
some original prints, but is principally printed pictures.
September 17, 2010
Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement –
September 17-18, 2010
The Jewish High Holy Days are observed during the 10 day period
between the first day (Rosh Hashanah) and the 10th day (Yom Kippur) of
Tishri, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.
The High Holidays at Aish.com
"Don't Let Conflicts Keep You from Success" by Chris Widener
"The Golden Legend (Aurea Legenda)" –
Medieval Sourcebook. "The Golden Legend" by Jacobus de Voragine, writing about
1260, achieved dominance in later western hagiographical literature –
about 900 manuscripts of his Golden Legend survive. From 1470 to 1530 it
was also the most often printed book in Europe.…the Medieval Sourcebook makes available the full text of the seven volume edition published
by Temple Classics in 1900. That was based on an older English translation
by William Caxton, but with a text modernized by F.S. Ellis. Any notes in
[square brackets] were added for this e-text.
September 16, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI's - Apostolic Journey to the United Kingdom (16-19
September 2010) on the occasion of the Beatification of Card. John
Henry Newman. Vatican Web site for all Pope Benedict XVI's homilies,
messages, and photos of his Apostolic Journey to the U.K.
God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage: a marriage preparation
supplement that offers engaged couples a more complete understanding of
God's glorious plan for marriage and human sexuality than perhaps any
program available in the Church today. Based on Pope John Paul II's
Theology of the Body, this supplement is not a replacement to current
diocesan or parish programs. It is intended to enhance a key component of
marriage preparation: catechesis in the theology of marriage and the gift
of human sexuality. God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage can be
implemented as a one-day seminar, or over multiple evenings.
September 15, 2010
G.K. Chesterton’s books: free and available as PDFs, in English and
Spanish. These books are available by the G.K. Chesterton Institute for
Faith & Culture.
A Patient to Patient Guide to Knee Replacement
PresentationMagazine: Articles, tips and ideas for Presentations,
Public Speaking and Speeches, using PowerPoint. Plus, check out 415 free
PowerPoint templates grouped along the right margin.
E.M. PowerPoint Video Converter V2.90 - Convert PowerPoint
Presentations to a Video. Easy-to-use, high-quality program, quickly
converts PowerPoint to video, audio and images, such as avi, flv, 3gp, swf,
mkv, mpeg2 ts, DVD, mp4, mov, mp3...
September 14, 2010
Ready.gov - Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Prepare for and respond to
emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.
Derek Redmond - Never Give up in Life! (1992 Barcelona Olympic Games).
Inspirational video clip.
Gardening Advice (The Old Farmer's Almanac). The best planting garden
dates, transplanting gardening tips.
Gardening Jobs by the Month: click on a month tab for gardening advice
for that month.
Sleep Disorders (Medline Plus). The most common kinds are: insomnia,
sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy - daytime "sleep attacks."
Plus, nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, head
banging, bed wetting and grinding your teeth are kinds of sleep problems
called parasomnias. There are treatments for most sleep disorders.
Sometimes just having regular sleep habits can help.
Freemake Video Converter (Freeware): Convert between video formats,
rip DVD, convert to devices, burn DVD, create photo slideshows and music
visualizations, cut, join, rotate and upload video, photos, music to
YouTube with our free video converter.
Rohn Design Group: Liturgical designers, artists and artisans. A
family-owned and operated business.
September 13, 2010
The Emily Post Institute Etipedia: the online etiquette encyclopedia,
full of tips and advice on wedding etiquette, everyday manners, children
and teen etiquette, business etiquette, and more. Check categories along
top bar and in left column.
100 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Educator (Online Education
Database - OEDB)
Dendroica: aid to identifying North American birds by sight or by
sound - Canada, USA, and Mexico.
CyberJournalist.net: "premier news and resource site about how the
digital technology is transforming the media."…"Offers tips, news and
commentary about the future of media, social media, mobile trends,
innovation in media, online journalism and digital storytelling."
ReCAPTCHAs: used by many websites to prevent abuse from "bots," or
automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program
can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate
sites protected by CAPTCHAs.
Fotomorph: simple program that makes it possible to morph images and
created animated GIFs within seconds.
PDClipart: public domain clip art collection of 25,00+ clip art files
for you to use in your blog posts, projects and presentations. All of them
are in the public domain, meaning you don't need to worry about copyright
infringement, licences, attribution, commercial usage and all that.
September 8, 2010
September 7, 2010
The National Writing Project (NWP): nationwide network of educators
working together to improve the teaching of writing in the nation's
schools. Check out the
"Resources" section and the topical sections that cover "Teaching
Writing", "Teaching Reading", "Standards and Assessment."
Guide to Grammar and Style: a miscellany of grammatical rules and
explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage.
The Elements of Style - William Strunk, Jr.: classic reference book is
a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in
which the practice of composition is combined with the study of
literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain
English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and
principles of composition most commonly violated.
online insect identification guide of pretty much any insect in North
August 31, 2010
August 27, 2010
Cardiac Rehabilitation - National Library of Medicine (NIH: National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). The goal is to help you return to an
active life, and to reduce the risk of further heart problems. A team of
specialists will create a plan for you that includes exercise training,
education on heart healthy living, and counseling.
DrugAlert.org: a comprehensive database featuring information and news
alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or
previously available worldwide.
North Carolina Tests of Computer Skills Student Handbook. For students
who entered grade 8 from 2000–2001 school year and beyond.
August 26, 2010
August 25, 2010
August 23, 2010
Catholics Come Home: Dedicated to presenting the historical and
miraculous aspects of the Catholic Church, and honest truth about even
very difficult subjects.
New Scientist: Science news and science articles.
AllAboutBirds: Online Encyclopedia of Birds from Cornell Lab of
Language Guide: A collaborative project to develop interactive,
sound-integrated language learning resources. Provides interactive
language lessons, quizzes, and texts that allow the language learner to
hear the word or text pronounced by fluent, often native, speakers.
Font Squirrel: Free fonts licensed for commercial work.
August 16, 2010
Students - Education: The Smithsonian has an interesting site for
'Students, A Place for Kids to Explore, to Discover and Learn.' Visitors
will find sections on 'Everything Art,' 'Science and Nature,' 'History and
Culture' and 'People and Places.'
Mathew Brady Civil War Photographs: The U.S. National Archives has
digitized over 6,000 images from the series "Mathew Brady Photographs of
Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes."
International Etiquette Guide: Country Profiles - Guides to Culture,
Etiquette, Customs and Protocol.
August 13, 2010
of Stem Cells (International Society for Stem Cell Research): Adult
Stem Cells or Tissue-specific Stem Cells | Fetal Stem Cells | Cord Blood
Stem Cells | Embryonic Stem Cells | Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS
Bingle: Search Bing and
Google At The Same Time. For Bing and Google loving people, Bingle was
created. As you can tell from the name, Bingle is Bing (+Goog)le. The site
is a search engine tool to search Bing and Google at the same time. When
you type in a search query on Bingle and "bingle" it, a webpage opens with
Bing results in the left pane and Google results in the right pane.
Geomagnetism: The National Geophysical Data Center maintains archives
of geomagnetic data to further the understanding of Earth magnetism and
the Sun-Earth environment. Data at NGDC include surface, ocean, airborne
and satellite measurements, as well as models of the main field and its
secular change, and models of the Space - Earth environment.
"Offering sun protective clothing, sun protective hats, sun protective
swim wear, and other unique UV protective products for your sun safety."
PowerPoint® Templates (free) for Your Presentations: 12 unique
and 100% free templates that you can download, unzip and revise to create
a great presentation. There is no hidden cost. Each template is free and
has several slides included that are ready to use.
St. Clare of Assisi - August 11 (CatholicCulture.org)
Librarian (Library of Congress)
Virtual Reference Shelf: (Library of Congress): Almanacs & Fast Facts |
Calculators | Dictionaries & Thesauri | Encyclopedias | English Language &
Literature | General Reference Resources | History (U.S.) | Politics &
Government | Quotations | Research & Documentation | Science & Technology
Basics of Copyright
(U.S. Copyright Office):
information & FAQs
August 6, 2010
Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress. A new,
lavishly illustrated history of the sport features more than 350 of the
best items in the LOC collections, some dating as far back as the late
1700s."Baseball Americana" examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich
cultural heritage and uniquely American character.
Accessibility - Section 3: Section 508, ADA, and Web Sites. Section
508 and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) establish U.S.
requirements for Web accessibility. The annotated resources below provide
links to official documentation and articles and tutorials about how to
follow these guidelines and regulations.
August 5, 2010
August 4, 2010
August 3, 2010
- 360 Virtual Tours of Vatican Basilicas:
St. Paul's Outside the Walls, and
St. John Lateran are all available for viewing virtually at the
Vatican web site. The 360-degree images can be zoomed and rotated so that
viewers have the sense of being within the rooms.
Diamonds" by Russell Conwell. Not only one of the greatest models of
effective speech ever delivered, but it also contains the philosophy of a
AccountingCoach.com - Online Free Accounting Course to Help You Become
Financially Literate: Discover accounting with the world's largest free
online accounting course. Learn accounting principles, debits/credits,
financial ratios, payroll accounting, and more.
Institute Library - Hesburgh Libraries (University of Notre Dame)
Catholic Church’s Position on Stem Cell Research
Documents and Teachings, Facts Sheets, Articles and Publications.
those who serve in the Military (USCCB). Prayers to bless the members of the armed
Character Education for Children through Principles and Values. Through
storytelling we provide effective means for children to understand and
learn character-building principles and values.
Storytelling Resources for Storytellers: Comprehensive collections,
for storytellers, of articles, links, and information on the oral
tradition and the art of storytelling.
Folklore - Munseys:
free downloadable rare and hard to find titles in 10
Visual Economics - Financial Infographics: Unraveling Complexities in
Manuals: User Manuals for Consumer Electronics. More than 100,000
manuals from more than 1,000 brands.
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary: Browse the Medical dictionary
Top 10 Commonly Confused Words - Merriam-Webster.
August 2, 2010
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and
Therapy for Healthcare Professionals: The Merck Manual Medical Library, includes Clinical Pharmacology.
Free Grammar Resources (MakeUseOf.com): Great free grammar guides that
can help you brush up on your grammar rules.
Dictionary of Synonyms Online. Speak and write with confidence. To help
you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently,
incessantly, etc.… Note links at top of page to search for Antonyms and
Center: "Largest free reference site. Encyclopedia, Dictionary,
Almanacs, and Homework Help on English, math, history, geography, science,
and social studies."
How to Write a
Research Paper: This wikiHow page summarizes the single steps of how
to write a research paper in a broad overview.
to Write a Research Paper - Infoplease Homework Center.
Divides the process of writing a research paper into nine single steps.
Each chapter contains further steps with straightforward instructions
and clear examples.
A+ Research & Writing:
Guide for high school and college students providing
details, outside links, and a lot of background information for each step
of writing a thesis.
How to Write a Paper in Scientific Journal Style and Format. Bates College has published an incredibly thorough guide to writing
scientific papers. The first chapter deals with scientific writing,
followed by a chapter on how to go about writing the actual paper. Most
useful, however, are the "How Do I Write the…" and "How Do I…" sections,
that explain the different elements and conventions of a scientific paper.
ipl2 - Resources by Subject: merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL)
and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). An annotated collection of high
quality Internet resources, selected by ipl2 staff for their usefulness in
providing accurate, factual information on a particular topic or topics.
ipl2 - Pathfinders: "IPL Expert Guides" intended to help you get
started doing research on a particular topic, both online and at your
local library. Covers Arts/Humanities, Business/Consumers,
Education/Libraries, Entertainment/Leisure/Hobbies, General Reference,
Health/Medicine/Nutrition, History/War, Law/Politics/Government,
ipl2 - Homeschooling:
educating children at home with educational
materials and content chosen by parents. In the United States,
homeschooling is a legal option for parents who wish to educate their
children in a different learning environment than what exists within the
schools of the community. Different states in the U.S. have different
legal requirements if children are to be homeschooled.
July 23, 2010
- ARKive: creating
the ultimate multimedia guide to the world’s endangered species with the
help of the world’s best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and
scientists. Explore site by species or geographical region.
Robert Louis Stevenson Website: celebrates Robert Louis Stevenson's
life and works…not just a children's author, but also a poet, a
playwright, a Gothicist, an essayist, a historian, an anthropologist, a
Victorian, a Modernist and a Postmodernist, amongst other things. By
detailing his diverse writing career, RLS aims to bring Stevenson out of
the margins of literary study.
- Aquinas and More Catholic
Goods: "the largest on-line Catholic store…" featuring Catholic Bibles
& books, Catholic jewelry/gifts/rosaries, art & statues, Christian
apparel, church supplies.
- Catholic Church
Supply: Altar Supplies, Church Furniture, Liturgical Worship Books,
Parish Service and Support, Sacramental and Communion Supplies,
Sanctuary Appointments, Vestments/Clergy Apparel.
- Online Literary
Criticism Guide: This helpful guide to the best of literary criticism
resources for authoritative and critical works was made possible via ipl2,
the merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians'
Internet Index (LII), collected some of the best starting places for
finding online critical writing. This resource is particularly good for
finding information on English-language authors, but also includes many
authors whose works have been translated into English.
- USDA - National Agricultural
Library (NAL): one of four national libraries of the United States. It
houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural
information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of
state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries.
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: The USDA–National
Agricultural Library's website focuses on topics related to sustainable
and alternative agricultural systems, crops and livestock, which includes
ecological pest management, agritourism, renewable energy on the farm, and
July 22, 2010
July 21, 2010
Media Guidelines - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
The Church can use social media to encourage respect, dialogue, and honest
relationships…To do so requires us to approach social media as powerful
means of evangelization and to consider the Church’s role in providing a
Christian perspective on digital literacy.
- MathTV: instructors
demonstrate the power of online video for solving math problems in basic
math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
FreeVideoLectures - Bringing Free Education to All: "to organize the
world's educational videos and make them universally accessible and
down-loadable". Offers 90 + free online video courses from leading
universities. All courses are categorized by Subjects and Universities.
Subjects range from the usual Anatomy, Economics, and History.
3 Popular Image Licenses You Need To Be Familiar With Before Using
Someone's Photos – Creative Commons |
GNU Public License | Public Domain. You can't just use any image you find
online on your blog…because most of the photos on the Internet are subject to copyright,
meaning the photographer who took the photo has the exclusive legal right
to use the image.
July 20, 2010
"Abuse of Minors. The Church's Response" - Vatican Resources. The
Catholic Church's response to the sexual abuse crisis. The Vatican has
gathered all the pertinent documents on the Church's response to the
sexual abuse crisis and posted them together on it's Web site. Includes
the update to the 2001 apostolic letter "Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela,"
which outlined the norms for addressing cases of serious offenses.
Park Search: the world's parks at your fingertips. It's the perfect
place to start planning your next adventure, and it's easy to use. Start
your search by entering a park name or by choosing a region of the world
you want to explore.
Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience: Explore the U.S. Marine
Corps' proud heritage and marvel at the Marine aircraft suspended
throughout the Leatherneck Gallery; experience bootcamp as a new recruit;
watch historic footage of Marines landing on Iwo Jima; and much, much
Inspirational sayings and famous quotes.
search for free high quality stock photos. A simple search engine that
crawls multiple free stock photo resources so you can find and download
them easily. Just enter the keywords you want to search for and Veezzle
will display a number of results collected from different sites.
Quinoa: Ancient "Grain" of the Incas. A recently rediscovered ancient
"grain" native to South America not only high in protein, but the protein
it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine
essential amino acids. Article about quinoa at
July 9, 2010
Understand, Prevent and Resolve Life's Challenges. Expert information and
non-commercial resources for mental and emotional health, active healthy
lifestyles, and aging issues.
EnglishDefined.com: an overall dictionary of English terms used in
everyday conversation, to help improve your vocabulary skills.
- Slang-Dictionary.com: a
tool to research the meanings of a wide variety of contemporary slang
terms and phrases.
- Word-Origins.com: the
history and etymology of many common English words, explaining date and
language of origin, and how the word developed its present meaning.
Accounting-Dictionary.com: an accounting dictionary covering all
aspects of corporate finance including tax laws, retirement funds, and
over 20,000 terms and over 115,000 links between related terms providing a
clear and concise description of any and all business terms.
key banking and finance terms ranging from personal finance to
institutional finance matters.
explains aspects of commerce ranging from physical storefronts, office
politics, e-commerce, and international trade.
an in-depth look into key economic theories, principles, and terminology.
a glossary of marketing topics including branding, advertising, sales, and
- HRdictionary.com: over
7,000 words and phrases crucial to human resources and personnel
over 25,000 terms related to food items, nutrition, catering, digestion,
and food preparation.
Computing-Dictionary.com: an explanation of software, hardware and
Internet technologies for either a novice user or a computer whiz.
InfoScienceDictionary.com: Essential Information Science terms
relating to library science and knowledge management, and the role of
technology in these areas.
- Medical-Glossary.com: a
helpful guide to diseases, medical procedures, treatments, biological
functions, nursing, and medicine.
SportsMedicineDictionary.com: a sports medicine dictionary detailing
and terms relating to sports injuries, nutrition, exercise, and training.
a sports dictionary which explains the key terms in over 175 sports and
- Law-Glossary.com: a legal
dictionary that explains the meaning of all words frequently used in
civil, criminal and commercial law.
an essential reference tool for anybody who wants to understand the
terminology used in politics, government and public administration.
a science and technology dictionary which includes topics ranging from
Aerospace to Zoology, and everything in between.
a list of military vocabulary, helpful in understanding ranks, orders and
commands, and any military equipment.
- WineDefine.com: a
comprehensive look into of the word of wine, from the production process
to grape varietals and wine tasting terminology.
Ancient Observatories: Chichen Itza. Developed by the Exploratorium
Museum, gives an overview of Mayan History, Mayan Mythology and a Map of
the excavation. Be sure to visit the Alignments, the background on the
intricacies of how the Mayans aligned their structures for best observing
July 6, 2010
July 3, 2010
Day - Fourth of July: honors the birthday of the United States of
America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,
1776. Includes: U.S. Flag History and Facts, Declaration of Independence &
- How Fireworks
July 1, 2010
- Wolfram Education
Portal: dedicated to the advancement of science and mathematics
education. For both students and educators, this educational portal
contains a collection of resources spanning all pre-college grade levels,
including dynamic classroom Demonstrations.
June 30, 2010
4th of July resource of recipes for grilling, BBQ, hotdogs and sauces.
and College Search Center - CityTownInfo.com. A guide to our major
career and education resources.
- CityTownInfo: details
on 20,000 US cities and towns, including population, property, schools,
colleges, hotels, ancestry, political contributions, climate, zip codes,
area codes, counties, airports, and much more.
- Top 100 Easy Breezy
June 28, 2010
Grilling Recipes (Allrecipes.com): more than 1,620 trusted BBQ and
grilling recipes from appetizers, to the standard meats and burgers,
sauces and marinades, side dishes and even desserts and vegetarian
- National Center for
Home Food Preservation: Current research-based recommendations for
most methods of home food preservation. The Center advises people on how
to can foods safely, along with offering recipes for how to make delicious
Indexing recipes from across the web-500,000 recipes from sources like
Allrecipes, Epicurious, Food Network, Chow, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart,
My Recipes, Real Simple, and Recipezaar.
Cough (Pertussis) - MedlinePlus
- Photovisi: free
and easy to use online tool to create photo collages. Select one of the
many collage templates, add your photos and then customize by dragging
items around. After the collage is finished, it's available for download
Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art. On Sat., Oct. 2,
the Senator John Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, Pa) will host Vatican
Splendors exhibition presenting unique objects illustrating 2,000 years of
art, history, and culture. The History Center is one of only three venues
in North America to host this extraordinary exhibition.
- Cool Text Fonts:
over 1,200 free fonts available for download.
June 24, 2010
"The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in
Communication": Produced by the International Communication
Association, Center for Social Media, and the Program on Information
Justice and Intellectual Property at American's law school. Download a
PDF copy of the code.
Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative: E-learning Workshops is a U.S. Dept. of
Education FREE professional development website for teachers and
administrators of proven classroom strategies and provide more effective
ways of using data to improve instruction in the nation's schools.
TeacherLine: committed to helping PreK-12 teachers acquire the skills
needed to prepare students through more than 90 courses in mathematics,
reading, instructional technology, instructional strategies, science, and
Stem-Cell Therapy and Long-Term Corneal Regeneration - New England
Journal of Medicine (June 23, 2010): Adult stem cells reverse blindness
caused by caustic chemicals.
June 22, 2010
- Big Huge
Thesaurus: Synonyms, antonyms, and rhymes. Also blog post ideas and
story plot/logline resources for writers.
June 21, 2010
Ultimate Business Ethics Resource (Lead411.cm): Includes Ethics of
Finance | Human Resource Management | Sales & Marketing | Production |
Property & Intellectual Property Rights | Technology | International
June 18, 2010
Fathers" by James B. Stenson. Happy Father’s
Day! Excerpt from Father, the Family Protector
(Princeton, NJ: Scepter Publishers, 2004.)
Bioethics Research Library - Georgetown University: World’s largest
collection related to an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on
ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology,
and the environment.
Bioethics Syllabus Exchange Database - Bioethics
Research Library (Georgetown University).
A clearinghouse for syllabi to promote the study of bioethics. The study
of bioethics at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate school levels
continues to grow exponentially, and a number of online resources help
educators who seek to incorporate this subject into their courses. This
collection contains over 100 syllabi that relate broadly to ethics and
genetics, and the materials come from seminars and short-term continuing
- Learning Study Guides
& Teacher Resources (Shmoop.com): offers learning study guides and
e-books covering Literature,
Teachers & Librarians Resources.
Teach.Genetics - Genetic Science Learning Center (University of Utah):
provides resources for K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, and public
educators. These include PDF-based Print-and-Go™ activities, unit plans
and other supporting resources. The materials are designed to support and
extend the materials on
- Learn.Genetics - Genetic
Science Learning Center (University of Utah): delivers educational
materials on genetics, bioscience and health topics. They are designed to
be used by students, teachers and members of the public. The materials
meet selected US education standards for science and health.
- National Association of
Scholars (NAS): NAS stands for intellectual integrity in the
curriculum, in the classroom, and across the campus—and responds when
colleges and universities fall short of the mark. NAS upholds the
principle of individual merit and oppose racial, gender, and other group
preferences. And NAS regards the Western intellectual heritage as the
indispensable foundation of American higher education.
June 17, 2010
Greece - The British Museum: Explore the world of ancient Greece using
hundreds of objects from the British Museum.
In Public Health: Search MPH Degrees, Schools, and Programs.
Language Monitor (GLM): documents, analyzes and tracks trends in
language the world over, with a particular emphasis upon Global English.
- YourDictionary: "a free
online dictionary that offers definition search from Webster’s Dictionary
for word meanings and thesaurus.…Also find legal dictionary, technical
words, glossary, foreign language translation, medical dictionary, and
rhyming dictionary lists." In addition, there are "Grammar and Reference
- OneLook Dictionaries - The
ultimate "Search dictionary web sites for words and phrases," indexes over
18,373,069 words in 1052 dictionaries. A unique
feature of the site is the capability to enter a pattern of letters with
wildcard symbols allowing you to retrieve the words that match the entered
June 15, 2010
June 14, 2010
Father's Pledge" by J.L Edwards (Happy Father's Day - June 20,
2010). Provides a starting place and a sustaining force for fathers
who are choosing to eliminate alcohol or other negative forces from their
lives. It is based on the belief that with God's help, a sacred pledge
made from a father to his family can empower him to change his life
Spiritual Heritage as Presented In Presidential Quotes: Dozens of
spiritual quotes by our United States Presidents, is taken from Ed Moore's
book, Prayer Force One: Across America. It is presented here in order to
preserve the foundations of our nation's spiritual heritage.
CompactCameras.org: No. 1 camera information website with everything
you need to know about compact and digital cameras, comparing cameras and
June 10, 2010
scienceNOW: featuring stories from the frontlines of health &
biosciences, technology & math, medicine, and more
Untold Stories of D-Day (National Geographic): "A grand hoax, top
secret maps, and live-ammunition rehearsals set the stage for June 6,
1944, when 200,000 soldiers stormed Normandy's beaches to help free
Victor A. Lundy
WWII Sketchbook Archive (LOC): new online archive of eight sketchbooks
made by architect Victor A. Lundy when he served in World War II…a total
of 158 pencil sketches.
Online American English dictionary With Flash Cards, Pronunciations &
Scholastic Teachers - Where Teachers Come First. Teaching Resources,
Children's Book Recommendations, Student Activities.
Engages the World, 1453-1825: traces Russia's movement from relative
isolation to global empire through its contacts with Europe, Asia, and the
Americas. Divided into five sections, 'each of which considers Russian and
world history during a given period.' The sections are composed of essays
and visual accompaniments that cover the history, maps, personalities,
themes, events and special features.
- Wolfram|Alpha -
Computational Knowledge Engine: Gives you access to the world's facts,
without searching. Contains 10+ trillion pieces of data, 50,000+ types of
algorithms and models, and linguistic capabilities for 1000+ domains.
Check out Examples by
June 7, 2010
- Service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (U.S. State Dept.): The
mission of the Bureau of Consular Affairs is to protect the lives and
interests of American citizens overseas - international travel, passports,
visas, law & policy.
- The Star Spangled Banner by
Francis Scott Key. All four stanzas, along with historical background.
June 3, 2010
Issues: Understand Your Legal Issues (Lawyers.com). Get a good
understanding your legal issues and find the answers you need and the help
you want. Find definitions to legal terms using our dictionary.
Help Center - Attorneys.com: Focuses on the specific area of law with
which you might need assistance—Administrative Law, Admiralty & Maritime
Law, Adoptions…Consumer Law & Consumer Protection, Contracts,
Copyrights…Labor & Employment, Land Use, Planning & Zoning, Landlord &
Tenant Law…Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure, Wills & Probate, and more.
- Poison Ivy, Oak, and
Sumac Information Center: Fast facts, remedies & treatments.
June 2, 2010
Utilities: #1 free, powerful and all-in-one utility in the world
market! It offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and
utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.
- iFixit: Free Online
Repair Manuals For Your Computers & Gadgets. Make it easy for you to
fix things yourself with online step-by-step repair guides,
troubleshooting tips, and a thriving global community of repair
technicians who want to help.
May 28, 2010
- Cards for
Causes: helps support worthy causes by offering hundreds of Christmas,
Holiday, Business, all occasion cards and invitations where 20% of every
card purchase is donated to the nonprofit cause of the customer's choice.
- Video Toolbox:
free powerful video editor lets you convert videos, add watermark text,
cut videos, crop videos, merge several video files, demux video files and
May 26, 2010
"Setting the Record Straight": Bishops' Position on Health
Care Reform (May 21, 2010).
MeetTheBoss - The Executive Channel:
a collection of high quality leadership training videos focusing on
talks and interviews with Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of many
prestigious organizations from visionary entrepreneurs to Fortune 500
Math TV - Math and
Algebra Help: tutorial videos on topics that range from basic math to
Calculus. Videos are broken into short but very useful lessons that vary
between 5 and 10 minutes in length and are very clear.
Forums: Helping students gain understanding and self-confidence in
algebra. Includes tutorials from all topics you might need for the SATs
Math.com - World of Math Online:
Free math lessons and math homework help — basic math, everyday math,
pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus and
Algebra Homework Help:
Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Physics. Archives contain
hundreds of problems solved by the tutors
Council of Teachers of Mathematics in the U.S.): 105 online activities
that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home, and a
collection of 551 lessons for preK-12 math educators.
a large collection of
prep tests for the SAT, GRE, GMAT covering math, verbal critical reading,
and writing. As well, there is a word list with over 1500 essential words
to build your vocabulary.
- VocabTest - the place for SAT
Vocabulary Tests: Series of English tests for all levels divided by
grade, from Middle School to AP Senior. Select a level and take a test.
It will tell you whether you are right or wrong and in the end, provide
you with an explanation of the words and your average score compared to
- pElement: a
free interactive periodic table software application (requires
download). It contains over 65 information items on each element, user
selectable skins, 12 colored maps, find element tool, unit conversion
tool and more!
- CollegeAtlas - A World of
Higher Learning: Helping aspiring students and education minded
professionals make an informed decision about which college to attend or
which degree program to pursue by providing them with relevant, reliable
and up-to-date information about college and higher education
- Memorial Day Recipes:
May 24, 2010
- Catholic Bible
Search Engine (Catholic.net):
to "help the faithful in their Biblical studies and to facilitate
Scripture sharing"…enables people to find specific Scripture
passages using keywords.
Roman Catholic Funeral Readings. The selection of passages from the
Bible is an important part of planning a funeral ceremony, as we want to
turn to God's word for wisdom and comfort in this time of loss. To make
this easier for the family, the Catholic Church has pre-selected a number
of Biblical passages which are appropriate for the occasion of a funeral.
search engine designed for students. Every Web site in SweetSearch has
been evaluated by research experts.
collections - Dulcinea Media: Search engines designed for students,
librarians and teachers, organized by subject and academic level.
- Medieval and Early
Modern Manuscripts Collection: Database and Digital Images at the
Harry Ransom Center - University of Texas–Austin. This database contains
215 medieval or Renaissance manuscripts that date between the 11th and
- Research Guide
on Malignant Mesothelioma Lung Cancer and Asbestos. Including types of
cancer, treatment options, hazardous careers @ risk of asbestos exposure,
clinical trials and more.
- SpecialTeas -
Premium Loose Leaf Teas: Organic Tea, Black Tea, Oolong Tea, Green
Tea, White Tea, Blended Tea, Decaffeinated Tea, Flavored Tea, Fruit Blend
Tea, Rooibos, Herbal & Mate.
May 19, 2010
Viktor Frankl - Why to Believe in Others (TED). In this rare clip from
1972, the legendary psychiatrist and Holocaust-survivor delivers a
powerful message about the human search for meaning—and the most important
gift we can give others.
Math Exercises That Prompt Students to Think - Dan Meyer (TEDxNYED):
Today's math curriculum is robbing kids of a skill more important than
solving problems–formulating them.
Classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
Beard Foundation - Food & Recipes. Check out the Search options in
- W3Schools -
Internet Developers Portal. Full web building tools - FREE. Covers HTML
Tutorials | Browser Scripting | XML Tutorials | Server Scripting |
Multimedia | Web Building, and more. W3Schools will help you become a
professional Web developer.
May 18, 2010
- Photo.net: a site for
serious photographers to connect with other photographers, explore photo
galleries, discuss photography, share and critique photos, and learn about
Regarding the Canonical Process for the Resolution of Allegations of
Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests and Deacons
May 14, 2010
Copyright Basics: Why Copyright Matters, the Concept of Fair Use and
May 13, 2010
"Peacemaker's Toolkit" for Practitioners in Conflict Zones - U.S.
Institute of Peace. A multivolume series of handbooks designed to collect
and share best practices and lessons learned in a format practical for
immediate use by mediators involved in preventing or ending conflicts. The
five volumes published to date are: Managing a Mediation Process, Managing
Public Information in a Mediation Process, Integrating Internal Displacement
in Peace Process and Agreements, Debriefing Mediators to Learn.
free online language translation service instantly translates text and web
pages. This translator supports: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian,
Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Haitian
Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese,
Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak,
Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese,
North American Birds - Dendroica: interactive website developed to help
students, volunteers and professionals improve their skills at identifying
birds by sight or by sound, particularly so that they can participate in
nature survey and monitoring programs. The site includes birds from
throughout Canada, USA, and Mexico.
May 12, 2010
BreadWorld - Fleischmann's: Everything you need to know about baking
bread. Includes resources & tips for beginners, sweet treats, pizzas &
calzones, classic breads, holiday & specialty breads, rolls & buns, baking
- Local Harvest:
America's #1 organic and local food website maintains a definitive and
reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers
markets, and other local food sources. Just use the search engine or click
on the map to find direct links to and information about the local food
growers in your area.
10 Most Downloaded Software For Audio Files - MP3 & audio software.
Apps used to convert, organize or listen to digital audio files as well as
rip physical music to a digital format.
May 11, 2010
Words: collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and
writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often
confused or misused.
"Teaching the Ethics of Communications in a Catholic University" by
Msgr. Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social
Communications at Minuto de Dios University, Columbia, October 8, 2009.
Many Calories in Your Food? Find out how many calories in over 90,000
foods. Get the nutrition facts – food calories, carbs, fat, protein &
more. Calorie counter, diets & more. It's Free.
May 6, 2010
May 5, 2010
of Hope: dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the
grieving. Guided by Christian values of compassion Cornerstone offers
comprehensive grief support services to those seeking support after the
death of a loved one and to the professional community who serves the
- The Internet
Encyclopedia of Philosophy: provides detailed, peer-reviewed,
scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of
philosophy. Texts have been collected from public domain sources and from
articles submitted by professional philosophers. Search by key words or by
timelines of philosophical movements and thinkers.
Language Courses online (U.S. Foreign Service Institute-FSI). Covers
41 languages, from Amharic to Yoruba. Pick a language from the list on the
left, click it, and you’ll get a list of student materials on the right.
There are student texts (available in PDF) and teaching tapes (available
- Nelson Fine Art &
Gifts: Committed to providing the best Catholic products on the
market-period. Whether you're looking for a simple wood plaque or a custom
piece of framed artwork, we're here to help.
May 3, 2010
Teen Dating Violence (CDC). Unhealthy relationships can start early
and last a lifetime. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name
calling. These behaviors are often thought to be a "normal" part of a
relationship. But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like
physical assault and rape.
Alliant Energy Kids - Making Energy Fun and Safe: 'Through interactive
and engaging activities, elementary students can learn about electricity
and natural gas, how to use them safely and wisely, and the importance of
- Fora.tv: A collection of
free video lectures & talks from some of the world's most influential
- Math Is Fun
math concepts: Features include numbers, geometry, algebra, "Systems
of Measurement"- Metric and US Standard, understanding money & compound
interest; plus puzzles games, worksheets & an illustrated math dictionary.
Removal Solutions (University of Illinois Extension). a comprehensive
list of stain solutions. Each solution contains the supplies you will need
and the preferred method for cleaning the stain.
April 30, 2010
Revised Roman Missal
- 3rd Edition (Liturgy Training Publications): news update concerning
the third edition of the Roman Missal. Includes What Is the Roman Missal?
Liturgical Resources and FAQs.
Exercise Program: Customize a free exercise program and fitness plan.
Browse 1000's of exercise plans or build your own. Workout tracker, 700+
exercises & more. It's Free.
Brazilian coffee - Kona Luna and Kona coffee blends online. Brazilian
blend brings out the savory of fine Santos coffee and the intense floral
aromas of our best Kona coffee.
April 29, 2010
April 28, 2010
Hot Dog Sauce Recipes (Google): Including Coney Island Chili, A&W
Chili Dog Sauce Recipe, Michigan Chili Dog Sauce, and more.
April 26, 2010
- For Your
Vocation: an initiative of the Catholic Bishops of the United States
as a resource for men and women in discernment, as an aid for promoting a
vocation culture within the home, and a range of tools for educators,
youth leaders and vocation directors.
Por Tu Vocación en español.
Just Food Recipes: Includes
recipes, seasonal & holiday recipes, recipes by country, vegan
April 21, 2010
April 15, 2010
April 13, 2010
Vatican - CDF Guidelines on Sexual Abuse Allegations. The Vatican
published a guide to understanding the procedures of the Congregation for
the Doctrine of the Faith on sexual abuse allegations towards minors.
Information Service (VIS) now has its own blog which includes news
items from the last few years in Spanish, English, French and Italian. The
blog also allows access to the Vatican's Twitter account and YouTube
- Facts About Youth
(Facts): resource designed to give educators, parents and students
important science-based information about healthful approaches to youth
who may be conflicted about gender identity and sexual orientation. This
site is a project of the American College of Pediatricians, in coalition
with other organizations who share a concern for the well-being of all
April 7, 2010
Web: one of the most comprehensive sites on asbestos and mesothelioma
providing information and support to those who have been exposed to
Mesothelioma Common Questions and Treatment.
The Online Teacher Resource. Free and easy to use resources for teachers
dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students.
Includes Lesson Plans, Printable, Themes, Tips & Tools, and Worksheets by
Subject areas: Arts &
Language Arts |
Music Education |
Physical Education |
- English Verb
Conjugation: Conjugation is the regular arrangement of the forms of
the verb in the various voices…conjugates 15,000 verbs in the affirmative,
interrogative, and negative forms, with all tenses and persons. There are
popular conjugated verbs on the front page, too (along with some verbs
generally regarded as rude - watch your filters.)
Virtual Vietnam Wall: Names of Vietnam War Casualties by City and
State. First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and
the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a
picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
March 31, 2010
March 29, 2010
- National History
Education Clearinghouse (U.S. Dept. of
Education): designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and
materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. Areas to
explore are "History Content," "Teaching Materials," "Issues & Research"
and the "Weekly Quiz."
- The Genetic
Science Learning Center (University of Utah):
Learn.Genetics delivers educational materials on genetics, bioscience and
health topics. They are designed to be used by students, teachers and
members of the public. The materials meet selected US education standards
for science and health. Teach.Genetics provides resources for K-12
teachers, higher education faculty, and public educators.
Stem Cell Research: An
introduction to stem cells, the building blocks of the body. What are
some different types of stem cells? Issues in stem cell research?
March 26, 2010
Copyright for Librarians: a joint project of Harvard's Berkman Center
for Internet and Society and Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL).
The goal of the project is…to inform librarians concerning: copyright law
in general, the aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries, how
librarians in the future could most effectively participate in the
processes by which copyright law is interpreted and shaped.
The Ultimate Plagiarism Resource: Detecting Plagiarism & Preventing
It. This comprehensive resource will tell you everything you need to know
about plagiarism, from the basic facts to free detection tools to
preventing it in both the physical and online classroom.
- Words of
Inspiration - Powered by God: May these calming words of inspiration
and encouragement provide a fresh perspective on life and a renewed hope
for your journey.
March 25, 2010
Chapel - Virtual tour: a joint project of Villanova University and the
Vatican. The Sistine Chapel is stunning, in floor-to-ceiling detail. You
can crawl up and down Michelangelo’s frescoes with the mouse—just don’t
spin it too quickly or you’ll get dizzy.
- CM Almy: church
supplies, Catholic vestments, clergy apparel & liturgical supplies since
- Google Code
University: learn more about current computing technologies and
paradigms. The Courses section contains tutorials, lecture slides, and
problem sets for a variety of topic areas: AJAX Programming, Algorithms,
Distributed Systems, Web Security, Languages.
March 24, 2010
Books and Gifts: Catholic Bibles, Catechism of the Catholic Church,
Apologetics, Saint Biographies, Prayer Books, Church History, Holy Orders,
Catholic Bibles in Spanish (Biblias Catolicas en Espanol), Catholic Books
in Spanish (Libros Catolicos en Espanol), Rosaries, Saint Medals,
Crucifixes, Gifts. Free Shipping on orders of $20.00 or more.
March 23, 2010
- Search the
Health Reform Bill: Updated to include
House of Representatives bill H.R. 4872, The Health Care and Education
Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010, March 18, 2010 (6,219 pages).
Also search the combination of the Senate & House of Representatives health bills
passed in November & December 2009.
Experience a 34 Week Online Retreat for Everyday Life: A Ministry of
the Collaborative Ministry Office at Creighton University.
Abraham Lincoln Association: Includes The Collected Works of Abraham
Lincoln, 1953, The Abraham Lincoln Association Serials, which includes The
Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, 1940-1952, Bulletin of the Abraham Lincoln
Association, 1923-1939, Lincoln Centennial Association Addresses,
1909-1918, and the Lincoln Monographs.
Educational Digital Library (ChemEd DL): "destination for digital
content intended for chemical science education." Partnered by the
National Science Digital Library (NSDL), the Journal of Chemical
Education, and The Chemistry Collective.
Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education (CACHE), a
division of The Cardinal Newman Society, advises and assists academic and
religious leaders in efforts to strengthen the Catholic identity and
academic quality of Catholic colleges and universities.
How to Build A Free Resume Online: What is the difference is between a
CV and a resume? The main difference is the length. A resume is a one or
two page summary of your education, skills, and experiences. A CV covers
more details and is primarily used when applying for jobs in academia,
education, science, and research.
FREE study guides that focus on literary analysis. Includes study guides
that are concise and accurate to better understand classic and
Studio: Lang Elliot features the sounds of birds, frogs, mammals, and
- Frogs and
Toads in Color and Sound: a sampling of 12 species of frogs,
complete with a detailed picture, actual sound recordings and a short
description of the particular frog, his habitat and call.
Reporter's Guide to Multimedia Proficiency: Guidance for journalists
who are ready to learn how to transform themselves into multimedia
journalists. This series should demystify many of the new options for
storytelling that have been made possible by digital tools.
"How to Give a Great Speech" by Earl Nightingale
- C-SPAN Video
Archives Online: currently more than 160,000 hours of footage dating
back to 1987.
- Legal Information Institute
- Cornell Law School: all opinions of the United States Supreme Court
handed down since 1992, together with over 600 earlier decisions selected
for their historic importance, over a decade of opinions of the New York
Court of Appeals, and the full United States Code.
(American Academy of Pediatrics): The mission is to attain optimal
physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants,
children, adolescents, and young adults.
- Gardening Resources - National
Gardening Association. Programs and initiatives highlight the
opportunities for plant-based education in schools, communities, and
backyards across the country. We serve as a bridge to connect people to
gardening in five core fields: plant-based education, health and wellness,
environmental stewardship, community development, and responsible home
- My Religious
Goods: distinctive Holy Land Christian gifts & Christmas ornaments &
olive wood religious items.
5 Cool Websites With Guitar Tuning Tones
March 12, 2010
Careers: How-To Guide (Wall Street Journal). Includes Your Career in a
Tough Economy | How to Start a Job Search | How to Succeed in a Job
Interview | Managing Your Career | How to Overcome Career Obstacles | How
to Identify Job Opportunities | How to Search for a Job | How to Work With
Handbook of Journalism. This handbook is not intended as a collection
of "rules". Beyond the obvious, such as the cardinal sin of plagiarism,
the dishonesty of fabrication or the immorality of bribe-taking,
journalism is a profession that has to be governed by ethical guiding
principles rather than by rigid rules.
March 8, 2010
St. John Lateran, Roma -
360 Virtual Tour: Instructions: After you
click on the site below, select an image and, then hold down the left
mouse button and slowly move the cursor around the room., zoom in/out.
Worksheets World: every K-12 teacher, homeschooler, and students´
dream come true! 12,000 printable K-12 math worksheets, lessons, and
March 5, 2010
Science Magazine Free Online Archives: The entire archives (137 years)
of Popular Science is now accessible and searchable.
Bullying Now! Campaign: created especially for adults by the U.S.
Health Resources and Services Administration. Here you'll find resources
about bullying awareness, prevention and intervention. No matter how you
interact with children and youth, there are many ways you can Take a
Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!
March 4, 2010
Reference: resource for major league baseball statistics and history.
You'll have access to just about any fact concerning baseball, from
players to teams, leagues, managers, schools and even games.
March 3, 2010
PSA Testing Decision Aid - Health Crossroads. This Crossroad is
intended for men who are considering whether to have a prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) test, a blood test to determine the PSA level. The test may
lead to a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Journeys (Wisconsin Historical Society & National History Day):
contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American
exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries
of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later, plus a digital library and
- TestSize: View Your
Web Site in Different Screen Resolutions. One of the most integral parts
of developing a website is to test it in different screen resolutions.
There are several ways to go about it but none of them are faster and
smoother than TestSize. A simple web app that lets you view site in
March 2, 2010
Diligent students should make sure that their work is well-written,
original, coherent, and grammatically correct. PaperRater is a free web
service with robust grammar and spell checking, plagiarism detection, and
writing suggestions to improve your writing.
- MedicalStudent.com: A
digital library of authoritative medical information for the medical
student and all students of medicine. This is the "all-in-one" site for
every medical student.
- Medical Matrix: Guide to
Internet Clinical Medicine Resources covering Specialties, Diseases,
Clinical Practice, Medical Literature, Education, Alternative Medicine,
Ethics & Law, and Medical Computing, Internet and Technology.
- eMedicine: point-of-care
clinical reference featuring up-to-date, searchable, peer-reviewed medical
articles organized in specialty-focused textbooks, and is continuously
updated with practice-changing evidence culled daily from the medical
- The National Center for
Biotechnology Information (NCBI-NIH): advances science and health by
providing access to biomedical and genomic information.
- A to Z Teacher
Stuff For Teachers: FREE online lesson plans, lesson plan ideas and
activities, thematic units, printables, themes, teaching tips, articles,
and educational resources.
- The Teacher's Corner:
Teacher resources, lesson plans, thematic units, printable worksheets
- North American
Mammals (National Museum of Natural History): a searchable database of
all living mammals of North America. Based on "The Smithsonian Book of
North American Mammals," by Don E. Wilson and Sue Ruff (Smithsonian
Institution Press, 1999) and "Mammals of North America," by Roland W. Kays
and Don E. Wilson (Princeton University Press, 2002), over 400 mammals
native to North America are included.
- Irish Beer
Finder: Directory of U.S. Irish Bars and Taverns. The site lists 2,400
Irish bars and taverns in all 50 states.
February 24, 2010
Winter Storm Safety Checklist (Red Cross): Preparedness Fast Facts -
What should I do? What supplies do I need? What do I do after a storm?
- KeepVid: Download and
save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!
Sumatra PDF: free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows. Sumatra has a
minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of
features. It's small and starts up very fast. It's designed for portable
use: only one file so you can run it from external USB drive. Doesn't
write to registry.
Download Sumatra PDF
February 23, 2010
- NOVA -
Life's Greatest Miracle: Tracks the human development from embryo to
newborn by way of the extraordinary microimagery of Swedish photographer
Lennart Nilsson. Includes explanations of diagnostic and screening
techniques currently used to assess the health of an unborn child, the
stem cell debate. This site is indeed an important educational resource
with a teacher's guide as well as suggestions for associated discussions
and activities. This hour-long program is divided into
National Weather Service - National Hurricane Center. Get storm
forecasts, hurricane awareness and preparedness info, and the
Hurricane Wind Scale.
America's Test Kitchen - Cook’s Illustrated: The absolute best recipes
for all of your favorite foods. We test each recipe until we arrive at the
combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and
equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.
"In Search of Silence" by Chris Roe. A sample selection of Poems and
Justice for Priests and Deacons: referral program to advise priests
and deacons about their rights under Canon Law and to process appeal
cases. Seeks to serve the needs of clergy who are unaware of their rights
under Canon Law; its canonists are available for consultation and
February 19, 2010
Winter Olympics: Coverage includes TV Listings |
Event Results & Schedules |
AMS Books Online (American Mathematical Society) Works to further
mathematical research and scholarship can be browsed by author or subject.
The subject headings include analysis, general interest, logic and
foundations, and number theory. Users can download individual chapters
from each book, and there are currently over thirty books available on the
Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy (American College of Obstetricians &
Gynecologists): For your entire pregnancy, the baby depends on you for all
the things it needs to grow and thrive. Although each pregnancy is unique,
the growth and development of a fetus take place in a fairly standard
pattern. Month by month, you and your baby prepare for birth and a new
- New York Heritage: a
research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and
others who are interested in the Empire State's history. The site contains
information from over 160 collections from library, museums, archives, and
other resources across the state of New York.
February 18, 2010
- MedHelp: useful tool that helps to identify prescription pills
online, be it tablets or capsules, using their name, shape, color, or
February 17, 2010
Nutrition Source (Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of
Public Health): Provides timely, evidence-based information on diet and
nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public.
February 15, 2010
February 12, 2010
February 11, 2010
a comprehensive database of 1000s of different medications and drugs
currently on the market or previously available worldwide. Includes
up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications
and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the
protection of patients and consumers.
A-Z Drug Index.
February 10, 2010
where every citizen can see every bill currently in congress, vote on
those bills and send those votes to their representatives.
February 8, 2010
February is Library Lovers' Month: a month-long celebration of school,
public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone,
especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and
to work to assure that the Nation's libraries will continue to serve.
(University of Texas-Austin): devoted to the study of human and primate
comparative anatomy. It offers a unique set of digitized versions of
skeletons in 2-D and 3-D in full color, animations, and much supplemental
information. The purpose of this site is to enable you to view the bones
of both human and non-human primates and to gather information about them
from our osteology database.
February 5, 2010
Guide to Desktop Publishing (About.com): Tasks, Techniques, and
Tutorials of Page Layout and Desktop Publishing
An Idiot’s Guide To PhotoShop Part 1 (Makeuseof.com): the starter’s
manual for every PhotoShop initiate to carry! Contains 30 illustrated
pages to guide you through all basic aspects of the application. The guide
even comes with three full pages of shortcuts, cheat sheets covering all
the application’s possibilities!
February 3, 2010
Super Bowl Food and Recipes (About.com): Here are dozens of Super
Bowl recipes, including party snacks and finger foods, dips and spreads,
hearty sandwich recipes, and more.
A premier cooking & recipe internet resource featuring thousands of
recipes. Includes a
Cooking Dictionary of useful resource of culinary definitions for
various cooking techniques, terms and recipe ingredients.
Underground Railroad Freedom Center: February is Black History Month.
The Freedom Center opened in Cincinnati, Ohio in August of 2004. Their
mission is to 'reveal stories about freedom's heroes, past and present,
challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom
February 1, 2010
With The Faith: A Catholic Handbook for Military Personnel" (Knights
of Columbus): "The Knights of Columbus holds in the highest esteem the men
and women of the Armed Forces and we present this special edition of Armed
with the Faith, to respond to the needs of those in training, those in the
reserves or those on active duty here at home."
LawInfo's Free Legal Resource Center: Information you need to better
understand the law and get answers to legal questions. From free legal
forms and informational videos, to thousands of frequently asked
questions, articles and guides, here’s the answers you've been searching
- FreeAdvice: free legal
advice in 100+ law topics and insurance advice. Includes: Accident Law,
Business Law, Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Intellectual
Property, and more.
- Law.com - Dictionary:
Comprehensive list of (probably) every legal term known to man. Each
term is accompanied with its definition, respectively.
- Justia: Law & legal information
for lawyers, students, business and the public. Covers Legal Practice
Areas | Legal Research & Law Practice | Cases in the News - Documents.
- Social Media Law
Student: "to connect lawyers with new technologies in hopes of
making the practice of law easier."
AmericanFactFinder (US Census Bureau): Your source for population,
housing, economic, and geographic data.
January 29, 2010
Institute for Marital Healing: to strengthen Catholic marriages and
families by educating spouses, marital therapists and clergy about
common causes of
conflicts in marital self-giving and effective approaches to
alleviating such conflicts.
Institute: scientific field research and education to promote the
understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Earthwatch-Education: curriculum ideas and lesson plans inspired by
other educators' experiences on Earthwatch expeditions. These resources
are free and available for you to use. We also have available The
Classroom Earth Series, a collection of case studies from Earthwatch
January 28, 2010
January 26, 2010
MoreIllustrations.com: Over 20,000 illustrations, anecdotes, stories,
jokes, sayings, maxims, and quotations on more than 2,000 topics, a
valuable resource for preachers, teachers, youth leaders and anyone who is
tasked in public speaking.
QuotationPark.com: Classic, famous, and inspirational quotes, maxims,
wits, epigrams, sayings, and proverbs.
January 25, 2010
VSO Image Resizer: Manage your digital photos with this free resize
image software. Create e-mail friendly versions of your images, load them
faster. Works with 32 and 64bits edition of Windows XP, Vista, 7. VSO Image
resizer is integrated into the Windows explorer shell, right click on your
pictures and start working on your pictures! NB: also add a
PhotoOnWeb by VSO:
Easily create online photo albums for sharing your pictures on internet with
your friends and family. Sort your photos in multiple albums, pick a
template and click on the Publish button. Host the pictures with your own
ISP, or create an account on VSO's server. No computer programming knowledge
is required, HTML editing can be used for custom albums. Uses Flash
technology to enjoy the details of the pictures: elegant and professional
look and feel.
Guidebook To Web Searching (MakeUseOf.com). How to formulate your
search queries, instead just 'asking' questions to the mighty Google, and
how many different content-specific search engines there are at your
Literature Review Examples to Help You Study Fast. Includes Background
Info, Plot Summary, Character Study, Theme, Summary & Analysis, Theme
Eponyms, List of
(Wikipedia): An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) from whom
something is said to take its name. The word is back-formed from
"eponymous", from the Greek "eponymos" meaning "giving name."
WhiteNoisePlayer - If you are stressed out with the noise around you,
be it your baby crying or your son playing video games, then you should
try this app. WhiteNoisePlayer is a website that streams various white
noise to help you sleep and relax while drowning out other noises.
January 22, 2010
Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources. These Search Education
lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers to help educators
learn better search skills in their classroom. The lessons are short,
modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to
what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come
with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to
help you guide your in-class discussions.
- Google Help -
Cheat Sheet. Here's a quick list of some of our most popular tools
to help refine and improve your search. For additional help with Google
Web Search or any other Google product, you can visit our main Google
profiles almost every US higher-education institution with original
overviews, home page links, detailed degree data, similar schools, and
more. Includes guides for finding schools, such as by religion, and
articles on topics such as financial aid, accreditation, transfers, and
international studies in the US. All of our listed US colleges and
universities are recognized by the US Department of Education as being
January 20, 2010
- Academic Earth:
free access to video courses and academic lectures from leading colleges
and universities. Subjects: AP Test Prep | Architecture | Astronomy |
Biology | Chemistry | Computer Science | Economics | Engineering |
Entrepreneurship | Environmental Studies | History | International
Relations | Law | Literature | Mathematics | Media Studies | Medicine |
Philosophy | Physics | Political Science | Pre-Med | Psychology |
Healthopedia.com: a 'medical and health consumer information resource
containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly
language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focused
health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.'
- Health Channel
(AllRefer.com): extensive information from trusted sources on over
4,000 topics including diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, surgeries,
nutrition, poisons, and special topics. There is also focus on family and
Channel (AllRefer.com): extensive information from trusted sources on
over 100,000 articles covered under earth & environment, history,
literature & arts, health & medicine, people, philosophy & religion,
places, plants & animals, science & technology, social science, law,
sports, everyday life, and more.
- A Drop
of Water - 2000 frames per second. Watch the 2-minute video that shows
a drop of water falling into a puddle at 2000 frames a second. You will
see something totally unexpected. "Doc" of M.I.T., explains the physics of
the event. From
Channel's series 'Time Warp' where MIT scientist and teacher Jeff
Lieberman and digital-imaging expert Matt Kearney use the latest in
high-speed photography to turn never-before-seen wonders into an
experience of beauty and learning.
January 18, 2010
American School Search: dedicated to helping you find the right school
or university that matches your needs and provides you with the skills you
need to start a new and rewarding career.
Roman Catholic Church Colleges & Schools - American School Search.
Lists all 270 colleges in the USA that are currently associated with the
Roman Catholic Church. Lists information on student-to-faculty ratios,
enrollment figures, tuition and financial aid packages, on-campus
housing costs, degree programs, scholarships, and much more.
January 15, 2010
Vatican - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25) and
throughout the year 2010. Theme: "You are witnesses of these things" (Luke
24:48). Resources from Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Prayer for Christian Unity 2010 (Jan. 18-25). Theme: You Are
Witnesses of These Things. Left column includes Bulletin & Pulpit
Announcements | Guidelines to Observing the Week of Prayer | Prayer &
Worship resources and Homiletic Notes for the Week of Prayer and Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Vocation Awareness Week 2010: January 10-16.The USCCB has a
sub-site with information and resources for promoting vocations.
1000’s of quick healthy recipes, diets, fitness tips and more! Learn how
to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with all the tools you need to create a
healthier you. Information about every kind of diet, from 7-day diets to
meal based plans. Of course the best diet is simply to eat well.
SpiceAdvice – online guide to using spices. Information on different
kinds of spices and helps you to decide the right spice combination for
your meal. The site has
eClips™ - short relevant educational video segments exploring current
applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM,
topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
and the general public. Note the selection along the left margin.
Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students (Penn State
University): Guidelines are 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
Virus & Threat Removal Tools - Symantec Security Response. Tools to
automatically conduct what would often amount to extensive and tedious
manual removal tasks.
January 14, 2010
A terrific resource for everything you need to know about using computers
and software, and how-tos when they don’t work as they should. Includes
how-to articles and reviews of programs.
January 12, 2010
- Search the
Health Reform Bill: a searchable copy of the Senate and House bills so
people can track down specific areas of interest in the combined
725,000-word documents. Search the combination of the Senate health bill
as amended and passed on December 24, together with the House of
Representatives bill passed in November.
Google-powered custom search engine which lets you search for all kind of
tech & software manuals online.
- Crossfit: online
training program which includes exercises and workouts that help in
improving the overall physical fitness of a person. Contains detailed
information about the program and the exercises included in it. The
program isn't intended for beginners. Hence, if you are a newbie, you
should go slow on it.
- The Center for the
Book (Library of Congress): to promote reading, literacy and
libraries. The website offers a great many "Resources" on the menu on
the left side of any page. "Educators and Parents" section visitors can
find wonderful lesson plans, exhibitions, and online activities.
Singing Insects of
North America: created to be of assistance to both professional and
amateur biologists interested in studying singing insects.
Astronomy - Selected Internet Resources (Science Reference Services,
TeachingAmericanHistory.org - Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs,
Ashland University. Learn more about American history by going back to
the original source documents, from the founding through the 20th
century and beyond. Includes Document Library, Special Exhibits on the
American Founding, Lesson Plans (NEH), and Online Audio Lectures and
- Exemplar - Search
for Words in Context. Searches over 1,900 journals from Springer's
collection to find authentic examples of how a word or phrase is used in
published literature. Comprehensive coverage includes both current and
archival content in all major subject areas including the life sciences,
medicine, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business, and law,
contributed by some of the world's leading academics in these fields.
Geoff Lawrence.com - Photography Tutorials. Here are the digital
photography tutorials, the techniques that will show you how to become a
better photographer and learn to take better photos.
10 Photography Tips is a great place to start.
January 6, 2010
"If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation" - 2010 World Day of
Peace Message. Pope Benedict's World Day of Peace message for 2010 has
been much remarked with its strong warning of the dangers of environmental
disaster. This is the USCCB website presenting Pope Benedict's message and
offering resources and materials for preparing the day.
The Price of
Freedom: Americans at War. A presentation by the Smithsonian
Institution outlining how Americans have gone to war to win their
independence, expand their national boundaries, define their freedoms, and
defend their interests around the globe.
- SweetSearch: a
custom search engine designed for students. Searches only 35,000 Web
sites that have been evaluated and approved by a staff of Internet
research experts at Dulcinea Media, and its librarian and teacher
10 Websites For A Daily Fix Of Sayings & Quotations
Quotations resource for love quotes, famous quotes, friendship quotes,
humorous quotes, inspirational quotes, birthday quotes, motivational
quotes, movie quotes. Also, indexed by author.
Spiritual Formation of the Priest - 12 Conferences presented by Rev.
Raphael Simon, OCSO, MD, St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA. Purpose of the
Conferences: The spiritual formation of the priest enabling him then to be
a spiritual formator of his people as another Christ moved by the Holy