Saturday, September 03, 2005


Sat., Sept. 3, 2005 - Marine Sanctuaries

---------Forwarded Message--------
Sent : Thursday, May 19, 2005 8:48 PM
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] Marine Science: NOAA Ocean Literacy Site

Online Resource Examines Marine Sanctuaries

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a new Web site to support ocean literacy in the classroom. The site,, includes curriculum, lesson plans, and activities on America's 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. Visitors to the Web site will find a wide variety of activities and lessons, such as piloting the submersible Deep Worker in Monterey Bay's kelp forests or taking a virtual sanctuary tour, with opportunities for watching underwater video clips and exploring image galleries with stunning photographs. The site also provides access to NOAA's Dive into Education marine science program, designed to provide K-12 teachers with professional development using hands-on, standards-based, ocean science activities.

Educators can sign up to join a free email network about marine science education, which will provide ongoing information about field studies, partnerships, and professional-development and grant-funding opportunities, collaborations, and support.

[NOTE: See Also: Encyclopedia of the National Marine Sanctuaries
Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Learning is For Everyone, Inc.


Sat., Sept. 3, 2005 - Science & Technology Focus

Found on:
Science & Technology Focus
[NOTE: The Oceanography page ( )
previously posted. – Phyllis ]

In addition to Oceanography, there are pages on Space Sciences
and Submarine Science, including submarine history.

Teacher's Corner: Internet Links
[Shortened URL: ]

Teacher’s Corner: Animation Gallery
Select animations for Oceanography, Space Sciences or Submarine Science


Sat., Sept. 3, 2005 - Blood and Sawdust: Medieval Woodworking

----------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, May 12, 2005

Blood and Sawdust

Today's site, from medieval woodworking enthusiast Tom Rettie, offers an
enjoyable and practical view of Middle Ages joinery. Gentle Subscribers
involved in woodworking, or simply interested in the historical aspects of
medieval furniture making, will find many features of note.

"Containing Articles and Essays on Medieval and Renaissance Woodworking,
Furniture, Material Culture, and Reenactment" - from the website

The site's Frequently Asked Questions section covers a useful range of
inquires dealing with topics such as the type of woods used for furniture
in the Middle Ages, the use of nails and glue, and "green" wood, with well
referenced responses. Numerous photos illustrate medieval woodworking
projects completed by the author, along with instructions for building a
chair, triangle stool and other furniture. Informative PDF files are
included on medieval carpenter's tools and tusk tenons.

Travel to the site for an informative exposition on medieval woodworking

A.M. Holm
view the List archives on the web at:


Sat., Sept. 3, 2005

Found on:
MORE New This Week
Aug. 4-10, 2005

Aquatic Biodiversity
"Aquatic biodiversity encompasses freshwater ecosystems, including lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, rivers and streams, groundwater, and wetlands. ... It also consists of marine ecosystems, including oceans, estuaries, salt marshes, seagrass beds, coral reefs, kelp beds, and mangrove forests." The site features introductory information about these water-based ecosystems, and addresses special topics such as threats and conservation. Also includes a glossary and links to related sites. From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Subjects: Aquatic habitats Biological diversity Biological diversity conservation
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Great Awakening & Revivalism in America
“Brief essay on the Great Awakening, "the name given to the evangelical religious movement which swept America in the 18th and 19th centuries," and the poetry and music associated with the movement. Includes links to biographies of two composers influenced by the movement. Part of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program "I Hear America Singing." “
Subjects: Evangelicalism Revivals -- United States United States -- History
[NOTE: Home page: I Hear America Singing -
- previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Tools Used in Colonial Williamsburg
“Illustrated descriptions of tools used in Williamsburg, Virginia, "the restored 18th-century capital of Britain's largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World." Describes tools such as augers, chisels, calipers, compasses, hammers, planes, saws, squares, and bevels. From the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.”
Subjects: Tools Tools -- History Williamsburg (Va.) -- History
[NOTE: Home page - previously posted - Phyllis

Copyright © 2004, Librarians' Index to the Internet, . All rights reserved.

Friday, September 02, 2005


Fri., Sept. 2, 12005 - U.K Archives: Exhibitions

Found on:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites 6/1/05

U.K. Archives: Exhibitions
As you might expect, the Archives' site houses a vast store of historic data. The easiest way to access it is through several online packages with such themes as "The British Empire," "Secrets and Spies" and "The First World War." Each is visually enhanced and a very rewarding read. — HSS
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY


Fri., Sept. 2, 2005 - Dear Home: Letters from WW I

Found on: Site of the Day May 27, 2005
Technology & Learning magazine

Dear Home: Letters from WWI

“Preserved letters are wonderful primary source documents that students can use to glimpse life in a bygone era. The History Channel began the Legacy Project to share the letters written by men and women in World War I. Students can read first-hand accounts of battles and wartime conditions. Perhaps more important is the insight into the lives of normal people caught up in a catastrophic event. A creative teacher can draw many activities out of this site, such as having the students write their own letters home as though they were in the War.”
The History Channel
Website Contents:
• Pictures and/or Illustrations
Grade Appropriate:
• High School Middle School


Fri., Sept. 2, 12005

Found in:
*** NEAT NEW STUFF, MAY27, 2005

Butterfly Gardening
Provides information on butterfly behavior, and on how to create a colorful butterfly habitat as pleasing to human eyes as to theirs.

Carnegie Reporter
This semi-annual publication continues to carry on the Carnegie interest in libraries. See especially the article in this current issue, "Do Libraries Still Matter?"

Cool Uses of Google Maps [Cyberjournalist]
Includes using the tool to map local gas prices, traffic data, housing info, crime, and more. Reformatting information to suit our users' needs (and our own) is a valuable service librarians can provide; here's a tool that would allow us to do it geographically.
a new project to provide current information on what Senators and Representatives are currently doing in Congress. Maintains separate blogs for each senator and representative covering what they've done in Congress -- what bills and amendments they've sponsored, and what action has been taken on that legislation

The Value of Libraries: Impact, Normative Data, & Influencing Funders,b2rpmkgK,w
A great article, with a very comprehensive webliography of research studies on the economic impact of all kinds of libraries. Show this to your bosses -- city leaders, university presidents, principals and school boards, and corporation CEOs.

Writing, Poetry & Books: All about authors, learning to write and literary fun and games
Some wonderful games, chatrooms, digital stories, and other challenges to inspire kids to write.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2005.


Fri., Sept. 2, 2005 - Lost Poets of the Great War / End of the War

Lost Poets of the Great War

Newsreel: End of the War

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Thurs., Sept 1, 2005 - Pathfinders

A Pathfinder for Constructing Pathfinders (Guides to Information Resources)

Internet links to a variety of pathfinders (K-12)


Designing Pathfinders for Children and Young Adults
Includes examples of pathfinders.
[NOTE: Other pages from Eduscapes previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Sept. 1, 2005 - NY Times Student Connections

NY Times Student Connections

Some sections:

News Summaries

SAT Test Prep Question of the Day

Science Q&A

Student Navigator: Subject areas and Homework Help

Web Explorer
“Welcome to The Learning Network's Web Explorer, your ticket to guided Web tours of sites related to the most important and relevant topics of the day! New Explorations are added each month.”



Thurs., Sept. 1, 2005 - 50 Coolest Websites 2005

50 Coolest Websites 2005

This year's finalists are a mix of newcomers, new discoveries and veterans that have learned some new tricks.
The Complete List: Arts & Entertainment; Blogs; Lifestyle, Health & Hobbies;
News & Information; Shopping


Thurs., Sept. 1, 2005 - Best of the Web

Found on:

Sent : Tuesday, April 5, 2005 4:19 PM
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] Best of The Web Spring 2005

Forbes: Best of the Web
Forbes: Best of The Web Directory

[NOTE: Wait for adv. to clear. – Phyllis ]

LIFE of Florida homepage & Forums:

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Wed., Aug. 31, 2005 - Gahoo!Yoogle

Found on:
USA Today Hot Sites 05/27/2005

“Compare search results from Yahoo! and Google, side-by-side on your
computer screen. The differences are interesting.” — GNS

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY


Wed., Aug. 31, 2005 - Yahoo! vs. Google Search Comparison

Compare Yahoo! results to Google results
[NOTE: URL appears when you touch a dot with your mouse. – Phyllis ]


Wed., Aug. 31, 2005

Found on:
May 13-19, 2005

Source: Food Marketing Institute
Celebrating 75 Years of Supermarkets 1930-2005: 75 Facts for 75 Years
Timeline of supermarket-related events. Interesting.
See also: History of the Shopping Cart

Source: OUP
New Edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary Released, More than 2000 Words Added
The folks over at Oxford University Press were kind enough to share with ResourceShelf this list containing all of the new entries and definitions.

Web Resources
Source: C&RL News
Women's resources: Sites of interest
[Shortened URL: ]
New compilation of web resources by George Mason University librarians, Sharon Hybki Kerr and George D. Oberle III.

Country Studies - Profiles
Source: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Two Recently Updated Country Profiles (PDF)
+ North Korea
+ South Korea
[NOTE: for the entire list of available profiles
Country Studies: Profiles - Phyllis ]

+ Major Search Engines Deliver Significantly Different Results (via
Greg Notess has been talking and writing about "search engine overlap" for years. In addition to the new Dogpile (here's an overview ( ) by Chris Sherman) also have a look at Ranking.thumbshots. (
See Also: Make Sure to Take a Look at the Dogpile "Missing Pieces" Tool, ( ). Perfect for Demos!

Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf

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Wed., Aug. 31, 2005 - Picturing Women

Found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 352 5/26/05

Picturing Women

The female identity has been explored, displayed and analyzed exhaustively,
in everything from modern fashion magazines to museum collections. At
Picturing Women, it is not only the female form but her persona that bears
analysis, and it's a fascinating look-see, showing how women have been
figured, fashioned, turned into portraits and postcards. From January until
May of 2004, the Picturing Women project presents, interprets, and teaches
through an exhibition exploring historical and contemporary representations
of women as they are shown in words and pictorial narrative.

The exhibition is structured around four thematic frames: Figuring,
Fashioning, Portraying, and Telling and is curated by a Visiting Fellow at
Bryn Mawr's Center for Visual Culture, Curator of Picturing Women
juxtaposes historical works with 20th- and 21st-century art to promote
dialogue on female identity. The site is the online partner to the
exhibit's 200 works spanning the 15th through the 21st centuries, and
presenting conduct manuals, historical costumes, advertising images,
caricatures, even a series of none-too-flattering comic Valentine postcards.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

[NOTE: Lesson Plans

Women’s History Links
- Sites not checked – Phyllis ]

A complete archive of previous Cool Tricks can be viewed at

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Tues., Aug. 30, 2005 - Great Awakening / Human Rights Library

Found in:
"The First Great Awakening, occurring around 1730 to 1760 ... was a movement rooted in spiritual growth which brought a national identity to Colonial America." This site explains basic concepts, identifies key figures in the movement, and provides a resource list.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Includes more than 21,000 documents, a search engine that searches multiple human rights sites, research and topic guides, and more. The site is accessible in several languages.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2005.


Tues., Aug. 30, 2005 - Translation Page

Translation Page from
It translates English into a variety of languages.
It also translates from a variety of languages into English.


Tues., Aug. 30, 2005

Found in:
Librarians' Index to the InternetNEW THIS WEEK for May 19, 2005

BioMed Central: The Open Access Publisher ---------------------------------
"BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to
providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical
research. All the original research articles in journals published
by BioMed Central are immediately and permanently available online
without charge." The site provides access to over 100 journals
covering all areas of biology and medicine. Searchable and
browsable. Registration required for searching.
* Medical sciences
* Medicine
* Biology
Created by: ne
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

France in America: La France en Amerique --------------------------------------
This "English-French digital library ... tells the story of the
French presence in America and the interactions between the French
and American peoples from the early 16th to the late 19th
centuries." Features access to thousands of documents and
interpretive texts, which are searchable, or browsable by theme
such as exploration and Franco-Indian alliances. Also includes a
chronology and maps. A joint project of the Library of Congress
and the National Library of France.
* United States
* France
* French
Created by: smb


Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger of Disappearing --------
The "information collected on a large number of endangered
languages in all parts of the world is now available online
starting with the map of the African continent." Includes
information about endangered, moribund, and extinct languages.
Browsable by language or location. Includes link to the 2003
"Language Vitality and Endangerment Paper." From United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
[Shortened URL:
or ]
* Language and languages
* Language obsolescence
* Extinct languages
Created by: mcb

Planet ARKive ----------------------------------------------------------------------
"This dedicated children's site features [animal and plant]
species profiles repurposed specifically for children aged 7-11,
with accompanying wild facts, as well as fun games, quizzes and
activities." Searchable. A companion site to, a Web
site that features images of endangered animal and plant species.
* Animals
* Plants
Created by: ne


The Right Chemistry: Colors in Fashion, 1704-1918 ------------------------
This exhibition "begins at a time when few dyers were chemists and
almost all colors were extracted from living organisms, and ends
at a time when dyes were synthesized in laboratories." Features a
discussion of the creation of red, blue, yellow, white, beige,
purple (including the "rage for mauve and the aniline dye boom" in
the late 1850s and 1860s), and green dyes, along with images of
historical clothing. From the Kent State University Museum.
* Dyes and dyeing
* Color in clothing
* Fashion
Created by: mcb

Use of the annotations from this list must be accompanied by:
Copyright 2005 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.
Thank you for using Librarians' Index to the Internet!

Karen G. Schneider,
New This Week Listowner, and Director, Librarians' Index to the Internet
Websites you can trust!


Tues., Aug. 30, 2005 - Links to 150 Languages

Subject: Your April Knowledge Hound newsletter

Knowledge Hound Languages section now has 27 pages.
Learn over 150 languages for free,
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

ONE SMART PUPPY is copyright by Knowledge Hound, LLC

Monday, August 29, 2005


Mon., Aug 29, 2005 - Cells for Kids / How Stuff Works: Cells

Found in:
Date Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 3:08 PM
Subject: Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter Issue 259

Cells for Kids
Scroll down to the list of links to more sites about cells
Diagrams are from: Comparison Of Plant & Animal Cells
[NOTE: Home Page: - previously posted. – Phyllis ]

How Stuff Works: Cells
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Mon., Aug. 29, 2005

Found in:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences ======
===== May 27, 2005 ====
======= Volume 4, Number 11 ======

Food Security Learning Center [pdf]

>From World Hunger Year (WHY), this online Food Security Learning Center was
created to provide site visitors "with an in-depth look at common hunger and
poverty issues facing many U.S. communities." The Food Security Learning
Center contains subject categories regarding Rural Poverty, Domestic Hunger
& Federal Food Programs, Family Farms, Migrant & Seasonal Farms Workers, and
Nutrition. The site also contains a Community Food Security section with
subcategories pertaining to Community Supported Agriculture, Community
Gardens, Food Policy Councils, Farmers' Markets, Farm to Cafeteria, and
more. In addition, the Center links to several funding opportunities, an
extensive Hunger & Poverty Resource Guide, and current Action Alerts. [NL]

The Tapir Gallery: Especially for Students

Are you looking for information about tapirs? The Tapir Gallery website
(first reported on in the September 15, 1999 Scout Report for Science &
Engineering) is as an information resource about tapirs from the Tapir
Preservation Fund. This section of the Tapir Gallery site is designed
specifically for students searching for information about tapirs for school
reports and other such assignments. The site offers basic information about
the four species of tapir: Mountain, Malayan, Baird's, and Lowland. The site
provides a collection of links to more information about each of these
species as well. The website also contains images of tapirs, a list of
interesting facts, an extensive bibliography (mostly useful for
professionals and older students), and a FAQ section. [NL]

The Micropolitan Museum

Hosted by Microscopy UK, the Micropolitan Museum exhibits wonderful images
of microorganisms developed by photomicrographer Wim van Egmond. Museum
visitors can peruse images in the Freshwater Collection, Marine Collection,
and Insectarium. Exhibitions within the first two collections include such
crowd-pleasers as the Foram Factory, Diatom Display, Water-flea Circus,
Desmid Dome, and more. A highlight of the Insectarium is the small, yet
dazzling, Insect Wings exhibit. The beautiful and clear images displayed in
the Museum are accompanied by brief captions. Stay tuned for the next Museum
feature: the Botanical Garden! [NL]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet ScoutProject 1994-2005.


Mon., Aug. 29, 2005 - Living Jewels

Found on:
USA Today Hot Sites 05/25/2005

Living Jewels
“Not quite another fan site for The Beatles, Living Jewels pays homage to the beetles, as in bugs, that add color and interest to nature's ensemble. You can find hundreds of high-resolution glamour shots of the colorful little crawlers. (We affectionately named our four favorites John, Paul, George and Ringo.) You'll also notice a few pages of Beetle Tech information as well as book titles on a variety of insects.” — SG

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY


Mon., Aug. 29, 2005 - Art of Science

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, May 21st, 2005 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Art of Science

This is the most amazing "art gallery" -- all of the images were produced by Princeton University in the course of science research. It offers a stunningly beautiful cross section of art and science. The images were submitted for the First Annual Art of Science Competition at Princeton and you can view some of the submissions and the winners at today's site.

When you get to the site you will see the first of three pages of images in the gallery. You'll see photographs and microscopic images of wonders that include the Cygnus Nebula to individually marked ants used in a research study to virus-cell interactions. Whether black and white or drenched in neon colors these images are fascinating to behold.

Diane Flynn Keith
For ClickSchooling
Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should also preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Registered Trademark and may not be used without written permission of Diane Flynn Keith.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005


Sun., Aug. 28, 2005 - Yahoo! Finance

Found on:
May 6-12, 2005

Thursday, May 12, 2005
Resource of the Week
By Shirl Kennedy, Deputy Editor

Business--United States
Yahoo Finance Adds New Service for Business Researchers

It's that time of the year again for corporations -- annual shareholder meeting season. Which means corporate governance is a key topic. And our Resource of the Week is a new feature offered by Yahoo! Finance [ ]:
corporate governance ratings from Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. The ratings -- available for more than 7,500 publicly traded companies around the world (including 5,500 U.S. companies) -- are now part of the company profiles
[ ] on Yahoo! Finance.

One way of accessing these: Enter a ticker symbol in the text box on the main Yahoo! Finance page. (A ticker symbol look-up is available at ) When the company's "Quotes and Info" page appears, look at the lefthand side to find a "Profile" link about halfway down, under the boldface "Company" heading. Click this link for the company profile. On the righthand side of the page, about halfway down (often under a large advertisement), you'll see "Corporate Governance," and two scores expressed as percentages.
[For complete review: ]


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Sun., Aug. 28, 2005

Found on:

The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 346 - 4/14/05

The Worst Jobs In History

If you are feeling tired of the 9 to 5 grind, this site is sure to cheeryou up. Being stuck in a cubicle may not be all that inspiring, but it's paradise compared to what millions of workers have endured over the past 2,000 years of European History.The Worst Jobs in History website offers often overlooked insights into the trials and tribulations of the working class throughout history. Read various job descriptions from the Roman/Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Tudor,Stuart, Georgian, and Victorian Eras. The exceptional difficulties of being a Roman Gold Miner, Spitboy or Violin-String Maker will make modern-day office woes seem like a walk in the park.

Comic Book Characters Database

Comic Book junkies will want to bookmark this site, which has an extensive database of comic book characters from every generation. Simply search for your favorite superhero to find an image the hero or villain, as well as a brief history of how they came to possess superpowers and a cool costume.[NOTE from site: “some may not be suitable for non-mature audiences.”]

The Color Television Revolution

With recent advancements such as Tivo, HDTV, and Direct TV, it is easy to forget television's humble roots. Take a trip down memory lane to a time when color was considered the latest in television technology. The Color Television Revolution website takes us back to the time in the1950's and early 1960's when color on the boob tube was a new phenomenon. There are cool video clips of the original network logos and one of the first color broadcasts, as well as other fun features such as photos of the original television camera equipment and NBC studios in Burbank, California circa 1955.
A complete archive of previous Cool Tricks can be viewed at


Sun., Aug. 28, 2005 - Careers

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics: What interests you?
From the site:
“The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Web site for kids provides introductory
career information for students in Grades 4-8.”
Includes an alphabetical listing of careers and Teacher’s Guide
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

2. Job
Career Exploration: The Personal Side of Work
From the site: “Each profile was completed by someone (from the U.S. or
Canada) who is successful in their job.”

3. America’s Career InfoNet
Search by subject or state.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

4. Career Voyages. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education.
For students, parents, and career advisors with separate pages of links by state or
for each audience group.

5. Virginia CareerVIEW
Produced by the Virginia Department of Education. By grade level.

6. CrestonCareers
From the site:
“Here are several links that will assist in exploring different careers.
It includes some online tests for career aptitudes.”

7. CareerZone.
From the site:
“Students can explore occupations, use an assessment tool to link their interests
to potential careers, view some of the 300 career videos available and register for
a free career portfolio account.” Also has resources for teachers, parents, and counselors.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Aug. 28, 2005 - ACT / SAT Prep

Found on:

The E-Line
Volume 4, No. 16
18 March, 2005

ACT Prep -
The designers of the American College Test (ACT) also provide
practice tests and other resources for free on their website.

For ACT/SAT math and vocabulary drill and practice,
look at the free site from Elias Saab
The Online Test Page
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