Saturday, January 21, 2006


Sat., Jan. 21, 2006 - America's Rain Forests

America’s Rain Forests

Rain forests provide a haven for the largest diversity of plants and animals on Earth. Join US Forest Service experts, scientists, researchers, and students and explore the tropical rain forest in the Caribbean National Forest in Puerto Rico and the temperate rain forest in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

North America is home to multiple kinds of forests, including the tropical rain forest in the CARIBBEAN NATIONAL FOREST and the temperate rain forest found in the TONGASS, CHUGACH, and OLYMPIC national forests.

Also available in Spanish.


Sat., Jan. 21, 2006 - USGS & Science Education

The USGS and Science Education
A complete compendium of information about earthquakes, geology, and natural history.
“The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and college inquiry and research.”
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Sat., Jan. 21, 2006 - Weather / Volcanoes / Science / Endangered Species

Found in:
15 October 2005 Earth Science Sites of the Week

GRAPHICAL FORECASTS, National Weather Service, (suggested by Eric Cohen, Westhampton Beach High School), Find a series of (experimental) weather forecasting maps in digital/graphical formats. These maps can show the almost seamless movement of weather systems across the country over a period of several hours. In the "Daily View" (tab) you can "mouse over" the forecasted weather that spans the coming 9 hours, move ahead by 12 hours, and look over the weather from 12 hours ago. The "mouse over" feature gives these forecasts a sort of "animated" look which allows the viewer to see paths of and patterns in the coming weather. The "Weekly View" tab provides a day by day look at the weather for the week ahead and you can "Expand" this view to get a more detailed look. The "Loops" tab takes all this information and puts it into a seamless, continuous Java-Script loop. The really nice thing about these graphical forecasts, other than the great colorization, is the ability of the viewer to "hone in" on specific weather elements for closer study.
VOLCANOES OF THE WORLD, Jürg Alean, Roberto Carniel and Marco Fulle, (suggested by Sandra Russell, Starpoint High School, Lockport NY), See glowing chunks of lava tumble down the slopes of the Italian volcano Stromboli during a 2003 eruption. Located between Sicily and the Italian mainland, the restive mountain is one of the world's most active volcanoes, spurting debris several times an hour. Take a virtual hike up to the peak and excavate its geology and history at Stromboli Online, hosted by Italian researchers Roberto Carniel and Marco Fulle and Swiss teacher Jürg Alean. A primer traces Stromboli's formation from the time it pushed above the sea some 160,000 years ago. The volcano has been shooting off continually for about 2000 years, and spectacular photos and video record some of its recent blasts. Visitors can also probe the physics of eruptions with a simulator that calculates the trajectories of Stromboli's "bombs," partly molten lava globs. Once you've scaled Stromboli, venture to other volcanoes around the world with the site's many multimedia tours. You can peer into Ethiopia's Erta Ale, which cradles a seething lava lake, and tour the Caribbean island of Montserrat, which the Soufrière Hills volcano devastated in 1995.

[NOTE: For volcanoes of Alaska, see: The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) - Phyllis ]
NATURE OF SCIENCE LESSONS, Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes, (suggested by Virginia Malone, educational consultant, Hondo, TX), The site provides over 15 lessons on those difficult to assess standards on the nature of science. One lesson called CONPTT identifies six basic easily understandable criteria for determining if something is an emerging science, a non-science, or a pseudoscience. The activity allows students to analyze a collection of paragraphs for themselves. Another activity, FLAT EARTH challenges students to provide evidence that the earth is spherical. There are some discrepant events and black box challenges. The idea that more than one answer is possible is investigated in CRIME SCENE. The lessons are easy to follow for both the teacher and the student.

ENDANGERED SPECIES PROGRAM, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, (Scout Report, University of Wisconsin), “Created as a result of the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, the Endangered Species Program is responsible for promulgating information about the various international agreements that protect species, maintain the listing program of threatened and endangered species, and also disseminate publications and fact sheets. As one might expect, a primary feature of the site is the actual list of threatened and endangered species. Visitors can generate and print out this list, and also peruse a list of general statistics, along with looking at species list by classification, such as clams, snails, and lichens. The site’s homepage also contains direct links to recent publications, such as “Working Together: Tools for Helping Imperiled Wildlife on Private Lands”. Visitors can also look at management plans adopted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and learn about the various invasive species which are also of concern to the agency. Finally, visitors can also peruse the online archive of the Endangered Species Bulletin all the way back to 1995” >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University
Resource Page:


Sat., Jan. 21, 2006 - Weather Resources

Found in:
Date: Sunday, October 02, 2005 7:08 AM
Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter Issue 277

Weather Links
Scroll down for a list of 18 weather resources.

[NOTE: Other lists from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Friday, January 20, 2006


Fri., Jan. 20, 2006 - Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

[NOTE: This page is part of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
See Also: Pueblo Indian History - Phyllis]

--------Forwarded Message--------

Hi! It's Friday, January 6, 2006 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Castle Rock Pueblo Field Trips
[Shortened URL: ]

Today's site offers a tour of the pueblos and cliff dwellings of Native Americans in the Southwest including the Anasazi, Puebloans, and those who lived in the Mesa Verde region.

When you get to the site, there is a brief introduction. Use the menu to explore 3 different field trips of the Castle Rock Pueblo region located at the Crow Canyon archaeological site that focuses on three different historical time periods: 1200's, 1800's, and 1990's.

On each trip you collect clues to solve a mystery as you read the detailed history and look at photographs, maps, sketches and paintings of the adobe and stone pueblo dwellings, ancient artifacts, and petroglyphs. As you read the account of the region and the people who lived there, you may come across words that are unfamiliar (i.e., kiva, Hopi, Zuni, adobe, etc.). These words are highlighted in the text -- if you click on them a definition from the Glossary pops up. You will also learn much about methods used by archaeologists when they excavate sites of historical significance.

This is a well-presented and carefully crafted educational site -- don't miss it!

Diane Flynn Keith for
Copyright 2006, All Rights Reserved

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should ALWAYS preview the sites for suitable content.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.

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Fri., Jan. 20, 2006 - Alaska Native Cultures

The Alaska Native Heritage Center
Information About Alaska Native Cultures

Links to related resources
Scroll down for links about Alaska Natives and Alaska Native Arts and Cultures.


Fri., Jan. 20, 2006 - Rural Free Delivery

Found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: September 25 - October 1, 2005
Vermont Public Television (VPT)
"Rural Free Delivery"
Station> Middle / High School

This Web site, produced by PBS member station VPT, celebrates
rural life, past and present. Log on to browse an extensive
archive of all the topics covered in the 50 programs from rug
hooking to cheesemaking.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.


Fri., Jan. 20, 2006

Found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: January 22-28, 2006

Masterpiece Theatre "Bleak House" (part 1 of 6)
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Sunday, January 22 , 2006
9 - 11:00 pm
Don't miss the first episode of Charles Dickens' complex tale
of young love, murder and the quest for a mystery-man's
identity. "Bleak House" features some of the most famous plot
twists in literary history, including a case of human
spontaneous combustion and an infamous inheritance dispute
that's tied up for generations in the dysfunctional English
courts. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Log on to find out how writing saved Dickens, both financially
and emotionally.


"Oceans in Glass: Behind the Scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium"
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Sunday, January 22, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
For more than 20 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has
entertained, educated and fascinated its nearly two million
annual visitors with pioneering displays of realistic undersea
environments. Join us as we reveal the secrets of how the
professionals keep the show running. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Log on to go behind-the-scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
(Available January 19, 2006)

Secrets Of Lost Empires, A "Nova" Special Presentation"Medieval Siege"TV> PBSOL> Middle / High SchoolTuesday, January 24, 20068 - 9:00 pmThis episode examines the trebuchet, a fearsome,gravity-powered catapult that flung stone missiles with greatspeed, accuracy and destructive power. Two teams of timberframers, engineers and historians attempt to build replicas ofthis 13th-century deterrent. Join us as we recapture thesuspense, violence and ingenuity that characterized themedieval siege. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)Build your own virtual trebuchet and fire giant sandstone ballsat a castle wall.
[NOTE: Previously posted. See guide pasted below. - Phyllis ]

African American Lives
PBSOL> Elementary / Middle / High School
Get ready for this unprecedented four-part PBS series
premiering on February 1 and 8, 2006. Using genealogy, oral
history, family stories and DNA analysis to trace lineage
through American history and back to Africa, the series
provides a life-changing journey for a diverse group of highly
accomplished African Americans.

Log on to the companion Web site to get tips on preserving your
own family heritage.


American Experience
"John and Abigail Adams"
TV> PBSOL> MARC> Middle / High School
Monday, January 23, 2006
9 - 11:00 pm
He was brilliant, argumentative and sometimes irascible. She
was a savvy observer of the tumultuous political scene,
unafraid to speak her mind in an age when women were excluded
from politics. They endured long separations and painful
defeats, but John and Abigail Adams formed one of the greatest
political partnerships in American history. Join us for this
profile of John and Abigail Adams -- the original power couple.
(CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Use our teacher's guide (pasted below) to lead your students in a discussion
about John Adams' proposal to prevent government from abusing
its power.

The War That Made America
"Turning the Tide" and "Unintended Consequences" (part 2 of 2)
TV> PBSOL> MARC> High School
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
9 - 11:00 pm
After three years of defeats, the tide turns and the British
start to tighten the noose on the outnumbered French forces. In
the second hour, British troops push north into Canada and lay
siege to the impregnable hilltop fort at Quebec. (CC, Stereo, 1

Explore our online timeline of the French and Indian War.

Jim Crow History
Elementary / Middle School

Explore the African American experience of segregation from the
1870s through the 1950s. There are many lesson plans related to
history, literature and geography. Plus, the site includes
historical simulations, cognitive organizers, mini quizzes,
essay questions, primary source analysis and prediction centers.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Copyright 2006 PBS Online.


--------Forwarded Message--------
Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 3:01 PM
To: NOVA Teachers

Hello Educators,

Next week, join NOVA for the repeat broadcast of "Secrets of Lost
Empires: Medieval Siege," which explores how the English built the
trebuchet, a gravity-powered, missile-throwing siege machine.
(Subjects covered: anthropology/archeology, physics, gravity and
forces, structures, social studies, world history,

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "Secrets of Lost Empires: Medieval Siege"
Broadcast: January 24, 2006
(Check your local listings as broadcast dates and times may vary.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

Medieval Arms Race
Discover some of the major weapons and strategies used during a
medieval siege. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

NOVA Builds a Trebuchet
Step through a series of photographs to learn how NOVA and an
international team of master builders reconstructed a giant
trebuchet. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Life in a Castle
Read this interview with British military historian Richard
Holmes to find out what it would be like to live in a castle.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Destroy the Castle (Hot Science)
Build your own online trebuchet -- taking into consideration such
factors as missile weight, sling length, and counterweight
design -- and see if your invention can crush a castle wall.
(Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students design and build a working
model of a trebuchet to demonstrate the power of a Class 1
lever. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Program Transcript
The site includes a complete narration for this program.

Plus Links and Books.

* * * * * * * *

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:37 PM

News from American Experience

Meet the original power couple.
Monday, January 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

John Adams was brilliant, argumentative, sometimes irascible.
Abigail was a savvy observer of the tumultuous political scene,
not afraid to speak her mind in an age when women were excluded
from politics. Together they forged one of the greatest
partnerships in American history.

In this latest program in the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presidential
series, two formidable actors -- Simon Russell Beale (John
Adams), recipient of the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Best Actor
Award for his performance in "Uncle Vanya," and Linda Emond, an
accomplished stage actress who previously portrayed Abigail in
the Broadway rendition of "1776" -- bring the couple to life.
Historians, including David McCullough, author of the bestselling
John Adams and the recent 1776, Joanne Freeman, and Joseph Ellis,
provide insight on the couple and their legacy.


Sites of Liberty

Adams found himself at the center of the action in Boston,
Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Visit these sites of liberty
and learn from Adams and others about the extraordinary events
that took place at the birth of the nation.

Dearest Friend

John and Abigail wrote more than 1,000 letters to each other
during the course of their long relationship. They talk of love,
liberty and revolution. Hear excerpts from the letters they
exchanged during their long separations.

Adams Unbound

John Adams loved to read, and he loved annotating his books. His
comments and arguments jotted in the margins offer insight into
one of the greatest political minds in American history. Take a
look at some of Adams' original notes in this special feature.

Podcast: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Stories (and Video!) to Go

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Thurs., Jan. 19, 2006

Found in:
The Scout Report
October 7, 2005
Volume 11, Number 40

Tate Collection: Carousel

The Tate Gallery in London is perhaps one of the world’s finest museums of
modern art, and is well-regarded for its creative online collections and
galleries. Most recently they developed a rather novel way to browse through
approximately 2000 of their artworks online. They are calling it “Carousel”
and this website will allow the curious user to weave their way through this
large collection. As their site notes, “It’s like a random walk with a
subtle guiding hand”. The works are randomly generated on the site, and
visitors can highlight images by clicking on them as they appear and also
add them to their favorites list. No doubt this site will prove most
efficacious for art educators, artists, and those interested in engaging in
a bit of a peripatetic online artistic journey. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

American Radio Works: No Place for a Woman [Real Player]

Many great things have come out of Minnesota, and the fine radio documentary
programs developed by American Radio Works fall squarely into that category,
in no small part due to their fine investigative journalism and curiosity
about the world. Their latest documentary explores the experience of women
who came to work in the iron mines of northern Minnesota. The documentary is
divided into three segments, and on this website visitors can listen to the
entire program, if they so desire. The program begins by exploring the
changing context of job opportunities for women in the 1970s, and continues
on to tell the stories of women like Pat Kosmach, who was an activist in the
Steelworkers union during this turbulent time. The site also contains a
number of fine additional features, including a section that tells about the
experience of women who were called to work in the region during World War
II. The site is rounded out by several reflection pieces by Catherine Winter
and Stephanie Hemphill, who were responsible for researching and creating
this documentary. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other documentaries from
previously posted.

Neuschwanstein Castle: Germany

In 1864, Ludwig II, King of Bavaria wrote to the composer Richard Wagner
stating his intention to rebuild the old castle of his ancestors. Speaking
of the location he wrote that it was, “one of the most beautiful to be
found.” The castle, opened to the public seven weeks after the death of King
Ludwig II in 1886, is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles
in Europe. Every year 1.3 million people visit “the castle of the fairy-tale
king.” On the castle’s official website (provided in both English and
German) visitors follow links to discover the history of King Ludwig II, the
building process, the surrounding area, and the challenges the castle faces
today. Anyone with an interest in castles, Bavaria, or Germany will find
this site useful and informative. The site also provides a plentitude of
photos of the castle and the surrounding area, complete with detailed
descriptions. In addition, the site provides quick links to other national
historic sites within Germany including other castles of King Ludwig


With the advent of the Internet, users could share thoughts, ideas, and
rants almost instantaneously across oceans, mountain ranges, or even just
across a mere ZIP code boundary. With this latest device created by Tim
Spalding, those who are so inclined can share information about their own
personal libraries across great distances. Currently users can catalog up to
200 books at no charge and also create tags for each record as they do so.
Overall, this is a rather fun little tool, and it may become quite addictive
over time. Library Thing is compatible with all operating systems.[KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.


Thurs., Jan. 19, 2006

Found in:
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2005

Leonardo Da Vinci--Database
Source: askSam
Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks: Free Searchable Version
"Search and analyze the Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks. Da Vinci's Notebooks contain thoughts, ideas, and tips from this amazing thinker. The Notebooks are over 1,500 pages filled with all sorts of information. It's not a page-turning novel, but a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of history's great figures. The text is extremely useful in a searchable format."
(Free registration required.)


Source: askSam
Hamlet by William Shakespeare -- Free Searchable Version
"Using the askSam Web Publisher, we've put the entire text of Hamlet on-line in a searchable database. You can search and browse through the information from your Web browser." You can also download the search text along with an askSam viewer. (Free registration required.)

[NOTE: Links to other ebooks from askSam
(some offer on-line access, some must be downloaded) - Phyllis ]

Women Suffrage--United States
United States--History--Digitization Projects
Source: Library of Congress/American Memory Project
Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911: From the collection of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller
"Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. These scrapbooks document the activities of the Geneva Political Equality Club, which the Millers founded in 1897, as well as efforts at the state, national, and international levels to win the vote for women. They offer a unique look at the political and social atmosphere of the time, as well as chronicle the efforts of two women who were major participants in the suffrage movement."


Digital Libraries
Source: Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland
New Research Paper: How do I Find Blue Books About Dogs? The Errors and Frustrations of Young Digital Library Users
[Shortened URL: ]
"Children are among the fastest growing groups of users of the Internet, so it is important to design searching and browsing interfaces, such as those found in digital libraries, to support them. However, many interfaces geared toward elementary-age children suffer from at least one of two common problems. First, many assume that young users can spell, type, read, navigate, compose queries, and/or select small objects. Second, many assume that children search for books using the same criteria as adults. In fact, children have difficulty using and understanding traditional interface tools, and often employ different searching and browsing strategies from adults. A number of researchers have created digital libraries that better support young children. Our lab has also focused on this goal, most recently with the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) project. This paper elaborates on the reasons why children require different searching and browsing tools and how interfaces that fail to recognize this lead to frustrating experiences. It describes how the ICDL addresses these issues and a study designed to investigate them further."


Film Music--Lists & Rankings
Source: American Film Institute
New, Top 25 Film Scores of All-Time
Also available is a list of the 250 nominated scores

Gary PriceEditor,
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
"Post via ResourceShelf"
for even more resources visit


Thurs., Jan. 19, 2006 - Girls are I.T. / Tech Timeline / Careers

Girls are I.T.
From the site: This is “a program that will inspire girls (ages 11-14) to see information technology as an exciting career opportunity.

It’s About Time: Tech Timeline

Work it, Girl: Careers in I.T.

Techno Divas: a few of the female stars in information technology

Imagine It: The Future

10 Predictions that Never Came True


Thurs., Jan. 19, 2006 - No Job for a Woman: The Effect of War

Found in:
The Scout Report
September 23, 2005
Volume 11, Number 38

No job for a woman: The effects of war on women’s lives during the
20th and 21st century

Throughout the 20th and 21st century, women have played a variety of roles
during various military conflicts, both on the homefront and on the front
lines of battle. This online exhibit from the Imperial War Museum in Britain
explores some of the complexities faced by women during these conflicts. The
site is divided into four primary sections, including those that deal with
both World Wars. Within each section, visitors can look at some of the
activities that draw on the extensive visual documentation offered within.
Some of the more fascinating activities here include “War babes:
Stereotypes, Pin-ups and Prejudice” and “A woman’s place is in the home”.
Even the most casual visitors will enjoy the wide range of digitized
photographs offered here, such as shots of female air mechanics working on
the fuselage of an Avro Biplane and an anti-nuclear demonstration in front
of the Imperial War Museum from the 1980s. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.


Wed., Jan. 18, 2006 - Data Mining: An Overview

Data Mining: An overview
A CRS Report for Congress, introduces the concept of
data mining and explains its uses.


Wed., Jan. 18, 2006 - eSnips Online File Storage

“eSnips is the easy FREE way to snip, store online and easily share anything you want: things you find online, and your own files, photos and movies.” 1 GB free storage


Wed., Jan. 18, 2006 - SiteJot Bookmark Manager!
From the site:
“SiteJot is a free online bookmark manager. It allows you to store all
your bookmarks/favorites in one online location, making them easy to
access and manage from anywhere. Your bookmarks (organized by
category) are displayed on a simple, well laid out page. SiteJot will
even integrate with your web browser, allowing you to bookmark any
site you are currently visiting with a click of your mouse.”


Wed., Jan. 18, 2006 - Information Literacy: Search Strategies

Information Literacy: Search Strategies
Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated - Phyllis ]

A Searching Tutorial
[Shortened URL: ]

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Tue., Jan. 17, 2006 - Lucretia Mott: Antislavery & Women's Rights Leader

Lucretia Mott (1793 – 1880)
Antislavery and Women's Rights Leader

etexts of some of her speeches

[NOTE: Other pages from Lucidcafe’s Categorical Index previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Lucretia Mott
[Shortened URL: ]
Also: Links on left to Lucretia Mott's Social and Cultural Context and a Vocabulary list.


Tue., Jan. 17, 2006 - Auschwitz / Genocide Under the Nazis

On This Day: January 27, 1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated
[Shortened URL: ]

Genocide Under the Nazis 1933 - 1945
[NOTE: Other pages from Wars and Conflicts previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Tue., Jan. 17, 2006 - Economic Statistics Briefing Room

Economic Statistics Briefing Room
From the site:
“The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal economic indicators. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Economic Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. All the estimates for the indicators presented in the Federal Statistics Briefing Rooms are the most currently available values” for: Employment, Income, International, Money, Output, Prices, Production, and Transportation.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tue., Jan. 17, 2006

Found on:

October 7-13, 2005

Social Psychology--Database
Source: Scott Plous, Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University (CT)
Social Psychology Network (SPN)
The centerpiece of this attractively designed site is a searchable database of more than 11,000 annotated Web links related to psychology.
For complete review: Direct LINK to This ResourceShelf Post

Dewey Browser--Databases
Source: OCLC Research
Updated: DeweyBrowser deployed over two new collections
More than worth a look and some searches! IMHO, this is very exciting stuff!!!
"The DeweyBrowser has been deployed over two new collections of resources.
In addition to ebooks, the following collections are now accessible:
+ wcat -- 2.2 million of the most widely held WorldCat records
+ abr14 -- selected data from the Abridged Edition 14 of the Dewey Decimal Classification
See Also: Learn More About the Dewey Browser

Films--Internet Resources
Source: C&RL News
Internet Resources: Film resources on the Web
[Shortened URL: ]
A new collection of resources compiled by Julie Flanders, head of technical services at College of Mount St. Joseph.
NOTE: In an effort to make the great ACRL Internet Resources column known to more people, Gary has posted an intro to them on the SEW Blog today.
[NOTE: Some Internet Resources columns previously posted. – Phyllis ]


United States Congress-Directories
Source: GPO
Congressional Pictorial Directory: 109th Congress


Source: Merriam-Webster
A Sampling of New Words and Senses from the New 2005 Copyright of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
Bikini wax, brain freeze, metadata (yes, metadata) and several other words are now in the M-W Collegiate dictionary.
[NOTE: Word list for 2004 copyright previously posted. – Phyllis]

The October 2005 Edition of Peter's Digital Reference Shelf is Now Online
Dr. Jacso reviews:
Corruption Perceptions Index
[Shortened URL: ]
"Impressively sourced, well-documented composite index of corruption perceptions of nearly 150 countries, and an excellent collection of open access country reports and research papers about the social pandemonium of corruption without borders. It would be very interesting to see how the 50 states and Washington, D.C. would line up in such a list at the national level."
glbtq -- an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture [Shortened URL: ]
"Excellent, comprehensive and authoritative open-access content on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and persons created by highly competent contributors, consultants and editors, matched by software that facilitates the exploration of this ready-reference treasure and could bring even more out of it."
Source: William Addams Reitwiesner Genealogical Services
Ancestry of US Presidents and Vice-Presidents
Includes Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Dick Cheney; also cabinet members John Ashcroft, James Baker, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld.

Gary PriceEditor,
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
"Post via ResourceShelf"
for even more resources visit

Monday, January 16, 2006


Mon., Jan. 16, 2006 - OneWorld

[NOTE: The pages on Antarctica are from the Focus section of OneWorld Magazine

Other pages in the Focus section: Deserts of our World: A Literary Adventure and
Ethiopia: Land of Plenty. Other sections: Seek & Explore, Hammer & Tongs,
Myths & Tales, and World Gallery, and include:

The Crocodile Files (from Myths & Tales)

The Potters of Mata Ortiz (from World Gallery)

From the site: “OneWorld Magazine is a free electronic publication on the Internet,
that focuses on environmental, cultural, and exploration issues around the world.”
- Phyllis ]

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Antarctica: Terra Australis Incognita
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from OneWorld Magazine, offers a wide-ranging presentation on
Antarctica, complete with visually stunning images. Gentle Subscribers will
discover a thoughtful selection of themes exploring a number of facets of
this still largely "unknown southern land" - a rough translation of the
Latin title.

"Antarctica has 70% of the world's fresh water supplies and is the vital
engine which drives much of our global climate. ... Antarctica as it is
today reflects the on going clash of a wilderness continent with a
conquering introduced species - human beings. What matters now is to ensure
a sound future for the Antarctic wilderness, so that the heart of
Antarctica - the intrinsic values that make it special - remain unchanged,
forever." - from the website

The site examines Antarctica through the themes of its explorers, from 1519
onwards to the late twentieth century; the continent, from its origins to
the consequences of human effects; and the treaty efforts to protect this
fragile wilderness. Liberally adorned with dazzling photos, the
well-written essays from a number of contributors, provide an informative
perspective on this harsh but globally vital environment. One of the
highlights of the site is the "Adventure" narrative by Australian
photographer Wade Fairley, whose remarkable kayaking voyage reveals the
dangerous treachery of the Antarctic pack ice.

Glide to the website for a cool look at this remote continent at:

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


Mon., Jan. 16, 2006

Found in:
*** NEAT NEW STUFF, October 14, 2005

African Music Encyclopedia
Brief entries on African musicians and some movements, searchable, and browsable by artist's name and by country; no music is available from the site. The links section provides a guide to general sources, festivals, stores, recording labels, periodicals, and lists. Very useful as far as it goes, though many planned entries are not filled in as yet.

Governing 2005 Sourcebook Online Supplement
One-stop shopping for links to home pages of states, legislatures, major cities and counties, government-related national associations and research organizations. Especially handy is the arrangement by subject areas like Development/Land Use, Environment/Waste Management, Technology/e-Government, etc.
[NOTE: Earlier edition previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Searchable version of the 2nd edition, containing more than 4,000 quotations on over 250 subjects. It tells you both the authors of the quotes and the works those quotes appeared in.
[NOTE: See Also: Concise Dictionary of First Names
Compact Oxford English Dictionary - Phyllis ]

US English Foundation: Many Languages, One America
Extensive data and data mapping on what languages are spoken where and by how many in the US.

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


Mon., Jan. 16, 2006 - African-American/Black Art & History

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 9:58 AM
To: "URLwire - News of Useful, Unique and Educational Web Content"
Subject: African American Art History Site is Launched

African American Art History Site is Launched

“Summary: February is African American/Black History month. A new site,, has been launched to
celebrate the achievements of African Americans in the fields of art,
dance, literature and music. Articles featuring the history, culture
and people who created the legacy of African Americans in the arts are
the focus of this site. The site provides links to museums and
historical societies in the United States and Canada which feature
African American art, artifacts, and historical documents.”

More at

African American/Black Art and History

From the site:
“African-American-Art provides information on the history of African American/Black art and history of African Americans from slavery to the present in the visual arts, literature, performing arts and music.”


Mon., Jan. 16, 2006 - Black History Month Resources

Recommended by a list member:

Black History Month Internet Resources

[Shortened URL: ]

The following sites for Black History Month were previously posted:

Afro-American Almanac

Black History Hotlist

Education World’s Black History Month

Gale’s Free Resources (scroll down and use the list on the left or scroll below the free calendar offer)

InfoPlease Black History

Two more sites with extensive listings, both previously posted.

The Librarians’ Internet Index for Black History Month


Newark Public Library webguide for sites of African American interest
[Shortened URL: ]

The 2006 Black History Theme as announced by The Association for the Study of African American Life and History ( ) is Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Sun., Jan. 15, 2006

Found in:
Date Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 1:22 PM
From: Guy Dobson
This Week's Useful-URLs

The Print and The Book: A look at the relation between prints and books over four centuries.
"This exhibition chronicles the relationship between prints and books as displayed in four books, spanning four centuries, from the late 15th to the late 19th century. Together they show the many ways in which prints and images can be integrated with text and type."

Showcases - Landmarks in Printing :: Kelmscott Chaucer@
This online exhibit from the British Library doesn't include many images of the book in question but it does answer these questions: Who was William Morris?, How did the Kelmscott Press come about?, How was the Kelmscott Press different?, Who was Chaucer?, What’s special about the Kelmscott Chaucer?, and How was the book made? Look over on the right side of the page for an opportunity to view other, older, editions of "The Canterbury Tales."

For more about William Morris visit...
The William Morris Society
"This site is devoted to William Morris (1834-96), the British craftsman, designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist. It aims to present news of Morris-related events and publications; information about the worldwide William Morris Society; materials relating to the life and work of Morris, his friends, and followers; and links to other places of interest on the Internet."

For more about Geoffrey Chaucer visit...
Chaucer MetaPage
"This project was initiated at the 33rd International Congress of Medieval Studies by a group of medievalists interested in promoting Chaucer studies on the WWW. Its aims are: to organize and provide navigation aides for Chaucer resources on the WWW; to work towards enhancing and extending those resources; and to encourage Chaucer studies, including those undertaken via 'distance learning,' at all levels of education."
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

This and previous issues of This Week's Useful-URLs can be found


Sun., Jan. 15, 2006 - Robert Frost / Poets & Poetry

Robert Frost Out Loud
Audio Recordings and Texts of Robert Frost Poetry

Robert Frost: America's Poet

The Robert Frost Tutorial
“The Robert Frost Tutorial is for students who would like help with school assignments.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Frost Free Library
“The Frost Free Library contains critical works on Frost's poetry that can be read on line or downloaded to your computer.”

Town Hall Robert Frost
“These readings were recorded in 1956 at Frost's home.”

See list of available recordings of other poets and authors. “HarperCollins is the copyright owner of the recordings on HarperAudio! and has consented to a limited distribution of HarperAudio! as an 8 kHz computer sound file on Internet Town Hall.”


American Poems
Includes biographies of poets and many of their poems.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Poem Hunter


Sun., Jan. 15, 2006 - Tales of Wonder / Folklore

Tales of Wonder: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World
from the site:
“Welcome to my archive of folk and fairy tales. The stories in this collection represent a small sampling of the rich storytelling art that is the common heritage of humanity. Stories from many parts of the world are included here.”

[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

---------Forwarded Message--------
K 12 Resources to Integrate Folklore, Folk Music, & Traditional Culture
Posted: 10-10-2005 04:45 PM


K 12 Resources to Integrate Folklore, Folk Music, & Traditional Culture

High School Curriculum for Traditional Music Learn about Folk Music history
and the Origins of Nursery Rhymes How do you turn children into American citizens?

FOLK MUSIC SONG LYRICS, story telling and folk tales.


started before there was a music industry when the role of music was about your life - about the life and times that most of us don't experience anymore and originally folk music was sung because it helped the people get through life and tell stories about their life and work.


Karen Ellis
Educational CyberPlayGround

The Educational CyberPlayGround
National Children's Folksong Repository


Sun., Jan. 15, 2006

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
From the site:
“Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology is a 3,700-page compendium of 19th century classical scholarship.” “This edition was scanned by the University of Michigan's project The Making of America. The text on this site underwent a separate OCR process.”

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities
From the site:
“Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities is a 1,300-page compendium of information on the classical world.” “[T]his volume covers everything that isn't a person or place—architecture, social, military and political structures, military, laws, festivals, articles of clothing, furniture, art and much else.”

Seyffert's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
From the site:
Seyffert's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities: There is an “avoidance of all historical and geogaphical entries. Neither Alexander the Great or Augustus rate articles, and Julius Caesar only makes the cut for his literary activities. In other fields, however, the Dictionary of Classical Antiquities is surprisingly rich, with full coverage of ancient authors (including the historians), mythology, religion, literature, art, society and physical culture.”

The Bookshelf
See the bookshelf for other scanned works


Sat., Jan. 14, 2006 -
Select from the 11 languages listed


Sat., Jan. 14, 2006 - Don't Gross Out the World

Don't Gross Out the World!
International Dining Etiquette Quiz


Sat., Jan. 14, 2006 - A Student’s Guide to Globalization
From the site:
“ is an Internet site dedicated to providing students information and learning opportunities on globalization. The site, managed by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), hopes to serve as an informative and engaging space for those interested in learning more about changes in the international economy.”
The site includes Issue Briefs covering “fundamental issues and current controversies related to globalization.”
Some of the topics covered are culture, migration, environment, health, and women & globalization.

Useful Links
“This page contains links to websites from governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, media, and other groups from around the world to help you research further the complex phenomenon of globalization.”


Sat., Jan. 14, 2006 - Multicultural Education

Found in:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology ==
======== August 13, 2004 ===
======== Volume 3, Number 17 ======

The Multicultural Pavilion: EdTech & Digital Divide

The Multicultural Pavilion is part of EdChange, a website is founded and
maintained by Paul C. Gorski, Ph.D., which provides "resources and dialogue
for equity in education." This section on Ed Tech & Digital Divide offers
online resources and articles on the digital divide and multicultural e-
learning. Gorksi has also posted a 28-page report that combines various
conference presentations, articles, and research he has done over the past
three years on Multicultural Education and the Internet: Tools, Resources,
and Commentary. Other sections of the Multicultural Pavilion offer
listservs, historical documents, news updates, awareness activities, a
poetry journal, movie reviews, songs for initiating multicultural dialogue,
a working definition of multicultural education, and other resources on
multicultural education and teacher action research. [VF]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, Copyright
Internet Scout Project 1994-2003.

Other links from this site:

Home Page: Multicultural Education Pavilion
From the site: “strive to provide resources for educators, students, and
activists to explore and discuss multicultural education.”

Multicultural Teaching Toolbox

Multicultural Song Index

Songs about Social Class and Poverty

Multicultural Education: Other Sites

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