Saturday, June 24, 2006


Fri., June 16, 2006 - AskNumbers: online conversions

"The website provides online conversions for different kind of metrics such
as length, weight, temperature, area, volume, speed, frequency, light,
cooking, currency and many more with pictures to allow easy access the menu
items and some explanations."


Fri., June 23, 2006 - Intro to Architecture / Timeline of Art / Study Art

Carmine’s Introduction to Architecture

Other pages from previously posted, including:

Timeline of Art

Study Art
Sections include Elements and Principles of Art, Media, Styles and Artists


Fri., June 23, 2006 - First American Art

First American Art
From the site:
“Every culture has an aesthetic system, a way of looking at and representing the world that influences the way artists express themselves in relation to the surrounding world.”

[NOTE: Home Page Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Fri., June 23, 2006 - How Art Made the World

Site found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: June 25 - July 1, 2006

How Art Made The World
"More Human Than Human" (part 1 of 5)
Middle / High School
Monday, June 26, 2006
10 - 11:00 pm
In this five-part series, acclaimed Cambridge University
lecturer Nigel Spivey leads viewers on a fascinating journey
through the history of visual imagery and its impact on the
world today. The first episode seeks to explain why our world
is so dominated by unrealistic images of the human body. (CC,
Stereo, 1 year)

Log on to the companion Web site to access lesson plans, series
transcripts and web resources for teachers and students.
Copyright 2006 PBS Online

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Wed., June 21, 2006 - General Chemistry / World War I Posters

Sites found in:

INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006

General Chemistry : Principles and Modern Applications (2002 8th ed.)
Record Id: 646188
Created: 2006-03-09 21:08:32
Categories: bioag,physci

The publisher Prentice-Hall, Inc. provides access to online videos and
images in support of the 8th edition of General Chemistry : Principles
and Modern Applications. Can be used independently from the text.

World War I Posters: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
Shortened URL:
Record Id: 645927
Created: 2006-03-06 16:33:32
Categories: arts,govpub,liberal

View, download, or order images of "posters made in America and in
France between 1914 and 1920 to advertise war efforts and issues."
Select [New Search] to search or browse an online catalog of the
posters. [NOTE: Also includes posters from Germany and England. – Phyllis ]


Wed., June 21, 2006 - Holocaust / USS Monitor / Web Generation

Sites found in:
Don's Patch Issue #2006-03-15 from

About The Holocaust
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


USS Monitor Center
History and chronology of the Ironclad, USS Monitor.


Web Generation
From the site:
“Welcome to Web Generation the online community about American culture.”
Includes fads, styles, music, personalities, and more from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, & today.


Archives for this ezine are available online here:

The current issue is also available on my website.


Wed., June 21, 2006 - History of London Bridge

Site found in:

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, March 9, 2006
Read This Online :

The History of London Bridge
An illustrated history and timeline describing "all the bridges that have been known as London Bridge over the past 2000 years." Includes discussion of Roman bridges to cross the River Thames in London, the effects of the Great Fire of 1666, and of the bridge that was moved and rebuilt in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. From the London Bridge Museum and Educational Trust.
LII Item:


Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Wed., June 21, 2006 - Image Search Image Search
A new picture search service.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Tues., June 20, 2006 - World of Biography

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, March 9, 2006

World of Biography

Today's site, from the firm Media Matrix, demonstrates their formidable web
design skills in this assemblage of biographies of famous historical and
modern day figures. Gentle Subscribers may find this a convenient source of
information on several hundred notables from around the world.

The site's opening page lists a browsable index, arranged by "career"
categories, from architects to terrorists, although specific biographies
can be accessed through a direct search of the site. Not hinted at by the
pedestrian opening page is the splendid range of layout styles, with each
biography receiving its own graphic design treatment. The range of famous
people is equally impressive, from Pol Pot to Mother Teresa. Each biography
offers a life "at a glance", a detailed account and a chronology, while
many also include a summary of the individual's work and noteworthy

Nip over to the site for a convenient and accessible biographical
collection of the worthy and the infamous at:

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


Tues., June 20, 2006

Sites found in:
March 10-16, 2006

Library Technology Guides
Library Technology Guides comprises several different databases, including libwebcats (directory of libraries worldwide), library companies (automation vendors), a news release archive (from automation vendors), and the modestly titled bibliography, which is an industrial strength databases that indexes "books, book chapters, and articles relevant to the discipline."
Challenged Books--United States
Source: ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
"It's Perfectly Normal" tops ALA's 2005 list of most challenged books
Shortened URL:


Information Literacy
Health Research
Source: NLM
New, MedlinePlus Adds Tutorial on Evaluating Internet Health Information
"Evaluating Internet Health Information is a 16-minute narrated slideshow. The tutorial runs automatically, but you can use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to go forward, backward, pause, or start over. Using fictional "good" and "bad" Web sites, the tutorial walks the user though a comparison of the two, pointing out features to look for concerning the information provider, funding source, quality, and privacy. The tutorial uses plain language and narration and is appropriate for users at a broad range of reading levels."


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


Tues., June 20, 2006 - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
From the site:
“This wiki was created to be a one-stop-shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians. All over the world, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their library knows about. There are lots of great blogs out there sharing information about the profession, but there is no one place where all of this information is collected and organized.”


Tues., June 20, 2006 - Free Library / History of English Literature

The Free Library
Searchable ebooks or select from Author List for biographic information.

Includes Fletcher’s “A History of English Literature”

Monday, June 19, 2006


Mon., June 19, 2006 - The English Collection: U.S. & Brithish History & Literature

The English Collection
Links to resources in audio or video format for British and U.S.
History, Literature, Government, Media, and more


Mon., June 19, 2006 - WebEnglishTeacher updates

ConnectEng, the newsletter of Web English Teacher
March 5, 2006

Web English Teacher

Pages have been added/updated on:
Pearl S. Buck

Mem Fox

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Ben Jonson

Robert Newton Peck

Phillis Wheatley.

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


Mon., June 19, 2006 - Tutorials

Credible Sources Count! (tutorial)
From the site:
“Credible Sources Count! is an interactive tutorial designed to teach students how to evaluate the information they find on the web…In this age of technology, the amount of information we find can often be overwhelming.
And how can we tell what's credible and what's not?”

Other tutorials:

ILL Skills
From the site:
“ILL Skills is a tutorial that teaches students how to correctly interpret bibliographic citations that they find in databases, bibliographies, and the free web, how to find out what the library has, and how to make a correct interlibrary loan request for items that the library doesn't have.”

Searching with Success!
From the site:
“Searching with Success! is an interactive tutorial designed to teach students how to better approach searching the web for information. The tutorial also provides an introduction to the difference between the ‘surface web’ and the ‘deep web’.”

You Quote It, You Note It!
From the site:
“You Quote It, You Note It! is an interactive tutorial designed to teach students the basics of avoiding plagiarism by learning why, when, and how to cite information sources” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., June 19, 2006 - Windows Live Local: Maps & Driving Directions

Driving Directions/Maps/International
Windows Live Local / Virtual Earth
Virtual Earth combines mapping and local search to put the answers to your search questions in a geographical context. To do this, Virtual Earth combines MSN Search with the latest in mapping to create a new Web application built on Microsoft technology. [NOTE: Select Help for map navigation tips (click and drag pointer to move map, scroll wheel to reduce or enlarge or use slide bar). - Phyllis]

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Sun., June 18, 2006 - Virtual Stem Cell Laboratory

Virtual Stem Cell Laboratory
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“This interactive feature gives you the chance to manipulate embryonic stem cell growth and differentiation in your own virtual stem cell laboratory. It presents you with a dynamic, self-replicating "culture" of embryonic stem cells. At your disposal is a choice of factors. Do nothing and the cells will continue to replicate, but all of the new cells will also be embryonic stem cells. By selecting a certain sequence of these factors, however, you should be able to create muscle cells, neurons and other cell types, as well as the intermediary cells that lead to the specialized ones.”


Sun., June 18, 2006 - What is Soil? (Animation)

Site found in:
11 March 2006 Earth Science Sites of the Week

ANIMATION: What Is Soil? find a simple Flash animation
depicting various soil components.
Shortened URL:

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University
Resource Page:


Sun., June 18, 2006 - Body Guide / Get Body Smart

Body Guide (by A.D.A.M.)


From the site:
“GetBodySmart represents my attempt to create a fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology… While it is being constructed, I invite all interested teachers and students to use the free tutorials and quizzes in GetBodySmart to help explain the body's complex physiological interactions and illustrate its important anatomical landmarks.
The site is in the very early stages of development, and a lot of content is still missing. Please be patient.”


Sun., June 18, 2006 - Taber's Medical Encyclopedia, / Terrorism / Information Research Skills

Sites found in:
March 3-9, 2006

Taber’s Medical Encyclopedia
Reviewed by Péter Jacsó, March 2006
Publisher: RxList, Inc. (licensed from Taber)
Tested: February 16-19, 2006
"This free version of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary is one of the leading sources among the many (partially) open access versions of the most well-known medical dictionaries. Although it does not have the pictures and the tables of the subscription-based online version, its clear definitions make it stand out from its competitors."
Shortened URL:

Background Brief: Terrorists and the Internet


Resources for Educators
Information Research Skills
Source: Library and Archives Canada
New Resources Added Learning Centre, Toolkits
"The guides offered in the "Toolkit" can help improve research skills. They help teachers and students understand how to use primary sources, conduct Internet searches and many other topics."

[NOTE: See Also:
Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


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

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