Thursday, July 27, 2006


Thurs., July 27, 2006 - Free Databases Online / NY Public Library Best of the Web

Free Databases and Indexes Online (available from any location)
“Your search returned 176 databases.”

Best of the Web from the NY Public Library
Web links arranged by subjects
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., July 27, 2006 - New York Times Obituaries

New York Times: Obituaries
This site is the online version of the New York Times obituaries. Find newspaper obituaries and online obituaries. Read a selected historical obituary or a celebrity obituary. NOTE: you must register (free) with the paper before you can read the articles.


Thurs., July 27, 2006 - Youth Voter Awareness

--------Forwarded Message--------
To: URLwire - News of Useful, Unique and Educational Web Content
Subject: Youth Voter Awareness Site Launches at
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 14:38:09 +0000

Youth Voter Awareness Site Launches at

Summary: The new site, located at is a comprehensive
resource on registering and voting, offering voter registration forms;
information about absentee voting, state-specific requirements and
deadlines; and other pertinent information. This information is
provided in an accessible and easy-to-understand format. The website
will also include blogs for each of the mock candidates, instant
messenger environments, downloadable ring tones and other young-adult
targeted interactive technology.

[more at ]


Thurs., July 27, 2006 - Free Company Profiles

--------Forwarded Message--------
URLwire - News of Useful, Unique and Educational Web Content
Subject: Now Offers Detailed Company Profiles for Free
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 14:39:07 +0000 Now Offers Detailed Company Profiles for Free

Summary:, a premium business information website, is
launching a new feature by providing free access to detailed company
information on over 13 million U.S. companies. Manta has enhanced its
existing basic company profile pages to provide more expansive details
on over 13 million companies for free. Company information now
available include full address, phone and fax numbers, contact name,
ticker symbol (if applicable), annual sales revenue, number of
employees and year of incorporation.

[more at ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Wed., July 26, 2006 - Webcast: Berkeley

From the site:
“Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet.”
List of courses offered:


Wed., July 26, 2006 - Web 2.0 Coming of Age

Web 2.0
"Coming of Age: An introduction to the NEW worldwide web"
From the site:
“The main objectives of this free publication are first to inspire teachers
to want to try some of these "new tools" (web 2.0) for themselves and with
their classes, and then to provide practical advice and guidance on how to
do so.”

See more info plus free pdf file downloadable from a link at


Wed., July 26, 2006 - Artnatomy / PopUrls

Sites found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #401 5/4/06


You can learn a lot about how someone is feeling by simply looking at his
or her facial expression. This cool online application, entitled
Artnatomy, allows students and interested visitors to learn about the many
functions of our facial muscles and the 'expressions' they help to create.

Choose between the two viewing options on the Anatomical Basis of Facial
Learning Tool, "Schematic" and "Naturalistic". The study of the human face
provides unique insight into where the physiological and emotional parts of
us meet.

PopUrls: The Latest Web Buzz

Stay up to "high-speed" with the latest in news and Web culture at
PopUrls.Com. The simple format of the site makes it easy to access the
latest Web Buzz and most popular urls of the day.

The site gathers top stories courtesy of high-traffic sites such as
Reddit.Com, Digg.Com, Del.icio.Us, Newsvine.Com, etc. Many of the sites
have similar stories, but there is enough variety packed elegantly into a
small space to make this website well worth a bookmark.

[NOTE: Also includes: Furl, YouTube, Slashdot, Yahoo News,
Flickr, Spurl, and more. Be sure to scroll down to see all the choices. – Phyllis ]



Wed., July 26, 2006 - MerckSource

From menu on left, select: 3D Medical Animations for the Interactive Human Atlas
From the site: “The world´s largest library of 3D medical animations developed and copyrighted by Blausen Medical Communications. The Human Atlas features rotating model, labeled slides, and printable text in addition to animated videos.”

or select Interactive Body Guide from A.D.A.M.
“Interactive Body Guide is a visually interactive tool that enables viewers to navigate between the 12 systems of the male and female bodies.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

or select Heath Encyclopedia (from A.D.A.M.) available in English or Spanish. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Tues., July 25, 2006 - Japan

With pages on Japan’s Geography, History & Culture.


Tues., July 25, 2006 - One World: Nations Online

One World: Nations Online
From the site:
“This site is a portal of gateways to the countries, cultures and nations in the world, a reference directory and a destination guide”


Tues., July 25, 2006 - Free Legal Help and Legal Research on the Web

Site found in:

The People's Law: Free Legal Help and Legal Research on the Web
An outstanding webliographic article from law librarian Carol Ebbinghouse from the April, 2006 issue of Searcher.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2006.


Tues., July 25, 2006

Sites found in:
April 28 – May 4, 2006

Organized Crime–Database
Source: Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Organized Crime and Corruption Bibliographic Database
“Searches on this database can be performed in the title, author, or keyword fields. In addition, you may conduct an everywhere search that looks for a match in any of the title, author, keyword, or abstract fields…. We have compiled an extensive catalogue of keywords that are unique to organized crime. Using these keywords will help to refine your search and produce more accurate results.” Extensive help is available.
See also: Organized Crime in North America and the World: A Bibliography
Organized Crime Web Links

Teen Relationship Abuse Survey, March 2006
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“…research to gauge the degree to which teens have been involved in abusive and/or controlling relationships and to understand youth perceptions regarding what is and is not acceptable behavior in a relationship.”


Babel Fish
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Update: AltaVista purchased by Yahoo
Yahoo Babel Fish
“The AltaVista interface to Babel Fish remains online.
The AV version also offers a world keyboard while the Y version does not.”


Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica
New Resource: New, EB Holocaust Resource Site
From the announcement, “A central part of the site is a body of articles by the noted Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum, former director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition to an overview of the Holocaust and its history, Berenbaum contributes more than 25 related articles, some of which probe unresolved issues, such as why the Allies didn’t bomb the extermination camps. He also addresses the ‘artistic response’ to the tragedy, examining how artists in every medium have sought to give voice to the horror, pain and loss of the Holocaust…The site includes a number of multimedia elements, such as photographs and film clips, some of them disturbing; and several sets of discussion questions for use in high-school classrooms.” From what we’ve been able to review, access to almost all of this content is available at no charge.


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

Monday, July 24, 2006


Mon., July 24, 2006 - Chernobyl: 20 Years On

Site found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006

Chernobyl : 20 Years On
Record Id: 646786
Created: 2006-04-24 12:46:32
Categories: bioag,govpub,liberal

BBC News feature page on Chernobyl, 20 years after the nuclear accident.

Includes: stories about the Chernobyl accident and its effects; photos
from the time of the accident; an overview of the disaster; stories of
survivor's lives today; photos of the abandoned contaminated city and
surrounding area; and more.


Mon., July 24, 2006 - Geothermal Energy: Virtual Plant Tour

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

Hi! It's Friday, March 31, 2006 and time for a Virtual Field Trip
at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Virtual Geothermal Plant Tour

Here's a nifty virtual tour that you may enjoy. As described at the

Geothermal power plants use the natural heat of the earth to
generate electricity for homes and businesses. Geothermal power is a
renewable source of energy and does not rely on coal or other fossil
fuels to create electricity.

Take a tour of each phase of the geothermal power plant operation.
The tour begins with a look at the geothermal resources far below
the surface of the earth. Next, the tour shows how these resources
are brought to the earth's surface and converted into steam, how the
steam is used to spin turbines and generate electricity and how the
unused fluid is returned to the earth to sustain the geothermal
resource so it can be used again. To see all phases from start to
finish, select "Grand Tour."

The site includes Glossary of Terms in case you need clarification
of some of the terms used in the tour.

Note: When you get to the site turn on your speakers. The tour is
delivered via narrated video with illustrations, animations, and
sound. It may take a minute or so to download -- but patience pays
off! Enjoy the tour!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
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.


Mon., July 24, 2006 - Illuminating Photosynthesis / Methuselah Tree

NOVA: Illuminating Photosynthesis
From the site:
“This feature takes a look at the oxygen/carbon dioxide cycle and at the process of photosynthesis.”

[NOTE: Home page: Methuselah Tree
previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., July 24, 2006 - Biotechnology Resources

Sites Found in:
Awareness Watch Newsletter August 2006

The Awareness Watch Featured Report this month features
Biotechnology Resources on the Internet including related resources and
“These resources are constantly updated at the Biotechnology Resources Subject
Tracer Information Blog at the following URL:”

BioTechnology Resources
From the site:
“A Subject Tracer Information Blog developed and created by Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. for monitoring biotechnology resources on the World Wide Web.”

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Sun., July 23, 2006 - K-3 Online Literacy

Enhancing Components of Balanced Literacy Using the Internet
in the Primary Grades
From the site:
“exploring, evaluating and using online resources
to enhance comprehensive literacy instruction in the K-3 classroom”

Also at the same site:

Literacy Resources

Integrating Technology into the Literacy Curriculum

Online Resources for Technology Integration

Home Page: LITE: Literacy, Information, Technology, Education


Sun., July 23, 2006 - SoftSchools (Math & Language Arts Resources)

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

Hi! It's Monday, March 20, 2006 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The owner of this website submitted it for a ClickSchooling review. is a free math and language arts resource website
for preschool to 5th grade. Registered users can track their
progress on math and language arts practice drills -- but you don't
have to register to use the online drill and practice interactives
or to generate your own, printable math worksheets.

When you get to the website you will see a brief introduction and
the featured activities for the month of March -- some are themed
around holidays. That is followed by a menu of math games,
worksheets and more.

If you want to access math activities/worksheets by grade level use
the menu at the top of your screen to click on a particular grade
from Pre-K through Grade 5. A new page opens with a menu of games
and drills for that grade.

You can also use the menu on the left side of the screen to access
activities by topic including math games, math worksheets, phonics,
science, social studies, Spanish and more.

A really nice feature of this site is that they allow you to turn
off the ads -- so your children can use the site without being
influenced to buy anything. :)

Bookmark this site, its a terrific, free resource that many of you
will want to use more than once.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
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.


Sun., July 23, 2006 - BigCite: Quotations



Sun., July 26, 2006 - Sites to See: Poetry

Sites to See: Poetry
From the site:
“Teachers use poetry to teach literature, to enrich students' vocabulary and spark their imaginations, and to add interest to more mundane lessons. The poetry sites below provide teachers and students with practical help for writing poetry, resources for poet studies, and opportunities to experience the sheer pleasure of reading poetry. Included: Poetry sites for students and teachers.”
[NOTE: Sites updated March 2006. – Phyllis ]

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