Saturday, December 23, 2006


Sat., Dec. 23, 2006 - Flash Earth (maps)

Flash Earth
Compare 8 different online mapping services with Flash Earth.
Enter a location and get latitude and longitude.
Zoom in and out with your scroll wheel or slider bar.
Move map by moving your mouse (click and hold)

Search Engine Showdown
Geo Search
Dated Nov 5, 2006
“Flash Earth uses Flash to deliver both satellite and aerial imagery from a variety of providers including Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps, Ask, and NASA. Click the Flash Earth header to get started and then try a search for a specific area. Zoom to an appropriate level, and then simply click the radio buttons in the upper right to compare the imagery. It is not the fastest application, but it certainly makes it easier to compare the various geographic search tools and the type of imagery that each has to offer.”


Sat., Dec. 23, 2006 - Space Shuttle

Surfing the Net with Kids: Space Shuttle
There are five annotated web sites listed here and three honorable mentions.


Sat., Dec. 23, 2006 - Earth from Space

Earth from Space
Online Exhibition
From the site:
“The earth, our home in space, is a varied and dynamic place. Since the advent of the aerospace age, we have gained new insights into how our planet works. Today dozens of orbiting satellites reveal structures and patterns on the earth’s surface that have never been seen before.”
Sections are: Living Planet, Water & Air, Structure of the Land, The Human Presence, and Satellite Technology.


Sat., Dec. 23, 2006 - Virtual Intenational Science Fair Contest

Virtual International Science Fair Contest Announced For Students
from Kindergarten through College; Teachers, Too!
From the press release:
Details at
“Entries must be received by e-mail not later than May 31, 2007. A surprise gift will be given to those who send their entries before January 31, 2007.”

Friday, December 22, 2006


Fri., Dec. 22, 2006 - My Wonderful World: Geographic Resources from the Smithsonian

Geographic Resources from the Smithsonian
From the site:
“Explore rich online resources created by Smithsonian experts for learning
more about OUR WORLD.”


Fri., Dec. 22, 2006 - AMEX: The Hurricane of '38

Site found in:
News from American Experience


In September of 1938, a hurricane ripped into the New England
shore with enough fury to set off seismographs in Sitka, Alaska.
When all was said and done, it was recorded as one of the most
devastating storms in North America. Over 600 people were killed.
Another hundred were never found. Over 8,000 homes were
destroyed, and 6,000 boats were wrecked or damaged.

Learn how a hurricane forms, compare record-breaking storms, and
view home videos of New England hurricanes.


Fri., Dec. 22, 2006 - Delphion's Gallery of Obscure Patents

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Friday, September 15, 2006

Delphion's Gallery of Obscure Patents

Today's site, from a commercial enterprise, offers a glimpse into the
sometimes wacky world of inventors and their patents. Gentle Subscribers
may discover they really do need a body squeegee or an anti-eating face

"Over 200,000 patents are filed each year in the US alone, while the
European Patent Office files around 80,000 patents a year." - from the

The site's gallery presents an array of the peculiar and amusing inventions
which have found their way into the United States Patent Office. Included
in the gallery are those indispensable products of modern civilization such
as the motorized ice cream cone and the fly swatter with sound effects.
Some items seem destined to tap into a ready market, like the Graffiti
Prevention Apparatus, which theoretically creates an electromagnetic field
to repel spray paint, while the whole house "cloaking system using
optoelectronically controlled camouflage" sounds like a sure-fire consumer
hit, too.

Saunter to the site for a look at this collection of bizarre patented
inventions at:

A.M. Holm

view the List archives on the web at:


Fri., Dec. 22, 2006 - From PBS Teacher Previews 12/24/06-1/6/07

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: December 24, 2006 - January 6, 2007
"Underwater Dream Machine"
High School
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
Peter Robbins has staked everything he owned to build his own
submarine, the "Alicia." Will the "Alicia" be the success he
hoped for? Dive into uncharted waters with NOVA for the maiden
voyage of one man's lifelong dream. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Download our lesson plan in which students prepare a diving
tank and a submarine and make the submarine neutrally buoyant
in the tank.
[NOTE: See below for Teacher’s Guide from NOVA – Phyllis ]


Wired Science
High School
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
8 - 9:00 pm
Tune in for this one-hour program that translates "Wired"
magazine into a fast-paced television show. The pilot episode
takes you into the world of meteorite hunters, where space,
commerce and art intersect. Plus, travel to Yellowstone
National Park to harvest viruses that may hold the key to a
technology revolution. And dive underwater to explore NEEMO,
NASA's extreme astronaut training facility. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Learn more at the companion Web site.
(Available January 1, 2007)


WFYI -- Indianapolis
"Fire and Ice"
Middle / High School

This is the companion Web site to the film "Fire and Ice: The
Winter War of Finland and Russia." The site offers interactive
timelines and maps, educational resources and historical
background about the 1939 invasion of Finland by the Soviet


Shots of War: Photojournalism during the Spanish Civil War
Middle / High School

The Spanish Civil War was one of the first conflicts to be
captured by photojournalists. It was a new era of warfare and
photographic technological advances allowed photographers to
record the events. Viewers can browse the photos by date, by
location, by people and by news agency.


Copyright 2006 PBS Online.


---------Forwarded Message--------
Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 3:54 PM
To: NOVA Teachers

Hello Educators,

In next week's "Underwater Dream Machine," NOVA follows the journey
of Peter Robbins, a man who staked everything he owned to build his
own submarine, with the world's largest acrylic dome. (Subjects
covered: technology/engineering)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "Underwater Dream Machine"
Broadcast: Tuesday, December 26, 2006
(NOVA airs on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings as
broadcast dates and times may vary. This program can be used up to
one year after it is recorded off the air.)

Breakfast With Nemo
Join Captain Nemo and Professor Pierre Aronnax at their breakfast
table in this excerpt from Jules Verne's classic science-fiction
epic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

A Lifelong Dream
Find out when Peter Robbins first began dreaming of building a
submarine, what makes his sub unique, what it was like to dive in
the sub, and more in this interview. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Submersibles Through Time
See how deep-sea research vessels have evolved over the decades
in this time line. (Flash plug-in required; printable version
available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

High-Tech Tourism
Take a look at seven exotic destinations deep in the ocean and
high in the sky in this slide show -- and find out how much it
would cost you to take the trip. (Flash plug-in required;
printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students prepare a diving tank and a
submarine and make the submarine neutrally buoyant in the tank.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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

Plus Watch a Preview and Links and Books

* * * * * * * *

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Thurs., Dec. 21, 2006 - Culture Quest World Tour

Culture Quest World Tour
From the site:
“Culture is the customs, beliefs, arts and institutions of a group of people…Join Parsifal and Ophelia as they sample the delicious cuisines, play the games, see the museums full of arts, crafts and history, hear the folktales and learn about the holidays & festivals of many of the world's cultures.”

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


Thurs., Dec. 21, 2006 - From Scout Report, Sept. 8, 2006

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
September 8, 2006
Volume 12, Number 36

Writing about religion can be a difficult task, and for many novice
journalists it may present a number of quandaries. One helpful resource is
the ReligionLink website, which is designed to help “journalists write
informed stories about the ways religion affects public life”. Edited by
Diane Connolly, who served as the religion editor of the Dallas Morning
News, the site contains weekly updates with a number of story ideas related
to ongoing subjects related to religion. Archives of these updates are
available on the site, and may be browsed by topic, which include such
helpful classifications as ethics, clergy abuse, books, volunteerism, and
several others. Recent areas of coverage include a guide to experts on
religion and pop culture (complete with contact information) and the nature
of the ongoing debate over stem-cells. [KMG]


Deaf Education Information Center from the Clerc Center

Gallaudet University is the preeminent school for the deaf in the United
States, so it makes sense that the Laurent Clerc National Education Center
is housed on their campus. The Clerc Center has also been given a mandate
from Congress “to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovative curricula,
instructional techniques and strategies, and materials” specifically for
deaf and hard of hearing children and youth. From their homepage, visitors
seeking more information about the deaf and hard of hearing will want to
glance over the topical areas here, which include those that provide basic
information about deafness and the development of technologies designed to
assist the deaf and hard of hearing. The section that most visitors will
want to look over is the “Information on Deafness” area, which features fact
sheets and links to external resources that deal with assistive hearing
aids, sign language, the mental health of the deaf, and teachers who work
with the deaf. [KMG]


Getting the Message Out! National Political Campaign Materials, 1840-
1860 [Real Player]

Round about the middle of the 19th century, many politicians relied on the
time-honored practices of broadsheets, barn-sized advertisements, newspaper
endorsements, and other such forms of promotion to get the word out about
their campaigns. This website, created by the Northern Illinois University
Libraries, provides a close examination of this national popular political
culture from 1840 to 1860 through images of the period, along with a few
lively recordings of campaign songs of the day. Visitors will want to start
by reading over some of the campaign histories, which offer brief synopses
of the candidates and the major issues they grappled with at the time.
Additionally, there are brief biographies of each major candidate (such as
James K. Polk and James Gillespie Birney). After getting up to speed,
visitors will want to browse through the different multimedia offerings
here, and they should definitely listen to some of the catchy political
jingles. Some that should not be missed include the ever-popular “A Bumper
Around Now My Hearties!” and “Come to the Contest”. [KMG]


Slave Narratives [Macromedia Flash Player]

With a powerful narration by Dr. Maya Angelou, the opening frames of the
Slave Narratives website pique even the most casual visitors’ interest
immediately. Created by the Museum of the African Diaspora (based in San
Francisco), the site features an innovative interface that allows users to
roll over a series of multicolored dots to learn about the first-hand
perspectives of slaves such as Francis Bok, Mary Prince, Fountain Hughes,
Harriet Jacobs, and Juan Francisco Manzano. As Dr. Angelou’s voice intones
an introduction to each individual’s narrative, visitors can read a
transcript of their story, or just listen along. Visitors who wish to learn
more will want to consult the “Resources” area which includes bibliographic
information for related works that tell of such experiences. [KMG]


Mayo Clinic: Tradition and Heritage [Macromedia Flash Player]

Heeding the words of their father, one Dr. W.W. Mayo, “No one is big enough
to be independent of others”, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo
helped create one of the world’s first private integrated group practices of
medicine. Now know as the Mayo Clinic, the story of their work is closely
intertwined with the story of American medical history. As an attempt to
bring this story to the web-browsing public, staff members at the Clinic
recently created this historical timeline that offers some perspective on
their institutional history. With their mouse in hand, visitors can move
across the interactive timeline, which deploys high-quality photographs and
short descriptions in its quest to document the Clinic’s various
achievements, such as the creation of the first heart bypass machine in
1955. Finally, online visitors can get up close and personal to some of the
artifacts that are close to the Mayo Clinic traditions, including a 1904
photograph of some of the medical staff at the Clinic. [KMG]


Stories on Stage [Real Player, Windows Media Player]

Dramatic readings on the radio were a mainstay of this Marconi-infused mode
of communication for decades, and in recent years, more and more public
radio station have been creating their own live dramatic reading series. One
such vehicle is the Stories on Stage series, which was started in 1993 on
Chicago Public Radio. Essentially, each program finds a single actor reading
three or four stories that share a common theme. Visitors who are seeking
literary and dramatic nourishment will appreciate the fact that this site
contains both current and past performances of the series for their
listening pleasure. Over the years, readings have featured the works of
Raymond Carver, Edith Wharton, and a special episode dedicated to the works
of Tobias Wolff. Certainly, one can see that this site might be put to good
use in a theater arts classroom or one dedicated to the practice of
elocution or performance arts. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.


Thurs., Dec. 21, 2006 - World Flag Database / Flags of the World

World Flag Database – Full Index
Includes some information about the country

Flags of the World
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Dec. 21, 2006 - From ResourceShelf, Sept. 1-7, 2006

Found on:
Sept. 1-7, 2006

Asian Databases.

Take a look at Aardvark’s collection of Asian Databases. It’s not a new collection but almost every time we visit we discover three or four or more useful dbases. Some are fee-based, but many are free. In future posts we’ll begin highlighting some of them. Keyword search and/or browse by subject and country. The Asian Database title is a bit deceiving since it’s full of resources from non-Asian nations.


New Bibliography From Air University Library: NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization 2006
Includes web sites


The Royal Society: Video and audio library
“Royal society events are frequently broadcast on the web. You can also view some of the lectures live from the Royal Society. Watch lectures and debates featuring David Attenborough, Bill Bryson, Jared Diamond and many others. To experience videos on this site, you’ll need to have Windows Media Player or Real Media Player.” General topics include: Biology & Climate Science, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, History of Science/Science Literature.

Archive - complete list of webstreams

Violence Against Women
From the site:
“Violence Against Women (VAW), a section of the National Women’s Health Information Center, provides information on a variety of violence issues facing society. From domestic or interpersonal violence against women to bullying children and elder abuse, VAW is an excellent choice for information…A topic menu provides links to other issues, including "Sexual Assault & Abuse," "Stalking," and "Signs of Abuse." "Legislation & Actions" provides a brief history on legislation concerning violence against women. "State Resources" provide links to the organizations that fight domestic abuse in each state. "Bullying for Parents" provides links to additional articles, organizations, and publications. Not sure if your child is a bully? Quizzes are provided to help determine if your child is a bully or is bullied. Usually, links provide basic information on the topic, plus a list of "Publications" and "Organizations."

Violence Against Women: Types of Violence

America’s War Against Terrorism: World Trade Center/Pentagon
Terrorism and the Aftermath
September 11th Attack and Immediate Aftermath
As is always the case, Grace York and the Univ. of Michigan Documents Center team have compiled a massive collection of 9/11 resources, reports, timelines, etc. Also includes links to several archives of pages from 9/11.


9/11 - Five Years Later
Commemorative Online Multimedia Exhibit from The Associated Press
Along with a 10-minute video, the exhibit features photographs taken the day of the attacks, side-by-side with images of the same sites taken in June 2006.


Ready Reference Freebies: Periodic Table and Unit Converter via Knovel

Both free to access at all times using Knovel technology.

+ Knovel Unit Converter
From acceleration to volume. Over 800 different units.

+ The Periodic Table of the Elements

The Periodic Table of the Elements contains a wealth of data for all known elements, including atomic masses and numbers, electronic configuration, valencies, historical backgrounds, isotopic compositions and basic properties.

Part of: Knovel K-Essentials
14 Free Interactive Engineering
and Science References & Tools

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

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Wed., Dec. 20, 2006 - Forests Forever

Forests Forever

From the site:
“Forests Forever is an investigation of the mysteries and the magic of the forests of the world.”

In the Forest Gallery you will find an overview of 18 major forests around the world. Includes an interactive world map to locate forests. Each forest gallery has photos and information screens. Be patient and let each screen load. Free registration may be required.


Wed., Dec. 20, 2006 - Make a Quake

Site found in:
9 September 2006 Earth Science Sites of the Week

MAKE A QUAKE, (suggested by Cheryl Dodes, Weber Middle School, Port Washington, NY), the Learning Channel's Earthquakes website has several interactive activities, including "Make a Quake," in which the user attempts to engineer a skyscraper capable of surviving a large earthquake, and "As the World Churns," which shows how the continents have shifted, split up, and changed location over time. "Gallery of Devastation," shows the damage caused by the greatest quakes ever recorded
Shortened URL:

Mark Francek
Resource Page:


Wed., Dec. 20, 2006 - Pluto: Now Officially a Dwarf Planet

Sites found in:
Virtual Teacher Newsletter No. 132 September 9th 2006


MSNBC: Pluto: Our New View of the Solar System

In conjunction with Newsweek, MSNBC reports on the new
view of the solar system. Features include an audio interview
with Michael Brown, the Caltech professor who discovered
Xena (a nickname for the dwarf planet 2003 UB313),
a multimedia solar system map, and related articles
(scroll down and look in the right-right column near the
bottom of the page.) When you get to the New World
Order graphic, be sure to click on Detail to enlarge the map.

NASA: New Horizons
Although NASA hasn't updated this website to reflect
Pluto's demotion, I didn't think any discussion of Pluto
would be complete without including the New Horizons
spacecraft (launched January 19, 2006) on its way to a
2015 date with Pluto. Mouse around in the Education
section to discover printable classroom activities, printable
fact sheets, and introductory lessons about Pluto, Charon
(Pluto's satellite) and the Kuiper Belt (a "swarm of bodies"
beyond Neptune.)

NASA: Solar System Exploration: Pluto
Discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh
in 1930, Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun. Pluto's most
recent close approach to the Sun was in 1989." This NASA site
is a must visit for anyone writing a school report. It includes
fact and figures, an image gallery, and a Kid's Eye View
section with a scale that calculates how much you would
weight on Pluto. [NOTE: I could not access this site when I tried it. – Phyllis ]


Wed., Dec. 20, 2006 - An Inconvenient Truth / DVD Giveaway for Teachers

An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film about climate change, especially global warming, directed by Davis Guggenheim and starring former United States Vice President Al Gore. It is also the title of a companion book by Gore, which reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

An Inconvenient Truth Educator's Resource

From the site:
Thank you for visiting the educator’s section of our An Inconvenient Truth (AIT) website. We’re very happy you’ve chosen to do so.
We realize that teachers are under incredible pressure and severe time constraints. As a result, we’ve made sure that each of our lesson activities is aligned with curriculum standards you are asked to meet in your classroom. AIT in the Classroom is designed for high school science classrooms such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Physics, but the materials can also be used in Civics classes, middle school science classes and offer Service Learning opportunities as well.

We’ve also broken up the AIT in the Classroom curriculum into distinct downloadable PDF files to 1) make the downloads smaller and faster and 2) enable you to download only the lessons you want to use. Of course, if you want the entire program in one file, we’ve made that possible, too. Your choice.

An Inconvenient Truth DVD Giveaway for Teachers
From the site:
“We have 50,000 copies of An Inconvenient Truth to give away to teachers in the United States. The first 50,000 teachers who apply are eligible to win. There is a limit of one DVD per teacher. All entries must be received by January 18, 2007.”

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Tues., Dec. 19, 2006 - Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: U-85 U-boat / Ghostship of Diamond Shoals

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

U-85 ... The first U-boat sunk during World War II
Encounter of the USS Roper and the German U-85
Shortened URL:

From the site:
“The Ghostship of Diamond Shoals
January 31, 1921, 6:30 a.m. -

Surfman C.P. Brady of the Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Station scans the horizon in the first light of day with his spyglass. As daylight increases he is shocked to spot a five-mast schooner with all sails set riding a sandbar on Diamond Shoals. The sea was rough and the tide was strong. He put out a call for help...

To try your hand at solving one of history's greatest maritime mysteries, click in the spyglass view or go to


Tues., Dec. 19, 2006 - Institute on Primary Resources / Japanese American Internment

The Institute on Primary Resources
From the site:
“The purpose of the Institute is to introduce teachers to primary resources and how they can be used in the K-12 classroom.”

What is a Primary Source?
“Primary sources provide firsthand evidence of historical events. They are generally unpublished materials such as manuscripts, photographs, maps, artifacts, audio and video recordings, oral histories, postcards, and posters. In some instances, published materials can also be viewed as primary materials for the period in which they were written. In contrast, secondary sources, such as textbooks, synthesize and interpret primary materials.”

SEE ALSO: Three Lesson Plans on Japanese American Internment (Gr. 4-5, 6-8. & 9-12)


Tues., Dec. 19, 2006 - Temperance & Prohibition

Temperance & Prohibition
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL. - Phyllis ]


Tues., Dec. 19, 2006 - America's Story

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Thursday, September 7, 2006 and time for History at

Recommended Website:
America's Story
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Grade Range: K-12

The Library of Congress presents this frequently updated website for
students of all ages that is about American History. When you get to
the site you will see a menu of 5 choices:

Meet Amazing Americans -- Read the biographies of Americans such as
Jane Addams, Cesar Chavez, Duke Ellington, Buffalo Bill Cody,
Harriet Tubman, Mark Twain, and more. Each one includes photos,
illustrations and fascinating trivia facts.

Jump Back in Time -- Choose an era on a timeline, click on it, and
take a virtual trip back in time to find out about the great events
and people that impacted American history. Text, photos, links to
more info, and fun activities enhance the learning.

Explore the States -- Click on a U.S. state and find out all about
its history and people. Interesting sidebars and activities included.

Join America at Play -- Find out all about Americans' favorite
pastimes, sports and hobbies. Interactive games to enjoy as well!

See, Hear & Sing -- A collection of videos and music that record
America's history - you can listen to children's songs, hear
uncommon instruments and watch animations and video clips.

A description of this site simply cannot do it justice. You must
visit it to appreciate the breadth and scope of information -- all
beautifully organized and presented with the latest media
technology. I have featured this site previously on ClickSchooling
but the information here continues to be updated, making it well
worth second looks. :) Allow plenty of time on your first visit to
take it all in - then bookmark it -- you'll want to return often.

Diane 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.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Mon., Dec. 18, 2006 - Charles Dickens

Found in:
[Innovative-Teaching] ITN: Charles Dickens
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Volume 9, Issue 4 - December 2006
Charles Dickens
Extensive list of links for information and lesson plans


Mon., Dec. 18, 2006 - Jorge Luis Borges

Internetaleph: Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986).
Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer whose works have become classics of 20th-century world literature
From the site:
“This site is thus meant to act both as a thorough and solid introduction to Borges' life and works, and as a central index to everything Borges on the web.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Internet resources
From the site:
“A vast library of Borges-related information in cyberspace “


Mon., Dec. 18, 2006 - Scenes of American Life

Scenes of American Life
From the site:
“Scenes of American Life showcases artworks that capture the drama of the first half of the twentieth century, from the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression to the country's new confidence after World War II. Farms and factories, jazz and street life, and workers and families come to life.”
Each entry is annotated, To enlarge the slide, just click on it.
[NOTE: Some of the other Online Exhibits - previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Dec. 18, 2006 - From ResourceShelf, Aug. 26-31, 2006

Found on:
Aug. 26-31, 2006

Four Hundred Years of American Life and Culture: A Guide to Subject Searching at the Library of Congress and on the Internet


Internet Shakespeare Editions
From the site:
“In November 2005 we were proud to bring online a newly-designed site with substantial improvements and additional resources.”
[NOTE: Some pages from the earlier site were previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Library of the Internet Shakespeare Editions (via University of Victoria)
From the site:
“View and compare facsimiles of the works as originally printed; explore in-depth annotation of the plays as they are edited by our team of scholars.”

Shakespeare’s Life and Times

Critical articles on Shakespeare
From the site:
“This section of the site presents articles discussing Shakespeare on stage and on the page.”


Discovery Guides from CSA
From the site:
“Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights, while providing the technological tools to enhance your understanding.”

Guides include:

Arts & Humanities

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Technology & Science

Note: Although these guides are of primary use to CSA subscribers we still think they will be of interest and value to those of you who do not have access to CSA databases.


The 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold


Gary PriceEditor,
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
"Post via ResourceShelf"
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Sunday, December 17, 2006


Sun., Dec. 17, 2006 - American Heritage Book of English Usage

The American Heritage Book of English Usage :
A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English
From the site:
“With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Dec. 17, 2006 - Grammar

Sites found in:'s- Weekly Tips for Teachers Issue #322
Sat, 26 Aug 2006
The latest Teacher Tip Newsletter from Teachnology is on-line.
This week's teaching theme is Grammar.
To view this week’s newsletter, visit the following web address:


Grammar Theme

Grammar Links


Sun., Dec. 17, 2006 - Our Mutual Friend / About Stingrays

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, September 7, 2006
Read This Online :

Our Mutual Friend: The Scholarly Pages
Website devoted to "Our Mutual Friend" (1864-1865), the last novel completed by Charles Dickens. Contains scholarly articles and bibliographies, and images of the novel's original woodcut illustrations. Also features biographical accounts of Dickens, correspondence from the author, contemporary reviews, essays and photographs concerning life in London during 1865, and a gallery of "advertisements from the original serial parts" of the novel. From the Dickens Project, University of California, Santa Cruz.
LII Item:

[NOTE: Home page: The Dickens Project - previously posted. - Phyllis ]

About Stingrays
Questions and answers about stingrays, marine species "characterized by their flattened shape and long, spine-bearing tails." Topics include types of stingrays, habitat, the sting (or the venom apparatus, "a spine or modified dermal denticle") of the stingray, and more. Includes photos and links to related articles. From the Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida.
Shortened URL:
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.


Sun., Dec. 17, 2006 - New Resources on WebEnglishTeacher ( Sept. 6, 2006

Sites found in:
ConnectEng, the newsletter of Web English Teacher
September 06, 2006


What’s new at Web English Teacher

The Comedy of Errors
Resources for Shakespeare’s play

Daniel Keyes
Lesson resources for Flowers for Algernon

Lisa Wheeler
Lesson ideas for Sixteen Cows and other children’s books

Mechanics & Writing Conventions
Ideas for teaching mechanics/conventions

Sentence Structure
Ideas for teaching phrases and clauses

Carla Beard
Web English Teacher

This newsletter is copyright 2006, Web English Teacher

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