Friday, April 30, 2010


Thurs., April 29, 2010 - PubMed Tutorial Updated / Discovering American Women's History Online

Sites found in:
February 6-12, 2009


PubMed Tutorial Redesigned and Updated

From the Post:
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new look for the PubMed Tutorial. The tutorial was reorganized to give searchers a better understanding of what is in PubMed and the controlled vocabulary before going on to build a search and manage the results. The tutorial is available from the PubMed homepage sidebar from the Tutorials link.

From the site:
Welcome to the "PubMed Tutorial", the Web-based learning program that will show you how to search PubMed, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) journal literature search system.
This tutorial was updated in March 2010, and reflects PubMed changes through March 16, 2010.


Discovering American Women’s History Online

From the Web Site:

    This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas’s photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century.


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Thurs., April 29, 2010 - Pollinator Live

Pollinator Live - USDA Forest Service - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst:

Build understanding of the important work of pollinators in our lives. Find great lesson plans that follow the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels (including pre-K.) Find web based activities and lesson plans in PDF format. Also find gardening information and other resources. What a perfect way to grab your students’ attention during the months of Spring. Although TeachersFirst does not usually review “hotlists,” this topic-specific collection will be “all the buzz” in your classroom!
Entire review and suggestions for using this site “In the Classroom”:


Thurs., April 29, 2010 - American Experience: Roads to Memphis

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“ROADS TO MEMPHIS” Traces the Fateful Journeys of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and James Earl Ray to Their Deadly Collision in Memphis
Shortened URL:

A riveting crosscut narrative of a killer and his prey, ROADS TO MEMPHIS is the fateful story of an assassin and his target set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society that drove two men to their violent and tragic collision on April 4, 1968. Following the inexorably converging paths of James Earl Ray and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ROADS TO MEMPHIS is both an incisive portrait of an America on edge in that crisis-laden year and a cautionary tale of how the course of history can be forever altered by the actions of one individual.

The two-hour documentary premieres Monday, May 3, 2010 on PBS at 9 p.m. ET.


Thurs., April 29, 2010 - NOVA: Mt. St. Helens: Back from the Dead

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[NOVA Teachers] Mt. St. Helens airs May 4

Hello Educators,

The colossal eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 blasted away an entire mountainside. Now, a new cycle of eruptions have begun blasting steam and ash thousands of feet into the air. In “Mt. St. Helens: Back From the Dead,” NOVA ventures deep inside the volcano to determine when another massive eruption might occur. (Subjects covered: earth science, life science)

Here is what you'll find online:

Watch the Program
View the entire program online beginning May 5. (Grades 6–8, 9–12)

Life Returns to the Blast Zone
Follow three decades of photos to see the slow recovery of life in the landscape of Mt. St. Helens. (Grades 6–8, 9–12)

The Director's Story: Filming in a Disaster Area
Learn why director Daniel Hissen felt equal parts inspiration and anxiety while shooting amidst the devastation. (Grades 9–12)

Media-Rich Lesson Ideas from NOVA
NOVA is delighted to bring an exciting new way to engage your students in the wonders of science. These media-rich lesson ideas help you navigate the myriad resources on the NOVA website and integrate NOVA video, interactive features, lessons, and much more into your science or social studies classroom. Check out the Lesson Ideas for "Mt. St. Helens: Back From the Dead," coming soon. (Grades 6–8, 9–12)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Wed., April 28, 2010 - Art of Set Design: The Light in the Piazza

The Art of Set Design: "The Light in the Piazza"
[Shortened URL:  ]

From the site:
"Michael Yeargan, the set designer for "The Light in the Piazza," describes how
he was inspired by a trip to Italy." Tony award-winning musical.

[NOTE: previously posted. Free registration to NY Times may be required. - Phyllis ]


Wed., April 28, 2010 - Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation (online slideshow)

Online Exhibition: Slideshow
Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

From the site:

“Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery and its abolition were clearly expressed in speeches and action throughout his political career. This online exhibition, based on a document booklet of the same title produced in partnership with President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home in Washington DC ( traces his evolution from antislavery advocate to emancipator through speeches, letters, and acts from the speech at Peoria in 1854 to his second inaugural address in 1865.”

[NOTE: Other Online Collections from
  previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., April 28, 2010 - The Ancient Americas

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Site of the Day for Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Ancient Americas
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from Chicago's Field Museum, offers an online companion to its
permanent exhibit on the Ancient Americas. Gentle Subscribers will find a
fascinating presentation, featuring the remarkable elements of this too little
known era and people.

"The Ancient Americas, takes you on a journey through 13,000 years of human
ingenuity and achievement in the western hemisphere, where hundreds of diverse
societies thrived long before the arrival of Europeans. You'll discover what Field
Museum scientists and others have learned about the people who lived in the
Americas before us, and how it's changing nearly everything we thought we knew!
..Get the full story on where the first "Americans" came from, how they arrived,
and what it was like to live in an Ice Age World." - from the website

The exhibit presents extensive information on the Ice Age and the elements of
archaeological evidence which have been found, including an image gallery
highlighting the spears used by the ancient Ice Age hunter gatherers. Additional
sections explore the innovations which occurred in the western hemisphere after the
ice retreated, the development of agriculture, and the various power structures and
societies which evolved. Numerous images are available in the various galleries to
illustrate the themes in this exhibit.

Journey to the site for an exemplary presentation on the culture and society of
pre-Columbian history at:

A.M. Holm
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Wed., April 28, 2010 - Getty Museum Curricula / History of Social Dance in America / Hot Topics (Business) / African Americans in Newsreels / The Kibbutz (2) / The Horse

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!


Getty Curricula
Collection of education materials for art history topics such as symbolism in sculpture, expression of emotions through art, mythology in European art, and artful women. Includes lesson plans focusing on Neoclassicism, Impressionism, contemporary art, still-life painting, photography, ceramics, and decorative arts, among others. From the Getty Museum.
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]


An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America
"The illustrations and objects depicted in this exhibition provide a brief glimpse into the history of social dance. ... Featured is not only its origin, fashion and forms, but also the unspoken language of dance." Features prints and sheet music on topics such as 17th century social dancing as influenced by Africa and the British Isles, tips for asking someone to dance, etiquette, opposition, and more. From the American Antiquarian Society.


Jackson Library: Hot Topics
Collection of "relevant full-text articles that highlight flashpoints of ... current hot issues" in the business world. Features topic pages for "Financial Crisis and Bailout," "Madoff Scandal," climate change, food prices, housing market and the economy, and many more. Most full-text articles are available to all users; some (marked) are only accessible to the Stanford University community. From the Jackson Library, Stanford Graduate School of Business.


African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman
This small digital collection features newsreels of African Americans selected from the period of 1919 to 1963 when "Fox News and Fox Movietone News camera crews covered the people and events of the country and, indeed, the world." Some of the clips include the 3rd Anniversary of Tuskegee Army Airfield, Josephine Baker in the Netherlands, and Jack Johnson's Jazz Band. From University Libraries, University of South Carolina.


The Kibbutz
Background about the Israeli kibbutz movement. "The kibbutz (Hebrew word for 'communal settlement') is a unique rural community ... based on the principle of joint ownership." The first kibbutzim "(plural of 'kibbutz') were founded some 40 years before the establishment of the State of Israel (1948)." Includes data on population, and material on organization, types of work, raising children, traditions, and the future. From the Jewish Virtual Library.

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


Kibbutz: What, Why, When, Where
This article provides an overview of the Israeli kibbutz movement, which began with "a small group of young Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe, inspired by Zionist and socialist ideals, set[ting] up the first kvutza ('group' in Hebrew, renamed kibbutz, 'community' when membership grew)" in Palestine. Includes background about the first kibbutz established in 1909, crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, sources of income, labor, family life, and distribution. From the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The Horse
This exhibit-companion contains a wide range of background information about horses, such as their evolution, the relationship between horses and hunters, domestication, how humans have shaped horses and vice versa, and the protection of racehorses and wild horses. Includes material for educators and children, and additional horse-related activities. From the American Museum of Natural History.

Copyright 2009 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Tues., April 27, 2010 -

From the site: provides over a thousand pages of free information and resources for both teachers and students. All materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access.

Site includes:


    * Speaking
    * Listening
    * Reading
    * Writing
    * Grammar
    * Vocabulary
    * Pronunciation
    * Business English
    * Idioms


    * Low Beginning
    * High Beginning
    * Low Intermediate
    * High Intermediate
    * Advanced

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tues., April 27, 2010 - Eiffel Tower

All you need to know about the Eiffel Tower

Children’s tour of the Eiffel Tower

Official Site of the Eiffel Tower


Tues., April 27, 2010 - The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party

Site includes a multimedia presentation, text, audio account, and milestone events.
[NOTE: Home Page  previously posted. Phyllis ]


Tues., April 27, 2010 - Employment Projections, 2008-2018 / Eruptions / Map: U.S. States as Countries of Equal Population / Periodic Table of Videos / Worldometer: Real Time World Statistics

Sites found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, January 29, 2010


Employment Projections, 2008-2018: a Summary
In addition to a broad general outline of projected growth in employment, this Bureau of Labor Statistics news release features specific charts that will be of interest, including fastest-growing occupations, 2008-18; industries with the largest wage and salary employment growth, 2008-18; and occupations with the largest number of total job openings due to growth and replacements, 2008-18


If you're anywhere near as fascinated with volcanoes as this geologist is, you'll like his blog. It includes links to volcano research facilities and other geology blogs.

[NOTE: Collected here are some images of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and its affect in Iceland and Europe. (35 photos total)  


Map: U.S. States as Countries of Equal Population
A visual demonstration of how each individual state's population compares to that of nations of the world. If you can't guess the nations from the flags, see comment #36 for a cheat sheet.


The Periodic Table of Videos
Science teachers take note: not only are there videos here for every element, but the site plans to offer "films about other areas of chemistry, latest news and occasional adventures away from the lab."
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Worldometers: Real Time World Statistics
Watch the numerical increases speed by for populations, deaths, government expenditures, money spent on video games, Google searches, carbon dioxide emissions, etc.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
by Marylaine Block
Copyright 1999.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Mon., April 26, 2010 - Renoir


From the site:
The French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was an important member of the Impressionist movement of the nineteenth century. His large body of work includes many portraits of children and women in lively social situations. "Why shouldn't art be pretty?" Renoir quipped. "There are enough unpleasant things in the world."

Page includes 9 links to sites (5 Annotated, 4 Honorable Mentions)


Mon., April 26, 2010 - AutoMotoPortal

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Site of the Day


Today's site presents automotive news from around the world. With both the North
American and European car industries experiencing significant difficulties, Gentle
Subscribers may want to keep an eye on the latest industry reports on innovative
products along with the latest buzz.

" is automotive web portal founded in February 2006 that brings
you the latest automotive news from all over the world. We cover the US, the
European and the Asian market. Every day we bring you the latest information from
automotive industry. With exclusive photos and stories our mission is to become
leading web portal dedicated to automotive industry. We publish articles from 53
different car manufacturers. We do not sell cars or parts." - from the website

The site offers more than two dozen categories which can be browsed and searched,
covering areas such as design, green, safety, concept cars, hybrids and technology.
Articles on emissions, turbochargers, the world's smallest car and the five best
selling green cars are among some of the current reports. Also spotlighted are
articles on the coolest Hollywood cars and a story on the pick-up truck which has
traveled across Antarctica to reach the South Pole. An interesting technical
feature of this web site is the use of small print pop ups, which are not nearly
annoying as they sound. These provide internal links to related news items and
include the first few words of the referenced article.

Wheel over to the site for an interesting roundup of automotive news and highlights

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


Mon., April 26, 2010 - Explore: Neuroscience for Kids / Discovering the Sweet Mysteries of Chocolate

Explore: Neuroscience for Kids – Site index

Discovering the Sweet Mysteries of Chocolate

Chocolate History
Chocolate, Chocolate Everywhere
An Appetite for Chocolate
Chocolate and the Nervous System

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


Mon., April 26, 2010 - Lessons from the Green Revolution

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Site of the Day for Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Green Revolution: Learning from Success
[NOTE: You may have to copy & paste the URL. – Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the Why Files, probes the dramatic rise in food prices around
the world during the past year and considers how crop scarcity can be alleviated.
Gentle Subscribers, taking note of the global change in food availability and the
sharp increase in prices for essential foods, may find this exhibit of interest.

"As we consider how to deal with the current food shortage, we inevitably look back
50 years to the food-short days after World War II, and recall a technological
triumph called the green revolution. This global effort to breed crops for the
developing world caused a spike in productivity of wheat, rice and corn, and later
other major crops. ... The revolution was based on technology ... The green
revolution wasn't perfect, but it saved millions from starvation, and made food far
more affordable for everybody." - from the website

The exhibit provides a roundup of global food conditions, then delves into the
background of the remarkable strides in agricultural productivity made around the
world since World War II. Exploring how that "Green Revolution" was fostered and
the methods used to increase crop production, the exhibit includes a number of
charts outlining those areas of the world where the greatest gains have been made.
Shedding light on the difficulties of agricultural research, the exhibit reveals
the decline in spending on this vital scientific area in African regions where this
results of this work are most needed. Additional sections consider new approaches
to improving crop yields and the significant impact of biofuel crops on world food

Dig over to the site for an informative presentation on world agriculture
improvement at:
[NOTE: You may have to copy & paste the URL. – Phyllis ]

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

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Sun., April 25, 2010 - How Google Search Works

How Google Search Works – 3:14 video

From the site:
“Search is our core technology…The life span of a Google query is usually less than half a second, yet involves quite a few steps that must be completed before you see the most relevant results.”


Sun., April 25, 2010 - Lovely Charts

Lovely Charts

From the site:

Lovely Charts is an online diagramming application that allows you to create professional looking diagrams of all kinds, such as flowcharts, sitemaps, organizational charts, wireframes, and many more - for free.


Sun., April 25, 2010 - 15 Ancient Greek Heroes

15 Ancient Greek Heroes from Plutarch's Lives
A modern English edition, abridged and annotated


Sun., April 25, 2010 - The Ancient Greek World

The Ancient Greek World

Site includes: Land and Time, Daily Life, Religion and Death, Economy, and Extra Topics

"The artifacts you will see here tell a vivid story of life in ancient
Greece. The text expands on this story, and together they create a detailed
interpretation of Greek art and material culture.

We hope that this will broaden people's understanding of ancient Greek
culture and raise continuing questions in the minds of those interested in
the relevance of our past to the present."

[NOTE: Previously posted. URL updated. – Phyllis]

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