~ potpourri of Web resources and
Gleanings - Objects or ideas that have been
gathered or amassed over a period of time,
especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library
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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on
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except an occasional link exchange.
December 21, 2009
Charlie Brown Christmas (YouTube): What Christmas is all about.
Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas and a joy-filled New Year!
Beliefnet - Holidays: Inspiration & guides to celebrate holidays
– Advent | Hanukkah | Christmas |
Kwanzaa | New Year.
Recipes@Beliefnet: Recipe resources for meat, seafood, vegetarian,
vegan; holiday recipes; planning holiday meals & baking; recipes for
salads, smoothies, soups, pasta & desserts.
Campbell’s Kitchen: Cooking solutions: basic thru creative; Recipes:
holiday favorites, quick & easy, family favorites, and more.
- ToxLearn: A
Multi-Module Toxicology Tutorial. Created by the U.S. National Library
of Medicine's Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program and
the U.S. Society of Toxicology to provide an introduction to fundamental
toxicological principles and concepts.
of the Cell (National Science Foundation): The NSF created this
illuminating and interactive visual feature to help people learn about the
cell's different components. On the homepage, visitors are presented with
a clickable illustration of the cell's primary components, including the
nucleus, the cell membrane, and mitochondria.
Catholic Mass Times Church Directory for the iPhone (UPDATED). The
free Catholic Directory app will help you quickly find the
nearest churches, Mass Times, Web sites, Maps, Directions, with bonus
features: Saint of the Day, Daily Readings & Gospel.
December 15, 2009
Christmas. The Do-It-Yourself Holidays site 'has the recipe for a
perfect holiday season: fabulous food, cozy gatherings, fun seasonal
crafts, and handmade gifts.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Over 18,000 derivations, sources, or
origins of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell.
December 11, 2009
December 9, 2009
- Chanukah Recipes:
- Christmas Recipes:
- Recipe Lion -
Recipes for All Seasons and Occasions: The joys of cooking and culinary
delights bringing you a diverse array of free online recipes to please any
palate. Free food recipes for all seasons and occasions during the year,
catering to different tastes. From healthy meals and low fat recipes to
sinful cake recipes and recipes crock pot recipes, you will have a huge
variety to choose from.
- Joy of Baking: For those who
love baking and dessert recipes. Includes an A-Z Recipe Index, recipes for
cakes, cookies, scones, muffins, pies & tarts, breakfast & brunch,
biscotti & shortbreads.
Forgiveness: Letting go of Grudges and Bitterness - Mayo Clinic. When
someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and
thoughts of revenge—or embrace forgiveness and move forward. Katherine
Piderman, Ph.D., staff chaplain at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.,
discusses forgiveness and how it can lead you down the path of physical,
emotional and spiritual well-being.
- Fathers for
Good - Knights of Columbus. Highlights the unique contributions of
men, husbands and fathers. The world would be lacking without them.
Includes sections on Common Challenges of Fatherhood and A Father’s
Spirituality, and more.
December 4, 2009
National Institute for Newman Studies: Located in the heart of
Pittsburgh's cultural and university center, the Institute serves as North
America's definitive resource of information to enhance and extend the
reach of John Henry Newman's life, thought, and spirituality.
Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community
- Family Research Council (FRC). The use of pornography is a "pathway to
infidelity and divorce," writes researcher Patrick Fagan, noting that
married men who view pornography become emotionally detached from their
wives and lose interest in their families.
Download the full
December 3, 2009
The Mesothelioma Center - Asbestos.com. A one-stop resource
on all the dangers of asbestos cancer ranging from occupational exposure
to mesothelioma treatment options with…the most comprehensive and
cutting-edge information on the web.
"It's UpTime America" - Kimberly Alyn gives keynote presentations on
personal responsibility, accountability, and leadership.
(Federal Trade Commission): a "virtual mall" that will help students in
5th-8th grade learn to protect their privacy, spot frauds and scams, and
avoid identity theft. The FTC Web site introduces key consumer and
business concepts and helps youngsters understand their role in the
Parents and Teachers: For your convenience, we have provided a brief
description of each store in the mall. We’ve also provided fact sheets,
lesson plans and classroom activities that complement the site. The site
can be used to support lessons in critical thinking, language arts,
writing, media literacy, business, civics, and social studies.
World War II (1939 to 1945) - BBC: On This Day. Britain and France
joined the war on 3 September 1939. A compilation of key stories as they
broke throughout the war.
- DailyLit: Great stories and
knowledge in under 5 minutes a day. Read books online: get short
installments by daily email (or RSS feed). DailyLit is now 100% free.
- The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite
Page: The most comprehensive collection of Samuel Johnson quotations
on the web, often referred to as "Doctor Johnson". Over 1,800 quotes from
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), one of the most quoted men of the 18th
December 1, 2009
SmittenKitchen Recipes: Includes seasonal favorites, appetizers,
breads, budget, cakes, Chinese/Vietnamese, cookies, desserts, grains&
rice, sandwiches, seafood, soups, thanksgiving.
November 30, 2009
- Great Dad:
Advice for Expectant Dads, New, Single, Stay at Home dads with Parenting
Information and Pregnancy Care.
- Men's Health Center (WebMD): Find
men's health topics and information.
- Women's Health Center (WebMD):
Information on Women's Wellness, Nutrition, Fitness, Intimate Questions,
and Weight Loss.
US College Course Directory. Central source of information on continuing
education courses and other college classes enabling users to search for
courses by class, school or career.
The Unofficial Guide to the iPhone: Read about the basic user
interface and a ton of incredible iPhone features you would've otherwise
missed. Explains in detail how to perform both the very simple and the
most tedious tasks.
- NatureFind (
National Wildlife Federation): excellent web resource that makes it
easy to locate nearby places for family outdoor activities. These include
but not limited to camping and fishing spots, zoos, parks, wildlife
sanctuaries and so on.
Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants. The Smithsonian National
Museum of Natural History has a highly informative and interactive exhibit
on ants. The exhibit explains how, much like humans, "ants achieve
domination by being social creatures". Dividing the ants' lives into
"food", "warriors", "shelter" and "communication", the exhibit offers an
array of photos in its photo gallery to illustrate the variety of ant life
and behavior on earth.
- CD Kitchen:
Copycat restaurant recipes. Plus recipes galore for appetizers, dinners,
desserts, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, baked goods, holidays, crock
pot, breakfast & brunch, chocolate, cooking tips and food glossary.
- Ace Free Fonts
- free fonts for Windows and Mac. One of the largest archives on the web
including free fonts for Windows and Mac! There are 20309 fonts for
Windows and Mac with customizable previews and full character maps.
November 25, 2009
Christmas Resources on AppleSeeds.org (scroll down the list of resources)
Manhattan Declaration: Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians
united to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good,
and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike,
to join us in defending them. These truths are: 1) the sanctity of human
life, 2) the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and
wife, 3) the rights of conscience and religious liberty.
Books Online: free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes,
monographs, and other science related documents. All texts are available
for free reading online, or for downloading in various formats.
- Theology of the
Body Institute: Christopher West promotes the revolutionary teaching
of Pope John Paul II on the divine meaning of the human body and human
November 24, 2009
November 23, 2009
Thanksgiving Guide (Butterball.com): Preparing for the holidays is
hectic enough. That’s why Butterball put together a helpful guide to
help make your holidays easy and delicious.
- Google Translate: The site
now translates as you type; even though it's spontaneous, it *IS* still
machine translation, though, so it won't be perfect.
- Unseen Life
on Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology (Oregon Public
Broadcasting). Twelve half-hour video programs designed primarily for
college and high school students. Throughout the programs, students get to
meet up with scientists working in the lab and in the field. Some of the
programs here include "Genetic Transfer", "Microbial Evolution", and "The
Unity of Living Systems".
- TimeMe: Free
web-based timer and stopwatch for your web browser. It can be used to time
meetings, class tests or any other events. Due to its huge display it can
be easily used in conference rooms with many people or classrooms with
BlacklistCheck: Online application that lets you check a number of
major DNS blacklists (Sorbs, Spamhaus, NJABL, DSBL, CBL and PSBL) and find
out whether your email address has been blacklisted.
November 20, 2009
Science and technology news from Discovery Communications. Features
breaking news and in-depth articles related to the Earth, Space, Tech,
Animals, Dinosaurs, Archaeology, Human and History.
- W3C MobileOK
Checker: Simple online tool for webmasters that tests mobile
friendliness of any website. It runs few tests checking website on variety
of parameters including its page size, network, markup, page structure,
layout, style sheets, images etc. It then generates a detailed report
where each point is clearly explained.
November 19, 2009
- 2009 Fall General Assembly Proceedings
Created by Dr. Edward Peters, an American lay canon lawyer, as a resource
center on Catholic Canon Law. "The more Catholics at all levels in the
Church understand their canonical rights and duties, the more effectively
they can partake in the mission of the Church, a mission born from and
leading to communion with God and his faithful people."
November 18, 2009
Franciscan Studies Corner (I-TAU - Franciscan Friars Minor from
Malta): Franciscan theology, spirituality, history and culture. The papers
can be useful for the formation of Franciscan religious men and women, as
well as for Secular Franciscans and for all those who are interested in
Saint Francis and his message.
privately owned and funded; not affiliated with any manufacturer,
merchant, or advocacy group. Includes drugs reviews and comparisons,
Brand/Generic name correspondence tool, PDR's Side effects index.
Information is based on recent reviews and articles published in the
medical literature and drug prescribing information approved by the US
November 16, 2009
Oxford Dictionaries: Critical ingredients to good writing are spelling,
grammar, and correct use of words. Covers CVs and Job Applications,
Commonly Misspelled Words, Grammar and Spelling Tips, Letter Writing.
SpeedCrunch: is a fast, high precision and powerful desktop
calculator. Available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Apple Mac OS X.
Fully usable from the keyboard and more than 50 built-in math functions.
(CL): an educational website committed to improve the quality of
homeschooling, teaching and student excellence, helping educators and
self-learners alike anywhere in the world. Provides video lectures,
courses, documentaries, books, quizzes, lecture notes and much more.
- WordIQ - Dictionary
and Encyclopedia Reference. Listing of some popular topics and
subjects that may be of interest. Use the directory as an entry-point into
the free dictionary and encyclopedia where you will find a wealth of
knowledge. Also included is a comprehensive thesaurus.
About Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology): a free, comprehensive
resource for North American birds, bird watching, and bird
conservation-accessible to everyone. There is a 'Bird Guide,' including a
Video Gallery where you can enjoy videos of birds in their natural
National Geographic Explorer: classroom magazine for grades two
through six. Its pages invite students to explore the world and all that
is in it. This website provides an extension to the National Geographic
magazine and allows students to explore in a fun, safe, online
English - BBC. Offers help in the form of "Words in the News",
"Quizzes", videos via YouTube, and English "makeovers" in "General and
Business English". "Words in the News", "The Teacher", and "Keep Your
English Up to Date" help learners with their "Grammar, Vocabulary and
The Virtual Lab
Book: Dr. Stephanie Dellis created by for students beginning the study
of molecular biology. The guide is divided into twelve parts, including
"Safety in the Molecular Biology Lab", "Minipreparation of Plasmid DNA",
and "PCR and Thermacycling". Along with written instructions and
particulars, each section also contains a number of helpful diagrams and
- Golden Age
of Cartoons: a portal to all your favorite cartoon characters and
their creators. Includes The Ultimate Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.
November 11, 2009
BeliefNet's Guide to Thanksgiving 2009: Includes "How to Give Thanks,"
Thanksgiving Recipes," Gratitude quotes.
- The Fruit
Pages: "Everything you want to know about fruit."
- Baby Name Guide:
Expectant parents are often in a quandary as to what handle to put on the
new arrival. Here you can research names by categories such as African,
American, Arthurian Legend, Chinese, Floral to name but a few. You'll be
able to find the most popular names for the last several years as well as
get valuable tips on the naming process.
Discover alternative uses to extend the utility of everyday products. The
site covers lots of products and lets you search its database by keyword
or browse by products.
dedicated to moving native plants and naturescaping into mainstream
landscaping practices..Our goal is to increase public awareness of native
plants and related landscaping practices and to increase both the supply
of and demand for native plants.
Suicide and Mental Health Association (SMHAI): dedicated to suicide
and mental health related issues. Our main goal is to prevent suicidal
behavior and to relieve its effects on all who maybe affected by it. We
also promote and advocate education, awareness and treatment in regards to
- LIFE - Life and
Health Foundation for Education: formed to address the public's
growing need for information and education on life, health and disability
insurance. Now the consumer has a resource to find tips on how to buy
insurance, what to buy, how much is enough and also a calculator to assess
ones life insurance needs.
Wikiquote: free online compendium of quotations from notable people
and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes,
and links to Wikipedia for further information.
- Idiom Site: An
idiom is 'a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a
particular language.' You'll find an alphabetic list of origins of the
most common sayings, sayings like 'absence makes the heart grow fonder,'
'go the extra mile'. This is a great resource for speeches as well as
common knowledge, trivia and such.
"An Oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words,
such as 'Cruel Kindness' or 'Jumbo Shrimp' (Jumbo means 'large' while
Shrimp means 'small'). It is a literary figure of speech in which opposite
or contradictory words, terms, phrases or ideas are combined to create a
rhetorical effect by paradoxical means."
- Starfall.com: a
free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. A
systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness
practice perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade,
special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL,
Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television
periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals
selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range
from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings
provide detailed analysis of the articles.
November 6, 2009
(Swine Flu) - Medline Plus: The H1N1/Swine flu is an infection caused
by a virus. The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human.
Symptoms are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include
fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
H2onews.org: a Catholic news service that creates and distributes
multimedia news, every day, in nine languages. The news focuses on the
life of the Church and on social and cultural events that directly pertain
to Catholics living in the world.
Harvard College Writing Center: Brief Guides to Writing Papers in the
Disciplines. Includes Strategies for Essay Writing and Disciplinary
BioSciEdNet - National Science Digital Library (NSDL): high-quality
educational resources for science educators everywhere…the resources here
total over 14,000, and cover 77 discrete biological sciences topics. BEN
resources can help engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation
time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with
national standards for content, use of animals and humans, and student
November 4, 2009
- Catholic Network of
Volunteer Service (CNVS): non-profit membership organization of 200
domestic and international volunteer and lay mission programs. Currently,
more than 10,000 volunteers and lay missioners serve in these programs
throughout the U.S. and in 108 other countries.
Wild Game Hunting and Food Safety (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention). Learn how to reduce your risk of illness from wild game.
- GovTrack.us: tool
by Civic Impulse, LLC to help the public research and track the activities
in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and
civic education through novel uses of technology. You'll find here the
status of U.S. federal legislation, voting records for the Senate and
House of Representatives, information on Members of Congress, district
maps, as well as congressional committees and the Congressional Record.
November 3, 2009
Take Spectacular Holiday Photos - Dave Johnson, PC World: Follow these
tips to take flattering photos of loved ones at Thanksgiving dinners and
other family gatherings, as well as to capture the excitement of holiday
Photograph Spectacular Christmas Lights - Dave Johnson, PC World:
Between now and January, it seems that every few weeks we have a new
reason to put lighted decorations outside the house. This year I thought
it would be fun to take an in-depth look at the best ways to take photos
of those holiday lights. You can use these tips over and over again this
fall, whether you're shooting Halloween, Chanukah, Christmas, or New
Five Tips for Better Holiday Photos - Dave Johnson, PC World
November 2, 2009
Sympathy and Condolence Resources: message samples for expressing
words of sympathy to someone after the loss of a loved one. Use these
examples to help you write your condolences in cards or letters of
ObituariesHelp.org: An informative and respected website designed to
offer resources for obituaries, words of condolences sympathy, planning
funeral, eulogy samples and genealogy search. Includes U.S. Newspaper
Obituaries by State.
October 26, 2009
Saving Time: When we change our clocks -- Spring Forward, Fall Back.
Includes Rationale & original idea | Incidents and anecdotes | Early
adoption and U.S. law | Worldwide daylight saving. BTW:
DST ends at 2:00 a.m. on November 1, 2009
in the USA.
October 23, 2009
October 21, 2009
- World of
Quotes: Quotes and Proverb Archive. Search by Topics, Authors,
Proverbs, Today in History and Historical Documents.
October 19, 2009
BoogieJack.com: an HTML help site featuring standards-based HTML
tutorials, CSS tutorials and other website design help and resources.
Check out the
Website Design Tutorials.
- CleanCSS: a
powerful online Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) optimizer and formatter.
Basically, it takes your CSS code and makes it cleaner and more concise.
October 16, 2009
- The Summa
Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas. Second and Revised Edition,
1920. Literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province.
Online Edition Copyright © 2008. NewAdvent.org
Cardinal Virtues: A Course of Addresses to Young Men by Joseph Rickaby,
S.J. (University of Notre Dame). Click on a Chapter Title to move to that
section. Or, click on left/right arrow at very bottom of page to move
forward or backward to another section.
Geography Quiz: Did you know "the Middle East"' stretches as far west
as the Western Sahara in Africa? What is the smallest Middle Eastern
country? Test your knowledge on a new drag-and-drop challenge by clicking
the link or the map graphic. (All ages).
October 14, 2009
Guide to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Compliance:
Agencies and companies hoping to benefit from the half-trillion dollars in
economic stimulus spending need to understand the scope and seriousness of
ARRA reporting requirements aimed at preventing fraud, waste and abuse.
Investing time, effort and resources today to establish and improve
compliance processes and controls can help organizations mitigate
potentially catastrophic problems later. Explore the resources to learn
October 12, 2009
- The Stanford
Center for Biomedical Ethics: "dedicated to interdisciplinary research
and education in biomedical ethics, and provides clinical and research
ethics consultation." The materials on their site are divided into four
sections: "Programs", "Research", "Education", and "Service."
- Pillbox (NLM -
NIH): an aid in the identification of unknown solid dosage
pharmaceuticals. The system combines high-resolution images of tablets and
capsules with FDA-approved appearance information (imprint, shape, color,
etc.) to enable users to visually search for and identify an unknown solid
- Bookshare -
Accessible books and periodicals for readers with print disabilities: Free
for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Student memberships
are currently funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Baseball Resources - Library of Congress. The breadth and depth of
materials highlighted will appeal to baseball researchers, while casual
and diehard fans alike will find many digitized items documenting the
history of baseball to fuel their passion for the game.
The Van Gogh Letters Database: The compendium includes all 820 known
letters by Van Gogh, tracing his youth and late start as a painter to his
spectacular blossoming in the late 1880s. "The number of letters isn't
really unusual but the literary quality of the letters, that's special."
October 7, 2009
- FactCheck.org -
Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. A
nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" that aims to reduce the level
of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual
accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV
ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply
the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase
public knowledge and understanding.
Educational resource designed to help students and teachers learn how to
cut through the fog of misinformation and deception that surrounds the
many messages they’re bombarded with every day, not to accept them at
face value; to dig for facts using the Internet, not to stop looking
once they get to Wikipedia; and to weigh evidence logically, not to draw
conclusions based on their own biases. Under
Tools of the
Trade we’ve outlined a five-step framework for analyzing information
and avoiding deception.
- BrainDash.com: online trivia,
puzzles, games. BrainDash "tries to encourage the use of the great grey
October 5, 2009
- Academic Earth:
a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet users around
the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full
video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars.
Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (RAND Corp.): 200-page manual
that offers an overview of the "Support for Students Exposed to Trauma" (SSET)
program. which is "a series of ten lessons whose structured approach aims
to reduce distress resulting from exposure to trauma."
- "LEAN Works:
A Workplace Obesity Prevention Program" (CDC). A free web-based
resource that offers interactive tools and evidence-based resources to
design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs,
including an obesity cost calculator to estimate how much obesity is
costing your company and how much savings your company could reap with
different workplace interventions.
Historical Thinking Matters: focused on key topics in U.S. history,
designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how
to critique and construct historical narratives.
Worksheets World: home to over 12,000 K-12 math worksheets, lesson,
math worksheet makers, homework, and quizzes.
Explorer: a powerful application that lists all autostarted files on
your system. Unlike other similar utilities, which may list autostarted
files from only certain locations such as the registry Run keys, Autostart
Explorer has been designed to show every autostarted file on your system,
no matter how obscure the location it is started from.
Nanoscale: A new peer reviewed journal publishing experimental and
theoretical work across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology. A
collaborative venture between RSC Publishing and leading nanoscience
research center, the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST)
in Beijing, China.
Copyright: "Deciding What Information Is Fair to Use" by Reid
Goldsborough. One of the catchphrases on the internet is "Information
wants to be free." This creates the impression that anything you come
across online is free for the using. Not quite. The same laws that protect
intellectual property elsewhere can get you in trouble for appropriating
someone else’s words, images, music, video, and so on.…
statewide video portal and repository of the Garden State that provides "
a common online platform for presentation, storage and archive of digital
works that educate and enlighten their audiences." Visitors can look over
a video that describes the rebirth of Newark from 1987 and an in-depth
documentary about the state's Pine Barrens region. Or visit the "About"
area to get answers to questions about NJVid, and after that, they should
make a beeline to the homepage. Browse the videos by subject heading
(which run from "art" to "technology") and also browse by contributing
September 25, 2009
"Principles of Catholic Social Teaching and Health Care Reform": A
Joint Pastoral Statement of Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann and Bishop Robert
W. Finn - Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and of the Diocese of
Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Exercise and Physical Fitness (Medline Plus): Most adults need at
least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days per
week. Examples include walking briskly, mowing the lawn, dancing, swimming
for recreation or bicycling. Stretching and weight training can also
strengthen your body and improve your fitness level.
September 23, 2009
"Acres of Diamonds" by Russell Conwell: American Rhetoric's Top 100
Speeches. "When going down the Tigris and Euphrates rivers many years ago
with a party of English travelers I found myself under the direction of an
old Arab guide whom we hired up at Baghdad…He thought that it was not only
his duty to guide us down those rivers, and do what he was paid for doing,
but to entertain us with stories curious and weird, ancient and modern
strange, and familiar. Many of them I have forgotten, and I am glad I
have, but there is one I shall never forget.."
John’s Background Switcher (JBS): sits in your system tray (down by
the clock) and changes your background at the time interval of your
choosing. You tell it where to get pictures from and how to show them –
maybe you just want to see one photo at a time or maybe you’d like to see
a 'snapshot Scrapbook' of photos thrown across your desktop.
September 21, 2009
Hands-Only™ CPR (American Heart Association): Two steps to save a
life. When an adult suddenly collapses, trained or untrained
bystanders—that means a person near the victim—should: 1) Call 911 and 2)
Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Studies of real emergencies
that have occurred in homes, at work or in public locations, show that
these two steps, called Hands-Only™ CPR, can be as effective as
conventional CPR. Providing Hands-Only CPR to an adult who has collapsed
from a sudden cardiac arrest can more than double that person's chance of
Directives for Catholics Concerning Artificially Administered Nutrition
and Hydration (Diocese of Phoenix)
- SamsungParts.com - Samsung
Electronics Authorized Distributor
- EmmyTVLegends.org (The
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation): offers free, public
access to the Archive of American Television, the most comprehensive
videotaped interview collection of its kind. It features revealing
conversations with more than 600 influential figures [2000+ hours] that
have shaped the television industry from its inception to present day, and
includes little-known anecdotes, unique perspectives, and eyewitness
accounts from top names in TV.
September 16, 2009
Reader - Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman (The National Institute
for Newman Studies): Includes Newman's is written works, guides to his
works, biographical information, cause for sainthood and controversies.
comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It
can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions,
synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples,
and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.
September 14, 2009
Constitution Day Resources (September 17, 2009): The Library of
Congress resources for Constitution Day activities. Explore the Creating
the United States online exhibit and learn more about the impact of the
Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence on U.S.
Come Home: a Catholic apostolate that creates effective and
compassionate media messages…in order to inspire, educate and evangelize
inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in
Jesus Christ, in accord with the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
Resources (LOC): Bringing the power of primary sources into the
- The PBS
Digital Learning Library: a public media system-wide repository of
digital media learning objects, including videos, images, interactives,
audios and documents.
- U.S. Department of
State - Office of the Historian: to provide better access to the
official historical documentary records of U.S. foreign policy. The Office
is responsible for writing and researching historical studies on various
aspects of U.S. diplomacy for use by policymakers, and for the public at
- Says-It.com -
image makers: create your own funny photos and graphics–simply
type in some text and choose from a few simple options. You can create
your own church sign, make an official seal, and more. Once you've picked
your options and created your image, you can save it on your computer.
FairStars CD Ripper: free powerful software for ripping audio CD
tracks to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV formats files on-the-fly.
Supports automatic volume adjustment normalization during ripping, and
also support ID3 tag. FairStars CD Ripper also supports playback with its
September 10, 2009
- The September
11 Digital Archive: collects, preserves, and presents the history of
September 11, 2001 and its aftermath.
- Germain Grisez - "The Way
of the Lord Jesus": Three volume masterpiece of the prominent Catholic
moral theologian that responds to Vatican II's mandate for a
thorough-going renewal of moral theology, so that it would be centered on
Jesus Christ, enriched by sacred Scripture, and grounded in the
fundamental truths of Catholic faith.
Simple Guide to Faith, Culture and Public Life" (Dr. Jeff Mirus): the
role of religion in the formation of culture, and in particular the ways
in which our own personal faith is supposed to shape the larger culture
- American Bald Eagle
Information: Eagle facts, myths, folklore, legends and more.
- McAfee Avert Stinger:
stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not
a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist
administrators and users when dealing with an infected system.
September 2, 2009
August 27, 2009
Parents OnLine (CPO) - a network of faithful and informed parents
committed to working with Catholic schools, other programs of education,
to ensure the authentic teaching and protection of our Catholic Faith, and
to address issues that undermine our Catholic Faith and Morals.
August 26, 2009
August 25, 2009
- The Mesothelioma
Center - A one-stop resource on all the dangers of asbestos cancer
ranging from occupational exposure to
options with more than 3000 pages of the most comprehensive and cutting
edge information on the web.
August 24, 2009
- 3rd Edition
- The Roman Missal (Committee on Divine Worship - USCCB). Aims to
educate Catholics about the changes in the Mass that are coming with the
new Roman missal translation.
August 19, 2009
August 18, 2009
August 17, 2009
Position on Health Care Reform - The United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops (USCCB) promotes its support of "truly universal health
policy with respect for human life and dignity." Includes letters from
bishops to Congress, videos, facts and statistics, frequently asked
questions, and links for contacting members of Congress.
Activities and Older Adults (CDC) - Muscle-strengthening activities can
provide numerous health benefits, particularly as you grow older. There
are many ways you can strengthen your muscles, whether it's at home or the
gym. The activities you choose should work all the major muscle groups of
your body (legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders, and arms).
The "Mary of Nazareth" Project - International Marian Center of
worldwide outreach in Nazareth, linked to at least 12 Associated Marian
Centers, in 12 different language areas, in order to present the wealth of
all the Christian traditions to the general public.
- Mesothelioma &
Asbestos Awareness Center - provides the most comprehensive
mesothelioma information on the Web on jobsite exposure, new treatments,
legal questions and resources.
July 31, 2009
American Hiking Society - perfect resource for those of you who want to
enjoy the outdoors. The site is loaded with tips for hiking, information
on trail conservation and policy, events and volunteer opportunities,
hiking news, just about anything you might need to know about the sport.
The Child and Family WebGuide (Eliot-Pearson Department of Child
Development, Tufts University/Tisch Library) - directory of sites on child
development, teenager and family issues. Topics are selected on the basis
of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child
development through adolescence.
Butterfly Gardening - The Butterfly Site - Access resources on just about every aspect of butterfly gardening, plants to grow, butterfly houses, nectar sources and
The Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE) - Library of Congress - The PAE
provides information about the Library's unsurpassed collections of
scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other
Treasures - Homeschooling Resources - free worksheets for Language
Arts, History, Geography, Science, Math, and preschool/homeschooling
LitLinks - provides guidance to the best literature research resources
on the Web. LitLinks can also show you a list of Bedford/St. Martin's
titles that include a given author, and what selections from that author
each book contains.
July 30, 2009
- MakeUseOf.com - daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that
make you more productive. Guides you to the hot websites that you have
never heard of, free alternatives to popular software programs, and all
kinds of "how to" tips for Windows, Mac and Linux computer users.
- YouTube EDU - devoted to videos of interviews, courses, and lectures from professors at
top colleges and universities.
Marshall’s Bean Counter - features free tutorials on basic business
accounting and bookkeeping.
- How to Use PowerPoint
(About.com) - Beginner’s Guide to PowerPoint, Free PowerPoint
Tutorials, YouTube videos, Technology in the classroom.
Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization - This guide provides a
complete overview of many of the processes, techniques and strategies used
by professional search engine optimization specialists.
- Saint Joseph’s
site - created for the purpose of spreading the devotion to this great
but humble and unpublicized man who persists only in the outer fringes of
the Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary. Very little is recorded of him in
the Gospels but his two-fold role as foster father of Jesus Christ and
spouse of the Mother of God was the most sublime mission ever entrusted to
- Resources for Teaching
English - With over 6,500 resources, including lesson plans,
worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s
number one resource site for English language teachers.
Inside Out - eLessons (MacMillian). English language lessons
- Famous Quotes and
Authors - the most complete and useful web resource about Famous Quotes
for all occasions! Browse over 25,000 quotes online from over 6,700 famous
- LitQuotes - Quotes from Literature
- This literary reference site features quotations from the
great works of literature. You can search for quotes in a number of
- QuotesDaddy - features over
1,000,000 quotations. It lets you add, share and even create your own
- VerbaLearn - an invaluable
tool to practice your vocabulary, especially students studying for the
ACT, SAT, or GRE.
- HealthNews - Health News,
Natural Health, Family Health, Nutrition & Diet, Fitness & Exercise,
Health & Beauty
July 27, 2009
Caritas in Veritate - Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical (June 29,
2009). "On Integral Human Development In Charity and Truth."
Multiple translations [English, French, German, Italian, Polish,
Social Encyclical Primer - USCCB. The history of Catholic social
teaching, specifically as it has been expressed through papal encyclicals.
Flu.gov - comprehensive government-wide information on H1N1, pandemic and avian
flu. In the event of a pandemic, this will be the authoritative site
for U.S. government information on the pandemic flu outbreaks
- Counseling &
Therapy With Values - a directory of independent counselors and clinics
throughout North America that provide counseling and resources to
individuals, couples, and families while upholding strong values. We are
also firm supporters of marriage counseling and family therapy, believing
in the value of strong healthy families and relationships.
Instructables - Find cool DIY projects. Home to thousands of fun,
wacky, practical, money-saving, scientific, and innovative projects
authored and illustrated by your fellow humans. The seeds of Instructables
germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built
places to share their projects and help others.
- Legistalker -
Track Activity of US Congressmen & Senators. View what they have voted on
(motions, amendments, resolutions etc.), browse news mentions in online
media sources (newspapers, blogs, magazines, YouTube videos) and follow
their Twitter updates.
Resources (LOC) - takes die-hard baseball fans out to the (virtual)
ballgame with this cornucopia of digital resources related to America's
favorite pastime. Visitors can get started by looking through the
"Baseball History" facts on the right-hand side of the homepage, and then
dive on in to some of the featured collections, which include "Baseball
Cards, 1887-1914", the informative "Did You Know?" area…
Alternatives Laboratory (Whalon Lab/Michigan State) - committed to
researching the most innovative arthropod (bugs) pest management
strategies, tactics and tools available to help agricultural producers and
private land owners transition to more economical and environmentally
friendly reduced risk and organic pest management.
Getting Started in Digital Photography (Dave Johnson, PC World)
- Free online
MIDI to MP3 or WAV converter - Convert MIDI files to MP3/WAV audio
files, which you can then burn onto a CD, import into a flash movie and
for other uses where MIDI files are restricted. No need to sign up or
- Windows Movie Maker - Make Quick & Professional Looking Videos. These
days, it is very easy to make professional-looking videos in as little as
15 minutes. After trying out a few programs, I finally settled on Windows
Movie Maker and it is an absolute cinch to use.
(Part One) | (Part
Windows Movie Maker 2.1 Download - Windows Movie Maker 2.1 makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker
2.1, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your
computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad
shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web,
e-mail, or CD
Top 5 Tools To Make A Home Movie Online For Free.
Thankfully, there are
a lot of simple online tools to help you make a movie online for free.
- Newspapers24.com - 12,000
online newspapers from around the world.
- Can Stock Photo - professional royalty free stock photography at prices you can afford.
High-quality images start at just $1.00, and a generous license agreement
gives you the flexibility you need. Whether you need an image for
advertising, presentations, brochures, or just decoration, they've got you
covered! Search for Your Images! We offer free weekly downloads with
thousands of new images added every week.
June 24, 2009
Catechetical Sunday Materials Online (USCCB) - Catechetical Sunday is
celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in September in the United States—September
20, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The theme for
Catechetical Sunday 2009 is "Catechesis and the Proclamation of the Word."
BASIC-256 - BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programming.
It uses traditional control structures like gosub, for/next, and goto,
which helps kids easily see how program flow-control works. It has a
built-in graphics mode which lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes,
and a set of detailed, easy-to-follow tutorials that introduce programming
concepts through fun exercises.
- Shape Collage - take your digital photos and creates an artistic collage from them. Just
drag a set of photos into the Shape Collage window and specify the shape
of the collage that you want to make. Check out the
June 22, 2009
June 17, 2009
- Top Spot
Directory - online resource to aid in searching the internet.
Researchers have created a hand-selected database filled with links to the
Web's best resources, for some of the most searched topics.
- Thomas Merton
Center for Catholic Spiritual Development - Strives to develop a
spirituality based on Jesus Christ's message of love, compassion and
forgiveness and to live his message in today's world.
June 15, 2009
"The Year of the Priest" (CatholicCulture) - June 19, 2009 — June 19,
2010. Includes Overview, Priest Saints, Prayers, Websites, Documents, and
The Basics of Deep Prayer - an online book that outlines meditation
fundamentals that are rooted in Catholic mysticism.
in Focus - Focus on the moment and trust in God’s love. Includes the
Wheel of Life with steps on how to "Focus" on all aspects of life –
Spiritual, Family, Physical, Mental, Financial and Social.
June 11, 2009
GED Academy - GED practice tests with hundreds of actual GED practice
test questions in all five subject areas—math, science, reading, social
studies, and test writing including the essay.
June 10, 2009
International Year of the
Priest (USCCB) begins on June 19. Provides resources to enable
parishes to celebrate the year as well as information regarding events for
priests that will occur throughout the Year for Priests.
in Your Hearing - The Homily in the Sunday Assembly" – USCCB
on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (PDF Version).
- Musica Sacra - website of the Church Music Association of America. Offers huge range of
classical church music resources of all genres.
Disease, Condition, & Injury Fact Sheets (UPMC-Health Library) - provide comprehensive, yet concise evidence-based information on a variety
of health conditions, diseases and injuries.
American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau) - Your source for population,
housing, economic, business, government and geographic data.
History of the Baseball Uniform (National Baseball Hall of Fame) -
Includes history of the baseball uniform, parts of the uniform and uniform
- International Country
Calling Codes - Find the international dialing code or time zone for
any country. Online tool will instantly show you ALL telephone prefixes
needed to call from one area code to another.
- SoupSong - Everything you needed
to know about making soups—hot/cold soups, soups as a meal, international
soups, vegan soups, and soup tales.
June 1, 2009
Catholic - official newspaper of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Mission is
to promote for Catholics and other readers an understanding of the mission
and teachings of the church and its role in the community.
Gardening Ideas - your complete guide to starting a vegetable garden.
May 29, 2009
about Hurricane Readiness (CDC) - June 1—November 30 - If you
live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing yourself for hurricane
MedlinePlus Magazine - the best in reliable, up-to-date health
information. We bring you the latest breakthroughs from NIH-supported
Presidents of the United States - Resource Guides (LOC) - selection of
primary source materials associated with the presidents of the United
States, including manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents,
prints, photographs, sheet music, sound recordings, and films.
- The Center for Social
Media (American University's School of Communication) - We investigate,
showcase and set standards for socially engaged media-making. We organize
conferences, publish research, create codes of best practices, and
incubate media strategies.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video - This document
is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers,
copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video
interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to
use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some
Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions - Center for Social Media
(American University's School of Communication)
May 26, 2009
Sun Safety 101 (American Cancer Society) - Tips to Help Minimize Your
Risk of Skin Cancer.
- Online Safety -
Yahoo - Making smart choice online. Online safety skills for
Teens and for
- Catholic Teaching on
Economic Life - sponsored by the Department of Justice, Peace and Human
Development - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Features the
ten-point "A Catholic Framework for Economic Life." Includes statements on
economic life from both the U.S. bishops and Pope Benedict XVI and the
Disaster Preparation Planning (Red Cross) - Preparations for home and
family, workplace and employees, school and students.
- Open Jurist - access to published
court opinions without charge. We currently have over 600,000 opinions
from the United States Supreme Court and United States Courts of Appeals
from the First, Second and Third series of The Federal Reports.
- Nuffield Council on
Bioethics - examines ethical issues raised by new developments in
biology and medicine.
- Media College - educational
resource for all forms of electronic media. Topics include video &
television production, audio work, photography, graphics, web design and
more. There are a number of free downloads, including a "Talent Release
Form" and "US Copyright Application Form PA," under Downloads > Forms in
the link at the top of the page.
May 22, 2009
Radio - "an electronic ministry of St Anthony Messenger Press, to
fulfill its mission to spread the Word that is Jesus Christ". Features
American Catholic Radio | Sunday Soundbites by Greg Friedman, O.F.M. |
Saint of the Day, plus archive past programs.
- Word-Buff.com -
covers the fanatical sub-cultures that have exploded in recent years
around Crosswords, Scrabble, and Spelling Bees. Hundreds of free tips,
lists, and other cool resources put together by people…who play word games
May 21, 2009
- Spirituality for
Today - an interactive monthly magazine dedicated to a variety of
current themes and questions concerning the Christian faith in this
postmodern age. It is produced in connection with the Catholic Diocese of
Bridgeport in Connecticut.
May 15, 2009
Basics © - What Is Copyright? - Copyright is a form of protection
provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the
authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic,
musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection
is available to both published and unpublished works.
May 13, 2009
Destructive Stem-Cell Research (USCCB) - urges support for ethical
cures and treatments "we can all live with" encouraging Web users to
contact Congress and NIH to express opposition to the draft guidelines.
May 26 is the NIH deadline for public comment on the draft guidelines,
which would allow the use of federal funds for stem-cell research on
embryos created for reproductive purposes at in vitro fertilization
clinics and later discarded.
Bible on One Page - New American Standard (NAS).
DiscoverAmerica.com - Official Travel and Tourism Website of the United
States. The site offers links to tourism information for all 50 states, as
well as for more than 100 cities and other destinations. Includes an
interactive map that gives mileage from city to city, an activity finder
listing more than 3,000 experiences, attractions and events, including
museums, gardens, ski slopes, festivals and parks.
May 8, 2009
- Car Maintenance
Bible - Everything the DIY car enthusiast needs to know about basic car
maintenance, wheels, tires, engine oil or motor oil, suspension (including
springs and shock absorbers), brakes (disc brakes and drum brakes),
gearboxes, transmissions, steering, engines, motors, petrol, gasoline and
general car maintenance.
- Robyn’s Nest - The
Parenting Network - extensive parenting site "devoted to providing you
with the optimal tools to insure the best possible quality of life for
NIHSeniorHealth.gov - features authoritative and up-to-date health
information from Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of
Health as well as material from the American Geriatrics Society. This site
makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family
members and friends.
of Medicine (NIH) - "Discover the many ways that women have influenced
and enhanced the practice of medicine."
May 5, 2009
- CatholicMom.com - we celebrate all things Faith, Family, and Fun from a Catholic
perspective. Enjoy fresh perspectives from our wonderful columnists and
- KiddieCooler - made in the USA from high quality neoprene. Fits many famous brand
insulated and plain "sippy" cups.
May 4, 2009
May 1, 2009
Questions on Influenza and the Liturgy (USCCB) - a series of 10 questions
and answers related to participation at Mass during the time of the H1N1
influenza (swine flu).
Wellness Resources (SparkPeople). We offer nutrition, health, and
fitness tools, support, and resources.
- The Catholic Labor
Network - resource for Catholics who are active in their churches and
in unions to learn about the Church's teachings as regards to labor
issues, and economic justice. It offers an excellent selection of Catholic
Social Teaching documents online as well as links to local branches.
April 24, 2009
Guide - Small Business Tips (Wall Street Journal) - Covers Funding,
Technology, Franchising, Starting/Running a Business, Hiring/Managing
Motivator Generator (Despair, Inc.) - make your own personalized Demotivators® poster. Satirical products reverse-engineered from the most
powerful motivational posters ever inflicted upon mankind.
- PBS Video - award-winning national programming and locally produced shows are just a
click away. Watch your favorite shows and catch the episodes you may have
missed, all on your schedule.
Birds of the World - browse through list of all the birds of the world
categorized by continent, country. Photos of the birds are fetched from
Flickr service, shown along is a link to Wikipedia, with more information
about the selected bird.
Prevent Lyme Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). How
to protect yourself from tick bites.
April 23, 2009
- A Catholic
Guide to End-of-Life Decisions (The National Catholic Bioethics
Center) - An Explanation of Church Teaching on Advance Directives.
- 5min.com - Life
Videopedia - Find the best how-to, instructional and DIY videos.
"Looking for a how to solution? Need a do-it-yourself question answered?
Find short, practical how-to videos, instructional videos and DIY
solutions at 5min.com, the leading how-to site."
April 22, 2009
- Earth Day Network (Earth Day -
April 22) - founded on the premise that all people…have a moral right
to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and
diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the
most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment.
- The Catholic
Coalition on Climate Change - supports the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB) and the Catholic community address the issues of climate
change and the environment. Learn about Catholic Principles and Teachings
applied to the issue of global climate change.
- The Catholic Climate
Covenant (The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change) - encourages
greater personal and shared engagement by the Catholic community to
respond to the impacts of climate change. Includes Catholic Teachings on
climate change, "Why Does the Church Care About Global Climate Change?" |
"The St. Francis Pledge" - a promise and a commitment…to live our faith by
protecting God’s Creation and advocating on behalf of people in poverty
who face the harshest impacts of global climate change.
- New Farm (Rodale
Institute) - farmer-to-farmer resources, articles and personal stories
that explain how to make regenerative farming profitable and build
April 21, 2009
April 17, 2009
Gardening Health and Safety Tips (CDC) - Some tips to help keep you
safe and healthy so that you can enjoy the beauty and bounty gardening can
The Organic Center - to
promote a new found understanding of the health and other benefits of
organic foods and production through a comprehensive set of credible,
peer-reviewed scientific studies that highlight and underscore the
Atrial Fibrillation (MedlinePlus) - An arrhythmia is a problem with the
speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most
common type of arrhythmia. The cause is a disorder in the heart’s
electrical system. Includes interactive tutorial.
Institute Teaching Tips (Exploratorium) - bite-sized podcast for
science teachers, by science teachers. In each five-minute episode, we
give you hands-on activities, science facts, science history, pedagogy
tips for new teachers, or other ideas for your science classroom.
History Museum - UK - a world-class resource to assist learners enjoy
the natural world, develop their scientific knowledge and understand the
impact of science on their lives. Explore Nature videos, news, science of
natural history, collections/exhibitions, teachers' resources, educational
April 15, 2009
- Paths of Love -
Catholic Vocation Discernment - Information and discussion about
vocation to states of life in the Catholic tradition, drawing upon the
Fathers of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Francis de Sales, St.
Thérèse of Lisieux, and the popes, particularly Pope John Paul II.
articles, and documents from the Catholic Church on the vocation of
marriage, on religious vocation, and on vocation to the priesthood.
- Bed Bugs
- Biology and Management (Harvard School of Public Health) - Bed bugs
are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds,
including homes, apartments, hotels, cruise ships, dormitories and
April 14, 2009
- The Internet
Crime Complaint Center (IC3) - a partnership between the Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and
the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). IC3's mission is to serve as a
vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the
rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber
crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts
authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
The Anatomy Lesson - a regional/systemic approach to the study of
anatomy which takes a look at each system separately (vascular,
respiratory, etc.) Each lesson will point out various structures found in
the particular region being examined and then followed by a review of what
has been covered.
Older Adults and Alcohol - You Can Get Help (National Institute on
Aging). Download booklet (PDF) in right column
- Institute of Medicine
(IOM) - National Academies - serves as adviser to the nation to improve
health. The Institute provides unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative
information and advice concerning health and science policy to
policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the
public at large.
April 9, 2009
Holy Week 2009 (The Vatican) - Includes homilies, audiences,
meditations from Palm Sunday to Easter’s "Urbi et Orbi" Message
2009 Way of the Cross - Good Friday Meditations and Prayers by The
Most Reverend Thomas Menamparampil, S.D.B. Archbishop of Guwahati (India).
English text of the 14 meditations, each accompanied by Indian art
depicting Christ's passion and death in an inculturated context.
Yankee Magazine - Food - search recipe database for Breakfast & Brunch,
Lunch, Main Dishes, Appetizers, Salads, Soup, Side Dishes, Desserts.
Hospital Compare (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) - Find
information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical
conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients
about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay.
April 7, 2009
Practical tips from the federal government (FTC,
Justice Dept., Homeland Security, IRS, US Postal Inspection Service,
Commerce Dept., SEC, FDIC, NCIS) and the technology industry to help you
be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your
Safety Guide: Kids, teens & families. What kinds of risks are there?
Risks by technology and privacy information.
April 6, 2009
President - Resources on the U.S. Presidents (University of Virginia).
In-depth information reviewed by prominent scholars on each president and
their administration that cover various aspects of their life and leadership
strategy. Recently, they have also added a multimedia gallery that allows
visitors to browse around various images.
The Archives of
Irish America - a repository of primary research materials at New York
University that aims to transform our understanding of the Irish migration
experience and the distillation of American Irish ethnicity over the past
- Brainy Quote - Famous Quotes and Quotations. Search famous quotations by topic, author,
KidsClick - Web Search for Kids by Librarians. Terrific site to help
your children prepare term papers and research projects.
Hand Sanitizer Risks (CNN - Dr. Sanjay Gupta) - The New England Journal
of Medicine first warned of cases of people ingesting hand sanitizer a few
months ago. If you have any questions, you can call the American
Association of Poison Control Centers Poison Help Line 1-800-222-1222.
You'll be connected to your local poison control center.
Americans Should Consume Less Sodium (1,500 mg/Day or Less) - Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. Too much sodium is bad for your health
and can increase your blood pressure and risk for a heart attack or
April 1, 2009
"My Mother's Garden" premieres on MSNBC Sunday, April 5th at 10 PM ET.
The story of a woman whose hoarding disorder pushed her children to leave
home when they were quite young.
Materials-World - look up the color of a paint, stain, siding, brick,
stucco, shingle or Pantone Matching System. Thousands of charts and chips
of house paints, stains, siding, bricks, roofing shingles. Paints - Behr
Paints/Home Depot, Benjamin Moore, Duron Colors, Ralph Lauren, Millennium
Paints, Martin Senour, Pittsburgh Paints, Pratt & Lambert, Sherwin
Williams, Valspar Paints/Lowes/Laura Ashley; Stains - Wood Stains -
Concrete Stains - Vinyl Stains - Paint Stains.
March 31, 2009
March 30, 2009
Holy Week - The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the
Lord's Supper, continues through Good Friday with the celebration of the
Passion of the Lord and Holy Saturday, and reaches its summit in the
Easter Vigil concluding with Vespers of Easter Sunday.
"Gazing on the Beauty of the Lord" - Rev. Thomas Dubay. A brief
examination of prayer explaining meditation and contemplation.
Journal of Family Practice - the preferred source of original research
and evidence-based medical information for practicing family physicians,
family medicine researchers, and other primary care clinicians.
Stalking the Mysterious Microbe - Discover unseen life on earth.
Developed in conjunction with National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation -
Science Friday Program, you'll be able to 'Meet the Microbes' such as
Virus, Alga, Bacterium and Protozoan.
Churchill & the Great Republic - LOC 'examines the life and career of
Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the
United States - the nation he called "the great Republic." Follow this
great statesman through the 'Finest Hour,' the 'Sword of Freedom,' 'Unity
and Strategy' as World War II ended and finally into Sir Winston's second
premiership and the Cold War…
MegaConverter2 - convert just about anything from one unit to a
different unit—angles, area, finance interest, fractions to decimals,
kitchen measures, power, pressure, flowrate with lots of units in between.
Also, includes a MegaCalculator.
Books Bibles - Christian resources distributor online from leading
publishers such as Zondervan, Tyndale, Navpress, Thomas Nelson, Baker
House, CSS and many others.
March 27, 2009
Committee on Doctrine (USCCB) - established in conformity with the
desire of the Holy See to address doctrinal matters. The Committee on
Doctrine—was entrusted with the tasks of evaluating from the point of view
of Catholic doctrine not only specific questions and problems which might
arise, but also the means and/or programs adopted by the Church in America
in the approach to these questions. Scroll down for publications.
March 25, 2009
of Life Foundation - Aim is to deepen understanding of bioethics,
marriage and family, human dignity and human solidarity.
Hospital (University of Iowa) - search for any medical questions that
you might have. You’ll find patient educational briefs browseable by organ
system or by a topical list, a collection of peer-reviewed and annotated
Web resources, an internal search engine, as well as links to the Atlas
Medical References - Encyclopedia of Health Topics and Health
topic categories A-Z.
Maps from around the world -- Europe, North, Central & South America,
Australia, Africa and Asia & Middle East.
- Reel Classics - dedicated exclusively to Classic Movies and the stars. You'll find
pictures and information on movies and musicals as well as biographies and
pictures of the actors and actresses. Not to be left out, the Movie Makers
section features the directors, producers, costume designers,
choreographers and other support artists and, of course, the studios.
- Gardener's Supply - enthusiastic Vermont gardeners serve millions of gardeners nationwide,
offering gardening supplies, tools, seedstarting, composting, yard &
landscaping, pots & planters. Click on the
Learning button for How-To Articles and comprehensive guides to basic
gardening skills and techniques.
- Theology Website - designed for ministerial theology students but is also an invaluable
resource for the lay person on all questions regarding theology, or more
broadly, Christianity. For you academicians, the "Quodlibet Online
Journal" posts scholarly articles on Christian theology and philosophy.
Church History Study
- Center for Online Addiction - offers hope and valuable resources to those seeking information about
Internet addiction. Internet addiction is a type of compulsive disorder
and as an organization, we are specifically dedicated to helping people
who suffer from this new form of addictive behavior.
- Internet Connectivity - Addiction and Dependency Study. Steven John Thompson, The Pennsylvania
- Addictionsearch.com - Drug
and Alcohol Addiction Research and Treatment Center Listings. Your
source for addiction related research on drug rehabs and alcohol treatment
programs, treatment centers and rehabilitation information. Our resources
provide comprehensive drug addiction treatment, drug and alcohol rehabs
and substance abuse treatment research.
March 24, 2009
Cardinal Francis George - Keep Conscience Protections for Health Care
Workers. WASHINGTON-Cardinal Francis George is urging Catholics in the
United States to tell the Obama Administration to retain Health and Human
Services regulations governing conscience protections for health care
LukeNotes - newsletter of Saint Luke Institute. Each issue includes an
article and a case study which discusses significant issues facing women
and men religious, clergy, and persons ministering in the Church. Our goal
is to foster the healthy psycho-spiritual development of women and men who
serve the Church.
Psychology of Cyberspace" - John Suler, Ph.D., Department of
Psychology, Rider University. This hypertext book explores the
psychological aspects of environments created by computers and online
networks. It presents an evolving conceptual framework for understanding
how people react to and behave within cyberspace - what I call "the
psychology of cyberspace" – or simply "cyberpsychology." Continually being
revised and expanded, this hypertext book originally was created in
January of 1996. See the
index which indicates the articles most recently added and revised.
March 23, 2009
Catholic Perspective on End of Life Care (Diocese of Sioux Falls) -
"Going Home to the Father"
- National Invasive
Species Information Center (NISIC) - National Agricultural Library
(USDA) gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State,
local, and international sources. Includes Aquatic Species, Plants,
Animals, Microbes, etc.
Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL) - a resource for
educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and
learning activities. A PDF version of the Handbook is also available for
Gardening Made Easy - expert tips for a beautiful garden. Covers garden
design, perennials, annuals, flowering bulbs, ornamental grass,
wildflower, trees, shrubs, and more.
March 17, 2009
The History of
St. Patrick’s Day - History.com
History of the
Holidays - History.com - Includes history, traditions, origins, recipes
and videos for
Cinco de Mayo,
Earth Day, Easter,
Fourth of July,
March 13, 2009
Drinking - Alcohol and Your Health - Web site and booklet produced by
the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of
the National Institutes of Health. Many drinkers may be unaware that their
drinking habits are putting them at risk for alcohol-related
problems.…Others may know that their drinking is causing problems, but
don't know where to turn for help in cutting back or quitting.
Rethinking Drinking provides evidence-based information for all of
these people, along with support for making a change.
Exercise for Seniors (MedlinePlus) - Regular exercise can prevent or
delay diabetes and heart trouble. It can also reduce arthritis pain,
anxiety and depression. There are four main types of exercise and seniors
need some of each - 1) Endurance activities - like walking, swimming, or
riding a bike - which build "staying power" and improve the health of the
heart and circulatory system. 2) Strengthening exercises which build
muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss. 3) Stretching exercises
to keep the body limber and flexible. 4) Balance exercises to reduce the
chances of a fall.
March 12, 2009
National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Secretariat of Child and
Youth Protection (USCCB) has compiled a number of resources designed for
use at the diocesan and parish level during the month of April and can
easily be duplicated and distributed to your parishes.
March 11, 2009
Tips for Traveling Abroad - U.S. State Dept., Bureau of Consular
Affairs. Emergency U.S. Embassies and Consulates contact information, Do’s
& Don’ts, travel tips, precautions, customs and import restrictions…
March 9, 2009
March 6, 2009
Bartleby.com - preeminent publisher
of the classics of literature, reference, quotations and verse free of
charge for the home, classroom, and desktop of each and every Internet
- MS Excel Tips by
Allen Wyatt (Tips.Net) - a powerful program, and you can make it even more
powerful by learning the Excel tips, Excel tricks, and Excel tutorials
that help make you an Excel guru.
- MS Excel 2007 (Tips.Net) -
No doubt about it; Excel is "different" now, and it can be confusing to
beginners and frustrating to long-time users. These tips are designed
for use specifically and solely with Excel 2007. You'll find just about
everything you need to become productive with the program right away.
- MS Word Tips by Allen Wyatt (Tips.net)
for many different versions of Microsoft Word for the PC - Word 6, Word 95,
Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, Word 2003, and Word 2007. Tips cover
editing, footnotes/endnotes, headers/footers, bullets/numbering,
find/replace, graphics, outline, tables, columns, templates, and more.
- MS Word 2007 (Tips.Net) -
You'll find just about everything you need to become productive with
Word 2007 right away. Tips cover editing, files, formatting, graphics,
macros, multimedia, and more.
- Tips.Net - an entire network of
websites, each designed to bring you useful, helpful, and timely
information that you can put to use right away. You can choose from 23,073
tips in 17 categories—beauty, cars, cleaning, cooking, family gardening,
health, money, organizing.
- Cooking Tips (Tips.Net) -
discover the tips and techniques that will enhance your enjoyment and
your culinary skills. Tips cover baking, barbecue, desserts, easy meals,
ethnic cooking, holidays, kitchen tips, pasta, soups, spices and more.
- Family Tips (Tips.Net) - Ideas,
tips, and information you need to help improve your family, to help
raise good children and to deal with the various challenges of family
life. Tips cover behavioral problems, child care, discipline, marriage,
parenting and more.
- Health Tips (Tips.Net) -
Designed to increase your general knowledge about health issues and,
thereby, to provide what you need in order to effectively maintain and
improve your health.
March 5, 2009
Reflections 2009 - Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation.
- Salt & Light
Catholic Media Foundation - 100% Catholic content through a diverse
range of multi-media tools, including television production, digital
television and satellite distribution and the internet.
- Ohio Revised Code - All
statutes of a permanent and general nature of the state as revised and
consolidated into general provisions, titles, chapters, and sections
including all bills passed with an effective date through September 12,
March 2, 2009
- Travelers' Health
(CDC) - offers information to assist travelers and their health-care
providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures
necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.
health information from the world's largest medical library, the National
Library of Medicine (NLM). Extensive information from the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases
and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a
medical dictionary, easy-to-understand tutorials on common conditions,
tests, treatments, health information, extensive information on
prescription and nonprescription drugs.
Healthy People Library Project - Your Guide to Health Resources - The
goal is to empower libraries to play an active role in increasing the
quality and years of healthy life and eliminating health disparities for
all Americans. Click on
The Science Insider. Note the selections in left column.
- The National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - dedicated to research focused on
the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the
promotion of mental health.
Side, Wings of Support - Resources and information on depression,
grief, suicide, mental illness and emotional well being.
- The Random
Acts of Kindness Foundation - inspires people to practice kindness and
to 'pass it on' to others. With all of the pressures of everyday living,
too often we forget the difference that simple acts of kindness can make
In Your Classroom and In Your Community.
- RecipeSource - The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes. Recipes are organized into two
major groups - 1) by ethnic cuisine/region/ethnic group, 2) by the type of
EnhancED (Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning - CCNMTL)
Provides faculty and instructors information about new technologies and
hot topics surrounding education and technology, and to share expertise
about these technologies and approaches to teaching with technology.
February 27, 2009
Martha Stewart’s -Food - Includes Recipe Finder, Menus, Cooking 101,
Quick Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Baking Recipes, Light & Healthy,
Beverages, Cooking School, Cookie of the Day.
- Teaching Kids
to Stay Cyber-Safe (National Cyber Security Alliance) - A national
campaign to engrain the three Cs—cyberethics, cybersafety and
cybersecurity—into the subconscious of K-12 students.
- VADLO - A Life Sciences
Search Engine. Caters to all branches of life sciences. VADLO allows
users to search within five categories - Protocols, Online Tools, Seminars,
Databases and Software.
Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana - This truly astonishing
collection from the Library of Congress's American Memory project presents
over 1300 items with more than 4000 total images from the years 1824 to
1931. Includes - sheet music, broadsides, prints, cartoons, maps, drawings,
and campaign tickets related to Lincoln's life and times. This truly
astonishing collection from the Library of Congress's American Memory
project presents over 1300 items with more than 4000 total images from the
years 1824 to 1931.
(Annenberg Media group) - Teaching creative thinking through American film.
Produced by the New York Center for Visual History along with KCET/Los
Angeles and the BBC, this thirteen-part series contains 10 one-hour and 3
half-hour video programs. Visitors will need to register to watch the
programs, but after doing so they can watch all of them in their entirety,
and they may also view special extras, like the classroom exercise
"Writing a Scene."
February 25, 2009
February 24, 2009
February 18, 2009
Season 2009 (USCCB) - Ash Wednesday, February
25th, begins the forty-day season called Lent which
precedes the celebration of Easter, Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
Includes Lenten resources for families and parishes.
- DocFinder -
online physician directory. Developed by Administrators In Medicine (AIM)
National Organization for State Medical & Osteopathic Board Executive
Directors. DocFinder contains the licensing background and disciplinary
information of physicians and other health care practitioners with much
more detailed Medical Malpractice, Hospital Discipline and Criminal
Photography's Golden Rule - The most important thing to know about your
rights as a photographer - In general, you can photograph anything or
anyone as long as you are on public property. Public property includes
city streets, municipal parks, and national parks and forests.
Nonetheless, Internet photography forums are chock full of tales about
people who have been challenged or harassed when using a camera in public.
ALA Copyright 101 Educational Materials - Includes electronic and media
reserves, international copyright law, fair use, interlibrary loan, and
February 17, 2009
February 16, 2009
February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th, Fear of (About.com/Urban Legends) -
Origins, History, Superstitions, and Folklore
Paraskevidekatriaphobia - the irrational fear of Friday the 13th
- was first coined in the early nineties by Dr. Donald E. Dossey, an
American psychotherapist specializing in phobias and stress management.
History of St. Valentine’s Day (History Channel) - History, quotations
U.S. Presidents Day - officially known as Washington's Birthday, is a
federal holiday in the United States and is celebrated on the third Monday
of February. In 2009, Presidents Day falls on February 16.
- The Presidents
of the USA - Since George Washington's election in 1789, 44 men have
served as President of the United States. They have led in times of peace
and war, hardship and plenty, and served in tenures as short as one month
and as long as 12 years. Learn more about America's Presidents.
With Malice Toward None - The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition
(LOC). In commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of
the nation’s revered sixteenth president, this exhibition reveals Lincoln
the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by
personal experiences and pivotal historic events.
National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library - online vault of a
comprehensive collection of select video clips and high-resolution still
images from America's underwater treasures and available for searchable
access and download.
February 11, 2009
- Operation Rice Bowl (CRS)
- Each year, Operation Rice Bowl calls us to pray with our
families and faith communities; fast in solidarity with those who hunger;
learn more about our global community and the challenges of poverty
overseas, and give sacrificial contributions to those in need.
Ash Wednesday is February 25, 2009.
- The Rosary Foundation
- Includes - A Brief History of the Rosary | How to Pray the Rosary | Rosary
Questions & Answers | Rosary Resources.
- Digital @
Leadership Network - church tech blog for non-techies. One blog that
provides both aggregated content and original content insights from a
plurality of perspectives about how to use technology for ministry, and
explain it to non-techies.
- ChurchCrunch.com - Exploring the
intersection of technology and the church. We exist to challenge and
encourage you to explore how web technology is changing ministry.
February 10, 2009
Vatican City State - 80th Anniversary - Inaugurated on 11
February 1929 with the signing of the Lateran Accords. Under the motto, "A
small territory with a great mission," a number of distinctive
celebrations will mark the 80th anniversary of the city-state’s founding."
Includes - Webcams, General Information on Vatican City State, History,
On-line tours of Saint Peter's Basilica, The Vatican Museums, The Vatican
Gardens, Castel Gandolfo, and Photo Galleries.
- CatholicMil.org - to "spiritually edify" military families who have immediate family members
serving on active duty, while also promoting vocations to the Archdiocese
for the Military Services.
Star Finder - developed by Charles A. Whitney, Professor emeritus of
Astronomy, Harvard University 'for the amateur astronomer, the student,
and the casual observer of the sky.' The visitor will have access to star
charts that apply to the current month/s. Eclipse, comet and meteor
schedules for particular periods as well as locations for the best
sightings are posted regularly.
February 9, 2009
UsingEnglish.com - a large collection of English as a Second Language
(ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics.
Browse our grammar glossary and references of irregular verbs, phrasal
verbs and idioms, ESL forums, articles, teacher handouts and printables,
and find useful links and information on English.
Language Reference - includes definitions of English grammar terms,
irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms. Also includes links to online
"Renewing Our Public Life" - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap.
Denver Rotary Club (October 10, 2002).
Science at a Distance - E-Learning Modules - Professor John Blamire has
crafted this very fine set of online learning modules for students
interested in learning about everything from the properties of proteins to
DonorsChoose.org - a simple way to provide students in need with
resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web
site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their
students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when
concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose
projects to fund.
February 5, 2009
February 2, 2009
Digital Research Tools (Digital Media Center at Rice University) -
information about tools and resources that can help scholars conduct
research more efficiently or creatively.
- National Institutes of
Health - Health Information. This consumer-oriented National Institutes
of Health site includes Quick Links, on the left side of the page, to such
topics as "Child & Teen Health", "Men's Health", "Minority Health", and
January 30, 2009
- Super Bowl 43
(NFL.com) - Steelers vs. Cardinals
Super Bowl Food and Recipes (About.com) - Here are dozens of Super Bowl
recipes, including party snacks and finger foods, dips and spreads, hearty
sandwich recipes, and more.
January 29, 2009
FDA - Peanut Butter Product Recalls. Note - This list includes food
products subject to recall in the United States since January 2009 related
to peanut butter and peanut paste recalled by Peanut Corporation of
America. This list will be updated as new information is received. This
information is current as of the date indicated. Once included, all food
recalls will remain listed. Updated regularly.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder - fast, free, and efficiently finds the
product keys for installed programs, then lets you print them for
safekeeping. Compatible with all versions of Windows and can dig up the
keys for your operating system, Office apps, and various other programs.
January 26, 2009
- All About
Snow - The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) - The severe
weather that has been taking place recently makes All About Snow the place
to be. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) makes it possible for
the snow bunny to find out the pertinent 'Snow Facts' as well as research
the entire cryosphere, 'the portion of the Earth's surface where water is
in a solid form, usually snow or ice.'
- NSIDC Education Center - Earth is home to snow and ice in many different forms. These frozen
realms of the cryosphere influence life all over our planet. Here in the
NSIDC Education Center, you will find a range of information about
Earth's snow and ice, from comprehensive "All About" sections to quick
facts on popular snow and ice topics.
- Skeptics Dictionary - A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous
Delusions (and how to think critically about them). You'll find over 400
listings alphabetically indexed 'from abracadabra to zombies.'
Edison National Historic Site - learn more about Thomas Edison and his
patents. There is a section for Grade 4 and Up where a grade appropriate
timeline, a brief biography, 'FAQ's and Fables' and information on
Edison's 'Big Three' inventions can be found. The main section is geared
to the older student and provides more in-depth information on the man and
his impact on technology as well as his contribution to the research and
development laboratory concept. Check out the 'For Teachers' section for
additional teaching resources and support.
Illuminated - an excellent thirteen-part series created by Annenberg
Media for adult learners and high school teachers. The series "explores
major themes in the field of mathematics, from humankind's earliest study
of prime numbers, to the cutting-edge mathematics used to reveal the shape
of the universe."
The Dynamic Earth - the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History brings
alive the fascinating history of the Earth from the perspective of the
physical sciences. After a dramatic introduction, visitors can explore the
Earth's history in four sections - "Gems and Minerals", "Rocks and Mining",
"Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes", and "The Solar System".
- The Ohio Digital
Resource Commons (DRC) - learn about the historic, instructional,
cultural, and creative works of those in the Ohio University system, as
well as the liberal arts colleges of Ohio. Visitors will want to click on
"Communities and Collections" on the left hand menu to browse the vast
resources available. Some of the communities included are "Art and
Architecture", "Multi-Subject Video", and "OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and
January 23, 2009
Vatican/YouTube - This channel offers news coverage of the main
activities of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican
events. It is now has an English translation.
January 21, 2009
ThinkQuest Library of Entries - collection of educational web sites
designed by participants in the ThinkQuest Contests. Teachers and students
can explore a multitude of topics from Art & Entertainment to Philosophy,
Religion & Mythology, to Sports & Recreation, to name a few of the
North American Indian" by Edward S. Curtis (LOC) - one of the most
significant and controversial representations of traditional American
Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930,
the publication continues to exert a major influence on the image of
Indians in popular culture.
January 20, 2009
Science Foundation's Classroom Resources - online library of resources
for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
- Journal of Issues in
Collegiate Athletics - Created as an initiative by the College Sport
Research Institute (CSRI) "intended to foster an atmosphere that
encourages personal and intellectual growth for faculty and students,
demands excellence and professional integrity from faculty and student
affiliates, supports independent critical college-sport research, and
advocates for college athletes' rights and education."
January 13, 2009
- National Institute
on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - To support and promote the
best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all by - Increasing
the understanding of normal and abnormal biological functions and behavior
relating to alcohol use | Improving the diagnosis, prevention, and
treatment of alcohol use disorders | Enhancing quality health care.
- Organic Chemistry
Animations - contains interactive 3D animations for some of the most
important organic reactions covered during an undergraduate chemistry
degree with supporting information on reactivity and spectroscopy.
Visitors will want to also look at the list of reactions covered on the
left-hand side of the same page.
International Space Archives - a digital library containing the best of
the incredible imagery created by our planet's exploration of the
universe. These images come from a variety of sources including NASA and
other national and private space programs.
a service of Paulist Press - digests global Catholic news. Free email
subscription available (right column).
January 12, 2009
January 5, 2009
Pennsylvania Turnpike - Traveler Info - Includes State Police or
Emergency Assistance, PA State Roadway Conditions, Emergency Cellular
Phone Service, as well as, numbers for Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia
road conditions and emergencies. Check out links if left column.
Develop and Write a Grant Proposal (Congressional Research Service) - To assist grant seekers in districts and states, and it includes writing
proposals for both government and private foundations grants. The second
section of the report covers the actual writing of the proposal, from
outlining of project goals, stating the purpose and objectives of the
proposal, explaining the program methods to solve the stated problem, and
how the results of the project will be evaluated, to long-term project
planning, and, finally, developing the proposal budget.
- ChemXSeer - an integrated digital library and database allowing for intelligent search
of documents in the chemistry domain and data obtained from chemical
- Encyclopedia of
Cleveland History and Dictionary of Cleveland Biography - Sponsored jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Western
Reserve Historical Society.
Tour—The White House - This virtual exhibit takes the visitor on tours
of various rooms and areas of the White House. President Bush personally
conducts the grand tour of the Oval Office, Mrs. Bush the tour of the
Diplomatic room, other staff members introduce you to their personal
space. The White House curator gives a video presentation of the art and
furnishings on the State Floor.
- AllMyFaves.com - has searched the web and provided you with a visual directory that
includes the best sites in each category!