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SF hub for science fiction research The SF Hub Web site provides various resources likely to be of interest to those researching science fiction, including an online catalogue of the archives held at the Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool. Liverpool's Science Fiction Foundation Collection was founded in 1970 and is one of the world's leading repositories of science fiction material. It contains books, magazines, fanzines, and academic journals. Other holdings include the archives of notable British sci-fi authors such as: John Wyndham; Brian Aldiss; Stephen Baxter; John Brunner; Eric Frank Russell; Olaf Stap From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Actors of Dionysus This is the website of the Actors of Dionysus, a theatre company which specialises in producing adaptations and translations of classical Greek drama, with a particular emphasis on tragedy. The site gives information about past, current and future dramatic productions, accompanied by details of cast lists, photographs and press reviews, with tour dates also appearing here. Although the site is not comprehensive, it acts as a useful starting point for anyone seeking specific information and images relating to the modern performance reception of particular ancient plays (this is the kind of deta From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Middle Eastern American resources online (MEARO) The Web site "Middle Eastern American resources online (MEARO)" is an interactive database of publications and other resources on Middle Eastern Americans (Arab, Armenian, Iranian, Turkish and Israeli). It was developed by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the City University of New York (CUNY). MEARO provides a searchable database of books and some articles, which may be searched based on ethnic group. Results may be sorted according to author, title and date. The site will also provide information about films and Web sites once it is fully functional. This site is certai From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


ArchNet : Islamic architecture community This Web site of ArchNet is an online network which has the aim of maximising interest in Islamic architecture, art and culture and bringing together people who are interested in this field. Professionals, teachers and students can all benefit from this excellent source, which covers news; references; and images of mosques, cemeteries, shrines and churches from different countries in Asia and the Middle East. Among the countries listed are: Egypt; Turkey; Pakistan; India; Yemen; Syria and many more. There are also various additional resources ranging from discussion and details of course sylla From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Project Runeberg Based at Sweden's Linköping University, Project Runeberg is a mainly Swedish-language site which aims to build the Internet's biggest online resource for Scandinavian literature. It provides free access to electronic texts of works out of copyright (i.e. 70 years old or more) mainly in Swedish but also in Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Finnish. A small number of English translations of Scandinavian texts are available, with editorial notes provided in English. The emphasis is literary, but publications include material relating to social science, history of science, music history, From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Arachnofiles : journal of European languages and cultures Arachnofiles is a refereed electronic journal hosted by the Division of European Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, which makes available various articles on aspects of literature and linguistics. At the time of cataloguing articles published have focused primarily on Italian literature and culture. Several issues are available online, with Issue 3 being comprised of papers given at the 2003 Society for Italian Studies' Postgraduate Colloquium. Articles cover authors such as: Grazia Deledda; Primo Levi; Antonio Tabucchi; Tomasi di Lampedusa; Luigi Pulci; Ignazio Silone From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Network for Euro-Mediterranean language resources (NEMLAR) This is the Web site of NEMLAR (Network for Euro-Mediterranean LAnguage Resources), which is a joint EU-funded project between European and Mediterranean experts to support the development of language resources for Arabic. The Web site is mostly of interest to researchers. It contains information covering previous and future conferences, a newsletter which reports on the latest news on language resources for Arabic, and a list of the latest educational products for Arabic in the area of lexicography, natural language processing, machine translation and corpora. The Web site also hosts article From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


English literature Beowulf to Dryden The English Literature Beowulf to Dryden Web site was published to accompany a survey course offered to undergraduate students at Goucher College, USA. Although primarily concerned with the syllabus for this course, the site also hosts a lot of concise historical background information and some additional materials that may be of interest to students covering similar courses elsewhere. The site contains a chronology of literary events and key publications, as well as a timeline of British monarchs during the period. Synopses and topics for enquiry are provided for many of the key texts covere From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Lit list : Shirley Galloway's literature essays Shirley Galloway's Web site hosts a number of her literary essays about various works of English literature. Formerly a college English instructor, Galloway's essays are competent if not always particularly sophisticated, and may be of interest to A-level students. Each is accompanied by a short bibliography of sources used. Authors discussed in the essays include: Joseph Conrad; E. M. Forster; George Eliot; William Blake; Charles Dickens; Jonathan Swift; V. S. Naipaul; Anne Rice; Tennessee Williams; and Edward Albee. Some of the essays look at broader topics such as Restoration come From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Portal del hispanismo The Portal del Hispanismo Web site acts as an excellent gateway to Hispanic and Latin American Studies online. Developed by the Instituto Cervantes, the Portal is an impressive database of individuals, organizations and resources related to all aspects of Hispanic and Latin American Studies. Here, users will find a substantial international directory both of academics working within these fields (users should note, however, that some of the information provided about individuals here is not altogether accurate, but it serves its purpose as a means of locating particular individuals), and of Hi From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


The Nailsea glassworks, Nailsea, North Somerset: a study of the history, archaeology, technology and the human story The Nailsea Glassworks archive consists of a study of the glassworks in five principal parts: an introduction to the glassworks, a desk-top study, a summary of the known archaeological interventions between 1975 and 2004, a review of the technology, and the 'Human Story' (the economic and social impact of the glassworks). The Nailsea Glassworks, which was established in 1788 and operated until 1873, was regarded as one of the most significant glasswork in the UK during its time. Informal archaeology began on the site in 1975 and was soon followed by more serious investigations, carr From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación (CLAC) Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación (CLAC) (ISSN 1576-4737) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal devoted to the application of linguistic theory to real language usage. The journal is published four times per year by Madrid's Complutense University, and began in 2000. The majority of articles are written in Spanish (although there are some articles in English, French, Portuguese and German) and the journal's focus is predominantly - but by no means exclusively - Spanish language and linguistics, related to both the Iberian peninsula and Latin America. Users may bro From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Cuenta y razón This Web site makes available in electronic format the critical magazine Cuenta y Razón, a publication from the Spanish Fundación de Estudios Sociológicos (FUNDES). This non-profit organization is devoted to research into Spain's history, culture, economics and society and was founded by the Spanish academic Julián Marías in 1979. Cuenta y Razón is one the Fundación's main channels for the dissemination of its members' thought and research, and articles dating back to 1981 are available in full via the site either as PDFs or Word documents. Users may browse articles accor From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Estudios afroamericanos The Web site, Estudios Afroamericanos, stems from the work of a dedicated Afro-American studies research group based at the University of Barcelona, and offers a variety of reference resources, images and critical essays related to the field. An extensive bibliography of Afro-Americans studies is available here, structured according to geographical region (covering North, South and Central America). Links are also provided to online peer-reviewed journals in the field. There is a small gallery of paintings and photographs, depicting aspects of Afro-Americans' lives, and again arranged by From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Jergas de habla hispana 'Jergas de habla hispana' is a Web site that provides an introductory online dictionary of Spanish slang, as spoken both in Spain and across Latin America. By no means does this site aim to provide comprehensive coverage of Spanish slang and it does invite contributions from its users in order to create a richer resource. Nonetheless, it will prove to be an entertaining reference resource for students of Spanish. Users may browse the site by country and and scroll through each national dictionary of slang: definitions and examples are provided throughout and particular words that are From New Humbul Resources on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


.NET - The Basics A tutorial about the .NET framework. This is an introduction to the concepts of this framework. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Branching and Looping in C#, Part 1 From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Branching and Looping in C#, Part 2 From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


CALM - Computer Assisted Learning Method CALM is a Web-based learning tool based upon a Socratic pedagogy. It provides both students and faculty with assessment about the comprehension of a particular topic. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 27, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Understandings of Consequence The Understandings of Consequence Project aims to help students learn difficult science concepts by engaging them in how scientists think about the underlying causality. Students have limited knowledge of the nature of causality so they often distort information that they are learning to fit with a simpler causal model. This website offers curriculum modules that address the patterns of causality within the particular topic to help students reach for new understandings. The modules address Density, Pressure, Simple Circuits, and a very simple yet effective module on Ecosystems. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation The document reports on the conclusions of an assessment of the current state and the future prospects of the DNS (Domain Name System) and its interactions with Internet navigation, including its uses as a means of navigation itself and as an infrastructure for navigation by other systems. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development The National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development (NSESD) provides broad strategic directions and framework for governments to direct policy and decision-making. The Strategy facilitates a coordinated and co-operative approach to ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and encourages long-term benefits for Australia over short-term gains. The NSESD addresses many key areas for action identified in Agenda 21. These include issues across a number of sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture and mining; and also cover broader inter-sectoral issues such as gender, native vegetatio From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


D-Lib Magazine, Vol.11, No. 4, April 2005 An electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. Articles include: Social Bookmarking Tools (I): A General Overview, Tony Hammond, Timo Hannay, Ben Lund, Joanna Scott; Social Bookmarking Tools (II): A Case Study - Connotea. Ben Lund, Tony Hammond and Timo Hannay, Nature Publishing Group; Martin Flack; Initial Experiences in Developing a Chronologically Organized Digital Library for Continuing Education in Biodefense. Donna M. D'Alessandro, Mich From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


EqWorld - The World of Mathematical Equations The EqWorld website presents extensive information on solutions to various classes of ordinary differential, partial differential, integral, functional, and other mathematical equations. It also outlines some methods for solving equations, includes interesting articles, gives links to mathematical websites, lists useful handbooks and monographs, and refers to scientific publishers, journals, etc. This site will be kept up to date to include new equations with solutions and other useful information. The EqWorld website is intended for researchers, university teachers, engineers, and students al From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


MedEdPortal MedEdPORTAL is a Web-based tool that promotes collaboration across disciplines and institutions by facilitating the exchange of peer-reviewed educational materials, knowledge, and solutions. By extending the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA's) CACHE (Competencies Across the Continuum of Health Education) framework, MedEdPORTAL will serve as a central repository of high quality educational materials such as PowerPoint presentations, assessment materials, virtual patient cases, and faculty development materials. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


HIV/AIDS: the Global Connection This topic sheet from World Vision Australia explores who is affected by HIV/AIDS, its impact on people's lives, differences between HIV/AIDS and other diseases and helpful responses to the epidemic. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


How To Write A Successful Blog: Top Ten Tips If you are just starting your blog and would like to have some basic advice on which key rules to follow to be effective, there is a lot of advice to follow. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


On The Cutting Edge-ucation This US blog for educators is building a repository of instructional ideas and strategies for using podcasts in schools. From EdNA Online on April 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Math :: conic sections :: parabola By means of three spin buttons, the user specifies the parameters of a parabola: the quadratic- and linear-term coefficients and the vertical intercept. An accompanying chart updates automatically. Seven additional spin buttons give the user control of the chart and three buttons reset the values, place the vertex in the chart and return a point on the parabola to the vertex. Click on the image, above left, for a screen capture of the interface. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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