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Lenovo Laptops go Bionic - The Fingerprint Reading Thinkpad X41 For that added level of laptop security, why not purchase a laptop with a fingerprint reader? - Enter the Thinkpad X41! From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

LearnCADFast.com AutoCAD video tutorials can be downloaded from this site aimed at teaching how to use the AutoCAD software at an elementary level. The site requires registration but a free trial is available. From EEVL New Learning Materials on May 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Visual Anatomies The National Academy of Sciences hosts an exhibit here which explores the combined views of science and art in single images from anatomy. Included is a fascinating essay about the long-standing conventions directing how an artist depicts anatomy and how that affects the way we think of ourselves. From Golden Swamp on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..

Chez Mimi Flash games in French to teach vocabulary. Three levels of games. The authors pose the challenge:"How good is your French? Join the residents of Chez Mimi who have some great games for you to play to help improve your knowledge of French. Even if you are a complete beginner there will be a game in Chez Mimi for you. Play the games, collect the tokens and see if you can make it into the Chez Mimi Top Ten. Bonne Chance!" From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

Brésil Indien A cultural module in French about the indigenous peoples of Brazil, their history and their culture. From France 5. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

Le Génie du manguier A multimedia presentation of an African short story created for French language learners with lesson plans. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

Radio France Internationale: Comment vont les affaires? Twenty lessons in Business French with cultural information as well as dialogues for written and spoken language practice. Downloadable lessons and explanatory grammar notes. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

IWBNet IWBNet is a collaboration of resellers of interactive white boards providing information about the range of whiteboards available to Australian and New Zealand teachers. It contains advice about technical aspects as well as pedagogical considerations. From EdNA Online on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Sparta pages The Sparta Pages form a Web site designed to appeal to enthusiasts who are interested in the history of ancient Sparta. Although the site does not profess to be a scholarly resource, there is much here to interest Classics students or researchers, particularly those looking for information on the modern reception of Sparta and the battle of Thermopylae (480 BC). Among other things the site features: a wide range of images relating to the movie 'The 300 Spartans'; a purchasing guide for those interested in reproduction Spartan armour; reviews of recent works on Sparta, including Frank From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Accademia della Crusca This is the Web site of the Accademia della Crusca, the literary academy established in Florence in the XVI century to preserve the Italian language. The site contains information on the Academy's history, structure, publications, various activities and projects concerning the Italian language. Particularly useful is the site's "biblioteca virtuale" (Virtual Library) with its sections: "fabbrica dell'italiano" (Italian language factory); "vocabolario 1612" (the Academy's Dictionary); "la Crusca in rete" (Crusca on line). From this Web site users can also access the Academy& From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Bivio-biblioteca virtuale on-line Bivio-Biblioteca Virtuale On-Line (On-Line Virtual Library) is an on-line library edited by the Information Science Research Centre for Cultural Heritage (CRIeCu) of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Renaissance Studies (INSR). The project aims to offer a visual library of editions of rare historical, philosophical, artistic and philological texts, and their most relevant translations. Texts may be searched by keyword, or browsed by author or by theme. The thematic 'suggested reading' section groups together similar texts of significance to Renaissance From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

The hypertexts The HyperTexts is the Web site for the online poetry journal which aims to make available the best poems from the work of contemporary writers to more classic material from across the canon of poetry in English. Edited by Michael R. Burch, a widely published poet and supporter of net-based poetry, the site also includes critical essays, articles and interviews. Classifying material under headings such as: 'Esoterica'; 'Rock Jukebox'; Mysterious Ways'; and 'Thanksgiving', the tone of the site is dynamic and challenging. The site is likely to be of interest to From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Classicists' email list This is the Web site of the Classicists' Email List which is hosted by the University of Liverpool. The list allows for communication and discussion with the wider academic community. Individuals may sign up to join the list here, and members may post messages to list-subscribers as well as receiving via email those posted by others. Subjects frequently covered include: job advertisements; issues relating to the teaching of Classics; press coverage of Classics-related matters; conference notices; and specific queries relating to individuals' research interests. The site also has a fa From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Castle studies group This is the Web site for the Castle Studies Group (CSG), the association of professional and amateur historians and archaeologists. The site is an excellent starting point for getting up-to-date information on the state of research into castles mainly in the UK and Ireland. The CSG aims to promote the study of castles, particularly as evidence for both the military and non-military aspects of medieval society. Since 1987, it has published 19 annual newsletters, together with 18 issues of the exceptional bibliography of international castle studies compiled by Dr John Kenyon (National Museum of From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Adfontes Adfontes is a Web site dedicated to an e-learning application developed and maintained by the History Department of the University of Zurich. It is in German, and aims to help students develop the skills necessary for archival work. The site consists of online tutorials for transcribing and dating Latin and German documents, using digitally reproduced samples of documents from the archives of the Abbey of Einsiedeln in Switzerland. Adfontes may be used free of charge, after registering and installing Shock Wave freeware. It is organized in four interlinked sections devoted to practical tasks, From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Words in English The Words in English Web site offers an attractive introduction to the linguistics of the English language. The site covers the historical development of English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the modern day, and includes sections on the structure of the language, its usage, and meaning. There is an extensive list of links to related online and offline resources. Terms such as 'morphology', 'phonetics', and 'semantics' are explained for the benefit of those new to the field. Various examples (such as a list of Cockney rhyming slang) are provided to illustrate each From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Old English newsletter online The online version of the Old English Newsletter (OEN) contains a wealth of information for scholars engaged in Anglo-Saxon studies. The Web site includes the material published in the print version of the newsletter (launched in 1967) and the annual 'Bibliography and Year's Work in Old English Studies'. The newsletter section includes news on upcoming events and conferences, project reports and announcements, and abstracts of recent books in the field. Each issue includes a selection of essays, which are freely available in full online. There is also an archive of past articles From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Examining the Oxford English Dictionary 'Examining the Oxford English Dictionary : What does the OED Tell us about the English Language' is a significant project undertaken by Charlotte Brewer at the University of Oxford. The project seeks to explore the Dictionary's bias towards certain types of literature and language by means of analysing the quotations used for its definitions. The project focuses in particular on the under-representation of eighteenth-century sources and women authors. Its findings should be of interest both to those studying the dictionary and to contemporary lexicographers, especially those eng From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Österreichischer Austauschdienst This is the homepage of the Österreichischer Austauschdienst (ÖAD), or Austrian Exchange Service, an organisation which has offered funding and information on study exchanges within and between Austria since 1961. Among many other similar programmes, this site gives a helpful and comprehensive view of a wide variety of workshops; seminars; talks; international cooperative efforts and networks; and summer schools. Online study guides explain opportunities for study in Austria at various levels, but especially at selected universities. A good grants database is available with users able to From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Historische Karten von Bayern, Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online Historische Karten von Bayern is a straightforward and extremely valuable and informative resource hosted by the Bavarian Regional Library Online (BLO), a Web project linked to the Bavarian State Library (BSB). The site offers over 370 historical maps, claiming that these are the most attractive sources in the BSB's collection, and promises to post more. The maps focus on the topography and geography of Bavaria from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries, with most examples dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As such, they will be quite valuable for scholars of German Hi From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Alinari photo library Alinary Photolibrary is the Web site for one of the most important European Photographic Archives part of which is available from this site. The collection owns numerous photographs and visual material covering: art; history; folklore; landscape; industry; and society of Italy, and also of Europe and the rest of the world. Italian and non-Italian art is also documented in the works of thousands of artists from over 200 museums worldwide. Particularly precious for postgraduate research, such an online photographic library is also useful for undergraduate courses in Italian culture and society, From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Basili-banca dati scrittori immigrati in lingua italiana This is the first online database of Italophone immigrant writers who write and publish their works in Italy. It was created in 1996 by Prof. Armando Gnisci and is constantly updated. It collects bibliographic data on texts by immigrant writers produced since the 1990s in Italy. The database mainly contains works by writers who have arrived in Italy as part of the recent mass migration. The database has also started cataloguing works by foreign writers who have voluntarily moved to Italy to write and publish in Italian since the second half of the twentieth century. Users can carry out free re From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Fondazione archivio diaristico nazionale onlus This is the Web site of the Fondazione Archivio Diarisitico Nazionale (National Diary Archive Foundation) of Pieve Santo Stefano, in Tuscany. Since 1984, the Foundation has been preserving memoirs, journals, autobiographies and letters in Italian. Italian translations of autobiographical writings written in other languages are also held in this public archive. From this Web site users can have free access to the archive's online catalogue. Only a small proportion of the content of the archive is available online. All texts are written by ordinary people. They have been selected by ordinar From New Humbul Resources on May 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

The Long Tan Bursary The Long Tan Bursary is administered by the Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust. It is a scholarship fund created by the Department of Veterans' Affairs to help the children of Vietnam veterans in their first year of full-time tertiary education. The website provides guidelines and the application form and answers to common questions. From EdNA Online on May 6, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

Hearing Student Voices Project The Ministerial Advisory Committee's Hearing Student Voices project investigated issues of importance to students with disabilities. This included their experiences of schooling and their participation in decision-making, not only in relation to themselves but also the broader environment of school and community. Information was collected from a total of 52 students attending ten discussion groups. Students with physical, hearing, vision, intellectual, communication and language impairment, from the range of educational settings (mainstream, special class, special unit and special school) From EdNA Online on May 6, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

i-catcher: Activité video FLE Les reportages vidéo d'une durée de 2 à 3 minutes, avec sous-titrage possible, sont introduits par un petit texte de présentation.Exercices et chat aussi. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Marky Lloyd's Careers in Psychology Page The purpose of this site is to help undergraduate students learn what they can do with a degree in psychology. The resources on this page focus on: (1) careers in psychology at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level and (2) academic information about psychology at the bachelor’s and graduate levels. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Welcome to Microsoft's Protect Your PC Site This site gives information about the significance of software updates and a firewall in protecting the integrity of data on a personal computer. Detailed instructions are given for accomplishing this with the Windows operating system. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Hoaxbusters Home Page This U.S. DOE Computer Incident Advisory Capability Web site provides a comprehensive reference for hoaxes. Through both directory and search interfaces, users can check out any information they receive. In addition to current information, the site informs users about how to recognize hoaxes, what to do about them, and some of the history of hoaxes on the Internet. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Ortholud: Exercices Online de Français Online exercices in French grammar, spelling, verb conjugation and other topics. For young French learners and for second language learners. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

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