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Visions of Britain : travellers' tales Traveller's Tales presents a selection of works by some of the most notable travel writers in British history. The earliest featured writings are by the twelfth-century traveller and chaplain to King Henry II, Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald de Barri), although the rest of the texts were all written between 1690 and 1872. The geographical scope of the site is the whole island of Great Britain, with England, Scotland and Wales all well represented in multiple works. Authors include: James Boswell; Daniel Defoe; the agricultural reformer Arthur Young; and Charles Wesley, the Methodist evangelis From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Zhubert.com Zhubert.com is an impressive resource for studying biblical texts in their original languages. Fully tagged versions of the Greek New Testament and Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament) are available: passing the mouse pointer over a word parses it (that is, provides details of part of speech, gender, case, and number), and gives the root form of the word plus a translation. Clicking on the word gives a host of further information, including frequency of usage in other biblical books, a list of related words, and a link which allows one to look the word up in an online version of From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Genamics JournalSeek This website offers free access to an extensive database of scholarly journal information: over 80,000 titles are included. Although the resource does not contain articles or abstracts from the journals it lists, it does provide a helpful description of each publication's aims and scope, its standard abbreviation, subject category and ISSN, as well as a link to the journal's homepage where possible. Subjects covered include: Arts and Literature; Education; Humanities; Linguistics; Research; and Philosophy. It is worth noting that not all subjects covered appear in the category list o From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Hegel.net This website is dedicated to the life and thought of nineteenth-century philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. Created to support research both within and outside of the academic community, it provides a range of resources, including articles, a list of FAQs, a Hegel gallery, and information on other contemporary thinkers. Sections labelled Works, Phenomenology, Nature, and Spirit are accessible from any other page on the site via a handy links bar at the top of the screen, and contain discussion of Hegel's main works. Perhaps most usefully, the site includes links to all major collections of e-texts From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ethics in computing 'Ethics in Computing' is a website maintained by Dr Edward F. Gehringer, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. Presented are links to online materials (mainly articles) on the following topics: commerce (e.g. cybersquatting; fraud; term papers; spam; and auctions); speech issues (e.g. anonymity; free speech; and chain letters); computer abuse (e.g. hacking; worms; and viruses); privacy (e.g. database privacy and encryption); intellectual property (e.g. patent and copyright law; MP3s; licensing; and interoperability); social j From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Medical ethics and the humanities in end-of-life care medical conference This website makes available for online viewing sessions from the Medical Ethics and the Humanities in End-of-Life Care Conference organised by San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care on the 20th and 21st of March, 2001. The following papers were delivered: 'Physician-Assisted Dying: Pro and Con'; 'Medical Futility'; 'Ethical Theories: Humanist, Natural Law and Utilitarianism'; and 'Advance Directives'. Speakers include: Thomas Beauchamp; Rita Marker; Larry Schneiderman; Ann Boyd; and Sue Rubin. Unfortunately, little information is provided except the vide From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Scandinavian Sicilian homepage The Scandinavian Sicilian archaeological project website is an official publication of the universities of Oslo and Gothenburg about the excavations at Monte Polizzo, Sicily. The archaeological site was inhabited by the Elymians and is important to understand the processes of Hellenization in Sicily and Magna Graecia. A few pages document the progress of the excavations and add some data on the landscape that has been discovered. Full text field reports, with pictures, are available from the relevant section. The reports are generally large "Word" documents compressed in the ZIP format. Some s From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


To be read : book review column by Jack Becker The web pages of book reviews by Jack Becker, Professor Emeritus of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University, are part of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Resource Library. The 'To Be Read' Book Review Column dates from 2002, with four to six reviews for each year, covering a range of subjects under the Carnegie Council's broad remit of ethics, international relations, environmental issues and globalisation. These reviews differ from a standard book review as Professor Becker engages with some deeper issues raised by the books in question in each one, ma From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ruth : study notes This website provides study notes on the biblical book of Ruth. The notes begin with an overview of plot, structure, and narration, covering characterization and dialogue. There is also a brief discussion of genre and historico-critical issues. Following this, there is a detailed verse-by-verse commentary on the text, paying particular attention to narrative technique, and highlighting devices such as repetition of key words, unusual phrases, and so on. Internal links to related sections are provided, and clicking on technical terms opens a pop-up window giving a definition (although unfortuna From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


APCAT (ATLA preservation program catalog online) APCAT (the ATLA preservation programme's online catalogue) is a database offering bibliographic records of religious and theological serials, monographs, and archives. All items catalogued have been preserved 35mm microfilm or microfiche, by or for the American Theological Library Association. The earliest works in the catalogue date from the 1600s, though the bulk of material is from the 19th and 20th centuries. For each title, details are given of: the author; the date of publication; the physical description of the work itself; the series to which the work belongs; the method of reprod From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Sacred places 'Sacred places' is a website examining the nature of the sacred. It aims to explore both why certain sites come to be regarded as sacred, and how that sacredness is embodied through art and architecture. After a brief general introduction, there is a discussion of a variety of types of natural phenomena that have frequently been imbued with sacredness: these include caves, mountains, trees, and water. Secondly, a wide range of specific sacred sites from all over the world are considered. To name just a few, Stongehenge, the Holy Sepulchre in Israel, the Athenian Acropolis, and Lourde From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Nineteenth century Mormon publications 'Nineteenth century Mormon publications' is an online collection of books, missionary tracts, doctrinal treatises, hymnals, and periodicals. Part of Brigham Young University's Religious Education Archive, the works offered relate to the history and doctrinal development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1830 until the end of the nineteenth century. PDF facsimiles of over seven hundred texts are available, including issues of the Deseret News, the Journal of Discourses, and the Millennial Star. The process of full digitization is ongoing, but all the titles From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


ATLA : research in ministry online (RIM) Research in Ministry (RIM) Online is a freely available database offering an index of DMin (Doctor of Ministry) and DMiss (Doctor of Missiology) theses and projects. The works are by members of institutions accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Details of the title, author, project advisor, institution (who should be approached by those seeking copies of the works listed) are provided for each entry on the database, along with abstracts where these are available. A full search function is offered, and in addition, each record is assigned linked s From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The transplant trade 'The Transplant Trade' was first shown on Channel 4 Television in April 2004. It highlighted the prevalence of transplant tourism: where those in need of organ transplantation illegally purchase kidneys from living donors from other countries (particularly South Africa, India and the USA). The programme explores difficult ethical questions such as whether people should be allowed to sell their organs, and whether the transplant trade should be legalized. This website aims to provide further information about the issues explored in the documentary. It presents fully annotated links to From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) : ethics This website holds a useful compilation of works published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) which relate to Ethics. The collection, which contains pieces dating from the late 1990s onwards, contains over 300 articles in all. These are helpfully divided into the following sub-headings: Bioethics for Clinician Series; Competing Interest, Conflicts of Interests; Confidentiality; End-of-Life Decisions; Informed Consent; Organ Donation; and Other Ethics. The collection is up-to-date and its contents can be accessed without charge. (Kartina A. Choong) From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Laptop Shoppers Voted With Wallets in 2005 According to a U.S report, laptops shifted more retail units than desktop PCs in 2005. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on February 4, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


How Steel Is Made The American Iron and Steel Institute has a tutorial here stepping through the processes of making steel. This authoritative web exhibit cost the education sector nothing and yet could be used by virtually any student to learn this subject. The water-down version of the topic in a textbook is expensive to us all and inferior [...] From Golden Swamp on February 4, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


More ammo for Moodlers Some very well-informed discussion of VLE issues going on over at Zacker's blog at the moment. If you are trying to gen up on VLEs generally, read the comments on his Saskai vs. Moodle post. Never mind that it's about Saskai, which is virtually unknown in the UK. What's really useful in the debate is how it reveals the evolved criteriChalkface: Blog on February 4, 2006 at 6:22 a.m..


More ammo for Moodlers Some very well-informed discussion of VLE issues going on over at Zacker's blog at the moment. If you are trying to gen up on VLEs generally, read the comments on his Saskai vs. Moodle post. Never mind that it's about Saskai, which is virtually unknown in the UK. What's really useful in the debate is how it reveals the evolved criteriChalkface: Blog on February 4, 2006 at 6:22 a.m..


SC: 04/02 Firefox 1.5 has vulnerabilities- update to 1.5.0.1 now to be safe ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 4, 2006 at 5:38 a.m..


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