Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Following the news from the Mideast

Ready to move beyond CNN and FOX, or even the New York Times?
There are some excellent web sources of information on the situation in Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Palestine, Iraq Iran and their neighbors.

For depth and a different perspective try Der Spiegel's or Al Jazeera's excellent English Language sites, the Jerusalem Post or Lebanon's Daily Star. You can also look through The Mideast Information Network's list of news sources.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Internet Resource: The Encyclopedia of Television

The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information.


(From Refdesk.com)



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Friday, July 14, 2006

Trailers of Historically Significant Films

Hollywood has shaped our most vivid images of the historical past. This collection of film trailers allows users to see how the film studios promoted the films that are most deeply impressed in our collective imagination. This database contains trailers of films for educational use. Digital History is an educational and non-commercial site designed specifically for history teachers and their students.

(From Refdesk.com)


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FBI History: Famous Cases

Since its founding in 1908, the FBI has been involved in many famous cases. Inasmuch as inquiries often are received about them, the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs (OPCA) has prepared monographs on some of the most frequently requested, closed investigations. The monographs listed have been made available for your use. You may download them for any noncommercial use without obtaining permission from the FBI.

(From Refdesk.com)


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GlobalHealthFacts.org

GlobalHealthFacts.org provides the latest country and region-specific data on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; demographic and economic indicators; program funding and financing; and other emerging health problems such as avian flu. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses.

(From Refdesk.com)


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Monday, July 10, 2006

Science Update

"Science Update is a daily, 60-second [audio] feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine." Distributed on the radio and by podcast. Topics include brain size and IQ, preparing for a pandemic, the potential for life on Mars, a primitive ape-man, and much more. Archived back to 1996. From the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)


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