Finals are approaching and you may find yourself in need of a quick study break. When you do, you may want to check out the Smithsonian Wild website. Researchers at the Smithsonian have installed motion-triggered cameras around the world in order to be able to study wildlife in their natural habitat. You’ll be able to […]
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The Internet Archive is a wonderful place to find all sorts of information. What sort of stuff? For example, 69 years ago today, on Dec 8th, 1941, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his now very famous speech describing the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces of Imperial Japan. The speech concludes with FDR […]
Do you have a final and no chance to get that book you need from the library? It might be available for free online. EduChoices.org lists 25 online libraries that contain thousands of free books, plays, poems, magazines, newspapers, and much more. Need a quote from Plato? Check out #21. Perseus Digital Library from Tufts […]
Digitization can be a good thing. We now have access to some of Washington’s earliest territorial newspapers, including The Vancouver Register, 1865-1869, via the Secretary of State’s Washington History web site. Just as today, almost 150 years ago, some folks were feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of technology. In the first edition of The Vancouver […]
Or does your aunt need gallbladder surgery? How about information about childhood asthma? Or do you have back pain? Get reputable health information from Medline Plus, from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Gale Cengage Learning free online resources now include biographies of women who have changed our world. On March 1, 2009, Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia—which includes over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations—went live on Jewish Women’s Archive website, jwa.org.
Looking for photographs of American pop culture? Look no further. Google and LIFE Magazine have teamed up to bring us an archive full of LIFE photos. Many have never been published before. *** Search shortcut: Add “source:life” to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: television source:life
Kathy A. Bobula, Ph.D., instructor of Early Childhood Education and Psychology at Clark College, has created a new web site, Developing Brains: Ideas for Parenting and Education from the New Brain Science. www.developingbrains.org “This site was started as a way to bring the exciting findings of the “new brain science” to parents and teacher-caregivers of […]