Monday, December 3, 2007

History of Children's Book Illustrations

See a slide show of children's book illustrations through history: http://www.slate.com/id/2178214/nav/tap3/

Thursday, November 29, 2007

JFK Video: The Dallas Tapes

The JFK Video: The Dallas Tapes website contains vintage and exclusive video reports of John F. Kennedy's assasination. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza assisted with research and contributed some of the videos. Most of this audiovisual material can be found nowhere else on the web. http://media.myfoxdfw.com/JFKvideo/

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Awesome Library

The "Awesome Library" website organizes 35,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Categories include the arts, English, mathematics, science, social studies, health, technologies, language, authors, reference, news, geography, nursing, special ed, family, politics, biographies, terrorism, the environment, medical care and sports. This resource is geared towards educators, students, librarians, and the public. Explore:
http://www.awesomelibrary.org

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Learn A Language Online Free

Mango beta is an online enterprise-level language learning system freely available to everyone. Learn at your own pace with a suite of features that make language learning more engaging and fun. Try it at http://www.mangolanguages.com/

Livemocha is the social way to learn a language. It is the first-of-its-kind online language-learning community with fun interactive lessons that are self-paced. The best part is it is free! Check it out at http://www.livemocha.com/

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory

If you are interested in your family history and genealogy, check out this professional worldwide humanities and social sciences mega portal. It connects directly to numerous related sub-sets, with billions of primary and secondary family genealogy records. This is an extremely comprehensive online handbook, how-to-guide and manual.

http://academic-genealogy.com/index.htm

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Trial Access to AP Images Database

Through November 21, 2007 you will have access to photographs from the Associated Press chronicling history from the 1820s to the present, updated with thousands of new items daily.

You may access AP Images at http://apimages.accuweather.com with the following login:
Username: AW228263
Password: TRIAL

The AP Images database contains 3.5 million photographs and more than 100,000 graphics - including maps, timelines, logos and graphs. The new functionality of the database also allows you to search by events, decades, people or places. All content may be downloaded by users in the library or from home for educational purposes.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Books Tool Box

I have added a link to http://mashable.com/2007/09/08/books-toolbox/, the Books Toolbox. It contains over 50 sites for book lovers. My favorite is http://whatshouldireadnext.com/, What Should I Read Next? Just type in the names of your favorite books, and the site will recommend other books you may like. It is easy to use, and fun too.