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Fat Chuck\'s Banned Books Index

Fat Chuck\'s Banned Books Index is a convenient reference for banned or suppressed books. This is a HUGE list of Author Name + Book Name, and Who, Where, When and Why it was Banned or Suppressed.


Readerville literature discussion

I ran across the other day, and I thought I\'d share.

\" Readerville is founded on the idea that literature -- and discussion thereof -- is one of life\'s finest pursuits. The Readerville Forum provides a broad and flexible space for readers, writers, librarians, publishers, critics and anyone else who loves books to have thoughtful and engaging discussions about everything from favorite books to why they buy what they buy to current writing conundrums to whether or not plot is a crucial element in fiction.\"


Poetry 180 - A Poem A Day For Students

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year. Billy Collins has selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They are intended to be listened to, and Billy Collins suggests that all members of the school community be included as readers. A great time for the readings would be following the end of daily announcements over the public address system.


The Alexa Web Search

The fine folks over at Alexa have come up with a nifty idea, The Alexa Web Search.

It adds together features from Amazon and Alexa.

Check out reviews and rankings on, Library Juice, LIbraryStuff or maybe


Check Out Central is an online community space covering the world of contemporary literature for the opinionated, discerning bibliophile. They have reviews, essays, a blog of daily book information, and a Reader Resources Library.


The Weblog Book Watch

Here\'s A Neat Site on more than one level.

The Weblog Bookwatch searches weblogs that pass through the Recently Changed list at looking for links to books at The books listed are the most frequently mentioned.

It\'s neat to see what the choices say about bloggers.


ExtraNet Where Librarians & Technology Meet

ExtraNet, Where Librarians & Technology Meet [when they aren\'t here], from the St. Albert Public Library, has been created to further St. Albert Public Library\'s vision and mission by creating synergy between Librarians and Information Technology Specialists.

A place to share knowledge and information; to share news, discuss ideas, and to get help.

Check it out @


The Internet Classics Archive

The Internet Classics Archive lets you select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and \"reader\'s choice\" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.


What Is Print? has put together a neat site, What Is Print?.

It\'s a look at all the different kinds of print, woodcut, lithography, etching, and screenprint. They have nice examples and explanations for each area.
You must have flash, and I\'d recommend a newer browser as well.


Digitized Linus Pauling Research Notebooks Available

Images of Pauling\'s 1922-1994 notebooks from the Oregon State University Library:

As with many scientists, Linus Pauling utilized bound notebooks to keep track of the details of his research as it unfolded. A testament to the remarkable length and diversity of Dr. Pauling\'s career, the Pauling Papers holdings include forty-six research notebooks spanning the years of 1922 to 1994 and covering any number of the scientific fields in which Dr. Pauling involved himself. In this regard, the notebooks contain many of Pauling\'s laboratory calculations and experimental data, as well as scientific conclusions, ideas for further research and numerous autobiographical musings.

The entire collection will be available by 2/28/02. The library has also assembled an exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pauling\'s birth.



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