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Fun With Words

A few interesting English oriented sites.Shakespeare Search serves Shakespeare enthusiasts and students with a line-oriented search engine. is the website dedicated to amusing quirks, peculiarities, and oddities of the English language. 2002 List of Banished Words from Lake Superior State University, is the 27th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen\'s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.


Free Online GIS Tutorial

A free online tutorial for those of you interested in (or forced to wrangle with) geographic information systems:

Are you new to GIS and mapping? Would you like to learn what it is all about and learn how to create your own maps? Our online MapCruzinTM Map-Tutorial and Atlas is designed to give you a quick-start introduction to the basics of GIS and it won\'t cost you a dime . . .

Thanks to Fred Stoss.


E-cyclopedia\'s glossary of 2001

The Beeb has E-cyclopedia\'s glossary of 2001.

They say \"Many of the defining moments of 2001 spawned their own words and phrases. At year\'s end, we take stock of these additions to the news lexicon.\"

Dont be left behind, if you can\'t use \"Blinkin\", \"gastroporn\", \"impeachment nostalgia \" or \"weblog\" in a sentence , you are soooo 2000. They are also taking Submissions.
Link Stolen from Mefi.


LISNews Listed as Site of the Week at IASL

I just came across this today, and thought I\'d give all us authors, especially Blake, an electronic high five. There are other really cool sites of the week there too. Check \'em out.
From the web site of the IASL Site of the Week:
\"Each week or so, the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) Webmaster selects a different Internet site to be her \'Site of the Week.\' This is meant to be an informal way of bringing intersting sites to the attention of users of School Libraries Online. The sites may be related in some way to school libraries or the work of teacher librarians, or they may be interesting examples of a particular kind of resource, or they may be topical or related to a current event. Or they may just be sites that have caught the eye of the Webmaster, for one reason or another. This is a personal, unofficial selection!\" To visit the site, Click Here.


Cool Site: The Tolkien Archives at the New York Times

The New York Times has an archive of Tolkien-related material, entitled, \"The Tolkien Archives: A Guide to the World of J.R.R. Tolkien.\" They have book reviews dating back to 1938, essays, photos, illustrations, and more. It\'ll be updated weekly through the end of the year. It\'s a great place to browse, if you\'re a Tolkien fan, a movie-goer, a literary fanatic, or just curious. To visit the site, Click Here.


ELectronic Society for Social Scientists

ELSSS, the ELectronic Society for Social Scientists is a new, non-profit-making society, whose mission is to improve scientific communication in the social sciences, especially by the provision of electronic publications of high quality, wide diffusion and low cost for the direct benefit of the academic community (and indirectly for the taxpayer and the general public).
ELSSS is an initiative aimed at:

1. Increasing competition in the academic journal publishing marketplace;
2.Introducing a fairer and more efficient way of producing, distributing, and consuming academic journals
whereby the large surpluses currently being earned by some commercial publishers are redistributed to the individuals who make journals, namely, authors, referees, and editors - with substantial savings for libraries and the academic and student community.

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Online Information Literacy Resources

A very extensive list from the librarians at Sweden\'s Skövde University.

Thanks to wood s lot.


NC Librarians Develop Start Squad Portal for Kids

Librarians in North Carolina have developed a portal just for kids. The introduction reads; \" is the very best place to start for children, parents, librarians, and teachers seeking age-appropriate Web sites selected and organized by professionally trained librarians. This site has been developed as part of the very best place to start marketing and communications initiative, made possible by a partnership of the State Library of North Carolina and the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA). This project is 100% supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Sites included in this portal are reviewed and evaluated by the Portal Collection Development Team, a group of professional librarians from libraries across North Carolina.\" To visit the site, Click Here. There is both an HTML, as well as a Flash version.


Illinois Launches Early Learning Web Site

The Illinois State Board of Education is funding a Web site geared toward early learning and intervention for children. The site includes a keyword and advanced search option for resources related to child learning. There are also tip sheets, FAQs, and more. Although the site contains information about agencies in Illinois, there are also elements useful for anyone involved in, or interested in working with preschoolers. They also link to Futures for Kids. To visit the site, Click Here.



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