Wollaton Library collection
This website describes the Wollaton collection at the University of Nottingham, and the Heritage Lottery Fund and AHRC funded work to conserve, catalogue and provide access to and raise awareness of this important manuscript collection. The collection comprises "a rare and significant corpus of medieval textual and material artefacts", which once formed part of the Willoughby family's collections at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. The collections significant is found in ten medieval manuscripts "whic
[ROYAL: Illuminated manuscripts of the Kings and Queens of England]
This Web page reports on an AHRC-funded project centred around research into the British Library's collection of 1,950 manuscripts donated by King George II in 1757. Maintained as a collection (labelled 'ROYAL') since this time, they represent the largest surviving collection of medieval illumination and painting owned by English monarchs. The grant will enable the first ever major research project into the collection, resulting in an exhibition in 2011, as well as being added to the Library's o
'Mediterranean Yearbook' (Med) is a full-text scholarly ejournal. The bulk of the articles here are not relevant to the arts and humanities, but there are occasional themed sections on cultural and media issues. Of particular note is the themed section 'The Role of the Media in the Mediterranean' (four articles in the 2003/2004 issue). Other articles of interest include: 'Summer Festivals in Morocco: International Influence and a Factor of Social Cohesion'; 'The Influence of Arab Information C
Rivista di studi sudasiatici
Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici (Journal of South Asian Studies) is an online periodical published by Firenze University Press. Three editions, from 2006 to 2008, are available via this website. The articles, which are offered as PDFs files, cover a range of topics dealing with aspects of south Asian religion. Titles include: 'The Role of the So-called Asoka Inscriptions in the Attempt to Date the Buddha'; 'Definitions of Kalavu in the Old Tamil Poetological Tradition'; and 'The Sanskrit-Old Javane
2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
This initiative is being run by the European Commission (Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities directorate). The year aims to raise awareness of poverty in the European Union, where apparently 17% of people live below the poverty line. This will involve governments and social partners, plus the public. A number of activities will be held, usually decentralised, and a euro17 million budget will support these. Ambassadors will be appointed. A calendar of events can be viewed and
Lusiad index, The : by Luis de Camõens; trans. by William Julius Mickle
This is the online fulltext edition of the first English translation of The Lusiad, the Portuguese national poem written by Luis de Camõens. The translation was made by William Julius Mickle in 1776, and this digitised transcription was based on the 1877 edition of the poem. The site contains the transcription of the complete 1877 edition, including the 1877 preface by the editor. It also contains the preliminary material added to the 1776 edition by Mickle, including the biography of the poet,
Svensk arkivinformation (SVAR)
Svensk arkivinformation (SVAR) (Swedish archive information) website contains information about the information service and research centre at Riksarkivet (National Archive). The site is mainly in Swedish, although some information is available in English. On the site there is a list of books from the centre; information about the researching the archives; information about searching the archives; and a collection of PDF-files, among them the newsletter published annually. This is a valuable res
Forskningsarkivet vid Umeå universitetsbibliotek
Forskningsarkivet vid Umeå universitetsbibliotek (Research Archives in Umeå) is a part of the University Library at Umeå University. The archive contains a wide range of data, such as census information; photographs; and maps. The website contains information about the archive, its content and how to use it. There is also information about the research project conducted at the archive. The site is mainly in Swedish but has some pages in English. Only some of the archived material is freely av
SKAT : Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov
Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov [Saint Petersburg corpus of hagiographical texts] is a searchable database of medieval Slavic saints lives, constructed by the department of mathematical linguistics at the University of St Petersburg. It contains more than 50 manuscripts, with around 500,000 catalogued word usages. The word index may be searched in Old Slavic using an online keyboard, and results show the desired word (and lexical derivatives) in context. Unfortunately it is
This manual, from APSRU (Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit) in Australia provides a set of learning modules outlining best practice in soil monitoring. A simple explanation is given of key soil processes as a basis for learning, and practical guidance when making soil measurements to aid decision-making. Each module is downloadable separately from this site.
PTM-Switchboard is a database of posttranslational modifications of transcription factors, mediating enzymes and target genes. The current version is limited to the model organism
The PAZAR database unites independently created and maintained data collections of transcription factor and regulatory sequence annotation. PAZAR permits the representation of diverse information derived from experiments ranging from biochemical proteinDNA binding to cellular reporter gene assays. Data collections can be made available to the public, or restricted to specific system users. The system facilitates the analysis of genomics data and the creation of predictive models of gene regula
Teach.Genetics : epigenetics
This teaching resource on epigenetics is made available by the Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah and is sourced from their Teach.Genetics website. A range of interactive features and online activities are available, including, videos, audio files, lectures, learning objectives, and test and quizzes. Topics covered include an introduction to the epigenome and how it instructs DNA, gene control, DNA and histone model, epigenetic tags, epigenetics and inheritance, and epigenome-in
AnimalResearch.info is an international collaboration of scientists and researchers providing information about the use of animals in medical research. This website outlines the important contribution of animal research to medical advances and provides detailed information on drug development, medical advances, animal models, alternatives and the 3Rs, regulation and legislation, and experimental design and analysis. There is a document library and an A-Z listing of organisations (commercial, aca
Small and Special
The Small and Special website provides free access to the results of a project into the early development of The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, in London, which was England's first in-patient hospital for children. The project to analyse the patient registers of the hospital from 1852 to 1914 has been carried out in partnership with Kingston University and funded partly by the Wellcome Trust. Through this easy to use site it is possible to trace patients or members of staff a
Open University : Charles Robert Darwin
A succinct and accessible Web site including biographical notes and photographs, a section on Darwins theory and Darwin features on the BBC. Run by the Open University it gives details of their courses relating to Darwin and links to sample video course material and taster units. There is also an interactive 'devolving' image manipulation game.
Benefits and financial support
The benefits and financial support page of the UK government's Directgov website gives access to information on a range of benefits and how to claim them. The page includes details of: low income; bereavement; retirement; caring; workseekers; bringing up children; illness and injury; and disability benefits. A link is provided to the 'benefits adviser' which can be used to calculate entitlement to benefits by answering questions anonymously online.
Vulnerable patients, safe doctors : good practice in our clinical relationships
This document is one in a series of College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) prepared and made available on the Web by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych). Published in 2007, this report focuses on the therapeutic relationship and places emphasis on the vulnerability of the patient and on the corresponding responsibility of the doctor to the patient. It sets out the principles that should underlie any therapeutic relationship, whether working with families, couples or indiv
Management of patients with stroke : identification and management of dysphagia
Management of patients with stroke: identification and management of dysphagia is the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN's) 119th national clinical guideline, published in June 2010. This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the identification and management of dysphagia after stroke. The full-text guideline is available (49 pages) and there is a quick reference guide.
Foot abscess in sheep
This publication on foot abscess in sheep was published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (Agriculture) in January 2010. The document covers animals affected, the causes, symptoms, and treatments for heel abscess, toe abscess, and how to distinguish between footrot and foot abscess. Images are provided. Authored by Samantha Allan (Regional Veterinary Officer).