Oklikni ulitsy Moskvy...
Oklikni ulitsy Moskvy [Call out Moscow streets] is a project exploring the historical names and topography of Moscow, created by a professor of philology. The site consists of: a typographical dictionary of stream, river, pond, lake and ravine names; an anthology of poetry about Moscow arranged chronologically (1825-1999); academic articles and reports about Moscow names (including material relating to the post-Soviet revision of place names); imia-istoriia-kultura [name-history-culture],
Fundamentalnaia elektronnaia biblioteka
The Fundamental Digital Library of Russian Literature and Folklore (FEB-web) is an ambitious project initiated by the Gorky Institute of World Literature and the Russian Ministry for Communications, which aims to make available the full-text authoritative primary and secondary literature pertaining to selected 11th- 20th century Russian literature and folklore (currently with limited full-text content). A developing resource, FEB-web can be navigated by: time period; author name (via author inde
Literaturno-memorialnyi muzei F. M. Dostoevskogo
Literaturno-memorialnyi muzei F. M. Dostoevskogo is the beautifully produced, easy to navigate, detailed site of the Petersburg Dostoevsky museum. The site provides: biographical information about the writer in chronological format, with family portraits; a link to the sub-site Dostoevskys Image (catalogued separately); a chronology of literary works with links to overviews and to the full-text source; detailed descriptions of (and links to) six other Dostoevsky museums; photographs of Dostoev
A celebration of women writers : writers from Russia
A celebration of women writers from Russia is a substantial list of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century Russian women writers, with hypertext links to more detailed sources and online works. A few contemporary writers are included. Some individuals are better known as historical or political figures than writers (Anna Vyrubova and Galina Starovoitova, for example) and much of the linked material will be of use to historians (e.g. Freda Utley; Alexandra Kollontai; Emma Goldberg, deported
Ett lysande namn
Poesizinet Ett lysande namn (the poetry zine A Shining Name) is an online magazine for contemporary Swedish poetry. It is freely available and publishes poetry, comments and analyses by not so well established Swedish poets. The text is in Swedish and the interface somewhat confusing but can be of interest to anyone interested in what happens in the Swedish poetry scene.
Litteraturbanken is a project conducted by Svenska Akademien (Swedish Academy); Kungliga Biblioteket (National Library of Sweden); and Språkbanken (Swedish Language Bank) vid Göteborgs universitet. Its aim is to provide free online versions of Swedish classic literature. At the moment some 400 authors are represented, many with more than one text. The collection mainly contains texts that are out of copyright but some contemporary authors are included with their permission. All texts are in Sw
Arkivverket : Riksarkivet og statsarkivene
Arkivverket: Riksarkivet og Statsarkivene (National archival services of Norway) consists of Riksarkivet (National Archives) and statsarkivene (the regional state archives) and contains documents from the regional and local branches of the state administration in their districts as well as non-current records of government ministries and other central offices. The archive services has as its task to preserve archive material from state institutions; to make this material available for use to th
Slavianskie rukopisi is a superb collection of over 2000 digitised manuscripts from the Trinity-St Sergius Monastery library, prepared in collaboration with the Russian State Library where the manuscripts are now housed. The quality of the images is excellent, and each folio can be enlarged to facilitate close reading. The manuscripts are collated by fond, including: main library (RGB fond 304.I); supplementary library, seventeenth century to 1907 (RGB f.304.II); unique editions (an illuminated
Stem cells that become embryos
An article form Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), the largest religious global media network. The author, a fellow at the Linacre Institute of The Catholic Medical Association aims to take an empirical and scientific approach. This analysis aims to convince and demonstrate that once isolated from a whole and complete human embryo, human embryonic and fetal pluripotent stem cells can form new living human embryos themselves. The analysis then briefly examines the outcomes of this f
This site offers information about genetics and genomic science, with the aim of increasing understanding and stimulating discussion of genetic research and its implications. Produced by the Communication and Public Engagement team of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, it is aimed at students and the general public and includes animations, videos and activities. There are three sections entitled: Your Introduction to DNA, Genes and Genomes; Your Human Genome; and Our Genomes, Health and Soci
UK stem cell tool kit
The UK Stem Cell Tool Kit is a reference tool for those who wish to develop a programme of human stem cell research and manufacture, including clinical applications. Provided by the Medical Research Council (MRC) the Tool Kit can be viewed by regulatory routes in three different ways, either by map view, question view, or project view. Users can navigate their way through the regulations by responding to a series of key questions and building their own route map. Also available are s
Brought to life
This history of medicine web site is run by the Science Museum and features much of the Wellcome Collection artefacts. The site is divided into five sections - Themes and Topics, People, Objects, Techniques and Technologies and Timeline. Special consideration has been given to GCSE Medicine through time students and Undergraduates. There is also a teachers guidance area. This clearly written, versatile resource includes interactive animations on iron lungs, tracheotomies and amputations amongs
House of Commons Science and Technology Committee - Fourth Report : evidence check 2 : homeopathy
This publication House of Commons Science and Technology Committee - Fourth Report Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy was published in February 2010. Published by the Stationery Office, this is the second Evidence Check report and it examines the Governments policies on the provision of homeopathy through the National Health Service (NHS) and the licensing of homeopathic products by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This site provides access to the full-text rep
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
Standards on the use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) : version for England
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 2008, this 66-page report was produced by a multi-agency group led by the RCPsych. It provides a set of standards giving guidance on the use of Section 136 (the only civil detention under the Mental Health Act) which gives the police powers to remove a person who appears to be suffering from mental disorder
Management of unerupted maxillary incisors
This guideline Management of unerupted maxillary incisors was published in April 2010 by the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. This guideline considers diagnosis and management, incidence/prevalence, detection of causes of failure of eruption, examination, and management principles. References are provided.
Centre of the Cell
An exhibition sponsored by a host of donors including Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queen Mary, University of London. The exhibition is housed within a pod where visitors via timed guided tours can engage with a range of interactive features to help them understand the workings of cells and the role they play in medical research. It is intended for anyone but particularly geared towards school students in key stages 2, 3, and 4. Prior registration on the website is re
Lumpy wool : a skin disease of sheep
This publication on lumpy wool, a skin disease of sheep caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis, was published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (Agriculture) in January 2010. The document covers disease transmission, conditions favouring infection, effects of the disease on older sheep and lambs, effects on fleece, available treatment, and prevention and control measures. Images are provided.
Landolt Börnstein Substance / Property Index
This website "lists all substances and their properties which are reported on in the indexed Landolt-Börnstein volumes. In total, 160 000 organic and inorganic compounds are described by names, molecular structures, chemical abstract numbers and other identifiers. Properties are directly linked to the full documents at Springerlink." The site can be searched or browsed by index. The search function is available free; full text is available to subscribers. Students should check whether their uni
Sociologija. Mintis ir Veiksmas
Sociology. Thought and Action is a full-text, bi-annual "peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published in Lithuania and dedicated to the critical study of contemporary social and cultural change including the shifting status of sociology itself" The journal "covers subjects such as social theory, social research and research methodology, political sociology, gender issues, nationalism, sociology of art, social stratification and social identities" and publishes in Lithuanian and English.