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.
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
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) aims to encourage education, training, and research in laboratory animal medicine; to establish standards of training and experience for veterinarians professionally involved with the care and health of laboratory animals; and to recognize qualified persons in laboratory animal medicine by certification examination and other means. The ACLAM website provides information on education and training activities, access to key publications
Phisick Medical Antiques
A carefully photographed collection of antique medical instruments forms the basis for this web site. The items are arranged into categories; Medicine, Surgery, Bleeding, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Apothecary, ENT, Dental, Quackery and Archive. They are mainly from the 19th Century. Notes on the use, manufacture and construction of the instruments make fascinating reading.
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
Recorded on the 30th of September 2007, four authors - Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens were filmed discussing public reaction to their writings against religion. The event was organised by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. They consider the dilemmas facing modern religion and alternative strategies.
Climate communication: improving understanding of global warming: the science and solutions
Susan Joy Hassol, a climate change communicator, analyst and author, has produced this website to show the wide range of work she has undertaken over two decades to improve human understanding of climate change science. Since 1998 Susan Hassol has been an independent analyst working on such projects as the US National Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment as well as writing and speaking widely about this fundamental issue. The website gives a profil
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.
UNM Live provides free access to audio recordings, podcasts and YouTube videos of events (conferences, lectures and meetings) involving University of New Mexico students, faculty, staff and guests. A wide range of subject areas from the social sciences are covered including politics and current world affairs, business and management and Latin American studies. There is also a large collection of materials relating to Anthropology. Topics covered by these include indigenous Native American Indian
Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection online
The Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is the largest collection of materials relating to Afghanistan in the USA. It was amassed by Mr. Paul [1898-1976] who served as an economic advisor to the Royal Government of Afghanistan and covers a wide range of topics relating to the history, culture and peoples of Afghanistan. A selection of the materials have been made free open access on the Internet via the institutional repository of the University of Nebraska-Oma
Afghanistan: images from the Harrison Forman collection
This site forms part of the University of Wisconsin digital library. It provides free access to a collection of over 190 historic photographs of the history, culture and people of Afghanistan during the 1960s. The collection is sub-divided into a number of topical themes which include architecture, geography, people (tribal life) settlements and geography of the region. It is possible to search or browse. Each photograph has an added description of content and copyright information.
Tibet: from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library
This site provides free access to over 1,000 historic images of Tibet from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library. They include rare images of central Tibet taken by American explorers in 1900; photographs of Northern Tibet taken from photographs of northern Tibet are selected from the photographic collection of Harrison Forman (1932-1937) and a series of historic maps. Subject matter includes Buddhist monasteries, cities Information on copyright is displayed on the website wh
Aigine Cultural Research Center
The Traditional Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan website is maintained by the Aigine Cultural Research Center, a non-profit nongovernmental organization. It seeks to deepen knowledge about traditional knowledge pertaining to the ethnic Kyrgyz population. This includes coverage of ecological knowledge, traditional healing, ethno medicine, oral history and family practices. It is therefore of interest to anthropologists of the region. The site includes collections of video and photograph materials. Copyrig
Ethnographic video online
Ethnographic video online is a commercial subscription product of Alexander Press. It offers access to 100s of online ethnographic films and associated study materials. These cover a wide range of cultures worldwide.They include Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Asch, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath from the 1920s to the present day There are also associated interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. In
Financial management in the European Union
This site provides access to the full text of the report published by the House of Commons Public Accounts select committee in June 2009, as HC 698 session 2009-10. The 20 page report provides an assessment of the financial management and performance of the EU. It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures in EU accounting and future reforms required.
100(0) Schlüsseldokumente der russischen und sowjetischen Geschichte (1917 1991)
A project maintained by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich which provides free access to a growing collection of key documents relating to the history of the Soviet Union in the 20th Century. They include materials relating to the Russian revolution and the fall of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917, the rise of the Communist State and Soviet Bloc, Stalin and the Cold War and the fall of Communism in the 1990s. Each entry is fully indexed with detailed annotations on the content and importance of
Atlas Des Deutschen Reichs
This site provides access to an online atlas of the German Empire which was published by Ludwig Ravenstein in 1883. It was digitised as a special project of the University of West Madison Libraries and is suitable for downloading as PDF files. The site includes details on the scale of the map, its coverage and possible usage as a source for historians researching the boundaries of the German Empire and families living within it. In addition to Germany, the maps of atlas also cover the bordering
Ebrary natural disaster and extreme weather searchable information center
This site has been created by Ebrary to provide a portal to information about natural disasters and extreme weather. It enables users to quickly search for government documents (mainly American agency) plus reports, guidelines, newsletters and manuals from inter-governmental agencies worldwide. Most items can be viewed online and downloaded free of charge. These cover all aspects of weather conditions. Sub--topics include hurricanes (including Hurricane Katrina); droughts, earthquakes, floods, c
Fedflix: free film from US government
FedFlix is a collaboration between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. It provides free access via the Internet to films from branches of the American government. These include public information films, historic film clips and footage from the National Archives; Department of War; Chicago Police Department; Mine Safety and Health Administration; United States Forest Service and Federal Civil Defense Administration among many other departments. The full range of Am