General Interest

A repository of current reports dealing with Higher Education issues. Many of these reports are Canadian-based.

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You Tube  Site Reviews(0)
Video is proliferating like crazy on the Internet. There are a number of sites that host video clips. And search sites will help you find them. I like to browse the videos. And You Tube is a great place to find them. Most are fairly short, so you’ll have time to watch quite a few. The videos are posted by people like you and me. Some are funny, others are mundane. And yet others were made by aspiring filmmakers. You may be inspired to post your own videos. No problem! It’s easy to start, and there’s no charge. This is handy if you have a video you want to show friends or family. But don’t post anything you don’t want the whole world to see!
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: Y    Hits Out: 19
Alasko Volcano Observatory  Site Reviews(0)
Mt. Augustine has been spewing ash and dust for about a month now. And the Alaska Volcano Observatory has put together a Web site that monitors the volcano. For people who live in the area, the site is an important resource. They can use it to keep on top of developments and make informed decisions. But the site is interesting to the rest of us, too. No Alaska volcano has ever been this closely watched. It is fascinating to learn a little more about volcanoes. The site has images and updates on activity at the peak of the volcano. Some information is updated on an hourly basis. You can also view seismic data, which monitors the Earth's rumblings.
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: A    Hits Out: 31
National Geographics Adventure  Site Reviews(0)
National Geographic Adventure is a great place to get some ideas. The site will take you off the beaten track and give you an experience you’ll never forget. You can start by looking at geographical areas or reading the lists of top destinations. But don’t forget to visit the photo galleries and watch the videos. They may provide the inspiration you need.
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: N    Hits Out: 41
LiveScience  Site Reviews(0)
LiveScience provides good coverage on recent headlines. You're bound to find what you want. It's fun to browse this site, particularly if you have children. I like to visit it with my five-year-old, Ian. LiveScience's home page can get a little cluttered. The Latest Stories section in particular gets a little difficult to read. But I suppose that is to be expected when there's so much great information!
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: L    Hits Out: 52
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy  Site Reviews(0)
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is a doctor-trusted medical resource. And you can access it online to read up on conditions and treatment.
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: M    Hits Out: 15
Sustainable Development in Coastal Regions and Small Islands  Site Reviews(0)
Despite the promises of an information revolution*, many small islands and coastal regions remain somewhat isolated, whether it is culturally or economically. In 1996 UNESCO established this program in order to look at how sustainable development might be encouraged on small islands and coastal regions throughout the world. To get a better sense of the projects they have sponsored so far, visitors should first visit the *Activities* area to learn about some of their field projects. Here they will learn about how they have assisted in the creation of integrated coastal management plans in South Africa and also worked towards developing a fisheries management plan in Haiti. Visitors should also peruse some of the themes offered here, which include *Sustainable Island Living* and *Island Youth Visioning*. This latter initiative is worth taking a look at, as it encourages young people living in small islands to develop their own visions of how they would like to see their communities grow over the coming years. Visitors who are seeking a place for dialogue on some of the issues surrounding these places should also examine the virtual discussion forums area. Here they can learn about wise coastal practices, and view responses to the timely question *Are tiny islands viable in the 21st century?*.
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: S    Hits Out: 41
20Q.Net  Site Reviews(0) is an experiment in artificial intelligence. The program is very simple but its behavior is complex. Everything that it knows and all questions that it asks were entered by people playing this game. is a learning system; the more it is played, the smarter it gets. The game works the same as it did when you were a child. However, now you’re playing against an artificial mind. Start by thinking up an object. Or you can think of something intangible, if you like. Then, you’ll be asked a series of questions. Your choices are “yes,” “no,” “maybe,” or one of several other responses. It’s amazing how good this artificial mind is. It beat me three times in a row. I was able to outsmart it once, though. You can play in differentlanguages.
Added: May 16, 2005  Last Update: May 16, 2005  Category: T    Hits Out: 17
Popular Online Journals  Site Reviews(0)
When writing a paper or doing research, you may be required to utilize several journals. Here you will find links to popular online journals and general library pages that list more popular journal sites. Find, read, and print information about almost any subject that appears in articles in the current editions of these online journals.
Added: Aug 7, 2005  Last Update: Aug 7, 2005  Category: P    Hits Out: 92
Columbia Journalism Review  Site Reviews(0)
Home page for the Columbia Journalism Review where you can access current material and past issues.
Added: Aug 7, 2005  Last Update: Aug 7, 2005  Category: C    Hits Out: 13
Geospatial & Statistical Data Center  Site Reviews(0)
As more and more people are iscovering the value and importance of spatial data and analysis, discovering new online resources in this area is a real treat. Located in the impressive Alderman Library on the grounds of the University of Virginia, the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center provides a host of services to both the on-campus community and to those who visit their website. With a clean design, the homepage features a *Spotlight* area and a *Quick Links* area, which leads to things such as the historical census browser and the rather exhaustive Virginia Gazetteer. Visitors should also take a look at the materials contained within the *Collections* heading on the homepage. Here they can peruse such items as aerial photographs of Albemarle County as well as other collections of aerial materials. One tremendously helpful feature of the site is the *References Resources* area, which contains information about codes and symbols used on maps, along with handbooks and user guides to some of the resources offered here.
Added: Jun 9, 2006  Last Update: Jun 9, 2006  Category: G    Hits Out: 25
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