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New sites this week feature Iraq, racing, the Freedmen's Bureau,
oceans, the Russian Navy, global demographics, Zulus, Modernism, and
a site for listening to insects. Also learn more about Parkinson's
disease, multiple sclerosis, and coping with law enforcement
enquiries in libraries.  

California resources:

Give a big bear hug to the California Grizzly, not to be confused
with the football team, the San Jose SaberCats. Other team sites
include San Diego Riptide, the Bakersfield Blitz, and the Los
Angeles Avengers.

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Showdown: Iraq
   This is a special news report on the status of Iraq's
   compliance of the United Nation Security Council's
   Resolution 1441 (November 8, 2002) on weapons
   inspection. It includes the latest news, quotes, and
   analysis by the chief U.N. weapons inspector, the U.S.
   Secretary of Defense, and news reporters. There is also
   information on Iraq, the military, and other top stories.
   Produced by Cable News Network (CNN).
   Subjects: Iraq...
   Created by jh

 Association for the Study of African American
 Life and History (ASALH)
   The mission at this site is to "to promote, research,
   preserve, interpret and disseminate information about
   Black life, history, and culture to the global community."
   The site contains information on the legacy of the founder,
   Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950), who established
   the first Negro History Week, which officially expanded to
   Black History Month in 1976. Resources include learning
   resource packages, themes for the years 2002-2010, and
   more. Sponsored by ASALH, a nonprofit organization.
   Subjects: Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950...
   Created by jh

 Planet Quest
   This informative and comprehensive site tracks the search
   for new planets. Visitors to the site learn about the science
   of planetary discovery, possible habitable planets,
   instruments, and missions. Join the Planet Finder Club and
   search the New Worlds Atlas for newly discovered planets
   and planetary system information. Educator resources,
   multimedia gallery, and related project links are included.
   Supported by NASA and sponsored by the Jet Propulsion
   Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.
   Subjects: Planets...
   Created by sf

 Response to Terrorism
   This site presents topical news, publications, documents,
   and resources on public diplomacy "in support of U.S.
   foreign policy objectives." Current and archived policy texts
   are browsable and searchable to 1998. Available in
   English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese,
   and Arabic. From the Office of International Information
   Programs, U.S. Department of State.
   Subjects: War on Terrorism, 2001-...
   Created by jh

   At this visually appealing site, visitors can use the GeoData
   Explorer (Geode) to view world maps based on population,
   transportation, natural resources, political boundaries, and
   more. Geographical relationships of data categories can be
   visualized with maps of countries of the world. Geographic
   data collected by the USGS and other government
   agencies are available for download from this site.
   Sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
   Subjects: Geography...
   Created by sf

 Ticketstubs: Tales of the Ephemeral Based on
 the Flotsam of Life
   This Web site contains images of ticket stubs, from a wide
   variety of events, each with a story of why the event was
   so memorable that an individual felt the need to keep
   these often discarded mementos. Visitors to the site are
   invited to contribute to the fun by adding their stubs and
   stories to this project.
   Subjects: Autobiographical memory...
   Created by cg

 300th Anniversary of Russian Navy
   This 1996 commemorative site includes a chronology of
   important naval events, images of flags, brief biographical
   information on past admirals (some with portraits), images
   and written descriptions of modern and past ships, and an
   illustrated history of the navy to 1917. Present day St.
   Petersburg, the "naval center of Russia," is also
   Subjects: Naval history...
   Created by smb

 All About Multiple Sclerosis
   This site, started by someone with MS, "aims to provide
   accurate and comprehensive medical information about
   multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people
   with the disease." There is an encyclopedia (though its
   source is not given), personal narratives on different
   aspects of MS, a list of famous people with the disease,
   and numerous related links, including searchable medical
   articles on PubMed.
   Subjects: Multiple sclerosis
   Created by ha

 Bakersfield Blitz
   News, player profiles, schedule, and statistics for the
   Bakersfield, California, franchise of the Arena Football
   League 2 (AF2).
   Subjects: Football...
   Created by mg
   Online edition of the publication for international
   Thoroughbred racing and breeding, aimed at both
   professionals and fans. It has news, articles, and
   information about events, the industry, races,
   management, equine health, horse farm management, and
   more. It also has a searchable archive, a stallion register, a
   marketplace, and links to other horse resources.
   Subjects: Horse racing...
   Created by mg

 Freedmen's Bureau Online
   This site looks at the creation and history of the
   Freedmen's Bureau, as well as issues facing freed slaves
   after the Civil War. "The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen
   and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the
   Freedmen's Bureau...supervised all relief and educational
   activities relating to refugees and freedmen, including
   issuing rations, clothing and medicine." Links to
   government records dealing with the Freedmen's Bureau
   as well as genealogy sites.
   Subjects: United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and
   Abandoned Lands...
   Created by sts

 Information Resource: About Herbs, Botanicals
 and Other Products
   "This web site provides objective information for
   oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a
   clinical summary for each agent and details about
   constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential
   benefits or problems. Evaluations of alternative or
   unproved cancer therapies are also provided." The site is
   part of the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial
   Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
   Subjects: Alternative medicine...
   Created by slr

 Los Angeles Avengers
   News, schedules, player profiles, schedule, and more
   about the Los Angeles, California, Arena Football League
   Subjects: Football...
   Created by mg

 NPF: The National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
   A nonprofit organization dedicated "to find the cause and
   cure of this disease and other neurological disorders in our
   lifetime." Links to related sites, current research, brochures
   (some in Spanish), contact information, and multimedia
   products provide information for patients, caregivers, and
   others interested in knowing more about Parkinson's
   Disease. Also includes the Parkinson Report, a quarterly
   publication. Searchable.
   Subjects: Parkinson's disease
   Created by mlc

 Ocean World
   Information about many aspects of oceanography:
   fisheries, coral reefs, currents, El Niño, icebergs, weather,
   waves, and more. Users may Ask Dr. Bob related
   questions. There are links to Real Time Data for various
   oceanographic topics. There is also a textbook, Introduction
   to Physical Oceanography, written by Robert H. Stewart "for
   upper-division college students and new graduate
   students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean
   engineering." From Texas A&M University.
   Subjects: Oceanography
   Created by dl

 San Diego Riptide
   News, player profiles, schedule, game results, and
   statistics for the San Diego, California, franchise of the
   Arena Football League 2 (AF2).
   Subjects: Football...
   Created by mg

 San Jose SaberCats
   News, schedules, player profiles, and more about the San
   Jose, California, Arena Football League team, the winners
   of ArenaBowl XVI (2002).
   Subjects: Football...
   Created by mg

 Space Shuttle Columbia and Her Crew
   (Note: due to heavy traffic, the server for this site may not
   respond.) NASA's Human Space Flight (HSF) site reports
   daily on the loss of its space shuttle, Columbia, on its
   descent over north central Texas on February 1, 2003.
   Included are images and brief biographies of the seven
   lost crewmembers plus highlights from Columbia's history.
   Subjects: Columbia (Spacecraft) -- Accidents...
   Created by jh

 Spain, the United States, and the American
 Frontier: Historias Paralelas
   Reflecting the different perspectives of Spain and the
   United States, this site contains material which documents
   the history of Spanish expansion in North America through
   the South, the Southwest, and north to Alaska. Digital
   collections of texts, manuscripts, letters, maps, prints,
   photographs, films, and early edition books can be viewed
   online. Available in English and Spanish, the site is a
   collaboration of the Library of Congress and The National
   Library of Spain.
   Subjects: United States -- History...
   Created by sf

 War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and
   This December 2002 report examines the political, military,
   and economic consequences to the United States of war
   with Iraq. From the Committee on International Security
   Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
   Opens directly into PDF file; Adobe Acrobat Reader
   Subjects: United States...
   Created by pf

 African American World
   African American World tries to cover all things Black or
   African American and does a good job at it. Sections
   included are history, arts and culture, race and society, and
   biographical profiles. There is also a timeline of African
   American history from the 1400s on with links to further
   PBS readings and programs, a page for children, African
   American history teaching modules, and pro and con
   opinions on social issues. Searchable.
   Subjects: African Americans...
   Created by sts

 Bear In Mind: The California Grizzly at the
 Bancroft Library
   An exhibit of more than 150 "documents, photographs,
   publications, illustrations, artwork, and artifacts" that
   "chronicle the extinction of the California Grizzly Bear."
   Browsable by theme and checklist. Includes UC Berkeley
   campus map of bear statues and artwork. From the
   Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
   Subjects: Bears...
   Created by tm

 Between the Stacks (BTS): Library and
 Information Science Discussion Forums
   "An online community representing all information
   professionals, from library students to library directors--in
   all library related professions. BTS provides a common area
   where ideas and support can be shared via discussion
   forums." Launched in November, 2002, by Allen Williams,
   an MLIS graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
   Subjects: Library science...
   Created by mg

 Bug Bytes
   A collection of more than forty insect sound files. Browse by
   species name or subject. Included are various larvae and
   adult insect feedings; movements of soil invertebrates;
   insects in plants; wing vibrations, and more. Additionally,
   there is a sample file to learn how to distinguish insects
   sounds from background noise. Length of each file is
   provided. From the Center for Medical, Agricultural and
   Veterinary Entomology, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
   Subjects: Insects
   Created by dl...

 Environment Australia's Online Image Database
   A collection of images from the agency that advises the
   Australian Commonwealth Government on the "protection
   and conservation of the environment, including both
   natural and cultural heritage places." Searchable by
   keyword, thesaurus term, and geographic area. Initial
   results provide summary information and a thumbnail
   image with more information provided along with the larger
   image. A form is provided to request permission to use the
   Subjects: Australia...
   Created by dl

 Kingdom of the Zulu
   An overview of South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal,
   including information on tourism, trade, investing, natural
   history, recreational facilities, and more. Includes
   information on the districts of Drakensberg, Durban, East
   Griqualand, Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands, North
   Coast (Dolphin Coast), South Coast, and Zululand.
   Subjects: South Africa...
   Created by mg

 Law Enforcement Enquiries: Guidelines for Staff
   Procedures for preparing library staff for "law enforcement
   visits," based on materials provided by the American
   Library Association. Addresses steps to take before the
   visit, and how to respond to subpoenas, search warrants,
   and search warrants issued under the Foreign Intelligence
   Surveillance Act (FISA), which was expanded through the
   USA PATRIOT Act. From the Colorado Association of
   Libraries. Opens directly into PDF file; Adobe Acrobat
   Reader required.
   Subjects: Library records...
   Created by kgs

   Examples of decorative art and design objects from the
   European and American Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau,
   Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, and Art Deco
   movements are enhanced by a timeline (1880 to 1940) and
   brief video introductions by the exhibit curator, David Ryan.
   Includes definitions of terms, photographs of artists and
   designers, and curatorial comments on modernism,
   antiques, and collecting. From The Minneapolis Institute of
   Arts. Searchable.
   Subjects: Modernism (Art)...
   Created by pf

 Powell Draws Picture of Iraqi Deception: Links to
   The U.S. Department of State presents a synopsis and the
   transcript of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's remarks
   to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, on the
   alleged violations of U.N. Resolution 1441 (November 8,
   2002), regarding disarmament of weapons of mass
   destruction by Iraq's President Saddam Hussein and his
   Subjects: Iraq...
   Created by jh

 UKCOSA Student Pages
   From The Council for International Education (UKCOSA),
   information for college students (undergraduate and
   graduate) interested in studying in the United Kingdom.
   Offers answers to questions regarding finances,
   immigration, working in the UK, and information for student
   Subjects: Foreign study...
   Created by sd1

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