May 15, 2015. Five Lists were updated (edited, added to) today: JKU Part Deux http://sdrv.ms/XOGcNA, The Equinox Edition http://sdrv.ms/xfsjWe, The Fall Harvest Edition http://bit.ly/zIoiml , The Research List http://sdrv.ms/x8nu4J, and the Academic Research List http://sdrv.ms/R4hwOv.
May 13, 2015. The JKU Research List http://sdrv.ms/x8nu4J, JKU Academic Research List http://sdrv.ms/R4hwOv, JKU Part Deux http://sdrv.ms/XOGcNA, The Legendary Journeys Continue http://sdrv.ms/x1hqVV, and Online Tools 2015 http://1drv.ms/1ze7vbs, and the Cold List http://sdrv.ms/Usuvh0 , have all been updated today.
Tor network and .onion links were edited and updated. DLs were replaced with similar sites. Small improvements were made to each List.
Here’s a sample you might enjoy. From the JKU Academic Research List, here is the Category,
VIII. Other: Tools, Search Engines. (Also JKU Research List http://sdrv.ms/x8nu4J ).
http://www.academicinfo.net/ }online courses and degrees info.
https://archive.org/ } The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookstack/ }This extension lets you rapidly fill up a bookmark folder and go through its contents one site at a time. Emphasis is on adding and removing with ease.
http://americanshakespearecenter.blogspot.com/ }the podcast central of the American Shakespeare Center. Mostly lectures, interviews, etc., we haven’t found any actual plays podcast here yet, but LOC or another like that would probably have them. See also…
http://www.antistudy.com }this is a handy site. Search by name of book or author, and if they have it, it returns the free book-notes and study-notes available online. In our test they gave results from Cliffs Notes, SparkNotes, BookRags, Novel Guide, Pink Monkey, Barron’s Book Notes, Grade Saver, and others. Links lead directly to book notes shown. Clean and easy to use, Highly Recommended by us. Good site.
http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/itunesu.html }Listen to lectures from professors at Stanford and other colleges using this platform.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts }podcasts from the BBC, you might find something Shakespearean here.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ } This is a great site for learning about different cultures and planning a trip abroad. Get updated news and weather information around the world, as well as vocabulary lessons and other activities in languages like Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek and Chinese.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/sitemap/ }Table of contents and index for the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/581/02/ }the OWL search box is on this page also. These pages will help you learn about the features of the new OWL at Purdue site, including printing, requesting copies, linking, reporting errors/problems, and navigating the new design. his resource will help you navigate the new OWL design. If you are still having problems finding the materials you need, please use the OWL’s search box at the top of the navigation bar on the left side of the page or the OWL’s Site Map.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/581/01/ }the Owl search box is on this page. These pages will help you learn about the features of the new OWL at Purdue site, including printing, requesting copies, linking, reporting errors/problems, and navigating the new design. There are many features of the new Purdue OWL. Learn all about using them here; you can find answers to common questions about the OWL at our FAQ.
http://pages.mail.bfwpub.com/hackerhandbooks/ }this is not what the URL makes it sound like. Diana Hacker was a master teacher and thoroughly innovative thinker. In her classroom, Diana identified the challenges students face in writing college papers, and in her handbooks, she provided advice to help student writers meet those challenges. Nancy Sommers , also a master teacher and a scholar in the field of composition, is an avid field researcher and an innovator in writing instruction.
http://Web.archive.bibalex.org }the alternative Archive site, mirror of archive.org. Sometimes down. The Internet Archive is a complete snapshot of all web pages on every website since 1996. Since the average lifetime of a page on the Internet is 100 days, this snapshot is retaken every two months. The Internet Archive at the BA includes the web collection of 1996 through 2007. It represents about 1.5 petabytes of data stored on 880 computers. The entire collection is available for free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. at this link: http://web.archive.bibalex.org/web/ }This is the new Wayback Machine prototype. Any URL in ARC files accessible to this service can be searched above.
http://www.bibalex.org/isis/frontend/archive/archive_web.aspx }their Intro page.
http://www.bibme.org/ }this bibliography helper works well. It finds the book, magazine, newspaper, journal, etc., that you specify, and generates the bibliographical info for it, and then puts it into one of four standard formats. Apparently it will accumulate the bibliography for you as well.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/in-our-time/ }a BBC podcast page, where scholars and interviewers discuss the history of ideas.
http://bioinformatics.ca/links_directory/ }The Bioinformatics Links Directory features curated links to molecular resources, tools and databases. The links listed in this directory are selected on the basis of recommendations from bioinformatics experts in the field. We also rely on input from our community of bioinformatics users for suggestions. Starting in 2003, we have also started listing all links contained in the NAR Webserver issue. Searches in the categories computer related, education, human genome, DNA, expression, and literature.
https://www.brightstorm.com/ }this site advertises, homework help, instant math, and 3,000 video lessons by experts. Top teachers, they say, but it is a subscription site, $30.00 per month, and so we cannot recommend it. 2015 Update: Note that the Bright Storm products are gone and the site will be down soon. 2015 Update: Bright Planet is down now.
http://corpus.byu.edu/ }list of important copora in English, compiled by Mark Davies of BYU.
http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/ }The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) is the largest freely-available corpus of English, and the only large and balanced corpus of American English. The corpus contains more than 450 million words of text and is equally divided among spoken, fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts. It includes 20 million words each year from 1990-2012 and the corpus is also updated regularly (the most recent texts are from Summer 2012). The interface allows you to search for exact words or phrases, wildcards, lemmas, part of speech, or any combinations of these. You can search for surrounding words (collocates) within a ten-word window (e.g. all nouns somewhere near faint, all adjectives near woman, or all verbs near feelings), which often gives you good insight into the meaning and use of a word. Failed to find a rarer word, but did well on a relatively uncommon word.
http://www.chea.org/default.asp }Those wanting to go back to school will find this guide to accreditation a great help.
http://citationmachine.net/index2.php }Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.
http://www.cramster.com/homework-help/ }”Ask any homework question and get an answer from our subject experts in as little as 2 hours. Get expert homework help now!“ We haven’t tested or evaluated this site yet, but it is popular these days (Autumn, 2012).
http://www.ctns.org/ }The Center for Theology and The Natural Sciences. “CTNS promotes the creative mutual interaction between theology and the natural sciences. The CTNS mission is carried out through three program areas: research, teaching and public service. The central scientific focus of these programs is on physics, cosmology, evolutionary biology, and genetics, with additional topics in the neurosciences, technology, the environmental sciences, and mathematics. The central theological focus is on Christian theology, ethics and spirituality, with additional attention to the theological issues arising from the engagement between the sciences and world religions.”
http://www.diglib.org/ }homepage for the Digital Library Federation. The goal of the network experience is to encourage a self-reliant, mutually supportive community engaged in continuous learning about e-research support.
As E-Research Network members, institutional teams are given formal and informal opportunities for networking, resource sharing, and collaboration supported by CLIR/DLF’s organizational resources, as well as access to structured curricula, webinars, and personalized consultations. Through in-person meetings and learning activities, we hope to continue building an active and growing community of practice.
http://www.diglib.org/members/ }the members of the DLF. A linklist for libraries with online collections/catalogs (see above). Found records at tested libraries immediately.
http://www.digitavaticana.org/?lang=en }Founded in 1451 by Nicholas V, the Vatican Library holds pivotal cultural documents from all of humanity; letters of the most important historical figures; drawings and notes by artists and scientists such as Michelangelo and Galileo; treaties from all eras, in all fields of learning, from all parts of the world. FITS is the format that has been adopted to digitize the manuscripts of the Vatican Library. Developed at NASA to store images, astronomical and astrophysical data, FITS was designed to guarantee long term preservation of documents. As well as memorizing images extremely faithful to the original, a FITS file can contain metadata, information regarding the manuscript (size, materials, …), is free from legal restrictions, updated by the scientific international community, safe from viruses, and can be read by any image processing software. At present on the Vatican Library website it is possible to view approximately 500 manuscripts and 600 incunabula (books printed prior to 1500) in their digital format. Digita Vaticana is gathering funds to digitize and make the entire collection of 80,000 manuscripts of the Vatican Library available on-line.
http://emeld.org/school/toolroom/software/index.cfm }”This section contains a small database of software tools that have been used, classified and reviewed by linguists. For information on choosing appropriate software tools see the Choosing Software page. To view software, choose the types you wish to view below. “
http://emeld.org/school/toolroom/index.html }”The Tool Room provides information about hardware and software tools available for linguists, many of which will help you to conform to Best Practice. Tools are divided into the categories of Software and Hardware. “
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/homework/language.aspx }MSN Encarta’s resource helps you translate, find verb tenses, spell correctly and learn about history.
http://www.flyingmeat.com/voodoopad/voodoopadlite.html }VoodooPad Lite is the free version of VoodooPad. While not as powerful as the real thing, it still gets the job done. It’s for those on a tight budget, or who just want to play around with VoodooPad beyond the 15 page limit without committing to it just yet. Keep your research organized and logical by taking advantage of VoodooPad’s wiki links, collections, tags, aliases, and powerful search. Import research articles, class notes, and link to websites. Merge and split your information as it grows! VoodooPad for iOS is the mobile little brother to VoodooPad. If you need a wiki on your iOS device, this is the app you want. While not quite as powerful as its older sibling- VoodooPad for iOS does all the things you need, including syncing via Dropbox. VoodooPad takes advantage of Mac OS X’s built in text system, so you get access to all kinds of text services like spell checking, and formatting options like multiple fonts and font sizes per page, kerning, rulers, and even text shadowing and strike-through.
http://www.freebookcentre.net/ }thousands of free science and computer e-books online that you can download.
http://www.freebookcentre.net/Physics/Astronomy-Books-Download.html }sample page from this site. These are the astronomy books. For students or learners, many of these contain the basic info you need to understand astronomy. Even if you’re studying the Electric Universe or Plasma Cosmology model(s), you still need to understand basic, mainstream astronomy, including history, methods, tools, and techniques. They’re necessary for you to understand how to do astronomy, and what the ‘language’ means. But, if you master basic mainstream astronomy, then you’ll see how the discoveries of the EU modelers change some of the fundamental facts of what the universe consists of, and how it works. Example: the EM strength is 49 orders of magnitude stronger than gravity, and can be shown to behave the same ways on all the scales that apply to astronomy, i.e., from local planetary-sized to galactic-sized. The electric current that connect all the astronomical bodies and features, can be directly observed, as HST has shown us.
http://docs.gimp.org/en/ }the best free image-glossary. If you do image work, this is highly recommended, whether you use GIMP or not. We downloaded it. However, our associate Julie Éclair has developed a combined image-and-photography glossary, using terms from the GIMP glossary, as well as others, which you can use instead, if you wish to.
http://networkx.github.com/documentation/latest/overview.html }networkx has a search feature and will sometimes find info that no one else does. “NetworkX is a Python language software package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and function of complex networks. With NetworkX you can load and store networks in standard and nonstandard data formats, generate many types of random and classic networks, analyze network structure, build network models, design new network algorithms, draw networks, and much more.“ Here is the search page:
http://scholar.google.com/schhp?hl=en&as_sdt=0,6 }this may also be useful; however sometimes the results that it finds will either be behind an academic password/pay wall or be a link to a book which is not available online. (Apologies for the inclusion of google here.)
https://sites.google.com/site/islamandthequran/islamic-years-converted-to-christian-years }convert from xxxAH (islamic years) to christian years.
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ }of course no collection of academic tools would be complete without a grammar website. As is painfully well-known, most students do not use the English language correctly, since their instructors and teachers don’t, either. Therefore, this might be the most important website on this List! Highly Recommended for all students, faculty, and staff to use this site.
http://graph.tk/#search }this is a fun site. Enter a term by name or equation, and the page draws a graph of it for you, fast. Highly Recommended. It can make recommendations, will show a “random” graph if “+” selected, and if “_>” is selected, it will show the type of differential equation the graph is. Click on the camera to take a snapshot, page changes from white background to black background!
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page }Access free e-books on this site.
http://html-pdf-convert.com/cari/ }this is a PDF search engine, part of a html-pdf-webpage converter. Useful for students, scholars, and researchers.
http://www.highexistence.com/ }forum, blog, and discussion site suitable for students. New. We have tested this site and find it clean and mostly easy to use.
http://www.infosoup.org/search }search for books, music, movies, and more: InfoSoup is brought to you by OWLSnet, a consortium of public libraries in northeast Wisconsin. Use the links below to find contact information for your library, as well as their open hours. Be sure to stop by your library today – whether you’re hungry for books, movies, music or answers, we’re there to help!
http://www.iseek.com }since Hakia is dying now, this is the only free semantic-search-engine left on the Web. State your question in normal English.
http://libraries.mit.edu/ }Browse the collections and get information on how to borrow or order materials.
http://www.listingly.com/ }”smart” list-making and –sharing website, free signup required.
http://ww2.ikeepbookmarks.com/ }Set up an account for your school and give the students (and teachers) an easy way to visit the Internet. Links can be organized by topic, by classroom, or even by individual students. (Teachers, avoid that HTML programming class!)
https://www.khanacademy.org/library }Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
http://networkx.lanl.gov/search.html?q=search }this page shows the results of one of our tests, for the word “search”. Great for programmers, information scientists, mathematicians, Recommended for them. See their glossary below.
http://www.librarything.com/ }Import your book lists from Amazon, the Library of Congress and WorldCat while you meet people who love to read.
http://manybooks.net/ }This smart site has books that can be viewed on your iPod, PDA or eBook reader, from poetry to romance to biographies.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookstack/ } This extension lets you rapidly fill up a bookmark folder and go through its contents one site at a time. Emphasis is on adding and removing with ease. Easily drag or add links to this sidebar or button and easily remove them for high-volume browsing.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wired-marker/ } Wired-Marker(http://www.wired-marker.org/en/) is a permanent (indelible) highlighter that you use on Web pages. The highlighter, which comes in various colors and styles, is a kind of electronic bookmark that serves as a guide when you revisit a Web page. The highlighted content is automatically recorded in a scrapbook and saved. Wired-Marker is a freeware that was developed as part of the Integrated Database Project sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (development code name: ScrapParty) for supporting the construction of databases. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2006) Integrated Database Project “Integrated Database for Life Sciences” II-3 Technology Development for Curator Support.
http://www.musipedia.org/ }we are building a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. Musipedia uses the “Melodyhound” melody search engine. You can find and identify a tune even if the melody is all you know. You can play it on a piano keyboard, whistle it to the computer, simply tap the rhythm on the computer keyboard or use the Parsons code. Every entry can be edited by anybody. An entry can contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and last but not least the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour.
shttp://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/links.shtml }link list of the National Weather Service. Links to everything weather-related.
http://nstasciencesupplyguide.com/ }NTSA science supply guide.
http://www.ottobib.com/about } OttoBib was created by Jonathan Otto in 2006 and his brother Nick started helping in 2012. The Idea for this site came from Seth Godin’s blog post about “Stuck Systems”. Seth outlined 2 requirements: A bibliography based on looking up the data online. Webpage that would allow the reader/teacher to see the books, their covers, links to Amazon or other online references.
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-science-publisher-gibberish-papers.html }Publisher of science journals Springer said Thursday it would scrap 16 papersfrom its archives after they were revealed to be computer-generated gibberish. The fake papers had been submitted to conferences on computer science and engineering whose proceedings were published in specialised, subscription-only publications, Springer said.”We are in the process of taking down the papers as quickly as possible,” the German-based publisher said in a statement.The embarrassing lapse was exposed by French computer scientist Cyril Labbe of the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble.He also spotted more than 100 other “nonsense” papers unwittingly published by the New York-based Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the journal Nature reported. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-science-publisher-gibberish-papers.html#jCp .
http://www.policy-evaluation.org/ }world wide web virtual library: evaluation information gateway. (Click on Evaluation Societies on the left, not on the main part of the page.)
http://www.publiclibraries.com/ }Find public libraries in all 50 states, search this site.
http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp This online library promises “faster, easier research.” Browse by subject category or keyword to access book profiles, journals, magazines, free books.
http://www.qipit.com/about.html }Turn your mobile phone into a digital copy machine with this helpful tool. Simply take a picture of a text document with your phone or camera and the program will help you translate it into PDF form. We include this since it is free.
http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/ }a source of Science podcasts. In our tests, the site worked perfectly and the podcast was interesting. If you’d like to hear it, it’s here: http://www.radiolab.org/popup_player/# }the 4 track mind.
http://rhymer.com/index.html }free rhyming dictionary. It works Ok, but we defeated it with the word ‘geas’.
http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table }colorful Periodic Table of the Elements, adjustable in real-time. Very useful for studying Chemistry: Recommended.
http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml }basic tutorials for academic online searches and search engines.
http://www.scilinks.org/weaveweb/weave_web_archive.asp }links and websites concerned with research and education for grades K-8, but useful for academic research also.
http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/ }this did Ok in our tests. The web page is too bright for us, a lot of white space; it’s a poorly laid-out page, and the plagiarism checker is crude, but, it does work. Tells you what percentage of your pasted text is original, and then shows the passages which are not.
http://smmry.com/ }the other one of the two best text summarizers online. Recommended. Above the text box you paste into, is a setting for how many sentences in the summary, we recommend 6.
http://ca3cx5qj7w.search.serialssolutions.com/?SS_Page=refiner&SS_RefinerEditable=yes }The citation linker from the Texas Medical Center Library (http://www.library.tmc.edu/ ). If you know the DOI, this is the quickest way to find an article.
http://www.tlg.uci.edu/index/listservs.html }discussion group for the classics. A directory of email discussion groups and listserv mailing lists concerning all aspects of Classics, classics education, Greek and Latin language study, and so on.
http://www.tools4noobs.com/summarize/ }one of the two best test summarizers online, as of 2014. The text box you paste into has settings below it, we had best results with “10” minimum sentence length and “4” minimum word length. Recommended.
http://pages.towson.edu/duncan/acalists.html }list of mediaeval discussion groups. Most of these are listservers.
http://www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php?from=English&to=Latin }pretty good Latin translator. Works both ways, but doesn’t know what some of the Latin words mean.
http://www.tuxcards.de/ }It is a hierarchical notebook to enter and manage ever every kind of notes and ideas in a structured manner. It was created out of the desire to let my own chaos of papers, notes, and post-it’s vanish. Those items are useful but the chaos I produced was not. With TuxCards you have a tool at your hand to free your mind by creating notes using richtext and images. It has been proven to work on Linux, Mac and Windows.
http://www.ubernote.com/webnote/pages/faq.aspx }UberNote is a knowledge management tool enabling you to quickly store and access your content from anywhere. Easily submit notes using email, IM, and mobile devices or clip web content with the browser toolbar. If you use UberNote, all of your stuff is in one location. Any Computer – Since UberNote is an Internet application, you can access UberNote from almost any computer.
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/6079 } Updated version, 0.19 of this awesome user script that compare prices from the most important online bookstores, with just a click…Added new bookstores: casadellibro.es, elcorteingles.es. Updated the others bookstores. Added flags.
http://www.webcitation.org/ }WebCite®, which used to be a member of member of the International Internet Preservation Consortium, is an on-demand archiving system for webreferences (cited webpages and websites, or other kinds of Internet-accessible digital objects), which can be used by authors, editors, and publishers of scholarly papers and books, to ensure that cited webmaterial will remain available to readers in the future. A WebCite®-enhanced reference is a reference which contains – in addition to the original live URL (which can and probably will disappear in the future, or its content may change) – a link to an archived copy of the material, exactly as the citing author saw it when he accessed the cited material. (neologisms theirs.)
http://hcr3.webofknowledge.com/home.cgi }this is supposed to tell you about specific researchers, in addition to showing you their list, or allowing you to add someone, but, it failed badly in our search tests, didn’t find one prominent and well-known scientist in his field, and didn’t find a well-known former professor emeritus from U. of Chicago. FYI.
http://www.whitesmoke.com/english-grammar }”We unconsciously use grammar all the time when we use language for speaking, listening, reading and writing. If we want to improve our English language abilities, there is no escape from addressing grammar issues.” As is painfully well-known, most students do not use the English language correctly, since their instructors and teachers don’t, either. Therefore, this might be the most important website on this List! Highly Recommended for all students, faculty, and staff to use this site.
http://wikiwix.com/ }ultimate wiki search engine. This searches wikipedia, wikisource, wikitionary, wikiquote, wikibooks,wikispecies, wikiversity, and commons, each selectable. Recommended. Did well in our search tests.
http://www.wisegeek.com/#categories }wise geek claims “clear answers for common questions”, and then gives a large list of such questions. Goes to their Categories page.
http://www.wisegeek.com/ }search the wisegeek site from here. Sorry about the “google custom search”, but it searches the whole website for your question and their answer(s); and there are more than 60,000 of them.
http://ben.yippy.com/ }this is THE Benjamin Franklin search engine. A comprehensive, one-stop site that includes carefully curated educational resources, Franklin’s own writings and proverbs, and tens of thousands of websites scattered throughout cyberspace. Befitting this founding father’s leadership in establishing the country’s first public library, this free site, in honor of his Tercentenary.
http://shakespeare.yippy.com/ }so, this is THE Shakespeare search engine. If you’re into the Bard, this is the site for you.
http://en.writecheck.com/ }this site has grammar, spelling, and plagiarism checking tools for the writer or student, but, we don’t list pay-sites! Sorry.
http://www.zdnet.com/podcasts }technology podcasts from ZDNet.
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