Research Lists Updated Today.

The JKU Research List and the JKU Academic Research List were both updated today. Below are some excerpts from each List.

Excerpt from the JKU Academic Research List:

VII. Subject Guides. (see also e.g. the Astronomy Science Sites on Fall Harvest Edition )

Note: many of these links are to the webpages, that have all the subjects’ links by name or URL, that’s why this category isn’t organized by subject.   }When people communicate, they process vast quantities of information.  The Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow that brings together theories and methods from several formal and experimental disciplines to understand better how this happens. We focus on spoken and written language; we also study communication in other media — visual, graphical and computer-based.   }the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Recommended. Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit educational website with a global

vision: to provide the best ancient history information on the internet for free. We combine different media, subjects and periods in interactive ways that will

help readers understand both the “big picture” and the detail. Editorial review is a key component in our process to ensure highest quality.   }If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about meteorology, you’ll find lots of helpful guides on this site.   }a nice collection of academic subject guides, but some links here are old.   }Peter Gurmann’s page at the University of Auckland. Recommended. “My research interests cover the design and analysis of security systems and security usability, including the application of concepts from cognitive psychology to understanding how users interact with security systems, and whatever else happens to catch my interest. This is my new home page. My old home page is a lot more fun, but doesn’t leave much room to present information on things I’m working on, so I’ve replaced it with this one.”   }this may be useful to read at some point. Publication rules.   }link may be down. 2012 DL. Sep 2012 Update: The old Albany search engine and directory has been down for a while. Here’s the most suitable replacement we’ve found:   }integrated academic research platform on the Web, for teachers that provide differentiated instruction of literacy to students in upper elementary through university. A cornerstone in thousands of subscribing schools and universities, NoodleTools supports the research process with a platform of integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.   }the VAST: Academic Video Online homepage. They say: “Titles in VAST are carefully selected to meet departmental needs and include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable.” There is also   }this page which shows the subjects you can browse or search.    }This archive is being compiled to serve as a library of information about different artistic movements, art groups and specific artists. Its purpose is to educate people about the different movements and show people that there are other movements worth looking at, and specific artists that users may never have heard of.   }there are 25,687 pages and 9,423 images there.   }for instance, the have this traditional collection of reference and subject links, including language, style, and composition.   }1200 search utilities categorized (they claim). }librarian’s index to the web from UCB. Current URL:   }it’s here now.   }Databases by Subject: Use this guide to identify library databases/indexes for a particular discipline or subject domain. Databases provide access to high quality information.   }the Main subject menus page for BUBL Link. This page contains and announcement that the site is no longer being updated as of April 2011.   }Argus clearinghouse for resource collections.   }also has library databases. Good site.   }best cryptography primer on the Web. Highly Recommended.   }Find podcasts on books, music, the news, religion, technology and other subjects on this site. )indexed collection of sources; and older resource from UCB. Link down, try:   }its new URL.   }”The Electric Universe theory highlights the importance of electricity throughout the Universe. It is based on the recognition of existing natural electrical phenomena (e.g. lightning, St Elmo’s Fire), and the known properties of plasmas (ionized “gases”) which make up 99.999% of the visible universe, and react strongly to electro-magnetic fields. Much of the material considered by the Electric Universe is peer-reviewed, but not all (see Speculative Theories, below).”   }This network has podcasts in the following areas: theatre arts, computer and technical skills, music education, information skills, math, second languages and a lot more.   }wordy stuff on discussion groups: autologue vs. dialog, interdisciplinary studies, ‘strange attractors’, etc. He says: “It is hoped that this exposition can help inform interdisciplinary approaches which arise throughout the world community. I offer the autologue as an adaptive meme capable of modeling the integration of the many THREADS of our disciplines into one tapestry, into the Net we cast to catch community. The beginning of understanding lies in the self-organizing community — the memetic niche where culture and vitality meet and engage in the ongoing process of AUTOLOGUE.”   }from this website, you can watch full-length documentary films or videos, for free. The page shown is for the History documentaries. Note that all these are streaming videos. They comprise supplementary Subject Guides.   }you can find more History documentaries here.   }browse all the History documentaries here. On this page   }are all their documentaries organized by Subject.   }FAQs, Tutorials and Tips – . Subjects: CSS, PHP, C#/.NET, Oracle, Other, MySQL, XHTML/HTML,   Photoshop, XML, JavaScript, MS Access, Visual Basic, Java, C and C++, AJAX, ASP, Mathematics, Unix and Linux, Perl, Webmaster, Flash, Fonts, SQL Server, Python, RSS, Softwsre QA, Windows, Mac OS X, DB2, SOAP.   }Biotech, Resources, FAQs, Jobs, Directory, Glossary and Search.   }Biotechnology tutorials, 100 links on page.   }Turn to this site to learn or chat about JavaScript, PHP and other Web design and development techniques.   }may have what you need.   }Get vocabulary lessons and listen to textbooks in Latin and Greek.   }good page on electric galaxies. This work generally is endorsed by Anthony Peratt.   }history and science of electric stars.   }good page on electrically modified Newtonian dynamics.   }Use this site’s open courseware directory to find courses according to subject, notes, video, audio, software demonstrations.   }this was formerly The Human-Languages Page. “LoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The more than 2400 links at iLoveLanguages have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you’re looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you’ve heard about, iLoveLanguages probably has something to suit your needs”   }although we include this for medical and biomedical technology research, the journal articles are really more professional and commercial in source and audience, not academic.   }Inspire, the High Energy Physics Information System. Page shown is the “How to Search” page giving all the details. Highly Recommended for physics students or physicists. “CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC have built the next-generation High Energy Physics (HEP) information system, INSPIRE, which empowers scientists with innovative tools for successful research at the dawn of an era of new discoveries. INSPIRE combines the successful SPIRES database content, curated at DESY, Fermilab and SLAC, with the Invenio digital library technology developed at CERN. INSPIRE is run by a collaboration of the four labs, and interacts closely with HEP publishers,, NASA-ADS, PDG, and other information resources. INSPIRE represents a natural evolution of scholarly communication, built on successful community-based information systems, and provides a vision for information management in other fields of science.” Here   }we show the results of our test, for the word “aurora”. We found that you have to be careful which search terms you use, and how you use them. It did fail in one of our hard tests, but we still Recommend it. Most of those results don’t seem to have much to do with an Aurora; clearly physical and chemical technical papers. However, there was this:     }”…This is in agreement with increased auroral activity identified in historical chronicles. This point to the likely solar origin of the event, which is the greatest solar event on a multi-millennial time scale, placing a strong observational constraint on the theory of explosive energy releases on the Sun and cool stars. “   }this site duplicates and updates many of the sites listed above.   }Hello and welcome to my free guitar lesson web site!

There are many hundreds of free guitar lessons here, most with video and audio, and as you can imagine it’s taken quite a lot of work for me to put it together. It’s important to me to help everyone that wants to learn to play the guitar, not just those with money to spend on tuition, so I run it on an “honour system”.   }web reference collection.   }VAST: Academic Video Online is Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription database containing thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. Faculty and students will find content in VAST to meet their learning, teaching, and research interest in the following areas. 2013 Update:   }here is a video that shows you how use VAST.   }the Davidson College Library Research Guides. On this page, they present VAST with instructions for use.   }this is the site for those that are studying Internet itself. Gives the complete history and much of the structure of the Net; great for students. Simple, clean, fast site. Also an excellent site for newbies to the web… information all in one place, that you’d otherwise spend hours with search engines, etc., trying to find.   }list and very brief description of people who made and developed Internet. (“Internet” is a acronym, hence don’t say “the” in front of it.)   }The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress has eight alcoves. This ninth “virtual alcove” is a collection of websites selected and annotated by Humanities and Social Sciences Division subject specialists.   }Part of Galaxy’s guide to worldwide information and services. Articles; Guides; Events; Collections; Periodicals; Discussion Groups; Directories; Professional, Academic, Government, and Non-Profit Organizations.   }MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering.   }Computational modeling is the use of mathematics, physics and computer science to study the behavior of complex systems by computer simulation. A computational model contains numerous variables that characterize

the system being studied. Simulation is done by adjusting these variables and observing how the changes affect the outcomes predicted by the model. The results of model simulations help researchers make predictions about what will happen in the real system that is being studied in response to changing conditions. Modeling can expedite research by allowing scientists to conduct thousands of simulated experiments by computer in order to identify the actual physical experiments that are most likely to help.   }The nanotechnology-related research conducted in NIST’s laboratories develops measurements, standards, and data crucial to a wide range of industries and federal agencies, from the development of advanced spectroscopic methods needed to increase efficiency in advanced photovoltaics, to the development of the standard reference materials and data necessary to accurately quantify and measure the presence and impact of nanomaterials in the environment. NIST’s Technology Innovation Program is investing in the development of transformational technologies necessary to advance the large scale manufacture of nanomaterials. Nanotechnology Portal:   }and here is   }list of all their nanotechnology projects and programs.   }The RF Nanoelectronics Project focuses on research and development of

quantitative high-frequency metrology of RF nanomaterial, nanoelectronic and life science systems. The core activities of the project are the development and

application of metrology for quantitative characterization of hetero-structured materials and devices. In the process, we establish accurate, spatially resolved

metrology with sub-micrometer/nanometer/atomic scale resolution from DC to 100 GHz, and beyond for devices that are considered to be 5 to 20 years from

production or implementation.   ]the national library of medicine. Features a search of biomedical literature, a medical dictionary, news, articles, more.   }Trade and learn about stocks, read about investments, the economy and finance here.   Get the latest news, delve into the archives, and gain insight into the world’s culture, economy and politics.   }Free podcasts from universities like Columbia, Georgetown and the London School of Economics.   }View webcasts of lecturers and special speakers from Oxford, subject the Internet and online culture.   }Whether you’re an aspiring poet or a poetry enthusiast, listen to poems, learn about writers and more on this site. }overview of subject area databases. This link is down for now; try the following:   }list of Princeton’s subject guides.   }more subject guides as list guides.  }musicians, music students, teachers: the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet.    }a meticulously organized collection including the works of hundreds of composers and tens of thousands of pieces of classical sheet music. Download and print scores for piano, violin, ensembles, orchestra and choirs. Customers are free to use our sheet music for public performance. The Sheet Music Archive has offered free and subscription sheet music downloads for 10 years. We have a huge collection of over 22,000 classical music pieces, with over 100,000 total pages of sheet music!   }The “Telson Spur” site’s site map. Branch from there.   }linklist on math sites, etc. Found under “Ideas”.   }the Social Science Research Network, link goes to their search page. Papers & Authors: Abstracts: 452,469, Full Text Papers: 366,285, Authors: 210,481, Papers Received in Last 12 months: 66,300.   }this is a mathematics question and answer site, one of the “stack exchange” family of sites. The page linked to answers questions about the kinds of infinity that there are. For any user of math, this site employs professional and academic mathematicians, and so on that basis would be Recommended. Unfortunately, they require sign-up and sign-in to blog. When you ask a question, the site makes it difficult for you to submit a question, and will arbitrarily refuse to answer valid math questions. Not Recommended.   }Access free resources for Spanish vocabulary, verbs, grammar, pronunciation and more, at three different levels.   }University of Houston Research Guides: find help with subject specific research, class assignments, writing and presentation, and other aspects of the research process. }infomine: scholarly web resource collections. Link has changed, new one is:   }Infomine linklist page. Update 9/11: Infomine is once again available at this URL:   }look for scholarly information in fields ranging from business to the performing arts in one easily accessible place. It performed well in our “hard test”. (Finding obscure information c.1920.) DL 2015.   }exceptional Internet based resources by subject category. Maintained by UMBC.   }Writing Studies & the University Libraries

A dynamic place with the goal of connecting those who teach Writing with ideas and techniques to integrate Library related tools, collections and services into your classes to improve student’s library and information literacy skills; includes article, concern over google books. “Three library associations have asked the Justice Department to oversee Google’s plans to create a massive digital library to prevent an excessively high price for institutional subscriptions, the groups said on Thursday.”   web virtual library of subjects. Seems to have dated results and returns results from odd place, e.g. Burma.   }search from categories down to sources. DL? (3/11) 2012 Update: We don’t know why they took this page down. The best replacement we could find for it is:   }tools for people to leverage the information hunting and gathering activities of other people or groups of people on the World Wide Web. To date we have focused on taking advantage of the personal subject indices that are being constructed today with bookmarks or hotlists of widely available browsers and also on monitoring URLs that may themselves serve as living resources on particular subject areas.   }If you want to brush up on your understanding of American law and justice, listen to these classes.   }a wiki-type website for psychologists.


Excerpt from the JKU Research List:

V. Audio Resources. (See also the JKU Poetry List: also the Videolist: for A/V apps and sites.)

Note: The Web is full of many audio- and music-finding services and apps these days, and we can’t know what kind of files you’ll be looking for. However, we don’t advertise or promote commercial or pay-sites. This narrows what we research and share; and to further narrow it, we share with you some of the sites we ourselves actually use. Many services that say they’re free, aren’t: they try to deceive you. Most music download sites want sign-up, registration, or both; we’ve listed below the ones that don’t. Also note that this Category includes music and non-music links.   }narrow results to given formats: mp3, etc.   }this site finds good music for free, but it finds “videos”, that is music files with a picture or photo, that you can play on the site, and the audio quality is good. But the download files are blocked, missing, etc., and don’t download. To download the “video”, go to the source URL, such as youtube, and then download the video, and then convert it to mp3 (or whatever). }has surprising results sometimes, some useful, some not. You’ll want to avoid obvious ads, trick ads, and redirected ads.    } In August of 2005, we retired The Brain to reinvent, where content is provided daily, as news can’t wait for once per week. The new system is searchable with archives of all old reviews and content from the old way of doing things. is an archival, educational, promotional non-profit service. The material included on Brainwashed radio is being used permissibly thanks to the copyright owners of the original sound recordings and is broadcasting at a frequency comparable to a poor FM radio signal without the fidelity necessary to make phonographic duplicates. You can search Brainwashed here:   }search.   }500 links.   }She sings a note that is at exactly the same frequency as the resonant frequency of the glass. That makes the glass vibrate violently, and if she holds the note more than a few seconds, the glass breaks. So, you need to figure out what pitch the sound you want to amplify will be (what frequency it will be) and then find an object that will resonate at a complementary frequency. It all depends on what kind of sound you want to amplify.   }MediaMaster is the easiest to use full-featured media delivery system for schools, with support for everything from VCRs to modern IPTV and video on demand systems. MediaMaster is based on open technologies, so you are assured a flexible and manageable system that integrates with your school’s network.   }Exalead also has a multimedia selector, which allows you to select audio or video results from among the search results. Here’s an example of their audio search:   }we searched for “siouxsie” first and then selected “audio”; the results are shown. 2015 Update: Exalead is one of the few engines which will find the mp3 files for you. Page is still there, May, 2015.   }has broken links, or DLs, just like mp3raid. DL 2014.   }search for sound effects. is a free site for finding sound effects on the Web. It is a Web search engine, like Google and Yahoo, but with a focus on sounds. It provides powerful features, yet is simple and easy to use, and suitable for all ages. Note to parents: audio files containing obscenities are filtered out so this site is safe for children. To learn how to search the Web using, visit the Help page. They also have a mobile version, one for android, and new downloadable apps.   }this site is fast and clean. Seems like a good place to get new and contemporary music. They want you to sign-up and log-in, but don’t seem to require it. Lots of indy bands and music. The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in American Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.    }their folkmusic page. Free samples of the tunes on this page, and all their other pages. Recommended.   }midomi is the ultimate music search tool because it is powered by your voice. Sing, hum, or whistle to instantly find your favorite music and connect with a community that shares your musical interests. midomi features an extensive digital music store with a growing collection of more than two million legal music tracks. You can listen to samples of original recordings, buy the full studio versions directly from midomi, and play them on your Windows computer or compatible music players.   }watch out for pop-ups and ads. Must download first to verify URLs of files.    }this site also has short samples of songs. Not easy to download full song form this site, but, you can listen to part of a tune to see if it’s the one you’re thinking of or looking for.     }150 links to audio resources. DL 2011    }this is just google, but using a “inurl” modification string similar the ones that we use when searching for music files, primarily mp3s.   }Each song is listened to by an expert at Musicovery and described with 40 acoustic parameters. Each parameter can take between 3 to 20 values. An algorithm converts these values ​​into a position on the mood pad. Because parameters are acoustic it is an objective way to set the relationship between music and moods/emotions. This is the result of 3 years of research. Playlists and recommendations on Musicovery are tailored to each listener based on their preferences, behavior, geographical origin. Musicovery engine playlist, SmartPlay is very powerful and a key component of Musicovery B2B offer.   }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 keyboardwhistle 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. ss }50 million audio files. 2011 This site now redirects to   }and it is not the same as it was before.   }this page has links for multimedia, for images, video, and audio. Scroll down. 2015 Update: we can’t find the multimedia, audio, and video search sites on this page now. Replacements:   }The following audio search tools will enable you to find specific audio files

and audio content (though some will overlap and therefore be featured in both the audio search engines and video search engines sections).   And…   }Here are the top places on the Web to find free movies, videos, TV shows, and

all sorts of great free multimedia. Please feel free to add your own favorite site to this list. Free MoviesTop Ten Sites for Free Full Length Movies: Yes, it’s possible to find full-length movies on the Web. These sites are the best places to find them. I’ve rounded up dozens more of the best places on the Web to watch free movies in my article titled Even More Free Movie Sites Online.   }this service, which calls itself “internet radio” is a music search service, that does too much, more than you want probably, and wants you to register with them besides. (On our Web Tools List are various sites and apps to help you get around those constant, annoying site registrations.) For instance, we wanted just one or two cuts by one artist (band), not an entire radio station of them. At all events, all the cuts and albums were for sale and none were for download.   }list of .wav sites for TV and movie samples.   }main index for free TV show samples.   }even though this list is multimedia, we put it here for your use. Some of their links are old and redirect to commercials. Some redirect to other search engines. Some, like , go to pages that look like the search pages that are put in the place of expired or extinct URLs, but actually, some of the links on music finder are still good, and go to lists of music players, online “radio stations”, music collections, and so on. So, this older resource may be still be of use to you. 2014 DL   }searches both audio and video (a/v). 2011 This site now redirects to AOL Video.   }this is the pirate bay search engine, where you can search for torrents. There are video torrents as well as audio, but we put this here since typical user searches for audio torrents (music).   }the top ten libraries of sounds, in their opinion, are listed here. Audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, etc., but we have not tested each library individually.   }here’s another site that actually allows you to download music, rather than the infinite run-arounds that the other sites provide.