Monday, November 17, 2008

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963 [] - Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963, is a history website that has been constructed at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is sponsored by the College of Architecture and the Arts and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

This site contains primary resources (photographs, maps, letters, speech transcripts, amd pamphlets, among others) as well as scholarly essays. Tis site is a wonderful addtion to any collection. [Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2008, 48:1 p. 43]

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) [] - is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes twelve thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. [Description provided by DocSouth]

Guided by an editorial board, the website is committed to the long-term availability of these collections and their online records. Its value lies in its depth, breadth, and multiplicity of access tools. It is useful for scholarly research as well as for a source for teachers in K-12. [Reference & Users Research Quarterly, Fall 2008, 48:1 p. 42]

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Office of Minority Health OMH

Office of Minority Health OMH [] - The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. These groups include African Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. This website provides statistics and data relevant to these groups and is a premier site about funding and cultural competences, best practices, and related health topics. [Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2008, 48:1, p. 39]

Monday, November 3, 2008

Discovery School

Discovery School [] - Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, LLC the leading global nonfiction media company. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through solutions like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Science, Discovery Education Health and more, Discovery Education helps over one million educators and 35 million students harness the power of broadband and media to connect to a world of learning. [Description provided by Discovery School]

"Fun, colorful, and simple to use, Discovery School is a curriculum library and student learning center rolled into one." [Reference & User Services Quarterly, 48:1, Fall 2008, p. 37]