WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
This section of the WWW Virtual Library presents over 1500 annotated links in a range of international affairs topics. Sites are chosen because of long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, high-quality information and analysis online.
Advance for Design
"Design, as it evolves, has yet to be defined in ways which are broadly accepted, yet its substance is understood by its practitioners: user behavior and experience; look and feel; functionality and engineering; experience with the effectiveness of time and motion; and the impact of these experiences on structure, language and navigation. The objective of this 'Advance for Design' is to establish a new community of design practitioners who are challenged to design for a world that is increasingly digital and connected." With Clement Mok as a co-organizer, this should be a top flight group.
American Indians and the Natural World
Hosted by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, this site is an exploration of four tribes of Native Americans: the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, the Hopi of the Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast, and the Lakota of the Plains. It includes the "belief systems, philosophies, and practical knowledge that guide [these] peoples' interactions with the natural world."
provides free Java games, everything from '80s arcade classics to trivia and word games.
Bruce Tognazzini, legendary designer from the early days at Apple Computer, writes an online series about software and web design.
Books for Leaders
Wheatly, Kawasaki, Senge, Heider, ... this site reviews many of the top and hot books about leadership.
"A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies." This site presents "95 theses" about this future that is now, plus commentaries from the net folks that have read and reacted.
"The Common Application is the recommended form of 195 selective, independent colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively... To further simplify the process, you can download a Macintosh or Windows version of the Common Application to your computer, or use Common App Online to complete your forms and submit them electronically or in hardcopy."
provides quick searches for higher education degree programs from insitutions in the United States, England, and New Foundland-- ranging from certificate to PhD, including distance learning, from both public and private institutions.
Drawing Materials and Drawing Techniques
a guide and glossary to the artistic techniques of drawing, is the online support materials for a class taught by Michael Miller, New York University,
Fantasy Art Resource Project (FARP)
"is your free guide to fantasy&scifi art creation, history, techniques and much more...The articles found here are written by the artists of Elfwood... Elfwood is a huge, non-profit home to Fantasy/Sci-Fi art and literature. In respond to feedback from artists and viewers, Elfwood has expanded its site to cover a full range of Art, Fiction and How-To Guides. It is tightly controlled to stay within the SciFi/Fantasy theme, as art or stories depicting other motifs are not accepted. We host a wide range of original artwork to behold and inspire, and exciting tales to tantalize the imagination."
Finding Information on the Internet
This tutorial presents the substance of the NEW two-part Internet Worshops offered year-round by the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley.
First Nine Months
is a richly diaplyed, multimedia guide (requires Flash) to the first nine months of an unborn babies life. This is presented as part of a site that allows expecting parents to create their own, online, baby calendar, charting its entire development.
"is a searchable database of more than 620,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States" including information about the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations.
Human Rights Watch
"is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all."
IBM Ease of Use
a comprehensive collection of appers, guidelines, and resources for user-centered software and web design.
Information Management Global Forum
'The aim of the Information Management Global Forum is to broaden your knowledge by providing you with more informed research... Latest news and views from some of the world's leading experts in the field; Access to specific material on Information Management; Access to some of the best publications and research data in the world; Advice, guidance, support and practical solutions; Discussion areas, which keep you updated via email; Worldwide virtual conferencing facilities; and Instant access to other useful sites on the world wide web."
Mars Polar Lander
Folow NASA's exploration of the frozen ice cap of Mars
Multimedia Design Guidelines
A complete set of design guidelines for developing multimedia applications. Intended to provide comprehensive coverage of the key issues that need to be considered. Presented in a manner which should suit both experienced a novice developers. Developed by three students on the MSc Multimedia Systems at London Guildhall University.
National Fraud Information Center
"features tips on how to protect yourself from various types of fraud, including Net and telemarketing fraud as well as scams against businesses and the elderly."
Northland Internet Map Server
The Northland Internet Map Server (IMS) provides access to interactive, Geographic Information System (GIS) databases. This Web site has been established as an educational resource for Northland College's Computer Information Systems (CIS) program and as a communication resource for the community. The Northland IMS enables CIS faculty and students to work with the community to develop GIS database applications which increase public awareness and assist in resource management. This site is the result of a partnering effort between Northland College and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC).
Online Books Page
"is a directory of books that can be freely read right on the Internet. It includes: an index of thousands of on-line books on the Internet; Pointers to significant directories and archives of on-line texts; Special exhibits; ...and more!
People on War
"The People on War Project has conducted interviews and surveys with over 20,000 people in seventeen countries on their perceptions of what is right and wrong in wartime."
"is a new musical instrument designed specifically for the web. It can be played by selecting and manipulating shapes which are mapped to individual sound samples."
Programming Tutorial Webring
"The intention of this webring is to join programming languages tutorials. The main goal of a tutorial should be that the user (beginner or advanced) will learn to implement a programming language. Only non-commercial websites are allowed..."
"is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)... The purpose of this effort is to strengthen the response capacity of the humanitarian relief community through the timely dissemination of reliable information on prevention, preparedness and disaster response."
Steve Kropla's Help For World Travelers!
is "one of the Web's most comprehensive listings of worldwide electrical and telephone information. Wondering how you're going to recharge your VCR in Argentina? Hook up your modem in New Caledonia? Call that number in India? You've come to the right place."
Teaching Politics Techniques & Technologies
"is devoted to increasing the quality of teaching and learning about politics in higher education settings. It supports the work of the H-Teachpol discussion list and the American Political Science Association's Section on Undergraduate Education."
Texas Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT)
Developed at the University of Texas at Austin, this site introduces undergraduate students to basic research sources and skills.
The Optimal Negotiator
“Learn How to Negotiate on the Internet” You can find almost anything on the Internet these days. Now you can use it to learn how to be a better negotiator. Not only will you get a training program customized to your unique skill level, you can practice on-line with real-life simulations and consult directly with an expert on the topic. This program, called The Optimal Negotiator©, is the first of its kind in the world and it’s just been launched by The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension. Using the Internet’s interactive capabilities, The Optimal Negotiator© enables students to create a learning program that fits their particular needs. One’s skill level and “negotiating quotient” is assessed upon entry to the site and customized responses are given which enable the student to roam through a large and expanding Resource Centre for further instruction and advice. This pioneering effort into the world of on-line learning is the creation of Dr. Jim Murray, who has been teaching the subject at the University of Alberta for over 20 years. The Optimal Negotiator© offers continuous assessment, access to a dynamic Resource Centre, a Library of useful publications as well as opportunities to ‘chat’ with other students on such topics as parent-child negotiations, international diplomacy and labour-management bargaining. Dr. Murray has direct experience in virtually every facet of negotiating and has been hailed “a negotiator’s negotiator” by one of Canada's foremost labour relations specialists. He has been a professor of international law, a labour relations mediator, public-sector consensus facilitator and advisor to the private sector on corporate re-engineering and acquisitions. He is also a noted author, teacher and consultant on organizational dynamics and change facilitation. The Optimal Negotiator© may be taken for general interest study by anyone.
Time on Your Side: Nine Ways to Take Control of the Clock
Here's how to take command of your most important investment.
Washington Online (WAOL)
"is a cooperative effort by the Washington State Community and Technical College system which concentrates on the delivery of student-centered technologically enabled college courses. The courses offered through WAOL are taught by faculty at any of the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges... WAOL is not a college; it does not register students, grant credit or give grades... WAOL is a special system designed to allow students to participate in classes over the internet."Ã•
"This site boasts real people to help you in your search. Visit the site and you can immediately ask a question or browse a Yahooesque index of common reference chores"
is "for use by anyone who is interested in keeping themselves and their loved ones healthy. It's designed to give you immediate, open access to information on the health issues that are important to you--at the moment they become important to you."
"is a Web application that gives distributed project teams an incredibly simple and powerful way to manage their most important projects."