but should these fail, there is a last resort:
If you are looking for someone you think might have contributed to a Usenet newsgroup over the past few years, then you can get their address from
and if they are an academic attached to a tertiary institution, then it's a piece of cake. Just go to:
The Electronic Newstand represents 'your single Internet source for the widest selection of articles from the world's leading magazines, newsletters, newspapers, catalogues, and more! Browse for free, subscribe for less'.
Describes itself as 'A Field Guide to the Emerging Culture'
The intention at this site is to make available in what they term 'plain vanilli ASCII' format any book which is out of copyright (roughly any author who has been dead for over 50 years). This site is pretty good on classics and philosophy texts.
'A library of and for the Internet community, and an experiment trying to discover the unique hybrid of librarianship and the Internet'. Not only is this a useful reference resource, but is a paradigm example of what a graduate class can achieve, and thus represents what we must aim to create here in our chosen territory (see also the Cultural Studies resource at Carnegie-Mellon University listed below).
An understated resource for locating electronic text versions of a wide array of academic materials
Self explanatory, and still useful even these days when a Thesauraus is part of the whistles-and-bells accompaniments of most wordprocessing packages. Check out their link to the Dictionary project for a salutory lesson
And when the going gets tough, this is where the tough go looking for a job
A searchable database of 'quality information services over the networks' that is funded in the UK by the Economic and Social Research Council and eLib.
an 'index to Internet resources relevant to research in cognitive science and psychology'.
This is a very comprehensive source on practically every Psychology Department in the world that has a World-Wide-Web page, and is regularly updated. The only problem is that rather than the list being organized by sub-groups or sub-pages, it is just one, alphabetical list; consequently, it is very long.
By contrast, a resource built at Georgia Southern University that does not have a specific research focus, but includes a massive set of links to a wide array of psychology resources.
'A non-profit making, voluntary organization established on the Internet with the aim of promoting international scholarly collaboration on interdisciplinary research and intervention efforts in the field of psychopathology'. And it is interdisciplinary.
A self-explanatory resource. But there is more. Remove the last designator from this URL (ie, delete 'Theory.html' ) to get a guaranteed view of a massive set of materials and information in the humanities - in philosophy, rhetoric, history, feminism, etc. And this site also serves as an example of what an academic community can build in the course of its 'terran' work.
A collection of resources for qualitative researchers. This is a developing goldmine
This is a direct link to a specific area of the more general resource listed later.
'Traditional Cognitive Science is Cartesian in the sense that it takes as fundamental the distinction between the mental and the physical, the mind and the world, the subject and the object. It is this Cartesianism which leads to such claims as that cognition must be representational and that what sets cognizers apart is the fact that they exhibit "aboutness".
It is the aim of this page to bring together non-Cartesian approaches to the study of cognition. That means that the main point which holds this page together is the idea that mind and body form a unity, not a union. Guttorm Floistad (1983) speaks of Spinozism to allude to non-Cartesian approaches to the mental. Under that heading, there is room for many different themes....'
'This page focuses upon narrative perspectives in psychology and allied disciplines and provides an interdisciplinary guide to bibliographical and Internet resources concerned with "the storied nature of human conduct" (Sarbin, 1986) broadly conceived. It also archives materials from the course, PSY 444 Narrative Psychology, which was first taught at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY, in the Spring, 1996 and is next scheduled for Spring, 1997.'
'This document contains the most comprehensive listing of Postmodern Thought on the Web today! Along with links to other ideological meccas, this author will take you on a journey into the postmodern world, the likes of which you have never experienced before.
So buckle in, strap on all your attachments to modern reality, and be ready for your arbitrary presuppositions to be peeled from your disillusioned grey matter.'
'The basic aims of the organization are:
To enhance by any means the individual's capacity to communicate knowledge, ideas, and experience in the fields of health (particularly, but not only, mental health), behaviour, cognition, and education (particularly continuing and distance education as influenced by the internet).
To enhance the individual's capacity to contribute to knowledge, ideas and experience in the fields of health, behaviour, cognition, and education.'
This is a developing resource not dissimilar in its philosophy to that which animates this site, but with aims to encompass the entire range of psychology, and provide support for, and access to, techniques and resources to exploit the Internet. And you thought we were being ambitious...
'A key theme in Knowledge Media is that conventional media 'content' is in itself less important than the dynamic means of accessing, sharing, and creating knowledge'. A 'state-of-the-art' umbrella for distance eductaion technology and philosophy centred in the Open University, UK.
This is what we are using as a model to develop towards.
An excellent example of how to integrate course information and electronic resources, which is as it should be from a University that has been at the forefront of integrating computer technology into its everyday work.
Presently, a remarkably disappointing site, but who knows what the future holds?
'This page leads to others that introduce, describe, and exemplify new Internet-based resources for teaching that are already available and in the main astonishingly easy to use.'and now for somethings completely different, (though you could always check out Monty Python if you felt like it).
HTML Writer is an excellent editor for windows pc's. It lacks a few bells-and-whistles, but is (currently) downloadable for no fee, and it does what it's supposed too without locking Windows up. It's used for these pages.
Not another HTML writing guide: this site concentrates on how to do all the flashy, fun stuff like backgrounds, sounds, dynamic documents, browser detection, gif animation - all the things that aren't in our pages.
Free faxes via the internet, provided by a telephone company
'a "living" journal which is not merely be text on screen but will include multimedia features and encourage lively debate among readers. The first issue includes refereed articles on the special feature on data protection and a number of other topics. It includes a first ever demonstration of WWW Hansard online outside the Houses of Parliament. As deliberate experiments in consultation, it includes the first draft report of the Second BILETA Inquiry into Information Technology in Legal Education as well as the Issues Consultation Papers of the Lord Woolf Inquiry into Access to Civil Justice.
The project is part of the Electronic Law Journals Project funded under the Electronic Libraries Programme and intends to develop a series of law journals under a single environment.
The journal should be of interest to academic and practising lawyers as well as non-lawyers interested in information technology and law. We will welcome comments and suggestions.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org'
'University Online, Inc. is in the business of serving the needs of educational institutions and corporate campuses who wish to put their programs online on the World Wide Web. University Online (UOL) will set up a custom online service that meets the needs of the institution. UOL will provide access to its vast library of interactive online courses in business, technology, sciences, language arts, and basic skills. In addition, UOL will customize its student enrollment and learning management software; real time classroom; bulletin boards; and seamless integration with the Web'.
'Virtual Online University, Inc. is a non-profit corporation offering a novel and effective approach to academic excellence, professional development and life-long learning. Combining the latest advances in computer mediated communication with the most recent research in learning theory, we've developed a Virtual Educational Environment that significantly extends the effectiveness of both learners and instructors. Rather than earning credits in isolation, this interactive electronic campus allows students to collaborate, debate, and learn from fellow students and instructors via a distinctly new model for distance education.'
'GNA is a worldwide non-profit consortium of educational and research organizations Our mission is to improve education by creating a marketplace for courses as well as to offer administrative and technical services to organizations and individuals who are presenting online courses. We are actively seeking new members.'
The New School for Social Research in New York is offering over 90 online courses in their autumn semester of 1996. The teaching model is a combination of paper-based readings, on-line academic commentaries, and electronic discussion groups. Pieces on the experience of teaching in this mode by academics running courses make interesting reading.