[ELH] Dr Graham Jones: Miscellaneous resources on the Web

Devotion of the faithful. Worshippers at an Orthodox service in Romania.

Miscellaneous resources

Translation and other lexical resources
Locating theses
Electronic journals
On-line collections of site information and images
Web-design aids
Discussion lists
General academic information
On-line calendars
Travel, news and weather

Translation and other lexical resources

Babelfish translation service for texts to and from English and a number of other European languages. Provided by the search-engine, Altavista.

Langenberg links to several on-line translation and dictionary tools.

Research-It, a powerful search, translation, and dictionary tool.

FreeTranslation allows typing of diacritics.

Latin to English, provided by InterTrans.

TravLang: Foreign Languages for Travellers.

Bosworth-Toller's dictionary of Old English.

Geiriadur Welsh-English, English-Welsh dictionary.

Y Geiriadur Ymledol, 'An expanding dictionary of Welsh for speakers of English', a really professional work, with many entries for lesser used words.

French crossword dictionary composed by Patrick Bélisle, of Montreal.

Orbis Latina, Graesse's gazetteer of Latin place-names with their vernacular equivalents.

Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana

Catalan and Enlgish on-line translation engine provided by the Generalitat of Catalunya.

Romanian dictionary on-line

Hungarian dictionary on-line

Behind the Name, the etymology and history of first names, with links to sites dedicated to names in a large number of countries and regions. Compiled by Mike Campbell.

Medieval Names Archives, published by Joshua Mittleman.

An Onomastikon, a dictionary of names from around the world, compiled by Kate Monk.

All Kinds of Names - a list of pages on the Gwefan Cymru-Catalonia website dealing with Welsh-language names (first names, surnames, place names).

Locating theses

Institute of Historical Research. Theses in progress, with links to other IHR information services.

Index to Theses Searchable database of UK theses.

Electronic journals

ZETOC is the site of the British Library Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC). The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.

Library of Electronic Journals is currently making available searchable texts of long runs of nineteenth-century antiquarian and architectural serials.

Abbreviations of journal titles compiled for the Biographisch-Bibliographischen Kirchenlexikons.

The Medieval Review: On-line critiques of important scholarly books, published by the Medieval Institute from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

Current Archaeology The magazine's web-site has excellent links to other archaeological resources, as well as material from previous issues, and other useful items

Times Higher - website of The Times Higher Education Supplement

On-line collections of site information and images

Oxford Reference Online, all Oxford reference books. (Accessible only from the University of Leicester campus.)

Helix is the electronic images library maintained by De Montfort University and for which the Department of English Local History has made available its slide collection

UK National Archives on-line catalogue.

Royal Commission on Historic Monuments maintains a national air photography and monuments collection. Also links to archeological, topographical and heritage sites via the Royal Commission on Historic Monuments, England

English Heritage- gazetteer of historic sites, plus useful links

Regnal Lists, Bruce Gordon's compilation of data from a wide variety of ecclesiastic and secular sites from many parts of the globe.

Expanded Academic International ASAP, a popular product, well known for it's breadth, rather than depth, of coverage and for the fact that it provides access to more than 2,800 journals, of which more than 1600 are full-text.

Early English Books Online (EEBO), provides high resolution, full-text facsimiles of 125,000 works printed either in the United Kingdom, or in the English language during the period 1473 to 1700.

A Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a searchable version of William Brewer's classic text of c. 1895.

Web-design aids

Web Page Design for Designers is an e-Journal written and edited by Joe Gillespie.

Working with Frames is a page at Johnson County Community College, Kansas, with links to other pages with advice regarding frames.

Client-side Imagemaps - links include one to MapEdit and its share- and free-ware. On a site, Imagemap Help Page, written by Steve Rogers in Florida.

Colour Palette codes from Lynda Weinman in Ojal, California, with advice on Web Colour on an associated page at the same site.

University of Melbourne Web resources guide

A Beginner's Guide to HTML from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Design tips from the Anglican computer engineers' site.

SGML - report on the proposed Standard Generalised Mark-up Language format for on-line data.

Classical Text Editor, on-line programme from the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Dictionary of Computing Terms

Discussion lists

Internet Directory of Scholarly and Professional Discussion Lists

Advice on using discussion lists together with an index of such lists and how to join them

H-Net, the US Humanities Board clearing house for Internet discussion lists

Mailbase, the predecessor of JISCMail (see below), retains useful on-line descriptions of discussion lists

JISCmail, the UK academic server for discussion lists

General academic information

The UCLA Humanities E-Compass WWW Links Database, provided as a service to orient students quickly to resources available on the World Wide Web: an awesome cornucopia, even if something of a lucky dip

NISS, the UK national academic information site

Grant-making bodies in the field of religious studies

On-line calendars

Virtual Calendars gives calendar dates since 1900.

Revised Common Lectionary: readings for the church's year.

Travel, news and weather

Railway timetables of German and neighbouring networks, including the UK. Produced by Deutsches Bundesbahn. English version.

RENFE the Spanish rail network: Timetables.

Currency exchange rates site at Yahoo with today's rates and computable conversion facility.

City Maps at the Perry-Castaneda Map Library, University of Texas at Austin.

Streetmap provides maps and images of UK locations by post-code, lat/long, OS grid refs., etc.


International dialling codes.

World Travel Guide

The Independent newspaper, on-line edition.

Google News, computer-generated compilation of on-line news sources, up-dated every four hours.

Weather forecast (UK) from BBC On-Line (links to BBC news pages), starting with satellite photos updated every three hours. A regularly up-dated (black and white) satellite image of Europe, North Africa and the eastern Atlantic is at the UK Met Office web site.

Weather forecast (world) by regions and cities, from CNN, with links to CNN news pages.

Sunrise and Sunset including a link to finding Latitude and Longitude for any place on the US military gazetteer.

Lighting-up Times

Film critique

CineSalon. Rotten Tomatoes. Yahoo Reviews. Odeon, Leicester. Warner, Leicester. Phoenix. Oxford PhoenixUltimatePicturePalace

Radio streams

Classical music links
Surfmusic - Radio around the world

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