Useful Tools for Research, Writing, Cyberwork, and
Table of Contents
Library Catalogues and Resources
Downloadable Arabic Library for Research
Guides for Writing Papers
On-line Dictionaries, Thesauri,
Searching the Web
General News, News of the
Muslim World, and Cyber-Virus Hoax News
Cyberwork: HTML Tools, UNIX, etc.
Political Action: Find and Email Your
Representatives in the US Congress
UGA Administrative Pages
catalogue of the University of California system, is an excellent on-line
catalogue--especially for Arabic and Persian books.
Pathfinder (aka GLADIS) is the
online catalogue of the University of California, Berkeley. Some years ago, GLADIS had
a lot of material that was not on MELVYL. This may still be the case.
The Library of
Congress On-line Catalogue
of Georgia Library Catalogue
gives you access to
for searching a comprehensive
database of most major libaries in the US (and a few abroad) and access to
numerous databases particularly useful for researching
current journals. You can only access this if you are a UGA student,
staff, or faculty member. If you need to access GALILEO from
off-campus, you need the password. You can get that if you know your
barcode, which is on the back of your student or faculty id. Once you
have your barcode, click
here and fill
in your barcode and your last name. That will allow you to access
your library account
page, where you will see the GALILEO password.
After you know the
type it in the GALILEO password box (which you will see after you click
on Galileo (link fixed 20 August, 2005)).
Then, after hitting your
"enter" key, click on the databases category labeled "Reference Sources."
Then, click on "World Cat."
Interlibrary Loan Request Form (link fixed 20 August, 2005) This is only for UGA faculty, staff,
and students. You will be prompted for a user name and password. For
the user name, type "ill" (without the quotation marks and in
lowercase letters). The password is the same as the password for
off-campus access to GALILEO. See above for instructions for obtaining
your GALILEO password.
and Islamic World Film Archive This archive, at the University of North
Carolina, is the largest --at any
American university-- of films dealing with the Middle East and the Muslim
Gallery of Art This image databank allows
various forms of searching.
Orazio Centaro's Art Images
on the Web - Painters" A vast image bank of Western art.
Power Reporting: Resources for Journalists is an
extensive online directory of useful links enabling one to find facts on a vast array of
Islamic Library for research in Arabic primary sources in Islamic
Elements of Style
by William Strunk is the classic writer's guide. This edition has been
formatted for the Web. Students should pay particular attention to the
sections on the paragraph and
to Write a Paper, by P. Halsall, discusses the basic steps involved in
writing a paper.
Manuscript Format (in html) and MLA Based Guide
Research Papers (PDF document, link fixed 25 Nov., 2005). This will
answer most questions concerning the proper
formatting of a research paper. The basis steps in writing such papers are
to Write a
and Topic Sentences
How Do I Write a Coherent
Paragraph and Make Transitions? from the Academic Resource Center, Wheeling Jesuit
University. The section on "topic sentences" is particularly useful.
College Writing Center Guide to Writing Papers
Guide, developed by Prof. Carolyn Schriber of Rhodes College, is an excellent
guide to the basics of constructing an expository essay (also, it is here as an
MS Word doc.)
Manual of Style Online I recommend this as a guideline for properly
formatting the documentation of a paper. (Fixed March, 2007.)
College-level Research, with Advice on Avoiding the Plagiarism
Question by Prof. Margaret Maurer with Prof. Constance Harsh (Colgate University).
Bartletts Quotations and the New
Bartleby Library for researching familiar quotations from English
I-tools a number of tools for research on the
web. This subpage includes search engines for a variety of dictionaries:
English, computing, rhyming and pronounciation dictionaries. It is also contains a
few thesauruses and a
Thesaurus (English, Indexed)
Thesaurus (English, Searchable)
Vista Translation Service "Babel Fish" automatically translates English
French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portugese and vice-versa. You can
give it text or simply a url.
Web Archive The
place to go if you can't find where a webpage has migrated and if it appears that the
webpage is no longer on the web.
MetaCrawler Another Mega-search engine.
Google Search, a
is a meta-search engine that can search nine engines altogether.
UGA web page The main page for UGA.
UGA Website Search
Information on the Internet: A Tutorial Developed at the University of
California, this site gives many useful tips on how to skillfully search
Eurasianet.org, News from
Eurasia, including the
Turko-Iranian world, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Russia, and the Balkans.
New York Times:
Search PBS Online
World News One can configure this so as to receive news of the
particular areas or countries of the world in which one is interested.
Warnings page by the computer security company "F-Secure" lists
and describes the "virus hoax" warnings that your well-intentioned friends
will often send you. You can also find information on actual viruses
through this page. (The University of Georgia is a client of theirs and
distributes their virus protection software free to all students,
employees, and faculty at UGA.)
Information Contains an immense list of
all known viruses, their description, and their cures.
Encyclopedia of All Known Viruses
GIF Cruncher (link fixed 20 August, 2005) A
great tool for diminishing the size of your gifs so that they will load
WebCT Homepage at UGA The UGA online learning
Tutorial for WebCT Developers WebCT is the environment used for
online classes at UGA. This is a pdf file.
Student Resources for
learning WebCT the online learning environment at the University of
Unsworth's Page A Nice use of tables This is a useful example for
This is an extraordinary piece of on-line software that will check all of
the links on your web page(s) and email you the URL where you can get
Submit URL to
Submit URL to HotBot (needs
Submit URL to Lycos
URL to InfooSeek (Try during business hours Pacific Time.)
Submit URL to Excite
Computer Lab Availability-- updated every
of Georgia and Georgia's 12th Congressional
and Email Your
Representatives in Congress
schedule 2004, UGA and Key
Dates for Spring 2004 at UGA.