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100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars While burying yourself in the stacks at the library is one way to get some serious research done, with today’s technology you can do quite a bit of useful searching before you ever set foot inside a library. Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they’re working on and that return only serious, academic results so time isn’t wasted on unprofessional resources. Note: Visit our updated list for the latest in academic search engines. General

Visible Thinking VisibleThinking In Action Every committed educator wants better learning and more thoughtful students. Visible Thinking is a way of helping to achieve that without a separate ‘thinking skills' course or fixed lessons. Visible Thinking is a broad and flexible framework for enriching classroom learning in the content areas and fostering students' intellectual development at the same time.

The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time Since its coining in 1946 by French critic Nino Frank, who observed from afar something dark, quite literally, going on at the American cinema, the term “film noir” has been debated and debated and debated some more. Is it a genre? A subgenre? A movement? A trend? ited Nations Global Issues - Home Africa As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. To its initial goals of safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the framework for international justice and promoting economic and social progress, in the six and a half decades since its creation the United Nations has added on new challenges, such as climate change, international terrorism and AIDS. While conflict resolution and peacekeeping continue to be among its most visible efforts, the UN, along with its specialized agencies, is also engaged in a wide array of activities to improve people’s lives around the world – from disaster relief, through education and advancement of women, to peaceful uses of atomic energy. This website offers an overview of some of these global issues, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.

Best free courses & lectures Updated June 29, 2012 Not every teacher is a great teacher. Not every course is a great course. So, this list is my effort to help you separate the winners from the losers. This list of the best academic podcasts and webcasts is a work-in-progress. As I discover new courses and lectures, I add to the list.

Film Noir Archive James Ellroy’s 1987 novel THE BLACK DAHLIA is a brilliantly sinister slice of historical fiction. Through diction, characters, and a grating resolution, the story underpins the romanticism of 40’s Los Angeles with it’s darkest criminal hour: Elizabeth Short, sliced up and dumped in an empty field one chilly morning. Worth a read without hesitation, either as a solo story or part of the author’s larger L.A. quartet. As for this cinematic adaptation, brought to life by the typically capable hands of all who were involved, the bar for pulp quality takes a dive faster than a drunk down a rickety flight of steps.

Film Noir : Free Movies "Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min. ( 34 reviews ) Topics: crime, drama, Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney Film Noir by Leo C. Popkin D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. Edublogs Tutorials This blog is designed to get you started in blogging with simple tips and hints on how to improve what you are doing. I have also begun looking at more advanced ideas for the integration of the blog into the digital lives of our students. This includes adding video and audio which is accessible via iTunes – this allows media to be downloaded and accessed on mobile (cell) phones etc This tutorial covers Any requests or contributions would be gratefully received – you can email via miketemple123@aol.com Mike

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