Barbecue’n on the Internet

Barbecue’n on the Internet: Tips and information for cooking outdoors over wood, charcoal, or gas. Whether cooking on grill, fire pit, water smoker, or other type of stove, you will find guides to cuts of meat, recipes, marinades, tools, starting the fire, proper temperatures for cooking, cleaning the grill, and plenty more. All offered with a light touch (such as a search feature labeled “‘Grill’ This Site”) appropriate to the holiday mood suggested by the term “bar-be-cue.”

Literacy and Health

A new study from the Educational Testing Service and the Harvard School of Public Health (links to the report appear in both pages) suggests “that literacy is one of the major factors linking health and education and contributes to existing disparities in health status, access to care and the quality of health care for many individuals.” Simply put, better literacy skills mean better health care.

From the ETS press release: “The most health-literate populations, comprising about half of adults, were those who are more well-to-do and have more than a high school education. They also report using the library; they vote and they tend to be healthier as a group” (emphasis mine).

Abuse At Abu Ghraib: Selected Sources

Some sources on the Prison Abuse Scandal

OAIster: Scholarly Search Tool

OAIster : “is a project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services, originally funded through a Mellon grant (see the final report). Our goal is to create a collection of freely available, difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone.” This is essentially an academic search engine. Some of this material is at a high level of scholarship, but other materials are easily accessible by new researchers.

More Lewis & Clark

“More than 30 federal government organizations have partnered to create [the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial] portal to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the. . . expedition. Follow the explorers’ route and discover what they learned about the natural history and ethnology of the newly acquired territories of the United States.” annotation from Library Journal

May 14th , 1804: Lewis and Clark

May 14th, 2004 marks the 200th anniversary since Lewis and Clark left Illinois for the trek across the North American Continent. Here are a list of resources on this trip and the Bicentennial celebration.