Thursday, 26 March 2009

A site for bored eyes

The Science Museum's History of Medicine site, Brought to Life, is well worth a visit if you are interested in learning more about diseases, surgery, medical techniques and objects and famous scientists.
The site is split into areas which makes it handy to surf in small chunks. There is material to support both GCSE and undergraduate study and the selected links and bibliographies offer further tantalising information at the end of each article.
The site is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Photo credit: Science Museum home page

Monday, 23 March 2009

Operation "Allied Force" - 10 years on

It's the 10th anniversary tomorrow (24th March) of Operation Allied Force, which was a bombing campaign by NATO in the former Yugoslavia as a response to Slobodan Milosevic's military action in Kosovo. Looking through our Kosovo resorces, it just brought home to me how much official information is now on-line, and also what a great resource the House of Commons Library Research paper series is. There's a very good background paper by the Library staff of the first few days of the NATO air strikes, and it's certainly worth looking amongst these papers for information on just about any issue, international or otherwise, that the UK has a vested interest in. They're all at shelfmark GHC-I.9, so you can browse our online catalogue using the "Shelfmark" search.

(Picture credit: NATO)