New on the Net

Publication Date01 May 1995
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/eb045420
Pages498-504
SubjectInformation & knowledge management,Library & information science
New on the Net
We list the newly announced Net resources that have caught our eye in the last
couple
of months
as being
useful to
the
electronic librarian. If
you
know of any sites
which
you feel
should
be
added,
please
e-mail
tel@learned.co.uk.
AIDS ministries network
CAM (Computerised
AIDS
Ministries
Network) is a programme of the
Health and Welfare Ministries Pro-
gram Department, General Board of
Global Ministries, of The United
Methodist Church and
is
based in New
York City, USA. Its purpose of CAM
is HIV/AIDS information, education
and support. Their publicity states:
'You are welcome to use our bulletin
board service (BBS) and Internet serv-
ices if you want to learn more about
HIV/AIDS and do something positive
in response to this epidemic, which is
affecting all of our lives. You do not
have to be a professional person em-
ployed in the HIV field. You do not
have to be ordained clergy. You do not
have to be HIV positive. You do not
have to be United Methodist. A broad
range of persons with varied levels of
information about HIV use our BBS.'
¤ Telnet: hwbbs.gbgm-umc.org
¤
FTP:
hwbbs.gbgm-umc.org
¤ WWW: http://hwbbs.gbgm-umc.
org or http://198.139.157.121
¤ Dial in via modem: +1 (212) 222
2135
American Immigration
The American Immigration Home
Page includes a research survey by
The Academy for the Advancement of
Science and Technology, and informa-
tion on US immigration.
¤ http://www. internexus.net/
~paladine/immigration
Arctic Circle
The goal of the Arctic Circle WWW
site is to stimulate among viewers a
greater interest in the peoples and en-
vironment of the Arctic and Subarctic
region. As stated on the Welcome
page,
this 'electronic circle' has three
interrelated
themes:
natural resources;
history and culture; and social equity
and environmental justice. In address-
ing these issues, the presentations util-
ise
a
range of textual and photographic
materials, and
in
the near future, sound
and short video recordings. Specific
topics include discussions of Sustain-
ability, Equity, and Environmental
Protection; Northern Development
and the Global Economy; Ethno-
graphic Portraits of indigenous peo-
ples in Alaska, Canada, Northwest
Siberia, etc.; and specific studies deal-
ing with the impact of petroleum, gas,
hydroelectric, and other forms of large
scale natural resource development in
selected regions of the Circumpolar
North. New material
is
being added on
a regular basis.
¤ http.//spirit.lib.uconn edu/
ArcticCircle
CAB International
CAB International is now providing
details of the range of services which it
provides, including scientific and
technical information in agriculture,
forestry, human health and natural re-
sources on the Web. Specialist scien-
tific services are also provided which
include the online databases CAB AB-
STRACTS and CAB HEALTH, and
the current awareness service CAB
ACCESS. There is also the full range
of abstract
journals,
primary journals,
CDROM products, floppy disk prod-
ucts and books.
¤ http:wvww.
cabi.
org
Canadian law
Information about all Canadian fed-
eral laws can now be found at
http://canada.justice.gc.ca.
Carfax
The publisher Carfax has set up its
own Web page for presenting its ac-
tivities and the various journals it pub-
lishes.
¤ http:/www.carfax.co.uk
Childhood cancer
This page contains information on
childhood cancer, stories of children
cured of the disease, and descriptions
of cutting-edge research conducted by
the Children's Cancer Group (a coop-
erative group comprising 115 medical
institutions throughout the US, Can-
ada and Australia). The site provides
full-text searching of over 80 CCG
clinical trial protocols on new chemi-
cal agents, new treatment plans, biol-
ogy, epidemiology, and late effects of
cancer
on
children. The site
is
intended
to interest physicians, parents of
young cancer patients, cancer survi-
vors,
donors to medical research
causes, and anyone with an interest in
childhood cancer.
¤ http://www.nccf.org/
COM-WILD-L: Communiqués
from the Wild
COM-WILD-L
is
a list designed to en-
hance children's appreciation of the
natural world and to make science
come to life. It disseminates curricular
materials and samples that cover a va-
riety of environmental, ecological, and
species-specific topics from the point
of view of wildlife, and it presents sci-
entific concepts in a 'you-are-there'
manner, using everyday language and
formats with which young people are
familiar (letters, conversations, inter-
views).
Its communiqués are accom-
498 The Electronic Library, Vol. 13, No. 5, October 1995

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