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The Internet and the Web—Not the Same Thing

The Internet and the Web—Not the Same Thing | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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One of the best explanations of the difference between the Internet and the Web

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Humanities portals and sites | PORT

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HEFCE-funded Modern Languages & Digital Humanities Portal. Excellent.

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Dot-com bubble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dot-com bubble

The dot-com bubble (also referred to as the dot-com boom, the Internet bubble and the information technology bubble) was a historic speculative bubble covering roughly 1997-2000 (with a climax on March 10, 2000, with the NASDAQ peaking at 5408.60 in intraday trading before closing at 5048.62) during which stock markets in industrialized nations saw their equity value rise rapidly from growth in the Internet sector and related fields.

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Wikipedia's account of the rise and fall of the Dot-com bubble

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Joint Copyright Guidelines - British Academy

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The British Academy's incredibly helpful copyright guidelines

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Kayeon Yoo's curator insight, January 15, 2014 1:04 PM

As a proper student of any discipline, you must learn these things! 

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Image copyright and permission - Web support - University of Exeter

Image copyright and permission - Web support - University of Exeter | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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Exeter University's excellent guidelines on acknowledging copyright ownership when working with images

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[OTA] The University of Oxford Text Archive

[OTA] The University of Oxford Text Archive | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it

The University of Oxford Text Archive develops, collects, catalogues and preserves electronic literary and linguistic resources for use in Higher Education, in research, teaching and learning. The OTA also gives advice on the creation and use of these resources, and is involved in the development of standards and infrastructure for electronic language resources.

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The Oxford Text Archive - the clue is in the name. Wide-ranging literary and linguistic resources.

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Welcome | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

Welcome | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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An excellent one-stop shop for a wealth of linguistic resources

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Emily Baker's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:21 AM

Useful for language teaching resources

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The Open Source Initiative | Open Source Initiative

The Open Source Initiative | Open Source Initiative | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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The Open Source movement - a great portal into the world of non-commercial software.

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Emily Baker's curator insight, January 2, 2014 1:29 PM

I previously didn't know what 'open source' meant, or what belonged to it -turns out it is loads of amazing free software

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Understanding Search Results - Yahoo Small Business Help

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Yahoo's helpful and accessible explanation of why search engines generate different results.

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Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google

Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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Google's excellent guide to search tips and tricks

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10 Ways to Find Blogs You'll Love

10 Ways to Find Blogs You'll Love | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
The Content Exploration Series is presented by Mashable Explore, a new way to discover resources and information on your favorite Mashable topics. Mashable Explore is brought to...
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Mashable's guide to finding the best blogs for you

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Emily Baker's curator insight, January 2, 2014 1:26 PM

I don't tend to read blogs very often -mostly because I don't really come across them. Here is an easy way to search for relevant and interesting ones

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Technorati

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The Technorati blog tracker provides an invaluable resource for finding new blogs to follow

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Meet the free software gang — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software

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The Free Software Foundation's free software gang - pieces of software working together to build a complete free software system.

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Stephen Fry: Web 2.0

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Stephen Fry (Author and Broadcaster)
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Stephen Fry on Web 2.0. Accessible, informative, entertaining.

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Pets.com - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pets.com

This article is about the Pets.com online company. For the retail store company that currently owns the Pets.com domain name and hosts an online Pet Parent community, see PetSmart. Pets.com was a former dot-com enterprise that sold pet supplies to retail customers. It began operations in August 1998 and closed in November 2000.

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Copyright Law Essentials (14 April 2011) > Jisc Legal > View Detail

Copyright Law Essentials (14 April 2011) > Jisc Legal > View Detail | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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The JISC's copyright guidelines for UK HE

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AHDS Performing Arts

AHDS Performing Arts | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it

AHDS Performing Arts supports research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources related to music, dance, theatre, radio, film, television, and performance.

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The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) portal for lots of useful links to radio, film and television resources.

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The Arts and Humanities Data Service | tel: 020 7848 1988 | email: info@ahds.ac.uk - Enabling Digital Resources for the Arts and Humanities

The Arts and Humanities Data Service | tel: 020 7848 1988 | email: info@ahds.ac.uk - Enabling Digital Resources for the Arts and Humanities | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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The extensive Arts and Humanities Data Service gateway 

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British Universities Film & Video Council

British Universities Film & Video Council | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
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The BUFVC's excellent and extensive online archives

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Emily Baker's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:20 AM

Lots of films available -useful for both work and leisure

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Creative Commons

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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The Creative Commons. Access to educational projects and vast quantities of appropriately licensed materials for free use in education. And of course you can license your materials for sharing too!

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Learning Languages

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The forum at How to Learn any Language is still home to a very active online language community

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Emily Baker's curator insight, January 14, 2014 3:31 PM

I did not know about this before chucol but it looks useful!

 

Kayeon Yoo's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:55 PM

As much as I love studying the science of language, I enjoy learning new languages! This is espeicailly useful if you want to choose which one to learn next.

Dan Mui's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:36 AM

Very good tool as well as a forum where questions can be asked - a more general resource than Wordreference which is most focused on lexical issues.

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Dogpile Web Search

Dogpile.com makes searching the Web easy, because it has all the best search engines piled into one. Go Fetch!
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Dogpile: one of the premier meta search engines.

 

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Google Scholar

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Google's invaluble portal to innumerable scholarly articles

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Emily Baker's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:25 AM

I often use the search function in Google Scholar in order to narrow down from general search engine content

Kayeon Yoo's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:58 PM

Many books and papers about linguistics can simply be found online. That means saving yourself from carrying loads of heavy books around to study!

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Digg - What the Internet is talking about right now

Digg - What the Internet is talking about right now | Digital Skills I | Scoop.it
The most interesting and talked about stories, videos and pictures on the web. Breaking news on Technology, Politics, Entertainment, and more!
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Digg.com blog follower

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