Scout Report: Week ending February 3, 1995

February 3, 1995

The Scout Report is a weekly publication provided by the Info Scout and InterNIC Information Services to provide a sampling of the best of newly announced Internet resources. See the end of each report for additional information and complete access methods through gopher, WWW, and mailing lists for both plain text and HTML versions. Comments and contributions to the Scout Report are encouraged and can be sent to

Highlights In This Week's Report:

As many of you might have noticed, there was an error in mailing out the Scout Report last week. In short, we mailed out the wrong file. We regret any confusion this might have caused our subscribers and apologize for the inconvenience.

World Wide Web

  • The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce the DPI InfoWeb. This Internet-based information service utilizes the World Wide Web to provide essential information about education to the teachers, administrators, and citizens of North Carolina -- and all else who wish to browse.
  • The ESL Jobs Locator Page offers up-to-date information on jobs outside the United States in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language. ESLJL also provides valuable advice for beginning ESL instructors, including: what prospective employers are looking for in a teacher; how to get some degree of ESL training as an undergraduate in college to improve your chances of teaching with just a bachelor's degree; what sort of questions you should ask a prospective employer; what to expect on your first job teaching English as a Second Language; tips on teaching materials you should bring to your overseas job; and a reference list of books to get you started in ESL methodology, English grammar, pronunciation, and inter-cultural communication.
    [Note: When last checked by the Internet Scout team, this site URL was no longer available.]
  • The University of Puerto Rico WWW Server is now available. This WWW server includes information about UPR's academic and research resources as well as links to other WWW servers in Puerto Rico and Latin America.
  • HNSource, the Central Information Source for Historians at the University of Kansas, presents the Omnivore. The Omnivore is a menu of pointers to sources of daily news and information. It is organized in a way to make getting the day's news quick, accurate, and up-to-date, while allowing easy access to background information to whatever depth the reader desires. This is a non-commercial service, free to all end-users.
  • In March 1995, more than 90 world leaders will meet in Copenhagen at the World Summit for Social Development. The United Nations invites young people around the world to contribute their ideas on major social issues by visiting "Voices of Youth". At the "Social Summit", the comments of youth will be available for all to read. Others can visit this site at < > to read what young people have written about poverty, unemployment and social conflict.
  • CLP is an on-going educational research effort at the University of California at Berkeley dedicated to informing and improving middle school science instruction. Supported by the National Science Foundation and affiliated with the Instructional Technology Program on campus, the project involves a decade-long collaborative partnership of educational and cognitive researchers, natural scientists, middle school teachers, and technology experts. CLP research has created and refined a semester-long thermodynamics, light, and sound curriculum for achieving integrated science understanding that involves the innovative use of computers in the classroom. Our web site describes these efforts and provides a resource for science teachers, policy makers, and educational researchers. html
  • SunSITE Singapore, with an Asian perspective and focus, joins the other 8 SunSITEs in the world. Browse an annotated list of Singapore Web servers. Several information providers on board give added value, such as the Port Authority of Singapore, Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Center, and Singapore Press Holdings.
  • The Psychology Department at UC San Diego has just posted their Web server. It contains a large list of Psychology related Web servers from around the world plus the research interests of the department.
  • The Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy is pleased to announce the Federal Web Locator service. This is a World Wide Web page for accessing over 210 different World Wide Web servers with federal government information. The Federal Web Locator is intended to be a one-stop kiosk for jumping off to federal sites. .edu/fed-agency/fedwebloc.html


  • The New York State Senate just announced that they have public Internet access.
    gopher to:
  • Oregon State has also just announced its Oregon Legislative Gopher (OLG) Server. It contains information about legislators, legislative hearings and sessions, and the legislative process.
    gopher to:
  • A good medical collection can be found at the Medical College of Georgia.
    gopher to: choose Health Sciences Resources
  • North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) library reference room.
    gopher to:
  • Ryder is the Internet server maintained by the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, to provide public access to museum research and educational materials including the museum's calendar of events, hours, and exhibitions. The server also contains images and multimedia software. Images are accessible by category, artist, and title. Users principally interested in multimedia are provided access to image viewing software and interactives that can be downloaded. The museum shop is also online and with various museum products such as publications, curriculum packets, gifts, and subscriptions.
    gopher to:
  • IGCC contains a system-wide information about or published by the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. A multicampus research unit of all nine UC campuses plus the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, it includes information on international relations, environmental, security, and economics studies in the Middle East, Asian- Pacific region, and Latin America.
    gopher to:
    [Note: Orginally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher may no longer be current.]


  • If you are interested in reading news directly from Central Europe, then this is the publication for you. Central Europe Today is a daily English language radio news magazine syndicated throughout Central Europe.
    To subscribe, send e-mail to:
    in the body of the message type:
    subscribe cet-online YourName
    • The latest issue of "BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms" is now available. To subscribe, send email to:
      in the body of the message type:
      • STARnet (Students At-Risk Network) brings together people, ideas, and information to cooperatively promote educational and support services for at-risk youth in order to enhance youth's self-esteem, as well as their academic, social, and personal growth. STARnet is an open, unmoderated discussion list. Topics of discussion might include: the exchange of ideas about programs, activities, and resources for at-risk youth; innovations in the area of at-risk services and education; appropriate legislation involving at-risk youth; the promotion of equity and opportunities for all youth, especially those at-risk; and, networking local, state, national and international resources for needy youth. To subscribe, send email to:
        in the body of the message type:
        GET BABEL95A TXT

      Weekend Scouting

      About the Scout Report

      The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by InterNIC Information Services to the Internet community as a fast, convenient way to stay informed about network activities. Its purpose is to combine in one place the highlights of new (and newly-discovered) online resources and other announcements seen on the Internet during the preceding week.

      A wide range of topics are included in the Report with an emphasis on resources thought to be of interest to the InterNIC's primary audience, the research and education community. Each resource has been verified for substantial content and accessibility within a day of the release of the Report.

      The Scout Report is provided in multiple formats -- electronic mail, gopher, World Wide Web, and HTML. The gopher and World Wide Web versions of the Report include links to all listed resources. The Report is released every weekend.

      In addition to the ascii version, the Scout Report is distributed in HTML format via a separate mailing list. This allows sites to easily add the Scout Report to their local WorldWideWeb servers each week, providing fast access for local users. Subscription information for the scout-report-html mailing list is included below. Note that permission statements appear on both versions of the Scout Report, and we ask that these be included in any re-posting or re-distributing of the report. Thank you!

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          Resource Addressing Conventions

          After each resource in the Scout Report one or more network addresses are listed. In all cases a convention is used for listing the network address of each resource. It is assumed that users recognize the type of address and know how to use it. However, for those users unfamiliar with the Internet we provide here the order in which addresses are listed (by network tool) and instructions for accessing additional information in the InterNIC InfoGuide about each network tool. A brief explanation of one tool, WWW is included below.

          The four network tools referenced most often in the Scout Report are World Wide Web, gopher, email, and FTP. Occasionally WAIS and Telnet addresses are also listed.

          After each resource at least one address is listed, and sometimes more. This is because some resources are available through multiple network tools. The network tool addresses are always listed in the same order after each resource:

          • World Wide Web (WWW)
          • Gopher
          • FTP
          • Email
          • Telnet
          • WAIS

          A WWW address is called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and always begins with a string of characters followed by a colon and two forward slashes. For example:


          To access the resource through the WWW, you will need a WWW client installed on your host computer. Clients are available for all major computer platforms, including Macintosh, PC, and UNIX. To use a WWW client on your computer, you will need a TCP/IP connection to the Internet, either through a dedicated line connection or a SLIP/PPP connection. See the InfoGuide for additional information about the World Wide Web and for sites which archive WWW clients. For more information about SLIP/PPP, which can be used over a dial-up connection, see the document listed in the NetBytes section above.


          Gopher to:
          Choose: Information Services/Using the Internet/

          Send email to
          and in the body of the message type:

          send INDEX
          Copyright 1994 General Atomics.

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