The Scout Report - August 4, 1995

August 4, 1995

A Service to the Internet Community
Provided by the Info Scout and the InterNIC

The Scout Report is a weekly publication offering a selection of new and newly discovered Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators, the InterNIC's primary audience. However everyone is welcome to subscribe to one of the mailing lists (plain text or HTML) or visit the Web version of the Scout Report on the InterNIC server:

Additional information and detailed access and subscription instructions are included at the end of each Scout Report.

Highlights In This Week's Report:

World Wide Web

  • Anglicans Online! has grown to be a comprehensive source of information for the world's Episcopal/Anglican church on the Internet. Topics offered are the Newsroom, Canada, USA, World, and Resources including reference links, biblical study. Ecumenical partners, and a listing of Discussion mailing lists and newsgroups are also provided.
  • The "BIG list" of internet news sources as compiled from the inet-news mailing list has been organized by topic. Includes links to other major collections of news sources on the Web.
    [Note: When last checked by the Internet Scout team, this site URL was no longer available.]
  • The NewsLink Web page has been expanded and re-organized to include free links to 431 on-line newspapers, 350 on-line broadcasters, 466 on-line magazines, 465 on-line news services, organizations and other special sites. [NOTE: There is no guarantee that some sites reached through the NewsLink page may request or require registration and/or fees. All the sites I tried were open and free.]
  • The qualitative researchers Web page offers links to conference announcements and proceedings, discussion forums, grant information, and qualitative data analysis software and archives.
  • The Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy (VCILP) at Villanova University School of Law offers a Web server in its role as a National Center for Automated Information Research sponsored project. The VCILP Web page provides the Federal Web Locator, the Federal Court Locator, a virtual library and conference rooms, the Legal Domain Network, Villanova University School of Law, and a link to the National Center for Automated Information Research. VCILP offers specific pieces of law and accounting information with an emphasis on technology development, and on articulating a vision of the role of the Internet in the National Information Infrastructure (NII).
  • The Wall Street Research Net (WSRN) Web page is now available with over 2,700 links to help professional and private investors locate economic data and perform fundamental research on actively traded companies. The Company Information section of WSRN has entries for 5,414 companies. Currently, there are 2,720 links to such items as SEC documents, company home pages, annual reports, press releases and other investor information, and stock price information from MIT. The Economic Research section contains links to economic databases around the globe such as the U.S. Department of Commerce and the better university sites. The Research section contains links to independent providers of research to the investment community. See it now while it's in beta test. In the Fall it will be available for a "nominal fee."
  • A stylish, interactive magazine, Women's Wire on the Web aims to serve as a virtual resource outpost and electronic mentoring center for women around the world. The site features weekly advice columnists, daily news about women, statistics, quotes from newsmakers, and links to other women-focused Web sites. Topical areas include everything from business to banking, careers to comix, and haute couture to health.


  • The Ellen G. White Estate gopher contains full text of various books by Ellen G. White (1827-1915), a writer of books on religious themes, health, education, other matters. The site features the capability to search the entire published writings of White, with Boolean operators available. Search program allows reading full context of passages found by the search, as well as ability to find any page in any published work.
    gopher to:
  • The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Medicine and Health Information Server progresses the Academy's role in the development of a quality health care system and in providing a forum for the formulation, review and analysis of policy issues affecting the public health, including, those relating to the HIV epidemic, adolescent health, and the interaction of pediatric poverty with social and health care issues. The gopher server offers information about fellowship programs, library resources, education programs, HIV/AIDS programs and more.
    gopher to:
    [Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher may no longer be available.]
  • Sailor - Maryland's Information Network - provides general Maryland government information and a wide variety of Internet jump-points. The gopher is run by the Pratt Free Library and also has local dailup numbers in Maryland.
    [Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher site has been replaced by web site.]

Electronic Mailing Lists

  • The South and Meso American Indian Rights Center sponsors an announcement mailing list for news items and urgent-action alerts to promote its goal to link Indian peoples of the Americas.
    send email to:
    in the body of the message type: subscribe SAIIC-L
    To receive an electronic copy of SAIIC's brochure send a blank e-mail note to:
    • Spiramed is a mailing list and discussion group on the topic of the 'spiritual approach to medicine, psychology, and psychiatry' and is intended for discussions on all aspects of the integration of spirituality in these areas. All therapists are invited to join, but it is also a place for non-therapists who would like to share their experience or to receive information on such topics as spiritual approaches to anxiety, depression and psychological suffering, spiritual approaches to psychosis, spiritual practices and conventional therapies, and meditation, psychological treatments and physical diseases among others.
      send email to:
      in the body of the message type:
      sub spiramed yourfirstname yourlastname


    • Volunteer positions and internships are available for people who want to work on "Welcome to the White House: An Interactive Citizens' Handbook." Applications for this fall must be received by Wednesday 16 August.

      The Office of Science and Technology Policy of the Executive Office of the President has openings for qualified volunteers to help improve the White House Web site. The strongest applicants would have experience with Unix, CGI scripts, and with HTML as well as a demonstrated interest in government. Other useful skills, which should be indicated, include graphic design, the ability to speak Spanish, and familiarity with Perl and VRML. In addition to work on the Web site, applicants may also be called upon to do general office duties. The session dates are as follows: Fall session is from September 11, 1995 through December 8, 1995. The spring session will be from February 5, 1995 through May 3, 1996.

      1. Interns: College students who will be on site on a full time basis for an entire quarter or semester. They may receive academic or co-op credit for their internship. Students must complete a Student Volunteer Agreement. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, must be US Citizens, and will be subject to a security screening process and drug testing. Candidates for this fall are especially sought, but candidates for spring semester internships will also be considered at this time. We are NOT taking applicants for next summer. Interns will not be allowed access into the complex until ALL paperwork is completed and approved. No extensions of appointments will be approved.

      2. Volunteers: People of any age who are residents of the Capitol region and can be on site for at least a half day a week during the school year. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be subject to a security access into the complex until ALL paperwork is completed and approved. No extensions of appointments will be approved.

      3. Virtual Volunteers: People of any age who are willing to produce HTML features from their school or home locations. Only a very small number of volunteers will be selected in this category since this is the first time we will be trying this.

      How to apply: Please send an electronic mail message with the URL of your Web homepage in the subject line to The subject line must begin http:// and it must contain nothing else other than the address of your homepage, i.e.. http://address/of/yourpage.html. It can contain links to websites you have helped to build or maintain, but must at a minimum contain your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, age, place of birth, and status of US citizenship. You should also indicate if you are interested in being an intern (and if so, what time period), an on-site volunteer, or a virtual volunteer. No applications will be accepted by mail, fax, or telephone. To be considered at this time your URL must be received by close of business on Wednesday 16 August. Applications will be considered from all qualified persons without discrimination. Previous volunteers and interns have found the experience to be educational and rewarding. Be creative and have fun....

    Weekend Scouting

    • The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences World Wide Web Site lists the Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations. The Awards will be announced live during the annual broadcast on September 10. The site also offers Emmy Awards "Facts & Trivia" and photos from the Emmy Awards Archives. Nice intro page.
    • CANCOUNTRY - Canadian Country Music List - is an open, unmoderated discussion list for the discussion of Canadian country music artists and their music.
      send email to:
      in the body of the message type: subscribe
      • "Running & Sports Injuries: A Web Hypertext" presents a variety of lower extremity running injuries and both self treatment and office treatment. Also running physiology and how to stay out of the doctor's office. Links to other sports areas. A new addition is Hot Weather Running.

      About the Scout Report

      The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by the InterNIC to the Internet community as a fast, convenient way to stay informed about network activities. Its purpose is to combine in one place selected new (and newly-discovered) Internet resources.

      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 -- mailing lists for both a plain text and HTML version; gopher; and World Wide Web. 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 plain text version, the Scout Report is distributed in HTML format allowing sites to post the Scout Report on local WorldWideWeb servers each week. The result is faster access for local users. You are welcome and encouraged to re-post and re-distribute the report. Note that copyright statements appear on all versions of the Scout Report, and we ask that these be included when re-posting or re-distributing.

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      -- Susan Calcari
      InterNIC Info Scout

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          Resource Addressing Conventions

          After each resource in the Scout Report one or more network addresses are listed. Every attempt is made to use the same convention in each listing for 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 using 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 can use a WWW browser installed on your desktop computer, or a "command-line" WWW client on your local Internet host computer. Web browsers are available for all major computer platforms, including Macintosh, PC, and UNIX. Check with your local support center or your Internet Service Provider for more information about Web browsers installed on the Internet host computer or for your desktop computer.

          Copyright Susan Calcari, 1995.

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