This blog will offer links to high-quality web sites, services and resources within the James G. Boswell Library at The Thacher School.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Invisible Cloak not just for Harry potter 

Cloaking may not be just for Harry Potter. Scientists have made an object invisible. Not to the human eye, just invisible to some kinds of electromagnetic radiation. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6352040&sc=emaf

Monday, May 08, 2006

Lost Boys of Sudan 

Learn more about our speaker, Alephosion Deng, his family and the other "lost boys of Sudan" at the following links:

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

Save Darfur - direct action you can take

International Rescue Committee

send me good sites you have found

Monday, January 09, 2006

Eating Disorders and Body Image Resources 

For more information
Learn more at a variety of sites, and follow their links for more information:

National Eating Disorders Association

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Columbia University's student health answers

from Advocates for Youth - Body Image Issues for Women of Color

A website on eating disorders dedicated to raising awareness that eating disorders are not about food and weight

Adios Barbie

"Fairy tales are not real, just like the image you see staring back at you in that mirror is not real. When you look in the mirror, you are seeing what your eating disorder wants you to see, you are not seeing the true picture."

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

World AIDS Day 2005 

December 1 is World AIDS Day.

Reports National Public Radio: "In sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS has not lessened its grip: The latest numbers from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS indicate that region is home to more than 60 percent of all people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS."

Learn more at a variety of sites, and follow their links for more information:

World's AIDS Day homepage

News from Africa

Great and informative map, interactive

United Nations Information

Catholic Bishop Opposes Church Teachings

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


So many people have said -- "I just don't understand poetry ... but I want to"

One approach is to read some every day. Here are a few excellent sites to do just that.


Poetry 180  
Writer's Almanac  
Poem a Day from Borzoi  
Academy of American Poets  

do you know others?

Monday, January 03, 2005

Sexual Assault and Harassment 

Resources for statistics, help, links and information about sexual assault and harassment:

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
This site provides law, criminal justice, advocacy, and social service professionals with up-to-date information on interventions to stop violence against women--a cooperative project of Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota

National Women's Health Information Center
This website and toll-free call center were created to provide FREE, reliable health information for women everywhere.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Better ways to search 


An easy, comprehensive "portal" to the many ways you can search the Internet, not a one-size-fits-all approach. Try it!

"Fagan Finder is a website designed as a tool, to help people find things, and it is meant to be a gateway to the Internet, a quality home page. Compare this to several websites. Like a search engine, we have searching capability, but we have many different searches. Like an exclusive directory, we include searching to or links only to high quality websites. Like a guide, we try to help you in your search experience."
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