Sunday, November 28, 2010

James Kibbie - Complete Bach Organ Works Free Download

James Kibbie - Complete Bach Organ Works Free Download

Download for free the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Dr. James Kibbie, Professor of Organ at the University of Michigan.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Free Online Academic Resources (Updated: Sep 2010)

Looking for online academic resources (courses, lectures, etc.)? Here is a listing of useful sites for you to get started:


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Misusing Footnotes, Endnotes & References in Academic Writing

An American Editor has penned a witty piece on the use and abuses of footnotes, endnotes and references in academic writing: Footnotes, Endnotes, & References: Uses and Abuses.

This is a must-read for students and academics writing academic papers. The author reminds academic writers to focus on what is really important and avoid excessive and unnecessary references that distract from the main text.

Link: Footnotes, Endnotes, & References: Uses and Abuses


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Plagiarism Resources

Plagiarism is becoming more rampant on U.S. college campuses. To address this problem, several universities have come up with online resources to help students understand and avoid plagiarism. Here is a list of online resources that I use:


Decoding text Messaging and Chat Abbreviations

Ever been stumped by an abbreviation in an e-mail, instant message, or text message that you received? You might want to consult Webopedia's Text Messaging and Chat Abbreviations: A Guide to Understanding Text Messages, Chat Abbreviations, and Twitter Messages. With more than 1,300 abbreviations defined and the list is updated and expanded regularly, you should be able to find the meaning of any e-mail, instant or text message abbreviation that you encounter.

Link: Text Messaging and Chat Abbreviations: A Guide to Understanding Text Messages, Chat Abbreviations, and Twitter Messages


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Online Stylebooks

Needing to look up a specific style quickly?

Mary Beth Protomastro has collected a helpful list of online style manuals and guides at:

You can search by keyword or even browse online stylebooks alphabetically or by subject.



Friday, April 16, 2010

Free Online Translation Tools

Here is a list of useful, free online tools that allow you to perform on the fly translation:
  • Google Translate (NB: simply the most useful free online translation tool that allows you to translate webpages, text, or upload a document for translation.)

  • Free Online Translator (from

Friday, February 26, 2010

UPDATED: Pew Research on the Millennials

Who are the Millennials? How are they different from previous generations, i.e., Boomers, Gen-X? How are they transforming higher education and the workplace? More importantly, how are they reshaping the socio-cultural landscape?

In an attempt to address these questions, the Pew Research Center has conducted research on the Millennials. Here are the links to the fruits of their research:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Recommended Reading List For Black History Month (February)

Link: A Reconciliation Reading List For Black History Month

Linda Leigh Hargrove provides a comprehensive reading list of recommended books on race relations/race reconciliation for Black History month.

Teoría: Music Theory Web

Link: Teoría: Music Theory Web

Teoría: Music Theory Web provides a comprehensive range of resources for the study of music theory, with online tutorials, exercises, reference materials, and articles.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Choosing an E-Book Reader

E-books are all the rage. What began with Amazon's Kindle has spread with products from Barnes and Noble, Sony, and now Apple's iPad.

Looking for an e-book reader? Here is a roundup of reviews and other resources to get you started:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Useful Sites for Frugal Academics & Students

Roundup of useful sites for frugal academics and students:
See also my previous blog post:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Map Resources

Looking for maps for classroom or research use? Here is a list of sites where you can download useful maps:
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection:
    Here you will find all kinds of maps, e.g., historical, political, sociological, local, international, etc. A very comprehensive website that I highly recommend.

  • Israel's Story in Maps (Contemporary)
    Sponsored by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Has an excellent selection of contemporary map resources for Israel.

  • Maps on Judaism (Historical and Contemporary):
    Produced by Routledge for their textbook, Judaism: History, Belief and Practice, this site has every conceivable map for use with the study of historical and contemporary Judaism.