Career and Vocational Education - http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Career_and_Vocational/
Links to website on career preparation and vocational education. Includes
links to: career planning, institutes, occupational standards, profession-specific
sites, school-to-work, and schools.
Stuff Works - http://www.howstuffworks.com/
"Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what makes
your refrigerator cold? The How Stuff Works is for you!" The following
are the categories this Web site has information on: Computers & Internet;
Engines & Automotive; Electronics & Communications; Science &
Technology; Aviation & Transportation; Body & Health; Living &
Entertainment; Around the House; Machines; and Cool Stuff. There is also
a links to "Stuff of the Day," "Top 10 Questions," and "Top 10 Articles."
Modern America - http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/ima/
"Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse celebrates
the best of American ingenuity and inventiveness. In-depth profiles of
35 inventors tell the often surprising stories of the creation of everyday
objects, from Kevlar and the personal computer to the pacemaker. This site
explores the life and work of five of these intriguing innovators. Choose
one of the inventors' qualities—courage, insight, know-how, vision, and
perseverance—to find out more. Then check out what you'll find in the rest
of the book."
States Patent and Trademark Office - http://www.uspto.gov/
This is the official Web site of the government agency that administers
the U.S. patent system. "For over 200 years, the basic role of the Patent
and Trademark Office (PTO) has remained the same: to promote the progress
of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors
the exclusive right to their respective discoveries (Article 1, Section
8 of the United States Constitution). Under this system of protection,
American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new
uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities created for
millions of Americans."
Shop Classes: Building
Technology, Automotive, etc.
Woodworking - http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Shopping_and_Services/Arts_and_Crafts/Crafts/Woodworking/
This links you to Yahoo chosen Web sites about the art and craft of woodworking.
Includes links to such topics as: Booksellers; Cabinetry; Carving; Chainsaw
Art; Decoys; Furniture; Housewares; Industry Information; Instruction;
Magazines; Marquetry; Retailers; Scrollsawing; Software; Studios; Supplies
and Equipment; Toys; Tramp Art; Videos; Web Directories; Wooden Signs;
and Woodworkers. See also:
Woodworking - http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Industrial_Supplies/Machinery_and_Tools/Woodworking/
Yahoo's links to sites about woodworking machinery
and tools. See also:
Woodworking - http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Crafts/Woodworking/
Yahoo's links to Web sites about woodworking as a handicraft.
Central - http://www.woodworking.org/
This is the website for the Woodworker's Website Association. It includes
links to an online magazine and much more information of interest to woodworkers.
Oak Factory - http://theoak.com/cgi-bin/hyperseek/directory.cgi
"The Woodworker's Internet Directory," this site includes links to such
topics as adhesives, associations, cabinetry, finishing, furniture, hardware,
manufacturers, plans, software, websites, wood, and more.
Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Metal Working - http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Companies/Manufacturing/Metal_Working/
This links you to Yahoo links about the metal working business. Includes
links to such topics as: Aluminum; Casting, Molding, and Machining; Commercial
Website Directories; Cryogenic Tempering; Directories; Heat Treating; Machinery
and Tools; Organizations; Sheetmetal; Steel; Surface Finishing; Titanium;
Architecture - http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Architecture/
Yahoo's guide to the field of architecture. Includes links to such topics
as: Construction; Consulting; Directories; Drafting
and Conversion; Firms; House
Plans; Industry Information; Interior Design; Internet
Services; Landscape Architecture; Organizations; Rendering,
Modeling, and Animation; Software; Tour Operators;
and Urban Design.
Construction - http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Construction/
Yahoo's links to Web sites about the construction industry. Includes links
to such topics as: Administration and Preconstruction; Cabinetry; Concrete;
Conveying Systems; Doors and Windows; Electrical; Finishes and Coverings;
General Contractors; Home Improvement; Industry Information; Masonry; Materials
and Supplies; Mechanical; Metals; Sitework; Special Construction; Specialty
Components; Temporary Facilities and Equipment; Thermal and Moisture Protection;
and Wood and Plastics.
of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge - http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcoll/tnb/
History and images of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge "from the inception to
the reopening of a reconstructed bridge in 1950." Sections follow the construction,
opening, collapse, aftermath, and reconstruction of this bridge. Includes
a bibliography. (Special Collections, University Libraries, University
of Washington) (LII)
Websites to be added:
Bureau of Automotive Repair - http://www.smogcheck.ca.gov/smogweb/default.asp
Up-to-date and vital ongoing information for technicians on California
vehicle smog requirements and other auto repair issues.
Economy Site (EPA) - http://www.fueleconomy.gov
The heart of this federal government site is the Find and Compare Cars
database, with miles-per-gallon numbers for 1985 through 2002 cars, light
trucks, minivans, and sport utility vehicles. Can compare vehicles by fuel
cost and global warming pollution, searching by class or manufacturer,
or by miles per gallon (MPG). Also has a gasoline price page with links
to national and regional fuel price information, information on vehicle
safety ratings and air pollution, gas mileage tips, and material on hybrid
and alternative fuel vehicles. Additionally, the most current model year
Fuel Economy Guide is available in PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
Aftermarket Industry Association - http://www.apaa.org/
The site includes daily updates of AutoPoint, press releases, market research
statistics, newsletters and testimony. They also wanted to locate and deliver
key items of interest to the aftermarket industry including links to federal
agencies, current exchange rates, international trade and news, travel
advisories and more.
Blue Book - http://www.kbb.com/
More than just pricing information on new and used cars is available here.
Links are also provided to topics such as: Trade-In Values; Used Car Retail;
New Car Pricing; Motorcycles; Other Land, Water, and Snow Vehicles; Company
Information; Services and Departments: Buy the [Kelley Blue] Book; Buy
a New or Used Car or Motorcycle; Sell Your Car or Motorcycle; New Car Incentives;
Payment Calculator; Financing; Insurance; Lemon Check; Warranties; Accessories;
Advice; Safety and Maintenance Articles; and Decision Guides.
Learning Online - http://www.innerauto.com/default.htm
This program contains over one hundred illustrations of the automobile
with animations and thousands of descriptive links. Automotive Learning
On-line uses Java applets to show images and select anatomy parts. Java
support must be enabled in your browser. (Inner Learning Online)
Automotive - http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Automotive/
Yahoo's links to automobiles and automotive topics. Includes links to such
topics as: Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Audio; Auto-Free Transportation;
Booksellers; British Cars; Bumper Stickers; Business to Business; Buyer's
Guides; Car Art; Charitable Vehicle Donation; Chats and Forums; Classic
Cars; Classifieds; Clubs and Organizations; Concept Cars; Dormobiles; Driving;
Dune Buggies; Electric Vehicles; Emissions; Employment; Engineering; Events
and Shows; Famous Cars; Financing; Four Wheel Drive; Hearses; History;
Humor; Industry Information; Kit Cars; Lemon Law; License Plates; Licensing
and Registration Agencies; Lowriders; Maintenance; Makes and Models; Microcars;
Model Cars; Motorcycles; Museums; News and Media; Petroliana; Police Vehicles;
Racing; Recreational Vehicles; Shopping and Services; Software; Special
Needs; Sport Utility Vehicles; Station Wagons; Technicians; Theft; Travel;
Trucks; Web Directories; Women; Wrecks; and FAQs.
Automotive Magazines - http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Automotive/News_and_Media/Magazines/
Yahoo's links to magazines about all types of automobiles and automotive
Mechanics Automotive - http://popularmechanics.com/popmech/auto2/1HOMEAUTOM.html
The famous magazine's links to all things automotive.
and Driver - http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/home.xml
Car and Driver magazine Web site which includes links to such topics
as: Buyers Guide; New and Used Cars; Insurance Center; Reviews/Road Tests;
C/D Content; Auto Shows; Car News; Driver's Center; Downloads; Automotive
Glossary; C/D Television; 10 Best Cars; 10 Best Weekly Lists; Classic Cars;
Forums; Chat; and Newsletter.
and Track - http://www.roadandtrack.com/RoadandTrack/index.html
Road and Track magazine Web site which includes links to such topics
as: Top Stories; First Drives; Road Trip; Racing; Forums; News; Technical;
Book Reviews; and Newsletter.
Trend - http://www.motortrend.com/
Motor Trend magazine Web site which includes links to such topics
as: Road Tests; Auto News; Auto Shows; Car of the Year; Buyer's Guide;
Future Vehicles; Marketplace; Accessories Store; MT Car Club; Hotlinks;
Manufacturers; MT Television; MT Radio; Online Polls; Wallpaper;
Truck Trend and Video.
Students - http://accounting.pro2net.com/accountingstudents.xml
Complete online resource for accounting students. This site is meant for
college students and will students give a great idea of what is involved
in getting and using and accounting degree. (All Pro2Net)
Employment info on the Internet
Reports Online - http://www.ConsumerReports.org/
Unbiased reports and information about products and services, prepared
by the Consumers' Union. "You'll find Consumer Reports advice, ratings
and recommendations, based on [their] independent testing of consumer products
and services. You'll find no advertising on this site."
Better Business Bureau - http://www.bbb.org/
"The Better Business Bureau provides instant access to business and consumer
alerts as well as helpful resources. Plus, you can file a complaint online
and more." Includes the latest consumer warnings and other news from the
BBB, consumer buying guides and business publications, and related information.
Postal Service - http://www.usps.gov/postofc/
No crowds. No lines. And this post office is open 7 days a week, 24 hours
a day. If you need stamp information, want to find out about mailing options,
or look up ZIP Codes, you're in the right place.
Cents Online - http://www.screen.com/streetcents.html
This site is about your money -- how to get it and how not to get ripped
off when you spend it. Our young correspondents from across Canada are
always looking for what's a deal - and what's not. This is where you can
see what they've found out.
News and Services - http://www.pointcom.com/gifs/reviews/bfne.htm
A gateway to a wide variety of resources related to operating a business,
as well as finance, investment and trade. Lots of valuable connections
Media History Project - http://www.mediahistory.com/
The site promotes the study of media history from petroglyphs to pixels.
Includes pages on early, print, mass, electrical and digital media and
timelines of media history from prehistory to the present.
on Sale - http://www.7cornershdwe.com/
Log on here to check prices on saws, planers, sanders, routers, drills,
and more from manufacturers such as Makita, Porter Cable, Delta, DeWalt,
Bosch, and many more.
Based Supplies - http://www.absupplies.com/
This site features hundreds of hands-on science- and technology-based projects
for students of all ages. Product types include: Construction, Electronics,
Flight, Invention, Math/Science/Technology; and Transportation.
Technical Publishers - http://www.americantech.org/
This site provides training materials for vocational, industrial, and apprenticeship
training programs. There is a section called Resources where you'll find
free downloadable pdf files containing information on formulas, measurement
systems, and print reading.
Science & Surplus - http://www.sciplus.com/about.cfm
"Here at American Science & Surplus we are fascinated by discovery
and invention. And we are dedicated to having fun along the way. We offer
an eclectic range of products, many with a science or educational tilt
to them, others simply handy or amusing. Value is important, and whenever
we can, we carry surplus at prices well below retail. We love closeouts,
inventory overruns, mis-manufactures, and items whose time has not come."
Center for Construction Education and Research - http://www.nccer.org/
This Web site "contains information on training, craft skills assessment,
safety, management education, industry image materials, and much more.
[The] special 'For Teens Only' section, featuring a chat room and FAQs,
is designed to help students with career choices."
Educational Systems - http://www.heathkit.com
This Web site "contains product information on technology programs in Computer
Technology, Telecommunications, and Electronics. The site also features
schools whose students have excelled with Heathkit programs."
in Education - http://www.adobe.com/education/
This Web site is Adobe's site "for educators--a one-stop resource for sharing
curriculum, ideas, and news. The site ... offers educators free, direct
access for teaching materials for use in both K-12 and higher. Simple instructions
for using Adobe products and detailed course guides for educators to incorporate
into classroom curriculum are only a click away."
This Web site is an "information resource for career, technical, and vocational
education needs. "Whether you need to know the latest decisions in Washington
by Congress and the President that shape the future of our field; find
out about new scholarship, grant, and conference opportunities; or get
in touch with your state’s Department of Education officials, Tech Directions
Ed Concepts - http://www.tecedu.com/
This is the Web site of a company which produces 3D CAD/CAM software.
New sites to be reviewed and annotated:
Return to the Redwood
Posted February 2000. Updated by the Webspinner:
March 6, 2003.
©2003 Tom Kaun, Library Media Teacher--Bessie Chin
Library @ Redwood High School, 395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939 --