The Library Director's Links Page

We offer here a listing of sites either not found or not exhausted in our "Links Library." These reflect personal favorites, research topics, or miscellaneous sites of interest to the Library Director.

AIRLINES AND AVIATION...

AEROMOE's home page; this friend of the director is a crackerjack airliner photographer...
Aeroworld.Net, online weekly magazine...
Air Transport Association ... Air Transport World magazine (the Library Director's essay is on the Links page here)  
Airways magazine...
Airwise News is always current...
Australian Aviation Magazine,good news from "down under"...
Aviation Safety Network contains reports on every airliner accident and incident (e.g.,terrorism) since the 1930's worldwide; reports are not quite as completeas those for the NTSB, which should be used for U.S. events...

Aviation Today, with highlights from Rotor and Wing International...
Aviation Week & Space Technology...
Caribbean AirNews Newspage...  
Jack Smith's Essay on Airline Web Sources, hosted by Air Transport World.  Enter through the ATW "Links" page...
International Air Transport Association...
International Civil Aviation Organization is a branch of the U.N. Just Planes is a great source for airliner photos, weekly news digests, and links to 4,000 carriers worldwide...
Landings is a full-service site for the pilot and aerial enthusiast...
Russian Aviation News and Information Server... Shepard Group Home Page, provides news on regional, air ambulance, and helicopter operators....
NTSB Accident/Incident Reports, by month...
Transport World Home Page; includes much informaton, but requires free registration...  


BASEBALL...

 
All American Girls Professional Baseball League home page...
 Atlanta Braves ChopTalk... 
           Baseball Library. Com: The Ballplayers the ultimate
                            biographical site with thousands of references, each with a bibliography of print sources...
Baseball Index contains 175,000 bibliographic records to all aspects of the sport...
Baseball Parent, based in Knoxville, offers
reprints of articles from its magazine and
youth baseball links...
Beckett is home to baseball cards
Bigleaguers.com, has sites for every player represented by MLPA...
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame...
John Skilton's Baseball Links...
Major League Baseball, is the official site of MLB...
 McFarlandBaseball. Com a fine publishers's homepage
The Minor League home page...
Negro League Baseball...
Old and New Ballparks...
Referee magazine
Society of American Baseball Research (SABR)...
Time Machine compares players of different eras...
Total Baseball On-line...

A few favorite teams:
A.L: Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners...
N.L.: L.A. Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins...

 

BASKETBALL...

Basketball.Com covers NBA, WNBA, and College
International Basketball Federation...
NBA.Com
Remember the American Basketball Association...
United States Basketball League... Womens National Basketball Association...

BIBLIOGRAPHY...

Having published some 50 topical bibliographies over the past 35 years, the creation of these specialized literature reviews is something of a passion for me. Daniel Gore's 1966 classic "Bibliography for Beginners" is an excellent print starting source. There are; however, a few web sites which may prove of interest as well:


Often times, bibliographers like to write notes to go with their citations to sources; most of these are concise, but many go on for paragraphs. Cornell University has offered a nice introduction to the process:
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography?"

"Research Guides by Format."

The Reference and Users Association of the American Library Association offers a detailed set of instructions for the making  of a Bibliography. This one forces you think about your project and plan it in a very organized fashion:
Guidelines for the Preparation of a Bibliography.

CIVIL WAR BROWN WATER NAVAL OPERATIONS...

Believe it or not, the state of Tennessee was the site of some of the most intense and unusual naval combat of the entire War Between the States. From the spring of 1862 through the December 1864 Battle of Nashville, naval warships and chartered merchant  steamboats in convoys,  vaguely reminiscent of the North Atlantic in World War II, kept Yankee supplies flowing into the key Southern supply hub at Nashville. This northern war of logistics faced intense Confederate opposition, which occasioned a sort-of brown-water counterinsurgency operation coordinated between the Federal army and navy. The see-saw back and forth actions between boats afloat and soldiers and partisans ashore made for an intense conflict the likes of which would not be seen again until Vietnam. The pages which follow are helpful for a study of this topic.

The American Civil War Home Page from UTK...
A Brief Naval Chronology of the Civil War, from the USN
Civil War on the Cumberland...
U.S.  Civil War Center, ...
Civil War Sailors Project hopes to identify enlisted USN personnel...
Confederate Irregular Warfare, the ban of the Federal river gunboats...
Confederate Navy Links...
The Civil War Artillery Page,  military and naval...
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships...
Great Guns: The Armament of the U.S.S. Cairo...
Gunboats at Buffington Island, WV; Mark Johnson's 1999 account has been published on the web, while that by the Library Director was published in the Winter 1983 issue of West Virginia History.
History of Civil War Ironclads and Gunboats...
Index of Civil War Naval Forces...
Ironclad Gunboats, notes the identity colors of Eads' "City Series"...
Ironclads and Blockade Runners of the American Civil War....
An important colllection of full-text reports and first-person accounts was prepared after the war by the Union-orinted Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Consider the papers of
MOLLUS.
Morningside Bookshop: The American Civil War Source...
"Operations of the Western Flotilla," a reprint of the Century Magazine article by Adm. Henry Walke, USN (Ret.)...
Riversboats and the Civil War, civil and military...
Union Army Regimental Histories Index...
Online Library of Selected Images
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies...
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies...

The Story of the U.S.S. Cricket...
The Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers in Tennessee were the site of significant river action during the Civil War and the work of some of the warships involved is detailed in this page from MTSU:
Tennessee Civil War River Steamboats.
U.S. Navy Official Register, 1861...
"Tinclads," were small converted steamers employed on rivers like the Cumberland andTennessee to guard Union freight/troop convoys...
U.S. Navy Register of Officers, Shore Stations and Vessels, 1 January 1865...
U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, 1864...

Web Sources for Military History


FOOTBALL...

American Football Coaches Association Links page covers national associations, NCAA/NAIA conferences, professional leagues, high school, bowl games, awards and halls of fame, international, e.g., Canada, and the media...
Canadian Football League official site...
College Football Hall of Fame...
National Footbal League...
Pro Football Hall of Fame...
 
  LOGISTICS AND MOTOR/AIR DISTRIBUTION...

Air Cargo World, a journal devoted to  the aerial delivery of goods...
  Council of Logistics Management, a professional organization, which makes available significant online resources, including full-text of every logistics case study report issues since 1996...
International Air Cargo Association even offers a student scholarship...
The Institute of Logistics and Transport covers logistics and transport policy...
The International Society of Logistics (SOLE) is another professional organization...
LandAir Transport, Inc. home page...
Layover.Com, resources for truckers...
Logistics Education resources/models:
    Logistics curriculum, University of North Texas, begins with a lengthy discussion of career potential.
Logistics Management is the industry journal; paper copies may be had by free subscription...
Logistics Online is a resource for professionals in the industry, but can be helpful to students as well...
Logistics World, the worldwide directory of transportation and logistics links is very complete...
Transport Topics: Trucking's Electronic Newspaper...

TWO FAVORITE MUSICIANS...


About the Library Director:

A professional librarian and historian since 1966, Myron J. "Jack" Smith, Jr., Professor of Library Science and History,  came to Tusculum College in 1990 after a 15-year tenure as Library Director and Professor of Library Science and History at Salem College (now Salem-International University) in West Virginia.  Active in his profession, the director, with his small dedicated staff,  works diligently to improve library resource and access opportunities for the Tusculum community.  A majorcomponent of this approach centers on cooperation, collaboration, and electronic access for TC with a variety of other local libraries, most notably the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library, Walters State Community College,East Tennessee State, UTK, and Watauga Regional Library.

Prof. Smith is also a producer of information resources on subjects ranging in topic from airlines to Watergate and from baseball to World War II.  The author of 72 volumes of bibliography and history, Smith has been the recipient of a variety of honors and awards for his work.  In 1993, he received  the Nelson Ross Award from the Professional Football Writers Association. In 1994, he joined with Dr. Donal J. Sexton to prepare Glimpses of Tusculum: A Pictorial History of Tusculum College, which was followed several years later by his profile in Tusculumnus of the U.S.S. Wyalusing, the Civil War gunboat for which the college bell was originally cast.  Smith remains the only American to have received the Richard Franck Preis for historical bibliography from the German government.

 The Library Director and his wife Dennie reside north of Greeneville on a small farm with eight cats, in order of seniority: Cop Car, Flynn, Sinatra, CutiePie, Gray, Chuba, Smooch, and Felix.

Prof. Smith can be reached at Tusculum College, Bx. 5005, Greeneville, TN., 37743, or by e-mail at  jsmith@tusculum.edu


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Revised 10/23/2007