Saturday, January 18, 2003

The weekly update:
Free research resources: Some of us are lucky enough to be in cities where the local library system offers wonderful reference tools via the Web. As a holder of a Miami-Dade Public Library card, I can search lots of incredibly useful databases by just entering my card number on this page. Among them: ReferenceUSA, the database of businesses and residential addresses and phones. I pay a lot to have access to this at work: it's great to know I could get it for free just by signing up for a library card. Also available: fulltext stories from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, via Proquest. Here are descriptions of some other new free databases in the library's system.
Check your local library: you, too, may have access to wonderful things you didn't know about.

And more useful links....

  • Perpetual Calendar from Infoplease.
  • Collective terms for animals from One of those questions that always comes up: what do you call a group of cats? How about a 'clutter' or 'cluster', 'clowder' or a 'glaring'. (That's what it says. The last one sounds most descriptive to me.)
  • find a college or university by degree program or geography.
  • Martin Luther King day links from Poynter's Dave Shedden.
  • Jewish Calendar Tools generate calendars, convert dates, lots more.
  • African American Women's history a guide from
  • Black History Hotlist
  • National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
  • Census Facts for African American History Month
  • American Peace Website lists all the military actions the U.S. has been involved in, by year. Very few years with no links.....
  • New York Public Library Image Gate the library is putting images online; entire file will be online by next year.
  • The Nutrition Source: Knowledge for Healthy Eating from Harvard School of Public Health. Very good detailed nutritional info and news.
  • Acronym Finder
  • Pork Barreling Sen. John McCain has been collecting lists of 'pork' appropriations since FY98.
  • Top 10 Web design mistakes of 2002 sure hope some Web designers read this......
  • Broadband TV Central find television broadcasts worldwide on the Web.
  • Journalistic ethics codes this British journalism foundation has links to newspaper and other ethics codes posted to the Web worldwide. Includes Orlando Sentinel, only Florida newspaper.
  • New York Times ethics code 53-pg. book in PDF.
  • Picturing business in America National Portrait Gallery exhibit of Wall St. Journal headcuts.
  • Key developments in U.S. public companies: enter ticker symbol and get chronology of recent events. From MSN Money.
  • FTC: Cross-border fraud: information for consumers and businesses, and press releases/fact sheets.
  • Florida Area Codes handy map from PSC.
  • Address/Tax Rate Lookup from Fla. Dept. of Revenue, find total tax rate including communications services taxes, applicable to an address.
  • Miami International Press Club: Links a page full of mostly local news and other links.
    Public Records:
  • NY State Board of Elections Financial Disclosure Database campaign contributions by contributor or committee.
    People, Statistics: no links this week.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • All Consuming lists books mentioned in Weblogs.
  • BeSpacific a weblog on technology and law from LRXX's Sabrina Pacifici.
  • a portal for law-related weblogs (blogs, get it?)
  • Florida Blog a Weblog by Daytona journalist Mark Lane, with commentary on Florida politics, links to Florida editorial pages and other Florida weblogs.
  • Voter News Service: What went wrong? interesting article on system failure. On same website (Baseline, on project management): How Florida's voting machine failed (again) from October.
  • NY Daily News says Rael may have taken his name from a Pete Townshend song; and Mariel Hemingway thinks her uncle "Gloria" may have regretted the sex change....
  • Herald/WLRN partnership? in New Times.
  • New Times story on old spooks in Miami
  • this 10-minute Flash animation shows growth of the U.S. from original 13 colonies til now. With sound, like sitting through a fast history lecture....


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