Saturday, June 14, 2003

The weekly reference collection: research gleanings:
Compilation of a few things from last couple of weeks, before/after my trip to DC and NY. Most of these you've probably seen elsewhere over the period, but just in case:

The useful links....
  • NOAA Nautical Charts entire electronic charts available for download, ZIPped. Also: chart updates, wreck survey, historical charts.
  • Veterans' History Project from Library of Congress.
  • MEDLINE Plus: Monkeypox news and links.
  • Great Lakes Atlas
    Governments, Politics:
  • Sept 11 Detainees long report in PDF from Dept of Justice.
  • Administration quotes on WMDs; Quotes on Iraqi democracy; both lists compiled by blogger "Billmon", with links to original sources.
  • Database of contacts for public interest advocates from Trial lawyers' assn.
  • From Dept of Education statistics: Public school students, staff, and graduate counts by state, 2001-2; Overview of public elementary and secondary schools and districts, 2001-2
  • 2003 World Refugee Survey from U.S. Committee for Refugees.
  • DataWeb: databases from Census and other government agencies: Web version of Data Ferret.
  • Judicial Facts and Figures caseload stats from U.S. courts.
  • U.S. International Trade and Freight Transportation Trends, 2003 new stats from BTS.
  • Reporting Skills: Gun tracking from Center for Investigative Reporting.
  • World News Connection the former FBIS database has moved to Dialog. Subsciption and new ID/password required.
    Public Records:
  • Lee County property appraiser has changed its Web address, with no forwarding from the old one.
    People, Business, Florida, Tools: No links this week.
    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Keeping Current on the Web presentation from Gary Price on blogs, online newsletters, and site monitors. This talk was given at SLA convention this week (I was there but couldn't get into the room, Gary is so popular).
  • Blogstreet RSS Directory find RSS feeds from thousands of Weblogs (via Sabrina Pacifici).
  • Virus Myths
  • Radio Lovers listen to old radio shows, free.
  • Sean Penn's fullpage ad in NYT


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