Saturday, September 20, 2003

Weekend update: The weekly reference collection/research gleanings:

The useful links....

  • The Gallup Brain 60 years of polls in a searchable archive.
  • National Atomic Museum. in Albuquerque.
  • Waterwatch: USGS site shows current water levels compared to average.
  • Hurricanes and coastal storms websites; nice collection of links from USGS.
  • AntiTerrorism and Force Protection Glossary from Naval Facilities Engineering library.
  • The Taliban File: National Security Archive is posting previously classified documents on Afghanistan.
  • Los Angeles Times has been added to ProQuest Historical Newspapers project.
  • Vanity Fair is now on Nexis, starting with the August 2003 issue.
  • Whois Source recommended by Gary Price and others as best free Whois (domain name) search.
  • Polybuscadores new reference site en español will have several reference sources. Right now includes several encyclopedias and dictionaries. From Peter Jacso
  • Newspapers rethinking offsite linking; story in OJR.
  • Newspaper execs clueless about what women want column in
  • See list of new blogs, below.
    Public Records:
  • UK Documents Online new service has scanned documents. Search for free, image download costs 3 pounds. Includes government documents, military records, wills. Latest file added: Wills filed at Canterbury from 1384-1858- Free sample: Shakespeare's will.
  • SoonerAccess: Oklahoma public records searches, including companies, trademarks, notaries, churches, banks.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Our Documents new .gov site gives access to 100 important documents in U.S. history.
  • U.S. Government Manual New edition of this essential guide.
  • U.S. Treaties in Force from Dept of State.
  • Federal Budget Tradeoffs database: from National Priorities Project.
  • Kicking Ass: the Democratic Party (DNC) has a blog.
  • Leading National Advertisers from AdAge, annual directory.
  • Civil Rights Movement Veterans site has over 200 veterans listed.
    Statistics, Florida: No links this week.
    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Pressthink: blog by NYU J-prof Jay Rosen.
  • Copy editor blogs keep popping up: Copy Massage; Smilin' and Stylin'; Prints the Chaff (new address); Nicole Stockdale
  • The Border: Yuma, AZ reporter covering Mexico border posts photos and text on what he sees (mostly lots of pot).
  • MisLeader "a daily chronicle of Bush administration distortion" from the folks at MoveOn, the antiwar org. (also available by email.) (via JD Lasica).
  • a new TV gossip/news blog.
  • The Good Life in Minnesota project by St. Paul Pioneer Press using public records and CAR to find out how things are going.
  • Kaye Trammell: So this is mass communication? UF grad student blogging about blogs.
  • Begging to Differ Sunday comics for a change...


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