Saturday, June 19, 2004

Weekend update: Other things I found this week:
A long list this week, catching up from a couple weeks away.

The links....
Reference :
  • A map of languages in the United States from Modern Language Assn.
  • Extreme Heat: useful information from the CDC.
  • Mayo Clinic drugs and supplements database.
  • Military spending database: worldwide data, recently updated, from Stockholm Intl Peace Research Inst.
  • Hurisearch: a human rights search engine.
  • Mealey's litigation reporter has news about recent and archived litigation, by topic or by state.
  • Big Class Action database
  • For Bloomsday: Ulysses for Dummies
  • RadioScout Public Radio Search: find upcoming programs.
    Governments, Politics:
  • CIA World Factbook, 2004: latest edition now available.
  • new site from UVA has biography, history, details on adminstration.
  • A History of Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-2000. From American Museum of the Moving Image.
  • Kerry campaign is detailing effect of the Bush policies on each state's economy. Here's the Florida report. (Other States.)
  • For Your Political Opinion is a news service that pulls press releases from policy groups's Web sites. This is a sample page, you can sign up for the service (free).
  • Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change.
  • Human Rights First issues a report that says U.S. has several secret prisons.
  • The Secret World of U.S. Jails in the Observer.
  • Senderbase is a database of the most prolific email senders....a way to trak spammers?
  • Register of known spam operations from Spamhaus.
  • The Findory Blogory: Findory is a news service that personalizes the news according to what you click on; Blogory does the same thing for blogs.
  • What's on When: put in a city and date and it tells you about events.
  • U.S. Geocoder: put in an address, get latitude/longitude.
  • BlogsNow: another service that tells you what blogs are linking to.
  • Tools for Investigative Research from legal researcher Genie Tyburski, from her presentation at SLA.
  • HTTrack Website Copier is free software that lets you download an entire Web site.
  • Higher Education National Info Center has stats on state of higher education by state.
  • Energy Statistics from International Energy Assn.
  • Uninsured Americans a statistical report from FamiliesUSA. Includes state fact sheets.
  • Kid Friendly Cities: a report from Population Connection. Here's Miami (rated C+).
  • World War II Army Enlistment records from U.S. Archives.
  • GI Bill page has lots of news info on aid for military and families. They also have a Military locator search which you must register to use. Wonder if this is identical to the Buddy Search at
  • Web site of Assn of Capitol Reporters and Editors.
  • News Page Designer: from the Sun Herald in Lewiston Maine, a place for designers to show off their work.
  • new site from Sun-Sentinel.
  • Florida Faces Election Fracas: in Wired, on the felons database.
  • Growing the Middle Class, the Brookings Institution's report on Miami-Dade.
  • a new business search site, with some searching for free.
  • Highbeam Executive Research uses data from Eliyon, which scans news and Web sites to compile profiles. Must register for basic subscription (free) to read the stories.
  • tracks companies outsourcing offshore.
  • find out what people make, cost of living in other cities, benefits info, etc.
    Public Records:
  • How to use FOIA: from Reporters' Committe for Freedom of the Press.
  • Ohio's Public Records Audit (as reported in Plain Dealer series. This was just held and many Ohio papers have stories.
  • California Physician License Lookup includes disciplinary actions.
  • Excluded Parties Listing System has lists of people, companies, like Specially Designated Individuals and Blocked Persons, and the Bureau of Industry and Security lists. These are people/entities blocked from receiving Federal contracts or aid.
  • Certified Financial Planner search: has disciplinary action info.
  • NASD Broker check: get regulatory action info plus employment record.
    News: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • One page of Ulysses a day: read on Web site or via RSS in celebration of 100th anniversary of Bloomsday.
  • Time Goes By: a blog about getting older, by Ronni Bennett, a TV and online producer.
  • Audubon's Harmony this is a beautiful site that takes pieces of this bird painting and illustrates them with words, music and animation, or click on Catalogue for links to each painting. From Musee de la civilisation.


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