Saturday, March 18, 2006

Weekend update: Other things found last week:

A good week for new resources, in nearly every category.
It was an especially bountiful week for researchers looking for source documents on Iraq and the middle east, with these major releases (as well as the National Security Strategy, listed below under Government):

The other links:

  • Recently Released, Report on Activities to Combat Human Trafficking, Fiscal Years 2001-2005 from DoJ.
  • The Repopulation of New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina from RAND Corp.
  • Links to NCAA rulebooks from Docuticker.
  • Hurricane strike forecast for 2006
  • National Hurricane Center and the liklihood of hurricanes: statistical analysis from The Oil Drum, with lots of comments.

    Governments, Politics:
  • Federal Court Caseload in 2005
  • National Security Strategy, 2006, from White House.

  • The State of the News Media 2006 from Project for Excellence in Journalism.
  • Internet Resources: journalism; nice collection from American Library Assn.
  • local grassroots movement to keep the Mercury News in San Jose.

  • Polls show anti-Islam bias in U.S.; two polls from Council on American-Islamic Relations.
  • New in Nexis: Vogue and Allure.

  • Annual Reports for Investors: free service has 10ks and annual reports in PDF.
  • Securities Class Action Clearinghouse at Stanford, search database of filings, settlements, decisions.

    Public Records:
  • Finding (Almost) anybody: nice guide to using public records from FIU prof Neil Reisner.
  • Finding and Using Public Records: a guide from American Library Assn.
  • Construction Weblinks: Public Records Guide. Guide to public records for business, lots of good links here to company searches, lots more.
  • PACER now has Written Opinions for no extra charge.

  • 100 Fastest Growing Counties in the U.S. from Census.
  • State and Regional Employment, annual survey from BLS.
  • Diversity Spreads Out: Metropolitan Shifts in Hispanic, Asian, and Black Populations Since 2000 from Brookings.
  • Who Uses Information Technology Services? A Demographic Analysis of American Consumers
  • SIPRI Yearbook 2005, pocket edition (36-page pdf) on armaments, arms sales, etc.
  • Voting and Registration in the 2004 Election, stats from Census.
  • IRS 2005 Databook, latest tax stats.
  • State of the World's Children 2006 from UNICEF. Lots of stats.

  • TravMatrix gives you driving directions with information about each highway exit. Need to find a Comfort Inn or a Pizza Hut? Ask it.

  • Florida's Tax Law is now all searchable using AskSam.
  • Charting The Course: Where is South Florida Heading? report from Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at FAU, online on Sun-Sentinel site (PDF).

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Daily Perspective, a blog from Heritage Microfilm highlighting stories from newspapers' archives.
  • Guided by History, a blog from Wells Fargo covering the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake.
  • Associated Industries of Florida is Blogging the 2006 legislative session.
  • We Smirch, new celebrity gossip news and blog scanner from Memeorandum.
  • The Media Stock Blog.


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