Monday, August 14, 2006

Weekend update: More research links from the week

The summer has suddenly gotten beautiful here with rain and cool weather to break the heat. Peaches are coming in and I spent much of Saturday making preserves and yesterday spending time on the lake. So the update is late.
One note from Friday, an email notifying me this blog is mentioned in a book by Aliza Sherman Risdahl, The Everything Blogging Book.

The links:
  • WorldCat, now available in Beta. This project will catalog all the world's libraries.
  • Wikicars. Very handy for finding quick reference about a model or manufacturer, new car news, lots more.
  • WikiWords: a collaborative project to create a dictionary of all terms in all languages.
  • Gilmer Civil War Maps Collection at UNC, maps from Confederate engineer officer, covering much of the South.

  • Driving Up the Heat: SUVs and Global Warming
    Source: Sierra Club
    “In contrast to Detroit’s carefully crafted image, SUVs have a dark side. They spew out 43 percent more global-warming pollution and 47 percent more air pollution than an average car. SUVs are four times more likely than cars to roll over in an accident and three times more likely to kill the occupants in a rollover. They also cost the owner thousands more on gasoline.”
  • Trends in Terrorism 2006, from Congressional Research Service.
  • The Middle East Crisis: Six long wars and counting, Center for Strategic & International Studies.

  • Digest of Education Statistics, 2005 from Dept. of Ed.
  • UN World Drug Report, 2006

    Governments, Politics:
  • GPO Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects searchable, browseable. Not a lot there yet but is the place where all govt agencies can register their projects.
  • CongressLink, from Dirksen Congressional Center, a whole new design and guide to congress.
  • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Terror from Lebanon factsheets and background materials.
  • RADIUS: Rand Corp's database of of information on federally-funded research and development (R&D).

  • Handbook of Independent Journalism, U.S. Department of State. Written by Deborah Potter, executive director of NewsLab.
  • Five Steps to Multimedia Journalism, from UC Berkeley j-school.
  • 25 Numbers Journalists Should Know, collected by Analytic Journalism blog.

  • The Value of Medicines, 2006 (PDF) from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

    Public Records:
  • Court Case Docket Research: Portal or Database? Good article on Virtual Chase on how to plan court research.
  • Exhibit of supporting documents in the case against Zacharias Moussawi. Wow. Over 1200 files from Federal Court in Virginia Eastern District.


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