Sunday, November 05, 2006

Weekend update: More research links from the week

Trying to spend less time at the computer and more time out taking photos of the fall colors, before they're all gone and it gets too cold (pretty cold this weekend, already).
But still, some pretty good reference resources came along this week:

The links:

  • Top Ten most useful medical Websites, from Medical Library Assn.
  • City Crime ratings from Morgan Quitno, press release and links to free rankings, or order the book.
  • Modern Ground Combat Force Structure, from Council on Foreign Relations.

  • More statistics from Europe: Eurostat Statistical Handbook 2006 is a downloadable PDF of "a balanced set of statistical data about the economic and social development of the European Union."
  • Regional Indicators,a U. of New Hampshire project aggregating Census data by region, rather than state.

  • African American genealogical resources, links and guides from Familysearch.

  • Inc. 500, searchable database of the 500 fastest-growing private companies.
  • Enron Explorer, free searchable database of Enron company emails, compiled in Trampoline Systems' social network analysis software.

    Public Records:
  • The Bloggers' FAQ, from Electronic Frontier Foundation. How to do Freedom of Information Act requests for government documents, even if you're not a journalist. Via the National Journal's Beltway Blogroll.
  • Washington Area Government Employee Salary databases are linked in this posting on Mark Tapscott's editorial on the Washington Examiner online news site, part of their WECAN community action network. (Excel spreadsheet format).

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade? Analysis from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Cuba: We're forced to 'finance' the Internet from ZDNet. "A Cuba government official told a United Nations summit here that the U.S. government was to blame for the poor Internet access that its citizens endure."

  • Currier and Ives illustration database from Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass.
  • Travel, Tourism, and Urban Growth in Urban Miami, an online exhibit from UM's library.
  • Earth from Space, a Smithsonian exhibition of satellite images.


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