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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Weekend update: More research links from the week

Some nice collections of research links showed up this week. I especially like the 'Research beyond Google' list, and the great polls guide.

I haven't been checking all the places I usually do, though, since I seem to have less time to read blogs lately. Also, I recently lost an email address I'd been using for years so haven't been seeing some of the email research lists I'd subscribed to; need to resubscribe. Many of the lists I have used, though, are listed here, although this list needs updating too.

The links:

Reference:
  • Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources from the Online Education Database, great list of best research databases.
  • BNA Web Watch: Climate Change/Global Warming.
  • Policy and Research on Aging, links to stats, reports, etc. from AARP.
  • ALA Guide to Public Opinion Polls: great links to all national, state, and international polls, plus research guides and journals.

    Statistics:
  • Penn World Tables, "provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 179 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2000."

    Governments, Politics:
  • Patterns of Global Terrorism, the new book consisting of several years' worth of Dept. of State reports, several parts available for free download.

    Business:
  • Business Research from ExploritNow, searches several business databases including business journals, for free.
  • CDBNet: Commerce Business Daily search from GPO.

    Tools:
  • PopURLs gives you the headlines from dozens of news/blog/image sites like Digg, Flickr, You Tube, Google, Yahoo, Topix news, and lots more.

    Public Records:
  • The Email Finder: says it will find email address for a name, or identify the owner of an email address, for a one-time lifetime fee of $19.95.
  • Mail Drop Search Form, from student financial aid website, identifies addresses that may be sources of non-legitimate solicitations.
  • Keeping your enemies close, profile of public records vendor Choicepoint in NY Times.
  • The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, a database of court cases from Washington U.

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Daou Report from Salon, offers news from blogs and other sources.
  • Swift Boat Revenge: New York magazine article on John Soltz, veteran and creator of the VoteVets political ads.

  • 1 Comments:

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