Sunday, February 18, 2007

Weekend update: More research links from the week

In the government section, some new resources for presidential research, just in time for Presidents' Day.

The links:

  • NOAAWatch: quick access to current weather and climate info, local forecasts, hazard warnings.
  • Links on resources for cultural awareness and country awareness, compiled by Resourseshelf.

  • Escaping the Trap: Why the United States Must Leave Iraq (press release) and full text PDF; Cato Institute report.
  • Illegal Parrot Trade, new report from Defenders of Wildlife.

  • ISAF 2006 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary.
  • The US gun stock: results from the 2004 national firearms survey.

    Governments, Politics:
  • Foreign Ownership of U.S. Infastructure, new report from Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Beginner's Guide to nation building, from RAND Corp.
  • Presidential Timeline covers the last twelve presidents, with resources from presidential libraries and national archives.
  • American President, online reference from Miller Center at UVa.

    Public Records:
  • Justia: search Federal Court filings. Quick way to find out if there's a recent docket without using PACER: will still need PACER for full docket report, and filings are back only to January '06.

  • JournaWiki, about journalism. 203 articles posted or being edited, on lots of topics.

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • L.A. Homicide Report: Los Angeles Times blog chronicles every homicide in the city.
  • 33 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important.


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