Sunday, September 02, 2007

Weekend update: More research links from the week

Here are some uncategorizable links that will make you think:

  • Wikirage: what Wikipedia entries are being edited most?
  • How to protect your privacy, useful article on getting info deleted from search engines, from Daniel Tynan at MacWorld.
  • Hugh Macleod: Why Microsoft should buy Facebook, interesting thoughts on search/recommendation. Hugh says: "because at the end of the day, all search begins and ends with people, not algorithms."

    The other links:

  • NFL Football 2007 Fast Facts, Stats, links compiled by Resourceshelf.
  • University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, links to the entire library of digital documents, covering Africa to Women's Studies, with lots in between from an Icelandic dictionary to history collections.
  • Public Domain Books from Questia: 5000 available for free.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2006. Trends 2007, report from ECLAC/CEPAL.
  • United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, 2005

    Governments, Politics:
  • Foreign Relations of the United States, the State Department record books, from Truman adminstration to Nixon administration. See also:
    University of Wisconsin Digital Collections: Foreign Relations of the U.S., which covers 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. Here's the volume covering Cuba, 1958-1960.
  • Congressional trips database from Legistorm.
  • PolitiFact

  • Journalists' Toolkit 1, Syllabus for a class taught by Mindy McAdams at UF.

  • Searching Dirty to Find What's Hidden; from The Virtual Chase, a guide to mining Web sources to find information about companies they don't want you to know.

  • AllinOne News, a new search that claims to search 1800 news search engines from 200 countries.

    Public Records:
  • Montana Criminal Record check, $11.50 per search.
  • Michigan ICHAT: The Internet Criminal History Access Tool, criminal records searches for $10.
  • AltLaw: fulltext searches of U.S. Supreme and Circuit Appeals Courts case reports from Columbia Law School.


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