Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Belated research links update

I took a short-notice trip out of town so haven't added any research links for a couple of weeks. Here's a few I collected while I was gone (and a photo, from Mom's table):

The links:

  • Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive, digital images of the letters between John and Abigail Adams, from Mass. Historical Society.
  • Find local food from
  • Children's book collection from Library of Congress, digitized images (including page turner format) of historic children's books.
  • Outbreak Alert Database from Center for Science in the PUblic Interest.

    Governments, Politics:
  • FFATA Portal - bringing transparency to government spending. Search by agency, company, company location, etc.
  • Earmark Watch from Sunlight Foundation.
  • State Highway Safety Laws, including state regulations on cell phone use while driving, drug, drunk and helmet laws, Segway laws and more, from Governors Highway Safety Assn.
  • Candidate Calculator, from VAJoe, choose your issues and find out which candidate matches your concerns best. Mine? Mike Gravel (!)

  • Who speaks for a website? good analysis at Online Journalism Review of how to cite comments and guest bloggers.

  • Papers Past, digitized New Zealand newspapers from 1840-1915.
  • Medworm lets you search over 4000 medical RSS feeds or browse by category or subject.

    Public records:
  • Nevada offender search from Dept. of Corrections, new address.
  • Ship Locations: Live tracker from
  • An email asked me to link to, links to information on getting records by state and county. I checked Miami-Dade county, however, and there are no links to the online records, just contact info for county clerks, assessors, etc.


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