Sunday, December 26, 2004

Time Archive

http://www.time.com/time/archive/ 1923 to the present. ResearchBuzz

WebSite 101

http://website101.com/ We've put together this free tutorial to provide you simple answers and resources to help you expand to the web because you must get your business online! Zillman

A way for Google to monetize article searching?

http://www.workingfaster.com/sitelines/archives/2004_12.html#000272 In "Google Magazine Search" Susan Kuchinskas explains how Google may be able to monetize its popular Google News services (and no doubt other Google services that deliver magazine content, like Google Scholar) without alienating publishers. SiteLines

Internet Archive to build alternative to Google

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/041221/175/f8ywm.html Announced 24 hours after Google's tie-up with the university libraries of Oxford, Stanford, Michigan and Harvard, and the New York Public Library, the Internet Archive project is likely to be seen as the first of many alternatives to the Google Print library. LISNews

The 10 Best Books of 2004

http://tinyurl.com/3rjjt The books we've chosen as the year's 10 best -- five novels, a short-story collection, a memoir, two biographies and a historical study -- present a broad range of voices and subjects. Metro Desk

Live Music Archive

http://www.archive.org/audio/ The Internet Archive has teamed up with etree.org to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. Metro Desk

Yahoo! Unveils Local Job Search

http://informationweek.smallbizpipeline.com/55801436 Yahoo! Inc. has launched a local job search for people unwilling to move, or for companies looking for talent close to their facilities. SearchEngineWatch

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Google Unveils Froogle Product Reviews

http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/news/news/article.php/3449141 Now, when Web users search for "digital camera" on Froogle, a ratings score appears beside each result, aggregating the product's ratings on Web sites on a five-point scale (similarly to how Metacritic.com gathers movie reviews and generates an aggregated score). Froogle also posts the number of reviews for the product. NewsLinx

Babelplex

http://babelplex.com/ Babelplex is a bilingual search service that searches the web in one language and in another language. ResearchBuzz

blinkx TV

http://www.blinkx.tv/ blinkx TV allows you to search the web for video and audio clips. Blogdex

Get Ready for the New ISBN!

http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/ISBN.html The new 13-digit ISBN has been approved and plans are underway to transition to the new number industry-wide, world-wide by January 1, 2007. The Virtual Chase

Ohio Lawmakers Reject Internet Filtering Law

http://tinyurl.com/67adq The Ohio House of Representatives voted unanimously December 15 not to concur with the Senate version of a harmful-to-minors bill that would prohibit public libraries from using state funds to purchase computers or Internet access unless all their public terminals have filtering software installed. AL Online

Extreme Blogging

http://www.forbes.com/home/technology/best/2004/1213/bow001.html Blogs are so last year. The next big thing, according to Web junkies, is the "wiki." LISNews

List of Lists

http://www.specialissues.com/lol/ The List of Lists is a database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources freely available on the Internet. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Yahoo! Video Search

http://video.search.yahoo.com/ Search for videos across the web. SearchDay

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Google: Let's Digitize Several Million Library Books

http://www.resourceshelf.com/2004/12/google-lets-digitize-several-million.html "Google: Let's Digitize Several Million Library Books Holy Cow! Not even a month after Google Scholar was released, more big news from Google today. The company is announcing plans (very little has been done to this point) to work with libraries at Harvard, University of Michigan, Oxford, Stanford as well as the New York Public Library to scan and digitize MILLIONS of books in their collections -- in fact, in some cases, the entire collection." ResourceShelf

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Accoona Launches, But Isn't Ready for Prime Time

http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3444321 New search engine Accoona launched with great fanfare last night, but hold the applause. It's a promising start, but testing shows Accoona isn't yet ready to play ball in the big leagues. SearchDay

Google Magazine Search?

http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3446211 U.S. Patent Application No. 20040122811, filed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has a deceptively simple name: "Method for searching media." But the application illuminates possible plans by the Mountain View, Calif.-based search leader to enable search of printed material, offer pay-per-view documents, scanned documents with clickable ads and even the ability for print publishers to swap out ads in digital copies of their printed pages. SearchDay

SmartDig

http://smartdig.com/ SmartDig's patented search engine technology ensures the best possible search experience for business buyers and sellers by searching virtually all businesses for sale on the Internet. Zillman

Online Etymology Dictionary

http://etymonline.com/ This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. ResourceShelf

Quirkiest News of 2004: Flatulent Fish and Beyond

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1203_041203_quirky_stories.html#main Here, then, is a decidedly unscientific ranking of the top ten quirkiest stories of 2004, as chosen by the editors of National Geographic News. ResourceShelf

Thinking Out Loud

http://www.jhu.edu/gazette/2004/06dec04/06brody.html Today's technology is spectacular — but it can't always trump a skilled human. Have you hugged your librarian today? ResourceShelf

FrachiseMBA

http://www.franchisemba.com Here at FrachiseMBA, we have researched a wide variety of franchise opportunities to help you find the one that will suit you best. Blogdex

10x10

http://www.tenbyten.org/ 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time. Scout Report

Book Adventure

http://www.bookadventure.com/ FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is sponsored by Sylvan Learning, Inc. Scout Report

Ohioline

http://ohioline.osu.edu/ Ohio State University Extension is committed to ensuring all citizens have access to its research-based information. Scout Report

Google Suggest

http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en As you type, Google will offer suggestions. ResearchBuzz

With information access so easy, truth can be elusive

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/internetlife/2004-12-07-online-truth-elusive_x.htm Alex Halavais, professor of informatics at the University at Buffalo, said students are so accustomed to instant information that "the idea of spending an hour or two to find that good source is foreign to them." NewsLinx

U.S. libraries think cyber to attract new patrons

http://www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/09/business/ebook.html The newest books in the New York Public Library don't take up any shelf space. They are electronic books - 3,000 titles worth. NewsLinx

Monday, December 06, 2004

Expected (but missing) content on Google Scholar

http://www.workingfaster.com/sitelines/archives/2004_11.html#000265 "My conclusion from these early-on examples suggest the following recommendation: continue to use straight-up Google in cases when you know the site you want, but you just couldn't remember the URL. Consider adding a second search in Google Scholar when you want to bring up different information on a topic when the precise source of information is unclear." SiteLines

Kids Search Engines

http://searchenginewatch.com/links/article.php/2156191 The services below are designed primarily to serve the needs of children, either in focus, or by filtering out sites that some parents and teachers might find inappropriate for kids. Scout Report

Daily Lesson Plan

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12. Scout Report

LexisNexis AlaCarte!

http://www.lexis-nexis.com/about/releases/0757.asp Offers Free Searching of Extensive Data Library— Pay for Only the Information Retrieved, Providing a New Category of Users With Business Intelligence and Other High-Value Information. ResourceShelf

dealcoupon

http://dealcoupon.com/ We deliver the most recent and most popular coupons. Zillman

Scopus

http://www.scopus.com/scopus/home.url Easily find relevant results from over 14,000 peer-reviewed titles. Zillman

Braintrack

http://www.braintrack.com/ Over 7700 Links to Higher Educational Institutions in 192 Countries. Zillman

Building With Books

http://theory.csail.mit.edu/classes/bookbuild/art.html Our exhibition, A Bibliophiles Bedroom, is currently on display at the Boston Public Library in Defferrari Hall. lii.org

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Musipedia

http://www.name-this-tune.com/home.0.html Every entry can be edited by anybody. An entry can contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and last but not least the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour, to make the encyclopedia searchable by melody. El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

http://spa.american.edu/bestplacestowork/ The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government is a first of its kind ranking of employee satisfaction in federal agencies. El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Yahoo! Toolbar with WorldCat searching

http://www.oclc.org/toolbar/ Locate library content using OCLC's WorldCat database. Library Journal

Free After Rebate

http://freeafterrebate.info/ Free After Rebate will point you to stores that sell products that end up being free after you send in for a rebate. Zillman

Scirus Search

http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/ Scirus searches over 167 million science-specific Web pages. Zillman

Google Scholar Focuses on Research-Quality Content

http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb041122-1.shtml "Despite all the warnings from experienced information professionals, many scholars, researchers, and students continue to make Google their first stop for locating research information." ResourceShelf

Credit Checkup

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/daily/graphics/credit24_112404.html Starting next week, millions of consumers will be able to get free annual credit reports. ResourceShelf

JFK Reloaded Game Causes Controversy

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,118717,00.asp A controversial new video game that has drawn harsh criticism from both politicians and the general public asks players to test their theories about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Scout Report

AllYouCanRead.com

http://www.allyoucanread.com/
26,500 Magazines and Newspapers from 200 Countries. Scout Report

FictionFinder: A FRBR-based prototype for fiction in WorldCat

http://fictionfinder.oclc.org/
The goal of this project is to use the FRBR model in a prototype system for searching and browsing bibliographic records representing fiction. FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) is a 1998 recommendation of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to restructure catalog databases to reflect the conceptual structure of information resources. lii.org

Newspapers Should Really Worry

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,65813,00.html?tw=wn_story_top5
Young people just aren't interested in reading newspapers and print magazines. NewsLinx

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Google Scholar Launches SearchDay looks at the new program. Search Engine Watch
Don’t Let ‘Phishers’ Steal From You Don’t click on links in any e-mail messages you receive that ask, or demand, that you update credit card, bank, Social Security, or other financial information or verify your password at eBay, PayPal, or other e-commerce Web sites. Link-Up Digital
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database An online index to over 60,000 historical and critical items about science fiction, fantasy and horror. Metro Desk
Queryster Click logo to set default; Enter one search term(s) per line. Metro Desk
CyberTimes Navigator The home page used by the newsroom of The New York Times for forays into the Web. Zillman
EduHound EduHound.com seeks to harness the vast information resources of the Web, while enabling educators to use the Internet as a classroom tool. Zillman
Yahoo to more than double e-mail storage Yahoo (YHOO) is more than doubling its limits on free e-mail storage in its latest move to combat two of its biggest rivals, Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT). NewsLinx

Sunday, November 14, 2004

describe this Giving to DCS the URLs of online documents, images, etc. or keywords, its engine parses the content and returns specific information about the resource, ex.: submitting dates, keywords, creators, extension and more. Zillman
SaferCar.gov From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Virtual Chase
Kompass More than 23 million references to the products and services of over 1.8 million companies. Zillman
How Much Is That Worth Today? Comparing the Purchasing Power of Money in the United States Economy from 1665 to the Present Neat New Stuff
Google's index nearly doubles Today that number nearly doubled to more than 8 billion pages. ResearchBuzz
MSN Search Welcome to the New MSN Search. ResearchBuzz

Sunday, November 07, 2004

OnlineConversion.com Convert just about anything to anything else. CWC, Contributing Editor
Travel Notes Essential travel information with detailed country backgrounds, reviewed web sites, and regular travel articles. Zillman
People-Finding Guide Prepared by Ann Hemmens. Zillman
OpenOffice Free productivity suite compatible with all major office suites. Zillman
Who2 Facts about famous people. ResourceShelf
Ziggs Index of business professionals, adding more than 5,000 new profiles every day. ResearchBuzz
Community Profiles of 42,500 US Cities, Towns & ZIP Codes Profiles include census, demographic and income data, parks, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, environmental conditions, local newspapers, media outlets, employment, maps, coordinates and aerial photos. ResearchBuzz
Speegle You will need speakers or headphones to hear the results of the searches ResearchBuzz

Monday, November 01, 2004

Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload Being buried alive under electronic missives forced me to develop coping strategies. Metro Desk
Searcher Habits What hasn't changed much in seven years is how hard people are willing to work at searching. The answer: Not very. ResourceShelf
Libraries make tool known to assist students' searching Michael Fosmire, associate professor of library science, said that the lack of depth and reliability in Google’s search results should make students wary. To help give students access to information that has gone through some process of peer review, Fosmire assisted the library in creating a "megasearch" tool. ResourceShelf
Ashtabula library is still watched by deceased director Some say the 101-year-old building is creaky when the foundation settles. Others say it is haunted by the ghost of a sometimes friendly, sometimes reproachful deceased director. ResourceShelf
Google Help Cheat Sheet ResearchBuzz
Sears Archives For the first time, Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images are now available online. ResearchBuzz

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Google's New PC Search Tool Poses Risks People who use public or workplace computers for e-mail, instant messaging and Web searching have a new privacy risk to worry about: Google's free new tool that indexes a PC's contents for quickly locating data. If it's installed on computers at libraries and Internet cafes, users could unwittingly allow people who follow them on the PCs, for example, to see sensitive information in e-mails they've exchanged. Phil Bradley's Blog
jux2 How different are the search engines, and is one any better than the others? We created jux2 as a comparative research tool to answer these questions. Phil Bradley's Blog

What is an Internet cookie? Cookies have, for some reason, gained a rather sinister image. But they really are simple and harmless. El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week
NetLibrary teams with Recorded Books to launch Web-based audio book program for Libraries Library users will be able to search for, preview, checkout and listen to audio books via the Internet and the familiar NetLibrary platform, and can focus their search on audio titles only, or take advantage of search functionality that integrates audio titles with all electronic content their library may have in their NetLibrary collection. ResourceShelf
Get Ready for the New ISBN! The new 13-digit ISBN has been approved and plans are underway to transition to the new number industry-wide, world-wide by January 1, 2007. ResourceShelf
Printers betray document secrets US scientists have discovered that every desktop printer has a signature style that it invisibly leaves on all the documents it produces. NewsLinx
Wi-Fi Successor Called High-Speed Hype, for Now At virtually every turn, Intel Corp. executives are heaping praise on an emerging long-range wireless technology known as WiMAX, which can blanket entire cities with high-speed Internet access. NewsLinx

Monday, October 18, 2004

Google Desktop Search your own computer. blogdex
All of OCLC’s WorldCat Heading Toward the Open Web Currently, the Open WorldCat subset database contains about 2 million records, all items held by 100 or more academic, public, or school libraries—some 12,000 libraries all told. The new upgraded Open WorldCat program will automatically include all of the 15,000-plus OCLC libraries that contribute ownership information (holdings) to WorldCat, unless the library asks to have its holdings excluded. ResourceShelf
The Virtual Learning Resources Center There are many quality sites on the Web that provide actual information or links to information covering a variety of subjects. Why not select the best of these and combine them into a single search engine, thereby assuring that the student will find only authorative "hits" as a result of her or his search? Zillman.blogspot.com
Book reviewer calls librarianship "obsolete" Mr. Genzlinger begins his review with the following comment: "Poor librarians. Soon, no doubt, to go the way of blacksmiths and town criers, their chosen field made obsolete by Internet search engines and self-perpetuating electronic databases." He concludes, "What a pity that soon the only place to find one will be at the Living History Museum, alongside the mule skinner and the wheelwright." LISNews
Disease Cards This card set has photos and information about some of the infectious diseases that CDC studies. Metro Desk
Yahoo! Search Clutter-free SearchEngineWatch
"Top Ten" Most Useful Websites for Health Consumers The Medical Library Association finds the following web sites particularly useful (sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order) Peter Scott's Library Blog

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Google Print Expands Access to Books with Digitization Offer to All Publishers "Instead of limiting the program to digitally formatted extracts and descriptive material contributed by selected publishers, the expanded Google Print program now offers to digitize any and all books contributed by any and all book publishers." Information Today

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Americans misjudge online risks US computers users know more about Janet Jackson's breasts than about security software on their own PC. The Virtual Chase
Snap Sorts, filters, and presents results in unique ways, so you get to the results you need — faster. The Virtual Chase
TechTutorials Free technical reference and training materials for IT professionals as well as beginners and hobbyists. Zillman.Blogspot.com
Cash-strapped library to sell 4 Rockwells LITHOPOLIS, Ohio -- Four original Norman Rockwell paintings will be sold to raise money for an Ohio library whose finances have plummeted so abruptly that the Ohio attorney general is investigating the case. The foundation that operates the Wagnalls Memorial Library authorized the sale of the paintings to raise money after the library's savings diminished from $10 million in 1998 to $3 million this year. Questions have arisen about what happened to the money. ResourceShelf

Investor's Information Gateway Country Link Database 20,000 documents and other sources of economic, business, political and social data for all of the countries and areas in which OPIC can currently do business. ResourceShelf
zipdecode "This project began a very short sketch (a few hours) that I created because I was curious about how the numbering works for zip codes in the states." Librarians' Index to the Internet

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Google Personalized To view personalized results, first create a profile of your interests. Phil Bradley's Blog
What's wrong with virtual reference? "What's wrong with virtual reference?" By "what's wrong", I mean "why don't more people use virtual reference?" WEB4LIB
Opera Show Generator Create Opera Show presentations within minutes! ResourceShelf
Google is begging for an upgrade "Our Askquestions.org reporters are currently researching an article about residential treatment programs for troubled teenagers. As a result, I know that there are many excellent information sources available. Plenty of academics, nonprofits, advocacy groups, magazine writers, and public agencies provide noncommercial information about treatment options that work, how to find them, and what to avoid. But when I plugged the phrase "troubled teen" into Google, the results were astonishingly commercial." SiteLines
Information overload, retrieval strategies and Internet user empowerment Initial user benefits from search engine technology have been critically degraded over time by the rapid increase of Internet pages. SiteLines
2004 Election Guide From The Onion. Neat New Things I Found on the Internet This Week
Clusty Search or database query results into meaningful hierarchical folders completely on-the-fly, out-of-the-box. ResearchBuzz
Homes for Sale by the U. S. Government The HomeSales.gov web site provides current information about single family homes for sale by the U.S. Federal Government. Columbus Dispatch

Monday, September 27, 2004

Isolating Google's Printed Material in a Google Search Form This quick search makes it possible to narrow your search to exclusively book excerpts, magazine articles, or both in the Google search engine. ResearchBuzz
A Google Browser? Speculation Rampant The tech industry is buzzing with rumors that search engine giant Google might be developing an Internet browser, with the speculation fueled by the company's recent hiring of former Microsoft employees as well as other factors. NewsLinx
Ask Jeeves Launches Personalized Web Search Service Emeryville, California-based Ask Jeeves said MyJeeves helps users compile search queries and results, which they can then save, sort into folders, annotate and share. The resulting list of documents then becomes searchable within MyJeeves. NewsLinx
AARP How To Guides Computers and Technology. Neat New Stuff I Found on the Net This Week
The Best of Still Photojournalism 2004 From the National Press Photographers Association. El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week
And the Winners Are: Michigan, Purdue, IMD Who's No. 1 in the M.B.A. world? This year, it's a threefold answer. ResourceShelf

Book-banning controversy tears at souls of librarians "This is how I know when the swimsuit edition comes out every year the complaints start rolling in," says Beverley Becker, associate director of the office of intellectual freedom at the American Library Association.

Even pinup girls deserve a passionate defense. That's one of the messages of Banned Book Week, the association's annual celebration, which starts Saturday and runs through Saturday, Oct. 2. Library Link of the Day

Monday, September 20, 2004

Job Tracker Find out which jobs in your community have been exported or lost due to trade. NewsLinx
What Went Wrong in Iraq "Although the early U.S. blunders in the occupation of Iraq are well known, their consequences are just now becoming clear. The Bush administration was never willing to commit the resources necessary to secure the country and did not make the most of the resources it had. U.S. officials did get a number of things right, but they never understood-or even listened to-the country they were seeking to rebuild. As a result, the democratic future of Iraq now hangs in the balance." El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week
Directory of Open Access Journals Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. ResourceShelf
Nose-steered mouse could save aching arms A novel PC control system lets users nudge a cursor around the screen with gentle movements of their nose. Blinking the left or right eye twice takes the place of left or right mouse clicks.The inventor, Dmitry Gorodnichy of the Institute of Information Technology in Ottawa, Canada, calls his nose-steered mouse a "nouse." ResourceShelf


Electronic Document Conversion The DocMorph Web site and MyMorph software are two conversion tools that allow users to convert more than 50 types of files into alternative, usable formats. ResourceShelf
September 16, 2004: How to Protect Yourself From Vandals, Viruses "If you use a Windows personal computer to access the Internet, your personal files, your privacy and your security are all in jeopardy." Blogdex
Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) Established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Librarians' Index to the Internet
Finding Truth on the Internet "FactCheck.org doesn't claim to dispense the truth. Instead, the internet-based service, funded by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the accuracy of political advertising on both sides of the ideological aisle." NewsLinx
FCC Chief Pushes TV Via High-Speed Internet Lines U.S. Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) Chairman Michael Powell on Wednesday said technology and telecommunications companies are racing to develop ways to pipe television shows into consumers' homes via high-speed Internet lines. NewsLinx
Amazon aims to go beyond Google A9.com, a start-up owned by Amazon, said in a briefing on Tuesday that the service offered users the ability to store and edit bookmarks, keep track of each link clicked on previous visits to a Web page and even make personal "diary" notes on those pages for viewing on subsequent visits. NewsLinx

Sunday, September 12, 2004

People Finder Guide This guide will help you find online sources of public records as well as other Web-based people finding tools. Internet Happenings, Events and Sources
Wikitravel 2412 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. Internet Happenings, Events and Sources
KidReads.com Series Click the letter of the title of series you are looking for. El Dorado County Library
BookBrowser.com has joined Barnes & Noble.com Find your favorite authors in Meet the Writers, discover What America's Reading, and learn what titles are Coming Soon! El Dorado County Library
State Library Of Ohio Launches Virtual Reference Service Answers Questions 24/7, With Real Time Answers From Professional Librarians. ResourceShelf
WebQuest News News and views about the WebQuest model, a constructivist lesson format used widely around the world. Scout Report
Yahoo! FareChase Whether you are looking for flights, hotels or rental cars, search more than 50 internet travel websites so you can find the trip you want at the price you want. Research Buzz
Free CliffsNotes Read for free; pay to download or order. Reserach Buzz

Sunday, September 05, 2004

We are becoming digital pack rats "Every MP3 download chips it away. Each round of family photos gnaws at the promise. Home movies, countless e-mails and piles of files causing clutter and chaos." Library Link of the Day
FeedPlex Feedplex is a search engine made to archive news feeds. Internet Happenings, Events and Sources
SearchSpy What the rest of the world is searching for Internet Happenings, Events and Sources
Online Medical Dictionaries & Glossaries Free services provided to you by André Fairchild, publisher. Internet Happenings, Events and Sources
Glossarist A searchable directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries. El Dorado County Library What's Hot on the Internet This Week
AARP Honors 35 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Twelve of the awardees are hospitals, four are in financial services, and three are providers of insurance. ResourceShelf

New ERIC Web Site Opens September 1, 2004
The new site provides users with increased search capabilities utilizing simple, streamlined retrieval methods to access the existing ERIC bibliographic database (1966-2004). ResourceShelf
The BookFinder.com Report Out of Print Books in the News. ResourceShelf
Finding Military Records You can find many military records online, though not all. Neat New Stuff I Found on the Net This Week
Attorney Information Search This directory lists attorneys who have been admitted to the practice of law in Ohio. ResearchBuzz

Monday, August 30, 2004

Chatango First tool for real-time, private, disposable, one-to-one communication. It works just like one of those IM products, but doesn't require a download, and is accessible from any computer
Genamics JournalSeek Largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet
One great source -- if you can trust it "So of course Wikipedia is popular. Maybe too popular. For it lacks one vital feature of the traditional encyclopedia: accountability. Old-school reference books hire expert scholars to write their articles, and employ skilled editors to check and double-check their work. Wikipedia's articles are written by anyone who fancies himself an expert"
Cell phone use in library: $1,000 fine First-time violators will be warned, then fined $250 if they don’t comply. A second offense gets a $500 fine and a third offense gets a $1,000 fine.

Internet Activity Index (IAI) (IAI) provides a new way of looking at consumer engagement online, dividing Internet usage into four distinct activities: content, communications, commerce and search
Travel + Leisure Magazine 2004 World's Best Awards FOR THE PAST NINE YEARS, we've been asking the most sophisticated, passionate travelers we know—Travel + Leisure readers—to help us define excellence in travel by rating their recent experiences at hotels, on cruise lines, with outfitters, and more
URLinfo Tool for handling web pages: finding information about it, translating it, finding related pages, etc
Recall Toolbar Recall Toolbar creates a local (i.e., on your hard drive) index of pages when you visit them.
Google IPO? No Thanks "Here's the thing that I would fear as a Google investor: Ask Jeeves' (Nasdaq: ASKJ) algorithmic search engine Teoma already receives rave reviews for its results, and Yahoo! recently unbundled Google's search so it could feature its Inktomi technology. And wouldn't you know it, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), not one to leave nickels in billion-dollar stacks lying on the ground, will include an algorithmic search engine bundled in its next generation of Windows products, due out next year."

Monday, August 23, 2004

The Search Systems Free Public Records Directory Find business information, corporate filings, property records, unclaimed property, professional licenses, offenders, inmates, criminal and civil court filings, and much more
Reading E-Mail Safely To avoid attacks using HTML code, view your messages as plain text.
OSU Virtual Finance Library A resource that Ohio State's Department of Finance provides to academia and investors alike
Digital Camera Reviews Here are links to the latest digital camera reviews, with standard test photos, sample photo galleries, detailed measurements of shutter lag, cycle time, and battery life, and complete descriptions of the top digital cameras on the market.
CollegeNET We provide here for your convenience over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs
Copyright Advisory Network Are you a librarian with copyright problems? Ask them here, and get answers from our team of copyright experts!
CheapestTextbooks.com Find cheap college books (whether they are cheap used college books or cheap new college books), by comparison shopping through all the major online college textbook bookstores
Mindswap First site on the semantic web
WordCount WordCount™ is an interactive presentation of the 86,800 most frequently used English words.
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Monday, August 16, 2004

Zooba Once you have selected your first book we'll rush it to you right away. In the future receive your free book of choice every month for the small monthly membership fee of $9.95 with free shipping.
Onlinenewspapers Thousands of world newspapers
Citation Machine Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers and students in producing reference citations
Life has gotten even shorter in digital age Dan Koster, Web content manager for Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, became a minor celebrity after reporting in the spring that 15% to 20% of the 2,000 CDs in his properly stored collection suffered from what has loosely been called CD rot and would no longer play.
Free After Rebate Stores that sell products that end up being free after you send in for a rebate.
MagazinePriceSearch.com Tracks the lowest price for 2361 magazines from 22 online magazine merchants, plus 35 coupons, making it easy for you to find the best deals

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Enter the World of the "Wiki" A wiki is a web-based discussion site that grows and changes at the will of the participants. People can add and edit pages at will, using a Word-like screen, without knowing any programming or HTML commands
Google queries provide stolen credit cards Simple queries using the Google search engine can turn up a handful of sites that have posted credit card information to the Web
Best Westerns of the 20th Century A panel of fifty-five individuals from twenty-two states and one Canadian province provided us with their votes for the best work and authors of the 20th century
"ONE BOOK" READING PROMOTION PROJECTS This list of "one book" reading promotion projects
Nonfiction Series Roundup Ever-expanding universe of series nonfiction for young readers
State Fair Recipes 2004 contests, past blue ribbon recipes, national winners, state fair trivia, and significant other "behind the scenes" background
FREE PUBLIC RECORD SITES FREE government searchable sites along with some important non-government sites

Sunday, August 01, 2004

HomeTownLocator U.S. Gazetteer of Physical Features, Cultural Features and Census 2000 Information
The 9/11 Commission Report National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
GlobalSpec The specialized search engine that focuses exclusively on engineering and technical information
OmniMedicalSearch.com MetaSearch Engine for the Medical Search Engines
Country Based Search Engines Country search engines and regional search engines - currently a total of 2,086 search engines and 216 countries, territories and regions.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

http://www.geteducated.com Helping people, colleges and corporations get educated about online degrees since 1989.
http://www.chambal.com At Chambal.com we compare new and used book prices across major online bookstores
http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3382291 The Current Time, Around the World
http://evolt.org/article/rdf/12/41694/index.html The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friends
http://www.schoolresults.org Data required to be publicly reported under NCLB
http://www.zefrank.com/scribbler/ The Scribbler
http://research.umbc.edu/~ira/GEDres.html GED Preparation Resources on the Web
http://fury.com/images/weblog/google_circa_1960.jpg Google circa 1960
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/35179.html Used Books Sold Cheaply Online Worry Publishers
http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,64270,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3 We Don't Need No Stinkin' Login
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3897583.stm Robots get bookish in libraries
http://www.edmunds.com/apps/cto/CTOintroController The Edmunds.com True Cost to Own

Sunday, July 18, 2004

http://www.indexmundi.com Complete country profiles
http://www.online-degrees-and-scholarships.com Colleges and universities offering online degrees
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040713/tc_afp/afplifestyle_germany_us_040713172320 DVDs will be obsolete in 10 years: Bill Gates
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-07-12-recycle_x.htm Office Depot will recycle old PCs free in 'fabulous' offer
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,64110,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3 Searching for The New York Times 
http://supersearch.travelzoo.com/Air.asp?catid=  Travelzoo SuperSearch
http://www.big101.com/OBITUARIES101.htm Find US Obits
 

Monday, July 12, 2004

Summer Reading Lists Abound on the Web! Education World surveys some of the best children's summer reading lists on the Web
Yahoo! Search Joins OCLC Open WorldCat Project OCLC has expanded its online library locator service for books to Yahoo! Search.
U.S. Mulling How to Delay Nov Vote in Case of Attack U.S. counterterrorism officials are looking at an emergency proposal on the legal steps needed to postpone the presidential election in case of such an attack, Newsweek reported on Sunday.
bugmenot.com Bypass Compulsory Web Registration
Craig Ball's Phone Finder Just type your search criteria into the search engine on the far left (Yahoo). Fill in as much information as you have. Your entries will automatically be copied to the other search blanks.
Literary Reading in Dramatic Decline Literary reading is in dramatic decline with fewer than half of American adults now reading literature, according to a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) survey released today. Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America reports drops in all groups studied, with the steepest rate of decline - 28 percent - occurring in the youngest age groups.

Monday, July 05, 2004

"Stocking the Virtual Ready Reference Collection" Virtual Ready Reference Guide Sites
Check it out! Most popular library books in America
Wildfacts BBC animal info
J.K. Rowling.com Official, updated site
DiscoverOurTown.com City guides that include travel information, area attractions and restaurant listings for towns across the United St
Sony Librie e-book reader a sharp new contender The text on Sony's new Librie electronic book reader doesn't quite equal ink on a page in clarity, but it comes remarkably close. It's easier on the eyes than any electronic display yet

Monday, June 28, 2004

The Seven Steps of the Research Process The following seven steps outline a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find
ERIC will introduce a new Web site on September 1, 2004 The new centralized ERIC will provide users with a modernized system that is easy-to-use, comprehensive, and up-to-date, with many free-of-charge full-text resources.
The Best Free Software These 70 tools represent some of the finest truly free, truly useful applications on the planet. And if that isn't enough, we've listed 24 Web sites where you can find more free stuff.
Newslookup Crawling the world for the latest news articles and headlines 24x7x365
Is E-Mail Doomed? Between spam and viruses, e-mail is taking a battering as users' favorite online application. Add to that privacy concerns and a few emerging alternatives such as messaging and voice telephony, and the killer app may be losing favor
US hardcore not interested in the Net The US has a hardcore group of people who simply aren't interested in using the Internet. Around a third of US adults have rejected the Net, causing researchers to split them into two distinct groups.

Monday, June 21, 2004

BBC Country Profiles Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries.
AuctionZIP.com Our goal at AuctionZIP.com is to create ONE place where ALL auction listings can be found
Public radio broadcast search RadioScout searches information shared by public radio producers and stations so you can easily find what's been on the air and what's coming up. (RadioScout does not search the Web.) Search results include links to programs.
Site-Flavored Google Search Want to offer your visitors search results that are tailored based on your site? With a few easy steps, you can customize search results based on the content of your website.
Best of History Web Sites Portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts.
Web Sites That Shorten Long URLs The free web sites below can take a long URL and give you back a shorter URL without requiring registration.
Virus Worms Its Way Into Cell Phones Antivirus company Kaspersky Labs says that it has discovered the first-ever computer virus capable of spreading over mobile phone networks.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Googlebomb Watch Keeps an eye on the latests (and older) Googlebombs. What's a Googlebomb? A Googlebomb is when a group of people link to a specific chosen page using a specific chosen link-text, in order to push this page up in the Google ranking
Current legislative and regulatory proposals By combining predicted revenue, spending, and regulatory costs, WashingtonWatch.com calculates the likely aggregate cost or savings to Americans from legislative and regulatory proposals
2004 Top Ten Favorite Words From the thousands of submissions we received, here are the ten words entered the most often
A Simple Plan Virus-proof your PC in 20 minutes, for free.
2004 Audie Award Winners AUDIOBOOK WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT AWARD CEREMONY

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Lushe.net Lushe.net allows you to easily build a list of your favourite sites, and then search only those sites using google
Business.gov Over 40 different Federal agencies assist or regulate businesses. With so many sources of information, finding what you want can be complicated and time-consuming. Business.gov is one of the E-Government initiatives in the President's Management Agenda. It was developed to provide better customer service for small businesses interacting with the Federal Government.
Amazon Testing "Plogs" First Amazon.com recommended products that it thought its customers would find interesting. Now it's taking advantage of the blogging phenomenon by topping its home page with a personalized "Plog," a blog-style feature that links to recommended products and provides relevant information.
Faganfinder Quotes Quotations and Proverbs Search
GovLoans.gov Gateway to government loan information
Old Car Manual Project Hard-to-find documents in digital format

Monday, May 31, 2004

40 companies are test driving the OQO The Model 01 — which measures 4.9 inches x 3.4 inches x 0.9 inches — will, supposedly, be available in the fall. It will have a 1GHz CPU, 20GB hard drive, 256MB RAM, Windows XP, 800x480 Wide-VGA 5-inch screen, 802.11b wireless, Bluetooth, FireWire (1394), USB 1.1 and a digital pen.
MightyHot By analyzing and reporting the e-shopping habits of consumers in a variety of categories — from books to DVDs to computers and more — MightyHot is the ultimate destination for the shopper who wants to know the answer to one question: What's hot?
Getting a handle on URNs Uniform Resource Names The important thing about URNs is that they do not point directly to an Internet resource, but are rather a placeholder for the location and other metadata. This means that the URN does not need to change if the URL does
Diseases Database Search for information on a disease, symptom, physical sign, non-brand drug or common laboratory abnormality
Why so many fed-up civilians shun library databases and stick to Google Tortures that librarians or at least their database vendors often inflict on innocent users.
Coming Soon – the Death of Search Engines? "For serious web searchers more interested in search engines as information seeking tools rather than investment vehicles, the current buzz surrounding search engines disguises the fact that, despite persistent attempts by the search engines at promoting their indexes as better than ever, search is getting worse."
Salary and Hiring Info From WSJ.com
The Harry Potter Guide Guides at Kansas City Public Library are starting points to finding library and local information in specific topic areas.
Your Vote Matters Register to vote, update your address, or change your party registration in a few easy steps. Begin by entering your email address and selecting your state.
Find Forward "Philipp Lenssen, a Web developer from Germany, has used the Google API to create a search interface called FindForward."--ResearchBuzz

Monday, May 24, 2004

Google Reportedly Working on Desktop Search Google is at work developing a desktop application designed to search personal computer hard drives
TV show database Complete online picture for all of your favorite shows: series information, related links, upcoming episodes, and more..
Thumbshots Ranking Think all search engines provide the same results?
FuelEconomy.gov The fuel economy estimates are based on results of tests required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
GasBuddy GasBuddy.com is the portal site to more than 170 web sites that help consumers find cheap gas prices.
Government's 50 Greatest Endeavors of the Past Half Century Looking back from the edge of a new millennium, it is difficult not to be proud of what the federal government has tried to achieve these past fifty years.
Findability.org Findability refers to the quality of being locatable or navigable.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Study Shows Big Drop in Book Sales With a struggling economy and competition for time from other media, 23 million fewer books were sold last year than in 2002, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Book Industry Study Group, a non-for-profit research organization.
LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS AN OWNER’S MANUAL” FOR GOOGLE’S SHAREHOLDERS INTRODUCTION Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.

GuruNet Quick answers, not lists of links
Textalyser Welcome to the online text analysis tool, the detailed statistics of your text, perfect for translators (quoting), for webmasters (ranking) or for normal users, to know the subject of a text.
Webby Awards And the winners are...
Google Blog Get the latest word direct from the Googleplex about new technology, hot issues, and the wide world of search.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Micro-Loans The MicroLoan Program provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns.
The Complete Guide to
Googlemania!
Google's a library, an almanac, a settler of bets. It's a parlor game, a dating service, a shopping mall. It's a Microsoft rival. It's a verb. At more than 200 million requests a day, it is, by far, the world's biggest search engine.
Domain Name Registrations That Include the Word Google Includes registrations through 5/3/04.
Writer's AlmanacA daily program of poetry and history hosted by Garrison Keillor
The Literary Encyclopedia Authoritative, up-to-date reference work written by named scholars most of whom are current university teachers.
PublicLibrary Personal Investing Resources There is a wealth of information available at the public library for personal investors. Information comes in a variety of formats, including reference books, circulating books, periodicals, newsletters, loose-leaf services, CD-Roms, electronic databases, and Internet sites.
On your marks, get set, search ... We put Google to the test against more old-fashioned methods.
San Francisco Board Adopts RFID Technology Although the technology would not be fully implemented for another six years, the library is asking for $300,000 in the 2004–05 city budget to begin the process, the San Francisco Chronicle reported May 7.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

American Lung Association State of the Air 2004 Click on your state to check your air
Freecycle Grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns
Search Engine Bookmarklets To use these, simply click and drag one to your bookmarks, links, or personal toolbar
Google IPO To Happen, Files For Public Offering Search Engine Watch provides a highlight of interesting information out of the filing
City & Town Official Web Sites Reliable & stable sources of city & town information
Why phones are replacing cars What sort of phone you carry and how you customise it says a great deal about you, just as the choice of car did for a previous generation.
'Poop fiction' big hit with kids These days, potty humor is big in the world of popular children's literature -- from the "Captain Underpants" series to such best-selling titles as "Zombie Butts from Uranus!"

Monday, April 26, 2004

HOTLIST OF K-12 SCHOOL SITES The HotList is a master registry of K-12 schools. The registry is organized by state and by grade level. The registry also includes sites for charter Schools, virtual schools, school districts, state and regional education organizations, state departments of education, state standards and state administrators.

Anti-Phishing Working Group Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc.
Webby Awards Best of the Web nominees
STATISTICAL ABSTRACTS Statistical Abstract data presented here ranges from our most recent edition to the historical abstracts compiled throughout the decades
"Staying Up To Date in the Ever-Changing Web Search World" Refine your skills in a changing world
Best Graduate Schools Index In addition to rankings of graduate programs, we offer a detailed school directory, search and comparison tools, articles, and more. New in Best Graduate Schools 2005: mini-directories and mini-searches for Fine Arts, Health, Library Science, and Public Affairs!

Monday, April 19, 2004

A9.com A9.com’s technology will power search on Amazon.com and other web sites
Can't Find On Google Most of the time, you punch what you want to know into Google, and you instantly get what you're looking for. But have you ever had that experience, where you try query after query and no matter how hard you try, you just can't find what you're looking for?
Review of Yahoo! Search Greg Notess reviews Yahoo!'s own search engine database, introduced in Feb. 2004
Express Passport Service: When You Need a Passport in a Hurry! "A trip to Jamaica was almost foiled for me and my traveling companion, but the Internet helped speed us through travel-related bureaucracy"
Top Book Group Favorites of 2003 Book group members across the United States reflected on all the books they read and discussed and these surfaced as the titles most often mentioned
Lawfully Surfing the Net Disabling Public Library Internet Filters to Avoid More Lawsuits in the United States
Library Research Service Library statistics and research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media
Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records This website gathers together links to online death indexes by state and county. Included are death indexes, obituaries, probate indexes and cemetery & burial indexes.
Google may change e-mail service The idea of letting Gmail users opt in or out of the targeted ad service is an idea that is being "batted about"

Monday, April 12, 2004

Newsknife Sites most often used as the 1st source for Google News stories, in our Dec\Mar sample
U.S. Blue Pages Federal Government Listings
Google's Gmail hits trademark problem British company has already got the trademark for Gmail and has been using it in 80 countries.
FictionFinder Fiction in WorldCat
Testing Gmail Notes from a beta tester
Find Congressional Research Service Reports An arm of the Library of Congress, CRS is renowned for its non-partisanship and in-depth analysis, but it does not make its reports available to the public. However, it cannot prevent members of Congress from giving them out individually and some government agencies from posting reports they find relevant. Perhaps 1000 have become available on the web.
Letter From America The world's longest running speech radio programme began in 1946, continuing till Alistair Cooke's retirement in February 2004.
Best-Selling Books Database USA TODAY calculates a list of 300 best-selling books each week. The first 50 are published in the newspaper, and the top 150 are available online. USA TODAY's list is based on a computer analysis of retail sales nationwide last week. Included are more than 1.5 million volumes from about 4,700 independent, chain, discount and online booksellers.

Monday, April 05, 2004

Google: 'Gmail' No Joke "It is April Fool's Day. We were having fun with this announcement. We are very serious about Gmail," Rosenberg said in an interview.
Google Personalized To view personalized results, first create a profile of your interests
e.encyclopedia Specially selected DK/Google links
Dictionary Of Occupational Titles Index Following is the alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Dept. of Labor
Gnooks - Welcome to the World of Literature! Discover new writers
PC Problems? Fix 'Em Yourself Taming tech glitches is easy--once you know what to do. Our troubleshooting guide shows how to solve them like a pro.
HighBeam eLibrary Research Archive of more than 28 million documents from 2,600 sources
GESource World Guide Series of guides for over 270 countries and territories
Children and Computer Technology Analysis of the research on how computer use affects children's development
City-Data.com We've collected and analyzed data from numerous sources to create as complete and interesting profiles of thousands of U.S. cities as we could
National Resource for Identity Theft If you think your identity has been stolen, here's what to do now
FindLaw for the Public Find solutions to your legal issues

Sunday, March 28, 2004

NameTraq Ad-supported service that gathers news articles containing specific last names.
Killerinfo KillerInfo has a Results Guide and "Quick Peek" Feature to make searching Fast, Easy and Relevant
Wired for Books Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century
Hot Paper Topics From "Best Information on the Net"
Google Print Adds Magazines The beta Google Print project has added some magazine articles to the book extracts it has had previously
RepCheck Allows users to review, rate and search our database of people's reputations for both business and social purposes
FreeFullText.com Provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals
Universal Library A universal digital library, widely available through free access on the Internet
The Web Library Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources

Monday, March 22, 2004

Ohio Sold Records To Fla. Database Company For $50K The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles sold driving records of Ohioans for about $50,000 to a Florida company developing a multistate crime database program, according to a report.
Playdatabase Database of plays and monologues on the internet that can be searched realistically -- not just by title or author, but by the parameters that count -- cast size, length, synopsis, and more
The Virtual Technical Reports Center The Institutions listed here provide either full-text reports, or searchable extended abstracts of their technical reports on the World Wide Web
Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 These lessons are an attempt to fill in the missing pieces and to tie it all together
Boy Meets Book A web page that celebrates reading the way guys like it!

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Citation Style for Research Papers APA, MLA, AMA, Turabian, Chicago
Drugs@FDA Catalog of FDA Approved Drug Products
Dogster View and save photos of dogs, search by breed, size, name, hometown and more
ABC-Lit An Index to Children's Literature Scholarship
SmartView Launches on Yahoo! Maps When a user chooses to map an address on Yahoo! Maps, the SmartView option is displayed on the right-hand side of the page
Web Access at 75 Percent In a February telephone survey, an estimated 204.3 million people, or 74.9 percent of the population above the age of 2 and living in households equipped with a fixed-line phone, had Internet access, up from 66 percent in February 2003.

Monday, March 15, 2004

Encyclopedias gather dust as research moves online "Sometimes my mom uses it as a coaster," says high school senior Andy Ng of Daly City, California.
Editorial & Opinion A daily index of opinion from mainstream American newspapers
EconData.Net 1,000 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider, pointers to the Web's premiere data collections, and our own list of the ten best sites for finding regional economic data
Jesse Owens The Official Web Site
Findory Click on articles that interest you. Then come back to Findory News. Your front page will be ready and personalized

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Teaching boys the joy of books Let them read what they like.
Why Are Virus Attacks Getting Worse? "So while the law enforcement agencies and the courts go after music downloaders, the malicious code attacks continue unabated. And with each attack, the problem worsens. Between this load on the Net and the spam problem, it's a miracle that the Internet can run at all."

Friday, March 12, 2004

Buffett Speaks "The closely watched Berkshire chairman praised his company's managers, accepted personal blame for some miscues, and proudly noted his firm's remarkable 39-year compounded annual gain in book value of 22.2 percent. On the political-economic front, he attacked Bush administration policies on taxes and the dollar, and complained again about wayward CEOs and board members (adding mutual fund companies to his list of offenders)."

Sunday, March 07, 2004

InfoUSA opens access to vast database, lobbies on call registry InfoUSA's massive marketing database is being made available for the first time to small businesses at the same time its influential founder is lobbying Congress to exempt small companies from the national do-not-call registry.
The death of AltaVista and AlltheWeb "It is therefore with a certain sadness we have to announce that the AltaVista and AlltheWeb search engines are going to die. In the near future Yahoo! will replace these unique search engines with data from the new Yahoo! search engine"
HP digs into Time magazine archives Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard will create a digital archive containing every issue of Time magazine published, which Time will then make freely available to subscribers on its Web site
Public Library Geographic Database (PLGDB) Mapping The database includes the locations of America’s 16,000 public libraries, population characteristics from the US Census that best describe people that use libraries, and library use statistics from the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Yahoo crawls deep into the Web Yahoo, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., introduced its Content Acquisition Program designed to index the billions of documents contained in public databases but that are commonly inaccessible to search engines, or what's called the invisible or deep Web. To this end, it has aligned with the Library of Congress, the University of California at Los Angeles, National Public Radio, the University of Michigan and Project Gutenberg, among others, to begin seeding its index with fresh, searchable material for Web surfers' queries.
American Rhetoric Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
Literacy Directory Information about literacy programs in all 50 states and the U.S. territories
News Search Portal News Search Tools
Search Guru Sees Multiple Engines Blooming "The Google monopoly that people feared is over," proclaimed Danny Sullivan

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Do Not E-Mail Registry The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking technical information that could assist in creating a plan and timetable for establishing a National Do Not E-mail Registry as called for by the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (the CAN-SPAM Act).
Search by Location Google's search by location service helps you focus your search on a specific geographic location
Waypath Enter the URL of a Web page or weblog post to find related books from Amazon.com
Where to Write for Vital Records Click on State where birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred
Money Best Cars 2004 MONEY magazine tested them all and found the best, considering design, performance, comfort, features, quality, technology, safety and economy
Ohio Senate approves Internet filtering legislation With a vote of 29-4, the Senate approved legislation that states that public libraries cannot use LLGSF funds to purchase public access computer terminals or Internet access unless the library installs and operates filtering devices or software that protects against material that is obscene or harmful to juveniles. The bill also prohibits juveniles from borrowing any video material without parental consent. The bill will now go to the Ohio House of Representatives for consideration.
Ohio Libraries Post Signs about Concealed Weapons H.B. 12, signed into law January 8 by Gov. Bob Taft and effective in April, eases the restrictions on obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon but prohibits permit-holders from taking them into public buildings, school zones, college campuses, and certain other areas.
Microsoft commercial-search chief departs The Microsoft executive charged with building a paid-search technology to compete with Yahoo and Google has quietly left the company after less than four months on the job
American Community Survey To provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing
ZapMeta A meta-search engine

Sunday, February 22, 2004

How to Learn About an Industry or a Specific Company An organized procedure to learn about an industry OR a specific company
School District Demographics School district geographic and demographic data
Yahoo! Birth of a New Machine Ever since Yahoo's acquisition of Inktomi nearly a year ago, speculation has focused on when the company would replace its Google powered search results with those from the Inktomi index. In a surprising move, Yahoo isn't replacing Google with Inktomi. Rather, the company has developed a brand new search engine, drawing on the lessons learned from what the company calls the "critical mass" of search engineering talent that it has brought together through hiring and acquisitions, as well as investment in infrastructure and product quality.

The Infodiet: How Libraries Can Offer an Appetizing Alternative to Google "Supersized search engines that imitate Google, producing piles of full-text articles, may initially be as satisfying as a candy bar. But empty calories -- or citations -- are not what the educated consumer wants."
Time Life Pictures On this website, we offer content from the finest photojournalists, documenting past and present political and cultural events, as well as celebrities and the American experience.
Nader eyeing another White House run "We're testing the waters," Nader said in an interview with CNN. "It's a high probability but that is yet to be determined."
Bin Laden 'surrounded' A BRITISH Sunday newspaper is claiming Osama bin Laden has been found and is surrounded by US special forces in an area of land bordering north-west Pakistan and Afghanistan.
EHISTORY HAS A NEW HOME Welcome! The Department of History at The Ohio State University is proud to be the new home of eHistory.com.
Sham Site Is a Scam: There Is No “National Do Not E-mail Registry” Have you submitted your e-mail address to a “National Do Not E-mail Registry” that promises to reduce the amount of spam (unsolicited e-mail) you receive? If so, you are the victim of a scam, according to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency.
American Law Sources On-line (ALSO!) Links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States and Canada
Google eyes a gaggle of sites Internet search giant Google said Tuesday that it now accesses more than 6 billion Web pages, images and online postings. The move was a pre-emptive strike in the Search Engine Wars. Wednesday, longtime partner Yahoo dumped Google as its search partner and unveiled its own search technology.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Soople All the fantastic (advanced) functions Google offers
Seek Scan Search more than 120 leading search engines
World Poetry Audio Library The poems are in .mp3 format, so your browser should handle them with a plugin or with its own media player.
Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ Directory Wi-Fi locations that offer Free Wireless Internet Access
OCLC ResearchWorks New technologies to organize information
Google Guide Interactive tutorial
Google Viewer Displays the pages found as a result of your Google search as a continuous scrolling slide show.
Search Engine Watch 2003 Award Winners Outstanding web search services for 2003
Dead People Server Database of interesting celebrities who are long dead or newly dead
2003 Statistical Abstract of the United States Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Country based search engines 1,604 search engines and 169 countries and regions
Furl Browsing tool that lets you save and organize thousands of web pages
Queryster Aggregating search results in an intuitive interface.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Your Library Online "You've probably visited your public library's Web site to see whether it has a particular book in stock, but you may not realize that library Web sites offer free and easy access to an incredible array of online reference materials that would otherwise be too expensive or otherwise inaccessible to most of us."
International Children's Digital Library Select, collect, digitize, and organize children's materials in their original languages and to create appropriate technologies for access and use by children 3-13 years old.
CALPIRG Reports Rip-off 101 : How The Current Practices Of The Textbook Industry Drive Up The Cost Of College Textbooks
The Context Aware Cell Phone Project "If it were possible to build a phone that could determine the user's circumstances or context, this information could be used to change the phone's behavior in useful ways. Such a context aware phone could automatically switch profiles when the user enters a restaurant, sits in the driver's seat of a car, etc."
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database All aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and weird fiction. History, criticism, commentary, fan writings and some reviews are all included.
ObitsArchive Newspaper obituaries and death notices in the United States.
dipsie Launching 2004. "Our goal is to deliver more relevant results from a more complete index of the Web and enable our users to find what they're looking for within 2 clicks."
Gates backs e-mail stamp in war on spam Ten days ago, Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman, told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that spam would not be a problem in two years, in part because of systems that would require people to pay money to send e-mail.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See From email messages and front-page news in the New York Times to published books and magazine articles, the 10 ouchies listed here crop up everywhere.
New Search Engines are Ready To Jump When Google Changes Focus These new entries point to a feeling that 2004 will bring some leveling to the search engine playing field after Google goes public.
GoHook Searching over 75,000 completed auctions

Sunday, January 25, 2004

OCLC is making some 2,000 records available through Google Here's the OCLC WorldCat record you can find through Google for the Da Vinci Code.
Web Stars: Best of the Web The Web has been around long enough that even the most adventuresome surfer might end up in a rut, always using the same sites to get work done. So we put up the periscope to scan for the best newcomers and compared them to the Net's stalwarts.
Finding People Resources and Sites FindingPeople.info is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to bring together the latest resources and sources on an ongoing basis from the Internet for finding people.
Goofresh Google offers a date-based syntax, but you can only access it via the advanced search, which limits your time options, or the daterange: syntax, which uses Julian dates and is a bit difficult to use. Goofresh is a way to search for sites added today, yesterday, within the last seven days, or last 30 days.
Eurekster Eurekster Inc. is a privately-held US company with offices in San Francisco and New Zealand. Eurekster (www.eurekster.com) is the only Internet search engine powered by social networking technologies - delivering results that matter most to users and their networks of friends and contacts.
Author interviews At powells.com
Atlas Printable Maps Need just a simple prepared map that you can print at home, at school, or in the office?
North American Numbering Plan Quick information about a specific area code
xISBN xISBN supplies ISBNs associated with individual intellectual works represented in the OCLC WorldCat database. Give it an ISBN, and it returns a list of associated ISBNs.
Out-Googling Google Grokker 2.0 converts text lists of search results into a map of floating spheres and other graphical representations.
Consumer Sentinel International law enforcement fraud-fighting program

Monday, January 19, 2004

Some Hidden Google Tools "I know, I know... you're already an expert Google searcher, and you've been using Google since you were in short pants (now, that's an expression that dates me, isn't it?). But I'm still going to toss out a few tools and resources that you might not have found already."
playdatabase.com Database of plays and monologues on the internet that can be searched realistically -- not just by title or author, but by the parameters that count -- cast size, length, synopsis, and more.
Identity Theft Resource Center ITRC is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing a comprehensive program against identity theft —by supporting victims, broadening public awareness, disseminating information about this crime and decreasing the potential victim population.
STUDY WILL HELP EXPLAIN HOW PEOPLE USE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES "We want to know how people are choosing their electronic resources, why they are choosing some resources over others, and how they are fitting it into their personal and professional lives.”

Monday, January 12, 2004

Ivy's Search Engine Resources for Kids Search forms for the major Internet search engines for kids
Back of the Box Recipes Hundreds of favorite Brand Name recipes
Allrefer.com Extensive information from trusted sources
Fimoculous.com devours the filth expunged on the mediascape 2003 in review
Google's (and Inktomi's) Miserable Failure "By now, many have learned about how a search for miserable failure on Google brings up the official George W. Bush biography from the US White House web site. Dismissed by Google as not a problem, it points out a case where the real miserable failure is Google itself."
1040 Central New IRS site for individual taxpayers
Going Deeper than Google "The new Grokker was released Monday by startup Groxis. It makes me wonder if Google really does have search as sewed up as we often assume. When you use Grokker you realize just how brain dead even the best search tools are today."

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Amazon.com: Books / Best of 2003 Customers' and Editors' Favorites
TSNN The Ultimate Trade Show, Exposition, and Exhibitor Resource
StartupJournal The Wall Street Journal Center for Entrepreneurs
Ungoogle We at ungoogle.com recognize that the folks at Google may have the best search engine on the internet today. In recognition we offer ungoogle.com as a second option, searching the other major search engines besides Google in a metasearch format.