Monday, December 26, 2005

LibriVox Totally free audiobooks from the public domain. It's All Good

Webby Awards Ninth annual. What's Hot on the Internet

Fimoculous Lists "For the 237th straight year, Fimoculous will be aggregating all of the year-end lists. Lists are now being added at the rate of about 20 per day, so check back often."

Futureme Create an e-mail to send to the future. NewsLinx

Google Librarian Newsletter Welcome to the first edition of the Google Librarian Newsletter. LISNews

SirsiDynix Institute Web Seminar Series FREE access to industry-leading speakers and events. ALA TechSource

Library Elf Manage your library loans and holds. Stephen's Lighthouse

Virtual Hospital Digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Playaway Enjoy digital sound from a lightweight player with eight simple buttons. Wear it around your neck or stick it in your pocket. From novels to biographies, languages to business best sellers, Playaway comes already loaded with your favorite content. Nothing to do - but listen.

goshME Find the best search engines to your query.

Official Time-Waster's Guide Here you'll find game reviews, strategy guides, long-winded editorials, and one of the most extensive webcomic review sites on the net. Scout Report

March Madness on Demand. For the first time, NCAA March Madness on Demand will be offered free of charge. Beginning March 16, 2006, fans will be able to watch live CBS Sports broadcasts of the NCAA Tournament from outside their viewing area via, the official NCAA website, produced by CBS NewsLinx

Yahoo! Answers Ask a question on any topic and get answers from real people.

The Shorts List Amazon's selling stories and essays for 49 cents. Is anybody buying? LISNews

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources (2005) The findings indicate that information consumers view libraries as places to borrow print books, but they are unaware of the rich electronic content they can access through libraries. AL Online

Monday, December 05, 2005

Science in the web age: The real death of print Despite clashes with publishers over copyright, Google's plan to make millions of books available online is turning the tide for efforts to digitize the world's literature. Andreas von Bubnoff tracks the demise of the printed page. LISNews

Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary 1) submit and share entries that aren't already in our Online Dictionary, and 2) browse entries submitted by other members of the Merriam-Webster Online community. LISNews

Num Sum FREE bite-sized, sharable social spreadsheets.

What Is Web 2.0 "If you're only going to read one article about Web 2.0, make it Tim O'Reilly's What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software. To wit: This article is an attempt to clarify just what we mean by Web 2.0." ResourceShelf

OmniBiography Directory of biographies containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time.

Online community takes Sweden by storm "We are moving from the information society to the interaction society, and Lunarstorm is leading the trend," said Ola Ahlvarsson, chairman of Result, a Stockholm-based technology consulting company. "Young people here no longer accept a flow of information from above. They trust what they hear from friends on their network." It's All Good

Acatopia Ask any question you have about a book you're reading, and answer other readers' questions. LibraryStuff

Monday, November 28, 2005

Free LISTA Database EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. LISNews One-stop destination for audio and video learning. Browse over 9,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and DVD videos. ResearchBuzz

Best of the Best Business Web Sites Significant sites that are rich in content. Neat New Stuff

Alacra Store Search over 200 million reports on more than 350,000 global companies from over 35 premium business content publishers.

Internet Clocks, Counters, and Countdowns "Copyright ? 1998 - 2003 Paul Nagai (yeah, riiiight!)"

Moodle Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Search Overtaking Email as Most Popular Online Activity New research from Pew Internet & American Life tracking surveys and consumer behavior rends from the comScore Media Metrix consumer panel show that about 60 million American adults are using search engines on a typical day. This is a big jump from last year, from 30% to 41% of the internet-using population searching every day. If these trends continue, the use of search engines may well overtake email as the primary internet activity in our daily online lives. SearchEngineWatch

Mobissimo The Mobissimo search engine performs real-time queries of the multiple websites that travelers traditionally check manually (plus dozens of others that are often overlooked).

Pandora Can you help me discover more music that I'll like? ResourceShelf

The Web Word Processor Writely allows you to edit documents online with whomever you choose, and then publish and blog them online. ResourceShelf

First Base Google Base enables content owners to easily make their information searchable online. Anyone, from large companies to website owners and individuals, can use it to submit their content in the form of data items. We'll host the items and make them searchable for free. ResearchBuzz

Google Registers A Few New Domain Names The folks in Mountain View have registered a few new domains in the past couple of days. SearchEngineWatch

Amazon Shares Surge After S&P 500 Debut (Nasdaq: AMZN) Latest News about and its investors got an early oliday present when Amazon shares were moved into the S&P 500 index, sparking buying interest in the e-tailer's stock. NewsLinx

Negroponte: Laptop for Every Kid If tech luminary Nicholas Negroponte has his way, the pale light from rugged, hand-cranked $100 laptops will illuminate homes in villages and townships throughout the developing world, and give every child on the planet a computer of their own by 2010. NewsLinx

Rent 'Harry Potter' the Book for Three Bucks? Google Says Book Rentals Are Coming to a Computer Near You. LISNews

Judging Book Search by its cover And we've been thinking lately that Google Print should really be called Google Book Search. LISNews

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Google's Stumble
The search giant's initial rushed efforts to digitize the world's books and offer that information to its legion of searchers has opened opportunities to its competition and tarnished Google's image of spotless execution. LISNews

Digg Digg is a technology news website that employs non-hierarchical editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allowing an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do. LibraryStuff

Thomson Gale Adds Podcast Feeds to Database Resources Thomson Gale, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), announces the addition of podcast feeds to InfoTrac on Thomson Gale PowerSearch and its Student Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center and History Resource Center databases. It's all good

U.S. purchase extends Abebooks' reach Abebooks, a Victoria, B.C.-based online marketplace for new and used books, has bought a privately owned U.S.-based book shopping service called LISNews

Sunday, November 06, 2005 to Sell Book Pages With its new Amazon Pages service, Inc. plans to let customers to buy portions of a book — even just one page — for online viewing. A second program, Amazon Upgrade, will offer full online access when a traditional text is purchased. Library Link of the Day

Google Gears Up to Resume Book Scanning It's November 1st, the day Google said they would resume scanning books of all types including in-copyright materials) from the five libraries they're working with. ResourceShelf The official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza. ResourceShelf

Business Reference Tool Survey This survey was sent to Buslib-L**, Libref-l, Publib, LIS-LINK, DIG_REF, ERIL-L, LawLibRef,, LawSource, livereference, and Govdoc-L in Summer 2005. ResourceShelf

Find in a Library Browser Tools Find in a Library lets you use Web search sites such as Yahoo! and Google to locate books, videos and other materials in a library near you. Neat New Stuff

Is Your Printer Spying On You? In a purported effort to identify counterfeiters, the US government has succeeded in persuading some color laser printer manufacturers to encode each page with identifying information.

Search Engine Logo Generating Silliness If you're not content with the Google and Yahoo logos as they are, then visit and, respectively. These two sites will take the text that you specify and generate it in Yahoo or Google font. ResearchBuzz

Millions of 'Harry Potter' books go unsold Although 11 million copies of J.K. Rowling's latest tome have been sold in the United States, Scholastic overestimated its popularity and there are millions of copies gathering dust on shelves and warehouses throughout the United States. LISNews

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Searching for Library Books with RedLightGreen RedLightGreen is an easy-to-use search service designed to help you find and access ibrary books, developed by RLG, a library organization based in California. This database is what librarians call a "union catalog" and contains bibliographic information for more than 120 million books. SearchEngineWatch

MSN Jumps on Book Search Wagon MSN will work directly with copyright owners to get permission to scan their works for indexing. It also joined the Open Content Alliance (OCA) and will work with the organization on its efforts to scan and digitize books in the public domain. NewsLinx

Google Web page fuels speculation On Wednesday, a screen shot of a Google beta, or test, service called Google Base began circulating via blogs and news stories. There aren't many details on the page, which has since been removed but is still available in screen shot form on various Web sites. The page encourages visitors to post items on Google Base, defined by the company as a database where Google offers to host all types of content, making the content searchable online. NewsLinx

Open Library The Open Library website was created by the Internet Archive to demonstrate a way that books can be represented online.

The vision is to create free web access to important book collections from around the world.

Books are scanned and then offered in an easy-to-use interface for free reading online. If they're in the public domain, the books can be downloaded, shared and printed for free. They can also be printed for a nominal fee by a third party, who will bind and mail the book to you. The books are always FREE to read at the Open Library website. Resource Shelf

Open Content Alliance Collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content. NewsLinx

Time's Best Novels Since 1923 "We all love lists, but even I was surprised by how popular our TIME 100 list of the world's greatest movies turned out to be when it premiered on in May... This week we introduce our TIME 100 list of the best novels on and I expect the debates will be just as lively."

The Gordian Knot A collaborative weblog for all Sirsi & Dynix customers. LISNews

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Healthline " Five years in development, and created in collaboration with 1,100 physician specialists, the company's patented HealthMap search platform is powered by an unparalleled medical taxonomy that encompasses nearly one million medical terms and synonyms. Using state-of-the art medical informatics, these terms are matched and compared to the diverse ways in which they are used within the context of human medical conditions to provide much more relevant and precise results than broad, horizontal search engines." SearchEngineWatch

United States Bankruptcy Courts Federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases. Bankruptcy cases cannot be filed in state court. Each of the 94 federal judicial districts handles bankruptcy matters.

The primary purposes of the law of bankruptcy are:

1. To give an honest debtor a "fresh start" in life by relieving the debtor of most debts, and
2. To repay creditors in an orderly manner to the extent that the debtor has property available for payment.

The Virtual Chase

Census Bureau Releases First-Ever Data First-ever U.S. Census Bureau estimates of the daytime population for all counties and more than 6,400 places across the country, based on Census 2000 data. ResourceShelf

Maps.Huge.Info Mapping Programs All these maps work essentially the same. Either click on a point inside the US or key a zip code and the program will draw the border for the region in question. ResearchBuzz

Wikipedia founder admits to serious quality problems Encouraging signs from the Wikipedia project, where co-founder and ├╝berpedian Jimmy Wales has acknowledged there are real quality problems with the online work. NewsLinx

Publishers throw book at Google Five major publishers filed suit against Google Inc. in Manhattan's federal court on Wednesday seeking to block plans to scan copyrighted works without permission. NewsLinx

Google Maps Mania An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, ideas and tools being influenced by Google Maps. NewsLinx

Seek and Ye Shall Find: Top 20 Search Engine Helpers "Unless otherwise noted, these search helpers will work with the four search engines I focus on in this article." LISNews

Libraries Introducing Public to New Technology, Says Report A recent study has been released by Research and Markets on library best practices. The report is based on interviews with information technology directors and other critical staff involved in IT decision-making from the Princeton Public Library, Minneapolis Public Library, Evansville Public Library, Santa Monica Public Library, Boston Public Library,
Columbus Metropolitan Public Library
, San Francisco Public Library, Seattle Public Library, and the Denver Public Library. LISNews

Monday, October 17, 2005

Google Librarian Center Librarians and Google share a mission: to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We support librarians like yourself who work each day to further that mission. This page is a first step toward improving and expanding that support. Virtual Chase

Stay Current With New Free Full Text Books With RSS Feed from the Online Books Page "No doubt that one of the hottest topics these days are full text books online. I'm not talking about the Google Print or Search Inside The book material from type of content but the myriad of content out there FOR free (often, but not always, public domain stuff) that can be both interesting reading and useful research content. One source I've mentioned time after time on the SEW Blog, SearchDay, and ResourceShelf (it's that deserving) is the Online Books Page (directory really) from John Mark Ockerbloom at the University of Pennsylviania and has been online since 1993. This well organized collection is updated almost daily with newly digitized books. It collects materials from disparate sources.

I'm mentioning the OBP once again because its "What's New" list (material that's just been added to the directory) now offers an RSS feed. It's absolutely amazing just how much material gets added to the collection on an almost daily basis. This is one feed many of you will want to add." SearchEngineWatch

Wiki WorldCat (WikiD) Pilot Beginning in September, Open WorldCat users will be able to add content to WorldCat records using wikis. The pilot will give users the ability to add comments, see comments by others and add or edit other information they know about the record.

HomePages At HomePages our goal is to give you a complete picture of where you want to live, so you can make the best decision about buying or selling a home. HomePages combines aerial neighborhood views with local home listings and area information such as school locations and test scores, shops and restaurants, crime data, recently-sold-home information, weather, and much more. Columbus Dispatch

Monday, October 10, 2005

Ohio Web Library The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers from Ohio and the nation, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. Ohio Library Council

Rollyo Are you tired of wading though thousands of irrelevant search results to get to the information you want? Ever wish you could narrow your search to sites you already know and trust? With Rollyo, you can easily create your own custom search engines.

Google Reader Reader makes it easier to keep up with your ever-expanding reading list of content from across the web. Get started by adding your favorite news sources and websites to your reading list. Blogdex

Kebberfegg A tool to help you generate large sets of keyword-based RSS feeds at one time. ResearchBuzz

Wikibooks A collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit. ResearchBuzz

Sunday, October 02, 2005

You Still Google? That is So Last Week "But the backbone of Google's search-results sorting is still Page Rank, and, frankly, it's not keeping up with the content available on the Web." LISNews

The butler didn't do it for Ask Jeeves The search engine Ask Jeeves Inc.'s dapper, grinning butler will soon be out of a job. ResearchBuzz

Community Internet Hundreds of Community Internet and municipal broadband projects have sprouted up across the country.

Used Books Are $2 Billion Industry According to the Book Industry Study Group, used book sales topped $2.2 billion in 2004, an 11 percent increase over 2003. Much of that growth can be credited to the Internet. While used sales at traditional stores rose a modest 4.6 percent, they jumped 33 percent online, to just over $600 million. ResourceShelf

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

NAICS / SIC Codes Lookup and Conversion Table Search the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) database.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Oprah's book club returns to living writers Earlier this year, a group of novelists wrote Winfrey a letter begging her to resume picking living authors, and finally she has relented. Library Link of the Day

Top State in Library Items Circulated The average person in Ohio checks out 14.6 library items per year, compared to a national average of 6.9 items. LISNews

What should I read next Enter a book you like and our database of real readers' recommendations will suggest something. LibraryStuff

FoodieView We scour the web to find the best recipes on the web's most popular recipe sites.

PACER Electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records. ResourceShelf

Instant Search Gives you answers as you type. ResearchBuzz Connects people in search of discontinued and hard to find products, as well as classic and vintage items, with the suppliers who stock them. ResearchBuzz

Monday, September 19, 2005

Simply Hired Searching 3,698,824 jobs from thousands of job boards, classifieds, and company sites.

Oodle Loads of classifieds listings from hundreds of local and national sources.

You can call Amazon, e-Bay, and PayPal Good luck finding these numbers on their Web sites.

AAA Fuel Cost Calculator Calculate The Estimated Fuel Cost Of Your Trip.

SearchWebMedia Web and multimedia search results including music, videos, ringtones and user-generated content. ResearchBuzz

In the First Person Index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. First person narratives from hundreds of published volumes—those that are publicly available on the Web and those that are held by repositories and archives around the world. LJ

Google Blog Search Find blogs on your favorite topics. LISNews

Slidebay Seek or share slide presentations on the Web. LISNews

Racy reads becoming popular among teens The "Gossip Girl" series by author Cecily Von Siegesar, which depicts the "glamorous" lives of rich New York City teens doing drugs and having sex, are at the top of the charts. In "A-list," author Zoey Dean writes about a 17-year-old who gets drunk and nearly has a tryst with a Princeton University student on her way to Hollywood; while the controversial teen novel "Teach Me" by R.A. Nelson tells of a student-teacher affair. LISNews

Sunday, September 11, 2005

IRS raises auto mileage rate The Internal Revenue Service has increased a mileage rate used to compute the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business due to the sharp rise in gasoline prices. Columbus Dispatch

Patrons steal hundreds of DVDs from libraries Hundreds of DVDs are being stolen off library shelves, prompting the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library to change its checkout procedures. LISNews

Book blogs' buzz grows louder Just a year ago, screenwriter and aspiring novelist Mark Sarvas had a lot of explaining to do. When he talked up his fledgling book blog at a publishing conference, marketers had just one question for him: Huh? But this year, Mr. Sarvas returned to the same conference and found that publicists weren't mystified by blogs anymore. Instead, they wanted to know what they could do for him. LISNews

ISBN-13 In order to accommodate the growing number of books being published each year (last year alone more than 195,000 new titles and editions were published), beginning January 1, 2007, all 10-digit International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) will be converted to new 13-digit ISBNs. LJ

Drowning New Orleans Scientific American October 2001 issue: A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city.

Here's how to plug in and search for old friends with the Web Tracking down a long-lost friend or relative on the Internet can be as simple as typing their name into Google, Yahoo, or ZabaSearch, or it can be much more complicated.

Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs Grids below should cover most common ones.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

LibraryThing Catalog your books online. LibraryStuff

Amazon's Vital Statistics Show How Books Stack Up Through Text Stats you can know such arcane things as the SIPs, or Statistically Improbable Phrases, that appear in a book. The strange pairing "reindeer socks," for instance, shows up four times in Eric Jerome Dickey's "Naughty or Nice." Text Stats will also tell you the number of characters (letters, not protagonists) in a book and the relative "complexity" of the words. It ranks works according to difficulty. Three different computer-driven indexes suggest whether a book is easier -- or harder -- to read than others. The Virtual Chase

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records This website is a directory of online death indexes listed by state and county.

Search for a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional By looking up CFP® professionals, you will find individuals that are currently authorized by CFP Board.

Hurricanes growing fiercer with global warming Hurricanes have grown significantly more powerful and destructive over the last three decades due in part to global warming, says an MIT professor who warns that this trend could continue.

Gas prices around the world Gasoline prices in the United States, which have recently hit record highs, are actually much lower than in many countries.

Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can't Index From The Onion. ResearchBuzz

Just1Key Secure Password Manager. NewsLinx

Ohio eBook Project Patrons from member libraries can browse and search hundreds of great titles and download them to computers, transfer them to portable devices, or burn them onto CDs for reading and listening anywhere, anytime.

OneCleveland Propels Region to Worldwide IT Leadership Intel announced that Cleveland and Northeast Ohio is one of its first three pilot Digital Communities around the world as part of an initiative aimed at helping communities use wireless technology and innovative applications to expand and improve services for constituents.

Ohio Library Retains Gay Weeklies Despite Protests The board of the Upper Arlington (Ohio) Public Library has voted unanimously to retain for free distribution the gay-interest periodicals... AL Online

Monday, August 29, 2005

Google Earth Combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

World Telephone Books YELLOW PAGES & WHITE PAGES and Reverse, Search Near, College,Emergency Services, Fax, Government Directories, Directories.

Google Talk Call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world.

Beloit College Mindset List Each August, as students start to arrive, Beloit College releases the Beloit College Mindset List, which offers a world view of today's entering college students.

The Best 361 Colleges 62 rankings lists, organized into 8 categories, based on student feedback. Plus, 11 new schools have made the cut. ResourceShelf

Online librarian is 'overwhelmed' The My Book Your Book website does not go live until Monday evening, but has already received 750 applications. All of its "founder members" will be able to access thousands of paperback novels - provided they donate 10 books each to the co-operative scheme. LISNews

Certified Public Library Administrator Program This certification, the first of its kind to be offered in the United States, is a course and evaluation-based national, portable program specifically for public librarians who have had at least three years of supervisory experience. The program incorporates nine standards that will allow candidates to demonstrate mastery of the breadth of skills necessary for library and human resource management. LISNews

Cancer ‘cures’ are empty promises in Kevin Trudeau’s ‘Natural Cures’ book The New York State Consumer Protection Board (“CPB”) is warning consumers that a fast-selling book by Kevin Trudeau does not contain the “natural cures” for cancer and other diseases that Trudeau is promising in a nationwide television ad campaign. LISNews

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Can't Wait for a Book? Paris Can Help Readers craving Homer, Baudelaire or Lewis Carroll in the middle of the night can get a quick fix at one of the French capital's five newly installed book vending machines. It's all good

Library association recommends fantasy books for Harry Potter fans The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), released a recommended reading list for Harry Potter fans. Virtual Chase

National Geographic Country Profiles The 2004 National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition, recognizes 192 independent nations.

Cooldealonline Not an online bookstore or book store, but a price comparison engine dedicated to book search for rare books, cheap textbooks, used books, and more.

Artcyclopedia Museum-quality fine art on the Internet.

Methods of Internet job searching Reading on-line ads or job listings (92.6 percent of Internet jobseekers) was the most ommon Internet job search method between January and October 2003. ResourceShelf

Ohio State University's WebGarden "A deep illustrated plant dictionary, with 1,200 entries, and a downloadable plant database. Botany enthusiasts will appreciate the PlantFacts database, which searches for content from over 46 university and government sources." Scout Report

myPHR Keeping your own personal health record (PHR) allows you to provide doctors with valuable information that can help improve the quality of care you receive. The focus of this web site is to provide a tool for you to present your family history n a visual and exciting format that will enable you to bring genealogy "to life" for your children and friends. ResearchBuzz tests street-level map photos A search engine owned by is testing a mapping service that displays street-level photos of the city blocks surrounding a requested address. NewsLinx

High school trades textbooks for laptops Students at Empire High School here started class this year with no textbooks -- but it wasn't because of a funding crisis. LISNews

Monday, August 15, 2005

Making books easier to find "So now, any and all copyright holders – both Google Print partners and non-partners – can tell us which books they’d prefer that we not scan if we find them in a library. To allow plenty of time to review these new options, we won’t scan any in-copyright books from now until this November." Google Blog This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Best of The Web BOW Summer 2005. Find info on thousands of US cities and towns.

The National Map The National Map is a consistent framework for geographic knowledge needed by the Nation. It provides public access to high-quality, geospatial data and information. ResourceShelf The teen sleuths were children of Edward Stratemeyer, a man who owned many children's series of the day - from Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to The Moving Picture Boys and Baseball Joe. Stratemeyer created the series name, characters, and story ideas, then hired "ghostwriters" through his Stratemeyer Syndicate. Scout Report

What's that Bug? If you have a question about a bug, please take the time to look at our alphabatized list of bugs on the left column before writing us. Neat New Stuff

Book Groups Urge Last-Minute Calls to Congress Organizations representing booksellers, librarians, publishers and writers today warned that final action on the re-authorization of the PATRIOT Act could come only days after Congress returns from its August recess and urged their members to continue to pressure their representatives in the House and Senate to restore the safeguards for the privacy of bookstore and library records. LJ

Monday, August 08, 2005

Search Engine Results Continuing to Diverge Searchers relying on a single search engine are missing a vast swath of web content that they could easily find simply by trying their queries on other engines. SearchEngineWatch

Yahoo! Audio Search Search for many types of audio files from across the Web. It's all good

Statistics Resources A Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by Internet expert, author, keynote speaker and consultant Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. for monitoring statistics resources and sites on the Internet.

How to Be a Leader in Your Field The process of becoming a leader doesn't happen overnight, but it is perfectly methodical. Here is a six-step recipe. Blogdex

DONTCLICK.IT "Can you resist the urge to click? Explore alternative forms of web navigation at this high-concept and fun site from German designer Alex Frank." Scout Report

Sold on Song Classic songs, covers, songwriting, and more. Neat New Stuff

Senate Passes Patriot Act Reauthorization Minutes before adjourning for its month-long recess July 29, the Senate unanimously passed a USA Patriot Act reauthorization bill (S. 1389) that would make permanent 14 of the 16 provisions set to expire at the end of the year, extend Sections 215 and 206 through 2009, and provide stricter standards for seeking library and bookstore records, the New York Times reported July 30. AL Online

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Google Isn't Everything "Like its counterparts across the country, my Seattle Public Library offers Net access to an increasingly wide range of databases that don't exist on the open Web and, because they reside behind a fee-based gate, don't get indexed by the likes of Google (exception:the academic and scientific works uncovered by the new Google Scholar project)." ResourceShelf

Virtual Earth MSN's online mapping and local search. SearchEngineWatch

DeweyBrowser The OCLC Research DeweyBrowser enables you to search and browse collections of library esources organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). It's All Good

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Thinking Outside the Search Box To do this effectively, you need to use different thought process and search strategies, especially with the steps you take after using search engines. The Virtual Chase

Find a Medical Library From MedlinePlus.

Cartoons for the Classroom Teachers are finding lots of ways to make use of Cartoons for the Classroom in schools across the USA. Neat New Stuff

Automate Excel Excel Development, Consulting, Automation. ResearchBuzz

Personalize your Google homepage Use the left panel to add content. Drag and drop to rearrange the page. ResearchBuzz

Click University As a member of SLA, you have the benefit of advancing your career through this new online learning system.

ChickLitBooks "Hip, bright literature for today's modern woman."

LibraryCity Nonprofit, will put thousands of e-books and other items online.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

OH!Libraries Spotlight on Ohio library services. LibraryStuff

BooksPrice We compare book prices in 34 Book Stores to find the best price. What's Hot on the Interent This Week

Google Maps Mania An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, ideas and tools being influenced by Google Maps.

Internet Demographics Internet Demographics resources and sites on the Internet.

H2O Playlist An H2O Playlist is a series of links to books, articles, and other materials that collectively explore an idea or set the stage for a course, discussion, or current event.

University Rankings Carefully selected free research resources. ResourceShelf

ePodunk In-depth information about more than 25,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. Our listings also include geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America. Scout Report

JockBio A JockBio tells you the things you don’t know about an athlete, and gives you the full scoop on the stuff you do.

Monday, July 18, 2005

How Americans Search A recent study from Harris Interactive shines interesting light on the behavior and preferences of Americans when searching the web. SearchEngineWatch

Wondir strives to be a simple yet effective way for people with an information need to ask a question and get a good answer from those sources who are out there, ready to help. LibraryStuff

eHow Clear instructions on how to do (just about) everything. What's Hot on the Internet This Week All 4 one instantly queries eight popular search engines through its parallel searching facility, with matching responses organized by relevancy.

The Entrepreneur Network Our purpose is to provide information, contacts and counsel to inventors and entrepreneurs (pre-startup through early stage).

US News America's Best Hospitals 176 medical centers appear in this year's edition of America's Best Hospitals. ResourceShelf

Time line in leak of CIA operative's identity Compiled by Chronicle research librarian Johnny Miller. ResourceShelf

Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals By Race, 1790 to 1990, and By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For The United States, Regions, Divisio This working paper presents decennial census data on population totals by race (1790-1990) and by Hispanic origin (1970-1990) for the United States, regions, divisions, and states. ResourceShelf

Yahoo! Search Subscriptions Enables you to search access-restricted content such as news and reference sites that are normally not accessible to search engines. ResourceShelf

Bill Strives to Protect Privacy The Identity Theft Protection Act, introduced in the Senate commerce committee by a bipartisan coalition, addresses problems with recent high-profile data breaches by requiring entities that collect sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, to secure the data physically and technologically and to notify consumers nationwide when data is compromised. Blogdex

How to Cite Sources Use the OSLIS Citation Maker.

Amazon's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame To congratulate Amazon's all-time top-selling authors and musicians, and showcase bestselling DVDs. LJ

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Dodgy Stuff "I did not like Chris Dodge's Utne Reader article at all. I didn't disagree with all his points but I definitely did not like how it was written." It's all good

Careerjet Employment search engine for the United States. It allows you to search a growing selection of jobsites in one go saving you the trouble of having to go to each site individually.

Fear of Spyware Changing Online Habits Internet users worried about spyware and adware are shunning specific Web sites, avoiding file-sharing networks, even switching browsers. NewsLinx

Google Toolbar BETA for Firefox Now available for Firefox. LISNews

PaperBackSwap "We are a group of real people who have formed a Club to swap paperback books with each other. No gimmicks. No spam. No advertising. No kidding. We are not a large corporation trying to sell you something. Just a group of real folks who wanted a way of trading paperbacks with each other through the U.S. mail. Please read the testimonials and you will understand that this book club is for real." LISNews

Sunday, July 03, 2005

News of a Google "Premium Content" Program Begins Surfacing Word of a "deep web" initiative that will make some premium content accessible on Google is beginning to leak out. SearchEngineWatch

British Library Preditcs Switch to Digital by 2020 ynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, today predicted a switch from print to digital publishing by the year 2020. It's All Good

Insider Pages At Insider Pages, we believe the best way to find a local business is to ask a friend. So we've created a free service that lets friends connect online and share recommendations on local businesses.

Mammahealth Deep Web health search engine.

Open CRS American taxpayers spend nearly $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a "think tank" that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. Yet, these reports are not made available to the public in a way that they can be easily obtained. A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology through the cooperation of several organizations and collectors of CRS Reports, Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports already in the public domain and encourages Congress to provide public access to all CRS Reports. NewsLinx

How the Web Changes Reading Habits Computers and the Internet are changing the way people read. NewsLinx

ICT Literacy Assessment As part of the National Higher Education ICT Initiative, ETS and a group of colleges and universities have collaborated to create the ICT Literacy Assessment, a comprehensive test of ICT proficiency specifically designed for the higher education environment. LISNews

Ohio Library Pressured to Pull Free Gay Weeklies UAPL Director Ann Moore, who did not attend the June 14 meeting, told the News, “I am sure there are gay people in Upper Arlington, and I run a library for everybody, including them.” AL Online

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Since September 1977, Crime Stoppers has provided a means for the citizens of Central Ohio to provide information to law enforcement while remaining anonymous. Columbus Dispatch

AbiWord Free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.

Ithaki 4 KiDs Ithaki 4 KiDs helps you to find the best sites just for kids via searching in real time several search engines for kids like DmozKids, Yahooligans, FactMonster, ArtKIDSRule, AolKIDS, AwesomeLibrary & KidsClick!.

The Culler of Money Late-night infomercial clown Matthew Lesko has authored nearly 100 books on government rants. His formula? “I don’t write,” he says. “I plagiarize.” ResourceShelf

OCLC launches 'Ask a Librarian' pilot in Open WorldCat Once a searcher enters a postal code or other geographic identifier and receives Open WorldCat results listing nearby libraries that hold the item they?re looking for, those libraries that offer online reference service display a question-mark icon. Clicking the icon connects the searcher to that library?s Web form where they can submit a reference question. ResourceShelf

AFI list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies The American Film Institute's list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies, with film title nd year of release. Scout Report

Information Management Companies Merge to Form SirsiDynix The executive officers of two major vendors of integrated library systems announced June 21 that the two corporations were merging to form a single company. Sirsi CEO Patrick C. Sommers and Dynix CEO Jack Blount said the new company, SirsiDynix, will continue full development and support for both the Sirsi Unicorn and Dynix Horizon/Corinthian library platforms. AL Online

Ohio Budget Reinstates Library Funding The Ohio legislature passed a final version of the state’s two-year, $51-billion budget June 21 that restores many of the funding cuts proposed by Gov. Bob Taft, including a 5% reduction in the local government fund supporting public libraries for 2006–2007. AL Online

Sunday, June 19, 2005

DoubleTrust Search as usual on your favorite search engine, and then simply press "Compare Query" button to see more results and options from the DoubleTrust service. Zillman

FindSounds Search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. Zillman

30 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on the Internet,aid,120784,00.asp Best of all, most of these sites won't charge you a dime. Zillman

Yahoo Search Subscriptions Brings Premium Content Into Web Search Yahoo has released a new Yahoo Search Subscriptions (beta) service that unites regular web search results found from crawling the open web with listings from free and fee-based database services and publishers such as Factiva, LexisNexis, and Consumer Reports. SearchEngineWatch

The pilot will make e-serials as visible as print materials in WorldCat The pilot will involve 20 libraries and four partners-TDNet, EBSCO, Serials
Solutions and Ex Libris. ResourceShelf

wikiHow Collaborative writing project to build the world's largest how-to manual. Scout Report Free, publicly available web portal allowing access to numerous scientific journals and public science databases. Neat New Stuff

Public Library Policies and Plans Online Directory of Washington State Public Library Policies and Planning Documents. Neat New Stuff

AccessMyLibrary "You are searching millions of articles." LISNews

The September Project Grassroots effort to foster civic events in all communities on September 11. AL Online

Monday, June 13, 2005

QuotationsBook Quotations, fortunes and proverbs. Zillman

gmaptrack gmaptrack allows you to create and place your own information onto Google Maps, and share with others. Zillman

New ISBN Standard Published With effect from 1st January 2007 the ISBN will cease to be a 10-digit number. All ISBNs will become 13-digit numbers and for the first time be identical to their relevant barcode numbers. ResourceShelf

How To Conduct a Background Check "Lawyers and clients use the phrase, background check, as a catchall for many types of investigative research involving people or companies. To some, it encompasses a criminal background check. To others, it means finding general information about a business' products and services, reputation, legal status and competitors. For this reason, it helps to understand the context of the request or the specific problem that needs to be solved. More importantly, if the research involves a person, there are legal and ethical reasons for knowing why someone wants a background check."

Acronyma Searching over 466000 acronyms. ResearchBuzz

Google Woos Book Publishers The publishing industry's top annual showcase and networking conference, Book Expo America (BEA), is a massive affair that brings together authors, publishers of all sizes, librarians, agents, distributors, and virtually everyone else connected in any way to the book publishing field. This year, Google made its first appearance, using last week's show in New York to publicize its new Google Print venture and to recruit publishers into the fold. NewsLinx

Monday, June 06, 2005

Thomas Register Print Edition Nixed Following the 2006 edition, Thomas Industrial Network will cease publication of the Big Green Books" and Regional Buying Guides, instead making the database available exclusively online. ResourceShelf

Literary Resources on the Net "This set of pages is a collection of links to sites on the Internet dealing especially ith English and American literature, excluding most single electronic texts, and is limited to collections of information useful to academics — I've excluded most poetry journals, for instance." What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Effectively Erasing Files Before selling or discarding an old computer, or throwing away a disk or CD, you naturally make sure that you've copied all of the files you need. You've probably also attempted to delete your personal files so that other people aren't able to access them. However, unless you have taken the proper steps to make sure the hard drive, disk, or CD is erased, people may still be able to resurrect those files. TVC

Are You Addicted to E-Mail? U.S. residents are so hooked on e-mail that some check for messages in the bathroom, in church, and while driving. TVC

Anonymous Library Cards Allow You to Wonder, 'Who Was That Masked Patron?' If a privacy-minded user deposits $20 to get an anonymous library card, she can check out The Terror State without identifying herself. Her account balance is temporarily reduced by $15, and when the library checks the CD back in (in good condition), her balance is restored to its original value. Computers in Libraries

Clearengine In just a few minutes, you can upload a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation or other supported file, select a template then pick up the telephone and add narration! Zillman

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Partnership between the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of all U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. ResourceShelf

Complete Passenger Car Crash Test and Rollover Ratings available on SaferCar.Gov The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced the completion of crash test and rollover ratings for passenger cars for the 2005 model year. ResourceShelf

ipChicken Your IP address displayed. Blogdex

The Value of Libraries: Impact, Normative Data, & Influencing Funders A story that makes it crystal clear why libraries must be at the front of open and unfettered access for research and learning. It's all good

Libraries and Librarians Group Photo Pool Photo management and sharing. Neat New Stuff

Welcome to our Wedding Registry!! Working in conjunction with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, we have esigned this registry of books for the Saint Paul Public Library. SLJ

Amendment to Restore Ohio Library Funding Fails The Ohio Senate rejected a proposal June 1 that would have restored $22.9 million in funding to the state’s libraries for 2006. AL Online

Monday, May 30, 2005

New Interface Available: Search Only Material in the Google Print Database Google has just released a Google Print "only" interface at SearchEngineWatch

Welcome to Young Adult Books Central Do you like books? Love books? Are you entranced by authors? Do you want to write? Need homework help? you've come to the right place. LibraryStuff

Introducing a New Web Search Contender Exalead is a fairly new search engine from France, introduced in October 2004 and still officially in beta. SearchEngineWatch

Cool uses of Google Maps Lately a number of sites and developers have been tapping into Google Maps to create great new tools. Neat New Stuff

PotterParties With the release of the sixth Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, coming on July 16, millions of fans are preparing for another set of midnight parties at bookstores around the world. Potter fans will come together to share the experience, and Potter Parties gives them the opportunity to do as easily and with as much flair as they want. ResearchBuzz

Yahoo! Mindset View Yahoo! Search results sorted according to whether they are more commercial or more informational. ResearchBuzz

Publishers Protest Google Library Project A group of academic publishers is challenging Google Inc.'s plan to scan millions of library books into its Internet search engine index. NewsLinx

Trump's latest deal: An online university "I went to the best business school in the world," Trump said in an interview. "You on't have to go through four years to learn a lot." NewsLinx

Monday, May 23, 2005

Google Launches Personalized Home Page Google has unveiled a new service that allows people to consolidate various Google features they use, ranging from web search to email, into a personalized home page. SearchEngineWatch

Fabulous Fiction Two 13-year-old boys who have created an award-winning website aimed at inspiring young people to read. Neat New Stuff

HighWire Press Over 15 million articles from over 4,500 PubMed journals, including 900,321 free full text articles from 860 HighWire-hosted journals. ResourceShelf Critical Information for
the Traveling Public. ResourceShelf

Monday, May 16, 2005

Wink Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. Zillman

Fillthatjob "Our mission is to make your job search experience the best and easiest it can possibly be." Zillman

FictionFinder FictionFinder provides a work-based approach to fiction. You can search by place (New Orleans, for example); by character (Nancy Drew), and more. When you find an item you are interested in, you can then learn whether your library has it. Neat New Stuff

Book Sense Picks Selection of eclectic new books chosen by independent booksellers. Single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

Major Search Engines Deliver Much Different Results The search results delivered by Ask Jeeves, Google, and Yahoo differ substantially from one another, according to a study conducted by search site in conjunction with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University. LISNews

Ohio Private Colleges Collaborative effort between The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) and The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC). Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, May 08, 2005 "The Best Jobs Direct from the Best Companies." SearchEngineWatch

New Google Software Attempts to Speed Up Your Web Browsing Experience Google Labs has just released (beta), web accelerator software that is designed to speed p your online experience and make your surfing faster and more efficient. SearchEngineWatch

Google searches for quality not quantity GOOGLE has plans that will dramatically improve the results of internet news searches, by ranking them according to quality rather than simply by their date and relevance to search terms. The Virtual Chase

Clusty Jobs Search and clustering of over 500 websites and job boards, the top 200 newspapers, hundreds of associations, and company career pages. ResourceShelf

Going Under Cover with Book Search Tools Google, Amazon and others offer really useful "search inside the book" tools, but they're not always the easiest features to use. SearchEngineWatch

Thomson Unfazed by Google Subscription databases better than Google. ResourceShelf

9th Annual Webby Awards Best of the Web. Neat New Stuff

Kovels Online "There are millions of prices available on the Internet -- too many to be helpful. You can believe the prices listed here are accurate and more useful."

Google's built-in calculator function Instead of using a piece of paper, your calculator, or a computer math software program, you can now solve mathematical problems with Google's built-in calculator function.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Searching Books Between the Covers " First, in October 2003, Amazon introduced Search Within the Book with extracts from some books and the full text from others. Then, Google started its Google Print program with book extracts. Next, in April 2004, Amazon launched, which combined Search Within the Book with Web searching." Online

PC World's Info Centers Doing product research? Wondering about spyware, Windows, and other major technology topics? Provisioning your small business or home office? Our Info Centers are your one-stop shop for everything you need: reviews, charts, how-to's, articles, downloads, and pricing info on the products and topics that most interest you. Neat New Stuff

Become Buying guides, articles, forums, reviews, specs and information from across the web to help you buy the right product. ResearchBuzz

Incoming Links Directory of Directories 589 niche, topical directories. ResearchBuzz

Storm brewing over online data from National Weather Service,10801,101345,00.html?source=x06 Critics say the NWS is improperly competing head to head with private weather companies that sell detailed and targeted weather information to businesses, farmers and others. And a bill has been filed in Congress to stop the weather agency from offering the detailed weather data online for free. NewsLinx

Librarians air frustrations Federal depository librarians remain frustrated by the Government Printing Office’s shift to electronic formats because it is a move that partly ignores their current roles, some experts and librarians say. NewsLinx

Meatrix "Welcome to the action site for The Meatrix, the most popular online advocacy film ever, with over 6 million viewers!" Scout Report

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Email destroys the mind faster than marijuana - study Modern technology depletes human cognitive abilities more rapidly than drugs, according to a psychiatric study conducted at King's College, London. Blogdex

Google Personalizes the Web "Google has rolled out a seriously cool search history feature that automatically keeps track of all of your web searches and every page that you view from search results.

The new Google My Search History feature is a beta application launched in Google labs. To use it, you need to have an active Google account (Gmail, Google Groups or Google Answers—registration is free). From that point on, all of your queries and search results are logged by Google." SeachEngineWatch

New Interface for Take a look at the new interface for The Library of Congress. LibraryStuff

Why Google Is Like Wal-Mart,1284,67287,00.html?tw=wn_story_top5 It turns out that Wal-Mart, the world's most profitable retailer, and Google, the virtual world's most profitable search seller, have a lot more in common than you might think. Blogdex

MyPyramid MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.

Government Gazettes Online Government Gazettes are published by federal governments worldwide.

Pope Benedict XVI gets e-mail address In English, the address is NewsLinx

Taft's Ohio Budget To Face Counter-Proposal A "Local Government Innovation Fund" is being proposed in the Dann-Fingerhut counter-proposal that would restore funds cut from local governments (including libraries) if they would undertake to consolidate three or more separate local governments. Based upon press reports such conceivably also includes libraries which would mean that three or more library districts would have to consolidate to have funds restored to them by way of the Local Government Innovation Fund. LISNews

Cincinnatians Speak Out against State Budget Cuts “It’s hard to believe that in the information age, financial support for libraries could even be an issue,” said Cincinnati public school teacher Carla Makela. “At a time when we have CVS, Krogers, ATMs, and restaurants available to us almost 24–7, it’s almost uncivilized to be proposing less access to libraries.” AL Online

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Genographic Project With a simple and painless cheek swab you can sample your own DNA. You'll submit the ample through our secure, private, and completely anonymous system, then log on to the project Web site to track your personal results online. Columbus Dispatch

The Infinite Library "But last December librarians received a pleasant shock. Search-engine giant Google announced ambitious plans to expand its “Google Print” service by converting the full text of millions of library books into searchable Web pages. At the time of the announcement, Google had already signed up five partners, including the libraries at Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Michigan, along with the New York Public Library. More are sure to follow.

Most librarians and archivists are ecstatic about the announcement, saying it will likely be remembered as the moment in history when society finally got serious about making knowledge ubiquitous." Library Link of the Day

In the New Game of Tag, All of Us Are It Using a practice called tagging, we can collectively label everything from great literature to pictures of your puppy. LibraryStuff

Information Anxiety IO is a myth because we have full control over the information that comes to us. LibraryStuff

Harry Potter Countdown Clock Download the 100 Days of Harry Countdown Clock to your desktop and get daily Harry otter facts, an on-screen calendar, and Harry Potter web alerts! What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Scary People Search Engine While reputable companies such as ChoicePoint, LexisNexis and West sit on the hot seat over data breaches, one with questionable motives quietly rolled out a new people search engine that reveals private information for free. The Virtual Chase

Best of Photojournalism 2005: Still Photography Winners Now in its fourth year, the Best of Photojournalism is the world's leading digital photojournalism contest. Neat New Things

YaGoohoo!gle A visual comparison of Yahoo and Google search results. ResearchBuzz

Ohio House Approves Governor’s Library Budget Cuts The Ohio House of Representatives has approved Governor Bob Taft’s proposed 1.3-billion state budget for 2006–2007 that reduces local government funding to libraries by 5% beginning January 1. AL Online

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Google Feature Incorporates Satellite Maps Google has unveiled a new feature that will enable its users to zoom in on homes and businesses using satellite images. NewsLinx

Always-Connected, Tech Savvy -- and Happy? The very technologies created during the heady early days of the dot-com boom to make ur lives easier can become root causes for discontent. NewsLinx

Google Launches Q&A Service, Answers Directly on Results Pages Today, Google joins other search providers by offering answers. SearchEngineWatch

Hospital Compare Information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. ResearchBuzz

Kids Search Engines The services 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. Neat New Stuff

Educational Software Learning Software Resources on the Web. Scout Report

How to ‘Google’ Your Library Catalogue RedLightGreen is the simple yet powerful interface for the RLG Union Catalog,customised for college undergraduates. It looks like Google, Yahoo or other familiar Web search engines. But it leads students to print materials in their own libraries, and helps them locate significant, authoritative works. ResourceShelf

Thomson Gale Quietly Rolls Out New Business Service Goliath (, developed in connection with ECNext, lets individuals purchase business information by either pay-per-view transaction or subscription. ResourceShelf

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

AGRx Ohio Ohio Attorney General's Prescription Information website. Columbus Dispatch

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Finding Images Online Directory of Web image sites. Metro Desk

Your Library Online,4149,1463177,00.asp You've probably visited your public library's Web site to see whether it has a articular 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. Metro Desk

ZoomInfo Find People Summaries. The Virtual Chase

The Soundex Indexing System To use the census soundex to locate information about a person, you must know his or her full name and the state or territory in which he or she lived at the time of the census. Zillman

Landmark Supreme Court Cases This site was developed to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case. Zillman

Library Servers via WWW 7,200 pages from libraries in over 125 countries. Zillman

ShawGuides 5,300 career and recreational cooking schools, wine courses, golf & tennis schools & camps, high performance programs, writers conferences, photography, film & video workshops & schools, art & craft workshops, language vacations, cultural travel programs, and artists' and writers' residencies & retreats. ResourceShelf

America's Best Graduate Schools 2006 Find extensive rankings and a comprehensive school directory, plus exclusive U.S. News rticles, new trend tables, search and comparison tools, and much more. ResourceShelf

Step Into History Over 550 places in the United States where you can see life as it was. Neat New Stuff

Topic Hunter Type a phrase then choose a resource. ResearchBuzz

Eventective Eventective is an online marketplace that enables Meeting and Event Planners to search for available meeting and event rooms, banquet and conference facilities, and reception halls for their upcoming events. ResearchBuzz

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Google's Library Up and Running Google Print results are beginning to appear on searches. LISNews

FutureMail Send messages to yourself and have them delivered on any date and time you choose. Metro Desk

Celebrate "Fast. Free. Trusted" information in your library Thomson Gale, known around the world for information integrity, honors the nation's libraries by offering your patrons free, unlimited access to 30 diverse databases during National Library Week, April 10-16. Neat New Stuff

Lookup Index "You're going to find more up-to-date address and ZIP Code related information than anywhere else on the web." ResourceShelf Convert just about anything to anything else. Zillman

Google's X files vanish Google's latest technology experiment paid tribute to Apple Computer, but the Mac OS X-themed version of the search king's Web site was taken down a day after its debut. The Virtual Chase

Google Local Search for local or nearby services and businesses. Metro Desk

Sunday, March 20, 2005

A9 OpenSearch searches more than the web—we have a library of columns that you can add to your column list (the list of buttons you see on the right of search results). NewsLinx

Government Information Online Government Information Online (GIO) is a national pilot project that will establish a viable model for online cooperative virtual reference and information service that specializes in answering questions about government information. Neat New Stuff

Online Archive of American Folk Medicine For more than fifty years, folklorists associated with the University of California, Los Angeles have systematically documented beliefs and practices relating to folk medicine and alternative healthcare. In order to make the data more readily available to the worldwide community of researchers and medical practitioners, the Online Archive of American Folk Medicine was established in 1996 under the direction of Dr. Michael Owen Jones, a professor of folklore and history at UCLA. Neat New Stuff

The Gateway to Educational Materials Access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. ResourceShelf

eGlossary Find the exact word you need exactly when you need it. Zillman

Guide to Downloading Patent Copies on the Internet The USPTO has never provided the ability to download multiple page TIFF or PDF copies of patents/patent applications. Thankfully, a number of web sites and computer programs have stepped up to fill that void. Zillman

Business Plans and Profiles Index A Subject Guide to Sample Business Plans and Profiles for Specific Business Types. Zillman

SearchForClasses From Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate’s degrees, to Certification courses and Vocational training programs, our directory of both online and campus colleges lets you browse through hundreds of courses to help you find your ideal school. Zillman

TurboScout Access all search engines without retyping. Zillman

Ohio Libraries Clamor for Local Government Funds Some 350 people attended a March 16 press conference at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to ask legislators to maintain current funding levels and form a commission to look at the future of support for local government. American Libraries Online

The Big Cartoon DataBase Searchable DataBase of Cartoon Information, Episode Guides and Crew Lists. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Bill would make libraries tell what kids read Librarians and civil libertarians joined forces Thursday to condemn legislation that would force public libraries in Maine to tell parents what books their children have checked out. Library Link of the Day

Monday, March 14, 2005

InfoPass InfoPass is a free, easy and convenient Internet-based system that allows the public to make an appointment to speak with an Immigration Information Officer. Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Balancing books tougher for public library The largest library system in Greater Cincinnati will no longer buy movies and other programs on VHS tapes. Library Link of the Day