Monday, February 28, 2005

WorkZoo

http://www.workzoo.com/ WorkZoo crawls the web several times a day and gathers the newest jobs posted on a large variety of job sites. Search Engine Watch

Test Prep Review

http://www.testprepreview.com/ Courses are provided as a free service to the Internet community. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Free Annual Credit Reports

https://www.annualcreditreport.com This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Metro Desk

The 2005 Wired Rave Awards: Rem Koolhaas for transforming the library.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.03/rave.html?pg=5 The new crown jewel of Seattle. Koolhaas and his firm, OMA, didn't set out to build a house of books. The architects wanted to crack a bigger problem: how to store information. LISNews

Why Google Uncle Sam?

http://www.llrx.com/columns/govdomain2.htm "Despite little promotion from Google, its Uncle Sam search has become popular with researchers, librarians, and others who train novices, create search guides, and recommend resources. Given some of its limitations, which I describe in this column, I have always wondered why." ResourceShelf

Cross Agency Portals

http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Cross_Agency_Portals.shtml Cross-agency portals are gateways that bring together federal information and services from multiple agencies about a particular topic or for a particular customer group. Neat New Stuff I Found on the Net This Week

The Pandia Search Engine Awards

http://www.pandia.com/post/025.html (February 21 2005) Welcome to the 2004 Pandia Awards for the best search tools, search oriented sites and search engine documentation. ResearchBuzz

Join the Major Leagues @ your library

http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/campaign/sponsorship/jtmlhome/joinmajorleagues.htm Developed by Major League Baseball® and the American Library Association, this program is designed to help people of all ages build their 21st century information literacy skills. It’s also a chance for one lucky program winner to win tickets to a designated game of the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series®. Metro Desk

THE 100 FUNNIEST JOKES OF ALL TIME

http://www.bluedonut.com/100jokes.htm compiled by Don Steinberg for GQ with input from comics and writers including David Brenner, Jim Brogan, Dick Cavett, Larry David, Al Franken, Larry Gelbart, Jon Groff, Richard Jeni, Jonathan Katz, Chris Kelly, Billy Kimball, Robert Klein, Richard Lewis, Jackie Martling, William Novak, and Gene Perret. (warning: adult language) del.icio.us

A new read on teen literacy

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/050228/misc/28literacy.htm As education policymakers turn their attention to fixing America's underachieving high schools, more districts nationwide will need to address one fundamental--but largely unheralded--cause of student failure: A huge number of teens simply can't make much sense of their textbooks. Library Link of the Day

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Movie Reviews

http://movies.nytimes.com/ref/movies/reviews/ Browse or search 10,000 New York Times movie reviews. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Find Images

http://www.find-images.com/ns/ Quick and easy search tool to find any type of image. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Columbus (OH) Metro Library Now Self-Check-Out Only

http://www.lisnews.com/articles/05/02/14/1525222.shtml?tid=39 "Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library recently moved to make their self-serve check-out system the only method patrons could use when borrowing materials from their main branch." LISNews.com

Police Chief Leaves Loaded Gun in Ohio Library

http://www.ala.org/al_onlineTemplate.cfm?Section=alonline&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=87614 Reynoldsburg Police Chief Jeanne Miller drove off and left her purse hanging on a chair after using a computer at the city’s branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library during off-duty hours on January 3. AL Online

The Firefox Explosion

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.02/firefox.html Firefox the browser is an impressive piece of software. It's easy to use, easy on the eyes, and safer than IE - partly because it's too new to have amassed a following of evil hackers. The Virtual Chase

Best Search Tools Chart

http://www.infopeople.org/search/chart.html Engines, Meta-Search, Directories. Zillman

RedLightGreen

http://www.redlightgreen.com RedLightGreen helps you locate the most important books and other research materials in your area of interest, and find out whether what you need is available at your favorite library. ResourceShelf

BuzzWhack

http://www.buzzwhack.com/index.html Need a definition for a buzzword? Scout Report

Facster

http://www.facster.com/ "At Facster we believe the answer lies in making the facts underlying the political issues easier to retrieve and use in discussion. To that end we’ve created a site where you can easily find and check all the facts." ResearchBuzz

Toolbar 3 beta

http://toolbar.google.com/T3/ Google Toolbar makes browsing faster, easier and more efficient. ResearchBuzz

Google Online Book Plan Sparks French War of Words

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=582&e=2&u=/nm/20050218/wr_nm/france_usa_google_dc Jean-Noel Jeanneney, who heads France's national library and is a noted historian, says Google's choice of works is likely to favor Anglo-Saxon ideas and the English language. Newslinx

Monday, February 14, 2005

Google finds its map service

http://news.com.com/Google+finds+its+map+service/2100-1024_3-5567274.html Google Maps offers maps, driving directions and the ability to search for local businesses. NewsLinx

SAT Preparation Center

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/prep_one.html Download, print, and take a free, full-length practice test. Scout Report

Super Bowl Ads

http://dyn.ifilm.com/superbowlads/ We've collected all the commercials from Super Bowl XXXIX. ResourceShelf

How To Conduct a Background Check

http://www.virtualchase.com/articles/background_checks.html "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." TVC

Pretrieve

http://www.pretrieve.com/ Free Public Record Search Engine. TVC

Great Software List

http://www.anova.org/software/ "The software on this list, however, is set apart by its attention to detail and thus, its excellence." Zillman

Calculators On-Line Center

http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators.html Contains over "19,135" Calculators. Zillman

Ohio Budget Cuts Library Support by 5%

http://www.ala.org/al_onlineTemplate.cfm?Section=alonline&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=87101 The budget submitted by Ohio Gov. Bob Taft February 10 calls for cuts in the state’s local government funds, including the Library and Local Government Support Fund. AL Online

Reading Group Guides

http://www.readinggroupguides.com/index.asp 1560 guides available. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

Sunday, February 06, 2005

New York Times: Latest Headlines

http://nytimes.blogspace.com/ Site by Aaron Swartz (source code); content by the New York Times. Zillman

70 Most Beautiful Words in English

http://www.britishcouncil.org/card/card.html From the British Council Metro Desk

DoINeedaJacket.com

http://doineedajacket.com/dinaj.asp?dinaj=KMDW Need to know if you're going to need a jacket when you go outside? Metro Desk

Find other editions in Open WorldCat

http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/000564.html We recently added a button on the Open WorldCat rendezvous page to find other 'editions' of the found item. ResourceShelf

Why Does Windows Still Suck?

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2005/02/04/notes020405.DTL Why do PC users put up with so many viruses and worms? Why isn't everyone on a Mac? Blogdex

Caffeine is the world's most popular psychoactive drug.

http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0501/feature1/ "Without that useful jolt of coffee—or Diet Coke or Red Bull—to get us out of bed and back to work, the 24-hour society of the developed world couldn't exist." Scout Report

New nationwide survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project

http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/146/report_display.asp Internet users behave conservatively as searchers: They tend to settle quickly on a single search engine and then stick with it, rather than switching as search technology evolves or comparing results from different search systems. lii.org

Black History Month

http://www.gale.com/free_resources/bhm/index.htm Welcome to the Black History Month free resource site. Thomson Gale has assembled a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics. ResearchBuzz

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

MSN launches new search engine

http://www.enn.ie/news.html?code=9584721 "Microsoft said that the new MSN Search facility will kick off with a four-month advertising and marketing blitz, which is expected to include online advertising as well as television commercials -- including spots that will run in key US cities during the SuperBowl, one of the most watched television events in the United States."