Sunday, July 31, 2005

Google Isn't Everything

http://tinyurl.com/bko74 "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

http://virtualearth.msn.com/ MSN's online mapping and local search. SearchEngineWatch

DeweyBrowser

http://www.oclc.org/research/researchworks/ddc/browser.htm 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

http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3523241 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

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/libraries.html From MedlinePlus. Zillman.us

Cartoons for the Classroom

http://nieonline.com/aaec/cftc.cfm Teachers are finding lots of ways to make use of Cartoons for the Classroom in schools across the USA. Neat New Stuff

Automate Excel

http://www.automateexcel.com/ Excel Development, Consulting, Automation. ResearchBuzz

Personalize your Google homepage

http://www.google.com/ig# Use the left panel to add content. Drag and drop to rearrange the page. ResearchBuzz

Click University

http://www.clickuniversity.com/ As a member of SLA, you have the benefit of advancing your career through this new online learning system. LibraryJournal.com

ChickLitBooks

http://chicklitbooks.com/ "Hip, bright literature for today's modern woman." LibraryJournal.com

LibraryCity

http://www.librarycity.org/ Nonprofit, will put thousands of e-books and other items online. LibraryJournal.com

Saturday, July 23, 2005

OH!Libraries

http://ohlibraries.blogspot.com/ Spotlight on Ohio library services. LibraryStuff

BooksPrice

http://www.booksprice.com/ We compare book prices in 34 Book Stores to find the best price. What's Hot on the Interent This Week

Google Maps Mania

http://www.googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/ An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, ideas and tools being influenced by Google Maps. Zillman.us

Internet Demographics

http://www.internetdemographics.info/ Internet Demographics resources and sites on the Internet. Zillman.us

H2O Playlist

http://h2obeta.law.harvard.edu/about.do 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. Zillman.us

University Rankings

http://tinyurl.com/cojne Carefully selected free research resources. ResourceShelf

ePodunk

http://www.epodunk.com/ 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

http://www.jockbio.com/ A JockBio tells you the things you don’t know about an athlete, and gives you the full scoop on the stuff you do. lii.org

Monday, July 18, 2005

How Americans Search

http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3519361 A recent study from Harris Interactive shines interesting light on the behavior and preferences of Americans when searching the web. SearchEngineWatch

Wondir

http://www.wondir.com
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

http://www.ehow.com/ Clear instructions on how to do (just about) everything. What's Hot on the Internet This Week

SearchAllinOne.com

http://searchallinone.com/ All 4 one instantly queries eight popular search engines through its parallel searching facility, with matching responses organized by relevancy. Zillman.us

The Entrepreneur Network

http://tenonline.org/ Our purpose is to provide information, contacts and counsel to inventors and entrepreneurs (pre-startup through early stage). Zillman.us

US News America's Best Hospitals

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/best-hospitals/tophosp.htm 176 medical centers appear in this year's edition of America's Best Hospitals. ResourceShelf

Time line in leak of CIA operative's identity

http://tinyurl.com/azkue 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

http://tinyurl.com/uutz 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

http://search.yahoo.com/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

http://tinyurl.com/b2yht 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

http://www.oslis.k12.or.us/elementary/howto/cited/ Use the OSLIS Citation Maker. lii.org

Amazon's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame

http://tinyurl.com/93hm9 To congratulate Amazon's all-time top-selling authors and musicians, and showcase bestselling DVDs. LJ

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Dodgy Stuff

http://tinyurl.com/dq9sw "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

http://www.careerjet.com/ 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. Zillman.us

Fear of Spyware Changing Online Habits

http://tinyurl.com/cvv5t 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

http://toolbar.google.com/firefox/index.html Now available for Firefox. LISNews

PaperBackSwap

http://www.paperbackswap.com/ "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

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050630-180813 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

http://www.bl.uk/news/2005/pressrelease20050629.html 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

http://www.insiderpages.com/ 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. Zillman.us

Mammahealth

http://www.mammahealth.com/ Deep Web health search engine. Zillman.us

Open CRS

http://www.opencrs.com/ 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

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/CSM/story?id=872943&page=1 Computers and the Internet are changing the way people read. NewsLinx

ICT Literacy Assessment

http://www.ets.org/ictliteracy/ 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

http://tinyurl.com/87jbv 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