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Monthly Archives: May 2009
If you plan to travel abroad this summer you might be interested in using the database Global Road Warrior. Find useful and practical information on countries around the world including essential terms, points of interest, and even help on how … Continue reading
Trans-Lex http://trans-lex.org/index.php Researchers, professors, students and lawyers involved in transnational law and international business law will find Trans-Lex to be a valuable legal research tool. The “How to Use the Site” link at the bottom of any page gives detailed … Continue reading
Wolfram Alpha is an “answer engine” not a search engine. It computes answers to queries from structured data rather than just providing lists of possible resources. It was release this month by Wolfram Research. The Wolfram blog offers some video … Continue reading
This month The New York Times unveiled an “online news reading product” called Times Wire. The TW offers bits of news updated by the minute in a twitter-like fashion. It is supposed to be customizable by allowing you to select … Continue reading
Jamestown Rediscovery http://www.preservationvirginia.org/jr.html?process=0 The archaeological site of Jamestown, the failed English Settlement in Virginia that was established in 1607, is under excavation, and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities’ website detailing its progress is very thorough and provides … Continue reading
Search the deep web with search engine, Surfwax. Sort your results by relevance, alphabet, or source. Use the “focus” feature to find the best words for your search or to find alternate topics, phrases, or concepts to consider for your … Continue reading
Data.gov launched on May 21st with an initial 47 datasets from the U.S. Federal Executive Branch. It includes a searchable data catalog with access to data in two ways: through the “raw” data catalog and using tools. Wired Science reviews … Continue reading
The Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress contains the world’s largest collection of comic books (5,000 titles; 100,000 issues). The oldest comic book in the collection is “Popular Comics,” February 1936.
Look back to the beginnings of online newspapers in this video on YouTube…1981 Primitive Internet Report on KRON. What a hoot!
The National Archives: Ancient Petitions http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/petitions.asp These days, online petitions, missives, and other such documents are pretty much ubiquitous across the web. Centuries ago, petitions were a bit more difficult to draw up, and usually they would not involve a … Continue reading