Friday, December 31, 2004

Mythica Extraordinaire

Encyclopedia Mythica, the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Each region has many clearly defined subdivisions that will ease your search. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, Greek heroic legend, and fascinating folktales from many lands. In addition, they feature special interest areas to enhance and refine your research. A Bestiary, legendary heroes, an image gallery, and genealogical tables of various pantheons and prominent houses. The encyclopedia will serve the serious researcher, the student, and the casual reader with equal success.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

The Final Frontier

The Encyclopedia Astronautica is the single most comprehensive reference for the history of spaceflight. Unique content on the site includes articles on Soviet manned spacecraft, including military, lunar, and Mars projects that were developed but never successfully flew. The site features the only complete single reference source on or off the web for all launches to orbit; all spacecraft orbited; all astronauts and cosmonauts that flew in space or entered training; all launch vehicles used for orbital flights; and data on many projects, spacecraft and launch vehicle designs that were proposed or cancelled before development was complete.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Polka Spots

The StartSpot Network, a division of StartSpot Mediaworks, was founded to improve people's ability to quickly and easily find the best topical information on the Web. Are you frustrated by unwieldy search engine results and bottomless portals, there has to be a better way. What began as a highly acclaimed site,, has evolved into a simple network of topical "Spots," the StartSpot Network.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

$2.13 a Gallon was created in April of 1999 with the goal of saving the average consumer money. By providing the consumers the ability to search their local gas stations for the lowest prices, their hard-earned dollars can be spent more wisely. GPW research has shown that prices in the same town vary as much as $.20 per gallon. Sometimes even the same fuel company will charge different prices in different parts of town to remain a low-cost leader in that neighborhood.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Favorite Spot, a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information. Use to break through the information overload of the Web and bring the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorial in one user-friendly spot. Sites featured on are hand-selected and reviewed by their editorial team for their exceptional quality, content and utility.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Liberal Arts

The Arts and Humanities Internet Resources, is a collection of Web sites for the Humanities has been selected by University of Waikato Library staff. It is not a static collection and it will undergo changes as and when better and more relevant websites are identified. Areas included: 1) Electronic Journals--Electronic Databases, 2) General, 3) Art History, 4) Asian Studies, 5) English, 6) European and Hispanic Studies, 7) History, 8) Language and Linguistics, 9) Music, 10) Religious Studies, 11) Screen and Media Studies, and 12) Theatre.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy the joy and magic of Christmas in Santa’s Secret Village! They invite you to experience a traditional look at Christmas through the many free activities. Write to Santa, read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color—even put you or your child in a personalized story! The stories and activities combine traditional feelings of Christmas goodwill with state-of-the-art computer technology—all richly illustrated with original artwork.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

National Treasure

America's Library, brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library. "We hope you will find this Web site entertaining and fun to use. And, of course, we hope you will learn something from it. The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together."

Here, you can discover what Abraham Lincoln had in his pockets on the night he was assassinated. (You will be surprised.) Or you can read about other "Amazing Americans" such as Buffalo Bill Cody and his "Wild West" show; the heroism of Harriet Tubman, who helped many slaves escape bondage; the music of jazz great Duke Ellington; or the inventions of Thomas Edison. (You will even be able to see his first motion picture!)

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The Golden State

California County Fact Book, statistics for each California county include population trends, workforce characteristics, revenues and expenditures, public safety, and civic participation. A special report on health in the state as a whole includes data on life expectancy, physician-to-citizen ratios, Medi-Cal expenditures, hospital admissions for substance abuse, obesity trends, and rates of teen pregnancy. From the California Institute for County Government (CICG).

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

The Nose Knows

The Sense of Smell Institute's is a leading global resource relating to the sense of smell and its importance to human psychology, behavior and quality of life. They explore the broader multisensory context of smell, including its interplay with taste. They provide information resources to the public, corporate and academic sectors.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Opera Man

The public area of Operabase, is loaded with tools for operagoers and performance data from autumn 2003. Operabase Professional includes artist and house schedules back to 1996, and tools for casting directors, artists, and agents. A powerful search tool allows you to search the details of over 26,000 opera performances since autumn 2003. Check the annotated list of forthcoming highlights, or browse the country by country listings of over 140 festivals in 2004.

Dig It!

The Staff of the Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) will welcome you to ArchNet's new web address. ArchNet serves as the World Wide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology. This site provides access to archaeological resources available on the Internet. Information is categorized by geographic region and subject.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Got Facts is a collaboration of world, geographical, culture and outer space facts and statistics, traditions revealed, educational content, news, easy to use length, liquid, velocity and energy converters also some helpful information about current issues and how they affect you.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

The Good Fight is comprised of an all-volunteer group of writers and editors who are committed to publishing news and commentary that is often not presented in the major news outlets. They research news and opinion from around the world on a daily basis. They also announce action alerts, conferences and seminars.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Spy Vs. Spy

Secrets of the Spies is an interactive feature about spies and espionage contains a timeline about secret codes, profiles of famous double agents, a brief glossary, and a short list of films featuring codes and spies. Also contains links to related features on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and on polygraphs. From CBS News.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

A Womans Place

Over the past ten years, The Status of Women in the States has become a leading source of analysis of women’s status across the country. Between 1996 and 2004, Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) has produced individual reports on women’s status in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as biennially updated reports on national trends across the states. The Status of Women in the States project is designed to inform citizens about the progress of women in their state relative to women in other states, to men, and to the nation as a whole.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

A Blue Christmas

I don't normally list shopping sites here, but this site seems like an interesting resource to help you let your money do some political talking.

"You may have voted blue, but were you aware that every day, you unknowingly help dump millions of dollars into the conservative warchest? Simply by buying products and services from companies which heavily donate to conservatives, we have been defeating our own interests as liberals and progressives on a daily basis.

Buy Blue is a concerted effort to educate the public on making informed buying decisions as a consumer. We identify businesses which support our ideals and spotlight their dedication to progressive politics. In turn, we shine that spotlight on unsupportive businesses in the form of massive boycotts and action alerts. Currently, we are developing an extensive and interactive website which will soon allow you to find out exactly where your money goes when you make purchases. There will be Blue alternatives to offending companies, and by making a decision to buy from these businesses, you are helping stimulate the growth of Blue-friendly economics."

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The World Crime League

The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, This factbook provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of 45 countries around the world.

Ye Olde Scribe

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook participates in ORB, the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies. After two and half years of steady development, the Sourcebook, makes available a wide range of texts which address elite governmental, legal, religious and economic concerns, also includes a large selection of texts on women's and gender history, Islamic and Byzantine history, Jewish history, and social history .The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of Fordham University, New York. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook, and other medieval components of the project, are located at the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.


Cryptome Eyeball Series: this site collects maps of strategic locations (lots from Fallujah there now, but also has maps of DC, Iraq, Bush ranch, intelligence centers, plus lots lots more).

Blue Blood

Genealogical tables for European royalty, including royalty from Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Greece, and more. Also includes supplemental information on topics such as hemophilia and intermarriage in Queen Victoria's descendents, and links to related sites. From a European royalty genealogy enthusiast.

Feed Me News

The Media Drop has compiled a solid list of U.S. newspapers that offer RSS feeds. It is sorted alphabetically and by state designations. The list includes newspapers listed in the Yahoo! directory, including college/university publications when available.

(I've been thinking about other things lately, sorry for the unannounced break, I think I'm back... it is funny I happen to know I only have three regular readers, but I have a job to do)

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Bring Out Your Dead

Obituaries 101 contains listings and links to all the obituary notices supplied online by all the newspapers in the United States. The states are arranged alphabetically with their newspapers listed by name and city. The site also lists prominent deaths for the date, as well as those reported in the Associated Press.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Hard Days Night

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is premier among statistical agencies, producing impartial, timely, and accurate data relevant to the social and economic conditions of our Nation, its workers, and their families.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

British Film Institue

The Bfi national library provides access to a major national research collection of documentation and information on film and television. Their priority is comprehensive coverage of British film and television, but the collection itself is international in scope.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Progressive Reader

UTNE MAGAZINE reprints the best articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources bringing you the latest ideas and trends emerging in our culture... Provocative writing from diverse perspectives. Of interest is 'The Loose Cannon ' - described as a smorgasbord of books, movies, plays, television shows, and works of music that broaden,deepen, or define the experience of being alive - 150 great works to set your imagination on fire!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Checking References

Business Reference Services - Indexes, Bibliographies, and Guides - The Business Reference Services of the Library of Congress offers Indexes, Bibliographies, and Guides including Guide to Finding Business Information at the Library of Congress, Specialized Business Guides, Subscription Databases for Business and Economics Research, and Subject Guides to Internet Resources. Well worth the visit as an excellent business research resource.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Scope It Out

Scopus - World’s Largest Abstract Database of Scientific Literature - Scopus is a single Abstract and Indexing (A&I) database, which covers 14,000 scientific, technical, medical and social sciences titles from 4,000 STM publishers. Also 167 million scientific web pages going back forty years. Scopus offers cross-discipline access to 27 million abstracts and citations, back to 1966, including cited references from 1996 onwards. Scopus is about making searching easier and research more efficient.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Crop Circles? contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

These Are The People In Your Neighborhood

For more than 70 years, the Population Reference Bureau has been informing people about the population dimensions of important social, economic, and political issues. Their mission is to be the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Major Marketing is a leading resource and reference site for those involved in marketing, market research, advertising, selling, promotion, and other marketing-related areas. is edited and managed by Paul Christ, Ph.D. The chief goal of is to offer a web resource that is committed to providing unbiased, objective information that will offer valuable tools for business professionals, academics and students of marketing and related fields.