Monday, January 31, 2005

Extensive Intellect=Manuscript*Collection2

The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and to an extensive Archival Database, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. The site allows viewing and browsing of approx. 3,000 high-quality digitized images of Einstein’s writings, more than 900 documents.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Dr. Flu is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person. 7,116 eponyms described in 3,451 main entries. These eponyms are linked to 2,852 persons: 87 female and 2,765 male.

Saturday, January 29, 2005


The music called Jazz was born sometime around 1895 in New Orleans. The Red Hot Archive is a place to study and enjoy the music of these early "Jazzmen". The site combines the best of books and audio recordings, into valuable and enjoyable tools for appreciating this music and the men and women who produced it. Look to the bottom of the page for invaluable resources listing bands, musicians, films and essays.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Under the Sea is an evolving online tribute to Marine Biology and all Ocean life. Find out about fascinating marine species, get involved in ocean conservation, explore dynamic research and marine life news.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Yukon, Ho!

Alaska's Digital Archive presents a wealth of historical photographs, oral histories, moving images, documents, and other materials from libraries, museums, and institutions throughout the state. The Alaska Virtual Library and Digital Archives project is a collaborative effort of the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and the Alaska State Library in Juneau. There are over 5,000 historical images in an online, searchable database.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Bump in the Night

Occultopedia is an A to Z encyclopedia of metaphysical, curious and supernatural people, things, practices and events The site is an online treasury of unusual and occult knowledge and information. You can access it alphabetically or browse the information about a particular subject or topic, a category listings. The Occultopedia features include a local search engine and an occult shop. To get the latest on what's going on around the world in the occult, science spiritual and paranormal scene, check out the occult, strange and paranormal news page.

And for my New Orleans readership, I will add the Voodoo Encyclopedia. (This is me virtually ducking the virtual things being thrown at me!)

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


AlternaTime, browse the past and some futures, a collection of timelines on the web. George Emery is a librarian at Canisius College and has been collecting timelines on the Internet since 1993. The timelines are arranged by category, History & Cultures, Science & Technology, Arts & Literature, Popular Culture, Science Fiction, and cover everything from The Iraq Crises Timeline and Timeline of South African Apartheid to Timeline of Toys & Games and Planet of the Apes Timeline.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Politics As Usual

The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004 is an innovative online exhibition presenting more than 250 television commercials from every election year beginning in 1952, when the first campaign ads aired, and including ads from this year’s campaign. Users can watch nearly four hours of TV commercials and explore the expanding world of Web-based political advertising. The site includes a searchable database and features commentary, historical background, election results, and navigation organized by both year and theme. Each commercial selected is accompanied by a list of related commercials in order to help guide the viewer through the collection.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

The Americas

The Political Database of the Americas is a non-governmental Internet-based project that provides reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere. The Political Database of the Americas is one of the best resources of political data on the Internet. More than 230,000 users access the service each month. The information is provided free of charge and has been organized under the following themes; Constitutions and Constitutional Studies, Electoral Systems and Election Data, Decentralization, Political Parties, Executive Institutions, Legislative Institutions, Judicial Instituions, and Civil Society. The Political Database of the Americas offers information regarding; Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, United States, and Venezela.

Saturday, January 22, 2005


I present to you the Toonopedia, a vast repository of toonological knowledge, a hypertext encyclopedia of toons. The Toonpedia has over 800 detailed interlinked entries. If that's not enough you can also use The Big Cartoon DataBase. The BCD is a great way to look up information about cartoons, dedicated cartoon filmographies and in depth episode guides. Currently, the DataBase holds 59,276 Cartoons, 3,791 Series, and 3,840 Reviews. You can also use it's sister site The Big Comic Book DataBase, which includes DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Image and CrossGen (as well as a few Other Publishers) online with over 75,000 comics and over 30,000 covers.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Up Stream

FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science. Fishbase contains 28,700 Species , 204,900 Common names, 37,400 Pictures, 34,300 References, 1,170 Collaborators, 10 million Hits a month. Search Fishbase by common name, scientific name, family. Check the Glossary, get information by country, ecosystem, biodiversity and topic. locate references to scientific papers and journals.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

I Do Solemnly Swear

From, find U.S. presidents' inaugural addresses, brief historical synopses of each inauguration, pictures of the presidents, and the text of the oath of office. Includes information about the five presidents who assumed office without inauguration. Searchable and browsable.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Broadway Baby

The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) was created by the Research Department of League of American Theatres and Producers, the national trade association for Broadway. The League has collected relevant Broadway information and statistics for many years. In 1996, the Research Department began to organize and expand the League's data collection in order to produce a website that would serve as a comprehensive history of Broadway for the benefit of League members, press, theatre professionals and enthusiasts. IBDB provides a comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway, including all "title page" information about each production. IBDB also offers historical information about theatres and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Green Thumb

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information, and automated tools.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Hooray for Hollywood

The Fennec Awards Database was designed to showcase the various awards a film can win. Fennec presents The Academy Of Motion Picture Art and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the newly created International Press Academy awards. Additionally, recognizes that the various movie guilds are influential in determining who is nominated, and eventually wins, the Oscars, they have also included The Directors Guild of America, The Writers Guild of America, The American Society of Cinematographers, The Producers Guild of America, The Screen Actors Guild, The American Cinema Editors, The Society Of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors and The Costume Designers Guild. As a special bonus, Fennec now also includes winners of the Cannes Film Festival, The Online Film Critics Society, The Online Motion Picture Academy, The New York Film Critics Circle, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The National Board Of Review and The National Society Of Film Critics in the Other Awards section. Films are listed in various ways. You can view the nominees by Year of the film's release, by Category the nomination was given, by the Nominee's Last Name or by the Film Title.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

For Martin Luther King Jr.

The Encyclopædia Britannica Guide to Black History. First released to critical acclaim in February 1997, this popular Spotlight has been revised and redesigned with added features, increased navigation, and new and updated articles. Enter the Spotlight through the Eras in Black History, which examines five centuries of black heritage through five distinct time periods, from the slave revolts of early America through the successes of the Civil Rights Movement. Each era is further divided by topic/profession, with biographies and photographs of notable people and descriptions and documents of historic events. The newly added Timeline of Achievements traces the yearly contributions of African-Americans in politics, industry, the arts, religion, sports, and education. In addition, the site can be browsed alphabetically through the expanded Articles A to Z page, which contains links to every article through two lists--Biographies and Events & Institutions. The Encyclopædia Britannica Guide to Black History features 600 informative articles and is beautifully illustrated with historical film clips and audio recordings, as well as hundreds of photographs and other images.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Bold We Go

The Trekker's Galactopedia is part of a project to correlate and quantify the 30+ years of Star Trek history.The Galactopedia is divided up like a regular encyclopedia into alphabetical sections. Each section is further divided on the basis of filesize for easy viewing. Also within the Galactopedia will be directories to all episodes and stories containing a list of references contained within them. The site author will also begin to offer production information, reviews and opinions in those entries. Therefore, clicking on TOS episodes will show you a list of each episode and all the referenced characters and items portrayed and hyperlinks to their entries in the main body. And if the Trekker's Galactopedia isn't enough, I present to you the Star Wars DataBank. The databank is part of the official Lucus Star Wars website, and combines information from all of the movies, books, comics and cartoons.

Friday, January 14, 2005


CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With eye-catching graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists. Census 2000 and Trend Data going back to 1990, 1980, and sometimes even further, on a growing list of topics, including population growth, population by race, age structure, family structure, and income.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Gotta Dance

The Ballerina Gallery is a tribute to great ballerinas created by Jörgen Wilhelmsson. The facts about the dancers have been collected from the official sites of the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov) and the Royal Ballet, plus The Encyclopaedia of Dance & Ballet, The Oxford Dictionary of Dance and Russian Ballet Encyclopaedia. The pictures come from various ballet books, magazines, programmes, press-releases and Wilhelmsson's photo collection.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Babelplex is a bilingual search service that searches the web in one language and in another language via a cross-language information retrieval system utilizing AltaVista - Babel Fish Translation, Google Translate, or Yahoo! Language Search Tools for translation and utilizing AltaVista, Google, or Yahoo! for search. Sort of like plugging a Babelfish into a search engine to do bilingual search.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Our Next Clip

Blinkz: search engine for TV broadcasts, search for video and audio clips through CNN, BBC News, C-SPAN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, and other networks; also searches NPR, BBC and Voice of America for radio programs.

Monday, January 10, 2005

I Can See My Planet From Here

The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics covers the entire field of astronomy and astrophysics and this online version includes the full text of over 2,750 articles, links to the primary literature, and is frequently updated with new material. First published as a four volume print edition in 2001, the initial Web version went live in 2002, and contained the original print material and was rapidly supplemented with numerous updates and newly commissioned material. This first class resource will be an essential source of information for undergraduates, graduate students, researchers and seasoned professionals, as well as for committed amateurs, librarians and lay people wishing to consult the definitive astronomy and astrophysics reference work.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

All Knowing

OmniKnow, derives from the prefix omni, meaning "all", and--of course--"know". The OmniKnow online encyclopedia doesn't really know it all--but it comes pretty close, with over three-quarters of a million topic discussions, (a list that grows almost by the hour--right now, it's exactly 813,609 topics). And, most entries include--besides the expert discussion of that topic--a list of human-reviewed and approved site links pertaining to that topic, so you can explore beyond this online encyclopedia with the assurance that you're being guided to useful, content-rich pages.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Executive Orders

Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government. The text of Executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each Executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Liner Notes

Songfacts is a searchable database of song information compiled by radio professionals, music enthusiasts, and visitors . The site promotes a better understand and deeper enjoyment for the songs you listen to, and invite you to share your knowledge with them so that others may benefit. They provide the album, year the song was released, highest US and UK chart position, and "Songfacts" about each song. The "Songfacts" are interesting tidbits like what the song is about, who wrote it, and what makes it different.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Etymology is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins. (It is not the study of insects; that is entomology.) Where words come from is a fascinating subject, full of folklore and historical lessons. Often, popular tales of a word's origin arise. Sometimes these are true; more often they are not. While it often seems disappointing when a neat little tale turns out to be untrue, almost invariably the true origin is just as interesting.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

World Weather

With the weather in the news so much these days, I thought I would provide a resource for you. Forty-one years ago, the American Meteorological Society published the Glossary of Meteorology. Containing 7900 terms, more than 10,000 copies have been sold over four decades through five printings. It is a tribute to the editors of the first edition that it has withstood the test of time and continued to be among the leading reference sources in meteorology and related sciences. This is the electronic version of the second edition of the Glossary with more than 12,000 terms.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Ultimate Answers is a free, reference search service, created to provide you with instant answers on over a million topics. As opposed to standard search engines that serve up a list of links for you to follow, displays quick, snapshot answers with concise, reliable information. The editors take content from over 100 authoritative encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and atlases, carefully chosen for breadth and quality. This website is powered by Gurunet technology my favorite internet reference application, which can be seen listed in the top right margin.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Year in Review

Two years ago around this time I found an AMAZING list of 350 Year-in-Review and best of 2001 lists. It was compiled by Rex Sorgatz at, this is a great site with alot of interesting stuff. This year the site comes in with 550 lists. I don't know how many were on last years list, anybody want to count them and get back to me?

Sunday, January 02, 2005

What's Cooking?

When you own over 100 cookbooks, it is time to stop buying, and start cooking. 101 Cookbooks chronicles a cookbook collection, one recipe at a time. You will not only find a recipe book for every kind of cuisine, but recommendations, food facts and of course recipes for just about anything. This is a weblog as well as a recipe resource, so take the time to enjoy the author's rumination's that accompany the recipes.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Real-Time Reporting

I'm going to take it easy today and simply show you WorldMeters. Take some time to think about some of these numbers and how fast they click higher and higher.