Saturday, April 30, 2005

Morning Governor

Fact about the Governors (NGA), find out general biographical and term information about each state/commonwealth/territory's governor.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Canada, eh

Historica presents The Canadian Encyclopedia it contains the complete text of the acclaimed Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French, the text of the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada (in English only), numerous interactivities, feature articles, games, the Canucklehead Quiz, and an extensive timeline of Canadian and world events. The entire text can be searched via the simple search or advanced search and the user can switch languages at any time.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Backround Notes

Background Notes, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. Country Pages within each Background Note contain additional information. For a specific country, click on the Background Note link or, for a list of the countries in a region of the world (with links to respective country pages) go to the Countries and Other Areas section in each of these regions: Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Near East, South Asia, and the Western Hemisphere.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Free Library

Baen Books is now making available — for free — a number of its titles in electronic format. They're calling it the Baen Free Library. Anyone who wishes can read these titles online — no conditions, no strings attached. Or, if you prefer, you can download the books in one of several formats.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Official Edict

Papal Encyclicals Online, a guide to online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church. They have documents written in english ranging from Pope Honorious III written in 1226 to Pope John Paul II written in 2003. This collection represent 41 Popes and 503 documents, including some photographs of Medieval Papal and Church Documents.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Golden Parachute

Executive Paywatch: from AFL-CIO, highlights exorbitant compensation, with a searchable and browsable database. Every year, shareholders and America’ s workers learn of new jaw-dropping executive compensation packages that seemingly defy rational explanation. In 2004, the average CEO of a major company received $9.84 million in total compensation.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

In The Know

Culturekiosque brings it's readership what's "worth it in arts, culture and entertainment worldwide", delivering original, largely exclusive coverage and commentary about Europe, North America, and around the world, as well as an event calendar that keeps frequent travelers abreast of significant cultural events worldwide for use in planning trips.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Wrong Web

Right Web explores the many ties that link the right-wing movement's main players, organizations, corporate supporters, educational institutions, and government representatives to each other in a new architecture of power. By establishing Right Web, the Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC), which for 25 years has worked “to make the U.S. a more responsible global leader and global partner,” hopes to add to the growing national movement of concerned citizens who are working to check the rightward drift of the country.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Public Domain - Royalty Free Public Domain Stock Photos. Use the photos for anything, including commercial uses, other websites, school projects, articles, ads, whatever. Public domain means the photo is not protected by copyright and may be freely used by everyone. Unless something is clearly marked as being something other than public domain, you can assume it is free to use.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Book Stacks

The Literary Encyclopedia, an authoritative reference work written by over 1,000 named scholars, most of whom are current university teachers expounding state-of-the-art scholarly understanding with new records added every week. The site has over 2,550 profiles of writers, works and topics, over 4 million words, with indexed entries on 4,000 writers and 17,000 works.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Are You Being Served?

CataList, the catalog of LISTSERV lists. You can browse any of the 55,589 public LISTSERV lists on the Internet, search for mailing lists of interest, and get information about LISTSERV host sites. Search for a mailing list of interest or view lists by host country.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Defense Almanac, this web site provides a variety of information and statistical material about the Department of Defense - its people, organization, equipment, and funding.

Monday, April 18, 2005

BUBL of Information

BUBL Link Catalogue of Internet Resources, more that 12,000 Internet resources selected by the the librarians of BUBL Information Service. Arranged by Dewey Decimal system and covering all academic subject areas.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Reference Research Centre

Bloomsbury Research Centre is a searchable database of reference books, containing some 17,000 cross-referenced entries. The titles indexed include Biographical Quotations, Dictionary of English Literature, Good Word Guide, and Guide to Art, Guide to Human Thought, among others.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

The Age of Advertising

The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920 (EAA) presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, provide a significant and informative perspective on the early evolution of this most ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Tax Day Extra

Radio Wave

Radio-Locator, the most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet. They have links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2,500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world. You can search for stations by; call sign, format, u.s. state, canadian, and international.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Skeletons in the Closet

Political Graveyard provides basic biographical information on more than 138,000 U.S. political figures, living and dead. In addition, find politicians by cause of death, religion, ethnicity, occupation, political office, organizational affiliation, survivors of assassination attempts, those who have lost the most elections and other interesting categories.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

A Whole New World

Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources (Library of Congress) is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture. The site offers more than 80 thousand digital items. In addition, it is a portal to international research centers, collections, and other resources available at the Library of Congress and through its Web site. Sections include: 1) Centers for International Research, 2) Portals to the World, 3) About International Colections, 4) Research Guides and Databases, 5) Featured Presentations, 6) Research Opportunities, 7) International Exhibitions, and 8) International Cybercasts.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

To Your Health has extensive information from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics including diseases, conditions, tests, symptoms, injuries, surgeries, nutrition, and special topics. There is also focus on family and community health, and contains over 70 focussed health centers. provides accurate, unbiased information in patient-friendly language on more than 11,000 drugs and medications.

If you have an interest in the above check out Medpundit and also take a look at the blog roll.

Monday, April 11, 2005

The Bottom Line

ANNUALREPORTS.COM, the leading provider of online annual reports to individual and institutional investors. The Free Service allows users to review an annual report in an easy and convenient manner. Boasting the most complete and up-to-date listings of annual reports on the internet, provides instant access to annual reports in their actual format in one single location. For educated investors, corporate annual reports are the most important research tool available. Annual Reports enable investors to stay up to date on a company's yearly outlook.

Canadian Addendum: SEDAR (the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) is the system used for electronically filing most securities related information with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Documents that are filed in the SEDAR system may be retrieved electronically and once accepted, they become part of the public database. The SEDAR system currently provides many benefits to the filing community, including the cost-efficient electronic filing of prospectuses and continuous disclosure documents, and the creation of a database of information on Canada's public companies and mutual funds.

Thank you to muse for giving me the follow-up information for Canada

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Book'em Dano

Crime provides links to the world's main crime statistics reasearch sources for the United Kingdom, New Zealand Australia, Canada and the United States, including crime rates, and crime prevention data.

And if your interested in that, you might want to check out this list of Criminal Law Blawgs.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Going Postal

Postal Rates, links to postal sites world-wide providing postal rates, postcodes, postal authorities, and philately.

and if your interested in the above, try this one., the daily news digest of the postal world.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Home Run

The Business of Baseball committee of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research), a baseball research resource. The site is broken into several areas, including Data (databases and spreadsheets), Relocation and/or Expansion (documentation by jurisdictions exploring relocation and/or expansion), Documents (various documents, both current and historical, dealing with issues within the business of baseball), Bios (biographies from members of SABR on persons within the business of baseball), Reading Material (suggested reading material from the Business of Baseball Committee of SABR), Interviews (interviews with individuals that have had, or still do impact the business of baseball), History, which chronicles key moments in baseball history as it relates to the business side of things. And, the BizBall Forums, a location where business of baseball articles are Blogged, and where discussion and commentary occur (registration required).

If your interested, you might want to check out this resource for a list of baseball blogs.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Lost in a Good Book

Reader's Circle is a way to connect with book-related groups. Reader's Circle is a free public directory that specializes in listings for book clubs and reader's circles. Anyone may post a listing or search for a group by zip code — all for free. Reader's circles are divided into three basic types: academic (being organized around a subject), civic (serving as a public forum), and social (being organized around an age range). Along with suggesting various possibilities for the groups, the different types are meant to provide additional structure in the absence of a specific book participants are reading together. The organization's purpose in introducing reader's circles and providing the directory is to help bring together a new, more inclusive community, one based on a shared interest in books and conversation.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

International Libraries

IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions) has a great list (with contact information and website links) of the National Libraries of the World. Ireland's is a really nice site.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Annotated Times

The Annotated New York Times tracks blog postings that cite articles published by The New York Times. These blog fragments are grouped by author or by topic to form virtual, distributed conversations that span multiple sites and that center around the coverage of news events as reported by the Times. Tracking 24,468 articles, 1,692 topics and 4,457 New York Times authors. The search feature locates articles by headline or author or topic. The Top Articles charts (2 Days, 7 Days, 30 Days) list the most discussed articles in a given time period. They provide a pretty good idea of the the hot issues buzzing around the blogosphere at any given time.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Little Green Men

Astobiology Magazine, information and discussion groups devoted to Extrasolar life; Extreme life; Life and Giant Planets; Mars Life; Meteors, Comets, and Asteroids; Missions; New Planets; Stellar Evolution; Terrestrial Climate History; Terrestrial Origins.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Anarchy in the USA

The Anarchist Encyclopedia, a gallery of anti-authoritarians and poets, saints and sinners, movements and events.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

American Literature Timeline

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Human Guinea Pig offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. currently contains approximately 12,700 clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry. Studies listed in the database are conducted in all 50 States and in over 100 countries. receives over 4 million page views per month and hosts approximately 17,000 visitors daily.