Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com
Most of our locations carry the NADA guides for vehicle pricing information or the “blue book value” of a car, but these sites can help you if you don’t have the print source at hand. The NADA site covers new & used automobiles, classic cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and manufactured homes. The Kelley Blue Book site covers new and used automobiles, and it is a good site for dealer information and reviews.
From Philip Williams (Cordova):
“Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library, this website facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Currently, there are over 25,000 titles of online books available on the website and the number is ever-growing. Books can be searched by author, title, or subject, and there is also a list of online serials that are available online.”
This brief article from the US Department of State gives the history and background of the Labor Day holiday.
“This site provides access to subway maps for more than 100 cities worldwide, showing best routes, transfers, and an estimate of time required for travel. Includes links to official websites of individual transport providers and selected tourist attractions. In English and French. From the Paris Transport Authority.”
A librarian at the University of Saskatchewan has compiled this exhaustive list of library-related conferences worldwide. The list is chronological and links are provided to further information on most conferences. Who knew there was so much to do?!
This is the text of a speech given by Chairman Ben S. Bernanke in May, 2007, that gives very good overview of the subprime mortgage market–its development, recent issues, and possible regulatory responses.
This is a handy way to find out when debates, caucuses, and primaries will take place. “To navigate the timeline, click and hold your mouse on each band to scroll left and right. The top band represents each month, the bottom each year. Clicking on the text will display information on each event.”
From Christina Barnes (Business/Sciences):
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections now includes the full-text archive of this government publication from 1861 to 1960. Users may browse or keyword search any of these volumes.
For more recent documents, check out this site from the US Department of State: http://state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/
Finally! A search engine for product reviews! I’ve tried a few searches on it, and I’ve been pretty happy with the results. You can also find reviews for books, movies and music here. This might be a great site for things that Consumer Reports doesn’t cover.
For a review of this search engine, check out the article at ResearchBuzz.
From Doris Dixon (Raleigh):
According to the site, this is “THE blog for readers’ advisors and bibliophiles who work with readers. You’ll find essential news, tips, fun stuff and a community for exploring RA issues.” The blog also gives bestsellers and new arrivals.
Also from Neat New Stuff:
“Documents and research from the CFR are freely available here, browsable by topic (democracy and human rights, proliferation, health, science & technology, etc.), region, and publication type (backgrounders, interviews, online debates, podcasts, etc.).”
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