Archive | January 2010

Internet 2009 In Numbers

Pingdom offers some Internet statistics for 2009 and lists links to the Data Sources from which it gets its numbers.  One interesting statistic on this site is that 90 trillion emails were sent on the Internet in 2009, according to Pingdom.


“Welcome to – giving Tennesseans a clear look into how Tennessee government spends their hard-earned tax dollars, down to the agency, person and penny. This site is sponsored by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research and government watchdog organization in Nashville, Tennessee.:”–From the Web site.

Black History Month

Gale Cengage Learning offers this page of free Black History Month resources which include activities, biographies, helpful links, a timeline, and more.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services — Genealogy

“The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records.”–From the Website.

Haiti Earthquake : Missing Persons

CNN offers this database to help in locating lost loved ones in Haiti.   CNN also provides links to a similar Red Cross database and to the Google Person Finder.

About Community Colleges

The American Association of Community Colleges’ website is a great place to find quick and easy information about community colleges.   Follow links from this page to access a Community College Finder, statistics and facts about community colleges and historical information.

Urban Statistics

The international think tank City Mayors  here “ranks the world’s largest as well as richest cities and urban areas. It also ranks the cities in individual countries, and provides a list of the capital cities of some 200 sovereign countries.”–From the Web site.

Books of the Century

This website compiles, by year, four different lists of books published during the twentieth century:

  1. The top ten bestsellers in fiction, as recorded by Publishers Weekly.
  2. The top ten bestsellers in nonfiction, also as recorded by Publishers Weekly.
  3. The main selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club, which was founded in 1926.
  4. Critically acclaimed and historically significant books, as identified by consulting various critics’ and historians’ lists of important books.

Job Website for Senior Workers

In these distressing economic times, many people are not able to retire at the traditional age of 65 like previous generations did.  This particular website is directed toward seniors looking for job assistance.  It gives information about resume’ building, career fairs, or even jobs for senior citizens.

2010 Stamp Program Unveiled

“Nobel Peace Prize honoree Mother Teresa, legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, Negro Leagues Baseball and Cowboys of the Silver Screen are among the subjects headlining the 2010 stamp program, the U.S. Postal Service announced today.”–From the Web site.    There are images of all of the stamps that will be issued in 2010, as well as information about eachof the stamps, included on this site.

Post-Reformation Digital Library

This site provides links to resources where original resources from the post-Reformation age can be found in digitized form.

Vintage Ad Browser

There are over 100,000 vintage advertisements available to view on this site.

Contacting Members of Congress

The Library of Congress’s Thomas web site offers links here to make it easier to contact members of Congress.

State of the State Speeches has archived the full text of the governors’ state of the state addresses since 2000.”–From the web site.