Archive | March 2010

Amelia Earhart : Online Resources

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/earhart/

This is the Library of Congress’s extensive collection of digital resources on Amelia Earhart.

University of Exeter Digital Collections

http://collections.ex.ac.uk/repository/

Thousands of images from the University of Exeter prestigious collections are free to use in teaching and learning, including over 2000 images dealing with Victorian culture.

Two New Tax Benefits Aid Employers Who Hire And Retain Unemployed Workers

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=220326,00.html

This is information from the IRS on two new tax benefits available to employers hiring workers who were previously employed or only working part-time.

The National Broadband Plan

http://broadband.gov/plan/

The National Broadband Plan can be downloaded here.   An Executive Summary is also available.

Census Historical Highlights — 1790-2010

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/014618.html

“The 2010 Census is the 23rd headcount of the population in our nation’s history. To highlight the grand tradition of the decennial census, we [U. S. Census Bureau] present a profile of each census starting with the first one in 1790.”–From the Website.

Migration Information Source

http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?id=747

“The Migration Information Source provides fresh thought, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends. A unique, online resource, the Source offers useful tools, vital data, and essential facts on the movement of people worldwide. “–From the website.

Storm Events Database – National Climatic Data Center

http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwEvent~Storms

“Search the NCDC Storm Event database to find various types of storms recorded in your county or use other selection criteria as desired”–From the Web site.

Home Gardening Online

http://www.nybg.org/hgc_online/

The New York Botanical Garden offers gardening tips, how-to guides, recommended plants,  facts sheets on plants, and more, here.

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Checklist

 www.getreadyforflu.org/clocksstocks/index.htm

Thanks to Kay Due in Administration for telling about this website from the American Public Health Association (APHA.)

The following information is from the site:

“When it’s time to change your clocks because of daylight saving time, remember to check your preparedness kit to make sure your emergency stockpile isn’t missing any items and that the food hasn’t expired. APHA’s Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign is reminding people to refresh their emergency supplies before a disaster occurs.”

Thanks, Kay!

Ansel Adams Photographs

http://www.ir.uair.arizona.edu/ccp/item/4538

The University of Arizona Center For Creative Photography offers this collection of 2665 items relating to Ansel Adams, which include many of his photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, interviews, and more.

Directory of History of Medicine Collections

http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/hmddirectory/index.cfm

“The collections described in this Directory database provide research, reference, and interlibrary loan services to scholars interested in the history of the health sciences. Some of the subjects include: dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, military medicine, and pharmacy. While the Directory is by no means exhaustive, it serves to draw attention to the depth and variety of history of medicine collections available to researchers.”–From the Web site.