Archive | July 2010

U. S. Commercial Service : Your Global Business Partner

“Welcome to the U. S. Commercial Service Market Research Library. This is an easy way to search and distribute CS Market Research. This library contains more than 100,000 international trade related documents, reports, web sites, events, and trade directory listings.–From the Website.

STAT-USA Office to Cease Operations September 30, 2010

“The STAT-USA/Internet website and our syndication services will no longer be available after September 30. To assist our customers in locating the data that STAT-USA/Internet has provided, by August 15 we will post a transition page with links to the data sources. If your STAT-USA/Internet subscription expires after September 30, you may be entitled to a refund.”–From the website.

Bankruptcy Statistics — Interactive Map

The United States Courts offers this interactive map where bankruptcy statistics or each state.

ipl2 Literary Criticism

From the folks at the Internet Public Library, this is a great guide to some of the best online sources for literary criticism.  The guide is divided into three sections, including “Best Starting Places” and “Starting Places for Particular Time Periods.”

The Vault – Movieline Magazine Archives

Movieline Magazine offers back issues of its magazine for free.

Best Places To Live

Money Magazine’s list of the best places is found here, going back to the 2006 list up to the 2010 list.

101 Best Genealogy Websites Of 2010

FamilyTreeMagazine offers its list of the best genealogy websites of 2010.  All of which are not free.

Finding And Using Online Primary Sources From the Library of Congress Manuscript Division

“The Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress is a treasure trove of such source materials, including presidents’ letters, explorers’ journals, notes of scientists and inventors, poets’ manuscripts, ships’ logs, slave narratives, and more. Some of these are available online. Digitization has made rare, unique and often fragile materials such as these …”–From the Website.

The National Archives and Records Administration Wiki

“The National Archives contains billions of records at facilities throughout the country. Look inside any box at the Archives and you’ll find the records of someone’s story. This wiki is a place for the public, researchers and staff of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to share those stories and a place to collaborate and share research tips, subject matter expertise, and knowledge about NARA records.”–From the Wiki.

The U. S. 9/11 Commission Records : History, collection access, issues

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission) was established in 2002 to provide a full and complete accounting of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and to provide recommendations as to how to prevent such attacks in the future. This paper discusses the workings of the 9/11 Commission, the processing, preservation and public access to the findings, and the work carried out by the Center for Legislative Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration to make the information available to the public.”–Abstract of the Paper

On The Map Hurricanes For Emergency Management

OnTheMap for Emergency Management provides rapid access to labor market information for local areas, affected by emergency events such as hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes or fires. Currently limited to hurricanes, the application will provide an easy-to-use tool that provides a live feed from the National Hurricane Center. When a storm’s leading winds make landfall, in the U.S., the application will allow users to view the characteristics of the local workforce, such as the affected industries, the ages of workers and workers’ earnings with a simple click of the link.”–From the Website.

FAOSTAT : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

“FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional  data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries. “–From the website.

Restore The Gulf

“ is the official federal portal for the Deepwater BP oil spill response and recovery. This site provides the public with information on the response, current operations, news and updates, how to file a claim and obtain other assistance, and links to federal, state and local partners.”–From the website.

Fast Facts : National Center For Education Statistics

“Nearly 50 million students are heading off to approximately 99,000 public elementary and secondary schools for the fall term, and before the school year is out, an estimated $543 billion will be spent related to their education. These are just a few of the statistics contained in Back to School Stats, which offers data about American elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools, students, and the educational process.”–From the Website.