Archive | December 2011

63% of Publishers Plan eBook in 2012

According to a survey done by the Data Conversion Laboratory, 63% of 411 publishers that were interviewed plan to publish a digital book in 2012 and 64% are interested in publishing non-fiction and technical digital content.

Crash Data

From the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there are extensive statistics on traffic fatalities and crashes in Tennessee here.

Author Yellow Pages

“ is a searchable directory of author websites. After years of hearing from readers who wanted easy access to authors and their websites, The Book Report Network created this website where authors can list their Official and Publisher websites, as well as Fan and Press mentions that they want to share with their readers.”–From the website.

Historical Census Browser

“The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.”–from the website.  You can find historical data, going back to the 1790 census, from such categories as General Population, Literacy and Education, Ethnicity/Race/Place of Birth, and others.  You cannot find information about individuals here.

Joseph Wu Origami Page

Instructions here on how to fold many different types of origami figures.

Animal Diversity Web

“Animal Diversity Web (ADW)  is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.” –From the website.

Unsolicited Mail, Telemarketing and Email: Where to Go to “Just Say No”

Here from the Federal Trade Commission you can find out how to stop unwanted junk mail and how to block unwanted telemarketing telephone calls and emails.

American Civil War Collection at the Electronic Text Center

From the website:  “The Electronic Text Center is home to a variety of primary source material on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries, and newspapers.”–From the website.  Published by the University of Virginia Library.

History Matters

“Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.”–From the website.  Much, much, much information to help anyone who wants to learn more about an area of American history.

FindLaw Legal Pulse

FindLaw now has this page that provides the latest news and information related to the world of law.

Census Bureau Releases New Set of 5-Year American Community Survey Estimates

From the press release:  “The U.S. Census Bureau today released findings from the American Community Survey — the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation every year — for the combined years from 2006 to 2010.”

The estimates can be found in the American Factfinder Database.

Online Forensic Nursing Resources

Many extensive sources related to the field of nursing are found here.