Archive | September 2012

ECHO : exploring and collecting history online — science, technology, and industry

“ECHO (Exploring and Collecting History Online) is a directory to 5,000+ websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry. You can search it, browse it according to category, or even look at the tag cloud we’ve generated. Every website contains a brief description … and occasionally, a review”–From the website.

History Matters : The U. S. Survey Course on the WEB

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web was first developed in 1998 by the American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, with initial funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Over the past several years, it has become a highly regarded gateway to web resources as well as a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence”–From the websites.

Best of History Websites


“Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher, Inc., is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites … and more.”–From the website.

“Best of History Web Sites has been recommended by The Chronicle of Higher Education, The National Council for the Social Studies, The New York Public Library, the BBC, Princeton University, — and many others.–From the website.

Electronic Literature Organization

“The Electronic Literature Organization was founded in 1999 to foster and promote the reading, writing, teaching, and understanding of literature as it develops and persists in a changing digital environment. A 501c(3) non-profit organization, the ELO includes writers, artists, teachers, scholars, and developers.”–From the website.

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN™) was established in 1991 by Anne Muñoz-Furlong, at a time when information about food allergies was difficult to find. Anne’s daughter was diagnosed with milk and egg allergy, and founding FAAN was a way of providing education and support to the many other parents who needed help managing food allergy.

FAAN is now the most trusted source of information, programs, and resources related to food allergy and anaphylaxis. Its membership now stands at approximately 22,000 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, and representatives from government agencies and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.–From the website.

Mapping Censorship

“This map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a collaboration of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.”–From the site.  You can click on locations of censorship to find information about the censorship cases.

Thanks to Mary Seratt, Coordinator of Library Youth Services, MemphisPublic Library & InformationCenter, for this entry.

The Book of States 2012 (Online Almanac)

“Fast facts and stats about all 50 states in this online almanac. Material is organized into the following chapters. Most info is available in both PDF and XLS formats”-From the site.

Thanks to Christina Barnes, from Business/Sciences, for this entry.

The Entrepreneur’s Reference Guide to Small Business Information

“Becoming a successful entrepreneur, however, is not an easy task. It requires skill, motivation, hard work, and good luck. It also requires information in large measure. The would-be business person stands on the brink of a new future with a thousand questions that need answers. The Entrepreneur’s Reference Guide to Small Business Information was originally compiled by business reference specialists at the Library of Congress to help beginners (and established business owners who keep meeting new problems) find sources that can guide them to the right questions and the best answers. “–From the website.

ClickZ : Marketing News & Expert Advice

“ClickZ is the largest resource of interactive marketing news, information, commentary, advice, opinion, research, and reference in the world, online or off-. From search to social, technology to trends, our coverage is expert, exclusive, and in-depth.”–From the website.

United States Census — E-Stats

“Welcome to E-Stats – the U.S. Census Bureau’s Internet site devoted exclusively to “Measuring the Electronic Economy.” This site features recent and upcoming releases, information on methodology, and background papers.”–from the website.

Internet Traffic Report

“The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world.  It then displays a value between zero and 100.  Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections.”–From the website.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Welcome to the Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” –From the website.

Privacy Resources and Sites on the Internet

This provides an extensive list of links to online privacy resources and sites.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2012 – 2013

“The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.”–From the website.

Census of Governments

“The Census of Governments identifies the scope and nature of the nation’s state and local government sector; provides authoritative benchmark figures of public finance and public employment; classifies local government organizations, powers, and activities; and measures federal, state, and local fiscal relationships.  The data are available by:  level of government (state, local, or state and local combined), type of government (state, county, city, township, special district, school district), and category of governmental activity”–From the website.