Archive | March 2013

The Same Sex Marriage Cases : Deep Dive Oyez, U. S. Supreme Court Media

Information on same sex marriage cases.  Same sex marriage is an issue soon to be considered by the United States Supreme Court.

Oyez : U. S. Supreme Court Media

“The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality Tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.”–from the website.

PLoL : The Public Library of Law

“PLoL is one of the largest free law libraries in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites — all in one place.”–From the website.  A PLoL User Guide and other tutorials are included to help anyone researching the law.

Forvo : All the words in the world. Pronounced

“Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world. Ever wondered how a word is pronounced? Ask for that word or name, and another user will pronounce it for you. You can also help others by recording your pronunciations in your own language.”–From the website.  Currently:  1,666,145 words 1,754,562 pronunciations 299 languages.

Common Sense Media

Includes a database by the non-profit organization Common Sense Media of reviews on all types of media (movies, books, games, websites, apps, music, and TV) that parents and their children can use to find trustworthy information about all of these kinds of media.

Art Project

Links to more than 1000 works of art from 17 major art museums from around the world are found on this site.

Rare Book Room

“The “Rare Book Room” site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.

Over the last decade, a company called “Octavo” digitally photographed some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries. These books were photographed at very high resolution (in some cases at over 200 megabytes per page).

This site contains all of the books (about 400) that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution.–From the website

Immigration Law – FindLaw

“Welcome to FindLaw’s Immigration Center. Here, you’ll find information and resources on applying for U.S. citizenship, green cards, temporary visas, as well as information on dealing with immigration violations. Learn about the citizenship and naturalization process, permanent residency, temporary work visas, student visas, protection from deportation, and more.”–From the website.

Immigrants’ Rights – ACLU

“Upholding the rights of immigrants is important to us all. The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every “person” and are not limited to citizens.”–From the website

World Bank — Data By Country

“The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.   We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.”–From the website.  Valuable economic data available for countries from around the world.