Tag Archive | Databases

International Architecture Database

http://eng.archinform.net/index.htm

From the website: “This database includes information over more than 44000 built and unrealized projects from various architects and planners. The architecture of the 20th century is the main theme of this database.

It’s possible to look for a special project via an architect, town or keyword with the indices or by using a query form. For most entries you get the name, address, keywords and information about further literature. Some entries include images, comments, links to other Websites or internal links.”

Open Library

http://openlibrary.org/

A project of the Internet Archive, the Open Library aims to create a web page for every book in existence.  Currently a very young beta site, the infrastructure has been created and approximately 20 million records are currently searchable.  Full records contain typical metadata fields as well as an image of the book.

USASpending.gov

www.usaspending.gov

From the site: “Have you ever wanted to find more information on government spending? Have you ever wondered where federal contracting dollars and grant awards go? Or perhaps you would just like to know, as a citizen, what the government is really doing with your money. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award:

1. The name of the entity receiving the award;
2. The amount of the award;
3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc;
4. The location of the entity receiving the award;
5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.”

Awards & Honors

www.awardsandhonors.com

This is a database of all types of awards and honors, from entertainment and business to science and beauty.  Use the categories on the left to browse or search by keyword.  Also includes a schedule of upcoming award events.

E-Reference Ratings

Thanks to Kay Due (Public Services) for this info!

www.libraryjournal.com/community/e-references+ratings/48914.html

Oh, sunny day!  Library Journal now offers ratings of e-reference resources!  Use the link above to access ratings on over 180 subscription-based online reference resources, organized into 14 general topics.  For a better overview than I will ever give, click here.