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Margaret's Bio Burwell World Directory of Information Brokers

This site includes nearly 1,000 listings of information retrieval experts in thirty-eight countries in its database. Listings include company name, address, contact, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, website url, subjects covered, services, company description, databases searched, hours of operation, fees, memberships, and publications, language expertise, country experience, foreign database experience, and telephone experience.

Excel Tutorial

This site takes the user through the basics of using Microsoft Excel. The tutorial is divided into eight topics: What is Excel?, Getting Started, Creating a Simple Workbook, Writing Formulas Using Operators and Functions, Advanced Excel (Copying Cells), Linking Documents in Excel, and Creating Charts.

Investigating the Impact of the Year 2000 Problem

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem released this report on March 2, 1999. The report authors are Senators Robert Bennett and Christopher Dodd. The full text of the report can be downloaded in PDF format from this site.

McAfee’s Virus Information Library

This site by the anti-virus software company, McAfee, allows the user to find a virus by browsing alphabetically, searching by name or phrase, or by listing viruses within a category. There is an explanation of each virus’s source, how it infects, and directions on how to remove the virus. There is are separate lists of new viruses and top viruses. Over 40,000 viruses are discussed.

New York City Transit Maps

Traveling to New York City and want to use the local transit system? Check out this website. There are maps of the New York City Subway System, Manhattan Bus routes, and the Staten Island Railway System. There is also information on the schedules, stations and lines.

Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual — NEDCC

This is third edition of Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual from the New England Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). This is the first time that it is available on the Internet. Publication of the manual is supported by The Institute of Museum and Library Services and The National Endowment for the Humanities. Some of the topics covered in the manual are Planning and Prioritizing, Emergency Management, Storage & Handling, Reformatting, and Conservation Procedures.

Year 2000 Reports Database

This website provides a searchable database of Y2K readiness reports. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently release this database. The user can access 13,000 reports about broker-dealers, transfer agents, investment advisers, and mutual funds. You can only search for information about one type of organization at a time. Detailed information is provided about database contents and how to use the database.

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