Gumshoe Librarian 2006

Barbara Fullerton is Manager of Librarian Relations , 10-K Wizard, and Sabrina I. Pacifici is Founder, Editor, Publisher of (established in 1996), the free, independent webzine focused on providing professionals with reliable, comprehensive and current resources, guides and reviews of web services on law and technology. She is also author of the blog on law and technology news, beSpacific (launched in 2002).

Academic Live Research – Beta ( NEW!) – search peer reviewed scientific journal articles from range of portals (fee and free content available)

NationMaster – compare graphical data on nations from reliable government and institutional sources

Ask the Brain – the world’s first computer generated encyclopedia

News Directory – links to thousands of newspapers and magazines, and hundreds of TV stations

BBC–OUCH (NEW!) – UK blog on disability news and views

Newspaper Circulation Top 200 Newspapers by Largest Reported Circulation

Better: Whois – Search across domain registrars

Portal to News Search Engines, Search Applications and Tools, From Around the World

Blink TV – Search and view over 1M hours of videos and TV from sources around the world

New York Times Article Archive, 1851 to Present

BookListOnline ( NEW!) – From ALA, free and fee based reviews

NOAA’s National Weather Service – News, Observations, Forecast Models, Safety and Educational Info.

CenSearchIP ( NEW!) – compare 4 major search engines results from US, UK, France and Germany in contrast to results from China

NUVVO – free, e-learning web service

Craigslist – Local community classified and forums

Online Conversion Tools for Adobe PDF documents – news and commentary about online journalism

Pandora – Helps you discover music online

Online Searchable Death Indexes – by state and county

Pimp My Snack – Wild, wacky snack preparations presented online

DOT Library

DOT Library Search – OPAC contains more than 80,000 records

Podzinger – Search for content in audio and video on the web

Downloads – Free and fee based software, music, games and videos, and reviews too.

Pultizer Prize Winners, 2006

EU Foreign and Commonwealth Office Home ( NEW!) “The purpose of the FCO is to work for the United Kingdom’s interests in a safe, just and prosperous world.”

State & County Quick Facts

EURES – The European Job Mobility Portal…for job seekers and employers

Research Papers in Economics from around the world

Exalead – Desktop, Web and Enterprise Search

ScrubtheWeb Search Engine

Factbites – Small search engine that provides relevant references from within the text of search results

SEDI – System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (directors, senior officers and significant shareholders)

Federal Reserve Routing Search

SenderBase – Global email traffic monitoring network

Findforms – thousands of free legal forms

SSRN – Social Science Research Network

FirstGov – Portal to Federal Government Info and Resources

Subway Navigator – Maps and directions to locations to and from subways in cities around the world in throughout the U.S.

Free Dictionary – Topics include Medical, Legal, Financial, Computers, Literature

Thomasnet – Comprehensive resource for industrial info, drawings, products, services

Free Full-Text Journals – content from over 7,000 scholarly journals

TinyURL- Quickly makes a URL of any length into a short format that is easier to share, post and use

Free Lunch – Economic, Financial and Demographic Data

ToxNet ( NEW!) Genetic Toxicology Data Bank

GasBuddy – Find Cheap Gas Prices By Zip Code/City/State

British Library Treasures – William Shakespeare in Quarto

GetHuman – Database of phone numbers to connect with real people, for customer service, from a range of consumer companies.

TV Guide Community BlogsReviews and discussion ( NEW!)

globalEDGE Country Insights – business resources on 197 countries

Twingine – view side by side search results for Yahoo and Google

Google Calendar – share your schedule of events online ( NEW!)

WayBackMachine – locate and read archived versions of websites

Google Scholar – Search for multi-disciplinary scholarly literature from global sources

WhoOwnsWhat – Guide to Companies Owned by major media organizations

HealthNews Review – evaluates the accuracy of news on health related issues ( NEW!)

Wi-Fi HotSpot – directory of public hot spots for locating WiFi access

HighWire Press, from Stanford University – free, full-text database of over 1 million articles from over 900 journals.

Yahoo FareChase ( NEW!) – travel search engine to locate best prices on airfares and hotels

Katrina Legal Aid

Yahoo Finance – quotes, charts, portfolios, financial news, mutual funds, press releases, SEC filings

Libx – Foxfire extension that offers direct access to your library’s resources

You Tube – Watch and share original videos on the web

Melissa Datafree lookups portal for zip codes, addresses, maps, people finders, statistics, demographics

ZabaSearch – People search and public information search

National Library of Australia – Search the combined catalogs of Australian libraries

Zillow – Online real estate service providing satellite images of properties, comparables, maps, and other data points

National Archives – Access to Archival Database – Includes Electronic Military Database (Civil War – Cold War), Genealogy databases, Indexes to photos, Government spending data

ZipInfo – free zip code lookup

National Contact Center – Federal Telephone directories, directories for Congress, agencies, commissions

ZoomInfo – Search for people, company, industry data

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