Latest LinksBy Margaret Berkland, Published on December 3, 2001
Cities Guide -- The Economist
This is a useful site for both the business traveler and tourist. There is a “cheat sheet” dossier that includes practical information and insider tips such as useful phone numbers, tipping information, and hotel and restaurant recommendations. Sights to see and a cultural events calendar are also provided.
Crime and Justice Data Online – BJS
Crime and Justice Data Online is maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. The following subjects are covered: Crime Trends for the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (by state or by reporting local agency); Homicide Trends and Characteristics (by state or by reporting local agencies with population coverage of more than 250,000); Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (by state agencies and large local agencies). Several additional variables can be selected when composing a search.
The Original Tipping Page
Using the Quick Navigator field on the home page, you can select to U.S. or international tipping guides. Airports, barber shops/beauty salons, holiday tipping, taxis and many more are covered. You can also select the calculator from the Quick Navigator to use to calculate a 10%, 15%, or 20% tip on an amount of your choice. There are also listings for tipping merchandise.
There are lots of fun items at this site and this URL leads to the Scrambled Trivia Quiz. You place your cursor over the scrambled letters to reveal the answer. Sound Check is another fun quiz where you click on the sound button to play the sound clue then click the question mark to see the answer. There is a word search, a trivia directory, an interactive crossword puzzle, today in history and many more.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography
“The Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information and the accompanying Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography, deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works.” There are 1,415 titles in this edition. The Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated.
Time Out: The Worlds Living Guide
The citiy guides cover the world’s top 33 cities. They review restaurants, clubs and bars. You can check hotels and shows. There is a link to the best events for a city covering art, music, kids, theatre, photography, etc.