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Gumshoe Librarian 2006

By Barbara Fullerton and Sabrina I. Pacifici, Published on June 6, 2006
Barbara Fullerton is Manager of Librarian Relations, 10-K Wizard, and Sabrina I. Pacifici is Founder, Editor, Publisher of LLRX.com (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)

http://academic.live.com/

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

http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

Ask the Brain - the world's first computer generated encyclopedia

http://www.askthebrain.com

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

http://www.newsdirectory.com/

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ouch/

Newspaper Circulation  - Top 200 Newspapers by Largest Reported Circulation http://www.accessabc.com/reader/top150.htm

Better: Whois - Search across domain registrars

http://www.betterwhois.com/

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

http://www.nieuwsbronnen.com/newssearchportal/

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

http://www.blinkx.tv/

New York Times Article Archive, 1851 to Present http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/nytarchive.html

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

http://www.booklistonline.com/

NOAA's National Weather Service - News, Observations, Forecast Models, Safety and Educational Info.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

CenSearchIP ( NEW!) - compare 4 major search engines results from US, UK, France and Germany in contrast to results from China http://homer.informatics.indiana.edu/censearchip/

NUVVO - free, e-learning web service

http://nuvvo.com/

Craigslist - Local community classified and forums

http://www.craigslist.org/

Online Conversion Tools for Adobe PDF documents

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html

CyberJournalist.net - news and commentary about online journalism

http://www.cyberjournalist.net

Pandora - Helps you discover music online

http://www.pandora.com/

Online Searchable Death Indexes - by state and county

http://www.deathindexes.com/

Pimp My Snack - Wild, wacky snack preparations presented online

http://www.pimpmysnack.com/

DOT Library

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

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

http://www.podzinger.com

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

http://www.download.com

Pultizer Prize Winners, 2006

http://www.pulitzer.org/2006/2006.html

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."

http://www.fco.gov.uk/

State & County Quick Facts

http://quickfacts.census.gov/cgi-bin/qfd/lookup?state=13000

EURES - The European Job Mobility Portal...for job seekers and employers

http://europa.eu.int/eures/

Research Papers in Economics from around the world

http://repec.org/

Exalead - Desktop, Web and Enterprise Search

http://www.exalead.com

ScrubtheWeb Search Engine

http://www.scrubtheweb.com/

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

http://www.factbites.com/

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

https://www.sedi.ca/

Federal Reserve Routing Search  http://www.fededirectory.frb.org/search.cfm

SenderBase - Global email traffic monitoring network

http://www.senderbase.org/

Findforms - thousands of free legal forms

http://www.findforms.com/

SSRN - Social Science Research Network

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/displayabstractsearch.cfm

FirstGov - Portal to Federal Government Info and Resources http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Facts.shtml

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

http://www.subwaynavigator.com/

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

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

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

http://www.thomasnet.com/

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

http://www.freefulltext.com/

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

http://tinyurl.com/

Free Lunch - Economic, Financial and Demographic Data

http://www.economy.com/freelunch/

ToxNet ( NEW!) Genetic Toxicology Data Bank

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?GENETOX

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

http://www.gasbuddy.com/

British Library Treasures - William Shakespeare in Quarto http://www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/homepage.html

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

http://www.gethuman.com/

TV Guide Community Blogs - Reviews and discussion ( NEW!)

http://community.tvguide.com/

globalEDGE Country Insights - business resources on 197 countries http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp

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

http://twingine.com/

Google Calendar - share your schedule of events online ( NEW!) http://www.google.com/googlecalendar/tour.html

WayBackMachine - locate and read archived versions of websites

http://www.archive.org/

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

 http://scholar.google.com/

WhoOwnsWhat - Guide to Companies Owned by major media organizations

http://www.cjr.org/tools/owners/

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

http://www.healthnewsreview.org

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

http://www.wi-fihotspotlist.com/

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

http://highwire.stanford.edu/

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

http://farechase.yahoo.com/

Katrina Legal Aid 

http://www.katrinalegalaid.org

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

http://biz.yahoo.com/top.html

Libx - Foxfire extension that offers direct access to your library's resources

http://libx.org/

You Tube - Watch and share original videos on the web

http://www.youtube.com/

Melissa Data - free lookups portal for zip codes, addresses, maps, people finders, statistics, demographics http://www.melissadata.com/Lookups/index.htm

ZabaSearch - People search and public information search

http://www.zabasearch.com/

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

http://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au/apps/kss

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

http://www.zillow.com/

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

  http://www.archives.gov/aad

ZipInfo - free zip code lookup

http://zipinfo.com/

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

http://www.info.gov/phone.htm

ZoomInfo - Search for people, company, industry data

http://www.zoominfo.com/