Wednesday, December 3, 2008

All About Jazz

All About Jazz [] - basically, what the name says: all about jazz! Jazz fans will easily lose themselves in this site, in the positive sense! [CHOICE, Highly Recommended, November 2008, p. 476]

Monday, November 17, 2008

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963

Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963 [] - Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963, is a history website that has been constructed at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is sponsored by the College of Architecture and the Arts and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

This site contains primary resources (photographs, maps, letters, speech transcripts, amd pamphlets, among others) as well as scholarly essays. Tis site is a wonderful addtion to any collection. [Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2008, 48:1 p. 43]

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) [] - is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes twelve thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. [Description provided by DocSouth]

Guided by an editorial board, the website is committed to the long-term availability of these collections and their online records. Its value lies in its depth, breadth, and multiplicity of access tools. It is useful for scholarly research as well as for a source for teachers in K-12. [Reference & Users Research Quarterly, Fall 2008, 48:1 p. 42]

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Office of Minority Health OMH

Office of Minority Health OMH [] - The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. These groups include African Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. This website provides statistics and data relevant to these groups and is a premier site about funding and cultural competences, best practices, and related health topics. [Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2008, 48:1, p. 39]

Monday, November 3, 2008

Discovery School

Discovery School [] - Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, LLC the leading global nonfiction media company. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through solutions like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Science, Discovery Education Health and more, Discovery Education helps over one million educators and 35 million students harness the power of broadband and media to connect to a world of learning. [Description provided by Discovery School]

"Fun, colorful, and simple to use, Discovery School is a curriculum library and student learning center rolled into one." [Reference & User Services Quarterly, 48:1, Fall 2008, p. 37]

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Child Care and Early Education Research

Child Care and Early Education Research [] - Offering a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use collection of more than 13,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education.

Topics include: Child care and mental health; Data collection and analysis; Early literacy; Infant and toddler child care; and much more!

Despite the wealth of information provided, navigating to key documents, including citation to peer-reviewed journal articles and select full-text, is straightforward because of the exemplary design of this website. [Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2008 48:1 p. 36]

Monday, October 27, 2008

Center for Biosecurity

Center for Biosecurity [] - an independent nonprofit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researches and influences policy and practice to minimize the adverse health effects resulting from the use of biological weapons.

The Center for Biosecurity's attractive layout facilitates use, as do its clearly labeled links and rapid response. A reliable source of information on biosecurity. Recommended. [CHOICE, October 2008, p. 267]

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature [] - The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year. Its holdings of more than 800 early American imprints is the second largest such collection in the United States.

The product of Ruth Baldwin's 40-year collection development efforts, this vast assemblage of literature printed primarily for children offers an equally vast territory of topics for the researcher to explore: education and upbringing, family and gender roles, civic values, racial, religious, and moral attitudes, literary style and format, and the arts of illustration and book design

A great strength of the collection is the many English and American editions of the same work. Other strengths of the collection include 300 editions of Robinson Crusoe, 100 editions of Pilgrim's Progress, fables, juvenile biography, 19th century science and natural history, 19th century alphabet books, moral tales, fairy tales, 19th century juvenile periodicals, 19th century boys' adventure stories, 20th century boys' and girls' series, Little Golden Books, and juvenile publications of the American Sunday School Union and other tract societies. [SOURCE:]

"The Baldwin collection stands out from other digital collections of children's literature for its scope, quality, and high-profile items, making it a useful archival research source for undergraduate scholars of literature, art, and social history>" [CHOICE, October 2008, p. 260]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

PBS Teachers: Resources for the Classroom

PBS Teachers: Resources for the Classroom [ ] - PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.

"With a wealth of teaching materials, fine site organization, easy to navigate pages, and local as well as national resources, this site is valuable for professionals, parents, education students, and schoolchildren alike. Highly recommended." [CHOICE, November 2008, p. 520]

Global Distribution of Poverty

Global Distribution of Poverty [ ] - The Global Poverty Mapping Project seeks to enhance current understanding of the global distribution of poverty and the geographic and biophysical conditions of where the poor live. Additionally, the project aims to assist policy makers, development agencies, and the poor themselves in designing interventions to reduce poverty.

"...this site does a great job of translating facts into practical information that can be used to summarize, publicize, and perhaps eradicate poverty. Highly recommended." [CHOICE, November 2008, p. 516]

Monday, October 13, 2008

Population Reference Bureau

Population Reference Bureau [] The Population Reference Bureau provides timely and objective information on US and international population trends and their implications.

About the Population Reference Bureau

The customizable DataFinder and free full-text lesson plans, research tools, and PowerPoint presentations make this resource unique and highly useful. [CHOICE, November 2008 p. 452]

Intute: Social Sciences

Intute: Social Sciences [ ] Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research, evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists.

Intute: Social Sciences has been created by bringing together two of the Hubs of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN): Altis and SOSIG. In combining the resources and services of these two services, Intute: Social Sciences offers an easy to use and powerful tool for discovering the best Internet resources in this important range of subjects.

Subject areas include: Anthropology - Business and Management - Economics - Education - Environmental Sciences - European Studies - Government Policy - Hospitality and Catering - Human Geography - Law
- Politics - Psychology - Research Tools and Methods - Social Welfare - Sociology - Sport and Leisure Practice - Statistics and Data - Travel and Tourism - Women's Studies

GeoHive: Global Statistics

GeoHive: Global Statistics [] GeoHive is a site with geopolitical data, statistics on the human population, Earth and more. The main kind of data you can find here is population statistics of regions, countries, provinces and cities. Next to that there are some statistics on economic factors like wealth, infrastructure; statistics on natural phenomena.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index [] Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

The site is indexed by:
  • Subject
  • Broad Topics
  • Journals
  • Essays

Feminae's unique focus and depth of indexing make it an important resource for medieval and women's/gender studies. [Choice, November 2007 p. 448]

Federal Judicial Center

Federal Judicial Center [] The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. It was established by Congress in 1967 (28 U.S.C. §§ 620-629), on the recommendation of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

The following are included:

A valuable resource for anyone interested in the work of the federal courts.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project [] The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers is a project dedicated to bringing Eleanor Roosevelt's writings (and radio and television appearances) on democracy and human rights before an audience as diverse as the ones she addressed.

Among the many topics explored on this excellent website are: The Selected Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt: The Human Rights Years; The My Day Project; and much more.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project is a university-chartered research center associated with the Department of History of The George Washington University.

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy [] The Avalon Project is dedicated to providing access via the World Wide Web to primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We intend to add value to these primary sources by linking to other documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.

Emphasis is on European and U.S. history from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Also available on the site is Project Dana, a human rights archive.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Exploring the Early Americas

Exploring the Early Americas [ ] - Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. It provides insight into indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, and the pivotal changes caused by the meeting of the American and European worlds. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere. [SOURCE: Library of Congress, Exploring the Early Americas]

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

William Tennent III: Journal/Diary and Album of Collected Papers

William Tennent III: Journal/Diary and Album of Collected Papers [ ] - The life of William Tennent III may not be well known to many outside of South Carolina, but it is a life that is quite well served by this recent digitization project created by the University of South Carolina Library. Tennent was first a Presbyterian minister in the colonies of New Jersey and Connecticut in the middle of the 18th century before he arrived in Charleston to minister to a new flock of adherents. The collection offered here documents his travel through the "Up Country" of South Carolina in 1775 utilizing Tennent's journal. The site also offers his album of papers from his time in the various colonies. Visitors can browse through the travel journal by locations or date, and they should also read an essay about the political situation in South Carolina at the time, written b y L.L. Owens. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Student's Guide to the Medical Literature

A Student's Guide to the Medical Literature [ ]: As any new medical student knows, exploring the existing medical literature can be a real challenge. Fortunately, this site offered by the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center provides a nice guide to navigating these potentially treacherous waters. Created by a fourth year medical student, Katherine McLucas, the guide begins with a short tutorial that outlines a simple four-step approach to reading medical literature. Additionally, the site also includes a section on search strategies, an interactive glossary with hyperlinked terms, and version of the guide that can be used on a PDA. Overall, the site is well-thought out and executed, and is something that medical students will want to revisit when they are in need of some assistance. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

National Pesticide Information Center

National Pesticide Information Center [ ] - The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) was created through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its primary function is to provide "objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use." The site contains seven primary sections, including "General Information", "Technical Information", "Pest Control", and "Emergency". >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite For Change

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite For Change[ ] - During her long life, Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, social activist, and prominent leader in the women's rights movement. This latest installment in the National Park Service's "Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans" centers on her council House in Washington, D.C., and is a fine resource for history teachers and those with a general interest in American history. The Council House happens to be where the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was located for over twenty years, and a number of important discussions regarding the integration of the military took place here. Visitors to the site will want to take a look at the historical essay on the house before getting started, and then they will want to look at the readings on Bethune and the NCNW. The lesson also includes a host of visual images along with some fine classroom activities and discussion questions. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The New Jersey Digital Highway

The New Jersey Digital Highway [] - Merging onto any highway can be a real challenge, but getting onto the New Jersey Digital Highway is a snap. Billed as the place "Where History, Culture, and Learning Merge", this digital archive brings together history and culture from the Garden State’s museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies. First-time visitors may want to perform a quick search via their search engine, or they can also browse the collections by time period or county. Visitors should definitely look at the collection titled "The Changing Face of New Jersey-The Immigration Experience From Earliest Times to the Present". Here, you can look through materials dating back to 1741 that include oral histories, photographs, diaries, and sheepskin deeds. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery

Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery[] - With its use of alliterative verse and rousing subject matter, the epic poem Beowulf has been adored and analyzed for over a millennium. The poem was originally composed in Old English, and it has been translated into dozens of languages over the centuries. Generally, translators have attempted to reproduce one or more of its features or qualities at the expense of others. This particular translation offered by Dirk Ringler of the University of Wisconsin is intended for "oral delivery", that is, to be read or recited aloud. Visitors to this site can listen to the poem in its entirety or access different sections at forty-three separate locations within the text. Additionally, visitors can search for keywords and phrases within the entire poem. Those with a penchant for this masterful work will likely want to share this site with like-minded friends and colleagues. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [Image:]

Monday, June 2, 2008

Global Education Digest 2007

Global Education Digest 2007 [] - The UNESCO Institute for Statistics publishes numerous technical guides and strategy papers every year, and this particular document is both timely and important. The Global Education Digest 2007 offers a comparative look at education statistics and spending across the world, and there are a number of findings that are particularly revealing within its pages. One such finding is that governments in sub-Saharan African spend only 2.4% of the world's public education resources, yet about 15% of the school-age population lives in these countries. Readers can compare education statistics from over 200 countries, and the report also contains a number of useful appendices with additional data. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921

Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921 [] - The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings. They point to a connection between newspaper comic strips and early animated films, as represented by Keeping Up With the Joneses, Krazy Kat, and The Katzenjammer Kids. As well as showing the development of animation, these films also reveal the social attitudes of early twentieth-century America. [Description provided by the website] [Image: Thanks to Disney Enterprises, Library of Congress]

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive [] - ASIFA-Hollywood is the Los Angeles chapter of The International Animated Film Society. The International Animated Film Society: ASIFA-Hollywood has embarked on an ambitious project to expand the offerings of the current ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Center in Burbank to include a virtual archive, museum, library and research facility for the benefit of the animation community, students and general public. [Description provided by website] [Image: ASIFA Logo]

Friday, May 23, 2008

British Film Institute: Interviews

British Film Institute: Interviews [ ] - The British Film Institute treats the art of filmmaking with both reverence and irreverence and their public forums and interview series are well-regarded by members of the public and dedicated cineastes alike. They have done a nice job of offering up some of their choicest interviews on this site, and visitors can view interview transcripts dating back to 2001 here. The interviews are arranged alphabetically, and they include conversations with such luminaries as John Boorman, Robert Altman, Ben Kingsley, and Satyajit Ray. There are a few welcome surprises here, such as a lively interview with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (known for their witty way around early rock and roll songs) and Tom Baker of "Dr. Who" fame. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [Image:]

Monday, May 19, 2008

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum [ ] - Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum was opened in 1986. For the benefit of researchers and others who cannot make it to Atlanta, this website provides access to some of the speeches and letters of President Carter, along with biographical information about members of the Carter family. First-time visitors will want to start at the "Documents and Photographs" section. Here, they can look over a special exhibit on the Camp David Accords, read oral history transcripts from members of Carter's cabinet, and peruse Carter's official diary from his time in office. Scholars and those wishing to visit and make use of the library's collections should look over the library information section, which contains details on how to begin searching the collection, and a link for visitors to ask questions online. Rounding out the site is a virtual tour of the museum and library. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [Photo:]

Plant Information Online

Plant Information Online [ ] - Produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries, Plant Information Online is intended for just about anyone with a green thumb, or those who want to get their thumbs a bit greener. Visitors to this fine database will find details on over 134,000 wild and cultivated plants, along with information on over 2200 North American retail and wholesale seed and nursery firms. From the homepage, visitors can search the plant database by scientific or common name, and they can also take a look at the search tips for a bit more guidance. Additionally, the site also contains links to selected websites that feature both images and more detailed regional data on thousands of plants. After locating plants of interest, some visitors may wish to browse through the nursery database for tips on locating the closest place for geraniums, hydrangeas, and other such forms of vegetation. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [Photo:]

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection

Harvard's Widener Library is the repository of many scarce and unique Latin American pamphlets published during the 19th and the early 20th centuries. One of the few institutions to have consistently collected Latin American pamphlets, Harvard has benefited from collections formed by Luis Montt (Chile), Nicolás Acosta (Bolivia), Manuel Segundo Sánchez (Venezuela), José Augusto Escoto (Cuba), Blas Garay (Paraguay), Charles Sumner, John B. Stetson and others. Chile, Cuba, Bolivia and Mexico are the countries most heavily represented in this collection.
These pamphlets are valuable primary resources for students and researchers working on Latin American history. They document the emergence of the Latin American colonies as independent states, and illuminate many aspects of their populations' social and cultural life. Many pamphlets are devoted to boundary disputes, territorial expansion, the description of unexplored territories and the relationship between Church and State.
This collection of more than 5,000 titles was largely uncataloged and virtually inaccessible to researchers until a cataloging and digitization project was initiated in 2002. The Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection contains catalog records with links to page images of the digitized pamphlets. As additional pamphlets are cataloged and digitized they will be added to this Collection. [Description provided by LAPDC] [Photo:]

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Oscar Wilde Collection

The Oscar Wilde Collection [ ] - Added after its initial publication, the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray allowed Oscar Wilde to directly address some of the initial criticism of his rather controversial novel. Perhaps one of the most well-known epigrams offered in that statement is "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all." Visitors to this site can read this preface (and the complete novel), along with many other works by Wilde. These works include "The Happy Prince and Other Stories", "A House of Pomegranates", and plays like "An Ideal Husband" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". Of course, visitors should not overlook his masterful poem, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol". >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [Photo:]

Monday, May 12, 2008

College Algebra Online Tutorials

College Algebra Online Tutorials [ ] - The introduction to this site remarks, "If you need help in college algebra, you have come to the right place." Their statement is accurate, as the staff members at the West Texas A&M University's Virtual Math Lab have done a fine job creating a series of online algebra tutorials for students and anyone else who might be returning to the world of algebra. First-time visitors should look at their online guide to the tutorials to learn how their tutorials are organized. After that, they should feel free to browse through any of the 59 tutorials offered here. Each tutorial contains information about learning objectives, full explanations, and numerous examples of how to correctly solve problems. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mark Twain Project

Mark Twain Project [ ] - Mark Twain knew plenty about crafting a great narrative, but things like metadata encoding and primary user functionality were a bit before his time. Fortunately, all of these important tools of modern digital archive work and information science are put to their best use within this very comprehensive site. Dedicated to providing access to more than four decades' worth of archival research by editors at the Mark Twain Project, this site provides access to thousands of his letters and other writings. The ultimate goal of the Project is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Twain wrote. It's a very ambitious goal, and one that draws on the collaborative strengths of the California Digital Library, the University of California Press, and The Bancroft Project. What is equally impressive is the Project's user guide, which walks users through all of the many search options available to them. Additionally, visitors can also use the "My Citations" option to automatically generate standardized citations for future reference. Over the coming months and years, additional works will be added to the archive, including "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Roughing It". >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Latin American Travelogues

Latin American Travelogues [ ] - The John Hay Library at Brown University has an impressive array of collections related to Latin America and the Caribbean. These collections include the Schirmer Collection on Anti-Imperialism and the Paul R. Dupee Mexican History Collection. Recently, Professor James Green and Patricia Figueroa, the librarian and subject specialist for Iberia and Latin America worked together to create this compelling digital library of Latin American travel accounts which span the 16th through 19th centuries. Visitors can browse through these accounts at their leisure, and they will find everything from Louis Aggasiz's "A Journey in Brazil" to Johann Baptist von Spix's "Travels in Brazil in the Years 1817-1820". Additionally, visitors can also read some rather thoughtful essays offered by Professor Green's students that draw on these travel narratives for academic inspiration and contemplation. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Royal Historical Society Bibliography

Royal Historical Society Bibliography [ ] - Keeping up with historical writings on Britain and Ireland can be a difficult matter. After all, the two nations have several thousand years of this type of written material, dating back to the Roman period. While those who work in British or Irish history may already know about this fine resource, others will be delighted to learn about the online Royal Historical Society bibliography website. Hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, this online bibliography contains over 430,000 entries and the archive draws on hundreds of sources, including the British National Bibliography and the well-regarded "inside" article database. First-time visitors can start their search by indicating which area of the database they wish to start and then move to create a more detailed search that fits their specific needs. Overall, it's a formidable resource and one that covers everything from steel production in Sheffield to the life of Disraeli. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

The Camden 28

The Camden 28 []
While some may have heard of the Secaucus 7, fewer still may be aware of the Camden 28. In the summer of 1971, a group of antiwar activists had been arrested in Camden, New Jersey as they attempted to break in and vandalize a local draft board office. Their number included four Catholic priests and other religious leaders, and they soon became known as the "Camden 28". This POV film from PBS takes a look into the events of that fateful summer and also reports on the lives of these activists today. Visitors to the site can watch a trailer for the documentary, read an interview with the film's creator, Anthony Giacchino, and learn more about the process of making the film. Visitors should also browse on over to the "Resources" area, here they can watch extended interviews and additional scenes from the film and also listen to a podcast. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [IMAGE:]

The Pew Global Attitudes Project: 2007 Report

The Pew Global Attitudes Project: 2007 Report [ ] - What does the world think about globalization and its many manifestations, economic or otherwise? Asking such a question is akin to opening up hundreds of cans of worms simultaneously, but the Pew Global Attitudes Project isn't afraid of taking on this topic. The latest Pew Global Attitudes survey of more than 45,000 people around the globe asked participants what they thought about economic globalization and its effect on their own country and others around the world. The survey also asked participants to offer their views on immigration, social issues, and various aspects of technology. The report was released on October 4, 2007, and visitors can read the entire document here, or they can also view some of the summary findings via the Pew Global Attitudes Project homepage. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Arizona-Sonora Documents Online

Arizona-Sonora Documents Online [] - Arizona-Sonora Documents Online provides web access to digital images of archival collections relating to Sonora, Mexico that are located at three Arizona repositories: the University of Arizona Library Special Collections; the Arizona Historical Society-Tucson; and the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records. The collections date from the 19th and early 20th centuries. They cover a broad range of topics, including ranching, mining, land grants, anti-Chinese movements, crime on the border, and governmental issues. The project was funded by a grant to the University of Arizona Library from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. [Description provided by ASDO)