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We also have a new site with direct links to new reports from various
organizations (govt, ngo's, think tanks, etc.)



Source: itWorldCanada
Preparing for the Infoglut
"The word mentat was invented by novelist Frank Herbert in his
science-fiction classic Dune. In the fictional world of Dune,
computers are outlawed and human mentats analyze data, spot patterns
and make decisions. In our world, computer mentats will do the same."

Health Sciences
Life Sciences
Non-Commerical Web Directories
New, BIOME Hot Topics
"Subject experts within the BIOME team will choose an area of
interest or a current topic and provide links to key sites in our
database for that theme. BIOME "Hot Topics" are useful for those
seeking inspiration for project work, possible ideas for essay
themes, or simply as a quick route into subjects of interest. Topics
covered so far include dyslexia, chocolate and breast cancer."
See Also: BIOME
State Government--United States
Source: Council of State Governments
New Resources from the Council of State Government
+ Table, Post Election Makeup of State Legislatures
+ Map, Post-Election Statehouse Control
Transportation--United States--Statistics
Source: BTS
BTS Releases More State Transportation Profiles
+ Colorado Transportation Profile
+ Arkansas Transportation Profile
+ Alabama Transportation Profile
+ Virginia Transportation Profile
+ Ohio Transportation Profile
See Also: Previously Released STP

We love specialty databases at ResourceShelf, since they are usually
a much better alternative for specific types of information than a
general web engine. This nicely designed site wants to be "the Web's
most direct guide to facts about famous people." It's very easy to
use, the writing is elegant and witty, and it is updated all the

High School Dropout Rates--United States
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Dropout Rates in the United States: 2001

Science--Online Resources
Source: MultiMedia and Schools
Free and Fee-Based Online Science Resources for the K-12 Community
An annotated webliography by Robert J. Lackie and Robert J.

Database Trials
During the Month of November, Ovid is Offering Free Access to
Agricola and Agris
AGRICOLA is always available on the web (free) but this month you can
test out Ovid's version/interface.
Learn more about AGRICOLA.
"AGRIS provides worldwide bibliographic coverage of agricultural
science and technology literature. Assembled by the AGRIS
Co-ordinating Centre, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of
the United Nations." Learn more about the AGRIS database.

Poverty--United States--Statistics
Source: BLS
Just Released, A Profile of the Working Poor, 2002

Library of Congress--Webcasts
Source: Library of Congress
There's always something interesting going on at the Library of
Congress, but it's impossible to take advantage of every single
event. Even if you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you can't
really abandon the day job to go running off to LC every time you
want to hear a public policy speaker or listen to an author read
from his or her work.

Digital Archives
Source: UCSF
Just Released, Long-concealed British tobacco industry documents
released online: British American Tobacco Documents Archive
From the news release, "UCSF released online (October 26) a million
pages of formerly secret documents belonging to the world's second
largest tobacco company (BAT). The papers, acquired legally but in
the face of many BAT obstructions and delays, include documents
related to international cigarette smuggling, BAT's efforts to
thwart World Health Organization anti-smoking initiatives, and the
on-going trial in the U.S. against six tobacco companies on federal
racketeering charges for deceiving the public about cigarette
smoking hazards."
Human Resources--United State--Legislation
Source: Towers Perrin
Recently Updated, Towers Perrin U.S. Legislative Tracking Charts
+ Human Resources
"These charts summarize selected federal legislation that would
affect employee benefit programs. The bills included on the charts
are based on judgments regarding the prominence of the issue, the
likelihood of enactment, and the influence of the sponsors."
+ Retirement
+ Health and Welfare

Gary D. Price, MLIS
Gary Price Library Research and Internet Consulting

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