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May 31, 2005

Public Radio Feeds provides a list of public radio programs and related information. The list is designed in XML format to be used with your favorite RSS feed reader. The list of links may lead to summaries of programs, web sites of programs, or a link to access the program. [Shared from MAKE: Blog]

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May 27, 2005

Fastest Growing New Businesses and Pricewaterhouse Coopers has announced the
2005 Hot 100: The Fastest Growing New Businesses in America
" Which companies are breaking out of the pack this year? Our Hot 100 shows they run the gamut, from real estate and restaurants to staffing and spas. These companies are no more than five years old, but have annual sales in excess of $1 million. Read on to learn more about these rising stars and their success secrets."
How the Rankings Are Compiled
Trends and Stats From the Hot 100
Courtesy of Gary Price's Resource Shelf

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May 25, 2005

Printable Graph or Grid Paper by PDF

The MAKE: BLOG points out several websites that allow a user to create graph paper utilizing PDF. The main entry highlighted free graph paper available from The graph paper utility allows the user to set various criteria such as grid size, color of lines, borders, etc. Several readers of the MAKE: BLOG have added their favorite graph paper sites as well.

MAKE is a hybrid magazine/book from the computer book publisher O'Reilly. [About MAKE]

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May 23, 2005

Interactive Periodic Table

The American Chemical Society offers a Macromedia Flash version of the periodic table.

A user can click on a single element and view various properties, such as atomic number, molar mass, metling point, atomic radius, and many other properties. A user can also view the electron configuration of each element using a secondary table. A third table allows the ability to graph several properties, such as ionization energy or electronegativity.

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May 20, 2005

OECD Factbook 2005 - Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched a new Factbook of economic, environmental and social indicators. The online version is freely available.

Statistical trends are presented from a variety of areas: Population and migration, Macroeconomic trends, Economic globalisation, Prices, Labour market, Science and technology, Energy, Environment, Education, Public policies, and Quality of life.

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May 18, 2005

French-U.S. History Site from the Library of Congress

France In America.
The Library of Congress and Bibliotheque nationale de France joined forces to launch a website on French history in America. This is a bilingual website exploring the history of the French presence in North America from the 16th to early 19th centuries. The site includes more than 100,000 images from the rare book collections of the two libraries. Topics covered include France's role in the French and Indian war, the American Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase and records documenting travels of French explorers and the role of French fur traders.

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Statistical Information for Canada

Statistics--Canada - a free web site.
The Canadian Government provides a selection of free statistical information on a wide variety of topics, from agriculture to wholesale trade. A search engine offers access to the data, which may be browsed by subject, by province or metropolitan area. New features include a more robust search engine, alphabetical and new table lists, print-friendly versions, adjustable font sizes, and related data recommendations.
Courtesy of the Resource Shelf- Gary Price

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May 16, 2005

Kelvin Smith Library Blogs & Feeds

The Kelvin Smith Library's use of RSS feeds and blogs has been mentioned in the Library Stuff blog, by Steven M. Cohen, published by Information Today, Inc. The Library Stuff is a "library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development."

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Park Histories (National Park Service)

The National Park Service has organized an electronic collection of books published on park histories on its History web site. The collection contains materials created by the National Park Service and outside authors. A user can browse by a park's name, and than view the full-text.

For example for a local interest, a person can read A Green Shrouded Miracle, The Administrative History of Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Ohio (Special History Study).

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May 12, 2005

Atlas of the Human Journey - The Genographic Project

National Geographic and IBM have partnered together to collect DNA samples in order to create maps of man's migratory history. The result of The Genographic Project will be to create a research database of genetic samples and the related anthropological data.

The Atlas of the Human Journey allows a user to explore photos, facts, and other information about various eras of human development and travel.

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May 10, 2005

Why Can't I Get Where I Am Going?

2005 Urban Mobility Study
From the Texas Transportation Institute (Texas A&M University)a new report on traffic statistics and conditions in major urban areas

From from the Texas Transportation Institute press release: "Despite slow growth in jobs and travel, traffic congestion continues to worsen, researchers say, costing Americans $63.1 billion a year. The 2005 Urban Mobility Report measures traffic congestion trends from 1982 to 2003, reflecting the most recent data available. If today?s higher fuel prices are factored in, the cost jumps another $1.7 billion." Downloadable in sections (PDFs) or as full report (PDF; 620 KB) (via DocuTicker)
Summary Report (PDF; 151 KB)
Congestion Data for Your City
National Congestion Tables
[This entry is from The Rsource Shelf, ( & edited by Gary Price,MLS]

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May 09, 2005

Stock Quotes in Google

You can now search for stock quotes directly in Google, thanks to its partnership with Yahoo Finance. For example, enter "goog" into Google's search box and you get the stock information for Google Inc.

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May 07, 2005

Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger of Disappearing

The United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has put an interactive version of the Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger of Disappearing online. The first continent to be included is Africa. A user can browse by language or country.

The Atlas was designed to document the world's linguistic and cultural differences through language, and share information on endangered languages.

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May 04, 2005

Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

CASE now has access to the Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.

Placing specialists at the forefront of the nanoscience revolution, this reference identifies current challenges and development paths sure to influence fields ranging from materials and surface science, chemistry, and biomedicine to computer technology, information processing, and mechanical, optical, and electrical engineering—examining the design, application, and utilization of devices, techniques, and technologies critical to research at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels ranging from 1–100 nanometers.

Link updated on 8/19/05.

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May 02, 2005

Free Resource - Poet's Corner

Poet's Corner is a free resource collection with activities and information to complement classroom topics. Within this site, teachers and students can: read biographies of well-received poets, take a quiz, follow a timeline of events that traces the poetry movement, partake in activities, and discover the poems and the concepts behind them.

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