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January 30, 2006

Tax Forms

Are you looking for tax forms? The Kelvin Smith Library has collected the various tax-related web sites into one easy to use directory.

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January 23, 2006

Copyright Laws Severely Limit Availability of Music

The Library of Congress has reported that over 70 percent of American music recorded before 1965 is not legally available in the United States. Older materials fall out of print as the buying public's interest decrease and the copyright holders have low monetary reasons to reoffer the older materials.

Listen to the NPR news story that even offers some samples of the music no longer available, unless you locate a collector.

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January 18, 2006

Scientific Research and Papers - Statistical Analysis

InCities provides behind the scence look at the scientists, journals, institutions, nations and papers selected by Essential Science Indicators (ESI).
ESI is a resource that enables researchers to conduct ongoing, quantitative analyses of research performance and track trends in science. Covering a multidisciplinary selection of 11,000+journals from around the world, this in-depth analytical tool offers data for ranking scientists, institutions, countries, and journals. InCities is an editorial component of ESI. It pulls together in one convenient location information on "hot papers" and "hot topics" in a variety of fields. Provides lists of top scientists , papers, jopurnals, institutions and countries as well as most cited papers. Also includes interviews with leading scientists.

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Get human help

Interactive Voice Response Systems
Source: Paul English, CTO of
The IVR Cheat Sheet?
How to get to a human fast when calling banks, insurance companies, government agencies, retail and manufacturer customer service, telecom companies, travel companies and more. "I created the IVR Cheat Sheet in March 2005 when I could not reach a human at Verizon Wireless or Bank of America. I originally had about a dozen entries, but since the IVR Cheat Sheet has been spreading around the net, it has now grown to over 100 companies, with hundreds of other entries not yet verified. Please check back here over the coming weeks to see more and more companies as these new entries get verified and published."
This information courtesy of the Resource Shelf

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Games for the Brain
Keep yourself mentally sharp by exercising your mind and having some fun at the same time!!! Once you visit and take a look at what's available, you'll likely start visiting on a regular basis. These games have been developed of Philipp Lenssen who also edits one of the very best blogs devoted to Google.
Information Courtesy of the Resource Shelf -

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Country Studies

Country Studies - Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress

"This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy."

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January 06, 2006

Interactive Civil War Maps

National Geographic's Map Machine has updated its Civil War Map Site. They now have available maps of 5200 U.S. Civil War battlefields and historic sites. Also available are detailed descriptions of 384 major battlefields.

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