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NewsLibrary – News Research Made Easy

May 05, 2014

NewsLibrary – News Research Made Easy
http://www.NewsLibrary.com/

5344 newspapers and other news sources make NewsLibrary.com the ideal tool for news research. The most complete archive available for each publication is included. Find information fast with an easy-to-use interface and powerful search features. Monthly and annual pricing options are available. NewsLibrary is used for: a) Media monitoring — Need to know any time your company or key employees are mentioned in the news? NewsLibrary.com makes it easy; b) Clipping service — Want to know when new articles on a particular topic are published? Need to see any new articles that mention your competitors? NewsLibrary.com makes it easy; and c) Genealogy — Need information about the newsworthy events in the lives of your family? NewsLibrary.com makes it easy. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Genealogy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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NSDL Science Literacy Maps

May 02, 2014

NSDL Science Literacy Maps
http://strandmaps.nsdl.org/

Science literacy maps are a great new concept that continue to garner significant attention by teachers, students, and the general public. This specific site was created by the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and features concept maps that illustrate connections between thematic science and math concepts, including “The Living Environment” and “The Nature of Mathematics.” The Getting Started area provides a fine tutorial on how to use these materials, along with several short, helpful videos. Additionally, there is a purely text-based version for those interested in the subject matter, but a little wary of diving into the literacy maps themselves. Once brave enough to jump in, there are over 12 sections to explore. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/]

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ChronoAtlas

April 22, 2014

ChronoAtlas
http://www.chronoatlas.com/MapViewer.aspx

What if you could look around Asia Minor in the year 200 BCE? You might need a very good time machine, or you could just use the ChronoAtlas. The map viewer here interfaces with Google Earth to create a highly nuanced and completely fascinating interactive experience that allows users to explore various themes and data sets with the option of visitor-contribution of images of historic places and events. Visitors can use the tabs on the left-hand side to go to various Areas of Interest, which include “Alexander’s Empire” and “Europe During the Black Death.” Visitors can also add new items and share their findings via social media, which is quite wonderful. The various icons here are a great way to learn more about world history and the cultural and social milieus of different historical eras. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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iBillionaire Index (BILLION)

March 31, 2014


iBillionaire Index (BILLION)
http://www.ibillionaire.me/

The iBillionaire Index (BILLION) is designed to track and measure the performance those who have, over time, reaped the biggest rewards on Wall Street: financial billionaires. The index monitors the portfolios of leading billionaire investors, such as Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, Daniel Loeb, David Tepper and David Einhorn. It is composed of the top 30 large-cap equities listed on the S&P 500 in which these financial billionaires have allocated the most funds, providing ample trading liquidity, and well-known benchmark, and better results to equity indexation than capitalization-weighted indices. Devised from 13F filings, the iBillionaire Index provides investors an efficient and effective way to follow the smart money. In essence, the index works as though one gathered a group of billionaires and asked them to come to a consensus as to which S&P 500 stocks are the best bets. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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eBooks at GPO

March 31, 2014

eBooks at GPO
http://fdlp.gov/377-projects-active/1886-ebooks-gpo

To help meet the needs of the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made eBooks available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). These titles are joining the growing number of online resources that have been a vital part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) for over 20 years. Users can download GPO-provided files of eBooks free of charge, for use on various eBook reading devices. GPO’s goal is to expand and provide greater access to U.S. Federal Government content. eBook titles can be accessed via catalog records available in the CGP. Catalog records include descriptive information, as well as Persistent Uniform Resource Locators (PURLs) that link to the eBook titles. PURLs provide web links that can be reliably cited in other publications. Each CGP record displays the available formats for a title—.mobi, .epub, as well as other digital formats. Every month, newly-acquired eBook titles are added to the CGP for public access. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Wellcome Images – One of the World’s Richest and Unique Image Collections

March 25, 2014

Wellcome Images – One of the World’s Richest and Unique Image Collections
http://wellcomeimages.org/

Wellcome Images is one of the world’s richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. All their images are available on demand in digital form. Search online or use the expertise of their professional scientific and historical researchers. Whether it’s medicine or magic, the sacred or the profane, science or satire – you’ll find more than you expect. This unrivalled collection contains historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more. The Biomedical Collection holds over 40,000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences. Selected from the UK’s leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, it covers disease, surgery, general healthcare, sciences from genetics to neuroscience including the full range of imaging techniques. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource

February 05, 2014

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource
http://www.iep.utm.edu/home/

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) (ISSN 2161-0002) was founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization to provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers. At present the IEP is visited by over 500,000 persons per month. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide. The staff of 30 editors and approximately 300 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at colleges and universities around the world, most notably from English-speaking countries. The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia’s articles are written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article. The IEP articles are written by experts but not for experts in analogy to the way the Scientific American magazine is written by scientific experts but not primarily for scientific experts. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Google Cultural Institute

January 31, 2014

Google Cultural Institute
http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/

Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. With a team of dedicated Googlers, they are building tools that allow the cultural sector to display more of its diverse heritage online, making it accessible to all. Here you can find artworks, landmarks and world heritage sites, as well as digital exhibitions that tell the stories behind the archives of cultural institutions across the globe. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer Information Blog.

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Web Index – Measuring the Web’s Global Impact

December 23, 2013

Web Index – Measuring the Web’s Global Impact
http://thewebindex.org/

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s growth, utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity and infrastructure.This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Research Guides at Harvard Library

December 10, 2013

Research Guides at Harvard Library
http://guides.library.harvard.edu/hcl

The Harvard University Library has worked closely with a vast array of information technology specialists and others to craft this fine collection of research guides. From African Studies to Zoology, each guide contains information culled from both print resources at Harvard’s libraries to a plethora of digital resources from around the Internet. There are a number of particularly rich guides here, including those for Data and Biological Sciences. Visitors can learn about each resource in detail, including when they were last updated and other salient details. One can imagine that given the breadth of these guides, they might be used in a variety of educational settings from high school to post-graduate studies. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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