This came across my desk via another listserv and I thought some of you
might be interested in this service.
ResearchBuzz #40 -- August 26, 1999
An Extension of Internet Research News at
40 issues! Here's to 400000 more! And thanks
to everyone who's written in with site ideas
And now, the news:
Check out the World Biographical Index at
http://www.biblio.tu-bs.de/acwww25u/wbi_en/ . It's an
online index of over 2 million short biographies for
people who lived in North and South America, Western
and Central Europe, Australia, Oceania, and New Zealand.
You can search by name, occupation, year of birth, year
of death, and year cited. You can also specify specific
archives to search. Once you've done a search, you'll
get a results page with checkboxes. Check the entries
you wish to see and you'll get all of them in one large
page. Thanks LIIWeek.
NEW AMERICAN MEMORY COLLECTION ALERT! This collection is
called "We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!" A collection of
sheet music portraying the career and death of Abraham
Lincoln. There are more than two hundred compositions that
represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular
music, spanning the years 1859-1909. Other public figures
represented in the songs include Frederick Douglass,
Ulysses Grant, Andrew Johnson, Jefferson Davis, and
Robert E. Lee. Check out the collection at:
Today's New York Times has an excellent article on
local (state-and-city-level) historical encyclopedias.
Orientation has launched Orientation South Africa
at http://orientation.co.za/ . Information on the site
includes news, history, culture, and tourism.
San Antonio has a new city guide at SanAntonio360
( http://www.sanantonio360.com/ ). The site includes news,
weather, community calendar, and an index of 1100 local sites.
If you're looking for tech news headlines, check out this early
beta of news aggregator http://www.headlinez.net/ .
Best feature is "All Headlinez" which lets you see everything
Orientation India is now available at http://in.orientation.com/ .
That address is the Hindi version. The English version may be
found at http://in.orientation.com/eg/home.html . News, polls,
an index of Indian Web sites, and so on is available at this site.
And update on the status (nonstatus?) of
A specialty version of the Web-based planner was announced last
week -- egenda.net ( http://www.egenda.net/ ) provides Web-based
organizers to college campuses. They have launched a trial
version at Penn State -- if it is successful, they will offer
the service this fall to 40 colleges.
The Commerce Department IS planning to shut down the NTIS. Details
in this story. http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb0816-3.htm
Internet company Slangsoft is in talks with AltaVista to enhance
AltaVista's ability to search in many different languages. Users
can currently search AltaVista in 25 languages -- Slangsoft could
potentially increase that to 41 languages. Full story at:
Copernic announced yesterday that a Mac version of Copernic 99
(search software that resides on your computer) is now available.
Copernic 99 for Macintosh (v2.0) is free, while the Plus version is
$29.95. Get it at http://www.copernic.com/ .
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