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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Fact Finding

The Research Library
http://www.utmost-way.com/resrchlib.htm

RefDesk.com is a great general reference site
http://www.refdesk.com/

Enter your birthdate (or the birthdate of your character), it'll bring up some age related info, then tell you how old you were at the time of certain historical events. Great for adding a little realism to your characters' histories.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~cdm/age1.html

World's Largest Online Library
http://www.questia.com/
How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Psychological archetypes
http://www.myss.com/ThreeArchs.asp

Minor Facts about 957 Major things
http://www.dustyinfo.com/

Invention Facts and Myths
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/of_inventions.htm

Maps of public exposure to radiation during the 1950’s & 1960’s
Cancer Institute Map of Radiation Exposure/
http://www.nuclearfiles.org/maps/
http://www.downwinders.org/
Radiochemistry Organization

World Sex Records
http://www.world-sex-records.com/sex-166b.htm

Hobby Link
http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Hobbies/

Oceans FAQ
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/oceans/faq.htm

Whole Brain Atlas (Harvard Medical School)
http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html

Emotional Intelligence Links
http://eqi.org/index.htm

TimeTicker and the time tickers...
http://www.timeticker.com/main.htm

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/

Useful British Knowledge (1830's)
http://www.history.rochester.edu/pennymag/


Media Links

Internet Public Library
(Reading Room links to newspapers and magazines around the world)
http://www.ipl.org/div/reading/

Newspapers Worldwide
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

U.S. Newspapershttp://www.50states.com/news/

Front Pages of Newspapers around the World
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/.

Watching America
(articles about American from papers around the world)
http://www.watchingamerica.com/index.shtml

Other:
Highway Information (updated highway info (construction, weather, accident reports, you name it.) http://www.highways.tv/

Space Weather (Including alerts)
http://spaceweather.com/

Internet Movie Database
search for almost anything
http://www.imdb.com/Search/
search for quotes
http://www.imdb.com/Search/quotes
search for plots
http://www.imdb.com/Search/plots

techno-spy-private detective stuff
http://www.spyzone.com/catalog/index.html

A controversial technique for identifying a criminal mind using involuntary brainwaves that could reveal guilt or innocence is about to take centre stage in a last-chance court appeal against a death-row conviction in the US.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3495433.stm

In and About the Government

FirstGov
The government web portal to all Federal Agencies.
See sidebar on the left.
http://www.firstgov.gov/

City Data Database
Info on thousands of cities across the US. Info includes everything from population to monthly average temps to local radio/TV stations. It's broken down by state and very easy to navigate.
http://www.city-data.com/

Govengine.comThis well-organized, browsable directory, maintained by a Florida nonprofit, consolidates links to official federal, state, and local government information sites for the UnitedStates, Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Browse by type of government--federal, state, or local--or by state.The local government section includes links to official county and city Web sites. http://www.govengine.com/

National Constitution Center (NCC)Congress mandated this "independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization to increase awareness and understanding of the US Constitution, the Constitution's history, and the Constitution's relevance." Includes information on the museum in Philadelphia scheduled to open July 4, 2003, resources for students and educators, and links for Further Research on the Constitution and other historical U.S. documents. Searchable. http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and PeaceThe Web site for "one of the largest archives and most complete libraries in the world devoted to political, economic, and social change in the twentieth century."Includes research papers, newsletters, online books, weekly essays by Hoover Fellows, detailed descriptions of the physical library's collections, and more. Based atStanford University.http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/

Here's the DEA website: http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/

CIA World Fact Book (I Love this one!)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

FBI Home Page
http://www.fbi.gov/homepage.htm

Crime Lynx
http://www.crimelynx.com/

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