County health rankings: mobilizing action toward community health

 "The County Health Rankings are a key component of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project. MATCH is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Each county can also drill down to see specific county-level data (as well as state benchmarks) for the measures upon which the rankings are based." -- From WorldCat

Lost opportunity : a 50 State Report on the opportunity to learn in America

 "From the site: In 2008, Given Half a Chance: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, revealed that nationally, only 47 percent of America’s Black males were graduating from high school. As the Schott Foundation moved beyond the surface level outcome data, we discovered even larger resource disparities which, in many respects, explained the large outcome disparities. These inequities extended far beyond just dollars; the students were also less likely to have access to highly effective teachers, early childhood education, and college preparatory curriculum. In the states where Black males were more likely to have access to those critical resources, they performed better. Likewise, in the places where White males were denied access to these same key resources, like in Detroit and Indianapolis, their outcomes also suffered severely. Simply put, what we witness today in the achievement gap is the silhouette of a larger opportunity gap that is identifiable both by race and socio-economic status. The achievement gap is merely one of many symptoms of a larger systemic illness. To move beyond what Lani Guinier brands as the "miner’s canary" approach, we decided to go deeper and investigate at what level the states in the U.S. were providing every child a fair and substantive opportunity to learn. Lost Opportunity: A 50 State Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America is that deeper look."-- From WorldCat

Oyez U.S. Supreme Court media

 "A multimedia database about the United States Supreme Court. In addition to abstracts of key constitutional cases, we provide digital audio (RealAudio) of the Oral Arguments in many important cases, as well as several recordings of the announcement of the Court’s opinion. We also link to the written opinions of the court in all cases since 1893, provided by the FindLaw project. In addition to the case resources, we have brief biographies and portraits of all 108 justices who have served on the Supreme Court. We have recently added digital audio recordings of speeches made by several justices, and will continue to look for more resources which help bring the Court to life." -- From WorldCat

Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)

 "GLIN is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes region of North America. Thanks to its strong network of state, provincial, federal and regional partner agencies and organizations, it has become a necessary component of informed decisionmaking, and a trusted and reliable source of information. Respected across the Great Lakes region and around the world, GLIN offers a wealth of data and information about the region’s environment and economy, tourism, education and more." -- From WorldCat

North American transportation statistics database

 "Statistics On-Line Database presents information on transportation and transportation-related activities among Canada, the United States and Mexico, both within individual countries and between the countries. This database, presented in French, English, and Spanish is, accessible in table and time series formats, and covers twelve thematic areas, including transportation and the economy, transportation safety, transportation₂s impact on energy and the environment, passenger and freight activity, and transportation and trade"--From WorlCat.

American verse project University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative

 "Assembles an electronic archive of already-published volumes of American poetry prior to 1920, without any additional critical materials. The selection includes a number of works by African-American and women poets. The online volumes are coded in SGML using the TEI guidelines." -- From WorldCat.

The poetry archive

 "Online collection of poets, of the 20th century onwards, reading their work; includes some historic recordings from the late 19th century."-- From WorldCat

Bartleby Verse: American and English Poetry (1250-1920)

 "Features the full-text of selected works of American and English poetry from 1250 through 1920, provided by the Bartleby Library in New York. Offers access to books of poetry and poetry indexes." --From WorldCat

Favorite Poem Project

 "Features the Favorite Poem Project, created by American teacher and Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky of Boston University in Massachusetts. Notes that the goal of the project is to record on audio and video Americans reading their favorite poems. Includes an archive of the video recordings of various people reading their favorite poems." -- From WorldCat


"Objective, research-based and credible information you can use every day to improve your life. Brought to you by experts from the nation’s largest and oldest network of universities"." -- From WorldCat

Financial Crisis News Center

The CCH Financial Crisis News Center is intended to provide the legal community and others with news and links to vital information on the current financial crisis. Maintained by a staff of attorney-editors, this site helps visitors track ongoing developments in this wide-ranging crisis and the multiple responses from lawmakers and regulatory agencies. Users may subscribe to receive the site’s RSS feed or subscribe via e-mail" -- From WorldCat


The mission of is to provide high quality news and information from leading sources across the Internet to help the public more effectively utilize their time, money and power to benefit themselves, our country and our world." -- From Web.

Bureau of Labor Statistics : Economy At a Glance

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces Economy at a Glance pages at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan area levels. The data displayed in these pages are assembled from different surveys and programs conducted by BLS. The Economy at a Glance pages are refreshed with current data every time any of the source programs releases new statistics. This typically occurs 7-9 times per month. Different programs produce data pertaining to different geographic levels--thus, the related Economy at a Glance tables have somewhat different information. The seven BLS programs that produce Principal Federal Economic Indicators all publish national US data. These programs are: Current Population Survey, Current Employment Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Indexes, International Price Indexes, Employment Cost Index, and Major Sector Productivity. All seven programs are represented in the US Economy at a Glance."-- From Web.

Environmental history resources

"This website is maintained by Dr. Jan Oosthoek, an environmental historian based at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland." -- From WorldCat.

AgeSource AgeStats worldwide / AARP International

These two databases have been created by AARP to facilitate the international exchange of policy and program-relevant information in aging. AgeSource Worldwide identifies several hundred information resources in some 25 countries which are significant either in size or in their unique coverage of particular aging-related issues. The resources include, among others, clearinghouses, libraries, databases, training modules, major reports, and Web metasites. AgeStats Worldwide provides access to comparative statistical data that compare the situation of older adults across countries or regions around a variety of issues areas. The most recent data and projections as far ahead as 2050 are provided where available." -- From WorldCat.

Internet Archive, a future for books -- bookserver

BookServer is a part of the Internet Archive website which allows users to find, buy, or borrow books. It is intended to be an open architecture for vending and lending digital books over the Internet, allowing a wide network of publishers, booksellers, libraries, and even authors to make their catalogs of books available directly to readers through their laptops, phones, netbooks, or dedicated reading devices. BookServer facilitates various transactions including pay transactions, borrowing books from libraries, and downloading free, publicly accessible ebooks." -- From WorldCat.

James Patterson's read kid do read dedicated to making kids readers for life

READKIDDOREAD is a program which helps parents and educators connect their children with the books that will turn them into lifelong readers. Find out about author, James Patterson, who started the program and what his intentions with it are. In addition, the site contains lesson plans, reviews, and lists of reading recommendations for kids, divided into appropriate age groups." -- From WorldCat.