Wednesday, December 6, 2006

November 2006 Sites

NationMaster's goal is to be the "Web's one-stop resource for country
statistics on everything." What sets it apart are its numerous reliable
sources and the visual presentation of statistics. Statistical results
comparing countries are strikingly presented using colored bar graphs, pie
charts, and geographical maps.

And, companion site StateMaster
StateMaster is a unique statistical database which allows you to research
and compare a multitude of different data on US states. They have compiled
information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the
FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. More than just a
mere collection of various data, StateMaster goes beyond the numbers to
provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs
and scatterplots. They also have thousands of map and flag images, state
profiles, and correlations.

The Federal Citizen Information Center's National Contact Center This site lists federal agencies and private organizations that "assist
individuals in locating persons of unknown whereabouts." It provides
guidance for finding active, reserve, and retired military personnel, AND
private individuals (including U.S. citizens living or visiting abroad).
Check this out! It might be a way of helping patrons looking for people
when we can't help using the more traditional directories, online or in
print! Thanks to Karen Johnson for passing along this great site.


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