Thursday, September 13, 2007

Books Tool Box

I have added a link to, the Books Toolbox. It contains over 50 sites for book lovers. My favorite is, What Should I Read Next? Just type in the names of your favorite books, and the site will recommend other books you may like. It is easy to use, and fun too.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Search Engine Tool

Intelways is a fast and convenient one-stop search tool to search for just about anything on the web. It is a comprehensive set of search channels organized into different categories. You can easily find web content and information in different formats, topics and media types, by retrieving results from multiple online providers and search engines.

You type your search question and select any one of the search tools and the results appear in a frame below the search boxes. The Intelways menu remains at the top of the screen as you scroll through your searchresults, and can switch from one search engine to another. The selection includes several Google search indexes, Wikipedia, several multimedia search engines, social bookmarking sites, and even Amazon and eBay. There are also categories of tools for general searching, images, video, news, searching by file type, and reference sources.

Intelways also has a country-specific filter, currently for 11 countries.

Please try out this useful site where you can find most search engines all in one place.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Substance Abuse and Treatment Databases

Barbara Weiner of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists association has compiled an annotated webliography of 80 databases and other online resources on substance abuse and treatment. Please feel free to utililize this information or pass on these links to others in need.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Internet Archive: American Libraries

I have added a link above for the American Libraries Internet Archive. You can access digitally recreated books in full color and black and white. The British Museum, Smithsonian, University of Illinois and others have partnered to scan in (digitize) books. Books are available for free download in pdf, DjVu, plain text or the 'flip book' where you actually 'turn' the pages (based on software by British Library).

Have fun! Some of the illustrations are beautiful.