Another week has gone by and the world of databases of special interest to the web researcher have appeared on ResourceShelf. Here’s a look at a few of them along with a couple of database news items via ResourceShelf. By the way, the ResourceShelf site itself has also been updated and enhanced with a new look this week.
- NatureServe Explorer
- Genealogy: Ancestry.com Completes Digitizing Entire U.S. Federal Census Collection From 1790-1930
- New Online Web Search Tutorial from the UK: The Internet Detective
You’ll also find links to the wonderful Resource Discovery Network databases.
- Coming Soon: Free Access to Thousands of eBooks via The World eBook Fair
Begins in about two weeks.
- More Free Historical Newspaper Archives From NewspaperARCHIVE.com
- Databases: Museum of Modern Art, New York City
- Digital Library Collections #1: A Look at Cornell University
“NatureServe represents an international network of biological inventoriesóknown as natural heritage programs or conservation data centersóoperating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.” ResourceShelf’s Shirl Kennedy offers an in-depth overview along with several related databases.
You’ll also find a link to a new WSJ article about genealogy databases. Remember, many libraries offer FREE remote access (work for home or office, 24×7) to these and other databases. All you need is a library card. Learn more in this BetaNews article.
A quick look at several online resources.
A new series that will offer a look at major digitization and database projects from several universities and colleges.
Past specialty search roundups: