May 2009 Hot Sites
FactCheck.org - "A nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. The site monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. This site's goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."
World Leaders "The CIA publishes and updates this online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States."
Librarian's Internet Index The Librarian's Internet Index is a "publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter serving California, the nation and world." The site provides a directory of website where users can find over 20,000 website suggestions.
The Internet Law Library "The Internet Law Library (formerly the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library) was originally provided to the public courtesy of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. This was part of the Counsel's mission to make the law available to the public. The site provided links to a large number of legal resources relating to American (federal and state) and foreign laws."
Milwaukee Public Library's "Historical photos in their collection are pulled from the Milwaukee Public Library’s historic photograph collection. The entire collection includes over 50,000 photographs of Milwaukee dating from the late 19th century to present day. The current digital collection is only a small fraction of the total available photos, but is growing all the time."
The Consumer Price Index "The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services."
New York Public Library Digital Galley "NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 415,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more."