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The Alexa Web Search

The fine folks over at Alexa have come up with a nifty idea, The Alexa Web Search.

It adds together features from Amazon and Alexa.

Check out reviews and rankings on, Library Juice, LIbraryStuff or maybe


Check Out Central is an online community space covering the world of contemporary literature for the opinionated, discerning bibliophile. They have reviews, essays, a blog of daily book information, and a Reader Resources Library.


The Weblog Book Watch

Here\'s A Neat Site on more than one level.

The Weblog Bookwatch searches weblogs that pass through the Recently Changed list at looking for links to books at The books listed are the most frequently mentioned.

It\'s neat to see what the choices say about bloggers.


ExtraNet Where Librarians & Technology Meet

ExtraNet, Where Librarians & Technology Meet [when they aren\'t here], from the St. Albert Public Library, has been created to further St. Albert Public Library\'s vision and mission by creating synergy between Librarians and Information Technology Specialists.

A place to share knowledge and information; to share news, discuss ideas, and to get help.

Check it out @


The Internet Classics Archive

The Internet Classics Archive lets you select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and \"reader\'s choice\" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.


What Is Print? has put together a neat site, What Is Print?.

It\'s a look at all the different kinds of print, woodcut, lithography, etching, and screenprint. They have nice examples and explanations for each area.
You must have flash, and I\'d recommend a newer browser as well.


Digitized Linus Pauling Research Notebooks Available

Images of Pauling\'s 1922-1994 notebooks from the Oregon State University Library:

As with many scientists, Linus Pauling utilized bound notebooks to keep track of the details of his research as it unfolded. A testament to the remarkable length and diversity of Dr. Pauling\'s career, the Pauling Papers holdings include forty-six research notebooks spanning the years of 1922 to 1994 and covering any number of the scientific fields in which Dr. Pauling involved himself. In this regard, the notebooks contain many of Pauling\'s laboratory calculations and experimental data, as well as scientific conclusions, ideas for further research and numerous autobiographical musings.

The entire collection will be available by 2/28/02. The library has also assembled an exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pauling\'s birth.


Collecting Bibliomysteries

Bibliomysteries was created by academic librarian Marsha McCurley, using her own collection of bibliomysteries as the starting point. Bibliomysteries are mysteries that haves settings, plots, or characters in them related to the world of books, writers, archives and libraries.


Science Fiction Citations for the Oxford English Dictionary

Researchers Mike Christie and Sue Surova are searching for citations of SF terms for the OED. You can contribute, too: if you have old SF stuff, be on the lookout for the word \'humanoid\' before 1940, or \'parallel universe\' before 1960, or \'UFO\' before 1953, or...

I\'m particularly curious to know if anyone other than Alfred Bester has ever used the term \'jaunt\' to describe self-teleportation. It doesn\'t have to be fiction -- just about any written source would do. Anyone have a citation?


Book Forager

Bob Cox pointed out Book Forager, they say \"Book Forager offers an easy way to find the kind of read you are looking for\".

It\'s a kind of wizard [not the D&D kind, but the install kind], that leeds you through choices, and finds a book based on what you entered.

You can choose things like, happy, sad, short, long, and so on.



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