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Beth DeFrancis defrancb@georgetown.edu, Editor
John Connolly jpconnolly@crimson.ua.edu, Assistant Editor

Summer, 2002
Volume 48, Number 2

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Internet Reference Resources

by
Scott Silet

What Is My IP.com
http://www.whatismyip.com

This Web site provides an easy way of determining the IP address of any networked (Ethernet or wireless) computer-simply by going to the address above. Particularly useful for authenticated users having problems accessing IP-protected (e.g. ViVA) databases.

Whatis.com's "Every File Format in the World"
http://whatis.techtarget.com/fileFormatA/

Browse this alphabetical list of over 3000 file format extensions (also known as suffixes) from .aa (audible audio file) to .zvd (Zyxel Z-Fax voice file). The list includes current and outdated file formats, both standard (like a .gif image file) and proprietary (like a Microsoft World .doc text file). Compiled (and updated irregularly) by users of Whatis.com.

World Time Zones Maps
http://www.worldtimezone.com

This site provides users with several useful time-zone maps, including a world map with time zones and local times, sun clocks (which show current day/night areas), and maps of countries observing daylight savings time, including day/date of time changes. Detailed versions of these maps exist for the U.S., Russia, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Oceania. Site designed and maintained by New-York based digital cartographer, Alexander Krivenyshev.

The Oyez Project U.S. Supreme Court Database
http://oyez.nwu.edu

Search or browse this database of U.S. Supreme Court justices (http://oyez.nwu.edu/justices) from John Jay to Stephen Breyer. Entries include portrait, appointment overview (including nominating president, confirmation vote, predecessor/successor) in seat, bio-graphy, brief resume, and a very useful listing of Court cases in which that justice has participated-with full-text links to same. Also includes a Case database (http://oyez.nwu.edu/cases/) that allows users to search current and historical cases by title, citation, subject, or date. Created by Northwestern University political science professor, Jerry Goldman, with funds from an NEH grant.

The 1911 Edition Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/

Online browsable version of the famous eleventh (29-volume) edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. This work, compiled by over 1500 scholars from 19 countries, contains over 40,000 entries (44 million words) and gives users a good view of our knowledge of the world at the turn of the nineteenth century. The site contains no images, photographs, or drawings, nor does it contain any linked cross-references. Text was scanned using optical character recognition (OCR) software and does contain some errors and formatting problems, as well as annoying pop-up advertisements. Compiled by the Austin-based Internet subject directory, PageWise, Inc.

ISIHighlyCited.com
http://isihighlycited.com

The controversy of citation analysis aside, this useful database will soon contain listings for 250 researchers in over 20 subject areas (currently it covers the sciences and engineering) who have been cited by scholarly journal literature within the last 20 years. Search by researcher name or browse by subject category, institution name, or researcher name/country of residence. Entries can include detailed researcher information, such as contact information, education history, appointments/affiliations, awards/honors, memberships, research interests, research funding/grants, and publications/patents. Most effective as a research tool when used with ISI's companion database, Web of Science.


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