|APRIL 2000||Volume 2 Number 2|
Nancy Peluso, Library Specialist
The Government Information Services Unit is always interested in and curious about information out on the web. The Nov./Dec. 1999 issue of the Journal of Government Information included a list entitled 1999 Notable Documents in Electronic Format. The following is an annotated list of some databases that await the Internet searcher.
- Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards
Earth orbits in a cosmic shooting gallery subject to occasional random hits by comets and asteroids. "A huge cloud of vaporized rock generated at ground zero was driven outward by its own heat and pressure in a colossal fireball..." Walter Alvarez. Could it happen here?
State and federal statistics on children including immunizations, access to health care, child poverty, alcohol use, illicit drug use, family reading to young children.
- Emerging Digital Economy
Report presents economic analysis and case studies concerning the importance of electronic commerce and information technologies to the economy.
- Human Genome Resources
Current research on status of human genome sequencing, genes and disease, and anything else you need to know.
- Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1998
Developed to provide educators, parents and students statistical data on the current nature of crime in schools and about programs that have been instituted to make schools safer.
- STARDUST Home Page
Stardust is the first U. S. spacecraft that will fly close to a comet and bring cometary material back to earth for analysis. Follow the current position of the spacecraft.
- State of the Land
Data on land use and change, wetlands, forest lands, water quality and related issues.
- NOAA Photo Collection
Outstanding collection of over 10,000 digitized images representing the natural world. Do you need photos of a tornado, a sunset, a coral reef? It's there.
- Women of Color Health Data Book
A comprehensive study divided into four sections. Factors affecting the health of women of color; Elderly women of color; Health assessment of women of color; and issues related to improving the health of women of color.
A report by the National Gambling Impact Study Commission. Discusses the history of lotteries, and debates the question of gaming, advertising, and the effects on state politics.
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