From the James J. Hill Reference Library, “the Special Issues Index provides access to special issues from business trade journals and industry associations”. These issues provide statistics on products, industries, markets, and consumers. One can browse the index by subject, journal, or keyword search. When you find a report, check the Get Article drop-down menu on the right side to check for availability. Most reports are available free online, although some are just index listings to print journals.
The LIFE photo archive hosted by Google, has more than 10 million images, many of them never published before. One can search by keyword, browse by decade, or explore people, places, and events. The dates of the images range from the 1750’s to the 2000’s and are especially good in coverage of historical events.
Cars.com provides an easy place to get information on what kind of automobile to buy, where to buy it, and how much to pay for a new or used car. Searches can be done for specific models, makes, or years. Comprehensive pricing and financing information, along with side by side car comparisons are also available. Additional tools on the site include an automobile loan calculator and the Kelley Blue Book value for used cars.
Worldwide venomous snakes and available venom antidotes is a new database from the World Health Organization. It lists snakes that are venomous worldwide. It also provides venom antidotes that are available for these snakes. The database navigation is on the left side of the page. Just click on “database search”. You can search by region, country, or snake name. You can also search by anti-venom products that are available.
Google Translate allows staff to translate a word, a sentence, or a whole website from one language to another. It provides translations between 57 languages. Just copy and paste what you would like interpreted and the site provides it. It may take a few minutes for a full website to convert.
SuperCook is a recipe search engine. When you plug in food items you have at home, the site provides a list of recipes that fit those ingredients. It also makes suggestions as to what flavors to add to the recipe or recipes you pick. A shopping list of staples is provided to pair with your food items.