A recent article in the Library Journal, cited below, has informed and inspired this post highlighting several useful e-tools.
C-SPAN Video Library
Do you want to see what the president said yesterday? What about what the speaker of the house had to say about your pet issue? The C-SPAN Video Library is the best place to begin searching for such content. From the site: “…a way to archive and index the thousands of hours of congressional coverage produced by the network every year. The project quickly became one of the most comprehensive video archives of governmental and political content…”
This site does charge a small fee, but it is useful to keep up with how your tweets are performing.
European Language Social Science Thesaurus
This site bills itself as “a broad-based, multilingual thesaurus for the social sciences” and is useful for those who do business within the European Union.
Google Translate Offline Capabilities
You can use Translate even when you’re offline, by taking a picture of the text in question.
The Internet Broadway Database
From the site: “…the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.” So, it’s like imdb.com, but for theater.
Irish Films Archive
“The IFI Irish Film Archive acquires, preserves and makes available Ireland’s moving image heritage, working to ensure that Ireland’s rich and varied film history, both amateur and professional, is protected and accessible for the benefit of current and future generations. Film reels, digital materials and document collections are held in custom-built, climate-controlled vaults designed for the long- term storage of archival materials.”
Knoema is full of helpful data on every country in the world. “We discover, extract, and normalize data to make it usable through our open data platform. Knoema’s smart search engine moves beyond simple keyword search results to dataset discovery and auto-generated visualization collections to represent your data query.”
This is a UK based site, but you can personalize a free homepage with news from sources you prefer from sources all over the world.
Price, Gary, and Henrietta Verma. “E-toolkit redux.” Library Journal, 1 Nov. 2016, p. S18+. Business Collection, https://goo.gl/bf4xWQ