A Virtual Library of Useful URLs – Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification

350-369 Social Sciences

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Prime Ministers in History. Includes a photo, biography and interesting facts about each British Prime Minister from Sir Robert Walpole 1721-1742 to Tony Blair 1997- .

352.230971 Prime ministers – Canada

Canadian Prime Ministers Since 1867 from infoplease.

First Among Equals – The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics. Excellent site providing detailed information on all the Prime Ministers of Canada, e.g. Date of birth and death (if applicable), Term(s) of Office, Quick Facts, Biography, Anecdote, Bibliography, Speeches, Other References, The Path to Power, Private Life, Afterwards, etc. See also First Among Equals: Children’s Version for Grades 4-6, includes profiles of Canadian Prime Ministers, Games and Teacher Resources.

Prime Ministers of Canada: 1867 to Date. Contents: About Prime Ministers of Canada, Gallery, Biographical Information, Political Information, Electoral Information, Glossary of Acronyms. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.

Prime Ministers of Canada. Biographies of Canadian Prime Ministers Since Confederation in 1867, from CanadaOnline.About.com.

Prime Ministers of Canada: 1867-2004. Biographies and photos of all the Prime Ministers of Canada since Confederation. Includes a Prime Ministers Quiz.

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada – Biography from Government of Canada, Privy Council Office.

 

352.230973 Presidents – United States

American Presidents: Life Portraits – Portrait Gallery. Presidential Portraits by Chas Fagan. Includes Presidential Gravesites and Vice Presidential Gravesites – Photo Gallery.

From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents. Index on Presidents of the United States. Contains information and documents of their speeches (including inaugural addresses), writings, biographies and anything else related to their person or the office they are holding. From #1 George Washington to #43 George W. Bush.

“I Do Solemnly Swear…”: Presidential Inaugurations. Collection of approximately 400 items or 2,000 digital files relating to inaugurations from George Washington’s in 1789 to George W. Bush’s inauguration of 2001.

Meet Amazing Americans: U.S. Presidents. John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, James Monroe, Theodore Roosevelt, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, and George Washington.

POTUS – Presidents of the United States from the Internet Public Library. Site provides background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Presidents: 13 collections – American Memory from the Library of Congress.

Presidents of the United States. Internet Resources from Utah Education Network, Themepark: Liberty.

Presidents of the United States Hotlist – hotlist of Internet resources about the Presidents of the United States. Presidents’ Day Hotlist – hotlist of Internet resources about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. President’s Day.

U.S. Presidents of the 20th Century – Voices from Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University Libraries. Over 100 years of Voices of American Presidents have been preserved. Choose a president and listen to the speech file in RealAudio or MP3.

355 Military readiness

Australia: Department of Defence – Official Site of Australian Military.

Canada: Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (DND/CF) – Official Site of Canadian Military.

Military Fact Files from BBC News, UK edition. BBC News Online looks at military forces. Categories include: Forces (Iraq, UK, & USA), Fire Power (Israel, Iraq, USA), Biochemical Weapons (Biochemical warfare: Introduction; Bio Agents: Anthrax, Plague, Ricin, Smallpox; Chemical Agents: Blister, Blood, Choking, Nerve), Land (UK, USA, Iraq Tanks), Sea (UK, USA), and Air (UK, USA).

United Kingdom: Ministry of Defence – Official Site of UK Military.

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) – Official Site of United States Military.

U.S. Weapons Systems from GlobalSecurity.org. Contents: U.S. Military Aircraft, U.S. Warships, Munitions, and Ground Systems.

358.38 Biological warfare, (Bacterial warfare), (Germ warfare)

Biological, Chemical and Radiological Weapons. From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Contents: Anthrax, Smallpox, Dirty Bombs, Bioterroris, Disasters and Emergencies, Emergency Medical Services, Environmental Disasters, Homeland Security, Natural Disasters/Extreme Weather, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Disaster Mental Health, Safety of the Water Supply, and Other Resources.

Sarin from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sarin is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent. It is extremely toxic.

361.6 Social policy, (Government policy), (National planning), (Social planning)

CCPA. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is a national economic and social policy think tank. It is independent, non partisan and has charitable status. Established in 1980 by academic and labour economists who saw the need for an independent left-of-centre research agency to counterbalance the right-wing Fraser and C.D. Howe Institutes.

361.7068 Fund raising, (Fundraising)

Fundraising Ideas for Fundraisers from Fundraiser Help. Site provides fund raising ideas and resources for school fundraisers, church fundraising, and non-profit organizations. Includes a fundraising directory for thousands of fund raising companies, products, and ideas.

361.8 Charities, (Charity organization), (Charitable institutions)

The 200 Largest U.S. Charities by William P. Barrett, from Forbes.com. See 2005 chart for Complete List of 200 Largest U.S. Charities: All figures in U.S. $ (mil). Click on any charity’s name for more information: Name, Total Revenue, Total Expenses, Surplus/Loss, Net Assets.

Charitable Registration. Contents include: Why register as a charity? Who can register as a charity? What is the difference between a non-profit organization and a charity? How can I register as a charity? Site includes Non-profit Incorporation, Volunteer Resources, Funding Sources, Fundraising Tips, and more.

Charities Directorate – Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with a searchable List of Canadian Registered Charities, Newly Registered Charities, Recently Revoked Charities, Recent Annulments, updated daily. About 80,000 charities are registered with the CRA. Find out if a Canadian charity is legitimate and registered, meaning official receipts will be available and charitable donations will be tax deductible. Check out the charitable organization before you donate, or find out afterwards if you have been scammed. Guidelines for Registering a Charity.

Charity Commission for England and Wales. FAQs on Registering a Charity.

Charity Navigator. FAQs. Site provides information on over 3400 charitable organizations and evaluates the financial health of each of these charities. Includes Top 10 Lists.

IRS – Internal Revenue Service: Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits. Includes: IRS Announces “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2006 – 9. Abuse of Charitable Organizations and Deductions.

The Nonprofit FAQ. Includes links to 48,076 non-profit Organizations worldwide. You can browse all organizations by country: Africa, Asia, Australia & the Pacific, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States & Canada.

U.S. Charity Offices from NASCO (National Association of State Charity Officials).

362.1 Hospitals, Hospitals – United States

Directory of America’s Hospitals. The U.S. News/American Hospital Association National Directory has facts and figures on more than 6,000 hospitals.

HospitalSoup.com. Find the Best Hospitals, Health Care Systems, Clinics, Nursing Homes and other medical facilities across America and Internationally. See also U.S. Hospital Showcase and International Hospital Showcase.

Tenet – Hospitals. Click on the map to locate a Tenet hospital in the U.S. With 24,894 licensed beds, the 100 acute care hospitals owned and operated by Tenet subsidiaries in 14 states offer a wide array of medical services.

362.2 Mentally ill, (Insane), (Insanity), (Sanity), (Mentally deranged)

The Insanity Test. Try this test to see how sane you are. If you score 0% you are very sane. Score 10% you are 10% insane. The higher the score, the more insane you are. Not to be taken too seriously, of course.

 

362.29 Alcoholism, Drug abuse, Substance abuse, (Addiction to alcohol), (Drug addiction)

Addiction as a Disease, Animations: How Drugs Work in the Body, in the Brain, and much more.

The Addiction Web Site of Terence T. Gorski: “Addiction is not a crime, it’s a treatable illness. Addicted people are not criminals who need to be punished. They’re sick people who need to get well.”

Alcohol: Problems & Solutions. Contents: Alcohol Information, Alcohol Issues, Drinking & Driving, Alcohol & Youth, Alcohol & Health. Take the Bar Exam – a true or false alcohol information and knowledge quiz on beer, wine, and distilled spirits (liquor).

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. A non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Topics include: Aboriginal issues, Policy and Research, Law Enforcement and Crime, Prevention and Education, Treatment, Youth, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information Service, Statistics, Cannabis Quick Facts, Gambling in Canada, HIV / AIDS and Injection Drug Use, and more.

The Cool Spot – Alcohol, Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking Info for Young Teens. Resources, information, and support on alcohol use and abuse among teenagers. Topics include: underage drinking, teen drinking, peer pressure, alcohol statistics, alcohol abuse, and more.

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit. From Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Contents include: Breaking News, Dr. Ann P. Streissguth Biographical Sketch, Research Projects, Legal Issues, Publications, Order Reprints, FAS/FAE Resources, and more.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome from CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Fast facts, fact sheets. What is FAS? How common is FAS? What are the characteristics of children with FAS? How can we prevent FAS? and more.

Institute of Alcohol Studies in United Kingdom – Factsheets on Alcohol. Topics of fact sheets include: Alcohol as a Medical and Social Problem, Drinking and Driving, Alcohol and Crime, Alcohol and the Elderly, Alcohol and Women, Alcohol and Youth, Alcohol and the Workplace, Alcohol and the Law, Costs of alcoholism such as Tax and Price and Public Health. See also Useful Links to sites around the world dealing with alcohol, alcohol use and alcoholism worldwide. Links include Alcoweb, Jewish Alcoholics, and others. Drinks Industry sites include: Amstel, Budweiser, Heineken, Southern Comfort, and others.

Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program. U.S. Federal government’s vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol, tobacco use and violence, through education and prevention activities in American schools.

The Science Behind Drug Abuse from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens. Contents include: Facts on Drugs (Anabolic Steroids, Ecstasy, Marijuana, Nicotine, and others), Ask Dr. NIDA with answers to most FAQs, Real Stories of teens who have struggled with drug addictions, Have Fun and Learn activities, plus resources for Parents and Teachers.

Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade. Drug Facts from the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy. Terminology database consists of over 2,000 current drug-related street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug acitivity. Search drug terms alphabetically by commonly known drug names, e.g. Amphetamine, Benzocaine, Crack Cocaine, Designer Drugs, Ecstasy, Heroin, Marijuana, Nicotine, Opium, Peyote, Ritalin, Steroids, etc. or by topic: Costs & Quantities, Drug Trade, or Drug Use. All terms are cross-referenced.

Substance Abuse and Addiction. Index: Alcohol, Marijuana, Stimulants, Heroin, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Sedatives, Nicotine, Treatment.

362.4 Handicapped, (Disabled), Deaf, Deafness, Hearing impaired, Physically handicapped

Bobby Online Free Portal. Submit your Web page to Bobby (a Web-based tool), and it will analyze your page and identify barriers to access by individuals with disabilities.

Disability Classifications and Categories from The Special Education Home Page. See: Disabilities – Understanding what they’re all about. Selected Web links to Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Autism, Behavioral Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Eating Disorders, Epilepsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Hearing Impaired/Deaf, Hyperlexia, Learning Disabilities (LD), Mental Retardation, Phenylketonuria (PKU), Spina Bifida, Tourette’s Syndrome, Turner’s Syndrome, Visual Impairments/Blindness, and William’s Syndrome.

Disabled Accessibility: The Pragmatic Approach. Author offers suggestions on Pragmatics: Get Top Priorities Fixed First.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Recommendation from W3C – World Wide Web Consortium. The goal of the WAI and the Guidelines may be summarized by a quote from Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web: “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

362.7 Child support, Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Child welfare, Abandoned children, (Deadbeat dads), (Deadbeat moms), (Deadbeat parents)

ANCPR. Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights. Information on family law, child support and father’s rights. This volunteer organization is dedicated to promoting and protecting the civil rights of non-custodial parents (NCP’s). Learn about men in poverty. Many deadbeat dads are homeless, and an even greater percentage are poor. Read articles about joint custody and shared parenting.

Deadbeat Dads and Moms. Child support information from Law Office of Douglas C. Smith. Contents include: Deadbeats v. Turnips (based on the old saying “you can’t get blood from a turnip”), Deadbeat Collections – Payers of Child Support, Recipients of Child Support, Variety of methods to collect child support: Wage Withholding, Wage Garnishment, Tax Refunds, Writs of Garnishment & Execution, Conclusion: Both parents should do their best to avoid the deadbeat phenomena.

Deadbeat Locators: Hall of Shame.

Deadbeat Parents in Canada – Letters A-F, G-Q, R-Z. A free service for Canadians. Look at the Deadbeat Parents Posters. Site defines a “deadbeat parent” as a parent who has been ordered by the court to pay child support and refuses, or has disappeared, or is chronically late.

Deadbeat Parents in USA – Letters A-F, G-Q, R-Z. A free service for Americans. Look at the Deadbeat Parents Posters. Mission: To obtain all possible information about “Deadbeat Parents” for the purpose of assisting the Families in the enforcement of court ordered child support payments which are continuing to burden society in general.

Deadbeat Parents. Attorney General of South Carolina emphasizes economic hardships families suffer because of “deadbeat dads.” Where available, site shows photo of each deadbeat dad, his name, date of birth, physical description, court order location, usual occupation, likely location where deadbeat dad may be found, case status, amounts owed, and number of children affected.

Deadbeat Parents from divorcesource.com. Topics: Locating the Obligor, What the Courts Can Do For You, Obligor Files for Bankruptcy, Locating the Assets, Effective Communication and Complaining, FAQ, State/Province Specific Child Support Information, and Child & Spousal Support Articles.

Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act. Remarks by President Clinton at the Signing of The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998. From The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, June 24, 1998. See also Clinton Signs Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act with photos.

Wantedposters dot com. Claims to be the world’s largest Website dedicated to assisting families in the recovery of unpaid Court ordered child support in U.S. and Canada. Search and view posters of deadbeat parents alphabetically by last names. Poster details color photo of deadbeat parent, amount owed, last known address, date of birth, other names, occupation and comments.

362.8297 Missing children

Child CyberSearch. Contents: Search the Missing Children Database, Missing Children’s Hotline1-888-326-5352 Answered 24 hours-a-day OR 1-800-843-5678, The History of Child Crisis Network (Formerly known as Child CyberSearch), and more.

Child Find. See also Child Find Canada.

Child Find of America. See also Missing Children.

Child Quest International: Keeping Hope Alive.

Missing Children Society of Canada.

The Missing Children’s Network Canada.

Missing Minors – Teaching Children Personal Safety. Child Safety Information: Child Safety Basics, Cell Phone Safety, Child Safety Game, Child Safety Rules, Halloween Child Safety, Preventing Child Abduction, Online Child Safety Tips, Childproofing Your Home. Site lists Missing Children as well as Found Children, with photos and details.

North America Missing Children Association.

Our Missing Children. Associated with the Canadian Ministry of the Solicitor General of Canada. Includes Missing Children Database, Colouring Pages: RCMP – National Missing Children Services “safety tips”. Publications include:

363.1 Accidents – Prevention, Safety education, (Safety measures), (Water safety)

4 R Kids SakeTM aims to protect children from preventable injuries and death in and around cars through: Awareness, Education, Legislation, and Product Redesign.

Dry Ice Safety. What is Dry Ice? Dry Ice is frozen carbon dioxide. First of ten dry ice safety rules states: KIDS: Never use dry ice without adult supervision. Dry ice can cause serious injury if not used carefully!!!

Fact Sheet Library. Handy resource guides offering stats, tips, and suggestions for making your life safer from National Safety Council. Over 80 topics in 5 categories: Agricultural Safety, Healthy Living, In the Environment, On the Road, and School Bus Safety.

Get Safe! is a multi-media ‘information’ platform for Safety, Injury Prevention, Health and Personal Security.

Boating Safety Circulars from U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety (G-OPB), “dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters.” Includes: Boating Under the Influence (BUI is just as deadly as drinking and driving!) Statistics (U.S. Coast Guard maintains detailed statistics on all reported recreational boating safety accidents and incidents throughout the United States and its territories), plus Publications on various Boating Safety issues in PDF.

Safe at Home from SafeUSA™. Fire Safety, Water Safety, Outdoor Safety, Indoor Safety, Safe from Violence. See also Safe at School and Safe in the Community, Safe on the Move, and Safe at Work.

A Safer Site. Topics include: Bicycles, Young Drivers, Back to School Safety, Agricultural Safety and Health, Fire Prevention, Environmental Health, Impaired Driving, Eye and Hearing Protection, plus Links to other safety sites.

Share the Road Safely includes Safety Tips for Kids.

363.12 Aircraft accidents, (Aeronautics – Accidents), (Air crashes), (Airplane accidents), (Aviation accidents), (Plane crashes)

100 Worst Aviation Accidents from PlaneCrashInfo.com.

Accident & Incident Data from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Include: Reports, Accidents: Within the Past 10 Years, Accidents: More than 10-Years Ago, Airline Fatal Accident Rate, Aviation Accident Statistical Reports, General Aviation Fatal Accident Statistics: 2005, 2004, Aviation Accident Reports and Statistics – National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and more.

Aircraft Crashes from Infoplease.

AirDisaster.com. Solutions for safer skies. Accident Videos, Voice Recorders, Accident Photos, Aircraft Photo Search, Accident Database, Accident Statistics, Eyewitness Reports, Investigations, Special Reports, and more.

AirSafe.com – Airline safety and security information from the passenger perspective, other useful information for the traveling public as well as information on recent fatal plane crashes.

Historic Aircraft Crash Sites. Find out more about how these crashes occurred and see what the crash sites look like today.

How Aircraft Crash. Accident Reports and Causal Explanation from Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

How Black Boxes Work from How Stuff Works.

363.1251 Drunk driving, (Driving while intoxicated), (Driving under the influence of alcohol)

leaf Department of Justice Canada – Impaired Driving Fact Sheet – What does “impaired driving” mean? What is the “legal limit”? and other FAQs.
Initiatives to Strenghten Impaired Driving Laws.
Government of Canada Amends the Criminal Code to Deal with Impaired Driving through Ignition Interlock Devices.
Impaired Driving Law Amendments Come into Force.
Impaired Driving Law Receives Royal Assent.
Tougher Impaired Driving Law Comes into Force.
Criminal Code Amendments Target Impaired Drivers.

Drunk Driving Facts – Ensuring our teeangers are safe on the road. Includes a cartoon presentation “Safe and Sober” (Macromedia Flash).

Drunk Driving Overview from Drunk Driving Lawyers. Other resources include DUI Overview and Definition – Driving under the influence (DUI), DWI Overview and Definition – Driving while intoxicated (DWI), DUI / DWI Laws, Frequently Asked Questions About Drunk Driving, and more.

Impaired Driving – Facts from CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Impaired Driving – Drunk Driving Statistics & Facts from Loyola University Chicago.

MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Stats & Resources, Under 21 – Underage drinking, Victim Services & Information, and more.

SADD – Students Against Destructive Decicions – Statistics on Underage Drinking, Impaired Driving, and other topics.

YAERD – Young Adults Educating Responsible Drinking. Contents include: Cost of DUI, Breathalysers, Alcohol Facts, Statistics and Resources.

363.17 Poisons and poisoning, Hazardous substances, (Toxic substances)

Hazardous Substances Databank – Search, Household Products Database: Health & Safety Information on Household Products, and other links from National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Household Poisons from MedlinePlus.

Index of Poisionous Plants, Poisons & Antidotes – Stedman’s Shorter Medical Dictionary (1942) from Botanical.com.

Poisons & Overdoses Index from AllRefer Health.

Poisons Information Monographs (for advanced students) from IPCS INCHEM – a tool for those concerned with chemical safety and the sound management of chemicals. Produced through cooperation between International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Prevention of Poisoning, First Aid, Information Sheets, Bites & Stings from Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Australia.

Protect Your Child from Poisons in Your Home from U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Questions and Answers About Dioxins.

Toxicology & Poisoning – Web links from Hardin Library for Health Sciences, University of Iowa.

Toxicology (Poisons). Veterinary Toxicology – toxins, animal poisoning, adverse drug reactions from About.com.

363.2 Police, Law Enforcement

Officer.com: The Source for Law Enforcement and Police. Law enforcement Website. U.S. and Federal Laws, International Laws, Criminal Justice Issues, Computer Laws, Search and Seizure, Prisons, Firearms Laws, Sex Offense Laws (U.S. and Canada).

Toronto Police Service: To Serve and Protect. A-Z Index, 9-1-1, Investigative Units, Victim Services, Info for Seniors, Crime Stoppers, Missing Children, Links to Police Services across Canada. Includes FAQ on About the TPS, Careers, Court, Reporting a Crime, Tags and Tickets, Web Site – News Releases, and Professional Standards.

363.25 Fingerprints, Fingerprints – Identification, Criminal investigation, Criminals – Identification, Forensic sciences

Fingerprint Identification – An Overview. Training Information includes: Fingerprint and Criminal History Training, Arrest Disposition Submission, Taking Legible Fingerprints, FBI Identification Record Request. “Fingerprint Identification is the method of identification using the impressions made by the minute ridge formations or patterns found on the fingertips. No two persons have exactly the same arrangement of ridge patterns, and the patterns of any one individual remain unchanged throughout life. Fingerprints offer an infallible means of personal identification.” From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS).

Fingerprinting from CyberBee® by Linda C. Joseph and Linda D. Resch. Contents include: History of Fingerprints, Fingerprinting: A Lesson in Classification – Lesson plan for Later Elementary or Middle School, Fingerprinting Identification – an FBI Educational Web Publication, Taking Prints – What are fingerprints? and how to take a fingerprint, Classifying Prints – Arch, Loop, or Whorl, Dusting – Fingerprints at the Crime Scene.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fingerprints from Onin.com. Latent Print Examination: Fingerprints, Palmprints and Footprints: Expert Topics, General Information, and Investigator Topics including The Reliability of Fingerprint Identification – A Case Report by Andre A. Moenssens, Douglas Stripp Professor of Law, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Legal Challenges to Fingerprints, What is a Daubert Hearing? and much more.

363.28 Secret Service

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). A government agency dedicated to protecting the national security interests of Canada and safeguarding its citizens. Main objective is to investigate and report on threats to the security of Canada while respecting the law and protecting human rights.

FBI. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Most Wanted, Major Investigations, FBI Library, Uniform Crime Reports, Kids and Youth Educational Page, Freedom of Information Act.

United Kingdom Intelligence Agencies. Links to Central Intelligence Machinery, Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), and others.

363.34 Disaster relief, (Disaster preparedness), (Emergency preparedness)

Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness from U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Provides current and up-to-date disaster preparedness information. Hazards covered: Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Winter Storms and Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Landslide and Debris Flows (Mudslide), Tsunamis, Fires, Wildfires, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Household Chemical Emergencies, Nuclear Power Plant, and Terrorism (including Explosion, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological hazards).

Disasters – 2005 Federal Disaster Declarations from U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Includes Declared Disasters Archives by Calendar Year. Disasters: Louisiana Hurricane Katrina Emergency Declaration, August 27, 2005.

Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities from U.S. Department of Transportation. Includes a list of Officially Recognized Categories of Disasters.

Emergency Preparedness and Response – Natural Disasters & Severe Weather from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contents include:

363.7 Environment, Environmental protection, Environmental movement, Environmental policy, Noise, Noise pollution, (Pollution – Prevention), (Pollution control), (Conservation movement), (Green movement), (Ecological movement)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Student Center. Here you can learn about your environment and how you can help protect it for the future. Categories: Air, Conservation, Ecosystems, Human Health, In Your Neighborhood, Waste & Recycling, and Water. Includes Fun Activities with games that teach about the environment.

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse. A national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources. Online library, Noise news, Hearing loss and occupational noise library, Law library, Resources for Activists, Educational resources.

363.72 Hazardous wastes, (Toxic wastes)

Hazardous Waste Program from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Hazardous Wastes. Wastes: Educational Resources, Household Hazardous Waste – Municipal Solid Waste, Wastes: Information Resources from US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Household Hazardous Products: How do you tell if it is hazardous? List of Hazardous Products, Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste.

Household Hazardous Waste Guide Sheets. What makes a product hazardous? Household Hazardous Products, Identifying Product Hazards: Material Safety Data Sheets, Safe Use, Storage and Disposal of Paint and Pesticides, Store Hazardous Products Safely, Home Hazardous Product Survey, What Your Home Haz, and others. Published by University of Missouri Outreach and Extension Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Safety and Health Topics: Hazardous Waste from U.S. Department of Labor.

363.738 Acid rain

Acid Rain from Environment Canada. Contents: Acid rain and the Facts, Water, Forests, Air Quality, Your Health, Case Studies, What’s Being Done, What’s New, Kids’ Corner, and Resources.

Acid Rain Program from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Acid Rain. What is acid rain and what causes it? How do we measure acid rain? What are acid rain’s effects? How do we reduce acid rain? Science Experiments, Learning Activities, Glossary. Includes K-8 Air Quality Lesson Plans and Data.

363.739 Pollution, Air pollution, (Atmosphere – Pollution), Water pollution, (Soil pollution)

The Citizens’ Guide to Pollution Prevention, in PDF from Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy.

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) – A rule that will achieve the largest reduction in air pollution in more than a decade from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See also Clean Air Act, Air Pollution, Ozone, Clean Water Act, Water Pollutants.

The Green Lane from Environment Canada. Contents include: Air – Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Atmospheric Science, Ozone, Smog. Pollution – Contaminants, Environmental Protection, Pollution Prevention. Water Pollution. Waste Management.

PollutionWatch. Canadian source for information about chemicals that manufacturing facilities release in a community. Simply type in a postal code or click on the map of Canada to get the facts on pollution in a community, in a province, and in Canada. Includes information on health effects and regulations concerning toxic chemicals.

364 Crime

America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back. North America’s number-one crime-fighting show hosted by John Walsh. Show archives go back to 1998. As of June 5, 2004, 798 criminals have been captured as a result of this show.

Crime and Criminal Justice Web Links from CrimeNews. True crime and criminal justice news stories from around the world.

The Crime Library. True stories of famous crimes. Categories covered: Classic Crime Stories, Gangsters, Outlaws and G-men, Mass and Serial Murders, Terrorists, Spies and Assasins, The Best Crime Fiction, plus New Crime News updated daily.

Criminal Justice Links from Florida State University School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

The Cybrary’s Top 100 Criminal Justice Sites on the Web from Prentice Hall.

Dr. O’Connor’s Criminal Justice MegaLinks. Don’t forget to read Terms & Conditions first.

 

364.1 Computer crimes, Impostors and imposture, Counterfeits and counterfeiting, (Cyber crime), (Hoaxes), (Charlatans), (Pretenders), (Chain letters)

See also 341.7 Copyright, Cyberspace law, Cyberlaw and Anti-Virus

7 Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Items Online from ScamBusters.org. Site also includes: Online Auctions: Deal or Steal?, SCAM: The Nigerian Advance Fee Scheme, and Credit Card Fraud.

Chain Letters by Donald Watrous of Rutgers University. What are chain letters? Why do people think chain letters could work? Why can’t chain letters work? A brief analysis of the Dave Rhodes chain letter, plus links to further reading.

Circulating Chain Letters. Browse chain letters by type: America at War, Armchair Activism, For the Kids, No Jokes Too Obvious, Picture Imperfect, Real But …, Something for Nothing, To Your Health, Virus Warning, and General Junk.

Cybercitizenship.org. The Cybercitizen Awareness Program educates children and young adults on the danger and consequences of cyber crime. Topics: What is Cyber Ethics? What is Cyber Crime? Teaching Cyber Ethics. Understanding the Internet, and Just for Kids. The Cybercitizen Partnership was created with a grant from the U. S. Department of Justice.

Health Related Hoaxes and Rumors from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HoaxBusters. Contents: Information about hoaxes, chain letters, urban myths and other bogus information on the Internet. Hoax Categories include: Malicious Code (Virus and Trojan) Warnings, Urban Myths, Sympathy Letters, Chain Letters, Threat, Scams, Scam Chains, Nigerian 419 Scam, Foreign Lottery Scam, Microsoft Lottery Winner Scam, AOL Database Corruption Scam, PayPal System Update Scam, Bank of America Security Update Scam, BestBuy Fraud Alert, E-Bay Scam Warning …, and Scare Chains, Jokes, True Legends, Hacked History, and more.

The Museum of Hoaxes. Hoaxes from pre-1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1998, and 1999-2001.

Virus Hoaxes and Netlore. A site designed to debunk e-mail hoaxes. Contents include: Virus Hoaxes Chain Letters, Fear Mongering, Real Virus Update & Advice, Potential Effects of Forwarding Email, and more.

364.15 Homicide, (Murder), Sex crimes, Rape, Child sexual abuse, (Sexual crimes)

Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Facts and statistics about crimes against children in the United States. Contents: Overall Crime Victimization of Juveniles, Homicide, Sexual Assault, Non-Family Abduction, Assault, Robbery and Theft, Child Maltreatment, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Neglect, Family Abduction, Exposure to Domestic Violence, and School Assaults.

Megan’s Law by State from KlaasKids Foundation. Meaning of Megan’s Law.

Sex Offender Registries from Yahoo! Directory. Includes: National Sex Offender Registry from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Headquarters and Programs with links to State sex offender registries, Criminal Offenders – Sex Offender Registries from Public Record Finder.com, and many others.

Sex Offender Registries: A costly illusion. Fact Sheet #16, July 2001. A Publication of the John Howard Society of Ontario. Contents: Myths and realties, Available Information Systems, Cost and Reliability of Registries, Possible Unintended Consequences, No Research to Support Effectiveness, and The Alternative. To get a better perspective of this fact sheet, see Mission and Core Statements of the John Howard Society of Canada.

Sex Offenders from Google Directory with links to Registries. See also Sex Offenses which include links to Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Child Pornography, Court Cases, Incest, Legislation, News and Media, Prevention, Rape, Statistics and Research, and Support Groups.

364.16 Fraud, False personation, Credit card crimes, Swindlers and swindling, (Identity theft), (Con artists), (Con game)

ID Theft: Has some clown taken over your good name? from The Police Notebook. Contents include: Introduction to Identity Theft, Preventing Identity Theft, Internet Scams, Identity Theft Resources, News – Recent Legislation in the United States, and more.

Identity Theft. ID Theft: What’s It All About – U.S. from Federal Trade Commission: Your National Resource for Identity Theft. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number, credit card number or other identifying information, without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft is a serious crime. Includes How Not to Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam, Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft, in PDF, ID Theft Affidavit, in PDF. Fraud Hotline: 1-800-876-7060, Mon.-Fri. 9-5, EST.

Identity Theft – Canada – includes How can you prevent identify theft? Best Practices for Preventing Online Identity Theft. Hackers grab bank details with fake ad – Hackers have found a new method of stealing bank details from home computers. How Identity Theft Occurs and Identity Theft: How to prevent and recover from fraud from TransUnion of Canada. TransUnion may be reached at 1-877-525-3823. Equifax at 1-800-465-7166.

National Fraud Information Center. To Call from Canada or the United States, including Puerto Rico, use the toll free number: 1-800-876-7060. Topics covered: Telemarketing Fraud, Internet Fraud, Scams against Businesses, Fraud against the Elderly, How to Report Fraud and Ask Questions, Online Incident Report Form, Fraud Alerts, Links, and more. See also Reporting Fraud to the Proper Authorities.

PhoneBusters: The Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre. From Canada or U.S., Call Toll Free 1-888-495-8501 to report fraud and identity theft, or to get more information. Fax: (705) 494-4008, Toll Free Fax: 1-888-654-9426, Email: [email protected] or [email protected], or contact the Competition Bureau at 1-800-348-5358, Email: [email protected]. To report an economic crime online go to RECOL.

364.6 Capital punishment, (Death penalty), (Executions), (Hanging)

 


Dead Man Walking
(Vintage)
(Paperback)
by Helen Prejean

Dead Man Walking (Vintage) (Paperback) by Helen Prejean
Dead Man Walking
(1996) (DVD)
Starring: Susan Sarandon
Sean Penn
Director: Tim Robbins

Dead Man Walking (1996) (DVD) Starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn. Director: Tim Robbins

The Death of Innocents:
An Eyewitness Account
of Wrongful Executions

Death of Innocents

Debating the Death Penalty:
Should America Have
Capital Punishment?
Experts on Both Sides
Make Their Best Case

Debating the Death Penalty

 

Capital Punishment Links. Resources for research purposes. Suggested Web links include Torah Thoughts (Jewish Thoughts on the Death Penalty), Capital Punishment: Wrong Then and Now, Human Rights, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, etc.

CACP – Catholics Against Capital Punishment. What the Vatican has said about capital punishment, FAQ, Catechism, “We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.” – U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1994, plus Catholic-oriented death penalty-related links.

Death Penalty from Amnesty International. Features include: Abolition News Flash, Death Penalty in the U.S. Facts & Figures, Fact Sheets: Death Penalty Q & A, Juveniles, Deterrence, Mental Retardation, Mental Illness, Federal Death Penalty, Foreign Nationals Penalty, International Human Rights Standards, Military Death Penalty, Public Opinion, Racial Prejudices, Arbitrary and Unfair Proceedings, Recidivism, Innocence, Cost, plus Death Penalty Worldwide, Juveniles and the Death Penalty, and other Death Penalty Links.

Death Penalty Information and Resources. Topics include: Anti-Capital Punishment Resources from the (American Society of Criminology) ASC’s Critical Criminology Division, ASC Resolution on the Death Penalty, Department of Justice General Information and Statistics on Capital Punishment, FAQ, Papers, fact sheets, and Information on the Death Penalty, U.S. Supreme Court Decisions re Capital Punishment, Links to Death Penalty Resources, Wrongful Murder (Capital and non-Capital) Convictions, Religion and the Death Penalty, plus Why the Death Penalty? (Arguments in support of Capital Punishment).

Death Penalty Information Center. Includes searchable Execution Database (United States), Death Penalty Fact Sheet in PDF, Crimes Punishable by the Death Penalty by State, Death Row, History of the Death Penalty, Executions in the United States, plus Issues, Resources, and more.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873). “Speech In Favor of Capital Punishment.” Includes discussion questions.

Pro Death Penalty.com. Contents include: Anything to save a killer, Info & Resources, Methods of Execution, Victims’ Services, Scheduled Executions, Articles and Interviews, News and Polls, Appeals, Death Penalty Links, and more.

368 Insurance

Anonymous Life Insurance Quotes – Canada. Request a free, instant, anonymous, online life insurance quote. Anonymous quotes also available for Americans at Anonymous Life Insurance Quote – USA.

Auto Insurance Company Quotes in U.S. only. Site provides helpful information on how to evaluate your automobile insurance policy, plus tips and tricks on how to get the best coverage at the lowest rates. As rules and regulations vary from State to State, check out auto insurance applicable to your specific State.

Auto Insurance Learning Center from Esurance. FAQs, Auto Insurance Glossary, Interactive Auto Insurance Coverage Counselor, and Esurance Insights.

Auto Insurance Quotes Canada from Kanetix.ca – Compare car insurance rates online.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) – Health Insurance Information. Listing of Blue Companies in the U.S. See also Anti-Fraud – What consumers can do about healthcare fraud. Download consumer guide in PDF: Don’t Be a Victim of Healthcare Fraud.

Canadian Banks – Insurance:

BMO – Bank of Montreal Insurance Solutions. Life Insurance, Mortgage Insurance, Loans and Lines of Credit Insurance, Mosaik MasterCard Balance Insurance, Accident and Illness Insurance, Travel Insurance.

Canadian Direct Insurance – Subsidiary of Canadian Western Bank. Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Travel Insurance.

CIBC Mortgage Life Insurance FAQs.

HSBC. Creditor Insurance (Mortgage Insurance, Line of Credit Insurance, Personal Loan Insurance), Travel Insurance.

RBC Insurance (Royal Bank of Canada). Property Insurance, Auto Insurance, Life & Health Insurance, Travel Insurance, Loan & Mortgage Protection, Credit Card Insurance.

TD Canada Trust – Products & Services – Insurance. Free Online Quotes. Auto Insurance Quote, Term Life Insurance Quote, Home Insurance Quote, Critical Illness Insurance: Survivor’s Financial Plan, Motorcycle Insurance Quote, Travel Medical Insurance Quote.

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA): Consumer Assistance Centre (CAC). In 2003, CAC responded to nearly 54,000 calls accounting for more than 59,000 enquiries. CAC provides information about industry practices, life and health insurance companies, and their products; assists family members to locate lost policies of a recently deceased; provides information on restitution for Holocaust victims and heirs; and more. Call toll free: 1-800-268-8099. In Toronto: 416-777-2344. Or submit inquiry by email.

The History of Insurance from FindLocalInsurance.com. In 2100 BC, traders in Babylonia assumed the risks of the caravan trade through loans that were repaid after the goods had arrived safely. The Romans used burial clubs as a form of life insurance, providing funeral expenses for members and payments for survivors. … See also:

How to Avoid the Life Insurance Illustration Trap! from Essential Benefits Group. Should I Buy Term Or Permanent Life Insurance? Term 10 Can Be the Most Expensive Insurance Plan You Ever Purchase! Canadian Life Insurance Calculator, Mortgage Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Disability Insurance.

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). Site Map.

InsuranceHotline.com: The Consumer’s Guide to Insurance – Canada. Provides instant online rate quotes for car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, commercial insurance, and travel insurance. Quotes also available in United States and United Kingdom.

IQ InsuranceQuote Services. Formerly iQuote. Offers comprehensive, detailed, and instant term life insurance quotes online. Also provides valuable information on Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Estate Planning, and Annuity. U.S. based.

Life, Health, Annuity Insurers. A-Z reference guide to insurance companies in the United States with website links. Note: Indicated ratings are on website design and content and not on quality or financial stability of the company.

QuickQuote. Get a quote online for Life Insurance (Term Life, Final Expense Life), Auto Insurance (Automobile), and Health Insurance (Individual Health, Small Group Health, Dental/Vision, Medicare Supplement, Short Term Health, and Travel Health). U.S. only. For more information, estimators and calculators, media presentations, and articles on life, health and auto insurance, visit the Resource and Information Centers.

Quoteserv.com. Get Quotes online for Auto Insurance, Health Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Renters Insurance, Boat Insurance, as well as Financial Services, Home Equity Loan, Debt Consolidation, Personal Loans, Home Mortgage, and Refinancing. U.S. residents only. Site provides a handy Amortization Calculator for loans

352.230941 Prime ministers – Great Britain