Nice Reference Site(s)

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Doctor What, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    Came across this site while doing some research at work yesterday.

    It's a site that basically combines all data about different countries onto one site.

    Find all kinds of information on more than 100 countries listed in alphabetical order. Hundreds of stats for most countries grouped in 16 comprehensive categories, viewed by bargraph, scattergraph, maps. Cross variables, add parameters and you can even make your own graph for some of them.

    Figure this would be useful for someone.

    World Perspective
     
  2. Michael Up is Down, Black is White.

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    Hah! Our rich are richer then yours! At least, they control more of the wealth, which I imagine would be much the same.
     
  3. Thande INCOMING STORY

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    Nice find, Doc. Doesn't seem to have been written by someone who had English as their first language, but good source of data. Pity the population stuff doesn't go back beyond the Sixties - I've been trying to find decent population data for the UK and elsewhere back in the C19 and C18...
     
  4. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    Quebec university--University of Sherbrooke to be precise.

    Ask and ye shall receive, my friend......
     
  5. Thande INCOMING STORY

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    Bookmarked them both. :)
     
  7. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    Some more interesting reference sites

    Canada Aviation Museum has about 15,000 pictures on airplanes from the very earliest ones to the present day. The 'Artifacts' and 'Image Bank' sections are quite nice.

    Images Canada has about 100,000 pictures (from c. 1850 to c 1950). Check out the 'Image Trail' and 'Photo Essay' sections. Good source of 'old' pics.
     
  8. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    A few more...

    Virtual Autopsy --brush up on all those skills you picked up watching CSI

    Cartographic Images--images of about 1000 maps from 6000 BC to 1880 AD. Fairly extensive link section to other map sites.

    Links to Aboriginal Resources --literally thousands of links to numerous topics related to natives in North and South America. Everything from treaties to language lessons to maps can be found. Alas--the site has not been updated for some time so a lot of the links are dead--but that still leaves a few hundred still functioning.

    Native American Flags -a compendium of over 190 tribal flags and flags of tribal associations throughout North America.
     
  9. Thande INCOMING STORY

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    Doc, I'm not converting to Whatianity, but let's say I can see why people do :D :cool:
     
  10. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    Some more....

    Our Roots -Some rather clever people from various Canadian universities went through hundreds (if not thousands) of old books and manuscripts relating to Canadian history and scanned them and then posted the whole book online. You can find everything from the Irish at Grosse Isle, the American Invasion of 1775, the Klondike Gold Rush, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada’s historic forts and trading posts, the Canadian Anti-Slavery Baptist Association, Aboriginal communities, political and local scandals, ship building in Moncton, and the Sackville telephone exchange, to name just a few. Rather good search engine on it.

    The Internet Classics Archive - Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.

    Aboriginal Portal -similar to the one I posted above, only this one is maintained by the Canadian government. Nearly 20 different topics, each one subdivided into further sub-topics. Literally hundreds of links--all of them updated on a regular basis. There's even an International section that covers pretty much every region in the world--and a link to a Global forum on Indigenous Peoples and the Information Society.

    Index of Native American Resources on the Internet -Between the ones I posted above and this one, I really don't think you're going to need to look for any additional links on Natives, cause you pretty much got a link to everything even vaguely related to Natives on the internet.
     
  11. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    Cause I'm on a roll this week....

    Early Canadiana Online - Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a digital library providing access to 2,293,459 pages in 15,034 volumes of Canada's printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Pages were scanned and then uploaded in gif format for anyone to view.

    Acadian & Cajun Genealogy and History Online - Approx. 750 links on everything about Acadian and Cajun history, ranging from archaeology, maps, pictures, postcards, recipes and--of course--geneology.

    Thought of the Day - 'thought of the day' for five different religions
     
  12. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    A few more....

    Canadian Cultural Gateway - Massive collection of links divided into 6 different categories. The 'Heritage' category has several relevant subcategories for people making timelines. The 'cultural history' and 'map' subcategories are rather cool.

    ArchiviaNet - part of Libraries and Archives Canada. Searchable database allows you access to over 40,000 pictures available online.
     
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    Heroes Remember -Part of Veterans Affairs Canada website, there's a searchable database of about 2000 video/audio interviews with veterans from every war Canada participated in during the last 100 years.

    Calculators On-Line Center - Over 22,000 on-line calculators for every conceivable subject--from calculating dinosaur running speeds to the effects of nuclear explosions to bra sizes to seeing sunrise/moonrise times for any spot on earth to Calendar conversion calculators for nearly every ancient culture.
     
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    Museums Around the World- links to the websites of pretty much every museum in the world all on one page.

    Figure somebody here might find it useful....
     
  16. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    No idea if other people will find this interesting but here goes:

    International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia - exactly what it says-images of insignia and uniforms of nearly every country, some going back to the 18th and 19th century.

    www.canadiansoldiers.com - the largest and most comprehensive single source, online or off, regarding the organization, vehicles, weapons, unifoms, traditions, and insignia of Canadian soldiers in the 20th Century. Over 6,700 images on 950+ pages dealing with history, equipment, literature and more are presented here for students of history, re-enactors, modellers, gamers, serious researchers and anyone interested in the Canadian Army between 1900 and 2000.
     
  17. Thande INCOMING STORY

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    Doc, with respect, how the chough can you find these things when the rest of us have been searching for them for years? :confused: Did you sell your soul to Google or something? :D
     
  18. Thande INCOMING STORY

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    One of those sites has just answered a question I've been wondering about: in what year did the UK and USA have ~equal populations? (1843).
     
  19. Doctor What Charismatic Cult Leader

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    No--you have it backwards...

    I own Google's soul (such as it is)
     
  20. Blochead (American) Capitalist Pig

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    I highly recommend historicalstatistics.org , it has all sorts of good stuff (including Angus Maddison's survey of all nations GDP, GDP per Capita, and Population from 1 CE to 2001 in massive Excel file form.)