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Librarian Favorites

The other week, I polled Milwaukee area law librarians asking them what are some of their favorite non-legal websites. I always appreciate learning about new and different sites, because as we all know, sometimes our research takes us beyond the “legal.” Here is my first post listing just a few (I’ll post others in the near future):

Wisconsin Office of Recovery and Reinvestment
A summary of stimulus projects and spending throughout Wisconsin.

Travel Green Wisconsin

Looking for some great places to visit in Wisconsin? “Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary program that reviews, certifies and recognizes tourism businesses and organizations that have made a commitment to reducing their environmental impact.”

Directory of National Embassies
The site is designed to “provide a comprehensive list of contact resources for all of the world's diplomatic offices.”

British Library Online Gallery
Collections range from historic texts, to the Magna Carta, to Henry VIII.

Online Searchable Death Indexes

“This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records.”

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The site provides a different image or photograph of the universe, with commentary by an astronomer. There is an archive, index, and search function.

Milwaukee Public Library
If you have a library card, they have online access to a variety of excellent databases. Definitely worth a visit.

Websites that Suck
A collection of websites and tips to help improve website design.


  1. I wanted to say THANK YOU to all the librarians who contributed.

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