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.