The Ultimates

This unique meta-index of six major web-based white page, yellow page, and e-mail directories is based on an easy-to-use search form that automatically formats and copies names from one directory into the other five (rather than searching all six simultaneously and aggregating the results). Also included in the site is the somewhat less useful "Ultimate Trip Planner" which helps plot routes, find guides, and create maps for trips. Created by net master Scott Martin.

IDEA Voter Turnout from 1945-1998: a Global Report on Political Participation

This database contains parliamentary and presidential election data for more than one hundred countries around the world whose elections are independent, multi-party, and universal (in terms of the sex and ethnicity of eligible voters). Rankings of voter turnout are provided for countries (alphabetically and by geographic area) along with a link to the Voter Turnout Survey. Elections in the 1990s are also given in a separate listing.Produced by the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

OPE Campus Security Statistics

The Office of Post secondary Education (OPE),Congressionally authorized in 1998 by an amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, compiles annual crime statistics from over 6,000 colleges and universities across the country. Statistics are given for several different areas including on-campus, on-campus residence halls,non-campus buildings, public property, local statistics (the areas surrounding campus), and more. Crimes detailed include murder/manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Search by institution name, state, type of institution, and/or instructional program (roughly equivalent to major).

Encyclopedia of ED Stats: Compendium Titles

This site brings together data from the National Center for Education Statistics, including projections and education indicators. The Digest of Education Statistics provides annual statistics beginning in 1996 with essays and printable tables and graphs for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions across the United States. Each edition has a useful list of tables. Links to the Department of Education's"Condition of Education" and "Projections of Education Statistics" reports are also given.

Proclaimed as "the world's largest archive of classic print ads," Adflip is a database of .jpg images of advertisements for household products, automobiles, health and beauty items, clothing, and more. Each entry includes the name of the product, a brief description of the ad, the name of the company, and the date the ad was issued. Adflip supports keyword searching and allows the user to browse by decade or category. The database dates back to 1940 and includes thirty to forty ads from each year.