April 2011 Archives

College Sports and Recruiting

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Indianapolis Star: NCAA Athletic Department Financial Database
Use the pulldown menu to select by school, or topics such as ticket sales, concessions, advertisements and sponsorships and much more. You can also sort the data. This only covers public universities, as private institutions aren't required to disclose information via Freedom of Information Act filings. You can sort by football conference, basketball conference or see rankings by topics (ticket sales, etc.)

NCAA.com

BCSFootball.org
Official web site for background and news on the Bowl Championship Series.

PlayoffPac.com
A political action committee that supports a playoff system.

PlayoffProblem.com
Started by BCS officials and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer to oppose a playoff.

College BCS
Track the process for determining college football's national champion (not an official BCS site).

Scout.com

Heisman Pundit
Tracks the Heisman Trophy race throughout the college football season. Weighs in with voters and other experts.

PBS Frontline Feature on March Madness

College Football Data Warehouse
Facts, stats and anything of interest to college football.

NCAA Databases
A clearinghouse of college sports links.

CollegeFootballHistory.com
Another good football background site.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Resources page usually lists many college sports issues.

Sports Illustrated: Inside College Football
Stewart Mandel's college football blog.

Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Outstanding site for hard-to-find college recruiting info. and breaking news. A network of sports team and specialty sites.

Uwire.com/
Daily updates of national college sports.

PowerBasketball
Offers many articles for coaches and athletes.

Collegehoopsnet.com

InsideHoops.com
An in-depth site run by a professional sportswriter

MapGameday.com
Maps college football recruits by hometown. Sort by conference, school, etc. A very helpful tool.

CollegeRPI.com
College basketball rankings that influence NCAA tournament seeding.

Mel Kiper's NFL Draft Page

College Insider
A great collection of news and interactive polls and contests.

College Football History

CollegeFootballFan.com

Division III College Basketball

Scout.com Recruiting

ESPN Football Recruiting
Expertise from Tom Lemming and others.

USA Today Football Recruiting
An archive of stories and columns from prep football recruiting guru Max Emfinger.

Super Prep
This magazine is the prep football recruiting bible.

FindHoops.com Recruiting

College Hoops Insider
A great collection of news and interactive polls and contests.

Mhoops.com
Lists search engines regarding basketball recruiting.

College Sports Council
National coalition of coaches, athletes, parents and fans. Features research and articles on Title IX issues.

CollegeSportsScholarships.com
This is an information and resource site for high school athletes who want to apply for college athletic scholarships. Teaches students basic communication skills.

Hoopmasters.com

HoopScoop

Chicago Sun-Times: YourSeason.com
A comprehensive high school sports site that incorporates many Web 2.0 features. Site has a lot of recruiting news.

Urban Legends/Fact-Checking

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Snopes2.com Urban Legends Reference Pages
Think a story or tip might be made up? Use this page to search for some urban legends.

Urban Legends and Net Hoaxes for 2001
About.com's list of hoaxes.

Truth or Fiction?
This site takes "rumor mill" e-mails we all receive and determines if they are true or false. There is a good list of Attack on America information.

Charity Navigator: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The AFU and Urban Legends Archive

Sophos: Tsunami Relief Hoaxes
A great collection of hoax e-mails and other scams.

HoaxBusters.org
Check this site to verify virus hoaxes, chain e-mails and urban myths.

Purportal: Urban Legends Portal
Great search functions and fact-checking resources. This site can quickly assist you in sorting the myths from the half-truths and the actual facts. The site consists of database search engines to check keywords from e-mails you have received, the latest headlines on hoaxes, special reports on 9-11 misinformation, and links to official and commercial sites on fraud, hoaxes and scams

BreaktheChain.org
A site dedicated to online-myth-busting. Search for fake e-chain letters.

The Red Tape Chronicles
Blogger Bob Sullivan looks at Internet scams and consumer fraud. Very easy to navigate and find what you're looking for.

Purportal's 9/11 Hoaxes
Bad quotes, media mistakes, scams and more.

StrangeFacts.com
A cool resource for offbeat stats and facts.

VMyths.com
Myths about viruses.

Sree Tips on Hoax Sites
Tips from Columbia School of Journalism dean.

ABC News: War Scams

Museum of Hoaxes
Don't be fooled by urban legends. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Cyberjournalist.net: April Fool's in the News 2002
A great summary of stories (and links) to online hoaxes and pranks.

Symnantec Security's Hoaxes Site
Symantec Security Response uncovers hoaxes that usually arrive in the form of an e-mail.

VMyths.com
The truth about computer viruses and hoaxes. Sections dedicated to hoaxes, rantings, tips on spotting a virus myth, hot news, "the absurd" and more. Check out the resources page.

Time Magazine Story on 9/11 Rumors

HoaxKill.com
Researches several kinds of hoaxes; nice links page.

Sree's Tips on Hoax Sites
Don't get fooled. A Columbia University prof. has a great list of tips and examples of online hoaxes.

DeadorAliveInfo.com
A handy quick-reference, fact-checking site for copy editors. Find out if a celebrity is dead or alive.

Cyveillance.com
Tracks how brands, people are under attack on the Web.

ConsumerWebWatch.org
It's mission is to "investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web."

UrbanLegends.About.com

Yahoo!'s WTC/Pentagon Attack Hoaxes and Conspiracy Theories
Dozens of helpful fact-checking sites.

SmokingGun.com: Accidental Obits
A listing of mistaken obits on public figures.

Pantheon: Encyclopedia of Myths

Department of Energy's Internet Hoaxes
Information about the fraudulent e-mail chain letters, warnings, offers, and pleas for help; computer viruses, and more.

NBC: Debunking Hoaxes
From NBC Reports by Mike Wendland.

Bogus CNN.com Story: "Singer Britney Spears Killed in Car Accident"
This fake story swept across the Internet in October 2001. Read a copy of it.

Cyber Slip-Ups
Don't believe everything you read in an e-mail.

Quash Those Dead People Rumors Page
A celebrity you may have thought was dead isn't. See Abe Vigoda.

Who's Dead and Who's Alive
A celebrity you may have thought was dead isn't. See Abe Vigoda.

Vmyths
Separate truths from tall tales.

PhonyVeterans.com
Tips how to/what to do if you spot a phony veteran.

POW Network
How to spot phony POWs.

VeriSeal.org
How to check to make sure someone claiming to be a Navy Seal really is one.

Navy Frogmen
How to check to make sure someone claiming to be a Navy Frogman really is one.

MIA Facts: Phony POWS
How to check to make sure someone claiming to have a family member MIA is telling the truth.

Poynter.org: Computer Virus Resources

Ghosts of the Prairie Unexplained America
Full of odd stories and legends. Need to seriously fact-check any of the information you use from this site.

Criggo: Newspaper Mistakes

Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

Google Directory of Web Site Evaluation Tools
Tutorials on how to check a site?s credibility.

Greenpeace: Stop Greenwashing
Greenwashing describe the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. This Greenpeace site is a great resource to find more case studies of companies' greenwashing as well as other criteria and how to suggestions for businesses to go green ethically.

Argus Clearinghouse: Web Site Evaluations
This University of Michigan site rates Web sites on a scale of 1-5. Helps evaluate a site?s credibility. Note: The site is no longer actively maintained, but its archives are still useful.

HotBot: 10 Most Requested List
Ranks sites based on how often they?re visited.

SlipUps.com
Mistakes in movies, books, quotes, TV shows, etc.

CataLaw: Site Credibility
Check a site?s credibility using tools on this page.

Evaluating Quality on the Net

Evaluating Information Found on the Net

10 C?s for Evaluating Internet Resources

Bibliography on Evaluating Internet Resources

Federal Trade Commission: Job Scams

Widener University: Evaluating Web Resources

Virtual Chase Accuracy Page
Law librarian Gene Tyburski offers tips on evaluating information on the Web.

Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Net

Johns Hopkins: Evaluating Information Found on the Internet

Cornell University: Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages

Example of a Bogus Site: HollywoodPulse.com
A great example of a made-up Hollywood news site that Fox News Channel took for a professional site, interviewing a member of the satirical site for a serious news story. Remember: If your mother says she loves you, check it out! Just because it looks professional, doesn't mean it is professional.

Fortune 500 Business Blog Wiki
Links to hundreds of corporate blogs. Some are generated by the companies, some are written anonymously by current/former employees. Some are consumer watchdog sites that focus on specific industries. Be sure to fact-check and confirm any information you find on these blogs.

2012: Six End of the World Myths Debunked

Information Week: Seven Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

MSN: 10 Biggest Internet Hoaxes of All Time
List from PC World.

MyDeathSpace.com
Web site that links to the MySpace pages of the dead.

Fact-Checking/Hoaxes

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The Consumerist
This corporate watchdog site blows the whistle on bad customer service, poor products and corporate waste. It's a great resource for tracking local companies (through the site's search) and tracking how consumers are dissatisfied. Be careful using material on the site, as some of it may be unconfirmed material. But it serves as a good road map for finding business stories.

StrangeFacts.com
A cool resource for offbeat stats and facts.

Museum of Hoaxes
Don't be fooled by urban legends and if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Sree's Tips on hoax sites
Don't get fooled. A Columbia University prof. has a great list of tips and examples of online hoaxes.

NewsPlace.org
A search site that features a "Grammar Matters" review section.

Cyveillance.com
Tracks how brands, people are under attack on the Web.

Tech Law Journal

Snopes2.com Urban Legends Reference Pages
Think a story or tip might be made up? Use this page to search for some urban legends.

Truth or Fiction?
This site takes "rumor mill" e-mails we all receive and determines if they are true or false. There is a good list of Attack on America information.

UrbanLegends.About.com

The Red Tape Chronicles
Blogger Bob Sullivan looks at Internet scams and consumer fraud. Very easy to navigate and find what you're looking for.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly or Why It's A Good Idea to Evaluate Web Resources
From Susan E. Beck of the New Mexico State University Library.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators at DiscoverySchool.com

DeadorAliveInfo.com
A handy quick-reference, fact-checking site for copy editors. Find out if a celebrity is dead or alive.

Fortune 500 Business Blog Wiki
Links to hundreds of corporate blogs. Some are generated by the companies, some are written anonymously by current/former employees. Some are consumer watchdog sites that focus on specific industries. Be sure to fact-check and confirm any information you find on these blogs.

Naymz.com
Free tool to track your online identity.

ReputationDefender.com
Tool that tracks and helps correct online identity. Some of it is fee-based.

2012: Six End of the World Myths Debunked

Information Week: Seven Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

MyDeathSpace.com
Web site that links to the MySpace pages of the dead.

Criggo: Newspaper Mistakes

Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

Medical/Health Associations

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Journal of the American Medical Association Online Abstract

American College of Emergency Physicians

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Standards, practices and policies site. Issues special alerts to the medical community, has a great resources page and legislative efforts page.

Academy for Eating Disorders

ACL Injury Prevention

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Alzheimer's Association

AMA Psychology Archives

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American Academy of Opthalmology

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American Apitherapy Society

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Deep site that offers a media center, links, publications, experts and more.

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Sports Medicine

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Media page, statistics, related web sites and experts.

American Association of Orthodontists

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

American Association of Diabetes Educators

The American Association on Mental Retardation

The Arc: National Association for Retarded Children

American Association of Pediatrics

American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation

American Federation for Aging Research

American Legacy Foundation
Foundation that runs edgy anti-smoking campaign.

American Chemistry Council

American Dental Association

Association of Safety Net Hospitals

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

American Veterinary Medical Association
Links to journals, studies contacts and more.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Dietetic Association
Several studies and background stories.

Brain Injury Resource Center

Convenient Care Association
Association of companies and healthcare systems that provide consumers with accessible, affordable, quality healthcare in retail-based locations.

CNN: How Stem Cell Research Works

American Podiatric Medical Association

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

American Council for Drug Education
Links to some great drug studies.

American Public Health Association

American Hospital Association

American Association of Medical Colleges

American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Covers all professions, including journalism.

American Psychological Association
Several interesting studies and news items.

American Heart Association

American Hospital Association
Has advocacy, news, resources and calendar of events.

American Lung Association

American Psychological Association

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Collecting multi-specialty procedural statistics since 1997.

American Sociological Association

American Sociological Review
Online component to the publication. Includes announcements, press contacts, etc.

American Social Health Association

American Sports Medicine Institute
Dr. James Andrews' practice in Birmingham, Ala.

ANRED: Anarexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders

Association of Health Care Journalists

Autism-Society.org

BacteriaMuseum.org
From the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Center for the Advancement of Health
Works to ensure that knowledge about where we live, how we are educated and what we eat, drink, breathe and do is used to improve health.

Brain Injury Association

Association of Health Care Journalists
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. There are more than 1,000 members of AHCJ.


Brain Trauma Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Health Statistics -- infant mortality, AIDS, drug and other mortality stats.

CDC: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Background

CDC Diabetes Program

CDC Oral Health

Center for Mental Health Services


Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Center for Science in the Public Interest
A nutrition action newsletter. Food safety tips, sourcing contacts, links, news releases and more.

CDC: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Center for Studying Health System Change
A nonprofit research group based in Washington.

The Charles Ray III Diabetes Association

Child Study Center
AboutOurKids.com's pediatric studies and stats.

Chochrane Collaboration
Non-profit healthcare group has many studies on efficacy of medications, etc.

City of Hope
Biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with a focus on cancer research.

Cleveland Clinic Research Center for Headaches

COBRA Learning
Part of EHealthInsurance, this site focuses on COBRA insurance background for people who have been laid off.

Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy

Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Industry association provides links to publications, studies, laws, efficacy of medication, government affairs and other issues.

Eating Disorders Awareness and Protection

EMedExpert.com
Blogs, statistics and many other helpful resources.

EHealthInsurance
Tips and research on health insurance plans, COBRA, etc.

Environmental Working Group
Research on health and the environment.

FamiliesUSA.org
A medical consumer advocacy site with various studies and statistics.

FasterCures
The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions, formed under the Milken Institute, has a mission "to identify and implement global solutions to accelerate the process of discovery and clinical development of new therapies for the treatment of deadly and debilitating diseases." The site features a media center and resources guide.

Flu Shot Locator

Food and Drug Administration
FDA's site features listing of regulated products, contact information, news alerts and safety information.

Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Government Pandemic Flu Site

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation
Site about a disease that attacks the immune system.

Health Insurance Association of America
An outspoken group on the Patient's Bill of Rights.

Health Privacy Project

Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association

Health on the Net Foundation

Infectious Disease Society of America

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

International Rare Diseases Support Network

Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
Use doctor search tool to find experts.

Journal of Family Psychology

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Journal of Neurosurgery
Past issues, podcasts and information on journal authors, which can be helpful for sourcing.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kidsource.com
Studies and research on safety and health issues for kids.

Life Extension Foundation

March of Dimes
Site includes a health library, online resources, studies and press releases.

Mayo Clinic
Resources from the famous research hospital.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
This link goes to the main page. Click on education and research tab.

Medical Writers Discussion Area

Midwest Heart

MentalHelp.net

Monell Chemical Senses Center
News, events and a faculty page that can be helpful for finding experts.

National Academy of Sciences
Links to publications, news and other resrouces.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
A good contact site as unemployment rises and workers move off COBRA plans.

National Coalition on Health Care
A non-profit, non-partisan organization that has great world healthcare statistics, health insurance statistics and other research. Click on the "Facts About Healthcare" link.

National Institute of Medicine
News, reports and experts in a number of medical areas, including obesity, aging, environment, diseases, global health, etc.

National Institute of Mental Health

National Community Pharmacy Association

National Federation of the Blind

National Institute of Medicine

National Institute of Mental Health
Media Government site is largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

National Library of Medicine

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

National Eye Institute

National Funeral Directors Association
Stats and other resources.

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
News, studies, expert sources and more from the National Institutes of Health.

National Toxicology Program
Background, fact sheets, studies and other research from the National Institutes of Health.

National Mental Health Association

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute Atlas of Cancer Mortality

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
A variety of resources on advocacy, coping, treatment, detection, support, etc.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
Research and contacts for stories on this topic.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Launched in October 2001, this Boston-based institute lists clinical trials and information on dozens of cancers.

National Association of Free Clinics

National Cancer Institute: Cervical Cancer Page

National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury
Stats, studies and media contacts from the University of North Carolina. Includes annual reports, definitions and more.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A government site that investigates alternative healthcare practitioners.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Center for Health Statistics

National Council on Aging

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

National Eye Institute

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Research findings for the public, science and medical communities. Several services and publications offered at this site.

National Institutes of Health

National Organzation for Albinism and Hyperpigmentation

National Osteosporosis Foundation

National Safety Council
Accident statistics, safety prevention material and a great research for health information.

National Patient Safety Association: Online Patient Safety Resources

National Sleep Foundation
Studies and stats on sleeping disorders, drowsy drivers, etc.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

NIH Office for Rare Diseases

National Sarcoidosis Resource Center

National Vaccine Information Center

NeurosurgeryToday.org
Search for a board-certified neurosurgeon. Also includes a library, research and media center.

North American Spine Society

Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Parkinson Disease Portal
This site is a great resource for articles, JAMAstudies, Q&A in English and Spanish -- great for someone writing an article who needs a quick explanation or more.

Planned Parenthood

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Lobbyist group for pharmacy industry. Gives status on drugs before the FDA, also features a news room, issues, publications and other resources.

Population Reference Bureau
World health, environment, population and other issues.

Presidents Challenge: Obesity

PsychCentral
Quizzes to measure mental health needs, Ask the Therapist section.

Psyke.org
Collects information about self-injury and includes personal stories.

PublicCitizen.org
Founded by Ralph Nader, this group's site feature's a global trade and Congress watch, health research and other helpful studies.

Quackwatch.com
Run by a psychiatrist, this site blasts chiropractors and acupuncturists. Helpful lists of questionable organizations and individuals. The tone is pretty harsh, though.

Radiological Society of North America
Publications, statistics and trends.

Reproductive Health Technologies Project

Roswell Park Cancer Research
Features groundbreaking research on cancer and major advances for diagnosis.

School of Public Health and Health Sciences
From the University of Massachusetts.

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiologists

Stateserv: Health Policy
Source for state legislative information on policy and analysis on select issues, such as health and immigration.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Sun Safety Alliance
Newsletter, safety tips, media center and expert sources on sun and the risks of skin cancer. It includes a good kids section as well.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

The Sister Study
A 10-year observational study of women ages 35 to 74 whose sisters have had or have breast cancer. It is the largest study of its kind and is conducted by the National Institutes on Environmental Health Sciences. The organization can provide journalists with interviews with researchers, study recruiters and study participants nationwide for human interest stories/features etc.

TobaccoFreeKids.org

United Network for Organ Sharing
This site features a organ-recipient waiting list, data on transplants and a resources page.

WebMD Cancer Resources Page

Wilderness Medical Association

Women in Neurosurgery
Organization that's recruiting more women into neurosurgery.

World Health Organization

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