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State Agency Databases Activity Report 4/6/2014

It was a busy week for the volunteers at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.


Today’s featured database is from Susanne Caro who maintains the Montana page:

Montana Field Guides http://fieldguide.mt.gov/default.aspx

“These guides and this website are a collaborative effort between the Montana Natural Heritage Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  The Animal Field Guide provides information on identification, habitat, ecology, reproduction, range, and distribution of Montana’s animals; new features include a hierarchal approach to finding an animal of interest, thumbnail photos of the animals and additional links.  The Plant Field Guide offers information on plant species of concern, including references and photographs.” –FWP description



See the full story of the last week’s changes by visiting http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Below are some highlights of the week.






Security Interest Filings – To search for information on security interest filings made with the State Department of Assessments & Taxation.  One can search by the business name, by individual’s name and/or by the file number.

NEW YORK (Michael Tatonetti)

Child Care Facility – Search for child care facilities. Search by license/registration ID, facility name, type, county, or zip code. You can also limit your search by facilities that administer medication and facilities that offer non-traditional hours of care.

VIRGINIA (Louise Buckley)

Virginia Natural Heritage Database Search – Users can generate lists of plants and animal species that occur in specific counties, watersheds, subwatersheds or regions such as the Cumberland Mountains or the Outer Coastal Plain. Searches can be done on individual or groups of resources, by scientific or common name, taxonomic group, federal or state legal status, and global or state rarity rank.

WISCONSIN (Mark Rozmarynowski)

Find Local Crime Victim Resources – from the Office of Victim Services. Resources for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, drunk driving, homicide and other crimes. Resources searchable by county.

Historical Newspaper and Magazine Indexes

Maryland Online Digitized Newspapers – These online digitized newspapers are part of the Special Collections of the Maryland State Archives.  These newspapers are from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.  The digitized newspapers are listed in alphabetical order along with its time period.  Scroll down the page to find if a particular newspaper title that you needed is on the list.  Please read the noted information on fair use from the bottom of page.



Michigan (Michael McDonnell)

Michigan School Report Card – Search schools by name, school district or zip code.  Search results provide a list of schools and links to their scores for student achievement in language and mathematics as well as indicators of school performance (teacher quality, student dropout rate). Former URL: https://baa.state.mi.us/ayp