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June 2005

DATESITE OF THE DAY
6/01/05    National Cancer Institute
   This site provides cancer-related health information. For the general public and health professionals, site offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of research programs. Scientists will find detailed information on specific areas of research and funding opportunities.
6/02/05    A9.com
   A9.com remembers your information. You can keep your own notes about any web page and search them; it is a new way to store and organize your bookmarks; it even recommends new sites and favorite old sites specifically for you to visit. With the A9 Toolbar all your web browsing history will be stored, allowing you to retrieve it at any time and even search it; it will tell you if you have any new search results, or the last time you visited a page.
 BONUS SITE:   Washington Post: Deep Throat Revealed
      FBI's No. 2 Was 'Deep Throat' - Mark Felt Ends 30-Year Mystery of The Post's Watergate Source. Related site: full text of Vanity Fair article: "I'm the Guy They Called Deep Throat." Note: Adobe Reader needed to read article.
6/03/05    Personality Quiz
   Gain insight into your personality the fun way! A variety of short personality tests that attempt to analyze your personality by interpreting your reactions to various events. You will be amazed by the accuracy of the results! Related site: Personality Test Center.
 BONUS SITE:   National Spelling Bee
      This is the 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Louisville Courier-Journal started the event with nine contestants in 1925. In 1941 Scripps assumed sponsorship of the program. There was no Scripps National Spelling Bee during the World War II years of 1943, 1944, and 1945. Co-champions were declared in 1950, 1957, and 1962. Of the 80 champions, 42 are girls and 38 are boys.
6/04/05    Country Insights
   Current information on the business climate, news, history, political structure, economic landscape, and relevant statistical data are provided in a region and country-specific format, covering 196 countries. A rich collection of country and region specific international business links adds to the vast collection of information.
6/05/05    Crossword Puzzle Games
   This web site offers 32,400 free crossword puzzles and fun tools for people who enjoy word games. Get some help with a puzzle or create your own, free. Crosswords are divided into four categories. Each category has a different grid size. This makes some easier and faster to solve than others. Crossword puzzles for every occasion.
6/06/05    TerraFly
   TerraFly changes the way you view your world. Simply enter an address, and our system will put you at the controls of a bird's view aerial imagery to explore your digital earth. Related sites: TerraServer / GlobeXplorer / Space Imaging / Google Maps Satellite Feature
6/07/05    American Journeys
   American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.
6/08/05    KidsHealth
   KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.
6/09/05    Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition
   Containing 260,000 synonyms and cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.
6/10/05    Google News
   Google News presents information culled from approximately 4,500 news sources worldwide and automatically arranged to present the most relevant news first. Topics are updated continuously throughout the day, so you will see new stories each time you check the page. Google has developed an automated grouping process for Google News that pulls together related headlines and photos from thousands of sources worldwide - enabling you to see how different news organizations are reporting the same story. You pick the item that interests you, then go directly to the site which published the account you wish to read.
6/11/05    Google Sightseeing
   This site takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps' satellite imagery. Locations are listed by categories and most popular posts.
6/12/05    Sears Archives
   Once again, Sears has made history. For the first time, Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images are now available online.
6/13/05    September 11, 2001: Documentary Project
   The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project, part of the Library of Congress 'American Memory' collection, captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger, and insecurity are common themes expressed in this online presentation of almost 200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives.
6/14/05    Red Cross: Summer Safety Tips
   School's out, pools are open and people across the country are looking for fun ways to cool down as summer temperatures heat up. As you head to the beach, to the pool, or to the mountains for a camping vacation, the American Red Cross encourages you and your family to keep safety in mind!
6/15/05    College Results Online
   This site allows you to see a four-year university's overall graduation rate and changes over time, minority student completion rates, and to compare the graduation rates to students at similar institutions.
6/16/05    Chasing the Sun
   This PBS site presents the history of commercial aviation seen through the eyes of its innovators.
6/17/05    First-Aid Guide
   Medical emergencies don't occur every day. But when they do, you should have the information you need to deal with these situations. This site by the Mayo Clinic provides information and direction.
6/18/05    Biographical Dictionary
   This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
6/19/05    Map Collections: 1500-2004
   The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.
6/20/05    Today in Literature
   Welcome to Today in Literature, a calendar of engaging stories about the great books, writers, and events in literary history.
6/21/05    Monterey Bay Aquarium Exhibits and Live Web Cams
   This site by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, presents information about exhibits on display including: Kelp Forest, Sea Otters, Rocky Shore, Giant Octopus, Life on the Bay, Sharks: Myth & Mystery and much more. Live exhibit web cams also available.
6/22/05    Yahoo Reference
   Whether you're a student, a parent, or just plain curious, Yahoo! Reference offers a handy selection of books and materials to help you find the information you need. Look up a definition in the dictionary, find map and flag images for every country in the world in the World Factbook, get in-depth information from the encyclopedia, and much more.
6/23/05    Key Crime & Justice Facts at a Glance
   This Department of Justice site presents 'Key Crime & Justice Facts at a Glance,' including: Crime trends; Trends in Federal investigations and prosecutions; Trends in felony convictions in State courts; Corrections trends including Capital punishment trends; and, Expenditure trends.
6/24/05    Columbia Encyclopedia
   Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced.
6/25/05    Librarian's Index to the Internet
   Our motto: "Information You Can Trust." Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII) is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 14,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is used by both librarians and the general public as a reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources.
6/26/05    The Encyclopedia of Television
   The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information.
6/27/05    Nolo.com
   Nolo.com is the nation's leading provider of do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses. Site goal is to help people handle their own everyday legal matters -- or learn enough about them to make working with a lawyer a more satisfying experience.
6/28/05    TIME: 50 Coolest Websites 2005
   This Web site is part of the Time Magazine's Online Edition: "How do we come up with our 50 best? Short answer: we take your suggestions, probe friends and colleagues about their favorite online haunts and then surf like mad. This year's finalists are a mix of newcomers, new discoveries and veterans that have learned some new tricks.
6/29/05    Popular Baby Names
   This site by the Social Security Administration provides a list of the most popular names for a particular year of birth; you can select the year and the length of the popularity list. To see how the popularity of a name has changed over time, you can search the name and, optionally, the sex and number of years.
6/30/05    HealthierUS.gov
   If you just look at the numbers, it can be overwhelming. Obesity is epidemic in the United States. In recent years, diabetes rates among people ages 30 to 39 rose by 70%. About 46.5 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes, even though this single behavior will result in disability and premature death for half of them. More than 60% of American adults do not get enough physical activity, and more than 25% are not active at all. This site is a source of credible, accurate information to help Americans choose to live healthier lives.
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