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July 2005

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7/01/05    The Smoking Gun
   The Smoking Gun publishes exclusive documents such as FBI and police records, confidential filings in lawsuits and other papers obtained from government and law enforcement sources and via Freedom of Information requests.
7/02/05    American Garden Museum
   The American Garden Museum is a working archive that celebrates American gardens and their gardeners. The Museum highlights gardens big and small, urban and rural, gentle and outrageous, wildly expensive and affordable. It does not, however, support competitions, or pass judgment on the aesthetic or technical merit of any garden. It simply collects and shares American garden stories and pictures.
7/03/05    Forms of Address
   This site by Infoplease provides forms of address and salutations for academics, clerical and religious orders, government officials, military and naval officers, and members of various professions.
7/04/05    The Fourth of July 2005
   On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, starting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
     Related site: "Fireworks!" - This explosive PBS special presents the colorful history of pyrotechnics and reveals how hi-tech firing systems are transforming public displays into a dazzling, split-second science.
7/05/05    HubbleSite: Gallery
   A pictorial "tour" of our universe through Hubble's eye, the Gallery presents myriad stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and strange celestial phenomena in full color and exquisite detail. Look no further for the best that Hubble has to offer.
7/06/05    Consumer Price Index
   The Consumer Price Indexes program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
7/07/05    Encyclopedia of World History
   Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.
7/08/05    Our Earth as Art
   This NASA site allows you to view our planet through the beautiful images taken by the Landsat-7 satellite - and most recently, the Terra Satellite's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer. This gallery of images uses the visceral avenue of art to convey the thrilling perspective of the Earth that satellites provide to the viewer.
7/09/05    Respectfully Quoted: Dictionary of Quotations
   The 2,100 entries in this eminently researched collection form the constellation of collected wisdom in American political debate. In fulfilling decades of requests from Members of Congress for citation of quotations, the Library of Congress compiled the most frequently asked questions of the legislature for the edification of every citizen.
7/10/05    Lindbergh
   Companion site to the Public Broadcasting Service special 'The American Experience' a program on Charles Lindbergh, 'an American hero whose life teemed with contradictions.'
7/11/05    The Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers
   Between 1972 and 1976, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein emerged as two of the most famous journalists in America and became forever identified as the reporters who broke the biggest story in American politics. Now available to the public for the first time from this Univ. of Texas site, are Woodward and Bernstein's notes from source interviews, drafts of newspaper stories and books, memos, letters, tape recordings, research materials, and other Watergate papers.
7/12/05    Amusement Park Physics
   How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully--it has to pass a safety inspection.You can also experiment with bumper car collisions. Check the physics glossary to find out more about the terms used in this exhibit. Just click on the glossary icon wherever you see it. Related site: Roller Coaster Database.
7/13/05    American Stroke Association
   Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. Every 3 minutes, someone dies of one. Stroke killed an estimated 163,538 people in 2001 and is the nation's third leading cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart and all forms of cancer. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. This site by the American Stroke Association presents comprehensive information on strokes.
7/14/05    SeatGuru.com
   This free site explains which seats to book and which to avoid on 23 airlines. The site shows seat maps according to plane, detailing seat pitch and legroom, location of bulkheads, and exit rows.
7/15/05    Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers
   The online version of the Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress comprises a selection of 4,695 items (totaling about 51,500 images). This presentation contains correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting Bell's invention of the telephone and his involvement in the first telephone company, his family life, his interest in the education of the deaf, and his aeronautical and other scientific research.
7/16/05    America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Collection
   The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of more than 725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection. The collection also includes early architectural views by John Plumbe, several Philadelphia street scenes, early portraits by pioneering daguerreotypist Robert Cornelius, studio portraits by black photographers James P. Ball and Francis Grice, and copies of painted portraits. This Website is part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Project.
7/17/05    Building the Alaska Highway
   This is the companion Website PBS program. Building the Alaska Highway: It was a great triumph for the U.S. Army - and one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever. On November 20th, 1942, on a remote vista in Yukon Territory, several hundred men braved the bitter cold to mark the end of a project that few people thought possible - the construction of the Alaska Highway.
7/18/05    Check Your Symptoms: WebMD Symptom Checker
   Need information as you determine what to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series of questions. To get started, click on male or female, regardless of age, then the part of the body that is troubling you.
7/19/05    The New York Times Movie Reviews
   Browse or search 15,000 New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made. (NOTE: free registration required.)
7/20/05    Healthfinder
   Site provides consumers with easy access to online, accurate health information. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
7/21/05    The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
   The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 11,000 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens and manuscript maps. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history.
7/22/05    How Stuff Works
   This site offers a series of articles that explore the workings of electronics, computers, autos, finances, health, and scientific and social phenomena.
7/23/05    Childstats.gov: America's Children 2005
   America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005 is a biennial report to the Nation on the condition of children in America. Nine contextual measures describe the changing population, family, and environmental context in which children are living, and 25 indicators depict the well-being of children in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. This year's report has special features on children with asthma, children with specified blood lead levels, and parental reports of children's emotional and behavioral difficulties. In addition, the report includes a special section on family structure and the well-being of children.
7/24/05    Test Prep Review
   There are many resources that you can use as you begin the test preparation process. You will find much information about most tests online at official websites, containing test dates, the types of questions, how long the test will take, and most other questions concerning the details of the test. The internet also provides access to test study guides and practice tests that will help you prepare as well. Here, you'll find a lot of resources and information about the test preparation process. Hopefully you'll learn the right methods of preparing for the test in your future.
7/25/05    LibrarySpot.com
   This site is a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
7/26/05    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
   This site by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes information on disease outbreaks, health topics, and emergency preparedness.
7/27/05    National Geographic Photography
   Features a photo of the day, galleries, photographer bios, news, FAQs, and more.
7/28/05    100 Milestone Documents that Shaped America
   The People's Vote, co-sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, National History Day, and U.S. News & World Report, invited Americans of all ages and educational backgrounds to vote for 10 of 100 milestone documents drawn mainly from the holdings of the National Archives.
7/29/05    HomeTownLocator gazetteer: Census Data
   This site allows you to browse physical and cultural features of the United States, arranged by individual state. From each state listing, you can learn about various physical and cultural attributes within each county, such as hospitals, bays, airports, oilfield, and post offices. After browsing a list of each type of feature, you can elect to view an aerial photograph of the feature and its environs as well. Census 2000 information may be browsed by city, town, village, county, or zip code. You can also use the My House feature to obtain a photo of the street you live on and use a distance finder to calculate the distance between two cities, towns, or zip codes.
7/30/05    Infoplease Biography
   Biographical profiles and special features about newsworthy people around the world. Searchable by subject or category.
7/31/05    DictSearch
   Use this global dictionary to search in 275 dictionaries on the Internet. Translate from 69 source languages into 73 target languages - 400 language combinations.
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