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"GasBuddy lets you search for Gas Prices by city, state, zip code, with listings for all cities in the USA and Canada. Updated in real-time, with national average price for gasoline, current trends, and mapping tools."
The Newseum displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.
GPO Access: U.S. Government Printing Office
"GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted."
The Pulitzer Prizes
Beginning in 1917, and continuing to the present day, the Pulitzer Prize is awarded in 21 different areas of journalism and photography, including published books and music. This site allows you to search or browse each year's winners using the timeline at the top of each page.
"Find the best library and reference resources at LibrarySpot.com, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more."
How Blu-ray Discs Work
With their high storage capacity, Blu-ray discs can hold and play back large quantities of high-definition video and audio, as well as photos, data and other digital content. In this article, HowStuffWorks explains how the Blu-ray disc works and how it was developed, and we'll see how it stacks up against some other new digital video formats on the horizon.
Consumer Price Index
Produced by the US Department of Labor, 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.
Microsoft Help and Support
"The Microsoft Help and Support home page is your portal to help and support for Microsoft products. Download the latest updates and find top issues, error messages, and troubleshooting tips for Windows XP, Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and other Microsoft programs."
Occupational Outlook Handbook
"Produced by the US Department of Labor, The Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more."
American FactFinder: US. Census Bureau
"American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic data from Census 2000, the 1990 Decennial Census, the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses, the American Community Survey, and the Population Estimates Program."
"This site includes lots of information that is time and date related, such as yearly and monthly calendars, countdown counters and the world clock which shows current time in cities all over the world."
"Thesaurus.com is produced by Dictionary.com, LLC, a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet. To use the thesaurus, simply type a word in the gold search box and click the 'Search' button. A list of synonyms and antonyms will be returned. The thesaurus that appears on this site is Roget's II: The New Thesaurus."
"Ellis Island is the symbol of American immigration and the immigrant experience. Use our Free Search to find your immigrant ancestors arriving through the Port of New York at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924."
"FamilySearch.org is a non-profit service sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that every person is important and that families are meant to be both sacred and eternal. We encourage all people to find their ancestors and preserve their family histories. To help in this great pursuit, the Church has been actively gathering and preserving genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years."
"Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, Satellite View and Traffic. Rated the best online mapping experience."
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. Use the Symptom Checker to select parts of the body where you are experiencing symptoms."
OWL at Purdue
"The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction."
"The Mailbox Locator helps you find USPS collection stations (blue mailboxes) and post offices in your area. ... Click on a state name or enter a zip code to see a list of US Postal Service blue mailboxes and post office locations in that area. Every listing contains location information (most with maps) and scheduled pick-up times for each mailbox."
U.S. Census Bureau: Back to School: 2009-2010
Summertime winding down and summer vacations coming to an end signal that back-to-school time is near. It's a time that many children eagerly anticipate - catching up with old friends, making new ones and settling into a new daily routine. Parents and children alike scan the newspapers and Web sites looking for sales to shop for a multitude of school supplies and the latest clothing fads and essentials. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the many statistics associated with the return to classrooms by our nation's students and teachers.
Google Web Search Features
In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Click the title of a specific feature to learn more about it.
Library of Congress
"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts." Related site: LOC: Today in History.
Art Cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find out where the works of over 8,000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
The Pulitzer Prizes
The Pulitzer Prizes web site contains the complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners from 1917 (the first year the Prizes were awarded) to the present. The site also lists Nominated Finalists from 1980 (the first year finalists were announced) through the present. The Pulitzer site also contains the full text of winning entries in the Journalism categories from 1995 through the present, and selected material from winners in the Letters, Drama and Music and Special Awards and Citations categories.
Fortune 500 Daily & Breaking News
Business and financial news delivered throughout the day along with investing, financial, CEO, technology, and company information and trends, including FORTUNE lists and corporate snapshots.
"The Most Comprehensive Investing Glossary on the Web, Over 6000 financial and investing definitions, with links between related terms."
The Earth Calendar
"The Earth Calendar is a daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world. For the purpose of this web site a 'holiday' is any day that recognizes a cultural event, and not necessarily a day when businesses are closed."
World Leaders: Central Intelligence Agency
"The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States."
How the U.S. Customs Service Works
"This edition of How Stuff Works answers questions designed to help you prepare for your next international trip by explaining how customs works. Since customs laws vary so much from one country to the next, the site focuses on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and some of the laws that govern what you can and cannot bring back into the U.S."
Your Brain: Brain Tour
An Interactive Tour explains basic concepts about the brain and what happens to it in Alzheimer's disease. Viewers navigate at their own pace through 16 illustrated screens and follow colored text links that highlight key areas and special features of each illustration.
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.
USA Today: Presidential Approval Tracker
"The Gallup organization first started asking Americans how they approved of the job the president was doing in the 1940s. See how each president since then has fared in the approval poll, look at some news events that influenced public opinion and compare how approval ratings evolved for each president. A USA Today feature."
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