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8/1/12   How Stuff Works: 10 Worst Computer Viruses of All Time
   "What is the worst computer virus? Some did billions of dollars in damages and lost productivity. Read about the 10 worst computer viruses of all time."
8/2/12   Find A Grave
   "Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs. Find A Grave memorials are rich with content, including dates, photos and bios. You can even leave 'virtual flowers' on the memorials you visit to complete the online cemetery experience. Find A Grave also contains listings for thousands of celebrity graves, making it the premier online destination for tombstone tourists."
8/3/12   Encyclopedia.com
   "Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations."
8/4/12   American Hospital Directory: Free Hospital Profiles
   "The American Hospital Directory provides operational data, financial information, utilization statistics and other benchmarks for acute care hospitals."
8/5/12   NASA: Follow Your Curiosity
   "Follow Curiosity as she explores Mars. Be prepared for landing and following Curiosity's Journey! NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will deliver the nearly 2,000-pound (1-ton), car-size robotic roving laboratory to the surface of Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6)."
8/6/12   NASA: Mars Mission
   "Touchdown: NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars."
8/7/12   BBC News: Country Profiles
   "Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives. Select a country, territory or international organization from the menus below."
8/8/12   Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
   "The educational component of GPO Access, the Government Printing Office's free online service of official government information from all three branches of the U.S. government. Ben's Guide provides information and activities specifically tailored for educators, parents and students in K-12."
8/9/12   Bill of Rights Institute
   "The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. It is the goal of the Institute to help the next generation understand the freedom and opportunity the Constitution offers."
8/10/12   Bio.com
   "Explore Bio.com, your source for true stories about notable people. Watch full episodes, read exclusive biographies and discover the unexpected ways you're connected to your favorite celebrities."
8/11/12   Britannica Online
   "Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites."
8/12/12   U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
   "The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics."
8/13/12   CEO Express
   "The site's ultimate goal is to be the best executive assistant imaginable, providing a tool that users would have created themselves if they had the time and knowledge of the Internet. CEOExpress filters and organizes the content executives need on the Internet while adding features to the site to make their lives even more streamlined and efficient. Email, stock quotes, headline news and customization are all conveniences users appreciate."
8/14/12   Public Records Free Directory - Nationwide Directory of Public Record Resources
   "Search public records fast, free, and easy. The most popular public records resource available. Nationwide directory of online and offline free public record sources. Search property, criminal, marriage, divorce, jail and inmate, court records, sex offender, business licenses, and more."
8/15/12   FactCheck.org
   "FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."
8/16/12   FamilyDoctor.org
   "Heath information and resources about illnesses, conditions and diseases provided by the organization of American Academy of Family Physicians."
8/17/12   FamilySearch.org
   "FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Patrons may freely access our resources and service online at FamilySearch.org, or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah."
8/18/12   Fact Monster
   "Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health."
8/19/12   Farmers' Almanac
   "Time-tested and generation approved, the Farmers' Almanac is a compendium of knowledge on weather, gardening, cooking, remedies, managing your household, preserving the earth, and more. Anyone can give you advice - Farmers' Almanac goes beyond today's experts and enlightens you with generations of perception, experience, and common sense."
8/20/12   50 States.com
   "State information resource links to state homepage, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representatives, songs, birds, flowers, trees, and more."
8/21/12   Stop Unwanted Mail
   "Free service to opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars and more."
8/22/12   Gallup.Com: Polls, Public Opinion on Politics, Economy, Wellbeing, and World
   "Gallup.Com provides data-driven news based on U.S. and world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research. Articles and videos cover news, politics, economy, behavioral economics, wellbeing, world issues, management, and employee engagement."
8/23/12   Genetics Home Reference
   "Genetics Home Reference (GHR) provides free access to consumer-friendly information on medical genetics to patients and their family members, health care professionals, and the public. The site offers summaries for a broad range of inherited conditions or disorders caused by gene alterations."
8/24/12   Go Ask Alice!
   "Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional."
8/25/12   Google News
   "Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from sources all over the world by Google News."
8/26/12   Healthfinder.gov
   "Your source for reliable health information from the Federal government. Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and tips and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy."
8/27/12   Indeed: One Search - All Jobs
   "Click here to find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers. One search. All jobs. Indeed."
8/28/12   Infoplease: All the Knowledge You Need
   "Infoplease.com, a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus. Infoplease.com contains facts on all subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, education, world news, and united states government and history."
8/29/12   The Internet Archive
   "Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages."
8/30/12   Internet Movie Database
   "The Internet Movie Database is a huge collection of movie information. We try to catalog every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web. We then do our best to present this information in a manner that is easy to search and access."
8/31/12   Google Translate
   "Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages. This translator supports: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish."

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