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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."

- Samuel Johnson

DEC 2015

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12/1/15   Consumer World
   "Consumer World has over 2000 links to everything 'consumer' on the Internet, including product reviews, buying advice, consumer rights, scam alerts and bargains."
12/2/15   WannaLearn.com
   "Over 350 categories of free, first-rate, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented Websites!"
12/3/15   The Pulitzer Prizes
   "The formal announcement of the prizes, made each April, states that the awards are made by the president of Columbia University on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize board. This formulation is derived from the Pulitzer will, which established Columbia as the seat of the administration of the prizes. Today, in fact, the independent board makes all the decisions relative to the prizes. In his will Pulitzer bestowed an endowment on Columbia of $2,000,000 for the establishment of a School of Journalism, one-fourth of which was to be 'applied to prizes or scholarships for the encouragement of public service, public morals, American literature, and the advancement of education.' "
12/4/15   Project Gutenberg
   "Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. No registration required."
12/5/15   Practical Money Skills for Life
   "Practical Money Skills is an online resource for educators, parents and students focused on financial literacy and education."
12/6/15   Smithsonian: Seriously Amazing
   "The Smithsonian asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture, exciting the learning in everyone, every day."
12/7/15   History.com: Pearl Harbor - World War II
   "Find out more about the history of Pearl Harbor, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on History.com."
12/8/15   The Public Library of Law
   "Welcome to one of the world's largest free law libraries. Searching the Web is easy. Why should searching the law be any different? That's why Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law (PLoL) - to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is one of the largest free law libraries in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites - all in one place. PLoL is the best starting place to find law on the Web."
12/9/15   USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service: Plants Database
   "The Plants Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories."
12/10/15   Picture History
   "The Primary Source for History Online. Licensed digital images illustrating more than two hundred years of American history."
12/11/15   Pew Research Center: Social and Demographic Trends
   "The Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends project studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives."
12/12/15   Oyez: A Multimedia Archive of the Supreme Court of the United States
   "The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality Tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices."
12/13/15   Open Library
   "We are a non-profit with a huge mission: to give everyone free access to all knowledge. Forever. Together we are building the digital library of the future. A place we can go to learn and explore. The key is to keep it free. That's where you can help us. The Internet Archive is a non-profit library."
12/14/15   Old Maps Online
   "An easy-to-use search engine for historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution."
12/15/15   U.S. Dept. of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook
   "The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations - such as carpenters, teachers, and veterinarians. Revised every 2 years, the latest version contains employment projections for the 2012-22 decade."
12/16/15   Nutrition.gov
   "Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA."
12/17/15   Newseum
   "Through a special agreement with more than 2,000 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised."
12/18/15   Library of Congress: National Jukebox
   "The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives."
12/19/15   National Geographic
   "Official website of the National Geographic magazine. Site offers a look into the pages of the magazine, plus interactive features, maps, photography, news, exhibitions, things for kids, educational features, and more."
12/20/15   National Center for Children in Poverty
   "The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation's leading public policy centers dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. We promote family-oriented solutions at the state and national levels. Founded in 1989 as a division of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, NCCP is a nonpartisan, public interest research organization."
12/21/15   HowStuffWorks: 2015 The Year in Space Exploration
   "2015 was a year in which robotic spacecraft made some startling discoveries, including finding the first evidence of flowing water on Mars and providing the first close-up glimpses of the distant dwarf planet Pluto. But it also saw some breakthroughs that may foster future missions for human exploration of the cosmos. A HowStuffWorks.com feature article."
12/22/15   NOAA: National Weather Service
   "Official U.S. weather, marine, fire and aviation forecasts, warnings, meteorological products, climate forecasts and information about meteorology."
12/23/15   Google: LIFE Photo Archive
   "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
12/24/15   HowStuffWorks: How Christmas Works
   "For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site."
12/25/15   HowStuffWorks: How Christmas Works
   "For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site."
12/26/15   Google Trends: A Year in Search 2015
   "Explore the year's biggest moments and the questions they inspired."
12/27/15   Atlantic, The: 2015 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar
   "The Atlantic Magazine's eighth annual Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar."
12/28/15   Facebook: 2015 Year in Review
   "As the year comes to a close, we remember what was on our minds in 2015, and the difference we made by coming together. Take a look back at the most talked-about topics of the year on Facebook."
12/29/15   CNN: 2015 in Review Fast Facts
   "Read CNN's Fast Facts about 2015 to learn about domestic and international events that have taken place during the year."
12/30/15   PC Magazine: Best of the Year 2015
   "PC Magazine picks the best products of 2015."
12/31/15   CNN: 2015 The Year in Pictures
   "The year in pictures: CNN treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2015."

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