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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
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
Britannica Concise is a complete, 28,000 article, single-volume encyclopedia from the editors of Encyclopedia Britannica.
Yahoo! Answers is a place where people ask each other questions on any topic, and get answers by sharing facts, opinions, and personal experiences.
A powerful geographic and demographic tool that allows you to search for 1990 and 2000 Census data by simply typing in a zip code or city and state. Data is retrieved in easily read tabular form. You can also ask the site to draw the map of the area for you, through its link to the Tiger Map Server.
Facts for Features: The Fourth of July 2006
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. This Census Bureau site presents facts and statistics about the United States as we celebrate our Independence Day.
GlobalHealthFacts.org provides the latest country and region-specific data on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; demographic and economic indicators; program funding and financing; and other emerging health problems such as avian flu. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses.
This MedLine Plus website provides resources dealing with all aspects of dental health.
Congress Votes Database
This Washington Post site lets you browse every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991.
This site by CBS News provides hundreds of disaster links for quick reference.
Contacting the Congress
Contacting the Congress is a very up-to-date database of congressional contact information for the 109th Congress. As of January 07, 2006 there are 537 email addresses (of which 476 are Web-based email homepages), and 540 WWW homepages known for the 540 members of the 109th Congress. More traditional ground mail addresses are available for all Congressmembers.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. The mission of Project Gutenberg is simple to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks.
The American Heritage Dictionary
Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
Fodor's Travel Guides
This site provides online travel guides to hundreds of destinations. Ideas and bargains from the Fodor's Travel Wire. Hotel and restaurant reviews. Forums where you can pose and answer questions and Fodor's guidebooks
Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs - such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse - 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.
Public Records Directory
Welcome to the largest public record directory on the Internet! Online since 1997, Search Systems continues to be by far the best resource of business information, corporate filings, offenders, inmates, criminal and civil court filings, vital records, property records, unclaimed property, professional licenses, and much more.
Television News Archive
The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.
Gulf of Tonkin
On 30 November 2005, the National Security Agency released the first installment of previously classified information regarding the Vietnam era, specifically the Gulf of Tonkin incident. This release includes a variety of articles, chronologies of events, oral history interviews, signals intelligence reports and translations, and other related memoranda. Note: PDF Reader needed to read articles.
Pets and Pet Health
This site is from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health and presents articles and brochures about the health and care of pets. Topics include: vaccinations, spaying and neutering, fleas and ticks, nutrition, cancer, aging pets, veterinarians, pets and disasters, travel with pets, and exercise. Related site: How Do I Know It's Time? Pet Euthanasia.
Women's Health: Body Image and Your Health
This site by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services presents resources to improve a woman's image and health. Related site: Our Bodies Ourselves.
Child and Family WebGuide
The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence. The goal of the WebGuide is to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the Web.
This site by NASA's Lunar and Planetary Science section provides information about comets describes space missions developed to study and collect solar dust.
Information, news, and resources on state governments and issues that affect all 50 states.
The Library of Congress: Webcasts
Over 300 webcasts presented by the Library of Congress on a wide range of topics such as religion, government, and education.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Every day we experience sound in our environment such as the television, radio, washing machine, automobiles, buses, and trucks. But when an individual is exposed to harmful sounds--sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time--sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss. Related site: Headphones and Hearing Loss
USA Patriot Act: Free, Searchable Version
Search and analyze the text from the USA Patriot Act (Public Law 107-56).
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 Mayo Clinic provides first-aid information from Animal Bites through Toothache.
100 Most Often Misspelled Words
Here are the 100 words most often misspelled ('misspell' is one of them) as presented by yourDictionary.com. Each word has a mnemonic pill with it and, if you swallow it, it will help you to remember how to spell the word. Master the orthography of the words on this page and reduce the time you spend searching dictionaries by 50%.
Identity Theft Resource Center
Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit, nationally respected program dedicated exclusively to identity theft It provides consumer and victim support and advises governmental agencies, legislators and companies about this evolving and growing crime.
National Center for Health Statistics: Injury Data and Resources
The purpose of this Web site is to provide an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics and other sources and to provide details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.
How Chocolate Works
Chocolate is a favorite for kids and adults alike. Chocolate bars, chocolate fudge, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate cereal, hot chocolate, chocolate sauce... There is something special about this substance -- so special that the average person in the United States eats 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of chocolate every year! Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from? This edition of HowStuffWorks helps you understand exactly what you're eating.
After reading a great story, poem, play, essay, or critical article, you may want to know more. The Internet provides all kinds of information to aid your research, so we've compiled LitLinks - annotated to show you what kinds of information about a work, its author, or period you'll find on each site. LitLinks are organized alphabetically by author within five genres.
The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's
Unless you are directly affected by the disease, it's difficult to understand the tragic and frustrating pathology of Alzheimer's. Yet as it promises to affect half of all seniors over 85, it's crucial to discern early-onset symptoms, such as forgetfulness and disorientation, from the normal behavior and mood swings of the elderly. Created by PBS, this unique "Living Center" hopes to clear up the cobwebs of misinformation and offer hands-on tools for patients, families, and their caregivers.
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