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or we know where we can find information upon it."

- Samuel Johnson

JUL 2010

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7/1/10   Read Print Library
   "Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. Over 8,000 online books by 3,500 authors at your fingertips!"
7/2/10   Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
   "Learn how to give first aid in emergency situations; more than 50 topics covered. 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."
7/3/10   PC Magazine
   "PC Magazine is your complete guide to PC computers, peripherals and upgrades. We test and review computer- and Internet-related products and services, report technology news and trends, and provide shopping advice and price comparisons."
7/4/10   U.S. Census Bureau: The Fourth of July 2010
   On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting 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.
7/5/10   CBS News Disaster Links
   A comprehensive guide for journalists to find information on disasters. Site produced by CBS News.
7/6/10   Helpguide.org
   "Expert information and non-commercial resources for mental and emotional health, active healthy lifestyles, and aging issues."
7/7/10   Ellis Island
   "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."
7/8/10   Social Security Death Index
   The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on over eighty-seven million deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.
7/9/10   WebMD: Symptom Checker
   "The WebMD Symptom Checker is designed to help you understand what your medical symptoms could mean, and provide you with the trusted information you need to help make informed decisions in your life for better health." Related site: Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker.
7/10/10   Fortune 500 Daily and 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.
7/11/10   Google Maps
   "Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps."
7/12/10   U.S. National Debt Clock
   "The purpose of this site is to inform the public of the financial condition of the United States of America. All the debt clocks on the site are updated continuously to the most precise calculations, using complex formulas and exacting standards, and the values displayed are verified from the best sources available."
7/13/10   Listverse: Ultimate Top 10 Lists
   "Top 10 Lists. Listverse is a website dedicated to top 10 lists of trivia from a variety of categories - the most popular of which are top ten lists of bizarre and human oddities."
7/14/10   CNBC Top State for Business: Texas Is Back On Top
   "Texas reclaims the top spot from last year's winner, Virginia, which slips to number two. Texas was last on top in 2008, and Virginia took the crown in the inaugural year of our study, 2007. That leaves Texas and Virginia dead even in the battle for bragging rights at two wins apiece. Rounding out the top five are number three Colorado, number four North Carolina, and number five Massachusetts, which makes its first appearance among America's Top States for Business."
7/15/10   NASA Images
   "NASA Images, a service of Internet Archive, offers public access to NASA's images, videos and audio collections. NASA Images is constantly growing with the addition of current media from NASA as well as newly digitized media from the archives of the NASA Centers. NASA Images in an official media partner of NASA."
7/16/10   National Debt to the Penny
   US. Treasury site that displays the total public debt outstanding. Related site: U.S. National Debt Clock.
7/17/10   National Do Not Call Registry
   "The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free."
7/18/10   GovEngine.com
   "The premier federal, state and local directory of official government and court web sites. Includes links to all branches of federal and state government, including counties, municipalities, cities, and townships."
7/19/10   NexTag: Comparison Shopping
   "NexTag, a comparison shopping engine. Helps you find the best value on the Web for computers, electronics, home and garden, clothing, hotels, and more."
7/20/10   Free Online Courses and Education
   "Prospective students who searched for free online courses and education found the articles, information, and resources on this page helpful."
7/21/10   Nationwide Gravesite Locator
   Search for burial locations of veterans and their dependents in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries and various other Department of Interior and military cemeteries. The National Grave Locator includes burial records from many sources. These sources provide varied data; some searches may contain less information than others.
7/22/10   Great American Health Check
   "This new online tool by experts at the American Cancer Society, is aimed at increasing awareness about the importance of early cancer detection and to encourage people to get tested. The Great American Health Check is an easy-to-use, confidential online health assessment tool. It asks users questions about gender, age, height, weight, family history of cancer, dietary habits, physical activity levels, and alcohol and tobacco use."
7/23/10   HowStuffWorks: History
   "Travel space and time to explore our world's regions and civilizations. The HowStuffWorks History section takes you across battlefields, into palaces and through the remote villages and growing cities that have created the world we see today."
7/24/10   U.S. Mint 50 State Quarters Program
   The 50 State Quarters program, is a program that honors the individual 50 states that comprise the United States through a series of circulating quarters being issued from 1999 - 2008.
7/25/10   Manuals Online
   "Locate hard-to-find user manuals, discover new features, and realize the potential of the products you rely on. Manuals Online pairs self-help and product information with a growing community of engaged product owners."
7/26/10   World Privacy Forum: Top Ten Opt Outs
   "As privacy experts, we are frequently asked about 'opting out,' and which opt outs we think are the most important. This list is a distillation of ideas for opting out that the World Privacy Forum has developed over the years from responding to those questions. The list below does not contain all opt outs that are available. Rather, it contains the opt outs that we believe are the most important and will be the most useful to the most consumers."
7/27/10   Concise Dictionary of First Names
   Search the Concise Dictionary of First Names to find out what your name really means or to choose the name for your new baby. From Aaron and Abigail to Zinnia and Zola, this dictionary of over 6,000 names, is both a valuable reference resource and a delight to browse.
7/28/10   Encyclopedia Smithsonian
   Encyclopedia Smithsonian helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology.
7/29/10   Hands-only CPR Enough to Save a Life
   "More bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if an emergency dispatcher gives them firm and direct instructions - especially if they can just press on the chest and skip the mouth-to-mouth, according to new research. The two new studies conclude that 'hands-only' chest compression is enough to save a life. They are the largest and most rigorous yet to suggest that breathing into a victim's mouth isn't needed in most cases."
7/30/10   National Center for Health Statistics
   This site provide statistics, data and resources to monitor the health of older Americans, and to assess our health protection goals of increasing the number of older adults who live longer, high-quality, productive, and independent lives.
7/31/10   Respectfully Quoted
   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.

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