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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
Timeline of Art History
The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
Time Pictures of the Week
Archived since 2001, includes several photo montages of what's in the news.
Download.com provides free downloads of a collection of more than 30,000 free and trial-version programs, including utilities, music, and games. Download.com is published by CNET, an interactive content company.
Facts for Features: Labor Day 2006
U.S. Census Bureau site. The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a 'Labor Day' on one day or another, and a bill to establish a federal holiday was passed by Congress in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward - designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day. Related site: The History of Labor Day.
Federal Citizen Information Center
The Federal Citizen Information Center is a one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.
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.
HealthCentral.com is part of the HealthCentral Network, a suite of websites dedicated to providing timely, in-depth, trusted medical information, personalized tools and resources, and connections to a vast community of leading experts and patients for people seeking to manage and improve their health.
Offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment,and education.
Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc. The religions of the world are enumerated here.
Criminal Terrorism Enforcement in the United States Since the 9/11 Attacks
A comprehensive and sometimes surprising portrait of the handling of criminal cases in the United States against individuals identified as international terrorists during the five years after 9/11/01 has emerged from an analysis of hundreds of thousands Justice Department records by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). This report is based on timely month-by-month data obtained by TRAC from the Justice Department's Executive Office for United States Attorneys under the Freedom of information Act. Related site: The Terrorism Index.
The September 11 Digital Archive
This site uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Related sites: The 9/11 Tapes / 9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes / 9/11 Commission Final Report / 9/11: The Darkest Day / Moment by Moment: 9/11-14, 2001 / AP: 9/11 Five Years Later / Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny / CNN: 9/11 Memorial.
NASA: Solar System Exploration
NASA presents this Solar System Exploration web site with current space news, featured images and a space calendar. Related site: STS-115: Mission to the International Space Station.
Internet Public Library
Provides library services to Internet users. Includes a reference center, a catalog of books and publications, subject-based collections, and resources for kids and teens.
Educational content for students, families, and educators. Find teaching materials, links to hundreds of online resources, and access to the world's largest museum complex.
FlightAware is the first company to offer free flight tracking for both private and commercial air traffic in the United States. FlightAware's proprietory flight arrival time algorithms combined with our powerful, intuitive, and reliable web-based interface yield the most capable and useful flight tracking application on the Internet.
Real estate market statistics (including median asking prices and home inventory numbers) for cities/metros across the United States.
Animal Planet: Cat Guide
The Cat Guide provides information on many cat questions such as "Why do cats land on their feet after a fall?" The Web site also provides information about cat care, choosing a cat, training a cat, and cat safety.
ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine. The free, advertising-supported service brings you breaking news about the latest discoveries and hottest research projects in everything from astrophysics to zoology. For three years in a row, ScienceDaily has been chosen by the editors of Popular Science magazine as one of the "Top 50 Web Sites."
Nutrition.gov provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.
FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, mailing lists, message boards and free e-mail.
Public education site from the Space Telescope Science Institute, featuring a showcase gallery of images, the latest news, technical facts and figures, and more. Related site: Official Site: Hubble Space Telescope.
Comprehensive online encyclopedias of astronomy, math, physics, scientific biographies, and scientific books, with many equations and formulas.
OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word.
How CD Burners Work
In this HowStuffWorks site, you'll find out how CD burners encode songs and other information onto blank discs. Site also examines CD re-writable technology, see how the data files are put together and find out how you can make your own music mixes with a CD burner.
Whether you're a student, a parent, or just plain curious, Yahoo! Education offers a handy selection of searchable reference materials to help you find the information you need. Look up the definition of a word in the Dictionary, find its synonym in the Thesaurus, or translate it into Spanish. Search for facts and information in the Encyclopedia, find country and regional maps and flags in the World Factbook, and much more.
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.
Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
Medical emergencies don't occur every day. But when they do, information can help you deal with these situations. This Mayo Clinic site provides the medical information needed to deal with emergency situations.
Featuring a wide collection of resources available online as well as a directory of public, academic, and special libraries worldwide.
Integrated, multi-specialty medical information and education tool for specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals. Related site: Medical Information.
Online home of the Biography Channel, with searchable multimedia biographies of famous or influential historical figures, virtual exhibits, episode and schedule information, and teaching materials for educators.
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