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9/1/07   Fone Finder
   Fone Finder is a free, public search engine that finds the geographic location of any phone number in the world. You key in a phone number, and it will give you the city, state, country, a flag, map, and links to the area. Fone Finder can also find the country code, area code, and prefix given the city name. You can always find the international country given a phone number. For a growing list of countries, including the USA, Mexico and Canada, Fone Finder will also find the city.
9/2/07   TrafficLand
   Accessed by desktop computer, portable devices with wireless Internet access or web-enabled cell phones, TrafficLand services give users anywhere / anytime access to live video of traffic flows across metropolitan areas, states and regions.
9/3/07   U.S. Census Bureau: Labor Day 2007
   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 Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward - designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
9/4/07   The Old Farmer's Almanac
   America's oldest continuously published periodical features the best in home, garden, history, food, and fun.
9/5/07   Omnibiography.com
   Over 17,000 up-to-date biographical entries are classified under 140 categories such as fields of OmniBiography.com is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time. It includes biographies from the most important sites on the web in all languages.. Related sites: Columbia Encyclopedia: Index to Biographical Entries | Who2.com.
9/6/07   Online Conversion
   Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions. Related sites: WWW Unit Converter | XE.com Currency Rates and Converter.
9/7/07   American FactFinder
   Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data, from the U.S. Census Bureau. Related sites: Population Reference Bureau | NationMaster | StateMaster.
9/8/07   yourDictionary.com
   yourDictionary.com is a language products and services company that maintains the most comprehensive and authoritative language portal on the web with more than 2500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300 languages. Related sites: Merriam-Webster.com | Thesaurus.com.
9/9/07   Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
   Britannica Concise is a complete, 28,000 article, single-volume encyclopedia from the editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. Visit Encyclopedia Britannica Online to access the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, the Britannica Student Encyclopedia, a world atlas, interactive timelines, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, hundreds of magazine titles, daily features and much more. Related sites: Columbia Encyclopedia | Encarta Encyclopedia.
9/10/07   Ellis Island
   More than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Information about each person was written down in ships' passenger lists, known as 'manifests.' Manifests were used to examine immigrants upon arrival in the United States. Now you can search these millions of records for information on individual Ellis Island passengers.
9/11/07   Get Human: How to Reach Customer Service via Telephone
   The gethuman project is a consumer movement to improve the quality of phone support in the US. This free website is run by volunteers and is powered by over one million consumers who demand high quality phone support from the companies that they use.
9/12/07   Urban Legends
   The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
9/13/07   NOVA: Forgotten Genius
   In this companion Web site to the NOVA program Forgotten Genius, read about chemist Percy Julian's trailblazing career; find a discussion of whether or not science is racist today; hear from NOVA producer Steve Lyons on the making of the film; view an interactive time line of Julian's career milestones; hear audio excerpts from a speech Julian gave in 1965; listen to short audio remembrances from Julian friends, family, and colleagues; view a slide show of plant and animal species that have provided useful chemicals for treating medical afflictions; and learn how chemists turn a basic steroid compound into a potent drug.
9/14/07   HubbleSite
   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 for the Hubble Telescope | HubbleSite Gallery.
9/15/07   National Geographic: Map Machine
   Offers maps for just about every place on Earth, viewable by population, climate, conservation, and topography. Also features antique maps, trail maps, and country facts. Related site: World Factbook: Country Maps Index.
9/16/07   Library of Congress: Portals to the World
   This Library of Congress site is the place to begin your search for information about other countries from electronic links. These aggregations of links are arranged by country and selected by Library of Congress specialists. They provide authoritative and in-depth information. Related sites: CIA: World Factbook | BBC: Country Profiles.
9/17/07   U.S State Department: Current Travel Warnings
   Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country. The countries listed below are currently on that list. In addition to this list, the State Department issues Consular Information Sheets for every country of the world with information on such matters as the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability, and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country.
9/18/07   How Sleep Works
   Sleep is one of those funny things about being a human being -- you just have to do it. Have you ever wondered why? And what about the crazy dreams, like the one where a bad person is chasing you and you can't run or yell. Does that make any sense? If you have ever wondered about why people have to sleep or what causes dreams, then read on. In this article, you'll find out all about sleep and what it does for you.
9/19/07   NOAA: All Hazard Monitor
   This government site provides real time weather, climate, and environment related news and statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency. Features include: Current Conditions (by City, State) | Weather Summary Map of the United States, Weather Outlook | Maps of Doppler Radar, Current Weather Warnings, River and Lake Levels | Event Satellite Imagery. Related site: Reuters AlertNet.
9/20/07   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.
9/21/07   FirstGov Reference Center
   This government site provides a portal to reference resources related to the U.S. Government. Related site: Library of Congress: Virtual Reference Shelf.
9/22/07   Information Please: Homework Center
   Comprehensive source filled with information, tools, and resources in various subjects, including geography, history, language arts, math, science, and social studies.
9/23/07   Famous Poets and Poems
   This site is dedicated to poetry and to the people who make poetry possible: poets and their readers. This is a free poetry site, where you can find a large collection of poems and quotes from over 627 poets.
9/24/07   Home Improvement Tools
   This Popular Mechanics magazine site presents dozens of articles from the magazine's archives on hand and power tools, including purchase and use of specific tools, product reviews, and tool tests. Tools discussed include: circular saws, table saws, routers, tape measures, clamps, chisels, wire strippers, and screwdrivers. Related sites: DIY Network: Home Improvement Tools / This Old House: Tools & Materials.
9/25/07   Where Does My Gasoline Come From?
   The United States consumes over 20 million barrels (840 million gallons) of petroleum products each day, almost half of it in the form of gasoline used in over 200 million motor vehicles with combined travel over 7 billion miles per day. Gasoline is made from crude oil, which was formed from the remains of tiny aquatic plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.
9/26/07   Where Does My Gasoline Come From?
   The United States consumes over 20 million barrels (840 million gallons) of petroleum products each day, almost half of it in the form of gasoline used in over 200 million motor vehicles with combined travel over 7 billion miles per day. Gasoline is made from crude oil, which was formed from the remains of tiny aquatic plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.
9/27/07   Earth Image of the Day
   Welcome to the Image Section of the MODIS Web, where you can view the very latest in MODIS imagery as well as search an image collection that has been growing ever since MODIS first started acquiring data in February of 2000. The MODIS Image of the Day section highlights a new MODIS image every day. After a week, Images of the Day become part of the Image Gallery, which is powered by NASA's Visible Earth image archive. The Image Gallery opens in a new browser window, where you can preview and search over 4,500 archived MODIS images.
9/28/07   Google Scholar
   Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. For a site tutorial, see: Google Scholar Help.
9/29/07   U.S. Government RSS Library
   This site provides access to government sites with RSS feeds. Topics include agriculture, business, education, health, international relations, and science. Also includes a link for downloading RSS readers. RSS has several meanings: Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, and RDF Site Summary, where RDF stands for Resource Data Framework. In any case, it's a method of summarizing the latest news and information from a website, that can be easily read by many news readers or news aggregators.
9/30/07   The Elements of Style
   Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

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