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April 2004

4/01/04      Merck Veterinary Manual
   The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. Includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations. Rapidly search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword using advanced search.
4/02/04      Telemarketing Fact Sheet
   This U.S. Census Bureau site provides facts and statistics about the telemarketing industry including: number of telemarketing establishments, annual payroll for employees in the industry, and sales numbers. Also included are facts about telephone usage in U.S. households.
4/03/04      mail2web
   This free, simple, and easy to use site provides Web based access to you POP3 Email account. Does not require sign-up and offers a secure connection.
4/04/04      Daylight Saving Time: History, Rationale, Laws and Dates
   Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time reverts to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.
4/05/04      Facts for Features: The 2004 Presidential Election
   Every four years, voters head to the polls to select our nation's president. The process begins with a series of primaries and caucuses in the winter and spring and culminates with the general election in November. To mark the start of the 2004 presidential election season, the Census Bureau has culled from previously released statistical reports presented on this site.
4/06/04      Best Places to Live in America: 2004
   Site by Money Magazine allows you to Search on a variety of criteria ( housing costs, weather, etc.) for over 1200 locations.
4/07/04      American Stroke Association
   Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. About 700,000 Americans will have a stroke this year. Stroke is our nation's No. 3 killer and a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. But we're fighting back. This site provides information for both the professional and the layperson about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stroke.
4/08/04      American Journeys
   American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later. Read the words of explorers, Indians, missionaries, traders and settlers as they lived through the founding moments of American history. View, search, print, or download more than 150 rare books, original manuscripts, and classic travel narratives from the library and archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
4/09/04      Food & Nutrition Information Center
   The Food and Nutrition Information Center at the National Agricultural Library has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. FNIC's web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more.
4/10/04      Honky Tonks, Hymns & the Blues
   Companion site to NPR's Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues highlights American musical traditions. These country sounds are the building blocks of America's popular music. Site explores the roots music with historic performances, rare archive tape, and interviews with artists including country legend Merle Haggard, bluesmen Honeyboy Edwards and Taj Mahal, and fiddle greats Alison Krauss and Mark O'Connor.
4/11/04      MapQuest
   Find directions for and explore towns and cities worldwide. Display addresses on a map, view nearby businesses, get driving directions and maps, and plan a trip with city information. Also includes aerial photographs of selected areas. Related sites: MSN Maps and Rand McNally
4/12/04      U.S. National Debt Clock
   The National Debt is the total amount of money owed by the government; the federal budget deficit is the yearly amount by which spending exceeds revenue. Add up all the deficits for the past 200+ years and you'll get the current National Debt. This site keeps track of the current debt total. Related sites: U.S. Population Clock and World Population Clock
   This Web provides health information for the whole family site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 94,300 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
4/14/04      About U.S. Counties
   This site by the National Association of Counties collects information on counties, such as county officials, courthouse addresses, county seats, cities in a county. Related site: City Search.
4/15/04      Yahoo News Service
   This news search service by Yahoo allows you to Instantly search more than 7,000 global news sources in 35 languages. Get the stories that matter most right at the top of your results. Know what's happening as stories break throughout the day.
4/16/04      Time 100: People of the 20th Century
   Time magazine chronicles the most important 100 people of the 20th century in five categories: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Artists & Entertainment, Builders & Titans, Scientists & Thinkers, and Heroes & Icons. Their picks culminate with the 'Person of the Century.'
4/17/04      Slate Citation Machine
   Citation Machine is a free service provided by the Landmark Project. This site will help you properly cite your sources using either MLA or APA format.
   This site provides facts about cities and living so you can make better decisions about the best places for you to live, work, retire, play, or relocate. Site allows you to choose from 3,000 U.S. cities. First choose the states, then the cities. Next, you¥ll be presented with a side-by-side comparison of nearly 100 categories. Related site: Best Places to Live.
4/19/04      Healthy Eating Tips
   There is no secret to healthy eating. Be sure to eat a variety of foods, including plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain products. Also include low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, and legumes. Drink lots of water and go easy on the salt, sugar, alcohol, and saturated fat. Good nutrition should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle, that also includes regular physical activity, not smoking, and stress management. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation. This Center for Disease Control site offers some tips for healthy eating at home, work, and elsewhere to help you get started.
4/20/04      World in the Balance
   This PBS NOVA special investigates the impact of forces that are radically changing populations in both rich and poor nations. Airs on PBS April 20, 2004.
4/21/04      Identity Theft Resource Center
   This summer two independent research groups came to the same conclusion. About 7 million people became victims of identity theft. That represents an increase of about 80% from the previous year. This is the home page of the Identity Theft Resource Center a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing a comprehensive program against identity theft by supporting victims, broadening public awareness, disseminating information about this crime and decreasing the potential victim population.
4/22/04      Virtual Museum: The History of Electricity, Electronics, and Computers
   Imagine life without telephones, TVs, computers, x-rays, lasers, and the Internet. As diverse as they may seen, all these technologies, and many others, have one thing in common - they all use electricity and magnetism. For hundreds of years, engineers have been finding new ways of using electricity to revolutionize the way we work, play, learn, and communicate. At this site by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers you will explore the history of these technologies, find out how they work, and learn about some of the people who invented them.
4/23/04      National WWII Memorial
   The National World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. The memorial, which will be established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, will honor all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. The Second World War will be the only 20th century event commemorated on the Mall's central axis.
4/24/04      Statistical Resources on the Web
   This site is a meta-index to statistical web sites and individual statistical publications arranged by broad subject category from the University of Michigan Documents Center.
4/25/04      Moral Sense Test
   The Moral Sense Test is a Web-based study by Harvard University into the nature of moral intuitions. How do humans, throughout the world, decide what is right and wrong? To answer this question, we have designed a series of moral dilemmas designed to probe the psychological mechanisms underlying our ethical judgments. By putting these questions on the Web, we hope to gain insight into the similarities and differences between the moral intuitions of people of different ages, from different cultures, with different educational backgrounds and religious beliefs, involved in different occupations and exposed to very different circumstances.
4/26/04      How Dieting Works
   Dieting is one of those things that is completely integrated into American culture. On any given day, a huge portion of the U.S. population is "on a diet" and "counting calories" in one way or another. And look at how many of the diet names in the following list you recognize: The Atkins Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet, The Grapefruit Diet, The Hollywood Miracle Diet, The Rice Diet, The Scarsdale Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Zone Diet. You probably recognize many of these names because you hear them all the time. This How Stuff Works site looks first at weight gain and why gaining weight is so easy. Then look at what you can do about weight gain -- in the form of diet and exercise -- to maintain a consistent weight.
4/27/04      The Pulitzer Prizes: 2004 Winners
   Since 1917, these awards for journalistic excellence have been awarded annually. More than 2,000 entries are submitted each year in the Pulitzer Prize competitions, and only 21 awards are normally made. The awards are the culmination of a year-long process that begins early in the year with the appointment of 102 distinguished judges who serve on 20 separate juries and are asked to make three nominations in each of the 21 categories. This page lists the 21 winners for 2004 in for Journalism, Letters and Drama.
4/28/04      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.
4/29/04      LitLinks
   From the Web site by Bedford/St. Martin's: "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 Click on any category and enjoy the ride!"
4/30/04      American Writers
   This C-SPAN series examines the lives and works of selected American writers and explores their influence on Americans today. On the companion web site, you'll find detailed biographical and historical background for each featured author. We learned about the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, experienced the world of Harriet Beecher Stowe while she was writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, and explored the Declaration of Independence and other documents written by founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Jump in and take an in-depth look at 45 American writers who helped shape a nation.

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