Help Support Refdesk
SITE OF THE DAY ARCHIVE
"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
The Old Farmer's Almanac
"Old Farmer's Almanac offers free long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, weather history, sun rise and set times, best planting dates, and folklore."
"Who2 presents the quick facts you're most likely looking for: birth and death dates, famous roles or creations, thumbnail bios, and notorious trivia. Classic authors, movie stars, famous frauds, kings and queens, mythical gods, cartoon dogs: anyone famous is fair game for Who2."
U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder
"American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information. Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."
"Vocabulary.com helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language."
The Library of Congress: Today in History
"Each day an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections."
National Geographic: Maps
"Browse through National Geographic maps online in our print map collection and Atlas Explorer, explore your world with MapMachine, and enjoy map-based editorial features like EarthPulse."
Centers for Disease Control
"CDC is the nation's health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation."
Oxford Dictionaries: Commonly Confused Words
"Commonly confused words by Oxford Dictionaries (U.S.)."
"Medpage Today is a CE and CME accredited medical news service, which provides daily coverage of developments that impact clinical practice, and offers free continuing medical education courses and credits to physicians and healthcare professionals."
"PublicRadioFan.com features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones."
"Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals."
"Traffic.com is now part of HERE. All the reliable traffic info services you expect from traffic.com are now on HERE, plus great new smart routing and more. Check traffic flows, jams and more in cities around the world."
Google: What Browser?
"What Browser tells you which web browser you're using and why to keep your browser up-to-date."
U.S. Census Bureau: Valentine's Day 2015: Feb. 15
"In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s. The spirit continues today with even young children exchanging valentine's cards with their fellow classmates."
All Acronyms Dictionary
"User-friendly acronyms and abbreviations dictionary. All Acronyms helps to define acronym meaning or best ways to abbreviate a word or a phrase."
"Hunt4Freebies is the most updated freebie site on the web, updated 24/7. You can find free samples, free gift cards, free beauty products, free tickets and points, free magazines, and more."
Ancestry.com: 1940 Census
"On April 1, 1940, history was made as the 16th U.S. Census was taken in America and its territories. And today, each and every one of the 134 million records is ready for you to explore here on Ancestry.com. Simply search for your family member by name and you could find records that include details like address, age, occupation, income, education level and more. Almost 9 out of 10 Americans has a relative in the 1940 Census. See who you can discover, right now."
Social Security Benefit Calculators
"This Social Security planner page lists calculators you can use to figure your retirement and disability benefits and benefits for your survivors."
Arts and Letters Daily
"News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture."
Purdue Online Writing Lab
"The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects."
"This quiz is provided for entertainment purposes only; it is not an IQ test. This score will not qualify you for Mensa. The questions on the Mensa Workout are biased towards people whose primary language is English. Mensa offers culture-fair testing throughout the world."
"The world's largest source of public safety, aircraft, rail, and marine radio live audio streams."
Google Search: Tips and Tricks
A listing of all Google search tips and tricks.
The Library of Congress: THOMAS
"The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information. THOMAS provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, and legislative histories from 1973 to the present. Legislative information can be searched across multiple Congresses. THOMAS is also the source for presidential nominations, treaties, committee reports, legislative resources for researchers and teachers. THOMAS draws on the resources of the Library of Congress to provide users with valuable and historical information related to the legislative process."
Refdesk: Job Search Resources
A directory of job search resources produced by refdesk.com.
HowStuffWorks: How to Surf the Web Anonymously
"Do you want to surf the web anonymously and not be tracked? Take a look at the easy ways you can conceal your identity and surf the web anonymously."
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
"On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, so they can be freely shared and reposted."
GRIN: Great Images in NASA
"GRIN is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public looking for high-quality photographs."
Previous Site of the Day Archives
[ Return to Refdesk Home Page ]
[ Search Net ] [ Facts Subject Index ] [ Facts Encyclopedia ] [ Newspapers USA/World ] [ Report Broken Links ]
[ Fast Facts ] [ First Things First ] [ Quick Reference ] [ Site Map ] [ Top of Page ] [ HOME ]