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- Samuel Johnson
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With more than 530,000 human-edited entries, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 4 million acronyms and abbreviations. New! You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes.
This site is a valuable resource for finding some of the most famous - and infamous - speeches ever made.
Report Card for America's Infrastructure
With each passing day, aging and overburdened infrastructure threatens the economy and quality of life in every state, city and town in the nation. Read about the infrastructure issues in your region and how you can help raise the grade on America's failing infrastructure. Related sites: Full Coverage: Minneapolis Bridge Collapse | More U.S. Bridge Statistics Resources.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.
Make interactive maps within your web browser! This program allows you to make your own maps. Select, change, and display map layers. Roam across America and zoom in to reveal more detail. Point at map features to learn more about them. Locate and map more than 2,000,000 geographic names in the United States. New map layers are added each month.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. This is the official NIH web site.
POTUS: Presidents of the United States
At this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
The Pulitzer Prize
Beginning in 1917, and continuing to the present day, the Pulitzer Prize is awarded in 21 different areas of journalism and photography, including published books and music. This site allows you to search or browse each year's winners using the timeline at the top of each page.
A place for parents, educators and leaders to research information about public schools.
Welcome to Radio-Locator, the most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet. We have links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.
Urban Legends Reference Pages
Snopes.com is a searchable database of urban legends and myths, email hoaxes, computer virus warnings, and folklore.
Looking for recipes? You've come to the right place. Allrecipes has more than 40,000 free recipes - all created, tested, reviewed and approved by home cooks worldwide.
Mayo Clinic Pregnancy Center
Complete guide to pregnancy, from planning your pregnancy to understanding pregnancy tests and managing pregnancy symptoms. From the Mayo Clinic web site.
America from the Great Depression to WWII: Color Photographs
The color photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection include scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, and the effects of the Great Depression. A significant number of the color photographs concern the mobilization effort for World War II and portray aircraft manufacturing, military training, and the nation's railroads. The 1,600 color photographs produced by the FSA and OWI photographers are less well known and far less extensive than the 164,000 black-and-white photographs in the collection.
Family Caregiving 101
Welcome to the Family Caregiving 101 Web site. If you're caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled, this site was created for you. It's a great place to find assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice - for you and your loved one.
Learn CPR is a free public service supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine. Learn the basics of CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Updated with new CPR Guidelines issued by the American Heart Association
U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
Offical web site of the U.S. Census Bureau that produces the United States' demographic data. Related sites: American Fact Finder | U.S. and World Population Clocks
Site offers a large collection of free classic books, plays, and short stories by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others. You can read, search and even add your own annotations to any of the classic books. A selection of author biographies and portraits are also made available. All functions of this site are free to use although some functions require free registration. This collection of classic stories currently contains 3226 works of literature (including 1830 short stories) by 326 authors
The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume '5-foot shelf of books' and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.
Merck Veterinary Manual
The Merck Veterinary Manual is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. It is brought to you as a service of Merck & Co., Inc., providing quality medical information on a not-for-profit basis for more than 100 years, and Merial Limited, dedicated to producing a wide range of pharmaceuticals and vaccines to keep livestock and pets healthy and productive.
The site is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal features link to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture.
The Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. LIsting over 25,000 free books on the web.
What's That Stuff?
Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? This site by Chemical and Engineering News presents a collection of articles that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products.
DNA From The Beginning
DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links. An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection is a general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world. More than 11,000 map images from our collection are also available online.
The Astrobiology Web
Your online guide to the living universe.
HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach. "At the Space Telescope Science Institute, we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe. because the discoveries belong to all of us."
Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons, and it usually grows worse with age. This site provides information about snoring.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.
FBI: Most Wanted
Each year millions of Americans are victimized by the scams and schemes perpetrated by white collar crime predators. Corporate fraud, health care fraud, telemarketing fraud, and bank fraud are just a few of the criminals' weapons of choice. Billions of dollars are estimated to be lost annually as a result of these fraudulent activities which are carried out by individuals, companies, or groups of individuals. You can help protect American citizens from these criminals who often target the elderly. Related site: Monthly Fugitives.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured by this NASA web site, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
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