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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
Anatomy of the Human Body
The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings - many in color - from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
Internet Legal Research Group
A categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as thousands of locally stored web pages, legal forms, and downloadable files, this site was established in 1995 to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America. Designed for everyone, lay persons and legal scholars alike, it is quality controlled to include only the most substantive legal resources online.
STAT-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a single point of access to authoritative business, trade, and economic information from across the Federal Government.
The Acronym Finder is a world wide web searchable database of more than 2.5 million abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military acronyms and abbreviations. The Acronym Finder is not a glossary of terms, web search engine, dictionary, or a thesaurus, it is only designed to search for and expand acronyms and abbreviations.
What is a Dollar Worth?
This site by the Federal Reserve Bank allows you to calculate the value of the dollar for any year from 1913 to the present, as based on the Consumer Price Index. Also has estimates from 1800 to presen
Best of History Web Sites
Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
The Nobel Prize: Official Web Site
The Nobel Prize is an international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and for peace. In 1968, the Bank of Sweden instituted the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. The Prize Winners are announced in October every year. They receive their awards (a prize amount, a gold medal and a diploma) on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death.
The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. Related site: Reference Desk: Genealogy.
The Oxford Shakespeare
The 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare ranks among the most authoritative published this century. The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse constitute the literary cornerstone of Western civilization.
Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body
This web site by the National Institutes of Health, is about the history of forensic medicine. Over the centuries, physicians, surgeons, and other professionals have struggled to develop scientific methods that translate views of bodies and body parts into 'visible proofs' that can persuade judges, juries, and the public.
Yahooligans! is a browsable, searchable directory of Internet sites for kids. Each site has been carefully checked by an experienced educator to ensure the content and links are appropriate for kids aged 7-12.
February is American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. Almost 700,000 people die of heart disease in the United States annually. That is about 29% of all U.S. deaths. Heart disease is a term that includes several specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack. This site by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides information and resources on heart disease.
Student Aid on the Web
Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education's student aid Web site, your 'one-stop shop' for up-to-date and accurate data on federal aid available to help you pay for college. Funds for college are at historic highs. In 2006 the Department of Education will make or guarantee more than $60 billion in low-cost student loans, a $4 billion increase over 2005 levels. Overall, $82 billion in grants, loans and other assistance are expected to benefit more than 10 million students - 413,000 more than last year. Other Scholarship Searches.
Fast Facts: Valentine's Day 2007: Feb. 14
There are many opinions as to who was the original Valentine, with the most popular theory that it was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In any event, in 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius set aside Feb. 14 to honor St. Valentine. Through the centuries, the Christian holiday became a time to exchange love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers.
LexisNexis U.S. Politics & World News
This site provides the latest News from over 4,000 sources, including newspapers, tv transcripts, wire services, magazines, journals -- Politics, Hurricane Katrina, President George Bush, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court, Iraq, War on Terror, Current and Breaking News.
FedStats is the new window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Use the Internet's powerful linking and searching capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.
National Weather Service
The U.S. government's site for local, national, and international weather, which includes some historical data. Of particular interest is a listing of all the active weather warnings in effect in the U.S.
The 10,000 Year Calendar
A perpetual calendar you can use to check days of the week for dates in the past or in the future. You can also print each calendar year selected.
How Far Is It?
This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server.
The Universal Currency Converter
An easy way to determine the current exchange rate between major international currencies.
USPS: ZIP Code Lookup
The ZIP Code system is extremely important in the processing and delivery of mail. An envelope that does not include a ZIP Code in the delivery address must be manually sorted, which increases the cost of sorting the mail and causes mail to be delayed en route to the delivery address. Use the online ZIP Code Lookup to find a ZIP Code.
The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
National Geographic MapMachine
National Geographic's redesigned online atlas gives you the world - your way. Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more. Plus, browse antique maps, find country facts, or plan your next outdoor adventure with our trail maps.
America's Job Bank
America's Job Bank is the biggest and busiest job market in cyberspace. Job seekers can post their resume where thousands of employers search every day, search for job openings automatically, and find their dream job fast. Businesses can post job listings in the nation's largest online labor exchange, create customized job orders, and search resumes automatically to find the right people, right now.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This site is from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. For hundreds of different types of jobs - such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse - the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; working conditions.
U.S. and World Population Clocks
This site from the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, presents the most recent national and world population estimates.
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.
Britannica Concise is a complete, 28,000 article, single-volume encyclopedia from the editors of Encyclopędia Britannica.
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