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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
Crime Mapping: Building Safer Communities
"Crime mapping is dedicated to helping law enforcement agencies provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity by neighborhood."
Fact Monster Almanac
"On Fact Monster you can find facts on thousands of subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, business, education, and health."
"Read biographies, play games, watch interviews and video clips at Biography.com. Check out our Born On This Day, Deathiversary, and Black History sections. Visit The Biography Channel for great TV shows like Biography, Notorious, I Survived, and more."
U.S. Postal Service: Postal Price Calculator
"Provides assistance on calculating postal rates for domestic U.S. and international mail by package type, ZIP code, and weight information."
"Welcome to NationMaster, a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."
Library of Congress: American Memory
"The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience. American Memory offers primary source materials that chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America."
USA.gov: Replace Your Vital Documents
"Fortunately, most important personal records can be replaced. Depending on the document you need, use these links as a starting point."
National Archives and Records
"This government website oversees the management of federal government records, including presidential diaries, historic correspondence, and a display of presidential gifts from around the world."
Medline Plus: Medical Encyclopedia
"The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations."
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."
"Find the best free genealogy resources for beginners and experts alike at GenealogySpot.com. Search for ancestors, build your family tree and much more."
"Directory of United States federal, state and local government websites. Links to official executive, legislative and judicial branches of government."
Social Security Benefit Calculator
"Estimate your potential benefit amounts using different retirement dates and different levels of potential future earnings."
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
"Offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation as well as PowerPoint presentations related to grammar and a section of handouts and resources for English as a Second Language learners. From Purdue University."
National Sex Offender Public Registry
"This web site facilitates nationwide searches across available states' and territories' public sex offender registries from a central location."
Online courses from the world's top scholars
"Academic Earth offers free access to video courses and academic lectures from leading colleges and universities."
Google: Flu Vaccine Finder
"Use the Google Flu Vaccine Finder to find nearby locations offering flu shots or nasal spray flu vaccine. Locations will be added and updated throughout the season."
"Google Images. The most comprehensive image search on the web."
"Find a local lawyer and free legal information at FindLaw, the award-winning website."
WebMD: Symptom Checker
"The WebMD Symptom Checker is designed to help you understand what your medical symptoms could mean, and provide you with the trusted information you need to help make informed decisions in your life for better health."
"ThinkExist.com Quotations is your source for famous quotes from thousands of famous people. Search or browse more than 300,000 quotations, subscribe to the popular Quote of the Day."
"Thesaurus.com - the largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Dictionary.com. Quickly find synonyms and antonyms."
USPS: ZIP Code Lookup
"Look up postal abbreviations, search for ZIP codes, and browse other information about the U.S. Postal Service."
"Infoplease.com, a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus. Infoplease.com contains facts on all subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, education, world news, and united states government and history."
National Geographic: Education
"Search National Geographic Education for online adventures, maps and geography, lesson plans, history activities, a teacher's store, and much more!"
SSA: Popular Baby Names
"For a list of the most popular names for a particular year of birth (any year after 1879), enter the year and the length of the popularity list."
"KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens."
"Craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events."
"Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone."
InnerBody: Human Anatomy Online
"Welcome to InnerBody.com, your online guide to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Study diagrams, internal organs, body parts and systems."
Halloween: Oct. 31, 2011
"The observance of Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Over the years, Halloween customs and rituals have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick or treating, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted houses and parties."
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