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or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
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Refdesk.com: Job Search Resources
A wide selection of Internet websites featuring job search and locator resources. Produced by Refdesk.com.
"With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, 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 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes."
Information Please Almanac
"Compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures, on everything you need to know."
"Allexperts.com, created in early 1998, was the very first large-scale question and answer service on the net. We have thousands of volunteers, including top lawyers, doctors, engineers, and scientists, waiting to answer your questions. All answers are free and most come within a day."
"OmniBiography.com is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time. It can be searched by name, by country, by state and alphabetically and it includes biographies from the most important sites on the web in all languages."
Time Zone Map
"The timeanddate.com Time Zone Map gives an overview of current local times around the world. It takes into account daylight saving time (DST) changes worldwide."
U.S. Census Bureau: Labor Day 2015
"The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celebration inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a 'workingmen's holiday' on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover Cleveland signing the bill on June 29, the first Monday in September was designated 'Labor Day.' This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century - and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers."
How Long Will You Live?
"Enter your personal health habits and find out when you will die. If you improve your health habits, say, by eating only broccoli, how much longer will you live?"
USA.gov: Replace Your Vital Documents
"Fortunately, you can replace most important personal records. Use these links as a starting point."
"Links to on-line Smithsonian Resources from Art to Zoology."
National September 11 Memorial and Museum
"The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex, and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers."
Purdue Univ. 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."
U.S. Census Bureau: National Grandparents Day 2015
"In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since to honor our nation's grandparents. The Census Bureau presents statistics about their role in our society. "
Refdesk: Homework Helper
Internet website resources for all grades, elementary through college, as provided by Refdesk.com.
BBC: News In Pictures
"BBC News In Pictures: News stories and topical issues using the most striking images from around the world, plus a chance to submit your pictures."
"We provide legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make the best legal decisions."
U.S. Census Bureau: Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014
"The U.S. Census Bureau announced on September 16, 2015, that in 2014, there was no statistically significant change from 2013 in either real median household income or the official poverty rate. At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage declined. Unless otherwise noted, the following results for the nation were compiled from information collected in the 2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement."
CIA: Flags of the World
"Up to date information on world flags from the CIA World Factbook."
Barnes and Noble Books: Daily Top Ten Books by Subject
"Get the Top 10 Bestsellers for more than 300 Book Subjects - Updated Daily. Start with a basic category, or jump right down into one of dozens of subjects for each category."
"Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others."
NASA's Earth Science Division Picture of the Day
"The Earth Science Picture of the Day highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD will collect and archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The community is invited to contribute digital imagery, short captions and relevant links."
"Grocery Coupons, Printable Coupons, Coupon Codes, Local Coupons, Internet Coupons, Restaurant Coupons, and much more." Related site: Refdesk: Coupons Online.
SearchSystems.net: Free Public Records
"Welcome to Search Systems, your guide to Free Public Records. We've worked for 17 years to take the guesswork out of finding public record information online. We've located, analyzed, described, and organized links to over 55,000 databases by type and location to help you find property, criminal, court, birth, death, marriage, divorce records, licenses, deeds, mortgages, corporate records, business registration, and many other public record resources quickly, easily, and for free."
TheFamousPeople: Famous People Born Today
"Thefamouspeople.com chronicles the life history of some of the world's most famous people and achievers. The biographies of these people feature the achievements and works that have influenced the course of history."
Newsmax: The Best of Late Nite Jokes
A recap of recent jokes as featured on late night television.
"Amazing satellite and aerial images from Google Earth, and the funniest sightings on Google Maps Street View. Why bother seeing the world for real?"
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."
MissingMoney.com: Unclaimed Property
"Officially endorsed by NAUPA and the participating states and provinces, FREE national search for your missing money. State and provincial governments working together to safeguard and return your lost unclaimed property funds"
Arts & Letters Daily
"Daily report of news in art and literature. Includes reviews of new books, essays and articles."
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