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Week of February 13, 2000

  1. Consumerama - The internet's only comprehensive directory of consumer protest sites, plus class actions, boycotts & government investigations. Consumer news, advice & commentary.
    Listed at:   My Facts Page | Law Resources
  2. MaloneysOnline - searchable Internet version of Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory, listing more than 18,000 resources covering over 3,250 categories of antiques, collectibles, and other types of personal property. It features links to thousands of e-mail addresses and Web sites.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Recreation & Hobbies
  3. Harry's Blues Lyrics Online - site lists lyrics of over 2,500 blues songs, arranged by artist and title, with Real Audio soundclips provided for approximately half of the entries. In addition, the site provides information on guitar tabs and chords, and blues history.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Music Resources
  4. Who's Alive and Who's Dead - A "site that helps you keep track of which famous people have died and which are still alive!" If they're one of the more than 1,700 people listed, you can find out if they are still with us and, if not, when and why they went.
    Listed at:   My Facts Page | Biography Resources
  5. Best Book Buys - site compares prices at 28 independent and chain online bookstores. Your search will show whether a book is in stock or back-ordered, how soon it will be shipped, and the approximate shipping cost.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Shopping Resources
  6. FishBase - A Global Information System on Fishes, this site contains two searchable databases: FishBase and LarvalBase, the first containing information on over 23,800 species, 41,000 synonyms, 91,000 common names, 18,000 pictures, 18,000 references; the second has 400 species, 500 pictures, and 700 references for fish larvae.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Pets & Animals
  7. Digital Classroom, The - "Welcome to the Digital Classroom! To encourage teachers of students at all levels to use archival documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources."
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Education & Teaching
  8. Poisonous Plants Guide - Online guide on more than 100 poisonous plants. Information on each plant includes common and botanic name; color photograph; description; habitat; animals (including people) affected; toxic principle; gastrointestinal, nervous, integumentory, and other system symptoms; and treatment.
    Listed at:   My Facts Page | Science Resources
  9. PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide, this searchable site provides outlines and bibliographies of hundreds of authors, themes, and literary movements in the U.S. from colonial days to the present. There are many appendices, including the elements of poetry, drama, and fiction.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Books & Literature
  10. Stress Inc. - Subtitled The Commerce of Coping, this site looks at the business and commercialization of stress in society. Included is a history of stress and the responses of the publishing, fitness, consulting, pharmaceutical, advertising, and other industries.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Mental Health
  11. Riddler Crossword of the Day
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Crosswords
  12. Save the Elephants - "It is our mission to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places where they live; to promote man's delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species."
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Pets & Animals
  13. eComplaints.com - "We help consumers complain about bad experiences (bad products or poor service) they have had with companies, for free."
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Shopping on the Internet
  14. BroadPoint - "You listen to ads before placing a call, so that no ads interrupt your conversation. For every 10-15 second ad you hear, you earn 2 free minutes of long distance time."
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  15. Callwave - "Hear who’s calling while you’re online! Avoid the cost of an extra phone line. It’s free! It downloads in less than a minute."
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  16. DialPad.com - "Make unlimited free long-distance phone calls to anyone in the U.S."
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  17. MediaRing.com - "Free PC-to-phone calls to & within the U.S."
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  18. My Free LD - "Use your PC to make free LD calls anywhere in the U.S."
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  19. My Talk - "Make free unlimited two-minute local or long distance phone calls anywhere within the U.S."
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  20. PhoneFree.com - "We are a free Internet service that lets you place PC-to-PC voice calls to other PhoneFree users all over the world."
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  21. Speak4free - "You can make free five-minute phone calls - no strings attached (North American calls only.)"
    Listed at:   Free Internet Long-Distance Phone Calls
  22. World Wide Learn _ A directory of courses, classes, tutorials, workshops and degree programs offered exclusively online and available to adult learners worldwide.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Education & Teaching
  23. Oprah Goes Online - Learn how to use the Internet with Oprah's online lessons! An excellent selection of 20 free online lessons in all aspects of using the web, each tutorial includes easy, step-by-step instructions, extra credit activities, a cyber-challenge quiz and when you've completed each lesson you can even get a cyber diploma emailed to you.
    Listed at:   My Facts Page | Beginner's Guides & Tutorials
  24. LinuxStart.com - "The largest indexed directory of Linux Information on the 'Net - and in 11 languages.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Linux Sites
  25. 31 Tax Breaks for 1999 - Easy-to-implement tax breaks that you can use immediately to help reduce your tax bill.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  26. 4Taxes - A Guide for taxpayers from 4anything.com
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  27. H&R Block - Online Tax Program - "Your federal return is just $9.95 and includes e-filing to the IRS. And there's no risk — you don't pay until you've completed your return and are ready to file."
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  28. IRS Bulletins - The Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) is the authoritative instrument of the IRS for announcing all substantive ruling necessary to promote a uniform application of tax law.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  29. IRS Tax Code - The complete text of the United States Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the U.S Code (26 USC), is available courtesy of Fourmilab.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  30. IRS Tax Table - Curious about your tax rate? Check out the IRS interactive tax rate tables.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  31. IRS Phone Directory - Includes IRS tax officials at the district, regional, and national offices, service centers, problem resolution centers, chief counsel, and state tax officials. The directory is also indexed and searchable by name, title, code section, and state. You can search the whole directory or in a particular area.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  32. Kiplinger TaxCut Online - "We've combined the trust, experience and expertise of Kiplinger TaxCut software with the power of the Internet to bring you the most convenient way to file your taxes anywhere—and all for the low price of only $9.95 for federal returns, free e-filing included."
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  33. MSN MoneyCentral - Taxes - Microsoft's Tax Preparation site, in association with SecureTax.com.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  34. MacInTax - Just for Mac users: Complete your taxes in three easy steps. The built-in Tax Advisor offers money-saving tax advice as you complete your return.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  35. Microsoft TaxSaver 1999 - Microsoft's Tax Preparation site, in association with SecureTax.com.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  36. Quicken TurboTax for the Web - "Do your taxes online with Quicken TurboTax for the Web - it's the easiest and fastest way to prepare and file your taxes on the Web. File a 1040EZ for free. And TurboTax for the Web is provided at no cost to anyone who qualifies for the Quicken Tax Freedom Project (QTFP). Otherwise, pay $9.95 to file your federal return and $9.95 to file your state return."
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  37. State Tax Links - listing of state-specific tax resources.
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  38. TaxWeb - "TaxWeb is the Internet's first consumer-oriented source for federal, state and local tax-related developments. Within this site, we will provide you with answers to general tax questions, plus hyperlinks to current federal and state-sponsored tax sites that will allow you to conduct more detailed tax research."
    Listed at:   My Virtual Encylopedia | Tax Preparation Guides
  39. Road Construction - Rand McNally - Rand McNally gathers information from all 50 United States and some Canadian providences and updates its database once a month. You can search by state, road name, or construction start and ending date.
    Listed at:   My Facts Page | Maps
  40. Quotes & Sayings Database, The
    Listed at:   My Facts Page | Quotations

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