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12/1/06   Healthfinder: Your Guide to Reliable Health Information
   Healthfinder is a free portal to reliable health information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site provides an easy-to-use, searchable index of carefully reviewed health information from over 1,500 government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities.
12/2/06   An Outline of the U.S. Economy
   This report, released by the U.S. Department of State, charts the challenges and risks facing Americans and their economic well-being. The site examines how the American economy works, and explores how it evolved.
12/3/06   The History of Money
   Barter is the exchange of resources or services for mutual advantage, and may date back to the beginning of humankind. Some would even argue that it's not purely a human activity; plants and animals have been bartering - in symbiotic relationships - for millions of years. In any case, barter among humans certainly pre-dates the use of money. This PBS/NOVA site provides brief details of the how money was created and how it was used through the ages. It is a sub-section to the larger site, Secrets of Making Money. Related site: The World of Paper Money.
12/4/06   Map24
   This site provides online maps of USA, Canada and Europe. Also available, are free driving directions on detailed, interactive, and dynamic street level maps. Search for addresses and plan your itinerary with Map24. Calculate your route; look for hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, or other points of interest. International routing across borders with street maps, city maps, and house number accurate address search.
12/5/06   Free Annual Credit Report
   This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
12/6/06   FBI: Uniform Crime Reports
   The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. Related site: Bureau of Justice Statistics.
12/7/06   One Year on Mars
   In January 2004, Mars had two new visitors. The Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, were about to begin an amazing year of exploration. Look back at their scientific adventures and discoveries, and stay tuned as the rovers welcome a brand new year on Mars. Related site: Latest Images from Mars Rovers.
12/8/06   National Center for Education Statisticse
   The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. Search for statewide information in elementary/secondary education, postsecondary education, public libraries and selected demographics for all states in the U.S. using a variety of NCES data sources.
12/9/06   National Vital Statistics System
   You may find out how to obtain vital records in the U.S. by using this guide from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
12/10/06   Extreme Weather and Climate Events
   The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world.
12/11/06   U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: EDGAR
   All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.
12/12/06   U.S. ZIP Code Lookup Tools
   This site by the U.S. Postal Service allows you to find a ZIP+4 code for a specific street address or business; search for ZIP codes by city or town; or search for localities in a ZIP code area. Related site: Canadian Postal Code Lookup.
12/13/06   Library of Congress: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
   The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress has eight alcoves. This ninth 'virtual alcove' is a collection of websites selected and annotated by Humanities and Social Sciences Division subject specialists. All of these websites have components that are free and available to the public; some might require user registration, or may have links to fee-based services.
12/14/06   Who's Alive and Who's Dead
   Welcome to Who's Alive and Who's Dead - the site that helps you keep track of which famous people have died and which are still alive! The people listed in Who's Alive and Who's Dead are grouped according to the accomplishments for which they are best known. That makes it easy to find the cast list of your favorite TV show or rock group. Or, you can easily get a list of famous athletes who played your favorite sport. Politicians are here too, along with authors, cartoonists, astronauts, and a bit of everything else.
12/15/06   Worldwide Telephone Directories
   This site provides databases for searching foreign telephone numbers, arranged by country.
12/16/06   Major Metro U.S. Newspapers
   This site provides links to major newspapers in the United States. Related site: Top 100 U.S. Newspapers / Newspapers: USA and World .
12/17/06   Time.gov
   Real-time Java-based online clocks giving the official time for all U.S. time zones. A service of the National Technical Information Service and the U.S. Naval Observatory.
12/18/06   America Supports You
   'America Supports You,' a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense, recognizes citizens' support for our military men and women and communicates that support to members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad.
12/19/06   Educator's Reference Desk
   From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
12/20/06   Harper's Weekly: Explore History
   Since 1995, up to 12 indexers with advanced degrees have read every word and studied every illustration and cartoon in Harper's Weekly, and have carefully constructed user-friendly indexes that will guide you in locating information quickly and concisely. The information is presented in an easy-to-navigate, alphabetical, multi-level structure familiar to scholars, reference librarians and students alike. Descriptive sub-entries will help you determine the relative value of the references by giving you specific information about an entry prior to display. Related site: Outline of U.S. History.
12/21/06   Library of Congress: Today in History
   Today in History is a Library of Congress presentation of historic facts highlighted by items from the American Memory collections.
12/22/06   The World of Paper Money
   This site is all about paper money. Most people associate money with earning and spending. Very few consider money as an art object or a collectable item. Only in the last several years has paper money collecting as a hobby become more popular. Modern banknotes are very attractive and colorful, especially in uncirculated conditions favored by collectors.
12/23/06   Medical Dictionary
   This online medical dictionary is the medical reference for MedicineNet.com, containing easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms. This online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing.
12/24/06   How Christmas Works
   For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site. Related sites: How Christmas Lights Works / How Mistletoe Works.
12/25/06   How Christmas Works
   For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site. Related sites: How Christmas Lights Works / How Mistletoe Works.
12/26/06   Science.Gov: U.S. Government Science Portal
   Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Enables you to search 47 million pages in real time.
12/27/06   Ask the Experts at Scientific American Magazine
   Scientific American magazine presents their 'Ask the Experts' page arranged by topic: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computers, environment, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics.
12/28/06   FastWeb: Matching students to scholarships
   FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships. And it's all free. Recommended by more than 15,000 high schools and 3,500 colleges, FastWeb is the most trusted online college resource. Last year, one out of three college-bound high school seniors used the site, and more than 28 million students have created FastWeb accounts since launching in 1995.
12/29/06   FedMoney.org: Guide to U. S. Government Grants/Loans Benefiting Students
   FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government grants and loans (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education.
12/30/06   How to Clean Anthing
   Welcome to HowToCleanAnything.com. The idea for the site started with a group of cleaning professionals getting together to exchange tips and techniques. The idea developed in what you see today. There are more than 1300 free cleaning tips on this site, and growing every day.
12/31/06   The Why Files: Science Behind the News
   The mission of The Why Files, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner.

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