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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
MSN: On This Day In History
Daily listing of political, sports, musical, and other historical events and milestones.
Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians
The National Archives offers insight into the lives of people, their families and our history. Because the records at the National Archives come from every branch of the Federal government, almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community in the archives. Knowing how a person interacted with the government is key to a successful search.
Library of Congress: Research Tools
The Library of Congress offers a wide variety of online databases and Internet resources to the public via the Web, including its own online catalog. In addition, LC provides an easy-to-use gateway for searching other institutions' online catalogs and extensive links to resources on the Internet.
U.S. Census Bureau: The Fourth of July 2009
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
Using Picasa and Picasa Web Albums together, you can now organize, edit, and upload your photos to the web from your computer in quick, simple steps. Arrange your photos into folders and albums and erase their blemishes using powerful editing tools in Picasa. Then use Picasa Web Albums to share those perfected photos online with family, friends, and the world.
Mayo Clinic: Symptom Checker
What's causing your foot pain? Why does your child's throat hurt? And what should you do about it? Use this guide to discover the most common causes of the most common symptoms.
OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word.
"Learn how to do just about everything at eHow, the world's most popular place to find How To instructions. New on eHow: Publish your own articles and How To videos. It's easy and it's free!"
Visuwords: Online Graphical Dictionary and Theasaurus
Look up words in the Visuwords online graphical dictionary and thesaurus to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
Hand Washing: A Simple Way to Prevent Infection
Hand washing is a simple habit that can help keep you healthy. At this Mayo Clinic site, learn about the benefits of good hand hygiene, as well as when to wash your hands and how to clean them properly.
"BookFinder.com is a one-stop ecommerce search engine that searches over 150 million books for sale - new, used, rare, out-of-print, and textbooks. We save you time and money by searching every major catalog online, and letting you know which booksellers are offering the best prices and selection. When you find a book you like, you can buy it directly from the original seller; we never charge a markup."
InfoPeople Search Tools Chart
This site, InfoPeople Search Tools Chart. is a two-page guide to search engines and search tools that summarizes the features of each engine and provides usage tips.
The Public Library of Law
"Searching the Web is easy. Why should searching the law be any different? That's why Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law (PLoL) - to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is the largest free law library in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites - all in one place. PLoL is the best starting place to find law on the Web."
MedlinePlus: Dental Health
This MedLine Plus website provides resources dealing with all aspects of dental health.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
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. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.
Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
Learn how to give first aid in emergency situations; more than 50 topics covered. Medical emergencies don't occur every day. But when they do, you should have the information you need to deal with these situations. This site by Mayo Clinic provides first-aid information from Animal Bites through Toothache.
Injury Data and Resources
The purpose of this Web site is to provide an overview of injury morbidity and mortality data and statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and other sources and to provide details on injury surveillance methodology and tools to assist in data analysis.
PBS: The Forgetting, A Portrait of Alzheimer's
Companion web site to PBS special, "The Forgetting, A Portrait of Alzheimer's." Unless you are directly affected by the disease, it's difficult to understand the tragic and frustrating pathology of Alzheimer's. Yet as it promises to affect half of all seniors over 85, it's crucial to discern early-onset symptoms, such as forgetfulness and disorientation, from the normal behavior and mood swings of the elderly. Created by PBS, this unique "Living Center" hopes to clear up the cobwebs of misinformation and offer hands-on tools for patients, families, and their caregivers.
Whether you're a student, a parent, or just plain curious, Yahoo! Education offers a handy selection of searchable reference materials to help you find the information you need. Look up the definition of a word in the Dictionary, find its synonym in the Thesaurus, or translate it into Spanish. Search for facts and information in the Encyclopedia, find country and regional maps and flags in the World Factbook, and much more.
NASA: Apollo 40th Anniversay
NASA celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Mission, man's first moonwalk. Related link: Astronauts to Mark Apollo Moon Landing With Spacewalk.
Bing Vs Google
"Can't choose default search engine? Want to compare Bing & Google results? This is the right place to be. Just put your query in the search box and press Enter. You'll see results from both engines side by side."
Provides hospice information, including how to find hospice care, and how to select the right hospice service for those in the end of life.
"FindLaw is the web's premier free legal information site, reaching hundreds of thousands of unique visitors daily. FindLaw incorporates case law, legal news, cutting-edge commentary, legal technology trends, practice tips, message boards, RSS feeds, over 60 newsletter titles, and much more, to create a vibrant online community for today's legal professional."
"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."
"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."
"iTools Internet tools: Search, research, reference, look up or translate just about anything in one place."
The 2009 TIME 100: The World's Most Influential People
"In our annual TIME 100 issue, we do the impossible: name the people who most affect our world."
"Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most reliable, accurate weather information possible. Our state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for locations across the world, so you'll always find the weather information that you need."
U.S. Postal Service: ZIP Code Lookup
Official U.S. Postal Service site. Find a ZIP code by entering an address. You can also find all cities in a ZIP code.
"Breaking news on weather, sports, world, science, financial, technology, travel, national, economy, and entertainment news provided by USATODAY.com. USATODAY.com provides video, sudoku, RSS feeds, crossword puzzles, audio, photo galleries, and much more."
The Bible Gateway
"Welcome to BibleGateway.com, a free service for reading and researching Scripture online--all in the language or translation of your choice! We provide advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible."
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