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or we know where we can find information upon it."

- Samuel Johnson

JUNE 2006

Previous Archives

6/1/06   National Sleep Foundation
   The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.
6/2/06   MapMachine
   National Geographic's redesigned online atlas gives you the world - your way. Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more. Plus, browse antique maps, find country facts, or plan your next outdoor adventure with our trail maps.
6/3/06   How Stuff Works
   This site presents a series of articles that explore the workings of electronics, computers, autos, finances, health, and scientific and social phenomena.
6/4/06   FIndLaw Family Law Center
   This site by FindLaw presents legal information on family law including helpful articles and resources in five main topics: Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage, and Adoption.
6/5/06   Identity Theft
   This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you protect yourself from identity theft, and the steps to take if it occurs. It is also a comprehensive reference center - for consumers, businesses, law enforcement, and the media - with access to specific laws, contact information, and resources from state and federal government agencies.
6/6/06   Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
   The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings - many in color - from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
6/7/06   NASA: Destination Earth
   This NASA web site indexes their various earth-based projects and outer space expeditions. In addition to information aimed at adults, there is also a special section devoted to kids so that they can learn and explore the world around them.
6/8/06   Thomas
   THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include features such as: Bills, Resolutions; Activity in Congress; Congressional Record; Schedules, Calendars; Committee Information; Presidential Nominations; Treaties; Government Resources.
6/9/06   Today in History
   This Library of Congress site offers a day-by-day listing of historical events. Search the archive for the day of your choice. Related sites: AP / BBC / Encarta / History Channel / InfoPlease / NYT.
6/10/06   American Memory: Library of Congress
   American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
6/11/06   Calculate Your Body Mass Index
   Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.
6/12/06   National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
   The National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) was established by Congress in 1987 to provide free information on all aspects of adoption. The NAIC website provides comprehensive information on domestic and intercountry adoption. The legislation that established the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse is available online.
6/13/06   National Do Not Call Registry
   The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.
6/14/06   The Online Books Page
   The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web.
6/15/06   Family Media Guide
   FamilyMediaGuide.com is the only anti-censorship solution for parents seeking family-friendly video game ratings and reviews, TV ratings and reviews and movie ratings and reviews - both for new movie releases and new and upcoming DVD releases.
6/16/06   Guide to Law Online
   The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the U.S. Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
6/17/06   Yahoo! Answers
   Ask a question on any topic and get answers from real people.
6/18/06   Ready to Start a Fitness Program?
   Are you thinking about starting a fitness program? It takes only five steps. From the Mayo Clinic.
6/19/06   LASIK Eye Surgery
   LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. The goal of this Web site is to provide objective information to the public about LASIK surgery. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser.
6/20/06   Fast Stats A to Z: Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease
   This site from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presents statistics about strokes, including morbidity rates, number of patients, deaths and death rates, cerebrovascular disease in general, and other related subjects.
6/21/06   Theme Park Insider
   Theme Park Insider is a consumers' guide to the world's most popular theme and amusement parks, written by consumers themselves. It has been named the top theme park site on the Internet by Forbes and Travel and Leisure magazines and has been a finalist for the Webby Award for best overall Guide/Ratings/Reviews site.
6/22/06   mail2web: Pick Up Your Email
   This site is a free web-based email retrieval application that allows users from anywhere to anonymously pick up their email from almost any POP3 and IMAP4 email server. No registration is required to access or use the application. Rather than offer another email address like Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, mail2web.com allows you to use your existing email account. Retrieving and sending email with mail2web.com is as simple as entering your email address and password. Now you can easily read, reply, forward and even delete messages all while you're away from your regular email program.
6/23/06   FBI History: Famous Cases
   Since its founding in 1908, the FBI has been involved in many famous cases. Inasmuch as inquiries often are received about them, the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs has prepared monographs on some of the most frequently requested, closed investigations. The monographs listed have been made available for your use. You may download them for any noncommercial use without obtaining permission from the FBI.
6/24/06   Digital History: Trailers of Historically Significant Films
   Hollywood has shaped our most vivid images of the historical past. This collection of film trailers allows users to see how the film studios promoted the films that are most deeply impressed in our collective imagination. This database contains trailers of films for educational use. Digital History is an educational and non-commercial site designed specifically for history teachers and their students.
6/25/06   Consumer Health Webwatch
   The purpose of this site is to provide consumers with a one-stop destination to help determine whether a health Web site is credible and reliable.
6/26/06   Frontline: Private Warriors
   Companion Web site to the PBS Frontline special of the same name. Site looks at private contractors like Blackwater, Aegis and Erinys, who play an increasingly critical role in running U.S. military supply lines, providing armed protection, and operating U.S. military bases. These private warriors are targeted by insurgents and in turn have been criticized for their rough treatment of Iraqi civilians. Their dramatic story illuminates the Pentagon's new reliance on corporate outsourcing and raises tough questions about where they fit in the chain of command and the price we are paying for their role in the war.
6/27/06   The World's Healthiest Foods
   The World's Healthiest Foods have been selected because they are among the richest sources of many of the essential nutrients needed for optimal health. Site uses a concept called nutrient density to determine which foods have the highest nutritional value. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. A food is more nutrient dense when the level of nutrients is high in relationship to the number of calories the food contains. By eating the World's Healthiest Foods, you'll get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, fiber and more for the least number of calories.
6/28/06   After Welfare
   Find out how your state ranks in terms of welfare and foodstamp recipients, welfare check sizes, time limits poverty and unemployment rates, welfare cases closed (and why) and more.
6/29/06   NASA: Satellite Tracking
   The satellites and massive telescopes of space just got much closer. This site checks on the realtime location of numerous objects in space, including: International Space Station; Weather satellites; U.S. Navy monitoring orbs and many more. Presented by the Missions Operations Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
6/30/06   How Everyday Things Are Made
   If you've ever wondered how things are made - products like candy, cars, airplanes, or bottles - or if you've been interested in manufacturing processes, like forging, casting, or injection molding, then you've come to the right place. Note: requires Macromedia Flash Player.

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