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- Samuel Johnson

MARCH 2008

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3/1/08   LibrarySpot.com
   Find the best library and reference resources at LibrarySpot.com, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more.
3/2/08   Google Search Features
   In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Click the title of a specific feature to learn more about it.
3/3/08   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.
3/4/08   Earth Image of the Day
   Welcome to the Image Section of the MODIS Web, where you can view the very latest in MODIS imagery as well as search an image collection that has been growing ever since MODIS first started acquiring data in February of 2000. The MODIS Image of the Day section highlights a new MODIS image every day. After a week, Images of the Day become part of the Image Gallery, which is powered by NASA's Visible Earth image archive. The Image Gallery opens in a new browser window, where you can preview and search over 1500 archived MODIS images.
3/5/08   Statehealthfacts.org
   Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on over 500 health, health care, and health policy topics.
3/6/08   National Audubon Society
   Home page of the National Audubon Society. Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
3/7/08   Internet Public Library
   The Internet Public Library, is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. The site provides library services to Internet users. Includes a reference center, a catalog of books and publications, subject-based collections, and resources for kids and teens.
3/8/08   National Center for Health Statistics
   Welcome to the National Center for Health Statistics' Web site, a rich source of information about America's health. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. We are a unique public resource for health information - a critical element of public health and health policy.
3/9/08   Daily Fuel Gauge Report
   AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report is updated each business day and is the most comprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Everyday over 60,000 self-serve stations are surveyed. Related sites: GasBuddy / GasPriceWatch / State-by-state gas price averages.
3/10/08   Estate Planning for Everyone
   This site by Nolo.com presents simple steps for creating an estate plan that will put your mind at ease. Related site: Advance Directive Forms.
3/11/08   Secret History of the Credit Card
   The average American family today carries eight credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry: more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. Frontline and The New York Times examine how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so politically powerful.
3/12/08   National Sleep Foundation
   Alerting the public, healthcare providers and policymakers to the life-and-death importance of adequate sleep is central to the mission of NSF. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders. This means helping everyone better understand the importance of sleep and the benefits of good sleep habits, and recognizing the signs of sleep problems so that they can be properly diagnosed and treated.
3/13/08   How Much Is That?
   Have you ever wondered what the "worth" of a (US) dollar or a (British) pound was in 1907? Or what something purchased years ago with pounds would be worth in dollars today? These and a multitude of other questions can be answered using these calculators.
3/14/08   The Columbia Guide to Standard American English
   A vigorous assessment of how our language is best written and spoken and how we can use it most effectively, this guide is the ideal handbook of language etiquette: friendly, sensible, reliable, and fun to read. Its 6,500 entries contain thousands of examples, both descriptive and prescriptive, and feature 4,300 hyperlinked cross-references.
3/15/08   American FactFinder
   Site by the U.S. Census Bureau: 'Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.'
3/16/08   The Old Farmer's Almanac
   Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air. This online version contains much of the information published in the print Almanac.
3/17/08   The U.S. Economy at a Glance
   This Department of Labor site presents key economic statistics including: Unemployment Rate, Average Hourly Earnings, Consumer Price Index and much more.
3/18/08   Currency Converter
   This site provides a multi-lingual Currency Converter with up to date exchange rates provided from leading market data contributors and is filtered for validity. To get the exchange rates for any of the 164 currencies, select the desired currencies from the lists below, as well as the date, language, and amount for which you would like to conduct the currency conversion.
3/19/08   FBI: Most Wanted
   Each year millions of Americans are victimized by the scams and schemes perpetrated by white collar crime predators. Corporate fraud, health care fraud, telemarketing fraud, and bank fraud are just a few of the criminals' weapons of choice. Billions of dollars are estimated to be lost annually as a result of these fraudulent activities which are carried out by individuals, companies, or groups of individuals. You can help protect American citizens from these criminals who often target the elderly. Related site: Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
3/20/08   Disasters and Emergency Preparedness
   From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, this site provides links to overviews of family and citizen emergency preparedness, coping information, law and policy, and pages for specific emergency situations such as giving birth in emergency situations and emergency management for children and seniors.
3/21/08   Alzheimer's Disease
   Comprehensive information from the National Institutes on Health on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.
3/22/08   Money Math You Need to Know
   These six simple calculations will help you put your finances in perspective, whether the question is your real buying power or the amount you need to quit your job forever. Site is produced by MSN Money.
3/23/08   YourDictionary
   YourDictionary is a free online English dictionary and much more. The free dictionary search gives you definitions, thesaurus entries, spelling, pronunciation, and etymology results for your word. Alternatively, you can browse the dictionary alphabetically or by related terms to find meanings and synonyms. In addition, YourDictionary provides resources to help you find the best dictionary and translation sites for French, Spanish, Italian, German and hundreds of other languages.
3/24/08   Mortgage Payment Calculator
   Looking for more personalized rates? First compare rates in your area, then return to our mortgage payment and amortization calculator. Enter the requested information and click 'calculate' to see the results. Also available is a amortization feature, which allows you to create a customized amortization table for your loan.
3/25/08   Television News Archive
   The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.
3/26/08   CIA: The World Factbook
   The World Factbook remains the CIA's most widely disseminated and most popular product, now averaging more than 6 million visits each month. In addition, tens of thousands of government, commercial, academic, and other Web sites link to or replicate the online version of the Factbook. Country information has been updated as of 20 March 2008.
3/27/08   JetStream
   This site is designed to help you learn about weather and weather safety. The information contained in JetStream is arranged by subject; beginning with global and large scale weather patterns followed by lessons on air masses, wind patterns, cloud formations, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, damaging winds, tornados, tropical storms, cyclones and flooding.
3/28/08   Frontline: Secret History of the Credit Card
   In "Secret History of the Credit Card," Frontlne and The New York Times join forces to investigate an industry few Americans fully understand. In this one-hour report, correspondent Lowell Bergman uncovers the techniques used by the industry to earn record profits and get consumers to take on more debt.
3/29/08   Student Financial Aid
   Site provides access to information on colleges and universities throughout the United States, free college scholarship and financial aid searches, SAT and ACT test preparation tips. Also provides graduate school preparation with tips for GRE, GMAT, MBA programs, and more at 101 Top College, University and Scholarship Pages.
3/30/08   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
   From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, this site provides resources for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Events that might cause PTSD include rape, physical abuse, an airplane or car crash, war or others. For most people, PTSD starts about three months after the event. However, sometimes signs of PTSD show up years later. PTSD can happen to anyone, even children.
3/31/08   Three Mile Island: The Inside Story
   This Web site by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, has been created in order to provide more information about the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant; about the course of the accident there; about the steps—extending over almost 15 years - through which the nature and extent of the damage were gradually revealed.

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