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- Samuel Johnson

MAY 2006

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5/1/06   Reference Resources
   Bartleby.com combines the best of both contemporary and classic reference works into the most comprehensive public reference library ever published on the web.
5/2/06   Obesity Guidelines
   The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, released the first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity. About 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity and overweight substantially increase the risk of morbidity from hypertension; dyslipidemia; type 2 diabetes; coronary heart disease; stroke; gallbladder disease; osteoarthritis; sleep apnea and respiratory problems; and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with increases in all-cause mortality.
5/3/06   Experts Ponder Peak of Global Oil Production
   Forecasts for the future of oil production around the globe can vary widely. This NPR story is the second in a series examining the future of fuel. Related sites: NPR: Turning Dirty Coal into Clean Energy / Greatest Oil Reserves by Country, 2005 / DOE: International Energy Outlook 2005.
5/4/06   U.S. Department of Defense Home Page
   This is the official Department of Defense Web site that features news, briefings by Pentagon officials, and more.
5/5/06   The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
   The manifestation of one of the most influential modern educational theories, the 6,900 entries in this major new reference work form the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy.
5/6/06   PC World's Info Centers
   Doing product research? Wondering about spyware, Windows, and other major technology topics? Provisioning your small business or home office? This PC World site provides a one-stop shop for everything you need: reviews, charts, how-to's, articles, downloads, and pricing info on the products and topics that most interest you.
5/7/06   New York Times: Obituaries
   This site is the online version of the New York Times obituaries. Find newspaper obituaries and online obituaries. Read an historical obituary or a celebrity obituary. NOTE: you must register (free) with the paper before you can read the articles.
5/8/06   U.S. Legal Documents and Forms
   U.S. Legal Forms is the original and premiere site for legal forms on the Internet. Over 36,000 legal documents and forms, including wills, name change, real estate and more.
5/9/06   Mortgage 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.
5/10/06   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. Although this reference site provides information as of 5 May 2006, it will be updated biweekly throughout the year to provide wide-ranging and hard-to-locate information about the background, geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
5/11/06   Kid-safe Directories and Search Engines
   The kid-safe directories listed on this site by SearchEngineWatch use human beings to filter out sites that might be considered objectionable for viewing by children. These usually include sites that deal with explicit sexual matters, porn sites, violence, hate speech, gambling and drug use.
5/12/06   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.
5/13/06   The Complete Guide to E-mail
   This site by Inc.com presents a complete guide to keeping your system secure, efficient, compliant, and affordable. This guide outlines the biggest e-mail concerns, particularly security, compliance, and archiving.
5/14/06   Mold Fact Sheet
   Mold information by the Centers for Disease Control. Information includes a FAQ, fact sheets on specific molds, cleanup and remediation guidelines, discussions about mold and dampness in indoor spaces, and related material.
5/15/06   NOAA: Ocean Explorer
   This Website has been created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Explore the ocean realm with NOAA. This Web site chronicles the adventures and discoveries of NOAA's at-sea science and education teams.
5/16/06   Talking History
   Talking History, based at the University at Albany, State University of New York, is a production, distribution, and instructional center for all forms of "aural" history. Site's mission is to provide teachers, students, researchers and the general public with as broad and outstanding a collection of audio documentaries, speeches, debates, oral histories, conference sessions, commentaries, archival audio sources, and other aural history resources as is available anywhere.
5/17/06   How Digital Cameras Work
   The digital camera is one of the most remarkable instances of this shift because it is so truly different from its predecessor. Conventional cameras depend entirely on chemical and mechanical processes -- you don't even need electricity to operate them. On the other hand, all digital cameras have a built-in computer, and all of them record images electronically. In this Howstuffworks article, find out exactly what's going on inside these amazing digital-age devices.
5/18/06   GovEngine.com
   This site is dedicated to promoting e-Government initiatives and interconnectivity between the federal, state and local levels of government with the citizens. GovEngine's goal is to provide to the citizens of the United States of America an educational awareness and broadened understanding of online government accessibility and to emphasize the communication and cooperation between all branches and levels of government with the public. Site contains over 17,000 federal, state, and local governmental links.
5/19/06   HousekeepingChannel.com
   HousekeepingChannel.com (HC) is a comprehensive resource for "Better, Faster, Healthier" cleaning and housekeeping. HC exists to help you clean, protect and enhance your home environment using proven processes and practices from cleaning experts, professional cleaning services, environmental service professionals, and organizational and time-management consultants.
5/20/06   All-time 100 Best Novels
   Time critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo pick the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.
5/21/06   HealthRatings.org
   A joint venture of Consumer Reports WebWatch and the Health Improvement Institute, this site helps you to make critical choices about your health information sources on the Web. The top 20 health information sites are listed according to specific and detailed criteria.
5/22/06   LiveScience.com
   LiveScience is an original content site focusing on the innovative and intriguing in Science and Technology. Aimed at the intellectually curious, it covers news, views and scientific inquiry with an original, provocative point of view. With articles by respected science journalists and contributors, LiveScience looks at new discoveries, intellectual adventures and the idiosyncrasies of the world that surrounds us.
5/23/06   Open Directory Project
   The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
5/24/06   MapMachine: Civil War Edition
   A special by the National Geographic MapMachine project. This site allows you to explore an interactive map of over 5,200 U.S. Civil War battlefields and historic sites. You can get detailed desriptions of 384 major battlefields and view the 25 sites most in danger of being lost.
5/25/06   Probation and Parole in the United States, 2004
   During 2004 the total Federal, State, and local adult correctional population - incarcerated or in the community - grew to nearly 7 million. This bulletin by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports the number of persons on probation and parole, by State, at yearend 2004 and compares the totals with yearend 1995 and 2000. It lists the States with the largest and smallest parole and probation populations and the largest and smallest rates of community supervision, and identifies the States with the largest increases.
5/26/06   Human Anatomy Online
   Welcome to inner exploration of Human Anatomy. Each topic has animations, 100's of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. Study the anatomy of the human body. It's fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions used by doctors and nurses.
5/27/06   Social Psychology Network
   Welcome to Social Psychology Network, the largest social psychology database on the Internet. In these pages, you'll find more than 11,000 links related to psychology.
5/28/06   Einstein Light: A Brief Illumination of Relativity
   Einstein's theory of relativity integrates electromagnetism into a logical extension of the relativity of Galileo and Newton. Its conclusions, including time dilation, length contraction, and E=mc2 have changed profoundly our ideas of time and space, matter and energy. These multimedia modules give a brief overview of relativity - they present the main ideas.
5/29/06   OptOutPrescreen.com
   Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies, are permitted to include your name on lists used by creditors or insurers to make firm offers of credit or insurance. The FCRA also provides you the right to "Opt-Out", which prevents Consumer Credit Reporting Companies from providing your credit file information for firm offers of credit or insurance that are not initiated by you.
5/30/06   Resources for Learning
   Resources for Learning, a site from the American Museum of Natural History, is a collection of activities, articles, evidence and analysis and more, for educators, families, students and anyone interested in teaching or learning about science. There are over 900 resources to choose from.
5/31/06   StateMaster.com
   This site is a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. Site has compiled information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. More than just a mere collection of various data, StateMaster.com goes beyond the numbers to provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots as well as thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations.

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