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11/1/08   Daylight Saving Time Ends
   At 2 a.m. on November 2, 2008, most Americans will turn their clocks back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST). The federal law that established "daylight time" in the United States does not require any area to observe daylight saving time. But if a state chooses to observe DST, it must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. From 1986 to 2006 this was the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, but starting in 2007, it is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding about a month to daylight saving time.
11/2/08   The Encyclopedia of Television
   The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information.
11/3/08   Presidential Election 2008 Resources
   This site by the Internet Public Library provides election and voting resources for the U.S. Presidential Election of 2008, on November 4, 2008.

2008 Election Coverage: ABC | CBS | CNN | FOX | MSNBC | NPR | USA Today | Yahoo.

11/4/08   Presidential Election 2008 Resources
   This site by the Internet Public Library provides election and voting resources for the U.S. Presidential Election of 2008, on November 4, 2008.

2008 Election Coverage: ABC | CBS | CNN | FOX | MSNBC | NPR | USA Today | Yahoo.

11/5/08   The American Heritage Book of English Usage
   With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style.
11/6/08   Yahoo! Maps
   Interactive city maps with point-to-point driving directions, city guides, and SmartView, which displays restaurants, parks, ATMs, and other local features.
11/7/08   WebMD
   The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.
11/8/08   Thesaurus.com
   Each entry includes a brief definition, synonyms, and antonyms (where appropriate). Arranged in easy-to-use dictionary-style format, with more than 18,000 entries. Related site: How to Use a Thesaurus.
11/9/08   ZIP Code Lookup
   Look up postal abbreviations, search for ZIP codes, and browse other information about the U.S. Postal Service.
11/10/08   The 2008 Statistical Abstract
   The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
11/11/08   Official Veterans Day Web Site
   Armistice Day officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans. In 1968, new legislation changed the national commemoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. It soon became apparent, however, that November 11 was a date of historic significance to many Americans. Therefore, in 1978 Congress returned the observance to its traditional date. Related sites: Census Bureau: Veterans Day 2008.
11/12/08   Mymoney.gov
   MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
11/13/08   The Why Files: Science Behind the News
   The mission of The Why Files 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. We are based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but The Why Files covers science at all institutions that engage in scientific exploration and discovery.
11/14/08   National Center for U.S. Health Statistics
   This site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
11/15/08   Population Reference Bureau
   The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
11/16/08   The Pew Research Center
   Polls, public opinion research, national surveys on public attitudes toward press, politics, public policy issues; funded by Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center tracks trends in values, political and social attitudes.
11/17/08   What's the Difference Between Seasonal Flu, Pandemic Flu, and Avian (Bird) Flu?
   Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory infection caused by several flu viruses. Flu viruses are classified as types A, B, and C; type A has a number of subtypes. The flu is not the same as the common cold, nor is it related to what is commonly called the "stomach flu." This site is by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.
11/18/08   The World Factbook, 2008
   The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook, featuring full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data.
11/19/08   The Crash of 1929
   The Crash of 1929 offers insights into topics in American history including market mechanics, the history of Wall Street, economic forecasting, the zeitgeist of the 1920s, morality and the market, the effect of economic cycles on political trends, the lifestyles of the American elite, and more. Use the film or this Web site to learn more, either in a classroom or on your own. A PBS production.
11/20/08   WordReference.com: Online French, Italian and Spanish Dictionary
   The WordReference Dictionaries are free online translation dictionaries. The most popular dictionaries are the Spanish Dictionary, French Dictionary and the Italian Dictionary.... The Spanish dictionary from Espasa Calpe publishers alone has over 120,000 words with more than 250,000 translations. ... The French and Italian dictionaries are also large and growing. The French dictionary has over 250,000 translations and the Italian dictionary has nearly 200,000.
11/21/08   Get Home Values & See Comparable Home Valuations
   Find your home value on this site by Yahoo Real Estate. Get free instant home values and see comparable home valuations for millions of houses. No personal information is required and no one will contact you.
11/22/08   Yahoo! Finance
   Yahoo!'s financial site provides financial information. Get stock quotes, market news, mortgage rates, currency information, and more. Related sites: The Motley Fool / MSN Money / SmartMoney.com.
11/23/08   Ask Jeeves Kids
   Ask Jeeves for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to find answers to their questions online. Designed to be a fun destination site focused on learning and 'edu-tainment,' Ask Jeeves for Kids uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions, such as 'Why is the sky blue?' or 'What's it like to live in space?' in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher. The service combines human editorial judgment with filtering technology to enable kids to find both relevant and appropriate answers on the Web.
11/24/08   Credit Conditions in the United States
   These maps display the 60+ day delinquency rates for credit cards issued by banks and the 90+ day delinquency rates for mortgages as well as the percentage point change in the delinquency rates from one year ago, by county.
11/25/08   The Digital TV Transition: What You Need to Know About DTV
   On February 17, 2009, all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. Digital broadcasting will allow stations to offer improved picture and sound quality and additional channels. Find out more about whether or not you will be impacted by the digital TV (DTV) transition.
11/26/08   Columbia Encyclopedia
   Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced.
11/27/08   How Thanksgiving Works
   Thanksgiving stands out in the holiday season because it is open to just about everybody. It isn't tied to any specific religion, and you can pretty much celebrate it however you want. The only essential traditions are to enjoy a meal with friends or family and to give thanks for what you have. Have you ever wondered where the particulars of this story and the other details of Thanksgiving actually come from? In this HowStuffWorks article, you'll learn the origins of the many things associated with Thanksgiving Day. Related site: Epicurious.com: Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Tips.
11/28/08   RetailMeNot.com: Online Coupons
   Find and share coupon codes and promo codes for more than 20,000 online stores. Search RetailMeNot.com, the world's largest coupon source, by entering a store's web address or keyword. Related sites: CouponCabin | CouponCode | CouponMom | Ebates | FatWallet | The Budget Fashionita | More >>
Recent New York Times article: In Lean Times, Online Coupons Are Catching On.
11/29/08   LibrarySpot
   Featuring a wide collection of resources available online as well as a directory of public, academic, and special libraries worldwide.
11/30/08   Microsoft: Windows Defender
   Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected and minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.

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