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10/1/06   Internet Archive
   The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
10/2/06   Project Gutenberg
   Project Gutenberg is a repository of more than 17,000 electronic books that can be downloaded for free. Most of these public-domain texts date from before 1923; they include titles by Shakespeare, da Vinci, Dante, Poe, Nietzsche, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, and H.G. Wells, as well as many other authors.
10/3/06   WebMD
   WebMD's services enable consumers to obtain detailed information on a particular disease or condition, analyze symptoms, locate physicians, store individual healthcare information, receive periodic e-newsletters on topics of individual interest, enroll in interactive courses and participate in online communities with peers.
10/4/06   Financial Calculators
   Should I refinance my mortgage? How much do I need to save for my child's college education? As accounting professionals, these are some of the questions that are posed to us on a daily basis. We are providing these interactive financial calculators and other tools to assist you with some of the day-to-day questions and concerns that may arise. While these financial tools by Padgett Business Services are not a substitute for financial advice from a qualified professional, they can be used as a starting point in your decision making process.
10/5/06   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.
10/6/06   Dictionary.com
   Dictionary.com is a multi-source dictionary search service produced by Lexico Publishing Group, a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet. To use the dictionary, simply type a word in the blue search box that appears at the top of every page and then click the 'Look it up' button. This will perform a search for the word in the several dictionaries hosted on our site (see below). If you don't know how to spell the word, just guess. You will get a list of suggestions if you are wrong.
10/7/06   AllThingsPolitical.com
   Welcome to AllThingsPolitical.com. Our aim is to offer a more efficient gateway to leading political and governmental online resources. Our directories encompass many categories, ranging from the practical - with over 6,700 public school websites, 5,600 municipal government websites, and 2,100 county government websites - to the partisan - with over 1,100 Democratic and Republican county party sites.
10/8/06   National Cancer Institute
   The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
10/9/06   POTUS: Presidents of the United States
   In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
10/10/06   National Atlas of the United States
   You've seen other atlases. They're typically big books of paper maps. The pages in this atlas are here on the Internet whenever you need them. This is a new portrayal of America in maps. We use new technologies, but we honor traditions of accuracy, reliability, and innovation. You've found the single best Federal source for national maps and geographic information on the Web. The people and places of the United States are here.
10/11/06   U.S. Population Finder
   The Population Finder displays population numbers from the 1990 Census, Census 2000, and the latest Population Estimates data, and selected links to tables and maps showing population data. Use the simple geographic search form at the top of the page to change your geographic selection to a particular state, county, city, town, 5-digit ZIP code, or census tract. Census tracts are only returned when using search by address.
10/12/06   Yahoo! Time Capsule
   For 30 days, from October 10 until November 8, Yahoo! users worldwide can contribute photos, writings, videos, audio - even drawings - to this electronic anthropology project. This is the first time that digital data will be gathered and preserved for historical purposes. In addition to submitting your own content, you can view, read, or hear the images, words, and sounds contributed by users from around the world.
10/13/06   Is Race for Real?
   We all know that people look different. Anyone can tell a Czech from a Chinese. But are these differences racial? What does race mean? Find the answers to these and other questions by exploring different interactivities within this PBS site.
10/14/06   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.
10/15/06   The Holy Bible
   The culmination of English translations of the Bible, the Bartleby.com publication of the American Bible Society's King James Version features full-text searchability, content-based tables of contents and a quick verse finder.
10/16/06   America's Job Bank
   America's Job Bank is the biggest and busiest job market in cyberspace. Job seekers can post their resume where thousands of employers search every day, search for job openings automatically, and find their dream job fast. Businesses can post job listings in the nation's largest online labor exchange, create customized job orders, and search resumes automatically to find the right people, right now.
10/17/06   Consumer Price Index
   The Consumer Price Indexes program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
10/18/06   Home Improvement Encyclopedia
   Your step-by-step guide to home repair and maintenance. This site by Better Homes and Gardens presents topics from Deck Planning to Woodworking and Finishes.
10/19/06   Yahoo! Elected Officials
   Find elected officials, including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, local officials, and more.
10/20/06   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.
10/21/06   Magnetic Storms
   Is the magnetic field protecting Earth from deadly radiation about to reverse direction or even disappear? This PBS site explores all aspects of Magnetic Storms.
10/22/06   ScienceWorld
   Comprehensive online encyclopedias of astronomy, math, physics, scientific biographies, and scientific books, with many equations and formulas.
10/23/06   The Harvard Classics and The Shelf of Fiction
   The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume “5-foot shelf of books” and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.
10/24/06   Forms.gov
   The Forms Catalog provides citizens and businesses with a common access point to federal agency forms.
10/25/06   SPAM
   Do you receive lots of junk email messages from people you don't know? It's no surprise if you do. As more people use email, marketers are increasingly using email messages to pitch their products and services. Some consumers find unsolicited commercial email - also known as "spam" - annoying and time consuming; others have lost money to bogus offers that arrived in their email in-box. This website has information about the Federal Trade Commission's recent law enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers' responsibilities under the CAN-SPAM law.
10/26/06   Genetics Home Reference
   Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.
10/27/06   Calendars from the Sky
   Calendars are normally based on astronomical events, and the two most important astronomical objects are the sun and the moon. Their cycles are very important in the construction and understanding of calendars. This site lets you explore the history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars.
10/28/06   How NASCAR Race Cars Work
   NASCAR race cars have very little in common with street cars. Almost every detail of a NASCAR car is handmade. The bodies are built from flat sheet metal, the engines are assembled from a bare block and the frame is constructed from steel tubing. In this HowStuffWorks article, you will learn how these race cars are made.
10/29/06   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.
10/30/06   Atlas of the Body
   This site by the American Medical Association presents an atlas of the human body.
10/31/06   How Stem Cells Work
   Their almost limitless potential has made stem cells a significant focus of medical research. Imagine having the ability to return memory to an Alzheimer's patient, replace skin that was lost during a terrible accident or enable a wheelchair-bound person to walk again. But before scientists can use stem cells for medical purposes, they must first learn how to harness their power. In this HowStuffWorks article looks at stem cells, find out how they work, discover their potential to treat disease and get inside the fierce debate surrounding their research and use..

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