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environment. Thousands of students and volunteer library and information science
professionals have been involved in answering reference questions.
Recommended by American Library Association
This is an index of the web sites included in the
1999-2006 annual lists issued by the Mars Best of Free Reference Web Sites
Committee of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section
of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.
Genealogy & Local History Research Areas,
countries, directories, organizations,
local ancestry and local history studies. Total ethnic group populations are combined with
significant ethnic population, for an evaluation of global migration patterns
over generations of time.
Books / Libraries
Used and Out of Print Search A person can search for, & buy,
used, rare, and out-of-print books. It is not a seller, like Amazon or Powells,
but rather a search engine of several databases & networks.
Dedicated to reading, to help avid
fiction readers and authors find each other. They offer fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming
titles, author information and much more.
A monthly general interest book review, covers the best in new releases.
Upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.
Affordable Online Colleges
Resources that address topics, questions and concerns related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Resources include comprehensive guidebooks, student interviews, user-friendly search tools, federal datasets and other materials created and vetted by experts in their fields.
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience Research in Black Culture, makes accessible to the
general public essays, books, articles, and manuscripts, illustrations, lesson
plans, and maps that will help users understand the peoples, places, and the
events that have shaped African America's migration traditions.
An understanding of the diversity of marine life: past, present, and future.
There are some amazing pictures and loads of interesting material
The Israel Museum Jerusalem
The museum aims to provide not only a comprehensive encounter with the cultural
heritage of the Jewish People and Israel, but at the same time to offer the
public a window on world culture.
The Math Forum
An Online Math Education Community Center by Drexel University
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
Information about new benefit program for Federal and Postal employees and
annuitants, members and retired members of the uniformed services, and qualified
BioMedSearch is an enhanced version of the NIH PubMed search that
combines MedLine/PubMed data with data from other sources to make the most
comprehensive biomedical literature search available. CDC:
Centers for Disease Control
Health news and topics, travelers' health, and more Healthfinder
Your guide to reliable health information Immunization Action Coalition
Nation's premier source of childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
information and hepatitis B educational materials MEDLINEplus
Health Topics, Drug Information, Dictionaries, and More Micronutrient Information Center
The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon University makes all their knowledge and
research on Vitamins, minerals, other nutrients and phytochemicals openly
available in a meticulously well documented website. National Library of Medicine Consumer
health information, worlds largest medical library. National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. PubMed
Access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and
additional life science journals.
Hoaxes / Myths / Viruses
Describes hoaxes and chain letters found on the Internet, discusses how to
recognize hoaxes, what to do about them, and some of the history of hoaxes on
the Internet. McAfee Security
Virus Information Snopes
Fact or Fiction? Find the truth here! Symantec Security Response
Refer to this page whenever you receive what appears to be a bogus message
regarding a new virus, or promotion that sounds too good to be true. Truth or Fiction
Email reality check - verify rumors Urban Legends and
All about Urban Legends and Folklore Vmyths.com
Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the
implications if you believe in them.
4MilitaryFamilies Tips and information for daily life for military family members. Army OneSource
Web site of choice for Army Families, providing accurate and up-to-date articles
and information on various topics. CinCHouse
Commander in Chief of the House, A Nonprofit Community of military wives and
Resources for Joint Base Lewis McChordfamilies Joint Base Lewis McChord MWR
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Commercial Home Page for
Joint Base Lewis McChord. Legal
Military legal information portal, sponsored by the
U. S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. Military.com "The Trusted Online Home For America's Military Community" to meet
the unique needs of military consumers. Military
Brats Online A free resource designed to re-connect military
brats with each other and their heritage. Military
Child Education Coalition Their focus is to address transition and other
educational issues related to the military-connected child, including active
duty, National Guard, and Reserves. Military Connections
A registry-based site designed to help present and past military personnel and
their families find each other and keep in touch. Military Homefront
Resources for families coping with current military
operations: helping families cope, supporting freedom, homeland security,
mobilizations & deployment, celebrating military families MilitaryLifestyle
Linking the Military Community with News, Shopping and Coupons, Travel,
Resources and Information, and Special Projects. Military OneSource
help to cope with life’s little -- and not so little -- issues. Military K-12 Partners, a DodEA
Partnership Program Military Child in Transition and Deployment Military Youth on the Move
Support information to help teenagers in military families cope with the stress
of moving. Military Words
Find the meaning of military words and acronyms National
Military Family Association
Information on communication, dealing with stress, family support and
A resource for Military Brats, Overseas Brats,
educators, parents, and friends.
Acronym Finder The world's largest and most accurate
dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. All My Faves
Website of Websites AllWords It is an online dictionary with a difference. Search
for words beginning with, ending with, or containing a character string. Search
in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch or Spanish. Biographical Dictionary
This dictionary covers more than 33,000
notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the
present day. CIA - The World Factbook
This website is good for country information and flags. Embassy World
Directory & Search Engine of the World's Embassies & Consulates, Maps of
the World, and all nations telephone search engine with calling codes, voltage
and rates, not just from the USA Experience Washington
The official site of Washington State Tourism King
These cataloged 19th and 20th century images portray people, places, and events
in the county's urban, suburban, and rural communities. NationMaster Useful site for comparing stats between nations. Maps and flags of each
country are also available. Newseum
175 of today's front pages from newspapers from 25 countries - arranged
alphabetically. Refdesk.com Refdesk.com states it is "The single best source
for facts on the Net." It is about indexing quality Internet sites and
assisting visitors in navigating these sites. Rivers,
Exhibition at the Library of Congress, commemorating the 100th
anniversary of the journey of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery. Time and Date
Past or present, this service
will show corresponding local times around the world for the time selected. Zip Code Lookup
Find a ZIP
Code by entering an address.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women,
sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. National Women's History Project
celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing
information and educational materials and programs. Women's History on the
Provided by Britannica Online, articles, websites, media, study guides, recommended reading and more. American Women in Uniform
Captain Barb a self appointed distaff critic
who will continue to remind you that women are veterans too! On these
pages you will find the history and accomplishments of those women who have
served this country - voluntarily - since it's beginning.
JUST FOR FUN
Free, online math games, activities and lessons
The Degree Confluence Project Curious about the globe? This site attempts to visit every intersection of
latitude and longitude (in whole numbers). Pictures and advice about how to
DLTK's Printable Crafts For Kids
Features a variety of fun children's crafts, coloring pages and more. A
great place for grandparents to visit and get ideas and projects for those
grandkids. Parents are welcome as well.
A free educational math game and logic puzzle for all ages.