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| Income Tax Forms | Military Families | Useful Information | Women's History

Military & Federal Libraries

Army Library Program  - Digital Army Library Service

Combined Arms Research Library - Comprehensive military science collection

DefenseLink - Links to DOD Libraries

Defense Technical Information Center - Defense research

General Dennis J. Reimer Training and Doctrine Digtal Library - Army training and doctrine information

Library of Congress - Site has Thomas (legislative information), copyright info, and much more

Madigan Army Medical Center Medical Library - Links to health resources

Naval Postgraduate School Library - Links to defense and federal resources

Pentagon Library - Links to federal resources

MWR Libraries - (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation)
Describes Army General Library Program

Home Pages for the Military Services

United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Coast Guard
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy

Military Sites

After Deployment
Army Career and Alumni Program
Army Study Guide 
Air University Military Index - (military periodicals indexed by Air University librarians)
Army eLearning 
Army Knowledge Online (AKO)
CALL (Center for Army Lessons Learned)  
CareerOneStop-Military Spouse Resources
Deployment Center  
Defense and Finance Accounting Service 
Defense Commissary Agency 
Defense Technical Infromation Center 
Department of Defense
Deployment Health and Family Readiness Library
Force Health Protection & Readiness
Joint Base Lewis McChord Relocation Information   
Human Resources Command
Legal Services 
Military Child Education Coalition 
Military OneSource 

Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center 

Operation Military Kids 
The Stars & Stripes Electronic Newspaper 
West Civilian Personnel Operations Center

Awesome Educational Sites for Kids

Amazing Kids
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Awesome Library

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Between The Lions

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper 
Celestia: A 3D Space Simulator

Discovery Kids 
Kids Health 

Great Web Sites For Kids 
Learning Planet 
The Lexile Framework for Reading 

The International Children's Digtal Library

National Geographic Kids 
Nova - Island of the Sharks 

PBS KIDS Share a Story - learn to read with phonics


The Water Cycle 
Ultimate Guide to Crafting With Kids


Local College & University Libraries

Joint Base Lewis McChord Education Services - Offers degree programs at Stone Education Center from:

Central Texas College - Associate in General Studies

Chapman University - Master's degrees

Pierce College - Associate degrees and certificates

Saint Martin's College - Associate, Bachelor's, Master's degrees, and Teaching Certification

Washington Libraries

King County Library System

Pierce County Library System

Seattle Public Library

Tacoma Public Library

Timberland Regional Library

Washington State Library

Awesome Fun & Games Sites for Kids

Cartoon Network Games
Family Fun 

Funbrain! The Internet's #1 Site

National Wildlife Federation
Shark Surfari 



Best Free Reference Web Sites

ipl2:Information you can trust
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching 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.

Regional Genealogy & Local History Research
Areas, countries, directories, organizations,
local ancestry and local history studies. 
Total ethnic group populations are combined with regions of
 significant ethnic population, for an evaluation of global migration patterns over generations of time.

Books / Libraries

Add ALL 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.

Book Page 
A monthly general interest book review, covers the best in new releases.  Upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.

A directory of libraries worldwide.


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.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper 
If you can't find it here, you just can't find it.

Education Resources Information Center 
Premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.

Education World
An excellent resource for K12 teachers, rich with news, articles, classroom games and ideas, teaching resources, and issues.  The Educators Best Friend.

Einstein Archives Online
Here you'll find 43,000 Einstein and Einstein related archival items.  You'll find his scientific writings, his non-scientific writings, and his travel diaries. 

Family TLC
Tools to enhance the parent/child relationship.  Hundreds of "hands on" activities that encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, and have fun-WITH YOU.  
Complete courses and tutorials for more than 120 different vocational and academic disciplines, all free.

Homeschool Central
How to get started, regional resources, and more

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.

Investigating Marine Life 
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

National Agricultural Library 
The NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) provides citations to agricultural literature.

Office Superintendent of Public Instruction
Resource for public schools and home education.

Red Gold-PBS
The epic story of blood-
new four-part PBS mini serie 
A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

Universities World Wide - United States Listing 
Searchable database of Universities in the United States.

Universities World Wide - World Listing 
Searchable database of Universities around the world (except for the United States).

Word Spy
Devoted to recently coined words and phrases, old words that are being
used in new ways, and existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance. - Best choice to help explain to children - Disaster Supply Kit Information  - Department of Homeland Security  - American Red Cross - Chemical / Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook - US Department of Education Emergency Planning


Access Washington  
The easiest and most powerful way to find government information in Washington State

Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism & the Attacks of September 11, 2001 
Complied by Kevin D. Motes, Reference Librarian, U.S. Government Information Division, Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications 
An index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies.

Department of Veterans Affairs
The Official VA site, information of VA benefits, programs, facilities, and more.

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 family members.

Federal Trade Commission : Identity Theft
Information on Identity theft and how to file a complaint.

Federal Voting Assistance Program
This web site provides information to US citizens covered by the Uniformed and
Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).

Government Guide
Access to Government services made easy, localized by zip code or city and state.

Government Information Online : Ask a Librarian 
Experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject from aardvarks to zygomycosis.

Identity Theft  
The U.S. Government's website for information about identity theft.

NASA-Space Shuttle Columbia 
Maintained by NASA, collects and distributes information about the crew, the mission, and the ongoing investigation into the tragic loss of Space Shuttle Columbia.

National Park Service
Provides information on travel, recreation and education opportunities within the 
National Park System’s 385 sites.

National Transportation Safety Board  
Coverage of Aviation,
Highway, Marine, Railroad, and Pipeline & Hazardous Materials. Includes details of major investigations and public hearings.

Thurgood Marshall Law Library 
Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights

Treasury Direct  
Your official source for saving bonds information.

Your 1st click to the U.S. Government, Official Government Gateways.

The White House
Official White House Website



Health / Medicine

Biomedical Search 
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
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

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.
Access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals.

Hoaxes / Myths / Viruses

Fact or Fiction? Find the truth here!
McAfee Security 
Virus Information
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 Folklore 
All about Urban Legends and Folklore 
Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the implications if you  believe in them.

Income Tax Forms

IRS Forms and Publications
Need a Federal tax form or publication? This is the place to go.
Sister States Tax Directory

Your One-Stop Source for All State Tax Sites

Military Families

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.


Commander in Chief of the House, A Nonprofit Community of military wives and women.

Family Focus
Resources for Joint Base Lewis McChordfamilies

Joint Base Lewis McChord MWR
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Commercial Home Page for Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Legal Services 
Military legal information portal, sponsored by the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.
"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

Linking the Military Community with News, Shopping and Coupons, Travel, Resources and Information, and Special Projects.
Military OneSource 
Find 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 more!
Overseas Brats
A resource for Military Brats, Overseas Brats, educators, parents, and friends.

Society of Military Widows
Widows Checklist and Weekly News Update on government actions affecting military survivors.

U.S. Army Library Education Resource Center
Access to comprehensive content to help you find the right educational program, prepare for an important exam, and plan your career.

Useful Information

Acronym Finder 
The world's largest and most accurate dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
All My Faves 

Website of Websites

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 County Snapshots
These cataloged 19th and 20th century images portray people, places, and events in the county's urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Useful site for comparing stats between nations.  Maps and flags of each country are also available.

175 of today's front pages from newspapers from 25 countries - arranged alphabetically. 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, Edens, Empires
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

Women's History

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
Recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
Women's History on the Web 
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.


Cool Math
Free, online math games, activities and lessons

Cool Quiz
Trivia, Quizzes, Puzzles, Jokes, Useless Knowledge, FUN!

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 get there.


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.

Mixed-Up Math
A free educational math game and logic puzzle for all ages.

Sky and Telescope Magazine
Popular astronomy magazine,
jam-packed with information and news on the night sky.