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Web Search and Reference Sites

The CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

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Accessibility to the web (for visually impaired)

Airline Tickets, Hotels

American Intercultural Student Exchange (AISE) http://www.sibling.org/ a non-profit, educational foundation for high school students, dedicated to the promotion of worldwide intercultural learning and living experiences.

Alternate View http://mist.npl.washington.edu:80/av/ (John G., Cramer--Analog Magazine)

American Ballet Theater http://www.abt.org/ Ancient Egypt Research Associates http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/nova/pyramid/excavation/lehner.html

Archeological models http://www.learningsites.com/ Learning Sites designs and develops interactive three-dimensional digital models that are based on actual archaeological evidence

ART

Astronomy URLs - look in left nav at the site of the Astronomical Association of Northern California.

Atomic Web Clock http://www.time.gov/

Automobile Safety

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Bed and Breakfasts online - http://www.bbonline.com/

Bicycles

BirdSource http://www.birdsource.org/, the interactive World Wide Web database for bird information operated by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Online database records bird sightings -- by casual backyard bird-watchers as well as serious bird enthusiasts -- and reveals where the birds are anywhere in North America.

Books online

Books to buy

http://bookcrossing.com/ gives you a simple way to share books with the world, and follow their paths ...Register a book at the website (along with journal comments), get a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID number), and label the book . Then release it for someone else to read (give it to a friend, leave it on a park bench, donate it to charity, "forget" it in a coffee shop, etc.), and get notified by email each time someone comes here and records journal entries for that book.

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California State Automobile Association (CSAA) http://www.csaa.com Calculators http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators.html More than 18655 calculators available online divided into categories mathematical, science, engineering, other.

Calendars

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal http://www.csicop.org They publish the journal "Skeptical Inquirer."

CARTOONS

CERN http://www.w3.org/

Charity/Nonprofit Org Info

Clip Art (for non-profit use)

COMPUTERS

Crystal Set Society http://www.midnightscience.com/

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Date Converter http://www.calendarhome.com/converter/

Dictionary

Digital Library (UC) http://www.cdlib.org/--The California Digital Library (CDL) is a tenth library for the University of California (UC). A collaborative effort of the nine campuses, it supports the shared collections of the University of California.

Dinosaur Sounds Sandia Labs http://www.sandia.gov/media/dinosaur.htm

Discover Magazine http://www.enews.com/magazines/discover

DVDs

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Electric Library http://www.elibrary.com 900 magazines, 150 newspapres, 2000 books, 20,000 photos--costs $9.95/mo

Email

Electronic field trip - Journey North http://informns.k12.mn.us

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Freecycle -- A grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Reduce waste by connecting individuals who are throwing away goods with others who are seeking them. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator. http://www.freecycle.org/

Free photos http://www.freefoto.com

ENTERTAINMENT http://www.tickets.com/

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FOOD

Fraud Control http://www.fraud.org National Fraud Information Center. Scam reports.

Free Speech

FREEWARE:

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Genome -- Human Genome guide -- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/human/

GIZA PLATEAU MAPPING PROJECT http://www.oi.uchicago.edu/OI/PROJ/GIZ/Giza.html

GOVERNMENT

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Highway Loss Data Institute -- http://www.carsafety.org/ -- comparative safety test data for automobiles/cars; also see Insurance Institute for Highway Safety -- http://www.highwaysafety.org/

HOAXES and MYTHS on the Internet

Hostels

HTML -- see WorldWideWeb

Human Rights

  • http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/hrp_reports_mainhp.html Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Illusions

Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/ -- librarians have become skilled at finding the good stuff, organizing it, and making it easier for people to find and use. Librarians also fight for important ideas like freedom of expression and thought, equality of access to information, and literacy.

Invention

  • Alliance for American Innovation (AAI) http://www.InventorEd.org recently formed to provide a Washington presence for individuals and organizations across our nation which are interested in the United States entrepreneurial process, and the laws that provide its basis. The Alliance also serves as a depository of information on issues, particularly on intellectual property.
  • Professional Inventors Alliance (PIA) http://www.rjriley.com/pia/; Ronald J. Riley, President, Inventor & Entrepreneur

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Javascript article http://macworld.zdnet.com/1999/07/create/yourjavascript.html

JOBS:

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Kiva - http://www.kiva.org - Micro-loans made from one individual to another... around the world. Nonprofit company, founded in 2005 based in San Francisco, Calif., connects individual borrowers or "entrepreneurs" with lenders who make direct loans of as little as $25.

Kodo (Taiko Drum Group) 12/97 JDC0300@niftyserve.or.jp

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Law

Libraries

Literature: The Etext Archives - see Internet Archive -  https://archive.org/
Little Silver NJ http://www.monmouth.com/~lsboe

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Macintosh

Magazines: Maps

MOSAIC--http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Homepage/Platform.html--NCSA Mosaic is available by anonymous ftp from ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu (141.142.20.50) in directory /Mac/Mosaic as NCSAMosaicMac.103.sit.hq

Movies

MUSEUMS & SCIENCE CENTERS

MUSIC

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National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/main.html

National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/

Netscape Homepage http://home.netscape.com/

Newsgroup Search engine: http://www.dejanews.com/

NEWSPAPERS --NEWS

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NSF http://www.nsf.gov/

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Old Farmer's Almanac http://www.almanac.com/preview2000/lunar.html

Optical Illusions:

ORGANIZATIONS

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Pacific Gas & Electric http://www.pge.com

Parenting
  • New Baby Sibling: Helping Your Older Child (or Children) Adjust - Even if your little one is already an older brother or sister, the addition of a new family member is a big change. This article has helpful tips on how to help your child adjust to your new bundle of joy.
  • Helping Your Child Make New Friends - Friendships during early childhood are an important part of your child’s development, and this PBS article will help you encourage your youngster to cultivate these relationships.
  • How to – Safely! – Introduce a Dog to Your Children - Even the coyest of kiddos can be animal lovers. This guide will assist you in helping foster the bond between your child and four-legged friend.
  • 10 Tips for Transition to Child Care - The journey of going to daycare or school after being cared for at home by mom or dad can be an exciting experience, even if your child is initially hesitant. This article offers suggestions on how to overcome obstacles during this transition.
  • How to Introduce Your Children to a New Partner After Divorce - Introducing your child to a new significant other may feel a bit intimidating at first, both for single parents and their children. This article offers valuable insight on how to support your child through this process.

Phobias -- http://phobialist.com/

Phobias A to Z: Provided by psychology.about.com http://psychology.about.com/library/bl/blglos_phobias.htm

Picturesofplaces.com http://www.picturesofplaces.com/ Physics--Interactive Physics Sites

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RECIPES

REFERENCES

Robots

  • Hazardous duy robots (NOVA/PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/robots/hazard/
  • Robot Wars http://www.robotwars.com/ 12/97

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    Safety & Emergency Information

    • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) http://www.oes.ca.gov/

    Shareware ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/

    September 11, 2001 Destruction of World Trade Center -- Fractured Fundamentalisms http://www.Beliefnet.com/story/88/story_8849_1.html Extremism exists in every major faith, and sometimes turns violent.

    Socially Responsible Investing/Buying


    SOFTWARE

    SPAM

  • STAR TREK--Klingon http://www.kli.org

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    Tax Information http://www.irs.gov/

    Telephone Directory (white pages)

  • http://www.infospace.com/

    THEATER

    Tibet Time Time Travel http://www.mkaku.org/

    Tolerance.org http://www.tolerance.org/

    Traffic Jams - NY Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03traffic-t.html?th&emc=th
    Traffic jam solutions - http://trafficwaves.org/seatraf.html - http://trafficwaves.org/ - http://amasci.com/amateur/traffic/links.html - and article: To fight traffic clumps: Go slow, not with the flow (SF Chronicle) -

    Traffic Schools Online

    TRANSLATE English<--->

    Transrow project http://www.goals.com/transrow/index.htm (Mick Bird) to row around the world (alone!) in a 28ft. row boat.

    TRAVEL

    TV & Radio

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    U.S. Postal Service http://www.usps.gov

    United Nations Association 12/97--http://www.unausa.org

    Used Cars/Automobiles/Vehicles -- Prices/Values -- NADA -- National Appraisal Guides, Inc. http://www.nadaguides.com/

    Usenet FAQs ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/

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    Vegetarian Resource Group http://www.vrg.org/

    Vehicle Safety -- Insurance Instutute for Highway Safety http://www.highwaysafety.org/

    Video editing online

  • Virtual Tours of the World -- http://www.airpano.com/List-Aerial-Panoramas.php

  • Virus threats -- http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ (Symantec's "security response" Web site which addresses legitimate computer virus threats)

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    Weather

    WebCams http://www.webwaste.com/webwaste/ (live cameras)

    Wine

    Wolfram|Alpha Reference Site: - http://www.wolframalpha.com/ - a free online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data. Subject areas include Mathematics, Statistics & Data Analysis, Physics, Chemistry, Material Properties, Engineering, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Transportation, Web & Computer System, Units & Measures, Finance, Dates & Times, Places & Geography, Socioeconomic Data, Weather, Health & Medicine, Food & Nutrition, Words & Linguistics, Culture & Media, People & History, Education, Organizations, Sports & Games, Music, Colors. See examples at http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples and Stephen Wolfram's introduction at http://www.wolframalpha.com/screencast/introducingwolframalpha.html

    World Socialist Web Site http://www.wsws.org/

    WorldWideWeb

  • World War II photos by Pavel Kosenko - http://pavel-kosenko.livejournal.com/303194.html?thread=22669914 (Rosie the riveter)

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    Yosemite info http://yosemite.com/

    YouTube movie conversion/capture - ZAMZAR - http://zamzar.com

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    Zip Codes http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html

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