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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Travel

GUIDES AND TRANSPORTATION
About Cruises - Cruise travel vacation planning guide from About.com 
Airlines Toll-Free Numbers and Websites
Amtrak
- Provides information on rail and train travel in North America
Expedia - Online travel retailer
Fodor's Guide - At Fodors.com you'll find all the tools and insights you'll need to plan the vacation you want to take.
Frommer's - A World of Travel Experience
The Internet Guide to Hostels - Provides information on hostels, including a worldwide hostel directory
Kayak.com - Over 100 online travel sites, providing prices and itineraries for 550+ airlines, 91,000 hotels, and all leading rental car companies
Lowestfare  
Orbitz.com 
Side Step - Find the best bargains from multiple travel sites with one search
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory

Travelocity - It pays to check hotel prices and plane fares on more than one site, as the prices can very greatly
USA CityLink

What's on When? - Worldwide entertainment and events schedules

EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
Elderhostel
Grandtravel - Grandparent & grandchild travel opportunities

MAPS
Maps On Us
- Can display a route on a map, give written instructions on how to get to a location, and tell the distance and driving time
Mappy - European maps and tourist information
Mapquest - Maps, driving directions, traffic reports

TRAVELING ABROAD
Language for Travelers - Essential phrases
Rail Pass Express
- Provides information on traveling via Eurail
Travelers' Health - Information from the Centers for Disease Control
Universal Currency Converter
U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs
- Provides international travelers with travel information on travel warnings, visas, passports, and U.S. Embassies and Consulates

 

Writing

Novel Writing Bibliography - A brief list of books held by the Citrus County Library System and links to Web resources on writing and the writing process, especially as it pertains to writing novels.

 

 

World

GEOGRAPHY
Geography Topics on Librarians' Internet Index

Atlapedia Online - Physical and political maps, key facts and statistics on all countries of the world
World Factbook - From the Central Intelligence Agency
Flags & Maps of the World
Global Gazetteer - Directory of world cities and towns, sorted by country, with a map for each 
Historical Country Names - List of formerly used country names
NationalGeographic.com -
Website of the National Geographic Society
Official City Sites
- Worldwide
Portals to the World - Electronic resources from around the world selected by the Library of Congress
World Weather Information Service - Weather observations, weather forecasts, and climatological information for selected cities

HISTORY
American Memory
- A digital record of American history and creativity from the Library of Congress
Avalon Project at Yale Law School
- Documents in law, history, and diplomacy pre-18th - 21st century
Chronology of US Historical Documents
- From pre-colonial times to the present
Documenting the American South - Primary resources for the study of Southern history, literature and culture
HistoryBuff.com - A historical reference of press coverage from the Newspaper Collectors Society of America
History Cooperative - A pioneering nonprofit humanities resource offering top-level online history scholarship
History Guide - For high school and undergraduate students taking classes in history or intend to major in history in college
HistoryNet.com
- From the Primedia History Group, the world's largest publisher of history magazines
HistoryWired
- Smithsonian Institute offers a virtual tour of its National Museum of American History, Behring Center
Making of America - A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction
National Archives - Valuable records to find clues about your family’s history, prove a veteran’s military service, or researching an historical topic
World History.com
- Timelines, famous people, science, technology, and inventions

LANGUAGE
Language Topics on the Librarians' Internet Index
Babel Fish Translation
- Translate a block of text or an entire web page
Learn Spanish
Voice of America Pronunciation Guide
Web Spanish Lessons

 

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