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Friday, October 31, 2014

Government & Law

LOCAL
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

          - Board Meeting & Agenda Deadline Dates
          - Board Agenda and Minutes

Citrus County Clerk of Courts
Citrus County Property Appraiser

Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
Citrus County Tax Collector
City of Crystal River
City of Inverness

STATE
MyFlorida.com - The official portal of the State of Florida.
Florida Building Codes Online - From the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Incorporates building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, and administrative codes—accessibility, energy, coastal, manufactured, and state agency codes.
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Information on driver licenses, handbooks, motor vehicles, mobile homes, vessels, and the Highway Patrol.
Florida Government Information Locator
Florida Representative Jimmie T. Smith - District 43
Florida House of Representatives
Florida Senate - Search bills and statutes and find your legislators.
Florida State Senator, Mike Fasano - District 11
Florida State Senator, Charles S. "Charlie" Dean Sr. - District 3
Florida Statutes- 1997-2010

Southwest Florida Water Management District
State Archives of Florida - The central repository for the archives of Florida's state government.

FEDERAL
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States - From the Constitution Society website.
Charters of Freedom - From the National Archives, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the United States’ Constitution.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Congressman Richard Nugent
- Florida's 5th Congressional District

USA.gov - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
GPO Access - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2010 - From the U.S. Census Bureau.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Senator Bill Nelson
United States Senator Marco Rubio
Thomas
- In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.
White House

LAW
American Bar Association - Provides lawyer resources, legal education, public resources, "Find Legal Help", lawyer locator, ABA Journal, and more.
FindLaw.com - Provides legal resources for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.
Florida Family Law Forms - Download forms that the Florida Supreme Court has approved for public consumption, based upon opinions the Court has issued. Forms are listed chronologically according to the section of Florida Rules of Court that pertains to family law, which is section 12.
Free Advice.com
HG.org Worldwide Legal Directories
- Find law firms, expert witnesses, court reporters, process servers, investigators, legal jobs, and more.
Lawyers.com - From LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Find a lawyer, ask a lawyer, contact a lawyer, research legal information, free message boards, and join a scheduled chat.
Legal Information Institute - A research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and Wex, formerly called Law about... Wex is  a collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
The Florida Bar Online - Florida Bar's online services and information
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VOTING AND ELECTIONS
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections - Provides information on voter registration, polling precincts, candidates and officials, absentee voting, early voting, and more.
Federal Elections Commission (FEC) - Administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections.
Florida Department of State - Division of Elections - Comprised of the Director’s Office and three bureaus: Voting Systems Certification, Election Records and Voter Registration Services.
Florida Elections Commission - Enforces the campaign finance laws for Florida.
League of Women Voters - A nonpartisan political organization that since 1920 works to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
Project Vote Smart - Thousands of citizens working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials.

Health Resources

PREMIUM DATABASES
Health and Wellness Resource Center - Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, subject directories, and health assessment sites as well as government databases.

HEALTH RESOURCES
Center for Disease Control
Florida Health Stat
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Healthcare information from Florida Government agencies
Food and Nutrition Information Center - Information about food and human nutrition from the USDA
Health Care

Healthfinder -
Government site for consumers from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
LD Online - Help in dealing with Learning Disabilities
MayoClinic.com
Medicare
Medline Plus - National Library of Medicine consumer health web resource
National Institute of Health - NIH health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines and more
NOAH - N.Y. Online Access to Health, includes information en Español
Oncolink -
Information from the Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
1UpHealth - Health articles and reference materials
RxList - Drug index
Yoursurgery.com - Surgical procedures explained

PHYSICIANS
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Malpractice
Florida Physician Profiling

News

CURRENT EVENTS
Total News - Search engine and directory of news sites
United Nations
World News Network - Headlines and top news stories from hundreds of sites around the world

LOCAL
Bay News 9
WFLA News Channel 8
WTSP-10 News
WTVT Fox 13

MEDIA
ABC News
CBS News
CNN
C-SPAN
Internet Public Library Online Serials - Magazines can be searched or browsed by subject or title
MSNBC
National Public Radio

NEWSPAPERS 
Internet Public Library Online Newspapers
- Worldwide collection organized by major geographical areas, then by country or state. May browse by title or search entire collection
Florida Newspapers Online  
Citrus County Chronicle
Gainesville Sun 
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union 
Miami Herald
Ocala Star Banner
Orlando Sentinel
St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Tribune
Tallahassee Democrat

WEATHER
National Hurricane Center
Storm Warning Awareness - Disaster preparedness for Citrus County
Weather Channel

 

Ready Reference

ADDRESS & TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES
All Area Codes - For all states, cities, and other areas under the North American Numbering Plan
AnyWho - Find people, places, and businesses
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments - Published weekly by the CIA
Internet 800 Directory - Toll free telephone numbers
MelissaData.com - Lookup zip code, U.S. city/state/county 2000 census demographics, and more
Public Record Locator - Links to public records available from Searchsystems.net
SuperPages.com - Businesses, products, and services in your area
Switchboard - Local businesses offering specific products and services
Ultimates - 25 net services at your fingertips
World Chambers Network - Worldwide chambers of commerce and industry
Worldwide Zip Codes - Zip codes and postal codes of the world

ALMANACS
Information Please Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac

CONVERSIONS
Conversion Charts
Convert-me.com -
Online weights and measurements conversion

DICTIONARIES
Free Dictionary
Information Please Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Online
- Dictionary and thesaurus
RhymeZone
- Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more

ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Information Please Encyclopedia - Access more than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
Wikipedia - The free-content encyclopedia

GEOGRAPHY
How Far Is It? - Distance calculator with maps
Maporama
- Worldwide maps
World Time Server - Provides current times and a time converter

LIBRARIES
Florida Libraries - Links to Florida libraries from the State Library and Archives of Florida
Public Libraries.com - Guide to public libraries in the United States and beyond

STATISTICAL
City-Data.com - Statistics about all U.S. Cities
FedStats.gov - Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies
Statistical Abstract of the United States - The National Data Book

TRANSLATORS
Babel Fish Translation - Translate a block of text or an entire web page
FreeTranslation.com
- Foreign language translator

VIRTUAL REFERENCE DESKS
Digital Librarian - Librarian's choice of the best of the Web 
Florida Electronic Library - Use this site for current events, business, health issues, homework help, finding full-text articles, and Florida history. Access the Gale Virtual Reference Library, full-text
Need a valid CCLS library card
Internet Public Library

KnowPlay? -
Reference search on the Web
lii.org - Librarians' index to the Internet
refdesk.com - Reference, facts, news ... free, family-friendly resources
Search-22 - Directory of Internet search engines
Virtual Reference Shelf - Selected web resources from the Library of Congress

Science & Technology

GENERAL LINKS
Linking Florida's Natural Heritage:  Science and Citizenry - Virtual library of Florida ecological information
NaturalSCIENCE - Links to resource pages, science magazines available on-line and more
Science Net - General and children's sites collected by the Toronto Public Library 
Science Timelines - Notable events from prehistoric times to the present
Science Topics on Librarians' Index to the Internet 

ASTRONOMY
Astronomical Applications - Complete sun and moon data from the U.S. Naval Observatory
Heavens Above - Customizable sky charts that show what's overhead in your location
NASA - National Aeronautics & Space Administration

BIOGRAPHIES OF SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS
Biographies - The Scientists
Faces of Science
- African Americans in the sciences
4000 Years of Women in Science
Inventors & Inventions  -
Presented by enchantedlearning.com

BOTANY
Botany - National Biological Information Infrastructure site supporting the management, use, and conservation of our national resources 
Plant Parts and Functions - Diagrams and definitions of vascular plants from the University of Arizona

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY   
C|Net
- News and reviews about computers and technology
Webopedia
- Dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology
WhatIs - Contains over 2000 definitions to explain the Internet and computers

COMPUTER TUTORIALS
Internet Tutorials
Keyboard Tutorial -
Developed by the Central Kansas Library System
Mouse Tutorial -
From the Northville (Michigan) District Library 
Mousercise - Mousing Around practice
Mousing Around
- From the Palm Beach County Library System
Mousing Around Games - Links to more mousing practice sites
Web Development
Web Developer's Virtual Library

MATH
Math Archives
Math.com -
Help with math problems

PHYSICS & CHEMISTRY
American Institute of Physics
How Things Work
- The physics of everyday life
WebElements Periodic Table - Periodic table of elements

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