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Florida

GOVERNMENT
Florida Government -
Links to county, state, and federal resources.
Florida Government Information Locator Service - Information from and about Florida State government.

HISTORY
Florida Heritage Collection - An ongoing cooperative project of the State University System of Florida to digitize and provide online access to materials broadly representing Florida’s history, culture, arts, literature, sciences and social sciences.
Florida Historical Society - The only statewide historical society in the Sunshine State.
Florida Memory Project
- A selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research.
Museum of Florida History - Focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events.
Office of Cultural and Historical Programs - Within the Department of State, this program is the state agency responsible for promoting the historical, archaeological, museum, arts, and folk culture resources in Florida.

MUSEUMS
Florida Association of Museums
- Includes a searchable database of the cultural, historic, and scientific resources found in more than 340 museums in the state.

RECREATION & TOURISM
Florida's Springs - Experience the magic of Florida's springs and learn about threats to their future and how to protect nature's gems.
Florida Online Park Guide
- Find parks, camping and lodging, maps and directions, photos, things to do, and much more.
Florida Greenways and Trails Guide - Provides recreational maps and descriptions of greenways and trails throughout the state.
Visit Florida  - The State of Florida's official travel planning website.

FLORIDA LIVING
Solutions For Your Life - UF/IFAS Extension Service collection of materials on "profitable and sustainable agriculture, our environment and natural resources, 4-H and other youth programs, Florida-friendly landscapes, communities that are vibrant and prosperous, and economic well-being and life quality for individuals and families."

Genealogy

PREMIUM DATABASES
Ancestry Library Edition
- Over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases for conducting genealogical and history research. Available to users in the library only.
HeritageQuest Online (Access from inside the Library)
HeritageQuest Online (Library Card Number Required for access from outside of the Library) - U.S. federal census records from 1790-1930 and over 25,000 family and local histories.

ETHNIC SOURCES
Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute - Contains holdings of approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings, and textiles. 
Ireland Census - The censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage. You can perform a free search on The National Archives of Ireland website. Site also contains some very informative History of Ireland in the early 20th century. Note: not available on ALE.
Yad Vashem
- Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. A free, easily searchable database containing the names of over three million holocaust victims.

FLORIDA RESOURCES
Citrus County Genealogy Society

Citrus Springs Genealogy Society
Florida State Genealogical Society  

GENERAL RESOURCES
Access Genealogy - Premier online resource for Native American records, surnames, United States genealogy, cemetery records, military records, biographies, census records, and vital records.
Cyndi's List
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Genealogy sites on the Internet.
FamilySearch - Site produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Genealogy and the Internet - Metasite from Callaway County, MO.
Genealogy Articles, Tips & Research Guides - Metasite compiled by Joe Beine.
Genealogy Relationship Chart - Ten generation chart from About.com.
Genealogy Search Help for Google - Free site to help you use Google to research your genealogy.
Genealogy Today
Genealogy Trails - Finding Ancestors... wherever their trails led.
Guide for Interviewing Family Members - From the Okeechobee Genealogical Society.
Heraldica - Information on heraldry in the form of texts, images, and links.
Italian Genealogy - Italian genealogy, New York death records and more.
National Archives
- Information useful in tracing Native American descent, passport applications from October 1795 - March 1925, and records of discharged military personnel.
National Genealogy Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
The New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, is the country's oldest genealogical organization, devoted to collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical matter relating to New England families. Available to users in the library only.

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records - Online death indexes by state and county
RootsWeb.com - Oldest and largest free genealogy site includes Social Security Death Index, immigrant ships transcribers guild.
Stephen P. Morse - A One-Step Portal for On-Line Genealogy.
Vital Records - Links to information on how to obtain vital records for all 50 states.

IMMIGRATION
CastleGarden.org - Free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 - 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Ellis Island
- American Family Immigration History Center.
Immigrant Ships - Ship descriptions from various internet mailing lists and from direct submissions e-mailed to the owner of the web site.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Transcriptions of passenger lists from more than 4,000 ships not limited to those that came through Ellis Island.
Information Wanted - A database of advertisement for Irish immigrants published in the Boston Pilot.
Microfilm Roll Numbers for USA Passenger Arrival Records - NARA & LDS Family History Library catalog numbers.
Norway-Heritage Project - Covers pre-1875 Norwegian emigrants including passengers from 400+ journeys and images of many early ships.

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

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