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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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PREMIUM DATABASES
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
- A one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles

CUSTOMS AND ETIQUETTE
Etiquette Rules
Holidays On the Net

NAMES
Baby Center
Baby Names
Baby Zone -
Strong, useful lists of names with advanced search options

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Beliefnet - Ecumenical site providing religious, spiritual, and moral information
Librarian's Index to the Internet
- General religion and philosophy topics
Philosophy Pages - Dictionary, history, timeline and links to other sites
Religions of the World - Today’s major world religions

SOCIAL ISSUES
Internet Public Library Social Issues and Social Welfare
Social Issues - Current social issues from multiple perspectives

 

 

Seniors

GENERAL INTEREST

AARP - Access all of the information the AARP has to offer
AgeNet - Consumer information for seniors & caregivers
Elderhostel - Educational adventures in lifelong learning
First Gov  for Seniors  - Links to government information and other sites
Senior Journal - Online daily newspaper with news and features

GOVERNMENT BENEFITS & SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES

Benefits CheckUp - Service of the National Council on the Aging that identifies federal & state assistance programs for older Americans
Medicare - Official U.S. government site
Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging - Information and assistance for older individuals
Nursing Home Guide - Information and ratings for over 700 nursing homes in Florida
SeniorHealth.gov - Site for older adults developed by the National Institute of Aging and the National Library of Medicine
Senior Housing Options - information gathered by the Administration on Aging (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Social Security Administration

TECHNOLOGY GUIDES

Wired Seniors - Over 5,000 sites of interest for seniors
Computers and Technology  - AARP has compiled these how-to guides on a broad range of topics
Edumax - Free tutorials for Microsoft software, computer basics, database basics, and web development.
‘Good Typing’ - A typing tutorial.
Senior Net - Information and instruction on computer technologies

 

Teens

PREMIUM DATABASES
Student Edition - Infotrac 
This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.

BOOKS AND WRITING
Dear Reader Online Teen Book Club - Every day a new five minute read, along with an introduction from a teen reader
Genrefluent - Brief, lively book reviews on this Web page, formerly known as Genreflecting
Poetry 180 - 180 poems chosen to be of interest to high school students
TeenInk -  Website based on a monthly magazine written by teens for teens
TeenReads
- Author talks, contests, book reviews by teens
Teen Space Poetry Wiki - Write and share poems and read and edit peers' work
YALSA - Booklists - Popular paperbacks, quick picks, Best books for Young Adults, award winners

HEALTH
Check Yourself - Do you have a problem with drugs or alcohol?
For Teens - Familydoctor.org's web page gives info on what to expect at a doctor's visits as well as lots of information on common health conditions that affect teenagers
Go Ask Alice -
Columbia University's Health Q&A Internet Service, offers loads of advice on relationships, nutrition and diet, drugs, sex, alcohol, stress, etc.
Teens Health
- Up-to-date information on issues concerning puberty, mental health, sex, nutrition, and body image

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Web Directory: Education

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

 

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