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Monday, October 20, 2014

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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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