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Maps of anywhere in the world, statistics on populations and size of countries, the current time and date around the world, distance calculator, flags from everywhere, currency conversion
Dozens of high-quality websites that have been carefully selected and organized by a team of librarians. Topics include current events and issues, holidays and seasons, helpful tools for information users, human interest, and more.
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A smorgasbord of information including world news, history and government, biography, sports, arts and entertainment, business, society and culture, health and science. http://www.infoplease.com/Websites to help you do research and translate languages.
Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical Dictionary, Spanish-English
10 different languages with translations and full definitions in English or the language of your choice
Find a words synonym, rhyme or definition
The free online open-source encyclopedia in 10 different languages.
A slang dictionary that lets you add a term or edit definitions
A dictionary of slang, webspeak, made up words, and local or regional expressions
Translate text or translate an entire web page
Education - online school guides
Directory of Schools and Colleges offering distance learning programs
MIT is offering open courseware. Just click on the link below.
Citizenship: Test aids and guides
Citizenship Study Guide.
This website has flashcard test, and interactive maps to help you gain citizenship.
A way for prospective citizens to test their knowledge before actually taking the test.
Its purpose is to provide a quick and easy path to resources
to help instructors prepare students for naturalization and to incorporate
civics into ESL instruction. U.S. Civics and Citizenship Online provides links
to curricula, lesson plans, teacher assessments, and other instructional
material on citizenship and civics.
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A website dedicated to the environmental health concerns and toxic where you live, work and play.
Explore Health is a website created in partnership with UC Davis Health System and the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) at the University of California. The purpose of the site is to provide Californians in traditionally under served areas with reliable and up-to-date online consumer health information and tools.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Search biomedical literature, find medical terminologies, search NLM collections, read about diseases, learn about drugs, explore history, find a clinical trial, use a medical dictionary, and find free full-text articles.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
County Health Ranking:
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We know that much of what influences our health happens outside of the doctor’s office—in our schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.
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