Techweb’s Tech Encyclopedia

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia

Very extensive encyclopedia of computer and technical terms.  Some good diagrams and pictures included with some entries.

Social Security Administration – Retirement Estimator

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/estimator.htm

“The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates. We can’t provide your actual benefit amount until you apply for benefits.”–From the website

iLove Languages

http://www.ilovelanguages.com/

iLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The more than 2400 links at iLoveLanguages have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you’re looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you’ve heard about, iLoveLanguages probably has something to suit your needs.–From the website.  There is advertising on this site but the links are to free resources.

The Robin Hood Project

http://d.lib.rochester.edu/robin-hood

“The Robin Hood Project is designed to make available a database of texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information about the Robin Hood stories and other outlaw tales. The project is sponsored by the University of Rochester and prepared in The Rossell Hope Robbins Library, a medieval studies library located within Rush Rhees Library.”–from the website.

The Little Red Riding Hood Project

http://www.usm.edu/media/english/fairytales/lrrh/lrrhhome.htm

“Welcome to the Little Red Riding Hood Project, a text and image archive containing sixteen English versions of the fairy tale. The Little Red Riding Hoods presented here represent some of the more common varieties of the tale from the English-speak ing world in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The materials were drawn from the de Grummond Children’s Literature Research Collectionat the University of Southern Mississippi.”–From the website.

Aesopica : Aesop’s Fables in English, Greek, and Latin

http://www.mythfolklore.net/aesopica/

Find Aesop’s Fables in Greek and in Latin and English translations here.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange

http://scifi.stackexchange.com/

Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. It’s built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we’re working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about science fiction or fantasy.–From the website.

MORE : Memphis Office of Resources and Enterprise

http://www.morememphis.org/

“In January 2012, Mayor A C Wharton and the Memphis City Council conceptualized a coordinated strategy for the city agenda relating to minority and women-owned business development. That strategy grew to become the Memphis Office of Resources and Enterprise, a resource agency that is designed to grow businesses by connecting business resources and opportunities.

MORE is here to help grow minority and women-owned businesses in Memphis, TN. We are a portal; we are an access of resources, and we are a bridge to partnering organizations for the clients of MORE. Together we will move forward and make Memphis a city of choice for all. Through advocacy, referral, and assistance, growing MORE opportunities, growing MORE entrepreneurs, growing MORE jobs, the MORE you know, the MORE the sky becomes your limit. MORE is a facilitator.

The purpose of MORE is to assess what the clients need to take their business to the next level and direct them accordingly to the right resources. Below are some of the ways MORE uses its resources to help get our clients get on track to success.–From the website.

As the Nation Ages, Seven States Become Younger, Census Bureau Reports

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb14-118.html

“The median age declined in seven states between 2012 and 2013, including five in the Great Plains, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. In contrast, the median age for the U.S. as a whole ticked up from 37.5 years to 37.6 years. These estimates examine population changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013.–From the website.

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff15.html

“On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.”–From the website.  This site provides statistics relating to people with disabilities today.

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: July 2

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff17.html

“On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups to date.–from the website.

Reason for Moving: 2012 to 2013Population

http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p20-574.pdf

“Between 2012 and 2013, 35.9 million people 1 year and over living in the United States moved to a different residence. The mover rate for this period was 11.7 percent. Why did these people move?”– From the website.  This U. S. Census Population Characteristics Report gives data, information and statistics as to why people do move.

English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012

http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/acs-26.pdf

In this June 2014 American Community Survey Report from the United States there is much information and statistics relating to this population and their ability to speak English.

DOAB : Directory of Open Access Books

http://www.doabooks.org/

The primary aim of this site is to increase the discoverability of books of open access books.  It is geared to academic books, but many of the books available could be of interest to public library customers.

Journalist’s Resource

http://journalistresource.org

“Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center of Media, Politics and Public Policy, the Journalist’s Resource project examines news topics through a research lens. We focus on surfacing scholarly materials that may be relevant to other media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers.–From the website.

 

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