Archive | April 2011

Overbooked

http://www.overbooked.com/

What is Overbooked?
It is resource for ravenous readers. Special efforts are made to alert readers to books that they may not become aware of via other book-related resources. Like a good library, Overbooked is intended to provide access to all kinds of book-related information.”–From the website.  A really good site for reader’s advisory.

Financial Investing Tutorials — Investopedia

http://www.investopedia.com/university/

Investopedia has some really good free financial investing tutorials both on basic topics as well as more advance financial topics.   Investopedia is a commercial site; there are ads and referrals to web sites on the Investopedia website.  The viewer of this site would have to use his or her own judgment regarding the ads and referrals.  But the tutorials are non-commercial and helpful to anyone interested in educating himself or herself on many investment areas.

INFOPASS

http://infopass.uscis.gov/

“InfoPass is a free service that lets you schedule an appointment with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigration Officer by using the Internet at any time of day or night. If you have an immigration issue that is best handled by a trained USCIS Immigration Officer, InfoPass will let you schedule your appointment instead of requesting it in person at your local USCIS office.”–From the website.   In twelve languages.

ConsumerSearch.com : Love What You Buy

http://www.consumersearch.com/

“At ConsumerSearch, we strive to make our content objective and precise; at no point are our editors influenced by advertising or other commercial considerations. Our goal is to report the truth about what experts and users are saying as well as important developments in each product category we cover.  For each product category, ConsumerSearch provides the following information:

Best Reviewed: Our selection of the top-rated products, based on expert and user reviews

Full Report: Our complete analysis of who the experts are and what they say, as well as our review of important product trends and developments

Our Sources: Our ranking and description of the top reviews, complete with links “–From website.  Even reviews of the “As Seen on TV” products are included.

What To Expect When You Take The ASVAB

http://www.official-asvab.com/whattoexpect_app.htm

From the Official Site of the ASVAB,   this page provides information about the ASVAB, including how to understand ASVAB scores, where to take the ASVAB test, how to prepare, and more, including Sample Questions.

GED Sample Questions

http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/test/prep/sample_questions.htm

The American Council on Education offers this page of links to sample questions to help people prepare for the GED , as well as some links to Math Videos to help them.

Avibase — The World Bird Database

http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/avibase.jsp?lang=EN&pg=home

“Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 5 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and more. This site is managed by Denis Lepage and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian copartner of Birdlife International. Avibase has been a work in progress since 1992 and I am now pleased to offer it as a service to the bird-watching and scientific community.”–From the website.

TeensHealth

http://kidshealth.org/teen/kh_misc/about.html

“We’re a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There’s a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.”–From the website.

Do Not Call Lists; Stop Unsolicited Mail, Telemarketing, Emails : Where To Go To Just Say No

http://www.state.tn.us/tra/donotcall/nocall.html

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt063.shtm

These pages provide links to where you can say no to unsolicited direct marketing mail and emails, telemarketing calls, and other unsolicited mail.

Household Products Database

http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/

“What’s under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what’s in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.”–From the website.  From the United States Dept. of Health and Human Services.

GreenerChoices.org

http://www.greenerchoices.org/

GreenerChoices.org, launched on Earth Day 2005 by Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports, is a Web-based initiative to inform, engage, and empower consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices. GreenerChoices.org offers an accessible, reliable, and practical source of information on buying “greener” products that have minimal environmental impact and meet personal needs. “–From the website.

GED Sample Test Questions

http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/test/prep/sample_questions.htm

The American Council on Education offers this page that has GED sample questions to help someone prepare for the GED.   It also provides Math Videos to help anyone prepare for the GED.

Map History/History of Cartography

http://www.maphistory.info/

“Old maps, early maps— non-current maps in general—are the subject of this site. Whether you are an academic, , collector, teacher, parent or surfer – WELCOME! Use this site to find the worthwhile free information about old maps, both on the web and in the real world. The site’s 120 ‘pages’ offer comment and guidance, and over 6,000 annotated links selected for relevance and quality.”–from the website.  Using the Index may be the easiest way to find maps you are looking  for.

100 Milestone Documents

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&

“To help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, we invite you to explore 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more perfect union.”–From the website.

This website is an initiative of the National History Day, NARA, and USA Freedom Corps.

Welcome to Free USA Government Publications

http://pueblo.gpo.gov/FreePubs.php

“Here you will find publications of interest to consumers from across the federal government.  To begin shopping for free government publications, choose from the list of categories below. Your order will be filled and shipped from our Pueblo CO facility. Please note that we only ship within the U.S.”–From the website.

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