Archive | July 2011

American Civil War Collection At The Electronic Text Center

http://etext.virginia.edu/civilwar/

The Electronic Text Center is home to a variety of primary source material on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries and newspapers.   Letter collections include searchable transcriptions as well as digital images of the manuscripts.”–From the website.  From the University of Virginia Library.

Free Federal Resources For Educational Excellence

http://free.ed.gov/index.cfm

“FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government.  More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.”–From website.  Would be helpful to all library users.

SafeShopping.org

http://www.safeshopping.org/

“This informational site, created by the American Bar Association, will help you order safely when shopping online. You’ll find cyber-shopping is fast, convenient and opens up a whole new world of merchandise and services for you and your family. Just click on any of the topics to find a smarter, safer way to shop online.”–From the website.

GetHuman.com

http://gethuman.com/

This site provides steps you can follow to talk to a real human being when you call a company.  It also gives ratings on how fast it takes a customer to reach a real person.

GasPriceWatch.com

http://www.gaspricewatch.com/new/default_V3.asp

The basic function of the website is to help you find the lowest price of gas in your neighborhood.”–From the website.

American Institute of Philanthropy : Top-Rated Charities

http://www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html#animal

“Of the over five-hundred charities currently rated by AIP, only a select number qualify for our listing of Top-Rated charities based on our rigorous analysis. Groups included on the Top-Rated list generally spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, spend $25 or less to raise $100 in public support, do not hold excessive assets in reserve, and receive “open-book” status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to AIP.”–From the website.

World eBook Fair : July 4 – August 4, 2011

http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/?p=3985

The World eBook Fair runs from July 4 to August 4, 2011, during which time there will be free public access for this month to 6.5 million eBooks.