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Health & Medicine
- MedLine Plus – The National Library of Medicine
created MedLine Plus to assist you in locating authoritative health
information. MedlinePlus pages contain carefully selected links to Web
resources with health information on over 900 topics.
- National Institute of Health – NIH Senior Health information. Sign up for weekly tips to help you maintain your health as you get older.
- DuoLingo – Free online language learning and translation.
- Google Translate – Free online service converts text
you enter into many other languages. This free service from Google is a
great aid to learning a new language.
Research & Learning
- FactCheck.org – This non-partisan non-profit site
exists to increase public understanding of and lessen the deception in
U.S. politics, holding politicians accountable by monitoring the
accuracy of their speeches, interviews, debates, and press releases.
- WorldWideScience.org – This site allows you to search 28
scientific databases across 18 countries. An international
collaboration, the site provides access to published research findings
in energy, environment, and the basic sciences.
Finances – An e-learning tool offering courses on topics such as budgeting, spending/saving and retirement planning. Beneficial for patrons looking
to grow their financial knowledge or those just needing a
refresher, courses are highly interactive and include videos,
worksheets, calculators and quizzes. Brought to you by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
- Green Fire Times – In the Green Fire Times we
spotlight initiatives that create positive impacts on climate change,
energy independence, and green job development. These initiatives
reflect a fundamental change in how people are thinking, living, and
doing business. Stewardship, community, and the necessities of our
immediate and long-term future are now more routinely taken into
consideration. (Northern New Mexico Publication) Read it online via the
- Grow It! NM –
Grow It! is an economic development initiative created by the New Mexico Municipal League in partnership with Finance New Mexico.
The project’s goal is to stimulate private sector job development in
New Mexico by putting information about business resources directly into
the hands of entrepreneurs.
Too many small-town entrepreneurs are unaware of federal, state and
local business-assistance programs that might help them start ventures
that provide jobs and tax revenue. The Grow It! project aims to draw
business owners and entrepreneurs into the system of free and low-cost
services that can help businesses grow.
- Landmark cases of the Supreme Court – This site was developed to assist
educators in teaching the landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
You will learn about the cases you’ve heard mentioned in movies or on
the news (e.g. Dred Scott, Plessy, Gideon, Roe).
- USAspending.gov – Did you ever need to know how much
money the government provides to grant recipients? Or the names of
government contractors in your state? This is the place on the Internet
for such information.
- FuelEconomy.gov – This rich resource provides
information on gas consumption (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air
pollution ratings, and safety for new and used cars and trucks. It is
most frequently searches for its “side by side” or “class” comparisons
of new cars.
- Real or Fake – The following sites are known sources of reliable information:
- Ripoff Report – By consumers, for consumers: Ever
felt ripped off by corporate America, your government, or an
unscrupulous contractor? If so, you’re not alone. This site serves as a
warehouse of consumer complaints. With 301,374 reports filed in over
1000 categories, it is one of the best unedited places to track down the
- TripAdvisor.com – This site provides recent advice
from real travelers on hotels, restaurants, and attractions worldwide.
TripAdvisor rates hotels with consumer-supplied pictures and gives tips
on cheap eats.
- WordNet – Wordnet is available in 40
languages. Simply stated, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are
grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms that are linked by
- Practice Driving Tests – Free practice tests from Driving-Tests.org. It doesn’t collect any personal information and includes unlimited online access to the MVD manuals, state-specific MVD practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial
driver’s license (CDL), exam simulator, and MVD-related FAQ.