Human powered search site and web diirectory has a live news ticket and updated "live-blog" news feed. Also good for consolidate summaries of recent news events
Porvides a company Reputation Index based on web submissions of articles and user insights abou tthe companies mentioned Includes 6 dimensions. Register to follow your favorite company.
PRE-VIEWING SEARCH RESULTS
Metasearch engine that shows you previews of search results in a quick easy way - a very different view of the results
Is the brainchild of the united Nations to promote sustainable global development by increasing the use and understanding of statistices about economic and environmental issues. The software covers statistical time-series data into animated graphics called a GapCast which lasts only seconds. Easient way to use this site is to go to Gapminder Word by clicking on the map under Explore the World. Video tutorial. Each bubble represents a country.
The point of Many Eyes is to store and creatively display data.IBM views the site as an experimental platform to see if visualizations might spur communication insight into emergent patterns.
Amazing numbers of data sets to view - use the tabs at the top or scroll the popular tags.
Google Book Search
Over 7 million full text books available for searching. Complete contents of the books are keyword-searchable.
Alternative Health Websites
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
One of the best places to look for alternative health and treatment topics.
Natural Solutions Magazine
The Condition Center presents alterantive remedies for specific health conditions.
State and Local Government on the Net
The directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.
Current Events Search
Current news search engine
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
A unique collection of state, local, and federal health resources for consumers. NOAH's mission is "to provide high-quality, full-text information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased." Information is arranged in alphabetical "Health Topics" which are then narrowed to include definitions, care and treatment, and lists of information resources. Information is available in both English and Spanish, and the majority of items are provided in full textNOAH's mission is "to provide high-quality, full-text information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased."
Produced by the National Library of Medicine
The official website for The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, is dedicated to promoting "health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability." Of special interest to the consumer are the resources about diseases, conditions, and other special topics arranged under "Health Topics A-Z," and "Travelers' Health," with health recommendations for travelers worldwide. There are also sections on health topics in the news and health hoaxes. Information is also available in Spanish.
All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
A gateway consumer health information website whose goal is "to improve consumer access to selected health information from government agencies, their many partner organizations, and other reliable sources that serve the public interest." Menu lists on its home page provide links to online journals, medical dictionaries, minority health, and prevention and self-care. The developer and sponsor of this site is the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services, with other agencies that also can be linked to via the site. Access to resources on the site is also available in Spanish.
An extension of the Mayo Clinic's commitment to provide health education to patients and the general public. Editors of the site include more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, writers, and educators at the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit institution with more than 100 years of history in patient care, medical research, and education. The website has added interactive tools to assist consumers in managing their health. This site supersedes the previous site, Mayo Clinic Health Oasis.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS is the federal government's principal agency for vital statistics and health statistics. A search for data on heart disease retrieved more than 2,100 primary statistical documents. It is the source for health statistics, surveys, and analysis. With legislative authority and mandates, it now also provides advice and information alerts for individuals. Internet users can now sign up for specific email discussion lists to stay current with new statistical information on heart disease.
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision MakingFoundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, a non-profit organization working to ensure that all patients have the information they need to makeinfomred decisions.
Allows you to select three hospitals within a 25-mile radius of your home. It also lets you compare a wide variety of quality indicators, like the percentage of heart failure patients who were given discharge instructions.
NYTimes topics- search topics on the NYT
Browse the list below to find topic pages about people, places, organizations, and subjects. Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published about the person on NYTimes.com.
Charities -find out more
Looking for a charity? Use these 3 resources to find out more about these sources.
Better Business Bureau - Wise Giving Alliance
Check fulltext to get whole articles with this free database
Inependent School links
Klingenstein Center (Columbia University)
This free, monthly publication of carefully selected articles, books, blogs and videos is intended specifically for independent school educators.
Resources for School librarians
World Digital Library **NEW**
he World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials.
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