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Insurance
(Ratings and Information)

  • Insure.com (The Consumer Insurance Guide)(http://www.insure.com/)
    Free access to the Standard & Poor's and Duff & Phelps ratings of insurance companies, as well as news and basic information about annuities, auto, health, home and life insurance.


Internet Guides
(http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/guidesto.htm)
Our Selection of Search Engines, Tutorials, Citation Sources for Research Papers
& Internet Law & Legislation, plus ...
Internet Safety Sites
(http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/netsafe.htm)


Investor Sites
(See also Business, Economic and Consumer Information )

  • Bonds Online (http://www.bondsonline.com/) A one-stop site for news and information on bonds: treasuries, corporate, municipal and savings bonds.

  • Daily Stocks (http://www.dailystocks.com/) Access to multiple sites for individual stocks or fund research.

  • Financial Data Finder (http://fisher.osu.edu/fin/fdf/osudata.htm)
    Financial and investment links selected by the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

  • International Finance Corporation (http://www.ifc.org/) [Mutual Fund Emerging Markets] Current information for foreign investing worldwide.

  • Investor Guide (http://www.investorguide.com/) Free source of real time quotes.

  • Microsoft MoneyCentral Investor (http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/home.asp)
    [Stock quotes/ Market news] Multiple portfolios of as many as 50 equities or mutual funds each. Graph stocks against selected indexes, such as the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index or the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • Morningstar (http://www.morningstar.com) Web site for the popular mutual fund service.

  • Nasdaq Web Site (http://www.nasdaq.com/) Multiple stock quotes on thousands of companies in the Nasdaq, AM EX, NYSE and some foreign markets.

  • Streeteye (http://www.streeteye.com/) "The definitive directory of Internet resources for investors and investment professionals". Browse news, market data, exchanges, brokers, banks, investment managers, government and other resources.

  • U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml)
    [ Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System -
    EDGAR ] A powerful database of company information and excellent source for raw numbers.

  • Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition (http://public.wsj.com/home.html)
    Free features include updated
    career and job information, free annual report service from selected companies, and small business information.

  • Yahoo! Finance (http://quote.yahoo.com/) A directory of links to U. S. and world markets, currency exchange, mutual funds, stocks and more.


Languages
(See also English Grammar and Composition)

Spanish Resources

  • Babel Fish (http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/) Translate from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to English.

  • CNN español.com (http://www.cnnespanol.com) Read the latest news stories in Spanish.

  • Dictionary of Spanish (http://spanishdict.com/) translates from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to English, and provides a sound clip of English words to assist Spanish speakers. Other features include a "Word of the Day" and a "Learn Spanish" section with basic grammar and expressions.
  • International Newspapers (http://www.ipl.org/reading/news/) From the The Internet Public Library. See link sections for Central America, South America, North America (Mexico) and Europe (Spain) for online newspapers in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Learn Spanish (http://www.studyspanish.com/) An online tutorial, with verbs, vocabulary and travel helper.

  • Wordeference.com (http://www.wordreference.com) There are four multilingual (Spanish, French, Italian, and German) translation dictionaries from Collins Dictionaries from HarperCollins and one extremely big English dictionary. The English-Spanish dictionary alone has over 160,000 words with more than 230,000 translations. The entries give examples of how each word is used in various contexts of meaning.

  • Spanish in our Libraries (http://www.sol-plus.net) combines two valuable resources. PLUS offers Spanish-language versions of common library forms, flyers, and signs as well as the Dewey Decimal classification system; book summaries; guides to the language and to library Spanish; programming ideas; and a lot more. SOL is an electronic newsletter for librarians who serve Spanish speakers.

Gullah Dialect

  • Gullah Dialect (http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/gullah.htm)
    The Beaufort County Public Library's Web page about the language and culture of the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands. Includes links to other Web sites and an extensive bibliography of Gullah materials.

Other Languages

  • Babel Fish (http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/) Translate from English to French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (and from these languages to English).

  • CNN.com International Edition (http://edition.cnn.com/) Read the latest news stories in English or your choice of languages: Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Arabic, or Japanese (click on "Languages" drop box on home page).

  • International Newspapers (http://www.ipl.org/reading/news/ The Internet Public Library's gateway to online newspaper sources the world over, in many languages.
  • Wordeference.com (http://www.wordreference.com) There are four multilingual (Spanish, French, Italian, and German) translation dictionaries from Collins Dictionaries from HarperCollins and one extremely big English dictionary. The English-Spanish dictionary alone has over 160,000 words with more than 230,000 translations. The entries give examples of how each word is used in various contexts of meaning.

  • Travlang (http://www.travlang.com/languages/) From Afrikaans to Zulu, learn the basics of over 70 foreign languages!
  • YourDictionary.com (http://www.yourdictionary.com/) Choose from: Foreign Language Dictionaries (for 240 languages) / Multilingual Dictionaries / Specialized English Dictionaries (Scientific, Professional, Vocational) / On-Line Grammars / Index of Dictionary Indices / Language Identifiers and Guessers/ "Fun and Games" and more.

Law and Legislation

U. S.
Code
and
Federal
Legislation

 

S. C.
State
Legislation

 

Laws of
Other
States

Local
Ordinances and Planning

 

"Ask-A-Lawyer"
Telephone Contact Information
for the S. C. Bar's Free Legal Advice Service

 

U. S. Code and Federal Legislation

  • U. S. Code: Search the U.S. House of Representatives Web site
    (http://www.house.gov/)(Click on the "U. S. Code" link at the bottom right of the page) and Cornell University's (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/index.html)
    full-text database by citation or select Code sections from the directory.

  • Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html) Search the Register by topic, section and date.

  • Thomas (http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html) U. S. legislative information on the Internet (current news about Congress, bills, the Congressional Record text and index, committee reports -- and links to other federal government sites).

S. C. State Legislation

  • Code of Laws of South Carolina (http://www.scstatehouse.net/code/statmast.htm)
    Full-text access (minus annotations) to the state laws of South Carolina!
    See also:
    and South Carolina General Assembly
    Current Legislation (http://www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/legpage.html).

  • South Carolina General Assembly (http://www.scstatehouse.net/) (for state Senate and House): Bills, sponsors, committees and past legislation.

  • South Carolina Bar Association (http://www.scbar.org/) Among the reference resources are "Law Links" by category, a lawyer directory and locator, as well as a by-topic "Lawline" page.

  • South Carolina Reference Desk (http://www.law.sc.edu/refdessc.htm)
    (Coleman Karesh Law Library, University of South Carolina School of Law) The state-information pages include "The Courts and the Bar", "The Legislature", "The Executive", and "Reference Sources" (with links to items such as the Children's Law Project, directories, bibliographies, SC Reference Room: Libraries list, and Law Reviews, and to sites such as South Carolina Government and the South Carolina Bar).

Laws of Other States

  • FindLaw Internet Legal Resources (http://www.findlaw.com/) Search for free information on: Legal Subjects / Law Schools / Professional Development / Legal Organizations / Law Firms & Lawyers / Directories / Laws (Cases & Codes / Supreme Court Opinions, Constitution) / U.S. Federal Government Resources / State Law Resources / Foreign & International Resources / News & Reference / Legal Practice Materials / Legal Chat and more!

  • Full-Text State Statutes and Legislation on the Internet (http://www.prairienet.org/~scruffy/f.htm) Constitutions, statutes, and legislation for the 50 states (NOTE: Some states have far more texts to offer than others).

  • Hieros Gamos (http://www.hg.org/) A comprehensive site for law and legal-profession resources. Find international, federal and state laws, publications, directories, useful links, among other freely-available information.

Local Ordinances and Planning
(http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/ordin.htm)

General Legal Resources

  • Hieros Gamos (http://www.hg.org/) A comprehensive site for law and legal-profession resources. Find international, federal and state laws, publications, directories, useful links, among other freely-available information.

  • FindLaw Internet Legal Resources (http://www.findlaw.com) Search for free information on: Legal Subjects / Law Schools / Professional Development / Legal Organizations / Law Firms & Lawyers / Directories / Laws (Cases & Codes / Supreme Court Opinions, Constitution) / U.S. Federal Government Resources / State Law Resources / Foreign & International Resources / News & Reference / Legal Practice Materials / Legal Chat and more!

  • Internet Law Library (http://www.phillipsnizer.com/internetlibrary.htm?internetlib2.htm)
    (by Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon, LLP) -- Extensive summaries of court decisions shaping the
    law of the web: copyright, trademark, dilution and other intellectual property issues, jurisdiction, linking, clip-art, defamation, e-mail, encryption, gambling, spamming and other subjects.

Lawyer Locator

  • Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator (http://www.lawyers.com/) Find a lawyer anywhere in the USA by area of practice (family law, taxation, general practice, etc.), city and state.

 

"Ask-A-Lawyer"

"Ask-A-Lawyer" Telephone contact information for the S. C. Bar's Free Legal Advice service.


Libraries

  • Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/) Provides access to online exhibits, legislative information, the US Copyright Office and more.

  • Libweb (http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb/) Updated daily, this University of California Berkeley site lists over 6100 pages from libraries in over 100 countries. Search for public, academic and many other types of libraries on the Web.

Local Sites

State & Regional Sites

  • Live Oak Public Library (formerly Chatham-Effingham-Liberty Regional Library) (http://www.liveoakpl.org) (Savannah, GA)

Blindness and Disabilities

See also: Aging and Disabilities (Services and Resources)


Literature
(See also English Grammar and Composition)

  • Behind the Name (htttp://www.behindthename.com) Did you know that the names "Frederick and "Frederica" mean "peaceful ruler"? Find your own first name in the long lists of English, African and other nations' names, plus mythological, literary, historical and Biblical names.

  • Bibliomania (http://www.bibliomania.com) Hundreds of searchable, online full texts of Fiction / Poetry / Non-Fiction ~ (Important classic works) / Reference (Literature and Language).

  • BookBrowser (http://www.bookbrowser.com) offers fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and more. BookBrowser "help(s) avid fiction readers and authors find each other."

  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare Online (http://www.tobeornottobe.com/shakespeare) Can't find a copy of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, or Macbeth? Never fear -- this Web site has all Shakespeare's plays at the click of your mouse!

  • The English Server (http://eserver.org) Search the web site of the Carnegie Mellon University English Department for over 30,000 works on a wide range of disciplines and interests. See especially the links for full texts of poetry and fiction!

  • Genreflecting and Reader's Advisory (http://www.genreflecting.com) Match your favorite type of fiction to the authors who write it best! This site covers many genres (Adventure/Suspense, Christian Fiction, Crime and True Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery and Detection, Romance, Science Fiction and Western) as well as reading that goes "Beyond Genres" (African American, Children's Fiction, Easy Reads, Native American, Recreational Nonfiction, Teen Fiction, Transborder/Latino and Women's Fiction).

  • Internet Public Library (http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum60.60.00/) Links to selected sites offering full texts classic works.

  • The Modern Library "100 Best" Fiction Poll (http://www.bookstore.byu.edu/gb/gb_100_f.htm) The Modern Library Board has selected and ranked what it considers to be the best novels published in the English language since 1900. Posted by the Brigham Young University Bookstore.

  • Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet (http://shakespeare.palomar.edu)
    Library Journal
    praises "this well-annotated site (that) helps you navigate the voluminous Shakespeare resources on the Internet. Besides providing links to existing resources, (it has) ... a genealogy, a time line, a biography quiz, and Charles and Mary Lamb's famous ... Tales from Shakespeare."

  • Netlibrary (http://www.netlibrary.com) Free access to over 3500 eBooks, including classic fiction, speeches, government reports and other electronic texts.
  • Online Literary Criticism (Internet Public Library) (http://www.ipl.org/ref/litcrit) Start here for criticism of American and British literary works and biographical information.

  • Project Gutenberg (http://ibiblio.org/gutenberg)An online "virtual library" of thousands of electronically stored books -- mostly classics -- that can be downloaded for free.

  • Representative Poetry Online (http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/rp/indextitles.html) (University of Toronto English Department) Search for full text of over 2100 poems by poet, first line, timeline, days of the year, or keyword. Includes a glossary and classic works of poetry criticism.

  • What's Next! (http://www.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp) This Kent District Library page helps you search adult fiction in series (a "series" is two or more books linked by characters, settings, or other common traits). Great source for sequels!

Maps

  • MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com) Planning a trip? This program not only gives you the route, step by step (down to the tenth of a mile) -- plus a map of your itinerary!
    Try also: Maps on Us (http://www.mapsonus.com) for street maps for specific addresses and detailed itineraries with maps (choose to travel or avoid major highways!) & Free Trip (http://freetrip.com), which creates personalized driving itineraries. Unique, along-the-way feature locates hotels/motels, restaurants, tourist attractions and more! Produce your trip plan and book rooms at selected hotels.


Mathematics

(See also Weights and Measures )

  • Ask a Science/Math Expert
    (http://njnie.dl.stevens-tech.edu/curriculum/aska/science.htm) The Frequently-Asked Question section can give immediate help, but a panel of experts will e-mail advice whan all else fails.

  • Ask Dr. Math (http://mathforum.org/dr.math) Students of all ages (through college) can find most of their answers in the archives and FAQ sections. If not, send Dr. Math an e-mail for help with those really tough problems!

  • Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
    (http://www.cut-the-knot.org/content.shtml) lets you have fun through games and brainteasers about arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
  • K-12 Math Problems, Tips & Tricks (http://mathforum.org/k12/mathtips) Have fun, and see the list of problems and puzzles on the Web and the "ticks for Learning Math"!

Media
(Including Newspapers)

International Newspapers

  • International Newspapers (http://www.ipl.org/div/news/) The Internet Public Library's gateway to online newspaper sources the world over, in many languages.

  • Yahoo! Newspapers (http://dir.yahoo.com/News_and_Media/Newspapers/) provides links to papers in many countries just click the "By Region" link for thousands of selections.

United States Newspapers

  • NewspaperLinks (http://www.newspaperlinks.com/home.cfm) Start with the Newspaper Association of America's page for South Carolina dailies to select newspaper homepages for all 50 states and Washington, DC! Geographical and alphabetical indexes.

  • USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com) View selected top stories from recent editions.

  • U. S. Newswire (http://www.usnewswire.com) Direct access to the nation's leading source of public policy news. This site distributes news daily for the White House, cabinet departments, federal agencies, congresseional offices and trade associations, as well as environmental and interest groups and other organizations.

  • Yahoo! Newspapers (http://dir.yahoo.com/News_and_Media/Newspapers/) provides links to more than 50 dailies in the United Startes as well as other titles in such catgories as "Colleges & Universities," "By Region" and "Web Direcotories."

Beaufort County Newspapers

  • See also: Beaufort County Newspapers Obituary Index (http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/obit.htm).

Television Stations (Local)

  • WJWJ-TV (http://www.wjwj.org) Channel 16 [SCETV, Beaufort]

Radio Stations
(Web Broadcasts Worldwide)

  • Ituner (http://www.ituner.com/radio.htm) is a free, comprehensive, International Broadcasting Directory to thousands of stations from around the world. stations in many languages. Listen to live and pre-recorded broadcasts from hundreof countriesdirectly over the Internet!


Military and Aviation

  • Any Day in History (http://www.scopesys.com/today) Among the listing of events for a given date are military personnel missing in action on those days. Find out what happened on any date: events, births and deaths ... even people reported missing in action.

  • MarineLink (http://www.usmc.mil) "The Official Site of the United States Marine Corps"

  • Parris Island (http://www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil) The web site of the Marine Corps Depot, with the facility's mission, history, recruit training (and Drill Instructor School), and personnel. Other features include visitor information, Eastern Recruiting Region, frequently asked questions, and other Marine links.

  • U. S. Navy Official Web Site (http://www.navy.mil) Welcome aboard! News, jobs, site indexing, facts & more.

  • No Quarter(http://www.no-quarter.org) "The Vietnam Casualty Search Page" is a non-commercial, not-for-profit, advertising-free site for information on KIAs (personnel killed in action) during the Vietnam War. Search by years, nationality, branch of service, home of record and the Vietnamese provinces in which the deaths occurred.

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Home Page (http://www.nps.gov/vive/home.htm)
    The official National Parks Service web site.


Music

  • Classics for Kids (http://www.classicsforkids.com/) Adults and children alike can learn and have fun at this listener-friendly site. There are weekly shows about composers and classical music, with links to past shows. Play interactive games and become a real musical expert with the musical dictionary and guide to the instruments of the orchestra!

  • Just for Kids Links (http://www.hhorchestra.org/) Music-lovers of all ages (kids, teens and grown-ups) will enjoy this melodious selection of Web links from the Hilton Head Orchestra. Just click on the "Just for Kids" link on the Orchestra's home page.


Newspapers,
see: Media


Postal Sites

  • Zip Code (http://www.usps.gov/ncsc) Find any zip code fast. Includes the complete ZIP+4 Code listings.

  • Zip Code Lookup (http://www.getzips.com/zip.htm) lets you search by city, county and area code.


Recipes and Food

General Recipes

  • Edibilia: Recipes (http://www.owlsprings.com/Edibilia/EdibiliaRecipes.html) Hundreds of international recipe choices.
  • Epicurious (http://eat.epicurious.com/) Find recipes by keyword, meal/course, nationality, main ingredient, season/occasion and by special considerations (kid-friendly, low-fat or meatless).

  • iVillage Food Recipe Finder (http://www.ivillage.com/topics/food/0,,165784,00.html) Links to recipes, food topics, message boards, and other recipe sites.

    International Recipes

  • Recipe Source (http://www.recipesource.com) (New home of SOAR, "Searchable Online Archive of Recipes") Enjoy browsing through thousands of recipes: new sensations, old favorites and international delicacies! Search by keyword, too.

Recipes of Beaufort

Historic Recipes

  • Historical Recipes of Different Cultures
    (http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/ethnic/historical/index.html) From Rome to the Middle Ages and Renaissance in England and Europe, sample these collections of recipes and ingredients.

  • Medieval/Renaissance Food Home (http://www.pbm.com/!lindahl/food.html)
    Along with the individual recipes, links include primary sources, reference materials, bibliographies, articles, publications and other information of interest.

Recipes of the 50 States

  • A&W American Recipe Collection
    (http://www.governorsrecipes.com/governor-home.asp)
    Here are "recipes governed by great taste" -- personal favorites of the governors of all 50 United States!

Food Preservation and Safety

  • Clemson University Home and Garden Information Center (http://hgic.clemson.edu)
    for
    Food Preservation Basics / Preserving Fruits and Jellies /Preserving Specific Vegetables / Pickled & Fermented Foods /Food Handling and Storage / Foodborne Illnesses / Emergencies & Other Food Information
    / Food Preservation Basics.
    ALSO: General Topics / Equipment / Canning Foods / Freezing Foods / Drying Foods / Pickling and Fermenting Foods.


    Wine
  • HomeArts Wine Navigator is now at iVillage Food. (http://www.ivillage.com/food/archive/0,11753,270341.00.html)
    Match wines with food, learn to select by price
    range, as well as how to select from a restaurant wine list without paying too much.

Religion

  • Behind the Name: Biblical Names (htttp://www.behindthename.com/nmc/bibl.html) "Ruth" meant "friend" and Reuben signified "behold, a son". Find other Biblical names (and brief facts about the people, too) on this site.

    The Bible Gateway (http://bible.gospelcom.net) Search by chapter, verse or keyword in 10 languages and seven English versions.

  • Crosswalk.com Bible Study Tools (http://www.biblestudytools.com) Free online resources include: Online Study Bible / Interlinear Bible / Commentaries / Concordances / Dictionaries / History / Lexicons / Sermon helps ... and more!

  • Librarian's Index to the Internet Religion Topics Page (http://lii.org/search/file/religion) explore religions worldwide and a wide range of subjects.


Science
(see also Science Fair Projects and Experiments)

  • The Adventures of Science Bob: Home Experiments Choose from a collection of easy science experiments using everyday household objects.

  • Ask a Science/Math Expert
    (http://njnie.dl.stevens-tech.edu/curriculum/aska/science.htm) The Frequently-Asked Question section can give immediate help, but a panel of experts will e-mail advice whan all else fails.

  • Chemistry.org (http://www.chemistry.org/wondernet) is "the American Chemical Society's science activity site for youngsters."

  • Cornell Theory Center: Math and Science Gateway (http://tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway) Though selected especially for grqades 9-12, students of all ages will benefit from the links on Astronomy, Biology, Computers, Engineering, Mathermatics, Physics, Agriculture, Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science, and Meteorology.
  • How Stuff Works (http://www.howstuffworks.com) "Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what makes the inside of your refrigerator cold? ... See hundreds of cool articles!"

  • Mad Sci Network (http://www.madsci.org) All students (from kindergarten through college) may search the topic archives or ask questions at the online "Info Desk".
  • Museum of Science (http://www.mos.org) Interactive online exhibits and easy-to-read information on many topics.
  • Nature (http://www.nature.com/nature) features current and past information from nature Magazine.
  • NASA Homepage (http://www.nasa.gov) Largest source of space-related information on the Internet -- the past, present and future of space exploration!
  • Science Friday with Ira Flatow (http://www.sciencefriday.com) Listen to past shows on the online version of the public radio call-in science talk show! Check out the science site links and Kid's Connection information, too.
  • Science Hobbyist (http://www.eskimo.com/%7billb) Link to a large selection of links science topics, science fair projects, science education Web resources, homeschooling links and online science museums.

Science Fair Projects and Experiments
(see also Science )

  • Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive (http://www.madsci.org/experiments)
    The experiments cover most of the main branches of the sciences and are designed for elementary through high school students (and especially for homeschooled students).
  • Experimental Science Projects: An Introductory Level Guide (http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/SciProjIntro.html) The outline for setting up and conducting an experimental science project will be helpful for studentsand teachers alike. Steps include initial observation, gathering information, titling the project, stating the purpose, making the hypothesis statement, and designing the experiment. Instructions are grade on beginning and intermediate levels.

  • Experiments in the Classroom (http://www.uswcl.ars.ag.gov/exper/exper.htm) Agricultural experiements from the U. S. Water Conservation Laboratory.
  • ExploreScience.com (http://www.explorescience.com) Find experiments from optics to life sciences, with fun and games along the way.
  • Math Ideas for Science Fair Projects (http://www.mathforum.com/teachers/mathproject.html), for project ideas, collections of suggestions, and information on math and science fairs.
  • Online Experiments ((http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/Experiments.html)
    in physics using ordinary materials.
  • Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab (http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko) Experiments from easy to advanced on just about everything!
  • Science Hobbyist (http://eskimo.com/%7Ebillb) Link to a large selection of links science topics, science fair projects, science education Web resources, homeschooling links and online science museums.
  • Science Mini-experiments (http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/projects.html)
    More than 60 experiments with explanations of the scientific principle involved.

  • Your Science Fair Project Resource Guide (http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide) helps students understand the scientific method, choose a project, and find URLs for science experiments.

Statistics
(See also Government and Census Information)

  • FedStats (http://www.fedstats.gov/) Links to seventy federal government agencies (arranged by subject keyword and agency name), with regional data.

  • Gateway to Statistics (http://www.lib.lsu.edu/soc/stats.html) [Lousiana State University] Links to: Statistical Abstract of the United States / Fedstats / Historical States Census Browser / International (Census) Database IDB / U. S. Census Bureau / World Fact Book.

  • InfoNation (http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm)
    The most current United Nations information on social, economic and governmental concerns in any of the 185 member nations.


Student Financial Aid
(See also Grants and Funding Sources and
Charitable/Non-Profit Organizations )

  • Absolutely Scholarships (http://apps.absolutelyschoalrships.com/exec/scholarship) Search 200,000 scholarship awards across "two of the most comprehensive scholarship databases available." NOTE: Registration is required, but is free of charge.
  • CollegeNET (http://www.collegenet.com/) Search for colleges and universities by name, location, tuition and majors -- plus financial aid information!

  • FAFSA on the Web (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) Apply directly online for Federal Student Aid on this U. S. Department of Education site, which includes a list of frequently-asked questions.

  • FinAid (http://www.finaid.com) (The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid) For loans, scholarships (and other types of aid), applications, answers to questions, "Beyond Financial Aid" (testing, admissions & career placement) -- even calculators for funding!

  • Financial Aid Resource Center (http://www.theoldschool.org/) A resource for every type of student, with many types of financial assistance (federal, state and scholarships). Tools include calculators for college costs, loans and total payments.

  • Paying for College (http://www.collegeboard.com/paying) Advice from Collegeboard.com on saving money for college, obtaining financial aid and scholarships, and what do once you receive the assitance. The "Education Loan Center" guides you through the process of borrowing money for your education.

  • Scholarship Help.org (http://www.scholarshiphelp.org/index.htm) is an online handbook to success in winning scholarships. You'll find advivice on college costs, types of scholarship, judging the application, personal assessment, identifying and evaluating opportunities, preparing the essay, letters of recommendation, interviews, and scholarship renewals. This site also includes and Internet guide and a college directory by state.
  • Student Financial Aid (http://www.studentaid.ed.gov) Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Educatio, whose Student Financial Assistance programs are the largest source of studentaid in America (over $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance). Here you'll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school.
  • Students.gov (http://www.students.gov/) opens "the student gateway to the U. S. government." An initiative of the U. S. Department of Education, the site is "one place to find what you want, instead of searching the entire web. We've done the legwork, so you save time and have more success finding what you need."

Sunrise/Sunset Calculators
(See also Tides and Currents and Weather )

  • NOAA Sunrise/Sunset Calculator (http://www.srrb.noaa.gov/highlights/sunrise/sunrise.html) (from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) computes apparent sunrise, apparent sunset,
    and solar noon for cities around the world.


  • U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department Data Services Web Site (http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/) provides complete information for: Sun and Moon Data ~ Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset & Twilight times for an entire year ~ Moon Phases ~ Eclipses of the Sun & Moon ~ Solar System Data ~ and ~ Calendar Information.

Tax Sites
(See also Government )

  • Yahoo! Tax Center (http://taxes.yahoo.com/) is a quick source of the most common federal and state forms, with links to tax calculators, calendars and other online tax tools.

  • From the Fedworld Web site (http://www.fedworld.gov/; select "Internal Revenue Service" link), print out federal tax forms and publications for the current tax season and several previous years. The Internal Revenue Service (http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/forms_pubs/index.html) provides a large selection of federal tax forms and publications to download and print out. Also try: 1040.com (http://www.1040.com) from Drake Software, which offers everything "from news to forms to general tax information." Find late-breaking tax news, IRS Bulletin Board Service notes, federal forms (current and for prior years), state tax forms (and state addresses and links), as well as links to other tax and finance-related sites. AND: Visit the online Tax and Accounting Sites Directory (http://www.taxsites.com) for a comprehensive index of Internet resources. Tax sites include federal tax law, state taxes, international taxes, tips/articles/updates and information on online tax preparation.

  • Out-of-State Tax Materials (http://www.taxsimple.com/OtherLinks/TaxFormsState.asp) Forms and publications from the fifty states and District of Columbia.

  • State of South Carolina Department of Revenue (http://www.sctax.org) It's not just for forms and publications any more. Many taxpayers can now file their state tax returns over the Internet on this web site. Find information about filing income tax returns in South Carolina. Visitors to the site can even check the status of state tax refunds.

  • Tax Resources at the Beaufort County Public Library (http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/tax.htm)


Telephone Directories

  • Anywho.com (http://www.anywho.com) Find businesses by name or category and locate people.

  • Bigfoot (http://www.bigfoot.com) Online advanced directory search & yellow pages.

  • People Pages (http://wp.superpages.com/people.phtml?SRC=excite) Search for people nationwide.
  • Infospace (http://www.infospace.com) Explore the selection of yellow and white page online directories.
  • International Telephone Directories: Infobel (http://www.infobel.com/World)
    or Teldir.com (http://www.infobel.com/teldir/) to "Find anyone anywhere in the world".

  • National Criscross Directory (http://www.infospace.com/_1_261188536_info/reverse.htm) City-directory type access to telephone numbers by reverse address.
  • Switchboard (http://www.switchboard.com) AT& T's nationwide U. S. switchboard of addresses and phone numbers. Search for people or businesses.

Terrorism
Selected Resources


Tides and Currents
(See also Weather and Sunrise/Sunset Calculators)


Time Zones,
see:
Weights and Measures


Travel , Recreation and Sports

Choose your leisure:

General
Travel

 

Travel
Planners

 

General
Recreation

Sports

 

Movies

 

General Travel

  • Beach Vacation Guide (http://www.surf-sun.com) Find out what's happening at hundreds of beaches around the world!

  • Distance Calculator (http://www.wcrl.ars.usda.gov/cec/java/lat-long.htm) for surface distance between two points of longitude and latitude and Great Circle distance between two cities.

  • Elderhostel (http://www.elderhostel.org) Search current and previous catalogs for U. S. and Canada programs, as well as for programs in over 70 countries around the world.

Travel Planners

  • MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com) Planning a trip? This program not only gives you the route, step by step (down to the tenth of a mile) -- plus a map of your itinerary!
    Try also: Maps on Us (http://www.mapsonus.com) for street maps for specific addresses and detailed itineraries with maps (choose to travel or avoid major highways!) & Free Trip (http://freetrip.com), which creates personalized driving itineraries. Unique, along-the-way feature locates hotels/motels, restaurants, tourist attractions and more! Produce your trip plan and book rooms at selected hotels.

General Recreation

  • iVillage (http://www.ivillage.com) Links for family topics, child/elder care, gardening, country inns, movies, house plans, recipes, and other recreational subjects.

  • Museum of Hoaxes (http://www.museumofhoaxes.com) Step right up to an amazing collection of frauds, shams and bamboozlements, from the Donation of Constantine (a "fourth century" document that probably dates from 750 A. D.) to modern times.
  • National Watermelon Promotion Board Universe (http://www.watermelon.org/watermelon2/index.asp) Everything you want to know about this local favorite! Recipes, facts, kids' activities, etc.

  • Puzzlemaker (http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com) A site that allows you to create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts, or classroom assignments. Formats include mazes, word search, crossword, math squares, cryptograms -- all custom-made for you!

    Sports

Movies

Local Interest

  • Beaufort Online (http://www.beaufortonline.com) The many links for local information include: Beaufort Info Center / Beaufort Entertainment / Kids' Kaleidoscope / Military Rally-Point, with events, sports and community activities. Quick source for local weather & tides, too.

  • The Blue Crab Home Page (http://www.blue-crab.net) A "sunken treasure" of links on many different levels, including sites for other kinds of crabs. Includes a professional directory.

  • Local History and Nature Pages (http://www.bcgov.net/bftlib/pages.htm)
    from the Beaufort County Public Library.
  • Sand Castle Central (http://www.sandcastlecentral.com) Photos, tips, tools, contests -- everything you need to make the best sand castle on the local beaches!

  • South Carolina State Parks Guide (http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/asi.asp) Information on various facilities and a calendar of events. Includes camping/cabin policy. (NOTE: Select "State Parks Guide" in the search window in the upper left of the screen.)

  • South Carolina Travel and Tourism (http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/asi.asp) Explore each region of the state and learn about "day trip" opportunities.


Weather
(See also Tides and Currents and Sunrise/Sunset Calculators )

General Weather Sites

  • WJWJ-TV (http://www.wjwj.org) Extended local forecasts and links to other weather and tide links.

  • WeatherNet: WeatherSites (http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/servers.html) Use this University of Michigan page to link to over 380 North American weather sites! Includes sites for forecasts, travel, maps and tropical storms/hurricanes ... and more.

Hurricane Preparation Sites

  • FAQ: Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones (http://www.ibiblio.org/uncpress/hurricanes/hurrlink.html) Quick answers to FrequentlyAsked Questions about well about various definitions, tropical cyclone basins and other storm topics, with links to up-to-date web sites.
  • Hurricane and Storm Tracking: Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (http://hurricane.terrapin.com) The StormTrack system receives weather data from the National Weather Service via satellite, creating an entry for each tropical depression, storm, or hurricane when the NWS begins issuing advisories.

  • Hurricane Outlook (http://www.bcgov.net/Emerg_mgt/houtlook.htm) Go straight to the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department's (http://www.bcgov.net/Emerg_mgt/emer_mgt.htm) storm web pages for Hurricane Outlook / Atlantic Hurricane Names / Pets / Boats /Preparation / Bridges / Saffir Simpson Scale / During the Hurricane / Shelters / Evacuation Routes / Terms to Know / Hurricane Categories / Weather Related Links /Hurricane Preparedness!

  • Hurricanes (file:///D|/Library_web/bftlib/hurricanes.htm) (Prepared by the staff of Beaufort County Public Library).

  • Intellicast (http://intellicast.com) for quick news about tropical storms/hurricanes, local weather and general forecast.

  • National Hurricane Center/ Tropical Prediction Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) is the National Weather Service's official source for world-wide tropical predictions, current satellite images in infrared and visual spectra, storm advisories, warnings, and other essential information.
  • Weather Underground: Tropical Weather (http://www.wunderground.com/tropical) This page web site provides news on tropical storms/hurricanes as it breaks, with maps, reports, frequently-asked questions and software.


Weights and Measures
(including Time Zones)

  • How Many? A Dictionary of Measurement (http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/index.html) From A (international symbol of paper measurement) to Zhubov scale, an alphabetical glossary of metrical terms and concepts - fully cross-referenced to related topics!

  • Measurements Converter (http://www.convert-me.com): Weight, Capacity and Volme, Length, Area, Speed, Pressure, Temperature, Circular Measure and Time -- among metric, British, American, nautical and other measurement systems.

  • Time Zone Converter (http://www.timezoneconverter.com/) lets you can find out the time anywhere in the world.

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