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LEED Certification The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides criteria for designing, building, and operating environmentally-friendly buildings.
Library Journal Reviews of books, audios, videos and information about libraries and library service.
LitLovers Dedicated to books and book clubs; has great resources to enhance the book club experience. Find a book. Find a review. Find a discussion guide. Take a course. Want to start a book club—for kids or adults? This site will show you how.
Man Booker Prize The prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 after launching in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis. Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors.
Metacritic Metacritic's mission is to help individuals make an informed decision about how to spend their money on entertainment. It has evolved into a popular resource for critical information about film, video, music, games, books, and television.
Mother of All Art and Art History Links Pages Sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.
NASA Science Mission Directorate The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) engages the Nation’s science community, sponsors scientific research, and develops and deploys satellites and probes in collaboration with NASA’s partners around the world to answer fundamental questions requiring the view from and into space. SMD seeks to understand the origins, evolution, and destiny of the universe and to understand the nature of the phenomena that shape it.
NATHPO The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, NATHPO, is committed to implementing tribal and Federal preservation laws on Tribal lands. NATHPO provides technical assistance to Tribes seeking approval of Tribal Historic Preservation Programs and develops and provides technical training in all aspects of historic and cultural heritage, preservation, maintenance and revitalization.
National Audubon Society National Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. This national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engages millions of people in positive conservation experiences.
National Geographic Environment Inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888.
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended through 1992 Public Law 102-575 AN ACT to Establish a Program for the Preservation of Additional Historic Properties throughout the Nation, and for Other Purposes, Approved October 15, 1966
National Park Service (NPS) The National Park Service archeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other cultural resource professionals work in the nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect, and share the history of the parks. Beyond the parks, the National Park works with American Indian tribes, states, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and historic property owners to advance their preservation goals.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that provides leadership, education, and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
The National Trust Main Street Center The National Trust Main Street Center's mission is to empower people, organizations, and communities to achieve ongoing downtown and neighborhood district revitalization based upon the principles of self-determination, resource conservation, and incremental transformation represented through the comprehensive Main Street Four-Point Approach™.
The Nature Conservancy The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.
New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire's citizens.
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New York State Dept. of Health Genealogy Records and Resources This site tells researchers what vital records are available, provides a form to fill out and send in and gives information about pricing. The site also explains what records are not available through the state and provides links to other sources.
New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve and revitalize their historic, archaeological and cultural resources.
New York Times – Arts – Music Music news and reviews.
New York Times The Sunday bestseller lists, new every week.
Oprah’s Book Club What more can we say? 'Oprah’ says it all.
PDRhealth (Physicians Desk Reference) PDRhealth™ is the consumer Web portal of PDR Network, which includes the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) and the Health Care Notification Network (HCNN). The PDRhealth site offers consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines. HCNN provides comprehensive drug update and urgent safety Alert information from pharmaceutical manufacturers to every physician and physician assistant in the U.S..
The Pew Charitable Trust – Environment Pew is a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to environmental problems. It actively promote strong conservation policies in the United States and internationally.
Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast Originally established to actively promote the research of Polish-American families in the Connecticut River Valley and to unite all persons interested in genealogy, the scope was broadened upon realizing that there was a lack of Polish genealogical societies concentrating on other parts of New England and the middle Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
Preservation Action Seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs through a grassroots constituency.
PreservationDirectory.com The online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.
PreserveNet Designed to provide preservationists with a comprehensive database of regularly updated Internet resources and current professional opportunities.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) PNAS publishes multidisciplinary research reports, commentaries, reviews, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.
Publishers Weekly Publishing industry periodical with book reviews and other information about publishing.
PubMed.gov A gold mine of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health.
Reading Group Choices General resource for book group selections and reading guides.
Reading Group Guides A collection of nearly 1,000 reading group guides, with an emphasis on contemporary fiction.
RefDesk A free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources and has been in operation since 1995.
Reference.com Provides access to millions of encyclopedic entries from five licensed and proprietary reference sources. Searchers use Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com and other sites for language reference and educational games on the Internet.
Resume Writing, Resume Writing Tips, Writing a Resume Includes links to other websites such as resume templates, resume samples and resume tools.
The Rhode Island Preservation & Heritage Commission This Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island's people.
Roots Web Part of Ancestry.com, a site for connecting people so that they can help each other and share their research.
Science Daily Covers news on scientific topics under broad headings including “Health and Medicine”, “Mind and Brain”, “Plants and Animals”, “Earth and Climate”, etc. The site also features video and images related to science.
Science Daily Ecology News A section of ScienceDaily, the award-winning site Ecology News zeros in on discoveries, research, and trends in the relationships between living organisms and their environments.
Science.gov Searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
ScienceNews Published since 1922, this award-winning online news magazine covers all fields within science for both general readers and scientists.
Securities and Exchange Commission: Corporate Reports in EDGAR The SEC requires all publicly-held companies—both domestic and foreign—to file financial reports and other documents to it. The full text of these reports and documents are available here for free
Sierra Club Since 1892, the Sierra Club, founded by John Muir, has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. They are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
Smithsonian Institute Founded by James Smithson (1765-1829), the Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. It’s made up of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
The Smithsonian Institution Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division Organized in 1986 to act as curator of the Smithsonian's diverse campus of buildings. In this role, AHHP strives to foster a superior understanding of the heritage of the Smithsonian buildings through preservation, research, and education.
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut This site offers a list of Connecticut genealogical societies and a bibliography.
Stop You’re Killing Me A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. It lists over 3,400 authors, with chronological lists of their books, both series and non-series.
Sustainability Sustainability, an international open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. It is published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) online monthly.
USA.gov Government made easy!
U.S. Citizenship Info Making citizenship and the green card process easy.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The mission of EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment—air, water and land.
United States Genealogy Network The first and only non-profit historical-genealogical web-hosting service on the Internet. It links to historical societies, organizations and more.
The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation The public agency designated to be the advocate for historic and prehistoric properties in Vermont.
Voice of the Shuttle – Art History Art history links sponsored by the University of California at Santa Barbara.
The Wall Street Journal The online version of the Wall Street Journal. Some content is available to subscribers only.
Web MD Comprehensive, free website with health information for the layperson.
Welcome to USA.gov Celebrate citizenship, learn about America.
Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead The site that helps you keep track of which famous people have died and which are still alive!
Wikipedia A multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly-editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.
WordReference.com Free online translation dictionaries. The most popular dictionaries are the Spanish Dictionary, French Dictionary and the Italian Dictionary.
World Wildlife Fund WWF, a conservation organization, works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally.
The WWW Virtual Library – The Arts The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself. It is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for information on the arts which, in this case, covers art history, fashion, figurative art, etc.
WWW Virtual Library – Natural Sciences & Mathematics The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself. It is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of information about science and math, in this case, chemistry, mathematics, microscopy, and even science fairs around the world.
The WWW Virtual Library – Sustainable Development A comprehensive list of nternet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organisations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, databases, directories or metadatabases. This page is maintained by the Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment, located at Université Libre de Bruxelles.