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Internet Archive

website

Provider: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)
Descriptions: The Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, holds a great many free diversions, and many of these are educational-- full-text books, university lectures, music, films, photography and software. There is also the Wayback Machine, for viewing earlier versions of websites: "Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago." In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, Internet Archive now also provides free access to more than a million books for blind, sight-impaired and dyslexic readers.
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Famous Quotes and Authors

website

Provider: Famous Quotes and Authors.com
Descriptions: A pleasant presentation of more than 25,000 quotes from more than 6,700 well-known authors. Search by topic, author, keywords, popularity... add an RSS feed for the Quote of the Day, or click to read a quotation at random. Disadvantage: the site is increasingly accompanied by advertising.
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Bartleby.com

website

Provider: Bartleby.com
Descriptions: A source for quick reference containing encyclopedias, an English dictionary, references for quotations, thesauri, and full text of numerous out-of-copyright works of poetry, literature and nonfiction.
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American Periodicals 1740-1940

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Contains digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1900, derived from the American Periodicals Series microform collection. Actually includes more than 1,100 periodicals between colonial times and the advent of American involvement in World War II. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.
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AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)

website

Provider: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Descriptions: The Health section of AARP's website provides very user-friendly coverage of health care issues like Medicare and other insurance, health care reform, drug costs, and how to talk to one's physician. It contains tools for checking drug interactions, a pill identifier, information on diseases, conditions, signs and symptoms, caregiving, brain health (including brain games) and more.
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