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Books - Interesting Books and where to find them
 Amazon Books - Full service on-line book dealer. - www.amazon.com
 Audio Books
  Internet Archive - Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users. - www.archive.org/details/audio_bookspoetry
  LibriVox: - Free audiobooks. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project. - librivox.org/
  Loyal Books - Because books should be free! Free public domain audio books and e-books - www.loyalbooks.com/
  Project Gutenberg, - abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive and distribute cultural works. - www.gutenberg.org/
 Bartleby - An amazingly deep literature resource, Bartleby offers a large cross section of literature, going a step beyond the typical PDF and TXT files with fully indexed and searchable texts. You'll find the common (Shakespeare's complete works) and the arcane (Frazer's The Golden Bough). The many scholarly books and articles on the subject, all free, make this a great educational site. - www.bartleby.com
 Bookshare.org - Bookshare.org gives print disabled people in the United States legal access to over 33,850 books and 150 periodicals that are converted to Braille, large print or text to speech audio files. - Bookshare.org
 Bookstores:
  Amazon - A giant online bookstore with ordering through cyberspace! - www.amazon.com
  Barnes & Noble - The World's Largest Bookseller OnLine. - www.barnesandnoble.com
  Bartleby's - The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge. - www.bartleby.com/
  Online Books Page - Look here for an index of thousands of on-line books. - digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
  Online Bookshop. Search titles & list of Publishers - THE LARGEST ONLINE BOOKSHOP IN THE WORLD - - www.bookshop.co.uk/
  Powells - The largest used and new bookstore in the world. Search by Author, Title, etc... - www.powells.com
 Christian Classic Books, Music, etc - Classic Christian books in electronic format, Bibles, etc - www.ccel.org/
 Harry Potter - About the books, the author, and other.... - scholastic.com/harrypotter
 On-Line Books:
  Banned Books - Full text of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts - onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/banned-books.html
  eBooks and Texts - Internet Archive. The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 8,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks. This includes a special modern collection of over 500,000 eBooks for users with print disabilities, and a very interesting curated, modern collection for the world at large. - archive.org/details/texts
  FeedBooks - Discover thousands of public domain books - www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain
  Greek Classics - A searchable archive of more than 400 Greek texts. - classics.mit.edu/
  Loyal Books - Because books should be free! Free public domain audio books and e-books - www.loyalbooks.com/
  The Online Books Page - 20,000+ searchable listings. - onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
 Open Library - Open Library contains almost three million free ebooks. Most are available for immediate reading via the Web, in PDF format, or in EPUB format (for portable e-reader devices). - openlibrary.org/
 Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is the oldest free, open-source collection of literary works online. Gutenberg works are available in plain text, HTML, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, and Plucker formats. - www.gutenberg.org/
 Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame - In June of 2004, a $20 million Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame opened its doors in Seattle, Washington. They even have Captain Kirk`s command chair on display. - www.analogsf.com
 VarsityBooks - order text books for college classes - - www.varsitybooks.com/
 Wimsey's Used, Rare, and Collectible Books, - Formerly in Beautiful Downtown Tucker, GA. With a searchable catalog of books for sale from dealers worldwide. - www.mindspring.com/~wimsey/

Genealogy Links - Who Are You?
 Cyndi Howell's Genealogy Web Site - www.cyndislist.com/
 Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: - Alphabet Soup by Kathleen W. Hinckley, CGRS - www.genealogy.com/33_kathy.html
 FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service - www.familysearch.org/
 Genealogy Gateway To The Web - by Steve Lacy - www.gengateway.com/
 Roots Surname List Search Results: - Surnames matching Wade - rsl.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/rslsql.cgi

Knowledge - Knowledge
 A Word A Day - Mailing list for interesting vocabulary words And now it is a book! - www.wordsmith.org/awad/ and www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471230324/ws00-20/002-7506577-8921659
 Acronym finder: - www.acronymfinder.com/
 Alexander Chislenko - public page. Great humor and much more - www.lucifer.com/~sasha/home.html
 BBC Podcasts - Documentaries - Documentaries Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive. - www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/docarchive
 Biographies - Biography.com - The TV programs presented on the A&E station. Great info here! - www.biography.com/
 BulFinch's Mythology - A Complete exposition on the Greek Gods & related Myths. - www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/bulfinch.html
 Commonly Misused Words in the English Language - Did you really mean that?!? - victorianeely1.hubpages.com/hub/misused-words
 Credo Reference - is a completely customizable ready-reference solution for learners and librarians. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference. - corp.credoreference.com/
 Databases - Now over 4564 Free Searchable Public Record Databases! - www.searchsystems.net/
 Dead People Server - Here is the web site that tells which famous people have died. It also sometimes tells what famous people are still alive even if rumors of their death are going around. - www.dpsinfo.com/dps/
 Dictionaries
  Onelook Dictionary - 665971 words in 117 dictionaries now indexed. With links to other Dictionaries - www.onelook.com
  A Web of On-line Dictionaries - YourDictionary.com - the #1 Online Dictionary - www.yourdictionary.com/
  Dictionary.com - And a Thesaurus, too! - www.dictionary.com
  Merriam-Webster`s Collegiate Dictionary - 11th edition - www.merriam-webster.com
 Elements of Style - This book covers a portion of the field of English style. By WILLIAM STRUNK, Jr. - www.bartleby.com/141/
 Encyclopedias & other ways to gather info...
  Encyclopedia.com - www.encyclopedia.com/
  Info Please - All The info You Need.... - www.infoplease.com
  OnLine Encyclopedia - www.internetoracle.com/encyclop.htm
  Smithsonian Encyclopedia - www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/
 Etymologically Speaking - Many words in the English language have interesting pedigrees. Find origins and backgrounds for words from "Abacus" to "Zero." - www.westegg.com/etymology/
 Free Online Research Tools Category: Reference - Bob Rankin has compiled an excellent, well annotated list of Search Sites to search for, well, for just about anything! - askbobrankin.com/free_online_research_tools.html
 History Net - Some of the best writing and research on history available. - www.thehistorynet.com
 Info Please - An Atlas, encyclopedia, and 30,000 Biographies! - www.infoplease.com
 Internet FAQ Archives - Somebody published a FAQ on the web? It's probably searchable here. - www.faqs.org
 Law
  Online legal documents - Wills, Contracts, Estate Planning, Law, Leases, Partnerships, Corporations. - legaldocs.com
  Self Help - Self Help Law Center - nolo.com/
 Librarian's Index To The Internet - Many categories about everything for direct clicking plus a multi-source searcher. - sunsite.Berkeley.EDU/InternetIndex/
 Library of Congress - American Memories - memory.loc.gov
 LIBRARY SPOT - Convenient links to popular online Almanacs, Calculators, Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias, Historic Documents, Quotations, Statistics, and Thesauri. - www.libraryspot.com
 MERLOT - The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching -- is a free, peer-reviewed collection of over 8,000 different online learning tools and simulations developed (mostly) by college professors around the world. You can browse MERLOT's collection by subject area -- Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. - www.merlot.org
 Modern Language Association - A group of people who explore that's happening with the languages of today. - www.mla.org/
 Mt Wilson Observatory - Much of our understanding of the Universe came from research done at this facility. - www.mtwilson.edu
 National Public Radio - Online NPR Online- National Public Radio. - www.npr.org
 Natural History Museum - Dedicated to furthering the understanding of the natural world. - www.nhm.ac.uk/
 Quakers Home Page - The Religious Society Of Friends. Intro, Resources, and Writings. - www.quaker.org/
 RefDesk - All the facts in the world! Miscellaneous stuff of all kinds. - refdesk.com
 Sign Language
  A Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms - - www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html
  American Sign Language Resource Guide - Great resources for Culture, Learning, Children, and Dictionaries - www.wiseoldsayings.com/asl-resource-guide.php
  HandSpeak - a full service site. - www.handspeak.com/
 Slanguage - Interesting Slang Language with specialties by city. - www.slanguage.com
 Smithsonian Institute - The SI Home Page! - www.si.edu/
 Southern Words - Patric Crispen has collected a collections of funny Southern Words. It grows daily! - netsquirrel.com/crispen/word.html
 Telescope - Welcome to the Bradford Robotic Telescope Observatory site. - www.telescope.org/
 The Etymology and history of first names - www.behindthename.com/
 The New Georgia Encyclopedia - - The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides an authoritative source of information about people, places, events, institutions, and many other topics relating to the state of Georgia. - www.georgiaencyclopedia.org
 The Universal Library - Maxim: Access to all human knowledge - anytime, anywhere. Access, query, and print any book, magazine, newspaper, video, data item, or reference document . - www.ulib.org/
 Virtual Library - Superlative guide to a specialized area of the Web. Another comprehensive index.... - www.vlib.org/
 Virtual Reference Desk - Atlas - Maps, Biography / Who's Who, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Genealogy, Government, History, Internet, Law, Libraries, Misc. Phone Book, Population, Postal, Science, Quotations, Time-Date, Weights-Meas, World Religions, WWW, Virtual Library - www.refdesk.com/
 Wonders - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and other wonders! - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_World
 Word and Phrase Origins - The Internet Public Library. IPL Pathfinder: Word and Phrase Origins. This guide is designed for anyone who is looking for the origin of words and/or phrases, also called etymology. - www.ipl.org/ref/QUE/PF/etymology.html

People - Interesting People
 Asimov - www.asimovonline.com/ and www.asimovs.com/
 Brandon Sanderson - Interesting imagination. Good magic & humor. - www.brandonsanderson.com/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Sanderson
 Catherine Asaro - Great use of technology to support good plots. - www.catherineasaro.net/
 Charles de Lint - Charles de Lint is a Canadian fantasy author and Celtic folk musician. - www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/
 Diane Duane - An excellent writer of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I especially like the Young Wizards series. “THE BOOK OF NIGHT WITH MOON” is superb as are the others in this series. I have a goal of reading everything she has done. Still a long way to go…. - www.dianeduane.com/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Duane
 J.R.R. Tolkien - The box-office success of the recent Lord of the Rings movie shows that J.R.R. Tolkien's popular fantasy series is as popular now as it ever was. Learn more about what influenced him and how the books have affected popular culture. - www.tolkiensociety.org/tolkien/biography.html
 Juliet Marillier - An author who writes like Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon - www.julietmarillier.com/
 Larry Niven - Read anything from Larry Niven. They are all great. Start with “Ringworld”. - www.larryniven.org/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_niven
 Ly De Angeles - Witch and Author - www.lydeangeles.com/
 Marion Zimmer Bradley - A very prolific author. Her Avalon series is powerful (start with “Mists of Avalon”). The Shadow's Gate series is very interesting. My favorite is the Darkover series – history of a planet that starts with sword & sorcery and evolves from there… - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Zimmer_Bradley
 Octavia Butler - Amazing fiction with powerful social implications - www.sfwa.org/members/butler/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavia_Butler
 Orson Scott Card - Interesting, thought provoking, and fun! - www.hatrack.com/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Scott_Card
 Piers Anthony - Great fantasy & science fiction. The Xanth series is one pun stacked apun another pun which is stacked apun another pun ... - www.hipiers.com/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Anthony
 Robert Heinlein - Robert Heinlein is one of my favorite authors. He’s been writing since the dawn of SF and I like his view of the world. - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_A._Heinlein_bibliography
 Robert J. Sawyer - A Science Fiction writer with a powerful mind. - sfwriter.com/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_J._Sawyer
 Spider Robinson - Spider Robinson is a fantastic author with an excellent presentation of ideas, feelings, and music. The Callahan series is wonderful as is everything else of his that I’ve read. I have a goal of reading everything he has done. Still a long way to go…. - www.spiderrobinson.com/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_Robinson
 Steve Cash - A very interesting person with two great books: "The Meq" and "Time Dancers". Sure hope he makes more.... - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Cash
 Thomas Edison - biography and more - www.thomasedison.com/
 WC Fields - www.webtrec.com/wcfields/
 Will Rogers - www.willrogers.com/

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