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Literacy.org

Literacy.org

“Literacy.org at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, is comprised of” National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) and the International Literacy Institute (ILI).
Subject: Education–Adult Education; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Functional Literacy

The Whole Family Center

The Whole Family Center

This site is aimed at understanding and improving all kinds of family relationships. Produced by experienced psychologists and includes articles on marriage, parenting, kids and teens, families, problems, coping with daily life. Deals with such topics as infertility, anorexia, divorce, suicide as well as everyday family problems.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

BBC World Service – Pakistan Floods

BBC World Service – Pakistan Floods

This BBC World News page features several articles and photo essays about recent floods in Pakistan. It includes articles about how the floods are still claiming lives, Pakistani villagers’ stories, and Pakistan’s cycle of natural disasters. Find information and resources on the subject from the BBC World Service.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Poverty; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences–Meteorology/Climatology; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences–Oceanography/Hydrology; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Hunger; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Housing

EZ/RC Address Locator

EZ/RC Address Locator

A map site provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. View a map of any U.S. zip code or city with information on population, income, ethnicity, housing, or community development programs.
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases; Regional & Country Information–North America–United States; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Housing

Sesame Street Parents

Sesame Street Parents

Sesame Street Parents offers expert advice on a variety of topics to help raise happy and healthy children. Interactive flash story books on topics like going to the doctor help kids and parents work through day to day problems in a fun way.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life; Fun Stuff–Fun Stuff Resources For Parents & Teachers

ServiceLeader.org

ServiceLeader.org

The Virtual Volunteering Project provides resources to agencies that recruit and manage on-line volunteers, as well as to people who are on-line volunteers. Useful for anyone interested in utilizing technology to benefit their organizations.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Internet; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare; Business & Economics–Non-Profit Organizations

Economic Policy Institute: Viewpoints

Economic Policy Institute: Viewpoints

???This testimony was presented by EPI economist Heather Boushey before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Thursday, February 14, 2002.??? This testimony gives a framework for understanding how social policy affects low income Americans.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Poverty–Working Poor

Hot Potatoes

Hot Potatoes

This site features information about a one hour documentary of the pathogen that was a main contributor to the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1850. A historical overview of potato blight as well as links and resources are given.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Famine

The Wounded Healer Journal

The Wounded Healer Journal

“Since 1995, TWHJ has been a point of presence on the web for psychotherapists and others who have experienced the devastation of traumatic experiences, including child abuse.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

“Provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Public Safety; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences

Assisted Senior Living

Assisted Senior Living

Provides information on assisted living, nursing homes, in home senior care, Alzheimer’s care, hospice care, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and independent living.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Aging; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Seniors

Boardman’s Birthday Party Ideas

Boardman’s Birthday Party Ideas

“A site for parents to find themes and ideas for their children’s parties. Each theme is set up to include ideas on ‘how to’ do the party themselves including invitations, decorations, cake, goodie bags, games and activities. “
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

Public Agenda

Public Agenda

“Public Agenda prepares a broad array of educational materials that help explain policy issues to the public in a balanced and easy-to-understand way. Our guides offer a nonpartisan briefing on policy and polling — including ‘red flags’ where poll results may be misleading; a digest of news, legislation, and studies; and research sources. We of …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare; Law, Government & Political Science

Kids Growth

Kids Growth

“A Resource for Parents by Pediatricians and Child Care Experts.” Kids Growth offers information on parenting and behavioral problems, stages of development, and medical conditions. Visitors can participate in discussions on child health and development topics or ask questions of the “team of pediatricians and child care specialists.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life; Health & Medical Sciences–Pediatrics

SERVEnet

SERVEnet

SERVEnet has a database tool called “Volunteer Now!” that was produced to match the skills and interests of volunteers with nonprofits and organizations that need volunteers, as well as serve as a resource for these organizations.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service

Altweb: Alternatives to Animal Testing

Altweb: Alternatives to Animal Testing

“Altweb is intended to foster the development of scientifically acceptable in vitro and other alternatives to animal testing. Alternatives are defined as methods which reduce animal use, replace whole animal tests, or refine existing tests by minimizing animal distress.” The site offers news, articles, lists of periodicals, information about alter …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Medical Research; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Animal Rights

Street Drugs

Street Drugs

“A database of text information and photographs of ‘Street Drugs’ and frequently abused prescription drugs. This information is free to use by DARE or Police Officers or other educators.”
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Crime

TypingWeb

TypingWeb

Provides a free online typing and keyboarding tutorial for all skill levels. Free registration required to save your progress. There are ten different languages with the appropriate keyboards you can learn with or even the Dvorak keyboard system. One exercise lets you type current news headlines for practice.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Computer Literacy; Applications By Type–Productivity Tools

Compukiss

Compukiss

Aimed at providing basic computer instruction and beyond, for “those who didn’t grow up with computers.” Compukiss offers tips, reviews, and up-to-date news as well as how-to videos especially for baby boomers and seniors.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Internet; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Computer Literacy

SciDev.Net

SciDev.Net

Offers current news about technology and science in developing countries. Includes original articles from SciDev and from other online sources such as Nature and Science.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare; Science & Technology–Science & Technology News

National Alliance to End Homelessness

National Alliance to End Homelessness

Nationwide federation of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that advances practical, community-based solutions to homelessness. This Web site provides a vast array of information about homelessness for service providers and for the general public. Available resources include Background and Statistics, Policy and Legislation, Best Practi …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Poverty–Homelessness

Institute of World Affairs

Institute of World Affairs

The Institute of World Affairs is ???a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization devoted to international understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflict.??? Site includes articles, news and events and resources regarding conflict prevention and peace-building programs.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Peace–Peace Movements

Center for Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy

???Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating and creating media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.??? Site includes resource catalog, news, pub …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Information Literacy

National Assessments of Adult Literacy

National Assessments of Adult Literacy

This report seeks to ???describe the status of adult literacy in the United States, report on national trends and identify relationships between literacy and selected characteristics of adults.??? Site includes information on defining and measuring literacy, publications, resources, historical data, assessment design, data for analysis and archived …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Functional Literacy

Peace Dividend Trust

Peace Dividend Trust

???Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) is a non-profit foundation that promotes the growth of private enterprise in post-conflict economies by helping donors, aid agencies, and investors support local labour and entrepreneurs.??? PDT helps donors, aid agencies and investors support the growth of local business in post-conflict economies. Site gives list of …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–War–Economic Aspects

The U.S. Economy at War

The U.S. Economy at War

This site takes a look at U.S. history from the time period of 1941-1980 and examines the socio/political climate and the subsequent effects on the U.S. economy.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–War–Economic Aspects

ACRL Information Literacy

ACRL Information Literacy

Explains what information literacy is and gives resources such as standards and guidelines to help educators comply with the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Resources include a step-by-step implementation toolkit, links to related resources, news and events listings.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–On The Job; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Information Literacy

Covering Kids & Families

Covering Kids & Families

Covering Kids & Families (CKF), seeks to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid SCHIP by ???conducting and coordinating outreach programs, simplify enrollment and renewal processes and coordinating existing health care coverage programs.???
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Poverty–Children

The Racial Wealth Divide Project

The Racial Wealth Divide Project

This is a comprehensive site seeks to ???deepen the understanding and analysis about the historical and contemporary barriers to wealth creation and its negative impact on society???. Site provides articles, both archived and new, and links to resources.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Poverty–Working Poor

Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition

This comprehensive site gives information about nutrition and household food security along with resources and links.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Nutrition

Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit

A new idea towards alleviating hunger, this site features a map of publicly accessible fruit trees that are fruiting around the Los Angeles area. There is also information on neighborhood food resources for particular areas.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Community Gardens

Brownfield Remediation: Solutions for Urban Agriculture

Brownfield Remediation: Solutions for Urban Agriculture

Information regarding urban agriculture and ???brownfields???, or contaminated city plots, and the methods of cleaning them up. Downloadable PDF files with information regarding soil contamination and urban agriculture.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Community Gardens

Food Share Learning Centre

Food Share Learning Centre

A very interesting site including information about community, container and rooftop gardening, community kitchens, gardening with children and a month-by-month guide.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Community Gardens

The Beyond Organic Show

The Beyond Organic Show

???The Beyond Organic radio show is an unique environmental radio and multimedia program, addressing issues of organic food and farming, social and environmental sustainability?????? with news, interviews and research.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Community Gardens

Earth Works Garden

Earth Works Garden

Information regarding community supported agriculture, city farming and food security. EarthWorks is a great example of a successful inner-city sustainable agriculture project.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Community Gardens

Return of the Potato Blight

Return of the Potato Blight

This site gives an overview of Potato Blight, the conditions contributing to it in nineteenth century Ireland, and why we should still be concerned about this pathogen.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Famine

Worldphilanthropists.org

Worldphilanthropists.org

“Worldphilanthropists.org is a non-denominational, non-political organization designed to bring together on one site as much information as possible on the subject of philanthropy.” This site aims to enable those inclined toward philanthropy, “to access the sources, tools and networks they need to achieve their charitable aims.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service

News for Parents

News for Parents

NewsForParents.org is directed at parents. Updated daily, the site provides clear, concise, jargon-free news and information related to children???s health, development and education. Founded by a licensed clinical psychologist.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

One World One People for Peace

One World One People for Peace

Promotes volunteering all over the world to “turn the concept of world peace from a theoretical ideal into a practical, workable reality through positive means.” There are links to related articles, organizations and world-wide volunteer oppotunites.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Peace–Peace Movements

The September Project

The September Project

“The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage public events on freedom, democracy, and citizenship in libraries on or around September 11. Libraries around the world are organizing public and campus events, such as: displays about human rights and historical documents; talks and performances about freedom and cultural difference; and f …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare; Reference–News & Current Events

USDA: Food and Nutrition

USDA: Food and Nutrition

The United States Department of Agriculture provides a list of online food assistance links. According to their site, “food assistance programs increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Nutrition

Vegan Outreach

Vegan Outreach

Vegan Outreach is a non-profit organization that “is dedicated to reducing animal suffering by promoting a vegan lifestyle.” Included in the site are resources for advocacy such as the Adopt-a-College program, and downloadable publications relevant to vegan living.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Animal Rights

Our World Too: The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Parenting Resource

Our World Too: The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Parenting Resource

With a focus on “building strong alternative families,” this site is a resource for same-sex couples raising children. There are informative sections regarding creating a family, spiritual and legal issues, and a collection of articles from the queer community relevant to family life. There is also a large marketplace of books and other goods tha …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

Animal Welfare Information Center

Animal Welfare Information Center

This is a site operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. It seeks to educate the public on the “improved animal care and use in research, testing and teaching.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Animal Rights

Animal Welfare Institute

Animal Welfare Institute

“AWI is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1951 to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted upon animals by humans.” The site includes updated news stories covering animal rights issues, as well as a link to their lobbying organization, the Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL).
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Animal Rights

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Contains useful information on animal rights issues, including research projects and results, investigations and rescues, fact sheets on animal-related topics, excerpts from PETA publications, an animal cruelty-free shopping guide, recipes, and the organization itself.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Animal Rights

Amnesty International External Country Reports

Amnesty International External Country Reports

Amnesty International provides a variety of information about violations of human rights around the world. You can read detailed reports on human rights violations and you can read about campaigns that have been launched to put an end to those injustices.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Coalition for the Homeless

A national advocacy network committed to “ending homelessness. Provides facts about homelessness, references to research materials, a directory to homeless/housing organizations, the NCH newsletter and calendar, and information about legislation and policy.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Poverty–Homelessness

Beyond Indigo

Beyond Indigo

Beyond Indigo is an online community that provides support to people who are grieving. It has chat rooms, grief tools and support, information about funerals and financial help.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare; Health & Medical Sciences–Mental Health

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

“Center for the Book affiliates carry out the national Center’s mission in their local areas, sponsor programs that highlight their area’s literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy; Arts & Humanities–Libraries

Childcare.gov

Childcare.gov

“A new web site designed to bring all of the Federal agency resource about child care together in one place. You will be able to find Federal funding sources, keep up to date on safety alerts, find and share promising practices and much more.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

McGruff.org

McGruff.org

This site presents safety tips for children of all ages. There are safety-related
activities and games with McGruff and his friends for kids 5-12 years old, tips
for teenagers and young adults on how to fight crime, and resource materials
for adults working with children and young adults.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Crime; Health–Health Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reference–Organizations; Health–Safety

Philanthropy Journal

Philanthropy Journal

“Philanthropy Journal helps people understand, support and work in the nonprofit and philanthropic world.
Through a daily Web site and free, weekly email bulletin, we deliver online philanthropy and nonprofit news and information.

Electronic media are transforming the way people practice philanthropy, online giving, and the way nonprofits do bus …

Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service; Business & Economics–Non-Profit Organizations

Internet Fraud Complaint Center

Internet Fraud Complaint Center

“IFCC’s mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels, IFCC offers a central repository for complaints related to Inter …
Subject: Computers & Internet–Internet; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Crime