Home and Family Reference Tools

Many of these websites containing reference materials of all kinds have been gathered from refdesk.com's Reference Pick of the Day.


List of Contents (click on topic name for more links)


Home and Family Reference Tools
Airline Flight Arrivals/Departures--Site offers real-time arrival and departure info for all commercial airline flights over the US and Canada
Behind the Name--allows you to research the etymology and the history of first names
Community Tool Box--how-to material and tools on community health and development
Earth Calendar 2000--The Earth Calendar is a daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world
Family Fun--great ideas, practical advice, fun activities to do
inequality.org--created by journalists, writers, and researchers, inequality.org is a non-profit organization that questions conventional measures of progress and
prosperity, and looks instead at the new economy's have-nots often ignored
Injury Prevention--sections for kids, teens, parents, and health care professionals, this site provides safety tips for a wide range of activities
K-12 History on the Internet Resource
National Center for Health Statistics--provides addresses and price information for obtaining vital records from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Canal Zone; obtain Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates.
Restaurant Row--This dining resource has listings for over 110,000 restaurants in 7000 cities in 47 countries. It offers ratings, customer reviews, menus, photos, maps, and driving directions. Reservations can be made online
State Motor Vehicle Offices Online-- helps you to learn about getting or renewing your driver license,titling your car, or accessing various other information and services
The Nature Guide Gallery--pictures and reference material
Think! Baby Names--Baby names resource on the origin, meaning, and history of first names.
Tips on Teens--topics relevant to raising today's teens, links to recommended books and magazines, related Internet resources, databases of licensed health and mental health providers, and monthly articles on current topics of importance to parents of teens
Tom Snyder--This website deals with Scholastic items that help kids progress in all subject areas.
VA Benefits and Services--guides veterans to extensive information about the following benefits and services: burial and memorial (including order forms for headstones), health, compensation and pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loans, insurance, education, and the appeals process
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