Bookmarks for Speer Memorial Library


Cool Sites for Kids

A+ Math
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Dig Magazine
Especies Animal Fact Sheets (from Defenders of Wildlife)
Extreme Science
Fact Monster
FirstGov for Kids
Hands On Crafts for Kids
Homework Center (from the Multnomah County Library)
Internet Detectives: A Library of Student Recommended Sites
Kid Info
KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
Human Body
Math Advantage
Owlie Skywarn (from the National Weather Service)
Science Fair Project Guide
Science News for Kids
Sciences Explorer
Tex and Dot's Kid's Page (from TxDoT)
Webmath (Online Math Problem Solver)
Webmonkey: HTML for Kids
White House for Kids
Why Files
World Almanac for Kids Online
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Free E-Mail Accounts

Free Email Providers Guide
Yahoo! Mail
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Free Web Pages

Yahoo! GeoCities
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Full-Text Databases

(Note: These sites are only accessible from computers within the library or if you are dialed in to the library through a valid Dial-Up Access account.)
SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Knowledge Source (Researcher, Government Documents, and Renaissance)
Texas State Library Databases
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Local & Union Catalogs

Catalogs for Libraries in the State of Texas (State-Wide Catalogs)
HCLS WebCat (Union catalog for 11 Hidalgo County libraries)
McAllen Memorial Library System Catalog
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Paginas de Internet en Español


AltaVista Español
Google Herramientas del Idioma y Traducción
Google Mexico
Ixquick Metabuscador
Kompass: Búsqueda para Informaciones Comerciales
SuperPages: Búsqueda de Negocios en los EE.UU.
Yahoo en Español
Yahoo para Niños
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Computadoras y el Internet

Fundamentos de las Computadoras
Learn the Net: Una Guía y un Tutorial Sobre Internet
Tutorio para Nuevos Usuarios
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Aventuras en Educación
Ayuda Estudiantil en la Web (Presione el boton de Español cerca de la esquina de arriba del lado derecho. Cuando la pagina abra la información aparacera en español)
Tareas Escolares Gratis
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Trabaje en Texas
Banco del Trabajo de los Estados Unidos
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Aves Migratorias
La Casa Blanca
EBSCOhost Español (Solamente Usuarios Registrados)
Finquero de Mariposas: Recursos Educacionales
La Frontera (Periodico de Ciudad de McAllen)
Logos Español Traducción
Su Dinero: Destrezas Practicas para Toda la Vida
Texas a su Alcance
Yahoo Correo
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Academia Americana de Médicos de Familia
Asociación Americana del Corazón
Centro Nacional de Información de la Salud de la Mujer
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
La Diabetes y los Latinos
Fundación de Artritis
HealthFinder Español: Guía a la Información Confiable de la Salud
Instituto Nacional de Cancer
Instituto Nacional de la Salud Mental
Instituto Nacional de Ojos
MEDLINEplus: Información de Salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina
Salud para Adolescentes
Salud para Niños
Seguridad Herbaria
ToxFAQs (Agencia para Sustancias Tóxicas y el Registro de Enfermedades)
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Biography & Literature

Aesop's Fables
American Folklore
American President
American Rhetoric
Ask Oxford Great Books Online
Bibliomania (Free Online Literature and Study Guides)
Biography Reference Desk (from the University of Pennsylvania)
BookBrowse (reviews and excerpts of current books)
Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Children's Books Online
Citation Style Guides
Citing Sources (includes APA, MLA, Turabian, and the Chicago Manual of Style)
Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founding Fathers
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Douglass: Archives of American Public Address
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Great American Speeches
Literary Criticism Online
Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Online Books Page
Online Cliffs Notes (registered patrons of the Speer Memorial Library only)
Online Literature from Project Gutenberg
SparkNotes: Biography
SparkNotes: Literature
SparkNotes: Poetry
SparkNotes: Shakespeare
Uncle Sam: Who's Who in the Federal Government
World of Scientific Biography
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About Texas Birds
American Bird Conservancy
Audubon Online: Birds + Science
Birds and Birding (from Texas Parks and Wildlife)
The Great Texas Birding Classic
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Texas Audubon Society
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Business & Financial

Annual Report Gallery
Annuities Online
Better Business Bureau
CBS MarketWatch
Currency Converter
EntreWorld: Resources for Entrepreneurs
Federal Tax Forms
Financial Tutorials from
Foster Business Library
Hoover's Online
iFigure: Online Calculators for Home, Business, and School Small Business Planning and Advice The Consumer Insurance Guide
Kompass: The Business to Business Search Engine
Money 101 (from CNN) Financial Help for Everyone
Practical Money Skills
Researching Companies Online
Startup Journal (from the Wall Street Journal)
State Tax Forms
Superstar Investor
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
U.S. Business Advisor
United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Butterflies at The Field Museum
Butterflies of North America
Butterfly Lab
The Butterfly WebSite
Children's Butterfly Site
A Students' Guide to Butterflies
Texas Butterfly Festival
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Careers & Employment

America's Job Bank
careerjournal (from the Wall Street Journal)
Employment 911
Hire Texas
Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*NET Online (Occupational Information Network)
Texas' Job Bank
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Computing & the Internet (including tutorials!)

Bare Bones 101: A Very Basic Web Search Tutorial
Citing Electronic Resources
Code Project
Evaluating Internet Information
How to Choose an ISP
How to Search the Internet
ISP Buying Guide
Learn the Net
Making Educational Software and Web Sites Accessible
New User Tutorial
PC Lube and Tune
PC Magazine
Texas Information Literacy Tutorial
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Education & Testing
CampusTours (Virtual College Tours)
Citation Style Guides
College Board Tests
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Homework Center (from the Multnomah County Library)
iFigure: Online Calculators for Home, Business, and School
IPEDS College Opportunities On-Line (find the right college)
Paying for College
THEA Practice Test
U101 College Search
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Genealogy & Local History

American Family Immigration History Center
FamilySearch (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints site)
Find A Grave
Search Systems (Searchable Public Record Databases)
Social Security Death Index (from
The South Texas Border, 1900-1920:
    Photographs from the Robert Runyon Collection
The USGenWeb Project
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Artchive (art history and criticism)
Behind the Name: The Etymology and History of First Names
Extreme Weather Sourcebook
Essentials of Music
Homework Center (from the Multnomah County Library)
How Stuff Works
iFigure: Online Calculators for Home, Business, and School
Internet Public Library
Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
News Index (Product recalls)
Research Guides from the Rutgers University Libraries (how-tos and explanations)
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Statistical Resources on the Web
Weather Channel
World Press Review
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Geography & History Country Information and Rankings
Anyday (Events on any day in history)
Country Studies (from the Library of Congress)
Encyclopedia Mythica
Flags of the World
Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
History Research Online
Map Machine (from National Geographic)
This Day in History
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Census Bureau
Defense Link (Department of Defense)
Federal Government Agencies
The Federal Internet Guide (from the Washington Post)
The Federal Web Locator
Fedworld Information Network
Government Printing Office
House of Representatives
Library of Congress
Project Vote Smart
Registered Federal Lobbyist Database
State and Local Governments (from the Library of Congress)
Stately Knowledge: Facts About the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Uncle Sam: Who's Who in the Federal Government
White House
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FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources
Internet Legal Research Group
LexisOne's Texas State Resource Center Self-Help Law Centers
Oyez, Oyez, Oyez (historic decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court)
U.S. States and Territories - Legal Links
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Advocacy and Evaluation

American Medical Association Physician Select
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Alzheimer's Association
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases, Disorders, and Related Topics
National Cancer Institute
OncoLink (University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center)
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Fitness and Nutrition

Fitness Center (from the American Heart Association)
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Healthy Refrigerator
Nutrition Calculators
SparkNotes: Health & Nutrition
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All About Vision
DrugSearch: The Online Drug Encyclopedia (Addiction and street drugs)
eMedicine Consumer Health
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Household Products Database (health and safety info)
MEDLINEplus: Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
The Merck Manual of Medical Information
National Hospice Foundation
National Women's Health Information Center
NIDA for Teens (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
RxList (Drug Index)
Stanford Health Library
Virtual Hospital
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Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association Help Center
National Institute of Mental Health
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Pediatrics and Geriatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics
FirstGov for Seniors
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Quick Reference

Acronym Finder
Area Code Map
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
InfoPlease Almanac
Kelley Blue Book (New & Used Car Prices)
Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
NADA Guides (Prices for cars, trucks, boats, RVs, aircraft, motorcycles, and more!)
Online Conversions
Roget's Thesaurus
Zip Code Lookup & Address Information
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Create a Graph (Create and print a line, bar, area, or pie graph)
eNature (Field guides to over 4800 North American plants and animals)
First Science
How Stuff Works
iFigure: Online Calculators for Home, Business, and School
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
The Nine Planets
Online Conversions
Periodic Table of the Elements
SparkNotes: Biology
SparkNotes: Chemistry
SparkNotes: Mathematics
SparkNotes: Physics
Webmath (Online Math Problem Solver)
Windows to the Universe
World of Scientific Biography
World's Biomes
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AltaVista's Babelfish
Google Language Tools
Online English to Spanish to English Dictionary
Universal Translator
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Business Finders

Toll-Free Numbers
Yellow Book
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(Metasearching means that each of these sites uses many search engines to perform the search you requested. Do NOT put a general term, like "history", into one of these metasearch sites or you will be overwhelmed with hits.)
Ask Jeeves!
Query Server
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People Finders

Yellow Book
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Search Engines & Directories

(Search Engines use computers to search the web for specific keywords. Directories are created by human beings who sort web pages into categories and assign specific subjects to them. Most of the sites listed below offer both options.)
AOL Search
Classroom Clipart (Image Search Engine)
Kids Image Search Tools
Librarians' Index to the Internet
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Subject-Specific Search Engines

(The following sites list other search engines you can use. They are broken down by subject and also by region.)
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Search Engine Watch
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Texas Sites

Local Information

City of Mission
Mission Chamber of Commerce
Mission Code of Ordinances
Mission Economic Development Authority
The Monitor (McAllen-based newspaper)
Progress Times (Mission-based newspaper)
The South Texas Border, 1900-1920:
Photographs from the Robert Runyon Collection
Texas Citrus (TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc.)
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Local Schools


Mission Consolidated Independent School District


Sharyland Independent School District


La Joya Independent School District

State Wide Resources

Gammel's "The Laws of Texas" (1822-1897)
Herps of Texas (Amphibians and reptiles of Texas)
Hire Texas
Online Resources from the Texas State Library
TASP Practice Test
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
Texas Online
Texas State Library Databases
Texas Statutes
Texas' Job Bank
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Valley Libraries & Museums

Cameron County Libraries

Arnulfo L. Oliveira Memorial Library (University of Texas at Brownsville /
    Texas Southmost College)
Bailey H. Dunlap Memorial Library (La Feria)
Brownsville Public Library
Cameron County Library System (CCLS)
Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library (Los Fresnos)
Harlingen Public Library
Laguna Vista Public Library
Port Isabel Public Library
San Benito Public Library
Texas State Technical College Library (TSTC)
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Hidalgo County Libraries

Donna Public Library
Edinburg Public Library
Elsa Public Library
Hidalgo County Library System (HCLS)
Hidalgo Public Library
La Joya Municipal Library
Lalo Arcaute Public Library (Alamo)
McAllen Memorial Library
Pharr Memorial Library
San Juan Public Library
Speer Memorial Library (Mission)
South Texas College Library (STC)
University of Texas - Pan American Library (UTPA)
Weslaco Public Library
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International Museum of Art and Science
Museum of South Texas History
Rio Grande Valley Museum
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