I don't know how many times I've thought to myself.. "I wonder why that is?". Either about a situation, or how something might work or why things evolved into situations. I've learned you can't learn all you might from the local newspaper and the evening news... it takes a wider vision to give a more complete picture or one that gives another view. There are two sides to every issue, so they say and sometimes a lot more than just two sides. Being informed is more then just learning and understanding but gives us the power to act in ways that will create a world more to our wishes. Those who do not learn the lessons of history are destined to repeat it. I've looked around and come up with a list of several very interesting and informative sites. I encourage you to visit them and learn something today; and every day. 


General Information

Internet Public Library - This is an excellent portal to many information sources including newspapers, encyclopedias, almanacs, books, and many many others. There is also a section on various "Special Collections" with detailed information on different topics.

Information Please - Infoplease is a comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once.

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Knowledge and Information Sites

The United Nations This is the official UN site and contains a lot of very good and basic information about the United Nations, what they do, and the agencies that make it up.

National Geographic The National Geographic Society is the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization. This site has maps, photography, travel and interesting articles - on-line version.

The Smithsonian Institution - " The Smithsonian is committed to enlarging our shared understanding of the mosaic that is our national identity by providing authoritative experiences that connect us to our history and our heritage as Americans and to promoting innovation, research and discovery in science. These commitments have been central to the Smithsonian since its founding more than 155 years ago."
Lawrence M. Small, Secretary of the Smithsonian
Encyclopedia Smithsonian A search tool for information from the Smithsonian.

Discovery Channel Ok.. it's the Discovery channel but it's FULL of lots of interesting information.

How Stuff Works Millions of people have described HowStuffWorks content as reliable, accurate and entertaining. Originally founded as a Web site for curious people, the award-winning company now offers clear and fascinating content through various media channels to millions of readers every month.

Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a citizen's organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making.

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National & International News Sources - is among the world's leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, relies heavily on CNN's global team of almost 4,000 news professionals.

BBC News Front Page news from the British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC News Online is the internet arm of the biggest broadcasting news-gatherer in the world.

Christian Science Monitor In an era when the mainstream media has narrowed its lens, the Christian Science Monitor is convinced readers yearn for the opposite. It is a perspective that comes naturally to the Monitor. Its founder, Mary Baker Eddy, explained the object of the paper this way: "To injure no man, but to bless all mankind."

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting: The National Media Watch Group A source of alternative news sources. They are dedicated to fair and accurate reporting.

United Press International United Press International pioneered many areas of worldwide news coverage and distribution, striving since 1907 to provide news coverage that is fast, accurate, fair and balanced.

The Eugene Weekly A local sources of alternative information.

Comic News Online is the most futuristic iteration of an old-fashioned newspaper published every week from Eugene, Oregon since 1988. Just so those of us in Eugene don't take ourselves too seriously.

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Newspaper Link Sources

CRAYON is a tool for managing news sources on the Internet and the World Wide Web. CRAYON uses a simple analogy that everyone can understand - a newspaper to organize periodical information. The result is a news page customized for you with the daily information that you are most interested in. You can visit my newspaper, The Kyia Times to see how it turns out.

World Newspapers This web site provides links to thousands of news sources covering every world's country and many subjects. All listed sites are in English and provide free online content.

On Line Newspapers data base of lots of newspapers around the world

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