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A new website from the "U.S. Department of Education offering consumers information on colleges in an easy-to-use format.  It provides information on nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States -- programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation."

Compiled by the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this site links to higher education rankings for undergraduate, graduate, and specialty schools in the U.S. and around the world. The site includes well-known rankings, such as those from Money Magazine or U.S. News and World Report as well as lesser-known or more specific rankings.

Guide to U.S. colleges and universities sorted by name, state, and type. Also includes Christian schools, historically African-American schools, ratings for best colleges (from U.S. News and World Report), and links for college admissions questions.

The CPD's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Recommending policy to the Mayor, Common Council and Department of Civil Rights in all areas that affect people with disabilities and their families; studying and making recommendations to all City departments, committees and commissions on proposals to provide better access to facilities and services for people with disabilities and their families; and soliciting comments and suggestions from citizens and organized groups regarding the concerns of citizens with disabilities.

Where to find information about child care, legal and medical services, education services, alcohol and drug programs, support groups, housing information and much more.

"The Compilation of Presidential Documents collection is composed of the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents and its predecessor, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. It is published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the authority of the Federal Register Act, (44 U.S.C. Ch. 15; 1 CFR part 10)."

Legislative information, congressional information and more from the Library of Congress. (Replaced THOMAS.)

Published since 1888, the Congressional Directory is the official directory of Congress presenting short biographies of each member of the Senate and House.

Published every day that Congress is in session, it is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.

Tutorials on finding bills, hearings, debates, and congressional votes. Link to special Google Search Engine for Congressional websites. Requires Flash player to view the tutorials.

This National Wildlife Federation international directory includes 4,000+ environmental non-profit, education, commerical, and government groups.

The guide has an extensive list of organization-specific comparisons for hospitals, health plans, and nursing homes both within Wisconsin and covering all other states.  Topics include both cost and quality. Produced locally in Verona, WI.

Madison Public Library provides immediate online access to print issues of the well-respected Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content.

public service, non-commercial guide with over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.

At MegaConverter2, select "Mega Converters" from drop-down menu on left-hand side. Convert length, time, distance, weights and measures, wind chill and more. For the less adventurous, Convert It! converts acceleration, area, energy/work, fluid/liquid, length/distance, mass, metrology, pressure, power, or volume/capacity, and is easier to use.

"Copyright Office application forms are available in PDF format and should be viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. For best results, fill in the form on-screen and then print it.To save completed forms, you must use the full version of Adobe Acrobat."

An online database of "a core group of current and historical government
publications"...which "support the public's right to know about the essential activities of their Government". These are "authenticated versions" of these core publications.

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