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General Interest Links

There's something for everyone in this list of links to general interest sites.

Pittsburgh Information

  • Allegheny County Official Web Site
    Trying to find the county real estate assessment Web site? You'll find links to that and evrything else you've ever wanted to know about Allegheny County here, inlcuding parks information and how to register to vote.
  • FlyPittsburgh.com
    This is the official Web site for Pittsburgh International Airport. Check here for delays and cancellations first before leaving for the airport. You can also book you airline trip through this site and sign up for weekly emails of cheap flights.
  • I Heart Pgh
    "a blog about Pittsburgh and people who love this city" Check out some fun stuff you didn't know was happening in our fair city.
  • Pittsburgh
    This site's title should be, "Everything you ever wanted to know about Pittsburgh and more." This site, maintained by the city is the place to go for information about Pittsburgh from the city budget to things to do.
  • Pittsburgh Magazine
    Magazine produced in Pittsburgh about Pittsburgh. Looking for local culutre? Visit this site for the latest on local restaraunts, culture, best of lists, doctors, shopping, sports & business.

Educational Resources

  • The National Audubon Society
    At this site its Arbor Day 356 days a year. Learn about birds, trees, and how to keep the world outside your doors green at the National Audubon Society website.
  • Bing (Babel Fish) Language Translation
    This site will covert a block of text from one language to another. Now, it's not perfect, but you'll get the general idea. It can also be used to translate Web pages.
  • The CIA World Factbook
    Need information on any country in the world? This is the place to get it. Ordered alphabetically each country recieves a listing which includes maps, a quick bio about the country, and all the fun facts you could ask for!
  • Discover Magazine
    Love science, nature and everything in between? Want to learn about our world? Visit discovermagazine.com and get all the information plus interactivity.
  • Government Attic
    Find electronic copies of thousands of government documents, free to the public.
  • Internet Public Library
    This site has lists of Web sites organized by topic. It's a subject directory jointly maintained by 3 top library schools. It's a great place to start any search for information, but it's worth a visit just to use the list of international newspapers alone! (Conveniently arranged by continent and country.)
  • NASA
    Everybody wants to be an astronaut and now you can pretend you are. The NASA site provides information and history on one of the government's most exciting agencies.
  • National Geographic
    If you read the magazine you'll love the website. This site lets you tour the world without taking off your slippers.
  • US Postal Service
    Have an address and a city, but no zip code? Click on "Look up a zip code" and let the post office find it for you.

Entertainment & Sports

  • All Music
    Information on any artist or musical group you want to read about. Search by a singer, song or album. See who influenced them...or followed their style.
  • ESPN Sports
    For all the latest in scores, highlights, and rankings on any sport imaginable visit ESPN's website.
  • Fact Monster
    An online dictionary, almanac, atlas, and source for more trivia facts than you can imagine. This is an endless source of entertainment.
  • Hulu
    Watch full episodes of TV shows and some movies for free. Plus membership offers more content for a monthly fee.
  • Internet Movie Database
    Find out what's coming to a theater near you, view classic movie trailers, read up on the industry, or get a list of the top 250 films on this terrific site.

Financial

  • AnnualCreditReport.com
    "This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
    AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report." This is the official site supported by the federal government, not the fake one you hear commercials for on television.
  • Kiplinger
    Business advice for personal finances. Investment tips, financial calculators, stock news & advice, and everything in between. Most information is free, some lists and reports are available for a small fee.
  • CNN Money
    If you have stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or if you just like the wild world of Wall Street, make this your home page. CNNfn will tell you what's hot, what's not, and what to watch out for in the fast paced and ever-changing financial world.
  • WIFE
    The Women's Institute for Financial Education. It is "the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence."

Food

  • All Recipes
    Giant resources for any kind of recipe you might want. Use as simple or complex a search as you need: search for specific ingredients, holiday themes, or new twists on a classic--you'll probably find it here!
  • The Cook's Thesaurus
    "The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions."
  • Epicurious
    Everyone from the professional chef to the dinner guest will enjoy this site dedicated to enjoying, creating, and celebrating food, wine, and entertaining.
  • Food Safety
    "Your Gateway to Federal Food Safety Information"

Health

  • Allrefer Health
    Lists of common injuries & ailments. Includes images to better understand health problems. Information is intended for general knowledge only.
  • Cancer Compass
    A community for people affected by cancer. Interact with fellow patients, family members and the cancer concerned.
  • Doctor Directory
    Resource for matching patients with the right health care professionals. Webpage for both the doctor and the patient.
  • HerbMed
    HerbMedŽ - an interactive, electronic herbal database - provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an impartial, evidence-based information resource provided by the nonprofit Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc
  • WebMD
    Extensive source for medical conditions, problems and diseases. Search by symptom or conditon name for details of symptoms, treatment and further resources. Also has links related to latest health topics and trends.

Home & Auto

  • AAA
    The American Automobile Association, better known as Triple AAA is online with this great, easy-to-use site. Plans trips, get directions, and check road conditions all from the comfort of home.
  • Consumer Reports Online
    If you love the magazine, you'll love the website. Search their index of articles by topic and date and become an informed consumer.
  • Dr. Toy's Guide
    This is the site to get all the latest and best information on the toys your children play with everyday. Complete with tips, links, and ratings, this site will help you live through those trips to the toy store.
  • Edmund's Auto Guide
    Buying a car can be a frightening and messy business, let Edmund's help you out with ratings and price indexes.
  • Mapquest
    Need directions, check out Mapquest. Type in the starting point, the destination point and voila! You've got maps and step-by-step directions.
  • Old Farmer's Almanac
    If you want a weather forecast a month in advance click on this link and visit the source farmer's have been using for centuries.

News Sources

  • BBC News
    News feed based out of England. Easily navigate to headlines from any region of the world. Check out the InPictures link for excellent imagery from around the globe.
  • CNN
    If you like to stay up-to-date, then this is the site for you. CNN online features all the politics, sports, finance, weather, and entertainment news we expect from the cable station.
  • Newspapers Online
    Want to keep up with the latest out of Gary, Indiana? Newspapers.com lets you view newspapers and articles from all over the world.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Pittsburgh's oldest and most read newspaper in electronic form.
  • The United Nations
    If Wilson could have seen this! Whether you're doing a paper or you're trying to keep up to date, the United Nations Online is a great place to visit. Find out more about this worlwide peacekeeper.
  • USA Today
    If you love to read the paper, but hate all that messy newspaper ink, get out this site. You get the newspaper, the columns, the back issues, all without black smudges on your hands.
  • The Weather Channel
    Afraid your roommates will laugh at you for watching the Weather Channel? Well then sneak a peek at their website. All the forecasts and the drama of the network without the visibilty.
  • The White House
    Check up on the first family and the first house. At the White House website you get politics, news, and more!