Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Subject: Trio information resources on the net

Dear All :

I would like to share these information with our IRC colleagues. Maybe you can find these information are useful and can use as your resources to answer your reference inquiries. The nice thing is they archives the question and answers so we can use it everytime we need. Happy reading...


At we strive to provide students, teachers, and parents with access to the best possible resources on the world wide web. We have received hundreds of questions and have enjoyed helping out kids, parents, and even some overseas visitors in locating resources and information about a wide variety of topics.
Remember that while we do our best to point students in the right direction, we will not simply answer questions straight out of a textbook. We must stress the need for students to pay attention in class to their lectures, use their study notes, and read the assigned chapters in the textbooks before asking someone else to provide the answers. If students are still having trouble finding answers even after using these resources, then of course we encourage you to send us your questions. We will be more than
happy to locate resources that will help you out.

Here are the sample of topics:
-Voting Rights Act of 1965
-National Parks
-Dairy Products in U.S. States
-Which US state is well-known for its dairy products?
-Voting Rights Act of 1965


Here are the sample of the questions :
If a senator happens to die while in office, what is the succession
Who is the representative from our congressional district?
How long does it take to receive a tax refund from the IRS?
How do I find out more about the Americans with Disabilities Act?
When did people start paying federal income tax?
What is the difference between "hard" and "soft" money donations?
When was the first televised debate between two presidential candidates?
How many U.S. presidents were an only child?
Has a president ever been married in the White House?
Where does the vice president live?
George Washington was the first president to use the veto. What was the bill
and why did Washington veto it?
Who was the first president to be voted for by women?
Who was the first president born after World War II?
Who was the first president to appear on color television?
Who was the first president to have electricity in the White House?
Which presidents were left-handed?
How long do former presidents get protection from the U.S. Secret Service?
Who was the only U.S. president to hold a patent on an invention?
What was Rutherford B. Hayes' campaign motto in 1876?
Which 20th century U.S. Presidents did not appoint a Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court?
Who was the president when the White House got its first car?
Which president promised "a chicken in every pot"?
What president won the largest electoral vote total in an election?
Which states don't follow the "winner-take-all" procedure of awarding
electoral college votes?
What does the "S" in Harry S. Truman stand for?
Which U.S. President became a U.S. Senator after leaving office?

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This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server.

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