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Announcements
Local Announcements, Births, Weddings, Calendars, Advisories, and More
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Births, Weddings, Celebrations
New York Times: Weddings and Celebrations
Times Herald-Record: Celebrations
Local newspaper announcements for: Births, Birthdays, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Occasions, Achievements, and Military Notices.







Education
Local School Announcements
Middletown Board of Education: Announcements
Board meetings and other notices.
Middletown City School District
Middletown, New York.
SUNY Orange: Information for Current Students

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Local Community Events
and Programs for the Public
Mid-Hudson News: Public Events Calendar
Middletown Thrall Library News and Public Programs
SUNY Orange: Events Calendar
Times Herald-Record: Community Events Calendar







Food, Health, & Safety
Food, Health, and Safety Advisories
Health and Wellness News







Jobs
Openings & Employment Opportunities
Jobs and Careers: Employment Opportunities
Local and beyond.
Times Herald-Record: Classifieds Section - Jobs







Legal Notices
& Governmental Announcements
City of Middletown, New York
News and announcements from the Mayor and other departments.
New York State Governor: Announcements
Orange County Government: Notices and News
Orange County, NY.
Times Herald-Record: Legal Notices
The White House: Announcements from the President
See also Local County Governments for more news and notices.







Libraries
& Local Library Systems
Middletown Thrall Library: Board Meetings and Minutes
Middletown Thrall Library: Delays or Closings
Middletown Thrall Library: New and Forthcoming Books
Middletown Thrall Library: Library News and Announcements
See also Thrall's blogs (http://www.thrall.org/blogs)
News and Announcements from the Library World
Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
New and announcements from our library system and all member libraries.







Obituaries
New York Times: Paid Death Notices
Times Herald-Record: Obituaries
Recent obits.
See also Thrall's Obituary Database for past local obits.







Travel & Traffic Advisories
New York State Government: Travel and Tourism Information and News
Times Herald-Record: Traffic and Commuting Alerts and Updates
U.S. State Department: Travel Warnings
See also Travel and Tourism








Anthropology & Archaeology
Cultural & Multicultural Studies & Discoveries

Archaeology Magazine
News and articles
BBC: Archaeology News
CNN: Anthropology News
Discovery News: Archaeology
EurekAlert: Archeology News
Fox News: Anthropology News & Videos
National Geographic: Ancient World and Archaeology News
National Geographic: History and Cultural News
The New York Times: Archaeology and Anthropology News
Physorg: Archeology and Fossils News
ScienceDaily: Anthropology News
ScienceDaily: Archaeology News
See also: Fossils and Ruins News
Smithsonian Magazine: History & Archaeology News
Texas A&M University, Dept. of Anthropology: Anthropology and Archaeology World News
Topics: Archaeology News
Yahoo! Anthropology and Archeology News



Library & Literary

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Library News & New Books
Bestsellers in the Library Catalog (Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography)
See also the Bestsellers Lists section in our Booklover's guide.
Library Catalog
Browse or search for new books, audio books, videos, more.
New Titles (browse by book cover)
Text lists of new books and authors also available.
Thrall News
Library news and announcements.

Literary News
Books & Authors in the News
ALA Booklists & Book Awards
Young adult book highlights from the American Library Association
ALA Book and Media Awards and Notable Mentions
Featured titles from the American Library Association
ALA's Notable Books of 2012 - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009.
Arts & Letters Daily
Articles, book news, news links, criticism, and more from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Best-selling Book Database
Weekly list of 150 titles provided by USA Today
Book Fairs and Other Literary Events
"Events across the U.S.A. and around the world." From the Library of Congress.
Booklovers: News
Thrall's directory of news from the publishing world.
BookPage.com
New titles and book reviews
Oprah Book Club Suggestions
BookWire
Publishing news and book reviews from R.R.Bowker
The Current Top 100 EBooks
from Project Gutenberg (updated daily)
Forthcoming Fiction & Nonfiction
Future Title Watch
Thrall's monthly new titles/authors list
INFOdocket
"Information Industry News + New Web Sites and Tools From Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy."
Most Challenged Books
Use their menu (left of page) to view challenges by year, author, decade, etc. From American Library Association (ALA).
National Public Radio: Book News
New E-books on the Web
As reported by the Online Books Page.
New York Times Book Reviews
Nobel Prize Winner (2011): Tomas Transtromer
Pulitzer Prize Winners
Publishers Weekly
Rare Book News
RAVES - Latest book recommendations from Thrall readers
Today in Literature
Yahoo News: Books and Authors

Poems of the Day
The Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-Day
DailyHaiku.org
Daily Zen Poem / Meditation
The Library of Congress: Poetry 180 - A Poem a Day
PoemHunter.com: Poem of the Day
Poetry Daily: Today's Poem
The Poetry Foundation: Poem of the Day (audio)
The Poetry Foundation: Poem of the Day (text)
NPR: The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
VerseDaily.org





Words of the Day

Word of the Day
From OneLook Dictionary
Slang of the Day
From The Online Slang Dictionary
A Word a Day
from Wordsmith.org
Word of the Day
From Dictionary.com
Word of the Day
From Merriam-Webster Online
Word of the Day
from Wiktionary.org
Word of the Day
from Wordthink.com
Word Spy
New words/phrases from various sources.





Arts & Entertainment
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Art, Artists & Arts
Art Beat
From PBS NewsHour.
Art Daily
Art Deadlines List
Contests, competitions, jobs, internships, scholarships, grants, fellowships, festivals, more.
Art Knowledge News
Art News from around the World
The Art Newspaper
ArtNet
News, exhibits, events
ARTnews
Select articles from the magazine.
Arts & Letters Daily
Articles, book news, news links, criticism, and more from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Arts Journal: The Daily Digest of Arts, Culture & Ideas
News and blogs
ArtsBeat Blog: Culture & the Arts
From the New York Times
CG Society News
Digital art & artists / computer graphics / animation news
Culturetopia
"The week's best arts and culture stories." From NPR.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Public Radio: Arts & Culture
New York Arts Magazine
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA): Opportunities & Services for Artists
New York Times: Art
New York Times: Arts Section
New York Times: Painting & Painters in the News
New York Times: Sculpture News
NYC Arts Calendar
Museums, performance halls, theaters, gardens, zoos in New York City
This Day in the Arts
From John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Today's Featured Work of Art
from The Metropolitan Museum of Art






Comics & Cartoons
Comic-Con International Convention
Comics.com
Popular comics by category
Comics Online
DC Comics
Dilbert
Comic strip online
GoComics.com: Comic Strips & Editorial Cartoons
King Features Syndicate Comics
Marvel Comics
New York Times: Cartoons
New York Times: Comics Strips, Comic Books, Comics News
Political Cartoons
Political Humor
Daily/weekly cartoons featured at About.com
Unshelved
A library comic strip
Yahoo Comics
Daily syndicated comic strips at Yahoo






Entertainment News:
Access Hollywood
Broadway.com
Theater listings, current and upcoming shows/musicals
Celebrity News Sites
CNN Entertainment
Entertainment News Sites
Entertainment Tonight Online
Entertainment Weekly
Eonline.com
Celebrity news and more
Extra TV
Golden Globes
Nominations, Awards
Google News: Entertainment Headlines
Hollywood.com
Entertainment News
Hollywood Reporter
Entertainment News
The Insider
New York Times: Arts & Entertainment News
People Magazine
Variety
Entertainment news






Fashion & Style - News & Trends:
Elle
FTV: Fashion Television
Glamour
GQ
Harper's Bazaar
In Style
New York Magazine: Fashion Week
New York Times: Style
Style.com
Teen Vogue
Vanity Fair
Vogue










Games & Puzzles Online
Daily Challenges, Brain Teasers, Trivia, Arcade, More...

247 Mahjong
AARP Leisure - Games
Card and word games, more
AddictingGames.com
Arcade and puzzle games. From Nickelodeon.
Arcademics Skill Builders
Educational games.
Atari Arcade
Select games with cursor up/down keys.
Big Fish Games
Online games.
Brain Arcade
BrainBashers.com
Daily "brain training" games.
Brain Metrix
"Brain training" games.
Brain Pop
Educational games.
BrainBoggled.com
Logic / math puzzles, riddles.
Braingle
"Brain training" games.
Cartoon Network Games
Chess Any Time
Chess.com: Play Against a Computer
Chess Puzzle of the Day
From Chessvideos.tv.
Chess Puzzles (Easy/Hard)
From GameKnot.com.
Collins Dictionaries: Word Games
Daily puzzles (crossword, cryptic).
Cool Math Games
Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, more.
Cool Quiz!
Trivia games
Crossword Puzzles
Directory of online games
Cryptograms.org
Cryptogram word puzzles.
Daily Chess Puzzles
From Chess.com.
Daily Jumble
Word puzzles.
Daily News: Puzzles & Games
Crosswords, word jumbles, kakuro, sudoku, and more.
Dictionary.com Daily Puzzles
Crossword, word search, cryptogram, hangman, mazes, more.
Discovery Kids: Games
Science games.
Disney Games
ESPN Arcade
Sports and arcade games.
Fact Monster Games
Educational games.
Free Online Mahjong Games
Fuel the Brain: Games
Math and reading games, more.
FunBrain.com
Arcade, math, reading, and other games.
FunBrain Jr.
For ages 1 to 6.
Fun English Games
Literacy and reading comprehension.
Fun Trivia
Quizzes / trivia games.
Girls Go Games
Word and logic puzzles.
Hidden Object Games
Hitori Conquest
Number puzzles.
Jeopardy: Clue of the Day
JetPunk.com
Timed trivia games.
Kakuro.com
Daily number puzzles.
Kakuro Conquest
Easy / intermediate / hard / expert puzzles.
Knowledge Adventure
Educational games.
Learning Games for Kids
Educational games online.
LIchess.org
Chess games (vs. human or computer), Chess960, training.
Lumosity Brain Games
Registration required.
Mahjong Ready
Multiple game styles.
Match3.com
"Match three" puzzles.
Math Game Time
Mathematical games.
Math Is Fun: Games
Number, logic, and action puzzles.
MathDaily.com
Math and "brain training" games.
Mazes.ws
Printable and playable online.
MENSA Games
MENSA UK: Brainteasers
Merriam Webster: Games
Mind Games
Free "brain training" games.
Miniclip
Puzzles and action/arcade games.
MSN Games
Arcade, logic, and more.
New York Philharmonic Game Room
Music and musical instruments.
New York Times Crossword Puzzle
Free weekly "Classic Puzzle" from NYT's archive
Nick.com Games
From Nickelodeon.
PBS Kids: Games
PennyPress/Dell: Daily Puzzles
Crosswords, sudoku, more.
PlayBrainGames.com
"Brain training" games.
Pogo.com
Online games.
Printable Puzzles
Download PDFs of daily puzzles (crosswords, word searches, acrostics, cryptograms, logic, sudoku, more)
ProProfs Brain Games
Puzzle Barron: Cryptograms
Puzzle Barron: Jigsaw Puzzles
Puzzle Barron: Printable Puzzles
Puzzle Barron: Word Searches
Puzzle Madness
Sudoku, hitori, nonograms, more.
Puzzle Mix: Daily Puzzles
Kakuro, sudoku, hitori, more.
Quiz Factor
Trivia games.
Reading Is Fundamental: Games
Literacy and reading comprehension.
Scholastic Games
The Science Channel: Games & Puzzles
Sesame Street Games
Sheppard Software
Educational games and trivia.
Shockwave.com Daily Games
Solitaire Paradise
Classic / spider / freecell solitaire, and other card games.
Smart Kit
Educational puzzles and games.
Sporacle
Trivia games.
Star Wars Games
Sudoku Puzzles
Trivia Cafe
TurtleDiary.com
Educational games.
USA Today Puzzles
Word Games on the Web
WordGames.com
World of Solitaire
Card games.
Yahoo Games
Word, puzzle, arcade games



See also:
Game Shows
Games for Kids
How to Play...
Rules for games
Video Games - news, reviews, guides, cheat codes, walkthroughs






Video Games
Gaming News, Game Reviews, Trailers, FAQs,
Hints, Levels, Walkthroughs, Cheats, Codes

1up
Common Sense Media: Video Games
Reviews for parents
Gamasutra
Game Daily
Games Radar
Games.net
Gamespot
GameStats
Gamespy
Gametab
Gamezone
IGN.com
New York Times: Video Games News
Nintendo.com
PC Gamer
Playstation.com
Xbox.com
Yahoo! Video Games






Movies, Films, DVDs
Academy Awards
Nominations, winners, and history.
Box Office Mojo
Current upcoming movies, box office statistics, reviews
ComingSoon.net
upcoming movies
Common Sense Media: Movie Reviews for Parents
Ratings, content advisories, and more
Empire
Films reviews, News, Celebrities, Interviews
Fandango
Upcoming previews and reviews of movies, theaters, showtimes
(see local listings for films now playing in Middletown, NY 10940)
Film.com
Reviews, News, Celebrities, Interviews
IMDB.com
Movie, video, and DVD news & information
Metacritic
Movie reviews, news
Movie Web
Previews, trailers, News
MPAA: Motion Picture Assocation of America
News, look up movies ratings
Netflix Top DVDs List
New/popular DVDs in the library catalog
New and Future Movie/DVD Releases
From Amazon.com
New York Times: Movie Reviews
Rotten Tomatoes
Movie and DVD reviews from critics and public
Screen Daily
Yahoo Movies
Previews, reviews, trailers, show times






Film Festivals
Cannes Film Festival
Film Festival Today
Film Festivals.com
IMDB: Film Festivals and Events
Inside Film Magazine: Film Festival Directory
Sundance Film Festival








Music & Dance
American Idol
Current and past contestants and winners, news
BET
Music videos, news
Billboard Music Charts
Current and historically popular music arranged by genre
CMT
Music videos, news
Common Sense Media: Music Reviews for Parents
Content advisories and more
Dancing with the Stars
Current and past contestants, celebrities, and winners
Grammy Award Nominees and Winners List
in all musical categories
MSN Music News
MTV
Music videos, news, movies and entertainment
MTV2
Music videos, news
National Public Radio: Music News & Programs
New York Times: Dance
New York Times: Music
On This Day in Rock History
Rolling Stone
Music news
VH1
Music news and videos
New Music Releases
From Amazon.com
New Music Releases
From Billboard.com
Superstars of Dance - World Dancing Competition
Yahoo! Music News





Television/Web Broadcasts:
Commercials and Infomercials
Current, archived, reviewed
Common Sense Media: Television Reviews for Parents
Content advisories and more
Digital Videos
Free to Thrall members
Networks/Cable Television Websites
Nielsen Ratings
from USA Today
PBS Television
Public Broadcasting Service Channels.
Satellite Television Websites
Television Programs Worldwide
Listings by genre
TVGuide.com
Web Broadcasts
Shows, webcams
Web Radio Stations
YouTube: Featured Videos of the Day





Other Entertaining
& Interesting Sites
Biography of the Day
from American National Biography
Flickr
Interesting Photos from the Past 7 Days
Quotes of the Day
from Time
Quotes of the Day
from QuotationPage.com
This Day in History
from the History Channel
See also our Entertainment guide




Blogs

News & Other Popular Blogs






Business & Finance
Banking, Economy, Financial News
Bankrate.com
Financial rate news for consumers
Bloomberg
Business/financial news
Business Headlines
from Google News
BusinessWeek
Business/financial news
CNBC
Business/financial news
CNN Money
Business/financial news
Dow Jones: MarketWatch
Economic News
from the U.S. Department of Commerce
Economic News Releases
from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Economist.com
Economy news and articles
Economy / Global Economic Crisis
News, Government information, more
Economy News
from Reuters
Federal Reserve System
News, policies, banking information
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
Banking and economy news
Financial Times
World financial news as reported from London, England
Forbes
Business/financial news
Fortune
Fortune 500 business/financial news
Global Economy News
from Yahoo.com
Google Finance
Stocks/quotes, business, and world markets and globlal financial news
Google News: Business Headlines
Jobs and Economic Growth
News and information from The White House
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International monetary, exchange, and economy news
Local Business News and Development
Major World Indices
from Yahoo Finance News
Marketwatch.com
Stocks/markets/news from Wall Street Journal
Moody's - Economy.com
New York Times: Business and Financial News
PBS NewsHour: Business and Economy
TheStreet.com
Market and economy news and analysis
U.S. Department of Treasury
Economy and currency news
World Bank
Global banking and financial news
Yahoo! Finance
Market updates, news

See also our Investment Guide



Just for Kids
Children's Books in the Library Catalog
Classic and popular authors, awarded books, and more.
Discovery Kids
Science and discoveries.
Disney.com
Fun, games, activities, entertainment news.
Eurekalert: Science News for Kids
From American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Highlights
Games, stories, news, and more.
Kids.gov
News, games, activities, and info from the U.S. Government.
NASA Kids Club
Space news, images, and games.
National Geographic for Kids
Nature and environment news and games.
Nick.com
Games, cartoons, activities, more.
PBS Kids
Fun and learning.
Scholastic News
Science News for Kids
SI Kids: Sports Illustrated for Kids
Time for Kids
News for children.
Yahoo! Kids
News, movies, games, and more.







Community Calendars
Entertainment, Workshops, & More
Events at Middletown Thrall Library
Public events, book discussion series, film festivals/movies, and more.
Local Community Events
In and around Middletown, New York / Orange County, New York






Consumer News & Advisories
Classified Ads
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Information Guide
Consumer News Blog
Food & Product Recalls
Government Information
Investments News & Journals
Media Watchdogs
Personal Finance




Earth - Planetary News
See also Environment News



Psychology
Mind & Brain Research, Mental Health News
American Psychiatric Association: Newsroom
American Psychological Association: PsychPORT, the Psychology Newswire
Artificial Intelligence & Robotics News
CNN: Mental Health News
Discover Magazine: Mind and Brain News, Articles
EurekAlert!: Social and Behavioral Science News and Research
KurkweilAI.net: Accelerating Intelligence News
MSNBC: Mental Health News
National Institute of Mental Health: Science News
New Scientist: The Human Brain - News and Articles
The New York Times: Psychology and Psychologists
See also their Brain page.
PBS NewsHour: Environment
Physorg: Psychology and Psychiatry News
Psychology Today
ScienceDaily: Mind and Brain
Scientific American Mind
Scientific American: Mind and Brain
U.S. News and World Report: Psychology News
WebMD: Mental Health Center - News and Articles




Editorials, Op-Eds, Opinions
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Education

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Environment
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Climate Change
News, statistics and more from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental News Network (ENN)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climate Change 2007 Report
National Geographic News
National Geographic: Photo of the Day

See also Planet Earth news



Good News
Positive news and inspirational headlines
CNN Heroes
"Everyday people changing the world."
Daily Good
Gimundo: Good News Served Daily
Good News Network
Great News Network
Happy News
KarmaTube
"KarmaTube is dedicated to bringing inspirational stories to light, using the power of video and the internet to multiply acts of kindness, beauty, and generosity."
Positive and Inspiring News from Around the World
Only Positive News
Optimist News
SelfGrowth.com: Positive and Inspiring News from around the World




Government & Law
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Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment, unemployment, earnings, and other data from the U.S. Department of Labor
C-SPAN
Congressional coverage and other government-related news and features
CapitolHearings.org
Provided by C-SPAN. Daily Congressional updates, trivia, hearing schedules, more
Census Bureau Press Releases
Statistics and reports
Current House Floor Proceedings
From the U.S. House of Representatives
Daily Digest
Daily U.S. Senate proceedings
Federal Citizen Information Center
U.S. Government news and press releases
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) News
FindLaw: Special Coverage
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Newsroom
Government News
From USA.gov
Immigration
News, Issues, Debate, Government information
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Newsroom
New Electronic Titles (NET)
from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO)
New York State: Governor's Press Releases
PBS NewsHour: Law
Publication of the Week
Weekly government information highlights from USA.gov. Scroll down their page to see it.
Today's Document
Daily features from the "America's Historical Documents" collection of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
U.S. Department of State
Travel news and advisories
U.S. Federal Agencies
Click on a government agency for news.
U.S. National Debt
Daily figures "to the penny"
USA.gov
News from the federal government.
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Newsroom
The White House Briefing Room

See also the Political News section as well as our GovSites and Law guides.



Radio Programs
& Web Radio Broadcasts
BBC World Radio Service
CBS Radio
ESPN Radio
Live365 Internet Radio: Free Online Radio Stations
NBC Radio
NOAA Weather Radio
NPR: Radio Programs
Radio-Locator: Radio Station Search Engine
Talk Radio Personalities
WPDH (101.5 FM): Classic Rock
WQXR (105.9 FM): The New York Times Classical Music Station
WRRV: The New Rock Alternative (92.7/96.9 FM)
Yahoo! Music Internet Radio

See also:



Health / Fitness / Nutrition / Safety
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Food & Product Recalls, Safety
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Recalls and product safety news. Also check out their "OnSafety" blog.
FDA Food Recalls, Withdrawals and Alerts in the Last 60 Days
from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA MedWatch
"Important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products." from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Reports on Cosmetics
FoodSafety.gov: News and Safety Alerts
From the U.S. Government
FSIS Recalls
Meat, poultry, and egg product recalls listed by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Lead Hazard Product Recalls
From New York State Department of Health
Recalls.gov
U.S. Government website listing recalls for consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products.
SaferCar.gov
Automotive defects and recalls from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI).
SaferProducts.gov
"Through this site, you can learn more about the the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) coming Consumer Product Safety Risk Management System (CPSRMS), which includes the Searchable Public Database required by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). You can also find out about opportunities to participate in our public engagement, view the webcasts of our public workshops, and track activity through our blog."


Health News & Advisories
Alternative Health and Medicine News, Studies, Reports, and Other Information
AMNews (American Medical News)
From the American Medical Association (AMA)
CNN Health
Health, fitness, and nutrition news
Google News: Health Headlines
Harvard World Health News
from the Harvard School of Public Health
Healthfinder.gov
News, related resources
Holiday Food Safety
from the FDA
MedlinePlus: News by Date
"Health-related news from Reuters Health Information (30 days), HealthDay (90 days), plus most recent press announcements from major medical organizations."
National Institutes of Health (NIH): News
PBS NewsHour: Global Health
See also their Health news page.
Reuters Health & Fitness News
Thrall Health & Nutrition Blog
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Hot Topics
World Health Organization (WHO) Media Centre
International health news
See also our Health Guide



News
International & Local
International News

Local News





Magazines & Journal Articles
Article Databases
Includes articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals. For members of Thrall.
Online & Open Access Journals
Virtual NewsStand
Periodicals on the Web and in the local library system.




Media Watchdogs
& Investigative Journalism
News Analysis, Current Issues, Media Sources, Coverage in Review
American Journalism Review (AJR)
"American Journalism Review is a national magazine that covers all aspects of print, television, radio and online media. The magazine, which is published six times a year, examines how the media cover specific stories and broader coverage trends. AJR analyzes ethical dilemmas in the field and monitors the impact of technology on how journalism is practiced and on the final product. The magazine is published by the University of Maryland Foundation with offices in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland."
Center for Investigative Reporting
"Founded in 1977, the Center for Investigative Reporting is the nation's oldest nonprofit investigative news organization, producing multimedia reporting that has impact and is relevant to people's lives."
The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University
"The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of news and entertainment media. CMPA's goal is to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media coverage and impact through well-documented, timely, and readable studies."
The Center for Public Integrity
"The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy. We are committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world."
Columbia Journalism Review
"Columbia Journalism Review's mission is to encourage and stimulate excellence in journalism in the service of a free society. It is both a watchdog and a friend of the press in all its forms, from newspapers to magazines to radio, television, and the Web. Founded in 1961 under the auspices of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, CJR examines day-to-day press performance as well as the forces that affect that performance."
FactCheck.org
Annenberg Political Fact Check describes itself as "nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics." It's intent is to "monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."
The Fact Checker
"The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler fact-checks the truth behind the political rhetoric."
Investigative News Network (INN)
"In 2009, journalists from more than 20 non-partisan, nonprofit news organizations gathered at the Pocantico Center in New York to plan the future of investigative journalism. The result of that meeting, the Pocantico Declaration, established the Investigative News Network and laid a foundation of collaboration among high quality newsrooms, all dedicated to serving the public interest. Today, INN is comprised of more than 60 organizations in North America."
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc
"Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources."
Media Reality Check
"Occasional reports and mini-studies documenting distorted coverage and/or media omissions." From Media Research Center (MRC).
Media Research Center (MRC)
Their mission "is to bring balance to the news media," analyzing bias and liberal/conservative trends in media coverage. Also see their NewsBusters site.
Muckety - Exploring the Paths of Power and Influence
"We create interactive maps showing relationships among people, companies and organizations with greatest clout."
PBS NewsHour
Analysis of media, current issues, and news headlines.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Described as "an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. In this role it serves as a valuable information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars and citizens."
PolitiFact
"PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in politics. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times examine statements by members of Congress, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in Washington. We research their statements and then rate the accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter - True, Mostly True, Half True, Barely True and False. The most ridiculous falsehoods get our lowest rating, Pants on Fire. We also rate the consistency of public officials on our Flip-O-Meter using three ratings: No Flip, Half Flip and Full Flop. We created the Obameter to help you assess the Obama presidency. Our reporters have compiled a database of more than 500 individual promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign. We research and rate their status as No Action, Stalled or In the Works and then ultimately determine whether it earns a Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken."
Project Censored
"The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society - and to tell the News That Didn't Make the News and Why."
ProPublica
"ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest."
PRwatch
"The Center for Media and Democracy was founded in 1993 as an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, public interest organization. CMD's mission is to promote transparency and an informed debate by exposing corporate spin and government propaganda and by engaging the public in collaborative, fair and accurate reporting."
Public Agenda
"For over 30 years, Public Agenda has been providing unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life." Their mission is "to help American leaders better understand the public's point of view" and to help "citizens know more about critical policy issues so they can make thoughtful, informed decisions."
State of the News Media
"Our goals are to take stock of the revolution occurring in how Americans get information and provide a resource for citizens, journalists and researchers to make their own assessments. To do so we gather in one place as much data as possible about all the major sectors of journalism, identify trends, mark key indicators, note areas for further inquiry." Annual reports from The PEW Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Truthdig
"Truthdig is a Web magazine that provides expert coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. The site is built around reports by authorities in their fields who conduct in-depth exploration of contemporary topics."
Other Media Watchdogs and News Analysis Websites
From Open Directory Project.


See also these sections in our Ready Reference Center for critical thinking and other important topics:



Parents & Guardians
Advisories, News, Reviews
Common Sense Media
Movies, video games, television, books, websites and other reviews/advisories for parents and guardians.
FindYouthInfo.gov
"FindYouthInfo.gov is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news."
Health and Wellness: Children and Teens
News and information.
Hudson Valley Parent Magazine
News and articles
MSNBC: Kids and Parenting Health News
The New York Times: Children and Youth
Scroll down for most recent news.
New York Times Blog: Motherlode - Adventures in Parenting

See also these links for related topics:



Photos in the News
ABC News Photo Gallery Archive
BBC: News in Pictures
MSNBC: Photos, Slide Shows, Picture Stories
NASA: News Images and Videos
National Geographic: Daily News Photos - Space, Nature, and Animals
The New York Times: Multimedia and Photos
Reuters: Pictures, News Photos, Picture Stories, Pictures and More
Time: News Photos, News Pictures, Photo Essays
Times Herald-Record: News Photo Galleries
UPI: News Photos, Photos of the Day
US News: Photos and Video
USA Today: The Day in Pictures
Yahoo! News: Top Stories Photos and Slideshows




Podcasts & Podcasting Sources
Barrons Podcasts
Business/financial
BBC Podcasts
CNN Podcasts
World news
CNN Money Podcasts
Business/financial
C-SPAN Podcasts
Congress, government
CNET Podcasts
Computers, technology
Discovery Channel Podcasts
Science, technology, animals
ESPN Podcasts
Sports, scores
FDA Podcasts
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
John Hopkins Medicine Podcasts
Health, research
Library of Congress Podcasts
MET Podcasts
Metropolitan Museum of Art
MOMA Podcasts
Museum of Modern Art
MSNBC Podcasts
News
National Geographic Podcasts
NASA Podcasts
Space missions, science
National Public Radio Podcasts
News, programs
New Scientist Podcasts
Science and technology
New York Times Book Review Podcasts
New York Times Podcasts
News and editorials
PBS Podcasts
News and programs
Poetcast
Academy of American Poets Podcasts
Poetry Foundation: Audio and Podcasts
Poets, poetry readings, and lectures.
Scientific American Podcasts
Science
SETI Institute: "Are We Alone?" Podcasts
Smithsonian Institution Podcasts
Science, culture, history, art
USA.gov: Podcasts from the U.S. Government
Washington Post Podcasts
Weather.com Podcasts
The White House: Podcasts




Politics - Political News
ABC News: Politics
CNN Politics
CQ Politics
From Congressional Quaterly (CQ)
C-SPAN: Political News
The Hill
National Journal
New York Times: Politics
NPR: Politics & Society
From National Public Radio (NPR)
PBS NewsHour: Politics
Politico.com
Reuters: Politics
Roll Call
USA Today: Political News
Yahoo! Political News Coverage

See also the Government and Law News section.



RSS Feeds
ABC News
BBC News
Business Week
CBS News
CNN
Discovery Channel News
EurekAlert
Middletown Thrall Library RSS Feeds
MSNBC
MTV
NASA
National Library of Medicine
New York Times
Newsweek
NOAA National Weather Service
NPR
PBS
PC World
RAVES! Readers Advisory Service
Reuters
Scientific American
Smithsonian
Times Herald-Record
U.S. Government (USA.gov) RSS Library
United Nations
VH1
Weather Channel
The White House
Wired
Yahoo! News













Sites for Seniors
AARP Bulletin
Current issues of interest to seniors.
AARP Games
Play online and have some fun!
AARP Magazine
Online edition.
Consumer News and Information
Especially for seniors.
Health News and Information
Wellness websites for seniors.
LifeTuner
"Find and share ideas for saving money, spending less and investing in your future. Learn how today's news and trends affect you and your wallet." Topics inlcude Budgeting and Saving, Credit Cards, Debt, Careers, Investing, and Family. From AARP.
The New York Times: Seniors and the Elderly
News and articles.
Orange County Office for the Aging
News, articles, contact information.
The Senior Gazette
Local publication.
Social Security Administration: News
Announcements and articles.
USA.gov: Senior Citizen's Resources
News and information from the U.S. Government.
The White House: Seniors and Social Security
Recent posts from the White House Blog.













Sports
Google News: Sports Headlines
Sports News & Scores
The Olympics
News and Event Results from the official site




Science and Technology
>> visit this topic's blog <<
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics
CMU: Robotics News and Research
from Carnegie Mellon University
AI in the News
AI news tracked by Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Google News: Artificial Intelligence
Google News: Robots
Also: robotics
KurzweilAI.net
AI, robots, Internet, and other technological developments
New York Times: Artificial Intelligence
New York Times: Robots
Popular Mechanics: Robot News
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence News
From Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Robots.net
Robots in the news
ScienceDaily: Artificial Intelligence News
ScienceDaily: Robot News
Scientific American: Robots & Artificial Intelligence
Articles and news.

Astronomy & Space Exploration
Astronomy Picture of the Day
From NASA
Daily Astronomy
Astronomy news
Discovery Channel: Space News
EurekAlert! Space/Planetary Science News
European Space Administration (ESA)
Space exploration news and discoveries from Europe
Hubble Space Telescope
Images, discoveries, news
NASA.gov
Educational information, official news. See also their highlights page
National Geographic: Space & Tech News
New Scientist: Outer Space News
The New York Times: Astronomy and Astrophysics
The New York Times: Space and Cosmos
NPR: Space News
PhysOrg: Space and Earth News
Planetary Society News: Planets, Solar Systems, Exoplanets, Extrasolar Planets
Popular Mechanics: Space News
Scientific American: Space News
SETI Institute News
(Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
Sky and Telescope
Astronomy news
Space.com
Aerospace, technology, and astronomy news
Science Daily: Space and Time News
Spaceflight Now: Space Missions, Launches
This Month in Exploration
Monthly highlights of current and past explorations in history. From NASA.
Yahoo! News: Space and Astronomy News
Yahoo! News: Space Station News

See also these sections in our Ready Reference Center:

Computers & Information Technologies
AllThingsD
"AllThingsD.com is a Web site devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media." From Dow Jones & Company Inc.
AnandTech
Computer microchips, CPUs, hardware analysis, reviews, news
CNET
Computer, software, and other technological news and reviews
Computerworld.com
Software, hardware, and networking news
EWeek
Enterprise technology news and reviews
ExtremeTech
For computing enthusiasts and professionals
InfoWorld
Information technology news
InformationWeek
Technology and Internet news
The Inquirer
Computer news, reviews, editorials
Laptop Magazine
Computers, netbooks, laptops, mobile computing news and reviews.
Operating Systems
Apple / Mac OS X
Linux
Microsoft Windows
Unix
OSNews
Other Operating Systems
PC World: Operating System News
ReadWriteWeb
Internet industry news.
Slashdot.org
Computer, science, and technology news
TechSpot
PC (personal computer) news and analysis.
Tom's Hardware Guide
Computer chips, CPUs, tests, news and reviews
US-CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
Alerts and news of interest to computer users



Gadgets
Consumer Electronics News
& Technology Product Reviews
About.com: Gadgets & Electronics
AppAdvice
"iPad/iPhone Apps News and Reviews"
Ars Technica
CNET: Mobile News
CNN Personal Technology
Consumer Electronics News - Electronics News, Electronic Gadget News
From PhysOrg
Consumer Electronics Association
Consumer Reports: Electronics
Crave: The Gadget Blog
From CNET.
Digital Trends
DVICE
Gadgets, computers, consumer electronics and video games news, technologies, and occasional sci-fi articles. From the SyFy Channel.
Engadget
Gadgets Reviews
Gadgetwise: Gadgets and Electronics
A New York Times Blog
Geek.com: Gadgets
Gizmodo
How Stuff Works: Electronics
International Consumer Electronics Show
Laptop Magazine
LiveScience: Tech News, Gadgets, Inventions
National Public Radio (NPR): All Tech Considered
The New York Times: Electronics
PC Magazine: Consumer Electronics
Personal Tech News
Consumer technology. From The New York Times.
PhysOrg: Electronics News
Popular Science: Electronics
TechnologyTell
Wired.com: Gadgets



General Science & Technology
13.7: Cosmos and Culture
"A blog set at the intersection of science and culture." From NPR.
Ars Technica
Popular Science - Best of What's New: The Top 100 Innovations of the Year
"For 23 years, the Best of What's New awards have gone to the 100 innovations that indicate where technology is headed in the future. Here, in this special section of PopSci.com, we present all 100 products, with plenty of accompanying photos and video."
CNN: Science & Technology
Daily Galaxy
Discoveries and developments
Discover Magazine
News and articles
EurekAlert! Science News
from American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Google News: Science and Technology headlines
KurzweilAI.net
Virtual reality, AI, web, more
National Science Foundation (NSF) News
Nature.com
Latest science news and features
New Scientist
The New York Times: Science News
The New York Times: Technology News
PBS NewsHour: Science and Technology
PBS NOVA
News, upcoming programs
PhysOrg.com
Breaking news, discussions
Popular Mechanics
Popular Science
Science Daily
Science News
Science News for Kids
ScienceNow: Latest Headlines from the Scientific World
from the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Scientific American
Science and technology news
Technology Review
from MIT
TechWeb
Business and technology news
Whyfiles
Explores scientific aspects of stories in the news
Wired
Technology and business news




Teens & Young Adults
ALA YALSA Blog
From the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Common Sense Media: Entertainment News and Reviews
Games, music, television, books, more.
The New York Times: Upfront
Teen-oriented news from the NYT and Scholastic.
PBS NewsHour Extra
World news for high school students.
Teen Life Sites
From the Open Directory Project.
Teen Kids News
College, music, moves, and more. From Fox News.
USA.gov: Teen Resources
News and info from the U.S. Government.
Wall Street Journal: Classroom Edition
Financial and world news for students.
YA Books in the Library Catalog
Awarded books, popular authors, more.







Travel and Tourism
511NY.org
"511 New York is the free, official one-stop, all-encompassing telephone and Web service offering information on transportation services and conditions throughout New York State. This information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
CNN: Travel
Driving directions, maps
Fodors Travel Guide
MSNBC: Travel News & Articles
National Geographic: Travel News
New York State Travel Information
Traveling news, attractions, advisories for tourists
The New York Times: Travel
News, reviews, destination guides, and more.
Touring New York
Travel Warnings
Issued by the U.S. State Department
Transportation information
Bus and train
Travel sites, airfares, sightseeing
USA Today: Travel
Yahoo! Travel News




Trending Topics
in the News
Alltop
"The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, 'What's happening?' in 'all the topics' that interest you." Search or browse news topics.
Blogrunner
Trending topics in the blogosphere. News aggregator from The New York Times.
CNN Trends
Described as "a news-discovery dashboard designed to identify stories that are spurring the most conversation and interaction across the Web. Each entry is anchored by a CNN story on the topic, which is then paired with posts from up to 10 other sources about that same topic."
The Cool Hunter
Popular culture and design highlights. As described by TCH: "The Cool Hunter is not a trend-spotter, trend-watcher or trend predictor. We select and celebrate what is beautiful and enduring from all that is sought-after in architecture, design, gadgets, lifestyle, urban living, fashion, travel and pop culture. We remain relevant by staying ahead of and outside of trends and fads - the fickle shifts in taste and style. The Cool Hunter digs deeper, finding tomorrow's icons and classic phenomena." Topics include: Ads, Architecture, Art, Bars, Design, Events, Fashion, Food, Gadgets, Home, House, Kids, Lifestyle, Music, News, Offices, Stores, Transportation, Travel, Treelife.
Digg
Popular new items as voted upon by Internet users. Topics include: Business, Entertainment, Gaming, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Politics, Science, Sports, Technology, and World News.
Gapminder World
"Gapminder World shows the world's most important trends." Requires Adobe Flash.
Google Fast Flip
Preview headlines, trending/popular news items, and other current interest stories from a variety of periodicals and online newspapers. Click a page to read the read the entire article or click the left/right arrows to "flip" quickly through articles.
Google Insights for Search
"With Google Insights for Search, you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties."
Google Trends
"With Google Trends, you can compare the world's interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they've been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most."
Mashable.com: Trending Stories
Social media, entertainment, and technology trends and news.
Pew Research Center: Social & Demographic Trends
"The Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends project studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives, including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. The project explores these topics by combining original public opinion survey research with social, economic and demographic data analysis." Topics include: Demography, Economics and Finance, Education, Gender, Generations, Health and Well-being, Leisure Activities, Marriage and Family, Race and Ethnicity, Work and Employment.
Trend Central
Blog format coverage of trending topics in the following areas: entertainment, style / fashion, media, and technology.
TrendWatching.com
Free Monthy Trend Briefing (Adobe PDF format). "Trendwatching.com, independent and opinionated, is one of the world's leading consumer trends firm, relying on a global network of hundreds of spotters. Our trends, examples and insights are delivered to 160,000 business professionals in more than 180 countries."
Web & Search Engine Trends
Multiple websites.
What the Trend
"What the Trend helps you find out what's trending on Twitter and why."
What's Next
"What's Next is a trends report offering clear, concise and non-sensationalist commentary on trends in society, business, science & technology, government and the environment. Each issue covers trends across twelve sectors and speculates about future risks and opportunities. The current issue of What's Next is available free of charge on an online basis." See also their Top Trends blog.




Twitter Feeds
U.S. Government Feeds
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Education
Department of State (Dipnote blog on Twitter)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Library of Congress
NASA
USA.gov
GobiernoUSA.gov
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
The White House - President Obama and Joe Biden's Administration


Other Feeds
ABC News
BBC News
CBS News
CNN
CNN Breaking News
ESPN Sports News
Financial Times
Fox News
NBC News
The New York Times
National Public Radio (NPR) News
MTV Music News
PBS
Times Herald-Record
The Twitter List Directory
Popular Twitter feeds arranged by topic and "trending categories." Provided by Mashable.com.
USA Today
U.S. News and World Report
Wall Street Journal
The Weather Channel




Unusual News
ABC News: Odd & Strange News Stories
CBS News: Offbeat News, Headlines, Stories
Huffington Post: Weird and Strange News
See also their Weird Science page.
Live Science: Strange News - Science Mysteries and Weird Discoveries
NBC: Weird News - Odd and Funny News Stories from across the World
National Geographic: Weird News and Strange Facts
National Public Radio (NPR): Strange News
Reuters: Oddly Enough - Weird, Odd News, Funny Stories
UPI: Odd News
USA Today: Offbeat News - Weird, Strange, Crazy and Odd Stories and Headlines
Yahoo News!: Odd News




Videos - Live & Featured News Videos
AOL: News and Politics Videos
CNN: Breaking and Live News Videos
CNN Money: Business, Finance, and Personal News Videos
MSNBC: Videos and Clips of Top News Stories and Headlines
Also see MSNBC's other News Video page
NASA: News Images and Videos
Space shuttles, satellites, Mars, International Space Station, and other space exploration missions.
National Geographic: Videos in the News
PBS NewsHour: Videos
Recent programs.
Reuters: Top News, Business, and Entertainment Videos
The New York Times: Multimedia and Photos
Times Herald-Record: Latest and Featured News Videos
Vine
Trending video loops.
Yahoo! News Videos






Weather
National Hurricane Center
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Weather news and information. Includes the National Weather Service.
Spaceweather.com
Earth and space weather news from NASA
Weather.com
Forecasts from the Weather Channel
Local, historic, and other weather news




Web Trends & Search Engine News
Alexa Web Search: Top 500
Features 500 of the most popular websites worldwide
Common Sense Media: Website Reviews for Parents
Internet content advisories and more.
del.icio.us
Social bookmarking websites featuring sites found interesting by other persons.
Download.com: Most Popular Software Downloads
Google Blogs Search
New entries in the last hour, 12 hours, day, week, month
Internet Traffic Report
Know Your Meme - Internet Meme Database
"Dedicated to documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more."
Mashable.com
Social media and Web news, trends, articles.
Nielsen Online: Internet Marketing, Consumer Markets, Web Traffic Trends
Browse their free data (Global Index Chart, Internet Audience Metrics, U.S. Internet Advertising Metrics) at this link.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project: Internet Trends
Studies include: Who's Online, Online Activities, Usage over Time. Adobe Reader and Excel Viewer required to view some data sets.
ResearchBuzz
"News about search engines, databases, and other information collections"
ResourceShelf
New resources on the web
Search Engine Watch
Search Engine News
StumbleUpon.com
Randomly "popular" websites considered interesting by users on the web
Top 100 Blogs
List provided by Technorati.com
Top web searches
AOL: Hot Searches
Ask.com
Dogpile
Lycos
Google Trends
Google Zeitgeist
Yahoo! Buzz Index
Top Websites of the Year
in PC Magazine, in Time Magazine
Urlesque
Internet trends, "memes," viral videos, Web culture, popular images/photographs online, and more.
Web Browser Statistics by Year (2002 - present)
From W3Schools.com.
Yahoo! What's New
New websites on the Internet.




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