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Websites - NonMedical Misc Sites
While we make every effort to check our list carefully, neither VSPN nor VIN are responsible for the content or functionality of websites listed below. If there should be an issue with a site or a site's content, please contact the owner of the site. All sites will open in a new window. To return to this list of websites, close the new window. To suggest a site, please email

Veterinary sites

  • HospitalDesign.Net
    Check out the Veterinary Economics hospital of the year virtual tour.

Human sites

  • 100 years of New York City
    Various articles offer a glimpse into the past 100 years of New York City -- a decade at a time. Prepared by the staff at The New York Times, photos from The Times archives, headline clippings from archive copies of The Times, and essays by noted authors and Times staff writers.
  • A Backyard Wildlife Habitat
    Lists ways to create a habitat in your backyard to attract birds and other wildlife.
  • Adobe
    You may download a free version of Acrobat® Reader from this site.
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Volunteer Opportunities
  • Assistance Dogs
    Assistance Dogs International, Inc., is a coalition of not-for-profit organizations that train and place assistance dogs. Site contains information about legal rights, public access testing, hearing/social/guide/service dogs, links to local assistance organizations, and training standards.
  • Assistance For Children Of Aging Parents
    Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly/chronically ill with reliable information, referrals, and support.
  • Blackle
    This is a Google Custom Search that is basically Google's basic search, but done in all black to save energy. You get the same results as you do in Google, except without the sub results (the page within a page results). The homepage notes how many watt hours users have saved by using it.
  • CDC (Spanish Language Version)
    This site is the Centers for Disease Control and Protection's attempt to become more available to the Spanish-speaking population.
  • Donations To Developing Nations
    Website listing more than 80 programs in more than 30 countries that are begging for books.
  • FDA Recalls
    This list includes the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk. The recalls on the list are mainly Class I. A record of all recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report.
  • Federal Recalls
    Six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create this site. Site provides the latest recall information, ways to report a dangerous product, and ways to learn important safety tips.
  • Financial Aid Calculator For Students
    The Loan Payment Calculator computes an estimate of the size of monthly loan payments and the annual salary required to manage them. This calculator can be used with federal education loans (Stafford, Perkins and PLUS) and most private education loans. Website also includes financial aid applications, scholarship information, descriptions, and contact information for various student loan programs, as well as tips on saving for college expenses.
  • Galaxy's Internet librarians
    Learn more about alternative fuels, turbo-diesel conversion and follow Justin and Skip on their cross country trip in a van powered by vegetable oil.
  • GuideStar
    Search GuideStar's database of more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations for basic information about a charitable organization.
  • International Stress Management Association
    This website provides detailed information on stress, and detailed, practical suggestions for handling it.
  • International Year of Volunteers
    The United Nations General Assembly designates 2001as the International Year of Volunteers.
  • Internet Safety Organization
    Site dedicated to helping keep the Internet safe for children and everyone.
  • Is This Link Down?
    This useful site allows you to check links, to see if they are down for everyone or just me.
  • ISBNspy
    ISBNspy allows you find a book's real-time price, book's rating, some reviews, etc. on, by using the ISBN on the back cover of the book with your mobile phone.
  • Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (LVA)
  • LitMinds (Human)
    LitMinds is a community of people who are enthusiastic about reading, sharing their book endeavors with others, connecting with authors and independent booksellers, and participating in literary events and activities. Through their website, blog, and community-based events and activities, LitMinds is constantly discovering new ways to celebrate reading and enrich the reading experience.
  • LitSum
    Litsum has more free literature summaries than any other site. The literature study guides include full chapter summaries and analysis, topics for discussion, quotes, style, themes, and character analysis. Site contains advertising.
  • Map Quest
  • Medical References For Non-Medical Librarians
    This site collates web resources for non-medical librarians, patients, etc.
  • Mortgage Calculators
    Thinking about refinancing. These handy calculators help take some of the guess work out of it.
    NASA TV provides live coverage of missions and other agency events as well as resources for news media, educators and students, and the general public.
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
    The national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
  • National Charities Information Bureau (NCIB)
    Ratings for charitable organizations. A source for people who want to make charitable contributions (holidays or not).
  • Nova Online
  • Olympic Games
    Official website of the Olympic movement.
  • Olympic Television Coverage
    This NBC television network site provides complete coverage (news, schedules, results, etc.) of the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games.
  • PBS Teachers Site
    This site includes resources, services, and professional development tools for teachers/parents of all grade levels. Just pick a grade and a topic. Site also includes headlines, blogs, etc.
  • PDF Converter
    This service enables you to convert Microsoft Word documents (.doc) into Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) documents. You can also convert Powerpoint and Excel files to PDF. Powerpoint files can also be converted to Flash. This service is free.
  • Popular Baby Names
    This site, maintained by the Office of the Chief Actuary of the U.S. Social Security Administration, lists the most popular names given to babies in the U.S. as actually registered with the SSA. Users can go back as far back as 1880 to see what the popular names were that year. Users can also enter a name and see how popular it has been over time.
  • Public Records Directory
    Search Systems is the largest public record directory on the Internet. Site contains business information, corporate filings, offenders, inmates, criminal and civil court filings, vital records, property records, unclaimed property, professional licenses, etc. Browse by category or geographic location, or use the Public Record Locator to search for a type of public record in a specific area. Links to Free and Paid Services are clearly defined. Site does contain paid advertisements.
  • Rinkworks' Computer Stupidities
    A large collection of stories and anecdotes about clueless computer users. It's a baffling phenomenon that in today's society an individual, who might in other circumstances be considered smart and wise, can sit down in front of a computer screen and instantly lose every last shred of common sense he ever possessed.
  • Spam Laws
    A compilation of laws related to unsolicited bulk and commercial e-mail (spam). Covering laws in the United States, Europe and other countries.
  • Statistical Computation
    This is a user-friendly tool for performing statistical computations.
  • Stop, You're Killing Me!
    SYKM is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. They list nearly 2,200 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 25,400 titles), both series and non-series.
  • The Ancient Olympics
    Compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, learn about the context of the Games and the Olympic spirit, or read about the Olympic athletes who were famous in ancient times.
  • The Castle Coalition
    Run by the Institute for Justice, this site teaches home and small business owners how to protect themselves and stand up to governments and developers who seek to use eminent domain to take private property.
  • The Cooperative Communication Skills Internet Resource Center
    Provides resources (free and printable) for help in improving communication skills.
  • The National Council of Nonprofit Associations
  • The Nonprofit FAQ
    The Nonprofit FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is based on questions and answers about nonprofit organizations exchanged on the Internet since 1994.
  • The Official US Time
    Provides a map of the US and its territories showing what areas are in what time zone and the current time in each zone.
  • The Old Farmer's Almanac
  • The PDA Verticals Network
    PDA professional resources.
  • The Phrase Finder
    This site has the meanings and origins of over 1,200 English sayings, phrases, and idioms. Whether you want to resolve a friendly argument over how a saying or phrase originated or whether you just enjoy words, you'll probably find something here to interest you. An active reader forum has more than 50,000 postings about sayings and phrases. Google ads on some secondary pages.
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Tree of Life
    A project containing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics. The information is linked together in the form of the evolutionary tree that connects all organisms to each other.
    Current local times from around the world by city.
  • (abbreviations)
    Commonly used time zone abbreviations
  • Tornadoes
    Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety.
  • Tox Town
    An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life. An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances.
  • Translation Website
    Use this website to translate web pages or blocks of text into other languages. Languages include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Russian. Most translation capability is to/from English.
  • U.S. Department Of Labor
    Bureau Of Labor Statistics
  • U.S. Department Of Labor - Bureau Of Labor Statistics
    Statistical information on veterinary technologists/technicians.
  • U.S. Department Of Labor - Bureau Of Labor Statistics
    Provides statistical information on occupational employment and wage estimates for veterinarians.
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • US Olympic Committee
    Learn more about the athletes and follow the results of the games.
  • US Patent And Trademark Office
    The US Patent And Trademark Office allows users to search for trademarked phrases and licensed patents. If you're considering using a tagline for your advertising, this is a good place to start, if you want to make sure it's not already licensed to another organization/business.
  • US Postal Service ZIP Code Look-Up and Address Information
  • Vegetarian Pages
  • Veterinary Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • VolunteerMatch
    Find a volunteer opportunity for whatever you like doing or post a volunteer opportunity that you need people for.
  • World Atlas

General sites

A Friendly Reminder: You are ultimately responsible for the care of your patients. Recommendations and discussions of cases should be considered as recommendations by colleagues for you to consider in your case management decisions. Dosages should be confirmed prior to dispensing medications.
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