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Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Reference Sites March 12, 2016

Posted by CCLD in Beneficial Bits n' Bytes, Reference.
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Listed below are a small sampling of freely accessible reference sites that provide information about very popular topics. As you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find important links that can assist you on which presidential candidate you wish to vote for in the New York State primary and November general election.

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USDA’s Local Food Directory
https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/local-regional/food-directories

Looking find locally grown produce with this site, you can find the nearest farmer’s market, farmers who sell locally grown produce to consumers? The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services Local Foods Directory is fantastic Free resources.

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http://www.netlingo.com/

Ever wondered what the all those counter-intuitive abbreviations people type in text messages such as ROFLOL? Net Lingo is a concise dictionary that will solve the seemingly unsolvable.

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Smithsonian Onlinehttp://sova.si.edu/

A digital collection of 7,171 items from the renowned Smithsonian Institution.

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http://www.snopes.com

A site dedicated to investigating rumors propagated by fake news sites or urban legends. This site created by David Mikkelson, who has over 20 years’ experience as a professional researcher and writer.

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http://votesmart.org/

As we march towards electing a new president, members of congress and other elected officials, Project vote smart aspires to, “to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.”

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http://www.factcheck.org/

Ever wonder if claims from presidential candidates that seem unbelievable are true or not? This site may satisfy your curiosity. FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We 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.

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http://www.opensecrets.org/

Open Secrets provides details of financial contributions to political campaigns and the net worth of office holders and candidates. This site enables all who visit to, “follow the money.”

Owen Frank, Branch Supervisor
Chemung County Library District

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