Research Guide:English Composition E120
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1975--current | Some full text | More info
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1754--current | Full text e-book
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- Department of Education U.S.
- Digest of Educational Statistics
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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC "produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.
- Minnesota Department of Education
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Web site for the public health agency known as the CDC that works to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats including terrorism. Site provides access to research over a wide range of health and safety issues. The CDC is one of the components of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, whose web site also provides good information on health issues, as well as information about services for children and families, Medicare and Medicaid, issues of aging, and much more.
- FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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This Minnesota State Epidemiological Profile summarizes and characterizes consumption patterns and consequences related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) in Minnesota.
- The Thomas site
"In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress"
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- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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