Useful Websites


Children's Legal
Careers LibraryThing
Consumers Medical
History Social Sciences/Geography & Travel
 

CHILDREN'S DATABASES

HOMEWORK HELPERS ONLINE

Great site with many useful links.

ALA - Great Web Sites for Kids

Internet guide of child-safe sites selected by a committee of the American Library Association

Kidsites

Some of the best and safest children's sites on the web

CAREERS

Employment and Training Resouces - MA One Stop Career Centers
Career Works - In Brockton, Massachusetts
Higher Ed Jobs

HigherEdJobs.com was founded in 1996 by three university employees who felt there had to be an easier way to search and apply for jobs in academia.

Inc 500 Top 5000 List

Inc. 500|5000. is Inc. Magazine's list of the fastest growing small companies in America.

Indeed.com

Gives job seekers free access to employment opportunities from thousands of websites including major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Massachusetts Career Information System

Online tool to help you explore occupations and find the right education or training program once you have made your career decisions.

OOH Occupational Outlook Handbook

Find out the earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and more for hundreds of different types of jobs.

Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Learn about the programs and services for
employers, job seekers, apprentices, union members, claimants, attorneys and researchers.

Riley Guide

Introduces you to the online job search, listing many sites and services that are useful for your job search.

Learn How To Become

Search career paths and then research education options, job details, and salaries.

Career Resource Library

Includes job search tips, resume writing tips, interview help, occupation information, salary and wage finders, relocation and cost of living information, and more

Jobmanji

Jobmanji is a free international job search engine, the fastest and most comprehensive jobseeker site of its type on the Internet to date.

CONSUMERS

Autobytel

Looking to buy a new or used Car, Truck or SUV? Find new and used car photos, specs, videos, reviews, pricing and much more.

People Smart Privacy Education

Protecting your privacy can be complicated in our technology-driven world. People Smart has compiled these educational resources, privacy tips, and a list of actions you can take to increase your protection.

Health Insurance Guides

Looking for information on health insurance, medicaid, or the Affordable Care Act? This site provides clear well written guides on these healthcare related topics and more.

Consumer Empowered.org

"This is the website of Consumers Empowered, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to assist MA consumers by providing tools to make informed decisions, resources to resolve issues and information and education on Internet privacy and security."

Car Smart

"Looking to buy a new or used car? The Registry of Motor Vehicles has a consumer's guide to buying or leasing a vehicle. "Car Smart" is a publication of the Massachusetts Consumer's Coalition and includes information on vehicle inspection, financing, internet resources and even obtaining satisfactory repairs."

HISTORY

American History and World History

Explore complete time lines of major events or research special sections on diverse subjects ranging from Presidential Elections to Naval History. The ALAMANAC is very useful for finding out what was going on in politics, art and current events by year selected.

History of Computing
Primary Documents in American History - 1763-1877

Provides links from the Library of Congress on:
1763-1815:The American Revolution & the New Nation
1815-1860:National Expansion & Reform
1860-1877:Civil War & Reconstruction

LEGAL

A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law
FindLaw

A free online resource designed to provide quality legal information to the public, to small business owners, and to legal professionals. The public and small business sections of FindLaw contain hundreds of articles written by legal professionals on topics like employment law, family and divorce law, bankruptcy and financial law, accident and injury law, and more.

Whitehouse.gov

Official website of the White House and is owned by the United States government. Contains general American history information, as well as current news pertaining to the President, press briefings, proclamations, executive orders, and any speeches the president has made on the radio.

MEDICAL

BenefitsCheckUp

A service from the National Council on Aging which connects to federal, state and some local private and public benefits for adults ages 55 and over.

ConsumerLab.com

Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.

Flu.gov

Access to U.S.government flu information, on both seasonal and H1N1 flu, including prevention and treatment.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Hundreds of journals and books including the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Alternative Health Encyclopedia and the Medical & Health Information Directory. Library card number needed for access.

Health On the Net Foundation

A not-for-profit portal medical information on the Internet.

Healthfinder

Guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

MedlinePlus

Health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. For all ages, including seniors.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Health information, research, clinical trial, training and news on alternative medicine.

Natural Standard

High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.

NIHSeniorHealth

National Institute of Health site, available in both large-type and with sound.

Nutrition.gov

Information from the USDA National Agricultural Library on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

PubMed

Search for biomedical articles in journals. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care, preclinical science, and more.

Board of Registration in Medicine Physician Profiles

Find professional information on Massachusetts physicians.

AMA DoctorFinder

DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on licensed physicians in the United States. This includes more than 690,000 doctors.

Hospital Compare

Compare the quality of care hospitals and how well the hospitals care for adult patients with certain medical conditions. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medicare.gov

Find physicians and other healthcare professionals that accept Medicare in your area. Search by specialty and zip code or by name.

Massachusetts Health Connector

Health insurance marketplace where individuals, families, and small businesses can shop among the state’s leading health insurance carriers and choose the right plan to meet their needs and budget.

WebMD

An easy to use public site which provides information regarding health and health care, and includes a symptom checklist pharmacy information and much more.

SOCIAL SCIENCES / GEOGRAPHY / TRAVEL

Cayole Cruises - Selecting a Cruise Made Easy.

CIA Factbook

The CIA World Factbook is one of the best geographic resources on the Internet. It is a collection of maps, flags, and comprehensive geographic information for every country and territory in the world (over 270 entries).

YOUR BOOKS

LibraryThing

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. A good way to get suggestions, connect with fellow readers, and even keeping track of what you have read! LibraryThing requires an account.

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