Web Resources

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Basic ReferenceCareerCompaniesConsumer Info
Ecology and EnvironmentEducationGenealogy
Geography GovernmentHealthHomework Help
Legal InfoLeisureNewspapersPhone Books
Travel WeatherEn Espanol


Basic Reference Sources

Biography.com
Bartleby.com
Data Analysis Tools--Statistical Websites on a variety of topics from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Digital Public Library of America--NEW! A collaborative resource for libraries, museums, and historians. A great source for photos, especially from New England.
Internet Public Library
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Massachusetts (Official Site)
Google Online Translator
Zip Code Lookup

 

Career

Mass. Library System Career Links
MassCIS-Career Info. System
CareerBabe - your personal career counselor
CareerBuilder
Career InfoNet
Indeed.com One Search, all Jobs
Mass. JobQuest
Monster.com
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online!
O*Net - Occupation descriptions
Salary.com
What Interests You? - Career help from the Government for Kids

 

Companies

BigCharts - Stock Info
InvestorGuide.com - Check out the links on the lower right!
Mass. Official Corporation Info - Secretary of State's office
No. Central Mass. Chamber of Commerce

 

Consumer Information

800 Numbers - Do not use abbreviations (i.e., search Penney, not J.C. Penney)
ConsumersEmpowered - Consumer Information specific to Massachusetts
ConsumerSearch - reviews of product reviews
Doctor's profiles
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides
Energy-saving Info from MassSave--tips, rebates, etc.
Guide to Long-term Care Planning - for Seniors, from the National Care Planning Council
Kelley Blue Book - New and Used Car Price Reports
Purchasing Power of the Dollar - if it cost $40 in 1940, what does it cost today?

 

Ecology and Environment

Audubon Society
Sierra Club
World Wildlife Fund

 

Education

College Financial Aid Information Page - from the U.S. Dept. of Education
College Scholarships
FAFSA on the Web (Fed. Student Aid)
Higher Education Information Center
College Board - SAT info; Find a School!
Mass. Home Learning Association- Homeschooling Info & Links

 

Genealogy

Visit our Magazines/Databases page to use HeritageQuest from home. Genealogy.com is available in the Library only.


Bostonian Society
Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society
Cyndi's List- - thousands of genealogy websites
ELLIS ISLAND RECORDS
FamilySearch - The Mormon website
Fitchburg High Yearbooks - The Boulder - from Internet Archive
GENEALOGY.COM - Some sites free
Genealogy Learning Center - for the beginner
How to Obtain Massachusetts Vital Records
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
Mass. State Archives
Massachusetts Historical Society
National Archives
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Olive Tree Genealogy - over 500 free links
ROOTSWEB - America's largest free genealogy site
Social Security Death Index Search

 

Geography

Background Notes (State Dept.)
BBC Country Profiles
Country Reports
50 States.com - Info about State birds, flags, etc.
Free Topo Maps
World Factbook - Info. about countries from the CIA

 

Government

Available CFR Titles on GPO Access
The new American Fact Finder- Census 2010
Census Bureau "Easy Stats"
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Consumer Information Center Main Page
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Fitchburg City Code
USA.gov - Federal Govt. Info!
GovSpot - Easy-to-use Guide to Govt. Sites
Internal Revenue Service
Library of Congress
Mass. Women's Information & Network
Mass. State Data Center - Useful links to find state info
NASA
Project Vote Smart
Welcome to the White House

 

Health

American Academy of Pediatrics - the lowdown on kids!
American Psychological Association - Depression, addictions, bullying, and more
Cancer Info - From the National Cancer Institute
Center for Disease Control - Great info on diseases
Consumer Reports Medical Info
Drug Information Database - from the National Library of Medicine
Food & Nutrition Info Center - from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Healthfinder.gov - Info from the Department of Health & Human Services
Intelihealth from Harvard Medical School
Mass. Physician Profiles - see your doctor's credentials
The Mayo Clinic
MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine
Mesothelioma - information on asbestos exposure and illnesses caused by it from Asbestos.com.
National Institutes of Health
Women's Health.gov
PDR Health - from the Physicians' Desk Reference
Sample Health Care Proxy form

 

HOMEWORK HELP
Elementary School

Ancient Greece
Ancient Sumeria Info
Ancient Roman Empire
Ask Dr. Math
Ben's Guide - A kid's guide to government
Constellations
Constellation Myths
Fashion-Era - Cool info about the history of fashion
How Stuff Works
50 States.com - State seals, songs, etc.
Modern National Anthems
Mythology Info
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
San Francisco Orchestra Kids - Learn about and create music!
Science Fair Ideas
This Day in History
Weather Info - Including Clouds
You Be the Historian

 

High School

Citation Guide Online - from Williams College
Math.Com - cool math explanations
On This Day - History from the NY Times
Online Translator
Periodic Table - Webelements
The Teen Division of the Internet Public Library
Vikings
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
The Why Files - In-depth info on a variety of topics

 

Legal Links

Code of the City of Fitchburg
Code of Massachusetts Regulations
Disability Law Center - Info on Mass. elder rights, SSI benefits, etc.
Fitchburg Law Library
Live Justice - Advice for tenants from the Legal Assistance Corp. of Central Mass.
Martindale Lawyer Locator
Mass. General Laws
Mass. Laws About...--Easy to understand info on over 100 topics
Mass. Laws by Subject

 

Leisure (Music, Movies, Theatre, etc.)

All Music Guide
AnimeNfo - Lots of info on manga!
CinemaWorld Theaters
Fitchburg State Events
Internet Movie Database
PollStar - Find out where bands and comics are performing

SciFan - Books and Links for the Science Fiction Fan
The Simpsons Archive - All about "The Simpsons" animated television show.
Socialweb--Type in a zipcode & find out what's goin' on in the area!
Stratton Players

 

Newspapers

Around the World Newspapers - from the Internet Public Library
Newspapers.com
Newspaper Archives(Only works at Library!) Hundreds of years of local historical newspaper content
Thepaperboy.com
Fitchburg/Leominster Sentinel & Enterprise - (Call the Library at 978-829-1780 to learn about our own Sentinel index)
Telegram & Gazette
Yahoo-Newspapers

 

Phonebooks

InfoSpace - includes a Reverse Directory
Superpages
800 Number Directory
International Telephone Directories
Switchboard

 

Travel

Amtrak's Internet Reservation System
Currency Converter
Fodor's Travel Online
MapsOnUs
Mileage Calculator--Determine the mileage between U.S. cities, from the Palm Beach (FL) Times
Microsoft Expedia travel services
National Park Service
Train Schedule MBTA

 

Weather

National Weather Service
World Weather Information Service - Official reports from around the world
Yahoo-Weather Fitchburg, MA

 

En Espanol

Ahorausa - Noticias, Ciencia y Enlaces al Gobierno, etc.
Yahoo! Espana
CNN en espanol
Artehistoria.com - (Historia, Arte, Chronicas de America)
USA Gov en espanol
Internet traductor - (Online translator)
Latin American Network Information Center
Vistas del Sistema Solar - (los planetas y mucho mas)
Healthfinder Espanol - (Salud)

 

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