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Consumer Information
  • Better Business Bureau
    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the U.S. extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. The BBB's Core Services include Business reliability reports, dispute resolution, truth-in-advertising, and consumer and business educations.

  • FirstGov for Consumers 
    Provides a "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online.
Educational Resources for Teachers
  • Blue Web'n 
    Blue Web'n is an online library of 2003 outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (tools, references, lessons, hotlists, resources, tutorials, activities, projects).

  • Education World 
    A resource that includes a search engine for educational Web sites only, original content (including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts), site reviews, teacher and principal profiles, Wire Side Chats with the important names in education and employment listings.

  • EvaluTech
    Offers expanded access to resources that are aligned with the work of the Educational Technology Cooperative. It is committed to providing high-quality information to K-20 education agencies (states' departments of education and higher education agencies) in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)  
    Educational resources covering the arts, educational technology, foreign languages, healthy and safety, language arts, mathematics, physical education, science, social studies and vocational studies.

  • Kids Click 
    Created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library System, Kids Click provides young users access to valuable and age appropriate web sites.

  • DiscoverySchool.com 
    This site is dedicated to making teaching and learning an exciting, rewarding adventure for students, teachers, and parents. To that end we provide innovative teaching materials for teachers, useful and enjoyable resources for students, and smart advice for parents about how to help their kids enjoy learning and excel in school. The site is constantly reviewed for educational relevance by practicing classroom teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school.

  • Yahooligans
    A children's web site filled with safe and age-appropriate information. Play games, read about current events, or research your homework by clicking to teacher and librarian-approved sites.
Financial
Legal
  • Internet Legal Research Group
    This site was established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America. Designed for everyone, lay persons and legal scholars alike, it is quality controlled to include only the most substantive legal resources online.

  • Martindale.com
    Information on lawyers from over one million offices and law firms in 160 countries.
Government
  • Federal Citizen Information Center 
    For over 30 years, the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. FCIC provides the answers to questions about the Federal Government and everyday consumer issues.

  • Library of Congress  
    The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
Historical Resources
  • American Memory
    Historical collections on American, provided by the Library of Congress.

  • Archives of American Art - Oral Histories
    Quick Reference to Oral History Interviews.

  • Best of History Web Sites
    This award-winning portal contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

  • Hyperhistory
    HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.

  • Presidents of the United States
    This site provides information on presidents, first ladies and life in the White House.
General Internet Resources
  • About.com
    Offers original consumer information and advice through a Guide System that features 23 content channels and promotes original content from more than 475 topical advisors or "Guides." The Guides share their knowledge across 50,000+ topics and offer actionable information and advice that is always useful, practical and personally relevant.

  • Best Information on the Net  
    Librarian-approved resources for students and faculty provided by O'Keefe library of St. Ambrose University.

  • Foundation Center 
    Dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public, the Foundation Center collects, organizes, and communicates information on U.S. philanthropy. It also provides education and training on the grantseeking process.

  • Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches  
    Dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world.

  • Internet Public Library Reference Center
    The Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. Provides research and recreation resources for kids, teens, and adults.

  • National Library Catalogues Worldwide
    Maintained by the University of Queensland, this site provides access to national and international library catalogs.

  • Newspaper Archives on the Web  
    These pages provide links to United States news archives available on the Web.

  • Newspapers Online  
    Search over 10,000 newspapers online.

  • WWW Virtual Library  
    The WWW-VL is a collection of subject-related web sites, including reference.