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These Internet directories are arranged by subject to help you to locate high quality websites.
 
Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/
 
 
Librarians Index to the Internet
http://lii.org/
 
 
Search Engines
Use search engines to locate web pages.

Altavista
http://www.altavista.com/

Ask Jeeves
http://www.ask.com/

Excite
http://www.excite.com/

Go.com
http://infoseek.go.com/

Google
http://www.google.com/

HotBot
http://hotbot.lycos.com/

Ixquick search many search engines at once
http://ixquick.com/

Lycos
http://www.lycos.com/

Metacrawler search many search engines at once
http://www.metacrawler.com/index.html

Northern Light
http://www.northernlight.com/

Webcrawler
http://www.webcrawler.com/info.wbcrwl/

Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com/

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Books

Advanced Book Exchange access used, rare and out-of-print books
http://www.abebooks.com/

Amazon online bookstore
http://www.amazon.com/

Barnes & Noble online bookstore
http://www.bn.com/

Bibliofind access rare and used books
http://www.bibliofind.com

Book Browser: The Guide for Avid Readers
http://www.bookbrowser.com/

New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/

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Business

BigCharts investment information including historical stock quotes
http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/

Boston Public Library Kirstein Business Branch
http://www.bpl.org/research/kbb/kbbhome.htm

Central Register and Good & Services Bulletin
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/PublicationSubscriptionPublic/Login.aspx?Retu
(THIS LINK FOR IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY. ASK REFERENCE LIBRARY TO LOGIN.)

Hoover's Online information about private and public companies
http://www.hoovers.com/

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce serving business in North Central Massachusetts
http://www.northcentralmass.com/

Thomas Register directory of North American manufacturers
http://www.thomasregister.com

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Consumer

Autotropolis
New and used vehicle reviews, buying guides and more
http://www.autotropolis.com/

Better Business Bureau serving Central Massachusetts and Northeast Connecticut
http://www.worcester.bbb.org/

Edmunds new and used car prices and reviews
http://www.edmunds.com/

Federal Consumer Information Center includes information on the latest recalls and consumer scams
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/

Guidestar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations
http://www.guidestar.org/index.jsp

Kelley Blue Book new and used car values
http://www.kbb.com/

N.A.D.A. new and used prices of aircraft, boats, cars, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and more
http://www.NADAguides.com/

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Education

American Universities links to the websites of institutions of higher education
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html

FinAid - information about student financial aid
http://www.finaid.org/

Higher Education Information Center - includes information about career, schools, and financial aid for Massachusetts residents
http://www.heic.org/

Massachusetts Department of Education includes school district profiles and MCAS information
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

MTEL - Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure includes Test Information Booklets to assist with exam study
http://www.mtel.nesinc.com/index.asp

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Employment

America's Job Bank post resumes and search job listings
http://www.ajb.dni.us/

Boston Works the Boston Globe's online job listings
http://jobs.boston.com/texis/js

Career Center of North Central Massachusetts provides services to job seekers and employers in North Central Massachusetts
http://www.ccncm.com/

FedWorld search for federal government jobs
http://www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html

Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training file a claim, get training, and find a job
http://www.detma.org/

Massachusetts Job Bank Massachusetts section of America's Job Bank
http://www.ajb.org/ma/

Monster.Com
http://www.monster.com:80/

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Genealogy

Cyndi's List links to genealogy websites
http://www.cyndislist.com

RootsWeb the oldest and largest free online community for genealogists includes many search tools and links
http://www.rootsweb.com/

Sue's Genealogy Garden in New England a genealogist from Leominster, MA traces the Gardner/Garnet and the Pierce/Pers families of Massachusetts
http://members.aol.com/sueg476/index.html

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Government

Congresssional Directory
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cdirectory/index.html

Consumer Price Indexes
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy provides links to historical documents as well as current U.S. Goverment information
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/coredocs.html

FedWorld the gateway to U.S. government information
http://www.fedworld.gov/index.html

FirstGov.gov the official gateway to all U.S.Government information
http://www.firstgov.gov/About.shtml

Foreign Embassies in Washington, DC
http://www.embassy.org/embassies/

GPO Access the source for documents published by the Federal Government
http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/

State and Local Government on the Net
http://www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm

THOMAS United States legislative information
http://thomas.loc.gov/

United States Census Bureau's American Fact Finder the source for population, housing, economic and geographic data
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet

United States Federal Government Agencies links to federal government websites
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html

United States Government Manual
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html

United States House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov/

United States Senate
http://www.senate.gov/

USPS The United States Postal Service
http://www.usps.com/

The White House includes pages for the President, Vice President, and the first lady
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

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Health


AARP Health Guide including Medicare Interactive Counselor
http://www.aarp.org/health/healthguide/

AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/

American Medical Association Physician Select locate a physician by name or specialty
http://www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm

Cancer.gov: National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

Drugs.com
http://www.drugs.com/

FamilyDoctor.Org from the American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org/

Health on the Net Foundation: promotes and guides the use reliable online medical and health information
http://www.hon.ch/

Healthfinder: your guide to reliable health information, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

HIV InSite: a gateway to HIV and AIDS knowledge from the University of California Sn Francisco School of Medicine
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/

KidsHealth: "the Web's most visited site about children's health"
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/

MayoClinic.com
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP)
http://masschip.state.ma.us/

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Physician Profiles
information about Massachusetts physicians, including malpractice and disciplinary actions
http://profiles.massmedboard.org/MA-Physician-Profile-Find-Doctor.asp

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
quality ratings of physicians' groups and offices including patient experiences
www.mhqp.org

MEDEM: an information partnership of medical societies
http://medem.com/MedLB/medlib_entry.cfm

MEDLINEplus health information from the National Library of Medicine
http://www.medlineplus.gov/

Medpedia
http://www.medpedia.com

My Health Care Options
information about Massachusetts hospitals
http://hcqcc.hcf.state.ma.us/

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
http://medem.com/MedLB/medlib_entry.cfm

PubMed the National Library of Medicine's database of over 12 million articles published in medical journals
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com

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Legal

Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html

Code of Massachusetts Regulations
http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/index.html

Federal Register
http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html

General Laws of Massachusetts
http://www.state.ma.us/legis/laws/mgl/index.htm

Live Justice - Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts - helping low-income residents with housing problems
http://www.livejustice.org/

Martindale-Hubbell locate a lawyer by name or type of practice
http://www.martindalehubble.com/

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries includes Massachusetts-specific information on over 50 legal topics
http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/

United States Code the general and permanent laws of the United States
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html

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Leominster Area

Atlantic Union College
http://www.atlanticuc.edu/

City of Leominster, Massachusetts
http://www.leominster-ma.gov

Commonwealth Communities City of Leominster
http://www.state.ma.us/cc/leominster.html

Congressman John Olver
http://www.house.gov/olver/

Fitchburg State College
http://www.fsc.edu/

Helping Hands: A Resource Guide for Those in Need
http://www.dennisrosa.com/pdf_files/helping_hands.pdf

Johnny Appleseed Trail
http://www.appleseed.org/

Leominster Access Television
http://www.leominster.tv

Leominster Historical Society
http://www.leominsterhistorical.org/

Leominster Land Trust
http://www.leominsterlandtrust.org

Leominster Public Schools
http://www.leominster.mec.edu/

Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area
http://www.literacyvolunteersmontachusett.org

MART: Montachusett Regional Transit Authority
http://www.mrta.us/

MBTA Website
http://www.mbta.com/

Monoosnoc Brook Greenway Project
http://www.ourbrook.org/

Monoosnoc Trail Map

Montachusett Regional Transit Authority
http://www.mrta.us/

Mount Wachusett Community College
http://www.mwcc.mass.edu/

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
http://www.northcentralmass.com/

Senator Scott Brown
http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/

Senator John F. Kerry
http://kerry.senate.gov/

Sentinel & Enterprise
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/

Sholan Farms
http://www.sholanfarms.com/

State Representative Jennifer L. Flanagan
http://www.repflanagan.com
http://www.mass.gov/legis/member/jlf1.htm

State Senator Robert A. Antonioni
http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/raa0.htm

Thayer Symphony Orchestra
http://www.thayersymphony.org/

WEIM Radio
http://www.weim.com/

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Libraries

Boston Public Library
http://www.bpl.org/

Fitchburg Public Library
http://www.fitchburgpubliclibrary.org/

Fitchburg State College Library
http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/academics/library/

Library of Congress
http://lcweb.loc.gov/

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
http://mblc.state.ma.us/

Medical Library and Resource Center, HealthAlliance Hospital Leominster
http://www.umassmemorial.org/healthallianceip.cfm?id=3371

Mount Wachusett Community College LaChance Library
http://mwcc.edu/lib/

Ritter Memorial Library, Lunenburg
http://www.lunenburgpubliclibrary.org/

State Library of Massachusetts
http://www.state.ma.us/lib/

Talking Book Library Worcester
http://www.worcpublib.org/talkingbook/index.htm

Worcester Public Library
http://www.worcpublib.org/

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Official Homepage
http://www.mass.gov/portal/index.jsp

Central Register and Good & Services Bulletin
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/PublicationSubscriptionPublic/Login.aspx?Retu
(THIS LINK FOR IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY.  ASK REFERENCE LIBRARIAN TO LOGIN.)

Citizen's Guide to Massachusetts State Services
http://www.state.ma.us/sec/cis/ciscig/

Commonwealth Communities statistics about Massachusetts Cities and Towns
http://www.state.ma.us/cc/

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
http://www.state.ma.us/legis/const.htm

General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
http://www.state.ma.us/legis/legis.htm

Massachusetts Commercial Driver's License Manual
http://www.mass.gov/rmv/cdlmanual/index.htm

Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure
http://www.state.ma.us/reg/home.htm

Massachusetts Driver's License Manual
http://www.mass.gov/rmv/dmanual/index.htm

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
http://www.state.ma.us/rmv/index.htm

Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance
http://www.mass.gov/lwd/unemployment-insur/

MISER Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research demographic information about Massachusetts
http://www.umass.edu/miser/

Title 5 Septic System Regulations
http://www.state.ma.us/dep/brp/wwm/t5pubs.htm

U.S. Census 2000 data for Massachusetts
http://www.census.gov/census2000/states/ma.html

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Newspapers

Boston Globe
http://www.boston.com/globe/

Boston Herald
http://www.bostonherald.com/

Sentinel & Enterprise
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
http://www.telegram.com/

Google News
https://news.google.com

Newslink U.S. Newspapers listed by state
http://newslink.org/statnews.html

Newspapers of the World
http://www.actualidad.com/index.html

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Recreation & Entertainment

Internet Movie Database information about movies, actors, directors
http://us.imdb.com

MassBike Online information about bikeways in Massachusetts
http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/massbike/index.htm

Ticketmaster seating charts for many venues in the greater Boston are available
http://www.ticketmaster.com/

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Reference

Census Bureau POPClocks estimates of current U.S and world population
http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy provides links to historical documents as well as current U.S. Goverment information
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/coredocs.html

Country Studies On-line a comprehensive description and analysis of a country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, foreign policy, and national security
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html#toc

FedStats statistics from over 100 federal agencies
http://www.fedstats.gov/

50States.Com basic information about all 50 states
http://www.50states.com/

Foreign Exchange Currency Converter exchange rates for 164 world currencies
http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic

How far is it? calculates distance between two points
http://www.indo.com/distance/

Mass Moments ódaily almanac of Massachusetts history
http://www.massmoments.org/

Official United States Time Clock
http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java

Song Lyrics Libretti- a list of worldwide Internet song lyrics resources
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/songlyr.html

Statistical Abstract of the United States a collection of social and economic statistics
http://www.census.gov/statab/www/

United Nations Country at a Glance statistics about member nations
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_glance.htm

Useful expressions and greetings in 26 languages
http://www.nypl.org/branch/central/dlc/df/useful.html

Zip Code Look-Up
http://www.usps.com/ncsc/

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Tax Forms

Internal Revenue Service forms and publications
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/formspubs/

Massachusetts Department of Revenue
http://www.mass.gov/dor/forms/

State Tax Forms for all 50 states
http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/forms.html

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Telephone Numbers

AnyWho: Internet Directory Assistance white pages, yellow pages, toll-free numbers and reverse look-up.
http://www.anywho.com/

Infobel international telephone directories
http://www.infobel.com/world/default.shtml

Reverse Phone Directory links to a number of reverse phone directories
http://www.reversephonedirectory.com/

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Textbook Rentals

Please note that we do not endorse any of these websites. We are offering these links so that students can investigate alternate ways to obtain textbooks.

Chegg
http://www.chegg.com/

CampusBookRentals.Com
http://www.campusbookrentals.com/

BookRenter.Com
http://www.bookrenter.com/

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Travel

Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State includes country entry requirements and current travel warnings
http://travel.state.gov/

Mapquest online maps, driving directions and road trip planners
http://www.mapquest.com/

Parknet the National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/

Passport Services, U.S. Department of State
http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html

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Weather

Accuweather Leominster, MA
http://www.accuweather.com/adcbin/local_index?thisZip=01453&btnZip=Go&nav=home

Weather Channel Leominster, MA
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/01453

National Weather Service Forecast Office Boston, MA
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/box/index.html

Weather Underground Leominster, MA - current and historical weather reports
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=01453

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