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Animals & Pets

American Veterinary Medical Association
Discusses animal health and safety, pet purchase, veterinarian selection, & a section of petpourri (activities for kids).

National Wildlife Federation
Keep up-to-date with the latest battles to protect wild places and wildlife in the United States. There is excellent information for kids and adults throughout this website.

 

Art

Artcyclopedia
Search by artist, movement, title of work, and subjects, among other access points. Also has links to reproductions.

Art Resources
History, museums & galleries, news & reviews.

Art Studio Chalkboard
Provides information on art technique and theory, including the fundamentals of drawing, perspective, shading, color, and painting.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home site for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

National Gallery of Art
Home site for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C.

 

Books & Literature

Amazon
An Internet bookstore that provides book reviews, recommendations, and many other features.

Bartleby
Great reference source for verse, fiction, non-fiction, quotations, etc.

Whichbook
A unique site for choosing what to read next.

Powell's New & Used Books
Search one million titles in this new/used bookstore. Site links to award winners and provides an array of reading lists.

 

Business & Finance

CEO Express
Stocks quotes, daily business & financial news, office tools & travel.

CNN Finance News
Links to company information and web pages, stock quotes from world markets, and financial news. Latest news and articles on US and international companies.

Hoover's Online
Brief company information, including officers, addresses, job information, news and stock quotes.

Money 101
Created by the editors at Money magazine and its Web site, Money 101 consists of electronic lessons that help you invest, save, borrow and spend more wisely. The essentials of each lesson can be absorbed in just 10 minutes. But all lessons feature greater detail--including calculators, quizzes and a library of supplemental materials--for those who want to dig deeper.

Motley Fool
Serious investment advice spattered with humorous observations. The Motley Fool offers thousands of articles written by investors. Most of the content is free, but you will need to register to read the financial news articles.

Online Investing
Find out if you have what it takes to be a successful online investor with an eight-question quiz on this web site. Practice your investing skills and learn to avoid common pitfalls in the consequence-free environment of the Investing Simulator. Use this site to get a good understanding of online trading.

 

Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau
Contact information for your local bureau by zipcode, access to business and consumer alerts, business and charity reports and a way to file a complaint online.

Car Info
Car information provided by consumer advocate & auto expert Mark Eskeldson. This site has lots of tips, and resources to help save money when buying, leasing, and repairing cars.

Car Purchase
Kelley's Blue Book is a good site to check for prices when shopping for or selling a new or used car.

Consumer World
Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial guide cataloging over 2000 of useful consumer resources on the Web.

Federal Government Consumer Information
Resources for consumer information from the federal government. It is designed so that you can locate information by category -- such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information.

 

Cooking & Nutrition

All Recipes.Com
A giant, easy to use site with recipes for every meal, arranged by category or alphabetical.

Betty Crocker
Customize menus, find recipes or plan meals for special occasions.

Chef Talk
Learn from the pro's - lessons & recipes.

The Cook's Thesaurus
A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

Epicurious
An excellent food site which has a searchable database of over 12,000 food recipes and over 1,000 cocktail recipes; restaurant and cookbook reviews; and online editions of Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines.

Food Network
20,000 recipes from various shows, entertaining suggestions, profiles of different chefs, cookbook reviews, a wine section, and schedules for the shows.

The Nutrition Source:  Knowledge for Healthy Eating
This site is maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Aside from not smoking, the most important determinants of good health are what we eat and how active we are. The site is designed to get you started down the path toward the healthiest diet possible by exploring the latest science about healthy eating for adults and by answering key questions about what you should eat: Should you still be concerned about fat intake? Should you eat more or fewer carbohydrates? What about eggs? Fiber? Calcium?,?

Recipe Source
Recipe Source is the home of SOAR: The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes and your source for recipes on the Internet. Over 70,000 recipes are organized into two major groups - recipes primarily identified with an ethnic cuisine are broken down by region and ethnic group, while other recipes are categorized by the type of dish. The site can also be searched by keyword.

 

Disability Related Information

ARC
The national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.

Government Disability Information
Information on the United States Federal Program of Services & Resources to Employers, Americans with disabilities & their families.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

 

Entertainment

All Media Guide
One of the most comprehensive entertainment information databases for music, videos, DVDs and video games offering reviews, biographies, ratings, images, titles, credits, and more.

Internet Movie Database
The ultimate movie reference source, includes exhaustive, searchable database, previous Academy Award winners, and much more!

Metacritic Film
This site assembles about thirty reviews per movie from publications around the U.S., with links to full reviews.  Movies are ranked and a special section is included on last year's nominated and award-winning films.

Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten tomatoes is a comprehensive movie review site which captures the consensus of professional critics from across the nation.

Television
TV Guide- Program listings and other features from the popular magazine.

 

Genealogy

Ancestors
The companion web site to the PBS family history and genealogy television series.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Author: Cyndi Howells
There are more than 80,000 links, categorized & cross-referenced in over 140 categories. Includes a section Adoption with 136 links.

Family Search
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Contains links to 600 million names of people dating back to 1500 -- many with family charts.  Share information with others who are searching, step-by-step research guidance, and location of other genealogy web sites.

New York GenWeb
The Internet's oldest and largest genealogy site, RootsWeb is the home of the ROOTS-L Mailing List (founded 1987) and the RootsWeb Surname List (founded 1988) and sponsors many large volunteer genealogy projects. The Roots Surname List has over 900,000 surname entries.

Social Security Death Index
One of the largest and easiest to access databases used for genealogical research is the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). Its information can be utilized to help you learn more about your ancestors, as well as your aunts, uncles and cousins. Clues and facts from the SSDI often can be used to further genealogical research by enabling you to locate a death certificate, find an obituary, discover cemetery records and track down probate records.

 

Government

New York State Home Page
Official New York State home page.

 

Health, Fitness & Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control provides an extensive listing of health topics alphabetically and also by age groups and gender.  There is also a very comprehensive section on health alerts for those traveling outside the country.  At the top of the page are updates on bioterrorism.

Family Doctor
Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Healthfinder
Health information published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Herbal Remedies
Scientific data behind herbal remedies.  This site is produced by the Alternative Medicine Foundation.

Internet Drug Index
Information about prescription drugs.  Five different ways to search:  name, keyword, imprint code (number on a tablet or capsule), drug FAQ's, or a medical dictionary.

Just Move
Sponsored by the American Heart Association, this site includes an online exercise diary, FAQs regarding exercise and heart disease, body composition tests, children's exercise needs, exercises for older people, etc., and links to other health resources.

KidsGrowth
Parenting tips, information about childhood illnesses, growth schedules, book reviews, and product recalls.

KidsHealth
Provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.  KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents -- each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.

Mayo Clinic
The mission of MayoClinic.com is to help people find the answers and the support they need to manage illness and stay healthy.

MedicineNet
MedicineNet is an online, healthcare media publishing company.  It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers.

MEDLINEplus
A service of the National Library of Medicine, this site includes information on numerous conditions and prescription drugs, a medical dictionary, and sources for more information.

National Institutes of Health
NIH is the nation's medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.

New York State of Health
The official health plan marketplace. It is your place to shop, compare, and enroll in a low-cost quality plan that's right for you.

Quack Watch
Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions.

Stroke Center
Up-to-date information on stroke for patients and their families and caregivers, as well as health professionals.  Links to information about organizations, clinical trials, and treatment centers.  From the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

WebMD
Commercial site that gives general health information and definitions, prescription drug information, health news, nutritional advice, and support groups.

 

History

American Memory
Library of Congress historical collections.

Best History Resources
Overview of world history.

History Place
Topics  in United States history.

New York State History Net
This site's mission is to promote awareness of New York State's history resources.

Time Capsuler
To begin your trip in this Time Capsule enter a date. You will be presented with your own customized page that includes all the information you've chosen, plus typical consumer prices from that year, Academy Award winners that year, etc. Site has data online for the years 1800 through 2002, although data for the years 1800 - 1875 is probably spotty.

 

Hobbies

Ebay
Possibly the largest online auction Web site. This is an online trading marketplace for collectors and hobbyists. It allows buyers and sellers to exchange and bid on antiques, books and movies, coins and stamps, collectibles, computers, dolls, jewelry, gemstones, pottery and glass, sewing machines, sports memorabilia, toys, Beanie Babies, trading cards, Elvis, and more. Start with the Site Map to orient yourself to this gigantic site.

Jigsaw Puzzles On-Line
Source for free on-line jigsaw puzzles.

 

Home & Garden

Better Homes and Gardens
House & home, food, garden, crafts & family.

Do It Yourself Network
DIY answers the call for more how-to projects with easy step-by-step directions. Whether you're creating a craft, remodeling a home, or planting the perfect garden, the DIY Network gives you the details you need.

Garden Guides
In addition to gardening topics, this site includes menus to select specific annuals, perennials, and bulbs.  A photograph, description, and cultural advice is given for each plant.

Garden Web
Interact with other gardeners and find answers to questions, lists of resources on the web,  plant and seed exchanges, plant database and glossary,  online catalogs.

Home Depot
Home improvement projects, plus repair and build information.

How Stuff Works
Hundreds of articles explain how things work from car engines to home appliances to computers to the internet.

 

Homework & Exam Help

Awesome Library
4, 000 review sources to be accessed by your choice: kids, teens, teachers, parents, librarians, community. 

A+ Research & Writing
Step by step guide to researching and writing a paper, tips for finding information in cyberspace and links to online resources for research and writing.

Regents Review
Regents Exam Prep Center

 

Job Hunting

America's Career InfoNet
Occupational and employment information from America's Job Bank.  Includes overviews of the job market for the U.S.  Profiles over 750 specific occupations, including detailed salary and wages information by state and county from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Key
Professional counseling test or inventory is offered free to the public.  A career interest measure is taken by an individual and instantly scored on the Internet; the results of a career inventory are linked to the Occupational Outlook Handbook--the most accurate source of occupational information.

Career Mosaic
Job listings searchable by job title or company name, also links to professional associations and online job fairs.

Job Hunter's Bible
Excellent advice and reviews of resources in three major sections:  Job Listings; Resumes; and Career Counseling.

Occupational  Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.  Published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Online Career Center-Monster.com
Search for jobs, post resumes, use interview center.

U.S.A. Jobs
Current job listings for federal positions nationwide, provided by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

 

Kids

Harry Potter
Scholastic Publications site for the popular Harry Potter series.

The Idea Box
Early childhood education and activity resources.  "Rainy day" activities, craft project, and recipes for toddlers and preschoolers.  

Kids Click!
Web search for kids by librarians to over 5,000 sites; search by reading level, picture inclusion, broad subject, or specific words. Eduational and fun.

 

Legal Resources

ABA Law Info
The American Bar Association maintains this site for consumers who need answers to routine legal questions or want to determine their rights.  The site gives practical information on using a lawyer and assists consumers in finding low-cost legal help.  

Divorce Net
State-by-state resource center for divorce law.  

Find Law
Legal guides on housing, autos, injuries, money, family, work, immigration, health, education, and crime.   Clicking on these links brings consumers to articles, FAQs, forms, and web sites.

Law Forms
Database of almost 8000 state and federal court forms.  Forms are in PDF format and are grouped into federal and state sections.

Law Dictionary
Dictionary of legal terminology.

New York State Courts
New York State Unified Court System.

 

Local Resources

Batavia Daily News
Home site for the Batavia news.

Buffalo News
Home site for the Buffalo news.

Democrat and Chronicle
Home site for Rochester news.

Entertainment Guide
Genescene entertainment  guide - local arts and culture.

Event Tracker
Online community events calendar.

LeRoy Central School
News from LeRoy Central School District.

LeRoy Community Home Page
Information home page for the LeRoy Community.

LeRoy News
LeRoy Pennysaver home site.

Jell-O Museum Web Site
Home page for the Jell-O Museum in LeRoy.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Home site for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Sunshine Nursery School
School for preschoolers in Le Roy.

 

Music

AMG: All Music Guide
An online music encyclopedia; use to identify musicians and recordings for specific types of music.

Yahoo Music
Daily news, reviews, charts, artist and album information for rock, jazz, urban, country, and more.

 

New York State

I Love New York
New York State travel and tourism. Vacation planning, attractions and events. Information on regions and accommodations and the Canal System.

 

News

CNN News
CNN News home site.

MSNBC
Up-to-date news, sports, weather, and current topics.

13WHAM
Rochester News Source.

 

Parenting

Family.Com
Fun for the whole family-Disney's website for families.

Teen Parenting
Parenting for adolescents.

Screen It
Reviews of current movies, videos, DVDs, and music CDs.  Each review breaks the content down into 14-plus different categories.

Summer Camps for Kids in New York State
Summer programs at New York colleges for kids 8 - 18 years of age in sports, arts, and academics.

 

Phone Books

Super Pages
Business information for over 13 million businesses, search for people nationwide, and find independent product reviews for thousands of products.

Switchboard
Switchboard provides a fast and easy way for people and businesses to find each other on the Web.

 

Reference Materials

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Search quotation keywords or display quotes for individual authors.

Infoplease
Almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and more.

Internet Public Library
A librarian-designed website contains homework help, stuff on dating, health issues, careers, school.

OneLook Reverse Dictionary
OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. Just type it into the box above and hit the "Find words" button. Keep it short to get the best results. In most cases you'll get back a list of related terms with the best matches shown first. 

RefDesk
A reference desk with almanacs, dictionaries, zip codes, news, sports, travel, etc.

Zip Code Look-Up
ZIP + 4 Code(s) for a city

 

Scholarships, Financial Information & Colleges

College Board
Search for colleges, prepare for the SAT, find test schedules, view demos of AP tests.

FAFSA on the Web
Complete the Federal Student Aid application online.

Findaid!
Findaid! helps you find money for college.  Clues you in to different scholarship and loan opportunities.  

State University of New York
Home page for SUNY colleges of New York State.

Financial Aid Toolkit
The site connects students with U.S. government services and information, including information on careers, planning an education, and paying for college.

Colleges, Scholarships & Financial Aid Page
Addresses, links to home pages and online applications for colleges and universities throughout the United States;  college scholarship and financial aid searches; SAT and ACT test preparation tips.

 

Search Engines

Bing
Bing is a search engine that brings together the best of search and people in your social networks to help you spend less time searching and more time doing.

Ask Jeeves
Have a Question? Just type it in and click Ask!  Answers natural language questions from its database of about 7 million questions. Also does a simultaneous meta search offering results from WebCrawler, Infoseek, Excite and Alta Vista.

Google
The Woodward Memorial Library staff's favorite search engine.  Developed at Stanford University, Google offers a unique ranking system which provides remarkably relevant results. It also has an outstanding subject directory, and one of the best tools for finding government websites. Google is the only search tool that includes PDF files.

Ixquick
A unique new meta-search engine that supports complex search queries by running only on the search engines that can support the modifiers you use. Prioritizes results nicely.

 

Seniors

Age of Reason
Over 5,000 links to sites of interest to the over 50 age group.

AARP
Links to information put out by the organization (publications, programs, etc.).  Free searchable database for over 43,000 nursing homes, assisted living centers, home health agencies, and hospices.  Short, informative articles on all aspects of aging and caregiving feature planning steps, to-do-checklists, reading lists, and links to relevant organizations.

Caregiving.com
Produced by the nonprofit Center for Family Caregivers, the comforting, user-friendly site offers six online support groups, survival guides, weekly tips, FAQs and access to a variety of resource materials.

Medicare
Medicare's site includes a participating physician directory, comparison of supplemental insurance plans, Medicare publications for downloading, and links to other web sites.

National Alliance for Caregiving
A nonprofit joint venture of the American Society on Aging, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Glaxo Wellcome, the National Alliance of Caregiving creates reports, fact sheets, and tips for caregivers.  A database lists an outstanding array of books, pamphlets, web sites, videos, organizations, and more.

Social Security Administration
Information about benefits, laws, facts and figures provided by the Gov't. agency.

 

Sports

Buffalo Bills
Home page for the Buffalo Bills.

CNN/Sports Illustrated
Contains the latest top sports stories; scores, analysis and links to major sporting events.

ESPN
Includes sports features and columns, sports jeopardy and fantasy games.

Major Baseball League
Information for teams and players; standings; photos and news.

National Basketball Association
Schedules, player biographies, scores and team information.

National Football League
Headlines, standings, schedules and more.

 

Taxes

New York State Tax Forms
New York State tax forms and instructions.

Federal Tax Forms
Locate the individual IRS form or publication needed to file your taxes.

 

Teens

Epic Reads
Your world. Your books.

Teen Reads
Features "The Book Bag" for booklists, chat, book news, author information and magazines.

 

Travel

National Park Service
Detailed information on all of the National Parks - maps, guides, history and more.

Recreational Vehicles Online
Information and resources for those who travel with recreational vehicles.

Theme Parks
An independent source of information about theme parks around the world, with ratings and comments submitted by registered users.  There are evaluations of individual rides and park features as well as ratings of hotels and food.

Universal Currency Counter
The Universal Currency Converter allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversion on the Internet.

Western New York Travel
Online edition of the Western New York travel guide produced by Clarion Publications of Geneseo, Livingston County N.Y. 

Yahoo Maps
This site will generate driving directions & customized color maps for any location in the U. S. and Canada.

Yahoo Travel
Make travel arrangements and reservations; searchable by destination, activity, lifestyle and by type of travel; express booking feature for round trip flights.

 

Weather

UM Weather
Up-to-date weather information sponsored by the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Weather
Weather information by locality; includes airline and road conditions.

 

 

 


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