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Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Useful Websites August 15, 2014

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 This month, the Steele Memorial Library’s Adult Services Department provides a sample list of websites we have used in answering reference questions. Remember, you can call us at 733-9175 or send us an email message from: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/edeskref.htm

A General Subject Guide:
Internet Public Library

IPL Logo
http://www.ipl.org/

Hosted by Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology, this site provides the visitor with a collection of links based on subject. Visiting this site allows the user to browse hundreds of links on virtually any topic

an credit rep
http://www.annualcreditreport.com

Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you ask for it. The only true “Free” Credit report site

Charity Reports
logo-guidestar-230x71
http://www.guidestar.org/

Ever wonder if the charity seeking your donation is legitimate? Guidestar.org is an excellent resource to   investigate a non-profit organization’s financial records.

Election information
vote smart
http://votesmart.org/

This site provides unbiased information about elected officials and candidates for public office.

banner-nihlogo
http://nih.gov/

A great site to read about medical research as well as information about various health topics.

Internet Movie Database
imdb
http://imdb.com

A fantastic site to find information about movies and television shows old & current. This site includes cast and crew information as well as plot summaries to movies throughout the history of film-making.

Internet_Archive
http://archive.org

The Internet Archive strives to save all digitally born content from the internet. Users have the ability to view earlier versions of websites, videos, music, text documents, scanned historical documents and much more.
kelly BB
http://www.kbb.com/
Kelley Blue Book is one of the best resources for researching automobiles, trucks, SUVs, or vans. Not only can you look up the value of the vehicle, you can read reviews, compare similar vehicles, even search for vehicles for sale.

Law: NYS Statutes
findlaw
http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode

A free version of the laws and statutes of New York State. Organized by topic, this site allows the user to quickly find a specific New York State law
Law: US Code
US code
http://uscode.house.gov/
Similar to the NYS Statutes site, the House of Representatives has provided an easy to navigate site containing the U.S. Code.
AM_Memory
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
The Library of Congress American Memory Project provides an impressive collection of historical photos, recordings, texts, and videos. Users can browse or search a wide variety of

Doctor Profile
new_york_state_169x28
http://www.nydoctorprofile.com/

Visiting a new doctor? The New York State Doctor Profile site can provide information about your doctor such as when he or she received their license, if there have been any disciplinary actions and much more.

Hospital Profile
new_york_state_169x28

http://hospitals.nyhealth.gov/

Are you or someone you love being admitted to the hospital? This site provides impartial data about any New York State hospitals.

NYS School Report Cards
nysed
https://reportcards.nysed.gov/

Curious to see how your local school district compares to other districts in the State? A visit to this site provides detailed information about test performance, disciplinary records, and graduation rates.

NYS Traffic, Travel, and Transit Info
511

http://www.511ny.org

A fantastic site to find out about road construction, traffic and weather conditions throughout NYS. A must before any road trip!

Occupational Outlook Handbook
occupational outlook handbook
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

An electronic version of the classic career research tool. This site provides information about hundreds of occupations. Each article includes education requirements, expected salaries, and long term employment outlooks.
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