General Reference

Ready Reference
Reader’s Advisory
Consumer Information
Education
Genealogy
Health/EMT
Legal
Maps & Travel
Tax information

Ready reference
  • Information Please – From the Information Please Almanac.
  • Internet Public Library – Public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information.
  • Google Maps – Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  • Explore Ohio – From OPLIN, county facts, elected officials directory.
  • RefDesk – Links to a variety of reference and information sources in many areas.
  • Wikipedia – Free-content encyclopedia written collaboratively by people from all around the world. The site is a wiki, which means that anyone with access to an Internet-connected computer can edit entries simply by clicking on the edit this page link. This is not an authoritative source but provides a basic introduction of a topic and links to more reliable resources.
  • KnowItNow – Live help from a librarian for finding resources for homework or research on any topic, suggestions for good books to read, or answers to satisfy their general curiosity.
  • All Movie Guide – Search for film, video, by title, plotline, actor.
  • Internet Movie Database – Similar to AMG but with show times, TV info.

Reader’s Advisory

Consumer information

Education
  • 50states.com – General info on all 50 states: Climate, government, symbols, etc.
  • Biography.com – From the A&E network. Not definitive, but a good place to start.
  • FREE – Federal Resource for Educational Excellence. On April 18, 1997, President Clinton asked Federal agencies to determine what “resources you can make available that would enrich the Internet as a tool for teaching and learning.” In response, more than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group to make hundreds of federally supported education resources available at this web site.
  • How Stuff Works – Nifty site for how engines, rockets, cell phones, bathroom scales, you name it, work.
  • Khan Academy – over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
  • TED – “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.”
  • Literacy Link - Combining video, the Internet, and print materials, LiteracyLink programs are relevant to the needs of the individual learner, adult instructional programs, and the workforce. A joint project of PBS Adult Learning Service, and the National Center on Adult Literacy.
  • Modern Language Association – MLA guide to citing web sites.
  • Ohio GED- Office of General Educational Development, Ohio Department of Education.
  • Statewide assessment, Ohio Dept. of Education – Results, requirements and practice tests.
  • The History Place – “Dedicated to students, educators and all who enjoy history.”
  • WorksCited4U – Online bibliography formatting service.
  • Codecademy –  An online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in programming languages and markup languages. Includes lessons on JavaScript, HTML/CSS, PHP, Python, Ruby, and APIs.

Genealogy

Health/EMT
  • American Medical Association – Medical news (JAMA), professional issues. Visit the “Health and Fitness Information” page for useful health info including doctor and hospital finders.
  • IntelliHealth – Home to Johns Hopkins health information. Very comprehensive.
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine – Every significant program of the library is represented, from medical history to biotechnology.
  • Medline plus – Designed to direct you to resources containing information that will help you research your health questions. Also, ClinicalTrials.gov. From the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Merck Manual Home Edition – Online version of the popular manual.
  • RxList: The Internet Drug Index – Drug information covering over 4,000 U.S. products.
  • WebMD – Health information and services to consumers and healthcare professionals.

Legal

Maps & travel
  • Clinton County GIS Program -Website designed to disseminate data and information on Clinton County’s GIS Program, and to provide useful links to web pages that provide information on GIS or related fields of government service
    Disclaimer: Maps have been constructed using City, County, and State records and are to be used for assessment purposes or as references only. Maps do not represent the official survey of the land.
  •  American Camping Association – Search for ACA-accredited camps for youth.
  • CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases Travelers’ Health – Includes the “Yellow Book”.
  • United States Passports – Applications, renewals, fees, requirements, travel news.
  • Travisa – offers travel visa processing, online visa application forms and other country information for US citizens only.
  • MapQuest – Search and mapping utility.
  • Google Maps – Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions.
  • Ohio Tourism – Schedule of events, places to visit, museums, and sites to see in Ohio.

Tax information
 Federal Government

State of Ohio

Wilmington

 

 

 

 


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