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Internet Resources

Books and Reading Resources

Databases:

  • NoveList Plus features author and book information about contemporary writers for fiction and non-fiction and much more.
  • Literature Resource Center also has as author information.
  • LitFinder1 full text of many shorter literary works
  • TeachingBooks.net1 Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors.

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Business Resources:

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Research Resources:

Other links:

  • Business Owner's Toolkit Ideal for a small business, this site includes basic business forms, templates, and checklists that you can download to your computer and customize to fit your needs. Free
  • KnowThis Annotated guide to marketing resources.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office For patent and trademark searches. Easy to use. Requires fees for full-text patent delivery.
  • U.S. Business Advisor One-stop shopping for federal government information and advice relating to business operation.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Useful, official advice and resources for starting, financing, and managing a small business. The start-up kit and the business plan outline are especially useful.

Looking for charities, foundations and grants:

  • Associations on the Net Direct links to organizations of many types from the Internet Public Library.
  • BBB (Better Business Bureau) Wise Giving Alliance The reports are detailed and provide financial information, history, and other information on charities and their work.
  • Charity Navigator Analysis and ratings of charities and non-profit organizations. Includes a list of "Top Ten" and "4 Star" charities.
  • Foundation Center Includes hundreds of direct links to private, corporate, and public foundations, as well as information about foundations and grant seeking.
    non-profit guides "Grant writing tools for non-profit professionals."
  •  Search for Charities  Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.

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Career/Job:

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College and Financial Aid

See our Teen College Bound page

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Genealogy:

Databases:

  • Ancestry Library (Available in-library only.) Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more.
  • Family Search Beta Search FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about your family history.
  • HeritageQuest1 Genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, etc.
  • NewspaperARCHIVE1 Searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

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Law and Government:

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Immigration

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Medical:

  • Mayo Clinic Easy to understand information on Diseases/ Conditions, Symptoms, Drugs/ Supplements, Tests/Procedures, Healthy Living and First Aid.
  • Medicare Official government site for people with Medicare.
  • Medline Plus Authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Medical journal Articles, dictionary, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
    Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary Online dictionary of medical terms.
  • National Center for complementary and Alternative medicine (NCCAM) Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Research-based information on treatments and conditions. A-Z index of Health topics.
  • PDR Health Physician's Desktop Reference Online. Consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines.Also includes information on Clinical Trials, Surgery, and Interactive Tools.
  • Petplace.com pet care information and pet health information with over 5000 veterinarian approved articles
  • Pubmed PubMed lets you search millions of journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. It includes access to MEDLINE® and to citations for selected articles in life science journals not included in MEDLINE.
  • WebMD Consumer friendly, WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.

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Nutrition:

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Senior and Retirement Resources:

  • Access America for Seniors A government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors. Visitors can utilize a number of services, including comparing Medicare health plan options, comparing nursing homes throughout the U.S., and receiving estimates of social security benefits.
  • The Age Page This Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Services site provides links to programs and resources for older people and their caregivers in Wisconsin.
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Features information for retirees on numerous topics including health, housing, travel, insurance and consumer issues.
  • BenefitsCheckUp A service of the National Council on the Aging, BenefitsCheckUp offers a free online service to help older Americans identify which federal and state assistance programs they may be eligible for. Seniors or caregivers fill out a Web form,entering information such as income, age and zip code. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential, and does not require a name, address, phone number or social security number.
  • Medicare (Official U.S. Government Medicare site)
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center Offers information, news, and legal help, particularly to older persons of limited income.
  • National Institute on Aging
  • Wisconsin Home Health Care Agencies

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Sustainability:

  • Sustainability Links This is a link to its own page. Information on local community organizations and what you can do to live more sustainability. Also included are definitions of Sustainability and recycling information.

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Taxes:

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1 Access to this resource is provided as part of the BadgerLink project. If you cannot access these resources using a library card from an SCLS library, you may be able to access them through the BadgerLink website.

Online resources are supported by funding from South Central Library System, its member libraries, and LSTA grants made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).