Suggested Links

| Local | Books | Consumer | Education |Legal | Homework Help & Test Prep | Career/Job Hunting | Medical | Free Online Courses

Local

  1. Town of Dartmouth
  2. New Bedford Area Visitor’s Guide
  3. Massachusetts State Government 
  4. Bristol County District Attorney
  5. DNRT Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
  6. Mass. State Tax Forms
  7. Mass211.org – an online resource for Mass. residents in need of basic services
  8. New England Quilt Museum and Library

Books

  1. AbeBooks The world’s largest online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books.
  2. Alibris Specializes in hard-to-find books, manuscripts, maps, photos, prints, and autographs.
  3. Amazon.com New and used books, audio books, videos, music.
  4. Armchair Interviews “Connecting authors to their readers.” Book reviews and more.
  5. Barnes & Noble.com New books, ebooks, college textbooks, out-of-print books, magazines…
  6. BookBrowse Provides a substantial excerpt of each and every recommended book. Multiple reviews from newspapers and magazines with no plot-spoilers. Hundreds of author interviews and reading guides.
  7. Book Letters  Don’t miss another good book. Signup for Bookletters alerts today! You choose the alerts that interest you. It’s the easy way to decide what to read, watch or listen to next.
  8. BookFinder.com Compare prices on over 150 million books for sale new, used, rare, out of print, international textbooks.
  9. Book Page  View author interviews, book buzz and e-newsletters to sign up for or come into the library for the monthly printed newsletter.
  10. BookSpot.com Everything for the reader: reading lists, award-winning books, an author spotlight section, web sites, and a genre corner.
  11. Fantastic Fiction UK site, good resource for finding book series, lists new and forthcoming books.
  12. Google Book Search Previews of books, some full text, book reviews and references to titles from other Internet sites.
  13. IndieBound Features a monthly selection of eclectic new books chosen by independent booksellers. “Indie Bestsellers” is based on in-store sales from hundreds of independent bookstores across America.
  14. NPR: Books Listen to broadcasts, or read transcripts of book reviews and interviews with authors.
  15. New York Times Best Sellers
  16. Reading Group Choices Offers interesting, informative, fun, and interactive material of interest to book clubs.
  17. ReadingGroupGuides.com Created especially for reading groups, providing them with all they need to make their book club experience better than ever.
  18. Stop You’re Killing Me  A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. It lists over 4200 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 48,000 titles), both series (4900+) and non-series.
  19. Social networking sites for readers: Share your love of reading and connect with other readers. (For complete access, these sites require registration.) Goodreads| LibraryThing| Shelfari
  20. Talking Information Center Network: Programming for the visually impaired and print impaired, streaming broadcasts and more.

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Consumer

  1. AARP Information, advocacy and benefits for people over age 50.
  2. Auto Guide.com resource for authoritative and objective reports on new and used vehicles
  3. Better Business Bureau File a complaint, check out a business or charity, and get consumer tips.
  4. Care for Animals Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Information from choosing a pet to dealing with the death of a pet.
  5. Clark Howard.com Find advice on such topics as travel, cars, student loans, landlords, telephone service, and more. Clark Howard, “America’s consumer champion,” is a regular on CNN’s DayBreak.
  6. CNET.com Find reviews and prices on the latest electronics as well as downloads.
  7. Consumer.gov Information from the federal government on everything from shopping online to food safety
  8. Consumer Publications for Citizens from USA.gov  This Federal Citizen Information Center site offers important consumer information and publications to help you make important life decisions.
  9. Consumer Product Safety Commission The CPSC’s web site on recalls and product safety news.
  10. Consumer Reports Online  Ratings and Reviews from Consumer Reports. Enter your Dartmouth library card if accessed remotely.
  11. Driving Tests: Free Massachusetts driving permit practice tests.
  12. FindersCheapers: Price Comparison Website/Consumer Products Search Engine.
  13. Fueleconomy.gov The Department of Energy source for fuel economy in cars. En español| Mobile
  14. FTC Consumer Information Links to help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights.
  15. gethuman 500 database Talk to a real person—this cheat sheet gets you around those annoying phone menus.
  16. Give.org Find and research organizations for charitable giving.
  17. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Supplements NHTSA tests with offset vehicle crash tests.
  18. manualslib: The Ultimate Manuals Library One stop location to search for a product manual.
  19. National Do Not Call Registry Offers registration for consumers to stop telemarketers from calling; or call 888-382-1222.
  20. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Crash tests on vehicles back to 1990.
  21. PC Hell When your personal computer is driving you crazy, they may have a remedy.
  22. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Explains how to protect your privacy and what to do if your rights are violated.
  23. Realtor.com National listing of homes for sale and many other features.
  24. Recalls.gov Your online resource for government recalls.
  25. Spychecker Not sure if the free software you are about to download is in fact spyware or adware?
  26. Tax Software Comparison: If you’re planning to file online, Reviews.com has listings for the various options with recommendations on how to choose the best program for your needs.

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Education

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Career/Job Hunting

  1. CareerBuilder One of the largest job listings sites on the Internet. The Salary Calculator compares the cost of living.
  2. careerlink.com America Browse by career field and state.
  3. CareerOneStop Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor  Find a job, locate career information, assess and upgrade your skills, learn how to deal with layoffs.
  4. Glassdoor.com Gives you an inside look at company, salary details, reviews, and interview questions for thousands of companies.
  5. JobSearchUSA.org “Connecting jobseekers and employers.”
  6. Monster.com National job listings with career advice for all levels and areas.
  7. Massachusetts Job Quest Search jobs posted from the Workforce Development’s website including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester and Wareham
  8. JobsinMa.com  Search for jobs in this Massachusetts statewide database.
  9. JobsinRi.com Search for jobs in this Rhode Island statewide database.
  10. Standard Times Daily Newspaper – Job Classifieds  Search jobs posted in the Standard Times newspaper.
  11. Civil Service Government Jobs  the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government.

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Homework Help & Test Prep

  1. Homework Spot  Helpful websites for school assignments.
  2. Freetestprep.com free online resource for your students to prepare for the ACT, SAT, and HiSET.
  3. Learning Express Library test prep resources available with a Dartmouth Library card.

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Legal

  1. All About Forms Offers more than 2,000 free legal forms, and answers to common legal and financial questions.
  2. American Bar Association Public resources page includes practical guides to legal issues as well as an overview of courts and legal procedure.
  3. United States Copyright Office Everything you need to know about copyright.
  4. FindLaw Legal guides, find a lawyer, Supreme Court opinions, legal forms, U. S. Code, state codes, more.
  5. findlegalhelp.org Useful information provided by the American Bar Association.
  6. Internet Legal Research Group Searchable database. Scroll down for forms and links.
  7. THOMAS by the Library of Congress  The best place to find federal legislative information for the past few years, including pending legislation.

Free Online Courses

  1. Universal Class Take Continuing Education courses, free with your Dartmouth library card.
  2. Atomic Training Video tutorials on popular software applications, free with your Dartmouth library card.
  3. Online Courses  Site that gathers together free courses from places like MIT.

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Medical

  1. American Cancer Society Significant amount of information, and contacts related to cancer topics. See also the American Childhood Cancer Society.
  2. American Dietetic Association Nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
  3. Asbestos.com | Mesothelioma The Mesothelioma Center offers comprehensive and updated information on asbestos exposure and a list of mesothelioma causes.
  4. American Heart Association Check out the Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia.
  5. BabyCenter For new and expectant parents to provide information, guidance and products for their babies.
  6. Breast Cancer Risk Assesment Tool From the National Cancer Institute, an interactive tool to help estimate a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
  7. Bring Change to Mind Change a mind, change a life. 1 in 6 adults and almost 1 in 10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. Addresses the stigma and issues associated with mental illness as well as support for family members.
  8. CAPHIS from the Medical Library Association  Consumer and patient health information.
  9. CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  10. Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs Reports and information to guide consumers and doctors in making more cost-effective prescription drug choices. Information offered in Spanish.
  11. DIRLINE Online directory of health organizations, from the National Library of Medicine.
  12. Drugfree.org The Partnership for a drug-free America. Many resources concerning drug and alchohol use.
  13. Familydoctor.org Health information for the whole family, compiled by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  14. FDA US Food and Drug Administration Find information about counterfeit drugs, clinical trials, food safety issues and more.
  15. Health & Nutrition from USA.gov  Official information and services from the U.S. government.
  16. Healthcare.gov Find out what the new health care law means to you. Open enrollment began Oct. 1, 2013
  17. healthfinder.gov from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services  Links to carefully selected web sites from 1500 health-related organizations.
  18. HIV InSite AIDS information site developed by the University of CA–San Fransisco.
  19. Internet Mental Health Ceated by a Canadian psychiatrist. Information on disorders and medications.
  20. KidsHealth Created by the Nemours Foundation, with health information for children, teens, and parents.
  21. Mayo Clinic “Tools for healthier lives.” Find information about diseases, drugs, and health tools.
  22. MedicineNet Includes a medical dictionary as well as a procedures and tests section.
  23. MedlinePlus Comprehensive consumer health site, from the National Library of Medicine.
  24. My Stroke of Insight Video | Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.
  25. NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness  “The nation’s voice on mental illness.” Inform yourself, find support, take action.
  26. National Cancer Institute Treatment information, clinical trials, coping with cancer, more.
  27. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information on making informed choices about integrating alternative therapy with conventional treatment.
  28. National Institute of Mental Health Information for the public on mental disorders affecting adults and children.
  29. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Current health news on hot topics as well as other health-related links and topics.
  30. NeedyMeds.org “Find help with the cost of medicine.” Download a free discount drug card.
  31. NIHSeniorHealth.gov from the National Library of Medicine  NLM’s site for older adults.
  32. Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator Search this database for treatment facilites by location.
  33. Tox Town from the National Library of Medicine  Tox Town gives an introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
  34. Understanding Cancer a guide from the Mesothelioma Group.

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