Online Resources

See the complete alphabetical online resources list without descriptions: Online Resources by Name

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U.S. History in Context

Get contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. 

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United States Census Bureau

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

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United States Copyright Office

The US Copyright Office offers services and support to creators and users of creative works. Use the site to research, register a copyright, or record a document.

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United States History and Government Websites for Kids

Websites for children's homework selected by librarians.

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Value Line Investment Survey

Access in-depth financial information, research, commentary, and analysis for stocks.

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Web Resources about Computers and Technology

These web resources have been selected for you by librarians.

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Web Resources about Elections, Politics and Voting

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Web Resources about Genealogy

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Web Resources about Government

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Web Resources about Health & Wellness

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Web Resources about Law and Legal Help

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Web Resources about Your Money

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World History and Culture Websites for Kids

Websites for children's homework selected by librarians.

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World History in Context

Get contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. 


Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

3rded. 2017. Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas & Africa. Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.


Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

14thed. 2017.  Offers information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.