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~ RECOMMENDED INTERNET RESOURCES ~

The recommended links on this area of our site have been reviewed and approved by Windsor Locks Library staff. We believe that they provide useful and authoritative information, but most of them were created and are maintained by people and institutions not connected to or endorsed by Windsor Locks Public Library, Inc. The library, therefore, is not responsible for any inaccurate information included in these sites.
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Arts, Crafts, Cooking, & Music

Business & Legal

Career & Employment Resources

Connecticut

Education Resources

Entertainment & Travel

Family Resources ~ Children, Seniors, & Internet Safety.

Health & Nutrition Resources

Home & Consumer ~ including Autos, Real Estate, and Green Living

Libraries

Locate People & Businesses

Money & Finance

News, Weather, & Sports

Politics

U.S. Government & Armed Forces








ARTS, CRAFTS, COOKING, & MUSIC:
About.com - Explore a variety of topics
AllMusic.com ~ Comprehensive guide to all forms of popular music and musicians.
Allrecipes.com/ ~ Find recipes fast!
Cooks.com ~ Recipe Search.
Flickr.com - Photo sharing worldwide.
Kovels.com/ - Online antiques price guide

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BUSINESS & LEGAL:
American Civil Liberties Union
U.S.Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
CTLawHelp.org ~ Connecticut Network for Legal Aid
Connquest.com, the ultimate Connecticut web portal.
Cornell University Legal Information Institute
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut
Thomasnet.com, Thomas Register online.

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CAREER & EMPLOYMENT:
Connecticut Department of Labor - Links to education, training, and job search sites.
Connecticut Department of Labor Unemployment Benefits Online
Connecticut Job Search Toolkit
HartfordJobs.com. - Job openings in Hartford County.
Indeed.com - Connecticut job listings.
JobNow.com - Live online help with resumes, interview skills, & more.
MyJobScout.org, a free online learning platform for job hunters.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - online version.
ResumeTemplates.org - 250 free resume templates plus job-hunting tips.

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CONNECTICUT GOVERNMENT & HISTORY:
Affordable Care Act: Connecticut Fact Sheet
CT.gov, State of Connecticut, online access to government.
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
Connecticut General Assembly.
Connecticut Local Legacies from the Library of Congress.
Connecicut State Register and Manual
Connecticut State Statutes
Sots.state.ct.us/, Connecticut Secretary of State's web site.
Connecticut Town Profiles.

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EDUCATION RESOURCES:
All-test-prep.com/, articles and resources ~ preparation for standardized tests.
CollegeBoard.com ~ Register for SAT, search for colleges.
CHESLA: Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority.
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
FAFSA ~ Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
FederalStudentAid.ed.gov ~ Gateway to federal student aid.
Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Directory
Praxis Prep Review - Free online practice tests.
Test Prep Review, your source for free practic tests, includin GED, LSAT, Praxis, SAT, and PSAT.

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ENTERTAINMENT & TRAVEL:
AAA.com
IMDB - Internet Movie Database.
Passport information.
Zvents.com - Windsor Locks, Guide to local restaurants and entertainment

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FAMILY & DISABILITY RESOURCES:
AARP.org
ADA Home Page
CT Clearinghouse Resource Room, a program of Wheeler Clinic.
Care.com ~ Child care resources.
CT Dept. of Public Health Day Care Guidelines.
Connecticut Senior Information Web Site
CyberAngels.org, the world's oldest and largest Internet safety organization.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
FBI's Parents' Guide to Internet Safety.
Forms of Address, spoken and written.
Government Agencies ~ Services for the aged
Greatkidsct.org - information on parenting, education, and health and safety for birth to eight. Sponsored by the Connecticut State Library.
CTHelpNet.org ~ Helping Connecticut's seniors navigate eldercare resources.
iSAFE.org, from the U.S. Department of Justice.
NIH - Health Information for Senior Citizens.
QLinkWIreless - Government benefit program - free cell phone service.
Safelinkwireless.com ~ Free cell phone service for income eligible customers.

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HEALTH & NUTRITION RESOURCES:
Affordable Care Act: Connecticut Fact Sheet
CDC.gov, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu facts: Seasonal Influenza Topics from the CDC
Health Information in Plain Language from UCONN Health Center.
HealthCare.gov, health insurance marketplace.
Healthfinder.gov, your guide to reliable health information.
Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
MayoClinic.com, reliable information for a healthier life.
MedLinePlus.gov, sponsored by the U.S. Nat'l Library of Medicine and the NIH
Merck Manual of Medical Information.
NAL.usda.gov, USDA's Food and Nutrition Information Center.
National Institutes of Health.
Nutrition.gov ~ For a healthier life, smart nutrition starts here.
StateHealthFacts.org
UCONN Health Center Health Resources.

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HOME & CONSUMER:
ACMEHOWTO.com, How to library.
Better Business Bureau
Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Edmunds.com, where smart car buyers start.
EnergySavers.gov ~ Efficiency & renewable energy tips from the U.S. Department of Energy.
EnergyStar ~ Appliances, lighting, home improvement, and more!
FuelEconomy.gov ~ by U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA
FrontDoor.com - Real estate listings nationwide, powered by HGTV.
HowStuffWorks.com
How To Clean Anything.
Internet Public Library - how to find auto repair manuals
Kelley Blue Book ~ auto values online
MortgageLoan.com ~ Information on mortgage rates and refinancing calculators.
ReferWork.com - Answers to your home improvement & repair questions.
Trulia.com ~ Real estate listing by zip code or city.
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Visionappraisal.com/ , Vision Apprisal Technology ~ CT real estate assessments
Zillow.com - Current real estate valuations nationwide.

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LIBRARIES:
Connecticut Library Catalogs.
Connecticut Library Web Sites.
Connecticut State Library - authoritative information on the state and library service and resources in Connecticut.
Internet Public Library., the first public library of the Internet, offers quality information resources.
Library of Congress, the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

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LOCATE PEOPLE & BUSINESSES:
Anywho.com, online directory.
Area Code Locations.
PeopleSmart.com, easily locate addresses & phone numbers.
Switchboard.com, white and yellow pages and reverse look-up.
U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup

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MONEY & FINANCE:
AmortizationTable.org ~ Loan Amortization Table
AnnualCreditReport.com - free annual credit reports online
BigCharts.com - for historical stock market quotes.
Morningstar.com/ ~ Stocks, investment news, and personal finance
Nasdaq.com/, for current and past stock quotes, market activity, financial news.
Valueline.com ~ investment research

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NEWS, WEATHER, & SPORTS:
Accuweather.com.
CNN.com ~ top stories of the day.
ESPN.com.
FOXNEWS.com
MSNBC.msn.com
Weather Warehouse - Weather History

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POLITICS:
FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
U.S. GOVERNMENT & ARMED FORCES:
Department of Labor.
FedStats.gov - Statistics from federal agencies.
FirstGov.gov for government information on the Internet.
GPO Access ~ 2,200 federal government databases.
Immigration Statistics, from the Department of Homeland Security.
NationalAtlas.gov, printable U.S. maps plus a map maker!.
SSA.GOV provides official government information about Social Security Benefits.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Navy
U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup.
World Fact Book from www.cia.gov

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Updated 3-13-2014