Interesting Links

Switchboard – http://www.switchboard.com/
An online resource for Business and residential address and telephone searches.

Zip Code Look-Up and Address Info https://www.usps.com/nationalpremieraccounts/findzipcodes.htm
USPS Zip Code Look-Up provides a way to look up details about a geographical area, as well as a FAQ with guidance on how to use these tools.

Health

FDA Consumer – http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/default.htm
FDA Consumer offers you a wealth of new and in-depth information on how to get healthy and stay healthy.

Medline Plus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.

Choose My Plate –  http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, focuses its efforts on advancing and promoting dietary guidance for all Americans and conducting research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.

Employment

Texas Workforce Commission – http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/jsemp/job-seekers-employees.html
Search one of the largest job databases in Texas. Register for work so employers can find you. Use job search resources to increase your job opportunities. Get résumé writing tips and learn job-winning interviewing techniques. You can also use this site to apply for unemployment benefits.

Free Management Library – http://managementhelp.org/
The Free Management Library can be freely used for your own personal, professional and organizational development (including for-profit and nonprofit organizations). It is updated regularly with new topics, each focused on practical guidelines, tips and tools you can apply — and learn at the same time.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly – http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/home.htm
Occupational Outlook Quarterly provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics.

Education

Masters in Education – http://mastersineducationguide.com/
The largest – and one of the oldest – resources solely dedicated to graduate-level Master’s of Education programs.

Teaching Degree Programs – http://teacherdegrees.com/
TeacherDegrees.com is one of the most comprehensive directories for teaching education on the web. With hundreds of teaching schools and thousands of teaching education degree programs in our database, we are helping connect students and schools to build a better teaching education system.

Practice Driving Tests – http://swishercolib.driving-tests.org   
FREE practice driving permit tests for car, motorcycle and CDL

Presidents’ Trivia – presidents.website
A new presidential history website that helps share historical information from around the Internet. We have information on every president and presidential election. This is an ongoing project with the goal of creating the best presidential resource on the Internet.

GCF Learn Free – http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
For the past decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

Coursera –  https://www.coursera.org/
Free online courses on almost any subject.

Google Scholar –  http://scholar.google.com/schhp?hl=en
Peer reviewed articles from google

Background Notes –  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
Background Notes are factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.

Open Access Books –  http://www.oapen.org/home  The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.

Legal

Texas Law Help –  http://texaslawhelp.org/
TexasLawHelp.org is a website dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans.

Legal Forms –  http://findforms.com/
Attorney-prepared, up-to-date forms at a fraction of the price an attorney would charge.

Your Texas Benefits – http://yourtexasbenefits.com
After completing some assessment questions, apply for benefits like SNAP, TANF, and assistance with other benefits programs like Medicaid and Medicar

IRS:  http://www.irs.gov/
You can get current and past tax forms here

Texas.gov – http://www.texas.gov/en/Pages/default.aspx
Texas.gov is a collaborative, public-private partnership between the State of Texas and Texas NICUSA, LLC (TexasOnline). Texas.gov currently offers more than 1,000 online services.

Other Interesting Things

Free eBooks –  http://harringtonlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/eBook-Resources.pdf
Free public domain ebooks.

Free Audiobooks –  https://librivox.org/
Free public domain audiobooks

Computer World Magazine –  http://www.computerworld.com/
Computerworld covers news from the IT manager’s perspective with a broad analytical view of how that news affects the daily operations of large technology enterprises

National Archives –  http://www.archives.gov/
Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available for viewing.

Library of Congress –  http://www.loc.gov/index.html

World Factbook – https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies around the world.

City Data –  http://www.city-data.com/
By collecting and analyzing data from numerous sources, we’re able to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you can find the data you’re looking for on City-Data.com.

AreaVibes – http://www.areavibes.com/
Find the best places to live with AreaVibe. The AreaVibes Livability Score was designed to help you find the best places to live. It is created using a unique algorithm that takes into account dozens of characteristics in 7 different categories including nearby amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. A total Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for any area across America.

Reviews.com –  http://www.reviews.com/
Reviews.com is a website that displays results from thousands of hours of research and analysis on products and services across dozens of different verticals.

Geni.com – http://www.geni.com/
Find your ancestors. Everyone’s related. Geni users have already created over 140 million profiles. Instead of repeating their research, you can share it and connect your trees together. Swisher County Library offers the pro version to those who login to geni.com at the library.

ABCMouse.com – https://www.abcmouse.com/html5#abc/student_home
With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

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