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Book Lovers

  • Advanced Book Exchange - the world's largest source of Out of Print books.
  • AllReaders.com - "Choose from hundreds of plot, theme, character, and setting options to find precisely what you're looking for!'
  • Alternative Press Index
  • Blind Readers Page - "This site is a guide to sources of information in alternative formats (braille, recorded cassettes, large print, e-texts, web audio) accessible by people with print disabilities--those with visual and physical handicaps as well as dyslexia. It is also a guide to information about blindness, visual handicaps and other physical handicaps, with a special collection of Wisconsin resources."
  • Bookwire - "the book industry's most comprehensive online info source".
  • Horror.org - Horror Writers Association.
  • If You Like - from Hennepin County Library. This is a searchable database that can help you find authors or books similar to ones you like.
  • LunaCat - science fiction and fantasy by women.
  • Overbooked - Mystery, Suspense, Thriller and Crime Fiction.
  • Penguin Putnam
  • Random House
  • Reading Group Choices - a great site for book discussion groups.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Lists - a comprehensive site that is updated regularly.
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Stop! You're Killing Me! - Definitive source for mystery authors and their series, Stop! has hundreds of authors, with complete, chronological lists of their books in this sub-genre.
  • Wired for Books - audio of author interviews and readings of everthing from children's books to poetry to fiction. This site is a must for all literary enthusiasts.
  • Wisconsin Authors database - this is a retrospective and contemporary resource for bibliographic research on books by writers from Wisconsin. It is a joint project of the WLA Literary Awards Committe, the UW-Madison General Library System, and the Wisconsin Center for the Book.
  • Words Without Borders - the online magazine for international literature.

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Career and Job Information

  • America's Job Bank - for employers and job hunters.
  • Free Resume Examples - includes access to lots of cover letter examples as well.
  • GotResume builder - great FREE resume building site that provides a variety of templates.
  • Green Careers Guide
  • Monster.com - the leading global online network for careers, connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - this U.S. Dept. of Labor publication is now available online. It "describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.'
  • Wisconsin's Worknet - Wisconsin's workforce and labor market information system.
  • WiscJobs - State employment information including application forms.
  • Job Center of Wisconsin

Consumer Information

  • ABTolls - dedicated to sharing information about the telecommunications industry. This site offers long-distance telephone rate comparisons, information on different companies and services and news relating to telecommunications.
  • alaTest - alaTest collects reviews from consumers and experts to help you find the best products on the market.
  • Assisted Living Source - access to senior living and home care providers.
  • Benefits Checkup - from the National Council on the Aging this free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.
  • BestPlaces.net - housing, costs of living, crime, education, economy, health and climate information.
  • The Better Business Bureau - site of the national headquarters with links to state and local chapters.
  • Charity Navigator - Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.
  • Consumer World - "a public service, non-commercial guide cataloging over 1800 of the most useful consumer resources." Created by Edgar Dworsky, a consumer advocate/educator and an attorney
  • Consumer Information Center - U.S. government information from Pueblo, Colorado.
  • Consumer Search - "a great place to start researching a product.'
  • Edmund's Automobile Buyers Guides - new and used car, truck, and van prices.
  • WisconsinFront Door - community resource center.
  • Fueleconomy.gov - ratings and comparisons on vehicle fuel efficiency from the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA
  • FurnaceCompare.com - FurnaceCompare offers free resources to homeowners buying either a furnace, heat pump or central air conditioner. Since FurnaceCompare.com is not affiliated with any manufacturer or HVAC business, they can provide comprehensive and unbiased information on 95 manufacturers. This site also has consumer reviews, a size calculator and helpful tips on choosing the right heating & cooling contractor.
  • Goodwill/Dell Reconnect Computer Recycling Program
  • Healthcare.gov - marketplace for the Affordable Care Act
  • Home Care Profile - information on Home Care Providers.
  • Household Products Database - from the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine, this database lists safety issues with commonly used household products.
  • Identity Theft Resource Center - Winner of the 2004 National Crime Victims Service Award, this site provides resources and information for victims of identity theft as well as for those hoping to avoid it.
  • The Inflation Calculator
  • Insure.com - auto, life, health, home, renter's, dental and travel insurance quotes.
  • Kelly Blue Book - used and new car prices, motorcycle prices, new car previews and more.
  • Give.org - Can the charity or organization you support be trusted? This site is from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.
  • National Fraud Information Center
  • National Yellow Pages Consumer Choice and Opt-Out - use this site to opt out of the paper telephone directory. Also includes information on how to recycle telephone books.
  • Quackwatch - Your guide to health fraud, quackery and intelligent decisions.
  • Realtor.com - the official site of the National Association of Realtors, a great tool for anyone relocating or job hunting in a different city. Calculate salary and cost of living needs. Locate housing, employment, schools and services.
  • Replacing Your Vital Documents - how to obtain replacements for important documents that have been lost or stolen. From USA.gov
  • Senior Resources - listing of services for older adults in Wisconsin.
  • U.S. Consumer Gateway
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - information on recalls of all kinds of products.
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

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Directories

  • AnyWho - full service directory with business and residential listings. Reverse lookup by phone number available.
  • SuperPages.com - from Verizon.

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Education

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Finance

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Gardening

  • GardenGuides - a comprehensive gardening resource which includes cooking information, an email newsletter and a chat forum.
  • PLANTS database - from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, a great resource for students, teachers, gardeners, botanists and anyone looking for plant identification and information. "The PLANTS Database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant links, references, and other plant information."
  • Prairie Enthusiasts - West Central Wisconsin Chapter
  • UW-Extension Garden and Landscape Information - gardening, pest control, soil management, trees and shrubs.
  • The Wild Ones - natural landscaping information

Genealogy

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Government

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Election Information

  • Common Cause - Common Cause is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government. Discover the latest legislative developments for reform, along with current and archived Common Cause studies.
  • Concord Coalition - Nonpartisian, grassroots organization dedicated to eliminating federal budget deficits and reforming entitlement programs. Presents facts you should know about the national debt and deficit.
  • Democratic National Committee - official site.
  • DemocracyNow.org - Pacifica Radio Web site which "highlights grassroots efforts to enhance and ignite democracy in the U.S.'
  • League of Women Voters
  • Libertarian Party - official site.
  • Lobbying in Wisconsin - Who lobbies and what are they lobbying about? This site contains information on the lobbying industry in Wisconsin.
  • Project Vote Smart - non-partisan group gathering and distributing biographical history, voting records, campaign finances and promises, and performance evaluations about elected officials and candidates.
  • Republican National Committee - official site.
  • Town Hall - Conservative website sponsored by the magazine National Review. Columnists like Pete du Pont and William F. Buckley are regular contributors. Offers a flat-tax calculator in the online boutique.
  • WisconsinEye - is a private non-profit dedicated to providing access to the workings of our Wisconsin state government. The site includes information on candidates and races in text, audio and video.
  • WisconsinVotes - from Wisconsin Public Radio, UW-Extension and Wisconsin Public Television. Includes election coverage, Wisconsin campaigns and links to live radio and television broadcasts.

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