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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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Business

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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

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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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Fort Atkinson and Jefferson County

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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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