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Animals

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Cooking

Income Tax

Music

Booklists

Drama

Insects

News

Business

Education

Kids Sites

Phone Directories & Zip Codes

Canton-Area Links

Genealogy

Law

Reference

Career

Government--Federal

Library Links

Science

Census & Statistics

Government--State

Literature

Space

Chemistry

Government--World

Maps

 

 

Animals

Bat Conservation
Includes information on bats, habitat, houses, etc.
Earthlife Web
Includes links to sites on insects, birds, mammals, fish, and trees.
Endangered Species Home Page
Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Field guides from e-nature
Includes field guides of amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, insects, reptiles, trees, wildflowers, and more.
Illinois Natural History Survey
Includes links on insects, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, plants, and more.
Tree of Life from the University of Arizona
Includes information on insects, plants, and animals.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Many links to animals, fish, endangered species, and more.

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Art

Timeline of Art History
Chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of art history from around the world.
World Wide Arts Resources
Links to many differents sites on the arts.

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Automobiles

Autobytel
Search by make and model of car, location, new, used, and more to find pricing information, dealers, specifications, and reviews.
Kelley Blue Book Car Prices
Includes new and used vehicles as well as reviews.
NADA Used Vehicle Guides
Includes not only automobiles, but boats, campers, motorcycles, etc.

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Booklists

BookSpot
Links to many award winners.
Caldecott Medal Awards
Children's picture book award winners.
National Book Awards
New York Times Best-Seller Lists
Lists the top 5 in several categories. For more complete lists, you may subscribe for free.
Newbery Medal Awards
Children's literature award winners.
Oprah's Book Club
Follow the links to Oprah's latest selections.
Pulitzer Prizes
Rebecca Caudill Winners with links to Nominees
Awards chosen by Illinois students in grades 4-8.

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Business

Better Business Bureau
Gives consumer warnings, complaint forms, and directory of BBBs.
CNN Money
Financial news and updates.
EDGAR
EDGAR-Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System includes SEC filings for various companies.
Federal Express
Includes searching by tracking numbers.
Hoover's Company Profile Database
Gives basic corporate directory information as well as latest stock quotes and graphs.
NAICS--North American Industry Classification System
Lists information on the tool that replaces the SIC codes.
Small Business Administration
A wealth of information including other links.
Thomas Register of Manufacturers
Searchable by product and company name.
UPS
United Parcel site. It also allows package tracking.

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Canton-Area Links

Canton Daily Ledger Newspaper
Canton Union School District 66
Links to individual schools and includes activities, calendars, sports schedules, and more.
City of Canton
Includes city code, meeting minutes, Chamber of Commerce, and more. Links to information on Cook Medical Group.
Fulton County Health Department
Fulton County Links
Fulton County Playhouse
Website for the Fulton County Playhouse complete with information on upcoming theatrical performances.
Fulton County, Illinois site
Includes county governmental offices and departments.
National Register of Historic Places--Fulton County
Listing of places in Fulton County that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Spoon River College
Spoon River Drive Information

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Career

Careerbuilder.com
Job search site that can be narrowed by location and interests. Includes search tips, resume information and more.
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security
Links to Illinois Job Bank, unemployment insurance information, etc.
Illinois One Source
Information on available jobs through Illinois Skills Match, on unemployment statistics,and on careers.
Indeed
Job search site that can be narrowed by location and interests. Includes search tips, resume information and more.
Monster
Job search site that can be narrowed by location and interests. Includes search tips, resume information and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Lists careers, educational requirements, salary, and outlook.
Snagajob
Job search site that allows you to search by zip code and type of job.

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Census and Statistics

American Factfinder
Census Bureau's fast search of business and industry information searchable by industry or geographic locations.
Consumer Price Index Information
Data used to figure the inflation rate.
Encyclopedia of Education Statistics
Includes Condition of Education, Digest of Education Statistics, Education Indicators, and Youth Indicators.
Population and Housing statistics
Figures from the traditional census done every 10 years.
Population Reference Bureau
Includes links to world population information.
US Bureau of Census
Wide variety of census data.
US Bureau of Census--Historical US census data browser from 1790-1960
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
Online archive of the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics lists yearly immigrants, where they came from, etc.

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Chemistry

Periodic Table of the Elements

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College

50States.com
Includes links to colleges and university homepages by state.
College Illinois from Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Includes information on financial aid, grants, scholarships, etc.
FAFSA--Free Application for Federal Student Aid
iTransfer
Lists college courses in Illinois that will transfer to other institutions.
U.S. News College Rankings
A wide variety of information for the college-bound including school rankings for graduate and undergraduate.

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Computers

CNet
A source of computer information on a wide variety of topics, platforms, software, etc.
Download.com
Collection of downloadable programs from CNET.
ExtremeTech
Another portal of computer information.
Learn the Net
See the How-To section for tips for beginners.
Tom's Hardware
Valuable computer information and reviews of various products and parts.
What is
An online dictionary of computer terms and jargon.
ZD Net
Another online source of information and technology news as well as software to download.

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Cooking

AllRecipes.com
Includes many recipes with ingredient searching abilities.
Cook's Thesaurus
Includes definitions and substitutions of all kinds!
CopyKat Recipes
Includes recipes for many brand-name/restaurant recipes.
Epicurious.com
A wealth of information, techniques, and recipes.
Food and Drug Administration
Information on food and drug regulations and safety.
Food Timeline
A timeline of different foods and recipes.
FoodSafety.gov
A variety of information including additives and food safety.
Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois
Safety information and many publications.
Medieval Renaissance Food Home Page
Not only recipes but also several other sources and bibliographies.
MyRecipes.com
Find recipes from many magazines including Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Real Simple, Cottage Living, Health, and many more.
Recipe Link
A wonderful site with many links and "hot topics." Very comprehensive. Excellent recipe searching.
Recipes & Home Cooking Tips | Taste of Home Magazine
Recipes and tips from the editors of Taste of Home Magazine.
RecipeSource
Includes many international recipes in addition to other food groupings.
Top Secret Recipes
Includes recipes of brand-name products and restaurants.

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Drama

Internet Broadway Database
Comprehensive list of current and past shows, casts, etc.

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Education

Teachers.net
Site with many link to topics, lessons plans, and more.

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Genealogy

Ancestry.com
Includes some free services and some membership/fee services.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Many sites grouped by categories and countries.
Ellis Island, Port of New York 1892-1924
Genealogy Databases
Select Ancestry Library edition (In Library use only) or HeritageQuest (from home or the library)to search census information and much more.
Genforum.com
A listserv where questions can be posted and shared about genealogy. Includes surname index.
Heritage Quest (from home)
Access a wide variety of information from home.
Heritage Quest (from within the library)
Access a wide variety of information from within the library.
Illinois Ancestors--Fulton County
Wonderful compilation of Fulton County genealogical materials and indexes available online. Includes plat books, histories, cemetery indexes, and much more.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)--Illinois State Archives
Lists local governmental records that are available. Includes naturalization papers and more.
Roots Web
Includes a search feature that links to surnames.
Social Security Death Records Index
U.S. Geological Survey GeoNames
A web form to search for geographic names. Includes a search of cemeteries by county.
USGenWeb
Many sites of interest for United States research.
VitalChek
Includes addresses on where to write for birth, marriage, death, and divorce information.

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Government--Federal

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Includes grade-level breakdowns explaining government concepts to children.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present
C-SPAN
Current government information and legislative updates.
Congress Votes Database
From the Washington Post this site contains all the votes in Congress since 1991. Lists missed votes, margins, etc.
GovEngine.com
A portal linking to Federal, State, and Local government and Court resources.
Government Printing Office (GPO) Federal Digital System
Includes Code of Federal Regulations and other links.
National Archives
Includes hours, use of records, genealogy, etc.
National Archives and Records Administration--Office of Federal Register
Includes GPO Access to Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and United States Government Manual
POTUS--Presidents of the United States
Includes biographical information as well as cabinet members and more.
The White House
A direct link to the White House.
THOMAS
Legistlative information on the internet including public acts, laws, etc.
US Copyright Office Home Page
US House of Representatives
US Mint
Includes information about the mint programs including the 50 States Quarters.
US Patent & Trademark Office
US Postal Service
US Senate

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Government--State

Cyberdriveillinois
A gateway to services of the Illinois Secretary of State including motor vehicle information and driver licensing as well as the Illinois State Library.
Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulations
Lists those who hold licenses with the state and any that have been revoked or on probation. Includes physicians, dentists, accountants, veterinarians, roofing contractors, and more.
Illinois General Assembly
Includes the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Public Acts, Administrative Code, and other legislation information.
State and Local Government on the Net
Links to thousands of state and local government sites.
State of Illinois
The official page for the State of Illinois.

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Government--World

Background Notes
Information about countries as prepared by the U.S. Department of State bureaus. Gives facts about land, people, history, government, economy, foreign relations, etc.
Country Studies from the Library of Congress
Great for brief facts and country reports.
Embassies around the World
World Fact Book
Excellent information about countries. Includes flags.

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History

AMDOCS: Documents for the study of American History
Covers 15th century to present.
American Civil War Homepage
A comprehensive directory of sites covering all aspects of the Civil War (1861-1865) period. Includes military, political, and social information.
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
At Home in the Heartland Online
Provided by the Illinois State Museum this site give information on life in Illinois from the 1700's through the present.
Best of History Web Sites
British Monarchy
Official site for the Royal Family with historical information as well.
Early Illinois Women, 1818-1918
Lists information about local Illinois women in various areas including medicine, business, entertainment, and more. This is part of a digitization grant so there are many graphics.
Encyclopedia Mythica
Encyclopedia of myths, legends, and folklore.
Encyclopedia of Chicago
A wealth of information on Chicago from the print title.
History of the Great Lakes States Home Page
Very interesting site that links to online books and materials related to Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. All materials are free and in the public domain.
Illinois in the Civil War by Infobahn Outfitters
Wonderful site with information on Illinois and Civil War sites.
Lincoln/Net
A collection of information, sites, and links to information about Abraham Lincoln. Has marvelous pictures.
National Register of Historic Places--Fulton County, Illinois
Listing of places in Fulton County that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nativeculture.com
Includes several links to Native American Indian sites.
Orb
An online textbook of medieval studies and articles.

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Home and Hobbies

Botany.com
Online plant encyclopedia with common and scientific names as well as propagation and planting instructions.
Hobbies from about.com
Includes links to sites on collecting, crocheting, knitting, quilting, etc.
Point and Click Appliance Repair
Includes repair tips and links to ordering parts.
RepairClinic.com
Includes repair tips for appliances and more.
Yardcare.com

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Income Tax

Illinois Dept. of Revenue
Includes forms, etc.
IRS-Internal Revenue Service
IRS tips, forms, etc.

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Insects

Butterflies and Moths of North America
From the Big Sky Institute of Montana State University this site breaks down species by state. Has some photos for identification.
Illinois State Museum
Links to databases on Illinois dragonflies and butterflies. Includes a breakdown by county.

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Kids Sites

AR BookFinder
This site lists accelerated reader books, levels, and points.
Enchanted Learning
Wide variety of links and activities for all ages.
KidsClick
Search sites chosen by librarians for kids grades K to 7.
QuizHub.org
Links to many sites and educational games for K-8 students.

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Law

Ayuda Legal Illinois
This website is a mirror image of the Illinois Legal Aid website in Spanish. Este sitio web es para obtener ayuda con su problemas legales.
FreeAdvice.com--legal advice
Fulton County Legal Self-Help Center
Provides information to people about legal matters including such topics as unemployment, foreclosure, divorce, custody issues, domestic abuse, etc. Intended to aid those who work with their own lawyers or those who are unable to find a lawyer to help them with their legal matters
Illinois General Assembly
Includes links to the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Public Acts, bills, etc.
Illinois Legal Aid
Offers free legal information to Illinois residents on civil legal matters.
Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions
Lawyers.com
Directory of lawyers by name or location from Martindale-Hubbell.
Lectric Law Library Forms
Sample legal forms of all kinds.
LII: Legal Information Institute
Includes U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court rulings, etc.
US Dept. of Justice

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Library Links

American Library Association
Information on the Association and its sections.
American Library Association's Great Sites for Kids
Provides links to selected sites for children up to and including age 14.
CARLI--I-Share Catalog
Access to library collections of the 71 libraries who are members of the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries Online (CARLI). Includes many universities.
Illinois Clicks
A portal of selected web sites covering a wide variety of topics compiled by Illinois librarians.
Illinois Library Association.
Illinois State Library
ipl2: Internet Public Library/Librarian's Index to Internet
Internet sites organized by various subjects.
Library of Congress
Includes copyright information, research collections, and law information.
RAILS Library System
Reaching Across Illinois Library System is the new library system covering the northern part of Illinois. It encompasses the former Alliance Library System as well as several others.
RSA Cat
Includes library holdings of those members of the RSA--Resource Sharing Alliance--libraries including Peoria Public Library, Pekin Public Library, etc.
Statewide Illinois Library Catalog (SILC)
The SILC catalog is part of the OCLC FirstSearch database. From this link choose your type of access from home or within the library. Search the WorldCat holdings of libraries. Parlin-Ingersoll Library cardholders may place interlibrary loan requests.

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Literature

AR BookFinder
This site lists accelerated reader books, points, and reading levels.
Bartleby.com
Electronic texts including dictionaries, quotations, the Bible, Shakespeare, gazeteers, etc.
BookSpot
Links to many award winners.
Caldecott Awards
Newbery Awards
Project Gutenberg
Links to over 800 classic titles of literature in electronic text.
Spark Notes--like Cliff Notes
Gives summaries and information on various titles.

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Maps

Bing Maps
Includes maps and driving directions.
Google Maps
Includes driving directions as well as satellite images. Very detailed.

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Medicine

Affordable Care Act links from Three Rivers Public Library District
Check this wonderful gathering of sites and links about the Affordable Care Act.
Cancer.gov from the National Cancer Institute
Wonderful information at both a patient and health professional level.
Center for Disease Control
Includes AIDS information as well as other links.
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Marketplace
Includes information on medicaid, medicare, and the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
FamilyDoctor.org
This site by the American Academy of Family Physicians covers a number of medical, health, and wellness issues.
Health and Human Services Healthcare
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site about the Affordable Care Act.
HealthCare.gov
The place to start in looking for information on the Affordable Care Act as well as enrollment.
Healthfinder
A gateway to consumer health and human service information from the US Government.
InteliHealth
A wide variety of links. Also includes a medical dictionary.
KidsHealth
Information about children's health for kids, parents, and professionals.
Mayo Clinic
MEDLINE
Searches Medline Plus and PubMed databases of medical journal articles with abstracts.
Merck Manual of Medical Information
A web version of the 2003 edition provides information on diseases, injuries, etc.
NOAH--New York Online Access to Health
Many sites of interest on a wide variety of health topics.
Rx List
Drug information as well as alternative medicine and herb information.
WebMD
A web portal that provides information on diseases, current news, and questions and answers. Many other links also.

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Movies

Academy Awards
Emmy Awards
Internet Movie Database
Allows searching of movies, cast, etc. Very detailed.
TV.com
Information on most current and some older shows and their casts.

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Music

A-Z Lyrics Universe
Includes lyrics to many current songs.
All Music Guide
Lyrics Connection
Song lyrics.
Sheet Music Plus
Searches for individuals, songs, etc.

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News

Canton Daily Ledger
Chicago Tribune
CNN Cable News Network
Peoria Journal Star
World-Newspapers.com
Covers world newspapers. Can be searched geographically.

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Phone Directories and Zip Codes

AllPages.com
Directory of U.S. yellow pages and business directories. Searchable by state and subject.
AT&T AnyWho
Includes people, businesses, reverse look-up.
Superpages.com Directory
Includes people, businesses, reverse look-up.
Telephone Directories on the Web
Includes international directories also.
Toll Free Directory
Search for toll free numbers.
Zip+4 Postal Codes

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Reference

Answers.com
Provides fast, succinct definitions or answers on a wide variety of topics.
Bartlett's Quotations
Includes quotations, verse, and more.
Bing Translator (formerly Babel Fish Translation Page)
This page will translate text from one language to another.
Biography.com
Includes biographies from past and present.
Christmas Around the World
Customs of many countries.
Consumer Search
Lists reviews and evaluations of various products.
Convert Me--Weights and Measures
Online conversion tools of many kinds.
Country Studies from the Library of Congress
DigitalLearn.org
Online learning sessions on computer software, job searching, and more.
Fifty States and Capitals
Includes brief facts, state symbols, and links to more.
Foreign Language Dictionaries
Translations to and from in many languages.
GCF LearnFree.org
Goodwill Community Foundation LearnFree has a wonderful educational website providing free training in computer programs,job skills, internet, e-mail, basic reading, mathematics, and more.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online
Type in a place name and find location/latitude/longitude.
High School Ace/Quiz Hub
Includes many study guides.
Illinois Clicks
A portal of selected web sites covering a wide variety of topics compiled by Illinois librarians.
Jennifer's Language Page
Many phrases in various languages--Hello, Yes, No, Merry Christmas, I love you, etc.
Khan Academy
A free learning site for all types of subjects at all levels.
Time and Date
Provides the current time in various time zones.
Webster's Dictionary
Wikipedia
A free encyclopedia that users may edited, correct, or update.
World Fact Book
Excellent information about countries. Includes flags.

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Science

How Stuff Works
Information on a wide variety of things--fun and informative.
Physics.org
Physics.org is your guide to physics news online.
Science Fair Central
Hints about projects, ideas, and more.
see Animals
see Chemistry
See Space
Weather.com
World Climate data

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Space

NASA
Space.com
Covers a wide variety of topics. Includes NightSky calendar of notable observations each month.
Spaceflight Now
Covers online space news, space missions, astronomy, and more.
The Nine Planets
Includes information, photos, etc. on all the planets in the solar system as well as their moons.

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