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NEWSPAPERS & JOURNALS
iConn

Access to: magazine and journal databases, with citations and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals; newspaper databases; general reference sites; the Associated Press Photo Archive; a Busiess & Company Resource Center; a Health & Wellness Resource Center; HeritageQuest Online; Wilson Biographies; and What Do I Read Next? readers' advisory. You'll need the barcode number printed on the back of your Connecticut library card to use iConn, the Connecticut Digital Library.

Onlinenewspapers.com

Links to thousands of world newspapers

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LOCATING PEOPLE, PLACES, & BUSINESSES
Anywho Online Directory

Search for people and business or reverse search by phone number

Switchboard

The Yellow Pages Electrified

The Global Yellow Pages, Directories of the World

International directory

Superpages

Search by name, by map, or distance

Mapquest

Get maps, directions, and more

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GENERAL REFERENCE

Comprehensive General Reference Websites | General, Comprehensive Reference for Children | Dictionaries | Thesaurus | Facts | Measurement & Currency Conversions | Primary Sources | Grammar | Quotations | Literary Criticism | Miscellaneous


COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL REFERENCE WEBSITES

Refdesk

Refdesk aims to index, review, and publish quality, credible information-based Web sites and to assist readers in navigating and extracting needed data from these sites

The Internet Public Library

A public service organization and a learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information, providing all manner of reference resources and services

Yahoo! Reference

Part of Yahoo! Education; website includes various dictionaries, thesauruses, quotations, factbooks, anatomy works, Shakespeare works, conversion calculators, and encyclopedias

Bartleby.com

Great Books Online: search dozens of reference books, or read fiction, poetry, or plays online

Reference.com

Includes almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, and business, legal, literature, and medical resources

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GENERAL, COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE FOR CHILDREN

Fact Monster

Online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help

MSN Encarta

Online encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, and homework

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DICTIONARIES

Onelook

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THESAURUS

Thesaurus.com
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FACTS

CIA World Factbook

World Geography
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MEASUREMENT & CURRENCY CONVERSIONS

Online Conversion

Universal Currency Converter
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PRIMARY SOURCES

American Memory from the Library of Congress

Over five million historical items from the Library of Congress

Our Documents

Featuring 100 milestone documents of American history from the National Archives; includes images of original primary source documents, lesson plans, teacher and student competitions, and educational resources

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GRAMMAR

The Elements of Style

Provides the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated

The American Heritage Book of English Usage

A practical and authoritative guide to contemporary English

Perdue University's Online Writing Lab

Handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as PowerPoint presentations related to grammar and an entire section of handouts and resources for English as a Second Language learners

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QUOTATIONS

The Quotations Page

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

The Columbia World of Quotations

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LITERARY CRITICISM

The Literary Encyclopedia

LiteraryHistory.com

The Internet Public Library--Literary Criticism

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MISCELLANEOUS

How Stuff Works

How to Do (just about) Everything

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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Federal Government Information | Connecticut Government Information | Local Government & Schools


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

U.S. FirstGov

Official web portal for U.S. government information, services, transactions, and forms

GovSpot

Find the best and most useful state, national and world government resources

U.S. FedStats

The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies

IRS

Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury

U.S. Blue Pages

Phone listings for U.S. governent departments and agencies

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CONNECTICUT GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

State of Connecticut Website

Online access to Connecticut government information

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

Tax news, help, and forms

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Online access to Connecticut Department of Health news and resources

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS

Town of Woodbridge

Beecher Road Primary

Beecher Road Intermediate

Amity Regional Senior High

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HEALTH RESOURCES
MedLine Plus

The National Library of Medicine's authoritative and current database of health information for consumers and health professionals; coverage includes conditions and diseases, drug information, dictionaries, physician and healthcare directories, and links to other medical resources

Health Finder

Provides consumers with easy access to online, accurate health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Family Doctor

Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians

The Mayo Clinic

Offers information on diseases and conditions, healthy living, drugs, and self-care

Health Information for the Public

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region list of consumer links offering free health information online

Connecticut Department of Health Physician Profile

Provides extensive information about Connecticut-licensed physicians

iConn Heath & Wellness Resource Center

Medical information for health professionals and general readers; you'll need the barcode number printed on the back of your Connecticut library card to use this iConn resource

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BUSINESS RESOURCES
BusinessWeek Online

News and resources for investing, global business, technology, small business, business schools, and more

CNN MONEY

CNN & MONEY magazine combine business news, stock quotes and financial market coverage with personal finance advice, tools and investing tips

MarketWatch

Business news and commentary on the stock and related markets, as well as financial information and investment tools

Big Charts Historical Quotes

Historical stock quotes, a servcice from MarketWatch

NYSE

News, current data and other information from official website of the New York Stock Exchange

NASDAQ/AMEX

Detailed market and security information for the Nasdaq "Over The Counter" stock exchange, includes portfolio tracking, IPO information, stock screening, and a customizable ticker

Entrepreneur.com

Information on business start-ups, home busienss, franchises, business opportunities, money, marketing, management and e-business

iConn Business & Company Resource Center

Comprehensive company and industry information; you'll need the barcode number printed on the back of your Connecticut library card to use this iConn resource

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CONSUMER RESOURCES
ConsumerGuide.com

Reviews and ratings for new and used vehicles, electronics, home office equipment and family products

NADA Vehicle Pricing & Information

Use NADA Guides for pricing new cars and trucks, get free car quotes from local dealers, and check NADA values for used cars, classic cars, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, watercraft, ATVs, RVs and manufactured homes

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book provides free values and pricing on new and used cars; new car pricing includes invoice, MSRP and New Car Blue Book Values

iConn

Use InfoTrac Onefile to search periodicals (like Consumer Reports, PC World, etc.) that offer product reviews; you'll need the barcode number printed on the back of your Connecticut library card to use this iConn resource

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ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCES
Internet Movie Database

Huge searchable database of movie information and more

Curtain Up

The internet theater magazine of reviews, features, annotated listings

The New York Times Theater Page

Get the most value for your money attending Broadway Shows; plays, reviews, discount tickets, and more

Broadway Theatre Newsletter

Get the most value for your money attending Broadway Shows; plays, reviews, discount tickets, and more

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FOR READERS: REVIEWS AND MORE



Comprehensive Websites for Readers | Mystery Readers | Romance Readers | Science Fiction & Fantasy Readers | Horror Readers | Historical Fiction Readers


COMPREHENSIVE WEBSITES FOR READERS

New York Times: Books

Book Page

BookSpot

Overbooked

Oprah's Bookclub Books

iConn What Do I Read Next?

You'll need the barcode number printed on the back of your Connecticut library card to use this iConn resource

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MYSTERY READERS

Mystery Book Lovers

Mystery Ink

ClueLass

Mystery Guide

Stop You're Killing Me

Sisters in Crime

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ROMANCE READERS

The Romance Reader

The Romance Readers Connection

Historical Romance Club

Resources for Romance Readers

All About Romance
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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY READERS

SciFi.com

SFReader.com

The SF Site

SFBook.com

SFWorld
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HORROR READERS

Horror World

Dark Echo

Necropsy: The Review of Horror Fiction

Horror-Web
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HISTORICAL FICTION READERS

Historical Fiction Reviews

The Historical Novel Society

Historical Fiction Review

The Copperfield Review
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WEBSITES OFFERING FULL-TEXT LITERATURE

Comprehensive Websites | Short Stories | Poetry | Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror | Historical Fiction


COMPREHENSIVE SITES

Bartleby.com

Great Books Online: search dozens of reference books, or read fiction, poetry, or plays online

The Literature Page

Read classic books, plays, stories, poems, essays, and speeches online

The Literature Network

Searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast

Read Print

A free online library, offering thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast

Read Book Online

Select a book to read online any time at your convenience from a site that contains hundreds of books from hundreds of authors; select from fictions/novels, short stories, poems, essays, and plays

Bibliomania

Thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays

Project Gutenberg

Find classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries

African American Literature

A comprehensive guide to African American Literature during the 20th Century, including over 75 novels, poems, autobiographies, and essays, along with summaries of the selected literature

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SHORT STORIES

Short Story Classics

Classic short-stories online

East of the Web

Short stories: children's, crime, fiction, horror, humour, nonfiction, romance, hyperfiction

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POETRY

Passions in Poetry

Find a poem for any mood or occasion

Academy of American Poets

Read or listen to poems and find information about poets and poetry

Modern American Poetry

An online journal and multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), Edited by Cary Nelson

Poet's Corner

A user-friendly library of works by hundreds of authors covering thousands of years

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FANTASY, SCI FI, AND HORROR

Classic Horror Literature

Dark Stories' library of links to classic horror works online

Dark Stories' Feature Page

Dark fiction short stories

Dead City Library

Includes visionary fiction of all sorts, literature of people who were classified insane, holy scriptures of deviant or private or long-extinct religions, delirious creation myths, books of the dead and tractates by ferocious mystics

Literature of the Fantastic

Library of public domain fantasy, science fiction, and horror works online

SFWorld

Some full-text short stories and poems

University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Website

Includes electronic library and symbolism dictionary

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HISTORICAL FICTION

The Copperfield Review

A Journal for Readers and Writers of Historical Fiction, includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, and more

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BOOK AWARDS

Comprehensive Book Award Sites | Major Awards | Fiction & Poetry Awards | Non-Fiction Awards | Children & Teen Book Awards | Mystery Awards | Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards | Other Genre Awards


COMPREHENSIVE BOOK AWARD SITES

The Book Award Annals

Literature Awards

Bookspot Book Award Lists

Yahoo! Literature Book Award Lists

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MAJOR AWARDS

American Bookseller Association Awards

The American Booksellers Association Awards annually gives out the Book Sense Book of the Year Awards. In addition to the winner, four Honor Books are also designated in each category. These awards recognize the "hidden treasures" that bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association most enjoyed recommending to their customers during the previous year.

Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction. One of the world’s most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition for every fiction writer.

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

National Book Award

The National Book Awards have become the nation's preeminent literary prizes. Today, the Awards are given to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

National Book Critics Circle Award

The National Book Critics Circle gives annual awards for the best book in five categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography/autobiography, poetry, and criticism.

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature has recognized the whole spectrum of literary works including poetry, novels, short stories, plays, essays and speeches. The Prize has distinguished the works of authors from different languages and cultural backgrounds. It has been awarded to unknown masters as well as authors acclaimed worldwide.

PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is the successor to William Faulkner's generosity. It is an award designed to be independent of the demands of the publishing industry, free from all constraints of sales and marketing, free to flow from the judgment of a writer's peers.

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes are the country's most prestigious awards and constitute the most sought-after accolades in journalism, letters, and music. The Prizes are perceived as a major incentive for high-quality journalism and have focused worldwide attention on American achievements in letters and music.

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Fiction and Poetry

Academy of American Poets Prizes

American Book Awards/Before Columbus Foundation

Black Caucus of the ALA Literary Awards

Booker Prize

Boston Book Review Literary Award

Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize

Governor General's Literary Awards

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize

Lambda Literary Awards

Lannan Literary Awards

National Book Award

National Book Critics Circle Award

PEN/Faulkner Award

PEN/Hemingway Award

Pulitzer Prize

Whitbread Book Awards

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Non-Fiction

American Book Awards

Black Caucus of the ALA Literary Awards

The Boston Book Review Literary Awards

Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize

Governor General's Literary Awards

The New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize

Lannan Literary Awards

National Book Award

National Book Critics Circle Award

Poetry Society of America Awards

Pulitzer Prize

Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

Whitbread Book Awards
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Children and Teen Awards

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

Governor General's Literary Awards

Missouri Association of School Librarians Awards

Michael L. Printz Award

Pura Belpré Award

Whitbread Book Award

Young Reader's Choice Award
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Mystery


Agatha Award

Edgar Award

Macavity Award

Shamus Award

Dilys Award

Derringer Award

Lambda Award
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Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mythopoeic Awards

Hugo Award

Nebula Award
Philip K. Dick Award

Skylark Award

James Tiptree Jr. Award

Arthur C. Clarke Award

The Aurora Award

Sunburst Award
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Other Genres

Crime: Hammett Award

Horror: Bram Stoker Award

Humor: Thurber Prize

Cooking: James Beard/KitchenAid Award

Western: Spur Award

Romance: Rita Award

Historical Fiction: Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Nature: John Burroughs Award

Science: Aventis Prize
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