These 'librarian's choice' links will help
you get started on popular online topics from Arts
Adult Education Online
Free online courses and lectures from
prestigious schools (Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc.)
BBC Languages - Study
a language online for free. Spanish, French, Chinese, English, Gaelic,
College Affordability and
Transparency Center If you are going to pay for an education, make
sure you are getting good value with this Department of Education tool. There
are good programs and others that don't measure up -- check it out here.
edX - "x" classes from MIT,
Harvard, Berkeley, etc. Most are short, interesting courses that can be audited
or self-paced for free. (Some include the option of college credit and/or more
interaction with the instructors and college, for a fee.)
- Click the subject you want to learn, and Einztein will show you free courses
FutureLearn - free
courses from the United Kingdom designed to fit around your life, with short
activities and clear goals to encourage you to make progress at a rate that
suits you. It is easy to see how long each course will last and the needed time
Goodwill Free Education
- Simple ways to learn math, reading, and computers. Good for any beginner
and for English as a Second Language.
-- A nonprofit offering video tutorials on math, business, history, the economy,
LiveLingua - Many languages in free courses originally designed for
diplomats & Peace Corps volunteers.
Music Education - Music tutorials on Reading music, Intervals,
Scales, Chords, Harmonic functions, and different musical forms from teoria.com.
OpenCulture.com - A
wide variety of YouTube, iTunes, mp3 etc. courses, organized by subject.
ReadMusicFree.com - learn guitar and
piano, sight-reading, and more with simple online games.
Sing - learn basic singing
skills from bbc.com (but please do not sing aloud in the library. :-)
Indians of the Pacific Northwest Digital Collection including many
photos of art
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
in your attic? Researching your art
Artbabble.org Videos about art and artists from the National
Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Movie Database: Search
Gallery of Art
National Music Museum
Learn about American music and its history, then check out their wonderful
collection of music links for
information on all kinds of instruments, music, and music history from all over
Sculpture.org the website
of the International Sculpture Center
Agent Query -- information about
Association of Authors Representatives -
lists professional literary agents
For Writers -- Lists writers groups,
online forums, websites and plenty of literary support resources
Jacket Flap -- A doorway into the world
of children's authorship and publishing.
Preditors and Editors
-- writers' site with candid comments on agents and publishers ("Preditors?" --
Verla Kay's Website for Children's Writers
and Illustrators -- Supportive published author; tips, links, help.
Writer Beware -- From the Science
Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, warnings of literary frauds & cons
Writing Contests - checked for legitimacy
by Poets & Writers magazine.
Writing World -- Writing tips,
contests, articles, literary contracts, promoting your writing and more.
||Books & Literature
Library - Information about libraries, recommended books, music, games and
movies, and more.
Ask Dear Donia
- Advice on preserving your books, papers, etc.
- Great books online
from Publishers Weekly
BookHive - Children's Book Reviews
Caring for Treasured
Books - Preservation of books, photographs and such, from the Library of
Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Comics Worth Reading - Info. on indy
comics, manga, graphic novels, comic classics, superheroes...
Independent Bestseller List
LibraryThing - catalog and share
your book favorites online
York Times Book Review
New York Review
Books Page - UPenn
Podiobooks.com - free online audiobooks
The SF Site - The best in Science
Fiction and Fantasy
Best Nonfiction Books
Permits Made Simple
California Business and
Online find basic company information free
Internet Public Library - Business Resources - a source of additional
useful business links
North Coast Small Business
Development Center Helpful info. & support from
local business people.
Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Courses Free
online courses from the U. of Pennsylvania for business startups.
ThomasNet - the Thomas Register of
American Manufacturers, online version
Stock Quotes (Big
tutorials at KhanAcademy.org -- A nonprofit with
video tutorials on topics including banking, finance, current economics, the
credit crisis, currency and trade, ; venture capital, personal finance topics
such as mortgages, renting vs buying, IRAs, and much more.
||California Information &
Bird and Animal Sounds from Western
Soundscape - Listen to the sounds of birds and animals found in California
and the Western United States.
Codes, Laws, Legislative Information - California's law.
California Fact Cards Quick facts about California history, helpful for
students of all ages. Topics include: California Indian Tribes, Ranchos,
Explorers, Governors, Missions, Counties, Mission Life, and California History
Financial & Economic Data
- Official State Page
Public School Profiles
Register of Big Trees
California State Library -- A source for California information and history.
California Statistics - Basic statistics on California from the U.S. Census
Tax Expenditure - where do your California taxes go?
Earthquake Hazards Program
National Parks in
Northwestern California newspapers
from 1850s to present
Learning from England, a site full of learning games and activities
Consumer and Online Safety
consumer education training games for big kids
Websites for Kids - American Library Association's list of good sites
FactHound - retrieves websites by
grade level and subject
FactMonster - homework information,
educational games, fun stuff
Street - fun and educational activities from the Sesame Street children's
Surfing the Net with Kids - reviewed
websites, edu-games, coloring
Auto Insurance, Low Cost California
Business Bureau -- check out a business or charity; make a complaint
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- About mortgages, credit cards, student loans, complaints, more.
Product Safety Commission
- Make sure your record is safe. Check yearly.
Free & Cheap list
from ClarkHoward.com learn about great deals and free services from a
Greener Choices --
free information from Consumer Reports
Grocery Saving Tips
Identity Theft -- help and
-- how to avoid it, and how to report it.
Internet Shopping Safety
Kelley Blue Book -- Used and new
Guides - Vehicle Information
Ripoff Report - Check out
businesses, professionals, "free offers" or make a complaint.
Shopping online - reviews
Dictionaries and Ready Reference
Census -- Quick facts
for states, counties, and cities in the USA
CIA World Factbook - Current information on countries of the world
Calculator - Pounds to kilos, and much more
Dictionary Search - Searches the online
dictionary of your choice.
Abstract of the USA
Quotations with Sources
||En Español / In
Aprenda la red y el correo
Ayuda Legal de California / Law Help California
Becas para los
estudiantes latinos (sitio en inglés) los primeros hipervínculos
en este sitio son anuncios. Si desplazas hacia abajo, puede ver los vínculos
mejores para información de las becas.
Centro de Ayuda de
las Cortes de California
Centros de desarrollo empresarial
Ciudadanía -- más información de la nueva
colorado! sitio para ayudar a los niños a leer
Deportes en ESPN
médica y informacion de salud en MedlinePlus
Gobierno de México
Guia facil para el votante
Hipotecas de casas - Recursos en
LatinoNet Recursos y
Servicios en Humboldt
Ley, leyes, y abogados / FindLaw en
recursos para empezar, cerrar o proteger
periódico de Los Angeles y
Salud @ Healthfinder
Trabajo y carrera: mi proximo paso
Yahoo en español
Memory Collection - National Digital Library
California Digital Newspaper Collection,
1849+ Historical newspaper articles from selected CA papers.
Information File II -- A searchable list of items available from
the CA State Library.
Ellis Island American
Family Immigration History Center
Internet Genealogy Service
Humboldt County Genealogical Research Resources
Archives Genealogy Page
Project - Gateway to public records searching
Security Death Index
||Government, Tax Forms,
Government Librarian (Help from librarians, by chat or email)
Laws, Legislative Information - California's law
Docuticker -- New reports and
statistics from USA and worldwide
- Find US Government Agencies and Information
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
Income Tax Forms (Federal)
Income Tax Forms (State of California)
California Taxes (California State Board of Equalization)
Abstract of the USA
- current legislative information from the Library of Congress
California Student Aid
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
North Coast Small Business Development
Western Foundation Center
Health & Medicine
Affordable Care Act information for individuals and families in California.
Open enrollment starts October 1, 2013 and ends March 30, 2014. Coverage
will start as soon as January 1, 2014.
Affordable Care Act and
your business - information and help for small business owners in
California Patient Care information
about low cost and free healthcare in California and Humboldt County, compare
hospitals in California, check health insurance plan ratings, and more.
Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention
Health information and information about diseases and conditions
Healthy Kids Humboldt low cost
or free health insurance for kids
Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives - Information about mental health from the
Kris Kelly Health Information Center
a local health library staffed by nurses
Mayo Clinic Health
MEDLINEplus Health information and information about diseases
Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Poison Control Center - Emergency help and prevention info. 1-800-222-1222
National Library of Medicine
Humboldt Community Links
-- Resources and social services in Humboldt County. Also call at 2-1-1 from any
phone in Humboldt County to talk to a real person. Free, confidential,
County of Humboldt
Healthy Kids Humboldt low cost
or no cost health insurance for kids
History of Humboldt
County from the Humboldt County Historical Society
Humboldt Bay Tourism Center -
Tours, tasting room, concierge service, and everything you need to know to enjoy
your stay in Humboldt. Taste our local beers, wines, cheeses, oysters, breads,
chocolates, and desserts at this tourism center in Eureka!
Humboldt Community Switchboard Search
for non-profit agencies and services in Humboldt County.
Humboldt County Code
-- Local laws.
Historical Society A resource for local and family historians,
genealogists, and the public.
Humboldt County Small Claims and Civil Advisory --
(Click "Self Help" at top of the Court page) classes and an attorney to help
you to help yourself in small claims court, restraining orders, evictions,
certain other legal matters. Help is free but limited.
Humboldt Craigslist -- Classified
Ads, Housing, Jobs, etc.
Humboldt Economic Index
(from Humboldt State University)
Authority - Schedules for local transit systems
Humguide Dining, arts &
entertainment, businesses online, etc.
Kelly Health Information Center - ask the nurse at the local medical
Bilingual Services Resource Guide for Humboldt County
Times-Standard (Eureka Newspaper)
the T-S website, with today's online issue
Search (recent index; users must pay to read the full article)
Times-Standard Index -
index entries for articles 1989 - 2005; maintained by Humboldt State University Library.
Then use microfilm either at Eureka Main Library or at Humboldt State to get the
Local Job Listings from the County of Humboldt
Career Resources - videos about different careers from Education Portal
Craigslist Humboldt Jobs List
California Job Search Guide
Occupational Outlook Handook
Resume Writing -
Please note that the Library also has resume software on our 2-hour word
processing computers! If you are here in the library you may prefer to use
Veterans One-Stop Career Site
California Courts Self-Help
Center -- forms, information, legal help
Laws, Legislative Information - California's law
Eureka, California, Code of
Ordinances - Local laws in Eureka
Internet Legal Resources
to Choose a Lawyer
Humboldt County Civil Advisory --
Find out about clinics and advice to help you help yourself in small claims court,
judgement collection, restraining orders, and guardianship. Help is free but limited.
I Can Legal this site wil help you
fill out common legal forms.
Law Help California - Lists links to
helpful law websites in English and many other languages.
Martindale Hubbell -- find and
for U.S. Legal Research
American Legal Resources
United States Law
and Regulations - with links to laws of states other than California
||Maps / Geography /
How Far Is It? as the crow flies
Outline Maps for homework
Factbook - Current information about countries of the world
Bankrate.com Compare morgtages, auto loans, bank services, and more to
get the best deal.
Budget tools at Mint.com
- see where your money goes with free, secure, easy-to-understand charts.
Credit Reports -
Make sure your credit record is safe with the top three agencies. Check at least
once a year.
Finance at Yahoo.com
investing, personal finance, stock info., calculators, financial news, business
Financial Literacy This site
has lots of info. to save you money, and help with decisions or problems.
Government help for difficult financial times: Housing, mortgage
relief, grants, loans, and financial aid, free or low-cost health insurance,
education and training opportunities, food assistance.
Investor.gov - investment advice and
Money Skills -
Lots of useful information here for any budget
Mortgage Help Resources - State of
MyMoney.gov - Great
financial calculators and budgeting tools, more.
Science and Math
A+ Click Math and Logic
- fun math problems teach solving skills to k-12 kids
Discovery Education - math homework help.
- Environmental science news and commentary
-- Breaking news in science. New discoveries, announcements,
Breaking news, trivia, entertaining science facts, science blogs, top tens and
Math Portal -- Free
math lessons, calculators, and homework help for high school & college math.
-- a gateway to authoritative science information provided by U.S. government
Video tutorials at KhanAcademy.org
-- A nonprofit with video tutorials on math and science topics from basic
addition and subtraction to calculus, chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics,
probability and statistics, banking, personal and international finance, and
-- a global science gateway maintained by the US Dept. of Energy
||Telephone & Postal Directories
Airlines: links and 800 numbers
International Phone Codes and Calls
- How to successfully put through your call or find a phone number.
International Mail, how to
address - Frank's Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses.
Book? - California phone books figured out for you, by Santa Cruz
Zip Code Directory
||Voter Information (nonpartisan resources)
California Voter Registration – Online
Register to vote at the California Secretary of State website. In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day.
Information is available in a variety of languages.
A highly-regarded fact-checking resource. A nonpartisan, nonprofit advocate for voters that checks statements by major U.S. political players. "Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."
Representatives Your State Senate, State Assembly and United
States Congressional Representatives, as well as information on how you can
Humboldt County Elections Office
This County office "strives to ensure that all eligible residents are able to exercise their right to vote... and to provide reliable information" about local elections, election rules, and election results.
You can also check to see if you are correctly registered here.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, offers information about local, state, and national issues on your ballot. This includes candidates, pros and cons on ballot initiatives (read or watch a video), the Easy Voter Guide and more high-quality resources for informed voting. Offers a full schedule of local candidate forums and local ballot information.
Another highly-regarded fact-checking resource. Reporters and editors from the Tampa Bay Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on a "Truth-O-Meter."
A quick LWV link to basic information: find your local polling place, generate a page that shows the candidates and measures that will be on your local ballot, get election results as available, and unbiased information about the issues.
A site for those who want a lot more information about any California ballot measure than offered in the voter guide. Offers an unbiased summary of the content of each ballot measure, plus information on who is funding it and by how much, who endorses each measure, and arguments for and against, including articles, editorials, and advertisements.
Basic local weather from rssWeather.com
CalTrans Road Conditions
Eel River Entrance, California - tide predictions. Other Pacific
coastal areas are also found at this site
Eureka, Humboldt Bay, California -
- the rise and set of moon and sun, planets, equinox, solstice, eclipses, and