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Selected Web Resources

Selected Web Resources

Art & Art History

  • Art History Resources on the Web
    Comprehensive site provides links by time period, geography and is maintained by Prof. Chris Whitcombe of Sweet Briar College.
  • AskArt
    Extensive information about 27,000 American Artists! The self-named "Artists Bluebook" dedicated to the creation and maintenance of the world’s most comprehensive centralized database about American artists includes some free information about art at auction, individual artists, museums auction houses and dealers. A terrific starting point for those interested in American art!
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
    Image database allows you to search over 75,000 images.
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Visit this treasure of the Fenway styled after a 15th century Venetian Palace with a flowering courtyard and over 2500 works of art from many cultures.
  • Museum of Fine Arts — Boston
    Find out about the latest exhibits, programs or take the MFA's virtual tour of their collections.
  • Searchable Databases of Arts Resources
    Site, which is sponsored by the Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises, Carnegie Mellon University, lists directories of arts resources available on the Internet,
  • Union List of Artist Names® Online
    Database of  220,000 names and other information about artists from antiquity to the present.

Books & Literature


  • Advertising World
    Resources for advertising & marketing professionals, students, and teachers. The most extensive collection of advertising-related links on the Web!
  • Agriculture.com
    Provides the latest information in agricultural news, weather, markets, and new technology.
  • AnnualReports.com
    Directory of annual reports online with over 2,200 current annual reports listed.
  • Big Charts
    Provides access to research tools like interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, intraday stock screeners, as well as market news & commentary.
  • BizLink
    Sponsored by the Charlotte-Meckenberg County Library system, this is a collection of links on topics such as companies, investment, personal finance, industries, new business enterprises, careers, and more!
  • globalEDGE
    From Michigan State University, this web-portal connects anyone with an interest in international business to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. It serves as a gateway to specialized knowledge on countries, cross-border business transactions, and cross-cultural management.
  • Kirstein Business Branch of the Boston Public Library
    Specialized business reference and research service of the Boston Public Library located in a separate building near Boston's financial district.
  • Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network
    The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on, business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis.
  • SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
    Score, a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration, provides counseling at its offices or by e-mail and runs workshops to help small businesses grow and succeed. Use this site to find information or locate the office nearest you.
  • Small Business Administration
    Established in 1953, the SBA provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. To view the local Massachusetts website go to http://www.sba.gov/ma/.
  • Springfield (MA) Library's Business & Finance Links
    Springfield (MA) Public Library has done a great job putting together this page of links that are of particular interest to Massachusetts residents.
  • Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
    Comprehensive index of web-based tax and accounting resources, designed to be a starting point for people who are searching for tax and accounting information and services. Maintained by Dennis Schmidt, a Professor of Accounting at the University of Northern Iowa.


  • CareerOneStop
    CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. This site points to a broad array of career related tools.
  • ASVAB Career Exploration Program
    ASVAB site helps high school and postsecondary students learn more about career exploration and planning.
  • CareerJournal.com
    Updated twice weekly, the Wall Street Journal Executive Career Site aims to serve and inform job-hunting executives, managers or other professionals about the climb up the ladder. Use their career trends info, negotiating tips and many other features that can benefit any job seeker.
  • CareerZone
    Free career exploration and planning system designed especially for New York State students but with lots of links that may be of use to anyone seraching for the right career match!
  • Idealist.org
    Project of Action Without Borders, this site offers a Nonprofit Career Center on the Web, with hundreds of job and internship listings.
  • Job leads
    Put together by librarians in Morris County, New Jersey, this site has much to offer the job seeker in any state including many helpful tips and ideas!
  • Massachusetts Job Quest
    From the Mass Department of Employment and Training. Register for free and gain access to the largest listing of active job openings in the country. Post your resume, create cover letters, track your job searches, and develop a personal online career account to help you with your job search.
  • MassStats
    New Division of Employment and Training web-based labor market information system with a wide variety of economic data for the state of Massachusetts and its local areas.
  • The Monster Board
    Provides free access to more than 55,000 job opportunities worldwide. Search listings by location, category, and employer.
  • NewsVoyager
    Gateway to the Newspaper Association of America which is composed of over 1,700 member newspapers nationwide, this site collects and organizes in a single database some information published by members including classified ads.
  • Nonprofitoyster.com
    National job listing service for the non-profit sector, useful for both employers and job-seekers.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Produced by the US Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the online version of this popular source describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed as well as earnings and expected job prospects.
  • Princeton Review Career Page
    Site has ample information for novice job seekers or recent graduates.   It contains many articles about job searching and other career information resources that make it worth the "click".


  • Car Talk
    Cars for sale, model reports, news and advice from Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers").
  • Card Trak Online
    Website that seeks to provide useful, objective information to consumers seeking payment cards, includes interest rate and other charge information.
  • Consumer.gov
    Your resource for consumer information from the Federal Government about food, product safety, health, money and more.
  • Fabriclink
    Educational resource for fabrics, apparel, home fashions and care.
  • Federal Trade Commission
    Information on a variety of topics from the federal agency charged with enforcing consumer protection legislation.
  • Fort Worth Public Library's Consumer Links
    Handy list of links compiled by the Librarians at the Fort Worth, Texas, Public Library.
  • GetConnected.com
    Unbiased site provides help comparing and buying communications services and products.
  • Guidestar, Donor's Guide to Charities
    Searchable national database of nonprofit organizations, whose mission is to promote philanthropy by helping donors become more informed.
  • LeaseSource
    Not sure if you should lease or buy? LeaseSource is the place to go.
  • NADA Guides
    Your destination for free vehicle information about automobiles, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and even airplanes. Up to 5 "free" values may be obtained daily.
  • National Fraud Information Center
    National Consumer League's website where consumers can learn about telemarketing fraud and report possible violations to federal law enforcement agencies.


  • Danvers Archival Center
    Site describes Archival Center (a department of the Peabody Institute Library, Danvers) and its mission to collect and protect written and printed materials relating to the history of Danvers and Salem Village, Massachusetts.
  • Danvers Historical Society
    Site includes information concerning the Society's historical properties, their location and hours.
  • Danvers Police Department
    Very comprehensive site concerning police department services to residents as well as links to a wealth of information about our community and beyond.
  • Danvers Preservation Commission Site
    Web page includes a list of important events in the history of Danvers and historic places accessible to the public.
  • Danvers Property Assessment Data
    Property assessment information is available at this online resource from the Danvers Town Hall.
  • Danvers Schools
    Danvers Public Schools official web site.
  • Danvers Senior Oracle 
    "Students" of Danvers history past and present will benefit from this site which presents a moving montage of our community.
  • Danvers State Hospital (Historic Asylums Site)
    Part of a web site which seeks to catalog and present America's historic state hospitals (insane asylums) founded in the latter half of the 19th century.
  • Danvers State Hospital (Peabody Institute Library of Danvers Site)
    "Page is designed to help individuals interested in learning more about the history of the facility known as Danvers State Hospital."
  • Danvers Town Site
    Site provides a broad range of information about our town government, town departmentss, current town events, as well as Danvers Bylaws and Regulations.
  • DCAT
    Danvers Community Access Television.
  • Salem Witch Trials
    Site introduces the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and is designed to provide accurate general information about these events, as well as information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts.
  • Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds — Deeds Online
    Searchers may view registry document images and indices.
  • State Danvers Site
    Page at Mass.Gov has links to community profile, school profile, state aid information and more.


  • Education World
    Search engine for educational web sites only, a place where educators can find information  to help integrate the Internet into the classroom.
    US Department of Education website where you can obtain financial aid information and file your application.
  • Family Education Network
    Learning Network's Family Channel site with links to information on parenting advice, child development and family reference.
  • FastWeb
     Free site that seeks to help students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college.
  • FinAid
    First stop on the Web for students looking for ways to finance their education.
  • MINDEDGE: College Courses Online
    Web resource for personal development, distance learning, continuing education, on-campus and corporate training courses.
  • National Center for Education Statistics
    Website for the federal agency that collects and analyzes data related to education in the US and other nations.
  • New England Board of Higher Education
    Site of NEBHE, a nonprofit organization, whose mission it is to increase educational services and opportunities.
  • Peterson's Education Supersite
    Register for free and use this site for info on financial aid, career guidance & assessment, test prep, colleges & universities, private schools, summer camps & more.
  • SallieMae: Student Loan Marketing Association
    Sallie Mae web site (www.salliemae.com) is one of the most comprehensive sources of information on financing higher education available on the Internet.
  • SchoolMatch
    SchoolMatch is a research and database service company that collects, audits, integrates, processes and manages information about public and private elementary and secondary schools.
  • Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE)
    Cornell University’s award-winning K-12 Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE). Developed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.
  • TERI College Access
    TERI assists "young people and adults from all backgrounds with planning for college and identifying sources of financial aid."


General  /  Local  /  Canadian  /  Genealogical Societies  /  Mailing List


  • Cyndi'sList
    Collection of more than 200,000 links in over 100 categories. Excellent resource.
  • Ellis Island Foundation
    Site of the American Family Immigration History Center, provides assistance in searching for immigrants who came through Ellis Island.
  • FamilySearch 
    Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, site accesses over 35 million names in its collections which include the Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index, census information, and other sources.
  • National Archives and Records Administration
    Genealogy pages of the NARA site provide many finding aids, guides, and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of its facilities or for requesting records from NARA.
  • RootsWeb.com
    Provides search engines, family trees (70 million names), mailing lists, message boards, and links.
  • US GenWeb Project
    Created by a group of volunteers working to provide genealogical resources for research in every county and state of the United States.
  • U.S. Vital Records Information
  • World-Wide Genealogy Resources





  • Roots-L Resource Page
    Largest mailing list devoted to genealogists with over 8000 members. This free service is part of the RootsWeb Project.

Government & Politics

  • Citizen's Guide to Massachusetts State Services
    Contains information about state services, agencies, and contact points. You can find services arranged by broad subject headings,  search for specific words, or use the index.
  • Commonwealth Communities
    Resource for finding information on the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Each community page, which you can find alphabetically or by county, has links to information provided by state agencies.
  • FedWorld.gov
    Provides organized subject access to information from many different government agencies.
  • FirstGov: Your First Click to the US Government
    "World Wide Web information portal for the United States Federal Government."
  • Internal Revenue Service
    Tax information, forms, publications and more at this useful agency site — it'll even tell you how many more days til April 15th!
  • Mass.Gov
    Official website for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts containing a wealth of information from state agencies useful for citizens, businesses, students, and visitors.
  • Politics1.Com
    Published as a non-partisan public service to promote fully informed decision-making by the American electorate. The Economist calls this site a "website cornucopia of political news and resources."
  • Project Vote Smart
    Provides access to a database on candidates and issues and lists links to all the best sites on the Internet with government and political information. You can even find out who your candidates are by putting in your zip code.
  • State and Local Government on the Net
    Guide to over 6000 links to U.S. state and local government web pages and government sponsored Internet sites.
  • US Census Bureau
    Most comprehensive source for current U.S. demographic data. Includes the nation's population, housing, business and manufacturing activity, international trade, farming, and state and local governments.
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Agency's official site which has all the forms (PDF), laws & regulations, news, and more.


  • African American Mosaic
    Library of Congress Resource Guide for the study of Black History and Culture.
  • American Memory
    Gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. It offers more than 5 million digitized items from more than 90 historical collections.
  • American Women's History: A Research Guide
    1300+ citations to print and Internet sources, 700+ links to Internet sources and quick access to over 110 digital collections of primary sources.
  • Archiving Early America
    Website containing primary source material from 18th Century America.
  • Avalon Project at Yale Law School
    Documents in law, history and diplomacy from pre-18th century through the 20th century.
  • Best of History Web Sites
    Site provides categorized links to hundreds of "history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy and usefulness."
  • Core Documents of US Democracy
    Sponsored by the US Government Printing Office, this site provides American citizens direct online access to the basic federal government documents that define our democratic society.
  • Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations and Early Man
    Site by Mrs. Donn with many links for elementary students and even their teachers!
  • Famous Trials
    Educational and non-commercial site maintained at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School by Professor Doug Linder.
  • Holocaust Resources for Teachers
    Overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature.
  • Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
    Maintained by a single individual, this site provides an organized list of links to a wealth of information for students and teachers or anyone interested in Native American culture.
  • Middle Ages
    Part of the Annenberg/CPB's Exhibits program, this site uses the web to provide hands-on learning activities to help students, teachers, and lifelong learners learn more about what life was like in the Middle Ages.
  • Military Sites
    Presented by the Canadian Forces College, this site has links to sites related to military topics including military history.
  • National Women's History Project
    Official website for the non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and historic accomplishments of women.
  • The Perseus Digital Library {Ancient Greece and Rome}
    Evolving digital library of resources on the Ancient world presented by Tufts University.
  • United States Civil War Center
    Over 7000 links to information about this pivotal conflict in US history.
  • Witchcraft at Salem Village
    Site introduces the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and is designed to provide accurate general information about these events, as well as information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts.

Home & Family

  • Adoption — Child Welfare Information Gateway
    "Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care. Includes information for prospective and adoptive parents; information about searching for birth relatives; and resources for professionals on recruiting adoptive families, preparing children and youth, supporting birth parents, and providing postadoption services."
  • American Camp Association
    Accredits over 2000 camps for children. ACA-accredited camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality.  Find a camp using their electronic database.
  • America's Master Handyman
    Clear, concise, how-to advice from Glenn Haege, America's Master Handyman. Includes informtion ranging from shopping for an air conditioner to painting over peeling paint!
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    "Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
  • The Cook's Thesaurus
    "Cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools.  Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions."
  • Epicurious
    All things food — to buy, to create, to consume.
  • GardenWeb
    Perfect place for you to find the garden information and shopping resources you are looking for!
  • G.O.R.P.
    Aka "Great Outdoor Recreation Page", has encyclopedic content on everything from very unique and exotic international destinations to hiking through your local state park.
  • Homestead Law
    Guide to selected resources — one of the terrific pathfinders produced by the Law Librarians at the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Library.
  • Massachusetts Dept. of Early Education & Care
    Site contains information on how to find quality child care as well as a searchable database of licensed providers by locale.
  • MUMS National Parent–to–Parent Network
    Begun by one remarkable "Mom", this is the site of the organization  whose mission is to help parents who have a child with any disorder (medical condition, rare diagnosis, mental or emotional disorder) to make connections with other parents whose children have the same or similar condition.
  • Recreational Vehicle Industry Association
    Membership web site with good links and a wealth of information for consumers.


  • African Resources on the Internet: K-12 Electronic Guide
    Excellent destination for students of Africa, maintained by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • EmbassyWorld.com
    Terrific web site that includes both a searchable directory of embassies worldwide and and links to a comprehensive collection of country maps on the WWW. Definitely worth the visit for student and traveler alike!
  • Flags of the World
    Links to flag related web sites.
  • Governments on the WWW
    Although it hasn't been updated recently, site is a good starting point for links to government sites around the world.
  • LC's Country Studies
    Useful though incomplete series from the Library of Congress that presents a description and analysis of the historical background as well as the social, economic, political, and national security institutions of countries throughout the world.
  • Library and Archives Canada
    Digital library of our neighbor to the north with links to much information in regard to Canada.
  • Nobelprize.org
    Official site of the Nobel Foundation, which awards prizes in literature, the sciences and peace. Check here for info on all the Nobel Laureates!
  • Portals to the World
    Links to electronic resources selected by Library of Coungress subject experts.
  • Project Diana — Online Human Rights Archive at Yale Law School
    Human rights cases.
  • Union of International Associations
    Clearing house for information on over 40,000 international non-profit organizations and constituencies.
  • United Nations
    Well worth exploring for in-depth information on global issues facing the world community of "peoples". The site index is comprehensive and will help you to navigate this exhaustive site.
  • World Factbook
    Online version of the well-known book produced by the CIA, comprehensive in scope and an excellent starting point for country information.


  • Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources
    Very handy checklist of criteria by the Librarians at the University of Southern Maine to help you rely on only the best web resources.
  • Citing Internet and Print Resources
    Thorough collection of links to all the major style guides: APA, MLA, Turabian and others.
  • InfoPeople's Search Tool Page
    Concise and useful web site whose guides help to improve the quality of your Web searching and make you a super searcher!
  • Internet  and Web Glossary
    Helpful list of definitions from "Internet Today".
  • Internet 101
    Created for those who want to know just the basics. This guide will provide you with enough knowledge to have fun on the Internet!
  • Online Safety Tools
    Children's Partnership seeks "to arm parents with knowledge on Internet risks, and tips for addressing them."
  • TAFT Library Media Center
    "Things to Know About the Internet."
  • webTeacher
    Designed especially for educators, webTeacher is a self-paced Internet tutorial that puts both basic and in-depth information about the World Wide Web at a your fingertips.

Just for Kids

Just for Teens

Law & Criminal Justice

  • Death Penalty Information & Resources
    Very clear in its bias (anti-death penalty), this page also includes links to information in support of capital punishment.
  • Internet Legal Research Group / LawRunner
    Categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, this site was established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America.
  • Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School
    Excellent starting point, designed specifically for "ordinary citizens trying to make sense of laws that impinge on their lives."
  • Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
    Site guides you to specific Massachusetts legal information and other resources on the web that may be valuable in conducting legal research.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    Web site of the federally sponsored information clearinghouse regarding research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice. Good statistical information and many full-text publications.
  • The Oyez Project (U.S. Supreme Court)
    Northwestern University site, provides abstracts and other materials for leading cases in constitutional law decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. Wonderful historical facts about the Court — you can even listen to the Court's "Greatest Hits", audio recordings of cases argued and Justices' questions for counsel.
  • United States Code
    From the Law Revision Counsel of the US House of Representatives.
  • US Copyright Office
    General information, publications and procedures are outlined in this very comprehensive and user–friendly web site.
  • US Courts — Federal Judiciary Homepage
    Good site for finding information about the structure and function of the Federal Court system in the US.
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
    Official web site — use its online systems to search existing patents and trademarks, order copies, apply for patents, register trademarks, pay fees and monitor progress.

Medicine & Health

  • Consumer Health Internet Resources
    List of authoritive health web sites, selected and reviewed by the medical librarians at Mass. General Hospital. No longer updated.
  • Disability Resources on the Internet
    Well organized and detailed compendium of links for individuals looking for information on disability organizations — especially good lists of links to regional programs and groups listed by state.
  • Familydoctor.org
    Information from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • healthfinder.gov
    U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services provides a wealth of health related information.
  • Internet Resource for Special Children
    Not limited to medical and health information, this is a good starting point for anyone who cares about "special" children.
  • Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
    The Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse provides free health promotion materials for Massachusetts residents, health care providers, and social service providers.
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    Excellent site for health information specific to the Commonwealth, including statistics, health alerts and links to many other health web sites.
  • Massachusetts Physician Profiles
    Just one of the many services offered to consumers from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, you can search for information about individual practitioners, including their education or professional certifications.
  • Mayo Clinic Health Information
    More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise.
    Medline is a service of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Search this site to find authoritative consumer health information. Click here for the MedlinePlus Tour.
  • National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
    Web site for the Center established by Congress in 1998, whose overriding mission is to give the American public reliable information about the safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medical practices.
  • National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
    Web page with health information especially for parents.
  • Quackwatch
    Quackwatch is an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct.
  • SafeMedication.com
    From the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, site accesses information on using medications safely and effectively.
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
    From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, easily searchable database reports the nutrient values for almost 7,000 foods.

Older Adults

General / Care / Employment  /  Finances / Health / Learning  / Medicare / Travel / Volunteering


  • AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
    Nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. Site contains links to information and resources; legislative, consumer, and legal issues; an online view to a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for members. AARP celebrates the attitude that age is just a number and life is what you make it.
  • Administration on Aging
    Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. Through information and referral as well as outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them.
  • Danvers Council on Aging
    Known as the Senior Center, the facility of the Danvers Council on Aging is open for drop–in activities during Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. All residents, age 60 and older, are invited to enjoy the the Center and the scheduled activities. The web site includes links on transportation, travel and more.
  • Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston - Resources
    Gerontology Institute provides links to a range of national and state resources.
  • Grandparentworld.com
    Comprehensive Internet community that delivers a world of ways for grandparents to stay connected with their grandchildren, including free e-mail accounts, as well as relevant links and information on shopping, travel, health, finance and grandkid trends.
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
    Site provides demographic data on elders, agency contacts, recent news releases and links to related sites.
  • Senior Law Homepage
    Web site where senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, can access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
  • USA.gov Senior Citizens' Resources
    USA.gov Senior Citizens' Resources page provides links to a wide range of helpful information (consumer, education, health and much more).


  • Assisted Living Facilities.org
    Lists information on over 36,200 state-licensed assisted living facilities in the United States and endeavors to explain the rules and regulations of each state.
  • 800AgeInfo
    This web site is a resource for consumers and professionals seeking elder care information in Massachusetts.
  • Eldercare Locator
    The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, provides connections to services for older adults and their families.
  • Massachusetts Commission on End of Life Care
    The Massachusetts Commission on End of Life Care was created with the goal of improving the quality of life at the end of life.
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association
    The Massachusetts Senior Care Association represents organizations that deliver services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. These organizations include more than 500 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living residences, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.
  • Mass.Gov Nursing Homes
    "Nursing Home Consumer Information Page" of the State of Massachusetts
  • MassLongTermCare.org
    A consumer-focused website that promotes the need for more efficient and caring aged care as well as jobs that help care for the elderly. This site "is for the people who will use or need information about the continum of long term health care services and facilities available across Massachusetts."
  • Nursing Home Compare
    Nursing Home Compare is a federal governemnt tool that has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.


  • Civic Ventures® Encore Careers
    Find out about purpose-filled careers for the second half of life.
  • Operation ABLE
    Operation A.B.L.E. (Ability Based on Long Experience) is a Massachusetts organization whose mission is to get mature workers 45 and older back to work.
  • Senior Job Bank
    The Senior Job Bank is committed to bringing together employers with qualified older job seekers.



  • AARP/Health
    A guide to many health and wellness resources for people over 50.
  • Center for Disease Control's Healthy Aging
    Health information for older adults including statistics, publications, and links to other sites.
  • MedlinePlus Seniors' Health
    MedlinePlus Seniors' Health Issues is a comprehensive and easily accessible database from the National Library of Medicine.
  • NIH SeniorHealth
    A web site for older adults featuring health information from the National Institutes of Health.



  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Formerly know as the Healthcare Financing Administration, the new web site for CMS reflects "an increased emphasis on responsiveness to the people we serve" who include over 74 million Americans receiving health benefits through Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP.
  • Medicare & You
    Electronic copy of a pamphlet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.


  • Access-Able Travel Source
    A web based resource that provides access to information about: disabled travel, wheelchair travel, and mature travel.
  • Road Scholar
    Road Scholar, "Adventures in Lifelong Learning" is created by Elderhostel which is one of the world's largest educational and travel (local and world-wide) organizations for older adults.
  • Seniors Home Exchange
    The Seniors Vacation And Home Exchange connects people age 50 plus with opportunities to exchange their homes for short or extended vacations.


  • Connect & Serve
    Connect & Serve, a free statewide volunteer web portal administered by the Massachusetts Service Alliance (see below), connects citizens with volunteer opportunities in their communities.
  • Massachusetts Service Alliance
    The Massachusetts Service Alliance, established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service. Its mission is to generate an ethic of service throughout the Commonwealth by creating and supporting diverse, high quality service and volunteer opportunities for all age groups.
  • RSVP of the North Shore
    SeniorCare RSVP helps provide volunteer opportunities for people 55 + and places them in a non-profit organization on the North Shore.
  • SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Businesses
    The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Local chapters provide free counseling and low-cost workshops in their communities. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as business counselors.
  • Senior Corps
    Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges with Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).
  • United Way
    As part of its mission, the United Way volunteer program is a clearinghouse to recruit and match volunteers with agency and community needs.


  • Acronym Finder
    Web's most comprehensive database of acronyms, abbreviations and  initialisms.
  • American FactFinder
    Very "user-friendly" page from the US Census Bureau, accesses data on population, housing, economic and geographic information in the US.
  • Awesome Library
    Organizes the Web with 17,000 carefully reviewed resources,
    including the top 5 percent in education.
  • BUBL Link
    From the UK, a catalogue of selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas and catalogued according to the Dewey Decimal system of classification.
  • Infobel World Telephone Directories
    User friendly site that makes international yellow pages and white pages available for free!
    Librarian built site of scholarly resources on the Internet.
  • Internet Public Library (ipl)
    Web site designed by librarians to serve the public by finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating quality information resources. A super starting point for any web surfer!
  • Librarians' Internet Index
    Searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 8,200 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
  • LibrarySpot
    Free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
  • Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)
    Via the MBLC web site, visit public, academic and special libraries' homepages throughout the state and share in the vast resources they offer.
  • NOBLE Web Page
    Selected guide to the World Wide Web, well-organized with quality web sites and very easy to use!
  • Old Farmer's Almanac
    Useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.
  • refdesk.com
    Vision statement of Refdesk: "Since 1995, Refdesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources."
  • time and date.com
    Guide to time zones, calendars and more!
  • Whatsgoingon.com
    Dotcom with an interesting twist: the site focuses on events, festivals and celebrations that might provide unique experiences.
  • yourDictionary.com
    Most comprehensive and authoritative portal for language & language-related products and services on the web with more than 2500 dictionaries and with grammars for more than 300 languages. Although a bit "busy" in design, its content makes it worth the trip.

Science & Technology

  • Endangered Species
    Sponsored by the EE-Link project. EE-Link is a participant in the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). It contains great links and comprehensive information on threatened and endangered species around the globe.
  • Eric Weisstein's World of Science
    Provides access to comprehensive encyclopedias of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and scientific biography. Site includes definitions, diagrams, formulas, cross-references, and related resources.
  • Exploratorium
    Online version of the museum housed in San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, this interactive web site is a " resource without walls, free to everyone, open all the time, providing real information and experiences to people in every corner of the globe. It provides real interactions and explorations" in scientific topics and phenomena.
  • 4000 Years of Women in Science
    Although not updated regularly, this is a good site for students looking for information about woman in science prior to 1900. There's also a pretty good list of links to other useful web sites about woman and science generally.
  • Franklin Institute
    Online version of this Philadelphia museum with lots of learning resources and online exhibits.
  • MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
    Searchable site from the University of St Andrew's in Scotland contains a history topics index, a biographies index, famous curves index as well as links to mathematicians, birthplace maps and time lines.
  • Mineral Gallery
    Constantly growing collection of mineral descriptions, images, and specimens that is frequently updated.
  • NASA
    Easy to navigate and comprehensive site from the National Aeronautics Space Administration. Space Invaders, start here!
  • Nine Planets
    Overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.
  • Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE)
    Cornell University’s award-winning K-12 Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE). Developed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.
  • Volcano World
    Information about volcanos around the globe including eruption alerts.
  • Whole Frog Project
    Whole Frog Project provides the ability to explore the anatomy of a frog using computer based 3D visualization.
Last updated: March 31, 2012