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Island Free Library
P.O.Box 1830
Block Island,
RI 02807

Phone:  401.466.3233
 Fax:  401.466.3236

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Island Free Library Reference Sites

 

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Antiques & Collectibles  

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Arts & Theater 

  Home & Garden
Books & Reading  

Home Improvement 

Business & Finance 

  Legal Resources
Consumer Information  

Literature 

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias 

  News & Weather
Education  

Science & Technology 

Entertainment 

  Seniors
General Reference  

Genealogy 

Geography & Maps 

  Sports & Recreation
Government  

Rhode Island 

Health & Medicine 

  Travel
History   Writing Skills

Antiques and Collectibles

General/Dealers
Antique Shop Locator

Associations/Clubs
The National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America
Collector Online Club Directory

Collecting
Country Living Magazine
Kovels
Antique Trader Weekly
Country Collectibles Magazine
Antiques And the Arts Weekly
Maine Antique Digest

Book Sources for Antiques and Collectibles
L-W Book Sales
 

Auctions
eBay - Online Auction
Sotheby's

Arts And Theater

Theater
Broadway
Playbill
Providence Performing Arts Center
Trinity Repertory
Perishable Theatre
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre

Art Museums
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
RISD Museum
South County Museum
Museums around the world

Music
Boston Symphony Orchestra
RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra
RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Dance                                                                                                                                               Boston Ballet
New York City Ballet                                                                    
Radio City Music Hall                                                                                                                            Rhode Island's Ballet Theatre

Biography

Biographies from A&E
Biographies from Internet Public Library
Biographies from Librarian's Index to the Internet
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Library Spot - Biographies
Presidents of the United States

Books and Reading

Amazon                                                                                                                                         IndieBound
Bibliofind Book Prices
Bookbrowser's Reader's Advisor
Christian Classic eBooks
Oprah's Book Club
Poisoned Pen Mysteries
The Reader's Corner
Overbooked
Book Remarks
Romance Writers of America
BookPage
BookSpot

Business and  Finance

Bigcharts
Business & Investing by Quicken
Daily Stocks
Investor Guide
Lipper Mutual Fund Report
MSN Moneycentral
The Motley Fool
Internet Business News
Wall Street City
Yahoo Company and Fund Index
Morningstar
Mortgage Calculators

Company & Product Information
How to Find US Company Information
Blue Book of Building & Construction
Europages: The European Business Directory
Hoover's Online
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Financial News Resources
American City Business Journals
Bloomberg Online
BusinessWeek Online
Business Wire
CNN: the Financial Network
The Economist
Financial Times
Forbes Digital Toolbox
Fortune
Investor's Business Daily
Kiplinger's Online
Smartmoney

Business Help Sites
The Better Business Bureau (RI)
RI Economic Development Corporation
Minority Business Development Agency
North American Industry Classification System
RI Labor Market Information
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual Online
U.S. Business Advisor
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Small Business Administration

Consumer Information

Automobiles
Auto Trader
Car Fax Vehicle History Reports
Car Point Auto Comparisons
Edmunds New & Used Car Guide
Kelley Blue Book – New & Used Values
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration                                                                                      Autotropolis

General
Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau of RI
Consumer Information Center (Pueblo, CO)
Consumer Law (from Nolo.com)
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Consumer Reports
Consumer World
Food Safety & Inspection Service (USDA) Recall Center

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Dictionaries
Webster's Online Dictionary
Translating Dictionaries
Thesaurus
Dictionary.com

Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias from Libraryspot
Britannica
Encyclopedias from the Internet Public Library

Directories
Anywho Toll-free Directory
Big Yellow
Europages: European Yellow Pages
Internet 800 Directory
Reverse Phone Directory
Federal Citizen Information Center

Education

Education in Rhode Island - links to R.I. colleges, schools, literacy groups and more
ERIC Digests
Home Schooling
Classical Homeschooling
Boarding Schools

College Bound
CollegeBoard - SAT information and registration
Common Application -Makes applying to several colleges easier
Peterson's Education Supersite - Lots of help for the college bound
American Colleges and Universities

Scholarships
College Access Alliance of RI
College Planning Center of RI
RI Higher Education Assistance Authority
RI Scholarships.com
U.S. Dept. of Education Financial Aid

Libraries
OSL (RI Public Libraries)
HELIN  Library Catalog - a consortium of 10 academic and 15 health science libraries
Athenaeum/Rhode Island School of Design (combined catalog)
Library Catalogs on the Web

Entertainment

Food Network
Internet Movie Database
Martha Stewart
Roadside America
Roller Coaster Database
Ultimate Band List
TV Guide
Ticket Master

 

General Reference Sites

About.com
DeskRef: Sources for Quick Answers
Internet Public Library
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Refdesk.com
Perpetual Calendar
Calendar Zone
WorldTimeZone
WorldTimeServer
US Naval Observatory World Clock
Tide Charts from NOAA
Calculator.com
Dictionary of Units of Measure
Convert-me.com

Providence Journal


Geography & Maps

Maps
AAA Travel
Mapquest.com
Rand McNally
Maps on Us
National Geographic Mapmachine

Foreign Country Information
Flags of All Countries
U.S. State Department Background Notes on Countries
Alta Vista Translations

United States
50 States
American States
USA Travel
Roadside America
National Park Service
National Recreation Reservation Service (Camping)

Government & Politics

Federal Election Commission
Politics1.com
Project Vote Smart
RI General Assembly
U.S. Government
U.S.Patent Office
U.S.Postal Service
Internal Revenue Service
GPO Access
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Government (Yahoo!)

Health & Medicine

General Information
Ask Dr. Weil
Alternative Medicine Homepage
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Health Finder
Medline Plus Health Information
The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition
National Organization of Rare Disorders
National Library Of Medicine-PubMed

Cancer Information
National Cancer Institute
Oncolink

Pediatric Health
Kids Growth
American Academy of Pediatrics

Dental Health
American Dental Association
Dental Resource Net

Food Safety & Nutrition
Food & Nutrition Information Center
Food Safety

Mental Health
Mental Health Net
National Institute of Mental Health

Physicians & Hospitals
RI Docfinder
American Hospital Directory
AMA Physician Select
Medline Plus Directories

Prescription Drugs
RxList
Medline Plus Drug information
FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

History

Ancient History
History Online
Exploring Ancient World Cultures

Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Virtual Egypt
The Ancient Egyptian Culture Exhibit
NOVA: Mysteries of the Nile
NOVA: Pyramids - the Inside Story

Ancient Greece & Rome
Ancient City of Athens
Ancient Greece and Rome
Roman Art and Architecture
Roman Emperors
Timeline of Ancient Rome

World History
Historical Documents from Internet Public Library
History of the World Timeline

United States
Chronology of US Documents
Library of Congress Digital History of US
Presidents of the US

Rhode Island
A Short History of Rhode Island
RIHistory                                                                                                                                                       RI Historical Society                                                                  


Hobbies and Pets

Hobbies
Birding
Linn's Stamp News
Taking Great Pictures  A nice informative introduction to Photography
Aviation Enthusiast Corner
Art and Craft Shows
Loosends.com
Michael’s Arts and Crafts
Sewing
Sewing Patterns
Mary Maxim Needlework
Dick Blick Art Supplies
Home Sew

Pets
American Veterinarians Association  A guide to veterinary resources on the Internet.
ASPCA  Includes pet care and links to other humane organizations.
American Kennel Club
Cat Fanciers
Humane Society of the U.S.
Travel Tips for Pets
Purina Puppy Place
Care for Pets

Scrapbooking
Scrapbooking

Home & Garden

Fine Gardening
iVillage - GardenWeb
USDA Home Gardening
Rebecca's Seasons
The Old Farmer's Almanac
How to Compost
Pesticides
Burpee
Gardener's Supply Co.
White Flower Farm
Plantcare.com
The Virtual Garden

Societies/Organizations
American Daffodil Society
American Hemerocallis Society
American Iris Society
American Rose Society
Arnold Arboretum
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
National Gardening Association - everything the novice or experienced gardener needs
New England Wild Flower Society
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Home Improvements

Better Homes and Gardens
Home Depot
About Home Repair
Hometime
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
Today's Homeowner
Do It Yourself Network
Martha Stewart
Organized Home
Appliance Repair

Legal Resources

Wills and Estate Planning
RI General Laws
Martindale-Hubble Lawyer Locator
US Code of Federal Regulations
Findlaw
Legal Information Institute
US Supreme Court

Literature

American Authors on  the Web
British and Irish Authors on the Web
Great Books Online
Shakespeare on the Web

Mythology
Encyclopedia Mythica
Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Mythology and Folklore: Yahoo!
Mythology: Horizon to the Past

News and Weather

Providence Journal-Bulletin
Warwick Beacon
WJAR 10
AP Breaking News
BBC News
The Boston Globe Online
The Boston Herald
CNN Interactive
The Christian Science Monitor
Drudge Report
ESPN 
FOX NEWS
The Nation
National Review
The New Republic
The New York Post
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Newsweek
MSNBC
Roll Call
Time Magazine
US News & World Report
USA Today
The Washington Post
The Washington Times
URI Weather
Weather Underground
World Climate
Farmer's Almanac

Science & Technology

General Science
Exploratorium
How Stuff Works
Science Master

Astronomy
NASA Spacelink
Sky & Telescope

Biology & Life Science
Life Science Reference
World Wildlife Fund
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Endangered Species Program

Chemistry
Sheffield Chemdex Chemistry Links
General Chemistry Topics Review

Earth Science & Geology
Biomes of the World - Where do you live?
US Geological Survey Educational Sites

Environmental
Environmental News Network
Environmental Protection Agency
Enviromental Scorecard

Math
 Algebra Solutions
 Geometry Solutions

Physics
Physics Central
Physics for Beginners

Science Fair
Science Fair Centrral
Science Fairs Homepage
Science Fair Project Resource Guide

Seniors

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Elder Care RI
Elderhostel
RI Doc Finder (physician credentials)
Senior Law
Social Security Handbook

Genealogy

Genealogy.org
American French Genealogical Society
Ancestry.com
Cyndi's List
Church of Latter Day Saints Family Search
Genealogy Homepage
National Archives and Records Administration
RI GenWeb
RI Historical Cemetery Database
Rootsweb
Social Security Death Index
US Genweb                                                                                                                                                   RI Genealogical Society

Sports & Recreation

ESPN
Ballparks
The Sporting News
The Boston Red Sox
The Pawtucket Red Sox
The New England Patriots
The Boston Bruins
Providence Bruins
The Boston Celtics
The New England Revolution

Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Building and Fire Codes
Rhode Island State Information
RI Department of Taxation
RI City & Town Property Tax Rates
RI Living's Home Listings
Rhode Map
RI Economic Development Corporation
RI City & Town Links
Locate Your Legislator
RI General Assembly
RI General Laws
RI Government
RI Legislative Actions
Secretary of State's Office
RI Department of Health
RI Doc Board
RI History
History Timeline of RI
WJAR Channel 10
Providence Journal
Peter Pan  Bus Lines
RIPTA
RI Driver's Manuals
RI Emissions and Testing Service Stations
TF Green Airport
DEM Parks and Recreation
Visit RI                                                                                                                                                         RI Historical Society                                                                                                                                   RI Genealogical Society

Travel

Elderhostel
Expedia
Fodors Travel
Hostels
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
Travel Advisories (US State Dept)
Traveler's Health (CDC)
Travelocity
Airlines - Toll Free Numbers and Websites
Amtrak
Greyhound Bus
O and A Currency Converter
Universal Currency Exchange
The Lonely Planet
Pets Welcome
Go Ski
Europe through the back door
Lighthouses around the World
Lighthouse Getaway
Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey
PBS's Legendary Lighthouses

Writing Skills

A+ Research and Writing Techniques
Strunk's Elements of Style
How to write a term paper
Creative writing

 

 


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