Web Resources

Arts & Leisure

All Movie Guide
All Music Guide
Art Cyclopedia: The Fine Arts Search Engine
AskART - about American Artists
Chicago Writer
Classical Music Navigator
DuPage County Attractions - Discover DuPage
DuPage County Bikeways and Trails
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Games Around the World
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Poet Laureate
Internet Movie Database
Lombard Park District
Music in Fakebooks - Oak Lawn Public Library
NCAA Sports
The National Park Service
Tri-Town YMCA


Biographies of Politicians
Pronunciation Guide to Names of Public Figures
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Who2 Homepage

Books & Reading

American Rhetoric
Based on the Book - MCPL- books made into movies
Book Awards - compiled by BookSpot
Cliffs Notes Online
Illinois Authors
Illinois Center for the Book
Illinois Poet Laureate
Literary History
Non-Fiction - Hennepin County Library
Poetry - Anthologies and Thousands of Poems
Project Gutenberg
Reading Group Guides
Stop You're Killing Me! - for lovers of mystery, intrigue & suspense books
Teen Reads
What's Next?- Books in Series
Whichbook - A new way of choosing what to read next


Bureau of Labor Statistics
Businesses - IL Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing
Doing Business
Economic Research - St. Louis Fed
FXConverter - 164 Currency Converter
Global Edge
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
International Monetary Fund
Patent and Trademark Office
SEC Filings - EDGAR
Small Business Administration
Starting a Business in Illinois - Illinois.Gov Business Portal
ThomasNet - Directory of Industries/Services & Companies
What is a Dollar Worth?
Yahoo! Finance


American FactFinder
Census Bureau
Illinois QuickFacts

Community Services

Access DuPage
Bridge Communities
Catholic Charities
Direct2food - Food Assistance
Direct2Housing - Supportive Housing
DuPage High School District 88 Newsletter
DuPage County Health Department
DuPage County Human Services
DuPage CRIS - Community Resource Information System
Find a Translator
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Housing Search
Impact DuPage
Prairie State Legal Services
People's Resource Center
Veterans Assistance Commission of DuPage
York Township - General Assistance Program


Disability Resources

Guide to Disability Benefits from Disability.gov
Medicare & Social Security: Benefits for Disabled Individuals
Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation
Buying a Home - Department of Housing and Urban Development
Guide to Moving for the Disabled
Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
Home Safety for People with Disabilities
Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
Home Accommodation Cost Guide for the Disabled


College Affordability Guide
College Athletic Scholarships
College Zone
Community Colleges - Affordable Online Programs
District 44 Home Page
District 45 Home Page
DuPage High School District 88
Education Index
FAFSA on the Web - U.S. Department of Education - Free Application for Student Aid
GED Illinois Testing
Glenbard High School District 87
Homeschooling Information
Interactive Illinois Report Card
Public Schools and School Districts in the U.S.
Student Aid on the Web

Emergency Preparedness

American Red Cross
Center for Disease Control -Emergency Preparedness
Department of Homeland Security
National Safety Council - at Home - at Work - on the Road
Protect DuPage
Ready Illinois


Cyndi's List
DuPage County Genealogical Society
Illinois State Archives Databases
USGenWeb Project
Where to Write for Vital Records
WorldGenWeb Project




American Memory - Library of Congress
Best History Websites
Chicago History
Chicago - Forgotten - History, Architecture, Infrastructure
DuPage County Historical Society
History Writing guides - for any research
Illinois Digital Archives
Illinois History Resources
Internet Archive - Illinois State Library
Internet History Sourcebooks
Lombard Historical Society
National Archives and Records Administration

Internet Search Tools

Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web
How To Search: NoodleTools
IPL2: The Internet Public Library

Jobs & Careers


American Bar Association
Consumers' Guide to Legal Help - ABA
Cornell University Law School - Legal Information Institute
DuPage County Bar Association
Findlaw- Learn about the Law
Findlaw Forms
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority - Illinois Criminal Statute Database
Illinois Residents - Legal Information -Illinois Legal Aid
Illinois Residents - Ayuda Legal Illinois - for Spanish Speakers
Lawyer Search - Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
Library of Congress - Law Library
Self Help Legal Center: Southern Illinois University School of Law
State Links


Chicago Public Library
Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Illinois State Archives
The Illinois State Library
Library of Congress
Library of Congress- Catalog
National Archives and Records Administration
National Library Service - Blind & Physically Handicapped
Lincoln Presidential Library

Maps & Geography

A+ Country Reports - for Countries Around the World!
Communities Across the USA
Country Profiles (BBC)
Country Studies - Library of Congress
Flags of the World
Geo Data - Federal, State and Local Geographic Data
Geographic Names - USGS
Global Gateway - Library of Congress
Illinois Dept.of Transportation - Highway Maps
Illinois Maps
Illinois State Library - Map Resources
Map Collection - University of Texas - Austin
Map Machine - National Geographic
National Atlas of the US
World Factbook

Math & Science

Chemistry - American Chemical Society
Climate Data - NOAA - National Climate Data Center
Government Science Portal
MadSciNet: The 24-hour exploding laboratory.
The Math Forum Home Page
Math in Daily Life
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Science Daily
ScienceNetLinks - AAAS - Science News, Lessons and Tools
Science Tracer Bullets - Library of Congress
Scientific American


Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Daily Herald Archives 1901 - 2007 (Subscription Required)
Illinois Newspaper Project
My Suburban Life
New York Times Archive - 1851 - Present
Online Newspapers


Answers.com - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and more
Bibliographic Citation - Citing Sources
eHow - How To Do Just About Everything!
Free Online Learning
How Stuff Works
Infobel - Worldwide Phone Directory
Internet Archive - digital collections
Calculator Measurements
Life Quotes
Switchboard Internet Yellow and White Pages
Time and Date
Units of Measurement
World Weather Information Service
Zip Codes from the US Postal Service


Bureau of Labor Statistics
Cost of Living Index
Health Statistics on the Web
Illinois Facts Sheets
Impact DuPage
Social Science Data
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistics Topics - Internet Public Library2
The World Bank


Circuit Breaker
Illinois Department of Revenue
Internal Revenue Service
Other States Tax Sites

Travel & Transportation

Bing Maps and Directions
City of Chicago
CTA - Chicago Transit Authority
Google Maps
Illinois Bed and Breakfast Association
Illinois Office of Tourism
International Travel Resources - USA.gov
Metra Information Center
Pace Suburban Bus Service
RouteMAP Illinois
Travelers' Health - CDC
Trip Advisor
U.S. Dept.of State: Consular Affairs


Chicagoland Environmental Network
Get Involved! - Corp. for National & Community Service
Giving DuPage - Giving and Volunteering
HandsOn Network
HandsOn Suburban Chicago
iParticipate.org - Entertainment Industry Foundation
Network for Good
Public Health - Volunteering
Seasons Hospice
United We Serve
Volunteer Match