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Serving the Bath Community Since 1869.

Reference Resources

Dictionaries

Dictionary – This site has links to a number of other resources as well as a variety of dictionaries.
Online Dictionaries and Translators – This site has a number of multilingual dictionaries as well as translators from one language to another.
Merriam Webster – One of our favorites. It “talks” to us.
Multilingual Dictionary – This site translates eight different languages.
Webopedia – An online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.
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Encyclopedias

Online Encyclopedias – Barbara J. Feldman’s recommendations for “trustworthy (and free)” online encyclopedias.
Smithsonian – Answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources.
The Encyclopedia Mythica – This site is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legends.
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For Students

Affordable Colleges Online.org

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Law Help NY – This is collaborative effort across New York State legal aid offices.
Legal Information Institute – A not-for-profit group at Cornell University Law School “that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost.”
Rural Law Center – This site provides free legal information and assistance in civil law matters.
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Literacy Resources

DaybyDayNY.org
A website for young children and their families.
nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit/
New York State Library’s early literacy initiative.
gstboces.org/adulted/Literacy.cfm
GST BOCES Adult Literacy classes.
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Magazines/Newspapers

ABYZ News Links – This site provides links to more than 17,400 newspapers and other news sources from around the word.
Corning Leader – Digital edition of this Corning, New York newspaper.
Courier – Digital edition of the Bath weekly newspaper.
Democrat and Chronicle – Digital edition of this Rochester, New York newspaper.
Elmira Star Gazette – Digital edition of this Elmira, New York newspaper.
Evening Tribune – Digital edition of this Hornell, New York newspaper.
Information Please – Digital edition of the almanac.
National Geographic – Digital edition of the magazine.
Online Newspapers – This site provides access to newspapers from the United States and around the world.
Smithsonian – Digital edition of the magazine.
The New York Times – This site includes the daily contents of the newspaper and breaking news updates.
USA Today – Digital edition of this national newspaper.
Zinio for Libraries – A collection of popular magazines available in digital format thanks to STLS and the Chemung County Library District.
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Other Resources
CIA World Factbook – Comprehensive information on countries of the world.
First Gov – The gateway to all government information.
Genealogy – A good resource for genealogy research.
MSNBC – Digital edition of the television station.
NYNY – This site, created by David Minor, is a series of timelines covering New York City and State, from approximately 1,100,000,000 BC to 1991 AD.
State of New York Open Data
White Pages
Yellow Pages
Switch Board
Reference Desk – Access to current reference resources.
Social Security – Official Website of the U. S. Social Security Administration.
U.S. Census Bureau (Population Division) – Watch a Website counter as it displays ever growing population statistics for the U. S. and the world.
Weather – Check the weather in your home town or around the country.
Zillow – Find real estate values throughout the country. Includes satellite pictures.
Zip Codes – United States Postal Service Website.
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Radio and Television Resources

CNN Interactive – Digital edition of the television station.
Family Life Network – Local Christian Radio Station.
WETM TV – Digital information from a television channel in Elmira, New York.
WVIN – Local radio station.
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