Reference Resources

Check out databases for research, homework help, and news – provided by New York State:

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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Affordable Colleges
Degrees and Careers in Healthcare
Degrees and Careers in Teaching in NY
Guide to Online Nursing Programs
How to Start a Student Blog
How to Start a Student Website
Masters in Social Work Programs
Masters in Social Work Programs NY
Online Master of Library and Information Science Degree
Peterson’s Test Prep
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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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Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
AARP Scam and Fraud Alerts

Problem Gambling Resource Centers
Senior Guidance Living Assistance for the Elderly
SeniorCare Resource
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Job & Career Resources
JobNow: Live Career Assistance
Peterson’s Test Prep: Test Prep & Career Resources

Legal Resources
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 Resource
DaybydayNY Family Literacy Calendar – When you visit this website tomorrow there will be a new book for you to enjoy.
New York State Library’s early literacy initiative.

GST BOCES Adult Literacy classes.
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Corning Leader – Digital edition of this Corning, New York newspaper.
Courier – Digital edition of the Bath weekly newspaper.
Democrat and Chronicle – Digital edition of the Rochester 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.
Libby – Check out digital magazines from Libby (fomerly OverDrive).
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.
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Other Resources
Genealogy – A good resource for genealogy research.
State of New York Open Data
Yellow Pages
Reference Desk – Access to current reference resources. – Check the weather in your home town or around the country from the Weather Channel.
National Weather Service – Check out the weather locally or across that nation from the National Weather Service.
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.
MSNBC – Digital edition of the television station.
WETM TV – Digital information from a television channel in Elmira, New York.
WVIN – Local radio station.
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U. S. Government
CIA World Factbook– Comprehensive information on countries of the world.
First GovThe gateway to all government information.
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.
Internal Revenue Service – Information and help with your taxes.
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