Quick reference information on all of the United States
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The African American Literature Book Club, with author information, book reviews, and more.
Another site for used, rare, out-of-print books. Great for checking pricing of collectible books.
Atlapedia contains full color maps and information on many countries of the world
Information on the ACS’ education programs, professional journals. Good lists of Web resources on cancer.
Includes the AHA’s Heart and Stroke guide, heart attack risk assessment, home health guide.
Barnes and Noble's online review site and source for book review podcasts.
Helps donors make giving decisions by promoting high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions.
Explore careers, do a job search, or brush up on resume and interview strategies.
Charity assessment organization that evaluates charitable organizations.
Comic book news, previews, reviews, and message boards for the comic book community.
A public service, non-commercial guide cataloging over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.
Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years.
Information on Central Iowa commerce, lifestyles, news and entertainment, as well as the Chamber itself.
Get the latest news and reviews on books from Entertainment Weekly right here.
Provides links to a variety of primary Internet resources including FAQs for educators, listserv archives, lesson plans, and more.
Folk and fairy tales.
Fun website that has biographical information on authors as well as existing and forthcoming books.
Apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form
Information and links of value to tax administrators and the general public alike.
Books and author information for today’s readers of Mystery, Thrillers, Romance, Suspense, Fantasy, and Science Fiction.
An excellent site with an information directory organized by category, a garden business homepage center, and a calendar of events.
Library of Congress digitized rare maps and information about geography
Free email service which links you to other Google services like Google Drive and Google Plus.
Economic development information for the Des Moines metro area.
A large self-health resource on wellness, alternative health, and integrative medicine.
The committee that monitors legislation on education, child labor, school food programs, workers’ compensation, vocational rehabilitation, labor wa
A project from the University of Illinois, to preserve newspapers through microfilm. Browse the catalog or explore holdings by county.
Inaugural addresses of the presidents, in full text, from Washington thru Clinton
Uses the Consumer Price Index as a measure of the average change in prices over time.
Peer reviewed online resource, hosted by the University of Tennessee
Advocates for and supports Iowans as they explore, finance, and complete educational opportunities beyond high school.
Iowa state tax information for individuals, businesses, local government, and tax professionals, including: online services, tax forms, and publica
Links aimed at improving the economic well-being of the state of Iowa.
Iowa Secretary of State's site includes links to voter registration, precinct and voting location information.
Iowa Secretary of State's voter information page. Find your precinct, voter registration and more.
ISU's gardening site. Includes number for the ISU Hortline which answers all your gardening questions.
Information in support of local community education, planning and change.
Find the current value (“blue book price”) of your used car or motorcycle or compare prices on new cars.
Legal information organized by topic from Cornell Law School.
Search the LOC’s catalogs, as well as searching the site itself by subject.
Includes information on many health topics (cancer, diet and nutrition, women’s health) as well as drug information.
Information for the lay person on diseases, treatments, drugs and more from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine
Login to your Microsoft Account – Live.com, hotmail.com, MSN, Outlook.com.
List of Art History departments, research resources, image collections, and more
Health information, news (including health warnings), grant and contract information. Also lists of scientific resources on the Web.
The NYPL is both a public library for the city of New York, as well as a group of research libraries.
Old and current NYT Bestseller lists. Handy PDF lists on an antiquated website.
Online, searchable versions of the popular Peterson’s college search guides.
Polk County Iowa Auditor's office page that includes registration and absentee ballot instructions.
Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.
The Producer Price Index (PPI) program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.
Searchable list of prescription drugs. Includes extensive content and interaction information about each drug.
Online discussion community started by YA authors Tamora Pierce and Meg Cabot
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. Take a walk thru the Smithsonian.
The State Library of Iowa’s site. Includes the “Ask a Librarian” service for legal, medical, public policy, patent and trademark questions.
The State of Iowa’s main home page. Includes links to Tourism, Education and other Iowa Internet Links.
Helps students find scholarships relevant to their background, field of study, sport, skill, interest, achievement, or other attribute.
Information on the SAT, PSAT, ACT, plus information on colleges and college planning.
441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and “reader’s choice” Web sites.
Includes legislation, congressional calendars, Code of Iowa and more. Official site.
Dedicated to championing women through the arts.
Information about all past Nobel Laureates, organized by prize and year
Visit the White House online. Includes biographies on U.S. Presidents, plus information on Federal services and the White House itself.
Information on holidays, daylight savings time changes and all time zones across the world.
Official Iowa state tourism site includes a calendar of events, fun facts, and travel information.
Information relating to government initiatives and educational programs, education-related grants (under OERI) and statistics (NCES), and publicati
Information on loans, federal aid, and grants.
Government site is an extensive pathfinder to science websites, organized by topic
Links to their online catalog (OASIS), as well as Internet resources and a Virtual Exhibit.
Filings and forms for companies
Science organization that focuses on biology, geography and geology
This helpful site from the League of Women Voters assists with finding your polling place, registration information, and learning what’s on your ba
Designed to increase voter awareness, improve voter turnout, get new voters registered and keep current voters up to date.
The tutor directory is provided as a resource for the WDMCS students and parents.
Searchable scientific and technical research and data from around the globe