Welcome to the Longmeadow Virtual Library
Gateway to the Internet.
Click on any of the
topics below and you will be brought to Web sites chosen
by Library Staff for their usefulness in answering
questions frequently asked at the Library. This list is
not intended to be a comprehensive directory of all
Internet sites on every subject.
The Virtual Library: Museums
Online directory of museums
worldwide. Links to exhibits in libraries. View
the Magna Carta from the British Library, rare
maps and other documents and artifacts.
Directory of Manufacturers
the Source for Today's SEC Filings
Money and Investing
Update - Wall Street Journal
The Motley Fool
New York Stock
Exchange Home Page
Historical Quotes Search Engine
Closing stock quotes by date from
January 2, 1985 to the present.
MANY OF THESE SITES OFFER
ANCILLARY SERVICES SUCH AS RESUME PREPARATION, JOB
FAIRS, EMPLOYER PROFILES.
Library Association Resources for Parents, Kids, &
Child Safety on the Information Highway
Children's Picture Book Database
Exploratorium Home Page
Kids Web - A World Wide Web Digital Library for
Research Paper Help
Get help doing your research paper
Rules for online safety
Illustrated For Kids
Educational Software Review
This Is Mega-Mathematics!
House for Kids
COMPUTERS, THE INTERNET
and DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Advice, tips, news, price comparisons on
computers and other tech products
Definitions and facts on the most current IT
for tutorials by type or keyword
Department of Homeland Security information
on cyber security
online tutorials to programs, e-mail,
computers and more
table describing what to watch for when
evaluating web sites.
how to have a safe online experience
to buying computers, peripherals, PDAs,
digital cameras and more
for Health Care Policy & Research
Information on health plans,
diseases and questions to ask the doctor
User-friendly site with some
full-text publications; dispute resolution services;
Consumer Information Catalog online;
registry of local consumer protection agencies
Publications, press releases,
recalls, links to other agencies
Project on Technology
Created by Ralph Nader
Finds the best reviews for consumer
products, analyzes their picks and selects the best
products. Site is organized by category.
Links to 5000+ sites; good starting
point for consumer information
Vans, Trucks Buyer's Guide
New and used vehicles; lots of other
information in addition to prices
Opinions by individuals, not
professional reviewers, rating products and
services. Links to auctions and other sites selling
Information, some for a fee, on
personal financial topics
Help in making personal finance
decisions; access to the lowest loan rates
Fraud Information Center
Focuses on telemarketing and online
- A guide to the best
education sites on the Web, sorted by
Education index, subject and lifestage.
- Special Education
Movies and Videos
- Trivia, episodes,
schedules, Emmy Award archive, and links to
- A small theatre with a
commitment to uncommon summer fare.
- Springfield professional
- Professional theatre,
May - December in Stockbridge, MA
Search by keyword or by
Epicurious Home Page
Search more than 10,000 recipes
and access the sites of
Bon Appetit and
- Cooking encyclopedia,
including ingredients, equipment and techniques.
More than 300 food-related
images to use on flyers or web pages
Annenberg Media Foreign Language Courses
Free video language courses for
learning English, Spanish, French, and German
Learn French, German, Spanish
and Italian. Limited resources for Welsh,
Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese
Free online language learning
courses for more than 25 languages. Developed by
the Foreign Service Institute
Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site
Genealogy "How-To" Guide
U.S. Government Census Department
Genealogy Home Page
Searchable database of 640 million names maintained
by the Church of Latter Day Saints
Important town information, LHS
alumni page, recycling schedule, assessments,
and much more.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Nice summary of important facts
of the fifty states.
Massachusetts Counties Quick Facts
the White House
Federal Bureau of
Food & Drug Agency
Legislative Information on the Internet
A government-wide web portal for students.
note of caution:
Search engines are not
able to distinguish between bogus and
legitimate health and medical sites.
Therefore, it is very important to evaluate
each Web site for accuracy, reliability and
usefulness. Before doing health- related
research on the Web, users might want to
visit the following site:
Evaluating Web Sites
Search Engines, Directories
Diseases and Conditions
- Healthy Minds is a
public information website offering
information about mental health,
spotlighting mental health issues in
minority communities and offering Let's Talk
Fact brochures for more information.
Body mass calculator
Medicine and Drugs
U.S. Food &
Access to FDA Consumer, the
agency's monthly magazine
Information on the top 200
United States Pharmacopeia--Advice for the
A guide to over 9,000
prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Browse by first letter of the generic or brand
A note of caution: Search
engines are not able to distinguish between
bogus and legitimate historical sources.
Therefore, it is very important to evaluate each
Web site for accuracy, reliability and
usefulness. Before doing historical research on
the Web, users might want to visit the following
Evaluating Web Sites
Ancient and medieval
A digital library of primary
texts and translations, maps and pictures of art
objects from the ancient world.
Ancient History Sourcebook
An excellent, well-indexed site
designed for classroom use. Search the
Sourcebook for materials, including primary
texts, on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece,
Rome and the Hellenistic world.
Good starting point for finding
information on the Middle Ages. Many links to
Modern History Sourcebook
The third sourcebook in the
series developed by Fordham University. A
gateway to primary texts, maps and other
information about the modern world.
- Lawyer look up by name or city
Library of Congress
Search the catalog, view exhibits,
visit the American Memory Project, download
copyright information and forms.
Massachusetts Library and Information Service
Click here to search all
Massachusetts public, academic and special library
New York Public
Massachusetts Regional Library System
Music and CDs
- AMG All
Mostly popular music. Search
by type of music, artist, song, labels,
- Reviews and links to
classical music web sites
- Free sheet music to
download. Can be browsed by instrument or
- Search for music,
download MP3 files, find Karaoke songs.
- Concert calandar and
- Schedules and ticket
- Learn about independent
and unsigned bands.
Classical Music Resources
Developed and maintained by Duke University.
An educational resource distinguished for
links to nearly 2000 non-commercial sites.
Acess to the Springfield Union
News and Sunday Republican. Today’s edition
news, features and obituaries.
6 days of back issues for
news/sports; 1 year for reviews; updated
access to reliable information on children's
safety and care.
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
- Yellow Pages
- An interactive Web tool to
generate APA and MLA style citations
- Rules for games, etiquette,
sports and more
- Comprehensive and accurate
encyclopedia of geographical places and features
- Searchable database of
acronyms and abbreviations
- Codes listed numerically and
- A brief guide to English
grammar and punctuation
- A guide to citing electronic
sources in various styles.
- Speciality dictionaries,
thesauri, rhyming aides and phrase look-ups.
The largest independent and
non-affiliated spiritual website. Articles,
devotionals, sacred text searches and more
- Provides free access to
quality religious data
Texts and information about the
Database of Zen centers in the
U.S. and abroad.
There are so many Web sites
dedicated to Christian content that it would be
difficult to include all of them here. Below are
just a few that have been selected as most
useful by Booklist.
Orthodox Christian Foundation
Texts and liturgy of the Greek
Website for the Global Hindu
Electronic Networks, a project of the Hindu
Website developed and maintained
by the Department of Religious Studies at the
University of Georgia.
Website maintained by the
Digital Islamic Library Project (DILP), a
registered Non Profit Organisation that
operates through the collaborative effort of
volunteers based in many countries around
Created by the Jewish Internet
Consortium. Links to organizations, libraries,
museums, schools. FAQs about Judaism.
REVIEWS AND LITERARY
- Arts and
Maintained by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Links to reviews and articles on literary,
philodophical and political topics.
- Features book lists by theme
or genre, readers' advisory and other materials
of interest to readers.
- Random House
New books, reading guides and
resources for readers
related information on the Internet
ChemCenter Home Page
Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Full entries for over 130,000 terms,
plus audio capacity. Listen to the pronunciation of
medical and scientific terminology.
Index to the Internet
Sites selected and reviewed
A list of resources from the
Arts through Zoology selected by librarians at
the University of California.
The most commonly used
commercial subject directory on the Internet.
Basic Search Engines
The remarks associated with
selected search engines are based on evaluations by
Library Journal's Webwatch
META Search Engines
Check out nursing home and
long-term care facilities throughout
- This site lists information
on approximately 40,000 services and programs in
Massachusetts for elders.
Economics - Directory (Yahoo)
Geography - Directory (Yahoo)
Sociology - Directory (Yahoo)
- Information for travelers
with special needs, a directory of TTY numbers,
a list of accessible cruise ships, and travel
- Listings of pet-friendly
hotels and other travel accomodations for pets.