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Internet Research Links

Gloucester Sites

What's Happening in Gloucester?


  • more than 25,000 biographies from the A&E television network.
  • Famous people: features the lives of some of the world’s most famous people and greatest achievers.
  • Find a Grave: the final resting places of famous people.
  • Library Spot Biographies: links to popular biography sites and a collection of biographical information



Child Care

Colleges & Universities


  • C|NET: advice for the selection of technology products and services
  • Digital Literacy: government site with tutorials for basic computer skills
  • online instruction for basic computer skills: email, search engines, windows
  • a directory of software downloads
  • newegg: compare prices and specs for electronic equipment and supplies
  • Password Security: suggestions to create strong passwords
  • PC Mouse Exercises: an overview of computer mice with links to several mouse-related tutorials
  • Price Watch: lists current prices of computer software and hardware
  • Social Media Tutorials: tutorials for Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, Skype and more
  • Symantec Security Response: Up-to-date information on virus threats and security warnings
  • Tom’s Hardware Guide: news and reviews of technology, consumer electronics, and gaming
  • Webopaedia: an online dictionary for computer and Internet related terms


  • Appliance 411: information on appliances from purchase to repair
  • aggregator of financial rate information for mortgages, investments, insurance, and more.
  • Better Business Bureau: Better Business Bureau for eastern Massachusetts
  • Blouin Art Sales Index: This art sales index allows you to search 5 million art auction results and records.
  • Charity Navigator: evaluates charitable organizations in the U.S.
  • Consumer World: categorizes online consumer resources
  • Customer Service Numbers: for online shopping and email providerseBay: online auctions for new and used items
  • Edmunds: prices and reviews of new and used vehicles
  • GuideStar: information on nonprofit organizations
  • Household Products Database: information on the chemical ingredients in common household products; sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • International Code Council: current and historical international building and residential codes
  • Kelly Blue Book: prices and reviews for new and used vehicles
  • NADA: prices and reviews of new and used vehicles and pricing for. recreational vehicles, aircraft, marine vehicles, and manufactured housing


Educator Licensure

Elder Care

  • 800AgeInfo: provides information about care options for elders in Massachusetts
  • MAOA: (Massachusetts Association of Older Americans): enriches the lives of elders through education, advocacy, and action on issues that impact elders
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association: information and searchable lists of assisted living, skilled nursing, and continuing care retirement communities in Massachusetts
  • MassAlfa: offers information on assisted living facilities in Massachusetts, including a list of these facilities


Find A Number


Green Living

  • EcoGeek: a blog about various green issues founded, written and edited by Hank Green
  • Energy Efficient Mortgages: Credits your mortgage payment for energy efficiency
  • Green Guide: information about practical everyday, environmentally responsible and health-minded product choices and actions
  • Green Living Ideas: sustainable, eco and green living tips
  • TURI – Toxic Reduction Institute: sponsors grant programs to reduce the use of toxic chemicals,
  • energy, and water in businesses; information about toxins







Movies & Music

  • All Music: reviews and rates recordings of all types of music; artist biographies and discographies
  • reviews of CDs and concerts; previews of upcoming releases; current chart information
  • Historic America Sheet Music: A collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music
  • Internet Movie Database: movie information, including actors and directors and writers
  • Leo’s Lyrics: contains over 120,000 song lyrics
  • Ultimate Band List: biographies and discographies with links to fan pages and concert information
  • Video ETA: tells you when recent films are due out on video

News & Entertainment

Online Learning


  • All Recipes: includes recipes, menu ideas, meal prep tips
  • America’s Test Kitchen: the official website for America’s Test Kitchen, including all of their recipes, equipment ratings, taste test results and kitchen tips
  • Cook’s Country: an affiliation of America’s Test Kitchen with a collection of recipes, reviews and kitchen tips
  • Cooking With Amy: a food blog including recipes, reviews and kitchen tips
  • Cooks Illustrated: the magazine affiliation of America’s Test Kitchen
  • epicurious: recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet and other magazines
  • Food Network: the website for the television network of the same name. Includes recipes and videos from all of the associated television programs
  • Myrecipes: recipes from Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, and Real Simple



  • science from the Discovery Channel
  • How Stuff Works: award-winning source of unbiased, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works
  • NASA: information on space and science
  • NOVA: science information from NOVA
  • Science World: provides charts and explanations of many scientific concepts including astronomy and chemistry
  • Scientific American: Keep abreast of the latest scientific news with Scientific American’s online magazine. Contains dozens of articles on the latest science topics.


Time & Money


  • Bay Circuit Trail: about Bay Circuit Trail
  • make hotel, airline, and car reservations; vacation package
  • Google Maps: Maps, directions, distances to your destination
  • Kayak: compare hundreds of travel sites simultaneously
  • Manchester Airport: MHT- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
  • MassPort: BOS – Logan Airport in Boston
  • MassVacation: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
  • National Park Service: the National Park Service
  • Passports: Passports are no longer available at the Andover Town Hall. Apply for passports at the Post Office on Stevens Street.
  • The C.I.A. World Factbook: Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities
  • Travel New England: links to tourism information in New England including state and national parks
  • make hotel, airline, and car reservations; vacation packages
  • U.S. Department of State: international travel information
  • Virtual Cities: bed and breakfast, vacation rentals, small inns

U. S. Government


  • All for Good: helps you find ways to “do good”
  • Habitat for Humanity: brings people together to build homes, communities and hope
  • a portal for everyone interested in nonprofit organizations and issues, nonprofit careers, volunteering, events, and resource
  • Volunteer Match: connects people with nonprofits that need volunteers
  • a United States Federal Government portal which lists volunteer opportunities on public lands in the United States