Selected Websites

Browse our directory of some of our favorite and most-used, freely accessible Web sites. Includes links to many popular and useful sites, such as the Weather Channel, CNN, Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides, MapQuest, WebMD, ESPN and many more! Additional information (e.g., business and residential listings, local real estate transactions and other public records, magazine and newspaper articles, legal forms) can be found on our Online Databases page.

 

Arts & Entertainment

Artcyclopedia

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago Entertainment News 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Classical Net 

CNN Entertainment News 

Internet Movie Database

Milwaukee Art Museum

OSCAR.com 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 

Rotten Tomatoes 

TV Guide

Automobiles

Autotropolis

Car and Driver

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides

Illinois Rules of the Road

Kelley Blue Book

Motor Trend

NADA Appraisal Guides

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Books

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

BookBrowse

BookWire

CliffsNotes

New York Review of Books

SparkNotes

U.S. Government Printing Office

Business & Finance

BigCharts (part of MarketWatch) - includes historical stock/mutual fund price quotes.

Business USA

Business Owner's Toolkit

Business Services- Illinois Secretary of State

EDGAR

Hoover's Online

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Investing in Bonds

Investor's Clearinghouse

MarketWatch

Motley Fool

NAICS Association

Small Business Administration

ThomasNet

Computers & Internet

CNET

PCWorld

Free Email Providers

Google Gmail

Microsoft Outlook

Yahoo! Mail

Education

Activities for ESL Students

America's Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report

College & University Rankings

CollegeBoard

Dave's ESL Cafe

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FinAid

Home School World

Illinois State Board of Education

L.E.A.R.N. - Libraries English and Reading Network

National Center for Education Statistics

Peterson's Guide to Colleges and Universities

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

U.S. Department of Education

Employment

Also, check out our Local Job Information [PDF]handout.

AbilityLinks.org

AllChicagoJobs.com

America's Job Bank

BestJobsUSA.com

Career Connector

ChicagoJobTalk.org

Chicago Tribune Classifieds Section

CivilianJobs.com

ComputerJobs.com

Craigslist: Chicago Classifieds

EmploymentGuide.com

Federal Jobs Digest

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Education Job Bank

Illinois JobLink

Labor Market Information: Illinois

LatPro Spanish bilingual and Hispanic jobs

Military Exits

Military.com

Monster

NationJob

Occupational Outlook Handbook

RetirementJobs.com

Riley Guide

Saludos

Seniors4Hire

State of Illinois Job Opportunities

USA Jobs

Wall Street Journal Career Journal

Genealogy

1940 Census

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

CastleGarden

Ellis Island Records

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service

RootsWeb

USGenWeb Project

Govenment & Law

CNN Politics

C-SPAN

Findlaw

GovSpot

The Hill

League of Women Voters of Illinois

Martindale-Hubbel Lawyer Locator

Nolo Self-Help Law Center

OpenSecrets.org

Project Vote Smart

Public Agenda Online

State and Local Government on the Internet

Local

Downers Grove Township

DuPage County

DuPage County Election Commission

Village of Woodridge

State

Contact Elected Officials

Cyber Drive Illinois

Find Your Representative

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Illinois Department of Revenue

Illinois General Assembly

Illinois State Bar Association

Internal Revenue Service

State of Illinois

Federal

American FactFinder

Congress.gov United States Legislative Information

FedStats: A-Z

USA.gov

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Federal Register

U.S. Gazetteer

U.S. Government Printing Office

U.S. Historical Documents

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

U.S. Statistical Abstract

U.S. Supreme Court

White House

Health

AMA Doctorfinder

Centers for Disease Control

Drug Digest

DuPage County Health Department

FDA Consumer Drug Information

HealthFinder.gov

Hospital Compare

Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation

Mayo Clinic

Medline Plus Health Information

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Merck Manual - Home Edition

NIH Senior Health

RXList--The Internet Drug Index

Tox Town

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S.News.com: Best Hospitals

Web MD Health

Libraries

American Library Association

Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Illinois Library Association

Illinois State Library

Library of Congress

Public Library Association

RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System)

University of Illinois - Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science

University of Wisconsin - Madison Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  School of Information Studies

Maps

Bing Maps

CIA World Factbook

Google Maps

Illinois Historical Maps

MapQuest

National Atlas of the U.S.

National Geographic MapMaker

News

Local News

The Bugle

Woodridge Patch

Daily Herald

My Suburban Life

Chicago Tribune

National and International News

ABC News

BBC

CNN

Christian Science Monitor

MSNBC

National Public Radio

New York Times

Rediff India Abroad

Reuters

USA Today

Washington Post

Reference

AllRecipes

BibMe - automatic bibliography maker

Bing Translator

Currency Converter

Google Translate

Landmarks Citation Machine

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

Roget's Dictionary and Thesaurus

Scientific Calculator

Time Zone Converter

University of Illinois Extension's Hort Corner Horticulture information

Wikipedia

Zip Code Look-Up

Science & Technology

How Stuff Works

Journey North - global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change

Live Science

NASA

Scientific American: Ask the Experts

The Why Files: the Science Behind the News

Sports

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bulls

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Fire

Chicago Sun Times Sports Page

Chicago Tribune Sports Page

Chicago White Sox

Chicago Wolves

Daily Herald Sports Page

DePaul Blue Demons

ESPN

Fighting Illini

Major League Baseball

Major League Soccer

National Basketball Association

National Football League

National Hockey League

Northwestern Wildcats

SI.com

Superbowl.com

USA Today Sports Page

Woodridge Reporter Sports Page

Taxes

Check out our Where to Get Tax Information and Assistance [PDF] handout online.

1040.com

Alternative Minimum Tax Information

DuPage County Treasurer

Illinois Department of Revenue

State Tax Rates and Surveys

U.S. Internal Revenue Service - includes Forms and Instructions

Telephone Numbers

AnyWho

BigBook

InfoSpace

Internet 800 Directory

Switchboard

Yellow Book

Weather

AccuWeather

Chicago Tribune Weather Page

Chicago Weather Almanac

National Weather Service - Chicago, IL

Phases of the Moon

Weather Channel - Woodridge, IL

Weather Underground

 

 

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