Consumer Information Sites

Aging

AARP Internet Resources

Aging Parents and Elder Care

Age Related Websites

 

Automotive Information

Official Kelley Blue Book

Edmunds Automotive Buying Guide

Consumer Reports cars

N.A.D.A. New car prices, used car values, reviews, buying guides.

Auto Zone offers some free repair information

NAPA Auto Parts offers some free repair information

 

Computer Learning Guides

Facebook Guide for Beginners

 

Cooking and Food

Thousands of recipes and cooking tips

Food Network

Finds recipes you can make with only the ingredients you have on hand.

 

Education

Illinois Home Education

Over 800 free art and craft lessons, activities & plans for K-12

Math for kids

Education for kids

Helping children succeed in school

U.S. Dept of Education News

Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois Loop – your guide to understanding education in Illinois

Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Home Schooling

 

Energy

Ameren Illinois Utilities tips on using less energy and saving money

Clean energy information from the EPA

U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Energy Star product search and information

Energy Conservation

Energy conservation for kids

Entertainment

People Magazine

Variety is the premier source of entertainment news since 1905

Google News on Entertainment

Entertainment Weekly

A huge collection of movie information

 

Environment

EPA for Concerned Citizens

Illinois EPA – Kids and Environmental Education

Environmental News Network

National Geographic News

Nature Conservancy

Recycle

Eco-friendly products, sustainable lifestyle decisions, and related news

 

Genealogy

U. S. Census

Find a Grave search for cemeteries, and graves of ancestors

Cyndi’s List is a list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

US Gen Web Project

Roots Web

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Linkpendium

Family Search

Illinoisancestors.org

Illinois Digital Galley http://lookatillinois.info/

Illinois State Archives

American Family Integration History Center - Ellis Island

Genealogy Spot

DAR Library - The Daughters of the American Revolution

National Archives and Records Administration - official federal government archive

Health & Medicine

WebMD: health news and information

Mayo Clinic health information

Medlineplus.gov

Physician’s Desk Reference, drug information

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health

 

Home Economics

Hints and tips

Household hints

Household tips

Household tips from the Fun Times Guide

Household Management

 

Home Maintenance and Landscaping

Do It Yourself

Mrs. Fixit

Top 10 websites

Natural Handyman

National Gardening Association

P. Allen Smith is an award-winning garden designer

Better Homes & Gardens

 

Insurance

Best health plans as published by US News and World Report

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services

Illinois Dept. of Insurance, consumer’s assistance and information

Illinois’ program to provide healthcare for all kids.

 

Jobs/Employment

Illinois job resource links

Peoria Journal Star job listings

Includes jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards

 

Legal Information

Illinois Legal Aid: Helping Illinois Residents Solve Their Legal Problems.

IRS news

Law related websites for kids

Elder law

Illinois Compiled Statutes

 

Money, Investing and Business

Small Business Administration

Bloomberg Businessweek

Obtain a free credit report.

Financial tips from the Federal Reserve

Mortgage news and rates, CD, auto loan & credit card rates and more.

Hoover’s Company Profiles

Better Business Bureau

Google Finance

Yahoo Finance

Moody’s Economy

Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency

 

National Do Not Call Registry

Don’t want telemarketers calling you? Register your home or mobile phone for free.

 

Recalls – Food and Products

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Food & Drug Administration Alerts and Recalls

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety & Inspection Service

Vehicle safety information and recalls from the government

 

Shopping

Federal Trade Commission

Coupons and bargains from About.com

Federal Trade Commission campaign aims to educate kids ages 8 to 12 about advertising

“Shoppers Bite Back”

 

Tax Forms

Illinois tax forms and publications

IRS forms and publications

 

Travel and Tourism

Illinois tourism

Peoria Area Convention and Visitors bureau

Chicago tourism

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport

Fodor’s Travel Guides

Current travel warnings

Mapquest driving directions

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Resources for work abroad, study abroad, cultural travel overseas, and international living

Currency rates

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The library is providing these Internet links for the benefit of our patrons; however, patrons should use their own judgment when evaluating Internet resources. The library cannot control or guarantee resources on the Internet.