Consumer Information Sites


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.



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 Loop – your guide to understanding education in Illinois



Ameren Illinois Utilities tips on using less energy and saving money

Clean energy information from the EPA

Energy Star product search and information

Energy Conservation


People Magazine

Variety is the premier source of entertainment news since 1905

Google News on Entertainment

Entertainment Weekly

A huge collection of movie information



Environmental News Network

Nature Conservancy




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


Family Search

Illinois Digital Galley

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

Physician’s Desk Reference, drug information

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health


Home Economics

Household tips

Household tips from the Fun Times Guide

Household Management


Home Maintenance and Landscaping

Do It Yourself

Top 10 websites

Natural Handyman

National Gardening Association

P. Allen Smith is an award-winning garden designer

Better Homes & Gardens



Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services



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

Elder law

Illinois Compiled Statutes


Money, Investing and Business

Small Business Administration

Bloomberg Businessweek

Obtain a free credit report.

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



Federal Trade Commission

Coupons and bargains from

“Shoppers Bite Back”


Tax Forms

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.