Selected Websites

Books & Reading

Read reviews and find out about upcoming books.

Business

Learn about starting and managing a small business, search for loan and grant opportunities, find information about contracting, and more.

Career & Employment

Explore different types of careers, find job training, and search for your next job.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Children

Websites recommended by the American Library Association on Animals, The Arts, History and Biography, Literature & Languages, Mathematics and Computer, Reference Desk, Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Find award-winning picture books.
The Multnomah County Library Homework Center organizes thousands of carefully reviewed K-12 education and homework resources for students, teachers, media specialists, and librarians.
Annotated searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. Searchable by subject, reading level and degree of picture content.
Find links to government and other kids' sites.
General Reference sites for homework help and interesting information.
View PBS Kids videos, play games, and enter contests.
A comprehensive resource addressing many aspects of bullying.  Includes a "Get Help Now" button to provide quick assistance to victims.

Community Information

Cooking & Nutrition

Science-based, accessible information to help consumers make smart seafood choices.
Search for goverment information about food and nutrition.
Information about food marketing, public policy, nutrition and childhood obesity.

Government

Learn about the CIA's history, use the World Factbook to obtain up to date information about other countries, read declassified documents, and have fun in the Kids' Zone.
The official website of the European Union.
Reputable statistics compiled by regions, states, and cities in the United States.

Health

This site contains information about the AOA's programs and projects, as well as goverment statistics on aging.
This page provides links to several sites that contain advice for finding reliable health information on the Internet. Topics range from general advice to information about specific conditions and for specific groups.
The official U.S. government site for medicare.

Language & Writing

Pronunciations of over 2.5 million words, crowdsourced from native speakers.
Includes resources on resume writing, properly citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, basic letter writing and more. 

Teens

Practice the SAT for free.
U.S. Department of Education Office for Federal Student Aid.