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    These recommended Internet sites were selected using evaluative criteria:

    Authority - The author or sponsor is identified.
    Accuracy - It is clear who is responsible for the content.
    Coverage - The scope is clear and the links are relevant.
    Objectivity - Informational content is differentiated from advertising.
    Currency - Dates are given for creation or revision.

    Design and navigation were considered in site selection. Many of the sites selected were reviewed in professional library publications or by experts in the specific subject.


    Kelly Blue Book

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    Career One Stop
    Search for jobs or prospective employees..

    Minnesota Job Bank
    Provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Opportunity. Registered employers and job seekers can find each other.

    Minnesota Workforce Centers
    Provides the tools, resources, and services needed for job search, career planning, and training needs.

    The Monster Board
    Includes job listings and resume databases.

    Net Temps
    Lists temporary, temp-to-perm and full-time jobs nation-wide in the metro areas.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes descriptions of numerous occupations and the training and education needed.

    Genealogy resources
    Along with a "Learn" link to hundreds of free genealogy materials, this site offers database searching of over one billion names for ancestor information. Many search results, like those from the popular Social Security Death Index, can be viewed for a fee; others are available for a subscription fee.

    Duluth Public Library
    Index to the Duluth News Tribune. This index contains names and dates of obituaries printed in the Duluth News Tribune and Duluth Herald newspapers from 1962 to the present.

    Family Search Internet Genealogy Service
    This is the extremely popular Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) genealogy Website. Search databases for infomation on ancestors, learn basic steps in genealogy, access research help (forms, maps, guides), link to genealogy websites.

    Minnesota Discovery Center
    The Iron Range Research Center located at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, Minnesota, focuses on the regional, local, and personal history of Minnesota's iron ranges and the people who settled in the area. The Research Center serves students, scholars, local historical societies, the media, as well as, genealogists.
    Proclaiming itself "the oldest and largest free genealogy website," RootsWeb's aim is to connect people for sharing research and mutual help. Genealogists can search and submit information to databases, browse and post to message boards, join mailing lists and search mail archives, use resources, and build websites. The "Other Tools and Resources" category provides a "Soundex Converter" link for automatic surname translation in the code for Soundex index to the Federal census.

    Vital Records Information
    A simple doorway to information on ordering birth, marriage, and death records in the United States and around the world.


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    This is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.

    Health on the Net Foundation
    Promotes reliable Internet use. It has established the Code of Conduct ( for publishing quality information on the web.

    A popular, easy-to-use health directory where you can browse online publications, databases, support groups, and government agencies.

    Provides medical, emotional, and developmental information for children and their families.
    Offers a wide variety of health information on diseases and conditions and information on drugs. This site enpowers people to manage their health.

    Medline Plus from the National Library of Medicine
    Provides information on over 650 diseases and conditions from Alzheimer's Disease to West Nile Virus. This site provides interactive tutorials. It has a medical encylcopedia written for the consumer.

    National Cancer Institute
    Provides consumer-oriented cancer-related health information.

    Provides health information on children and teen heath, women's health, men's health, senior's health, and wellness.

    For kids, parents, and practitioners, this site provides support and practical information for children with heart disease.


    Hoover's Online
    A good site for (free) company addresses, phone, fax numbers,and web site addresses. 

    Provides Stock quotes, historical charts, company news, and financial information.

    Check on market information.

    Check on market information.

    A site of full-text annual reports filed with the SEC by publicly held companies.

    Provides current U.S. and international stock quotes, historical stock prices, mutual fund look ups, and general personal finance information.

    A source of forms on many topics (bankruptcy, construction forms, wills and trusts, and others).

    Business Guide Books.

    Consumer Law

    Federal Register
    Published every business day. Includes proposed regulations and presidental documents.

    Free Resources.

    Informational Booklets.  

    Some of these are out of print but available as pdf. files.

    The LawEngine
    A directory and search engine for legal information.
    Helping Low-Income Minnesotans solve civil legal problems. Provides answers to legal questions, contact information for legal aid offices, links to courthouses and local community organizations.

    Search legal community and government web pages. All content is editorially selected, pertains to law, and is published by the legal community. The Minnesota Legal Web, the Wisconsin Legal Web, and the LawMoose World Legal Resource Center are integrated.

    Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
    Find an attorney by name, geographic location, or specialty.

    Lectric Law Library Forms Room
    A large collection of free legal forms for business and general and legal practice.

    Minnesota Court System Self Help
    Information and resources to help represent yourself in Minnesota Courts. 

    Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
    An association of 7 MN regional legal services programs that help low-income Minnesotans with a broad range of civil legal matters.

    Minnesota Rules
    Revised every two years. This has the State government rules that are currently in effect.

    Minnesota State Bar Association
    Provides general information on legal issues, including buying a home, getting a divorce, and more.

    Minnesota State Bar Association Lawyer Referral System
    Provides the names of lawyers who practice a particular type of law.

    Minnesota State Law Library: County and Municipal Ordinances
    Local laws of selected towns, cities, and counties are available online.

    Minnesota Statutes
    Laws of the State of Minnesota.

    Renters Rights

    Be the smartest renter on the block.



    Currency Converter
    The Foreign Exchange Currency Converter is a multi-lingual currency converter with up-to-date exchange rates.

    Customize your trip to include transportation, packing, money, the best time to go, dining, lodging, and attractions.
    Discover camping spots, national parks & forests, tours and more.

    Parknet:The National Park Service
    Provides one-stop shopping for National Parks including maps, fees and reservations, toll-free phone numbers.

    Start your basic travel with reservations service, destination guides, and fare bargains. Includes cruise packages and B&Bs.

    U.S. Department of State
    Everything you need to know about getting a passport including an application form.

    Last Updated: 2015-10-14 13:46:14