Research


~General~

-DexOnline.com - Official online directory from Qwest, searching businesses, government, and residential listings.
-Encyclopedia.com - Contains more than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
-Librarian’s Index to the Internet - Websites you can trust, selected and organized by librarians.
-Merriam-Webster Online - Online edition of the trusted dictionary and thesaurus.
-Time and Date - Offers a world clock and time zones, as well as a time zone converter and online calendar.
-United States Postal Service Zip Code Lookup - Enter a full or partial address to find the ZIP code.


~Business and Finance~

-A to Z databases – Find a job, business, person, or create mailing lists $ sales leads
-Colorado Department of Revenue - Information on driver’s licenses, motor vehicle registration, taxes and more.
-Colorado Small Business Development Center - Tips on starting and running a small business in Colorado.
-Internal Revenue Service - Online presence for the Internal Revenue Service with tax information for both individuals and businesses.
-Mile High on the Cheap (MHOTC) - Claire Walter and Laura Daily talk about local stores, restaurants, attractions.
-Sales Tax and Use Tax Forms - The most-requested tax forms from the Department of Revenue.
-Trade Name Database - The Colorado Secretary of State’s database of company names, trademarks, etc. Also includes information on uniform commercial code, and other helpful business information.
-United States Small Business Administration - Advice from the federal government on aspects of running a small business, including opportunities, financing, and training events.


~Colorado~

-Collaborative Digitization Program - Libraries, museums, and historical societies working together to make Colorado photographs, recordings, maps, and other publications available in a digital format.
-Colorado Department of Natural Resources - Parks, Animals, plants, and mineral resources of the State of Colorado.
-Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Project - Digitized historic newspapers from selected Colorado papers from 1859-1923.
-Colorado Historical Society - CHS is a state agency that preserves the history of Colorado through exhibits, collections, and the Stephen H. Hart Library.
-Colorado State Archives - Preserves and promotes the legal and historical records of the State of Colorado.
-State of Colorado - Official site of the State of Colorado.


~Consumer Information~

-Better Business Bureau - Research a company or charity before giving them your business, or report an entity that you feel has treated you unfairly.
-Consumer Reports - ConsumerReports.org provides ratings, buying guides, product reviews and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine and Consumers Union. Much of the information on this site requires a subscription to Consumer Reports
-Consumer Resource Guide, Colorado Attorney General’s Office - Consumer laws, offical complaint line, and more from the Colorado Attorney General.
-Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau - Promotes positive relationships between consumers and businesses through education and self-regulation.


~Education~

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-College Assist - A non-profit division of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, which offers planning tools, scholarships, and savings plans to help families afford higher education.
-College Invest - Dedicated to helping students, parents, and schools figure out college financing.
-College Opportunity Fund - In-state undergraduate students can apply here for an educational stipend to help pay their tuition.
-Colorado Colleges, Technical Colleges and Career Colleges - Comprehensive information on Colorado colleges, universities, career colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, technical schools, vocational schools, and online degree programs.
-Colorado Colleges and Universities – College Admission Profiles - Profiles of the most recent incoming classes of the colleges and universities in Colorado.
-Colorado Commission on Higher Education - Information about Community Colleges and Universities in Colorado.
-Colorado Department of Education - Family literacy, Home schooling, educational news, and contact information for local school districts.
-Colorado School Accountability Reports - Official reports on school and student performance in Colorado.
-United States Department of Education - Information on federal education programs and initiatives.


~Geneology~

-Colorado Genealogy - A collection of Colorado websites,  from PubRecords.
-Colorado Genealogy Research - Their genealogy research team consists of expert genealogists who live and work in Denver.
-FamilySearch - Discover your family history with this service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It is the largest genealogy organization in the world.
-Larimer County Genealogical Society - They promote an interest in genealogy and family history. Their mission is research, learning and fellowship.
-MyGenealogist.com - Hire a genealogist to help with your family research. Find records, search for ancestors, & trace your family tree.
-RootsWeb - Funded and supported by Ancestry.com.
-USGenWeb Project - A group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.


~Health and Medicine~

-Allergic Child - Started by a family who have been affected by food allergies, this website is easy to navigate and answers many questions. Resources include ebooks, print books and more.
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Statistics, publications, and health topics on a variety of health issues. From the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
-Consumer Health Links - The best sites for non-medical people, selected by the librarians at the Denison Memorial Library of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
-The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) - This comprehensive site offers information on main food allergens, education, awareness, research and recipes.
-Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) - KFA is a national nonprofit food allergy organization dedicated to fostering optimal health, nutrition, and well-being of children with food allergies by providing education and a caring support community for their families and caregivers.
-Medline Plus - Information on over 700 health topics, interactive tutorials, and health news from the National Library of Medicine.
-National Institutes of Health : Health Topics - Browse through different categories or search for a specific condition. From the National Institutes of Health.


~Jobs and Careers~

-America’s Career InfoNet - This U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
-CareerOneStop - Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
-Career Solutions Group - Helps you assess your talents, skills, interests, passions, and values.
-Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration - Classified Job Announcements for Colorado State Government jobs.
-Colorado Division of Real Estate - Renew your Real Estate license online.
-Colorado Workforce - Information about unemployment benefits, Worker’s Compensation, Public and Workplace Safety, Employment and Training. Provided by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
-Connecting Colorado Job Search - Job market where you can search for jobs, post a resume, and find the newest job postings. Sponsored by the United States Department of Labor.
-Division of Registrations - Renew professional and occupational licenses online.
-Find Job & Career Information - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) programs, resources and online tools help workers in all stages of the job and career development.
-Larimer County Workforce Center - The Workforce Center provides easy access to a wide array of employment and training services.
-Northern Colorado Networking Group (NoCoNet) - NoCoNet’s purpose is to support career development.
-O*NET Resource Center - Sponsored by the U.S. Labor Department, this site helps job seekers and career professionals find data on occupations, earnings, skills and new green jobs.
-Quintessential Careers - Quintessential is a career-planning web site with hundreds of articles on finding a career for all types of job seekers, including teens, minorities, mature workers and many others.
-Riley Guide - This is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.


~Science and Technology~

-BBC.co.uk Science and Nature - Latest global news from the fields of science and nature.
-BBC.co.uk Technology News - Up-to-date global technology news.
-CNN.Com Science and Space - Recent news and in-depth stories of scientific discoveries.
-Colorado Department of Natural Resources - Parks, Animals, plants, and mineral resources of the State of Colorado.
-Denver Museum of Nature and Science - Programs, activities, and exhibits for informal science education.
-How Stuff Works - Simple explanations of scientific principles, inventions, health, technology, and more.
-National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Official site for news, photographs, and history of United States space exploration.
-Science Magazine - Daily science headlines, research, and career information from the weekly edition of Science Magazine.
-Wired Magazine - Technology news and limited access to current issues of Wired Magazine.


~Seniors~

-AARP
-Senior Journal
-The National Family Caregiver Association
-The Alzheimer’s Association
-The Family Caregiver Alliance
-The Eldercare Locator
-Quick Guide to State of Colorado Information
-Colorado Aging & Adult Services - Adult Protection and the Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights & Adult Protection
-Larimer County Office on Aging
-Weld County Area Agency of Aging


~Berthoud~

-Berthoud Area Transportation Service
-Berthoud Senior Center

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