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Other Useful Websites

Other Useful Websites

Although not an exhaustive list, below are links to other websites of interest. 

 

Books and Reading

Amazon – downloadable Kindle app for purchased books and magazines

Audible – downloadable app for purchased audio books

Alibris - your source for new and used books, textbooks, music and movies.

Flipster – is a next generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines. Magazines can be downloaded to computers, phones and tablets. Free for patrons of Olney Community Library. Contact the library administrator for login information.  

Libby, by Overdrive – Free to patrons of Olney Community Library. Call the library for your library card number and instructions.

Digital Public Library of America - brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Goodreads - Find and read more books you'll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world's largest community of book lovers.

Consumer

Kelly Blue Book - Check car prices and values when buying and selling new or used vehicles.

NADA Guide - Values for used cars, certified pre-owned cars and more.

Consumer Reports - Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.

Texas Attorney General – Ken Paxon serves as the attorney general of Texas. The office fights for liberty and justice in Texas.  

Education

1000 Books Before KindergartenThe goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. Sign up at the library to get rewards for your little one!

ABCmouse - helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.

DKfindout! - learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries.

Practice Driving Tests - Breeze through your driving test when you practice using real questions directly from the official driver's manual.

College Board Online - is a mission-driven organization representing over 6000 of the world's leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations.

FAFSA on the Web - Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

Peterson’s.com - helps students discover their best fit educational program.

Employment

Indeed – listing available jobs in Texas.

Job & Career AcceleratorA job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job. Part of the free TexShare databases - contact Library for more information.

LinkedIn - Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

Texas Workforce Commission - Resources, tips and tools to build a stronger Texas workforce.

USAjobs - official job site for the federal government. Learn how the government hires people, search for jobs, and get help applying for federal jobs.

Financial

BigCharts - the world's leading and most advanced investment charting and research site.

Investor’s Guide - leading online guide to investing, with thousands of categorized links to financial and investing news, research, tools, etc.

Kiplinger Online - Leader in personal finance news and business forecasting. Get trusted advice on investing, retirement, taxes, saving, real estate, cars, college, insurance.

Motley Fool - helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium investing services. 

Health

Hamilton Hospital - hospital located in Olney, TX

Harvard Health Publications A to Z Health - This is a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 500 conditions and diseases, with over 800 illustrations. Created by the faculty at Harvard Medical School, entries offer an overview of the condition along with a description of symptoms, diagnosis, tips for prevention, treatment options, prognosis, and advice about when to call a professional.

Health Finder - get personalized recommendations for screenings and vaccines — or explore a variety of health topics.

Hospice of Wichita Fallslinks to information regarding local hospice care

Medical Library Association - educates health information professionals, supports health information research, promotes access to the world's health sciences information, and works to ensure that the best health information is available to all.

Medline Plus - an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. The service provides curated consumer health information in English and Spanish with select content in additional languages.

Merck Manual Online Medical - one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers.

National Cancer Institute - Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

NIH Senior Health – browse A to Z health related topics related to seniors including Alzheimer’s, heart health, advance care planning and more.

Rx List - an online medical resource of US prescription medications providing full prescribing information and patient education.

WebMD - an online publisher of news and information pertaining to human health and well-being.

Hobbies

Chilton Library - represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.Part of the free TexShare databases - contact Library for more information.

Heritage Quest Online -  combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Powered by Ancestry® with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s. Part of the free TexShare databases - contact Library for more information.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Part of the free TexShare databases - contact Library for more information.

Law & Government

Olney Chamber of Commerce – information about Olney, TX and the events held here.

City of Olney – news from the city offices.

Young County Appraisal District - appraises property for ad valorem taxation in Young Co.

State of Texas govt page - Access official, secure online government services and information for the State of Texas. Take it online, Texas!

Texas Law Help - dedicated to providing free and reliable legal information to low-income Texans.

Texas Legislature OnlineProvides information on legislation, committees, house, and senate.

USA.govan extensive link to official government agencies by organization, by state, and by topic

IRS – information on filing, refunds, and forms for federal taxes.

News

ABC - news division of Walt Disney Television serving American Broadcasting Company broadcast network.

CBS - the news division of American television and radio service CBS.

NBC -  the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC.

FOX - an American pay television conservative cable television news channel.

NPR - an American privately and publicly funded non-profit media organization based in Washington, D.C. NPR differs from other non-profit membership media organizations, such as AP, in that it was established by an act of Congress and most of its member stations are owned by government entities.

USA Today - an internationally distributed American daily middle-market newspaper that is the flagship publication of its owner, Gannett.

Reference

AnyWho.com - free service that allows you to search the White Pages by name, or, enter a phone number and find out who owns it using reverse phone lookup.

Infoplease Almanac - a reference and learning site, combining the contests of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with facts.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus - America's most trusted online dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and pronunciation.

Farmer’s Almanac - provides long-range weather forecasts, best days, full moon dates and times, astronomy info, fishing and gardening tips, home remedies and more.

Old Farmer’s Almanac - your trusted source for long range weather forecasts, moon phases, full moon dates and times, gardening tips, sunrise and sunset.

Statistical Atlas of the US – Overview of US…demographics, income and education.

Texas Almanacthe premier reference for everything Texas. You can find information on various topics, including election results, records of extreme weather in the state, and facts about all of our 254 counties.

The Weather Channel - an American pay television channel owned by the Weather Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Entertainment Studios. The channel's headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia.