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Automobile Resources

Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book is the nation's leading provider of automotive pricing and value information, for new and used cars, trucks and vans. Customers rely on Kelley for dealer invoice and MSRP information on new vehicles and trade-in & retail values on used vehicles up to 21 years old.

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide with a wealth of information on new and used vehicles.

MSN Autos
A complete source for car buying information. Has reliability ratings, a payment calculator, America's 10 bestsellers, used car prices and "surround videos" (experience 55 auto interiors).

The AutoMallUSA.net site provides links to new and used automobile dealers, financing and other auto/transportation links.

Housing Resources

Compare prices and popularity by neighborhood, city, county, or state. See local market trends for listing and sales prices. Find out where the most popular areas for home buyers are.

Free Credit Report Information

Free Credit Reports
An amendment to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months, according to this site from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Info on how to obtain this copy of your credit report is provided along with answering other frequently asked questions.


Foundation Center
Contains some free information for people seeking grants, including information on how to write grants and a Foundation Finder database. It also compiles links to various types of foundations and other types of information.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Provides information on a wide range of assistance programs available through agencies of the federal government.

Online Books

One Click Digital
Offers EAudio and Ebook services.  It includes a wide variety of genres and a collection of award winning Children's and Young Adult titles.

The Online Books Page
Search for thousands of English-language books that are available in free full text for reading in personal, non-commercial use.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is dedicated to making public domain texts easily accessible to everyone. Their extensive list includes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. You can search by author or title.

The original and largest literature study guide search engine on the web.

Audiobooks Downloadable
Free audiobooks can downloaded from these three sites. Most of the available titles are usually literature classics.
Project Gutenberg
Free Classic Audio Books

Online Study Guides

buttonIn partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the San Bernardino Public Library is proud to offer FREE California Driver Permit practice tests for both automobile and motorcycle. A Driver Handbook for each is also available.

Language Learning Library
LanguageLearningLibrary.org is a comprehensive language learning portal on the web offering highly relevant and useful language learning related resources. It was created to meet the needs of both teachers and students alike. This site will save time and frustration from the usual web search. We surfed the net so you don't have to, and compiled the most comprehensive and well organized information available.

Free study guides for literature and other subjects and full texts of classic literature are among what's available at this site.


Dead People Server
I know, I know, the name is a little strange but this is a good place to start when you are trying to find out if a noted personality is alive or dead.

Women in American History
This site provides biographies (and some photographs) of prominent women in American History divided into the following four categories: 1) Early America 1600-1820, 2) The Nineteenth Century 1820-1880, 3) At the crossroads 1880-1920 and 4) Modern America 1920-the Present. This site was put together by the Encyclopedia Britannica Company.

Population Clocks
Up to the second information on U.S. and world population figures.

Vietnam Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Searchable list of all names on the wall and also includes links to other Vietnam and Veteran sites.

Social Security Death Index
Lists date of death for nearly 70 million individuals current to the past couple months. Valuable tool for genealogy searching.

US Gen Web Project
Here you'll find a well organized effort to organize the genealogy materials on the Internet. This project is supported by hundreds of volunteers all across the country. Basically, the system is organized by states, and counties with each county having a coordinator. You'll also find files of genealogy records, also organized by state and county.

Cyndi's List of genealogy Sites on the Internet
Over 21,700 genealogy web sites, mailing lists, ftp sites, e-mail addressed and more, categorized and cross-referenced in over 70 categories. This mega site is about the best basic starting point for genealogical research both inside and outside this country.

Ancestry Search
Welcome to Ancestry Search! Your Place for Genealogy on the World Wide Web. If you love genealogy, then Ancestry Search is your place on the Web. Every day we're adding more data, more source references, more links and more FREE stuff to help you grow your family tree. Our goal is to be your favorite site for genealogy.

Baby Names
Welcome to the Baby Name page! If you're looking for information on what baby names are popular and which are not then you are in the right place. Data is available for 2004, about 20,000 names are in each sample year. You may choose a list sorted alphabetically or by popularity. No information on the meaning or origin of names.

History of Costumes

This site is a history of costumes, color illustrations throughout.

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Phone Books
Business and Residential Online Phonebooks

This site enables you to search either home or business phone listings.

Lots of different phone number search engines including reverse directories.

Pro Consumer website that contains toll free 800 numbers for many different companies. that will provide access to the information they seek.

800 Directory
A simple to use, searchable 800 Directory for businesses.

Yellow Pages directory of 10 million U.S. businesses & a database of more than 50,000 of the most popular sites on the Web.
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Public Transportation

Real Time Traffic
IE511.org and 511 phone service is a one-stop phone and web service for transportation information in Southern California's Inland Empire. Both the website and telephone service are owned and operated through a partnership of the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG).

CHP Traffic Incident Page
Real-time traffic incidents are reported by the California Highway Patrol throughout the state with reports from its various coverage areas.

LA Metro
Rail & bus info for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Registered Sex Offenders (Megan's Law)

Registered Sex Offenders (Megan's Law)
California Department of Justice's Internet web site, which lists designated registered sex offenders in California, is available to be searched several ways along with various related information


EASYBIB is an online MLA & APA bibliography maker that helps students automatically cite sources for their research papers. This website is the most popular service of its kind, used by over 2 million students a month during the school year and promoted by educators as a means to accurately cite sources. MLA & APA bibliography reference guides are available. 

Create a Graph
Provides a way to create charts and graphs that include bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, or area charts with information that you enter.

This site contains a variety of research tools; biographical and foreign language dictionaries, quotation searchers, CIA factbook, postal & shipping information, 800 directories and many others.

CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook lists the latest information about all the countries of the world including a map of the country, the national flag, and information about geography, climate, natural resources, demographics, government, economy, communication, transportation, military and transnational issues.

Provides various statistics on countries that can be converted into graphs.

LC Country Studies
Prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. This online series presently contains studies of more than 100 countries; each study includes topics such as geography, society, economy, history, population, social structure, industry, government and lots more; some entries include maps, photos, timelines, and graphs.

The Write Source
This web site will help you correctly list electronic resources. Both the MLA (Modern Language Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association) styles are provided here.

Information Please Online
Search or browse the Information Please Almanac, Entertainment Almanac, Sports Almanac, Columbia Encyclopedia and the Random House College Dictionary online, by subject or full text keyword. Each week the site features a topic such as El Nino or the Academy Awards with links to the Almanac.

A comprehensive listing of Internet sites on news, stocks, general and specific topic info, search engines, fun stuff, writing WWW documents, and free stuff.

Barbarian's Online Test Page
This page holds a variety of Intelligence & Personality tests as well as online quizzes and surveys. See how smart you really are!

United States Flag
This site is loaded with information about the U.S. Flag including flag etiquette, history, flag folding, flag holidays, historic & current U.S. flags including all State flags, the U.S. Flag Code and much more.

MegaConverter is a set of weights, measures and units conversion/calculation modules. MegaConverters allow users to discover things like how many seconds old they are, the difference between a gallon in the USA and a gallon in the UK, how many nanometers in an inch, how many quarts in a chaldron, and what the heck a nebuchadnezzar is. For just about anything you can think of, MegaConverter can show you its equivalent. They're convenient, educational and fun.

Online Conversion
Provides tools to perform a wide variety of conversions of figures.

Gives step-by-step information with illustrations on how to do certain activities and how other items work.

This web site has calendars of every type imaginable: Celestial, Cultural, Religious, Holidays, Millennium, Interactive Calendars & Miscellaneous. You can even find out other famous people born on your birthday.

Zip Codes
Zip code directory.

ERIC Home Page
Searchable ERIC archives of unpublished research papers.

Famous Quotes & Authors
The project is to introduce people to quotations and sayings by famous people from the past and the present.

Rumors and Hoaxes

Internet Fraud Complaint Center
You may file a complaint, see tips and view warnings related to fraud over the Internet at this site that is partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

This site from the U.S. Dept. of Justice provides information on which crimes should be reported to appropriate law enforcement investigative authorities at the local, state, federal, or international levels, depending on the scope of the crime.

Urban Legends Reference Page
Another site that follows Internet hoaxes, spam and other schemes.

Social Service Referrals

San Bernardino County 211 Get Connected, Get Answers
This site provides Social Service referrals on where to go for Basic Needs, Food, Shelter, Legal, Health Care, and Educational Support Services to name a few. Majority of Services are located in San Bernardino County.

We Connect
Maria Shriver's WE Connect campaign is a pioneering public/private partnership designed to help California's working families become more financially secure by connecting them to important programs and resources.

Making Home Affordable
New web site has extensive information about the Obama Administration's Making Home Affordable plan including self assessment tools to allow borrowers to determine if they are eligible for the program; a calculator feature that allows homeowners to estimate the reduction to their monthly mortgage payment that they might stand to realize under the plan ; Resources to find free, HUD-approved counseling services for borrowers who have additional questions and a handy checklist to ensure homeowners collect all the documents they need before calling their servicers.

GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Subsidized Apartment Search
The housing choice voucher program (Section 8) is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market," according to the site. The site allows you to search by ways including city, county, zip code, apartment type and number of bedrooms.

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