Digital Resources

Health & Medicine

  • MedLine Plus – The National Library of Medicine created MedLine Plus to assist you in locating authoritative health information. MedlinePlus pages contain carefully selected links to Web resources with health information on over 900 topics.

  • National Institute of Health – NIH Senior Health information. Sign up for weekly tips to help you maintain your health as you get older.

Language Study

  • DuoLingo – Free online language learning and translation.

  • Google Translate – Free online service converts text you enter into many other languages. This free service from Google is a great aid to learning a new language.

Research & Learning

  • FactCheck.org – This non-partisan non-profit site exists to increase public understanding of and lessen the deception in U.S. politics, holding politicians accountable by monitoring the accuracy of their speeches, interviews, debates, and press releases.

  • WorldWideScience.org – This site allows you to search 28 scientific databases across 18 countries. An international collaboration, the site provides access to published research findings in energy, environment, and the basic sciences.

  •  Finances – An e-learning tool offering courses on topics such as budgeting, spending/saving and retirement planning. Beneficial for patrons looking to grow their financial knowledge or those just needing a refresher, courses are highly interactive and include videos, worksheets, calculators and quizzes. Brought to you by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

  • Green Fire Times – In the Green Fire Times we spotlight initiatives that create positive impacts on climate change, energy independence, and green job development. These initiatives reflect a fundamental change in how people are thinking, living, and doing business. Stewardship, community, and the necessities of our immediate and long-term future are now more routinely taken into consideration. (Northern New Mexico Publication) Read it online via the link.

Small Business

  • Grow It! NM – Grow It! is an economic development initiative created by the New Mexico Municipal League in partnership with Finance New Mexico. The project’s goal is to stimulate private sector job development in New Mexico by putting information about business resources directly into the hands of entrepreneurs. Too many small-town entrepreneurs are unaware of federal, state and local business-assistance programs that might help them start ventures that provide jobs and tax revenue. The Grow It! project aims to draw business owners and entrepreneurs into the system of free and low-cost services that can help businesses grow.

Government

  • Landmark cases of the Supreme Court – This site was developed to assist educators in teaching the landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. You will learn about the cases you’ve heard mentioned in movies or on the news (e.g. Dred Scott, Plessy, Gideon, Roe).

  • USAspending.gov – Did you ever need to know how much money the government provides to grant recipients? Or the names of government contractors in your state? This is the place on the Internet for such information.

  • FuelEconomy.gov – This rich resource provides information on gas consumption (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety for new and used cars and trucks. It is most frequently searches for its “side by side” or “class” comparisons of new cars.

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