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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Arts


ART 
Art History - Provides links to art history sites covering prehistoric to 20th century art, architecture and photography.
Kovels on Antiques - A long respected guide for the appraisal of antiques and collectibles.

MOVIES
Internet Movie Database - HUGE collection of movie information on every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web.
Atomic Popcorn - A fun, constantly updated site, written by real people who love reel art.
National Film Registry - List of American films considered culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Compiled by the National Film Preservation Board under the direction of the Librarian of Congress.

Roger Ebert - Reviews, movie history, and commentaries written by the reigning dean of American print and television movie criticism.

MUSIC
All Music Guide - Search styles, artists, albums and songs.
Classical Net - Reviews and links.

TELEVISION and RADIO
Open Directory: Television History and Programs
Public Broadcasting System - Media, entertainment, and journalism.

Radio Days

THEATRE
Internet Broadway Database - Records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.

Books & Literature

PREMIUM DATABASES

eBooks@netLibrary - Full-text electronic versions of published books that library patrons can search, borrow, and return over the Internet. Users must set up an account from within a library before being able to access this database remotely.
Books & Authors - Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.


BOOK REVIEWS, BOOKLISTS, & LITERARY AWARDS
Award Winners - from Powells.com.
Fresh Fiction
- Provides easy, accessible, and informative data on current authors and their available books.
New York Times Books - Book reviews, news, first chapters, bestsellers lists.  Registration (free) is required for full access to the site.
Oprah's Book Club - Archive of past book club choices.
Overbooked - specializes in literary and genre fiction information.
Reader's Robot - Reading lists of over 3,862 books in 21 genres. The "Instant List" feature creates reading lists from recent popular titles.
USA Today Best-Selling Books Database
- Computer analysis of retail book sales.

Washington Post Book World  - Reviews, articles, bestseller lists, and online book club.
What's Next? - Search for books in a series.

BOOKSELLERS   
Add All - Comparison shop at more than 40 book websites.      
Alibris.comOver 60 million used, new, and out-of-print books.
Amazon.com - Bookseller.
Barnes and Noble
- Bookseller.
Books A Million - Bookseller.
Powell’s Bookstore
- Largest used and new bookstore in the world.

MYSTERY/CRIME FICTION
Mystery Reader - Meet new authors, learn about small presses that are publishing mysteries, and read book reviews of forthcoming mystery novels.
Poisoned Pen - Source for recommended reading and mystery links.
Stop - You're Killing MeResource for mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. Over 2100 authors, with complete chronological lists of their books (over 22,000 titles), both series and non-series.

ROMANCE FICTION
All About Romance - Book reviews, information about romance authors, message boards and discussion lists.
Romance Reader - Hundreds of reviews of current romantic fiction, divided into categories: historical, contemporary, time travel, fantasy and others.
Romance Writers of America - Information on author appearances, new book releases, and a searchable database where you can locate titles based on geography, genre, or time period.

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
Locus Online - News, Reviews, Resources, and Perspectives of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. 
SF Site: The Home Page for Science Fiction and Fantasy - Authors, awards, forthcoming books, bibliographies, audio books, and sci-fi bookstores.
Uchronia - The Alternate History List- Annotated bibliography of novels, essays, and short stories about alternate histories or "what ifs." You can search for titles by author, series, anthologies, and country.

WESTERNS
ReadWest - An online magazine for readers of Westerns, featuring book reviews, lists, and more.
Western Writers of America - WWA was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the western field.

Business

PREMIUM DATABASES 

Business and Company Resource Center - Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
General Business File ASAP - Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

COMPANY PROFILES
Hoover's Online -
Company, industry, and market intelligence.
ThomasNet - Information on companies and products manufactured in North America (formerly Thomas Register).

FINANCE
American Stock Exchange - The nation's second largest floor-based exchange.
BankRate.com
- Financial rates and reports of financial information.
Better Business Bureau -
Information on over 2.5 million organizations. 
Business.com -  Search engine for managing and growing your business.
FX Converter - Currency converter for 164 currencies.
Morningstar.com
NASDAQ
- Largest U. S. electronic stock market.
NYSE
- New York Stock Exchange
U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission
ValueLine.com  
YAHOO! Finance  
YAHOO! Insurance  
YAHOO! Loans  

JOBS
America's Job Bank  - A powerful suite of Web-based tools includes America's Job Bank (AJB), America's Career InfoNet (ACINet) and America's Service Locator (ASL).
CareerBuilder.com  - Recruitment and career-advancement source for employers, recruiters, and job seekers.
Citrus County Employment
Learn2Type - Typing test and free typing tutor.
Monster.com - Career advice and job opportunities.
Resume and Cover Letter Guidelines
Unemployment Compensation Program - In the Florida agency for Workforce Innovation.
Workforce Connection - For businesses and individual career seekers in Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties of Florida.

TAX FORMS
IRS Tax Forms and Instructions
Florida Tax Forms
Other State Forms

TAX INFORMATION
Center on Budget & Policies Priorities - Working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
Florida Department of Revenue
- Serving the taxpayers, families, and businesses of Florida.
Internal Revenue Service - United States Department of the Treasury.

Citrus County

CITRUS COUNTY

Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library - Links to major topics of interest.
Citrus County Historical Society

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares On-line Database
 - Comprehensive guide to the community resources in Citrus, Hernando and Pinellas Counties in Florida. A service index is provided and is classified according to service specializations that lists agency profiles include address, phone numbers, web, and email addresses, hours, fees, eligibility requirements, and service descriptions.
Wireless Hotspots in Citrus County - local establishments making temporary WiFi available.

COMMUNITY WEBSITES
Citrus Springs Directory
City of Crystal River
City of Inverness

GOVERNMENT
Citrus County Government

NEWS
Citrus County Chronicle Online

RECREATION
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce - Information, calendar of events, and tourism information.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park - Manatee information, upcoming events.
ManateeCam.com - Digital images from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park's underwater observatory.
Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee - A 46-mile stretch of railroad track that was converted to a paved recreational trail suitable for hiking, biking, and skating. Horseback riding is available on a separate trail along side the paved trail. 

Recreation Guide and MapsFrom the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
VisitCitrus.com - Find out what's happening in Citrus County. Includes a photo gallery, event calendar, and a printable brochure.
Withlacoochee State Forest - Declared as one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund.

ROADS
Suncoast Parkway 2 - Florida Department of Transportation's web site for the Suncoast Parkway, Project 2.

SCHOOLS
Citrus County School District

WEATHER
Evacuation Zones and Shelters From Tampa Bay Online. Includes a map, directions, and a list of Citrus County shelters.

Education

FINANCIAL AID
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- From the U.S. Department of Education.
FinAid - Comprehensive guide to scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, and more.

HOME SCHOOLING
American Homeschool Association (AHA)
- Include an online news and discussion list which provides news, information, and resources for homeschoolers, media contacts, and education officials.
Florida Home Schooling

Florida Parent-Educators Association - Provides support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and by giving individual encouragement.

READING LISTS FOR CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Elementary Schools & Middle Schools
Read the Books
~Accelerated Books & Reading Counts

RESOURCES
Internet Public Library 
- Library services for Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources, and direct assistance to individuals through the "Ask A Question" Service.

Awesome Library - Organizes the Web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.
EduHound
- Everything for education K-12.
FCAT Explorer -
Interactive practice site available for all students in Citrus County. Log in is required. Student sign-in name is their last name and first initial; password consists of the first four letters of their last name and their month and day of birth.
           
For example: John Smith born April 26 would sign-in as Smithj and use the password smit0426.
Florida Sunlink
- Database of all Florida k-12 media center.
Learning Network Blog - Teaching and Learning with The New York Times.
Students.gov - An official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families, providing easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government.

SCHOOLS
Citrus County School District -
Citrus County K-12 public schools.
Distance LearningFrom About.com.
Florida Private Schools

Greatschools.net - A national, independent nonprofit organization committed to helping parents choose schools, support children's education, and improve community schools.
National Association of Independent Schools - Locate schools, access a free career center, and browse thousands of items by topic.
School Districts in Florida

Search for Public Schools - From the National Center for Education Statistics.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Bethune-Cookman University
Braintrack University Index
- A worldwide university-index on the Internet. Contains information about universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher educational institutions from all over the world.
College of Central Florida (CCF) - With campuses and centers located throughout Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.
CollegeNET
- Over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program, save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
Eckerd College
Edward Waters College
Florida Community Colleges & Workforce Education
New College of Florida
Saint Leo University
University of Miami
Withlacoochee Technical Institute

UNIVERSITIES IN FLORIDA (State University System)
Florida A&M University
- Tallahassee
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton
Florida Gulf Coast University - Ft. Myers
Florida International University - Miami
Florida State University - Tallahassee
University of Florida - Gainesville
University of Central Florida - Orlando
University of North Florida - Jacksonville
University of South Florida - Tampa
University of West Florida - Pensacola

WRITING & STYLE GUIDES
APA
  APA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

  APA Style Guide, 5th Edition - From the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
  Citation Style Guide - Guidelines for preparing your paper. From CitationOnline.net.

  Electronic References - Covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media. From APA Style.org.
MLA
  MLA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

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