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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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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.

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