Helpful Links

Books / Business / Child Care / Computers & Technology / Consumer Info / Directories of All Kinds / Disabilities

Books

  • Abebooks: the largest online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books.
  • Amazon Book: the earth’s biggest
    bookstore.
  • Barnes and Noble: online bookstore with out of print titles and reviews.
  • Bibliofind: database of 1500 booksellers dealing in four million old, used and rare books.
  • BookBrowser: guide for avid readers featuring reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, and author information.
  • Bookfinder: used and rare book
    search.
  • BookWire: links to book reviews,author information & book awards.
  • New York Review of Books: a
    searchable archive of full text reviews back to 1996.
  • New York Times: book reviews from the New York Times Book Review.
  • Powells City of Books: the largest new and used physical bookstore in the world.

Business

  • Annual Reports Library: links to over 1000 company annual reports. Just click on the Annual Reports Gallery in the Links section.
  • Big Charts: a great site for investment
    information.
  • Bonds Online: information on
    bonds, treasuries, and municipals.
  • CEO Express: lots of business facts
    and links in a handy format.
  • Companies Online: A directory of U.S. companies, searchable by name, location, type of business, or telephone number.
  • http://www.eventuring.org/eShip/appmanager/eVenturing/eVenturingDesktop”>Kauffman eVenturing: Information for small business owners, divided into 3 sections: Starting your Business, Growing your Business, and Supporting Entrepreneurship.
  • Hoover’s Online: free company profiles.
  • Indeed: national job search.
  • Massachusetts Office of Business
    Development
    : for help starting, relocating, or expanding a MA business.
  • Search SEC EDGAR Archives: publicly traded corporations filings required by the SEC.
  • SBA, Small Business Administration: information on publications, loan programs, and local offices of the SBA.
  • Thomas Register: a resource for finding
    companies and products in North America.

Child Care

  • Child and Family Web Guide: A
    directory of child development resources rated by experts at Tufts
    University.
  • Child Care Circuit: A
    Massachusetts based private non-profit organization providing child care referrals, training and parent & provider services locally and
    nationwide.
  • Massachusetts Office of Child
    Care
    : information for families, child care providers, and child care consultants from the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services. Lists all MA licensed child care providers by town.

Computers & Technology

  • C|NET: provides expert and
    unbiased advice on technology products and services to inform users and
    expedite purchasing.
  • Download.com: the most
    comprehensive and useful resource on the Web for digital downloading.
  • Junkbusters: a leading consumer resource on the control of junk communications and the protection of privacy.
  • PDAStreet: the most complete 3rd
    party resource on the Internet for information relating to PDAs and
    similar devices.
  • Price Watch: the fastest way to
    find a great street price on a computer product.
  • Symantec Security Response: up-to-date information on computer virus threats and security advisories.

Consumer Info

  • Appliance 411: links to sources for manufacturers and repair parts for home appliances.
  • Autozone: repair guides offer
    detailed information about your vehicle – everything from step-by-step
    repair instructions to wiring diagrams free on the web.
  • Better Business Bureau: links to Boston’s Better Business Bureau for area business information .
  • Consumer Price Index: published by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics; updated on the 15th of each month.
  • Consumer World: a public service site which has gathered over 1700 useful consumer resources on the Internet and categorized them for easy use.
  • Household Products Database: information on over 4,000 consumer brands and their chemical ingredients.
  • Kelly Blue Book: links to automobile consumer site for new and used car prices.
  • Leadfusion: helps consumers take control of their finances, with online loan applications, daily rate quotes, glossaries and tips. Includes calculators for buying a house, car, credit card, stocks, bonds, mutual funds.
  • NADA: price guides for new and used trucks, cars, recreational vehicles, aircraft, marine vehicles, and manufactured housing.

Directories of all Kinds

Disabilities

  • Disability Exchange: Sponsored by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston; central resource for disability related information, services, and products.
  • Microsoft : How to customize Microsoft products for various types of disabilities;
    includes features built into Microsoft products and software that can be purchased.

 

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