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Massive Open Online Courses, commonly known as MOOCs, are free courses designed for large numbers of students who attend lectures and interact online; assigned readings for the course are also freely available. Courses are often taught by faculty from established colleges and universities. Certificates of completion are sometimes offered, although credit is not. This article lists the most well-known MOOC providers.

Knowledge and skills necessary to care for children.

Category:Careers

This online version of Marc Sabatella's textbook covers jazz history, jazz fundamentals, improvisation, and chord/scale relationships,

Category:Music

Homeschooling is Cool! Homeschool with free and low cost curriculum for preschool through high school.

Category:Home-Schooling

Database of nearly 6,000 life/health, property/casualty, and international insurance companies. Includes the latest Best's rating (free registration required) and company profiles.

Category:Insurance

Crafter’s Corner has instructions for projects that can be printed or viewed on video. Also has a Crafty Kids section.

Category:Crafts

Articles on computers, health, caregiving, money, work, consumer protection, and travel.

Category:Seniors

The nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. Site includes Tax-Aide Locator to find a site near you.

Category:Taxes

Find used, rare and out-of-print books. 10, 000 member booksellers make up a 40 million title database.

Category:Booksellers

Information on more than 29,000 assistive technology products, from white canes to voice output programs. Contains detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information.

Category:Disabilities

This site provides consumer and healthcare professionals with "evidence-based information" about herbs, botanicals, and supplements. Descriptions include a clinical summary, uses, warnings, adverse reactions, and herb-drug interactions.

Library of Congress makes accessible over 20,000 documents, including incoming and outgoing correspondence and drafts of speeches. Most of the collection covers the period from 1850s to 1865.

Category:U.S. History
Academic OneFile

Articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, including the New York Times from 1995 to present.

Large searchable index of poets representing the history of poetry in America.

Category:Poetry

Category:Travel

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles approves these agencies to provide accident prevention courses that reduce points and insurance premiums.

Category:Automotive

General descriptions of ACT tests. Sample test booklets and practice tests and downloadable booklet, "Preparing for the ACT".

Category:Tests

Search for new and used books and compare prices among 41 online bookstores.

Category:Booksellers

Search for e-mail addresses by state or nationally. Also search Yellow and White pages, zip codes.

Website for the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake. Contains narratives on many aspects of Adirondack culture and links to digitized collections.

News, feature stories, programs and links to web sites on aging for elderly persons and caregivers. Also includes information on grants. Administration on Aging is now part of Administration for Community Living

Category:Senior Health

Online instruction presented by Adobe.com.

Online instruction presented by Adobe.com.

The New York State Adoption Service of the Office of Children and Family Services is responsible for Child Photolistings, Family Adoption Registry, and New York Parents Connection Help Line.

Category:Family

National adoption magazine featuring articles, searchable database of over 500 adoption programs, and the Annual Adoption Guide.

Category:Family

Resource guide from the Library of Congress. Categorized by colonization, abolition, migration and WPA.

Category:Black History

Includes timeline of African American history from 1400's to present, articles from Encyclopedia Britannica, and links to NPR and PBS programs.

Category:Black History
Agriculture Collection

Broad coverage of agriculture and related fields; topics range from practical aspects of farming to the latest scientific research in horticulture.

Directory of physicians contains licensing background and disciplinary information from state government licensing boards.

A listing of the major awards for teen books. Includes lists such as "books for the college bound" and "popular paperbacks for young adults", along with other topics.

Category:Good Reads

Includes general and kids’ crafting projects, fabric and paper crafting, craft painting and more.

Category:Crafts

This site, from Cornell Lab of Ornithology, features information on bird watching, attracting and identifying birds, and an Online Bird Guide.

Category:Animals

Offers reviews, interviews, a jazz timeline, "This Day in Jazz History," and information about jazz festivals, venues, upcoming releases.

Category:Music

Resources and instructions for weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, felting, papermaking, needlepoint, sewing, and other textile handicrafts as well as a free discussion forum and chat rooms.

Category:Crafts

Searchable database of "all recipes" plus meal ideas and cooking advice.

Repair procedures, wiring diagrams and tech service bulletins for foreign and domestic cars and trucks, 1982 to present. Mac users please note: AllData does not work with Safari browser, use Firefox. AVAILABLE ONLY ON LIBRARY COMPUTERS AND WIFI. Click on AllData, then click on the blue ENTER button.

Provides general and critical information on a wide variety of artists, albums and musical styles.

Category:Music

American Medical Association's database of licensed physicians in the US is searchable by physician's name or specialty.

Amazing Animals of the World

Resource for elementary school students that includes facts and photos for over 1200 animals. A NOVEL database.

Online bookstore that also sells music CDs, DVDs, clothing, housewares, electronics and software.

Category:Booksellers

Directory of primary source documents arranged by time period.

Category:U.S. History

Over 160,000 black & white photos and over 1600 color photos documenting rural and urban life in America.

Category:U.S. History

Library of Congress collection of song sheets (lyrics, not music) spanning the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1880's.

Category:Music
America the Beautiful

Resource for elementary and middle school students that includes articles on US cities, states, and Presidents. Also timelines, games, and almanac. A NOVEL database.

Gateway to career information covering job market outlook, wages and employment trends, and occupational requirements.

America's Service Locator allows employers and jobseekers to search for local One-Stop Career Centers.

Category:Job Postings

This site's "Learning Center" links to articles, research, and general information about acupuncture.

National association for two-year associate degree institutions featuring community college finder and career center.

Category:Colleges

Searchable database of physician certification information; registration required.

In-depth information on specific cancer topics, as well as interactive help tools for making treatment decisions.

Category:Diseases

The American chiropractic Association site offers a history of the field, health and wellness tips, and a chiropractor search.

College preparatory guide with links to web sites, books, and brochures.

Category:Financial Aid

Searchable database of records of passengers and crew members who passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.

Category:Genealogy

Information on heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest warning signs; diseases and conditions; and children and heart disease.

Category:Diseases

Free summary data for over 6,000 hospitals; detailed information available to subscribers only.

Includes information on 150 breeds, helpful tips for dog owners, clubs, and events.

Category:Pets

Promotes the "highest quality library and information services" as well as provides support for the profession of librarianship.

Category:Libraries

More than 7 million digital item from the historical collections of the Library of Congress including photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures.

Category:U.S. History

Use the Collection Finder to search historical images by topic, format, time, or place.

Category:Images

Biographical information, texts of speeches and addresses, video and sound clips.

Category:U.S. History

Included are family and business disaster plans, descriptions of Red Cross training courses, and advice on coping with all types of disasters.

Information about blood donation, volunteering, and gifts.

Category:Organizations

American Rhetoric provides a searchable database of more than 5000 public speeches, sermons, debates, interviews, legal proceedings and lectures in full-text, audio and video format.

Category:Speeches

QuickTime clips are used to demonstrate the signs for various words in this site from Michigan State University.

Category:Sign Language

Searchable, browsable electronic archives of mostly 19th century American poetry.

Category:Poetry

Choosing a pet, health, safety, pet loss, pet stories and careers in veterinary medicine.

Category:Pets

A timeline documenting women's history with links to primary and secondary sources.

Category:Women

Topical access to digital collections of primary sources.

Category:Women

Free services include the Auction Search tool and the book collecting periodical, AE Monthly. Subcribers can search the Bibliographic Database of books, maps and ephemera.

Category:Book Prices

From the Miller Center of Public Affairs, this site contains biographies of presidents and first ladies, lists of cabinet members, timelines, image galleries, and essays on presidential policy.

Category:U.S. History

ADA publications, design standards, questions and answers, mediation program and information line.

Category:Disabilities

Includes Census, military, court, land, probate, vital, and church records and over 2 billion names. AVAILABLE ONLY ON LIBRARY COMPUTERS AND WIFI.

Easy access to vast collection of historical and genealogical databases.

Category:Genealogy

Andrew Weil, an alternative medicine physician, offers articles on medical conditions, supplements and herbs, and home health remedies.

Lists over 2,200 annual reports and covers the majority of the fortune 500 companies.

This is the REALLY free, official one, not the one advertised by a guy who sings a catchy song and gives you a free report, but only if you sign up with a monitoring service, or whatever.

Category:Hot Topics

Ace Hardware's web site features dozens of interactive home improvement videos and calculators.

This search engine accesses over 100 sources for information on topics including business, health, reference, people, places, and science.

Category:Reference

Information and links for collectors interested in finding, buying, selling and learning about antique bottles. Includes 54 categories of bottles and related items from apothecary to whiskey.

Category:Antiques

The PBS television series site featuring highlights, tour, and broadcast schedules.

Category:Antiques

American Psychological Associatioin provides advice on when to seek help, how to improve mental health through the mind/body connection, and how to handle family problems.

Apple's website provides a variety of video and text tutorials.

Tutorials on downloading and installing iTunes, importing CDs, creating playlists, and syncing to iPod.

Contains information on over 1,000 operatic arias as well as links to texts and translations, and MIDI files.

Category:Music

Central New York community organization that provides advocacy, information, and support for people with disabilities. Offers information on accessibility and independent living services.

Category:Disabilities

Excellent gateway offering topical coverage of art history from prehistory to twentieth century.

Category:Art

Searchable site includes images from collections of African, American, Asian, Ancient and European art, exhibition information, and events calendars.

Category:Art

Explore 17 museums, view artwork, and create and share your own collection. Among the museums included are the Museum of Modern Art, the Frick, Metropolitan Museum of Art, London’s National Gallery, and the Palace of Versailles.

Category:Museums

Index to "museum-quality" fine arts sites.

Category:Art

The New York State Public Service Commission's (PSC) web site discusses the the new area code options as well as provides a comment form for the public.

Category:Hot Topics

Offers programs for those who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing. To view programs and services, scroll down and click on the Services link in the left column.

Category:Disabilities

Comparison pricing, online buying and selling of new and used vehicles.

Category:Automotive

Create MLA-style bibliographies, then save them to Word.

Compare new or used car prices. Includes reviews and buyer's guides. List your car for sale in the classifieds. Free loan quotes and new car price quotes. Some features require free registration.

Category:Automotive