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Features pictures and prices of currently available Hummel figurines. Click “Collector Reference” for a glossary of terms, marks of authenticity, and tips on appraising figurines. Click Clubs for information on conventions and shows.


This site covers world history from prehistory to the 21st century with links to maps, timelines, country profiles, and book summaries.

Category:World History
Mango Languages - Learn a Language, translate phrases

Over 40 languages plus 15 English courses from native languages. Set up a profile to track your progress and receive email authorization for iOS and Android apps. Also available on library or home computers.

This map-based internet tool uses social and economic indicators to provide information about New York State counties and census tracts/towns. Includes data from U.S. Census and other government sources.


Recipes retrievable by ingredients, main courses, or holiday.

Online research project making available King documents, biography, chronology, articles, and audio excerpts.

Category:Black History

Free access to database of over one million lawyers in 160 countries.


Analyzes the most important works in all genres -- long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Browse by genre or by geographical location. Includes author biographies, criticism, analysis, plot summaries, bibliographies, time lines.

Collection of articles provides an introduction and history to many areas of modern mathematics.


A "comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia" that includes explanations and illustrative examples of algebra, calculus, geometry, and probabiliity and statistics.


Mayo Clinic's staff of physicians and researchers provides detailed articles on diseases and conditions, as well as drug information.


Searchable by word, phrase, or ingredient. Search for complete meal plans or individual recipes by category, by nutritional content, by course, or look up dietary exchange information.

Easy-to-use dictionary containing over 10,000 medical terms.

Online tool for comparing the quality of adult health care provided by U.S. hospitals

Medicare's official site providing detailed information about new drug coverage, interactive tools, and online enrollment.


A national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that seniors and people with disabilities have access to affordable, quality health care.


Comparison tools available for choosing Medicare health plans and nursing homes.


Comparison tools helpful when shopping for Medicare providers and nursing homes


Authoritative source of consumer health information on diseases and conditions, procedures and tests, and medications


Topics range from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) to Teen Mental Health and link to information from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other health-related organizations.

Category:Mental Health

Includes drug database, medical encyclopedia and dictionary, and information on over 600 diseases and conditions.


Provides information on drug usage, special precautions, side effects, and overdose.


Interactive breast cancer tutorial and information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, screening, and prevention from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other health-related agencies and organizations.


Online tutorials, made available through the National Library of Medicine, use animated graphics and easy-to-understand language to explain specific diseases and conditions, tests and diagnostic procedures, and surgery and treatment procedures.


Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the "Seniors" section of MedlinePlus links to authoritative health information on specific diseases and conditions.

Category:Senior Health

Authoritative health information from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and other health organizations.

Category:Women's Health

Provides helpful and easy-to-understand fact sheets on mental disorders, information on medication and clinical trials, and links to mental health treatment services and support groups.

Category:Mental Health

Offers many programs and services including educational services, support group services, advocacy services, community companions, STRIVE and anorexia bulimia support groups.


Information on disorders, news, and other mental health resources.

Category:Mental Health

Free access to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus.


This online database provides thousands of reviews covering film, video/DVD, music, games, books and television.


Searchable site includes information about permanent collection and special exhibitions, calendar of events, and virtual reality tour.


Michael Jackson's official website, www.michaeljackson.com, is currently offering little information on the entertainer. Try this wikipedia page instead.

Category:Hot Topics

Access software - help and training from Microsoft

This tutorial teaches Excel at a basic level

Category:Microsoft Excel

Quick reference card, 2-sided pdf from CustomGuide

Category:Microsoft Excel

Quick reference card, 2-sided pdf from CustomGuide

Category:Microsoft Excel

Excel help and training presented by Microsoft

Category:Microsoft Excel

Quick reference card, 2-sided pdf from CustomGuide

This tutorial teaches Microsoft PowerPoint basics.

Quick reference card, 2-sided pdf from CustomGuide

PowerPoint training presented by Microsoft.

Quick reference card, 2-sided pdf from CustomGuide

Category:Microsoft Word

This tutorial teaches Microsoft Word 2007 basics

Category:Microsoft Word

CustomGuide offers free, downloadable Microsoft Word Quick Reference Card.

Category:Microsoft Word

Tips for experienced users. This site also links to other tutorials

Category:Microsoft Word

Word help and training presented by Microsoft

Category:Microsoft Word
Military and Intelligence Collection

Journals and articles with links to other related sources; reference books, magazine and newswire articles.

This site contains news, job boards, scholarship information, online communities and other resources directed toward those in the military, including active duty, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, and family members.


The Official Website of Minor League baseball.


Named the best online personal finance tool by Money Magazine, PC Magazine, and is PC World’s Editors' Choice.

The official web site of Major League Baseball. Includes links to the official club sites for each major league franchise.


Worldwide career network featuring a searchable database of over 800,000 U.S. jobs

Category:Job Postings

What's the cost of living in the city you're considering? How much home can you afford? lots of useful tools and tips.


Data and analysis on over 10,700 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 800 exchange traded funds. Includes a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools.

Guide provides information for individuals with disabilities about steps in buying a home and financial assistance programs available.

Category:Real Estate

Exhibits and events, programs, online science quiz. IMAX movie schedule.


An easy to understand approach to saving, earning and investing money.


Database including more than 36,000 online reviews from hundreds of newspaper and magazine sites.


How to find a mover, locate an agent, calculate a mortgage, put items in storage, and pack the rest.


News, events, member roster, training calendar. Listen to live fire dispatch.


A 2013 presentation with the top 14 things you should learn about Microsoft Word

Category:Microsoft Word

The top 14 things you should learn about Microsoft Word, with Mac screen shots

Category:Microsoft Word

Annotated guide to online Shakespeare resources relating to his works, life and times, and criticism.


Find a map for any address in the U.S. Also get driving directions and world maps.


Personal investment source including Information on stocks, funds, retirement planning, and saving for college.


Full coverage of daily events with continual news updates.

Category:Current Events

A comprehensive directory of sites for young people; listed by subject.

Category:Homework Help
Multnomah County Library Kid Page

Scavenger hunt and other games, “good stuff to read,” homework help, hot links to cool sites, jokes, riddles. Some resources in Spanish.

Category:Kids Links

Web site, focusing on art from "ancient Egyptian to contemporary," offers collection search, events calendar, exhibition information, and online tours.


Library of Congress collection of historic American sheet music from 1820 to 1885 includes popular songs, operatic arias, sacred music, and solo instrumental music.


Site provides introduction to the history of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Includes audio excerpts.


Provides discussion forums, synopses, and song lists for popular broadway musicals.


Features history of musicals on stage, TV and film, as well as reviews and essays on specific shows.


Web site features a fund selector, links to fund companies, news, and general information about investing in mutual funds.

Category:Mutual Funds

Links to New York State Hospital Quality Report Card, health insurance quality reports, physician locator, and long term care information.

Offers general information on personal finance issues from 20 federal government agencies.